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Waterfront Cottage with Pool, Starfish #1 Pick- Lonely Planet

Bedrooms 1
Space 37 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Starfish Cottage, Bahamas ~ A/C, Stairs of stone to water, dock, kayaks, deck and beautiful Tropical Pool. Charming round waterfront cottage.

No need for rental car here! Nice paved road. You will find all you need within one block with easy access to the village at the bottom of the hill..

'Top Choice Award' from Lonely Planet Travel Guide and featured twice in the N.Y. Times as a charming and affordable destination. The cottages are owned & operated by a local Bahamian family. The Edge of the World Properties are world renowned for their beautifully done island style cottages and warm hospitality. Visitors from every corner of the planet have found this a perfect destination over the past 55 years.

The Starfish is a 16' x 16' round cottage and is located directly on a Caribbean Cove within the confines of a large private estate. The property includes Stone Stairs to the water below with a sundeck, thatched umbrella and a private dock below for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or fishing. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with tropical vegetation and huge old coconut palm trees. Bananas, papaya, guava, pomegranate, lemon, lime and other fruits growing right outside the door along with little herb gardens for your cooking pleasure.

Each of our 3 cottages has its own kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker and all utensils.

Stone grill for cooking out is located next to the cottage. The Starfish has a driftwood bed, flat screen cable TV, free wifi internet direct to cottage as well as on property, free kayaks at our private dock & free local & L.D. calls to U.S. and Canada from the office. Fully enclosed outside shower with hot/cold water on private patio under the coconut trees. Each cottage has private bathroom facilities. Beach Chairs and Cooler Bag provided.

Groceries just down the street, along with surf boards at Surfer Pete's, fresh fish, vegetables, souvenir shops, Surfer's Beach, Gaulding Cay Beach, Holiday Beach, Long Bight Cove and other nearby beaches, post office and more.

Car rentals available nearby with delivery to airport or cottage for no extra fee..

Airports: 20 minutes from North Eleuthera Airports, 30 minutes from Governor's Harbour Airport with daily flights from USA.

Gregory Town is located between Harbour Island and Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera with many activities for all. Beaches everywhere, Queen's Baths, Glass Window Bridge, Current Banks for fly fishing, Kayaking from our private dock, caving, cliff diving, surfing, shelling, snorkeling, spearfishing, bonefishing, deep water access and light tackle fishing everywhere.

Local Bahamian Fishing Guides/Tour Guides/Captains available in village.

Keywords: Waterfront, Stairs to Water, Cheap, Affordable, Surfer's Beach, Cottage, Caribbean, Bahamas, tropical, Charming, Lonely Planet Award Winner, N.Y. Times featured property

More Details

Johnson Family
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Johnson Family

Owners of Edge of the World Properties, including the world renowned Starfish Cottage, Seahorse Cottage & Tamarind Tree Cottage. Bahamian Family owned and operated for decades ! Join the thousands of guests who have visited us from around the world.

Featured on the front page of the travel section of the N.Y. Times twice. We are listed as the #1 choice by Lonely Planet in their new 2011 handbook. Known for our charming cottages and idyllic waterfront location in the beautiful Bahamas.

Kimy and Terry

The Owners

Why Johnson Family chose Gregory Town

We enjoy sharing our lifestyle and property here in paradise. Come to Eleuthera-Bahamas, you will have a wonderful adventure.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the personal attention your Bahamian hosts will provide during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim & Terry,

Thank you for everything!

We LOVED this vacation.

Best of success & future.

Tim & Amie, in Starfish Cottage
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Gregory Town

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Driftwood bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Free dbl. kayak for all guests. Guide services available thru licensed Bahamian Capt. for boat trips, fishing trips, kayak tours, snorkeling or diving trips.


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Waterfront Cottage with Pool, Starfish #1 Pick- Lonely Planet
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 99 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful piece of property. My cottage was perfect for me. And you could not ask for nicer owners (Kemy and Terry) of the property. From the time I was picked up at the airport by Wallace until I left...I felt at home. I will be back next year.

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oooh! Summer camp for adults in February! An island atop an island......

  • 5 of 5

We loved celebrating a significant birthday on Eleuthera while staying at the island atop an island. Kimy and Terry have built a charming cluster of cottages overlooking the Gregory town cove. Zoysia grass invites barefoot roaming, a dipping pool and lounge chairs invite sunning, and hammocks invite reading and napping outdoors. Cottages are stunning in their simplicity and vibrant colors abound. So nice to have hosts who feel like family and their artistic expressions are everywhere. We have 3 of our favorite paintings from Terry's studio hanging on our Bahamian blue bedroom wallsl Still savoring the flavor! Wende and Dixon

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage for your "Island Birthday Getaway". What wonderful people VRBO/Homeaway have brought into our lives. We sincerely appreciate the love you have expressed for our property. It makes all of our hard work worthwhile to read your kind words. We loved having you and want you to know you are welcome here with us forever. Love & Sunshine from your Island Family! Kimy, Terry and Morocco
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Amazing Place to Visit

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful trip! Elevated by the wonderful hosts that we had while we were in Gregory Town. Please consider staying with Kimmy and Terry. The Starfish cottage was amazing, with perfect amenities. Ask questions and allow them to help set up your stay on the island. My wife and I cannot wait to go back and pay them a visit. Whether it was the live music down by the waterfront, the snorkeling or getting in the car and exploring the Island this was one of my favorite trips.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay with us in our Starfish Cottage! When you wrote and said your wife had never traveled before, we wanted to make sure her first trip was fabulous. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time :) You were both adorable and so full of life, it was a pleasure to have you. Please come again anytime. You are always welcome here with us. Tell your wife.... Keep on writing my sweet little lady. You two have such enthusiasm for life, it just bubbles over onto everyone you meet. Love and Sunshine from the Bahamas! Kimy, Terry and Morocco
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Better than any resort complex, felt like home (How home feels on a tropical island!). Perfection.

  • 5 of 5

Not sure I have the right words to describe how it felt to stay here, wonderful doesn't do it justice. Loved the authenticity of Gregory town, Loved the welcome we received from Kimy and Terry. The property is beautiful, a little garden paradise on the water. It's the type of place that you continue to carry around with you long after you've returned home...the feeling of having been there and the calm happiness that was felt all week, surfaces here and there as I'm going about my day and that's how I know it was good. When my perspective is colored just a little different from having been somewhere, those are the best places to visit. They stay with you.

If you need American convienences you should not stay here in Gregory town, you should probably just stay home or go to Florida or something. The cottage will have all you need, unless you need a bathroom attached...if so, the other 2 on site have attached baths. If you need character, personality, beauty and something real, stay here. Save up now for your car rental, it averages $70 a day, unless you can work out a small deal with Wallace Sands, I found his rates better than anyone's and when you message him it's normal to get delayed responses back. If you feel uncertain if he will be there to get you, don't worry that's normal, he'll be there. If you don't rent a car you will regret it, mark my words, I'm a thrifty traveler always thinking I can get by without something, realized quickly that something to go without is not a car. Get one. Also, next time I'll be mostly packing dry good foods because food is going to cost you more than your airfare if you don't do it right! If you are reading this review it means you don't need the fancy branded stuff, so just book it before someone else does. Sure you can stay at that house on the beach, beaches are real nice here (there's like 135 of them so even if you stay on a beach your still going to travel around) but you won't have the full experience at that beach house. You won't make your own Jen and Larry friends (miss you!) Or learn about Kimys garden or have drinks made from coconut by Terry or the happy good mornings from both of them, always smiling and there if you need them. So, even though I tried, words only diminish how perfect a place this is. I feel 100% certain to my core if you get here and you are not content, there is something wrong with you and you should seek help immediately because this is a beautiful happy place. LOVE.

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage for your getaway to the Bahamas. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation. We almost cried ...... you wrote such lovely lovely things in your review. It was our pleasure to help you and provide everything you needed while here. Please come again anytime! You are always welcome here with us. Sunshine & Love from your Island Family, Kimy, Terry & Morocco
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Starfish cottage for 6 days and it was just what we expected!

We've had everything we needed in our cottage and if we didn't, Kimy or Terry would make sure we'll get it.

It was the perfect place to stay and relax after our city trip.

They could tell us great spots to go.

Also they had good contacts to tour guides and taxi drivers.

It was a perfect stay and I can just recommend staying with those two lovely people!

  • Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage for your adventures in the Bahamas. We are delighted you had so much fun while here visiting our beautiful island. It was a West Coast Week!!! Everyone had such a good time discovering beaches and wandering off on their daily adventures. Laughter and love shared for days.............. Stay in touch wherever you may travel while seeing the world..... you are Island Family now. Love and Sunshine Forever! Kimy, Terry & Morocco (little rhino... hahaha)
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Best of the Bahamas

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay in Starfish for a month to celebrate our retirement and 30th anniversary. It was everything and more than we hoped. Kimy, Terry and Rocco were the ultimate hosts. The cottage is adorable and the grounds sublime. We did not want for a thing. Conveniently located to some of the most beautiful beaches we've ever seen.

  • Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to stay with us in our Starfish Cottage. It was a magical month of adventures with you both and we enjoyed every minute of your visit. From coconut cream pies, bloody marys for breakfast and anniversary celebrations to quiet days spent wandering our many beaches for treasure..... it was just perfect. A special place in our hearts forever. We love you! Sunshine from Gregory Town! Kimy, Terry and Morocco
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
ELH, North Eleuthera Airport or Governor's Harbour
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Three Island Dock or Gene's Bay
Nearest Beach
135 Beaches, nearest is across from our dock
Car: recommended

Local Bahamian Fishing Guides available for bonefishing, light tackle fishing, kayaking tours, spear fishing, diving, snorkeling, bird watching, exploring. Just let us know and we will have them come direct to your cottage to discuss your needs. They can pick you up at our dock or another designated area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Gregory Town

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per property
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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