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Palmirage - 1 Bdrm Cottage Close to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 601 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Nestled in Tropical Landscaping, a short walk to the beach

The 1 Bedroom /1 Bath Cottage provides the privacy needed for a peaceful vacation. The Cottage at Palmirage is the perfect place to take things easy and unwind.

Palmirage has two inviting, relaxing vacation homes that will make you feel welcome. Uniquely designed accommodations nestled in lush gardens and just off a 2 1/2 mile long nearly deserted beach. Our other property has it's own driveway and privacy. The 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Boathouse is on the second floor above the Garage/Boathouse. Sweeping views of the Exuma Sound and fresh breezes make this a great vacation spot to share with friends.

Both units include all amenities. Towels and Linens, Beach Gear, Grill, Screened Porch, Sun Deck, Gourmet Cooking tools for the Full Kitchen (complete with ice-maker!), Shared use of Kayaks and Bicycles. Maps and Guides to local spots.

Curl up in the Hammock with a cold drink and a book. Take your fishing pole out to the bight and catch your dinner, then bring it back to the fish cleaning station and BBQ an evening of fresh seafood. Or ask us to get some fresh fish for you and have it prepared while you just relax. Kayak out to the nearby Cays for a morning of snorkeling. Or just pull up a beach chair and enjoy the water.

Long Island is one of the most unique islands in the Bahamas. For many people, it is considered the hidden Bahamas. On the northern tip there are dramatic sea cliffs overlooking the dark blue water where Columbus anchored the Santa Maria when he discovered the island in 1492. The beaches are incredible. Talcum-powder fine white sand and crushed pink and brown shell cover some of the most stunning beaches in the Bahamas. The water is clear, warm, and turquoise blue. From hillside perches, where cool trade winds blow, you can look down to stretches of spectacular coast and water so pristine you can see multiple shades of blue in the depths of the ocean. Yet this island has much more to offer than its natural beauty; it is safe, easily accessible by air, close to the United States, and home to friendly English-speaking locals.

If you have any special requests please let us know. If you need some groceries, beer, liquor or soda we'd be happy to pick that up for you so it will be ready upon arrival...nothing like a nice cold drink after a day of travelling.

Same thing with arrangements for Rental Cars, Fishing guides, restaurants..whatever !!! We are here to take the mystery out of Long Island so you can have a stress-free stay and pack in as much fun as possible while you are here.

Veggie Garden is going strong! Help yourself to whatever is ripe today!! Zucchini, Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuce, Radishes and Cucumbers are plentiful!! Kale, Broccoli Rab, Carrots, Tomatillos and Eggplant soon to come!

Don't miss the opportunity to explore Long Island, which is the most attractive of all the Bahamas out islands, with quaint settlements dotted between gentle rolling hills. Here nature is still unspoiled. Historical sites remind us of the interesting past and where people are amongst the friendliest in the Bahamas. This is the perfect spot for a Bahamas vacation of a lifetime!

Keywords: Deck, pet friendly, beach, internet, satellite tv, relaxing

More Details

Sara Werra
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Sara Werra

Dan & Sara fell in love with Long Island 10 years ago when they were travelling the Bahamas on their sailboat.

They started building their house in 2003 and built the entire place themselves. In 2008 they built The Cottage, so they could share the island with you, and in 2015 decided to add a Boathouse/Garage to the property...And now they have the 2 Bedroom apartment with wonder views of the water.

They spend the winters in the Bahamas and the summers in the States traveling along with their adopted Bahamian Potcake Dog- Bambi.

Sara Werra purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sara Werra chose Long Island

Palmirage is a great location for your vacation! Both the Cottage and the Boathouse offer everything you need for a relaxing, carefree vacation. Check about availability by contacting us, even if your dates do not display as available.

What makes this cottage unique

Comfortable Home! You will feel the stress wash away when you step into the cool inviting interior. Seating is comfortable, colors are calming, and everything you need is at hand - ice maker, blender, and a hammock to name a few! We have provided high thread count sheets and fluffy towels. Internet Access is free, wifi to the Cottage and Boathouse is reliable. DVDs and a High Def TV as well as AppleTV available. Local Cell Phone is also available with a deposit. We do our best to provide you with everything you need including a hair dryer, soap and shampoo. Beach Chairs, cooler and beach towels. Fishing Rods and Snorkel gear. Come and be at home in our home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at the Cottage the first week of November. Everything we could have possibly needed for a week on Long Island was either available at the Cottage, or by asking our hosts. The Island may not be for travelers who expect loads of amenities, as there are no fast food chains, or multinational corporations (Walmart, etc) here. But if you want a vacation where you can get away from almost everything (there is wifi, and satellite tv) - this is the place. The Cottage really is as cute as the pictures. The full size kitchen meant that we could cook breakfast and when we wanted to, dinner. Sara, the owner of the place took us to the nearby grocery stores, and liquor stores, so we knew where they were. Then we had a rental car to go exploring. We used the Wera's Kayaks in the beautiful little bay (about a 5 minute walk down a level road), we used their snorkle gear which was in good shape to go snorkling and to Dean's Blue Hole. There was a cooler - so we were able to pack a lunch and snacks to take with us each day. There was a washer and dryer in the cottage - which was nice, but we only used the dryer to dry our swim stuff and towels. The sheets were nicer than many hotels I have been to, and the place was spotless. Very helpful were the maps and guides to the island that Sara provided us. There was information on the history of the island, including the abandoned plantations. With all the information about the Island and what to see, we were able to plan our days easily. And while this is a review of the Cottage, I would share that the roads on Long Island are not very good. Especially when you get off the Queens Highway and try to go to the beaches. Just fyi. Make sure you have a good vehicle with good tires.
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Long Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 601 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink, vanity, toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Cottage - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , One King or 2 Twins in the Cottage
    BoatHouse - 2 queen
  • King-Size bed in the Cottage can be converted to 2 Twin Beds. Living Room of Cottage has a pull out sofabed that can sleep 2 Each Bedroom in the Boathouse has a Queen Size Bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Palmirage - 1 Bdrm Cottage Close to the Beach
average rating of 4.952381 based on 26 reviews

Sublime and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time even though it was unusually rainy. Dan and Sara were very helpful and friendly. The beach down the street was lovely and deserted and you could walk for miles gazing at the azure waters while being caressed by the balmy breezes. We don’t want to leave and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

I am booked for next year

  • 5 of 5

I can't tell you more than the other reviewers as to why this is so great. I can tell you that I have been coming to the Bahamas in February for seven years, and this is the first time I've rebooked, even though all the previous places were fantastic.

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yarmouth Port, MA USA

Great place to stay; comfortable, clean, and everything works

  • 5 of 5

This one level cottage - built by owners and hosts Sara and Dan - features a basic floor plan with decent sized rooms nestled within the island vegetation. It is well equipped with all the needs you'll require to enjoy the quiet location and near-by island beach just a pleasant 500 yard walk from your door. The front porch - like all other open areas - is well screened and the evening cool and light breezes were super. The ceiling fans in the main rooms provided all the comfort we needed. We loved all of it!

Palmirage Cottage is convenient to Long Island's central artery - the Queen's Highway - and a rental car is essential to maximizing your travels. Best of all, Sara and Dan know the lodging business well and were always helpful with local knowledge and assisting with special needs. Subjects like veggie gardening, building, and boating drew enthusiastic responses. Much to enjoy here!

  • Submitted: 1-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I had all i needed for my stay, would recommend it to anyone visiting the island.

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This cottage is a winner!

  • 5 of 5

Anyone looking to rent a place on Long Island in the Bahamas would be lucky to find this winner! Not only is it a perfect place to relax, put up your feet with a mere 5 minute walk to the beach, but it comes with owners who are attentive to your needs, but ensuring you your privacy. Let's talk about that beach. Almost all the time we were there ( a month) we were the only people on the beach. Shades of blue anchored by up to your ankles sand. The perfect beach is your very "own" beach. The cottage has everything you'd need and it is clean and well maintained. Kayaks? got it, barbecue? got it, screened porch? got it, hammock? got get it?

The owners, Sara and Dan are very involved in the community and will steer you in the right direction for whatever floats your boat. Happy hour at Club Washington on Wed. night, Rake and Scrape at The Green Leaf on Friday night or just where to find the best beaches on the Atlantic side.

You won't go wrong here. "All is good"

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage perfect for our Long Island getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was even better than described. It was very comfortable, well outfitted and in a nice spot. The things we really appreciated - the kitchen was well equipped with nice pots and pans to cook on, a nice gas stove, and a pantry with some essential items so we didnt have to supply everything from scratch. The internet worked great and that was nice so we could stay in touch and watch netflix. Sara and Dan are very nice and accommodating, ready with suggestions and other help. They planted our own little spice garden right outside the door and gave us veggies from their garden. Our daughter stayed a few days and the pull out sofa was fine for her. The location was mid island and not far from the main store, walking distance from a lovely beach. They offered us the use of their sea kayak. The island is very relaxing, nice people and great beaches. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Club Washington
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Fast Ferry - to/from Exuma and Nassau
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Club Washington
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Come to the Cottage or the BoatHouse at Palmirage and relax on vacation! We strive to provide cozy, comfortable and fun accomodations at an affordable price. The full size appliances in the Kitchen make it easy to take care of special diet needs while on vacation. The vegetable garden is a big hit in season with fresh pickings for salads. Ideal for the Vegetarian on holiday! Grab the cooler provided and the beach chairs and head off to the beach for a picnic day. Paddle the Kayak off to Whale Head or Dilda Rock and snorkle around. Bait up the fishing rod and catch some dinner off the beach, then come back to the grill and eat your fresh fish! Take a bike ride and look at the colonial tomb on your way to an inland Blue Hole! We have it all for you...grab your swimsuit and sandals and come on down!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Long Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 30 2018 - Jun 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$321.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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