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Breathtaking luxury villa with awesome ocean views and fabulous infinity pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) now at 20% off normal Summer period

See video at end of photos for views of Rainbow House.

Seasonal offering of free flights from Nassau to the island through Stella Maris resort, who deal with all booking fees etc.

Contact them for details on this offer

Situated a few miles south from where Columbus stepped ashore onto the Long island silver sand beach remarking this 'was the most beautiful island in the world' sits Rainbow House, one of the most spectacular houses in the Caribbean.

Crossed by the tropic of cancer, Long Island has the gulf stream warming the ocean in winter and trade winds cooling its shores in summer to create the perfect climate. Long island is an undiscovered gem, unblemished by skyscraper hotels and mass tourism, yet has all the amenities and adventure for a fantastic family or couples vacation.

Rainbow House, just a few minutes from the Stella Maris airstrip, boasts the most dramatic seascape view in the world. You wake up to that view from every room in the house. And fall asleep every night to the soothing lull of crashing waves. It is a private ocean front villa located in a tranquil setting surrounded by gracefully sweeping palm trees and the colorful brilliance of tropical flowers.

Rainbow house has super spacious living accommodation...Elegant large bedrooms and living areas with awe inspiring views overlooking the 1200 sq ft infinity pool, a gazebo and the dramatic breaking surf of the Atlantic..all set within lush landscaping.

The huge airy master bedroom at the pool level has recently had its bathroom upgraded. You'll only want to leave it to jump into the pool, just yards away.

Fully equipped with luxury amenities inside the house, outside lounge chairs and table, the house has been routinely upgraded and renovated, has split unit air conditioning, sliding french doors and luxury fittings everywhere you look.

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Alasdair Ritchie
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Alasdair Ritchie

Janice and Alasdair Ritchie live in New York State, about an hour North of the city.

They have a home in the UK too, in a sleepy Oxfordshire village where they spend some time visiting grandchildren.

They originally bought Rainbow House from Katharine Jahr in 2011. She and her husband had built the house 30 years previously. Alex Jahr was one of the famous Gruner and Jahr publishing dynasty family with a fanatic interest in deep sea fishing, so many of his trophies adorn the walls of Rainbow House and the nearby Stella Maris boutique hotel.

The house was built to exacting German quality standards.

Alasdair Ritchie purchased this villa in 2011

Why Alasdair Ritchie chose Stella Maris

Rainbow House represents all that is beautiful in a Caribbean villa. It is set in a marine environment which changes continuously. The sunsets and sunrises have to be seen to be believed and the gazebo overlooking the ocean is a place to just contemplate the world. Sitting underneath the canopy of this simple edifice is the fastest stress reliever known to man. The whole experience as you look out to the horizon, seeing the odd cruise ship or fishing boat heading for Cuba or Florida, with the waves washing the coral right beneath your feet, and the large Infinity pool behind you..guarantees you will leave Rainbow a calmer, totally relaxed person.

What makes this villa unique

The gazebo mentioned above.

The Infinity pool, the beautiful stylish bedrooms-all quite different from each other and the huge living room redolent of the famous Ernest Hemingway.

Nowhere like it in the world.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Stella Maris, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Plus airbeds for additional numbers or hotel can bring in beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large infinity pool, catering by arrangement with local resort,two sun terraces,massage, & car rental. Rainbow is virtually unequalled in its position, local amenities and total privacy. Families return every year to enjoy the luxury of a large villa overlooking the ocean with large rooms and a phenomenal pool. Quite simply the best villa on Long Island and possibly all the outer islands, Rainbow was built to the highest specifications and Bahamian comfort. To have a small, friendly hotel up the road which has beaches, bars and wonderful Bahamian food is the icing on the cake. They will attend to your every need or leave you completely alone, depending on your wish.


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Breathtaking luxury villa with awesome ocean views and fabulous infinity pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Calgary, Alberta

Rainbow House on Long Island is a rare gem!

  • 5 of 5

Long Island is a hidden secret in the Bahamas. It is untouched, quiet and virtually empty. We had many of the beaches to ourselves.

The house itself is spacious, clean, and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need. The ocean view from the huge porch and patios are magnificent. The pool is very clean, huge and right outside your bedroom door. The beach and bar are just steps away. The Stella Maris staff were very attentive and responded quickly to every question and issue we had. We are heading back again this year. Can't wait for some rum punches by the pool! We recommend Rainbow House for everybody.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria,British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful Rainbow House!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay last year at Rainbow House on Stella Maris Resort , and we are returning this year! The house is very well maintained. The pool and sun decks are such a treat as well as the huge Atlantic Ocean views , every morning with coffee to see the sunrise! Awesome! The resort is so close - with wonderful staff to help if needed and they offer some terrific Rum Punch Party's and excellent meals... can't say enough about this great holiday home! Our family is quick to come join us on our Long Island retreat!

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Look no further than this property!

  • 5 of 5

Booked through Stella Maris resort. Everything with this house was perfect, clean, absolutely beautiful! Infinity Oceanside pool, wow! Access to the resort facilities as well!

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Stella Maris, Long Island
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
It's the beach bar
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Beach bar has snacks and resort has full dining
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Delightfully close, with snacks and drinks on tap.
Car: not necessary

Rainbow House, set so close to the boutique hotel, Stella Maris,is able to enjoy all the amenities of the hotel. Taxis or inexpensive rental cars able to take to to stunning, soft sand beaches only minutes away.

Much history of the island from the landing of Christopher Columbus, and cave visiting is a must

This island is completely unspoilt and extremely beautiful with the big Atlantic on one side and the tranquillity of the other .

A marine paradise with no traffic and incredible diving, including the deepest free dive site in the world.

Or visit Clarencetown, the old capital of Long Island where the smart yachts and fabulous boats come in with their catches, which they often dress in the marina. This attracts sharks, tarpon, barracuda, jacks and all manner of marine life.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Stella Maris, Bahamas

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4 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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