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Cat Nap: An Affordable Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 1200 Square Foot Cottage

A new colonial style island cottage with 2 full bedrooms and 2 full baths. Master bedroom features a Queen bed with attached master bathroom. Second bedroom contains 2 twin beds ideal for children, teenagers or friends.

Cottage contains laundry facilities available to guests.

The open living space contains kitchen with appliances, kitchen ware, dinnerware, cups, coffee pot, etc. Dining room and living room offers comfortable seating with views of the Caribbean from each window and the double sliding door. A selection of books, magazines, games and DVDs are available to guests as well.

The large L-shaped deck is ideal for watching sunsets, enjoy cocktails or grilling burgers. This elevated structure maximizes the ocean breezes in the area.

Cat Nap Cottage is a 5 minute drive (or less) away from Hidden Beach, Come n Go Beach, Smugglers Beach and The Rainbow Bay Inn & Restaurant/Bar and about 8mins walking time to Rainbow Bay beach. However, the property is secluded enough with Rainbow Bay to avoid the noise of neighbors or stray dogs.

The cottage has snorkel gear, beach towels, cooler, goggles, kayak, etc available to our guests.

More Details

Melisa Groff
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Melisa Groff

I have decided to share the beauty of this Family island with others. Come visit my home :-)

Melisa Groff purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Melisa Groff chose Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay is a quiet, beautiful piece of heaven. Its amazing ocean views from each location constantly provide a changing view of the Atlantic & Caribbean oceans. The small community is a tranquil place where visitors are frequently seen walking throughout the area taking photos of sunrises and sunsets. The 4 accessible beaches allows for beach hopping without leaving Rainbow Bay. Rainbow Bay Inn & Restaurant provides a quick location for entertainment and meals when you wish to leave your cottage. This cottage is about 8-10minutes walking distance to Rainbow Beach; about 3-4mins from Come n Go Beach.

Rainbow Bay is also close enough to several island communities and other beaches to make exploring and day trips an exciting and easy excursion.

What makes this cottage unique

This new property truly feels like home and can provide a spacious environment that can be ideal as a base camp for daily excursions and yet peaceful enough for mornings at home drinking coffee and evenings watching the sunset off the L shaped deck. The 8-10 min walk to Rainbow Bay Beach with its tiki huts is perfect for an afternoon of snorkling and sunbathing. Assistance with rental vehicle is provided if needed.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Rainbow Bay, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • no smoking in house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private airport transfers are available with advance planning. Cost varies. Assistance with rental vehicles available if requested. Please Note: we no longer have an available golf cart due to guests damaging it.


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Cat Nap: An Affordable Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Perfectly charming getaway home!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are traveling to Eleuthera, do not look anywhere else but Cat Nap in Rainbow Bay!! This very spacious home will make you feel right at home while visiting this amazing island! Windows everywhere you look, beautiful hardwoods, huge kitchen, washer and dryer and amazing views! It’s so peaceful here and very easy to access. Close to many of the islands breath taking views. The direct tv was a nice perk for those nights when you just want to relax. Melissa came over and brought us fresh produce and brand new beach chairs!! It was great to meet her! Treat this perfect rental home like your own so many others can enjoy it like we did! We will be back for certain!!!

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was great to meet you guys. Thanks for being so easy to communicate with and for keeping the house in great condition. Hope to see you again next year
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Media , PA

comfy and clean

  • 5 of 5

We cooked and enjoyed the family with the open floor plan. We enjoyed coffee on the deck in the morning along with the view and fresh air. We have stayed multi times and like to call this place home.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was great to see you again and look forward to your next trip home :)
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Lovey place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The weather could not have been nicer this time of year. The house was clean and approx mid way to all sights and beaches to see. Eleuthra is a very quiet island and a great place to go if you're looking to relax. The only thing that was missing was beach chairs but overall it was clean and a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather was pretty good for you :) I'm sorry you did not find the beach chairs. I found them in the garage leaning against a wall to the side of the kayak. The previous guests must have left them there when checking out. I hope to host you again at Cat Nap or in Spanish Wells
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Charleston sc

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

As always Melisa and her beautiful home wasperfect. My rental car guy flaked on me at the last minute and Melisa with her local knowledge was able to get us a replacement and on our way to enjoy beautiful Eleuthera in short order and we were on our way once again. Thank again Melisa for your southern hospitality. Stayed here with family and couple and can’t beat it!!!

  • Submitted: 5-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect VAcation

  • 5 of 5

CAT NAP is a wonderful accomodation . Close to Raibow bay Beach and all other location in the island.

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Once again we we went to our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The house once again was clean and wellkept! Melissa was gracious and easy to deal wth. Just got back yesterday and am planning my next trip.

That's melissa we'll see you in January. Chris and anita !

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The cottage is less than 5 mins away from 4 beaches, the Cliffs heritage site and the Rainbow Bay Restaurant & Bar. All are located in Rainbow Bay. Cat Nap is also less than 10mins from James Cistern with its great shelling beach, special BBQ days, and 2 grocery stores. It is less than 10mins from Hatchet Bay where Twin Brothers - Home of the Daiquiri is located and local hangout The Spot. There is also a grocery here. Drive South (20mins) to Cocodimama Beach, Governor's Harbour & Cupid's Cay. Drive North to Gregory Town with the Laughing Lizard Cafe, Glass Window Bridge & the Queen's Bath (about 25mins).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Rainbow Bay, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping C$76.87

No smoking inside cottage. Guests assume all liability associated with rental of cottage. Golf cart is available with advance notice and if it is in working order.

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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