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Grotto Bay - Affordable Luxury On A Private Beach!

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studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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At Grotto Bay guests enjoy a serene tropical environment overlooking their own private sandy beach. Our two beachfront studio units, with their sweeping deck, are situated on an extremely scenic, calm bay -- with gorgeous sunsets! Guests can swim, snorkel or paddle board in a calm bay, kayak to nearby uninhabited cays or cast a line out to a fat mutton snapper. Here you’ll find beautiful seclusion, personalized service and luxury accommodations, all at a very affordable rate. Paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, shorty wetsuits and fishing hand-lines are all complimentary. The spacious deck connects two identical units (each renting for $145/night) and a fully equipped guest kitchen. The sandy beach is just steps away – with no neighbors in sight. Snorkelers will find a v...At Grotto Bay guests enjoy a serene tropical environment overlooking their own private sandy beach. Our two beachfront studio units, with their sweeping deck, are situated on an extremely scenic, calm bay -- with gorgeous sunsets! Guests can swim, snorkel or paddle board in a calm bay, kayak to nearby uninhabited cays or cast a line out to a fat mutton snapper. Here you’ll find beautiful seclusion, personalized service and luxury accommodations, all at a very affordable rate. Paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, shorty wetsuits and fishing hand-lines are all complimentary. The spacious deck connects two identical units (each renting for $145/night) and a fully equipped guest kitchen. The sandy beach is just steps away – with no neighbors in sight. Snorkelers will find a veritable nursery of tropical fish, an occasional turtle and at special times, even some playful dolphins. The Turtle Room featured here (and the Triggerfish Room in a separate listing) is designed for couples, with a queen bed, ceiling fan, air conditioning, TV and DVD player. Each unit also has microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Guests enjoy high quality linens and many of the extras that make a vacation comfortable. The new, complete, open-air kitchen is adjacent to the guest units and is fully equipped for easy meals and drink libations. Each unit has its own private deck area (with ocean view) for lounging and dining. Families and couples traveling together can enjoy getting together for meals or socializing on a central deck area overlooking the beach. We enjoy providing personalized service and can arrange for meal reservations, island transportation, and guides for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Although Grotto Bay is very secluded, it’s just a short stroll to restaurants, two grocery stores, a liquor store, car rental and gas station.. We welcome children, and our guests have full access to the beach horseshoe pit, single and tandem kayaks and paddle boards. Grotto Bay is a truly unique property with its tropical gardens and sculptures and a three-chambered underground cave system featuring stalactites and stalagmites and five species of bats. Rising from the beautiful grotto are banana palms, papayas and avocado. The first week in June is a special time here. For three days the Long Island Regatta unfolds right off of our beach. Guests can settle into a beach chair, dig their toes in the sand, watch the sailboats line up, and then listen for the gun that starts the races. You’ll have the best seat on the island for watching these Bahamian-built, traditional sailboats, reminiscent of the days when they served as lifelines to other islands. Without a doubt, Long Island is certainly the friendliest of all the Out-Islands, and one of the most beautiful. We’d like to share it with you! More
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Jean P
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

We've just come back from two glorious weeks at Grotto Bay. The location in Salt Pond is ideal as it is halfway up/down Long Island which makes it easy to get everywhere during the day, and that shops and restaurants are only a short walk...More

Date of stay: November 2012
Thank simondelany
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Tennessee
Reviewed 9 August 2012

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Date of stay: May 2012
Management response:Responded 9 August 2012

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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Being located in the center of the island makes this a great spot. Make sure that you book a day of fishing with Locksley if you fish or not! It was so much fun. Also dont miss Deans Blue Hole. Gas up the car and...More

Date of stay: June 2012
1  Thank Shellyofshoals
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Utah
Reviewed 18 May 2012

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Date of stay: May 2012
lamps33
TX
Reviewed 16 May 2012

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Date of stay: May 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Safe
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
Parking
Microwave
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Grotto Bay is located in the settlement of Salt Pond, roughly at the center of the island. The property faces west, the calm side of Long Island, where fishing boats and pleasure boats frequently anchor. In just a few minutes by car, guests can also visit beautiful spots on the opposite side, where the surf is more dramatic. Salt Pond has two of the best grocery stores on the island and is the site of the annual sailing Regatta the first full weekend in June. Guests have a front-row seat to the races and are within walking distance to the Regatta site. Our calm cove is perfect for kayaking and paddle boarding (both are complimentary). Angers can even kayak out to one of our nearby uninhabited cays and throw out a line to fighting bonefish or even catch something tasty for dinner!...
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