$167 / night
Total guests, Nights

Grotto Bay - Affordable Luxury On A Private Beach! – Home 2384328 Studio

  • no bedrooms
  • 2 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Grotto Bay - Affordable Luxury On A Private Beach! – Home 2384328

  • Studio
  • no bedrooms
  • sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Jean P.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 Feb 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





18 reviews

Very Good

“It felt like a 2nd home”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2018

This was our first time with Jean and Kris at Grotto Bay and we can’t praise it enough. We had such a wonderful time from start to finish and especially Jean was always there to help us make it … More

Response from the owner It takes a little effort to get to Long Island, and it's definitely worth it. Guests such as this are experienced travelers looking for a unique adventure.

“What wonderful hosts and a perfect place to stay!”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2015

Jeanne and Chris were generous hosts and have carved out paradise on Long Island! We can't wait to get back!

“Made an island we love even better!”

Reviewed 10 Mar 2015

My husband and I usually travel to Long Island with our family and hadn't stayed at Grotto Bay before. This was our first trip to the island without the kids. Jean and Kris were wonderful hosts. … More

“It's serene and peaceful with excellent hosts to guide you !”

Reviewed 2 Mar 2015

We just finished 8 days at Grotto Bay ( 4 of us ) and we're delighted in the experience. Jeannie & Kris are wonderful people who were excited to give us advice and set us up with guides - res… More

“Lovely Hideaway on Long Island”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2014

We instantly fell in love with Grotto Bay! The house and beach are set up beautifully with lots of thought put into layout and decoration. The private beach has umbrellas and palmtrees that offer shad… More

“I left my heart in Grotto Bay”

Reviewed 28 Jan 2014

Our stay at Grotta Bay was wonderful! Jeannie and Kris are great people and it is easy to tell that they love Long Island. We had luxurious privacy in our comfortable (and so affordable!) beachfront r… More

“Paradise Found”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2013

This property is absolutely gorgeous! It is right on the water and has its own beach. The room my husband and I occupied was very comfortable and immaculate. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Gr… More

“Can't wait to go back!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2013

We recently returned from a week at Grotto Bay and it exceeded our expectations in every way - great accommodations, ideal location for exploring, private beach and recreation right at your front door… More

“Awesome stay”

Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed at Grotto Bay for a week in May. Salt Pond offers easy access to both ends of the island which you should absolutely explore. We went to numerous beaches and never had other people on them… More

“We found an amazing romantic hideaway”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2013

We were greeted on long Island by Mr T. he somehow knew who we were and walked us right over to the rental car that the owner Jeannie set up for us. She was not one the Isalnd but when we mentioned … More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Jean (the owner) a message.

If Jean (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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