In 1969 I did a survival hike as part of my Governor General Award’s Gold scheme. I was dropped onto the island of Eleuthera by boat with a group of three kids. We hiked up the island to Preacher’s Cave and then trekked our way down to the South end of the island. It was a tropical paradise then.

Eleuthera Bahamas Map pinpointing the Island Seaside villa.

Eleuthera Bahamas Map pinpointing the Island Seaside villa.

A couple of years ago, Tina and I spent the month of February in the homecoming cottage of a friend of ours from Nassau. It brought me back to my childhood. We lived a quiet homey existence, snorkeling by day, taking day excursions to explore the island, both by foot and by car. Tina really enjoyed our life in the Bahamas and ever since has been clamoring to return. As have I.

2016 is going to be the year of the Peppermaster Bahamian Seaside Getaway!

Beach nearby Eleuthera, Bahamas, Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage

Beach nearby Eleuthera, Bahamas, Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage

Join us in the Spring of 2016 for 1-4 weeks in a remote tropical island paradise. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of a tourist vacation.

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage frontispiece, Eleuthera Bahamas

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage frontispiece, Eleuthera Bahamas

A friend has generously given us a very good deal for their homecoming cottages in South Palmetto point, Eleuthera Bahamas. We have booked the houses for a month, ending March 13th.

Situated in the quiet little community of South Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, there are two houses right above the beach with a spectacular view of the Caribbean sea and sunsets. Walking distance to laundry facilities, a library, shops, and restaurants. It’s a perfect spot of semi-seclusion and privacy for a tropical vacation of epic proportions.

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage waterfront, Eleuthera Bahamas

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage waterfront, Eleuthera Bahamas

For those who prefer a more touristy vacation, tour guides, day excursions, and rental vehicles are readily available. Tina and I can help you arrange all the details you might need.

Accommodations are available as you can see are as follows:

In the main house, there are two apartments that each include one Queen size bed, two single beds, a pull-out sofabed, and two baths. Both apartments open onto the decks that overlook the sea.

bedroom-queen bedroom 2 x single living-room kitchen

There is also one efficiency cottage, without a view of the ocean, that sleeps two in two single beds.

In all cases, the single beds can be pushed together to create King size beds, of course.

All three apartments have air conditioning, internet, and an equipped kitchen.

We will be booking groups on a first come first serve basis, but will be mixing up shared accommodations for those who don’t mind sharing with strangers for a few days.

It will be an adventure including a visit to the village of Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera for the world famous Fish Fry and then you’ll be our guest at the Peppermaster’s own Bahamian Fish Fry each Saturday Night.

For those who prefer swimming in the wild waves of the Atlantic, a short walk across the island yields bigger, wilder waves than the calm Caribbean sea. Surfers will find excellent surfing not far away, but a car and surf gear may be required to get up the island to surf at the world renowned Surfer’s Beach.

Scuba divers are welcome, there are excellent dive shops nearby. The Bahamas offers some of the best diving in the world. The word “Bahamas” means “shallow banks.” You can snorkel on one side of the island of Eleuthera (where the Seaside Suites is situated. Deeper water divers can dive on the Atlantic side of the island and expect visibility beyond 150 ft. year-round, depending on weather conditions.

If you intend to scuba dive in the area, you will be required to purchase air from a BDA operator. There are several on the island. For those who prefer snorkeling, that can be done from the foot of the sea walk.

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas sea walkway path

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas sea walkway path

You can go spearfishing in The Bahamas but MUST free dive only and only non-mechanized equipment such as a Hawaiian sling is permitted. Power spear guns are prohibited.

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas sea walkway step off

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas sea walkway step off

There is an inland blue hole on the south end of the island but will require a car for the trip.

For those who would like to rent a boat during their visit, this can also be arranged.

USA and Canadian citizens do not require a visa for this trip. If your passport is other than these to Nationality’s, please verify whether or not you need a Visa, you can visit http://www.bahamas.com for detailed information specific to your country.

Average water temperatures in the Bahamas during February – March is 72 – 75 degrees Farenheit / 22 – 24 Celcius, which is approximately the temperature of the air at that time of year as well.

If you cannot bring your own, snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks and other items will be available and any special requests can be easily arranged a few weeks in advance.

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas view from the main building

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas view from the main building

Groups who occupy the entire space will be booked first and the maximum group at any given time will be 12.

For couples, there are Queen size beds, double size sofa beds, or single beds that can be pushed together like King size beds.

We will require a signed waiver of responsibility for each adult and their minor children and adults will be required to supervise their children at all times. Babysitting can be easily arranged.

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas , South Palmetto Point

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas , South Palmetto Point

We are currently looking to create a calendar schedule and determine how many people are going to participate. Right now, applying for this vacation getaway is simply an I’m interested but will require a $50 REFUNDABLE deposit. Firm commitments will be required in July at which point a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of 20% paid will be taken with the full amount payable by January 1, 2016.

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas view of the cays

Peppermaster Homecoming Cottage, Eleuthera Bahamas view of the cays

Tina and I will be on site for the entire period, so you will have someone to hang with during your vacation and who will leave you alone if you want nothing to do with us.

We look forward to planning our Bahamian Getaway with you.

Reserve your place by clicking your desire to join us at this link on our website: Peppermaster Bahamian Getaway 2016

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