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Gurgle and Whump

Gurgle and Whump

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Vacation rental house.  people4 sleeps,  bed2 bedrooms,  bath1 bathroom.  pawPets not allowed

Sleepy Shore Drive Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.331139,-76.406833)

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"Gurgle and Whump" - named for the two blowholes or "boiling holes" in the rock beside the sea - is a charming, airy two-bedroom house right on the shore of the Caribbean side of Eleuthera. Light, bright furniture and several large glass sliding doors give you the feeling of being out in the sea and sky even indoors. The sliding doors of one bedroom look straight out to the sea, the sliding doors of the other look out to the sea through the garden's palm trees. Both bedrooms have AC.

A large shade sail protects the patio, and a second patio with umbrella is located beside the steps cut through the rock for access to the sea with its excellent snorkeling - expect to see groupers, yellowtails, blue tangs, and schools of juvenile fish.

The house is on a quiet side street, but walking distance to the Big Rock grocery store, restaurant and bar. Just north of James Cistern, and within easy reach of Governor's Harbour, its airport and dozens of empty beaches.

The kitchen features a stove-top gas cooker, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. (The kitchen has a range and microwave but not an oven.)

Amenities include AC in the bedrooms, washer/dryer, WiFi, Roku TV, DVDs, board games, books, beach chairs, and a gas grill.


Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameGurgle and Whump (Unit Code: gurglewh)
Property TypeHouse
Beds1 King bed, 1 Queen bed
Bathrooms1 bathrooms
Rooms2, sleeps 4
PetsPets Not Allowed
Standard AmenitiesAttractions: bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinemas, library, marina, pond, reefs, restaurants
General: Parking, Wifi, Free Wifi
Leisure Activities: beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking
Local Services And Businesses: ATM/bank, Babysitter, groceries, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services
Location Type: Beach, Ocean View, Waterfront
Sports And Adventure Activities: deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, jet skiing, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, spelunking, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, wind-surfing
Suitability: non smoking only
Car: recommended
Theme: Away From It All, Budget, Family, Romantic
Health And Safety: Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
KitchenKitchenette, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Toaster oven, Dishes & utensils
LivingAir Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, High Speed Internet, Room Safe, Air Conditioning Bedrooms only
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorPatio, Gas Grill, Beach, Beach Chairs, Beach towels
GeographicClose to Town, On Caribbean Beach
EntertainmentDVD Player, Games, Books, TV, Roku TV

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental



DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
Summer
5/25/2024 ... 8/10/2024
$185$1,135na5No restrictions
Late Summer
8/11/2024 ... 8/31/2024
$175$1,075na5No restrictions
Fall
9/1/2024 ... 11/22/2024
$175$1,075$3,6505No restrictions
Thanksgiving
11/23/2024 ... 11/30/2024
$195$1,195na5No restrictions
December
12/1/2024 ... 12/19/2024
$190$1,155na5No restrictions
Holiday - Christmas Week 2024
12/20/2024 ... 12/27/2024
$279$1,950na7Fri, Sat checkin only
Holiday - New Years Week 2024
12/28/2024 ... 1/3/2025
na$2,150na7Sat checkin only
Winter
1/4/2025 ... 2/7/2025
$235$1,450$4,6505No restrictions
Spring
2/8/2025 ... 4/19/2025
$250$1,525$4,650 - $6,5365No restrictions
Early Summer
4/20/2025 ... 5/23/2025
$185$1,135$3,8505No restrictions
Summer
5/24/2025 ... 8/16/2025
$185$1,135$3,8505No restrictions
Rates are for 4 guests.
Damage Insurance Premium: $59

*Seasonal rates are estimates only. Actual rates may differ. Seasonal rates do not include fees or taxes.

Reviews

Vacation Rental Reviews


Stunning view!

Stayed 8 days ending in July, 2024

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A guest from Eureka Springs, AR US recommends this vacation rental.

We had a lovely stay! The view was beautiful. So close to Rainbow beach which we loved. The host was very responsive and helpful! We had a few days calm enough to swim and snorkel out front where we saw a couple small rays, a barracuda, and other fish. The place provided beach chairs, towels, a cooler, and floats which we used daily. Things I wish were provided would be a beach umbrella, better and more utensils, pots and pans for cooking. Luckily there was a nice cast iron to pan sear fresh fish in! I would definitely stay again but not in the summer as there is only air conditioning in the bedrooms so we didn’t get to enjoy the full house like I would have liked. Eleuthera is an amazing place full of warm and welcoming people. I can’t wait to return.


The perfect Getaway!

Stayed 14 days ending in June, 2024

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REBECCA A. from ROWLETT, TEXAS United States recommends this vacation rental.

From the booking to the Entrance to the home it was so easy!
Communications with the owner was instantaneous. The accommodations were perfect for our needs. The kitchen was well appointed and the washer and dryer were such a bonus for us so we did not have to pack as much for 2 weeks. This was a lifesaver.
The view from the back porch was stunning as well as the access to the Caribbean so easy with the steps. Everything you needed for the beach was available. Chairs, towels, floats, snorkel equipment was all in working order and we used.
Fresh water 5 gallons was provided to start our vacation. Convenience to grocery and restaurants was a plus as well. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was welcomed. We would have liked the entire house to be Air conditioned but made due with what we had. It was clean and neat and owners provided a clean set of linens after we were there for 1 week.
Highly recommend this property. You will not regret it. The neighborhood is very quiet.
The location in Central Eleuthera is perfect for day trips to the North and south.
The wifi worked so we were able to use our phones. But we did not watch any TV. We were not able to get it to work. I am sure it was user error!
This was truly a find for us!


Amazing Views!

Stayed 9 days ending in February, 2024

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catherine F. from Prescott, WI United States recommends this vacation rental.

The property location is great for getting North or South. The home was clean. Bed and bedding was great! Views are phenomenal! It changes from day to day. Getting in and out of the water via the steps on a calm day, high tide is very easy. We are 60 and had no problem-highly recommend getting in!
We found there was most everything we could want. Plenty of towels, dishes, silverware, etc. Maybe more lighting for power outages and a scissors.


Vacation Stay

Stayed 14 days ending in March, 2024

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A guest from Essex, MA United States recommends this vacation rental.

The house worked, it does need to be updated. But it was clean and good kitchen cookware and utensils. They do need to replace gas grill. The home is right on the ocean which is very nice. Centrally located on island and lots of privacy.


EXCELENT REFUGE IN ELEUTHERA

Stayed 5 days ending in February, 2024

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Gregory T. from Irvine, NA Unknown recommends this vacation rental.

SUCH A GREAT SPOT, THANK YOU ROBIN


Simply amazing!

Stayed 8 days ending in February, 2022

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Jennifer W. from GREEN BAY, WI United States recommends this vacation rental.

Perfect location! Great owners to work with. Prompt responses.


Wonderful Stay in a Wonderful Home

Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2022

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McKenzie W. from Indianapolis, IN US recommends this vacation rental.

My husband and I loved staying on Eleuthera in Gurgle and Whump. They provided us with everything we needed. The hosts were great and quick to respond to any questions we had. Eleuthera was a beautiful island with sights that cannot be seen anywhere else. It was an unforgettable trip!


Gurgle and whoomp

Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2022

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Dr Harold B. from Pawleys Island, SC United States recommends this vacation rental.

Upon arrival, the owners happened to be there finishing up with putting together a new outdoor gas grill, which was broken in well during our stay, with our fresh fish daily! Robin and Eliza were a delight, Robin being a native from Eleuthera born and raised and Eliza a free spirit with an engaging personality! It was a welcomed introduction into island lifestyle after a very hectic trip due to problems with COVID testing and arriving a day late!


Most inviting holiday!

Stayed 14 days ending in December, 2022

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Lisa J. from Maumee, OH US recommends this vacation rental.

I must say that this home was perfectly located to get to both north and south of island with ease, and with the most tranquil views and privacy.

This home is well equipped for all of a vacationers needs with extras!! I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks at Gurgle and Whump, and will be back again soon!

A few mentions worth highlighting: The owners are fantastic not only in their responsiveness but attention to detail. Their home is well equipped, but what I found most appealing is that this is not your average rental, the caretaker and owners, treat you as a guest in their home, ensuring your arrival and departure are most welcoming! So many hints and tips come with your arrival details, that set you comfortably on your way to a pleasant vacation!!

Thank you, for such an enjoyable stay!!
See you again soon!



Very Nice House - a couple small issues though

Stayed 6 days ending in March, 2023

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A guest from Calgary, Alberta Canada recommends this vacation rental.

The house rental itself nice and was situated in a beautiful location. The bed and the house furniture were very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked for anything you want to do. The rental included some beach items which were quite nice to have (chairs, cooler, umbrella). The WiFi was good and worked well. We did not turn the TV on as we had a picture perfect view out the window. The air conditioners were some of the most quiet we have ever had in a hotel or vacation rental.
The rental did have a water issue on our first day and a half where the water would only turn on for 15 seconds then turn off by itself. We tried to contact the owners with very little response, then the other contact people. It seemed the only people concerned were the Eleuthera Vacation Rentals. When fixed the water worked well. The shower faucet handle also fell off the first time we turned it so we used pliers to turn the water on and off till I located an Allen /key to re-attach the handle.
Other than those issues we enjoyed the rental and all its amenities.


Beautiful view!

Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2023

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A guest from Watkinsville, Georgia United States recommends this vacation rental.

I really enjoyed my stay! The house had everything I needed. The owners have provided a lot of extras such as coolers, snorkel gear, rafts, towels, books,games,etc. the kitchen had everything needed. The beds were comfortable. The living area is good size. The view is incredible! Great snorkeling and fishing in front of the house. The location is also good-close to a grocery store and centrally located near very nice beaches. I hope to come back to Eleuthera and stay in this house!


Great stay, we would book this home again!

Stayed 9 days ending in November, 2023

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A guest from Daytona Beach, FL US recommends this vacation rental.

It was so nice to be right on the water! It was a perfect location also, not too far from Gregory Town, the airport and Governor's Harbour. We would definitely stay at this rental again. You can go snorkel right in the backyard, we loved that.


Gurgle & Whump is fantastic!

Stayed 6 days ending in January, 2024

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Harrell C. from Durham, NC United States recommends this vacation rental.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gurgle & Whump, and it exceeded our expectations for comfort, beauty, and privacy.


Great ocean view

Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2020

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LeeAnne S. from St. George, UT US recommends this vacation rental.

The views of the ocean are spectacular.


Simply amazing!

Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2021

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Jennifer W. from GREEN BAY, WI United States recommends this vacation rental.

Perfect house, perfect location. Great views and centrally located.


“Loving Gurgle and Whump”

Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2021

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Edward R. from nassau Unknown recommends this vacation rental.

We are so sad to be departing Gurgle and Whump. We have stayed all over Eleuthera for years and this is by far our favourite place. From the outstanding panoramic ocean views to kitchen cookware and beach supplies to an incredible array of books and cozy, relaxing seaside décor... the vase of fresh flowers from the front garden, greeting us, was a really nice touch. G&W checks all of the boxes. We even watched a little Netflix on the Roku TV but mostly enjoyed the snorkeling and loved driftwood beach, hidden beach and rainbow bay beaches as well as freediving from the Cliffs, which is always amazing.
Looking forward to returning in 2022.
Thanks so much Robin and Eliza for this incredible respite from the bustle of Nassau.


Can't Wait to Go Back

Stayed 8 days ending in June, 2021

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Allan C. from White Oak, PA United States recommends this vacation rental.

We loved staying Gurgle and Whump and would love to return soon. The location is private and the grounds are so beautiful. the open floor plan with many windows allow you to see this view almost every spot in the house. It was well stocked (including a 5 gal jug of water). Plenty of towels, kitchen ware, snorkling equipment and an awsome outdoor shower. There is a nice walkway down to the water (which is so beautiful) where you can set up chairs, fish, swim and snorkle. The water was pretty rough during our stay, but you cannot predict the weather. It didn't stop us from gettin in, just a little hard to get out of the water. When we had trouble gettin on the internet Robin and Eliza were there to troubleshoot. THey both are very nice and can give you suggestion/advice on where to go and on some history of Eleuthera. Robin even showed me how to open and enjoy a pineapple which was on the grounds. I would definately recommend Gurgle and Whump. Great value for your money. Our only concern before we arrived was there is only one bathroom, and we had four adutls. But we did not have trouble with all of us sharing, too busy trying to enjoy the view.Thank you Robin and Eliza for sharing your cottage with us.


Location is great!

Stayed 8 days ending in November, 2021

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EILEEN M. from JACKSON, WY US recommends this vacation rental.

Location is great! Rooms are large with lots of visibility ... although, some finishes need to be updated but are not a problem as is. The new washer/dryer are a great addition. We had several power outages and were glad we brought a couple of flashlights (in addition to those provided by the owners). Overall, the house was well equipped with just about everything we needed.


Gurgle & Whump

Stayed 5 days ending in November, 2021

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A guest from Bristol, VT United States recommends this vacation rental.

The description of Gurgle & Whump is accurate. While this is an older classic construction home in Rainbow Bay it has all the things you need to cook, go to the beach, snorkel, etc. And it sits right on the Caribbean and allows for great views, breezes & adventurous swimming/snorkeling off the rocky ledge & steps. The stars & fireflies at night are not to be missed. While there may be more modern, newer construction rentals this one had alot of charm & we really liked our time relaxing here. We had a snafu with our AC one night & the owners drove right over to help us out & brought us a hammock to use. They were so nice! Thank you Robin & Eliza!


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