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“Awsome Place”
Topaz Cottage Exterior
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Topaz Cottage Exterior
Living area/ 1 Sofa /1 Sofa Bed , TV
Living Area
Our Beach at Diamonds bythe Sea
Beach at Diamonds By The Sea
Diamond Row, Entrance to Diamonds
Topaz Garden and Path to Beach and Ocean
Kite Surfing on Beach at Diamonds
Ocean view
Beach  at Diamonds
Al Fresco Dining off of Deck
Sandy Path to Beach and Sea
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

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gayleandp...
Wingham, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awsome Place”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed here for 10 days, we went to get married. The beach and cottages are simply beautiful. The sun rises are amazing. Solomon's grocery store is nearby and there is also a liquor store there. The Sandbar restaurant is just a short walk down the beach and they have very friendly staff and it is a lot of fun! Banana Bay is another nice place that you can walk to down the beach.
The cottage is supplied with all the cooking items you would need and our fridge had an ice maker.
Gladys and Miss Shirley are wonderful people!!
I am glad we chose this place for our wedding and we are hoping to go back.

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GJB212
Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
“A W E S O M E Introduction to Grand Bahama Island”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This was my first trip to the Bahamas. I stayed at the Topaz Cottage with my daughter, who was on winter break from the University and my sister-in-law. I was on the island for business and they were "nice enough" to keep me company in paradise (LOL). The property, Diamonds by the Sea is simply awe inspiring, relaxing, secure and literally a few steps from the beautiful Churchill Beach and just down the beach is Bertha's Blue Dinghy, a must when there...be sure to order the cracked lobster when you go and say hi to Adrian! Unfortunately, we were only there for 4 nights, but we will be returning for a longer stay soon! Miss Shirley, the caretaker...boy oh boy does she take good care of you...she is very accommodating and responsive to guests' needs! Gladys, the name of your property is perfect because the cottages are definitely rare diamonds by the sea. A rental car is a must...Brad's at the airport was great. I fell in love with the island and look forward to retiring there!

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Liked best: Location and Miss Shirley!
Liked least: Stay was TOO short!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
I am so pleased that you so enjoyed your stay at Diamonds and that you will be coming back.. Thank you for your wonderful review and hope to see you soon.
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cleveland...
crofton, maryland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“LOVED,LOVED,LOVED our 8 days in Topaz Cottage at Diamonds by the Sea.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My husband,son and family friend stayed in Topaz for 8 fabulous days...Clean and very comfortable cottage on one of the BEST beaches! The owner, Gladys, does her very best to ensure you have a wonderful memorable stay! We ve been to the island many times and this is the best place to stay if you re looking for your own private paradise! We rented a car from Brads(at the airport) and so glad we did. Grocery shopped at Solomans. We did walk to the "Sand Bar"(maybe 200 yards down the beach)almost daily to either have a drink or a bite to eat, have known the owner "Jenks" since 1977.

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Liked best: the location!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
26 Jun 2014
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING BEEN WONDERFUL GUESTS AND HOPE YOU DO VISIT DIAMONDS BYTHE SEA AGAIN. GLAD YOU HAD A FABULOUS VACATION. HOPE YOU RETURN SOON.
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Kate B
Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Family Stay”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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person found this review helpful

I stayed here with my parents and brother for a week long getaway, and we loved it! The beach front was convenient and private. The decor was homey and welcoming. Overall, it was just what we were looking for! With long vacations, it's nice to have a kitchen and living room area, and the huge porch was a bonus.

Your age range 18-24
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funbunny1
Cardiff. South Wales
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Magical place”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
2
people found this review helpful

I wish I could give this beautiful holiday rental ten stars (10) because this is what it deserves. The accommodation is first class in a beautiful location. Shirley the housekeeper was such a lovely person her egg rolls are the best. The owner Gladys-Sydnham Smith is a gem hope to see more of them next year. We have booked to go back for longer next year. The beach is fabulous and to be able to walk a short distance from your cottage to the sea (which takes about 2 minutes) is great. It is a good thing to have a rental car to get around there is a huge supermarket not too far away and Port Lucaya is not far away with a good choice of restaurants. All in all these cottages are the best location for a perfect holiday.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hightiden...
Hantsport, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Real Gem”
Reviewed 17 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay was fantastic! A beautiful home away from home. Everything involved with the cottage was in good repair and worked. It is decorated beautifully! A truly relaxing place. We lived out on our deck, it was wonderful! The birds chirping in the morning and the frogs creeking at night....you can also hear the gentle sigh of the waves washing the beach. The beach is just a short stroll down the path. 100 yds. Its a gated property so you felt very safe and secure. Shirley the Housekeeper is a doll and ensured we were comfortable. She made us a huge chicken stir fry one evening for supper for a very, very reasonable price and it was very very good! Thanks! A great place to come and rent a car and explore this beautiful islands beaches. Gladys the owner is a sweetheart, a very busy lady, we absolutely loved her, she would stop by almost everyday to ensure our stay was going well. By the end of our stay, we felt almost like family and have booked again for next year. I cannot find fault with this wonderful tropical island getaway. If you need to get away from it all, Dis is the Place! Oh should mention that there is also a wonderful little Sandbar just a 5 min walk down the beach. Good food too! Thank you Gladys and we will be looking forward to next year.

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Liked best: The Front Porch
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Lucy B
Monaco
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Book it. Don't hesitate. No need to look anywhere else.”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
3
people found this review helpful

We researched this site long and hard for places to stay in the Bahamas being first-time visitors with a three year old child. We finally decided on Diamonds, mostly due to the photos and great reviews.

Having both travelled far and wide and stayed in some amazing places, this was one holiday we will never forget. Gladys (the owner) and Shirley (the housekeeper) looked after us very well; the cottage (Topaz) was beautifully clean, had everything you need for a holiday (and worked!) and the beach/setting was divine.

We hired a car for three days to have a look around the island but in all honesty you'll probably just want to flop into the inviting hammock on the porch and not move very much.

The beach was to die for; I ran barefoot every morning and it was the highlight of my trip. So many different shells to collect and such beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

We particularly loved the local Bahamian bars and restaurants situated right next to Diamonds on the beach. They may look closed on the outside and even quite uninviting but be brave and venture inside - you'll find the welcome hugely warm and the food/drink delicious.

Try the Margheritaville Sand Bar, Cleveland's and Bertha's Blue Dinghy. Also seek out Banana Bay too which is a fair walk down the beach but a beautiful one. They all come highly recommended.

Diamonds, you rock! Keep doing the great work you're doing and thank you again Gladys and Shirley. We hope to be be back.

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Liked best: everything!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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