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“Amazing”
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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funbunny1
Cardiff. South Wales
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in November 2014

WE have stayed at Topaz Cottage two years in a row and had the most fabulous time.
The cottage was a dream. Location perfect and the host Gladys was fantastic.
It was a home away from home but in a dream location.
Cant fault anything about it.

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Liked best: Loved the whole experience.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Thank you so much and hope to see you again for the third year here . Warm regards, Gladys
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Arne H
2 reviews
“Met all expectations!”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a great week at the Topaz cottage and it was everything the prior reviews said it was. Walk to the beautiful beach, quiet solitude and away from the cruise ship crowd. Great location for seeing the entire island and a rental car was well worth it (Brads rental car). We drove and visited parks from one end to the other. We can't wait to come back with friends and family. Thank you Gladys, Shirley and Jules!!!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: We should have stayed longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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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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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Families with young children Large groups
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GJB212
Providence, Rhode Island
Level 1 Contributor
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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? 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
1
person found this review helpful

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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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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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