HOUSE ON THE BEACH, JUST STEPS TO THE WATER

Lori Rome

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HOUSE ON THE BEACH, JUST STEPS TO THE WATER

Cat Island House Rental Photos and Description

HUGE greatroom, stone patio, 3 bedrooms with Queens, two full baths, sleeps 8

Seabreeze Bahamas is located on the beautiful white sand beach in Bennett's Harbour, at the northern end of Cat Island. The house is perfect for a family...or two! The house is literally on the sand, with the water 50 feet from the back door. The water is calm with a sandy bottom, making it safe for kids of all ages.

Satellite TV, a DVD player, lots of movies, video games, board games, puzzles, books and an iPod stereo system are available to help you relax. There are two sea kayaks and lots of masks and snorkels for you to use. There is a full gourmet kitchen with small stores nearby for staples. Many restaurants on the island for a taste of local Bahamian cooking.

Cat Island appeals to those who travel not just to see new landscapes, but also to gain a new perspective on living. You will feel welcomed by the friendly people on this southern Bahamian island.

Discover a peaceful hideaway that evokes a familiar charm, as if to say, 'Welcome Home!'

Please see our website at www.seabreezebahamas.com for more pictures and information.

Bonefishing~ Cat Island offers many ideal spots for bonefishing. Local guides are available, if you like, to point you in the right direction by boat, or on foot. Anglers can quietly stalk these elusive fish by wading through knee-deep water. These quicksilver fighters, weighing up to 15 pounds, inspire both fly fishermen and spin casters alike with their power and speed. Unpredictable and wily, the bonefish are often found in schools of 50 or more, making for exciting bursts of action. With Bennett's Creek leading to Alligator point just up the beach, you'll have miles of wadable flats right outside the patio door. Orange Creek offer expansive flats lined with mangroves. There is a tide clock at the house to help you plan your day of angling.

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Scuba Diving~ There are two dive centers on Cat Island. One at Shannas Cove, about 20 minutes North of Seabreeze. The other is down South at Hawk's Nest, about 1 1/2 hours from Seabreeze.

Top Dive Locations:

First Basin Wall: 100-200ft. Facing the Great Bahamas Bank is a spectacular deep water drop-off. Its proximity to the deep ocean provides many encounters with schooling jacks, Eagle Rays and, occasionally, sharks.

Blue Hole: 80-100ft. Out on the bank is a magnificent Blue Hole. Inside the opening divers often encounter schools of fish, large groupers and Caribbean Reef Sharks. White Hole Reef expresses another phenomenon peculiar to The Bahamas: circular depressions in the limestone basin that form flat basins surrounded by coral mounds. These sites serve as an oasis for solitary reef and schooling fish.

White Hole Reef: Circular depressions in the limestone basin surrounded by coral mounds

The Tunnels: 30ft. The Tunnels can be reached from the beach. They begin in very shallow water and descend through a series of crevices, canyons and fissures to a coral garden

Third Basin Reef: Wall 110-130ft. Nearly vertical drop-off with giant sponges and black

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Exploring the North Shore~ Several roads lead to the North shore where you will find bits of flotsum that have blown in from the Atlantic. Garbage to some, treasure to others and a fun place to see the crashing waves on the beach while searching for seashells.

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Blue Holes~ There are many lakes and Blue Holes on Cat Island, some are filled with fresh water and some salt. There are many tales of the mermaids who live in them and pirates who disappeared.

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Bat Caves~ There are at least 18 caves on Cat Island that you can explore. The easiest to find are on the main road about 5 miles south of Seabreeze, or on Dicky road in Orange Creek.

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Rake n Scrape~ A music festival in Arthur's Town, heald the first weekend in June where famous musicians come from all over the Bahamas to play, and the party goes all night.

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Regatta~ A sailing race and party that lasts for three days the first weekend in August. Also known as 'homecoming' it's a time when families come back to Cat Island for cook outs and togetherness.

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Getting There: There are two airports on Cat Island. Arthur's Town (ATC) is only 15 minutes away from our home at Bennett's Harbour, and New Bight (TBI) is about 45 minutes away to the south. You can arrange for pick-up by taxi with, Danny King (242) 354-5088 from either airport. Flights are available from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA or Nassau / New Providence, Bahamas. Sky Bahamas flys from Nassau to Cat island twice daily www.skybahamas.net .

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Lori Rome

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

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House on the beach, just steps to the water
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
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House on the beach, just steps to the water
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Cat Island Bahamas
Listowel, Ontario, Canada
5

SUN AND SAND

  • 5 of 5
we really needed this vacation, so we were very pleased when we arrived to find this home so beautiful. everything was exactly as discribed. we have rented homes in the bahamas before and in this price range, this is by far the nicest place we've stayed at with the best amenities. fabulous beach!
also, it was extremely helpful to be able to rent the owner's vehicle, as vehicle rentals in the islands can be not the nicest.
we were advised to bring food along (what ever you can carry) however, we found this to be a pain and not really needed. the grocery stores are modest but if you are not expecting a gourmet grocery, you can easily make do. we used the BBQ every day.
the liquor stores are well stocked.
if you are looking for a layed back vacation, this is a great place.
we hope to go back some day.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cat Island Bahamas
United States
5

WINTER AT SEABREEZE

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four - including two single 20-somethings - enjoyed our Christmas/New Year's stay at Seabreeze very much, and found the beaches to be unbelievably beautiful and deserted. The gorgeous human-free beaches and the suitability for kayaking, whether intense or amateur, would be our reasons to return, along with diving for those interested. We also had only two sub-par weather days out of almost two weeks and absolutely no mosquitos until dusk.

Ironically, the only beach with other bathers was the one directly in front of the house, but it was still very natural.

The property is as described and is very pleasant and clean. It should however be noted that there is no internet access available and that the current photos on this page are outdated, since houses have been built on both sides and there is as yet no privacy from the house on the north side (also owned by the Romes and very well suited as a simultaneous rental for friends or family).

We did have a couple of maintenance issues, but, had we complained, most could have been corrected by the caretaker. We also rented their car and it performed reliably, but has a quirk in the ignition which prevents it starting until you get the hang of it.

We spent much time at Shanna's Cove, a B&B at the extreme northern end of the road, which has a good restaurant and a fun, young clientele, a dive boat and school. This, along with hiking to beaches on the northern and Atlantic sides, would be our primary recommendation that we did not see mentionned in other reviews. Restaurants/shopping/nightlife would not be an attraction. Your stay will be infinitely richer if you are interested in chatting up the locals, observing their quirky world, and learning about their history.

Cat is very remote and deliciously undeveloped, best suited for those interested in the sports offered and for nature and sun lovers. We would like to return without the 20-somethings for, say, a month!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed Seabeeze. It sounds as though you had such a wonderful vacation on our lovely island.

We have finally resolved the internet problems, having installed our own satellite system, so that will no longer be an issue. Also, the maintenance issues, resulting from hurricane Sandy, have been resolved.

As for the new house, we have planted several palm trees, and beautiful landscaping to provide privacy for both houses.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Cat Island Bahamas
peace river, alberta
5

PERFECT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
our stay at the seabreeze was fantastic. everything we needed was provided. the location and views were amazing. we enjoyed snorkling, walking on the beach, swimming,watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and just the peace and quiet. the property is very clean and well kept.we will be returning and rebooking asap! what a piece of paradise.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you feel the same way we do. We always have our next trip planned before we arrive back home. I have you booked for next year!
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Cat Island Bahamas
Jacksonville, FL
5

UNFORGETTABLE - FANTASTIC HOUSE, IDYLLIC LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a real get away that's both interesting and relaxing. Then, Cat Island is for you. If you are looking to stay on Cat Island, then Seabreeze is THE place to stay.

First, the location. When you are at Bennett's Harbour you rarely share the beach another soul. The water is crystal clear, calm and shallow. Perfect for small children and those who don't like to swim. At the same time, there is plenty of excellent close by snorkeling including a couple of small wrecks in the nearby harbor. We saw turtles, lobsters, conchs, sand dollars, sea cucumbers and thousands of fish swimming around in 3 to 16 feet of water. There are a couple of restaurants and mini-marts that are walkable or a short drive away. If you are debating about renting the truck, I highly recommend doing so. Everything on Cat Island is spread out and the truck gives you the ability to explore more of the island. However, I caution that you may not want to leave Bennett's Harbour. It's the perfect place for doing absolutely nothing!

Second, the house. We were blown away by how well equipped the house is given the necessity of bring absolutely everything to Cat Island. The unique décor will put you in the island kind of mindset. Lori has thought of just about everything to make the house comfortable so that you really only need to bring food. The kitchen is fully equipped with such nice extras as a waffle iron and a frozen margarita maker. The house is more spacious than I had thought from looking at the pictures of the outside. We had more than enough room in the house to spread out and and the we were easily able to sleep six comfortably. There is a patio and a cabana outside (with hammock) that allow you to sit out in the evenings and watch the amazing sunsets.

We were travelling with a 4 year old and a 9 year old and they both thoroughly enjoyed the house and Cat Island. We all can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoy hearing that others enjoy our home as much as we do. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.
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Cat Island Bahamas
Alipine, Wyoming
5

MY BIRTHDAY IN THE BAHAMAS

  • 5 of 5
Cat Island was amazing, and Lori's house was perfect. Locals are so friendly, with many "dining out" & grocery shopping items considering the size of the island. The house was well stocked with anything & everything you think a person would need! Beautiful views, right on a PERFECT beach. We didn't hardly see anyone else the entire time we were there. Swam, snorkeled, fished (brought our own equipment), and did nothing! it was awesome. Not for someone who has to have a "plan" every second of every day, but we stayed plenty "busy" exploring, etc. Some days were alot of laying on he beach, sitting on the porch, and under the gazebo reading, playing games, sleeping! I've never been so relaxed in my life. Mary will stop by with her beautiful purses, minerva the neighbor will bake you wonderful bread & the reverend has great fruits & veggies! We went during the music festival, it was a great party. Can't wait to go back, I miss it already!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that your birthdays turned out so well. Sounds like you ahd a fantastic time. Rake n' Scrape is tons of fun! Hope to hear from you again soon.
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Cat Island Bahamas
Bradford, VT USA
5

FAMILY FUN AT SEABREEZE!

  • 5 of 5
Seabreeze was the perfect place for a family vacation with our grown children. We were looking for a place with no tourist distractions like jet skis and para-sailing, fancy pools or water parks - just a magical place where we could simply be surrounded by the natural beauty of warm sandy beaches and spend some relaxing time as a family. We definately got it! There were eight of us ages 20 to 53 years old. Seabreeze, just as pictured on the website, met all of our needs. The kitchen was spacious enough for our family of 8 big eaters to spread out and cook in, blend many frozen concoctions (we've GOT to get a Marguarita machine like the one there!), and host many a cribbage game at the big bar. The bedrooms were comfy and the bathrooms well appointed - but the real gem is the beach. We were virtually the only ones on the beautiful stretch of white sand with sparkling blue water all week. We swam, kayaked, snorkeled at Pompei Rock, fished, flew kites, did yoga on the beach and just hung out. The house was loaded with every type of game you might want to play, many good books, snorkeling gear, and even yoga mats. The island is very unspoiled and the people relaxed. Don't expect to get fussed over, but the local residents were friendly and helpful. The owner of the store in Orange Creek stayed open a little late for us so we could get the food we needed the first night we were there. We were shown some great fishing spots and invited to karaoke at the 'Hot Spot' on Friday night, and to New Ebenezer's Baptist Church on Sunday morning (not by the same person!!) Make sure you order some bread from the woman down the lane - it is out of this world. The grocery stores don't have the variety that we are used to here, but we made do. Take Lori's advice and tuck food that you can't live without into your suitcase so you know you'll have it. The restaurants all need a call by early afternoon or the day before so you can order your meal ahead. They are small, quaint and a bit pricey, but have mouthwatering fresh fish. We had a wonderful vacation at Seabreeze and recommend it to anyone looking for the unspoiled natural beauty of the Bahamas.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for replacing the coffee pot!! Hope to hear from you again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Arthur's Town
Car: recommended

Bennett's Harbour is at the northern end of Cat Island, 15 minutes south of Arthur's Town. The house faces west, right on the sugar sand beach, giving you a spectacular sunset every night and a chance to see the green flash. Seabreeze on the calm and protected leeward side of the island, and is in a picturesque natural harbour. There is no coral on the beach, only soft pink/white sand on a secluded beach making it safe for all ages.

Please go to our website at www.seabreezebahamas.com for a more detailed map.

Other Activities: Relaxing on the beach, lounging in a hammock on the gazebo, bonefishing, paddling the creek in sea kayaks, exploring bat caves, hiking to the Blue hole at Orange Creek and exploring the untamed northshore. Be sure to bring your iPod and kindle and plan to RELAX! If all else fails fire up the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction machine and enjoy the sunset from the 35' native stone patio.

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Cat Island House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Each additional guest $175
Optional vehicle rental $450
Rate is based on the first two (2) guests, $175/week each additional guest. 50% deposit, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Notes $ 1.700.00/week first 2 people, $ 175. for each additional person.
2000 Ford Explorer is available for an additional $ 450./week.
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Amenities

Cat Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Laundry Soap
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Master Bedroom has a Full Bath. Hall Bath has Tub/Shower Combo. There is an Outside Shower to rinse off after a swim.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Faces the sea
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Faces the sea. Master bedroom with full bath
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 face the sea, All three bedrooms have Queen beds, bedrooms 2 & 3 also have a twin.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Ceiling fans and A/C in every bedroom. Stereo has iPod hook-up.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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