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Ten Bay Beach Cottage - Huge renovation (Oct 2014) - waterfront

Bret Sigillo

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Bret Sigillo

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015
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Ten Bay Beach Cottage - Huge renovation (Oct 2014) - waterfront

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Ten Bay Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

SeaDreams has just undergone a massive interior makeover which includes the addition of a modern kitchen, new high-end appliances, breakfast bar, private bar area, and entertainment center. It's the same view and location you know and love, with all the conveniences you expect, so you can enjoy your dream vacation in paradise.

The new SeaDreams is a distinct, cozy tropical paradise ideally suited for privacy minded couples. Located on Ten Bay Beach on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera you are within easy reach of nature and beauty. The warm open feeling provided by the cathedral ceilings along with the sea life and Caribbean decor make the home an unforgettable vacation experience.

Come to Eleuthera and enjoy the pleasure of the calm sea and the gentle breeze. Relax with a cool, tall drink by the water's edge, and feel the tension leave your body as clarity of thought and mind return.

This home is owned by the author of The Beach Book, Eleuthera, Bahamas edition, the ultimate travel guide for safely finding ALL of Eleuthera's 135 beaches. Rent from the island's beach expert.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bret Sigillo (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015

About Bret Sigillo

Jessica and I live in northwestern NJ. She's the city girl and I'm the country field mouse. I'm an avid scuba diver and golfer, and she's the consummate traveler, cook, and voracious reader. Her roots go back to Sevilla in Spain while I've been in NY/NJ most of my life. I'm the author of The Beach Book, Eleuthera, Bahamas edition.

Bret Sigillo purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Bret Sigillo chose Ten Bay Beach

This was the second home I tried to buy in Eleuthera. I fell in love with the island on my first visit. After failing in negotiations for a place in Eleuthera Island Shores I was lucky enough to come across an ad for this place in the back of Islands magazine. The rest is history. I've since opened up my own vacation rental business, which I operate in my spare time, and recently completed publishing my first book on the beaches of Eleuthera, which has made the #1 Best Selling Bahamian Travel Guide list.

What makes this cottage unique

Most of our guests love the vibrant color of the water evident from every room of the house and on the huge deck. I've always been partial to the wide open feeling of the cathedral ceilings coupled with its location. Great swimming, snorkeling, beaching, and caving all without having to get into a car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Couldn't have been better. We loved our stay at SeaDreams for a multitude of reasons. Eleuthera was exactly as we'd heard-primitive yet extraordinarily beautiful, quaint yet vibrantly colorful. The beaches were out of this world, and as advertised, we usually had them all to ourselves. SeaDreams is situated perfectly on the Caribbean Sea; incredible sunsets and calm, tranquil waters await. The accommodations were very nice and attainable at an excellent price. Highlights of our trip include Rainbow Bay, Lighthouse Beach (unequivocally worth the drive, NOT as bad as we thought it could be. There are 4-5 really rough spots, but other than that it's only about 20 minutes of 'jungle driving') and a trip to the cliffs by Glass Window bridge. From SeaDreams, you'll be perfectly located to explore the island! Don't stay anywhere else! I loved it, and we'll definitely be back.



There is a lot of talk about no see ums and sand fleas-yes, they are there, but we were hardly ever bothered, and it's really only at dusk and the early morning hours.



When traveling to an unfamiliar location, you'll want a host who's knowledgeable and a good communicator. The owner embodies both of those characteristics and does a brilliant job of helping you feel taken care of.



Get groceries upon arrival-I neglected to do this and we couldn't find a place to eat our first night. Not the end of the world, just plan accordingly. It was about the only negative on our entire trip.



Overall a fantastic honeymoon. Glad we came here, we have a lifetime of memories. Thanks Bret!!!
Aug 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Ten Bay Beach Cottage - Huge renovation (Oct 2014) - waterfront
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
Wheaton, MD
5

Really a fantastic place. Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great about this place. The house itself was really nice. Very clean, all new appliances (fancy gas stove) nice layout lots of towels. Great fans and AC. Outside area was fantastic-places to sit, fantastic view right on one of the nicest beaches in Eleuthera. Location is fantastic-close to town and food but easy driving distance of the really nice southern eleuthera beaches. Would highly encourage people to stay there. Bret the owner was extremely helpful and responsive. Got back to me multiple times via email within the hour. Buy his book "Beaches of Eleuthera". And stay at his house!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A perfect place to relax and unwind!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in mid-June after a full day of travel, the instant you pull up to the house and see the huge coconut filled palms and smell the sweet breeze you know you made the right choice. The interior is perfectly laid out with comfy furniture and bedding, you have access to every comfort of home that you may need or want. The views from the bedroom and living room are breathtaking and the deck provides the ultimate place to watch the sunsets with a cold drink and a cigar. Your day will be filled with fun and sun from the moment you roll out of bed and walk the fifteen feet to the water and step right in, until the late night cool off before heading off to bed, and It all can be done feeling safe in and out of the water. We used the Beach Book to plan every day trip , and found it to be the best help you will have to navigate the incredible beaches on the Island, there was also a binder suggesting activities and places to dine while here, with listings for live music and wood oven pizza. TenBay is one the finest beaches in this world and I highly recommend SeaDreams as the place to stay here. You will not regret it! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend the cottage more highly. It is a lovely home in one of the most beautiful places anyone can imagine. The bedroom and living room of the cottage open directly onto the perfect caribbean view (complete with bright blue ocean water and palm trees waving in the breeze) and the deck that surrounds the back of the cottage is spacious, leads directly to the water, and is perfect for laying in the sun and watching the clouds roll by (and moonlit drinks and dinner!) The bay and beach behind the cottage are perfection: serene, unspoiled, and full of wildlife, and, even better, there is surprisingly good snorkeling mere meters from the house! I recommend a stay at the cottage wholeheartedly. The scenery and little luxurious touches with which the owners stocked the house (like spa-sized bath towels) really made for an extraordinary stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been better. What a perfect place for a honeymoon. We loved

our stay at SeaDreams for a multitude of reasons. Eleuthera was exactly as

we'd heard-primitive yet extraordinarily beautiful, quaint yet vibrantly

colorful. Te beaches were out of this world, and as advertised, we usually

had them all to ourselves. SeaDreams is situated perfectly on the Caribbean

Sea; incredible sunsets and calm, tranquil waters await. The accommodations

were very nice and attainable at an excellent price. Highlights of our trip

include Rainbow Bay, Lighthouse Beach (unequivocally worth the drive, NOT as

bad as we thought it could be. There are 4-5 really rough spots, but other

than that it's only about 20 minutes of 'jungle driving') and a trip to the

cliffs by Glass Window bridge. From SeaDreams, you'll be perfectly located

to explore the island! Don't stay anywhere else! I loved it, and we'll

definitely be back.

There is alot of talk about no see ums and sand fleas-yes, they are there,

but we were hardly ever bothered, and it's really only at dusk and the early

morning hours.

When traveling to an unfamiliar location, you'll want a host who's

knowledgeable and a good communicator. The owner embodies both of those

characteristics and does a brilliant job of helping you feel taken care of.

Get groceries upon arrival-I neglected to do this and we couldn't find a

place to eat our first night. Not the end of the world, just plan

accordingly. It was about the only negative on our entire trip.

Overall a fantastic honeymoon. Glad we came here, we have a lifetime of

memories. Thanks Bret!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation on Ten Bay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sea Dreams for 9 days in late July 2013. We had a wonderful time and can say that this house is a great value in a perfect location.

This is our second trip to Eleuthera and fell in love with Ten Bay Beach on our first trip. We centered our house search there for our second trip and chose Sea Dreams because it is so close to the beach! At low tide, the water off the steps to the house is ankle deep...at high tide it comes to your knees. It was an easy walk to the sand from the steps to the sea.

The house was well stocked with everything you might need for your stay. New pots and pans, dishes, and glasses were nice. The kitchen is very small, but perfectly met our needs for cooking a few meals for the two of us. The furniture and bed are comfortable. While the house is not luxurious, we spend most of our time in Eleuthera at the beach and this house perfectly met our needs.

The water pressure in the shower is intense! The new beach chairs were great for taking to all the different beaches we explored on the island. There are several coolers and even some beach floats and snorkel gear.

There were movies and games and lots of stuff in the house to keep you entertained, but we spent most of our time reading and looking at the absolutely incredible blue waters of Ten Bay.

Because it is on the Caribbean side, there are a lot of no-see-ums and mosquitoes. Be prepared with insect repellent whenever you leave the house. This doesn't have anything to do with Sea Dreams, it is island-wide.

Bret was absolutely wonderful in how quickly he responded to any questions we had and using saand.com was a breeze. We really appreciated his help and how nice he made the house for our stay. We plan to return to Eleuthera many times and would absolutely stay at Sea Dreams again if we were travelling as a couple.

Also, the house manager, Arthur, was really accommodating and we also rented a great car from him.

Kim and Jason

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim and Jason for staying with us and thanks for the great review. We pride ourselves on being the best value for the money and since we're the closest rental property to Ten Bay Beach we can offer a superior location, too.
5

Sooooo worth every penny.....

  • 5 of 5

The perfect beachfront location and vacation home to escape the harsh NY winter.....What a find!!! Bret is an all accommodating host that makes your stay even better. The house is RIGHT on the water, and was accurately described. Perfection. Clean, safe and well equipped with all amenities. My teenage daughter and I spent a week here in Feb and we were beyond happy with everything. The water is crystal clear, great for snorkeling and swimming. Ten Bay Beach is perfect for finding starfish and sand dollars when the tide goes out. Don’t expect to see many people, if anyone else while you are there. Its peaceful and uber private. The view from the deck is spectacular and one that you never grow tired of looking at. We brought a suitcase of snacks with us, picked up additional groceries at the store in Governors harbor and went out to lunch or dinner most every night. As for restuarants, Tippy's is a must as is Pascal's in Rock Sound. We spent the day at the Sky Beach Club on the east shore one day which was beyond beautiful. All are well worth the drive. Definitely rent a car.

You will be beyond happy if you rent this vacation home. I know were were. Welcome to Island Time!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: necessary

Other Activities: spelunking

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Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Ten Bay Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Low
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
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$200
 
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Amenities

Ten Bay Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in LR
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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