Seaside Cottage is a unique 3,000 sq. ft. home located on a peninsula on a quiet harbour in the middle of a 6 mile long private island. A perfect get away situated in a wooded lot, 45 feet above the water. The house has quarry tile floors, bright tropical furnishing and a fully appointed kitchen with built in grill. The house has spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, private baths and ceiling fans. French doors open out onto the spacious decks.
The kitchen is open onto a great room which looks out over the water. French doors open out onto 3 sun decks which adjoin another deck surrounding a beautiful fresh water pool.
The long deep water dock provides dockage for boats up to 50 feet in length. You can spend the day reading by the pool or taking a nap in the hammock in the shady waterside woods surrounded by native trees and wild orchids. Watch and feed the tropical fish at the dock. Bird watchers will delight in the numerous hummingbirds, heron's and cranes.
Ammenities:: Your rental includes bicycles to explore the island. Boat rental is available to visit nearby uninhabited island where you may find some ruins of a 18th century old English village, or see the splendor of our many blue holes.
Visit one of our beach front caves or see the spectacular views of the island from the high cliffs or at low tide you can walk the flats for shells and sand dollars.You have satellite TV, VCR, Surround Sound System, DVD movies, Phone, FAX and WIFI for your convience. For recreation we have a competition pool table, kayaks and many games, puzzles and books.
Transportation:: The following can be arranged for you: rental car, rental boat, bone fishing guide, sport fishing guide, snorkeling and diving, motor scooters, golf cart, FREE unlimited golfing on our 9-hole course. Flight packages are available from West Palm Beach, Nassau, or Ft. Lauderdale. We have several restaurant serving American and Bahamian cuisine. A full service marina is also available.
We have a 4,800 ft. airstrip with port of entry services. Four sceduled flights daily from Nassau to Great Harbour. There is also a scheduled flight service four days a week from Ft. Lauderdale International ( private side) to Great Harbour and many flight services that fly charters from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Opa Locka.
We stayed at Ruth Ann's little villa & had an absolutely wonderful vacation. We have been to GHC many times, usually staying in a house on the beach. This place is comfortable and cozy perfect for a couple. I loved the loft and the comfy bed and the shower in the bathroom was excellent. Ruth Ann is a great lady and what I can I say I fell in love with GHC years ago and I just need to come back! I would definitely recommend her place and her home also.
We had 6 adults and a 4 year old in the house for a New Year's trip. There was plenty of room in the house, the WIFI worked and Ruthann went out of her way to get some remodeling done before we arrived. The house is great, but the best part is the hostess - Ruthann is awesome. She was waiting for us at the airport, already had our rental jeeps at the house waiting on us as well as people to help us get all of our stuff to the house. She was more than accommodating for everything possible, even inviting us to the island's NYE party! There are some steps around the house, so it may not be perfect for older guests. Excellent dock and pool with very quiet surroundings. Highly recommended!
We arrived with Brent and Nicky and I have to think they had only three stars pop up by accident. We stayed almost a week and really enjoyed Ruth Ann's piece of paradise. Great hostess. House has everything you need. No water restrictions - cold A/C, plenty of beds. Already planning two trips for next year. Can't wait!!
Our group with three boats arrived on Fathers day, the place was great, plenty of room for three boats. The house was spacious, and had plenty of room for all 10 of us. Ruthann met us there and went over everything, was very helpfull on what and where to go. She also gave us an island tour and took us to a great place for dinner. We are all looking forward to future stays at this location.
Awesome home! Ruth Ann is a great host! The home is clean and well maintained. The fishing was great and kayaking awesome! The most beautiful beaches I have ever seen- crystal clear water. The pool was nice in the afternoon. I highly recommend Ruth Ann's if you are visiting Great Harbor
Having just returned to Miami from the Berry Islands our group has nothing but great memories! Having a large group of 19 people Ruthann was able to get us in touch with other home owners on the island to ensure we were all set for our trip. The help was invaluable while trying to organize such a group.
The Seaside Cottage is exactly as the photos look. A charming house right on the water with it's own pool and bar as well!! We used this house as our main base having up to 19 people comfortably entertained in the house. Ruthann organized a local meal for us prepared right there in her kitchen. Fresh lobster and fish was a great experience for our whole team.
The cottage was very clean and fully equiped for all of our needs. Internet, plenty of fresh towels, toilet paper etc everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The dock in the back yard proved invaluable as well as this was our main pickup point for our excursions to the neighboring island (another must do while on Great Harbour Cay).
Great Harbour Cay is located in the northern Berry Island group, 150 east of Florida and 30 miles WSW of Sandy Point, Abaco
Other Activities: Bone Fishing Capital, Kayaking, Shelling, Exploring Uninhabited Islands, Blue Holes
Golf: Great Harbour Cay Golf Course has 9 holes maintained by the property owners association. Playable, but not kept in pristine condition.