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Owner

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

House on the beach, just steps to the water

27 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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!'

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:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We built our homes ourselves with the help of lots of friends from both Cat Island and Oregon. We think that you'll love our homes as much as we do. We have made every effort to supply you with everything that you need for the best vacation of your life! Please let us know if anything needs our attention.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Bahamas

Cat Island is the kind of place that finds it's way into your soul. Most of our guests are planning their next trip back before they even leave. You will think about the tranquil waters for the rest of your life...in a good way.

What makes this house unique

We believe that the cure for anything is saltwater...sweat, tears or the sea.

Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

House on the beach, just steps to the water
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
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
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5

Life is better at the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying ar Seabreeze and it was better than the first time because it felt like coming home, this place is so comfortable and the location is the best! The water was so warm and calm I used the paddle board everyday and most of the time I was in the water floating reading my kindle for hours🌴😁 if you are trying to escape from your busy life and you want to feel like you are in you own private island this is the place to be. Before we arrived I asked Ricky the caretaker if he could buy us some groceries like beer, eggs,soda, milk etc and when we got to the house he had everything there. I usually bring meat, coffee, pasta all the essentials that I can't get there sometimes( make sure to tip him please)and another nice surprise was the house has internet so you can make wifi calling! I posted a video of the beach on YouTube. Thank you for sharing your lovely home🌞

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy when we hear that our guests enjoy our home as much as we do. Cat Island is the perfect retreat from our hectic lives. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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5

HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Seabreeze house from july4 to july11 in my opinion it was to short! The reason a chose Cat island was because of Bennetts harbor. I'm very picky when it comes to beaches so when I found the perfect house on the perfect beach I fell in love. The house was everything I was looking for, the kitchen is modern and has everythink you need and more, all the bedrooms have air conditioners, a washer and dryer and you even have a gas grill so you can cook your steaks,chicken and hamburgers that you can bring from home in a cooler! Ricky the caretaker came to pick us up at the airport, nice guy. I spoke to him before we got there and he and Debbie the cleaning lady went to the market for us so we could have beer and some things in the house before we got there. Just remember Cat Island is not Nassau so as long as you know that you will enjoy your trip. The internet did not work while we where there Oh Well ;) who cares when you have a beach like that! The weather was hot and sunny every day, I wish I was there now!!! We did not rent a car, Danny king was our taxi driver. The only problem I had was that I forgot to pack my blow dryer( my husband's fault he complain my bag was to heavy) so my hair looked like crap the whole week. If I can make a suggestion will be that the house needs new beach chairs the kayaks where nice to have but maybe one day they can add a standing paddle board?;) I would like to thank the Romes for sharing there beautiful house with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had such a great time! We really do try and make every effort for our guests to feel like Cat Island was the best vacation they have ever taken. We have provided just about every kitchen gadget that I can think of, including a 'Margaritaville' blender (bring your own wait staff :) I feel like our house is the perfect blend of comfort and island style. The white/pink sand beach is the best beach I've ever seen. The calm, cool, clear water makes it heaven on earth. The internet should finally be up and running, after literally years of government promises~ YAY!! There is one paddle board, but as it's so portable, we keep it in the garage. Rust is the mortal enemy of beach chairs, but I'll ship a few more down in our next shipment. Thanks for the heads up. Come Back Soon!! Rich & Lori
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5

Outstanding Bahamas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We began staying at this house i think in 2009 (see Mermaid in Training review). We have since stayed in some other locales but last year came back to Baybeeeze and this year returned to Seabreeze. In my book its the best of the best. Helpful owner (offsite) and onsite caretakers. I suggest renting the car with the house for exploring. Yardies nearby for conch salads; Da Smoke Pot for lunch or dinner. Check out the Library in Bennetts Harbor as well. Everyone warm and friendly.

This house is the perfect base of operations for bonefishing, snorkeling, kayaking, beachcoming and just simply relaxing.

We hired Debbie, the housekeeper to take us into the bush and show us local plants used in bush tea and bush medicine. Was a fabulous day. Fun and informative.

Also went birding and added many new species!

Another great trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spokane, WA, USA
5

Hard to beat if you are looking for the nice place to stay in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The house is well nice, comfortable, well laid out, and the kitchen is well equipped. Great location right on a beautiful beach. Perfect base to explore the island from or just kick back and relax. If you are on the fence book the place now you will not be sorry.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

very nice house

  • 4 of 5

We have been to the out islands 20 times but this is our first time to cat. The house was very nice, everything you need is there. Ricky the caretaker was excellent. There is no a/c in main portion of house also one of three bedrooms had no a/c. Very nice location. Only "problem" we had was that Lori's other house is very close next door, the cabanas are about 50 ft apart, if renters are there you feel a little crowded it a part of the world that we go to get away from the crowds. Overall very good experiance and would return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry! One of the brand new a/c blew out, and we have been trying to get the replacement to the island for over three weeks. It's never an easy task, but it's there now. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed Cat Island, and hope that you will be back very soon. Please understand that Baybreeze is brand new, and we are still working on getting the 'visual barrier' between the houses with plants/trees. Landscaping is slow to catch near the beach, and we are replacing the palms that were lost in storms this next week. By next year we should have more of a physical 'berm' to afford more privacy, and of course more mature landscape. I hope that you come back again soon. With kind regards, Lori
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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.

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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Rates & Availability

Cat Island House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

$ 1,700.00/week first 2 people, $ 175. for each additional person per week.
2000 Ford Explorer is available for an additional $ 450./week.

Rate is based on the first two (2) guests, $175/week each additional guest. 50% deposit, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

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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 ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ceiling fans and A/C in every bedroom. Stereo has iPod hook-up.

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