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Bella Mare - Island paradise. Ocean front cottage with spectacular views.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6.

Welcome to our island paradise. This recently renovated and elegantly upgraded beach cottage is located in the quiet and serene area of Oleander Gardens just north of Gregory Town. Perched on a hill only steps from a peaceful cove, Bella Mare offers the ultimate in modern conveniences and some of the most beautiful scenery of the Bahamas. Take time out of your stressful lives and relax on our front porch. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Caribbean ocean and your worries will surely fade away.

A private beach is only 150 feet away so take time out to enjoy the sun and discover the wildlife while snorkeling in the cove.

Away from it all.: Eleuthera - From the ancient Greek word for freedom. Freedom is what you can expect when you visit Eleuthera. Freedom from work, stress, and the pressures of everyday life. This island is truly a paradise away from it all. You are far removed from the glitz and glamor of the casino's of Nassau and the hustle and bustle of the big city. Take your time and enjoy sleeping in, snorkeling in the cove or enjoy the sunset from the porch.

The Island.: Eleuthera offers 220 miles of coastline with countless sandy coves and isolated beaches with pure white and pink sands. The snorkeling and fishing are some of the best in the Bahamas. Bonefish can be caught by wading out in front of our house. Swimming and sunbathing are especially enjoyable activities due to the privacy of the many beaches. You can go to the beach and never spot another human being.

The Cottage.: The cottage has been lovingly upgraded and decorated by the owners. It features custom made furniture covers, cushions, and window treatments.

More Details

Per Yde
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We snorkeled everyday, visited different beaches and explored the island. We loved Lighhouse beach with turquoise clear water and a great coral reef to snorkel. The locals are very friendly and helpful. Empty beaches wherever we went. A perfect place to enjoy a last week of summer before the winter season begins.
Oct 2010
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North Eleuthera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath is newly renovated and features Italian marble surround. The guest bath is also newly renovated and the shower is beautifully decorated with Indonesian river rock.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom features a queen size bed with luxurious pillowtop mattress. Guest bedroom has two twin beds and ocean view. In addition we also have two fold out single beds in the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Other amenities include a large selection of DVDs, Central air conditioning for your comfort, bicycles and kayaks.

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Bella Mare - Island paradise. Ocean front cottage with spectacular views.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful! Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 10 nights in Jan/feb 2017. The house was very clean with modern features. We had an amazing stay and would highly recommend this rental! We would love to stay again. The rental had everything needed for a perfect beach getaway: kayaks, beach chairs, beach towels, bicycles. This was our 5th time in Eleuthera, but my parents' first time! They said hands down the best vacation and most unique they have had!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful property on a lovely cove with sunset carribean views to die for!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Bella Mare. Was exactly as advertised. Short walk to a beautiful cove beach with excellent snorkeling on coral reef. Very friendly and helpful was Maurice the property caretaker. We enjoyed the Kayaks, explored several adjacent coves with them. Wallace and Vivian Sands are wonderful to work with regarding rental car. Highly recommended this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you as our guests. We hope you visit again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Oh Eleuthera, where should I begin on this review. Well it's pretty safe to start by saying this was our best family vacation yet. What an island! The beaches no matter where you go are so beautiful and empty that you would be surprised if you even saw footprints in the sand. I have been to a bunch of places in the carribean and Eleuthera was even more amazing. The people on the island were all too kind and welcoming to us. The house was perfect for us. It was a lovely house and very spacious. The house had everything you needed for you in a very thoughtful approach. Music, Movies, Family Games and all the kitchen appliances you would need to make you feel at home. The views, beaches, house and kindness of everyone truly made this an unbelievable experience for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! Great location. Per was excellent to work with. The house is decorated with love and attention, well maintained and stocked. We will not hesitate to book again and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful quality vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Bella Mare is one of the most unique and beautiful get a way locations you will find on the Island of Eleuthera. The owners have taken the time and expense to make sure your visit is one that you will want to come back time and time again.The neighbors and Island people are all so friendly and the owners diary make sure you know how to find all the right places to enjoy the food, history and culture of the Island. We look forward to spending many more wonderful days at Bella Mare.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Allan. It was a pleasure having you as a guest.
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Sheffield, MA

Perfect Cottage on Eleuthera

  • 4 of 5

We could not have asked for a better accommodation on Eleuthera. The location was ideal as we had access to both Governor's Harbour and Harbour Island, but at the same time the cottage location was quiet and peaceful. There are countless beaches nearby, which are easy to access. We were able to relax, snorkel and fly fish on a daily basis. At night, there are a few restaurant options within easy driving distance such as Rainbow Inn, The Cove and Laughing Lizard. However, we preferred to eat in most nights as the kitchen offers all the appliances one would need to prepare a nice meal. The beach across the street was perfect for snorkeling or a quick swim but a bit rocky for walking or lounging. The house itself was in great condition and the front porch was tough to beat with a cup of coffee in the morning. Great view! Overall, Belle Marre is an excellent option for those looking to truly relax within in their own comforts yet have access to beaches, restaurants and towns. - Dan

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Dan. We are happy to hear that you had a good time.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
North Eleuthera
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Harbor Island
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Cotton Bay
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Cove
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Our private cove
Car: necessary

Quiet serene area of Oleander Gardens. Very close to Gregory Town with its renowned Pineapple Festival. Only 1.5 miles from Lovers Beach, Twin Sisters beach, Gaulding Cay, Queen's bath and the world famous Glass window bridge. We are located next door to the very upscale resort The Cove.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating


Rates & Availability

North Eleuthera Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rate includes tax, cleaning and kayak/bicycle rentals.
We will accept payment via check, paypal or credit card. If you choose paypal or credit card we will charge an additional 3% processing fee.
A 50% deposit is required to hold all reservations.

The final payment along with a $250.00 refundable security/damage deposit will be due 60 days before arrival.
The security deposit will be refun

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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