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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 20, 2018

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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Gregory Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Bella Mare - Island paradise. Ocean front cottage with spectacular views.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 32 reviews

Island hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house with an outstanding view is located in a small neighborhood. Up and then you meet or see other friendly people but basically you are by yourself with a sheltered bay for swimming, sunsets like a dream come true and whispering palms. You have to explore a bit to find out where to get some food or the catch of the day. Trips around the island are great, beaches unbelievable.

The house itself is decorated with a lot of love and taste for a great stay next to the beach.

Terre and Per: it was a great pleasure to meet you and thank you so much for sharing your house with us! It was a retreat and an absolutely new experience for us, worth coming all the way from Germany!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Andrea and Matthias. It was truly a pleasure meeting ou and having you as our guests. We are so happy that you enjoyed our house and the island. We hoe to see you again soon.
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Clean, beautiful and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place and location. The communication was absolutly perfect and nothing left to guess at could not ask for any more. Felt very welcome. Meet the neighbors and really get to know the area!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poquoson, Virginia

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Bahamas and we chose Eleuthera due to the possibility of waves for my surfer husband and the reputation that Eleuthera was safer than most Caribbean islands. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and feel we "nailed it" in choosing Bella Mare. We loved the fact that Gregory Town is a fun little town (with surf shops!) and that Bella Mare was located off Queens Highway in a nice, quiet neighborhood. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful (we were invited twice to their neighborhood New Year's Eve Party). We especially enjoyed having the cove less than a block away and found the snorkeling there the best. We took over 400 GoPro pics and they are terrific. We took the kayaks out one day and had a great time paddling around peeking at the Cove Resort and the shoreline. The water is so clear and beautiful, you can see fish from the kayak. We took side trips to Governor's Habor, Harbor Island (lots of fun cruising around in a golf cart and seeing the pink sand beach), Surfer's Beach (of course!), ate at Daddy Joe's several times (including New Year's Eve), Unca Gene's in Gregory Town (where we waved and said hello to Lenny Kravitz as he was cruising around in his jeep), visited the Island Gift store several times, and enjoyed talking with the locals who were helpful and nice.

Bella Mare was perfect for the 3 of us and we basically lived on the front porch when we were not sleeping! The house has everything you need and is nicely decorated and bright and airy. The location is exceptionally beautiful and quiet, and the stars are beautiful at night. The sunsets and beautiful water views were incredible. We were fortunate also to have perfect weather and great breezes and never turned the AC on.

Thank you Per and family for sharing your home with us and providing the detailed information and guidance--it was very helpful for us "first timers." We will certainly return to the Island some time in the future and catch the activities we missed. It was a sad flight home coming back to reality, temperatures in the teens and snow, but at least we have tans! :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bella Mare.
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Great house in a great place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was supplied as advertised. Per was extra helpful in recommending reliable local sources such as car rental, snorkeling, and "The Hidden Beaches of Eleuthera", all of which worked out very well. If you want to have a tropical vacation in a place that you have almost entirely to yourself, North Eleuthera is it. Navigating around the island using the "Offline Maps" feature of Google Maps allowed us to easily find our way to everything we sought, without cellphone access.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We hope you return to Eleuthera soon.
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Clearwater FL

Awesome Vacation stay at Bella Mare

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Oct. 07 - 14, 2017. A great time of the year to visit Eleuthera. This is our second time staying in this beautiful home.

The home has everything you need plus an awesome view. The home is clean and up todate.The kitchen is very equipped and the home has an outside shower, hot and cold water. This is perfect when returning from the beach. We also walked around Oleander Gardens. It is a Lovely neighborhood with very kind people.

The snorkeling in Oleander Cove is the best. We saw Grouper, Snapper, 2 Lobster that become our dinner and TONS of reef fish in the shallows and in the deeper areas around the big rocks and the Barracuda babies were So cute.

The home is fully equipped with everything you need to cook and unwind. The bed are so comfy. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the front porch reading and the breeze was great. We explored Spanish Wells this visit by boat. We docked the boat at the Wreckers Restaurant and had lunch then rented a golf cart and saw the island. Upon returning the cart we had an early dinner at the Wreckers again. We also ate at Daddy Joe's. Great dinner and drinks. We will be back again. Thank you Per and Terre for sharing your home and island with us.

Pam and Jim

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We loved having you as our guests and you are always welcome back.
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Great Location and Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location on a great island. This is a beautiful home across from the Caribbean, this was our first time on the island and we will go back. House was clean and everything you needed there.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed Bella Mare and Eleuthera.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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