About the property
- Cottage1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
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.
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- within a few hours
- english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Beyond Expectations, Paradise Found
Bella Mare is a true island paradise. Everything described about the home is 100% accurate, and in our opinion, met every need to the top. The house was well appointed, furnishings were comfortable and updated. Comfortable beds and everything we needed in the kitchen. Caretaker was extremely friendly, as was all of the Bahamians in Eleuthera. We always felt safe and welcome; most all greeted us with a friendly smile and wave. So many things to do and explore on the island. You might need more than a week to pack it all in! Secluded and private beaches rivaled those of any in the world claiming to be the best. Pink sands, crystal blue and turquoise waters for days. Governors Harbour and Gregory Town had everything we needed.
The only thing we regret not doing was just spending more time at the house and enjoying the private cove, snorkeling and kayaking that the neighborhood had to offer! Next time!! We hope to be back...:)) Holly & Chip
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you as our guests.
Everything you need
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Bella Mare. The neighborhood is very close to Gregory Town which is convenient. The home is also close to a lot of wonderful beaches and the Queen's bath.
I loved the set up of the home with a bathroom in each bedroom. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need and lots of spices available so we could cook and not have to purchase much. The porch facing the beautiful turquoise bay was where we spent all our time. We took the kayaks out a few times and rode the bikes too.
We didn't spend much time a the beach within walking distance due to the rocky shore but we spent some time there on our last day. We realized we should have spent more time there. The snorkeling was wonderful and the bay was nice and calm for swimming. Fishing wasn't bad either.
The people of Eleuthera are so friendly and we enjoyed meeting the home owner that was visiting. We hope to return soon.
Clean, beautiful and perfect!
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!
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!
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.
We had a great time!
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! :-)
Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bella Mare.
Great house in a great place
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.
Thank you for your kind review. We hope you return to Eleuthera soon.
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
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