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Ten Bay Beach Cottage - waterfront

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

SeaDreams has just undergone a massive interior makeover which includes the addition of a modern kitchen, new high-end appliances, breakfast bar, private bar area, and entertainment center. It's the same view and location you know and love, with all the conveniences you expect, so you can enjoy your dream vacation in paradise.

The new SeaDreams is a distinct, cozy tropical paradise ideally suited for privacy minded couples. Located on Ten Bay Beach on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera you are within easy reach of nature and beauty. The warm open feeling provided by the cathedral ceilings along with the sea life and Caribbean decor make the home an unforgettable vacation experience.

Come to Eleuthera and enjoy the pleasure of the calm sea and the gentle breeze. Relax with a cool, tall drink by the water's edge, and feel the tension leave your body as clarity of thought and mind return.

This home is owned by the author of The Beach Book, Eleuthera, Bahamas edition, the ultimate travel guide for safely finding ALL of Eleuthera's 135 beaches. Rent from the island's beach expert.

I also rent a 2 bedroom home that can sleep up to 6 guests in Winding Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas on the Atlantic side of the island. If you prefer a larger beachfront home in a more southern location then please view my other listing at https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3736122

More Details

Owner
Bret Sigillo
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Bret Sigillo

Jessica and I live on the North Carolina coast. She's the city girl and I'm the country field mouse. I'm an avid scuba diver and golfer, and she's the consummate traveler, cook, and voracious reader. Her roots go back to Sevilla in Spain while I've lived in NY/NJ most of my life. I'm the author of The Beach Books (Eleuthera, Curacao, Tortola), The Eleuthera Beach Map, and the Eleuthera Travel Guide.

Bret Sigillo purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Bret Sigillo chose Bahamas

This was the second home I tried to buy in Eleuthera. I fell in love with the island on my first visit. After failing in negotiations for a place in Eleuthera Island Shores I was lucky enough to come across an ad for this place in the back of Islands magazine. The rest is history. I've since opened up my own vacation rental business, which I operate in my spare time, and recently completed publishing my fourth book on the beaches. The Eleuthera Beach Book has made the #1 Best Selling Bahamian Travel Guide list.

What makes this cottage unique

Most of our guests love the vibrant color of the water evident from every room of the house and on the huge deck. They also say that they didn't realize how close the house was to the water (about 30 feet) from the pictures.

I've always been partial to the wide open feeling of the cathedral ceilings coupled with its location. Great swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, beaching, and caving all without having to get in a car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Couldn't have been better. We loved our stay at SeaDreams for a multitude of reasons. Eleuthera was exactly as we'd heard-primitive yet extraordinarily beautiful, quaint yet vibrantly colorful. The beaches were out of this world, and as advertised, we usually had them all to ourselves. SeaDreams is situated perfectly on the Caribbean Sea; incredible sunsets and calm, tranquil waters await. The accommodations were very nice and attainable at an excellent price. Highlights of our trip include Rainbow Bay, Lighthouse Beach (unequivocally worth the drive, NOT as bad as we thought it could be. There are 4-5 really rough spots, but other than that it's only about 20 minutes of 'jungle driving') and a trip to the cliffs by Glass Window bridge. From SeaDreams, you'll be perfectly located to explore the island! Don't stay anywhere else! I loved it, and we'll definitely be back.



There is a lot of talk about no see ums and sand fleas-yes, they are there, but we were hardly ever bothered, and it's really only at dusk and the early morning hours.



When traveling to an unfamiliar location, you'll want a host who's knowledgeable and a good communicator. The owner embodies both of those characteristics and does a brilliant job of helping you feel taken care of.



Get groceries upon arrival-I neglected to do this and we couldn't find a place to eat our first night. Not the end of the world, just plan accordingly. It was about the only negative on our entire trip.



Overall a fantastic honeymoon. Glad we came here, we have a lifetime of memories. Thanks Bret!!!
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Central Eleuthera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in LR
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ten Bay Beach Cottage - waterfront
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 22 reviews
5

Awesome!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and Ten Bay Beach were incredible. The snorkeling right outside the house was awesome. So many beautiful fish. Will be staying there on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beauty and serenity

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this house and its location. My husband and 3 yr old stayed here for a week and had the best time! The house and Ten Bay is perfect for children. We loved Kayaking in the evening and hitting different beaches during the day. Lighthouse Beach is a must! The Beach Book was so helpful.

The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked most of our meals at home. I haven't been that relaxed and connected to a place in a long time. In my opinion, the house is best for a small family just because the bathroom is less private. The owner was great to work with and answered my many questions. It was really helpful to have the phone that the owner provided because we got locked out one day (I happened to have the phone with me) and we called the manager Arthur who quickly got us back into the house. I think about the sunsets and low tide/high tides of Ten Bay all of the time. Take me back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A corner of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Overall very beautiful place. Location is one of the best beaches of the island, particularly for relax and childrens. House is just on the sea, with outstanding sunsets, and a beach only for you. The island is a truly Bahamas out island, very natural, sea at the top, little tourism (and little interest in tourism, including littering in extermely beautiful beaches that we could avoid with a small effort). House is beautiful and full of all what is needed, reccomended to carry some food because food in the island is poor and expensive. Reccomended island farm for vegetables and tarpum bay pier for fish.

Brat is always ready to support you by mail, with a lot of passion for the island and care for his customer. And his propertly is perfectly mantained.

Overall higly reccomended, you will came back happy, satisfied and relaxed.

Alessandro

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jackson MS
5

Beautiful house - perfect beach cottage on a spectacular beach.

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable - loved the house - great kitchen. Outdoor shower was my thrill after day on the beach! Kayaks were convenient and made our trip even better.

Thanks for sharing your place!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA
4

Pretty as the picture

  • 4 of 5

Pros:

The property itself is magnificent...Just as others described it... Perfect "getaway" for a couple... The unit has everything you may need...except...

Cons

The property manager...

We were very deceived by this guy, nice on the phone, but gave us a song and dance regarding the type of car requested and then available... If you do decide to rent his" jeep"... it is in terrible condition... no airbags, wires sticking out of the drivers side seat, filthy all around. When we went to pick it up, he charged an additional $80.00 cash for "transport" fees, never discussed prior ! Also there was NO water for drinking or making coffee when we checked in... Not too many stores nearby and we had already driven by and stopped at the market on our way in.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review and glad you enjoyed the property. Regarding concerns, renting a vehicle is not a service we provide. We recommend our property manager's car rental business as an option for it's convenience. It is up to the renter to work out arrangements directly. Local businessmen who rent vehicles on the island charge drop off fees when picking up and returning to alternate airports such as ELH or RSD if they operate out of GHB. Bottled water is not supplied with our rental. We supply a 5 gallon water bottle and pump that needs to be filled when empty. This was explained in our welcome letter. Many times previous tenants will leave some water, but that doesn't appear to be the case this time so sorry about that. Most renters prefer filling the bottled water, however, boiled cistern water is perfectly fine for coffee. There are two markets in Savannah Sound that are open 7 days a week and within a mile of the house. Several other markets in North Palmetto Point are within 3 miles.
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5

wonderful water and privacy

  • 5 of 5

The beach the property is located on was great for starfish and sand dollars. Having the kayaks and snorkeling gear available was awesome because the snorkeling around the shoreline and rocks was great with abundant fish.

Loved that there were hardly any people around.

Kitchen was well equipped for cooking local foods/ fish and the entire cottage was clean and inviting

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Other Activities: spelunking

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund