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Mainbrace. A Three Bedroom, Two Bath Home Just Steps From The Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,010 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Mainbrace was built in the 1970's and renovated to the studs during the Summer of 2015.

It's a charming three bedroom, two bath beach cottage on a large property strewn with swaying coconut trees.

Located "one off the beach", Mainbrace sits behind the dune, so while you can't see the ocean from the house, you can hear it and feel the ocean's breezes. It is just a few short steps * to the nearest beach access and beach chairs and an umbrella are available for your use at the house.

You can view the location on the satellite image below. Click "satellite" and zoom in.

* Want to see just how close the walk is? Check out our "links and video" page for a video of the stroll from the gate to the top of the dune of the beach access!

Mainbrace's bedrooms are configured as such: The "master" queen has an en suite bathroom; the second queen and twin bedroom share the second bathroom. The kitchen is large and fully appointed. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas for 6 - 10 people. AC throughout as well as a whole home in-wall stereo system, cable, wi-fi, free long distance and security.

There is an outdoor shower, a gas grill...pretty much anything you need to make Mainbrace your home away from home.

If you have any questions or require additional info, don't hesitate to ask.

Looking forward to having you!

More Details

Trish Becker Chinitz and Richard Chinitz
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Mainbrace in February was an absolute delight from the welcoming and accommodating front stone porch to the inviting open concept living/dining area, decorated most tastefully, I might add.

The bedrooms were also tastefully decorated and the beds super comfortable. The two ensuite bathrooms off the two master bedrooms were modern and super clean.

The kitchen was modern and fully equipped where we able to enjoy cooking local fresh fish and lobster.

The outdoor shower was a welcome added touch to freshen up from our time spent on the beach, a short walk across the street. The beach was all but private, beautiful pink sands and sunsets to die for.
Feb 2017
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Dunmore Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , This bathroom has a large shower and single bowl vanity.
    Jack and Jill Bathroom - toilet , shower , A double bowl vanity and large shower in this room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The master bedroom is cozy, with its own bathroom.
    Queen 2 - 1 queen , The 2nd queen bedroom shares a bathroom with the twin room.
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , The twin bedroom shares a bathroom with queen 2.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Mainbrace. A Three Bedroom, Two Bath Home Just Steps From The Beach!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Mainbrace is beyond words. Not only is it beautifully renovated and decorated, it is also very thoughtfully appointed with all the things one would want at a beach house. The kitchen is stocked with much more than just the necessities and begs for big fun family meals to be had - especially with it being open to the dining/living room and having direct access to the patio. The bedrooms are bright and comfy and the living room is a great place to entertain (with the best sound system!) or just lie down and relax at the end of the day. And on top of all the goodies at the house, there are plenty of towels, chairs and coolers to keep the fun going down at the beach. The front lawn was one of our favorite spots of the house – both during the day to soak up the sun and at night to look up at the best star studded sky and always with the sound of waves crashing in the background.

Mainbrace is located in our favorite part of Briland which is a few minutes’ drive from downtown and around the corner from the beach. Trish is very responsive and you will immediately see how much thought and care she puts in her houses and guests. Tremmie is also incredibly friendly and helpful- we miss her already.

Thanks so much for making the island we love feel even more like home!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay and Vibe

  • 5 of 5

I almost do not want to write my real review because I want to keep this a best kept secret! The location of the house, lay out of the interior, perfectly chosen furnishings, and lovely outside space all contributed to the perfect place to escape. The beach is literally steps away and you can hear the sound of the waves while relaxing on the outdoor hammock or chaise lounges. The Palm trees around the property are majestic and the summer breezes intoxicating.

Trish made sure things stayed on track as there were some minor glitches. Her housekeeper Tremmie was a friendly and warm presence as she cleaned the house and helped during a brief power outage.

It is impossible to not feel Trish's love of Harbor Island evident in her home and how she treats her guests. She was very professional and helpful. We will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Harbour Island is an amazing place to vacation and Mainbrace was the perfect place to stay on the Island. There's no doubt you are on an island when staying in this house because of its clean, open layout, stylish decor, and the sounds of the surf in the background. The beach truly just steps away. There are ample beach chairs, wake boards, and other beach supplies. The kitchen is stocked with all the cooking and serving supplies we needed to prepare some great meals (including fish we caught and conch salad from Island restaurants). It was fun to cook in the kitchen of Mainbrace! There are multiple outdoor seating options, but the best was that hammock.

Mainbrace is also a short golf cart ride into town to sample restaurants such as the Rock House, Dunmore, and The Landing. There are also opportunities for shopping, massages--or the more adventurous, scuba diving.

We didn't have any issues while we stayed at Mainbrace, but it was cleaned every day and the owner/manager was easily accessible and made sure our trip was enjoyable and memorable! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My favorite house on the island!

  • 5 of 5

I am biased towards Trish's properties anyway, but this one is my favorite. A golf cart ride out of town, it is quiet with a lovely hammock, lounge chairs, and the perfect seat for reading a book. We slept four comfortably and were never in each other's way. Mainbrace is steps off the beach, so it's super convenient for leisure activities. I think this was Trish's first foray into midcentury modern, and it's amazing. I love the tile work, and the bedroom doors and bathroom cabinets are flipping awesome! I'd never seen those doors before, and they make me want to buy a beach house just to install the same. I also wanted to rip the wall sconces off the living room wall and take them home in my suitcase. I'll just have to come back and visit them again. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best House on Briland!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that I stayed at magical Mainbrace. The property has great energy and the home is spacious, bright and well appointed. Wonderful bedding, perfect kitchen and very clean. Cant wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay at beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Mainbrace is the perfect place to stay for your Harbour Island getaway. Trish was very responsive and helpful with recommendations for the island. The house is beautiful with excellent design touches and amazing AC for those hot days. Could not be more pleased with my stay here, and hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
North Eleuthera (ELH)
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Romora Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Aqua Pazza
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Pink Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Located "one off the beach", Mainbrace is steps away from the ocean - 107 steps to be exact. It is walking distance from both Romora Bay Yacht Club and Harbour Island Marina as well and a quick, three minute golf cart drive into town for provisions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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