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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 - 23 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!

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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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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


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Mainbrace. A Three Bedroom, Two Bath Home Just Steps From The Beach!
average rating of 4.948718 based on 41 reviews

Perfection- Inside and Out!

  • 5 of 5

Mainbrace is an INCREDIBLE property.!!!.So chic and beautifully decorated by it's owner Trish Becker, the ultimate Briland hostess! Trish's love of the Island, it's history, art and architecture are all reflected in this unique property..Her attention to detail is unparalleled!

Mainbrace's kitchen is stocked with all of the best essentials and beautiful linens. The bedrooms are bright and cozy. The living room is a great place to entertain (with the best sound system!) She has stocked the house with all of the things her guests may need: from monogramed towels, barware, beach chairs and coolers.

The indoor/ outdoor living is spectacular. There is space to relax outside in the hammock and lounges under the palm trees. The outdoor terrace is a lovely spot for a special dinner. It is the perfect house for a group of friends or family who love to entertain!

The house is on the quiet end of the island which is ideal for relaxation and world-class beachcombing. Just steps from the beautiful Pink Beach, the house is perfectly located for beach lovers while being a stone's throw from the excitement of town.

Mainbrace has a special vibe. It is sophisticated and chic and a brings out the spirit of this wonderful island. I loved staying there and look forward to returning next year!

**** Be sure to say hello to Tremmie. She is a delight and happily takes care of all of the guests like family.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

A True Gem of a Beach House Perfect for Families with Kids

  • 5 of 5

Mainbrace was the perfect beach home for my family of 4 Adults plus 2 kids (3.5yrs and 11 months crawler). Trisha was AMAZING to work with from beginning to end in so many ways. Trisha's warm and positive energy radiated in our correspondence (along with her excellent communication). Her home at Mainbrace also echoed that same radiant energy. I love that it's a one floor breezy beach home with a large yard and so many amenities that worked for our family (even loved the quality blow dryer - for hair specific folks like me). We used the nice quality hammock for afternoon naps. My husband's one requirement for our house rental was it had to be beach accessible and accessible to morning coffee. Mainbrace fits the bill with it's location only being a few steps up a path to a very beautiful and secluded beach (prettier than the ones on the resorts). Instead of having to go out to get coffee, he got to use the Nespresso machine (his preferred coffee choice) stocked with pods each morning. The yard was perfect to let the kids safely run and play. Speaking of kids, Trish referred us to Eedie who we were able to rent a nice wooden crib and highchair from (she delivered it and picked it up too!). I love that Mainbrace is located on the quieter side of town yet we quickly can get into the main part of town with our golf cart. We felt so safe, we kept the front doors open at night (which we've NEVER done anywhere since we're New Yorkers) to let the wonderful breeze flow through. But we felt so safe and saw how genuine the locals are. We loved the breeze coming in from the ocean and the tall palm trees in the yard. We even got some coconuts from the trees & drank from it. I love the outside patio and shower along with washing machine (very helpful with young kids). Tremmie our house keeper was a delight. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Trish even checked in with us during our stay to make sure all was going well. Harbor Island is a true gem, & Mainbrace is a gem within a gem. We discovered that Trisha is a very talented jewelry designer (Trish Becker Jewelry) when we saw her stylish accessories at the Blue Rooster (the cutest boutique on the online). Everyone seemed to know Trisha on the Island. This is our 2nd time back to Harbor Island. This was our first time renting a home on the island and now we will always rent over staying at a hotel. Mainbrace has played a part in adding to our amazing experience and memories from this trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We wanted to stay at Mainbrace forever!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I absolutely loved dealing with Trish from planning our holiday right through to the very last day of our stay. She was so accommodating and provided fast, easy resolutions to any of our questions. The house is exactly as it appears in the photos -- stylish, comfortable, great location on the island. Tremmie was a delight too. So helpful and just lovely to be around. I would highly recommend any of Trish's properties based on how she guided our experience. Oh, and she has a FABULOUS reputation around the island. All the restaurant and shop owners love her and will tell you how nice and genuine she is. What more do you need to book!? Thanks again for everything Trish and hope to see Mainbrace again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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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Charlotte, NC

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
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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:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful Island. Lovely decoration and a very friendly caretaker. Would love to go back!”
Dec 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

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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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