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Seahorse Cottage, a quiet retreat for two

Central Eleuthera, The Bahamas
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

studio cottage

Seahorse cottage is located on the magnificent pink sand beach known as Double Bay. Situated on the four acre 'Serenity' estate, it offers the opportunity for a young, or 'young at heart' couple to enjoy a Double Bay vacation . The 'Seahorse' was completed in 2013 and has been designed and furnished to provide the ultimate in convenience and comfort for our guests. The grounds are designed with many areas for solitude and relaxation. Whether you are lounging in one of the three hammocks or in the gazebo reading a book or counting the stars in the sky at night or relaxing in the shaded palapa or sunning in the beach chaises you will find peace, quiet and privacy.

You may think you are on a deserted island but you will have all the comforts of home. The cottage is air conditioned and has a standby generator to provide electricity during power outages which can be common living on a small island.

Double Bay is strictly residential. There is no commercial development here. The beach is arguably the nicest on the island with great swimming, snorkeling, fishing and SCUBA beach diving. Bring your SCUBA card if you are a diver, explore the reefs and the wreck.

From your first sip of Prosecco upon arrival to the beautiful sunrise on your last day, our goal is to make you say ...'this was our best vacation, ever!!'


Mark Berner

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Jan 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Beachfront
              Property is 200 ft. frontage on a 2 mile stretch of pink sand beach
            • Town
              Closest town is Palmetto Point (3 miles) for grocery stores, restaurants and shopping.


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Safe
                        • Shampoo
                        • Thermos Bottle
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Grill
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Large Cooler
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Patio
                                        • Small Cooler


                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • nude beach
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              10 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A Fantastic Place to Relax and Unwind

                                                              Todd B.Mystic, CT

                                                              Seahorse Cottage is a wonderful cottage in a spectacular location. We stayed for two glorious weeks. The owners -- kind, gracious, full of information and wholly respectful of your privacy -- were correct in calling Double Bay Beach one of the best beaches in Eleuthera. We walked the beach incessantly and mostly had its multiple miles to ourselves. The water was a beautiful hue of colors and great for swimming.

                                                              The cottage is very clean, fully equipped and very close to the beach, with its own set of beach side chaise longues, in addition to beach chairs. We were very comfortable in the cottage, and the washer and dryer were a nice touch.

                                                              We chose to eat out most every night (we're on vacation!) and enjoyed the local restaurants, Tippy's, The Buccaneer, 1648 at French Leave, etc. We went often to the Governor's Harbour grocery stores, the bakery, farm market, da Perk (coffee shop), the Tea House (new tea and coffee house), and Bacchus (light food and specialty gourmet food items and superb cappuccinos.

                                                              It's fun to explore the many beaches of Eleuthera, and we did go north to the Glass Window and on to Harbor Island on a day excursion. After the peace and quiet of Double Bay, we were a bit overwhelmed by the activity level of Harbor Island, but it depends what you are looking for.

                                                              This was not our first visit to a Bahamas out island, but it bears mentioning that the Bahamian people are without doubt the nicest, friendliest people on earth. We go to the Bahamas as much to get to know the Bahamians as anything else.

                                                              Thank you Mark and Kathy for having us as your guests.

                                                              Wonderful Cottage!

                                                              Teresa H.

                                                              What an immensely secluded and peaceful time my husband and I enjoyed at Seahorse Cottage and Double Bay Beach. We relaxed for five days/nights, simply taking in the scenery and peacefulness to ourselves. The cottage is clean and well-equipped with everything that we needed for cooking our meals and spending hours at the beach. I especially appreciated being able to do laundry on the premises and having an outdoor shower. Mark and Kathy were kind and gracious hosts and made us feel right at home. I can not say enough about how wonderful this vacation destination was for us and how beautiful Eleuthera was. We are already looking forward to our return to this wonderful island and cottage. Thank you Mark and Kathy!

                                                              All that and more!

                                                              Andria G.

                                                              My husband and I just returned from a 9 day stay at this property. It was perfect for the 2 of us. The cottage had everything and more than anyplace else we have ever stayed on the island. It is immaculate and the road to the cottage is excellent compared to many. The owners provide all the paper products, soaps, shampoos which is something we have never seen before. Mark and Kathy are wonderful hosts. They are there with info when you need it and fun to talk to sitting on the beach at the end of the day with a drink in hand. Their two dogs were a highlight for us. Friendly and sweet and well trained. Loved the time we spent with them. The cottage is mid-island so it is easy to head north or south. The beach was so pretty. I had it to myself every morning while walking. It is clean and peaceful. The cottage was just perfect. We really did not want to leave. These folks have thought of everything from a generator (needed a couple of windy days) to plush towels, laundry facilities, grills, coolers-you name it, they have it. We would highly recommend a stay here for anyone. Can't wait to be back!!!

                                                              A Piece of Paradise

                                                              Barbara K.

                                                              Our stay at the Seahorse Cottage was peaceful and relaxing. It was a perfect vacation destination for us. The beautiful Double Bay beach was literally steps away from the cottage. Long walks, swimming, and snorkeling were some of the activities we enjoyed at our pretty much "private" beach. Other gorgeous beaches were within a short driving distance so it was easy to venture out and explore the island. Mark and Kathy, the owners of Seahorse, were a true pleasure. The cottage allowed complete privacy, but they were available for questions, needs, or to just chat if we wanted. The cottage itself was clean, nicely decorated, and very comfortable. It even had a washer/dryer, which we found so convenient. We really liked having all of the comforts of home while on vacation. We were so happy we stayed at the Seahorse Cottage during our visit to Eleuthera. Thank you Mark and Kathy!

                                                              Perfect in every way

                                                              Deb L.

                                                              This is our third stay at Seahorse in three years, and we stay for 2-3 weeks each time. In fact, we were the second couple to stay here when it was opened in 2014...so my husband and I obviously love being here, for all of the reasons that other folks have described in their reviews and more. Hearing the surf, the wind rustling the Palmetto palms, the Bahamian mocking birds that sing so joyously and the two that come every morning to visit, the absolutely gorgeous grounds that we feel privileged to share, the incredible pink sand beach of Double Bay, the lovely shaded sitting/lounging/napping area just off the beach...and most of all, Kathy and Mark's welcoming presence, make for the most perfect getaway imaginable.

                                                              The location makes it a great place from which to explore the island by car, make trips to Island Farms for fresh veggies and fruit (and homemade bread twice a week), go to either Governor's Harbour or Tarpum Bay for fresh fish, as well as to lay low for snorkeling, long beach walks (you can walk as far as 4 miles north from here) or a quick drive (less than 2 miles) over to Ten Bay on the Caribbean side. "

                                                              Kathy and Mark are the most absolutely wonderful folks that you could ever hope to meet: welcoming, informative about all aspects of the island and island life, really good humored, and just plain great to spend time with. Their company is one of the things we most look forward to when we come. And yet, if you want your privacy, they are very respectful of it and will not initiate contact with you unless necessary for the running of the property.

                                                              I've stayed on another property north of here and, although there was nothing wrong with it per se, it just couldn't compare to staying here. For me, Seahorse Cottage is the gold standard.

                                                              Seahorse Cottage... a Relaxing Double Bay Retreat

                                                              Laurie R.Lamoine, Maine

                                                              My husband & I spent a wonderful week at Seahorse Cottage. The owners, Mark & Kathy, were attentive & thoughtful prior to & during our stay. The cottage sits on a beautiful property just several feet from beautiful Double Bay beach. The cottage is bright & charming with comfortable furnishings & nice original artwork. We chose to cook most of our meals at the cottage which had a well stocked kitchen & a grill, but there are several wonderful restaurants close by we enjoyed also. The cottage has an indoor shower & a great outdoor shower, a washer & dryer and internet service. We LOVE Eleuthera!!! This was our second visit & it was as fantastic as our first. The locals are some of the friendliest we have met in our travels and the snorkeling is amazing. A car is definately needed to explore the amazing & often secluded hidden beaches on the island. Thanks so much Mark & Kathy for sharing your sweet cottage & the bottle of Prosecco! We miss Bizzy & Bob!!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. B&B miss you as well.

                                                              (For readers: Bizzy & Bob are 2 rescue 'potcake' dogs that make Double Bay Beach their home. They will sometimes join guests for walks on the beach or snacks. They especially like snacks. Very gentle guys, good neighbors.)


                                                              Central Eleuthera, The Bahamas

                                                              Double Bay beach is a 3 mile stretch of soft pink sand protected by an offshore reef. Reef areas are superb for snorkeling, fishing and diving.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Fifty percent of the rental charge is due when you make your reservation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. If reservation is cancelled and the the property can be rebooked your charges will be refunded. A $350.00 damage deposit is also required at booking. This deposit is refundable if property is undamaged.

                                                              Fifty percent of rental and deposit is due at booking. The balance is due sixty days prior to arrival.

                                                              10 Reviews
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