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Seahorse Cottage, a quiet retreat for two

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Central Eleuthera Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!!'

More Details
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Mark Berner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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August 18, 2016
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Seahorse Cottage, a quiet retreat for two
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

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 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lamoine, Maine

Seahorse Cottage... a Relaxing Double Bay Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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.)
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the sea horse cottage for ten days. It was everything we were looking for. The location was perfect and the beach was magnificent. The cottage was lovely and had everything you need. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. If you want a quiet, romantic, peaceful vacation this is the place for you. The beach was so beautiful, I think the best one one the island. Most days we never saw anyone else on the beach. Our best vacation ever! We hope to return again soon but for longer.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Seahorse cottage in early August and once again had a lovely time. It continues to be one of our favorite places on the island; the beach is spectacular, the cottage quite comfortable with everything you need for an island vacation. The beach access is right out the door, a two minute walk, and Governor's Harbor as well as Rock Sound (for eating out and procuring supplies) are both easy drives of about 20 minutes. It is a wonderful spot to hang out on the beach or use as a base to explore the island. Private, clean, tasteful, with everything you need to unwind and enjoy Eleuthera. (even a pair of potcake dogs are around if you want canine companionship for your beach walks!) Thanks, Kathy, Mark, Bob and Bizzy!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Seahorse Cottage! The set-up is terrific for beach lounging!! The cottage is charming: comfortable, clean and well-cared for with all you need for a relaxing island visit. I would strongly recommend this property! We will be returning (we hope in about two months) and, fingers crossed, will be able to rent the cottage for our next stay. Thanks, Kathy and Mark (and Bizzy and Bob, too!)

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place...we stayed there for one week and it was a paradise.

Mark and his wife are very kind and they helped anytime we need....thanks again for your chocolate cake...

we are sorry if I'm writing right now, but I was sure to have write months ago.

We suggest this place also because of the price...a lot of facilities for a right price.

Thanks again Mark and we hope to see you again

Fabio and Riccardo friom Rome, Italy

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mate & Jenny's
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mate & Jenny's
Car: necessary

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.


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Central Eleuthera Cottage Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $300

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.

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Central Eleuthera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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