|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Seabreeze Bahamas is located on the beautiful white sand beach in Bennett's Harbour, at the northern end of Cat Island. The house is perfect for a family...or two! The house is literally on the sand, with the water 50 feet from the back door. The water is calm with a sandy bottom, making it safe for kids of all ages.
Satellite TV, a DVD player, lots of movies, video games, board games, puzzles, books and an iPod stereo system are available to help you relax. There are two sea kayaks and lots of masks and snorkels for you to use. There is a full gourmet kitchen with small stores nearby for staples. Many restaurants on the island for a taste of local Bahamian cooking.
Cat Island appeals to those who travel not just to see new landscapes, but also to gain a new perspective on living. You will feel welcomed by the friendly people on this southern Bahamian island.
Discover a peaceful hideaway that evokes a familiar charm, as if to say, 'Welcome Home!'
Please see our website at www.seabreezebahamas.com for more pictures and information.
Bonefishing~ Cat Island offers many ideal spots for bonefishing. Local guides are available, if you like, to point you in the right direction by boat, or on foot. Anglers can quietly stalk these elusive fish by wading through knee-deep water. These quicksilver fighters, weighing up to 15 pounds, inspire both fly fishermen and spin casters alike with their power and speed. Unpredictable and wily, the bonefish are often found in schools of 50 or more, making for exciting bursts of action. With Bennett's Creek leading to Alligator point just up the beach, you'll have miles of wadable flats right outside the patio door. Orange Creek offer expansive flats lined with mangroves. There is a tide clock at the house to help you plan your day of angling.
Scuba Diving~ There are two dive centers on Cat Island. One at Shannas Cove, about 20 minutes North of Seabreeze. The other is down South at Hawk's Nest, about 1 1/2 hours from Seabreeze.
Top Dive Locations:
First Basin Wall: 100-200ft. Facing the Great Bahamas Bank is a spectacular deep water drop-off. Its proximity to the deep ocean provides many encounters with schooling jacks, Eagle Rays and, occasionally, sharks.
Blue Hole: 80-100ft. Out on the bank is a magnificent Blue Hole. Inside the opening divers often encounter schools of fish, large groupers and Caribbean Reef Sharks. White Hole Reef expresses another phenomenon peculiar to The Bahamas: circular depressions in the limestone basin that form flat basins surrounded by coral mounds. These sites serve as an oasis for solitary reef and schooling fish.
White Hole Reef: Circular depressions in the limestone basin surrounded by coral mounds
The Tunnels: 30ft. The Tunnels can be reached from the beach. They begin in very shallow water and descend through a series of crevices, canyons and fissures to a coral garden
Third Basin Reef: Wall 110-130ft. Nearly vertical drop-off with giant sponges and black
Exploring the North Shore~ Several roads lead to the North shore where you will find bits of flotsum that have blown in from the Atlantic. Garbage to some, treasure to others and a fun place to see the crashing waves on the beach while searching for seashells.
Blue Holes~ There are many lakes and Blue Holes on Cat Island, some are filled with fresh water and some salt. There are many tales of the mermaids who live in them and pirates who disappeared.
Bat Caves~ There are at least 18 caves on Cat Island that you can explore. The easiest to find are on the main road about 5 miles south of Seabreeze, or on Dicky road in Orange Creek.
Rake n Scrape~ A music festival in Arthur's Town, heald the first weekend in June where famous musicians come from all over the Bahamas to play, and the party goes all night.
Regatta~ A sailing race and party that lasts for three days the first weekend in August. Also known as 'homecoming' it's a time when families come back to Cat Island for cook outs and togetherness.
Getting There: There are two airports on Cat Island. Arthur's Town (ATC) is only 15 minutes away from our home at Bennett's Harbour, and New Bight (TBI) is about 45 minutes away to the south. You can arrange for pick-up by taxi with, Danny King (242) 354-5088 from either airport. Flights are available from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA or Nassau / New Providence, Bahamas. Sky Bahamas flys from Nassau to Cat island twice daily www.skybahamas.net .
we really needed this vacation, so we were very pleased when we arrived to find this home so beautiful. everything was exactly as discribed. we have rented homes in the bahamas before and in this price range, this is by far the nicest place we've stayed at with the best amenities. fabulous beach!
also, it was extremely helpful to be able to rent the owner's vehicle, as vehicle rentals in the islands can be not the nicest.
we were advised to bring food along (what ever you can carry) however, we found this to be a pain and not really needed. the grocery stores are modest but if you are not expecting a gourmet grocery, you can easily make do. we used the BBQ every day.
the liquor stores are well stocked.
if you are looking for a layed back vacation, this is a great place.
we hope to go back some day.
We have been to the out islands 20 times but this is our first time to cat. The house was very nice, everything you need is there. Ricky the caretaker was excellent. There is no a/c in main portion of house also one of three bedrooms had no a/c. Very nice location. Only "problem" we had was that Lori's other house is very close next door, the cabanas are about 50 ft apart, if renters are there you feel a little crowded it a part of the world that we go to get away from the crowds. Overall very good experiance and would return.
Our family of four - including two single 20-somethings - enjoyed our Christmas/New Year's stay at Seabreeze very much, and found the beaches to be unbelievably beautiful and deserted. The gorgeous human-free beaches and the suitability for kayaking, whether intense or amateur, would be our reasons to return, along with diving for those interested. We also had only two sub-par weather days out of almost two weeks and absolutely no mosquitos until dusk.
Ironically, the only beach with other bathers was the one directly in front of the house, but it was still very natural.
The property is as described and is very pleasant and clean. It should however be noted that there is no internet access available and that the current photos on this page are outdated, since houses have been built on both sides and there is as yet no privacy from the house on the north side (also owned by the Romes and very well suited as a simultaneous rental for friends or family).
We did have a couple of maintenance issues, but, had we complained, most could have been corrected by the caretaker. We also rented their car and it performed reliably, but has a quirk in the ignition which prevents it starting until you get the hang of it.
We spent much time at Shanna's Cove, a B&B at the extreme northern end of the road, which has a good restaurant and a fun, young clientele, a dive boat and school. This, along with hiking to beaches on the northern and Atlantic sides, would be our primary recommendation that we did not see mentionned in other reviews. Restaurants/shopping/nightlife would not be an attraction. Your stay will be infinitely richer if you are interested in chatting up the locals, observing their quirky world, and learning about their history.
Cat is very remote and deliciously undeveloped, best suited for those interested in the sports offered and for nature and sun lovers. We would like to return without the 20-somethings for, say, a month!
our stay at the seabreeze was fantastic. everything we needed was provided. the location and views were amazing. we enjoyed snorkling, walking on the beach, swimming,watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and just the peace and quiet. the property is very clean and well kept.we will be returning and rebooking asap! what a piece of paradise.
If you are looking for a real get away that's both interesting and relaxing. Then, Cat Island is for you. If you are looking to stay on Cat Island, then Seabreeze is THE place to stay.
First, the location. When you are at Bennett's Harbour you rarely share the beach another soul. The water is crystal clear, calm and shallow. Perfect for small children and those who don't like to swim. At the same time, there is plenty of excellent close by snorkeling including a couple of small wrecks in the nearby harbor. We saw turtles, lobsters, conchs, sand dollars, sea cucumbers and thousands of fish swimming around in 3 to 16 feet of water. There are a couple of restaurants and mini-marts that are walkable or a short drive away. If you are debating about renting the truck, I highly recommend doing so. Everything on Cat Island is spread out and the truck gives you the ability to explore more of the island. However, I caution that you may not want to leave Bennett's Harbour. It's the perfect place for doing absolutely nothing!
Second, the house. We were blown away by how well equipped the house is given the necessity of bring absolutely everything to Cat Island. The unique décor will put you in the island kind of mindset. Lori has thought of just about everything to make the house comfortable so that you really only need to bring food. The kitchen is fully equipped with such nice extras as a waffle iron and a frozen margarita maker. The house is more spacious than I had thought from looking at the pictures of the outside. We had more than enough room in the house to spread out and and the we were easily able to sleep six comfortably. There is a patio and a cabana outside (with hammock) that allow you to sit out in the evenings and watch the amazing sunsets.
We were travelling with a 4 year old and a 9 year old and they both thoroughly enjoyed the house and Cat Island. We all can't wait to go back.
Cat Island was amazing, and Lori's house was perfect. Locals are so friendly, with many "dining out" & grocery shopping items considering the size of the island. The house was well stocked with anything & everything you think a person would need! Beautiful views, right on a PERFECT beach. We didn't hardly see anyone else the entire time we were there. Swam, snorkeled, fished (brought our own equipment), and did nothing! it was awesome. Not for someone who has to have a "plan" every second of every day, but we stayed plenty "busy" exploring, etc. Some days were alot of laying on he beach, sitting on the porch, and under the gazebo reading, playing games, sleeping! I've never been so relaxed in my life. Mary will stop by with her beautiful purses, minerva the neighbor will bake you wonderful bread & the reverend has great fruits & veggies! We went during the music festival, it was a great party. Can't wait to go back, I miss it already!
Bennett's Harbour is at the northern end of Cat Island, 15 minutes south of Arthur's Town. The house faces west, right on the sugar sand beach, giving you a spectacular sunset every night and a chance to see the green flash. Seabreeze on the calm and protected leeward side of the island, and is in a picturesque natural harbour. There is no coral on the beach, only soft pink/white sand on a secluded beach making it safe for all ages.
Please go to our website at www.seabreezebahamas.com for a more detailed map.
Other Activities: Relaxing on the beach, lounging in a hammock on the gazebo, bonefishing, paddling the creek in sea kayaks, exploring bat caves, hiking to the Blue hole at Orange Creek and exploring the untamed northshore. Be sure to bring your iPod and kindle and plan to RELAX! If all else fails fire up the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction machine and enjoy the sunset from the 35' native stone patio.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
$ 1,700.00/week first 2 people, $ 175. for each additional person per week.
2000 Ford Explorer is available for an additional $ 450./week.
Rate is based on the first two (2) guests, $175/week each additional guest. 50% deposit, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
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