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Baybreeze~ on the beach in Bennett's Harbour

Lori Rome

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Lori Rome

Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2015
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Baybreeze~ on the beach in Bennett's Harbour

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Cat Island - Baybreeze

House- 4 bedrooms with 2 Masters, 3 bathrooms (sleeps up to 10)

Seabreeze is located on the beautiful white sand beach in Bennett's Harbour, at the northern end of Cat Island. Only 15 minutes from the Arthur's Town airport or, 45 minutes from the New Bight airport.

The house is perfect for a family...or two!

FOUR beautiful air conditioned bedrooms with ceiling fans, two are oceanfront master suites. Three full baths, and a spacious great room with three more ceiling fans. There is plenty of room for up to 8 guests. The kitchen has everything that you could ever want to prepare meals, as well as a 'Margaritaville Frozen Concoction' machine to create your own custom blended drinks on the patio as you watch the spectacular sunset.

Outside is a 14 x 14 covered gazebo, a 16 x 35 stone patio, and outside shower.

With speakers in the ceiling both in the great room, and on the patio, be sure to bring your iPod to relax with your favorite tunes.

DISH Network Satellite TV, a DVD player, lots of movies, video games, board games, puzzles, books and an iPod stereo system with speakers in the ceiling inside and out, are available to help you relax. There are two sea kayaks and lots of masks and snorkels for you to use. There are small stores nearby, and many restaurants to choose from for 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. Untarnished by tourism, you will feel welcomed by the friendly people on this southern Bahamian island. Lush rolling hills, dense woodlands, and isolated pink and white sand beaches cover Cat Island’s 150 square miles, fulfilling travelers in a way only the Bahamas can.

Discover a peaceful hideaway that evokes a familiar charm, as if to say, 'Welcome Home!”

~ Caretaker on the Island to answer questions and assist you.

~ Professionally cleaned prior to your arrival.

~ DISH TV, an iPod dock (bring your iPod) with speakers in the ceilings, and lots of movies to enjoy.

~ Sea Kayaks, snorkels and beach toys for you to play.

~ Beach towels and bath supplies provided.

~ Washer and dryer on site.

~ BBQ, water cooler, 'Margaritaville frozen concoction' machine, and mini-fridge to make your vacation more enjoyable.

~ Covered Gazebo with double-wide hammock for relaxing.

Keywords: House on the beach, just steps from the sea

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed
Lori Rome (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2015

About Lori Rome

We first came to Cat Island in 1999 for our anniversary. We were looking for a place for Rich to go bonefishing but that would also be good for relaxing on the beach with a cocktail. Over the next few years we went to several other island in the Bahamas, but we always came back to Cat Island. It felt more like home. We like to travel with friends, and try to go to Mexico and camping at least once a year, but it's hard when you can hear Cat Island calling your name. We live in the Northwest which allows us to fish for Salmon, Sturgeon, and go crabbing outside Tillamook Bay (where the cheese comes from). We also love going to central Oregon flyfishing on the Deschutes River. Rich enjoys golfing all over the West. I spend most of my free time in my art studio, doing yoga and volunteering at the Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, helping kids do art.

Lori Rome purchased this house in 2007

Why Lori Rome chose Cat Island

We bought the property in Bennett's Harbour in 2007. As soon as we saw it, we figured that there had to be a way that we could make it work. With the help and unmatched understanding and support of our three boys (Trevor Tyler and Zach~ The greatest kids on earth!) and the help a few friends we were able to build our beachfront dream home. We hope you agree.

What makes this house unique

One of the best things about Cat Island is the people. I have been lots of places, but have never met people who make you feel so welcome and a part of the community as the people on Cat Island. Whether its your first trip or you 20th, you'll feel like you've come home. It's amazing! Be sure to Drive on the left, and wave at everyone you pass on the road.

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People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Baybreeze~ on the beach in Bennett's Harbour
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

1perfect week at seabreeze house

  • 5 of 5

The information on this house is exactly as presented. But the house is much nicer than the photos show.

I would consider it a luxury accommodation, when compared to any other house that I have rented, for a reasonable price. The owners are spending the money necessary to keep the house looking brand new, and very clean inside and out. It has a very large open kitchen and family room area, that accommodated our 7 people. The kitchen has the best stocked appliances and utensils that I have seen.

The house sits on a horseshoe shaped bay, surrounded by a beautiful sandy beach, and the Caribbean water is generally calm. We had family members from 1 year old to 62 years old, and the water was perfect for all to enjoy.

If you plan on any site seeing while there, you need a car. There are some small food stands nearby, but no stores/restaurants of any size within walking distance. The owners rented us an older suburban, that was clean and ran well. It does have an ignition switch problem. But, we found that if you only turn the ignition off till the tiny drive indicator light goes out, then when you turn the key ON again, it turns easily. If you forget and turn the key all the way Off, then you may spend 5 minutes trying to get the key to turn again. You will want the Suburban if you want to go to the Atlantic ocean, as the roads are bad on that side of the island. You never have to worry about getting lost, as there is only 1 major road that runs the entire length of the island.

The local people are very friendly and accommodating and spoke English. Reverend Johnson stopped by the day we arrived, and had good produce at a reasonable price. We tried to buy their food (local bread, cake and conch salad) and services as much as possible, as they don't have many opportunities to make a living. DaSmoke Pot has good food and a lively rake and scrape band. Grammy's also had good food.

This is the Real, old-fashioned Bahamas. Laid back and no metropolitan atmosphere. Good snorkeling 200 yards away

If you like crystal clear water, sand and sun, then this house is perfect . We are planning an even bigger family vacation for next year, and are planning on renting both houses.

We hired Ricky to take us out in his 19 ft Boston Whaler for a 1 day trip, for some great snorkeling, and the 3 guys then did some lobster fishing with him. If you are a good snorkeler and an adventurist/hunter his spear lobstering was a once in a lifetime trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the house, and our lovely island. Not many people are brave enough to dive with Ricky...one of my favorite things to do! We also love Da Smoke Pot. Renee and Julien are great hosts! I look forward to hearing from you for your next adventure to Cat Island.
5

This is the real Bahamas!

  • 5 of 5

Most people think of Atlantis/Nassau when they think of a visit to the Bahamas. We have travelled several islands of the country and certainly enjoyed brief stays there, but this is the perfect Bahamas vacation spot. The house is beautiful, just as represented here, but pictures cannot do justice to the view right out the back door and literally feet away. The majority of the time we were the only beach occupants and when others did appear they were friendly kids from the settlement or sea breeze next door. This house is very spacious and well stocked and suited our large family and our kids friends perfectly. Ricky, the caretaker is so helpful and a great source of island information. He also has the most jovial personality and genuinely seemed interested that we had a great vacation. Lori, the owner, is very helpful with preparation for the trip and how to see every thing this island offers while there. The island residents are friendly and despite the lack of development there, everything you really need is available. It took us a couple of days to adjust our pace to island time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience because its true relaxation. We have kids from 14-20 years old and they were so sad to leave. We could have easily stayed another week. This is perfect for adventurous types like us, yet perfect as well for solitary readers who just enjoy a chair on the beach and a book. From sea turtles to fishing to the hermitage you will find yourself with natural wonders galore. We will definitely be back to this house. Thanks, Lori!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear that you had a great trip! Ricky is a treasure. I feel like he makes our guests feel welcome, and takes care of things as well as I would. Sounds like you saw just about every inch of the island. I'm glad all the kids had such a good time. My teenagers also love the slow pace on the island, exploring the island, and just to play on the beach and be kids (me too). Come back soon!!
St. Catharines Ontario Canada
5

Family Vacation 2014

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have travelled the family islands extensively over the past 15 years, and are avid flyfishermen who enjoy chasing the elusive Bonefish!! This was our first time to Cat Island, and the creeks are fantastic. We spent 3 weeks in total on the island but focused our 10 days at Baybreeze as a family vacation. Our grown children and their partners came down, and it was the BEST family vacation ever!! The home was extremely clean, neat and showed exactly like what is listed on VRBO and literally had all the comforts at home, plus a few! There were drawers after drawers of every kitchen gadget you could ask for, and the owners are very organized and haven't missed a thing. The margarita machine was well appreciated (smile).

All the locals are very friendly, and we got used to 'waving' hello to all......and drive on the left at the same time!! The main reason to go to an 'out island' is to appreciate the relaxing atmosphere, there are no "have to do this or that", it was true R & R. If your looking for tons of people, nightlife and shopping this isn't the place to do it. However, we snorkelled both on our own and with a local, utilized the kayaks supplied and went on adventures of our own. We saw turtles and fish, and walked the beach and swam in the beautiful waters right in front of Baybreeze. We had some snacks at Yardis, hiked the Hermitage, dinner at DA Smoke Pot, and we did a combo snorkel and dive trip with Frank at Shanna's Cove in the north.

Baybreeze was one of the most beautiful well equipped homes we have ever rented, and we definitely recommend it!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Salem, Oregon
5

Great, relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three teenage kids spent Christmas and New Year's at Baybreeze. It was a wonderful relaxing week...we needed to stay longer! The house was exactly as pictured, clean, confortable and decorated cute. Really, anything we could have needed was there. Lori thought of everything. We pretty much lived on fruit smoothies from the "Margaritaville" blender. The back patio and covered area were great for just hanging out and eating meals. Just steps away is beautiful soft white sand and turquoise ocean. We swam, snorkeled, and kayaked every day. Although we did see fish and a ray right off the beach behind the house, we found better snorkeling to the right or left near the rocky areas. We saw fish, turtles, rays, and a sunken boat. Very cool to explore. My husband and son brought fishing gear and caught bone fish and a baracuda. Cat Island is a unique and undiscovered by developement. We were glad to have use of the vehicle at the house to explore and see more of the island. The local people are friendly and helpful. Just about every time we went for a drive we would offer a local person walking down the road a ride. They were always very grateful for the lift and we enjoyed our visits with them...although we didn't always understand every word. They told us where to go to see amazing things, invited us to church on Sunday, to a New Year's Eve party, and gave the kids home made "cookies". We had a great time. No complaints. ( except maybe sand fleas that tended to come out in the evening ) Can't wait to go back! Thank you Lori and Rich for sharing your gem with us!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Arthur's Town- 15 minutes North
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Just up the beach, Sammy T's or Halvoson House
Nearest Ferry
30 Metres
Mailboat comes into Bennett's Harbour from Nassau
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
PGA Village coming 2014
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Halvorson House- About 1,000 yards North
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
20 steps out the door
Car: recommended

Two sea kayaks and several snorkels are available for you to enjoy. World class bonefishing in Bennett's Creek, Alligator Creek and Orange Creek. Several guides are available on the island to help you spot 'em tailin'. Ricky Dean is available to take you out in his boat for fishing, diving or snorkeling. (242)474-8042

There are several places on the island to go for a hike and see the ruins of plantations, the Hermitage, bat caves or fresh water blue holes.

Go exploring on the 'North Shore' to see the wild side of Cat Island, where you can explore through all manner of 'flotsam' blown ashore from the Atlantic. Shells along the water, you can even find fresh conch in the water.

Go down South and visit the 'Regatta Site' with it's colorful food shacks and have lunch with the locals.

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Prices & Availability

From $1,850 Weekly

Prices for this holiday house in Cat Island, Bahamas

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Notes $ 1,850/week for the first two (2) guests, and $ 175/week each additional guest.

Chevy Suburban available for $ 450/week
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cat Island, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Exhaust fan with timer
    Master Bath 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private Bath
    Master Bath 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bath
    Beautiful Outside Shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beachfront master with private bath.
    Master 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beachfront master with private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • TWO beachfront Master Suites with private baths. Two bedrooms with both a queen and a twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Our home is right on the beach with a new restaurant at the other end of the cove. Bennett's Harbour is the best beach on Cat Island. Calm tranquil water and a white sugar sand beach right outside your door.

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