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There Is No Rental In Eleuthera Closer To The Ocean!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 235 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bahamian Owned Charming Direct Waterfront Studio Sits Directly Above The Sea.

We are one of the most frequently rented properties for under $150 per night on the entire island. We have also earned "Super Host" status on Airbnb with many positive reviews there.

You will not find any vacation rental closer to the Ocean than this one! Sea Spray cottage was just updated on the inside in the summer of 2016 and a new and expanded exterior deck in 2018. It is an air conditioned vacation rental with direct waterfront located on the calm and beautiful Caribbean side of the island in Alice Town / Hatchet Bay Eleuthera. It has long been a very popular “locals only” secret on the island and part of a larger 2 acre water front property called Seven Gables. There has never been any advertising on the Internet, only local word of mouth on the island. The location is perfect situated half way between Gregory Town and Rainbow Bay which are both less than a 5 minute drive.

We have a discounted kayak rentals of $30 per day or just $115 per week as an option with your rental. You can walk to the "Da Spot" and "Seaside Club" which are local bars. Da Spot in particular is one of the islands favorite hangouts with an eclectic mix of locals and tourists. Not a high end nightclub, but an open air hangout that can get pretty lively and also has some great home made island food. You can also walk to "Front Porch" and "Twin Brothers" which are some of the best restaurants in all of Eleuthera specializing in Seafood, steaks and frozen drinks. All have positive Trip Advisor reviews. There is some great snorkeling right in front of the property and off the point you can see off the deck. There are two local beaches just a few steps away, along with incredible beaches like Rainbow Bay Beach, Surfer’s Beach and Gaulding Cay Beach just a short car ride away. There some lesser known, yet no less beautiful beaches, less than one mile away that no one goes to so you have them all to yourself. You can also fish right from the property and catch your own dinner most nights.

It is a studio style bungalow with a full bed that sleeps 2 people and an optional floor mattress for a 3rd person. We normally rent to 2 people only, but have gotten many request for a 3rd person. Warning it is a tight fit with not much room for the 3rd person with the floor mattress if you choose that route. The inside has a bright and airy decor, lots of windows and truly amazing views. Listening to the ocean each night as you fall asleep along with the gentle trade winds provides for some real peace and tranquility. You have a little kitchen area with newer mini fridge and freezer, microwave, hot plate, kitchen sink and freshly painted cabinets along with the basics for cooking and eating. As we said earlier there is air conditioning along with a ceiling fan and Cable TV and WiFi on the grounds. Cell phones work in the cottage and have good internet with data roaming turned on to check emails and such, but note there is NOT Wi-Fi inside the cottage itself. There is a small table with two chairs both inside and outside. Eating breakfast every morning sitting on top of the ocean with a personal view of the Caribbean Sea is pretty awesome. Sea Spray cottage sits on roughly two acres of landscaped grounds with some other similar type cottages, but do not worry about privacy as Sea Spray sits out on the peninsula and the deck is totally private once you get up to the cottage. Rarely are the other cottages occupied and 90% of the time you have the entire 2 acres to yourself. It is romantic, tropical and overall a neat place to hang out. You get to see both sunrises and sunsets from this hidden gem on Eleuthera.

It is owned and operated by a local Bahamian family that lives right in town so when staying at this cute little rental the money goes right back into the local community directly which is great for the island. The family hand painted much of the art hanging on the walls and they take pride in their rental. They are also an excellent resource for information from a local perspective and have many kayaks for rent. They can do island tours as well when time permits with their schedules and are there to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The price is excellent for what you get compared to other options like a hotel room in this dollar range that is not on the water and no kitchen.

If you are expecting a 5 star high end experience with daily maid service, massages and valet parking this is not for you. The Cove Resort or French Leave Resort would be more your style, but be expected to pay for that! This is an affordable, cute, clean and casual laid back type waterfront cottage and it comes with the world class views. Many people say Sea Spray is the best kept rental secret in Eleuthera!

More Details

Property Manager
Marielbys Maniglia
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Marielbys Maniglia

My name is Marielbys and I do the marketing for Sea Spray Cottage vacation rental. I love nature and the ocean and there is no time I am happier than when my 2 feet are sinking in the soft pink sand at some empty beach in Eleuthera!! I am a mom and wife and also own property closeby in Eleuthera. My family has been friends with Nicole and Cecil for many years and they are the owners of the cottage. The actual cottage was built in 1995 with a renovation completed in 2016.

Marielbys Maniglia purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Marielbys Maniglia chose The Bahamas

As we said in our listing you will not find a rental house closer to the ocean than this one. Our rates are very inexpensive for what you get which is a studio style cottage with a small kitchen for cooking, 2 acres of grounds, waterfront deck with awesome views, walk to town, 2 beaches, groceries, bars and restaurants and all for less than you might pay for a motel per night that has no kitchen and is not ocean front. There is so much to do and see at our convenient location. They have the best kayak rental rates on the island. Plus it is locally owned and operated compared to most other rentals.

What makes this cottage unique

Can't beat the convenient location, number of activities to do and the proximity to the sea.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the The Bahamas in the World

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 235 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Walk in tile shower, sink and toilet with ocean view window.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
  • Studio style with double full size bed for 2 adults. There is an air mattress for a 3rd person.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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There Is No Rental In Eleuthera Closer To The Ocean!!!
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful cottage with Great Family as your hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This is Maria Munoz and I rented the Sea Spray Cottage in August 2016 before the new renovation. For me it was a pleasure to say YES when I was asked to write a great review about my fun days in Eleuthera. We loved the cottage on the inside and the outside grounds were lovely. I want to say a big thank you to Cecil and Nicole that own the property. Their family was so nice and helpful and attentive to our needs daily. I highly recommend anyone to stay at Sea Spray!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, Thank you very much for your review and especially your comments about the host family, Nicole and Cecil. They are super nice people and I am so glad you got to know them and meet them. My husband and I have grown very close with them and consider them good friends. Please see us again in the future. Marielbys
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Small Quaint Ocean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I's stay here was awesome! The house is pretty small, but just what two people need! The view is stunning and the constant sea breeze never got old! We never even used the AC, just opened the windows and let the fresh air in and the sounds of the ocean! Wifi was nonexistent, but cable TV was a plus, even though it was lacking a few channels. Overall our stay at the Sea Spray Cottage was awesome, would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris thanks for your nice review os Sea Spray Cottage. Glad you enjoyed the ocean breezes and ocean music! Wi-Fi does work on the grounds just not inside the cottage but the owners are working on that. Thanks Marielbys
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Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay in this quaint Bahamian cottage perched on the edge of paradise in a local village with friendly people. It feels remote and isolated when you're sitting on the deck gazing out to sea but is an easy walk to the town beach for a swim, to the store for basic supplies and to Da Spot for an ice cold beer/snack or Twin Brothers for a full meal...although don't miss the mac and cheese at Da Spot! The cottage is cute/clean, the location is amazing! Make sure to take a headlamp or flash light since the path is dark if you are returning after sunset. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan thanks so much for your nice review and for choosing us! We agree Da Spot and Twin Brothers are the best! Marielbys
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View to die for!

  • 5 of 5

Small property, but definitely has all you need. We are English, used to small places, and after all, what do you need to have a chilled holiday?

We have rented places all over the world of all sorts of sizes, but both agreed this is the best we have ever stayed in, mainly because of it's location. The deck is the best place to spend an evening on the whole island, and the locals were so friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jonanthan and thanks for your nice review. We agree the deck is the spot to be no matter where on the island it is always nice to return the cottage views. Thanks for choosing us and come back anytime! Marielbys.
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sweet spot

  • 5 of 5

A small, simple, rustic place, perfect for one or two - this is not club med (thankfully) so do not expect granite and stainless. Located almost on top of the turquoise waters of Eleuthera, it is truly an amazing spot. A short walk to local beaches and some decent snorkeling right below as well. The sound of the ocean day and night and the constant breeze (when i was there) was just perfect. You do need a car to tour all the island has to offer and to pick up supplies etc. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana thanks for your nice review. We agree the locaton is special on top of the sea. Please come see us again and stay with us as you are always welcome. Thanks Marielbys.
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Waterfront Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful tiny cottage with a million dollar view on the the waterfront deck. Perfect for a couple. Did I mention the views? Everything was perfect and it has everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, thanks for your review. We agree, most guests agree with the million dollar deck view!!! Come again anytime...Marielbys.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
North Eleuthera and Governor's Harbor
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Da Spot
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Front Porch
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
At the property
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.56
Additional Guest Fee £15.45 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13

3 people maximum, no parties, no smoking, no pets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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