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*****Spectacular Oceanfront Eco Cottage*****

Beachfront Gregory Town accommodation with kitchen and balcony

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Gregory Town, Central Eleuthera, Bahamas
10.0.Exceptional.
  • This house was amazing! Waking up to the sound of the ocean and the beautiful views each…

    Nov. 20, 2021

  • Shorebreak House is the ultimate Eleuthera experience. You are completely away from it…

    Apr. 9, 2021

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  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Surfers Beach - 10 min walk
  • Hatchet Bay Cave - 38 min walk
  • Gaulding Cay Beach - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Queens Bath - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Glass Window Bridge - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

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About this cottage

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ShoreBreak cottage rises 25’ above the ocean on a dramatic cliff above perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches on Eleuthera known to locals as "Secret Beach". ShoreBreak cottage and Secret Beach are located on the Atlantic coastline of Eleuthera, 25 minutes from N. Eleuthera Airport (ELH) The cottage is a short 10 minute walk or 5 minute paddle to the larger and world famous Surfer's Beach. The quaint and authentically Bahamian Gregory Town is 2 miles to the North. All of the photos on this listing have been taken at ShoreBreak cottage and the “secret beach” below. Secret beach can only be accessed by Shorebreak and our new smaller neighboring property ShoreTing. Both houses can be rented together or independently. We don’t block access to secret beach. Life at ShoreBreak cottage is like taking a step back in time. You can plan a busy day of activities and experience the thrill of diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, and kayaking. Or for nature lovers, bring your Audubon nature guide book, take a walk and search for numerous varieties of butterflies and birds. Or better yet, you can choose to do nothing at all. Kick back, relax, and read a book and doze off in the afternoon with the symphony of the Atlantic lapping on the crystalline beach below. ShoreBreak cottage was created to be harmonious and respectful to its natural, untouched and exquisite surroundings. The vision for ShoreBreak was to embrace nature at its fullest and to escape the trappings of the modern world. No Television, no computer, no problem. (WiFi is available and cell phone and internet service access via international roaming).Nightly entertainment is courtesy of the Galaxy above. At ShoreBreak you enjoy quiet nights and fall asleep to the chorus of the ocean below only to dream of catching the Sunrise in the morning. Kiss the sky, smell the salt, and soak up the warmth of the sun on ShoreBreak’s oceanfront porch and deck. Just below our deck, walk down a short flight of a dozen stairs to find large boulders and unexplored caves. Direct access to this beach is limited to ShoreBreak cottage and our sister property “ShoreTing” and both properties can be rented together if available. The beach takes a shape and life of its own and consistently shifts, expands and retracts with the tide, wind and lunar cycles. We have seen the beach literally come and go for days at a time. This is the ocean and it always changes. It can be rough at times and no lifeguard on duty so one must exercise caution. And don’t forget to enjoy our outdoor shower if just for a quick rinse after coming up from the beach. ShoreBreak was built in a traditional and cozy Bahamanian style by a 3rd generation local builder who took great pride in his craft. The vernacular based outpost takes its design cues from the older gabled wood cottages on Harbour Island. White washed locally sourced cypress wraps the interior and creates a warm feel. The build was overseen by an internationally renown architect to ensure aesthetic integrity was true to form. A central living space is bookended by 2 ocean front bedrooms each with a queen bed. Both bedrooms have their own private en suite bathroom. A soaring vaulted ceiling with 2 lofts. PLEASE NOTE - the lofts are not part of the rental, only the down

stairs 2 bedrooms. ShoreBreak is ideal for 2 couples or just a honeymoon for 2. The cottage is a bit reminiscent of a wooden ship and was built in the spirit of the sea, adventure, exploration and the frontier. It boasts beautiful re-purposed mahogany yacht doors and brass hardware in the bedrooms as well as portholes salvaged from a pre war passenger liner. All of the sliding doors facing the ocean were sourced from a resort in the FL Keys that no longer stands. Secret Beach is a treasure and ShoreBreak was built to be sensitive and have as minimal an impact on its natural surroundings as possible. It is completely off the grid and self sustainable. The cottage was designed to take advantage of the cooling ocean breezes, but also offers modern comforts such as AC which is in the bedrooms and we suggest usage in the evenings only if at all needed. We ask our guests to always be mindful of their solar energy consumption and water usage. ShoreBreak is provisioned with your basic needs, bed sheets, towels, utensils, cooking amenities, a built in gas cooktop, full sized refrigerator, and a dining table. Or use the Weber grill and grill up some fresh lobster tails from your dive and dine al fresco on the ocean deck under the stars. Or have a local fisherman bring you the days catch. You are sure to become friendly with the beautiful and simple people that call the island home. ShoreBreak is the essence of the authentic Bahamian out island experience. This is not a resort experience. No umbrella drinks. Its a bit of living on the edge of the rugged, natural and beautiful terrain. The ocean below can be tumultuous, so use extreme caution. Thus the namesake ShoreBreak. With this said, children are not recommended unless always supervised and all guests are reminded to exercise extreme caution on the property and beach below. ShoreBreak seeks adventure travelers, star gazers, beach combers and romantics at heart. Enjoy!



What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Surfers Beach - 10 min walk
  • Hatchet Bay Cave - 38 min walk
  • Gaulding Cay Beach - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Queens Bath - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Glass Window Bridge - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Rainbow Bay Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Whale Point - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km
  • Pink Sand Beach - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km
  • Glen Stewart Mansion - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km
  • Wesley Methodist Church - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km

Getting around

  • North Eleuthera (ELH-North Eleuthera Intl.) - 31 min drive
  • Governor's Harbour (GHB) - 41 min drive
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Gregory Town, Central Eleuthera, Bahamas

The cottage

Key facts

  • Cottage (800 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundromat nearby

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Towels provided

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • Kayak on site
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Also known as

  • Spectacular Oceanfront Eco Cottage Gregorytown
  • Spectacular Oceanfront Eco Gregorytown
  • Spectacular Oceanfront Eco Gr

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Laughing Lizard Cafe (2.8 mi), Front Porch Seafood House (4.3 mi), and Rainbow Inn (7.1 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like fishing, hiking, and kayaking. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, basketball, and birdwatching. *****Spectacular Oceanfront Eco Cottage***** also has a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    perfect COVD retreat

    Mark is a great host. He is responsive, friendly and helpful. We loved our location a short walk to Surfer's Beach. The people on the island were friendly and accommodating and we ended up making some great discoveries. ... Like the ability to buy fresh greens (kale, spinach and baby lettuces) straight from a neighbor's kitchen garden. An amazing farm stand a ten minute drive from the house with tomatoes, limes and sweet potatoes grown right there. A fisherman who sells fresh fish straight from his tiny boat (cleaning and deboning it first). A clean and inexpensive laundry place where you can drop off pick up in just a couple of hours. A tiny restaurant run by an expat surfer that offers amazing to go healthy food made from all local produce, fish and chicken (and uses compostable containers!) Also we prefer that part of the island (low key vibe) and love the little surf community that surrounded us.

    Mrs A., 18 night trip, Jan. 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Shore Break did NOT disappoint!!!

    Amazing experience being off the grid. We NEVER had an issue with the A/C it was ice cold on very HOT July days. The water was clear and refreshing. All the notes Mark provides are of great help. Just note some places may not be open since the shutdown. Trust me when I say this pack a checked bag of provisions. Food is very expensive! It was nice to hang at happy hour on the deck with snacks etc.

    Michelle H., Other trip, Aug. 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Incredible

    We absolutely loved the place! The setting was absolutely incredible, one only dreamed and imagined in fairy tales. It was a perfect second honeymoon after twenty years of marriage, and yet we hope to bring the kids at some point too. We loved the island and the precious people there. I have to add, off the grid living added to the sense of adventure experience, though was so easy and impressive. We’ll be back and will be sharing about your place with our traveling friends.

    Heather H., Other trip, Jun. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful and as described.

    Lovely unique experience and view outstanding. Perfect for unplugging and resting.

    Susan S., Other trip, Dec. 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing ocean views

    Amazing ocean views. Totally off the grid. Wonderful little place! House right next door now so not totally secluded. Would return again! Beautiful , beautiful!

    Cohleen C., Other trip, Mar. 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beyond relaxing and breathtaking location

    My wife and I spent a week at Shorebreak, arriving on Thanksgiving day, and I can easily say that it was the single most relaxing experience of our lives. Pictures do not fully convey the beauty of the location. This was one of those rare times that the property was even better than the listing made it look. You get a beautiful sunrise every morning, see the Milky Way at night, and are lulled to sleep by the waves crashing against the cliffs. The general location on the island is very convenient as well. There are so many great beaches close by that don't require a lot of driving. As an added bonus we discovered a copy of the Eleuthera Beach Book on the coffee table with dog eared pages and notes about previous guest favorite beaches. If you want fresh produce and bread head south to Island Farms. If you can't find anyone selling seafood at the docks in James Cistern go see Surfer Pete at Rebecca's Beach Shack in Gregory Town. Or just spend a day, or two, relaxing on the deck and exploring the amazing beach below the cottage. We found the beds, linens, and towels to all be very comfortable. The cottage gets a great cross breeze as well and we never felt the need to run the AC during the day. Booking was incredibly easy and Marielbys always responded quickly to any questions we had leading up to our trip. If you're looking to to unplug, relax, and soak in the beauty of the world around you I couldn't think of a better place to do it.

    Michael V., Other trip, Dec. 10, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our little family of three had a perfect time at this gorgeous property!

    Shorebreak is a beautiful home perfectly located, with everything you can think of to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable! We went to several beaches, spent the day at Harbour Island, frequented the Governor’s Harbour Bakery, and just soaked in as much sun, sand, and surf as we could. Every meal we ate was awesome from the grilled lobster to the Stone crab claws to the fried grouper. This will be our 2nd trip to Eleuthera and Shorebreak was perfect! My husband enjoyed fishing on the beach and caught Trigger fish and Parrot fish. It was relaxing and just what we needed during a busy work season! Thank you to Mark, the owner, and to Cecil, the caretaker. You can tell Shorebreak is beautifully managed and cared for!

    Jennifer P., Other trip, Mar. 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pictures and Words Don't Do Justice

    The views are beautiful. The house was perfect. My wife and I spent several days on the island and found it to be a very restful place. We spent some time exploring the island and the beaches. The beaches are beautiful and the people are very friendly. We had one small issue when we arrived and Cecil was there the next morning to resolve. Great guy and very informative when we asked for suggestions on places to visit/explore. There is a house being built next door which takes the seclusion away BUT don't let that deter you from staying here. The views.... can't say enough about them.

    Michael B., Other trip, Dec. 10, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Shorebreak is all it claims and more!

    Sometimes pictures and videos are misleading. Not the case here. Amazing place with privacy and views unmatched.

    James S., Other trip, Jun. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A True Natural Beauty

    Fantastic visit, Mark, even better than we'd imagined. The house & cove are stunning, you made the perfect statement there, in every way. We rented a Jeep from Robt/Tiffany and checked out Surfer's, & French Leave beaches, spectacular. Enjoyed local eating spots and ALL of the people (locals and travelers) we met along the way. Your notes were a great guide. Thanks again for the chance to experience eco paradise, it was truly inspiring. We've been looking around (and learning) in hopes of tackling our own small, sustainable island project -- part of the reason for our visit and our excitement to stay with you. We have a new appreciation for the hurdles you must've overcome to bring your beautiful Shorebreak dream to life. Best, John Urban & Anne McGrath

    John U., Other trip, Jul. 2, 2021

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