1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4
- english, spanish
About Bret Sigillo
Jessica and I live on the North Carolina coast. She's the city girl and I'm the country field mouse. I'm an avid scuba diver and golfer, and she's the consummate traveler, cook, and voracious reader. Her roots go back to Sevilla in Spain while I've lived in NY/NJ most of my life. I'm the author of The Beach Books (Eleuthera, Curacao, Tortola), The Eleuthera Beach Map, the Eleuthera Travel Guide and the Eleuthera Snorkel Book.
Bret Sigillo purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Bret Sigillo chose South Palmetto Point
This was the second home I tried to buy in Eleuthera. I fell in love with the island on my first visit. After failing in negotiations for a place in Eleuthera Island Shores I was lucky enough to come across an ad for this place in the back of Islands magazine. The rest is history. I've since opened up my own vacation rental business, which I operate in my spare time, and recently completed publishing my fifth travel book The Snorkel Book, Eleuthera, Bahamas. The Eleuthera Beach Book has made the #1 Best Selling Bahamian Travel Guide list.
What makes this Cottage unique
Most of our guests love the vibrant color of the water evident from every room of the house and on the huge deck. They also say that they didn't realize how close the house was to the water (about 30 feet) from the pictures. I've always been partial to the wide open feeling of the cathedral ceilings coupled with its location. Great swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, beaching, and caving all without having to get in a car.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
ITS ALL ABOUT THE LOCATION!
We traveled here as a family of 4. Our two boys are ages 4 and 10. For us, we wanted a place centrally located on the island as I knew we would be traveling to both ends during our stay. The added bonus, was not only was this centrally located, but its situated on probably the best body of water on the island, Ten Bay Beach. When the tides go out, it created these amazing sandbars that we played on. When the tide was in, we kayaked around the bay and played on the beach. This location was close to Island Farms where we purchased fresh produce. The house is well equipped with all that you need, except that washer and dryer, but we only stayed a week and we did fine without it. The kitchen was well equipped with all the essentials. The entire house was equipped with a working AC unit. The house came with two kayaks which we used a lot. Bret had great Wi-Fi too. We explored Harbour Island to the North and Lighthouse Beach to the South and everywhere else we could squeeze in. Bret was AMAZING! His communication prior, during, and after our stay was perfect. He answered all of my questiosn and provided some great advice! He even provides a cell phone that you can take with you when you drive around the island, should you encounter car trouble. On our last day, we encountered Glass Window Bridge to be closed due to a surge. We were able to make it around via boat, but had we not, Bret was going to offer up another night to us in the event we missed our flight. Words can't capture all that we experienced or even do it justice. This was an amazing experience for us and Bret provided us the perfect location for making the most incredible family memories. I created a video to help capture all of this. As a thank you to Bret, I provided him a video link to share with anyone else that may want to see what this place really is all about. Or you can find it by searching When_A_Pig_Flys on youtube. If you are on the fence, just book it, you won't be disappointed. THANK YOU BRET!!!
Great guest! Very good communication before, during, and after. I love when a guest is this prepared for a vacation and then has the time of their life!!
OMG! We thought we died and went to heaven. We enjoyed being on the water so much. it was a perfect place. Came with 2 kayaks and we snorkeled, swam and did a lot of water walking. No waves, very calm. House was very well equipped for all of our needs. The property manager was very helpful and arranged our car rental. Perfect place if you can get away with a 1 bedroom. We certainly hope to return again some day.
Heaven on earth
Beautiful spot, just the right size for the two of us. Loved the kayaks, bonefishing right out the door. Wonderful sandy beach with a shallow sandy bay. Great central location between Gov. Harbour and Rock Sound. Great base to explore the many beaches Eleuthera has to offer. Thanks Bret for writing the beach book, lots of great finds!
Spectacular waterfront view!
The interior of this cottage is a bit dated but the spectacular waterfront view and being literally steps from the beautiful beach makes this such a worthwhile spot to stay. We enjoyed our coffee on the deck in the mornings and our wine in the evenings. Ten Bay Beach is quite secluded so if rest and relaxation is what you're looking for (and we were), this is the perfect place to find it.
Glad you enjoyed your stay! The view and proximity to the best beach on Eleuthera is certainly reason enough to stay at SeaDreams.
To clarify on renter concerns, the entire interior was completely renovated in 2014 and I mean completely. The only thing still standing were the exterior walls and the roof. That project involved all new floors, tiling, both sets of sliders, appliances, cabinets, fixtures and most of the furnishings that people actually use including the couch, bedframe and new TV. The bathroom was 100% redone.
We did keep a few functional pieces of furniture and art that we thought added character and also didn't require immediate replacement such as the two bedroom dressers, two living room chairs and the dining set. Those items we mended.
For the past three years we have focused our time and investment on the landscape, which has been improved dramatically and for the better. We are now planning on turning our attention back to the few interior items that we think do need to improve - aforementioned items as well as window treatments and floor coverings. Some of those items will be taken care of next week when I am on the island.
Unbelieveable! One of the most beautiful beaches we have ever visited. Very quite and private.
Sea Dreams is a true beach house with everything you need. It was sparkling clean with a large deck right on the water. There were a few people on the beach but they were so far away you could hardly see them. It is private property all around the house. The beach was deserted most of the time and we walked and swam a couple of times a day. The sunsets from the beach were amazing. I can't wait to return.
Picture Perfect Piece of Paradise
This rental was exactly like the pictures. No photoshop or crazy lens play. When you open the front door your eyes are drawn across the room to the sliding glass door and that magnificent view of Ten Bay beach with those calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea!! Breath-takingly beautiful. You are truly mere steps from the beach. The rental itself was well maintained inside and out with quality furnishings, dishes and cookware (real wine glasses!!) and more linens and towels than my own linen closet. There were so many "little" touches that made a big impact...the coolers to take while beach hopping.. the cabinet full of scuba gear and water shoes....the sirrus radio.. the large outdoor grill... the whimsical decorative touches...the library,landline and cell for guest use.. The Beach Book! Every remote and light fixture is labelled so you don't have to guess. We thank you both for sharing your home with us. You obviously know how to make your guest feel comfortable. Can't wait to get back tp Eleuthra and Sea Dreams.
Other Activities: spelunking