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Luxurious, 3000 Sq. Ft Beachfront property on 4 private acres. See Rates Page.

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, two baths, sleeps 6. From $3400./wk. for 2 people.

Immerse yourself in my personal, luxurious contemporary beach house located on the south shore of unspoiled Cat Island. With easy access, but behind a hill, this very private 3000 sq ft home on 4 acres offers nearly a mile of deserted, sandy beach front with great snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and bone fishing from your own backyard, yet protected by reef. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze, peace and quiet, with expansive ocean front views from your covered porch. Every amenity is here to satisfy the most discriminating vacationer. Leave your stress behind and enjoy tranquility on this beautiful beachfront property.

The great room is furnished with Italian leather sofa and loveseat, quality furnishings, leather recliners for TV viewing. For your dining pleasure there is a large teak dining table and 8 chairs, as well as seating for six at the island/bar. Chef's kitchen has two 36' refrigerators, two dish washing drawers, ice maker, microwave and 36' range.

Master bedroom is expansive and luxurious with a king-sized tempurpedic bed, walk- in closet, en suite bathroom with double sinks.

Both guest rooms can be made as king beds or twin x-long beds. They share a guest bathroom. Further info view live streaming video at "The Poodle House".

Services & Travel to Cat Island: Out of Nassau(NAS )twice daily on Sky Bahamas. Out of Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) on Bahamas Express for a private charter. Flying from Europe, take British Airways from London to Nassau.

Flying by private airplane, the identifier for New Bight Cat Island is MYCB. There is no fuel, but one can fuel up at Georgetown in the Exumas, North Eleuthera, or Nassau.

Extra Services: Deep sea fishing is available with qualified guides. Scuba diving can also be arranged. There are many excellent sites for wall and shallow reef diving. Excellent snorkeling, scuba diving and BONE FISHING out of your own backyard. We will provide transportation to and from the airport with your rental. Local food preparation can be arranged for delivery or in-home preparation. Local masseuse is available. The property is located near Port Howe on the south side of Cat Island. If you have a boat, there is room to anchor in approx. 7 feet of water behind the reef. There is an entrance and does show on nautical charts.

RENTAL CONTRACT: My contract is simple, clear-cut, and does include a hurricane refund clause. I will be glad to e-mail or mail a copy to you for your perusal.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Enjoys fishing catching Mahi and Tuna. Scuba diving and flying.

BRUCE purchased this house in 2003

Why BRUCE chose Port Howe

Secluded, private beach, quiet, serene, excellent snorkeling and diving.

What makes this house unique

Very quiet with no one on the beach for your privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We just finished our last supper in the Poodle House with local lobster sautéed in garlic and Port Howe tomato sauce over pasta, followed by roast Bahamian chicken and vegetables. Banana flambé for dessert. This is an amazing place and even a value when you consider that the spec rental houses hardly measure up to a house like this which is beautifully designed, appointed and furnished as a family's elegant high end beach house. My wife is an architectural critic by profession and she approved this message. The downside is that we may have to redo our kitchen when we get home. Best kitchen I have ever rented! Strangely I cannot think of any suggestions for improvements. Thanks. Warren

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Dec 2012
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Port Howe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Granite countertops and glass block showers. Outdoor shower is for when you return from the beach to wash salt water and sand off. Both bathrooms have hair dryers included and toilet paper.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 double
  • This master bedroom is huge. Bedroom #2 can be a king or two doubles. Bedroom #3 can be a king or two doubles. Air conditioned for your comfort throughout the house.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
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Luxurious, 3000 Sq. Ft Beachfront property on 4 private acres. See Rates Page.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful, peaceful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property. Bruce the owner was very informative and has maintained his home with the upmost care. The beach and tiki hut was a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine, scenery and beach combing. Upon our arrival Dion( friend of Bruce's) picked us up at the airport and helped us get our rental car and supplies that we needed for our stay.

On the first evening on the beach, my husband even saw an eagle ray jump out of the water! There is also great snorkeling right off the beach. We also found out that there is a cat that visits his home during the night that he graciously feeds. We did the same and thought he needed a name. We named him Darryl! :) We hope to get back to this home ASAP! Thanks again Bruce for a wonderful vacation and hope to see Cat Island again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura for the kind words. Sorry I could not be there this time to meet but for sure next time. Thanks for taking great care of my house.
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough wonderful things about this property as well as the owner. From the beginning of the reservation process, Bruce was extremely helpful and very quick to respond. He met us at the airport and stopped at a few stores before bringing us to the house. The house was incredible in every way. The location is perfect and being right on the beach was a dream for our 3 children. The house was incredibly well equipped with everything we needed. Bruce was available during our trip and was even kind enough to give us a jump start when the battery on our rental car died. The island is beautiful and the people are so kind and friendly. Staying in this house will only make your vacation more relaxing and wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you AMY for your kind words. I could tell your kids enjoyed the beach. Come again.
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Everything perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Better than advertised. Spotless, perfect quiet beach. Saw no one the whole time. Complete privacy as house is behind a hill. 75 steps to beautiful clear water

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Home was beautiful with outstanding views of the oceanfront and palm trees surrounding it. The kitchen was great for cooking for a family of six with high end appliances and all the extras you need in a kitchen. Beach couldn't be more beautiful for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. We loved the swim/ walk to the caves along the beach with clear water to see many varieties of sea life and the kids loved finding shells. We explored Old Bight Beach, Pigeon Cay, and Greewood, along with Winding Bays boat- only access. Each beach we visited was just our family- the seclusion was so nice and we loved the quiet. Da Pink Chicken, Greenwood Inn, Da Smoke Pot were our adventures away from Poodle House. We loved it and look forward to a return visit.

Cat Island is for you if you love making your own adventures and want to feel worlds away.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristy for you review. I appreciate i . We always try to make sure our guests have a 5 star experience.
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This is the place to stay! 1st class all the way!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many homes for vacation over the last 20 years. This one is the best. Best house, best beach, best location! The owner was very helpful and easy to work with. If you want to relax your look is over, so quiet, so private. It is like renting your own island. Weather was perfect, the water was clear with a rock free bottom and beach Is clean with pure white sand. It is a post card view. We never saw a sole on the beach the whole week. I rate it a 10 and I am pretty picky. I would go back I a Minute and can't wait to plan my next trip here. Pick this rental, there is no way you can be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

The Poodle House is a gorgeous, clean, comfortable Cat Island home in a world-class seaside setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Poodle House for a week in February. It’s a property imagined in dreams, and the owner Bruce, and his extended Cat Island ‘family’ are extremely welcoming and accommodating hosts. We highly recommend this property if you love paradise by the sea, and enjoy tending to your own meals and entertainment, as do we.

A few details, among the abundance of highlights, are appropriate to mention…

The house is awesome. It is extremely comfortable and of high quality amenities and materials, appropriately-casual for a seaside setting. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and, again, high quality appliances, and a nice spot to gather, given the surrounding bar. All the rooms are well-appointed, with comfortable high-end furniture throughout. It is important to note how impeccably clean and fresh the home is kept, and the availability of towels, supplies, and equipment. As well, unlike many other properties available for rent, the owners’ touch remains throughout, warmly appointed with well-placed collections, books, art, and other personal belongings.

The location is AMAZING. After flying into New Bight, the 25 minute drive to the south shore of Cat was a bit like traversing the Outback, then we crested over the initial hill of the driveway and see the gorgeous oasis of a home nestled on a private white-sand beach, with a backdrop of a turquoise and deep blue striped ocean. A half-mile of pristine shoreline was effectively ours throughout. Utilizing Bruce’s kayak and snorkeling gear, we explored gorgeous reefs, and spotted a school of eagle rays (10-15’ wingspans) from a 10’ distance, gliding through one of the channels. We also returned with a treasure of beautiful shells (e.g., Conch) and beached coral (e.g., brain).

New Bight Foods is well stocked for groceries and supplies, albeit most meats frozen, all of good quality, and Jason’s Gas accommodated our rental car. The islanders all know each other (and Bruce!); all very kind and helpful. Most things require a 20-30 minute drive on desolate roadways, but aside from a few attractions and getting supplies, you won’t find much need or desire to leave Poodle House.

At night we saw a billion stars, and a handful of shooting stars. The temperature varied between 70-80F in February, with an occasional light shower that came through a few times. There’s a persistent light breeze that circulates through the house.

Needless to say, we highly recommend a stay at Poodle House.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Scott. We try to make guests feel at home in a worthy setting. Your thoughts are appreciated and look forward to seeing you again. Bruce.
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Car: recommended


Some solitude seekers insist there's a direct relationship between proximity and peace: The farther you travel, the more quiet things get. Then there's Cat Island, a 48-mile-long coral outcrop just 265 miles east of Florida and only 45 minutes from Nassau. SkyBahamas Airlines flies to Cat Island daily from Nassau (, round-trip from $199), yet of the over 5 million travelers to the Bahamas last year, only a fraction made a call on Cat. What they found here wasn't much, and in a good way: thatch-roof beach bars and empty pink-sand bays, diving and gentle hikes up Mt. Alvernia, the Bahamas's highest point at 206 feet above sea level.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage deposit. $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.