About the property
- Cottage750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
1 Bedroom 1 Bath Bahamian Island House
We have an artist island house that is set up for couples or friends to enjoy dramatic views of the sea. The changing colors on the cliffs and sea thorough out the day is beautiful. Water access to swim and snorkel via stairs to the sea . This is fine place to tune into the island pace and get back to a simpler way of life. Enjoy discovering the warm Bahamian culture and also the creative surfer / artist community in the area. The house has an open space plan. The living area opens up to large deck as a true indoor outdoor living space. Tall shutter doors can be opened up or shut down to control wind flow through house . The kitchen, dinning, living and sleeping areas all have views of the sea. The bedroom has a queen sized bed and guest closet . The loft has 2 twin /single beds which be put together or separated There is 1 spacious bathroom with cistern soft rain water with hot and cold shower with views to the sea. It is a nice spot for Lovers.
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- Apr 10, 2018
About Daniel Caldwell
I am Daniel Caldwell an artist paintings in oils. The Bahamas has been a wonderful muse for my work for over 25 years now. I have built this home as part of the inspiration for my work. I also paint there and share time with my wife Liz our 3 kids William,Lizzie, and Chris . We all and love Eleuthera, the island life and to surf, sail ,dive ,and fish.
Daniel Caldwell purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Daniel Caldwell chose Central Eleuthera
Eleuthera is rich in art history.... American Master Winslow Homer painted here 100 years ago and many wonderful artist have followed suit. The island ,offers pristine natural beauty ,laid back and friendly Bahamian culture as well as a new twist ...the surfer / artist culture which evolved in Gregory Town over the last 50 years. This culture keeps great vibe going for those who get it. I will admit it's not for everyone....I've grown to love it and pinch myself to be part of this season in the islands history.
What makes this Cottage unique
Remote quite , minimal simpler way of life , pristine beauty, fun surf on occasion. Plenty of social life or not.
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Beautiful view! Great accommodations.
Beautiful Sea Cliff Cottage. Privacy and views are unmatched.
A beautiful slice of paradise
My spouse and I stayed at Sea Cliff Cottage from Feb 1-6. Eleuthera is an exceptionally beautiful place and Sea Cliff Cottage compliments its surroundings perfectly. This is the place to go if you want to unplug from the daily grind and truly relax. Wonderful things to do, see and eat without the hustle of larger destinations. A couple things we figured out:
1)You need a car. We enjoy walking/biking, so we thought we'd just rent a car for 2 of our 6 days. Bad idea. Robert Taylor (next to Daddy Joe's) helped us out with a Jeep for 5 days so we could see the whole island. You really do need a vehicle with good ground clearance to get to some of the best spots.
2)Harbor Island is nice if you're in the mood for a nicer meal or want to do some shopping, but it's much more crowded than the main island. If you're taking an island getaway vacation, why not have an entire pristine beach to yourself? On the main island, you'll be the only one almost every place you go (at least in early Feb)
3) If you're not sure about the ladder down to the water, wait 'til high tide and there will be a couple rungs in the water. It might swing a little, but it's not going anywhere.
We had a couple small hiccups with our trip, but this place is so great we didn't even care. Can't wait to go back!
Tranquil, beautiful, relaxing, comfortable.
I’ve already written a lot in the guestbook about this, but we are just back from our first trip to Eleuthera and couldn’t have been happier with this wonderful home. It’s not for everyone. No glitz, no glamour. But if you appreciate seclusion, nature and beauty while not being way off the beaten path this is it. Some houses just work, and this is one of them. Everywhere you turn, there is a thoughtful touch and everything is just where it ought to be. The bathroom isn’t huge but open the shutter in the nicely-tiled walk-in shower and the room suddenly stretches to the horizon. There is even hot water in the outdoor shower. And everywhere hot water is there when you turn the faucet — no waiting for a tank, because it’s instant hot water. That’s a lot better than home. The huge deck is luxurious — actually kind of an infinity deck as the sea seems to spread from it. (I would not bring small kids here due to the big drop off from the deck to the sea down the cliffs.) Throughout, things just...work. The floor feels great in bare feet. The kitchen counter is gorgeous. The rattan furniture is lovely, practical and comfortable. The four deck loungers are heaven. Finally, the entire home has an artistic aesthetic that is enhanced by Dan’s paintings. Not everyone would agree, but we found it to be the perfect, traditional Bahamian cottage. Suggestions: Do rent a car. Don’t take it where you shouldn’t. Don’t listen to everyone’s “best of” when it comes to beaches and restaurants. Explore and find what you like from the many varied offerings. Do talk to the wonderful people of Eleuthera. We have been to many, many islands throughout the Caribbean, and we have never encountered such generous, warm people. They also share a terrific sense of humor, with a keen ear for irony and plenty of self-deprecation. To summarize: We loved it and would return in a heartbeat.
Amazing Cottage, close enough to town for convenience and far enough away for privacy.
Stayed there for 4 nights on our honeymoon in Dec of 2017 and had an amazing time. When you check into this place you're going to start cancelling day trips you had planned just so you can spend more time on the amazing deck overlooking the water.
The cottage is less secluded than we initially thought from the pictures online, you can see at least 2 other homes from the outside balcony. Additionally there was some construction work at one of the nearby homes, so lots of banging on metal/concrete. The workshop behind the cottage was being used for cutting tile so that made a lot of noise for us during the daytime.
Absolutely loved being able to cook our own meals, and the cottage has everything you need to make an amazing meal. As promised, we were able to get some fresh crab claws from local fishermen and had some amazing meals to ourselves while there. Given the price of going out to eat in the Bahamas... I can't recommend that enough.
Make sure to make a day-trip to Harbour Island even if it does mean dragging yourself away from the beautiful ocean view for a while.
We saw Sea Turtles swimming below us on at least two occasions, can't wait to go back!
-Brett & Kayla
Thank you so much for the positive review I’m sorry for the construction that’s going on in my studio garage outback this will be completed before Christmas. We’re excited about going there as a family for a couple weeks during the holidays. Thank you for staying with us I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at our island home all the best Daniel
A lovely bungalow
This was our 4th trip to Eleuthera but first time on the Caribbean side. Sea Cliff is an adorable house exactly as depicted. It is very private and secluded and located close to great restaurants, groceries, beaches and all that you need. Our concern that was indeed confirmed was that at this house, you can only access the water by a very long ladder. Be careful as it is quite a drop and when you come up you must be able to completely pull yourself out of the water to get to the first step and take a slippery climb up. We did it no problem but it was not terribly relaxing and think caution should be given before jumping in. That said, we did enjoy seeing a few turtles and barracuda right in front of us. We ended up however deciding that we prefer the Atlantic side better. We like to walk on the beach from our house and hear the waves morning noon and night. Glad we tried this side and house but we won't be back for those reasons (not to do with the house).
The house, while immaculate and beautiful could use just a few amenities to make it really comfortable. The deck is large and lounge chairs wonderful, but there is no escape from the sun and not even a small table to put a drink on. An umbrella and a table to eat at on the deck would have been great. That's an easy fix. We would also have appreciated a grill. Otherwise we had all we needed. Unfortunately,. we found the breeze really doesn't get inside the house - likely not enough cross ventilation though from all appearances you would think it would. When it is sun down and the no-see-ums and mosquitos come out at night, we did not want to be shut in with the a.c. on so we used mosquito coils and baby oil. It worked pretty well and we did sleep with all the doors and windows open every night. Eleuthera is quite safe and that is one of the great things about being there.
Dan, we appreciate the use of your home very much and think you've done a lovely job. Thanks very much for making it available for others to enjoy!
Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful critique I will address these issues thank you
Regarding the water access ladder issue .We are an athletic surfing family . I’m 55 years old still pretty fit in my kids are 26 25 and 17 We have no problem with the water access ladder In fact we enjoy it mainly because it’s a slight challenge. My wife Liz who’s the same age is not very athletic but she doesn’t have any problem with the latter.I can see it could be difficult for people who are not as athelitic. I will look into ways to improve this for the benefit of all. Thank you all the best Daniel Caldwell
August visit to Sea Cliff
We came to Eluethra for a wedding at the Cove. We elected to try an island cottage. The pre-arrival information from Dan was extremely helpful! Caretaker Phillip Thompson met us and helped us to find the remote and private location. Thank you! The picturesque setting and quiet surrouding was delightful! The cottage had everything we needed for a short stay. You will love the view and tranquility! We weren't brave enough to enter the water from the ladder, but we are young senior citizens! You won't be disappointed in Sea Cliff.
Bahamas Sea Cliff Cottage is my artist island home built in Bahamian vernacular style similar to Loyalist Cottages built by boat builders 200 years ago. We have a large deck to enjoy beautiful views of rugged tall cliffs with a million shades of blue Bahamian waters that are in dynamic change throughout the day. Enjoy the sea birds and rich marine life below. The island has much to discover both culturally and in its pristine natural beauty. The views from our home are the best....each day brings dynamic changing, light, wind and tide on the Exuma Sound. There are truly amazing sunsets. The house is brand new with simple elegant island inspired decor. Some of my Daniel Caldwell isalnd paintings are featured. You can bicycle, walk, or go by car to local beaches to surf , snorkel or collect shells and sea glass which is a local favorite . Engage in the friendly Bahamian community which is great fun. Relax and unplug from busy world. If you like to read, write , sketch, or paint watercolors..... its a fine spot for this. There are several local style restaraunts and grocery stores near by. There is live music nightly at different venues up and down the island. Find out who is hosting the live music when you arrive. You can rent surfboards or Kyaks, or go fish with a local guide. Several places in Gregory town provide this. In Gregory town check in with local fish dock in town for fresh fish , lobster stone crabs or conch. Conch salad is excellent ask who is making it that day. Go to Pam's Island Made gift shop visit with Pam and see the creative talent of local artisans Pam included. Ida's Delights for Ice Cream or for her Grits and Fish in the morning. Good Fuel for the day! . Don't miss 'Laughing Lizard' for healthy organic grown lunch or breakfast as well as WIFI also see Ann at the Glass Window art and garden center next door for more island crafts and fresh local grown produce. See Ann at Mr Bone's liquor store for cold beer and spirits Rent Surf Boards & water toys at Surfer Pete's in Gregory Town or with Tom at Surfers Haven near surfers beach ...Tom also offers surf lessons and island adventure nature tours. Book a fishing /dive charter by boat with Barry at Captain Z Fishing charters in Gregory Town cove. Or go Handline fishing with local expert Basil. Great fun!! and you'll catch dinner. A rental car is recommended and It is fun to day trip while there... pack a lunch and a cooler and head off. Here are a few things I recommend seeing: Preachers Cave, The caves at Hatchet Bay. Gaulding Cay Beach, Surfers Beach, Tarpum Bay , The Island School . Eleuthera Lighthouse beach at very south end of the island. Day trip 20 minutes north to fancy fashionable Harbour Island where you'll find Historic Dunmore Town with buildings dating back to 1700's. Harbour island is very walkable or rent golf carts. Iconic pink sand beaches fine dinning or casual dinning. You may also bump into fashion or movie stars. Please stop in to see my paintings at Princess Street Gallery. ' ask for Daniel Caldwell art' as well as other fine local artist showing there. Ride down to Governors Harbour... 30 min south and see a bit of laid back old Bahamas with some elegant old homes downtown , hip beach front eateries and local style conch burger stands, small boutiques. There's live music certain nights of the week. Seasonal Fish Fry's on Friday nights with dancing in the streets. Visit the beautiful picturesque community of Current 30 minutes north and bring snorkel gear to drift dive the tide in Current Cut . You' ll be thrilled to see amazing colorful coral lined walls and beautiful sea life. Visit Spanish Wells... an industrious fishing community who are longtime ' Bahamian Crawfish' fisherman. See quaint pastel waterfront cottages ,fishing docks ,work boats and a unique culture.
Rates & Availability
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Base Rates are for 2 persons.... add $25 per night for each additional person Cancellation Policy Bookings cancelled at least 60 days before the start of stay will receive 100% refund Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of stay will receive a 50% refund