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Secluded Rustic Bahamas Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Beach Front Cottage

Elephant Beach House has approximately 700 square feet of air conditioned living area, plus scenic wood decks, thatched roof gazebo and deck overlooking the beautiful beach. Spacious stairs with comfortable landings provide additional living space to enjoy the spectacular views. Our beach is composed of some of the softest beach sand you will find anywhere in the world and is secluded (you may observe 10 people walk down the beach all day!). The cottage is rustic and cozy with split unit air conditioning and wall units for back-up. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, and toaster oven. The cottage is a split plan with the bedrooms each containing a queen size bed. The front bedroom has an attached bathroom with stand-up shower. The back bedroom has a water closet and an outdoor shower that overlooks the Sea of Abaco beyond the jungle. The cottage sleeps two couples comfortably. A golf cart is recommended and can be rented on the island. The lot is 750 feet deep and 100 feet wide on the beach with a tropical jungle surrounding the cottage. The cottage has a backup diesel generator in case of power outages.

Brian Bursa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Brian Bursa

We are attorneys in Florida. We fell in love with this property and purchased it in 2004. We are fortunate to stay at Elephant Beach House 5 times each year.

Brian Bursa purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Brian Bursa chose Abaco Islands

If you are looking for a secluded, island/beach get away, this is an ideal property. It is rustic (not fancy). This is not a luxury property. True beach/island enthusiastics will love the seclusion...the views...and the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

The stunning views and secluded nature of this property are what we love the most about Elephant Beach House.


Great Guana Cay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , The back bedroom contains a water closet & outdoor shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom
  • Master bathroom contains a single sink, toilet, and stand up shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Back bedroom has a water closet and outdoor shower.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is cozy with a queen size bed and attached bathroom with stand up shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Secluded Rustic Bahamas Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Loved every minute of it...

  • 5 of 5

What a great view! we were in heaven as soon as we pulled up to the house. lovely accommodations. Only complaint was Mother Nature- lots of rain during our week. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise. A beautiful place to celebrate my 47th birthday with great friends!

Darvin was very helpful- we enjoyed our time in Guana!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect dream vacation at the Elephant Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Having sold our cruising boat which we had taken many trips to the Abacos for many years, where we could be as remote as we wanted or where we could be in some harbors with a lot of activity, we were concerned that the EBH could not live up to the descriptions online. After being greeted by the caretaker at the ferry with our golf cart and escorted to the cottage, we knew we would have the vacation we had dreamed! The view of the Atlantic Ocean from inside as well as from multiple decks leading to the beach is awesome. The kitchen appliances were like new and spotless. The cabinets were well stocked with dishes, etc. and the bedroom and bathroom stocked more linens than we could use in one week. There was a flatscreen tv with dvd's, but we enjoyed our own music and listening to the birds, rustling of trees and plants and sounds of the waves rolling in from the ocean. We chose to cook breakfast and dinner with all the delicious fresh food we brought from Maxwell's Supermarket, a stop our cab driver was happy to make on the way from the airport to the ferry in Marsh Harbour. We also took the advise of previous guests to use the outdoor showe on the deck on the Sea of Abaco side of the cottage. We truly relaxed, snorkeled two reefs in the Fowl Cay Govt. Preserve with Troy at Dive Guana, took ferry trips to Hope Town and Man-o-War for shopping and lunch on different days, walked on the secluded beach every day, met many friendly people including children who rode the ferry to school on Marsh Harbor, and now know that we can get away again for another dream vacation at the Elephant Beach House on Great Guana Cay!❤️

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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13 Heavenly nights in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time staying at Elephant Beach House. The location of this property is fabulous. The beach is gorgeous and the views from the house and the deck are breathtaking! The house is very comfortable. The owners are constantly making improvements which are great. The new kitchen is wonderful. Darvin the caretaker met us at the ferry and helped us get settled. We had no issues during our stay everything we perfect! Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, secluded, maybe the best getaway you will ever find!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is special, we almost don't want to share this with anyone, it is that special. And we want it to always be this way. The Elephant house is charming and perfectly compliments the island, the seclusion, and the aura of this very special place. The house is located on a lot that has two levels. The level up above by the house looking down on the beach and water has a hammock, out door chairs, tables, and some shade provided by beautiful Palms and a thatched roof gazebo was just perfect. We grilled out every night and loved this space. The views of the water and the color changes of the turquoise water changed every minute by the angle of the sun, it was mesmerizing - we could not take our eyes off it. And then .... we wondered down the stairs to the beach and the sitting area there is just perfect. The beach is expansive and basically empty. We maybe saw 10 people walking over the entire week we were there. And then the water was absolutely perfect - crystal clear, amazing colors as we mentioned before, and we swam and took many long beach walks. The white sand is soft and powdery. Now you understand why we are so hesitant to share this place - it is that special. We travel many places, and we are always looking for unique and off the beaten path, and Great Guana Cay and the Elephant House were way beyond our expectations and past experiences.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, romantic, cozy cottage, with a million dollar view!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking at this review, you already know that this is the house for you. This property is everything that we were looking for; a warm, cozy, romantic, cottage with a million dollar view. We spent our mornings drinking tea on the lower level of the deck. We then walked the beach from end to end (the sunrises are amazing), splashing in the water and collecting shells and coral. We spent our afternoons eating at the local restaurants, kayaking, snorkeling and of course, it is always 5 o'clock somewhere. My husband's version of a southern hurricane is heavenly. Make sure to snorkel with Dive Guana, lobster bites at grabbers, blackened grouper at nippers, conch salad at kids cove, and wings night at orchid bay. Trust me when I tell you, you will not be disappointed in this property, and all it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very secluded and relaxing spot

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for a couple's get away

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nippers Beach Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Albury Ferry - Great Guana Cay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bakers Bay
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nippers Beach Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Great Guana Cay
Car: not necessary

Elephant Beach House is located on a 40 foot dune overlooking a beautiful, secluded beach with snorkeling and diving from the shore. This is a true get-away-from-it-all, laid-back island/beach locale. There are beach bars/grills, grocery store, and liquor store close by for your convenience.


Rates & Availability

Great Guana Cay Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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