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Seaglass Cottage-Cozy Cottage at Hidden Beach-200 Steps to the Atlantic Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Located right on the Atlantic, this cottage is comfortable, airy, and homey. Featuring one large master bedroom, a full kitchen, living room with dining area, full bath and outside shower, a porch and two decks, this is a wonderful place for a tropical vacation. Used as a rental property since 2001, many people have enjoyed Seaglass Cottage. The house is 200 or so steps from Hidden Beach.

Owned by two artists, Seaglass Cottage is full of art. With handmade furniture, water color paintings, and lots of creations made from findings on the beach, the atmosphere is just right for a real beach house. Here you will find plenty of reading lamps, a king size bed, a fully stocked kitchen with everything imaginable needed for cooking, and a full size bathroom with tub. If you prefer, shower outside in the outdoor shower with a lovely palm frond roof.

Swimming and fishing is excellent. There are several beaches in the neighborhood. Because each side of the island is different, if the water on one side of the island is too wavy, just swim on the other side. Rainbow Beach, located on the Caribbean side, is about a 2 minute drive from the house. During summer months, swimming is excellent in the Atlantic Ocean and there is no finer swimming hole than Hidden Beach. The beach has pink sand and beautiful seashells which you can collect. There is also seaglass!

Eleuthera has several good restaurants and take-aways. Rainbow Inn, only five minutes from the house, has a variety of offerings. If you prefer to cook at home, there is a wonderful view of the water from the kitchen island. Enjoy the water while you prepare meals. You can buy fresh fish from the dock in James Cistern (about 10 minutes from the house).

Our caretaker, Merci, lives in Palmetto Point and is just a phone call away.

All linens are provided. The house is self-catering. Please bring your own dishwashing soap, handi-wrap, food items, coffee filters, etc.

Please take a look at our website for detailed information about what you will find in the house.

To get to Eleuthera, fly either directly to the island from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, or fly to Nassau and connect on either Southern Air, Bahamas Air, or Pineapple Air. All of the above mentioned airlines have websites for booking flights. Another choice is the Bahamas Fast Ferry. Nassau is about 50 miles from Eleuthera.

Fly into either Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB) or North Eleuthera Airport (ELH).

GHB is about 25 minutes from the house. ELH is about 45 minutes away.

It is best to secure a rental car prior to your arrival. There are 110 miles of beaches in Eleuthera which most guests like to explore. There is also a beautiful botanical garden - The Levy Plant Preserve - located on Banks Rd. in the Governor's Harbour area.

Eleuthera is quiet, serene, and beautiful. Research the island before you visit. The atmosphere is very laid back. Most islanders are on island time and the pace of life is very slow. Eleuthera is a lovely destination!

If you can't make it as far as Eleuthera, we own a charming treehouse (near Camden, SC) and a waterfront lakehouse on Lake Wateree (also near Camden). The VRBO listing numbers are 273075 and 471878.

PLEASE NOTE - A $70 CLEANING FEE IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE LEFT INSIDE THE HOUSE UPON DEPARTURE. We charge a 200.00 fully refundable damage deposit. Check in is at 3:00 p.m. Check out is 11:00 a.m. WE ONLY ACCEPT PAYMENTS THROUGH PAYPAL OR PERSONAL CHECK.

7 day minimum rentals are required. We do not rent the house for partial weeks unless your dates extend beyond one full week (ex: ten-day rentals).

Also, my son-in-law, Scott, handles all of the reservations. He will be happy to help you.

More Details

Property Manager
Laura Crosby
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Laura Crosby

My husband and I own several unique properties which we rent as vacation rentals. We love Eleuthera, having discovered the Bahamas twenty or so years ago. We love Seaglass Cottage and are grateful for the time we are able to spend on the island.

Why Laura Crosby chose Rainbow Bay

Seaglass Cottage is just a short walk from the beach. It's nice to be able to run down to the beach; return to the house for a snack; return to the beach. When you're close to the shore, you can observe the water and the sand at different times of the day. It changes a lot!

What makes this cottage unique

There is usually a stiff breeze blowing from the east. That is a real advantage for not only does it cool you and the house, it shoos away the insects. Also, on the Atlantic side, the view of the cruise ships far off in the distance, especially at nighttime, is quite enchanting. If you like to observe ships in the distance, do bring a good pair of binoculars with you.


Rainbow Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with tub and shower. There is also an outdoor shower. Towels and wash rags are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious Bedroom with sea view through two four by eight windows and a six foot sliding door to the deck. The room has a king size bed with a ceiling fan above. There is a chest of drawers, night stands with lamps, reading lights above, and a sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
If you enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing, Eleuthera is the right place for you! Ocean Drive is a wonderful route for walking. Pass by the 'washout' area for a really nice view of the ocean. Notice the lovely fauna.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Seaglass Cottage-Cozy Cottage at Hidden Beach-200 Steps to the Atlantic Ocean
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Charleston, SC

A Slice of Heaven for Ten Days!

  • 5 of 5

Most of us long for a place to relax and have some time to decompress from work and the rush, rush of our normal lives at home. We found a delightful place. If you want charming, this is it! SeaGlass Cottage provided us with beautiful views, cool Atlantic breezes in the morning, a huge comfy bed, fully stocked kitchen, friendly island people, well stocked grocery stores(a bit pricey, but ample offerings), and a few wonderful places to eat out! Want more check out Harbor Island for a day trip. Our wonderful caretaker, Louie, was the nicest guy. We enjoyed our conversation with him every evening. He even got two coconuts down from the tree on the property for us as a surprise. Yummy! The house is decorated with Laura's sea glass art work. Just beautiful. The AC in the living room was not working, but the constant breeze was enough for us. The bedroom AC worked perfectly. I hope you get the chance to visit this wonderful cottage. Enjoy, enjoy this slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed Seaglass Cottage and I hope you can come again! Sincerely, Laura
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Completly blissful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sea glass cottage from March 22 - April 8, 2017.

We have been to Eleuthera 2 previous times and have never been disappointed.

This was the best trip yet! The cottage was perfect for us. Hidden beach is a great beach and the cottage is close to other beaches as well. We caught fish at Hidden beach and found great shells in the cove down below, went swimming... you name it and it was fantastic! My shell and sea glass hunting were a huge success! (Brought 60 lbs back with me!) The house is full of art made by the owner and it has everything you could possibly need to have a wonderful time. We will come back for sure. Thanks for sharing your house with us Laura. Louie ( the caretaker) was so nice and we really enjoyed getting to know him. We hope to visit again really soon!

Happy in Eleuthera,

Greta & Dave Thompson

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. Glad to know you had great success on the wrack line! There's is nothing nicer than a nice collection of tangible memories! Hope you can return! Laura
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very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

classic beach bungalow

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Laura's beach house is so cute and perfect and quaint and I really loved the decor! So creative and artistic! Sea glass and art EVERYWHERE! The house sits in front of the ocean and you can hear it all night long while you sleep. So very peaceful... The house is also so centrally located on the island, so it made driving so much easier and I was able to visit so many more beautiful beaches than I had planned for! Communication with Scott and Laura was quick and gracious! Louie the caretaker was also soooo nice and so helpful! The only issue was wifi, which didn't work at all while I was there, but hey, you're on a remote island, so I didn't feel like I should deduct any stars for that. :) One of the best kept secrets of the house is Laura's super sweet (and spicy) cat, Killy, who lives on the property and kept me company my entire stay. LOVED HER! She totally runs the place. ;))) Thanks for an amazing vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi - Thanks so much for your nice review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit AND the kitty! I'm really sorry about the WiFi. You're right about being on a remote island and the infrastructure, etc. just not being perfect. Thank heavens, though, for remote islands and peace and quiet in places where you only hear the ocean. Hope you can come again! I'm in the process of writing an Eleuthera 'Beach-combers guidebook' which I will leave on the coffee table as soon as it's published and as soon as I can deliver it to the house. Thank you again. I enjoyed talking to you on the phone! Sincerely, Laura
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AWESOME secluded beach front home - STAY HERE!

  • 5 of 5


Communication with property manager (Scott) was efficient and planning was easy - plus there was a TON of info in binders at the house (for when the wifi doesn't work - about 25% of the time, but not a major issue at all).

Louie the caretaker is AWESOME. Nicest guy you'll meet. Bring him a beer and some leftovers for dinner, you'll make his day!

The view/s are epic - especially during a storm. Sound of the waves at night was great.

The artwork inside the cottage is intriguing and makes the place feel like a true beach vaca oasis. Bed was comfy - couch could've been comfier. Outdoor shower was cool to have, cold water only but nice on those hot days after the beach.

Rainbow bay is a cool little community with some awesome beaches and easy access to Gregory Town (15 ish minute drive). Spent a ton of time surfing/body surfing at surfer's scene down there!

The little beach down below the cottage is a sweet hangout spot although we never really spent much time there or went swimming/snorkeling due to a couple days of high tides, stormy conditions and wanting to see so many other beaches - next time we'd take a day to just walk down to our own private beach there and hang. Rainbow Bay is also walkable - or a SHORT drive - but the least 'secluded' beach we went to (still a cool spot though).

Found a TON of sea glass at surfer's beach (up until then, couldn't believe how Laura had acquired so much at this cottage).

Basic amenities but worked perfectly for us. Cool to see cruise ships way off in the distance at night!


Beaches - surfer's (rent from Tom at Out Island Adventures, he'll give you the lowdown on the surf break out there too); Gaulding Cay (snorkel around the rock!); Snorkel the Current Cut (call Foster to be guided - 242.448.1609) - too many other to name, look in the beach binder while there!

Grub - HARD to find breakfast! Best to bring your own; Daddy Jo's; Laughing Lizard (guava smoothies); Rainbow Inn (Monday pizza night a good time to meet locals, cottage owners and tourists!); and LEOROSE in James Cistern RIGHT on the water - GO HERE! Tues night - BBQ with live band + THURSDAY night live music - FUN spot with delicious food + beverages.

If you can make the haul - go down to LIGHTHOUSE BEACH - its WORTH the nearly 2 hour commute each way provided you have a 4x4 and get goin early! Stop by Northside Inn and Cottages on your way home and see Rose for some EPIC homemade grub - call in advnace!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed Eleuthera and the cottage. Sounds like you really made the rounds on the island and experienced all that Eleuthera has to offer. Hope you can return soon!!
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Folly Beach, SC

An Absolute Gem!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Seaglass Cottage to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We are frequent travelers thus have high standards, I am happy to say we couldn't have been happier with our trip. The Cottage boasts amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and has a fabulous deck where you can take in the scenery. You are so close to the Ocean you can hear the waves crashing. There is so much to do and explore on Eleuthera and the locals couldn't be friendlier. There are several wonderful beaches throughout the island and even an incredible, accessible beach steps from the Cottage. If you are interested in exploring other islands it is easy to take a day trip to Harbour Island or Spanish Wells. The Cottage itself is wonderfully furnished with everything you could possibly need. The Owners are easy to communicate with and are incredibly knowledgeable regarding the island and things to do. I absolutely recommend Seaglass Cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Eleuthera has 110 miles of beaches! Each one is different. Furthermore, because the island is so skinny, hopping from one side to the other is a breeze. If it's wavy on one side, swim on the other. You can explore beaches, caves, small settlements, and Governor's Harbour. There are beautiful historic buildings in GH and the Levy Plant Preserve is located nearby on Banks Rd.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $70

Reservations are not confirmed until either payment or notification of payment from VRBO is received.

There is an additional $70 cleaning fee which must be left in cash, either Bahamian or US, upon departure. Please leave cleaning fee in the microwave oven. When the cleaning fee is not left $80 will be withheld from your damage deposit to cover the cleaning fee and wiring the money to our caretaker. The 200.00 damage deposit will be returned within one week of departure provided there is no misuse of the house and/or damage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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