Main home and casita perfect for two couples or a family for a winter getaway!
About Toni Cotton
I am a Veterinarian who has had the opportunity to enjoy winters on serene Cat Island and summers in the rugged Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Currently, our schedules and health do not allow us to spend the entire winter on the island. Along with my husband, Gary, we live in two of the most beautiful locations in the world. We love adventure, animals, kids and people and enjoy meeting travelers who share a passion for life. Cat island offers caving, hiking, kayaking the coasts or inner island waterways and beach combing for shells or treasures that have washed ashore.
Toni Cotton purchased this House in 2006
Why Toni Cotton chose Bennett's Harbour
We chose this wonderful property for our semi-retired lifestyle because of the private beaches, clean, clear waters and adventures.
What makes this House unique
The layout of the property allows couples or families with children to have privacy with the extra bedrooms located in the adjacent guest casita. From the cozy southwestern style of the inner courtyard to the rustic entryway one cannot help but love the views and the waters just feet away.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Kids love Cat Island.
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Cat Island at this lovely property. We fell in love with Cat and Pigeon Cay. While kayaking just off the beach at the house, my husband caught a beautiful Trigger fish. Each night, we grilled our dinner and enjoyed the fantastic view from the screened in patio overlooking the sea. The people of Cat Island are charming, as well. We hope to return soon!
It brings us much joy to know that you truly embraced Cat and the island experience. Thank you for renting and hope that you come back again in 2020!
Nice to rent a house with comfortable seating in both living area and screened porch. Location surrounded on three side by the ocean, nice breezes no need for AC, a great beach house!
Thanks so much for your review. Happy that you truly enjoyed our home and your time there!
Quiet and beautiful setting for a relaxing vacation! The house was well-appointed and features beautiful views of the ocean from every room. There were plenty of tips for making the most of your time on the island and kayaks/bikes/snorkel gear for exploring the land/sea.
I am a little late in responding but wanted to thank you for your review and so happy that your family enjoyed your time at our Cat Island home!
Amazing family vacation
It was a much needed vacation for my family. The house was awesome. The beach was great. The sand isn't so soft that you can't walk in it. It was perfect. You can snorkel right off the beach. Unfortunately we never got a chance to use the kayaks. We were content on the beach. It's a great place and I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants a quiet getaway with all the modern conveniences. If you go, please be aware that the water comes from a rain catchment system and it comes from Mother Nature.
Thanks so much for your great review! I know I am a bit late in responding but wanted to regardless. Happy that your family enjoyed their time there. It makes me happy that families are using our home to experience the special moments that only Cat can offer!
Relaxed retreat- everything you need to have a GREAT vacation!
We spent 9 days here, and it was FANTASTIC. This was our second time to Cat Island, but our first time with the kids. The central location meant that nothing was really too far away, so we were able to explore the north and south sides of the island from a perfect starting point. We have 3 boys who slept in the casita, while my husband and I slept in the loft of the main house. The ocean breeze blew over our bed and we fell asleep listening to the sounds of the ocean every night. The beach was beautiful and we had it to ourselves every day. Spectacular snorkeling right out the front door- we saw needlefish, triggerfish, the ones that look like Dory (don't know what they're called), zebra-striped fish, sea urchins, starfish, barracuda, jacks, snapper, etc. I was blown away. My husband had some nice fishing out front, also. Three kayaks (one of them a two-seater) were available for use. There were also bikes that we rode down to the flats to look for bonefish, baby sharks and sea turtles. Toni (owner) was incredibly responsive and helpful- knows everything about the island, which is important if you've never been because you have to know what to expect. Bring a good pair of water shoes- not the flimsy ones- the rocks out front can be sharp in places. We had great food at Hidden Treasures, Da Pink Chicken, The Greenwood, Derek and Yardie's conch stand, Shanna's Cove and The Hot Spot. We visited the Hermitage, Hawk's Nest Marina, bat caves and Seaglass beach. We also spent a fair amount of time admiring the totally adorable collection of hermit crabs that hang out around the house. If you are looking for gorgeous, secluded beaches for miles, warm and friendly locals, fishing, and fun, look no further. This is THE PLACE.
So happy that your Cat Island experience was all that you hoped for! It is not an easy place to get to but as you know, absolutely worth it! The raw beauty of the island and remoteness is wonderful, especially for families to share moments that will produce memories for life! Thanks again and we hope that you come back someday!
The pictures do not do it justice! absolutely lovely, peaceful, unbelievable location on Cat Island
My family and I spent a couple of relaxing weeks at this lovely rental for Spring Break in March 2018. The house is beautiful, comfortable, fully appointed with anything you might need, and in a lovely spot steps from an amazing little beach. The house is perfectly positioned to see the spectacular sunset through the windows, and it is decorated with a Southwestern flair that is colorful and fun. The wrap around porch has breathtaking views from all angles. We honestly could not have asked for a more perfect house. My teenage daughter and her friend loved the warmth and the beach, and both were a welcome change for all of us from snowy New England. We had kayaks and snorkeling gear which we used right off our beach. Lots to see and explore. Cat Island is not a typical tourist destination, however. It is very quiet and peaceful, no typical, high end resorts, and the local Cat Islanders are very friendly and helpful. A great place to unwind and relax. If you are interested, my husband reports great bone-fishing on the flats. The owners were very attentive through the whole rental process, friendly and reasonable, with extensive suggestions and helpful instructions. Really fantastic rental. We highly recommend a visit to Cat Island.
Thanks so much for your review of our Cat Island home. We had hoped that our renters would truly grasp the beauty of Cat Island. So happy that your family had a good experience! That is our main goal...to make it a great trip and prepare you for this place!
Quite remote island bliss with Mt. Alvernia, the highest point in the Bahamas, several blue holes, caves, miles of empty beaches.