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ShoreBreak cottage rises 25’ above the ocean on a dramatic cliff above perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches on Eleuthera known to locals as "Secret Beach". ShoreBreak cottage and Secret Beach are located on the Atlantic coastline of Eleuthera, 25 minutes from N. Eleuthera Airport (ELH) The cottage is a short 10 minute walk or 5 minute paddle to the larger and world famous Surfer's Beach. The quaint and authentically Bahamian Gregory Town is 2 miles to the North. All of the photos on this listing have been taken at ShoreBreak cottage and the “secret beach” below. Life at ShoreBreak cottage is like taking a step back in time. You can plan a busy day of activities and experience the thrill of diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, and kayaking. Or for nature lovers, bring your Audubon nature guide book, take a walk and search for numerous varieties of butterflies and birds. Or better yet, you can choose to do nothing at all. Kick back, relax, and read a book and doze off in the afternoon with the symphony of the Atlantic lapping on the crystalline beach below. ShoreBreak cottage was created to be harmonious and respectful to its natural, untouched and exquisite surroundings. The vision for ShoreBreak was to embrace nature at its fullest and to escape the trappings of the modern world. No Television, no computer, no problem. (WiFi is available and cell phone and internet service access via international roaming).Nightly entertainment is courtesy of the Galaxy above. At ShoreBreak you enjoy quiet nights and fall asleep to the chorus of the ocean below only to dream of catching the Sunrise in the morning. Kiss the sky, smell the salt, and soak up the warmth of the sun on ShoreBreak’s oceanfront porch and deck. Just below our deck, walk down a short flight of a dozen stairs to find large boulders and unexplored caves. Direct access to this beach is limited to ShoreBreak cottage and our sister property “ShoreTing” and both properties can be rented together if available. The beach takes a shape and life of its own and consistently shifts, expands and retracts with the tide, wind and lunar cycles. We have seen the beach literally come and go for days at a time. And don’t forget to enjoy our outdoor shower if just for a quick rinse after coming up from the beach. ShoreBreak was built in a traditional and cozy Bahamanian style by a 3rd generation local builder who took great pride in his craft. The vernacular based outpost takes its design cues from the older gabled wood cottages on Harbor Island. White washed locally sourced cypress wraps the interior and creates a warm feel. The build was overseen by an internationally renown architect to ensure aesthetic integrity was true to form. A central living space is bookended by 2 ocean front bedrooms each with a queen bed. Both bedrooms have their own private en suite bathroom. A soaring vaulted ceiling with 2 lofts. PLEASE NOTE - the lofts are not part of the rental, only the down stairs 2 bedrooms. ShoreBreak is ideal for 2 couples or just a honeymoon for 2. The cottage is a bit reminiscent of a wooden ship and was built in the spirit of the sea, adventure, exploration and the frontier. It boasts beautiful re-purposed mahogany yacht doors and brass hardware in the bedrooms as well as portholes salvaged from a pre war passenger liner. All of the sliding doors facing the ocean were sourced from a resort in the FL Keys that no longer stands. Secret Beach is a treasure and ShoreBreak was built to be sensitive and have as minimal an impact on its natural surroundings as possible. It is completely off the grid and self sustainable. The cottage was designed to take advantage of the cooling ocean breezes, but also offers modern comforts such as AC. We ask our guests to always be mindful of their solar energy consumption and water usage. AC usage is limited to evening use to conserve energy. ShoreBreak is provisioned with your basic needs, bed sheets, towels, utensils, cooking amenities, a built in gas cooktop, full sized refrigerator, and a dining table. Or use the Weber grill and grill up some fresh lobster tails from your dive and dine al fresco on the ocean deck under the stars. Or have a local fisherman bring you the days catch. You are sure to become friendly with the beautiful and simple people that call the island home. ShoreBreak is the essence of the authentic Bahamian out island experience. This is not a resort experience. No umbrella drinks. Its a bit of living on the edge of the rugged, natural and beautiful terrain. The ocean below can be tumultuous, so use extreme caution. Thus the namesake ShoreBreak. With this said, children are not recommended unless always supervised and all guests are reminded to exercise extreme caution on the property and beach below. ShoreBreak seeks adventure travelers, star gazers, beach combers and romantics at heart. Enjoy!