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Featured by USA Today travel, HGTV and Dwell Magazine, it is boho beach bliss at this modern and unique beachfront property located on a secret beach on the Atlantic coastline of Eleuthera. The quaint and authentically Bahamian Gregory Town is 2 miles to the North and world famous Surfers Beach is a 10 minute walk. All photos here taken at our property/beach. Built in the spirit of a modern surf safari outpost, this sophisticated yet understated property captures the true essence of adventure.

The space
This remote outpost is both eco-resort and surf camp. For "ShoreTing"/ thatch house, we enlisted Brillhart Architects, a firm that has been honored with national and international design awards, and work has been featured in publications around the world. Best described by the architect himself, the house is "Inspired by the experimental Hatch House (Jack Hall, 1960) on Cape Cod’s Natural SeaShore, the project is a combination of volumes and outdoor decks that dissolve within the landscape.

The plan, which is essentially a dog trot, includes a living room / kitchen volume that faces East, with a large picture window framing the view of the Atlantic Ocean. The bedroom / bath is located in a separate volume in the rear, with views of the untouched hillside just to the North. (The South facade is solid, sheltering views of the owner's neighboring sister property. The sister property can be rented in conjunction with this property. For availability see listing no. 17267143 "Shorebreak")
Connecting the two spaces is a long porch that runs along the south side of the building and a central, covered outdoor sitting area. This small court acts as the formal entry into both spaces and also allows one to enjoy the weather while still being protected from the wind and spray coming off the ocean.

All of the furniture was carefully curated and either hand made or iconic authentic mid century pieces by known designers.

Operable flaps and shutters (maneuvered with nautical hardware and rigging elements) are used along the porch and in front of all the window openings. Designed for multiple uses, the shutters provide shade and control breezes while also adding security while the retreat is unoccupied.
Raised a few feet off the ground, the building is constructed of western red cedar and thatch, with a tongue and groove cedar paneled interior. The lightness of the structure, the use of natural materials, and outdoor space that acts as a penetration within the design lets the building fade away."

"ShoreTing"/ thatch house rises 25’ above the ocean on a dramatic cliff above a beautiful beach known to locals as "Secret Beach". The property and Secret Beach are located on the Atlantic coastline of Eleuthera, 25 minutes from N. Eleuthera Airport (ELH). We are 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. Various restaurants, bars and grocery stores are located in town. All of the photos on this listing were taken at "ShoreTing" and the beach below. At this property you can plan a busy day of activities and experience the thrill of diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, and kayaking. Or better yet, you can choose to do nothing at all. Kick back, relax, read a book and doze off into the afternoon.

"ShoreTing"/ thatch house was created to be harmonious and respectful to its natural surroundings. Our vision for the property was to embrace nature at its fullest and to escape the trappings of the modern world. No Television, no computer, no problem. (dont worry there is wifi). This is a place for nature lovers. Play at the beach by day and stargaze at night. Direct access to the beach below is limited to this property and our small sister property located to the south. We do not restrict access to the beach. The beach is a wonder in of itself with large boulders and unexplored caves which makes this beach an extraordinary experience. The beach is organic in form and takes a shape and life of its own and consistently shifts, expands and retracts with the tide, wind and lunar cycles. The ocean is capable of creating a dramatic show of its own with picturesque sea spray colliding with the partially submerged boulders at the seashore. After a day at the beach, don't forget to enjoy our outdoor shower.

Thatch House was built in a modern, yet understated and cozy style by a talented 3rd generation local builder who takes great pride in his craft. It is solar powered, completely off the grid and self sustainable and you would'nt know it.
The project was designed to take advantage of the cooling ocean breezes, but also offers modern comforts such as AC which is limited to the sleeping pavilion which includes a king size bed, (living room/ kitchen is al fresco). We ask our guests to always be mindful of their solar energy consumption and water usage and to limit AC usage to the evenings if needed at all.

Thatch House is provisioned with your basic needs, bed sheets, towels, utensils, cooking amenities, a built in gas cooktop, a refrigerator, and a dining table. Or use the grill outside and treat yourself to the fresh catch of the day.

This 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 world. We are seeking adventure travelers, star gazers, beach combers and romantics at heart. Enjoy!

Guest access
This is arranged when you secure your stay. We provide an awesome trip planner document that will answer any questions you have and tell you what you need to know about trip preparations and what to do when you get to beautiful Eleuthera!

Other things to note
We have a wifi hotspot on the property. A recent guest that stayed at our neighboring property for 30 days was able to work remotely from the property using the wifi hotspot without any issue. Being that it is a remote out island in the Bahamas, wifi service may go down on occasion as is normal course. As a back up, you likely will also have internet through international roaming on your cell phone. We suggest that you contact your service provider for rates prior to arrival.
Featured by USA Today travel, HGTV and Dwell Magazine, it is boho beach bliss at this modern and unique beachfront property located on a secret beach on the Atlantic coastline of Eleuthera. The quaint and authentically Bahamian Gregory Town is 2 miles to the North and world famous Surfers Beach is a 10 minute walk. All photos here taken at our property/beach. Built in the spirit of a modern surf safari outpost, this… read more

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Gregory Town, North Eleuthera, Bahamas

This is a remote area yet only 2 miles from town. The only immediate neighbor is our sister property which is located to the south.

Hosted by Mark

Joined in February 2017
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