Imagine sitting on your private deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean without another person within a mile radius, except for whomever you have invited to share this beautiful getaway! That can be true if you come to The Hideaway on Cat Island.
My wife and I had the most romantic week of peace and beauty there last month. Upon arrival, all the arrangements for getting our rental car and grocery shopping went exactly as planned. We then drove to meet Reynold, the caretaker and co-owner of The Hideaway. He was so gracious and helpful. We asked him about fresh seafood and he said he could bring us local grouper the next day. When he came by the next afternoon, he brought us a huge bag of freshly caught and filleted fish. He asked if he could bring us anything else and we said how about lobster, which was in season then. True to his word, the next day, he arrived with 6 huge lobster tails he had speared that day -- all ready for the oven or grill. We ate like kings on the freshest and most delicious seafood for the entire week!
The house was very comfortable with all modern conveniences and fully equipped kitchen and air-conditioning. In addition to the gorgeous deck, there is a thatched-roof shelter on the beach. The beach is pristine and the entire week, we only saw one lone man looking for crabs on the beach late one afternoon. We saw the goat herd that lives nearby once or twice, leading the littlest of the kids to softer grass. So cute.
The people we met on the island were very friendly and always helpful. It was a beautiful vacation on Cat Island!
We absolutely loved the house. The kitchen is very well equipped. This was our 3rd trip to Cat Island and the best! There are a/c's in all rooms and they work very well. That's a huge plus for cat island. The house is very nice. We stayed for 10 days and only saw 3 people on the beach. The locals are so genuinely nice. Sheila from Port Howe brought her massage table and set it up under the tiki hut. What an awesome beach massage she gives. She also makes the best bread ever. Mark from Fernandez Bay will take you on a fun bone fishing trip too. We plan on staying at Hide Away next year!!! Thank you for sharing your paradise with us Steve.
We had been to the island previously and had stayed at Shannas Cove Resort and loved it but wanted to experience a different part of the island and try a rental home this time. We found the hideaway last minute and Steve was very easy to work with. We flew Sun Air International from Fort Lauderdale, wonderful as long as you are good with a small 8 seater prop plane. The service was awesome. Steve has his wonderful caretaker Reynold pick you up from the airport. When we arrived at the home, we were a bit disappointed as I had envisioned the same pristine beach that we had at Shanna's Cove which is on the North end of the island, where the hideaway is on the South end. The beach had quite a bit of sea weed which to me wasn't my idea of a good day at the beach. I immediately contacted Steve and the next day Reynold had a rental car for us which allowed us access to all of the beaches on the island. From that point on, our vacation was indeed, paradise. The home itself is top-notch. High end appliances, wonderful beds, showers, etc. Beautiful views, absolute privacy. We saw no one on our daily strolls up and down the beach. During the day, the sea weed would roll back out to the ocean and the water in front was beautiful, we just preferred seeing the other beaches. I would highly recomend a car if you are staying here as you are highly isolated. Reynold is more than happy and willing to take you whereever you want or need to go. His wife Janice cooked for us every night and her meals were simple but delicious. These 2 hardworking people were truly one of the highlights of the trip. Be prepared for total isolation but I think most people who go to Cat Island have that sense of adventure. I would highly recomend this rental as long as you are indeed going in with eyes open.
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