The Eleuthera Direct story

At Eleutheradirect, we believe there is a better way to vacation. A more valuable, less invasive way where travelers and homeowners, by working directly with each other, can both better match their needs. We're obsessively focused on it, and our mission is to make this marketplace the premiere way to find private homes on Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells.

Private vacation rentals are the best way to maximize your vacation dollars and experience, but it's very difficult and time consuming to find a house that meets your needs in a destination that you may not have visited or have much experience with. The island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, plus neighboring Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, are destinations where detailed information is hard to find. Likewise, homeowners need to trust their prized vacation home with couples and families that they have not met and know little about. We see this as an opportunity. Travelers get to learn about the destination and the vacation home of their dreams from owners who know their homes and location like the back of their hand. Owners get to personally know and meet the people they are entrusting with the care of their cherished vacation home. It's the best of both worlds! We're excited to offer the only owner direct vacation rental listing site for the beautiful tropical islands of Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells with the most detailed and specific information on the planet.

Our company

The Beach Book LLC was formed in 2014 with the original mission of documenting hard to find beaches in tropical destinations. The highly popular Eleuthera Beach Book was the first island chronicled. Since then we have branched out into other travel related products and services associated with the islands we are passionate about. We serve as a travel related service provider and will continue to look for unique places to discover, visit, and tell you about.

Bret Sigillo

Hi! I'm Bret Sigillo and I operate I'm also the author of the Eleuthera Beach Book, Eleuthera Beach Map, Eleuthera Snorkel Book, Eleuthera Guide Book, Curacao Beach Book, and Tortola Beach Book. I'm currently writing the Barbados Beach Book. I've been an Eleuthera homeowner since 1999 and have been renting since taking ownership of the property in July of that year. I actually closed on the property on the day I went to visit the storm damage from Hurricane Floyd that year and my love for the island and its people continues unabated to this day. I've been thrilled to provide countless memorable vacations both to readers of my books along with those who have personally stayed at my house. I founded and ran, a Caribbean vacation rental website, which was one of the pioneers in online bookings for vacation homes. But, I learned my lesson. Homeowners and renters prefer to work directly with each other. Now that the large online travel agencies such as AirBnB, Expedia (VRBO & HomeAway) and TripAdvisor have stumbled into that space it is quite clear that they are failing both travelers and owners. I started this venture to provide an alternative and better way to serve BOTH of my customers - vacationers and homeowners.