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Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach

Joe Brandon

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Joe Brandon

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Spanish Wells House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

Main Beach Cottage Description

This charming beach front cottage was built in 2005 with family activities in mind. The layout provides ample space for large family gatherings and, conversely, offers multiple areas for kids to play and adults to relax. A large portion of the first floor faces the beach and has an open design where the kitchen, dining area and family room flow together creating a spacious great room. The first floor also has a bedroom, full bathroom with shower and separate laundry area for added convenience. An extra wide staircase, leading to the upstairs, has hand rails positioned at two different heights for the safety of adults and small children.

A fun atmosphere abounds on the second floor. Kids love playing on the swing, the wall to wall suspended netting, and the rope ladder that leads to a 200 square foot loft that can be built into a formidable fortress. The second floor also has a master bedroom and a bunkroom, each opening to a balcony deck with incredible views of the ocean. Both bedrooms have a private bathroom with double pedestal sinks and a deep soaker tub. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the bunk room has two sets of built-in bunk beds. Also on the second floor are two semi private sleeping areas. One area is situated with two twin beds and the other area has a twin bed with a DVD player.

Much of the furniture in the cottage was hand crafted out of salvaged material from local ship wrecks and the artwork throughout was done by Michael Cashmore Hingley, whose artwork is featured on numerous buildings throughout Spanish Wells. The cottage is appointed with all of the needed amenities; broad band wireless internet access, Vonage phone service for free calls to/from the US, cable TV, DVD player, flat screen TVs, base station marine radio, washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator with ice dispenser/water and six- zone climate control for ultimate comfort throughout the entire cottage.

Comfort and convenience continues in the outdoor living areas. The covered, ocean side deck, running the entire width of the cottage, has Adirondack chairs and indirect lighting that is perfect for nighttime viewing of passing cruise ships and star gazing. Steps from the ocean side deck and a wooden walkway lead to an outdoor shower on the side of the cottage. This is the first stop for most guests returning from the beach where they can enjoy a clean rinse with welcoming hot and cold water. The covered porch on the inland side also runs the entire width of the cottage. A barbeque grill is located on this porch, which is convenient to the kitchen and assures untimely afternoon showers won’t interrupt dinner preparation. The adjacent lower level deck, with chaise lounges, is a nice, protected alternative if the wind is blowing hard out of the North or East.

The property spills onto a spectacular sandy beach with crystal clear, shallow, safe, warm water. The beach is protected by beautiful barrier coral reefs which tame large waves and prevent dangerous rip tides. The warm, calm water provides endless hours of entertainment for the whole family, to include snorkeling and fishing. There is a fish cleaning table with running water near the water’s edge, making it convenient to quickly clean any fish that are caught. If just hanging out and relaxing is your thing you will enjoy the hammock that is shaded by palm trees and cooled by ocean breezes.

Situated on 12th Street, the cottage location on Spanish Wells is ideal and is within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, churches and grocery stores.

Optional Guest Cottage

A recently added guest cottage on the property is now available for rent in conjunction with main beach house rental. This nicely appointed two-level guest cottage offers an additional bedroom with king-size bed plus two bathrooms (one with an indoor shower and the other with a private outdoor shower). The guest cottage also includes a kitchen, dining room and living room and would be perfect for grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends of your family. The cottage is for adults only with a max of two occupants. The nightly charge for the guest cottage is $150 per night and it is only available to those renting the main beach house or the property owners.

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joe Brandon (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Joe Brandon

Family man with a beautiful wife and 3 wonderful children, avid outdoors man, loving anything to do with water, 30+ years in the technology field in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.

Picture above was taken in Spanish Wells in 2010. I was holding dinner for 5.

Joe Brandon purchased this house in 2010

Why Joe Brandon chose Spanish Wells

A long time friend invited me and my family to stay at his beach house in Spanish Wells. We went in April, 2010 and had a wonderful time snorkeling, fishing, beachcombing, building sand castles, riding bikes, watching the sunset, having ice cream, grilling what we caught spear fishing and relaxing. It was incredible and my kids still tell others that it was the BEST vacation ever. I've challenged them on their declaration but they say the trip to Spanish Wells was better than the Atlantis, Disney World, Caribbean Cruises and all of our beach trips on the east coast.

I know it's hard to believe but it's the truth! As a family we were not in a rush to get to nor distracted by any of the commercial offerings that are typical of vacation destinations. Spanish Wells is not commercialized at all; rather it is beautiful, safe, and the islanders are very accommodating.

I too enjoyed this vacation immensely so I spent the last day of our vacation looking at real estate. When my friend learned that I was interested in buying a place on the island he offered me part ownership of the beach house. We have closed the deal and are now offering a limited number of rentals to help offset expenses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joe: Made great friends here! Heading over to Bruno's now to fish mango snaper. Out to the big water in the morning with Tweedie; fingers and toes crossed its been windy and he has been hammering the fish! Wahoo,Mai,Yellowfin wow! Won't be able to sleep tonight! We are very fortunte! What an island! What a place!



Mike
Mar 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Great beach, great island!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of renting this home and dealing with Joe the owner who was always super helpful. In addition the care taker Johnny underwood is a class act. My only complaint is that the house isn't available the week I want next year! Thank you so very much. The Mitchell family

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
minnesota
5

2 Familys/ 4 Adults/ 2 Girls 17/ 1 Boy 15/ One Opinion

  • 5 of 5

Being from Minnesota you have an idea what the Islands look like. Imagination is not always reality. Spanish Wells was 100% imagination!!! House-10 People-10 Activities-10 Beach-10 Weather-10 Vacation Priceless!!! Thanks: Joe/Lori Owners Tweedie/Deac Real Fishermen Johnny/Nancy Caretakers Bruno/Kelly Conch and Lobster excursions Reamie/Leah Sweethearts Buddahs/Shipyard/Sandbar Great Food and Drinks Till the Goats come home!! Ate fresh Tuna,Mai,Stone Crab,Conch,Grouper and Lobster daily. Yes we caught it with help from the great islanders listed above. Everything was so great some of it was not even in our imagination.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike - thanks for the positive review. I'm glad your family and friends had a good time on the island. I agree that it's a magical place that goes beyond one's imagination. I arrived with friends and family the day after you departed. We were there for my kid’s spring break. Even though this was our 10th trip, in the past five years, we enjoyed new and exciting adventures like jumping off Ridly's Head, boat trip to the Glass Window Bridge on Eleuthera and deep sea fishing off the Abacos Islands . The possibilities are endless in Spanish Wells and MY imagination runs wild between trips. I’m thinking about a day trip, by boat, to the Exumas this July!
Milford, New Jersey
5

Cathy M.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation so much we've booked for two weeks next year. Spanish Wells is so amazingly beautiful. I'm still there in my mind! The house was everything I expected and more; uniquely decorated and very comfortable for our 9 family members. The love the owners have for their island home shines through out the house. Everything needed for an enjoyable vacation is provided. Our family spent many fun filled hours on the front deck and in the crystal clear, warm blue water just steps away from the house. Our grandchildren loved the netting, loft and swing on the second floor. They also enjoyed cracking open coconuts in the front yard and serving fresh coconut and the milk to the adults. Fishing and snorkeling with Captains Tweedie and Deke were also highlights of the trip. The magnificent sunsets viewed from the park at the end of the island were always followed by yummy ice cream at Papa Scoops. Dinner at Budda's was also a treat - the only school bus "restaurant" we've ever seen (the conch fritters are really good). The property caretakers, Johnny and Nancy Underwood, were wonderful. They were alway just a phone call away and eager to do whatever they could to make our stay on Spanish Wells hassle free. Nine people in one house on a tiny island for a week and I do not have one negative remark. Our entire family agrees this was the best vacation ever. It was truly magical and I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thank you for the positive review. I'm glad your family felt it was "their best vacation ever". My family felt the same way when we first discovered Spanish Wells in 2010. Five years and more than ten visits later we have an even greater appreciation for the beauty of the island, kindness of the locals and the nearly endless fun family activities that are so conveniently available. I’m pleased you have chosen our cottage for your two week vacation next year and look forward to your return. Sincerely, Joe B
5

Most relaxing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Spanish Wells from the breath taking blue water views to the friendliness of people. We had a great time and have already discussed our next trip! House was wonderful and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Especially loved the outdoor shower. If Virginia wasn't so cold I would have one! Special thanks to Johnny and Nancy Underwood for always being willing to answer any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki - thanks for the positive review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and our property comfortably accommodated the 5 couples in your party. I agree that Johnny and Nancy are delightful people and I'm so thankful they are the caretakers for the property. Hope to hear from you soon about your next vacation to Spanish Wells. Sincerely, Joe B
Greenville SC
5

My favorite vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We so loved this home...I cannot wait to go back...we have been all over the world

and I can honestly say this was the best ever...I want to be there now..whenever I get

busy and life gets stressful...I just look at our vacation pictures and it makes me happy.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly what one would envision of a true beach house. It resonates character throughout and you can feel it in the hand built strength of the house as you walk through the driftwood trimmed door ways and bead board walls. Appropriately decorated in hand tooled tables with sand filled items from the sea, comfortable chairs, and beds for many visitors, the house establishes a personal connection immediately. There is even an indoor tree swing under the sail nets on the second floor which my niece loved.

The house sits directly on the beach as the large back deck and spacious yard provide views of the emerald and blue ocean that are outstanding as you view them through the mature Palm trees which are scattered throughout. My favorite spot was the hammock after lunch! The house is right on the water and it is just so convenient for taking full advantage of the beach and the water.

We were unsure as to how our three year old would be acceptable to the beach but by the second day we had trouble getting him out of the water. He loved the afternoon walks out on an exposed sandbar at low tide just a short distance from the house. He even found a perfect sand dollar to start a collection of his own. Everyone we met has been so accommodating and nice...we definitely want to return!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Engel - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed Spanish Wells and our beach cottage. I appreciate the positive review and honestly don't believe that I could have described the charm and character of the cottage better. I'm hopeful you are able to return soon and look forward to hearing from you in the future. Sincerely, Joe B

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Spanish Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
$8,250
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
$6,000
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
$8,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
$8,250
 

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Spanish Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Upstairs 2 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , opens to the bunkroom and semi private sleeping area
    1st floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - Completely enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has an ajoining private bathroom
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Has an ajoining bathroom
    Upstairs semi private sleeping area - 2 twin/ single , Curtain provides privacy in this area
    Upstairs semi private sleeping area - 1 double , Curtain provides privacy for this area
    1st floor bedroom - 1 queen , convenient access to first floor bathroom
  • All Bedrooms/sleeping areas have independant temperature control
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kids Indoor Jungle Gym, Outdoor Fish Cleaning Station, Relaxing Hammock, Library with Hundreds of Books, Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water

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