PALM 22 - BEACHFRONT COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS/BEACH

Joe Brandon

Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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PALM 22 - BEACHFRONT COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS/BEACH

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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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joe Brandon (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

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

Piece of heaven. Threw my back out while fighting what we thought was a nice sized tuna. Ate Mahi every day. Really enjoyed the characters of the island…..crazy Roy, Creature, Johnny, Ryan. Wonderful souls. They all think the world of you and Colby.



Palm 22 was exactly what we needed and we’ll be back if you let us! Joe, Thanks for all the tips and hospitality.
Apr 2014
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Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach
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Spanish Wells Eleuthera
Albany, Oregon
5

The people are the best!!

  • 5 of 5
Johnny Underwood took great care of our needs. He's the best! House was more than expected with everyting we needed. We met new friends and had a great time! We'll be back with our whole clan! Can't wait!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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DuBose Family Liberty, Tx

  • 5 of 5
This place was awesome for the whole 9 days we were there...You couldn't ask for a better house for a large family...Not to mention how close it was to the beach that we had all to ourself almost everyday...Everyone we met on the island were very friendly and helpful...I would highly recommend Spanish Wells and this house to anyone...Can't wait to go back someday!! We are missing Johnny Underwood...He was always there to help us find a boat, guide or whatever we needed.And also want to say thank you to Skip and Lucille who were just a step away from our house making sure we had what we needed and were happy.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Unreal !

  • 5 of 5
It's just what we were looking for. Out of the way, no nightlife, beautiful views and the best beach on the island. The house is comfortable and everything works well. Rent a boat and cart from Johnny Underwood. If you are not familiar with using a boat in these shallow waters,,,be very cautious around the NorthWest and NorthEast parts of the island. It can be very shallow at low tide and areas that appear to be deep water are in fact grass. Use caution until you get used to the lay of the land,,keep the lower end trimmed up if in doubt. Sound often. Drink the water out of the 5 gallon containers. Water is cheap. About $1.00/gallon. The city water that comes out of the tap,,taste brackish . Food is expensive. Fish for your food. Be careful of the Cuda's around the abandoned fish farm at the end of Russle island. They will steal your Snapper. Bring #2 hooks and good steel leaders. Use Squid or cut-bait. Berr is expensive. See Budda . There isn't any local phone service. I don't know why. No big deal. I would go back in a minute. If you want night life,,,go on a cruise. If you want to fish or read a book, come here.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mark - Thanks for the great review and helpful boating/fishing tips. I'm glad you and your party enjoyed our property and the island. Your comments about the water on the island are accurate. The tap water doesn't taste good but is suitable for cooking, washing, showers and laundry. Thankfully, Spanish Wells has services that use reverse osmosis systems to produce high quality drinking water at a very reasonable price. ($5 for a 5 gallon jug) For our guest's convenience we have a pump system that automatically supplies the refrigerator with water from the jug. This enables the refrigerator to dispense chilled drinking water and ice. Regarding phone service on the island - there is local land line phone service available throughout the island, however, as you experienced, we don't have a local phone in the cottage and most public phone booths on the island are disconnected. As we discussed while you were there, the Vonage phone in the cottage is available to guests for free calls to and from the US. Local calls on the Vonage phone are actually long distance so we encourage our guests to limit those - but if the need arises we understand and accept use of the phone for those circumstances. I'm glad you would "come back in a minute" and look forward to your return in the future. Sincerely, Joe B
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Exceeded all expectations!!"

Exceeded all expectations!!"
  • 5 of 5
Our experience in Spanish Wells and this house exceeded my entire family’s expectations and that is saying a lot when you have four kids ranging from 10-23. The island itself is memorable for many reasons -- the sheer beauty of the sand and water, the laid back feeling of the island, the friendly locals, the lack of crowds and this wonderful home - What a fantastic place! The house is spacious and comfortable, great little touches like books and tips and clean, clean, clean! We immediately felt at home and then some. In addition we had a great welcome and helpful information from the property manager. • The location is unreal!! I know there are many pictures on the website and lots of great reviews but regardless word and picture cannot do it justice. I can’t recall the last trip I went on that by the end I wasn’t ready to go home, but in Spanish Wells I could have stayed for weeks and not be ready to leave. Will we return? We booked next year before we left! Go and enjoy, but promise not to share this wonderful little secret with too many people…
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Keith - thank you for the positive review. I'm glad you were pleased with the condition of the property. My caretaker, Johnny, and I appreciate that vacation time is precious and we do everything possible to ensure that you and your family have what is needed for an enjoyable vacation.

I have children, nephews and nieces that span your children's ages. They too really enjoy the fun and freedom that Spanish Wells offers and they always are eager to return to the island for our next vacation.

Thank you for choosing our beach cottage again for your family vacation next summer - we really appreciate and value our repeat guests!
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Spanish Wells Eleuthera
Chantilly, VA
5

Perfect Beachfront Property

  • 5 of 5
Everything about our visit to Spanish Wells was perfect - the house, the location, the island, everything!
The house and beach are exactly as pictured on the web site - picture perfect! The house is just steps from the beach and is equipped with everything you need. The house has tons of charm and is very well maintained and was very clean when we arrived. While there we enjoyed snorkeling, fishing, swimming, boating and cruising around the island on a golf cart. We visited the new restaurant, the Ship Yard several times. It is in a great location to sit outside and have dinner and the food was delicious. The islanders were all very nice and helpful. Spanish Wells was the perfect place to relax. I would most definetely recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tim and Margaret - thank you for the positive review. My caretaker deserves much of the credit for the condition of the cottage. As you know Johnny was born and raised on the island. He takes much pride in maintaining the property and tending to the needs of our guests so that everyone that visits enjoys his beautiful island.

I have heard from many that the new restaurant, The Shipyard, is a hit. I checked it out before it open this summer and agree that it's location and outdoor dining options are ideal. I'm very excited to go there myself on my next visit.

I hope you are able to come back to our cottage again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Joe
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Spanish Wells Eleuthera
Scarborough, Maine
5

Relaxing vacation in Spanish Wells

  • 5 of 5
We just had a lovely relaxing week. We were a family of 5, my husband and I, our two teenage children (14 and 18) and my father. The house was perfect - lots of charm, clean and plenty of space to spread out. My Dad had his own bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Outside shower is great! I recommend that people bring food. We froze up dinners, burgers, chicken, etc and had no problem bringing it onto the island in cooler bags - we checked the luggage in Boston and it was still frozen solid in Eleuthra. The Food Fair had all the staples but the meat is much better from the US and the restaurants are limited.
We have been to many islands but the beach in front of the house is the nicest we have seen and the water was heavenly - clear and warm. Johnny (the caretaker) was terrific. We rented a 6 person golf cart from him for the week which gave us lots of freedom to explore Spanish Wells and Russell Island. We also rented a boat for three days (again from Johnny) - a highlight of the trip. We took it to Egg Island and to reefs off of Eleuthra for snorkeling and fishing. Definitely recommend exploring on the water but only if you have experience with boats as the waters can be tricky to navigate. The flats in front of the house are great for bonefishing, though it is apparently very difficult to land one! We had concerns that February might not be warm enough but it was plenty warm - 80-85 degrees all week. We had read on-line that the locals don't like tourists and are unfriendly.This is definitely not the case. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. The island is small enough that you quickly get to know everyone. All in all, a very enjoyable vacation and a great house. I would recommend this house/island for those who can make their own entertainment, like water activities, and are looking for a relaxing time with family.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the informative and positive review. I’m glad you and your family enjoyed the island and our beach cottage. My caretaker and I understand that vacation time is precious and we try to do all we can to ensure you have a good time. I think your recommendation to bring frozen meat and food items is good. Although, as you note, the Food Fair has all the staples you would likely need, it’s restocked just once a week so they may be sold out of the items your want. I have also found it is not difficult to transport food items through the Bahamas, with the exception of fresh fruit and vegetables; they are prohibited by Bahamas Customs.
I appreciate your testimonial and recommendation to other travelers to stay at my beach cottage. I hope you are able to come back soon.
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Spanish Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 14
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$5,250
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
$8,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$6,750
 

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Spanish Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • spelunking
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
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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