|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
By the Seashore is fully-equipped, charming, and relaxing, and makes an ideal home away from home. Free use of a 14' Boston whaler motorboat, a 4-passenger golf cart, a 2-person ocean kayak, and bicycles are offered; they are a wonderful way to explore the surrounding area. (Otherwise, motor boats, bicycles & kayaks are expensive to rent separately.) The boat is great for fishing and snorkeling, and many guests visit their 'own' new secluded nearby private island each day!
'By the Seashore' was built in 1930 and was the first boarding house where visitors to the island of Spanish Wells could rent a room. (If only those walls could talk - I bet they would tell us a lot of interesting stories!) This home has recently been lovingly restored from the roof and charming gables & shutters right down to the beautiful original Abaco Pine hardwood floors throughout.
By the Seashore was the first building on this waterfront property in Spanish Wells. It is located on the highest point of the island, and offers outstanding water views -of the ocean, harbour, and bay -- from all rooms in this charming historic cottage. From the top deck one has spectacular sunset views and views of Harbour Island, Ridley's Head, Meeks Patch, Royal Island, Russell Island, and the harbour with all the boats passing by. The cottage is built to take advantage of the constant ocean breezes no matter from which direction they may be blowing. (Later, the original owner also added a guest cottage and a garage to this large water front property.)
In more recent years, a large dock with two large fish cleaning stations and live aquariums has been added to this property. Guests of By the Seashore have free use of a a 4-passenger golf cart, bicycles, and a 14' Boston whaler motorboat & ocean kayak located just below the cottage at the dock.
The beautiful garden at By the Seashore offers tropical plants in a rainbow of colors, and a variety of tropical fruit trees. By the Seashore is located in the middle of the historic settlement of Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas and is surrounded by quaint shops, eateries, home bakeries, and more. A straight path from By the Seashore to the north will take guests on a short stroll to an unspoiled and uncrowded light pinkish sandy beach.
The ground floor at By the Seashore offers a large living room, a fully-equipped eat-in kitchen, a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, a full bathroom, a laundry room, a covered front porch offering up beautiful sunrises over the ocean every morning, and a covered back porch. The covered porches are great places to relax at the end of the day and wave to passersby many of whom will stop to have a friendly chat. The back porch offers an area for outdoor dining and barbecue grilling.
The top floor at By the Seashore offers a large bedroom with two queen beds, an open loft bedroom with one queen size bed, a full bathroom, and a large sundeck with breathtaking views of fantastic sunsets over surrounding islands where guests can read a book, suntan, or just relax.
Since By the Seashore is located on the top of a gently sloping hill, there is a seldom a day without balmy breezes, which means the cottage is very comfortable most days throughout the year with guests enjoying open windows, paddle fans, and the fresh air. (There is also A/C offered in the king bedroom and in the bedroom that offers two queen beds for those guests that must indulge. A/C is generally not required in this location October - June inclusive. )
Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas is known as the lobster capital of the Bahamas, and has a reputation of being very clean, safe, and pristine. The fishing, snorkeling, and beach combing in the area are second to none. We can recommend the best local fishing and snorkeling guides and the best boat and golf cart rentals for your vacationing enjoyment.
Come and enjoy this charming island getaway!
Beds: Ground floor: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 queen sofa sleeper. Beds: Top floor: 3 queens.
Suitable for up to 10 adults and 1 small child
1 - 4 persons: $1475wk. year round except Christmas/ New Years (2 week min.) and Easter weeks - $1775/wk. Each additional person is $100/wk. Max. 11 persons. Suitable for up to 10 adults and 1 small child. A $400/wk. refundable security deposit & $100 cleaning fee are required with final payment. An energy surcharge is applicable to any electricity bill over $100/wk. Please use electricity wisely. Please ask about our discounts for longer stays. Rental rates are for accommodations at By the Seashore only. The motorboat, golf cart, ocean kayak, and bicycles are offered free of charge for your use at your own risk.
We are a local family living in Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas. Our family dates back to the original Eleutheran Adventurers, the first European settlers in The Bahamas dating back to 1648. Brian aka Capt. Scuba is a licensed boat captain and works full time as a lobster diver. When not diving commercially for lobsters, he is a local fishing & snorkeling guide, and also offers area tours and cave exploring. (Some have called him the Crocodile Dundee of North Eleuthera.) Brent aka Capt. Smiley is also a licensed boat captain who also offers fishing and snorkeling trips, boat rentals, and golf cart rentals. He is also a local rental property manager. Lorraine is the local Spanish Wells realtor and will be pleased to show you all the best local real estate deals (her listings or other agents' listings) when you are in town. Just give her a call if you would like any information on the local real estate market or a free real estate tour.
Brent Beauregard purchased this cottage in 2011
This special historic property is really one-of-a-kind. It was built on the highest point of the island (which isn't very high,since Spanish Wells is a low lying island, but it is high enough to offer wonderful 360 degree views). This home was built in 1930 and was the first place that visitors to the island of Spanish Wells could stay. It is quaint, charming, and full of character.
By the Seashore offers outstanding 360 degree ocean, bay, and harbour views along with views of Harbour Island, Russell Island, Royal Island, Meek's Patch, Charles Island, Ridley's Head, North Eleuthera, and more. This rental is most unique in that it also offers a motorboat, ocean kayak, and dock right in front. It is an easy stroll from an amazing secluded beach and all conveniences offered in Spanish Wells. With the motorboat, kayak, and bicycles offered with the rental, renters can easily explore this beautiful area and even find their own private island.
We just wanted to thank our wonderful hosts for a great week at By the Seashore! This is the first time that we have been to Spanish Wells. We have stayed on many islands in The Bahamas before including nearby mainland Eleuthera. This was the best yet. We feel that we should have found Spanish Wells sooner. By the Seashore is a very charming colorful island cottage with lots of character. When we first arrived, we first saw all the many bright colors of bougainvillea in full bloom all around the garden as well as large papaya trees full of fruit! BEAUTIFUL! We followed Capt. Smiley into the cottage, and noticed that all doors and were unlocked and open. We found it refreshingly odd that he didn't need to use any keys to let us inside the cottage! How many places in the world do people still leave all doors and windows open? The cottage is very well equipped, there are amazing water views from just about every door and window, and the sea breezes just flow through. The front porch has nice ocean views, the back porch has views down to the dock and harbour, and the top deck offers amazing 360 degree views all around the island, harbour, ocean and bay! The boat that is offered free of charge with the rental of this cottage is a huge plus for our family. The least expensive boat rental on the islands is $100/day! My husband likes to fly fish. He wasn't disappointed and caught many bonefish on this vacation. He would take the boat out early and by mid-morning the kids and I were ready to join him. We visited beautiful deserted beaches, coves, islands, and reefs by boat. The snorkeling is fantastic in this area. When feeling energetic, we cycled around Spanish Wells and Russell Island with the bicycles provided, or would take the ocean kayak out for a paddle. We could have walked or cycled to stores and restaurants, but we decided to rent a golf cart to zip around (especially when were feeling lazy --- we are on vacation after all.) Lorraine had golf cart rentals available nearby at the best prices in town. The Spanish Wells locals are exceptionally friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the many restaurants of Spanish Wells and Papa Scoops for fresh homemade ice cream each evening. The grocery store is Spanishis the largest that we have seen in any of the out islands that we have visited in The Bahamas with pretty good prices for The Bahamas. We have already reserved two weeks at By the Seashore for our summer vacation, so, yes, we will be back!
Spanish Wells is reminiscent of an idyllic Cape Cod fishing village with swaying coconut palm trees and bright bougainvillea as background. Winding little roads lead a visitor around brightly painted cottages sporting gables and wooden shutters. One can walk around the island, wade for sand dollars on the north beach, purchase the fresh catch of the day from local fishermen, and browse the centuries-old village. Spanish Wells offers one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas and is considered the fishing capital of The Bahamas. The waters surrounding Spanish Wells offer excellent snorkeling, diving, bone fishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing. Spanish Wells is a boater's and fisherman's paradise. Fishing charters, boat rentals, and golf cart rentals are available. Spanish Wells is considered by many to be the most prosperous, clean, pristine, and safe community in The Bahamas. Spanish Wells offers grocery stores, restaurants / bars, a fully-stocked liquor store, bakeries, marinas, and more.
Other Activities: Boating, Rock Climbing, Cliff Diving, Basketball, Shopping, Kayaking, Spelunking, Bonefishing, Cave Exploring , parasailing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 8 2015 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
.An energy surcharge is applicable to any electricity bill over $100/wk. Please use electricity wisely. Please ask about our discounts for longer stays. Rental rates are for accommodations at By the Seashore only. The motorboat, golf cart, ocean kayak, and bicycles are offered free of charge for your use at your own risk.
1 - 4 persons: $1475wk. year round except Christmas/ New Years (2 week min.) and Easter weeks - $1775/wk. Each additional person is $100/wk. Max. 11 persons. Suitable for up to 10 adults and 1 small child. A $400/wk. refundable security deposit & $100 cleaning fee are required with final payment.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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