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.