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Mark Williams

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Magnificent Beachfront Home for a Perfect Vacation

23 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Spanish Wells House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom; 3 Full Baths; Sleeps 10

Sailbeach is located on St. Georges Cay in the community called Spanish Wells, walking distance to everything. It is one of the cleanest safest islands in all of the Bahamas. The house is located in the center of a beautiful natural white sandy beach. The fabulous turquoise waters can be enjoyed from the panoramic view in the main living area. Guests can enjoy the large upper deck, reclining on lounge chairs, with unobstructed view of the Bahamian gin clear waters. Your stay includes: High speed wireless Internet, cable television, (4) beach cruiser bicycles, (2) kayaks, (2) stand up paddle boards; central air conditioning, large fully equipped kitchen with island and granite tops, laundry room; linens, bath towels and beach towels.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark Williams (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mark Williams

I am a United pilot. Sailed the Bahamas for many years. Love the wind and now enjoy kiting.

Mark Williams purchased this house in 2000

Why Mark Williams chose Eleuthera

Bought the lot after our sailboat sank in a storm. Built the house over several years for my daughters. Put my heart and sole into the place. The daughters were too busy to use the Beach House so I decided to share it with others to enjoy it as a vacation rental. Susan and I love to visit and care for the home. We keep improving things every year. My passion is kiting and having kited all over the world I have found Spanish Wells on a good day to top the list.

What makes this house unique

You truly feel right on the water. The panoramic views of the ever changing moods of the sea, sand wind and sky are a gift. No picture or words can describe this special place where time and troubles seem to stop. The little safe, clean island community of Spanish Wells is like no other place I have ever been. Friendly, helpful people make you feel welcome and secure. Maybe that is why most of the bookings are repeat and many year after year.

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Magnificent Beachfront Home for a Perfect Vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

We left a piece of our heart in Spanish Wells!

  • 5 of 5

We are in love with the island and the people of Spanish Wells! We had an amazing vacation and cannot wait to return. Sailbeach is more than a rental! It has everything that you would need to enjoy a perfect vacation. We love to cook and were able to find everything we needed to make gourmet meals. The bedrooms are very nice and each bedroom has access to a bathroom. Our favorite thing to do each day was to kayak out to the sandbar and search for shells. We found hundreds of sand dollars and beautiful conch in the sea grass. We also saw beautiful star fish. The beach was perfect for our 2 year old granddaughter. We rented a golf cart and it's all you need to enjoy the entire island. We visited Papa Scoops each night - who has 2 new ice cream flavors each night. We also visited Buddha's (who was a treat to visit) for lunch and we were also able to get our ice, wine, alcohol, and beer from Buddha. The grocery store is very nice and had a lot more items than I expected. However, it's important to know that they obtain fresh items on Wednesday. So, the store closes around noon on Wednesday and opens back up on Thursday after fresh items are restocked. We arrived on Saturday and they were already out of milk and some other items for the week. We were very fortunate that one of the ladies at the store had saved a gallon and didn't need it. We were so grateful that she offered this to us. The people are so kind. There is a really good bakery across the street and you must try Cathy's Johnny (formally known as Journey) Cakes (hers are dairy free). She makes fresh bread daily and it is amazing - but get there early because they sell out fast. These were a treat for breakfast! We spent one day with James Dunnam (Ocean Safaris) and it was the highlight of the trip. He knows the islands so well and my husband instantly bonded with James. We all had a blast with James and felt as though we left a good friend behind. He was super! We ate at the Sand Bar, The Shipyard, and Wreckers. All 3 restaurants were REALLY good and the atmospheres were unique and very nice. We also visited Harbour Island. Best way to do it is to call Pinders Taxi to take a taxi to/from Eleuthera Ferry Dock where it's $5/per person each way to ride to/from Harbour Island. Finally, the owner, Mark, is very responsive and easy to contact. You will not regret booking this property. I cried when we left and cannot wait to return to this paradise. It was unbelievable!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sailbeach was absolutely perfect! Mark had all of the information we needed to organize and plan our vacation and to make everything go smoothly! The house was the perfect beach getaway and was so comfortable. It has everything you need and more! The beach, which is right outside the front door, was the most magnificent beach we've ever seen! When we first arrived, the view literally took my breath away. Spanish Wells was exactly what we were looking for in our vacation...no highrise condos, no hustle and bustle, and so laid back and relaxing! Our perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Bahamas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spanish Wells is very safe and friendly. Our boys would ride bike nightly to buy ice cream from Papa Scoops. While there are only a few restaurants on the island, each is unique, accessible and friendly. We took our boat over from Miami and docked it at the Spanish Wells Marina. Here again the staff was great and accommodating. Everything, and I mean everything, was perfect during our trip. Thank you Mark for sharing your home with us. It was a fabulous vacation. Hope to do it again soon. - Hector

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sailbeach the week before Christmas and had a fabulous time. We felt that the house was one of the nicest rental properties in Spanish Wells and Mark was very accomadating and helpful. Our daughters had a great time and we have already booked for 2016! This vacation went down as one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken. The locals were super friendly and very approachable with any questions we had. Restaurants were awesome and fresh fish was incredible. Definitely 5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Christy for your review and for a repeat booking.
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Simply the best...

  • 5 of 5

This is was our second stay at Sail beach and third visit to Spanish Wells. It was absolutely perfect and we had a fabulous time. Mark is a delight to deal with and is very organized. The house is super clean, comfortable and has all the comforts of home. The view from the front room is absolutely stunning. Woody and Marie Pinder, the caretakers, are the nicest people in the world and were so incredible helpful. Thank you again Mark!! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot adequately describe the fantastic week we had at Mark's house. My *new* fiancee and I stayed from 5/17/15 to 5/24/15 and could not ask for a better vacation. The house comes equipped with everything you could possibly need or want, but if for some reason you don't find what you need, Mark can probably tell you how to get it.

Every aspect of the listing description is accurate. The house is located directly on a beautiful, uncrowded beach. The house faces north and has really large windows throughout so you always have a magnificent view of the sun and beach.

The house is large enough to comfortably sleep several people, but perfect for couples who just want to get away as well. We decided to sleep upstairs next to the fantastic balcony. Each day, we woke up to spectacular sunrises and went to sleep with magnificent views of the stars. The remainder of our days were primarily spent swimming in the water directly in front of the house.

The property was immaculate and well taken care of. Mark was very attentive and checked-in with us the day of our arrival to ensure that we had everything that we needed.

The people of Spanish Wells are very friendly. Several of them gave us rides from place-to-place even though everything was just a short walk away. Most people get around on golf carts, but the house is centrally located so you could easily walk if you wanted to.

We went to two restaurants during our stay. The Shipyard is the more upscale of the two. Budda's Snack Shack has a more laid back atmosphere, ideal for hanging out with the locals. If you do go to Budda’s, try Shawn's (one of the bartenders) latest creation - The Smurfette.

The house has air-conditioning, but with the breeze from the water and the ceiling fans, it never felt too uncomfortable. There are 2 kayaks and (I think) 2 paddle boards. There are lots of beach and bath towels so no need to bring your own. The island is unbelievably safe - It’s totally safe to accept rides from the locals. I would definitely advise you to bring things like sunscreen lotion, citronella candles and other things that you would commonly get at a grocery store, as certain items can cost twice as much at the local store. Mosquitos and flies are generally not a problem, but if you decide to eat outside, you will definitely want to have multiple citronella candles.

If you’re on the fence about renting the house, just do it. You absolutely will not regret it!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
North Eleuthra (ELH)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Spanish Wells is the small island, approximately 4 miles long x 2 miles wide, located off the northern most tip of North Eleuthera. Upon arrival at ELH, a fifteen minute taxi ride will take you Jeans Bay, where you catch a small ferry to arrive at the Spanish Wells docks. It is one of the cleanest safest island in all of Bahamas, and is connected via a bridge to sparsely populated Russell Island. A day trip on the fast ferry to Harbour Island is fun. The Shipyard Restaurant is popular.

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Rates & Availability

Spanish Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Electric $100
Cleaning $100

Stays less than 7 days may be available upon request. Arrival and departure must not overlap other guest. Arrival and departure over holidays require extra cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Down Stairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Down Stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Up Stairs
  • Large open loft upstairs with four beds and a full bath with large deck.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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