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Prime location, in front of beach, turquoise lagoon, charming beach cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7, in front of a wonderful pink sand beach

Pink Sands Beach Cottage is a very beautiful beach cottage with a direct access to a breathtaking pink sandy beach. Most of the times you will be alone, and if it gets crowded, you may have two to six people around... 2.5 miles of stunning beach. On this part of this beach, at low tide, the ocean is a magnificent turquoise lagoon.

The cottage is ideally situated. Everything is within walking distance: supermarket, bakery, restaurant, bank, ATM machine, doctor, pharmacy...

Our caretakers will kindly pick you up at the harbour and drive you to the cottage.

This old-fashioned looking cottage gives visitors to Spanish Wells a real taste of island living. Located on quiet Saint George's Cay, this heaven is the perfect place for relaxation, for honeymooners, a romantic getaway, a quiet family vacation or if you just want to get away from the world for a while.

Spanish Wells, a prosperous island: Spanish Wells is considered one of the most quaint, clean, and prosperous islands in the Bahamas. It offers a rich history and old world and out island charm, and, yet, is very civilized. Spanish Wells is the envy of Eleuthera, The Bahamas, and even the region. It is part of the well known Eleuthera island.

The population is predominantly white native Bahamians, many of which are descendants of the first British settlers from the 1600's or Loyalists from the 1700's. People speak English, with a British accent.

Spanish Wells is prosperous, clean, safe, and beautiful. Spanish Wells is a neat and clean little town with most homes sporting a fresh coat of pastel paint, a real island getaway. Spanish Wells is reminiscent of an idyllic Cape Cod fishing village with swaying coconut palm trees and bright bougainvillea as background.

Spanish Wells offers everything you need: beautiful pink and white sand beaches, and water so clear that you can see your shadow on the bottom. Stretching from Spanish Wells to the northeast tip of mainland Eleuthera is a beautiful barrier reef called the Devil's Backbone which is inhabited with an abundance of marine life. This area is fantastic for snorkelers, and fishermen usually find that grouper and snapper are plentiful in this area. One mile off shore, there's great sport fishing. There's world-class bone fishing on the flats surrounding the island. 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 several supermarkets, a bakery, several restaurants or take away (which serve native Bahamian and American dishes at reasonable prices), a bar and liquor store, a medical clinic, a museum, variety stores; and of course, you can purchase fresh fish and lobster from fishermen!

Ideal temperatures all year round: Winter temperatures are generally in the 70's during the day and drop to the 60's at night. Summer daytime temperatures are generally in the 80's and drop to the 70's at night.

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We want to thank you for such wonderful accommodations, we had a marvelous holiday. In fact, my kids said that it was the BEST holiday we have ever been on. We think the cottage was in a perfect location, we met the friendliest people and we really did have a blessed Christmas holiday. We will definitely be going back to Spanish wells. We felt safe and the locals were very kind and generous.



We went out on the Spanish Wells Ocean Safari, with James and that was just like being in National Geographic. We went Snorkeling, and we went fishing for some lobster and spearfishing. What a truly memorable holiday.



Darryl and Toni were always so kind, and I was thankful that they were at the fast ferry to get us. It made the arrival very smooth!



Thank you so very much for the use of you cottage and we hope to stay there again soon. All the best in 2014!!! May you be filled with health and happiness!!
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Spanish Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , enclosed with open sky
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen
  • 3 queen size beds and one roll away bed. 1 playpen for a baby.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
3 kayaks included in the rental fee! 4 bicycles at your disposal Hammock in the garden BBQ

Reviews

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Prime location, in front of beach, turquoise lagoon, charming beach cottage
average rating of 4.962963 based on 47 reviews
5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We all loved our stay in this beautiful beachy house. We brought our friends over who came from New Zealand (us Nassau), they had an awesome time and didn't want to leave the house!. Everything in the house was lovely and colorful . Everything you needed in the kitchen was there!

Seconds away from the beach which was great. Would definitely come back!

Thank you Nadine!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mobile, Al
5

Best Place to stay in Spanish Wells

  • 5 of 5

Pink Sands Beach Cottage is one of those very rare places to stay where the pictures and verbiage on line are understated. I have been coming to Spanish Wells at least once a year since 1983 and I have stayed at almost every rental beach home in Spanish Wells. This home is by far the best deal. I am 70 and brought my 15 year old daughter with her 15 year old friend. The exterior of the home is eye catching and fits perfectly with the pastel décor of most Spanish Wells homes. It is beautiful. The interior of the home is even prettier. It had 3 of the typical overhead A/C units, and they cooled the place down in a big hurry. We used the kitchen for most breakfasts and dinner and it was very well equipped. Could have used a few more knives, forks, and spoons, but enough to work with. We used the charcoal grill and they had a handheld chimney device which made it very easy to light the charcoal. The location is perfect. Although it is not directly on the beach, the beach and the water are very visible from the ground or the second floor. There are two balconies on the sea side, upstairs and downstairs. It is literally less than 200 yards from the food store parking lot, Eagle's landing restaurant, and Kathy's bakery ( must get the Johnny cakes and homemade bread). about two minute's drive in a golf cart from many other restaurants, and less than one minute from Papa scoops ice cream where we ate ice cream almost every night after dinner. They have two flavors every night and they advertise the two flavors on a handmade poster each day. Best ice cream on the planet, no matter which flavor you choose. There were coconut palms in the yard with fallen coconuts under them. I took my dive knife and opened one the second day. sweetest coconut I've ever tasted. The milk tasted like coconut flavored sugar water, sweetest I've ever tasted. The local manager Toni was very helpful and brought our luggage to the house in her car from the ferry boat dock. We had rented a golf cart and it was waiting for us at the dock. Everything in the house worked, and it would be very hard to find a complaint. The upstairs was perfect for two teenage girls, very bright and colorful, nice bathroom, and great views of the beach and the Atlantic. We rented a boat, got some seafood, and went to Meek's patch to feed the pigs. The result was a wonderful vacation that we will never forget.

To sum it up, this was, by far, the best place we've ever stayed at in Spanish Wells, or anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pink Sands Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was excellent. Clean, everything perfect. Toni was so nice and very helpful, and her homemade bread was to die for. We plan on a return visit to Spanish Wells, and would certainly stay at Pink Sands

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Wonderful beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a week's stay at this cottage. The previous reviews are correct - it's a fantastic location just one house back from a stunning, picture perfect beach with incredible powdery sand and crystal clear, calm water.

The house itself is open and bright and we loved having two separate baths & floors for ourselves and our 2 teens. There's a great water view from the upstairs balcony where we enjoyed reading and a soft breeze. The house has a washer/dryer at your disposal, bicycles which come in handy to get around, 3 kayaks and a relaxing hammock. Inside, the house is well outfitted and the kitchen does have most things that you would need to prepare a meal at home, although some items have seen better days. We had to purchase our own paper products like napkins, paper towels, saran wrap, tissues etc. which was a bit of a pain but the supermarket is a quick 2 minute walk. (Along with an ATM, bakery and restaurant).

We loved the small town feel of the Spanish Wells community and everyone we met was incredibly friendly. We only rented a golf cart for part of the time, and when we were walking around on our days without it, we were often offered rides by the locals which was nice. Be aware that the cost of food, both in the store and restaurants is more expensive than you probably find at home - but that's to be expected on an island with everything being brought over via boat.

All in all, it was an extremely relaxing vacation in an idyllic spot and the house is a wonderful choice for a couple or small family. Nadine was very easy to communicate with while setting up the rental and she kindly provided all the info and local contacts we needed prior to arrival. We would definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Houston, TX
5

Wonderful Vacation Cottage in Spanish Wells!

  • 5 of 5

Hello Nadine. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage with me (again) and my wife; we thoroughly enjoyed it, and the central location near the beach, shops, and bank was absolutely perfect for us. In addition, your managers Toni and Darryl Pinder were again a great help to us as well. As you know, I vacation quite a bit in Spanish Wells and Pink Sands Cottage is most certainly my favorite rental home there. I definitely want to stay at PSC again during my future return trips to Spanish Wells!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Good value, clean, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pink Sands Cottage for three extremely relaxing weeks during August and September. The cottage is a very short walk from a sandy beach with clear, warm water. Our five-year-old daughter was very happy swimming and snorkelling in the shallow water and, when the tide was out, playing on the sandbar which is a couple of hundred metres from the shore. The island is only 2 miles long and there are other beaches to visit in very easy access.

The cottage is spacious, clean and well maintained. It has to sea facing balconies. It is also within five minutes walk of a large supermarket, bank and other smaller shops.

The island itself is very quiet and peaceful. All amenities are within close reach of the cottage. Whilst the entire island is easily walkable most people use golf buggies for the short journeys which are required.

During the holiday we spent most of the time swimming and playing on the beach but we also took a snorkelling trip which was fantastic. The trip took in a dive on two separate reefs as well as a visit to a large sandbar where we looked for shells and also swam in the deeper water surrounding the bar. During the trip our host speared a number of lobsters (a local speciality) which he gave us. We baked them in garlic butter for our dinner.

The island has a number of restaurants all of which served good food on those evenings where we didn't want to cook ourselves.

We had a fantastic trip to Spanish Wells and the Pink Sands Cottage and would highly recommend the journey to anyone who wants to completely switch off and relax

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
North Eleuthera (ELH)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Budda's bar
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Spanish Wells harbour
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Eagle's landings
Nearest Beach
North beach
Car: not necessary

Spanish Wells is a small island and is part of Eleuthera.

Other Activities: Horseback riding, fine shopping and fine dining in Harbour island (20 minutes from Spanish Wells by fast ferry).

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Rates & Availability

Spanish Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Christmas-2018 New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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