|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Ask about our great sea adventures with our licensed STCW certified Captain Kid !!!! Best pricing in town on day trips out on the Ocean. Snorkeling, Scuba, Island exploring, Turtle hunt (catch and release), or Fishing all available.
A beautiful scenic ocean view beach cottage. This cottage is right on the beautiful mile and a half long beach that lines the north shore of the island. Step off the porch and onto the gorgeous white sand beach. Enjoy this breathtaking view of the ocean and the beach from two separate decks. This secluded getaway has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and is spacious enough for the whole family sleeping 8 people comfortably.
The master bedroom suite features a king size bed with French doors leading onto a 90 square ft. balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Sunrises and sunsets from this bedroom and balcony are breathtaking. At night, cruise ships are frequently seen passing by. The moon and stars can easily be seen while laying in bed in this suite.
All the amenities of home with a view of paradise. Fully air conditioned for your comfort with cable television and high speed wireless internet. Internet service is available right on the beach. You can get away and you can still keep in touch with family back home. Soak up some sun or take a dip in the beautiful turquoise water or just relax under the sun it's all at your finger tips. Bone fishing is also just a 30 second walk from the cottage. If you would like to see even more of the ocean there is a boat available for rent. Snorkeling and deep sea fishing trips are easily arranged. Also available are golf carts to cruise around the island.
The Beach House sits on a beautiful white sandy beach with shallow colorful water that is protected by a reef. The summer water temperatures can reach into the high 80's with a light sea breeze. The winter offers low humidity and the water and air temperature can be in the upper 70's with stronger north winds.
Spanish Wells is a unique place with a rich history dating back to the 1600's with ties to England. This beach location is a short walk to shopping and dining. Lobster fishing is the main industry on the Island. You will find three churches on the island and several restaurants including our traditional 50+ year old Anchor Snack Bar. Our newest (Opened July 2013) and our fine dining choice would be The Shipyard Restaurant located right on the east most point of the island surrounded on 2 sides with water, breathtaking view and relaxing dining. Where you can enjoy a fine meal or just a relaxing evening cocktail while watching the sunset.
A bike ride around the island will be about four miles.
It is a peaceful place to get away from city life and enjoy island living. A local fast ferry stops each day with connections to Harbour Island and Nassau. Golf carts and watercrafts are available for rent. Fishing and Scuba trips easy to arrange.
The island is easy to get to with daily air service to North Eleuthra (ELH) from Fort Lauderdale, Miami or Nassau airports. Flight time is approximately one hour. The airport is serviced by Continental Express turbo prop service with 19 and 30 passenger aircraft or American Eagle form Florida that has a 50 passenger jet service. Bahamas Air, Southern Air and Pineapple Air are the airlines available from Nassau. A cab cost about $25 to pick up the local water taxi, which is about $6 per person. The water taxi will bring you to St. Georges Cay where the Beach House is located and the community is called Spanish Wells.
A great place for relaxing and enjoying the Bahamas!
Keywords: Cottage, Beach
My name is Jody Pinder. I am a local lobster fisherman. My wife's name is Tara Pinder. We have 3 kids; Kayston, Kerigan, and Kalson.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007
I have been a local resident of Spanish Wells my entire life and love entertaining guests. My family can be traced back to the original European Settlers. This beautiful beachfront property became available to us and was a dream come true for my wife and myself.
Enjoy the vacation hospitality and information that only locals can provide. Come as visitors and leave like family. Let my family cater to all your vacation needs. We will be there for you at any time to answer questions or help with your vacation adventure.
Great vacation! Jody and Tara are wonderful hosts and helped coordinate our transport to and from the airport very well, even when our plane got delayed and one of our bags got put on the wrong plane (Jody got it through customs and delivered to our doorstep by the time he'd given us the local tour). When we got to the property there was a delicious fresh lemon meringue pie baked by Jody's wife Tara waiting for us. The house was very clean and well decorated, as was the surrounding grounds and garden. The kitchen is extremely well stocked - pots, pans, baking trays, seasonings, drinking water, and grill on porch. We chartered a boat from Jody for 2 days to go snorkeling and to go reef fishing. This was an excellent experience as well. Jody is very accommodating and provided a very competitive rate. We were considering renting our own boat, but his expertise was invaluable. We had ~almost~ more fish than we could eat - if we were doing it in the future, we would put the fishing day first so there wouldn't be such a rush to eat! Spanish Wells is a beautiful place, very safe, and full of friendly locals. It does not feel touristy at all. We bumped into a few other groups of tourists on the beach but it was really quite private and relaxing. Tips for future guests: (a) everything on the island is extremely expensive so I would bother bringing little things like shampoo/soap; (b) try the restaurants for local specialties like conch salad at Budda's or conch chowder at Eagle Landing for example, but eating out can be pricey and its nice to grab some fresh lobster and grill on the porch too; (c) we all seem to have gotten coral sting which we didn't know was a thing, so if you're snorkeling try not to scrape your knees and also try to dry off completely when you leave the water in case of any larvae, (d) it's quite hard to find fresh seafood being sold to the public because most of it is exported wholesale - Bernard is one of the only local fishermen who sells his daily catch. He's located on the stretch of road between the public park (which is beautiful) and the docks and is a great guy and worth visiting just for a chat. When we dropped by there were 2 3-foot tarpon swimming in the shallow water around his dock which were amazing to see as well. He advised us to visit his son's shop - the Ponderosa shell shop, which was also worthwhile. TLDR: Spanish wells is amazing, great house, visit Bernard @3pm.
This house is in the perfect location on the beach. It is back far enough so passers by are not to close but close enough to make it to the water in 1 -2 minutes and the view was perfect.
The house was immaculate and well stocked, every cooking utensil, pot, skillet, knife, silverware you could need. Even spices, oil, salt, pepper were there.
The king bed was very comfortable and the second story location afforded an amazing view.
The rooms were all airconditioned but the sea breeze was such we never used it.
We loved the provided golf cart and explored both islands. The beach right in front of the house was one of the best we have seen and we have been from Hawaii to the Carribean and Europe, so we have seen a few.
Jody and Tara Pinders are the hosts and are truly amazing people. They take time to answer any questions, arrange transport to and from ELH, and are available for any needs.
We have stayed in many VRBO houses and this is one of the very best.
This vacation truly felt like a slice of heaven! To begin with, the amazing and welcoming owners warmly received us at the dock upon our arrival and took us on a great tour through the Spanish Wells area and recommending great places to eat. When we arrived at the property, we were blown away. To say that it is an amazing property is a true understatement. The property is clean, modern, well kept, and comes with everything you could possibly need on a vacation, including kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, a floating dock, and a golf cart. The upstairs rooms are spacious and the built-in bunk beds were a huge hit with the children. The kitchen and living room was nice and allows plenty of room for relaxing. The beach was amazing, soft sand, beautiful water, and had amazing sunrises and sunsets. The best part of the vacation was a half day excursion with Captain Jody (Capt. Kid and Son). He created a customized excursion to fit our exact needs that included Preacher’s Cave, Harbour Island, snorkeling, and sea turtles. You simply cannot experience the Bahamas without being out on the water, and Captain Jody allows you to do it with class. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation, enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of the owners, and absolutely loved the property and its amazing amenities. We hope to be back soon!
We had such an amazing week at Ocean Dreams. From the beginning, Jody & Tara made our stay so smooth and easy in so many ways. They organized transport from Eleuthera airport and welcomed us at the dock. They gave us a tour of the island, indicating all the important places (restaurants, grocery store, ice cream, water, gas etc...) The house was very clean and perfect for our family with 2 teenagers. It is right on the beach, with crystal clear water. We used the kayaks provided, we had long walks on the beach (hardly seeing anybody) and travelled by golf cart to explore the island. Spanish Wells is a great place to relax; authentic fishing island with lots of charm and friendly people. Jody & Tara were always here to help but never intrusive. Tara spoiled us with her culinary treats.
We would highly recommend Captain Kid & Son for activities. They organised two fantastic trips, tailor-made for what we asked for: snorkeling, shell hunt, turtles watching, fishing, spear-fishing. Their knowledge and expertise of the local area is second to none and we felt very confortable in their company each time.
This holiday ticked all the boxes for us : a getaway in a quiet & peaceful location and lots of new exciting experiences for all the family. We would recommend it without hesitation to all our friends and family and hope to come back ourselves! Thank you so much Jody & Tara!
This is for the family that truly wants to get away from the hectic pace of everyday living. The house exceeded every expectation we had along with the amazing views of the carribean, a place to snorkel right at the beach, and kayaks provided to even better snorkeling or fishing. We were greeted with a homemade lemon pie on our kitchen counter, and when we wanted to boat, you can't find anyone who knows this ocean better than the Pinder family. They took us to snorkel over ships, they hand caught a sea turtle and then we released him and then took us to several local highlights. The island is filled with superfriendly Bahamians with several great restaurants. To say we had one of the best family vacations we have ever had would be an understatement. We loved every minute of it.
Spanish Wells is a beautiful island with beautiful people. My Aunt owns a place on this island and has been wanting us to visit for years. We decided to rent Tara's house Ocean Dreams for our stay, as my Aunts house was not big enough for my family. This home is amazing. You basically have your own private beach in front of the house. Tara's hospitality is bar none. From the second you walk in you feel right at home, then she adds the fresh lemon meriange pie, and the cinnamon muffins. The water is so clear you can see 25 feet down to the ocean floor. And although you have access to Wifi, turn it off. Take time to recharge and enjoy the beauty before you. What an truly breathtaking vacation.
cliff diving, bone fishing, cave exploring
|One Time Cleaning Fee||$95|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.