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Roy and Linda Pinder

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Aunt Marjorie's Island Cottage, golf cart included

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Eleuthera Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 6+

Nestled within a quiet village just a 2 minute walk to an incredible unpopulated white sandy beach. The home is a traditional cottage like the earliest settlers of Spanish Wells would have lived in except with modern amenities. The cottage is equipped with a balcony to enjoy the cool summer breezes and a glimpse of the ocean. There is a large private back yard for relaxing after a full day at the beach. The theme of the home is 'All things Nautical'. You will feel like you are a part of the Sea while enjoying a different ocean theme in each room. Life Is a beach in Spanish Wells and our promise to you is 'You will come as our guest and leave as our Family'.

Family Friendly Island : Ever imagine stepping back in time where the hustle and bustle of life really does stop.

Welcome to Spanish Wells. No worries is the mantra of the locals and it will soon become yours as well.

No typical tourist hassles and the people you meet will become the best part of your memories.

Walk or ride anywhere on the Island at any time day or night without any concerns at all.

Leave the city life behind and escape.

Anyone can rent you a house but it is always the people who make the biggest difference and It all starts with the Owners and your host who can't wait to make your stay an incredible memory.

Sun, Sand and Surf : The white sandy beaches are unmatched anywhere in the world and every where is your own private beach.

The water is crystal clear and more marine life than you can imagine which makes for fantastic snorkeling or diving. You can even learn the skill of spearfishing if you are up to the challenge or cast your fly for the world famous bone fish. If you just want to drink some fresh coconut milk and eat some awesome fresh fish right out of the ocean into your pot, you have found the right place. The sunrise and sunsets are unobstructed and a must see for every visitor.

Transportation : Getting to the Island is a fun part of the total experience.

Plane, Taxi, Water Taxi and Golf Cart all in one trip.

The airport is North Eleuthera ( ELH) and flights arrive into North Eleuthera from Nassau or Miami and Ft Lauderdale. Once you arrive at the North Eleuthera airport you will travel by taxi to the Genes Bay dock.

Here you will take a water Taxi across to Spanish Wells. Once you are on Spanish Wells, there will be someone there to escort you to Aunt Marjories Cottage where you will meet your Hosts Roy and Linda Pinder.

The cost of transport is approx $25.00 for the Land Taxi and approx $6/person for the water Taxi.

Then You will Enjoy Your Golf Cart that is included with your rent while you are on the Island.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roy and Linda Pinder (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Roy and Linda Pinder

Roy was born and raised on Spanish Wells and Linda was born in a settlement not too far away named current. We both love to meet new folks and entertain. Roy sings and plays the guitar when he is not working as a commercial lobster fisherman and Linda takes care of the home when she is not preparing fabulous meals for their guests

Why Roy and Linda Pinder chose Eleuthera

Roy and Linda have always lived next to this property and this is where they started their married life together. The previous owner was a sweet lady named Mrs Marjorie. This is where it gets its name. After Mrs Marjorie passed it seemed only natural to keep the place in the family.

What makes this cottage unique

We consider all of our guest as our family. Since the property is close to our primary house, it makes it convenient to take care of our guests.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Aunt Marjorie's Island Cottage, golf cart included
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Springfield, Ohio
5

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about our time on Spanish Wells. We staying in Aunt Marjorie's Cottage for one week, which was not long enough. Linda and Roy were the most hospitable hosts; you will immediately feel like family. We loved talking with them and listening to Roy's stories about his lobster fishing career. Spanish Wells is definitely one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. The small island is perfect if you are looking to get away from the crowds. Everyone on the island was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed riding around on the golf cart (buggy) that was provided, especially after getting ice cream from Papa Scoops and watching the sunset every night. There was never more than a dozen people on the beach at one time. You can sit/stroll on the light pink sand, wade in the clear blue water, or go on the most beautiful snorkeling adventure ever! The fresh fruit on the island was the best we have ever tasted, and the lobster (crawfish) and cracked conch were delicious! Be ready to tear up when it's time to leave! We are already counting the days until we can return to this piece of paradise. Everything was absolutely perfect! We will definitely be staying longer next year! Thank you Linda and Roy for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Above all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Spanish Well and could not have been happier with our accommodations. As a former hotelier, who managed three properties in the Caribbean, I highly recommend staying here. The cottage is a home away from home with everything provided that you could possibly want. Linda and Roy are always ready to help in any way.

Gale

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently visited the unforgettable island of Spanish Wells. We were fortunate enough to stay at Aunt Marjorie's Cottage owned by Roy and Linda Pinder. We can both say, without a doubt, that Roy and Linda are two of the nicest, warmest and generous people we ever met. The cottage was cozy and comfortable with all the amenities that anyone could ask for. The Island is beautiful, the people are friendly and the feeling of family and faith surround this little piece of paradise. We look forward to going back soon!! Pat and Tom

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haymarket, VA
5

Pure, unadulterated bliss!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from the happiest, most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. We stayed at Aunt Marjorie’s Cottage on the small island of Spanish Wells, in the Bahamas. I had visited the island back in the 1980’s, and have always wanted to return. The water is crystalline blue, the beaches surround the island in white, powdery sand, the little conch cottages are welcoming in bright shades of pink, yellow, blue, and green, and the residents are the friendliest people you can imagine. Other than a few more streets, houses, and a real grocery store, nothing has really changed.

Aunt Marjorie’s Cottage is wonderful. It is built in the old conch style, with cozy rooms that wrap you in comfort. You can open the windows and smell the sea air, using the air conditioning only when absolutely necessary. Everything is available to meet your needs, including Wifi and a toll-free phone to the U.S. While we swore that we were going “off the grid,” it was reassuring to know that we could be in contact with our family, when necessary. The house has a lovely yard and garden, with chairs for relaxing and a grill to use. We sat every day and watched doves, hummingbirds, and the neighborhood cats come to visit. A very short walk north takes you to one of the gorgeous sand beaches on the island, on which you only occasionally meet others. An even shorter walk to the south takes you to Budda’s Snack Shack, a casual, outdoor bar and grill with excellent food and a very laid-back atmosphere. Budda also has a liquor store on the premises, if you are interested. Truthfully, we ate there every night of our stay, since it was less expensive than buying groceries!

While the whole vacation was an amazing experience for the senses, it would not have been the same, had we not met Roy and Linda, the owners of Aunt Marjorie’s Cottage. When we arrived, Roy met us at the town dock with our “buggy,” a big smile on his face, and a huge hug! He is vibrant, entertaining, and as we came to find, both generous, and kind. From there, we followed him to the cottage, only to find Linda waiting for us on the front steps. She had prepared a delicious lunch of baked lobster, twice-baked potatoes, broccoli, and homemade cake, ready for us to eat at the dining room table. Linda, too, is extremely kind and generous and welcomed us as if we were family. Indeed, we were treated as family during our entire stay. When Roy made his delicious conch

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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5

GET READY TO LEAVE SOME OF YOUR HEART HERE!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks here in October and it was, hands down, the best vacation we have ever taken. The memories we made there, I will treasure always. Aunt Marjorie's cottage was very clean, very homey and you just melt into it. Fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds and well taken care of. Roy and Linda were our hosts and you could not ask for any better. Linda even had dinner for us when we arrived and it was wonderful. We enjoyed eating at the Shipyard, Budda's, and the Gap. It is also worth a trip to Eleuthra to see Preachers cave and the beach there. We enjoyed the Peoples Church and the wonderful people who opened their arms and homes to us. How refreshing not to have to lock your doors. This island is a hidden gem and I fell in love with the beautiful people, the beautiful food, and beautiful scenery. Usually after a week on vacation, we're ready for our own beds- this one was different. The closer our departure date crept up on us, the dread set in.When it was time to go, I thought my husband was going to have to tie a rope around my waist to get me in that water taxi. When we did leave, unexpected emotions overcame me and I cried-as I said I left some of my heart there. Since returning home, I dreamed several times that we were still there. I cannot say the word Spanish Wells without a big ole smile on my face. And after I write this review I'm booking 2 more weeks in about 6 months! That says it all! A heartfelt thank you to Roy and Linda for all the hospitality and Ron and I cannot get back there soon enough. Dreaming of it til we get back-----Angie

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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GET READY TO LEAVE SOME OF YOUR HEART HERE!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks in October at Aunt Marjorie's cottage, and hands down was the best vacation we have ever taken! The memories we made there, I will treasure always. The cottage was clean, homey, and you just melt into it. Fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and you cannot find better hosts. Roy and Linda go above and beyond and even had dinner prepared for us the day we arrived, and it was wonderful. This island is a hidden gem. By the time we left I had fallen in love with the most beautiful people, beautiful food, and beautiful scenery. I thought my husband was gonna have to tie a rope around my waist to get me in the water taxi when it was time to go. When we did leave, I had unexpected emotions and teared up, as I said I left some of my heart there. Since returning home, several times I've dreamed we were still there which prompted me to book it for two more weeks this morning, I guess that says it all. You cannot go wrong with this one! Thank you to Roy and Linda for the best vacation of my life!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
North Eleuthera (ELH)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Budda's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Gap
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
North Side Beach
Car: not necessary

Spanish Wells is a unique, quaint fishing village with a diverse history ranging from early pioneers looking for freedom to pirates and most recently hard working fisherman who love the sea. The only way to the Island is by water taxi and the primary mode of transportation around the Island is by Golf Cart. If one could describe the ideal setting for folks looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and yet experience worry free living it would be Spanish Wells. The Island offers great people, great food and fantastic fishing and diving opportunities. There is no better location on the planet for kids and adults to experience the beach and water without the crowds.

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Rates & Availability

Spanish Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

20% deposit due in order to secure your booking
Balance due at time of arrival

Deposit will be returned upon cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival unless otherwise stated in writing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Eleuthera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Kitchen is fully equipped with virtually anything you will need.

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