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Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

Main Beach Cottage Description

This charming beach front cottage was built in 2005 with family activities in mind. The layout provides ample space for large family gatherings and, conversely, offers multiple areas for kids to play and adults to relax. A large portion of the first floor faces the beach and has an open design where the kitchen, dining area and family room flow together creating a spacious great room. The first floor also has a bedroom, full bathroom with shower and separate laundry area for added convenience. An extra wide staircase, leading to the upstairs, has hand rails positioned at two different heights for the safety of adults and small children.

A fun atmosphere abounds on the second floor. Kids love playing on the swing, the wall to wall suspended netting, and the rope ladder that leads to a 200 square foot loft that can be built into a formidable fortress. The second floor also has a master bedroom and a bunkroom, each opening to a balcony deck with incredible views of the ocean. Both bedrooms have a private bathroom with double pedestal sinks and a deep soaker tub. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the bunk room has two sets of built-in bunk beds. Also on the second floor are two semi private sleeping areas. One area is situated with two twin beds and the other area has a twin bed with a DVD player.

Much of the furniture in the cottage was hand crafted out of salvaged material from local ship wrecks and the artwork throughout was done by Michael Cashmore Hingley, whose artwork is featured on numerous buildings throughout Spanish Wells. The cottage is appointed with all of the needed amenities; broad band wireless internet access, Vonage phone service for free calls to/from the US, cable TV, DVD player, flat screen TVs, base station marine radio, washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator with ice dispenser/water and six- zone climate control for ultimate comfort throughout the entire cottage.

Comfort and convenience continues in the outdoor living areas. The covered, ocean side deck, running the entire width of the cottage, has Adirondack chairs and indirect lighting that is perfect for nighttime viewing of passing cruise ships and star gazing. Steps from the ocean side deck and a wooden walkway lead to an outdoor shower on the side of the cottage. This is the first stop for most guests returning from the beach where they can enjoy a clean rinse with welcoming hot and cold water. The covered porch on the inland side also runs the entire width of the cottage. A barbeque grill is located on this porch, which is convenient to the kitchen and assures untimely afternoon showers won’t interrupt dinner preparation. The adjacent lower level deck, with chaise lounges, is a nice, protected alternative if the wind is blowing hard out of the North or East.

The property spills onto a spectacular sandy beach with crystal clear, shallow, safe, warm water. The beach is protected by beautiful barrier coral reefs which tame large waves and prevent dangerous rip tides. The warm, calm water provides endless hours of entertainment for the whole family, to include snorkeling and fishing. There is a fish cleaning table with running water near the water’s edge, making it convenient to quickly clean any fish that are caught. If just hanging out and relaxing is your thing you will enjoy the hammock that is shaded by palm trees and cooled by ocean breezes.

Situated on 12th Street, the cottage location on Spanish Wells is ideal and is within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, churches and grocery stores.

Optional Guest Cottage

A recently added guest cottage on the property is now available for rent in conjunction with main beach house rental. This nicely appointed two-level guest cottage offers an additional bedroom with king-size bed plus two bathrooms (one with an indoor shower and the other with a private outdoor shower). The guest cottage also includes a kitchen, dining room and living room and would be perfect for grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends of your family. The cottage is for adults only with a max of two occupants. The nightly charge for the guest cottage is $150 per night and it is only available to those renting the main beach house or the property owners.

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage

More Details

Joe Brandon
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Joe Brandon

Family man with a beautiful wife and 3 wonderful children, avid outdoors man, loving anything to do with water, 30+ years in the technology field in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.

Picture above was taken in Spanish Wells in 2010. I was holding dinner for 5.

Joe Brandon purchased this house in 2010

Why Joe Brandon chose Bahamas

A long time friend invited me and my family to stay at his beach house in Spanish Wells. We went in April, 2010 and had a wonderful time snorkeling, fishing, beachcombing, building sand castles, riding bikes, watching the sunset, having ice cream, grilling what we caught spear fishing and relaxing. It was incredible and my kids still tell others that it was the BEST vacation ever. I've challenged them on their declaration but they say the trip to Spanish Wells was better than the Atlantis, Disney World, Caribbean Cruises and all of our beach trips on the east coast.

I know it's hard to believe but it's the truth! As a family we were not in a rush to get to nor distracted by any of the commercial offerings that are typical of vacation destinations. Spanish Wells is not commercialized at all; rather it is beautiful, safe, and the islanders are very accommodating.

I too enjoyed this vacation immensely so I spent the last day of our vacation looking at real estate. When my friend learned that I was interested in buying a place on the island he offered me part ownership of the beach house. We have closed the deal and are now offering a limited number of rentals to help offset expenses.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Good evening! My family and I are still making our way home tonight. I wanted to say that we loved Spanish Wells and especially your cottage! It was very charming and was outfitted with most everything we needed. The weather was perfect and the fishing was bountiful. We had 3 houses there (22 total people), and we fed all 22 with our catch on Tuesday. We chartered with Bruno. The whole way home, all we've talked about is when are we going back! We will definitely book your home again. Thank you for all your help and advice leading up to our vacation. Best vacation ever!
Jul 2016
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Spanish Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Upstairs 2 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , opens to the bunkroom and semi private sleeping area
    1st floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - Completely enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has an ajoining private bathroom
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Has an ajoining bathroom
    Upstairs semi private sleeping area - 2 twin/ single , Curtain provides privacy in this area
    Upstairs semi private sleeping area - 1 double , Curtain provides privacy for this area
    1st floor bedroom - 1 queen , convenient access to first floor bathroom
  • All Bedrooms/sleeping areas have independant temperature control
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kids Indoor Jungle Gym, Outdoor Fish Cleaning Station, Relaxing Hammock, Library with Hundreds of Books, Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water


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Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews

Absolute wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in Palm 22. The caretaker was wonderful with making arrangements for our taxi and other transportation. The house was so cozy and roomy for our party of 9. The yard and beach in front of this house is the best I have ever seen.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Palm 22. We had a large group of people staying at different houses and used Palm 22 as our meeting place. The house itself accommodates a lot of people and has everything you need to host meals. I will NEVER tire of the view you get from this house! What a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, thanks for the positive review. I'm glad you had a great experience with your friends and family, especially considering the importance of the event. For those reading this review please understand that Kelly's description "a lot of people" understated the size of her group. Kelly is an incredible host that fed and accommodated the needs of 40 to 50 guests each day for a week ... and she made it look easy! Sincerely, Joe B
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Fantastic location in quaint Spanish Wells

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful family vacation at Palm 22. The location of this property cannot be beat. It is located on a great stretch of the beach and yet is close to restaurants, grocery stores and all attractions. Spanish Wells is a historic fishing town that offers great charter fishing, boat rental and small town charm. Our teens loved walking to Budda's snack shop and Pappa Scoops. The house itself has plenty of room and great attention to detail was used in decorating the house in handcrafted beach house decorum. The layout is ideal for family's and adults alike. The home is exactly as depicted and better. There are wonderful ocean breezes that permeate the location and inside the home into the evening. The beach is just steps away which means one can rise in the morning and have a cup of coffee on the beach and then go for a quick swim. Our kids loved using the paddle boards and kayak we procured through Johnny the caretaker. Johnny is a great resource and both he and his wife are top notch people. The internet and telephone make reservations for charters etc. easy.

The house has an ample supply of cooking equipment and if needed AC unit in each room on more balmy nights. There is snorkeling equipment including wet suits if one wishes. Golf carts are all that is needed on Spanish Wells. Joe is very easy to work with and arrangements are simple. We have used VRBO/HO over the years and this house will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David - thank you for the positive review. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed our cottage and Spanish Wells and we look forward to your return sometime in the near future. Sincerely, Joe B
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Milford, New Jersey

Third Visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Spanish Wells and Palm 22. To say we love both is an understatement. Although we're home, I can't stop thinking of the wonderful vacation we had again this year on the most beautiful island imaginable, in such an awesome house. Our thanks to Joe Brandon for sharing this wonderful house and for being such a great guy. A special thank you to the warm, friendly people of Spanish Wells who always make us feel welcome. A very special thank you to Johnny and Nancy Underwood for all they've done for us during our three visits to this magical island. We definitely recommend visiting Spanish Wells and staying at Palm 22. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Friendly people everywhere very pleasant vacation

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Kentucky


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation at Palm 22!! This was our second visit. House is lovely with the PERFECT location on the beach. Everything you need is in the house, to include washer & dryer. Spanish Wells is a quaint, safe, island in the Bahamas with friendly residents and one of the BEST beaches anywhere. I would Highly recommend Palm 22 as an exceptional vacation option for those interested in a Bahamas vacation. We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.