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Joe Brandon

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach

29 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Spanish Wells House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joe Brandon (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 Eleuthera

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

Joe,

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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Palm 22 - Beachfront Cottage with Spectacular Views/Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
5

Our expectations were blown away!

  • 5 of 5

Well, its taken me a long time to write this review. For that, I apologize to Joe.

Where to start, first off, Joe is an amazing person. This rental property reflects that. (I say rental property, but it is far more than that.) His open helpfulness was beyond just being kind. He truly wants you to love this place as he does. From the great fishing to jumping off the bridge to eating burgers with Budda. Everything was amazing. We stayed here for 10 days with our two children ages 6 and 8, along with grandparents. There was more then enough room for all 7 of us. You couldn't find a more "Beachy" home.

The caretaker Johnny Underwood is another wonderful person. We rented a cart and a boat from him for the duration of our stay. His equipment is in excellent condition. He is more then willing to help out in anyway possible.

I cannot express how awesome this place is. You wont be disappointed!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here. We were two families traveling with a total of 9. The house is in an amazing location! We have no complaints about the house or Spanish wells. This was truly one of the best vacations we have ever been on! Joe was wonderful to work with and Johnmy the caretaker was just as great!

Thank you!! We will be back :)

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather - thank you for the positive review. I'm so glad your family had a great time in Spanish Wells. My family feels the same way even after more than a dozen trips in the last five years. I appreciate you letting me share the email you sent to me shortly after your trip. Your description of "stepping back in time" to a safe community where you don't have to lock doors and worry about the safety of the children is what makes this island so special for us and many others! I'm hopeful you can return soon and I wish you the best until then. Sincerely, jb Hi Joe, We just got home! I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful time we had!! We were not disappointed with a single thing. The only disappointment we have was having to leave! Palm 22 is an amazing house with such an incredible location! The house was perfect for our two families. The kids loved the upstairs and spent mid-day and late afternoon upstairs or hanging on the deck. The island of Spanish Wells is something that everyone should experience. It's like stepping back in time when you didn't have to worry about locking your doors or if your children would be safe walking down the street. We live in a small town in Massachusetts that's typically safe but I felt safer on spanish wells than I do at home. Not one time did we worry about the safety of our children being outside playing in the yard or on the beach. Johnny was great and attentive to anything we needed! He was able to answer any questions we had! My husband and I agreed this is the best vacation we have taken and we have travelled all over. We are currently trying to find a time that we can come back I will be in touch soon!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!
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5

Great House / Great Location / Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Spanish Wells and our first time renting through VRBO. We were a little nervous, so we called the owner and he was very easy to talk to and spent plenty of time making sure that all of our questions were answered. He gave us great advice on things to do, what to bring... and he also described the house and the location to us. In our minds we had a picture of what to expect when we arrived. Well, to our surprise everything was better than advertised. This house has everything and more! It is located on the best part of the beach and the setting is unreal. The care taker, Johnny was there to meet us and did a fantastic job making sure that we had everything that we needed. We will go back and I would recommend this house/location to anyone that wants to have a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kyna - I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed the trip to Spanish Wells. I appreciate the kind words about Johnny and I. We understand that vacation time is precious and we do our best to ensure that everything is in place for you to have a great time. I look forward to your return. Sincerely, Joe B !
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Milford, New Jersey
5

Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe the beauty of Spanish Wells or this awesome beach house. This was our family's second visit to Palm 22 and if possible, it was even better than the first! We've been home 5 days but in my mind I'm still on Spanish Wells. We've booked again for next year and are anxiously counting down the weeks until we return. Our thanks again this year to Johnny and Nancy Underwood who were eager to help make our stay enjoyable. Finally, thanks to Joe Brandon for sharing this little piece of heaven. My only negative is that there are only 5 stars to rate this amazing house!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy - thank you for the kind words and positive review. I agree that Johnny and Nancy are extremely helpful and I'm very grateful they are my caretakers. I appreciate you choosing our cottage for the third year in a row - as you know we love our repeat guests! Wishing you the best, Sincerely, Joe B
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Uxbridge, ON
5

Return visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful beach house and we hated to leave! Last year we went with our children and grandchildren and this year with two other couples. The house really "works" with any number of people. The owners certainly take care of the property and we noticed new kitchen taps and washer and dryer this visit. Without duplicating other reviews, I must say that the location, decor, front porch and ambience are all perfect for an idyllic vacation. We will definitely booking again!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tess - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the positive review. We love our repeat guests!! Sincerely, Joe B
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5

Easy and relax

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully creative home, ideal for families with kids, caring owners, professional care takers. Stunning colors, simple tranquil island lifestyle.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Spanish Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
$8,250
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
$8,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Spanish Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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