|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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
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
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.
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!
My husband and I stayed a week at Palm 22 for the most wonderful vacation we have taken in years. the house is beautiful and "beachy", in a perfect location right on the beach! Everything you could ever need is right there; beautiful and comfortable furnishings, lots of rooms with character, great kitchen and an outdoor shower in addition to all the bathrooms indoors. There is even a washer and dryer! The owners and Spanish Wells residents are extremely helpful and friendly, we never encountered a problem during our stay. The island is completely safe, you can leave your doors and windows unlocked and even open. Walks on the beach, great fishing, happy hours at Budda, and fantastic food--it's all there in a breathtaking setting. We decided we could stay for weeks, never to return to reality. We will be returning! I would highly recommend Palm 22 as the best vacation option in the Bahamas. 100% excellence!
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!
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 :)
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!
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!
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!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.