4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 - safe family-friendly island, awesome views
About Brent Beauregard
We are a local family living in Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas. Our family dates back to the original Eleutheran Adventurers, the first European settlers in The Bahamas dating back to 1648. Brian aka Capt. Scuba is a licensed boat captain and works full time as a lobster diver. When not diving commercially for lobsters, he is a local fishing & snorkeling guide, and also offers area tours and cave exploring. (Some have called him the Crocodile Dundee of North Eleuthera.) Brent aka Capt. Smiley is also a licensed boat captain who also offers fishing and snorkeling trips, boat rentals, and golf cart rentals. He is also a local rental property manager. Lorraine is the local Spanish Wells realtor. She opened the first real estate office, Spanish Wells Realty, in Spanish Wells in 1994. Other agents and real estate franchises have come and gone, but Lorraine has been in Spanish Wells serving the needs of her real estate clients for more than 24 years, and she will be pleased to show you all the best local real estate deals (her listings or other agents' listings) when you are in town. Just give her a call if you would like any information on the local real estate market or a free real estate tour.
Brent Beauregard purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Brent Beauregard chose Spanish Wells
This special historic property is really one-of-a-kind. It was built on the highest point of the island (which isn't very high,since Spanish Wells is a low lying island, but it is high enough to offer wonderful 360 degree views). This home was built in 1930 and was the first place that visitors to the island of Spanish Wells could stay. It is quaint, charming, and full of character.
What makes this Cottage unique
By the Seashore offers outstanding 360 degree ocean, bay, and harbour views along with views of Harbour Island, Russell Island, Royal Island, Meek's Patch, Charles Island, Ridley's Head, North Eleuthera, and more. This rental is most unique in that it also offers a motorboat, ocean kayak, and dock right in front. It is an easy stroll from an amazing secluded beach and all conveniences offered in Spanish Wells. With the motorboat, kayak, and bicycles offered with the rental, renters can easily explore this beautiful area and even find their own private island.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please do not smoke inside. You may smoke outside
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Please refer to owner's stated cancellation policy and other policies in the rental form attached.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
By the Seashore
We are greatful for 2 beautiful weeks in Spanish Wells! Our stay at By the Seashore was amazing!
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We had a great stay at By the Seashore! Lorraine and Brent were very helpful, and we loved having the boat for exploring the area.
My new favorite vacation spot
We had a great vacation in Spanish Wells. The house was a good fit for our group of eight. Great location, clean, comfortable beds with everything we needed for the week. It was so nice to be able to leave the windows open and get breezes through the whole house. We also took advantage of the grill to cook all the fresh fish we caught. Running around on the bikes, golf carts and boat were such a nice change from our usual automobile filled lives! We're looking forward to coming back some day.
We are pleased to hear that we are your new favorite vacation spot! It was a pleasure to meet all 8 of you, and I'm happy to know that By the Seashore was a good fit for your group, and you found that everything was clean and comfortable. It is, indeed, a prime location on top of the hill where you can enjoy fabulous views and gentle breezes throughout the cottage. I know you had a ton of fun catching all the fish and there is nothing better than fresh fish for dinner. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the change of pace and using the bikes, golf carts, and boat rather than a car. We look forward to welcoming you back next time..... Lorraine, Capt. Smiley, and Capt. Scuba.
Love Spanish Wells
This was the first trip to the Bahamas for our family and it hopefully will not be our last. We really enjoyed our stay at By the Seashore and had an incredible time on the island. The house itself is a really cool historic structure. It is clean and well maintained and has all the basics that you'll need for your stay. The included golf cart is a huge plus as were the boat, kayak, and paddle board. We put them all to good use. We took the boat to Pierre Rock and a couple other small islands and had a great time snorkeling and exploring. We took the golf cart everywhere. The beach is incredible. Just as the other reviews have mentioned there are no crowds. And the water color and water temperature are breathtaking. We did hire a local captain for a day and went a little farther out for some reef snorkeling and spear fishing and exploring. Definitely a day we'll never forget. The whole stay on the island was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever been on. We would love to go back. The only suggestion for an improvement we could see for By the Seashore would be access to some beach chairs.
A couple pointers for anyone making a trip to this island... If you plan to snorkel pack in your gear. We were able to get this done in our carry on's and it worked out great. Prices for groceries and gas are higher on the island. The tap water is a bit salty buy bottled water. This is not a resort island, it's not all inclusive, there are no large crowds or rowdy night life...and that (in our opinion) is one of the things that makes it so great.
Happy to hear that you loved your stay with us. By the Seashore is a charming historic home, and the location on the island is perfect. We are delighted you found that By the Seashore was clean, well maintained, and equipped with everything you needed for your stay. Yes, indeed, your family was using the golf cart, and having fun with the boat, kayak and paddle board often. The beautiful secluded beach is just a minute golf cart ride down the hill from By the Seashore, and the crystal clear ocean is so inviting. Reef snorkeling and spearfishing with your own private captain makes for an amazing day away. Our guests have access to PVC outdoor chairs, which many guests do take to the beach. (The little aluminum beach chairs only last for a week or two next to the salt water.) It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to your return trip. Lorraine, Captain Smiley & Captain Scuba.
This was my first trip to Spanish Wells and I must say this was truly amazing. By the Seashore was very comfortable and clean. Golf carts where provided as well as bikes and anything else we could ask for. Onsite laundry was great, as well as wifi for those who need to check in with work which was very dependable. There was a group of 8 of us and we managed to fit in this property just fine. The island itself is fantastic. The people are very friendly, we took an excursion one day from Captain Scuba (recommended local fisherman) and has a blast exploring nearby sites and we also bought some locally caught seafood which was fantastic.
Thanks for the review. It was wonderful to meet your lively group! Happy to hear that you had an amazing stay with us. Yes, indeed, all guests really enjoy a snorkeling, fishing, boating, or caving trip with Captain Scuba or Captain Smiley. We look forward to welcoming you back next Christmas. Lorraine, Captain Scuba, & Captain Smiley.
This was our 2nd trip and we stayed at the same house "By the Seashore". We picked this house because we've looked and looked at other places and always find that you win some you lose some. By the Seashore has it all! The house is huge and it came with a boat and golf cart. The boat allows us to go and explore other islands near by and find our own snorkeling spots. We also love it because it's 2 story and it sits on top of a hill and it has a huge balcony on both top and bottom. It's a great place to catch some cool tropical breeze even when it's warm out. Also the boat parked only a few feet away at a dock where you can use to clean your catch of the day. We will be back on our 3rd trip to the same house real soon and I can't wait!!! It's home to us now!!! Thanks Lorraine and we'll see u soon!!! Rick and Van Lusk
We are happy to have you as our guests at By the Seashore. We are delighted that you found that By the Seashore had it all. The house is the first guest house on the island of Spanish Wells, so, it is quite spacious. Our guests do enjoy the extras such as the motor boat, kayak, paddle board, dock with the aquariums, and golf cart. Indeed, By the Seashore offers the best views of both the ocean and the harbor, and there always seems to be a sea breeze blowing through the house. We are looking forward to your third visit later this month! See you soon! Lorraine, Capt. Smiley, and Capt. Scuba.
Spanish Wells is reminiscent of an idyllic Cape Cod fishing village with swaying coconut palm trees and bright bougainvillea as background. Winding little roads lead a visitor around brightly painted cottages sporting gables and wooden shutters. One can walk around the island, wade for sand dollars on the north beach, purchase the fresh catch of the day from local fishermen, and browse the centuries-old village. Spanish Wells offers one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas and is considered the fishing capital of The Bahamas. The waters surrounding Spanish Wells offer excellent snorkeling, diving, bone fishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing. Spanish Wells is a boater's and fisherman's paradise. Fishing charters, boat rentals, and golf cart rentals are available. Spanish Wells is considered by many to be the most prosperous, clean, pristine, and safe community in The Bahamas. Spanish Wells offers grocery stores, restaurants / bars, a fully-stocked liquor store, bakeries, marinas, and more.
Other Activities: Boating, Rock Climbing, Cliff Diving, Basketball, Shopping, Kayaking, Spelunking, Bonefishing, Cave Exploring , parasailing