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Secluded, Private, Gated Beachfront Estate Villa W/ Motorboat, Kayak, & Bicycles

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Conch Shell Beach Villa offer free use of a 16' motorboat, 2 tandem ocean kayaks, and bicycles. This charming beachfront villa is located in the quiet western area of the beautiful 2.5 mile long delicate pink sand beach of Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas. This area of Spanish Wells Bahamas offers some of the best bonefishing in the Bahamas. Conch Shell Beach Villa is located on more than 1.5 acre of beach front property so that it offers much more privacy than most of the beachfront rental properties in the area (which are typically situated on 1/8 acre or less). This lovely vacation villa rental offers a private gated entrance and a large private garden with many coconut palm trees, an abundance of flowering trees, sea grape trees, coco plum trees, and large native Bahamian shade trees. This villa is located in an area of large beachfront estate lots (most 2+ acres) where there is no public beach access; so, this is the most quiet and secluded stretch of beach in Spanish Wells. This beachfront garden is a great place to relax in the hammock and peacefully read a good book.

Captain Smiley is the property manager. He, also, operates Spanish Wells SeaVentures and provides discounts to the Conch Shell Beach Villa guests for Spanish Wells SeaVenture tours. He would be happy to customize a tour just for your group. Here's what some of the guests say about Spanish Wells SeaVentures:

"Can't say enough good things about Capt. Smiley and our snorkeling trip with him. He got a big cooler filled with ice & drinks, we brought along some lunch and snacks, and so began one of the best days ever. We went swimming with the pigs (amazing fun). We went to Egg Island and saw beautiful colorful marine life in really shallow water that the kids could really enjoy. We boated to other islands and beaches, had a beach picnic, found some conch, sand dollars, and amazing shells, snorkeled in beautiful sea gardens, and a couple of us were brave enough to jump off a cliff! I could go on and on, but shan't. We will definitely hook up with Captain Smiley again when we return to Spanish Wells." Michael Goodroe, CA, USA.

“We loved our day away with Captains Ron & Smiley! They took us to deserted beaches, amazingly beautiful reefs, and we even caught a bunch of nice snappers for dinner! They hooked fish for the youngsters and let them reel them in. They were very patient and accommodating. We saw beautiful starfish, a huge ray, many beautiful fish, and as we were going back to the dock at the end of a great day, we saw a group of dolphins - with mamas and babies. Wow what a day! I highly recommend a day away with Spanish Wells SeaVentures. It was the highlight of our trip!" Lorna Palowski, NC, USA.

“We had a great time exploring North Eleuthera with Capt. Scuba. Historic Preacher’s Cave, other hidden caves, a magnificent blue hole, the truly amazing Glass Window Bridge, Queen’s Bath, and he took us to pick fresh mangoes from his farms – delicious! He’s very knowledgeable about the area having grown up “in the bush”! On a different day Capt. Scuba took us spear fishing. (He’s a local commercial lobster diver when he’s not doing tours and fishing trips for folks like us.) We caught groupers, snappers, lobsters, and other fish on which all 5 of us feasted for days. All in all we had two great days with Capt. Scuba.” Mary Monnaco, FL, USA

The Villa:: The interior of the home is decorated in the very colorful island tradition with much of the furniture of wicker and rattan. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large great room, and a full kitchen.The villa offers every convenience including cable TV, DVD/CD player, washer & dryer, microwave, paddle fans in every room, and air-conditioning throughout. Free unlimited high speed internet is available. There is a very nice sea view from the great room and the kitchen.

There is an expansive covered front porch that offers up a great view. This is a great place to relax and read a book on the chaise lounges in the shade, or to dine outside while taking in the view. Adjacent to the porch is an outside shower so that one can rinse off salt and sand before entering the house.

Extras:: Bicycles and ocean kayaks are offered with the vacation rental with which one can use to explore the area. A 16' new fiberglass boat with motor is also offered for those that love fishing, snorkeling, and sightseeing. With the boat one can explore nearby islets, islands, cays, deserted beaches, and some of the Spanish Wells Bahamas area's most beautiful reefs. The boat is moored right in front of the villa making it very convenient to use at anytime. Otherwise, motor boats, kayaks, and bicycles are expensive to rent separately.

Conch Shell Beach Villa is located on an idyllic beach with powder soft pinkish sand. The beach is calm, tranquil, and warm with no rocks, rough surf, or riptides, and the ocean is so clear you can see your shadow on the bottom.

Fishing charters, snorkeling trips, cave tours, and golf cart rentals are available. It is best to reserve these at the same time as the villa.

Spanish Wells:: The Spanish Wells area is well-known for its great fishing and snorkeling. The Devil's Backbone Barrier Reef is just offshore. Terrific bonefishing can be had right in front of Conch Shell Beach Villa.

In Spanish Wells Bahamas, you will never run out of things to do until you want to. The native Bahamian quilt makers, the local straw vendors & the museum are always fun to visit. A visit with local fishermen as they bring in their fresh catch each day can be both informative and delicious. A trip on the Fast Ferry to nearby Harbour Island is a delight, and you won't want to miss the local restaurants, the new gym, the bakeries, and the best fishing and snorkeling that the Bahamas has to offer.

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.

Rates for Max. 4 adults plus 2 small children: $1895/wk. Oct. - Nov.19. $2295/wk. for November 20 - January 15. 2 week minimum rental + 10% surcharge required for Christmas / New Years. $2195/wk. for January 16 - February 16 & April 10 - August 16. $2300/wk. for February 17 - April 9 . $2095/wk. for all other dates. Please ask about discounts for stays of two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, or longer. A $400 per week security deposit required.

Note: The rental rates are for accommodations at Conch Shell only. The motor boat , ocean kayaks, and bicycles are offered free of charge for your use at your own risk. Note: An energy surcharge is applicable on this rental for any electricity bills in excess of $100/wk. Cleaning fee $100 for up to 4 persons or $150 for more than four persons. (Rates for a 4-week stay start as low as $6400 in the off season. ) Please request our rental agreement for rules and cancellation policy.

More Details

Property Manager
Brent Beauregard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017

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, who shipwrecked on Devil's Backbone Reef just off of Preacher's Cave in nearby North Eleuthera.. 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 and will be pleased to show you all the best local real estate deals (her listings and all 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. We love sharing our piece of Paradise with our new friends.

Brent Beauregard purchased this villa in 1999

Why Brent Beauregard chose Spanish Wells

Conch Shell Beach Villa is located on more than 1.5 acre of beach front property so that it offers much more privacy than most of the beachfront rental properties in the area (which are typically situated on 1/8 acre or less). This lovely vacation villa rental offers a private gated entrance and a large private garden with many coconut palm trees, an abundance of flowering trees, sea grape trees, coco plum trees, and large native Bahamian shade trees. This villa is located in an area of large beachfront estate lots (most 2+ acres) where there is no public beach access; so, this is the most quiet and secluded stretch of beach in Spanish Wells.

What makes this villa unique

Conch Shell Beach Villa offers a boat, SUP board, ocean kayaks, and bicycles with the rental free of charge on a quiet and secluded beachfront property. Conch Shell Beach Villa guests receive discounts with Spanish Wells SeaVentures.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have really enjoyed this week at Conch Shell Beach Villa. We loved having use of the boat. We used it every day. We went to many deserted nearby islands and beaches. ( Wonderful for being all alone with my wife. ) The snokeling was fantastic and we actually swam with dolpins yesterday! It was an experience that we will not forget. We also kayaked around the entire island. We enjoyed the bicycles, the quaint town, and the friendly locals. We hope to return to this unique and wonderful place. Many thanks to Lorraine, Anna-Claire, and Brent for all of their help in making this an unforgettable vacation.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Spanish Wells Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom is en suite with one king bedroom. The second full bathroom is a larger shared bathroom. There is also a private outdoors shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper in living area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • One king bedroom offers a bathroom en suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bicycles, motorboat, SUP board & ocean kayaks.

Reviews

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Secluded, Private, Gated Beachfront Estate Villa W/ Motorboat, Kayak, & Bicycles
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Where in the world do I start? Spanish Wells was our destination choice for this trip simply because my husband and I needed a true "get away" from everything, to completely disconnect it that's possible from our busy work at home. We took books, and planned to do nothing other than to rest and relax in the water, on the water and on the beach. This was by far the BEST beach we have ever been on. The seclusion, privacy, peace and quiet were unmatchable. The only sound was an occasional seagull and the waves crashing. Absolute heaven. The house was stocked with everything we needed to get by for a week. We arrived a little later in the day on the day before Bahamian Labor Day, so Lorraine advised us to run to the grocery store before unpacking bc they wouldn't be open the next day. We got enough staples to last the week, with the exception of water and ice, we did have to return for those a couple of times. We were not looking to explore or get off of Spanish Wells, so truly each day was spent either on the beach or on the boat. We snorkeled twice off The Devils Backbone. My most exciting day was snorkeling that turned into a starfish hunt. I love starfish and we found several. I also snorkeled right in front of the Villa and found several conch, one starfish and several sea urchin shells. My husband had packed his kindle and read the days away either on the beach or under the palapa. We tried kayaking but the days we chose the water was really too strong so we didn't do much of that. We really enjoyed the use of the boat! We really only ate at 2 places The Shipyard and Buddhas. The food at The Shipyard is really good, but the atmosphere at Buddhas is great! We did happy hour there and had really great food...if you're a burger fan you must try the slurger burger. You cannot beat the chill laid back atmosphere of this iconic little island. The people are wonderful friendly people, and so accepting of tourists. We felt like we had stepped back in time to the late 60's early 70's where life was so simple, fun, safe and friendly. They wave from their porches, cars, and especially the golf carts. That was my favorite part of the trip, that you could get around on a golf cart so readily. I could say more, but the most important thing to say is this. Don't wait, don't worry it is a no brainer. Conch Shell was perfection for us!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and had such a nice, relaxing time. The beach in front of Conch Shell is fantastic especially for those who value beauty, seclusion, privacy, peace, and quiet. Glad to hear that you used the boat daily for snorkeling and exploring, and that you were able to find all sorts of underwater treasures. I'm delighted that you ventured out and found some great places to eat and made friends with the locals. We were happy to have your rental golf cart cart ready for you at the villa when you arrived. The golf carts are a fun way to shop, dine, and explore Spanish Wells and Russell Island. We look forward to welcoming you and the rest of the family back soon. Warmest wishes ~ Lorraine, Capt. Smiley, and Capt. Scuba.
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The place was very nice, the setback from the beach kept the wind from hammering us, The people are very friendly and helpful, a great get a way , definitely go to Spanish Wells.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, KY
5

The best place in the islands

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property several times and I am still amazed at how nice it is and how wonderful the beach is. There are not many rentals that include a boat with the rental at no additional charge so you can go out and snorkel the reef. The town of Spanish Wells has everything you need with several good restaurants the Food Fair and liquor stores. Be sure to buy the home made bread and pastries across from the Food Fair.

I would recommend renting a golf cart, all you will need to get around this island or Russell island next door, for a nominal additional fee. If you go to Russell island do not miss the Sand Bar for good food and drinks right on the water.

If you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy the island life you will find no better place!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WONDERFUL HONEYMOON SPOT

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute perfect honeymoon. If you want quite, secluded and breath taking views this island is the spot for you. Our house was more than enough for us and would be great for a family. We enjoyed our days out on the boat exploring the waters and other beaches. Golf cart is perfect for zipping around Spanish Wells. Everyone on the island is very friendly and helpful. There are several places for eating out and a well stocked kitchen for cooking you own meals. Lorraine and her crew have it down to a science and keep you well informed before you arrive and most helpful during your stay. I can't say enough good things. We are in the process of booking our anniversary trip and looking forward to returning to The Conch Shell Villa!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you decided to spend your honeymoon at Conch Shell Beach Villa. Yes, indeed, Conch Shell offers quiet seclusion and breathtaking ocean views. The boat included with the rental is an excellent way to explore the beautiful surroundings. A golf cart is perfect for exploring Spanish Wells and Russell Island and trips to the grocery stores and restaurants. Spanish Wells is a special place with friendly locals. There are several restaurants that serve anything from burgers and pizza to steak and lobster dinners. We look forward to welcoming you back for your first anniversary! See you soon :) Lorraine & Capt. Smiley
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Conch Shell Beach Villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 nights at Conch Shell. Our family of 5 (three kids ages 5, 8, 11) loved the island, beach and house. The beach and water around the house are great and we got a lot of use from the Skiff, kayaks and paddleboard. If you are looking for very low key, relaxing and family beach time, this house and location is great.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. I'm happy that all of you loved Spanish Wells, the beautiful beach, and the house. Spanish Wells is a very special and unique place. The beach in front of the house is one of the best beaches in The Bahamas. Happy to see that you all got a lot of use from the motorboat, ocean kayaks, and paddle board. They are an excellent way to explore this amazing area. The house is secluded and relaxing and often guests have the stretch of beach to themselves. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon! Lorraine, Capt. Smiley, and Capt. Scuba.
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Colorado Springs, CO
5

Terrific Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family of 5. Tranquil setting, private beach, great beach recreation with kayaks, paddle board and best of all - the Carolina Skiff. We used it every day. The beach and surrounding water is simply amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being our guests at Conch Shell and for taking the time to write a review. This property is very tranquil and private and the beach is second to none. I'm happy that you found the house perfect for your family of five and your family had such a great time and made good use of the motor boat, tandem kayaks, and the paddle board each day. The ocean in front is simply amazing. Most days there is 100 feet of visibility underwater and it is the prettiest aquamarine color. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon :) Lorraine, Capt. Smiley, and Capt.Scuba.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
North Eleuthera Airport (ELH)
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Spanish Wells Gov. Ferry & Bahamas Fast Ferry
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $100

Rates for Max. 4 adults plus 2 small children: $1895/wk. Oct. - Nov.19. $2295/wk. for November 20 - January 15. 2 week minimum rental + 10% surcharge required for Christmas / New Years. $2195/wk. for January 16 - February 16 & April 10 - August 16. $2300/wk. February 17 - April 9 . $2095/wk. for all other dates. Please ask about discounts for stays of two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, or longer. A $400 per week security deposit required. 1 - 4 guests $100 cleaning fee. More than 4 guests $150 cleaning fee. PLEASE REQUEST OUR RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR RULES AND CANCELLATION POLICY.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund