Large 2nd floor beachfront unit.. Two large bedrooms at opposite ends of the unit, one with a king size firm pillow top mattress and the other with a queen size firm pillow top bed. Both bedrooms have ensuite baths. There are also two single sofas and a loft with a double (full) bed accessible only by ladder. Children under 10 are not permitted in this unit.There is a full kitchen and comfortable living area opening out onto a balcony that runs the full length of the unit. Enjoy 180 degree views of the beach from the balcony while taking in cooling sea breezes. The property is centrally located within walking distance of food store, restaurants and liquor store, but we highly recommend renting a golf cart (buggy) for your visit to get around the island. (We can arrange the rental for you). Kayaks are included with the rental. There is an enclosed outdoor shower conveniently located as you come from the beach. The property is fully air-conditioned and has wifi and a smart TV.
Bahama Palms Beach Club is a small complex with this large 2/2 second floor unit and three 1/1 studio apartments with full kitchens on the ground floor. Also adjoining is our 2/2 beach bungalow known as Rake 'n' Scrape (Home Away Property number 4254181).
Spanish Wells is a fishing community and the principal lobster fishing center in the Bahamas. Its roots date to the earliest settlers in the islands in the mid-1600's when they were shipwrecked on nearby Devil's Backbone Reef. They are English speaking.
The island is a safe, friendly community of about 1,700 that welcomes visitors, and golf carts (buggies) are as common as cars on the streets. Buggies and boats are available to rent at reasonable rates and guided charters are available for fishing, snorkeling, swimming with the pigs or beachcombing on nearby islands.
There are several restaurants, food stores, liquor store, churches and other amenities all within walking distance or a short buggy ride. Everything is beach casual, but cover-ups and shoes are required in restaurants. Fresh seafood is featured at most of the restaurants and sometimes special entertainment is featured on the weekend. There is a booklet in the unit with info on restaurants and other amenities although finding everything on the island is quite easy.
Travel is via the nearby North Eleuthera (ELH) airport or a daily fast ferry from Nassau except Tuesdays. The ferry is about a 2 1/2 hour trip and leaves Nassau early morning and leaves Spanish Wells late afternoons, so overnight stays are required in Nassau to make flight connections. There are direct flights to ELH by Delta from Atlanta, American from Miami and Silver (United and Jet Blue partner) from Ft Lauderdale, or connecting through Nassau and then connect to ELH on BahamasAir or Pineapple Airways. Travel from the airport is quick and easy via Pinder's Taxi and Ferry service at $15 each way per person. If you provide us your flight info we will be sure they meet you at the airport and we will meet you at the ferry dock in Spanish Wells and get you settled in your accommodations.
There are stairs so this house is not handicapped accessible. No pets or smoking, and children under 10 are not allowed due to safety issues with the sleeping loft and the outside porches and also the noise level for guests below.
We hope you will visit and return often to these shores.