About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Directly on a quiet two mile long beach with unbelievably clear water
One bedroom studio apartment suitable for couple or family with young kids. King size bed and full size futon. Fully equipped kitchen and large bathrooms. Covered porch facing the beach which is just a few steps away. Beach Therapy is one of three almost identical one bedroom studios on the ground floor and upstairs is a large two bedroom/two bath apartment (see other HomeAway listings - Beach Retreat #4381092, Beach Therapy #4381094 and a two bedroom upstairs, Beach View #4381090).
The apartment is fully air-conditioned, but when the weather is pleasant you will want to take advantage of the fresh ocean breezes and hear the waves lapping on the shore just outside your door.
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 or beach combing on nearby islands. Another unique adventure is going to a nearby island where friendly pigs will swim out to your boat looking to be fed. You can even get over in the shallow water and swim with them.
There are several restaurants, food store, bank (ATM), liquor store, churches and other amenities all within an easy walk. However, we do recommend renting a buggy to get around in. (We can arrange to have one on the dock when you arrive). 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. Some of the chefs will even cook your fresh catch. There is a booklet in the apartment 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. 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 apartment.
No pets or smoking are allowed. Beach chairs, kayaks and bikes are included. A high chair and Pack n Play are available on request for an infant.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Lori Newbold
Colin and Nancy were both born in the Bahamas but have lived primarily in the US for many years. They initially acquired a small bungalow next door that was transformed into a quaint old island style fisherman's cottage but with all the modern amenities. It proved so popular immediately and we were unable to accommodate many of the people wanting to experience Spanish Wells and live on the gorgeous beach for a carefree vacation. when we had the opportunity to purchase the larger property next door, we jumped at it. The property had good bones and we set about updating it and creating a new experience. The upper floor is a large unit with a bedroom with ensuite bath at either end. A large living area with two daybeds, sleeper sofa and sleeping loft and a full kitchen make up the rest of the unit. A porch runs the entire length of the unit offering 180 degree beach views. (HomeAway #4381090 Beach View). The lower level has three one bedroom suites, HA #4381091, #4381094, #4381092) each with a full kitchen and directly facing the ocean. Lay in your bed and look at the water! Each suite also has a comfortable futon that can be used to accommodate a family with children sharing a room. There is a covered porch off your room and beach chairs, bicycles and kayaks are available to use at no charge. (use at your own risk and parents must supervise children.) Please note that we do not permit friends or relatives staying at other properties to utilize our facilities or beach access without prior arrangements with the property manager. The property is managed by Lori and Vince, Nancy's brother and sister-in-law, so it is a family affair. They will meet you at the ferry and make sure your stay is an experience you won't forget. Your first visit will not be your last!
Lori Newbold purchased this Studio in 2017
Why Lori Newbold chose Spanish Wells
Beautiful location directly on stunning beach. Easy walking distance to food store and restaurants or rent a buggy to explore the island.
What makes this Studio unique
A great beach that is never crowded! Kayak or wade out to the gorgeous sand bar that emerges at low tide.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best Vacation Ever!
We chose to spend our 35th wedding anniversary in Spanish Wells because we heard it was beautiful and relaxing. It surpassed our expectations of beauty with the pristine water and quiet beaches. The island itself was unique with colorful homes that were well kept. We immediately found ourselves relaxing and enjoyed driving around the island on our rented golf cart. The people are so friendly and welcoming. We felt totally safe and loved talking to all the locals. We enjoyed visiting the restaurants spread throughout the island. We especially loved the conch and bought some lobster to steam at our apartment where we were staying. We visited the bakery nearly everyday and had homemade ice cream every night at Papa Scoops. We visited the Gallery of the local school and bought a piece of artwork one of the students made. Each person we met talked of their love of the island and how everyone helps one another when there is a need. Our landlords were especially nice and accommodating. We will definitely come back to Spanish Wells for another great vacation.
Couldn't have been better!
Wonderful hosts, beautiful property and view. The locals are very friendly, the food is really good and we will be back!
What a great place to stay on Spanish Wells! Nicely decorated and the view from the room is spectacular. Loved it!
Perfect and Beautiful
Everything was perfect, all you would need for a relaxing beach stay. The view is spectacular, the beach at your door step. Perfect spot for kayaking, walking for a couple mile, or swimming. Oh, and the bed was super comfortable, and the studio apartment has all the comforts of home; though you will probably spent most of your time on the covered porch or the beach.