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 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. A high chair and Pack n Play are available on request for an infant.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 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
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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.
We didn't want to leave!
Beach Therapy is awesome! It was perfect for our family of 4 with 2 small children. The girls were able to sit and play for hours on the beach when the tide was out. They had such a great time just playing in the shallow water and using the beach toys. When the tide went out there was a sandbar that you can walk, kayak, or swim to. It is a sandy beach and we found numerous sand dollars and shells. We also saw some crabs and conch in the ocean! The condo itself is so comfortable and has everything that you would need. Lori and Vince and their daughter were so accommodating and really helped us out a lot with recommendations and getting around. There are bikes you can use to go to the grocery store that is near by. Some of them are pretty rusty. The grocery store was nice b/c it had much more food than any of the groceries we visited in Eleuthera. We fell in love with Spanish Wells and Russell Island. Lori was very responsive and picked us up and dropped us off at the docks. She also scheduled us on Pinder's Ferry which will ferry you to Eleuthera and taxi you to the airport. Vince was very helpful if we had a question or had any issues that came up. They make a great team and their kindness was just the icing on the cake for Beach Therapy! This place really has it all. From the beach directly outside, to the covered porch and the laundry on site. Our stay here was so comfortable we didn't want to leave! We will be back!
Absolutely Perfect in Every Way!
I can honestly say our stay at Beach Therapy was one of our most enjoyable, relaxing, and beautiful vacations ever! The apartment is clean, beautiful, well-appointed, and perfectly located. And, Vince and Lori are the most amazing property managers we’ve ever encountered. They are knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and go above and beyond to make your stay super special. We can’t thank them enough. Can’t wait for our return trip!
Perfect location, excellent value and accommodations
Lori and Vince were excelllent hosts. Their property is right on the beach, literally steps from the patio. Perfect beach for walking, sunbathing or just relaxing. All the little things were thought of: beach towels, washer and dryer, fresh water, microwave, toaster oven, full size fridge, beach chairs, kayaks, umbrella, grill with charcoal provided, coffee pot with coffee provoded. The island is great to explore or just ride around in the golf cart. (Recommend renting one). This is one of those places we will definitely come back to.
Beach vacation heaven.
Very clean and nicely decorated in a Bahamian beach theme. The beach was spectacular. It met all our expectations. Vincent and Lori were perfect hosts. We will definitely recommend Beach Therapy to our friends.