Ocean Dreams Beach Cottage
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Spanish Wells cottage description
A beautiful scenic ocean view beach cottage. This cottage is right on the beautiful mile and a half long beach that lines the north shore of the island. Step off the porch and onto the gorgeous white sand beach. Enjoy this breathtaking view of the ocean and the beach from two separate decks. This secluded getaway has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and is spacious enough for the whole family sleeping 8 people comfortably.
The master bedroom suite features a king size bed with French doors leading onto a 90 square ft. balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Sunrises and sunsets from this bedroom and balcony are breathtaking. At night, cruise ships are frequently seen passing by. The moon and stars can easily be seen while laying in bed in this suite.
All the amenities of home with a view of paradise. Fully air conditioned for your comfort with cable television and high speed wireless internet. Internet service is available right on the beach. You can get away and you can still keep in touch with family back home. Soak up some sun or take a dip in the beautiful turquoise water or just relax under the sun it's all at your finger tips. Bone fishing is also just a 30 second walk from the cottage. If you would like to see even more of the ocean there is a boat available for rent. Snorkeling and deep sea fishing trips are easily arranged. Also available are golf carts to cruise around the island.
The Beach House sits on a beautiful white sandy beach with shallow colorful water that is protected by a reef. The summer water temperatures can reach into the high 80's with a light sea breeze. The winter offers low humidity and the water and air temperature can be in the upper 70's with stronger north winds.
Spanish Wells is a unique place with a rich history dating back to the 1600's with ties to England. The private beach location is a short walk to shopping and dining. Lobster fishing is the main industry on the Island. You will find three churches on the island and several restaurants including our traditional 50+ year old Anchor Snack Bar. Our newest (Opened July 2013) and our fine dining choice would be The Shipyard Restaurant located right on the east most point of the island surrounded on 2 sides with water, breathtaking view and relaxing dining. Where you can enjoy a fine meal or just a relaxing evening cocktail while watching the sunset.
A bike ride around the island will be about four miles.
It is a peaceful place to get away from city life and enjoy island living. A local fast ferry stops each day with connections to Harbour Island and Nassau. Golf carts and watercrafts are available for rent. Fishing trips can be arranged.
The island is easy to get to with daily air service to North Eleuthra (ELH) from Fort Lauderdale, Miami or Nassau airports. Flight time is approximately one hour. The airport is serviced by Continental Express turbo prop service with 19 and 30 passenger aircraft, Twin Air has 9 passenger aircraft or American Eagle form Florida. Bahamas Air and Southern Air are the airlines available from Nassau. A cab cost about $25 to pick up the local water taxi, which is about $6 per person. The water taxi will bring you to St. Georges Cay where the Beach House is located and the community is called Spanish Wells.
A great place for relaxing and enjoying the Bahamas!
Keywords: Cottage, Beach
- 1728 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Sailboat, 2 kayaks, bicycles, 4 seat Golf Cart
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Car Not Necessary
- Rock Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- cliff diving, bone fishing, cave exploring
ReviewsWrite a review
Million dollar views with affordable family price tag!
Million dollar views with affordable family price tag!
We spent last Spring Break at Ocean Dreams and have been dreaming about it ever since! We had such a unique and special trip for our first time to the Bahamas and could not have enjoyed the property more. My husband and I traveled with two teenagers and a ten year old. Pros: The privacy of the house. You have a 360 up close water view all to yourself. The pink sand is right there with NOTHING obstructing your view. The sand is soft and the water is as blue as any you will ever see. It is that amazing! Unfortunately, it was a bit windy when we were there so we were disappointed in the snorkeling. We were told that the snorkeling about a half mile out at the Devil's Backbone would be good, but it was too vast and windy to see much. The good news is that in that same spot the fishing was great (we rented Jody's little boat for the week) and we had fresh snapper every night! Other pros include the cleanliness of the house and the sleeping quarters. Great layout and everyone was comfortable. We all loved the use of the golf cart. The biggest pro is probably the hospitality of the Pinders. Jody and Tara did everything they could to make us feel at home. And we really did. Tara had a pan of lobster tails awaiting us upon arrival. Loved talking to Jody about lobster fishing. They even invited us to church on Easter Sunday and we felt like we were visiting friends with hugs from all and invitations to the kids to youth group! Since this is a review, I will mention the cons but they didn't really overly bother us, but it might be nice to know: this house is listed as new and it is no longer in "new" condition. It is right on the water so I am sure the salt air ages things rapidly. The pots and pans, etc. looked like they had been well-used. The washing machine broke while we were there and flooded the house. (Jody responded promptly.) The living quarters of the house is spare. So if you have plans on hanging out together as a family it is a little tight inside. In warmer weather that would be fine as the deck is expansive and perfect, but the evenings were chilly when we were there. We loved Spanish Wells and thought Ocean Dreams was perhaps the best property there. Don't hesitate to rent this property.
- Guest Angela (Richmond, VA)
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 11/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Sorry about pots and pans salt air does take a toll on the stuff. We are currently replacing all pots pans and flatware. Our goal is to provide the very best service and environment on the island. We do whatever we can to ensure our guest stay is a perfect one. We have no control over the weather. Sorry once again! Jody and Tara
On a scale of 1 to 10, Ocean Dreams is.....
On a scale of 1 to 10, Ocean Dreams is.....
...13! This is a wonderful house and everything on the website is true, but what makes this place so very special is the owner and the people of SW. Tara is so hospitable that we feel we have been friends forever. The evenings we sat by the ocean and chatted with her are amongst our best memories. There is nothing she and her family won't do to make your stay enjoyable. Every few days Tara would wheel into the driveway with a plate of lobster tails or some other delicacy...and, let me say, the cooks on SW are very talented! We were introduced to her friends and we loved meeting the members of her older daughter's senior class. If you want 5-star restaurants, fancy hotels and golf courses Spanish Wells is not for you. If you want to briefly integrate into a community of intelligent, friendly and competent people it is for you. We will be renting the house every March for the forseeable future.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/09/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Vacation of a lifetime
Vacation of a lifetime
Wow! What else do I need to say. This was the most amazing vacation we have ever taken. The setting was exactly as described and Tara was most accommodating. Anything we needed she was there for us. We were looking to get away from everything and that is exactly what we did, all week. Everyone on the island made us feel like family. The home was perfect, very clean and well stocked. The views breathtaking. We are planning to make this an annual trip. Thanks Jody, Tara, Kayston, Kerigan and Kalison for making us feel at home and sharing you lovely home with us. See you next year! Randy & Kathy Norris Lake, TN
- Guest Amazing vacation (Norris Lake, TN)
- Date of stay 09/05/12
- Review Submitted 09/15/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Great Family vacation
Great Family vacation
My wife and I stayed at Ocean Dreams Cottage for a family vacation the first week of July, for a wonderful and relaxing family vacation. We visited with our twin four year old daughters and my parents. If you arrive via the the airport recommend setting up the transfers for a seamless transition, we were met by a van taken to the ferry landing, Jody and Tarra (owners of the house) met us at the ferry landing in Spanish Wells and got us and all our luggage to the house and settled us in and oriented us to the house beach and town very well. Tarra had prepared a tray of split tail lobster for our first dinner. They were perfect hosts giving you the space you want and prompt attention if you needed any help or information. The house is very comfortable the pictures and previous reviews give you a very accurate description of what to expect. The beach is out of this world (isn’t that why you want to travel there.) The water temperature was in the high 80s F, the reef off shore keeps the water calm. This is a big factor in our selection of a vacation place with two new 4 year old swimmers and proved perfect for them. If we saw five other people on this three mile stretch of beach during the days it was a busy day, you have the beach to yourself. They learned to snorkel, there was a great diversity of fish right at the beach in from t of the house, the girls loved looking at live conches and we even had two wild dolphins swim two yards from us one day. The town was fun to explore (highly recommend getting the golf cart) , people have craft shops they run out of there garages (for example sea shell shops and craft stores.) Everyone was very friendly and helpful. After a day a t the beach and after dinner it was fun to take the golf cart to Papa Scoops for a soft serve ice cream. Beware sizing of slushies and ice cream, the medium is a mongo huge size at all locations. We self catered most of our meals, we brought with us some steaks, chicken, cereal etc. The grocery stores as well stocked but pricess are higher than in the US. Also not the stores are closed on Sunday and milk soon runs out when it arrives at the stores. As we were arriving on a Sunday Jody was happy to pick up a load of groceries for us to it would be at the house for us. We did make a daily trek to the bakery on the island to pick up jonney cakes (yumm). We also swung by the fish processing plant’s store and got some mahi and stone crab claws that made for an excellent dinn
- Guest Paul (Washington DC)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
This cottage is an absolute dollhouse! Our family stayed there April 7 – 14th. From the first point of contact in making the reservation up until we departed Jody and Tara made our vacation in the Bahamas a pleasant and stress-free experience. They answered all our e-mails and phone calls promptly, arranged for taxi service, and even called to let us know which church on the island was having Easter Sunrise services. This couple takes great pride in being able to provide comfortable, affordable accommodations in a paradise-like setting. The property description and amenities are accurately advertised on this website. The cottage was very clean, well-equipped and well-maintained. We packed fewer clothes because of the convenience of having a washer and dryer on site. We do not have international cell phone coverage so the long distance service to the U.S. meant relatives back home were a phone call away. Also, the Wi-Fi connection allowed us quick, easy access to the internet on our laptop computer. The bicycles and golf cart enabled us to explore the community, shops and nearby Russell Island. The surrounding property is landscaped with a variety of lush, native tropical plants and following the pathway in the backyard through the woods is well worth the short walk. If you kayak over to Pierre Rock you will not be disappointed. The water is teaming with a variety of marine life which we photographed on our underwater camera. Be careful though as the terrain on Pierre Rock is quite rocky and will challenge the most surefooted. If you are looking for a secluded beachfront cottage this property is for you. The shallow pristine waters here are especially great for young children making it an ideal destination for families. Even those who don’t care for the sand or beach can still take in the beautiful views without ever leaving the deck. Travelers seeking the glitz of fancy resorts and night life will be very disappointed here. Spanish Wells is a charming and quaint community where the locals lead a very quiet and simple lifestyle. We are grateful Jody and Tara are willing to share their adorable cottage with the million dollar views and we can’t wait to return to St. George’s Cay and Spanish Wells for another family vacation.
- Guest Sheila T. (Quinton, Virginia )
- Date of stay 04/07/12
- Review Submitted 04/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Absolutely the very best holiday ever! We took our children(aged 2 and 3 years) to Spanish Wells last week and could not have imagined a more perfect setting. Oceans Dream is the best located home on the island. We spent lazy days on what felt like our own private beach, swimming in the shallow, calm, magnificent blue ocean. We used the Kayaks provided free of charge by the hosts to explore the nearby beaches and Tara even brought over snorkel equipment when we asked for it. We discovered all of Spanish Wells and Russel island(attached to Spanish Wells by bridge) with the golf cart provided for a well worth $250. Evenings we BBQ'ed lobster and fish that we bought from the harbour seafood shop while watching the sunset from our deck. The local grocery store has more than enough variety to supply whatever you may need. There are a few restaurants/snack bars on the island, but after trying it once we realized that nothing comes close to BBQ'ing fresh seafood oceanfront. There aren't any bars so purchase any alcoholic beverages at the dock on Eleuthera before taking the water taxi to Spanish Wells. They had our favourite wine there, South African KWV. Tara met us at Spanish Wells harbour when we arrived, escorted us to the cottage where lobster supper was already cooked(bliss after 3 flights and a water taxi all with 2 toddlers). She did the same when we had to leave which helped tremendously as the 4 of us and our luggage would not have fit on one golf cart. We always felt safe knowing that whatever we needed, Tara was a phone call away. The weather was around 27degrees with a constant breeze day and night(March). The only thing we will do differently when we go back(and we will go back) is to take the ferry(bahamasferries.com) directly from Nassau to Spanish Wells. I would not recommend the Southern Air charter we took from Nassau to Eleathera to a nervous flyer. If you're adventurous that way then go ahead as it is beautiful! Thank you Tara and Jody for a perfect week, we certainly have recommended Oceans Dream to all our friends and hope that via this review we'll encourage other families to experience your paradise.
- Guest Jacques L.
- Date of stay 03/17/12
- Review Submitted 03/27/12
Perfect Island Vacation
Perfect Island Vacation
We are so tardy in writing to thank our wonderful hosts Jody and Tara for an absolutely perfect vacation. My husband and I rented this charming beachfront home in May to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed to this special house. Jody and Tara picked us up at the dock and there was a delicious lobster salad waiting for two hungry travelers. The house is immaculate and positioned on a very secluded stretch of beach- we felt like we had a private waterfront beach all to ourselves. We rented a boat from Jody and he was kind enough to take us out the first day and show us the waters. After that, we fished every day and caught tons of fish for lunch and dinner. We rented a golf cart to get around the island, but really preferred going by boat whenever possible. Make sure to visit the local supermarket and look for the shelf with local sweet potato bread and other delights made by local residents. Also mangos from local trees. We slept like babies with the upstairs door open so we could hear the ocean and take advantage of the breeze. My husband is still talking about this trip as "The best ever". So relaxing, the locals are wonderful and friendly and it feels very safe. Not your tourist oriented trip. Would return in a heartbeat!! Thank you, thank you Tara and Jody for your exceptional hospitality.
- Guest Sunflower (Rocky Mountains, Colorado)
- Date of stay 04/24/11
- Review Submitted 01/16/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Perfect home away from home
Perfect home away from home
We traveled with 4 women and 2 children and this house was PERFECT! The kids loved the bunk beds and everyone else was very comfortable. One bedroom was on the main floor which was perfect for Grandma. The house was clean and well stocked. The grocery was a short drive away. The water off the beach was shallow and very calm. We enjoyed the kayak, but did not attempt the wind sail. Jodi and Tara gave us a warm welcome and we really loved the island. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I have recommended this home to all my co-workers. We can't wait to visit again.
- Guest Erin, Rachel, Dot and Barbara (Georgia)
- Date of stay 06/19/11
- Review Submitted 07/07/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
My family of 4 just returned from 5 nights at this most incredible location. Jody and Tara are wonderful hosts that make you feel like family right from the start. Spanish Wells is an island gem and Oceans Dream beach house is the getaway of getaways. The house is RIGHT ON THE BEACH an endless white-pink sand beach surrounded by crystal blue waters. Naps while being warmed by the sun and cooled with ocean breezes, lazy walks, sea kayaking, indulgent dinners of seafood and easy swims were our daily agenda. We had fires on the beach at night and just relaxed constantly. Ocean Dreams is a beautiful, clean, tastefully appointed home with all the comforts a person needs to just kick back and completely de-stress in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Spanish Wells has only a few shops, resteraunts and no bars..this is a place to go and be one with nature and relax, there is a fine supermarket and fresh fish store at the marina. We got around the island by golf cart, we spoke to many very friendly locals and we cooked for ourselves and only bought take out once but we ate the best seafood every night that we prepared at "home". Jody and Tara have a kitchen that is well equipped for home cooking..ask Jody about getting some stone crab claws!! I can't wait to go back someday. It is a a very special place and I highly recommend it to anyone that needs to just turn the rest of the world off for awhile.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/25/11
- Review Submitted 04/05/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Better than a dream!
Better than a dream!
Hello dear Tara and Jody and thank you for the best vacation of our lives! Your house is absolutely a dream, and we all decided we want to come back as soon as possible! We loved everything about our stay in Spanish Wells, and I can truly tell it is the most fantastic place I ever have visited, and I actually have travelled extensively and seen very many places on the earth! Warm greetings from cold Norway, Brynjulf Barexstein + family
- Guest Brynjulf (Arendal, Norway)
- Date of stay 03/01/11
- Review Submitted 04/01/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway.
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$70 one time cleaning fee
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My name is Jody Pinder. I am a local lobster fisherman. My wife's name is Tara Pinder. We have 3 kids; Kayston, Kerigan, and Kalson.
Why the Owner Chose Spanish Wells:
I have been a local resident of Spanish Wells my entire life and love entertaining guests. My family can be traced back to the original European Settlers. This beautiful beachfront property became available to us and was a dream come true for my wife and myself.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Enjoy the vacation hospitality and information that only locals can provide. Come as visitors and leave like family. Let my family cater to all your vacation needs. We will be there for you at any time to answer questions or help with your vacation adventure.
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View From Water
Sailboat avaliable/ Picture taken right in Front of House
Beach in Front of cottage
Aerial view of Island and Cottage Location
Sunsets At Ocean Dreams Beach Cottage
View From Opposite beach
Kayaks avaliable with rental/Picture taken right in front of House
View from top Balcony
Outside Deck Facing Beach
Spanish Wells Beautiful White Sand Beach
Another Day Another Sunset Looking Out From Ocean Dreams Beach Cottage
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