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Private Beachfront Home-Spectacular Views, Large Deck.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Why walk to the beach, when you can live right on your own private pink sand beach? Imagine yourself in paradise in a newly appointed built beach cottage only 50 feet away from the beach, with the finest amenities at your fingertips.

great attention paid to all the small details that make a house charming and comfortable for your vacation. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus sleeping loft accommodates up to 8 guests comfortably. All furniture, appliances and amenities are brand new and ready for you to enjoy, including a wireless Sonos sound system in the living room, deck, and master bedroom and wifi. Watch the sunrise and the colors of the ocean change with the tide from your own 660 square foot beach front deck complete with an outdoor sitting area, chaise lounges, and dining space to accommodate up to 8 guests.

The house is a Key West style beach cottage built on pilings and sitting 10 feet above the ground to maximize the views from all bedrooms, living room and deck. Enjoy birds, sealife, and a 2.5 mile pink sand powdery beach that starts right at the end of the deck. With nothing but sea oats and palm trees to enhance your unobstructed view and access to the serene and private beach.You won’t find a better view or better living than this.

About Spanish Wells:

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.

The private beach location is a short walk to shopping and dining. Spanish Wells is a unique place with a rich history dating back to the 1600's with ties to England. Lobster fishing is the main industry.

It is 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. Golfcarts and watercraft are available for rent. Fishing trips can be arranged.

Getting there is easy with daily air service to North Eleuthra (ELH) from Fort Lauderdale Atlanta, or Miami airports. Flight time is aproximately one hour. The airport is serviced by silver airways- from FLL, American Airlines from Miami, and Delta from Atlanta-with 19 and 30 passenger aircraft. A cab cost about $20 to get from the airport to the island, including the cost of the water taxi.. The water taxi will bring you to St. Georges Cay ( spanish wells-)where the Beach House is located and the community is called Spanish Wells.

Keywords: beachfront, secluded, newly built, cottage, calm beach, pink sands, great views, families, family,private, clean, friendly, new, beach, sand, private, island getaway,

More Details

Property Manager
Shanaz D.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Shanaz D.

Married, two children, self employed, living in Delray Beach, FL-

Shanaz D. purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Shanaz D. chose Bahamas

From the moment we first vacationed here, we knew this was a unique place. No hotels,a private pink sand beach to call your own and space to breathe, relax and enjoy living on a small friendly tourist free island. Spanish Wells is a peaceful and safe town with a charm of it's own. The residents are friendly and have pride for their centuries long history as fisherman. We built our house in 2011 with love and care and lots of attention to detail that matches the caribean style, yet has all the amenities one would expect in a high end rental home.

What makes this cottage unique

You can expect a lot of wonderful benefits to staying on a small fisherman's island. Privacy, relaxation, and a quaint town. Catch a softball game in town or take your golf cart down to Poppa Scoops for some home made ice-cream. You also have access to bonefishing right on the beach which is in front of the house. If you don't like to fish, visit the local fisherman for his catch of the day or yummy fresh lobster.Enjoy the stylish, caribbean style color palate of the home with a large living room/kitchen area and an upstairs play area and TV watching room for the kids. Hang out on gorgeous deck and enjoy sun or shade throughout the day. At night, enjoy the gentle breezes as you star gazeon the deck. Watch the sunrise from your bedroom window, living room or by talking a walk on the beach. We also have bicycles, paddleboards and kayaks for your enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed Kiss-a-fish. The cottage was everything I pictured it to be and then some. The beach was beautiful and the locals were just so hospitable to us. A perfect vacation. Johnnie was attentive to our needs although we did not need him too much. It is wonderful to have everything go so smoothly and hard for me to believe that all promises were exceeded
Feb 2012
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Amenities

Spanish Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , at the bottom of the deck stairs- great place to rinse off.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , master bedroom has views of the ocean and ensuite bathroom.
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen , Located across from master bedroom, with views of the sea
    Loft - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , upstairs enjoy a play area with sleeping space in alcoves
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
paddleboards, bicycles, beach toys, sonos sound system, blender, Coffee Maker, Blender, Cake Mixer, Toaster, hand held blender,Outdoor foot wash, outdoor shower, private path to beach.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Private Beachfront Home-Spectacular Views, Large Deck.
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
5

Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent a week at Kiss A Fish. Our arrival was made simple by the caretakers, who met us at the ferry with a golf "buggy" already at our disposal for the week. We found the house to be lovely, comfortable, spotless, and fully equipped with everything we needed during our stay. The house is built on elevated pylons. The view from the open living area/kitchen is spectacular, with a gorgeous wrap-around view of the azure sea. The huge deck was where we spent most of our time, enjoying the choice of shade or sun, breezes, and that wonderful view. A short walk down a sandy path leads to the beach.

Our only (slight) disappointment with this location was that the water is no more than hip-deep for as far out as you can walk. We would have preferred access to a little deeper, cooler water for floating and swimming. On the other hand -- if you're vacationing with young children -- the warm, shallow, crystal waters with virtually no wave action are perfect. We saw a number of such families in vacation homes up and down the beach, and they were clearly enjoying themselves! The shallow, flat water is perfect for kayaks and paddle boards, both of which are provided at Kiss A Fish.

Though the house is fully air-conditioned, we only used the unit in the bedroom for sleeping. The days were warm, but with windows and the large sliding door open, we were very comfortable all day. We had only one day where the breezes dropped off and made things less comfortable. There were just two of us, but the house would comfortably accommodate at least four more. The living area offers lots of lounging space. The kitchen includes an adjoining breakfast bar, a dining table for six, as well as a dining table under cover on the deck.

We bought breakfast and lunch items at the Food Mart, but ate dinners out. Our favorite places were Budda's and The Shipyard, and we also had a nice lunch at The Sandbar on Russell Island, just across the bridge.

Spanish Wells is a perfect place for families to spend time together relaxing and enjoying the beach. If you want more diversion than that, there are boats for hire, and guides will take you to neighboring island locations, fishing or snorkeling. Kiss A Fish is in a fantastic location. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

As always loved the house and stay on Spanish Wells!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and have been coming to Spanish Wells for 6 years. Jonny and the pinders as well as David who drives us wherever we want to go are the best!! Shanaz for her great house. Until next time Spanish Wells....

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL USA
4

Best location on the island

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four (two girls 12 and 17) stayed for a week the first week of June 2017. We were looking for a vacation in a less traveled area where we could snorkel, fish and enjoy the beach without the crowd. This location was perfect!

The beach was about 50 yards from the house and an easy walk. Took a little effort to get the kayak and paddleboard down to the beach, but not too bad. So glad they were available for our use! Sand flats directly in front of the house and to the right (East) with grassy flats to the left. There was even a man made reef with small tropical fish and sea life right in the sand flats in front of the house. We aren't avid snorkelers but did bring our masks and explored the water right out the back door almost every day. Also fished every day catching small snapper, grouper, (no keepers) and barracuda. Saw lots of bonefish but could not get them to bite.

The house was classic beach bungalow. We are from N Florida so familiar with beach homes. There are neighbors on both sides but we didn't see them much and had the beach in front of the house to ourselves most of the time. Having a/c units in each of the rooms was nice as was the water cooler. The water on the island is very salty as is the air so things rust rather quickly. The new sofa was great! And the sound system was fabulous - we used it everyday! The kids loved the wifi and stayed connected with friends - just kept phones in airplane mode the whole time. The breeze at the house was fabulous. We didn't have to use bug spray once!

The grocery store (Food Fair) was a quick golf cart ride away - though not open Sundays and Wednesday afternoons. They do take credit cards. We took much of our own food, even frozen meat and just got perishables from the store. Thursday is the best day to go. The bank with ATM (Bahamian currency) is near the Food Fair but was closed when we were there (change in banks and holiday weekend - Labour Day and Whit Monday). Most restaurants as well as Food Fair took credit cards, but everyone else is cash only.

Several causal restaurants on the island, though we cooked most of the time. Did visit Wreckers, Sandbar, Budda's Snack Bar and Anchor Snack Bar - all were great.

Did a day charter with Captain Ryan Neilly and had a great time! Fished, saw the pigs, went to the sand bar and had a great day.

Never having been to the island we weren't sure what to expect, but were all very happy, made some great memories and hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul
5

Wonderful house right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The views are stunning. The house is so comfortable. Everything you need for your stay is available.

Johnny (caretaker) met us at the ferry. Escorted us to the house. Even shared some local recommendations. He was wonderful at helping us with everything we came up with during our stay.

The island is just gorgeous. We walked on the beach, visited local restaurants and just hung out. The people are very friendly and helpful.

We will definitely be returning. Cannot wait to stay at Kiss a Fish again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was terrific. Owner and caretaker provided all the information and assistance we needed. Highly recommend a stay at Kiss-a-fish!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend "Kiss-a-fish" to anyone! The house is in a perfect, secluded location, with breathtaking views of a gorgeous beach! The house is roomy and comfortable, with a huge deck overlooking the turquoise waters of the sea. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The owners were terrific to work with, and responded quickly to the questions we had while booking. The caretaker (Johnny), was very helpful and took care of whatever we needed. The island is wonderful - full of friendly people, a decent grocery store, and some terrific restaurants. On most days we were the only people on the beach. This place is heaven on earth - we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you review. I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation and we hope you return soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
North Eleuthera Airport (ELH)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shipyard Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nassau - Harbor Island Ferry- Bahamas Fast Ferry
Car: not necessary

Take relaxing walk or job along the beach, watch the sunset, Build a sand castle, Get fresh fish from Bernie’s fish shack ( 30th street, bayside open 3:30-5:00pm daily), enjoy some baked delicacies from Kathy’s bakery. (20th street, across from Food Fair, open from 9:00am Mon-Sat),Jump off the bridge to Russell Island ( a favorite pastime among the locals is jumping off the bridge into the cool refreshing water),Take a bike ride around the island,Go on a fishing charter,Take a day trip to Harbour Island.Enjoy some island made ice-cream at Poppa Scoops,Taste some conch fritters and freshly fried fish and chips at the Anchor Snack Bar, Enjoy all sorts of watersports from boating, diving, snorkeling, fishing, fish spearing, parasailing.

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Rates & Availability

Spanish Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Visitor assumes all liability when staying at the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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