New!! Yellow Tail Cottage with Free Golf Cart,Bicycle's and Paddle Boards.
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
A lilting accent, part proper British and part rhythmic Caribbean, drifts on the breeze as the ferries chug in and out of the picturesque harbor. Golf carts clog the roads while the sun sets spectacularly over the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s nothing special—just another day in the life on the island called Spanish Wells.
Spanish Wells is an anomaly in the archipelago of the Bahama Islands. It is hidden in the midst of many uninhabited cays that surround the northern tip of the island called Eleuthera. It’s a two mile long limestone rock that is home-sweet-home to the two thousand people that live there. These people are mostly blonde-haired and blue-eyed but this is not a long lost Viking colony. They are the descendants of the Eleutherian Adventurers who came to the Bahamas from Bermuda in the mid-1600s searching for religious freedom.
The adventurers’ search for freedom started out with a disaster when they got snared on a reef, but they found shelter inside a cave on the beach of a neighboring island. They struggled to survive by farming and eventually a few of the settlers decided to try a new location. They waded through the clear blue water to another island about half a mile away. That island was Spanish Wells.
These settlers bonded and grew through their religion and shared tribulations. They faced disastrous hurricanes and bouts of disease together. They leaned on each other for support and never left the island in great numbers. They had found their niche. They learned to depend on the sea for their subsistence. They became expert fishermen and the tradition has been passed down throughout the generations.
The fishermen run their boats using the same quiet efficiency that they were taught by their fathers. With new technology they’ve upgraded their fishing vessels but still use standard spears and often dive free breath. The young men of the island are continually taught and trained in the art of crawfish-ing. Fathers teach their sons to dive and shoot a spear almost as soon as they can swim- which is learned as soon as they can walk.
They have everything that they need on this little island perched in a quiet corner of the ideal vacation destination. The islanders are bound by family and religion.
While other small islands and towns over the world are experiencing a ‘brain drain,’ Spanish Wells is still abundant in young people. They don’t feel the need to leave what they feel is one of the safest and most beautiful places on this side of the globe.
So today, although tinged with technology, Spanish Wells operates in almost the same way that it has for centuries. It is still populated by descendants bearing the original settlers' surnames.
The islanders go about their days with a kind of sweet similarity. Spanish Wells and its people are a world apart from their own country. A Bahamian historian, Paul Albury, concludes that “Spanish Wells is a microcosm, a world unto itself, utterly different from any other part of Eleuthera, or of the Bahamas, for that matter.”
So, this tiny, hidden island, nestled between a busy harbor and an unspoiled stretch of pink beach, is found only by those people who go looking for it. It has stayed hidden for centuries, and that’s just the way the islanders like it. Why go looking for more when you are living in paradise?
To get to Spanish Wells you can fly in from Miami or Fort Lauderdale Florida.There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Florida Silver Airlines fly from Fort Lauderdale to North Eleuthera and then its american Airlines that fly from Miami to North Eleuthera.Then if you want you can fly into Nassau and take a short plane ride to North Eleuthera or you can take the fast ferry Bo Hengy that comes to Spanish Wells every day and that takes 2 and a half hour's.
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Member since: 2013
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Car Available
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- King bed and Queen Sofa bed
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $81 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
a deposit of $200 is required to reserve a booking. The balance is due upon arrival in Spanish Well
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The House is located on one of the highest points of Spanish Wells with breathtaking views of the Harbour and the North side beach.The house is close to the down town area and as a private dock that you can do your fishing from and also tie up your boat if you please.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: I'm from Spanish Wells and i am the owner of Harbourside Golf Cart rentals in Spanish Wells.I rent Golf Carts,Cottages,Boats,Paddle Boards,Fishing Poles and snorkelling Gear.I can meet all your needs while your on your vacation here on Spanish Wells.
Why the Owner Chose Spanish Wells, Bahamas:
This property is a brand NEW House fully air conditioned with washer and dryer.The cottage as 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and also as a sleeper sofa on the lower level and top level and it can sleep about 8 people.The top level is a master suite with a deck over looking the Harbour and a deck over looking the North side Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.The cottage also as a private dock.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The benefits of this house is that it's located close to everything on the island and views of the entire island and also views of Eleuthera.This house as its own private dock that you can do fishing from and tie up your own boat.
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Front of Cottage over looking Harbour
Lower Deck Hammock
80' Private Dock
Upstairs Queen sofa bed
Upstairs King Bed
FREE Golf Cart
Upstairs mini Kitchin
Top deck of cottage
Back deck North side view
front of cottage
Top Deck over looking Harbour
Kitchen and staircase
Downstairs Bedroom King Bed
Optional discounted Boat Rentals
North Side Beach
Living Room with Sofa Bed
Upstairs Mini Kitchen and Table
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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