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Charming Bahamian cottage, turquoise lagoon and pink sandy beach

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7, in front of a wonderful pink sand beach

Pink Sands Beach Cottage is a very beautiful new beach cottage with a direct access to a breathtaking pink sandy beach. Most of the times you will be alone, and if it gets crowded, you may have two to six people around ... 2.5 miles of stunning beach. On this part of this beach, at low tide, the ocean is a magnificent turquoise lagoon.

The cottage is ideally situated. Everything is within walking distance: supermarket, bakery, restaurant, bank, ATM machine, doctor, pharmacy...

Our caretakers will kindly pick you up at the harbour and drive you to the cottage.

This old-fashioned looking cottage gives visitors to Spanish Wells a real taste of island living. Located on quiet Saint George's Cay, this heaven is the perfect place for relaxation, for honeymooners, a romantic getaway, a quiet family vacation or if you just want to get away from the world for a while.

Spanish Wells, a prosperous island: Spanish Wells is considered one of the most quaint, clean, and prosperous islands in the Bahamas. It offers a rich history and old world and out island charm, and, yet, is very civilized. Spanish Wells is the envy of Eleuthera, The Bahamas, and even the region. It is part of the well known Eleuthera island.

The population is predominantly white native Bahamians, many of which are descendants of the first British settlers from the 1600's or Loyalists from the 1700's. People speak English, with a British accent. Spanish Wells is not a 'touristy' island.

Spanish Wells is prosperous, clean, safe, and beautiful. Spanish Wells is a neat and clean little town with most homes sporting a fresh coat of pastel paint, a real island getaway. Spanish Wells is reminiscent of an idyllic Cape Cod fishing village with swaying coconut palm trees and bright bougainvillea as background.

Spanish Wells offers everything you need: Spanish Wells has beautiful pink and white sand beaches, and water so clear that you can see your shadow on the bottom. Stretching from Spanish Wells to the northeast tip of mainland Eleuthera is a beautiful barrier reef called the Devil's Backbone which is inhabited with an abundance of marine life. This area is fantastic for snorkelers, and fishermen usually find that grouper and snapper are plentiful in this area. One mile off shore, there's great sport fishing. There's world-class bone fishing on the flats surrounding the island. One can walk around the island, wade for sand dollars on the North beach, purchase the fresh catch of the day from local fishermen, and browse the centuries-old village.

Spanish Wells offers several supermarkets, a bakery, several restaurants or take away (which serve native Bahamian and American dishes at reasonable prices), a bar and liquor store, a medical clinic, a museum, variety stores; and of course, you can purchase fresh fish and lobster from fishermen!

Ideal temperatures all year round: Winter temperatures are generally in the 70's during the day and drop to the 60's at night. Summer daytime temperatures are generally in the 80's and drop to the 70's at night.

More Details

Owner
Nadine
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We want to thank you for such wonderful accommodations, we had a marvelous holiday. In fact, my kids said that it was the BEST holiday we have ever been on. We think the cottage was in a perfect location, we met the friendliest people and we really did have a blessed Christmas holiday. We will definitely be going back to Spanish wells. We felt safe and the locals were very kind and generous.



We went out on the Spanish Wells Ocean Safari, with James and that was just like being in National Geographic. We went Snorkeling, and we went fishing for some lobster and spearfishing. What a truly memorable holiday.



Darryl and Toni were always so kind, and I was thankful that they were at the fast ferry to get us. It made the arrival very smooth!



Thank you so very much for the use of you cottage and we hope to stay there again soon. All the best in 2014!!! May you be filled with health and happiness!!
Dec 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Spanish Wells on The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , enclosed with open sky
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 3 queen size beds and one roll away bed. 1 playpen for a baby.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
3 kayaks included in the rental fee! 4 bicycles at your disposal Hammock in the garden BBQ

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Charming Bahamian cottage, turquoise lagoon and pink sandy beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 45 reviews
5

Pink Sands Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was excellent. Clean, everything perfect. Toni was so nice and very helpful, and her homemade bread was to die for. We plan on a return visit to Spanish Wells, and would certainly stay at Pink Sands

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a week's stay at this cottage. The previous reviews are correct - it's a fantastic location just one house back from a stunning, picture perfect beach with incredible powdery sand and crystal clear, calm water.

The house itself is open and bright and we loved having two separate baths & floors for ourselves and our 2 teens. There's a great water view from the upstairs balcony where we enjoyed reading and a soft breeze. The house has a washer/dryer at your disposal, bicycles which come in handy to get around, 3 kayaks and a relaxing hammock. Inside, the house is well outfitted and the kitchen does have most things that you would need to prepare a meal at home, although some items have seen better days. We had to purchase our own paper products like napkins, paper towels, saran wrap, tissues etc. which was a bit of a pain but the supermarket is a quick 2 minute walk. (Along with an ATM, bakery and restaurant).

We loved the small town feel of the Spanish Wells community and everyone we met was incredibly friendly. We only rented a golf cart for part of the time, and when we were walking around on our days without it, we were often offered rides by the locals which was nice. Be aware that the cost of food, both in the store and restaurants is more expensive than you probably find at home - but that's to be expected on an island with everything being brought over via boat.

All in all, it was an extremely relaxing vacation in an idyllic spot and the house is a wonderful choice for a couple or small family. Nadine was very easy to communicate with while setting up the rental and she kindly provided all the info and local contacts we needed prior to arrival. We would definitely return again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation Cottage in Spanish Wells!

  • 5 of 5

Hello Nadine. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage with me (again) and my wife; we thoroughly enjoyed it, and the central location near the beach, shops, and bank was absolutely perfect for us. In addition, your managers Toni and Darryl Pinder were again a great help to us as well. As you know, I vacation quite a bit in Spanish Wells and Pink Sands Cottage is most certainly my favorite rental home there. I definitely want to stay at PSC again during my future return trips to Spanish Wells!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good value, clean, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pink Sands Cottage for three extremely relaxing weeks during August and September. The cottage is a very short walk from a sandy beach with clear, warm water. Our five-year-old daughter was very happy swimming and snorkelling in the shallow water and, when the tide was out, playing on the sandbar which is a couple of hundred metres from the shore. The island is only 2 miles long and there are other beaches to visit in very easy access.

The cottage is spacious, clean and well maintained. It has to sea facing balconies. It is also within five minutes walk of a large supermarket, bank and other smaller shops.

The island itself is very quiet and peaceful. All amenities are within close reach of the cottage. Whilst the entire island is easily walkable most people use golf buggies for the short journeys which are required.

During the holiday we spent most of the time swimming and playing on the beach but we also took a snorkelling trip which was fantastic. The trip took in a dive on two separate reefs as well as a visit to a large sandbar where we looked for shells and also swam in the deeper water surrounding the bar. During the trip our host speared a number of lobsters (a local speciality) which he gave us. We baked them in garlic butter for our dinner.

The island has a number of restaurants all of which served good food on those evenings where we didn't want to cook ourselves.

We had a fantastic trip to Spanish Wells and the Pink Sands Cottage and would highly recommend the journey to anyone who wants to completely switch off and relax

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful vacation in Spanish Wells! And staying at the Pink Sands Cottage was fabulous! Our kids loved playing on the kayaks and we enjoyed the outdoor shower! We especially loved the close convenience of the store and the restaurants. The view of the ocean from the huge porch is stunning. We will certainly come back to Spanish Wells and stay at the Pink Sands Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feed-back. Very glad that ou enjoyed our cottage!
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Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Pink Sands has the perfect location: two minutes from the main grocery story, the bank, a restaurant and the small bakery, one minute from the beach. And that part of the beach is the best: there are some trees so you don't need a beach umbrella for shade and the water is clean and shallow. The cottage itself has all the amenities needed for a week and is clean. Downstairs, there is very efficient AC. We rented a golf cart from Harbour Island rentals and went everywhere with it as it is the main mode of transportation on Spanish Wells. The best restaurant on the Island is the Shipyard. Budda's was also enjoyable, but definitely more fast food. It's also at Budda's that you can buy liquor and wine: the selection is quite good and the prices too, especially for rhum. Spanish Wells is a wonderful laid back place, great for a person like me who likes to relax!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
North Eleuthera (ELH)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Budda's bar
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Spanish Wells harbour
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Eagle's landings
Nearest Beach
North beach
Car: not necessary

Spanish Wells is a small island and is part of Eleuthera.

Other Activities: Horseback riding, fine shopping and fine dining in Harbour island (20 minutes from Spanish Wells by fast ferry).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Christmas-2018 New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,729
for 7 nights
£1,729
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£496
for 2 nights
From
£224
£1,409
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £240

Minimum stay: 2 nights.

Payment via wire transfer or in cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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