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Step from your porch directly onto the soft white sand & crystal clear water.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bed/2 bath, sleeps 6, wifi & cable, kayaks, bikes, grill, walk to eat & shop

Rake n Scrape is a quaint bungalow directly on the beautiful 2 mile long beach of Spanish Wells, Bahamas at 13th Street. Evoking the feel of an old beach cottage but with all modern amenities like air conditioning, wifi, cable TV, Kayaks, bicycles & grill. Two bedrooms, Two bathrooms, with ensuite bath in upstairs master suite. Step outside onto a covered porch and private outdoor shower. A few more steps lead to an open deck with stunning views of the beach in both directions. The house 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.

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.

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 bungalow 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 beach bungalow.

There are stairs so this house is not handicapped accessible. No pets or smoking are allowed. A high chair and Pack n Play are available on request for an infant.

Our beach bungalow was just completed and offered for rent July 2016. We hope you will visit and return often to these shores.

More Details

Property Manager
Lori Newbold
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Lori Newbold

Nancy and Colin divide their time between Spanish Wells and the US. With a growing family with five grandchildren, they needed more space on the island when their children and grandchildren visit, so Rake and Scrape seemed like the perfect solution. This bungalow was designed for our family's enjoyment so you will find it feels more like a home than a rental. Lori and Vince (Nancy's brother and his wife) manage the rental for us so it's a family affair and you will find everyone welcoming and friendly. If this property is not available for the dates you want, please check our adjoining property which is also a beachfront 2/2 but has a larger living area plus sleeping loft ( We also have three one bedroom beachfront studios with full kitchens, covered porch, outdoor shower that can be viewed at or 4381092 or 4381094.

Lori Newbold purchased this bungalow in 2016

Why Lori Newbold chose Spanish Wells

Prime location on the beach and close to everything.

Captures the island feel of an old beach bungalow, but it is actually brand new with modern amenities.

What makes this bungalow unique

The views! Unique position on the beach allows for spectacular views in both directions on the beach as well as the ocean. Watch cruise ships and other large ships pass in the ocean just beyond the reef or watch the sandbar emerge from the water at low tide. Sunsets are our favorite time on the deck, but morning coffee watching the sun rise over Eleuthera is pretty special too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow on the Spanish Wells on the The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sleeps 4 adults and 2 kids max.
  • No seafood is to be put it fridge or freezer without being in a ziploc baggie because it leaves a foul odor that is very difficult to get rid of.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size bed in upstairs bedroom with en suite full bath. Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom. Sofas can sleep 2.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Boat or yacht slip rental is available nearby. Slips are protected and available for short or long term with available electric and water.


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Step from your porch directly onto the soft white sand & crystal clear water.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

This island and this property is the best. I love the people and for me and my family we feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shawnee, KS

Beautiful house, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Rake n Scrape. The cottage was adorable and so much attention to detail! Located right on the beach just steps from the water. Lori was extremely helpful and help coordinate all of our transportation needs. We had a great honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely the BEST property and location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation in this beach house, and definitely won’t be our last! The house has everything you need, and it’s location is fantastic. The beach is stunning, which is our top priority! Lori and Vince are truly wonderful hosts, and go above and beyond to ensure a PERFECT vacation. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our little family of 3 spent 5 nights at Rake n Scrape and really enjoyed it! Our 3 year-old played the majority of the days on the beach which felt like our own private island.

The listing is very informative and accurate - a perfect little bungalow right on the beach. It is such a quiet, laid back island and the people are so pleasant. It really felt like home for 5 days. Thank you for everything Lori and Vince.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best beach vacation ever! Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday at this special cottage on this special beach. We invited her two girlfriends and there was plenty of space for everyone. So sweetly decorated with every detail in mind. Rake 'n' Scrape is the ideal lodging for a great get away. Lori and Vince were the best. Very helpful and accommodating and quick to respond. Arranged everything for us and they reside on the island so they are very knowledgable. We chartered a boat, explored the island every day in a golf cart, snorkeled and swam in the crystal clear water. The weather made our stay even more perfect. We cooked many meals in the kitchen and even barbecued one night. Everyone is so friendly on this island. We spent all 7 days in Spanish Wells, feeling no need to go anyplace else. Would love to come back and book this cottage again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Rake and scrape is paradise ❤️ The house is perfect and the owners make sure you are happy and are available at all times to answer question. We brought our two teenage girls here for spring break and they LOVED it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.94
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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