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Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas cottage rental with boat , dock, ocean kayak, stand up paddleboard

Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas
By the Seashore & boat rental

Spanish Wells Bahamas cottage, boat, dock rentals

"By the Seashore" was built in 1930 and was the first boarding house where visitors to the island of Spanish Wells could rent a room.  (If only those walls could talk - I bet they would tell us a lot of interesting stories!)

By the Seashore was the first building on this waterfront property in Spanish Wells.  It is located on the highest point of the island, and offers outstanding water views -of the ocean, harbour, and bay -- from all rooms in this charming historic cottage.  From the top deck one can have spectacular views of Harbour Island, Ridley's Head, Meeks Patch, Royal Island, Russell Island, and the harbour with all the boats passing by.   The cottage is built to take advantage of the constant ocean breezes no matter from which direction they may be blowing.  (Later, the original owner also added a guest cottage and a garage to this large water front property.)

In more recent years, a large dock with two large fish cleaning stations and live aquariums has been added to this property.  Guests of By the Seashore have free use of a 16' Carolina skiff motorboat, a paddle board, and tandem ocean kayak located just below the cottage at the dock. 

The beautiful garden at By the Seashore offers tropical plants in a rainbow of colors, and a variety of tropical fruit trees. By the Seashore is located in the middle of the historic settlement of Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas and is surrounded by quaint shops, eateries, home bakeries, and more. A straight path from By the Seashore to the north will take guests on a short stroll to an unspoiled and uncrowded light pinkish sandy beach.

The ground floor at By the Seashore offers a large living room, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, a full bathroom, a laundry room, a covered front porch offering up lovely sunrises over the sea each morning, and a covered back porch. The covered porches are great places to relax at the end of the day and wave to passersby many of whom will stop to have a friendly chat. The back porch offers an area for outdoor dining and barbecue grilling.

The top floor at By the Seashore offers a large bedroom with two queen beds, an open loft bedroom with one queen size bed, a full bathroom, and a large sundeck with breathtaking sunset views over the surrounding islands where guests can read a book, suntan, or just relax and marvel at the beauty.  

Since By the Seashore is located on the top of a gently sloping hill, there is a seldom a day without balmy breezes, which means the cottage is very comfortable most days throughout the year with guests enjoying open windows, paddle fans, and the fresh air. (There is also A/C offered for those guests that must indulge. A/C is generally not required in this location October - June inclusive.)

Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas is known as the lobster capital of the Bahamas, and has a reputation of being very clean, safe, and pristine. The fishing, snorkeling, and beachcombing in the area are second to none. We can recommend the best local fishing and snorkeling guides and the best boat and golf cart rentals for your vacationing enjoyment.  Spanish Wells offers grocery stores, marinas, restaurants / bars, fully stocked liquor stores, bakeries, variety stores, and more -- all within a few minutes of By the Seashore. 

By the Seashore is fully equipped, charming, and relaxing, and makes an ideal home away from home. Free use of a 16' Carolina Skiff motorboat, a 2-person ocean kayak and a stand up paddle board are offered; they are a wonderful way to explore the surrounding area. (Otherwise, motorboats, paddleboards & kayaks are expensive to rent separately.)  Many guests of By the Seashore take the boat to their own nearby private island each day!

Come and enjoy this charming island getaway!

Beds: Ground floor: 1 king, 1 queen. Beds: Top floor: 3 queens.

Suitable for up to 10 guests.

Please ask about our discounts for stays of two weeks or longer.

*Please note the only boat docking space included free of charge with the rental of By the Seashore is the space that the 16' Skiff included with the rental of By the Seashore occupies.  If you would like to bring other boats and require dockage, please contact us well in advance of your visit regarding cost and availability of dock space.  Thank you! *



We can help you with reserving fishing charters, snorkeling trips, interacting with sea life, and its best to reserve these at the same time that you reserve the villa. Capt. Smiley along with his brother Capt. Scuba, are licensed captains that enjoy taking our visitors on fishing, snorkeling, boating, and caving excursions. Many of our guests say that their excursion with Capt. Smiley or Capt. Scuba is one of the very best parts of their vacation. Call us to reserve your excursion!!

Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas rental - cottage boat dock

Features & Amenities
  • Bedrooms: 3 + loft bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 10 max.
  • Short path to beach
  • Unlimited internet
  • 16'  motorboat
  • dock
  • fish cleaning stations
  • 2- person ocean kayak
  • SUP board
  • Ceiling fans throughout
  • Charcoal Barbecue
  • A/C
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishes Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Cable T.V.
  • Stereo
  • Sun deck
  • Covered Porches
  • Outdoor dining & grilling
  • Terrific Bonefishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Bottom fishing
  • Deep Sea fishing
  • Golf cart rentals available
  • Close to conveniences:
  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants / bars
  • Liquor store
  • Marinas
  • Bakeries 
    Spanish Wells Bahamas boat and cottage rentals

    By the Seashore Spanish Wells boat 16' Carolina Skiff
      4 Bedrooms
      2 Bathroom
      Sleeps 10
    Rental Rates
    $2,200 Per Week

    1 - 4 persons: $2200wk. Low Season : September 1 November 20 and November 30 December 11. $2600/wk. High Season: February 18- April 15, June 2 August 19, and Christmas / New Years weeks. 8% surcharge for Christmas / New Years holidays. All other dates are $2400/wk. Each additional guest $175/wk. Please ask about discounts for stays of two weeks or longer. There is a $975/wk. refundable damage deposit required with final rental payment. (The refundable security deposit may be higher for longer stays or large groups, etc.) Note: The rental rates are for accommodations at By the Seashore only. The motorboat, ocean kayak, SUP, and bicycles are offered free of charge for your use at your own risk. Cleaning fee $295 per stay. Electricity fee $200 per stay. Electricity surcharge applies for any electricity bills over $200/wk.
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    Spanish Wells Realty, Ltd.

    Spanish Wells Real Estate Sales 
    Spanish Wells Vacation Rentals
    P.O. Box EL-27600, Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas
    Phone & Fax: 242-333-4080
    Harbour & 11th Street, Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas

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