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REVIEWS: "We have just returned from a lovely month of vacation at By the Seashore. We rode bikes every day - to the beach, to town, around Russell Island. We took the golf cart out at night in search for new dinner spots. We also enjoyed the little boat for fishing, snorkeling, exploring, finding deserted islands and beaches, and took it out most days except very windy days. The kayaks and paddle board were great fun especially on those beautiful flat calm days. The house is very charming with original wood floors and finishes. The garden was very beautiful and tranquil. It will be hard to get back into the groove of being back home again. Thank you so much Lorraine, Anna-Claire, and Capt. Smiley for our fantastic vacation. We look forward to returning to Paradise soon. Sally and Jim, Dallas, TX, USA (Guests of By the Seashore, Spanish Wells, Bahamas)"
REVIEWS: "We were looking for a great deal and we, fortunately, found Lazy Lobster. The house is huge and well-maintained. The garden is beautiful. The back deck is very private. We stayed for four weeks and had different friends and family come and visit here and there throughout our stay. Every one really enjoyed Lazy Lobster. It is located in the middle of everything and just a short walk from the beach or harbor. It was fun jumping in the golf cart and doing a little shopping or sightseeing. Our guests also made good use of the bikes and the kayak. The beaches are amazing. The locals are friendly. The weather is great. Thank you so much for letting us share your Paradise. We'll be back! Sonia & Bill, NS, Canada (Guests of Lazy Lobster Spanish Wells Bahamas)"
REVIEWS: "Hi Lorraine, We arrived home safe and sound. We truly loved our vacation experience on Spanish Wells!! Sea Fan suited our needs perfectly. We have no complaints, just compliments on how friendly and helpful everyone was. We are especially thankful for Scuba Brian taking us caving!! Quite the adventure. We most definitely plan to return!! Thank you for everything, Sara Hoffman, Lee's Summit, MO, USA (Guests of Sea Fan holiday vacation rental Spanish Wells Bahamas )"
REVIEWS: " Lorraine, we just wanted to take a moment to thank you for our fantastic vacation. Beachy Keen is all we hoped it would be and more. We so enjoyed this new beautiful beach house that was fully-equipped with everything we might need. The six of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All the water toys were wonderful to have and everything was in working order. Your team was very responsive and helpful. We loved it so much that we have decided to book for next year. Please put us on the calendar for November 16 - 24. We are looking forward to returning. The Weavers, Smiths, and McMillans." (Guests of Beachy Keen rental, Spanish Wells, Bahamas )
"REVIEWS: WOW!! What a fabulous vacation!! Nearly every detail was perfect! So much to do and see. Our beach was perfectly private. Saw a gorgeous turtle out by the reef every time we snorkeled there, and we saw a giant ray slowly swimming by - It was magnificent. The kids caught lizards, crabs, starfish, hermit crabs, and even a not so cute sea cucumber. This was the perfect spot for their first trip to the ocean, and the perfect spot to make memories that they will remember for a lifetime. --- And, there were no roller coasters, cartoon characters, neon lights, or theme parks to distract from the real fun! This truly is one of the last unspoiled pieces of paradise left --- as close as you can get to the way God intended it to be. Harbour Island was a nice 1/2 day trip, Sip Sips is fabulous, as was the coconut bread at Arthur's Bakery. Definitely grocery shop in Spanish Wells. Our property manager, Capt. Smiley, took us for a great day of fishing. We caught lots of snappers, etc., we highly recommend him. The big beach by Preacher's Cave was a blast, too - fun for playing in the waves. Travelled down to Governor's Harbour - Glass Window Bridge was neat and so were the Hatchet Bay Caves - but other than that, nothing else was really that great, not worth leaving our little piece of paradise for. If we could do this again (and God willing we will) we would go to Spanish Wells on Day 1 and stock up on supplies and spend the rest of the time right here at Turtle Cove at "OUR BEACH" - Maybe shoot over to Harbour Island to Sip Sips for lunch once or twice. We don't want to go home. We could stay here forever. Great Place, Perfect Vacation!! Thanks Lorraine!! Don't change a thing about Turtle Cove. It's perfect!! The Kerbers and Jackie Raber, Brighton, CO, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove rentals , North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
REVIEWS: We've had an enjoyable week at Conch Shell Beach Villa. We found conch, star fish, and even whole sand dollars. Papa Scoops became almost a tradition. We were trying different flavors each night. There are many different recipes that you can learn from asking the natives. Interesting shopping : Julie's Shell Craft and Ponderosa Shell Shop. The hammock is relaxing, and it is great when you look up and see the palm leaves and the blue skies. Paradise. Walking on the beach, exploring the ocean at low tide, and relaxing in the sun completes the "Bahamas feeling". The house manager, Capt. Smile (aka Brent) took us for a tour to swim with the pigs (very cool) and explore many other islands and beaches. This vacation spot will be hard to beat. We have enjoyed our stay at Conch Shell Beach Villa greatly. Thank you. The Greenes, Massena, NY, USA (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS: Lorraine - I can't tell you how wonderful it was to spend a week in Spanish Wells. It's a real vacation when you can spend all day in your bathing suit, rarely have to put on shoes and you can leave your $700 camera sitting in the golf cart while you go into The Gap for a conch burger (which, by the way, was delicious). I think the golf cart was the highlight for Ruby. She called it the "gulf cart". Our place ended up being, in my opinion, one of the best rentals on the island. We loved waking up to that view every morning. The boat worked out well, too. We went to Meek's Patch, Royal Island and out to the reef to snorkel and fish. We really enjoyed ourselves. We ate stone crab claws the size of fists and brought home some crawfish tails to throw on the grill. Managed to catch a few mutton snapper as well, and Dave caught his first bonefish on a fly on those flats at the east end. Oh, and Kathy's bread!!! Four of us put away an entire fresh-from-the-oven loaf on the way from the bakery to the house. I think, in all, the seven of us ate 11 loaves in a week. A fishing trip with Captain Ron and Captain Smiley was one of our best days! The people on the island were so nice, and by the last day we felt like locals. It's such a great place. Totally our kind of vacation. I also wanted to let you know that our friend, Dick, will be contacting you to make arrangements for his own vacation. After Dave told him about our trip he decided he was going. That was that. He's a fisherman like Dave and will be wanting to talk to the captains as well. Anyway, thanks again for arranging everything. We'll be back! Hallie Pfeiffer, CA, USA" (Guests of Sunnyside Beach Villa rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS: Dear Lorraine, Thank you for our week in paradise. Turtle Cove is everything you told us: and more! Privacy, relaxation, activities for adults and kids (boating, kayaking, swimming, biking, snorkeling, fishing, exploring, etc.,etc.) all from one spot. We visited Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, both lovely places for 1/2 to 1 day trip, but always found ourselves longing to be back at home at Turtle Cove. We visited several beaches during our stay, including the famous Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island and the beautiful Spanish Wells beach. However, the best beach by far was just a few minute walk north of the villa at Turtle Cove - powdery white sand, placid, crystal clear, turquoise water and great snorkeling are just a few of the things that one will find at what our boys called "Our Beach". It was, for all practical purposes, our beach, as on all but one occasion, not another soul was seen. We have had the good fortune of being all over the Caribbean, Atlantic, and can honestly say that "Our Beach" is the best. Our last night here is filled with mixed feelings, happiness for having had such a wonderful vacation, and sadness for having to depart in the morning. Yet, it is our happiness that is our deepest, strongest feeling that will most certainly lead us to return again to Turtle Cove. Thanks again Lorraine, and thanks to Capt. Ron (boat), and God Bless. Warmest regards, The LoFaro family, NJ, USA. (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS: We have thoroughly enjoyed Turtle Cove and are sorry to see the week end. We travelled as far south as Ten Bay Beach where our kids were staying and we stopped atbeaches along the way, BUT, as has already been said, the best beaches by far are at Turtle Cove. The menagerie at the end of the dock provided hours of entertainment. We saw tons of fish, starfish, stingrays, a barracuda, and a sea turtle. The birds and flowers were fun because they were so different from home. We ate at Ma Ruby's on Harbour Island where many had the "Cheeseburger in Paradise". Caught the BBQ in James Cistern & ate at the Rainbow Bay Restaurant where Dr. Seabreeze entertained us with his island favorites. All were delicious. Learned some history of the island by visiting Preacher's Cave and Spanish Wells. Don't miss Ben Bay Beach. It is beautiful. Definitely hook up with Captain Smiley for a boating, snorkeling tour of the area. He took us to swim with the pigs, too! We all look forward to coming back and are bringing back home wonderful memories & stories to tell. Campbells, Grodal, & Koehne from Utah, Oklahoma, & Montana, USA. (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS: We had a wonderful time in Spanish Wells. Conch Shell Beach Villa is beautiful -- as is the beach of Spanish Wells. We kayaked, fished, walked, and explored. We highly recommend a fishing trip with Capt. Smiley. The fresh grouper and snapper was delicious. Days were sunny - no rain - how could we go wrong?! The people of Spanish Wells are very friendly and we just loved the accent! Ron, thank you for coming over whenever we called - you're a real character with lots of great stories. Hope to be back soon to enjoy the house and your beautiful island, Spanish Wells. Turtle at the Snack Bar was great -- not to mention the tasty conch chowder! Many Thanks, The Adams, Huntington, NY (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS: What a wonderful little world this is!! Truly a little Nirvana with people friendly, kind, and even patient enough to drop by to chat. The town is clean, neat, and people driving at 15 - 20 mph as kids ride their bikes down the main roads. This is the way it should be! The house is a beautiful place with room for all, a beautiful pool, deck, and beach. Thanks for use of your home, boats, and car as well as all the help with info. Thank you Capt. Scuba for an amazing day of swimming pigs, snorkeling underwater gardens, and even spearing a couple lobsters for dinner. We will be back! The Chambers Family, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (Guests of Hidden Haven vacation rentals Russell Island Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS: Dear Lorraine, Thanks for helping us find this great spot. Turtle Cove was just the location that we were seeking - beautiful, comfortable, and most importantly PRIVATE . Great naturist type, topless , clothing optional vacation. Great nude sunbathing --- no tan lines. Perfect honeymoon!! It was just us -- no distractions --- back to nature -- back to basics. RELAXATION! Exploring and fishing with the rental boat was great. We found more deserted beaches and uninhabited islands! The jeep included with the rental was a huge plus considering how expensive the rental jeeps are on Eleuthera. We really gave the kayak a workout each morning -- or it gave us a workout. Jim caught a couple lobsters for dinner right out in front of the dock! What a man!! Now we know we really do love each other and we made a great decision to get married and honeymoon at Turtle Cove. Thanks again. We hope to be back for our first anniversary. Jim and Sheri, FL, USA. (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS: Very nice week at Hidden Haven. Relaxing, pool was great. Beach was nice. Hammock was enjoyed. We really liked the house and will come back again with more friends and family. Capt. Ron was a big help with showing us the fishing holes and we were able to catch fish for dinner. The house is very peaceful and we just enjoyed hanging out. Swinging in the hammock on our own beach was great. Got a lot of books read by all. We loved the beach park and swimming there. All in all a wonderful week. We ate out and grilled at Hidden Haven. Thanks so much, we loved the house and our time at Spanish Wells. We'd like to rent the house again sometime. I'm not sure when, but we'll get in touch. Again, you made our stay so comfortable and we were so relaxed, it was hard to come back to our crazy lives. We love Spanish Wells!! Kathy, Chazz & Courtney Cox, Winter Park, FL, USA. (Guests of Hidden Haven vacation rental Russell Island Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Lorraine, Sunnyside really has a million dollar view! We've seen enough of the world to appreciate Spanish Wells. There aren't many places where you can leave doors unlocked, or where the neighbors check if you are OK after seeing your lights left on too late. Thank you for making possible a great vacation with many memorable excursions: seeing rays and dolphins from Capt. Ron's boat, visiting the farms, ancient caves, remote beaches, and eating gourmet cooked fresh fish and conch. The best part of our vacation was that it gave us a chance to meet you and your sons-- new members of our 'family'. Next time we come down maybe we can go snorkeling and fishing and have supper from our catch together. Love, Jay & Pam Olstad, Rhinebeck, NY. (Guests of Sunnyside Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : Our visit to Turtle Cove was wonderful. Our favorite beach was the one at the end of the walking path. Preacher' s Cave was worth a look especially from the top; the view is amazing! Having the boat was a huge plus - fresh mahi mahi - yum - boat rides to the beach and to Devil's Backbone Barrier Reef. This is my son's first experience snorkeling (he is four years old). On Devil's Backbone, he was able to get up close to an unbelievable number of beautiful fish and coral. He swam for about 20 minutes with a 4' barracuda! Having been to a number of diving/snorkeling hot spots in the Caribbean, my husband and I agree that Devil's Backbone is definitely one of the best... shallow, crystal clear, and teaming with life! A great time had by all at Turtle Cove! We all hate to leave. Thank you. Julie, Chris, Alexis, and Hunter Dusio & Bob and Jan Chasse, Somerset, MA, USA. (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals , North Eleuthera, Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : Dear Ron and Lorraine, This is a little late in coming, but we wanted to let you know how wonderful our stay at Turtle Cove was. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, so we came by ourselves!!! Yay! This time we spent two weeks instead of just one. That's definitely the way to go. (unless of course we could do three weeks or a month) I think I could handle a one way ticket down there! We took off our watches...etc...:) and kept time by the Bo Hengy! What more do you need. It was either 10 am or 4 pm! We really had the best time. Finally found Ben Bay Beach and boy did we fall in love with it. What an awesome snorkeling spot. Spent time at Preacher's cave beach as well. Of course "Our Beach" was a given. And the boat got us across the bay to the sand flats. We also snorkled the whole inside of Man Island. We drove down to Governor's harbor one day just because we didn't do it the last time. We won't do it the next time though...just not worth it. We enjoyed Gregory Town. Pam at Island Made gift shop is a hoot!! She told us about a little "out of the way "beach (holiday beach) which was really nice (but the waves were very large). Anyway, suffice to say next time we won't bother leaving Turtle Cove. The boat gives access to everything we need. We have reluctantly begun sharing info about eleuthera with friends. You know... some things you kind of want to be a little selfish with. Thank you for Turtle Cove and the PRIVACY that it gives. You just can't find it anywhere anymore. We'll be back! Steve and Debbie Rhoads, Bowie, MD, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : We arrived late our first night to this wonderful piece of heaven. Our next few days were spent getting used to island life. The grocery store at the Bluff had everything you would need and then some. We found out early in the trip that we have our first grandchild on the way. (A future island hopper on the way!) It seems to be lunch out and dinner in is the best way to go. Beer tends to be expensive, but liquor is cheap. So, if you can handle it, stick to the latter. The boat was a great asset. We took it to Harbour Island for lunch and sightseeing, and it was nice to see how the islanders live. Nearby Devil's Backbone was some of the best snorkeling to be seen anywhere. The locals are very nice and willing to help in any way they can. Take a day and drive south to the other end of the island. Nice spots for lunch: Sunset Inn on Eluthera, The Generation Gap on Spanish Wells, Angela's Starfish restaurant on Harbour Island, and for dinner just a bit south of Turtle Cove, The Cove, $$$ - Wonderful food, but a bit pricey. Thank you Ron and Lorraine for this experience, and there is not much more that we could ask for. We will return soon and look forward to many future trips together as a family. P.S. We are flying home to a giant snow storm :( . Heims/Nichols, West Virginia, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : "Captain's Log: Sue Ross -- what a babe! NO TAN LINES! This is a beautiful spot and we have had a great week. Best meal was Sip Sips on Harbour Island. Arthur's Bakery has great desserts. The Cove Hotel has wonderful food --- almost to Gregory Town on right side of road. A beautiful view and very clean. Kathy's Bakery across the street from Spanish Wells Food Fair has good desserts - great coconut pies, and very good Johnny cakes --- good cookies, too - oatmeal and chocolate chip. Great banana buns on the ferry were only $1.00. Yummy! Wish we had rented a boat to explore around some more. Enjoyed seeing the lambs and sheep in the farms near Turtle Cove. We loved all the fresh fruits and veggies at Turtle Cove. Great clothing optional naturist vacation. Terrific topless & nude sunbathing on fantastic nude beaches. Thanks for everything. The Jacobs, Moores, Granders, Sue Ross, and Suzie" VA, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals, North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Hi Lorraine, Just wanted to say thanks again for a great place....perfect for a relaxing, wonderful honeymoon. Capt. Ron was extremely helpful and informative. The sunrises and sunsets were great and the beach as desolate and beautiful as any we've seen. Locals were nothing but nice and we thoroughly enjoyed the one finger wave. Went fishing and caught some yellow and red fish. There were amazingly beautiful rays right out in front of the villa. We even had a local offer to take us lobster spearing in his boat. What a blast!! Hope others enjoy their stay at Sunnyside as much as we did. We will definitely come back for years to come and can't wait for the adventures that lie ahead. Newlyweds J & K Pollard, Ventura, CA, USA (Guests of Sunnyside Beach Villa rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas )
"REVIEWS : Hello Lorraine, We are sad to be back in 10 degree weather, and more snow, snow, snow: So very much missing the great Sunnyside Beach Villa and the beach right at our feet. The place was fantastic. We enjoyed it beyond words. Thanking you again for such an excellent rental property; it was truly heavenly! Our manager, Captain Smiley showed us a great time on the boat. We'll be looking forward to coming back again soon. Marcella Shepard, MA, USA. (Guest of Sunnyside Beach Villa vacation rental, Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas)"
"REVIEWS : Read this informative news article which shows why Spanish Wells/Russell Island is a great place to vacation and invest
This article, however, states that there are 1527 inhabitants in Spanish Wells, which makes it a very dense population. However, the 1527 inhabitants are in Spanish Wells and Russell Island, which together are considered one community and more than twice the land mass. Russell Island is larger than Spanish Wells, thus, the population is not very dense. One can walk the 2.5 mile long beach and usually only see five to ten other persons on the entire beach. "
"REVIEWS : I had the best summer ever. I love the ocean. Me and my DAD caught some fish. Anna Age: 6.
We had a wonderful time here in Spanish Wells - snorkeling, swimming, and looking for shells. The beach is great - nice & quiet. One night we went out to the beach to look at the stars. They were so AMAZING! The sky was spattered with them, and it was great to see stars without all the lights from the streetlamps, cities, etc. Be sure to try the Generation Gap restaurant. The conch fritters are so good that you'll be fighting to get the last one. Plus, the desserts are worth a taste. Melissa Age: 13
Well? Does it get much better than this? This was our first time to Spanish Wells, and, hopefully, won't be out last. We've had a great week. The entire family has had great fun with all the activities from snorkeling and fishing to kayaking and biking and a lot of stuff in between. Snorkeling is great in many places, but especially behind Pierre Rock just off shore of the Conch Shell Beach Villa. Ben Bay is also great. Water is sheltered and calm even on windy days and so is good even for younger kids. (Anna is 6 and enjoyed the snorkeling.) Visited Salt Kettle Beach also - great for beachcombing and shells. Learned the art of getting conchs out of the shell. If you are patient, you can catch bonefish from the Conch Shell Beach Villa boat while it is moored out front at or around low tide. Soldier crabs/hermit crabs make the best bait and can be gathered just off the beach in the dunes at night. Good reef fishing behind Pierre Rock. Weather was great for us --beautiful with only occasional pleasant showers. If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a beautiful seaside setting in peace and solitude, this is truly the place to be. We've had a wonderful time at Conch Shell Beach Villa and we are already looking forward to return visits. Jimmy Cobb & family, Bogart, GA, USA (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Tomorrow is our last day and we are sad to leave the Conch Shell and Spanish Wells. We have had a wonderful vacation. We've been here a little over a week and feel like we're at home. The house is terrific and has been absolutely perfect for our needs. The boat has been the best thing. We've been out exploring every day. In the mornings, my husband and my teenage daughter have gone fishing - we have had fresh fish every day. In the afternoons, we go exploring and snorkeling. We've seen gorgeous corals, fish, sting rays, and turtles --- It's awesome!! The people in town are friendly. Buy fresh homemade bread at Kathy's Bakery by 10:00 a.m. or she sells out. We enjoyed our vacation at Conch Shell and we'll be back!! Rosy, Tony, Tony Jr., and Mandy, Miami, FL, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : What a great time we had again. We have been here every year for 20 years. It is a wonderful family island. The people are wonderful and friendly. Renting a golf cart is a must and the boat that came with the house was great. We had fresh seafood every night. We watched sunsets out in the boat. During the day, we were beaching, snorkeling, fishing. We only had one rainy day, but enjoyed watching the rain on the beach. It is a great time to spend with family. The people here are the best in the world. We have many lifetime friends here. The boat worked very well. My wife had some non-vacation related medical problems and the doctor and nurse saw us after hours. They were fantastic! The reefs are full of edible critters. I cannot say enough nice things about Ron and his helpful attitude. We will be back to Spanish Wells at least once per year, and, hopefully, buy or build a second house here! Thanks, hope to be back down soon. Jim, Shawn, Kent, Jamie, Katy Belle, Mobile, AL, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Lorraine, I wanted to write and express our extreme pleasure with our recent vacation in Eleuthera at the Turtle Cove. Everything and everyone couldn't have been better. We loved the house, the boat, the people, Capt. Ron, the lobster, your son, the reefs, the views, Hector -the farmer, Spanish Wells, Harbour Island, the fishing:. just every minute of every day was simply superb! We can't thank you enough for everything you did to make our stay enjoyable! My two boys are still talking about the "Turtle Cove." Our friends from NY keep emailing how it broke up a miserable winter for them. Thank you so much from all of us. We hope to return again soon and will definitely look you up again for a nice place to stay. Perhaps, we will just return to Turtle Cove again! Thank you again from all of us. John Connelly, CA, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthra Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Lorraine, we had another great time on Spanish Wells. Brought the whole family this time and they loved it. Great house because of its large size, the pool, and the dock. We ate well this trip thanks to the fishermen just across the channel - lobster, tuna, grouper - all fresh daily. Our children truly enjoyed the laind back, easy going life. By far Spanish Wells is the best island out of all the islands of the Bahamas! (We've been to Harbour Island, Eleuthera, and the Abacos.) Vacations are about rest, relaxation, and fun with the family; we had all of this and more! Hidden Haven was great and we were blessed with a wonderful week, a much needed "Spring Break"! Thanks to Capt. Ron for the boat. We will be back. The Smiths, Landenberg, PA, USA. (Guests of Hidden Haven vacation rentals, Russell Island Eleuthera Bahamas)"
"REVIEWS : Dear Lorraine, We had a wonderful time at the Conch Shell Beach Villa! Thanks for all your help with our trip to Spanish Wells. This was our fourth trip to Spanish Wells in 35 years. The first being our honeymoon in October 1980. Having use of the boat and kayak definitely gave us a new and different perspective. Anyone that comes to the island and doesn't use a boat to explore and fish is crazy. We really enjoyed using the boat and the sea kayak. We had a fantastic time snorkelling and puttering around in the boat. Scott speared several lobsters, which were delicious! The jeep was also great to have. Our time was mostly spent snorkeling on the reef in both shallow and deep water - fascinating and fantastic! Of course, we also fished, ate at the Snack Bar, got take out food from Norma, watched spectacular fireworks, and explored our newly purchased property on Russell Island. Hopefully, we will be building a house on there in the near future. Thanks to Ron also for all his helpful suggestions on catching lobsters. Hope to be able to come back again very soon. We love Spanish Wells! Many thanks The Rigsbys, GA, USA (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Hidden Haven is definitely one of the best vacations that I have ever had! I enjoyed the beautiful sights. I didn't want to go home because of the relaxed atmosphere. People here always make you feel welcome and aren't afraid to talk to you. The island is clean and makes you feel safe. Getting around the island is easy especially with so many modes of transportation. The pool was a nice plus. It was nice to be able to take the kayak out to the sand bar or the boat around the island. It was easy to take out the golf cart to go to dinner or to get groceries. There are great snorkeling sights and the water is warm. You can bet that we'll be back again! Thank you. The Daughertys, Orlando, FL, USA. (Guests of Hidden Haven vacation rentals Russell Island Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Hi Lorraine, I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for such an incredible vacation at Summer Breeze Beach Villa. You, Ron, and "Scuba" Brian made us feel very welcome and we had one of the best vacations ever. Spanish Wells was truly everything you promised us it would be. Your family helped make our trip truly unforgettable. Everything was wondefurl from the fishing trip with Scuba, to Ron's helpfullness, to the delicious mangoes from your farm. Thanks again for all your hard work and hospitality. We hope to return to Spanish Wells soon! John & Shanaz Diefendorf, Bellevue, WA, USA (Guests of Summer Breeze Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : Hi Lorraine, Thank you again for all your help with the rental. We had a wonderful vcation and the weather was beautiful. Thanks again, Norma Bacchiochi, Dover, MA, USA (Guests of Hidden Haven vacation rentals Russell Island Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
""REVIEWS : This is our third trip to Spanish Wells. Now we are buying! Summer Breeze Beach Villa is a great property to rent. Loved the house! Very spacious! The weather in Spanish Wells is a lot better than the 16 inches of snow back home. We loved it here so much that we decided to buy a piece of property from Lorraine! :) We'll be bringing back the whole family this spring. Capt. Ron and everyone in Spanish Wells are so friendly. Great fish from the locals. Get bread from Kathy's bakery - it's the best! Been to a lot of places including the Abacos, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, but the color of the water, beaches, the local people, and sunsets are the best in Spanish Wells! Thanks, Mark & Carla Smith, PA, USA." (Guests of Summer Breeze Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : 8 days of paradise. The snorkeling around this island was fantastic - we saw lots of ocean friends! The people here are wonderful and so friendly. We are hoping tomorrow, the day we leave, is so windy and rainy we have to stay longer! This house is beautiful and so comfy. The decor around here is very artful - In fact, I'm taking some of the ideas home to my house. We tried the conch and really enjoyed the feast. We sure did enjoy our visit here. Jeff and LeeAnn, Redding, CA, USA (Guests of Sunnyside Beach Villa vacation rental, Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Our fifth trip here. We love it. We plan to return yearly. The boat makes Conch Shell Beach Villa the perfect place to stay. Spanish Wells has all the conveniences needed (without the crime) which makes a perfect little town. We love swimming in front of the villa as well as snorkeling around the small islands. This year we stayed 10 days instead of our usual 7 and the extra three days made the trip even better. We enjoy our golf cart rides in the afternoons. Bob and Pam Bertrand, LA, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental, Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas)"
"REVIEWS : Lorraine, Great beach for kids! It was very quiet there in March. The grocery store is big, clean, and very well stocked for The Bahamas. Summer Breeze Beach Villa is very nice and spacious. We caught lots of reef fish: snapper, grouper, and the ever present barracuda. A day trip to Harbour Island is well worth it for those who like to do some more shopping and eating out. We didn't need anymore than a day there though. The best snorkeling was at Pirate's Cove and behind Ragged Cay. Capt. Ron was always reachable and very accommodating. Thanks, Sweeneys, Tyns, and Karp from Boston and Colorado, USA. (Guests of Summer Breeze Beach Villa rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : What a wonderful vacation we've had. This is paradise! We've been doing lots of exploring, biking, boating, and a lot of swimming. The reefs behind Pierre Rocks offered awesome snorkeling. Lots of beautiful fish! We went to Ben's Bay twice, and loved it! The boat was great, and we used it to go to Meek's Patch, Eleuthera, and lots of other places. Captain Ron taught us about the conch, and down at the marina we got some lobsters that tasted really great. We hope to be back again soon! Goldheim/Wennstrom, Sweden. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental, Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : Hi Lorraine, We had a great time as always at Turtle Cove. Looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you. Suzanne Huf, Oxford, PA, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas )
"REVIEWS : Good Morning Lorraine! We really enjoyed our stay at Conch Shell Beach Villa. It is a wonderful villa. All of us really enjoyed the island. Thank you. Have a wonderful day! Kelly Herbert, Austin, TX, USA (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Lorraine, Hidden Haven was an excellent place and we really enjoyed our vacation. We really enjoyed the house and the island. Everything and everyone were so nice and we really appreciate Capt. Ron's and your hospitality. We hope to plan another vacation down there soon. Thanks again. Kanaski family, Boynton Beach, FL (Guest of Hidden Haven vacation rentals Russell Island Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : We had so much fun! The people here are very nice! The cats are sweet and love turkey. Take the boat or kayak to the little island out front called Pierre Rock. You will love it! The Fry Family, Houston, TX, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Sunny all week. Wow! It was superb: the beach , the sun, the fishes in the water. We found a new pet black cat. We used the boat and snorkeled around the small islands facing the villa and saw a lot of fish, corals, and other amazing marine life. We realized quickly that Eleuthera isn't buzzing with commercial activities, but this fact was not a problem for us, because we past the majority of the time on the beach or in the water. It was really nice! Charles, Grace, Paul, and William Barbiera, Quebec, Canada (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : Lorraine, We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful and peaceful paradise. The privacy was wonderful. By not having all the amenities of home, we were able to get back in touch with the beauty and pleasure of God's creation. We also realized how spoiled we have become by dashing out to a super store to pick up anything we want any time we want. This was a welcome break from the stress and chaos of every day life in the city. I leave here being very thankful. Thankful for all that I have and for God showing me what life is really all about --- the basics. We enjoyed eating at the Eleuthera Airport, and Harbour Island at Ma Ruby's and Dunmore Deli. Greg & Deb Daniel and Jake Hoskins, Tennessee, USA. (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : Lorraine, Thanks for allowing us to stay at the beautiful Conch Shell Beach Villa. We had a great time. Very relaxing. The beach is ideal for the kids. It was great seeing you guys again. Austin, Corey, Fatima & Scott Brecht, Jupiter, FL, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas.) "
"REVIEWS : A wonderful adventure for a family vacation. We had three families here. Children were 13, 10, 9, 7, 5, 2.5, 7 months. They all had a blast! We spent a lot of time at the beach which was a true paradise. The kids renamed our beach "Angel's Point". Some of our favorite finds were very large starfish, sting rays of all sizes, sand dollars, and the small sharks. We enjoyed having the boat to play and snorkel. We also enjoyed lots of fresh lemonade made from fresh lemons from the trees. We visited Spanish Wells for groceries. I like the store at Bluff the best. We also went into Harbour Island for a brief visit. The food was great! All the locals were wonderful! We had a great time. Blessings to Capt. Ron. McDaniels, Dyals, Donnellys, TN, TX, OR, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Oh my- such a beautiful spot - people are very friendly - be prepared to wave to everyone. We ventured to the mainland, rented a car, had a wonderful time -lots of small towns, cool shops, sea glass, and beautiful shells. Cannot wait to come back! Todd and Sid, West Burke, Vermont, USA. (Guests of Sunnyside Beach Villa vacation rental , Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahama Islands ) "
"REVIEWS : We had a wonderful trip! We had a great time riding bikes and on the boat. We were on the boat every day and rode our bikes all the way along the island. (Brooke. Age: 10.) We found lots of conch shells, and some hermit crabs. We had a lot of fun! It was fun snorkeling. (Jennifer Age: 9.) We had a wonderful trip to Spanish Wells! The boat was awesome. We went on adventures every day. TheBahamasis definitely a water wonderland and the boat let us go on many expeditions that we otherwise would have missed. My favorite was Ben Bayon Eleuthera. It had beautiful beaches and snorkeling. The best snorkeling was behind Pierre Rock just off shore. During our week we found starfish, conch, sea urchins, crabs, and a sting ray. The house was really nice and well equipped with washer/dryer, microwave, and kitchen, utensils. What a beautiful island you live on! The vacation exceeded my expectations!! We will definitely return. Thank you Lorraine (and Capt Ron) for a wonderful vacation. Thanks so much for everything. Lisa Espenshcied, Ohio, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental Spanish Wells Eluthera Bahamas)"
"REVIEWS : Wow! We can hardly believe that our two weeks are gone. What a wonderful family vacation. You truly get away from it all out here. We rented a boat for the whole time, so we were able to really explore the area. The kids loved our beach and dubbed it Naked Beach 1. We found beach 2, 3, and 4 as well. They will be shocked to get back to California beaches with cold rough water and bathing suits required!! We loved having the kayaks. We saw starfish, sting rays, and lots of fish. We had fun trying to fish. Enjoyed a day on Spanish Wells, and went to Harbour Island and the pink sand beach several days. Loved Conch & Fries at the roadside take away stands. Had lunch at Sip Sip Harbour Island --- beautiful view and good food -- a little expensive though. It has been quite an experience being so remote, and a good lesson in conservation of water and electricity. All in all we have loved the experience. Turtle Cove is a treasure. The locals have all been so friendly and so helpful. We plan to be back one day. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful treasure with us. Pearson family, Newport Beach, CA, USA. (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Our third trip here. FANTASTIC!! Bonefish tailing on the last of the outgoing tides. Pierre Rock, Mangroves, and Sailboat Basin all had tailing bonefish! Chris and Lisa Wilson, Portland, OR, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental, Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : Had another great stay here! Good times with the boat. Loved the fruit and the garden. The swimming hole was loads of fun. Great to have the bikes. Sure we will be back soon.The Huf family, Oxford, PA, USA ( Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera, Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : We had a lovely time at this beautiful home. The island is truly a paradise. Even the weather was cooperative. The children loved the beach, and the kayak was a blast. Ghost crabs on the beach were also a hit. My husband enjoyed bonefishing and found they would often be on the beach at dusk. It was a fantastic holiday and we hope to return. We had a lovely time; you have a wonderful little island, a true paradise. Bradford family, Mt. Uniacke, NS, Canada. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental, SpanishWells Eluethera Bahamas)"
"REVIEWS : Wow! Shocked at first, back to basics. By the second day realized how hectic and stressed our lives are. This vacation was very relaxing, had a wonderful time. The beachat the end of the trail is definitely worth the walk. Seven Seas food was great. The sting rays chase the kayaks. Can't wait to come back. Chance family, Clarksville, OH (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : We had a wonderful week! Spanish Wells is our new "One Particular Harbour" and Conch Shell sure feels like home. The nearby flats are incredible. We waded the ones to the west, around the corner to Eleuthera, and especially the turtle grass one at Pierre Rock. At Pierre's you can follow tailing bonefish all the way from the sand patch just in front back to the little channel on a falling tide. Gotchas work best! We also had a lot of fun fishing for snapper and grouper over by the pompano farm off Russell Island, and by the rocks on the south side of the main entrance to the harbor. The boat, jeep, kayak, and bikes were all ideal. It was wonderful to have the ability to explore independently. Thank you for all your help. We will treasure our Conch Shell memories, and hope to come back again. Chuck, Kathy, and Charlie Flournoy, Lynchburg, VA, USA. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa vacation rental, Spanish Wells, Eluthera , Bahama Islands )"
"REVIEWS : Spanish Wells is most unique. The people are friendly and unhurried... a most laid-back community. The peace and quiet was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. The waters surrounding this island are beautiful... and the flowers - everywhere! We hope to return soon. Marilynn Hammac and Eddie Ralls. (Guests of Hidden Haven vacation rentals Russell Island Eleuthera Bahamas)"
"REVIEWS : We had a great time at Conch Shell! The house and the town of Spanish Wells were perfect for our family. What amazed me 10 years ago and continued on our recent trip was the industriousness of the residents. I knew we could come to Spanish Wells and enjoy a beautiful, tropical environment while knowing any product or service we really needed was at hand. For example, although we brought plenty of baby formula, Spanish Wells Food Fair stocked the formula we use at a lower cost than we buy it for at home in the U.S.! Between the three grocery stores, multiple restaurants, and various stores there's everything that is needed. Spanish Wells is a charming town and it has it all including a beautiful beach! Our ten month old son enjoyed the beach so much, he fell asleep by 7:00 p.m. every night, which was nice and gave us parents a break! We went to Harbour Island by ferry one day, which was nice. We ate at every restaurant ? from pizzas to lobsters. There was a lunar eclipse during our visit, which was awesome to see from the vantage point of significantly less night ambient light. Where we live, the stars don't seem nearly as bright. We had a wonderful trip and Conch Shell, Spanish Wells worked out wonderfully. We are not looking forward to going back to cold weather! Kathy, Barry, and Dan, Bowie, MD, U.S.A. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa rental Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : The two of us had a wonderful time. Great place, weather, and quietness! Million dollar view!! You just can't get any closer to the beach. We enjoyed taking the boat to the cove at Ridley Head. We saw dolphins and lots of fish. Capt. Ron was most helpful. We had a great time and hope to return. Carla and Mark Smith, Landenberg, PA, USA. (Guests of Sunnyside Beach Villa rental Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : Lorraine,
Wow! What a place! We have had a great time in this paradise! It took me a couple days to lighten up and relax away from city life and then is seemed the week was gone --one week is not enough! Could have used more time snorkeling. We loved the beach at the end of the trail -- "Our Beach" saw a porcupine, fish, shark, barracuda, sting rays off the dock --- caught a couple grouper. We spent a lot of time at Coral Sands Harbour Island, ate many meals at the Harbour Lounge (Yum!), Dunmore Deli, and our 14 year old loved the horse back riding on the beach at Coral Sands - only $20 -- the best deal in town -- but some of the horses were pretty wild. The 17 and 15 year olds loved the night life at Gusty's -- It was hard to divide the day --- used every minute. Thanks so much for a great vacation! Jordan Piland & family, USA (Guests of Turtle Cove vacation rentals North Eleuthera Bahamas ) "
"REVIEWS : We just finished a 10 day vacation at Conch Shell Beach Villa. Spanish Wells is a relaxing, laid-back place; the perfect place to get away from it all. The villa was perfect for the two of us. Having the boat, kayak, and bicycles were a definite plus. Bicycles were essential for getting around the island. We used the boat every day. Great snorkeling spots behind Pierre Rock and off Preacher's Cave and Ben Bay in North Eleuthera. A day trip to Harbour Island on the BoHengy is also a fun outing. The scenery is truly spectacular. The many island flowers and the turquoise shades of the ocean are incredible to see. This was truly a beautiful place to vacation. We had a great time during our stay at Conch Shell on Spanish Wells. Everything was exactly as promised for the villa. Thanks for all of your help. We will be certain to mention your service to our friends. The Shevells, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Guests of Conch Shell Beach Villa rental, SpanishWells, Eluthra , Bahama Islands )"
"REVIEWS : Turtle Cove is wonderful!! It is our second time in the Bahamas, but our first time on Eleuthera. We are so sad to leave. The fruit off the trees was great!! Preacher's Cave was very interesting. The boat was a blast. We used it to go snorkeling and over to Harbour Island. We watched many beautiful sunsets from the dock, and saw many rays, fish, and starfish. We had great meals out on Eleuthera, Harbour Island, and Spanish Wells. Our whole vacation was just wonderful, but we loved coming home to Turtle Cove the most. We love Turtle Cove! Ally, Carly, Mike, and Maureen Margolis, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA. (Guests of Turtle Cove self cartering lets North Eleuthera Bahamas )"
"REVIEWS : It's been an exceptional week at the "Conch Shell"! The house was impeccably clean and equipped with everything to fill our needs. No ironing board --- I'm sure the fish and lobsters never noticed the wrinkles ? and the kind hearted locals were a whole lot more interested in wishing us a nice day. Engaging in conversations with the Spanish Wells residents was reminiscent of Europe and/or stepping back in time. We have learned how to properly split
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