Reviews

Excellent

The property is located within a short walk of good restaurants, the long beautiful clean beach, and has a great water view of the harbor. We rented the upstairs and down. The apartments are clean, well stocked with all you need in the downstairs kitchen to cook up any meal you would like. We used the paddleboards that came with the rental to circumnavigate the island. We saw great sea life on the paddleboards: turtles, rays, some small sharks, and collected a couple of nice shells. A golf cart is a perfect wat to tour the island. Thank you Andre and Family.

Robert G.St. Louis

 Posted on : 2017-03-12

AWESOME!

This was our 3rd trip to SW for my husband and I and we really enjoyed staying at YellowTail Cottage! Between the two decks you have many beautiful views of the sea and island!

 Andre and his staff was not far away if we needed anything and always so polite and helpful! Seeing that it was just the two of us we took advantage of both levels. Sleeping upstairs some nights when the tradewinds were blowing and the breeze was just perfect! This house comes with a buggy which we made good use of getting to the store and the beach. The island is small enough to walk to everything, but we really enjoy the buggies!!! We would definitely rebook Andre's place in the future! We also really enjoyed watching the boats come and go!! Spanish Wells is a beautiful, well taken care of island by the proud locals who live there. We hope it never changes and we can't wait for our next trip back! Thank you again Andre and your wonderful staff for a great week! 😎

lyn f.

 Posted on : 2017-04-05

Wonderful Stay!

Our family of four (including 2 young boys) arrived for our spring break vacation. I was a little nervous because we typically go to more resort area type places for the boys but we are adventurous and I love to try places off the beaten path. The house was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable! Our kids loved the outside porch overlooking the harbor and enjoyed the hammock! Our golf cart was awesome to explore the island and we made great use of it. We found the people on Spanish Wells were very friendly and we met so many nice folks. The island has everything you need -- we visited all of the restaurants there. They also have a few grocery stores which have everything you need and made our breakfasts and some dinners while we were there. We rented a boat from Andre -- and used it for almost our entire trip. We explored a few neighboring islands and loved Meeks Patch with the pigs that live on the island! The day before we left, it was very windy and the water way too rough for us to take the boat out -- Andre was so kind and did not charge us for that day. He also provided us with some stone crabs which we enjoyed! Overall we were treated great and loved our trip! We will definitely be back!

Jeanette R.

 Posted on : 2017-05-17

Well maintained duplex set high on a hill overlooking the harbour.

The duplex has nice, large decks, the lower is well shaded and the upper with expansive views. The interior is very up-to-date and comfortable with plenty of air conditioning, when needed. The Yellowtail Cottage is perfect for two small families or one family that intends to have visitors. Spanish Wells is a quiet community that has been discovered, with a beautiful beach and safe, fun culture. Andre, the manager, is a caring, considerate problem solver that makes a vacation run smoothly.

Mike F.

 Posted on : 2017-07-17

Very nice property......right in the middle of the action.....

Thank you Andre Sands, for the use of your wonderful 2 story cottage....and the golf cart.....tremendous location, right in front of the Bo Hengy dock and water taxis from North Eleuthera.....would not hesitate to stay again !!!

MARK N.NASSAU

 Posted on : 2017-08-12

Beautiful gem with great views

The home is beautiful. Oceanview from one deck, harbour view from upper and lower deck. Home has everything. Exceptional service including organization of transfers. Owner and employees are taking care of all what you need.

We will be back soon!

Lars H.

 Posted on : 2018-11-30

EXCELLENT stay - Spacious - Affordable - WOW!

This was our first time to Spanish Wells and I honestly had no idea what I was getting into. We have been to several islands and there is nothing like this around that we've seen. The Yellowtail rental and the service from Andre and Ricky (my new best buddies LOL) were OUTSTANDING. The home is spacious, clean, beds were great, and the location and view is beyond what I expected. I truly think we have made life long friends with everyone we met on the island. and will revisit the island many times. Is it on the beach? No but the view is unreal and the action off the dock is really cool to watch (not annoying) from the upstairs balcony. I loved sitting there having drinks watching the boats/people come in. You will not be disappointed if you book the house. My wife and I could spend months on this island and we have been to most of the Caribbean and this is the ONLY place I could do that. Thank you all. We will see you soon! We have a ton of great pictures/videos on FB. Feel free to message/friend me Jeremy Gearries. Indianapolis Indiana

Jeremy G

 Posted on : 2018-03-26

Wow, the best The Bahamas has to offer!

My family of 5 had an amazing time in Spanish Wells. Yellow Tail is a great choice for larger families. We all had our own beds to sleep on. Andre and his staff at Harbour Side Rentals are GREAT! They helped us out right from the start. Any questions we had, they had the answers. All accommodations/requests were dealt with quickly and professionally. We stayed at Yellow Tail for 8 days total and loved it. Our kids (18,14,10) stayed with us 5 days then returned home, and my wife and I stayed 3 more days. The golf cart that is included with the rental was awesome to get around both Spanish Wells and Russell island. Yellow Tail delivered more than we expected. The views from the balconies are breathtaking. We did stargazing at night and saw a family of 5 dolphins play right in front of us. The gas grill was used almost every day, either for lunch or dinner (need grill brush). The only conundrum is trying to get the paddle boards to the beach, about 2 blocks away. It would be awesome if Andre had an agreement with some other rentals he manages that are right in the beach, to keep the paddle boards there so that we don’t have to haul them around. Definitely going back again! Thanks Andre for your hospitality!

Juan G.

 Posted on : 2018-07-24

Fantastic place to stay

 

This was a trip for me a and a couple of friends. We boated from Miami, after trailering 550 miles from Panama city Florida, Then a little over 200 miles buy boat. So, this is a great place to stay comfortable has everything you need and if you need something,. just ask and they will help you. For the boater or non boater. The home is centrally located, food, gas, bait and restaurants is no more than 100 yards in any direction. so for the both the boater and non boater this is it. A great dock,protected marina. no security issues.Get around the whole island on the gulf cart. great evening fun.HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Louis

LOUIS G.Port Saint Joe

 Posted on : 2018-07-08

Perfect location Great spot for watching all the boats come in

The cottage was very cute had great front porches where you could feel the ocean breeze and watch all the boats come in. Very comfortable and cozy and close to beaches restaurants and any other water activities. The check in process was extremely easy as well as the check out and tooling around on the buggies or golf carts was a lot of fun. We will definitely be coming back here soon. The grocery store was adequate and the restaurants although not many were all very good. This is probably the friendliest island I have ever been to and would highly recommend to people looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle and being harassed on the more touristy islands.

Kim B.

 Posted on : 2018-08-29

Fantastic place

This is paradise, recommend this place to all.

perfect location & beach, you have to go there.

yvan b.

 Posted on : 2017-08-22

Prettier than the Pictures

This property was absolutely wonderful! The home is cosy and well equipped for a great island stay. It has a washer and dryer, microwave, pots and pans, and American electric outlets. The locals do not drink the city water from the tap, so a filter system is installed in the refrigerator. My friends and I found the best way to reach this small island is to fly into Eleuthera from Miami. From Eleuthera, you need to arrange a cab and water taxi. There are several people who taxi for a living and are more than willing to take you to the island. Ask Andre Sands who she recommends. We called Pinder's Ferry Service and were very happy. Once on Spanish Wells, there is a golf cart rental service where you check in and get your key to the house. I recommend renting a golf cart, they can take you to the grocery store and local restaurants easily.

My friends and I also chartered a boat (thanks to the amazing Captain Shah Underwood) and went snorkeling and swam with the pigs. This was an awesome memory and was the highlight of our trip. We also bought some local fresh lobster and created a hilarious memory trying to cook it. It ended up being super delicious! All in all, this was the best vacation I've ever had, and I've traveled quite a bit.

A few things to keep in mind, this is a very small island, food can be expensive. The phenomena of "island time" is very real. Meals are serviced slower than in the states, but we found that quite nice for our vacationing. The people of the island are very friendly and they all know each other. There is almost no crime on this island.

All in all, I highly recommend this little piece of paradise!

Mary M.

 Posted on : 2017-08-19

My husband and I had a great time in Spanish Wells. The weather was perfect all week.

Loved the house and location. The house was nicely remodeled. It had everything we needed and was located in the prime spot of the beach. It is also close to the Food fair and papa scoops. We never rode the bicycles (we rented a golf cart) but we used the kayak and paddle board. Had a great time and would definitely rent this house again. Thanks.

Donna F.

 Posted on : 2017-08-23

Fantastic!

Beautiful property, owners are kind and helpful. The beach is lovely. We enjoyed very much our visit to Spanish Wells!


 

heresa C.Centervillet

 Posted on :

Perfect Beach House

I hate to let everybody in on this little slice of heaven but my girls and I loved staying here. I have been to Spanish Wells many times and so far this is my favorite place to stay. You won't be disappointed. Thanks Andre for sharing this place.

Tenna A.

 Posted on : 2018-03-14

Beach house with amazing views!

We absolutely loved our stay at this beach house. Checkin was easy and Andre can rent you a golf car as well. Beautifully renovated, very clean and comfortable home with stunning views and the beach right out the back door. Kayak, bikes, floats, and paddle board was an unexpected plus!

We will definitely stay here again!
Thank you Andre for having us as guests!

Sarah B.

 Posted on : 2018-06-22

Perfect spot

We loved this spot. We frequent Spanish Wells island and found this to be the best bit of beach we have seen. It was especially ideal for me as I could listen to the baby monitor while relaxing under the cabana and also see my 3 yr old on the beach. Having a spot right on the beach and an outdoor shower were all perks. Highly recommend

robyn h

 Posted on : 2018-07-25

Great house

I brought my wife and two young children for a week's stay. We found the property to be very well put together, higher quality than I usually find in rentals. Scenery and location is spectacular. Not much of a beach in front of the house at high tide but very easy waters for young children to swim in, and the public beach at the north end of the island is spectacular.

Kevin K.

 Posted on : 2017-04-18

Great Location - Right on the beach

Andre and his team were great hosts helping coordinate a cart and boat rental during our stay as well. Would highly recommend Spanish Wells as an Out Island to spend some relaxing time.

Joe W

 Posted on : 2018-11-13

Perfect getaway

We needed a place to get away and decompress from our work and we stumbled upon this great little place on Spanish Wells! We had never been to the Bahamas but have traveled to most of the Caribbean over the last 20 years. The house was exactly as described and the staff at Harbourside Rentals was welcoming and treated us like guests in their own home. They provided guidance that made our stay ideal for our needs. The bed was comfortable and plenty of hot water in the house. The kitchen had everything we needed to feed our family of 4 when we cooked a meal there every day. The trip took some communication between Andre and myself in preparation and he was always very prompt to respond to my emails and everything was as described. Thank you for making this a great trip for my family

William R.Cleveland

 Posted on : 2018-01-16

This cottage was absolutely beautiful!

We had such a peaceful and relaxing stay at this rental. Every detail was perfect. It's located so close to the beach and having the golf cart at hand was perfect. We will stay again! Thank you for an amazing time.

Charles H.

 Posted on : 2018-03-30

Best relaxing getaway imaginable!

 

We had an amazing stay at Starfish Cottage! My GF and I went down for her birthday for 5 nights. Having a golf cart, washer/dryer(full size), gas BBQ, new stove, comfortable king size bed, plenty of hot water, and a 150 yard walk to the beach, help make this place amazing. We couldn't imagine having a better time! Yes, this place is terrific...all amenities you could want are there. But it isn't just the terrific cottage that makes this place so special. I can't say enough great things about the people of Spanish Wells! From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed with open arms and hearts. Andre's staff, especially Ricky, made sure at every junction that we had everything we needed and desired. I can't thank them enough for their hospitality. We have every intention of visiting again soon, and will absolutely be staying in one of Andre's properties. When you're there, don't be a recluse, get out and meet the locals, it'll make your trip an unforgettable experience!

Nicholas M.Atlanta

 Posted on : 2018-05-22

The cottage was perfect for our small party

Lovely cottage just as described, the beach was a two minute walk. I will definitely stay again

Cathy B.

 Posted on : 2018-07-02

Fantastic Experience

Great value and great location. Having use of the golf cart is a huge plus. Getting a strong enough signal from the wifi was a problem at times, but everything else met or exceeded expectations. Ricky, our boat captain, did a phenomenal job on our excursions.

Bob S.

 Posted on : 2018-07-19

Perfect place for a perfect stay!

Highly recommend staying here! Wonderful location and the u it was clean, a/c was cold and coffee maker perculates very well! ;)

MARY H.

 Posted on : 2018-05-05

Perfect, great location

Great place with great price. Just what we needed for 1 night and golf cart discount was wonderful also. Location great right off the ferry! Comfy bed, clean, all amenities you need in the little kitchenette like soap, coffee etc. Great service and fast communication. Will use again

Kate K.

 Posted on : Aug 26, 2018

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