About this listing
Mermaid Cottage is a lovely historical Bahamian home. It has just been completely renovated and is fresh bright and beautiful. Inside the house feels like a new home whilst retaining the character of the original cottage. It is within a stone’s throw of the beach, in front of the house is a pathway which leads to the lovely Spanish Wells beach (200ft). This is a 2-1/2 bedroom (2 full + 1 bunk room, top bed is only suitable for children as high and narrow vs. a full sized single bed) / 2 bath house and can accomodate 6 guests. The house is across from the Spanish Wells Museum and the Islander shop. The Cottage has a lovely porch from which you can see the sea, full tropical garden and a private covered entertaining area.
Electricity usage is expensive in the bahamas - $100 (or the equivalent nightly rate) is included in your booking. Any more over this will need to be paid. $100 should be more than enough for a week providing no excessive usage (AC on with doors open etc.). We will read the meter on arrival and when you leave. Most visitors don't end up paying any extra. The Monthly rate is a long term rental rate and does not include utility costs which are additional, please inquire.
Electricity usage is expensive in the bahamas - $100 (or the equivalent nightly rate) is included in your booking. Any more over this will need to be paid. $100 should be more than enough for a week providing no excessive usage (AC on with doors open etc.). We will read the meter on arrival and when you leave. Most visitors don't end up paying any extra.
We had a wonderful couple of weeks at mermaid cottage, Spanish wells. Chris was fantastic at being in touch in the lead up to our visit and answered all of our questions regarding transport , excursions and where to eat etc. The cottage was very comfortable and we liked the location - walking distance to supermarket and bar and beach! We were won over by Spanish wells and the friendly people. Another visit is most definitely on the cards. Thank you ! Juliet
Communications with Chris before arrival were timely and helpful. The Mermaid cottage is as pictured and centrally located in Spanish Wells. Wish I could have spent more time on the island. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to returning.
Our vacation to Spanish Wells and Mermaid Cottage was probably the best beach vacation we have ever been on. We (2 couples) rented the house for 10 days and found it to be absolutely perfect. We stumbled on the island on Airbnb by luck, and were fortunate enough to have contacted Chris who gave us all the information we needed to pick Spanish Wells as our vacation destination. He remained in contact with us from the time of booking until after our stay to make sure everything went as planned. He organized our transportation from the airport to the island and made sure we knew all the stores that were open at the time of our arrival. When we arrived at the house it was exactly as photographed - the perfect beach cottage just steps from the ocean. Our days were spent on either the beach close to the house or the town beach at the end of the island (both had less than 10 people on them on any given day). The island itself is wonderful, everyone is incredibly friendly and they all were very welcoming - it is also very safe, we left our doors unlocked every night, and from my understanding that is consistent across the entire island. There are not many tourists and not many touristy shops (which we thoroughly enjoyed), there are no casinos, no hotels, nothing that would attract the unwanted traveler. There are a handful of restaurants on the island (maybe 7 or so), we tried three of them: The SandBar on Russell Island (nice to go for drinks/sit on the beach), Buddas (good cocktails), and The Shipyard (where we ate most often, pristine setting and the best food we found on the island).
Everything was perfect, we try and explore new areas every time we go on vacation, however, Spanish Wells is going to have to be an exception to that rule - already trying to plan our trip back for next year.
Thanks so much for everything, Chris!
Really lovely house. Chris was easy to deal with, open communication and friendly. Would definitely stay again.
Chris & his family could not have been more gracious and accommodating (even with my 2 kids and baby!). Would highly recommend the home and the area for some true R&R! We will definitely be returning!!
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans la maison de Chris. L ille est très agréable pour se reposer, se détendre.
We had a great time staying at Mermaid Cottage in Spanish Wells! The house is perfect for 2 couples plus an additional 2 smaller bunk beds for kids. There is a full kitchen which is useful considering there are very few restaurants on the island. A beautiful beach is only a hundred yards away and is quite tranquil. Spanish Wells is very quiet and there aren't any bars or big liquor stores, but from what we heard from the locals there is a new pub getting ready to open that will fill that void. Overall this is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and experience some real Bahamian island hospitality!
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