Newly Completed Major Reno, 4 Bedroom, Luxury Beach House - On The Beach

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ON THE BEACH – Howard Beach House is right on the Northside Beach in Spanish Wells, Bahamas; one of the most beautiful, quiet, serene stretches of shoreline in the world. Howard Beach House is not ‘near the beach’, or ‘within walking distance to the beach’ or even ‘just a stone’s throw from the beach’. Howard Beach House is most definitely ‘on the beach’. The deed to the property reads ‘from the H.W.M.’ (high water mark). The master bedroom is about 60′ (20m) from the beach. The front yard is the beach. There is plenty of privacy but you are close enough to the water to be lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of the waves and then in the morning you only steps away from a morning dip.

MAJOR RENOVATION - Howard Beach House went through a major renovation in 2016 to turn it into a luxury 4 bedroom beach house. The solid concrete shell of the house and the roof remained but almost everything else was demolished. New bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry and foyer were built. New electrics, new flooring, new ceilings and new plumbing all were installed. The appliances and the furniture are all new (except for a couple of items). The owner required that the construction be 'done right' with the intention of living in the house permanently at some point in the future so all of the construction and components are of excellent quality (like quartz countertops, Hardie board walls, spanish porcelain tile, sound insulation, solid core doors, Ebel outdoor furniture, Magnussen beds, and so on). An architect was hired to develop the initial designs and an award winning interior designer was brought on to ensure all elements reflect tasteful quality and luxury. There are still some amenities to add (like a canopy over the front patio). There are lots of great places to stay in Spanish Wells but Howard Beach House is one of the most up to date houses in one of the nicest stretches of beach in Spanish Wells today.

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL BEACH – There is an amazing salt water infinity pool just outside the front door (okay, it is not really a pool, it is the ocean but it is truly breathtakingly beautiful). Most of the time, the sky and water provide at least 5 shades of blues that are as beautiful and intoxicating as any painting by Rembrant or Van Gogh. The turquoise water is gentle and perfectly clear with a gorgeous sandy bottom. There is some grass a long way to the right and a very long way (almost a mile) to the left. You can walk about 1/3 of a mile straight out to large sandbar and only get about waist deep (but still great for swimming or kayaking). The beach is a slightly pinkish, pristine, soft sand and is just over 3.5 miles long and great for walking. On a busy day, there might be 15 or 20 people on the entire beach; usually, there is hardly anyone. There is a huge reef about a mile out that keeps out those big waves. It is great for children to play and great for swimming and kayaking too. If you need a break from the sun, there is shade underneath the palm trees…and it is all in the ‘front yard’. There is also an incredibly comfortable hammock that seems to allow you to time travel (what, it's cocktail hour already?).

THE HOUSE - Howard Beach House has about 2000 sqft of indoor living space. There are two beachside bedrooms each with 14' wide glass sliding doors onto the beach, a king size Magnussen bed (with super comfy Simmons pillow top mattresses and box spring) and an ensuite bathroom. The Master ensuite is a bit fancier with access to the beach via an 8' glass sliding door. It features dual vanities, a soaking tub and a 20 sqft rain shower; both with views of the ocean. A 3rd bedroom has a queen sized bed and an ensuite as well. The 4th bedroom is a bit smaller with a double bed. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms have 9.5' ceilings. The bedrooms access a hallway and large foyer (which somebody could sleep in as well) which opens into the 20' high vaulted ceiling, kitchen and living room. The calm Bahama breezes drift through large sliding glass doors at the front and back of the kitchen/living room. For dining, there is a 12' long walnut topped island in the kitchen inside and a large Ebel table (42" X 84"), bench and chairs is outside with seating for 8. In addition to the hammock outside, there are several chaise lounges and a number of Adirondack (Muskoka) chairs to relax in as well..

AMENITIES - We are still working on getting everything needed for a wonderful vacation. There is a two person Kayak, a charcoal grill, lots of snorkeling gear in a variety of sizes plus a couple of floating hammocks. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glasses, cups, pots, pans, microwave, toaster, etc. (most of the things you would need to whip up a nice meal). There is no blender or food processor. There are a number of games in the closet (Monopoly, Scrabble, Backgammon) and, of course, there is nice reliable wifi. The television is not currently hooked up (but the wifi is unlimited so you can stream and download to your heart's content).

CONVENIENT - Howard Beach House is within easy walking distance to just about everything including the best grocery store in all of Eleuthera (<10 minutes), numerous great restaurants, liquor store, bank (with ATM), dive shop and the harbor. If you want a bit more mobility, a golf cart can be rented from numerous spots on the island.


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Modern Comfortable Home Steps from the Beach

We absolutely love Howard Beach House! We stayed in HBH with 2 families, perfect fit! HBH is a hidden gem...a home ON the beach of Spanish Wells with all of the modern luxuries you could ever want/need. The back deck is literally steps from the beach...makes beach life with kids a dream (and an outdoor shower)! Howard is flexible and more than accommodating... & Vince, the house manager, was always there to answer questions or help when needed. We have traveled to a handful of the "out islands" and our HBH rental experience far surpassed any other. We love the simple lifestyle of Spanish Wells, & we have now found our go to rental! You will not be disappointed.



Visited on "August - 2017

A little piece of paradise!

Perfect for two families! Great setup. Owner and caretakers so helpful. Islanders are so friendly. Only thing that would be nice is a beach umbrella for afternoon sun!



Visited on "June - 2017

Wonderful Stay at Howard Beach House

A stunning setting to enjoy the beach, warm clear water in a beautiful beach house. Everything you could need for a tranquil, relaxing vacation is at hand. Exploring the island by golf cart led us to discover the best fish tacos and sangria.



Visited on "June - 2017

This place is amazing!

We enjoyed Howard's Beach House for 10 days this spring. Traveling with me were my daughter, son-in-law and their three boys, ages 11-17. The layout of the sleeping rooms was perfect. The bedrooms and bathrooms are clean, pretty and well cared for, and comfortable. The twin bedroom was a good spot for the two youngest grandsons. Howard has worked hard to make this a great get-away place. We appreciated the abundance of new beach towels and well stocked kitchen. We asked if he had a crockpot and he bought one! Also, a great blender for making delicious drinks is available. The appliances are new. The refrigerator is nicer than the one I have at home. One of our favorite features was Olive the robot sweeper. She kept the sand out of the house and made beach life even more enjoyable. I like sand on the beaches, but not in my living space! Vince and Lori are the caretakers of the house. Vince checked on us often to see if we were in need of anything. I think he is awesome! When it came time to arrange for the ferry back to the North Eleuthera airport, he made sure we had given the ferry the right information. He didn't want us to have a problem. Riding around in our "buggy" (golf cart) will forever be a memory. We loved getting out and about several times a day to drive around the island and see new things. Every night our ritual was to go to Papa Scoops for homemade ice cream. It is just down the street. Delicious. Howard, thanks for letting us spend 10 amazing days in your Spanish Wells home. I hope to return again!



Visited on "May - 2017

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