Our family of 5 spent a relaxing 10 days at Conc’d Out in December 2014. Driving from the airport to the house you realize Eleuthera is very rare – beautiful and uncommercialized. Conc’d Out is very private on its large lot, and it is situated on a bluff that straddles a small point over the water. There are beautiful sandy beaches in on either side of the point, but to do a long walk on the beach, water shoes are best to transverse the coral, rocky stretches between beaches. Keep an eye on the ground when walking over the coral and you will likely find lovely sea glass. During our trip in December the highs were in the 70’s but the water was not uncomfortable, we could go in for ½ hour without shivering. Some of us brought 2mm wetsuit tops that allowed us to stay out indefinitely.
The house is simple but spacious and, most importantly, very clean! There are tile floors throughout, easily swept to keep stray sand out. The TV had an extensive channel offerings and a special setup with about 600 movies. The downstairs bedroom can only be reached by going outside, but with a separate bath, 2 queens, and TV it was perfect for our teenagers. The furnishings are modest but clean and well kept, in keeping with the island feel. The kitchen is complete and has plenty of spices, trash bags, dishwasher detergent, etc. I would have to say the best part of staying here is getting to know Andrew and Rita, they are wonderful people – it’s like having family on the island!
We brought down meat and cheese in a cooler backpack ($20 Amazon) with dry ice. We carried a few dry goods in our luggage. We were able to find everything else we needed at the small markets in Governors Harbor. Do bring any medicines , even OTC ones – I had a hard time finding children’s benadryl. We enjoyed Da Perk in Governors Harbor, Tippy’s on New Years, and of course the Friday night Fish Fry (all reached within 10 minutes from the house).
We spent most of our time at the beaches right in front of Conc’d Out. On a few windy days we went over to Ten Bay beach which is very calm and shallow – it was about 15 minutes from the house. We also spent a day at Surfer’s beach. Overall we found the Atlantic ocean side beaches more fun to explore with lots of fish off the reefs, beautiful coral, and long wide sandy beaches.
The best endorsement we can provide – we just sent in a request to go back this year!