BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1800S HOUSE W/POOL, WALK TO TOWN, FREE FLIGHTS INCLUDED

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Julianna Simon Parker

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1800S HOUSE W/POOL, WALK TO TOWN, FREE FLIGHTS INCLUDED

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2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

This lovingly restored 19th century cottage features natural oak floors and high ceilings. It is furnished with a literal treasure trove of unique pieces from around the world. You enter Stone House into the spacious living room. There is a large loft bedroom above it, accessed by a short flight of steps. The loft has twin beds, a sitting area, and a dramatic cathedral ceiling. Pass through the living room to the dining room and fully equipped kitchen featuring state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. There is also a full bath on this level with walk-in shower.

The master bedroom is accessed down a flight of stairs. It has a king bed and beautifully appointed en suite bathroom with shower and tub.

Outside, enjoy Stone House’s two large and lovely shaded porches, which have both dining and sitting areas. Stone House shares a pool with two other houses.You will be surrounded by a lush garden which is home to many fruit trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, aloe and coconut palms.

Amenities at Stone House include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, cordless telephone, and off-street parking.

Stone House is part of the Squires Estate collection of beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above Governors Harbour. The homes and cottages of Squires Estate were restored and furnished with antiques by a reknowned Italian architect. The décor and level of finish will delight the most discriminating world traveler. Our manager will greet you upon arrival and be available to assist you as needed. She can arrange for daily housekeeping, a private chef, or a car rental (extra charges apply), and provide advice about island activities. Other staff at Squires Estate include a fulltime gardener and housekeepers. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises. Stone House can be combined with other historic homes and cottages in the Squires Estate collection for larger groups.

The town of Governors Harbour, a one-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

Walking over the hill in the other direction takes you to French Leave Beach, the finest beach on the island and one of the great beaches of the Caribbean. By foot, it’s about 10 minutes to French Leave, a mile-long crescent of pink sand which is literally deserted most of the time. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car, because the island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around. By car, Stone House is just a minute from French Leave Beach.

FREE FLIGHTS: A stay of four nights or longer entitles you to 2 free round-trip tickets from Nassau to Eleuthera or flight credits from the U.S. (Some restrictions apply.)

Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy Stone House, and experience all our island has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Julianna Simon Parker

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Beautifully Restored 1800s House w/pool, Walk to Town, Free Flights Included
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews
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Stone House is charming and in a great location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Stone House is in the perfect location! Close to a few restaurants, grocery shopping and the Friday Fish Fry! The house is uniquely decorated but with an updated kitchen and bathrooms. It is well stocked, orderly and clean. Annie was wonderful! Squires Estate homes are tastefully restored giving you the sense of walking into the 1800's yet with today's modern conveniences. What a lovely blend of yesterday and today sensations. Peaceful, quaint, restful, relaxing...we loved it!
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"Beautifully restored homes"

"Beautifully restored homes"
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We stayed in the Stone House for a long weekend and loved it. The location of the houses is perfect. The appliances are top notch and the grounds are wonderfully relaxing to stroll through. Everyone was really helpful and made our getaway that much better. If you are looking for your own home away from home, Squire Estates will not disappoint!

This review was posted by the guest on Trip Advisor on Sept 15, 2011.
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"Will return"

"Will return"
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
My husband and I stayed in the Stone house in August 2011 and this was one of the best vacations we’ve had so far in the Bahamas.

Upon booking the cottage, we weren’t really sure if we had made the right choice since there weren’t many reviews to go by, and soon after we arrived on the Island and entered the cottage, we realized we did make the right choice. The Stone House is a two-bedroom home with the Master bedroom downstairs.

This beautifully decorated house just grew on us on our 8 night stay. It was our home away from home and very comfortable. If you do not mind staying in a place that is not like a hotel, and provides you with a sense of ‘living’ on the island, then you may very well like the Esquire Estates.

We rented a car which provided us with the option to move around the island and explore. We really enjoyed having the quiet beach access just a few minutes away within driving distance. The beaches are just beautiful and don’t be surprised if you’re sharing the beach with just a few other guests; not over crowded at all. On some days we packed a light snack and enjoyed an afternoon on the beach.

Anne, the property Manager was very helpful throughout our stay and was available for any questions we may have. Having a full kitchen was a nice bonus in the house since there may be parts of the day when you don’t mind preparing your own meal.

My husband and I have wonderful memories of visiting Eleuthera and staying in the Esquires Estate. This was a vacation like no other for us and we hope to come back and visit again in the years to come.

This review was posted by the guest on Trip Advisor on Feb 7, 2012.
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The Stone House: Rental # 263776

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
Hello:

I highly recommend this lovely historical property on the Squires Estate. The Stone House is accurately described on this website. The agent Julianna Parker is highly knowledgeable, skilled, responsive and honest. The Stone House property and the whole of the Squires Estate is clean and well maintained. The property manager is respectful, responsive and provides excellent service. Governors Harbour is a lovely town. The Bahamian people in Governors Harbour and on EL are friendly, helpful, genuine and truly respectful.

Other recommendations are as follows. For a car rental, I highly recommend Stubbs Car Rental Services. The owner is honest, respectful and provides excellent service. What's more, I suggest a meal or two @ Tippy's-great food and service.

The geological delights of EL are worth exploring especially the Glass Bottom Bridge. There are many other amazing finds on the island. Exploring them without question is time well spent. The beaches are beautiful and the pink sand visible. If you jog as I do, jogging on the beaches is a memorable experience.

I suggest you visit a delightful gift shop in Gregory Town called 'Shop da Island' established in 1985 and run by a lovely and highly talented mother and daughter team. The items offered are tasteful.

The overall experience on EL was lovely and I hope you enjoy the island as much as we did.

Gail
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stone House

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We had a great time staying at Stone House, the house is very elegant and the surounding gardens are beautiful. My wife and I slept in the very nice downstairs master bedroom which stayed nice and cool at all times and we had two boys 10 and 11 sleeping upstairs in the two single/twin beds.
We were very impressed with the bathrooms, really great showers.
It was nice to have a big outside table on the porch with ceiling fans over for dinners.
Annie and Teddy that take care of the property were both great and very helpful at all times.
Stone House is a great little house the only down side is if you cook it makes the upstairs really hot and the air conditioning can not cool it down, we were there in August the hottest time of the year so this might not be the case in the cooler months and the down stairs bedroom did stay cool even when upstairs wasn't.
There looks like a lot of love and attention to detail has been put into this little house.
Note to the owners- Please buy a kettle for making tea :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
French Leave
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Buccaneer
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Buccaneer

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Availability & Rates

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Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Feb 8 2014 - May 2 2014
$360
$360
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
3 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 3 2014 - Jul 2 2014
$290
$1,895
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 3 2014 - Aug 16 2014
$360
$2,395
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Aug 17 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$290
$1,895
3 nights
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$415
$2,725
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
The washer and dryer are not in the house, but are on the premies of the estate. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the estate at no charge.
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