The Mockingbird offers beauty and privacy on a long stretch of Caribbean beach. Sixty feet beyond the large covered veranda is the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. You are ON THE BEACH. Shade is provided for your comfort on both the deck, overlooking the garden, and on the seaside covered verandah. You always have shade at the home. Dockside shade is provided by umbrellas. All rooms have sea views. Bedrooms have 8 foot sliding glass doors. The Great Room has 12 feet of sliding glass doors. The home, with its own circular driveway, is 1000 feet down a private driveway to Balara Bay. The island's largest settlement, Governor's Harbour, is two miles away offering varied restaurants, grocery stores, bakery, post office, banks, historic library, service stations, beverage stores, churches, and gift shops.
The Mockingbird,new in 2010, is state of the art construction by the island's leading builder, and energy efficient for your comfort and enjoyment. Massive amounts of insulation in ceiling and walls. Poured concrete construction. The heavily insulated ceiling and walls allow windows to be open even in hot weather, and allow seabreeze and sea sounds inside the home, maximizing the island experience. The home is not typical island cement block construction.
Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour: Balara Bay is beautiful, private, serene, and secluded. The Mockingbird is 1000 feet from the Queen's Highway on a stretch of white sand beach that looks out on Levy Island. The property is surrounded by extensive tropical foliage, and the property itself has many varied tropical trees including coconut palms and palmetto palms. The gardens are filled with bouganvilla, exora, hibiscus and numerous island flowers.
The Unique Benefits of this House: The Mockingbird is on a white sand beach. The Caribbean is 60-100 feet in front of the home. The view is unobstructed. The property is level and easy to walk. We are a four minute drive to the island's largest settlement, Governor's Harbour, with its many facilities and amenities. The Mockingbird is easily accessible as there are many remote properties on the island that are not easily accessible. Just minutes away from stores, restaurants and entertainment. Yet the property offers privacy, quiet and a sense of seclusion.
Gil and Marian Macy purchased the Balara Bay property in 2000 from prominent Bahamians who used the home as their beach retreat. We have lived on Eleuthera for five months of the year since that time. We chose our home on the Caribbean side of the island. We love walking the Atlantic beaches, but we want to live on the side of the island with gently prevailing winds and calm water. Our property is premier, the location is great, close to the largest settlement, Governor's Harbour, the view spectacular. Gardens abound. The white sand beach is our front yard.
Balara Bay is beautiful, private, serene, and secluded. The Mockingbird is 1000 feet from the Queen's Highway on a stretch of white sand beach that looks out on Levy Island. The property is surrounded by extensive tropical foliage, and has many varied tropical trees including coconut palms and palmetto palms. The gardens are filled with bouganvilla, exora, hibiscus and numerous island flowers.
Privacy. Surrounded by tropical foliage and flowers. Private drive off Queen's Highway. Private circular driveway to home. Wi-fi. Numerous kayaks. 2 ocean going singles, singles, 2 double ocean going kayaks. We have two paddle board kayaks, furnished upon request. Caretaker neighbor only a short distance away who really looks out for you. If you need an island friend, call Ormie. View of Levy Island across the bay. Private. Serene and quiet.
The property's central location provides convenient sightseeing and travel to the northern and southern parts of the island. Governor's Harbour Airport is 10 minutes north. North Eleuthera Airport is one hour north. Taxi service at all airports. Car rental available. Eleuthera has easy access with direct flights daily from Nassau, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Other Activities: Wonderful beach for shelling, bonefishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and walking.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
|$1575 is the weekly price is for the first two people. $100 for each additional person per week. We request 50% deposit which confirms the reservation. The remainder is due 45 days prior to arrival. The requested rental is on a first deposit first held basis. We refund, if we can rebook, minus $100 re-booking fee. Christmas/New Year's weeks have a $250 weekly premium.|
|Fees And Taxes||No extra fees for a booking of 7 nights or more. We do add a cleaning fee of $50 for a visit of less than one week.|
|Consult owners for availability. Our stateside phone is 330 920 4244. Our island phone is 242 332 2136. April through October availability at the Mockingbird #295571. We own two homes on Balara Bay. The Hummingbird #103788 is available for year round rental.|
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