Welcome to The Outpost, a family-friendly compound on a miles-long, deserted pink-sand beach. Originally built to house a private school, The Outpost has been modernized and appointed with polished cypress floors, handmade furniture, and original artwork. The Outpost is located ten minutes from the town of Governors Harbour which has stores, banks, restaurants, and services. Excellent restaurants and nightlife, including Cocodimama and Sky Beach Club, are a just five minutes away by car.
The Outpost’s Main House consists of a living room, large dining room, and a large kitchen, surrounded by covered verandas, all facing the beautiful Atlantic shoreline. The dining room, open-air but covered and fully screened, can seat up to 30. The kitchen has a commercial-size refrigerator and range, double sinks, and plenty of counter space.
Cottage One has two stories and four bedrooms. Downstairs, it has two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with twin beds that can be converted to kings. These two bedrooms can be set up with third twin in each, or with three bunk-beds in each for larger groups. The upstairs holds two dormered bedrooms, one with a double and single bed, the other a queen. Cottage One can therefore accommodate from 9 to 17 guests, depending on the bed configuration.
Cottage two has one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s furnished with one queen bed and a single, and can sleep 3 guests.
Cottage three has four to six single beds, or two kings. It also contains two baths. Although it has just one large bedroom, there are privacy curtains and dividers separating the beds. It can sleep up to 6.
The Outpost also has a fully functional sauna, an outdoor gas grill, a fire pit for cookouts, and a beach shack which provides shade on the beach as well as seating on the roof. There are several hammocks in the shade of the trees. All houses are equipped with noseeum screens and are naturally cooled by the ocean breezes. The Outpost has 7 kayaks—4 double kayaks and 3 single kayaks. Amenities include satellite TV and WIFI in Main House only. The property comes with a live-in caretaker (the owner) and several friendly dogs. Cooks and staff are available upon request. Email us for a video tour on youtube.
The town of Governors Harbour, 10 to 12 minutes away by car, 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.
Upscale beachfront restaurants in the area include the Bistro at Sky Beach Club (International cuisine with Bahamian influences), Cocodimama (traditional Italian cuisine), Tippy’s (international and fusion), The Beach House (tapas), and The Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks). The above all have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night. The Governors Harbour area also has numerous little takeouts and restaurants offering local cuisine, including The Buccaneer (salads, burgers, wraps), Mate and Jenny’s (pizza and Bahamian) and the Sunset Inn (local cuisine).
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 The Outpost, and experience all our island has to offer. Please email us for a video tour of The Outpost on youtube.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Nov 1 2013 - Aug 16 2014
|Notes: RATES ARE FOR THE FIRST 2 GUESTS, add $250 for each additional guest. Holidays extra!|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.