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MAGICAL BEACHFRONT HOUSE ON VERY PRIVATE BEACH.

Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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MAGICAL BEACHFRONT HOUSE ON VERY PRIVATE BEACH.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

14 Acre Sea to Sea Estate on private beach. The Authenic Out Island Experience.

Wake up to an experience of Nature you may never have had before:

- the sound of the ocean kissing the shore.

- wind rustling through the coconut palms.

- a swim in the inviting sea before breakfast

- coffee in the cabana

- wine or pina colada on the beach as you watch the moonrise

- curly tail lizards wondering if you'll share your mango with them

- emerald green parrot fish which you can see as you walk along the beach

- moonrise from your bed

- moonset from your bed

- a deep experience of tranquility and calmness

Casuarina Bay is an exceptionally beautiful, secluded eco-friendly Sea to Sea estate on the island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas.

Just two properties, next door to each other, share this very private bay on the Atlantic, skirted by miles of pink sand beaches.

Easily accessible, Casuarina Bay is just 1 hour by air from Miami, and only seven miles from Governors Harbour airport. It's located 1.5 miles northeast of the lovely village of Governors Harbour, one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas.

The house was designed to take in the extraordinary views and off-shore breezes of the Atlantic Ocean from every room as well as the virgin land and spectacular sunsets to the west.

It nestles amidst picturesque groves of Coconut Palms, Papaya, Sea Grape, Sea Apple and Casuarina trees. The fragrant frangipani waft their intoxicating aroma while the hibiscus bloom fresh flowers each morning.

The property is also blessed with other exotic plants such as ponciana, sour orange, surinam cherry, guinep, soursop, sapodilla and passion fruit.

Ocean-lovers will find some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming in the world. Underwater visibility is up to 100 feet, with water temperatures ranging between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

It's hard to find a more beautiful sea anywhere in the world. Sit back and delight in the changing colours of the sea and sky. Or jump in and watch the magic below the surface.

There's a barrier reef just offshore so Casuarina Bay Beachfront House has protected waters and no rip currents. It's excellent swimming for all ages.

For more information and many more photographs, please visit the link at the bottom of the page.

The adventurous traveler can explore nearby islands and virgin coral reefs, swim with dolphins or exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing.

Other sports available on the island include sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, darts, pool, spearfishing, tennis and surfing.

The rustic Beachfront House was designed and built to savor the incredible natural unspoiled beauty of Eleuthera. It's only 20 yards from its own pink-sand beach, so wherever you are in the house you have breathtaking views in all directions. To the east you see the turquoise ocean and glistening beach. Looking to the west your eyes rest on untouched green hills and colourful Caribbean sunsets. At night the brilliance of the stars and moon are unforgettable.

This romantic wooden house sleeps up to 8, with 4 bedrooms (1 king, 2 queen (1 with A/C) and one with twin beds that can be made into a king- also with A/C), 2 bathrooms, living and dining room, kitchen, decks on 3 sides(with 2 tables for al fresco dining). Two of the bedrooms have air conditioning. The other two bedrooms and the living areas and kitchen do not have air conditioning, but instead they have large doors/windows to capture the ocean breezes and fans. The garden (queen) has exterior access only.

Relax on our private beach in the thatched cabana, with a freshwater shower.

This is a perfect location for the adventurous traveler looking to enjoy the natural beauty of this magical island.

Amenities: Free wireless Internet, Phone, satellite T.V + VCR, CD and tape player, large fridge, high powered gas stove, dishwasher, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, barbecue, washer and dryer, kayaks, beach cabana with outdoor shower.

Activities: Spend days exploring deserted pink sand beaches, kayaking along the coast or snorkeling or diving exquisite reefs just in front of the house from our ocean kayaks.

Excellent fishing- deep sea (for tuna, mahi mahi, kingfish etc.), bone-fishing, bottom fishing, line-fishing or spearfishing.

Go to the weekly village fish fry and meet some of the local characters.

Sit on the beach at night and watch the stars or the moonrise.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
77%
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Casuarina Bay offers a true glimpse of the "real" Bahamas. A perfect setting for our family get away. There is a television, but it was refreshing to see my 3 boys opting to be OUTSIDE (day and evenings) on the perfect beach doing what kids don't do enough of these days. It's always difficult to pull ourselves away from Eleuthera.
Apr 2009
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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MAGICAL BEACHFRONT HOUSE ON VERY PRIVATE BEACH.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 27 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

All I have to say is I'm Looking Forward to next summer!

(in a good way)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2004
  • Stayed: Jun 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
All over
5

Idyllic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this gorgeous Bahamian house for a perfect period in January - unbeknownst to us in advance, Junior Junkanoo, an incredible Bahamian festival, was going on the Saturday night in Governor's Harbour, which was such a special cultural treat to be able to experience.

The house was perfectly located for our quick trips in to town, not just for Junkanoo but for groceries and the Fish Fry on Friday night.

The children had an amazing time playing on the beach... body-surfing, sand-castle digging, and inventing so many unique and wonderful games. We were the only people, which was just perfect to allow them to play uninhibited all day long. At the same time, we truly soaked up just being able to lounge on the beach-chairs and watch them expend all their energy running up and down. :-)

The house had such character and charm - a truly special place!

Cannot recommend more highly for a return trip to Eleuthera.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our home. We are thrilled that you were able to experience Junior Junkanoo and that you had so much fun Casuarina bay. We hope you can return soon!
5

Bahamian Rhapsody

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an authentic Bahamas experience, you need look no further than this glorious compound. These hand-built wooden homes are comfortably furnished, charmingly personal, and artistically decorated with the owner's natural treasures. The secluded location offers total privacy, a picture perfect beach, delightful snorkeling and kayaking and total relaxation. Yet, it is minutes from Governor's Harbour and the best restaurants. I took my family of 7, and to a person, each proclaimed it "the best family vacation ever!" I would go back in a heartbeat, with the whole gang, a group of friends, or just my husband. Every bedroom is beautiful. Ours had views on three sides, the luscious tradewinds keeping it comfortable, even in August.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The Best Family Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Elegantly rustic, this very personal handmade wood house sits across a sand path from one of the prettiest beaches on the island. Perfect for people who love to live with the windows open, in informal comfort. Nice linens and towels, charming art, a well-stocked kitchen, kayaks and a beachside tiki hut all contributed to our enjoyment. Just minutes from the colonial town of Governor's Harbour where we bought lobster and fish from the fishermen at the bayfront and supplies at the grocers, but totally private. We had the beach to ourselves. The snorkeling was fantastic right in front of the house. There were 7 of us as well as a small dog and everyone's room was perfect. We cooked almost all of our dinners at the house, and ate lunches at Tippys and The Beach House, which are a few miles down the road. The owner is very generous and knowledgable. Her island style and sensitivity to the environment are exactly our own! We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always such a pleasure to share this breathtaking paradise with people like these who really 'get' the magic of Casuarina Bay Beachfront House and this secluded bay. Thank you for coming and for falling in love with it as you did. I'm so happy you enjoyed it. We hope that you'll become one of our regulars! All the best, Doon
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  • 2 of 5

L'endroit est magnifique mais partout sur l'île les plages sont sublimes . Le confort est trés moyen , le chemin d'accés épouvantable , nous avons eu du vent et il était impossible de dormir à l'étage . Le vent passait sous le toit avec violence , le bruit était incroyable . La salle de bain est trés quelconque , la baignoire est à changer en urgence . Nous sommes partis 3 jours avant la date prévue !

Décevant !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Miami, Florida
5

  • 5 of 5

My five longtime friends from highschool and I, spent six wonderful days at this captivating place in paradise !! the house had everything we needed, very nicely decorated and the views breathtaking! The beach is just stepps from the house, no need to even wear shoes, and the house very private which is just what we wanted. The snorkling was great too.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cigatoo Inn
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beach House
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended

Fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sound of the ocean. Other Activities: Wonderful snorkeling, swimming and kayaking right off the beach in front of the house. The 2 best beaches on the island are on either side of you: Club Med (French Leave ) beach and Twin Coves both only 5-7 minutes walk. Close to Governors Harbour (1/2 mile to the Beach House) but you have the privacy of only one other property on the whole bay. Fantastic if you want to get to the best beaches without driving - for your morning coffee or to watch the moonrise. Superb bird and sky watching.

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Rates & Availability

From $460 Per night

Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Spring
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$460
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 7 2015 - Aug 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$485
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Aug 15 2015 - Nov 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$460
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 15 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 12 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 13 2016 - Apr 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
Apr 24 2016 - Jun 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$460
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 13 2016
5 night minimum stay
$485
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $200 for each guest after the first 6, but children 6 and under are free.
Cleaning fee $150
Security deposit: $700
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , freshwater beach shower in cabana
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to a king if requested
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , on ground level
  • The house comfortably sleeps 6-8. The two twins can be made into a king if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The twin bedroom (main level) and garden (extra 4th) bedroom have air conditioning. Children's equipment (high chair, swing, booster seat, stroller etc) can be available on request.

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