BEAUTIFULLY RELAXING BEACH FRONT COTTAGE

Patricia Leigh-Wood

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Patricia Leigh-Wood

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BEAUTIFULLY RELAXING BEACH FRONT COTTAGE

Governor's Harbour Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beach Front One Bedroom, 2 bathrooms Cottage. Stunning Views

'Pebbles' is the guest cottage on a 7 acre estate, enjoying total privacy. Wonderful views looking north up the coast of Eleuthera and out to sea. The beach is miles long and offers all sorts of different places to swim.

Amenities:: One bedroom with King size bed and a/c, two bathrooms, one with a washing machine. Pull out queen size sofa bed in Living/dining area, with VCR and CD player. A/c throughout. High speed WIFI Internet

Cleaning service twice a week or more by special request. babysitting and private cook can also be arranged.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker and all necessary cooking utensils. A telephone for incoming and local calls.

All rooms have magnificent ocean views!

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Patricia Leigh-Wood

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks french, spanish, english
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My family have been involved on Eleuthera since the late 1930's. I love this island and it's friendly people!

Patricia Leigh-Wood purchased this cottage in 1997

If you are looking for a chance to relax, away from the madding crowd...listen to the waves, walk along a virtually deserted pink sand beach, going on for miles...dine under a canopy of stars...then this is what you will find at 'Pebbles'!

Excellently well decorated and fully equipped! Right on the beach...with stunning views! Everyday is slightly different, depending on the ocean!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Beautifully relaxing Beach Front Cottage
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
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Beautifully relaxing Beach Front Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306279
(857) 363 2102
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Yes, it is paradise

  • 5 of 5
I was looking at this listing to recommend it to a friend when it occurred to me that I hadn't written a review. So here goes. Essentially, I echo the rave reviews others have given the place and scratch my head when reading the negative reviews. Yes, the beaches have some assorted debris, mostly plastic washed up with seaweed, but it is a small imperfection in an otherwise perfect beach setting with extraordinary privacy. Yes, one of the sliding doors was difficult to open but again a small matter when compared to the general high quality of the place. Its not the Ritz but it is comfortable, clean and has all the comforts. Its decorated tastefully and the views are exquisite. Frankly, we were rarely in the cottage spending most of our time on the beach and patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I tried to book another trip here for the end of January 2014 but the dates were unavailable. I will definitely be back and I have recommended the place to several friends.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully relaxing Beach Front Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306279
(857) 363 2102
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Pebbles Exactly as Described - UHH, NO, IT'S BETTER

Pebbles Exactly as Described - UHH, NO, IT'S BETTER
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a week at Pebbles in Nov. 2013. We have been married for 56 years and we consider this the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. I have re-read the description for Pebbles and it describes it absolutely correctly. However, the week we spent there is actually indescribable. We will never forget it.

Pebbles was perfect for the two of us - large, comfortable furniture, great sleeping bed, The view was beautiful. We kept the living room sliding doors open so we always had a breeze and the sound of the ocean; we kept the AC going in the bedroom. The yards were lovely. The patio was partially shaded during most of the day. There wear a gazillion stars at night, incredibly bright. We didn't see anyone on "our" beach the whole week but we did see some footprints.

A couple of things you need to know - 1) the password for the Wi Fi in the cottage. 2) Your local call won't go through if you dial the area code as we have to do in our home area.

We enjoyed Banks Road Deli, Tippys, Beach House, Buchaneer which were very close to Pebbles, but not close enough to walk for us so we were glad we had a rental car.

The owner, the housekeeper and the gentlemen we rented the the car from were all very friendly, personable, and helpful. We've been home for two weeks and if I close my eyes, I can still hear the sound of the ocean and feel the ocean breeze. I heartily recommend Pebbles.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully relaxing Beach Front Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306279
(857) 363 2102
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Pebbles beach

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I absolutely loved staying at Pebbles. We wanted a quiet, peaceful place to stay where there wouldn't be a lot of people around and we definitely found the place. Overlooking the ocean and out in the country type of place. The caretaker was very helpful and was there whenever we needed anything but was very careful to give us our privacy. I would most definitely come back again and hope to ....would love to bring our extended family and rent out the bigger house too. Thank you again for the hospitality that was shown to us while we stayed there.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully relaxing Beach Front Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306279
(857) 363 2102
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Medford, Massachusetts
5

Great Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our 3rd trip to Eleuthera so know the island quite well and what makes 'Pebbles' great. A big part of it's appeal is the location. The cottage is really right on the beach; you have near 180 degree views from the deck and living rooms, filtered only by swaying palm trees. The beach is beautiful; 'Culmers' rocks provide visual interest and also some nice snorkeling in the pool and around the rocks. When the wind is from the south they also create a nice lee which is sheltered for younger kids. If bigger waves are your thing then you can go north up the beach a bit. There are no other houses north all the way to the point, and only a couple of houses to the south. We only ran into people staying at the main house once. Both sunrises and sunsets are beautiful from here.

'Pebbles' is only 10 minutes from Governors Harbor and it's shops and restaurants, you are about 5 minutes from North Palmetto point and very close to Tippys (walk down the beach!), Banks Road Deli, Leon Levy preserve and Club Med beach. It's also located on a well paved road (you can't take this for granted on Eleuthera!). The neighborhood is Eleuthera's 'gold coast' with many fine homes but a low key atmosphere.

The cottage is spacious and very well equipped for a beach vacation. The owners thought of all the apparently small things; for example coolers to take down to the beach with you; portable beach chairs we were able to take with us on day trips as well as very nice loungers for the deck. The blender is a really nice touch ... blend your own pina coladas with rum, coconut cream (from the store at the shell station) and Eleuthera pineapples!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully relaxing Beach Front Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306279
(857) 363 2102
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Medford, Massachusetts
5

Does not get much better

  • 5 of 5
This was our 3rd trip to Eleuthera so know the island quite well and what makes 'Pebbles' great. A big part of it's appeal is the location. The cottage is really right on the beach; you have near 180 degree views from the deck and living rooms, filtered only by swaying palm trees. The beach is beautiful; 'Culmers' rocks provide visual interest and also some nice snorkeling in the pool and around the rocks. When the wind is from the south they also create a nice lee which is sheltered for younger kids. If bigger waves are your thing then you can go north up the beach a bit. There are no other houses north all the way to the point, and only a couple of houses to the south. We only ran into people staying at the main house once. Both sunrises and sunsets are beautiful from here.

'Pebbles' is only 10 minutes from Governors Harbor and it's shops and restaurants, you are about 5 minutes from North Palmetto point and very close to Tippys (walk down the beach!), Banks Road Deli, Leon Levy preserve and Club Med beach. It's also located on a well paved road (you can't take this for granted on Eleuthera!). The neighborhood is Eleuthera's 'gold coast' with many fine homes but a low key atmosphere.

The cottage is spacious and very well equipped for a beach vacation. The owners thought of all the apparently small things; for example coolers to take down to the beach with you; portable beach chairs we were able to take with us on day trips as well as very nice loungers for the deck. The blender is a really nice touch ... blend your own pina coladas with rum, coconut cream (from the store at the shell station) and Eleuthera pineapples!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautifully relaxing Beach Front Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306279
(857) 363 2102
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Nassau
5

RE:

  • 5 of 5
I came across the review titled "Where to begin..." from Lincoln Nebraska and felt it directly referred to my previous review (see "Honeymoon getaway") and actually insinuated that I am a liar. I maintain everything that I said in my review after our stay in April for our honeymoon. If memory serves me there is a sort of garage / storage near the beach with kayaks etc that is actually located near "Pebbles" but the main house itself is not that close and apart from seeing lights on and movement in the main house on our way home each evening, we never saw the occupants!
In regard to the sliding glass door - the screen of it was not operating the way it would have when first installed but it was still operational and we had it open every day...though when it was closed at night we could indeed still "hear the waves crashing"... until we turned on the air condition that worked perfectly and certainly did not give off an odour.
We found "Pebbles" exactly as it was shown to be in the pictures on this web site and loved every minute of our stay.
Perhaps the writer of the "where to begin.." review should book themselves into a huge resort that each morning scrapes sand up out of the water and on to the beach to maintain their 'natural' beach and then rakes it clean of all seaweed and any other debris that may wash up. Clearly a secluded, NATURALLY stunning beach is not in their taste.
It seems unbelievable to me that 'Nebraska' stayed in this house a month after me and during the SAME month as another raving 5 out of 5 review (see "Pebbles is the charm!") and supposedly found it so horrible.
I would recommend Pebbles to anyone looking for relaxation or a fun, family vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Luckily it is rare that we get a bad review, and more often we are greatly gladdened by the warmth of our renters enthusiasm. So many return, if not each year, then every few years!
Eleuthera is an unspoiled island, which also means un-manicured...the beach is public, and at the whim of the ocean. Unfortunately humans throw rubbish out of the cruise ships...I know it's not allowed, but hey, who's watching? This arrives on our shores after a storm. I keep the beach in front of my house as clean as possible. If you want miles of beach with nobody else around, then the beaches of Eleuthera are for you. This honeymoon couple understands the island, with all its natural beauty and easy relaxed style! We want our renters to be happy!
Guest alike this are always welcome back again and again!
Patricia Leigh-Wood )owner)

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

Eleuthera is one of the larger islands of the Bahamas. It has some of the most beautiful secluded beaches to be found anywhere in the world. There are more places for quiet picnics, snorkeling, beachcombing and dining by the ocean in one of the excellent restaurants.

Pebbles is on an 11 acres private estate called On the Rocks, which is located between Governor's Harbour and North Palmetto Point on the Atlantic side of the island. The best beaches are on the Atlantic side and the cooler summer breezes too!

No high rise buildings, large hotels or casinos! No crowds or traffic jams!

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Gratuity 5.0%

Notes

  • $1200-1400/Week
  • Dec.1-Apr.30 $1,400 per week 2 people
    $ 200 for an extra guest
    May 1-Nov.15 $1,200 p.w. 2 people
    100 for an extra guest
    Daily rates available. Min. stay 3 days.
    Maid service twice a week or more by arrangement. Baby sitting and cook also available by special arrangement

    Nov.15 2012-Apr.30.2013 p.w $1,400 or $200 per night $250 w/e per night for w/e rate
    May 1,2013- Nov.15,2013 p.w. $1,200 + $175 extra nights over the week or
    $200 per night for short stays
  • Inquire about special offers which might be available for the dates you have requested.

Amenities

Amenities

Governor's Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The main bathroom has 2 sinks and 2 shower units. Te=here is an outside shower for rinsing off when you come from the beach. The second full bathroom, just off the living area also has a tub and shower, sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom faces the ocean, and has an adjoining 'his & hers' bathroom. There is a second bathroom, and a queen size pull out sofa bed in the living room, suitable for 2 people. There is a/c in the bedroom and also in the living/ding/kitchen area.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
The telephone is for incoming and local calls only. There is DSL Internet access for your own laptop. There is also Internet access in the local library in Governor's Harbour. Pebbles is a lovely, well appointed beach cottage with some of the most amazing views up the coast. The beach is directly outside with miles of cool pink sand and few people in sight. The Main House faces away, and allows Pebbles to have privacy and no interference in any way. It is completely independent in every way, it has it's own access to the beach. Dining under billions of stars clearly visible in the night sky as there is no light pollution to cloud the view! Very romantic nights!