DELIGHTFUL JASMINE - FANTASTIC BEACH, 60 ACRE ESTATE, POOL, WIFI, AC, MORE

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Gail Sawyer

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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DELIGHTFUL JASMINE - FANTASTIC BEACH, 60 ACRE ESTATE, POOL, WIFI, AC, MORE

Governor's Harbour Villa Rental Photos and Description

Jasmine, Romantic 2BR 2BA Private Estate Stone Villa w/Pink sand beach

Escape to the out island of Eleuthera in a romantic stone villa. Jasmine on Wykee Estates enjoys acres of lush, tropical beauty joined with miles of silken, pink sand beach. Indulge yourself with ocean scented breezes and exotic flowers. Relax on soft lounges while watching the changing greens and blues of the ocean before you. Think cool, stone walls, high ceilings, French doors, large airy rooms and a romantic, king 4 poster with gauzy netting. In the back garden, you can revive yourself, showering under a deep blue sky while enjoying the scarlet bouganvilla climbing up the old Banyan nearby. The completely private shower has hot and cold water with room for two. Relax on the back patios amid lovely tropical trees and flowers. Jasmine is the perfect base for your out island adventures, relaxed and oh so comfortable, Jasmine is home. Explore the 110 miles of Eleuthera with it's caves, ocean holes and unmatched beaches.

Acitivites: Long, wide, pink sand beach with colorful ocean surf, that's what it's all about.

Swim, snorkel, suba, fish (even bone fishing), beach comb, be that lazy

islander inside of you. There is a pool, if you prefer, or for very small children,

Alabaster Bay is nearby with it's shallow water. Governor's Harbour, the

capital of Eleuthera, is only several minutes away. There you will find great

grocery stores, restaurants, shops (even dive shop), banks, post office, library

(free paperback exchange) and even a movie theatre. Stop down to the

center of town in the evening when the fishermen come home to sell the day's

catch. Buy some fish, conch or lobster. Eleuthera is 110 miles long, explore

it's fishing villages, caves, ocean holes and unmatched beaches.

Amenities:

*High speed WiFi

*Air conditioning

*Airport taxi arrangements

*Vehicle rental arrangements and discount

*Hammock

*Babysitting

*Private Pink Sand Beach (Atlantic side, house side)

*Access to Caribbean (great snorkeling) 10 min walk

*Ocean and Garden Views

*Miles of Safe Walking

*Large Estate Pool

*Satellite TV/DVD Player

*Radio/CD/ ipod connection

*Private Patios

*Screened Veranda

*Large Outdoor Shower

*Full Kitchen

*Microwave

*Dishwasher

*Blender

*Gas Grill

*Full Laundry

*Iron/Board

*Fireplace

*All Linens

*Beach Chairs

*Beach Towels

*Beach Umbrellas,

*Beach Noodles

*Snorkel Equipment

*Weekly Housekeeping

*Cook Available for Dinners

Suzuki Side Kick Rental Discount: I can arrange a taxi to be waiting for you at the airport. Guests staying at Jasmine enjoy a daily discount on Suzuki Side Kick rentals when I arrange your rental for you. Your vehicle will be waiting in the driveway upon your arrival.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment

Gail Sawyer

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Jasmine is my absolute favorite place to be! You simply forget the rest of the world while you're there. I really do love working on Jasmine while turning it into my island dream house. Transformation began the day we bought it in 1995.

Gail Sawyer purchased this villa in 1995

Eleuthera's people make it a wonderful island. The island is beautiful but so are the people. Eleuthera was perfect for my island dream house and I've been in love with Jasmine and Eleuthera ever since.

Jasmine is part of a large estate with grounds, pool and access to the Atlantic and Caribbean. There is good snorkeling and fishing on the Caribbean side and the wide pink sand beach on the Atlantic. The estate was built and owned by Sir Roland Symonette (first Bahamian Prime Minister) and his wife, Lady Margaret. They honeymooned, entertained, lived and raised their children on this historic estate.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

16 Reviews Write a Review
Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322081
864 646-5676
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Charlotte NY
5

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
We highly recommend a stay at Jasmine. We liked how the house is decorated, had everything we needed and it's a very comfortable home. Jasmine doesn't have a rental unit feel at all. We definitely enjoyed the back yard patios with the outdoor shower. We used that shower quite a bit, it was great to have a nice warm shower outdoors after our long sandy walks on the beach. What an idea! Although we visited a number of beaches on the island, Jasmine's beach was better or equal to any. The whole time we were at Jasmine we were the only ones on the beach. An the pool was a bonus the day the surf was up.
Gail and Cordy were extremely helpful and pleasant. They made the trip very enjoyable for us. We even had Kathy come one night and make dinner for us. She and her sister were a hoot! It was the best island vacation we've ever had and we are definitely looking forward to returning to Eleuthera and Jasmine.

Mike and Molly
Helpful votes: 13/15
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Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322081
864 646-5676
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Lexington, KY
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
Sometimes you don't want to give a great review because you are afraid that the home/place will become so popular that you will have a hard time reserving it again. That's how we feel about Jasmine! However, Gail deserves an outstanding review because you can tell she works very hard to make your stay perfect. From the fresh flowers to the jigsaw puzzles to the outdoor shower to having her home furnished with everything you need. Wonderful!! Gail sent us enough information for us to decide which restauruant we were going to visit each night before we arrived on the island. She arrranged for us to be picked up at the airport and have our rental Sidekick waiting in the driveway. Her Estate Manager, Cordy, was a wealth of knowledge and displayed outstanding customer service. We truly appreciated him. Back to Jasmine. Perfect location. Close to the airport and town. Close to all restaurants we dined in. Two minute walk to the beach. Six minute walk to Sky Beach Resort where you can eat, drink and swim. Perfect house. Master bedroom is wonderful. The back yard is secluded and beautiful. Jasmine could not have been better! The island of Eleuthera is somewhat untouched. Starfish, sand dollars, shells and beautiful fish. Be sure to explore the many secluded beaches. If it is hard to get to them then it is worth it!! The people of Eleuthera are so nice and helpful. Lovely people! O.K. enough. If you want the most relaxing and beautiful vacation choose Jasmine and Eleuthera. You will love it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 14/16
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Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322081
864 646-5676
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
London, UK
5

Destination Wedding

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
We were looking for a location with sun, sea and sand for our wedding. As Wedding Photographers we were looking for a location where we could marry on the beach and continue our honeymoon in the same location. Jasmine House has to be one of the nicest properties I have rented anywhere. It was like going from home to home.

On arrival a driver was arranged to collect us from the airport. The property was spotless and actually beyond our expectations. Fresh flowers everywhere, all the facilities you could ask for and as pretty as a picture. We fell in love with the place that night. The owner, Gail, had broadband installed so we could keep in touch with family and friends and announce our wedding and send photos. Gail was incredibly responsive to any request for information and nothing was too much trouble. The description of the property was very accurate, however I do not think it did it justice. Which I guess is a good thing as you then exceed expectations.

We held our wedding on the beach and would recommend this to any couple considering a destination wedding location. Eleuthera is a beautiful, unspoilt and undeveloped Island which gives it that paradise feel. The coconuts, palms, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, pink sandy beaches and beautiful climate make it a fabulous destination for adventurers, photographers and explorers alike.

My wife and I cannot praise this property enough. The owner, the housekeeper and estate manager and workers kept the place spotless, well maintained and a real joy to call our holiday home.

We are already trying to book again for next year!

Andre & Suzanne
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 16/18
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Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322081
864 646-5676
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
NC
5

Most relaxing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Our family of 4 loved Gail's house on Eleuthera. We were so sad when we had to leave. We really enjoyed the outside shower and nice flat backyard where we played soccer each day. The flowers and shrubs she's planted are beautiful as is the wrap-around front deck with all the shells that past visitors have left for others to enjoy. Make sure you talk to John Burrows downtown for fresh fish. Maybe he'll take you on an exciting snorkeling excursion! This is a relaxing vacation where Gail has left lots of books for daily reading.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 9/10
business
Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322081
864 646-5676
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Lake Leelanau,MI
5

The Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
Staying on the island was our first time and it could not have been nicer. We had spent the last two years on Abaco and found Eleuthera to be much more relaxing and friendlier. Prior to our arrival, Gail had everything prepared right down to having a vehicle in the driveway. Being in contact with her over the winter months she would email us with lots of good information regarding things to do and places to go which was very helpful. We loved working with her and found she is most efficient. After arriving at Jasmine on Wykee Estates on 3-7-09 we thought we had just entered paradise. A beautiful two bedroom house that was full of hibiscus and bougainvilla..for our welcome! What a nice touch!! Beautifully decorated and very clean. The housekeeper, Kathy, prides herself on taking good care of everything inside. The grounds of the estate are just gorgeous. A freshwater pool, that was also very clean,made for a nice "laid back: spot to read, relax and swim. Corty, who is the caretaker of the estate was so nice and very accommodating. If we needed anything, including a fishing rod!, he provided it and always with a smile.We so enjoyed Jasmine with all of its amenities including a very comfortable king size bed and an outside shower. What comfort! Showering in open air with the bougainvillea and hibiscus hanging overhead along with a view of palm trees and the ocean just doesn't get any better! The backyard area is so very private but so beautiful with all of the foliage. Each evening we either sat outside to "star gaze" or relaxed on the wonderful, large screened in verandah with lovely, comfortable deck furniture. Enjoyed many day trips getting to know the island. We found that everywhere we went the "locals" were so friendly and helpful. There are many events to attend. One was a wonderful Friday night fish fry held on the beach in Governors Harbour but watch out for the "Rum Bubbas"...they are wicked!! We enjoyed a great dinner and an evening of Rake-n-Scrape at Tippy's, a Sunday afternoon BBQ at Captain Jack's and outstanding Italian food at Cocodimama. Saving the best for last...are all of the beautiful beaches we had visited during our three week stay. Just breathtaking!! We encountered very few people on most of them. Sometimes our footprints were the only ones!! Our plans are to return to this very special island and its people. We would highly recommend a vacation stay on Eleuthera and being pampered at Jasmine!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 16/17
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Map

Glass Window Bridge
Car: necessary

Governor's Harbour in central Eleuthera is the

capital of Eleuthera and it's only five minutes away. There you will find great

grocery stores, restaurants, shops (even dive shop), banks, post office, library

(free paperback exchange) and even a movie theatre. Stop down to the

center of town in the evening when the fishermen come home to sell the day's

catch. Buy some fish, conch or lobster.

Other Activities: Long, wide, pink sand beach with colorful ocean surf, that's what it's all about.

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Availability & Rates

Governor's Harbour Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring/Summer
Mar 1 2014 - Aug 1 2014
$2,000
7 nights
 
 
August
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
$1,900
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$1,800
7 nights
 
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 28 2014
$1,900
7 nights
 
 
December
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$2,000
7 nights
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,500
7 nights
 
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The second bedroom has it's own private bathroom. Jasmine also has the large private outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king 4 poster
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , double bed
  • Second bedroom has it's own bathroom plus an exit to the patios and gardens.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat Dock
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Jasmine has a comfortable kitchen with an ocean view and a dishwasher. Have your morning coffee at the kitchen table while watching the ocean come to life. The dining room has an ocean view with a table for four or six. All rooms have ceiling fans and high ceilings. The house has the ultra quiet air conditioning for summers as well. Jasmine is decorated and furnished to provide comfort and relaxation. The rooms are large and airy. There is plenty of outdoor living in the garden areas around four patios (hammock too) and a most wonderful, wide, pink sand beach. For those that need to be connected Jasmine has high speed, WiFi Internet and a radio/CD player with an iPod connection.

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