NEW OCEANFRONT CONDO W/ PRIVATE BEACH, HEATED POOL, 2-OCEAN VIEW

Matthew Simon and Tara Davis

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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NEW OCEANFRONT CONDO W/ PRIVATE BEACH, HEATED POOL, 2-OCEAN VIEW

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

This extraordinary new condominium is located on the top floor of a 2 1/2-story building built on a ridge 45 feet above the Caribbean. The views of both oceans are truly breathtaking. From your condominium’s large windows and extensive decks, you can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic and set over the Caribbean. Both views are vast and spectacular.

Buttonwood Reserve has access to two beaches, a small beach on the Caribbean side with calm shallow water, almost in your front yard, and a world-class, 3-mile-long pink-sand beach on the Atlantic side of the property. The Atlantic side beach is accessed via a private driveway. The condominium comes with a golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach. If you’re not in the mood for a swim in the ocean, slip into our new resort-style pool, just steps from your condominium. This beautiful landscaped pool is heated for comfortable swimming year round.

Back inside, the great room of this magnificent condominium features an 8-foot sliding glass door with Caribbean views. The slider opens onto a large deck furnished for lounging or dining while watching the sun set over the Caribbean. This spacious deck extends around the corner of the building for views in every direction. Enjoy a meal or a beverage on the deck, or watch the dolphins frolic in the Caribbean. The great room includes a living area with flat-screen satellite TV and a dining area with dining room seating for six. The east end of the great room features a modern, open-plan, luxurious kitchen finished in stainless steel and black granite. The kitchen, dining area, and living room have magnificent ocean views in every direction, with water sparkling as far as the eye can see.

The master bedroom is features a large upholstered window seat with magnificent panoramic views of the Caribbean, a perfect spot to relax with a book or morning coffee, or watch the sunset over the sea. The master is furnished with a king bed and equipped with an en-suite full bath. The master has a private door leading to the deck over the Caribbean.

The guest bedroom also features a large window seat with a spectacular view, this one overlooking the Atlantic. The guest bedroom has a full en-suite bath (which can be accessed from the hall as well). It is furnished with twin beds that can be converted into a king. The guest bedroom has a private door to the east deck of the house, which overlooks the Atlantic. The East deck also extends around the corner of the building for views in every direction.

Situated on 50 lush acres, Buttonwood Reserve extends from the Caribbean Sea on the west to the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Buttonwood’s spectacular three-mile Atlantic beach is pristine, without a single house on it. The only structure is a thatched palapa we built on the dune for shade. Enjoy long walks, swimming, and body surfing on this beautiful beach. On windy days there will be waves. On calm days, when the ocean can be as flat as a lake, there is excellent snorkeling, including on a shipwreck close to shore.

Buttonwood Reserve comes with kayaks for use on the sea or in our pond. Buttonwood’s half-mile-long pond is a great spot for bird-watching or exploring.

Bicycles are also provided for riding around the property or to town, less than a mile away.

Our groundskeeper, Patrick, is an expert fisherman and will take you out fishing in his boat for a half day or full day (extra charges apply.) Grill your catch fresh on our infrared outdoor grill.

Buttonwood Reserve Unit amenities

• vast and unobstructed ocean views

• 2000 square feet of living area, including garage and decks

• large front and rear decks with 360-degree views

• big bay windows with window seats in each bedroom

• private doors from bedrooms to decks

• 9 1/2 foot tray ceilings

• designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops

• luxurious modern baths finished in tumbled marble

• spacious garage accommodates car and golf cart

• fully air-conditioned

• WIFI and satellite TV

• extensive sound insulation throughout

• 1200 sf under air plus 400 sf of decks

• golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach and for general use within the development

Buttonwood Reserve common amenities

• three miles of pristine pink-sand beach on the atlantic

• smaller beach on the caribbean with palapa for shade

• resort-style swimming pool

• pond with private nature preserve

• gas grill

• bicycles

• two kayaks for use in the sea or the pond

Buttonwood reserve is an easy 15-minute drive from Governors Harbour, the main town on the island. Governors Harbour 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, 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.

Just a mile from Buttonwood Reserve is the village of James Cistern, which has a good grocery store, a town dock where the fisherman bring their catch every day, a produce stand, and two small local restaurants, Kel-d’s and Lee’s cafe. James Cistern is also the home of Stubb’s famous barbecue, every Friday and Saturday, which is not to be missed.

Buttonwood reserve is less than 10 minutes from the boutique luxury resort Sky Beach Club, which has an excellent beachfront restaurant and infinity pool, with swim up cocktail bar and poolside service all day long. Other restaurants in the area include Tippy’s (international and fusion), the Beach House (tapas), the Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks) and Da Perk (cafe and sandwich shop). The restaurants and little resorts have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night.

Eleuthera is most famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is famous for being safe. 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 Buttonwood Reserve and experience all our island has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
We stayed in a 2nd floor unit which had spectacular views of the ocean and grounds from all decks and windows. In the master bedroom, you can see the ocean without even getting out of bed, a great way to wake up in the morning! The beds were comfortable, the unit nicely decorated and the kitchen well equipped. Brenda is a sweet heart and willing to help with whatever you need. One morning we woke up to no water because there was a problem in Governor's Harbor, but Liam was quick to come over and turn on the back up system to get the problem solved. I used the Samsung Tablet provided to check emails and make local calls. When using your own device to access the internet just tether one device at a time and it will work better. Internet service is going to be improved soon and so that won't be an issue much longer. We spent most of our time discovering the amazing beaches on the island (Lighthouse North, Ten Bay, Next 2 Rocks, Ji-Kan, French Leave etc) so we did not spend much time at the beaches surrounding the property. Bring a boogie board for the Atlantic side beach because the surf is quite high. There are several boogie boards that have been left by previous guests as well that are available. A must for finding the beaches is The Beach Book by Bret Sigillo. Order it before you come if you don't know this island because beaches are not marked and can be difficult to find and the book gives specific instructions for every beach on the island. We would have been lost, literally, without it. I also wish I had brought a cooler type bag that would have been easy to carry drinks in for the beach. It's easier to carry than a regular cooler. The location of this condo is great because it is central and only 15 minutes from Governor's Harbor, plus close to great restaurants (The Front Porch, The Rainbow Inn, Tippy's, Da Perk, Beach House) and beaches north and south of the property. Lastly, if you have any problems or issues during your stay, rest assured they'll be remedied quickly. Matthew Simon, the rental agent, is outstanding and committed to making sure guests have a wonderful stay. Don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help. Eleuthera is very undeveloped and unique, do lots of research before your visit and you'll have an amazing time like we did!
Jul 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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New Oceanfront Condo W/ Private Beach, Heated Pool, 2-Ocean View
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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New Oceanfront Condo W/ Private Beach, Heated Pool, 2-Ocean View
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

WHAT A VIEW! VERY CONDUCIVE TO FINDING YOUR BLISS!

  • 5 of 5
Buttonwood Reserve was everything the pictures represented and everything I had hoped for. The grounds, considering this is a newer build are quite nice, well planted and maintained. The swimming pool is gorgeous, nicely heated which is a rarity on Eleuthera. The condo itself is well appointed, nicely decorated and comfortably accessorized. The beds were extremely comfortable, and everything worked as expected. Well everything except a screen that I accidentally popped out of place and gracefully floated to the ground 2 stories below. I hussled down there and picked it up and popped it back in. No harm, no foul :). You will need little else to enjoy your stay here. Air conditioning worked wonderfully, but being on the second floor, the beautiful soft breeze flowed so nicely, we didn't have to use it all that often. The location of the development, high up on the ridge, and being on the second floor (I checked the first floor view, and it's still great because of the placement of the buildings) simply makes it unparalleled on the island. On any given day you can gaze out on the serenity of the Bight of Exuma (what is often referred to as the "Caribbean" side of the island) or walk the 20 paces to the other balcony and behold the majesty and sometimes ferocity of the Atlantic, a mile away to the East. You look out over the carpet of vegetation, palm trees and a saline lake teaming with wildlife. Your rental includes the use of a golf cart that you can pilot to the Atlantic side which drives right by this lake. You will either be alone, or so close to alone that it won't matter. It's like your own private estate. When I think back to those halcyon days of our vacation, that view from the Buttonwood still makes me tingle with excitement. It will hold me until we can get there again. However, I saved the best for last. The people. The people make the difference between a good vacation and a great experience. From Matthew and Tara (Booking and Managing) who were so attentive and informative, to Brenda and Patrick (on site managers and caretakers) to even the owner who got involved in a question we had (Thanks Jim :) ), I was so impressed. Greeting Patrick daily was a highlight. He was always around, always helpful, always willing to do anything to make our stay better. But he didn't have much that he could do, because I doubt that it could have been better. I just don't.
Robin C. - Camrose, Alberta
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
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BUTTONWOOD IS PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
This is a brand new condo development in a great location. The unit was fully equipped and really clean and comfortable. The furnishings were beautiful and beds were so comfortable. There is a husband wife team who are on site or just a phone call away and they can and will help with any need or concern you might have. The pool is terrific and the golf cart provided with each unit makes traveling to the Atlantic with chairs, cooler, etc. really easy. Please do keep in mind that there are quite a few steps to the 2nd floor units, but the view and breeze are worth the climb! We have vacationed on this island for 3 straight years and plan to return to Buttonwood next year. Do not hesitate to book one of these fantastic units.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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New Oceanfront Condo W/ Private Beach, Heated Pool, 2-Ocean View
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
We thought the condo was laid out perfectly. It met all of our needs. There were some great caretakers of the property named Brenda and Patrick who offered information about the island and suggested places to see.
My husband and I arrived at the condo sick with bad colds. Our plane came in late so we could not see the outside views. We climbed into a wonderful comfortable king size bed and slept like babies. The next day we awoke to views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic from all of the windows. After breakfast we lay on the deck furniture, enjoyed the sun and the views. Later that day we took the golf cart to the private beach, and enjoyed the blue skies, clear water and ocean breezes. We collected some beautiful shells and the warm pink sand soothed our woes. Amazing experience and place, highly recommended staying.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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AMAZING TIME AT BUTTONWOOD

  • 5 of 5
Visited Eleuthera and Buttonwood for the first time. Matt and his crew did an excellent job taking care of me. Had a great time fishing with Patrick, I would definitely recommend that. We caught 20 fish including a 4-foot barracuda. Condos are beautiful and new, elegantly designed and well maintained. In pristine condition. Great swimming off the beach and in the pool. Would highly recommend. A high point was watching dolphins in the morning from the deck over the Caribbean. Coming back soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Edwards CO & Conchas Lake NM
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WONDERFUL ELEUTHERA CONDO

  • 5 of 5
WOW what a wonderful new condo, better than described! Responsive & professional rental company. Property extremely clean and well maintained (even though it's the begining of a new development). Perfect "open" layout, views of both oceans, great breeze (minimal no-see-ems), warm/fresh water pool with nice landscaping, and all the amenities you could use; bikes, kayaks, snorkel gear! Another great asset was the local care takers Patrick & Brenda who were wonderful & very responsive & helpful providing any and everything you could want.
We toured from Savanna Sound north including Harbor Island (the tourist developed spot with lots of shopping, dining & pink sands beach), Spainish Wells (the most developed settlement of locals not tourists) both fun with boat taxi rides and golf cart touring! Lots of local "back woods" settlements up and down the island with some shopping and dining, all authentic, laid back and on "Island Time" (which is great!). We LOVED the Rainbow Inn & the best restaurant on the island! Operated by a warm Canadian family, attentive to every need providing excellent meals and the island's best bar tender Tawana! Rainbow's Zev Wasserman set me up with great Bone Fishing with lots of local fishing info! Check him out! Lot's of great beaches (many pink sand) to relax and explore. We can't wait to return and do it all over again!!
We'd highly recommend Eleuthera/Buttonwood & Rainbow for anyone seeking a relaxing, laid back spot to explore while catching a break from winter or for any excuse!
Cathy & Jeff Strom (from the mountains of Colorado)
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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GORGEOUS VIEWS!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed here for two weeks in January 2014 and really enjoyed our stay. The views are spectacular and you'll have all the amenities you'll need in this condo. The condo is new and fresh, decorated in a beach theme, which was really perfect for the setting here. A golf cart is included, which you need to get down the very rough path to the Atlantic Ocean beach...a private and beautiful beach. You will have to drive to get to any Caribbean beach because the one in front of the condo is rocky and not very good.
All of the beaches on Eleuthera are gorgeous, so you'll love exploring all the different options. The island itself is pretty desolate with not much shopping and very few restaurants. Water sports are abundant however, and fishing is great. It's about a 20 minute drive to Governor's Harbor where there is a good sized grocery store, a few shops, a couple of liquor stores, etc. A really good grocery store is just up the road in James Cistern called the East and Final Grocery store and is very well stocked.
The down side of Eleuthera is the bugs. They are ruthless and if you don't spray yourself, you'll have lots of bites all over your body. We sprayed our condo daily and put little cups of vinegar by the windows to discourage the flies from getting in the condo, which seemed to help.
Lastly, the one big negative here, which is why I gave this condo 4 stars instead of 5 is that the internet and cellular situation is really bad. I own a business and need to have communication with my company back home. The wifi in this condo is very poor, and is set up on a limited data program so that it constantly has to be replenished. There was a guy who would come over to replenish it, but the whole thing was a chore and not very conducive to anyone who needs a reliable wifi connection. We did have a reliable source for wifi at the Rainbow restaurant and the Beach House restaurant, but it was a pain to have to drive 20 minutes to get reliable wifi. The other down side of this condo was that the roads are not paved here yet because there is still construction going on, and there are no lights at the entrance, so it's easy to fly right by it at night when you're coming home. These things will probably be corrected soon as construction completes, but right now it's a problem.
All in all, our vacation was great and anyone would love staying here. The managers, Brenda and Patrick, are wonderful and committed to making everything perfect for guests.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Construction on the new building is winding down and should be completed by April. All work is interior work now, 50 yards away, and not noisy. High speed internet via DSL is due anytime now, just waiting for the phone company to turn it on.
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Governors Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Buttonwood Beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sky Beach Club; Rainbow Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kel Ds; Lee's Cafe
Car: recommended
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Governor's Harbour Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Summer
Jun 7 2014 - Aug 16 2014
5 night minimum stay
$365
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 17 2014 - Sep 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$285
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 7 2015 - Apr 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are for the first 4 guests. Add $250/week for each additional guest.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite master bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite guest bath, can also be entered from the hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private door to deck and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Private door to deck and ocean views
  • Twins can be converted to a king.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf cart included! Safe available for your valuables. Private chef and other staff available.

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