RESTORED HISTORIC BEACH VILLA WITH POOL AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RESTORED HISTORIC BEACH VILLA WITH POOL AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS

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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

This beautifully restored and modernized estate home of the late Sir Roland Symonette, first Premier of the Bahamas, retains its original elegance while enjoying modern comforts and conveniences. Hearts Ease, as Sir Roland named it, sits on a hill above a beautiful pink-sand beach. Hearts Ease enjoys spectacular 50-mile, 180-degree views of the beach and ocean below. It’s a short 100-yard walk down the hill to the beach.

At the entrance of the villa, you are greeted by three sets of French doors that open into an expansive Great Room looking out upon the ocean. The 16 foot ceilings, lovingly restored paneled walls, fireplace, and antique chandeliers combine with the views to make a stunning first impression. To the right is the Master Bedroom with private deck, large en suite bath and queen-size canopy bed, a spacious and delightful room.

To the left of the Great Room is the kitchen, fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and sliding glass doors to the patio. In addition to the Master Suite, Hearts Ease has two guest bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Each guest bedroom has access to a private outdoor sitting area, closet, and queen bed. Hearts Ease has a powder room convenient to the Great Room, and a large and fully equipped laundry room with washer and dryer.

At the back of the house overlooking the ocean is a fully equipped outdoor bar and kitchen, complete with gas grill and outdoor dining area. The extensive outdoor living space also includes a large screened porch, a beautiful low-walled patio of the same size, and a rooftop deck, all with spectacular ocean views. After a day on the beach, enjoy our private outdoor shower. Heart Ease is beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers, palm trees, and fruit and nut trees.

Hearts Ease is just 50 yards from a large and lovely pool shared with several other homes. Just past it is our pink sand beach. A short walk down the beach takes you to Sky Beach Club's excellent restaurant and bar, which has poolside service all day long. Other nearby fine dining includes Cocodimama, five minutes by car, and Tippys, 10 minutes away. The picturesque town of Governors Harbour, less then three miles away, has 19th century homes and churches, grocery stores, banks with ATMs, gift shops, liquor stores, dive shop, bakery, restaurants, and a restored historic library.

Hearts Ease is fully equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Amenities include air conditioning, WIFI, landline phone, satellite TV, DVD player with video library, stereo system with CD player, video games, library of books, board games, children’s toys, beach chairs, beach towels, and snorkel gear. For babies we have a pack and play crib, high chair, and an all-terrain stroller.

Come relax and find peace at Hearts Ease, just as Sir Roland would have wished for you.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a SPECTACULAR time mostly because of Heart's Ease. As you know, there's not a lot happening on the island so having a house as grand as HE is a blessing. We had only one day of rain/clouds but still, we just hung around the house. Made a few trips to Harbour Island for lunch at Sip-Sip and we had 3 trips to Tippy's. Also met some nice folks on the beach. We always laugh at how deserted it is.
Mar 2013
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Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

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Speaks english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Perfect Stay on Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to Eleuthera. This property is absolutely "as described." This house has been restored to perfection and has everything you need for a relaxing time. if you want to get away, unplug and unwind, this is the place. The toughest decision each day was which beach to visit. If you want to dine in, the kitchen has everything you could possibly need to prepare a wonderful meal. There are several excellent restaurants within a short drive and The Bistro at Sky Beach Club is a 5 minute walk down the beach. The entire rental process was seamless. The house is located minutes from GHB airport and convenient for a day trip - north or south. This is the second property i have rented through this property manager. He and his staff are pros and ensure that you will have a worry free vacation.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
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beautiful island beautiful house

  • 4 of 5
the house has everything you need - great kitchen. super relaxing living room. three god sized bedrooms. nice and breezy never too hot or cold, no need for ac but it's there if you need. even beach chairs and beach toys for the kids. central location perfect for exploring both ends of the island.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386268
+1 (239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Wonderful! Five star!

  • 5 of 5
Hearts Ease was lovely. We had a wonderful vacation. The house had everything we needed, was located above a pristine beach and next to the Sky Beach Club where we enjoyed delicious food and drinks. Sammy, the bartender, kept us entertained. Long walks on the beach were relaxing and the views breathtaking. Brenda and Billy welcomed us, recommended restaurants, snorkeling beaches, and made sure we had everything we needed. Our visit couldn't have been better.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386268
+1 (239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

I remember when......

  • 5 of 5
I use to live in that house! We lived there for 3 years back in the 70's when my Dad worked for Pan Am on the Air Force Base. The house was beautiful then and it's even more beautiful now! I miss the Island life so much. I hope one day I can come back to Eleuthera and stay at Hearts Ease again. The pictures bring back great memories and made me shed a few tears.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386268
+1 (239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
New York
5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5
a gorgeous villa on the hill with panoramic views of the ocean from livingroom, kitchen and 2 bedrooms.
The pool is not private, however we had 2 other families staying in the compound at same time and never overlapped on pool time. The only problem is there is no fridge etc by the pool so you'll have to keep running back to the house which is a short but steep uphill walk to get cold refreshments. Love the design and features of the house, we'll definately be coming back.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views
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+1 (239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
We booked Hearts Ease through Matthew Simon. We had never visited Eleuthera and Matthew was awesome to answer any of the many questions we had prior to arrival, he could not have been more helpful!

When we arrived we were greeted by Brenda at the house and she was so friendly and showed us all around and gave directions to the grocery store, etc. The house was amazing! It is so beautiful! We spent our mornings drinking coffee on the screened porch and nights laying in the hammock looking at the stars! The yard was full of lizards which was heaven for my 8 year old son! It was nice for him to have an actual yard to play in. We had fresh coconut off the trees in the yard. The views from the house are amazing! We had the pool to ourselves most of the time and if not, there was one other family there. We never had to share "our beach" with anyone although alot of our time was spent snorkling on the Carribean side.

We visited several beaches while we were there, each one was amazing and we had most to ourselves . We went fishing one day with Paul Perry which was definatly a highlight of the trip and would definatly recommend. We really enjoyed the Friday night fishfry. We ate at several restaurants and would say Buccaneers and Sunset Inn very good. We thought Tippy's was overpriced. Plan to wait a while when you go eat, remember they are on island time!

Thanks Matthew and Brenda for all your help and for making this a vacation we will always remember! We can't say enough great things about Hearts Ease and Eleuthera! We are already planning a return visit!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Hearts Ease is located on the Atlantic side of the island, at Hut Pointe Beach, Wykee Estates, 3 miles north of Governors Harbour and 4 miles south of Governors Harbour Airport.

Other Activities: Spelunking

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Governor's Harbour Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 17 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 7 2015 - Apr 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are for up to 6 guests. Add $50/night for each guest in excess of six.
Ask about our last-minute discounts on bookings made less than 10 days from check in.
Security deposit: $500

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Governor's Harbour Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Oversized shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Twin SInks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Tumbled Marble in master bath, Modern Bath with Victorian touch.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Smoking is not allowed inside the home, Home has an oversized living/dining area for entertaining, 16' high tray ceilings and table service for 12.
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