MAGNIFICENT 10-BEDROOM BEACHFRONT COMPOUND W/ PRIVATE POOL ON FRENCH LEAVE BEACH

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Sleeps27
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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MAGNIFICENT 10-BEDROOM BEACHFRONT COMPOUND W/ PRIVATE POOL ON FRENCH LEAVE BEACH

Sleeps27
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Governor's Harbour Estate Rental Photos and Description

10 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms, Sleeps 27

Welcome to Lush Life, a luxurious, newly constructed beachfront compound located directly on the pristine, pink-sand French Leave Beach. Lush Life was the setting for the 2010 Tyler Perry/Janet Jackson film, ''Why Did I Get Married Too'', which was shot on location in the house and on its beach, pool, and grounds. Lush Life has a total of four structures with 10 bedrooms, 12 baths, 5 kitchens, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a large heated pool. Maid service three days a week is included. Other staff are available upon request.

Although completely private, Lush Life is just a five-minute walk down the beach from the Beach House restaurant. It is less than a mile from Tippy's famous restaurant, and a mile from the town of Governors Harbour.

The houses at Lush Life were exquisitely designed, and built to the most exacting standards of workmanship. They feature Brazilian hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, custom tile, electronic mini-split air-conditioning systems, and decor by one of the Bahamas' premier interior designers.

Lush Life is rented to just one group at a time. The compound consists of the following structures:

The Main House: This magnificent Bahamian Colonial mansion has 4 king bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 8. The large great room, hall, formal dining room, and expansive veranda look directly out upon French Leave Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The extraordinary kitchen would satisfy any master chef, and is designed to handle the largest dinner parties. It is equipped with two large refrigerators, giant freezer, gas range, and more.

The Guest Cottage: This 2-bedroom cottage overlooks the pool and has ocean views. It has a full kitchen and 3 baths, and is connected to the Bunk Room and Studio Apartment.

The Bunk Room: This structure, connected to the Guest Cottage on one side and the Studio Apartment on the other, consists of a large bedroom and private bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with 3 bunk beds and 3 trundle beds, sleeping up to 9 children.

The Studio Apartment: This cozy cottage with views across the pool at the beach and ocean, is linked to the Bunk Room. It has a large living/bedroom area with a four-poster bed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom.

The Pool Cabana: This bright one-bedroom house is on the beach and beside the pool. It has a king bedroom, a large living room, and a full kitchen and bath.

The Gardener’s Cottage: This charming cottage is a studio with a queen bed, mini-kitchen, and full bath. There is an extra charge of $500/week for use of the Gardener's Cottage, which is generally only used for large groups requiring a 10th bedroom.

Lush Life comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay on Eleuthera including flat-screen satellite TVs with DVD players, high-speed internet with WIFI, desktop computer, free VOIP telephone line, books, and games. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, gas grill, kayak, surfboards, and (coming soon) an outdoor ping pong table. Lush Life comes with housekeeping 3 times a week. A cook and other staff are available for an additional charge.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Lush Life is located directly on French Leave Beach, an idyllic, mile-long, pink-sand beach with only half a dozen houses on its entire length. The surf is very mild, protected by a large reef system that parallels the shore. The water is among the clearest in the world. Just offshore from Lush Life is an excellent reef for snorkeling, inhabited by many colorful reef fishes.

The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, 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 foreigners. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing, is not to be missed.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Matthew Simon EVR (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008
Call Manager
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Sleeps27
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393490
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Lush Life House 04/05/14-04/12/4

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful Home. Staff Very helpful. House was very clean. Chef was wonderful.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393490
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Los Angeles, CA USA
5

Does it Get Any Better?

  • 5 of 5
I brought a group of friends and family to Lush Life in December for a birthday celebration. It was our first trip to Eleuthera. The Bahamas is a rather long way from Los Angeles, but it was worth the long travel time.

Lush Life exceeded our expectations. It was truly spectacular. The house is gorgeous. It is beautifully decorated and well kept up. They had just refinished the floors. The kitchen is fully stocked and has everything you would need, even spices, sugar, paper towels, soap. foil, etc. even an open liquor cabinet. I brought a cooler of meat for the bbq, but FYI the BBQ didn't heat very hot so it took a very long time to grill anything. The bedrooms are beautiful. The beds are a little on the hard side. (A foam mattress topper would be a great addition.) My friends who stayed in the cottages didn't like that there are no screens on the windows, but the main house has screens. My father was glad there was a TV room with cable and DVD player.

The location couldn't be better. French Leave Beach is really beautiful and quite secluded. We loved spending the day in the kayak and snorkeling. Unfortunately, whenever someone does visit the beach they seem to want to camp (and I mean camp with a truck full of stuff) right in front of the house. It would have been nice if they moved down just a bit.... the beach is a mile long.

We visited the Beach House and Tippys. Both were nice but very expensive. After eating out a couple of times, everyone was really glad I brought a suitcase of food and cooler of meat. We cooked most meals at the house. I hired Pauline to come a cater our first night dinner and they did a lovely job, good food, set a beautiful table with flowers and cleaned everything aftewards.

We had a fabulous week. I've rented homes in Moorea, Bora Bora, Tuscany, Positano, St. Lucia... This was one of our favorite places. The people of Eleuthera are lovely. We are very thankful to the owners for sharing their paradise with us. Matthew, the booking agent, was very helpful in the booking and giving information. My friends keep asking me when can we go back. The only problem was that nobody ever wanted to leave the house and grounds to explore the island. We'll definitely need to come back to see Eleuthera and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393490
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Great Trip

  • 5 of 5
Family gathering. 26 total - 12 adults and 14 children age range 5 to 15. The Lush Life house was amazing. All the amenities needed. Plenty of space for everyone and the kids had so much fun. Matt Simon at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals was great to work with. Too many positives to explain in detail but the location is perfect. It is like having your own private beach. Snorkeling, surfing, playing on the beach and in the pool. The house and other buildings worked great for our large family. The only bad side was the weather but that was out of our control. The Beach House restaurant and Tippy's were great restaurants and a must when visiting the island. I would recommend the Lush Life House. A great way to celebrate a family gathering.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393490
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

What a stunning property!!

  • 5 of 5
This house has it all. Breathtaking views, beautiful house, and the staff was excellent. Best place to vacation on Eleuthera, unforgettable.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393490
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
4

Lush Life

  • 4 of 5
My party of 14 had a great time in Eleuthera. Lush life is a great place to stay as it is very comfortable, close to town and the caretaker was very friendly.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393490
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Lush indeed!!!

  • 5 of 5
"Lush Life" is lush indeed! I have been coming to the island consistently for over ten years and can say first hand that this trip was one of the best, and I must give credit to our luxurious, yet cozy accommodations!! The home is completely outfitted with everything you could ever need and MORE...and the caretakers were so attentive and quick to respond to our requests. Not to mention this stunning home is situated close to town AND on a spectacular pristine beach. What more could you ask for? :)
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Beach House
Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
The Beach House
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
French Leave Beach
Car: recommended

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Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Governor's Harbour Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$11,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$15,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$19,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$14,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 7 2015 - Apr 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$16,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$13,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 7 2015 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$15,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$13,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 23 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$11,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 24 2015 - Nov 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$13,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$16,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$13,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$21,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 3 2016 - Feb 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$14,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 13 2016 - Apr 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$16,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 24 2016 - Jun 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$13,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 13 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$15,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$13,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes RATES ARE FOR UP TO 12 GUESTS; add $500/week for each additional guest. There is an additional charge of $500/week for use of the Gardener's Cottage (with 10th bedroom).

NOTE: We have set the rates this way to make the property affordable for smaller groups who use less water and electricity, and create less wear and tear.

Rates include housekeeping three times a week.
Dates Available: Year-rou

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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 11 - toilet
    Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
    Full 5 - toilet , shower
    Full 6 - toilet , shower
    Full 7 - toilet , shower
    Full 8 - toilet , shower
    Full 9 - toilet , shower
    Full 10 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 6 twin/ single , 3 child bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beachfront location. Heated pool. Equipment includes kayak, surfboards, books and games. Housekeeping three days a week is included.
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