Stunning house and location
This is an enchanting house in a stunning location. The listing description is accurate but the reality surpasses the description since one has to actually see the turquoise blue of the sea and the panoramic view of the long, palm-studded coastline to believe it. The house is beautifully sited and designed. It is perched on a dune above the beach, and the coast unfurls for miles. In fact, each window frames a gorgeous view. One can lie in bed at night and look up at the stars and the tops of the palms; in the kitchen, one can cook and do dishes while gazing at the beach and the sea. The house has an open, airy, sunny feeling, but at the same time affords as much privacy as one needs. My husband and I were travelling with three teenagers: my daughter and her boyfriend, commandeered the top deck, while the rest of us spent many happy hours in the hammocks on the lower deck. With two bathrooms and three bedrooms, the the house felt spacious for all five of us. We cooked many delicious meals in the comfortable kitchen area, and served them on the wonderful, long, sturdy, welcoming dining room table that anchors the living room area. We were coming from Manhattan (New York City) and were seeking to reconnect with nature, but in a setting that was not too isolated or too rustic, and Veselka provided the perfect balance: there are homes nearby, but not too many, and Veselka's owners have lovingly preserved the beautiful, tall palm trees that were there before the home was built. Looking out at the palms out back one feels a million miles away from civilization, while the few, elegant, neighboring houses provide the discrete reassurance one needs when travelleing with children. The owners, Kingsley and Marta, were AMAZINGLY responsive the few times we called with minor questions. They were eager to help and did all possible to make sure that we would have a wonderful time. Eleuthera is beautiful, with beaches such as I have never seen or imagined, although we have travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America. Veselka is located in a great area of the island, a short drive from the somewhat upscale but well priced vegetable stand called Island Farm. Two absolutely stunning, picture-perfect beaches are also minutes away by car: the Club Med Beach, and Tippy's Beach. The beach immediately in front of Veselka has a grandeur that is all its own. All in all: absolutely fabulous! (and affordable too)
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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