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.
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.