Waterford House is a 12-acre estate with 600 feet of private pink-sand beachfront. It is located on the prestigious Banks Road, 2 miles from Governors Harbour. Waterford enjoys complete privacy and a deserted beach, but is just a five-minute walk from famous Tippy's beachfront restaurant.
Waterford features stunning ocean views from all major rooms. The entrance opens into the sunlit dining room, with sliding glass doors to the beach and pool on the opposite wall. To the right is the main living area, furnished with a large comfortable sectional to relax on while enjoying the ocean view. To the left is the fully equipped kitchen, a generously proportioned room with an island in the middle, a second dining area, and glass doors leading to deck. The main house has three bedrooms, two with king beds and private outdoor spaces, and a third with a queen bed. The separate guest cottage has a king bed.
From Governors Harbour’s famous Banks Road, the driveway to Waterford House takes you through a pair of wrought-iron gates with white walls, then through the gardens to the main house. Waterford is a white manor house surrounded by extensive gardens,and with stunning views of the private beach. The front entry has a port-cochere, providing a covered space for parking as you go in and out of the house.
The main entrance to the one-story home is enclosed by glass walls. The front door slides open to the sun-lit dining room, softly decorated in white, taking you all the way through to another set of glass doors with magnificent views of the beach and access to the swimming pool. The main entrance is all in white wood with tile floors.
To the right is the main living area, decorated in soft pastel colors and furnished with a large comfortable sectional sofa to relax upon while enjoying the view. The main room has a support area, with a small bar and a refrigerator, and a fully equipped laundry with washer and dryer. There are two bedrooms off the main room, a king-size bedroom with private access to the pool, and a queen size bedroom with en-suite bath. All rooms are air-conditioned.
Toward the left side of the house is the fully equipped kitchen, a generously proportioned room with an island in the middle. It features a second dining area with glass doors leading outside. Further to the left is the master bedroom suite with king bed, en-suite bath, and a private deck with expansive views of the beach and pool.
Outside, white symmetrical stairs take you up to the roof deck with breathtaking views of the beach, and in the opposite direction, the sunset. The wooden deck surrounding the pool takes you to the rest of the garden and on through to the cabana and beach.
The yellow guest cottage sits right on the beach bordered by pink sand and turquoise blue water. It features a king-size bed, a small kitchenette, and a full bathroom. If you don't require use of the guest cottage, it will be locked off and left empty. It will not be rented to anyone else.
Amenities at Waterford include air-conditioning in every room, WIFI, beach chairs and umbrellas, gas grill, two children's bikes, TV with DVD player, and CD player. There is a caretaker who lives on the edge of the estate. If you want privacy, you will never see him. If you want his help, he can be available.
The town of Governors Harbour, five minutes away by car, 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, a dive shop, 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.
Upscale beachfront restaurants in the area include Tippy’s famous beachfront restaurant/bar (international and fusion) just a short walk down the beach, The Beach House (tapas), the Bistro at Sky Beach Club (International cuisine with Bahamian influences), Cocodimama (traditional Italian cuisine), and The Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks). The above all have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night. The Governors Harbour area also has numerous little takeouts and restaurants offering local cuisine, including The Buccaneer (salads, burgers, wraps), Mate and Jenny’s (pizza and Bahamian) and the Sunset Inn (local cuisine).
Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. 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 our Waterford House, and experience all our island has to offer.