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Restored 1800s Estate Home, Infinity Pool, Ocean Views, Free Flight Included

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

Mrs. Russel's House is an artistic blend of the historic and contemporary. This lovely house dates from the first half of the1800's. During the recent restoration, the original historic architecture was preserved while accommodating the needs of modern luxury living, including state-of-the-art fixtures, appliances, and electronics, and an oceanview infinity-edge pool. Mixing original furnishings with a unique blend of creatively researched pieces, Mrs. Russel’s reknowned Italian architect created a sense of Colonial nostalgia that is unique and delightful.

Mrs. Russel's House has three full-size bedrooms. Two feature king-sized beds and the third has two double beds. The house has a large formal living room, elegant formal dining room with seating for six, and a fully equipped island kitchen with gas cooktop and state-of-the-art Smeg appliances. There are 2 luxurious modern bathrooms, one with shower and one with shower/tub combination.

A large terrace overlooks the pool and harbour with beautiful ocean and sunset views. Mrs. Russel's shares a pool with two other houses. Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, cordless telephone, and off-street parking.

Mrs. Russel’s House is part of Squires Estates and is beautifully restored 19th century homeson the hill above Governors Harbour. The décor and level of finish will delight the most discriminating world traveler. Our manager will greet you upon arrival and be available to assist you as needed. She can arrange for daily housekeeping, a private chef, or a car rental (extra charges apply), and provide advice about island activities. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises.

Mrs. Russel’s estate is surrounded by a lush garden which is home to many fruit trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, aloe and coconut palms. The infinity pool serves both Mrs. Russel's House and Toad's Hall. The pool deck is dramatic with its views of the harbour and adds to the delight of the well-manicured grounds.

The town of Governors Harbour, a one-minute walk down the hill, 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, 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.

Walking over the hill in the other direction takes you to French Leave Beach, the finest beach on the island and one of the great beaches of the Caribbean. By foot, it’s about 10 minutes to French Leave, a mile-long crescent of pink sand which is literally deserted most of the time. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car, because the island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around. By car, Mrs. Russel’s is just a minute from French Leave Beach.

FREE FLIGHT: A stay of four nights or longer entitles you to one free round-trip ticket from Nassau to Eleuthera or flight credits from the U.S. Some restrictions apply. THIS PROMOTION IS RUN BY THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE. Please contact us for details.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon and Roselyn Drake
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed at Mrs. Russell's House at Squire Estates in January of 2011. When we arrived we were greeted by Annie who showed us to the house and let us know she was around if we needed anything. The house is beautiful! You can tell someone put in a lot of time to make the house feel luxurious and artistic. There was a list of restaurants and phone numbers which made planning dinners convenient. When we explored outside there was an attached infinity pool and lush gardens. The location was perfect as it was close to a grocery store, liquor store, and great restaurants. It was also a quick walk to pink sand beaches and a great starting point to explore both the north and south of the island. I would definitely want to stay here again and recommend this house (or any on the property) to a friend. Eleuthera was a great place to vacation and staying at Squire Estates made it even more enjoyable.



This review was posted by the guest on Trip Advisor on Feb 2, 2011.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King beds, 2 Full beds
Outside:
  • Tennis
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The washer and dryer are not in the house, but are on the premies of the estate. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the estate at no charge.

Reviews

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Restored 1800s Estate Home, Infinity Pool, Ocean Views, Free Flight Included
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Fabulous!

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Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Mrs. Russel's House was perfect for our stay in Governor's Harbour. The property is well maintained and in a great location right in town. The house is gorgeous and furnished with elegant style but practical comfort- cooking was a dream in the well appointed kitchen. The house was very clean and Annie made sure we knew she was available if we needed anything. We have stayed at Squires Estate before and we keep coming back to stay in a different house- they are all perfectly maintained and managed. Whenever I see that a property is managed by Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, I know we will be in good hands- they truly know hospitality and are the best at it! Thank you! We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pristinely manicured, historic home, meticulously clean and decorated.

  • 5 of 5

I have seldom had my expectations surpassed, but this property, island, and the kind people here have done it. It was even better than I imagined it would be. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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