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Beautifully Restored 1800s House w/pool, Walk to Town, Free Flight Included

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

This lovingly restored 19th century cottage features natural oak floors and high ceilings. It is furnished with a literal treasure trove of unique pieces from around the world. You enter Stone House into the spacious living room. There is a large loft bedroom above it, accessed by a short flight of steps. The loft has twin beds, a sitting area, and a dramatic cathedral ceiling. Pass through the living room to the dining room and fully equipped kitchen featuring state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. There is also a full bath on this level with walk-in shower.

The master bedroom is accessed down a flight of stairs. It has a king bed and beautifully appointed en suite bathroom with shower and tub.

Outside, enjoy Stone House’s two large and lovely shaded porches, which have both dining and sitting areas. Stone House shares a pool with two other houses.You will be surrounded by a lush garden which is home to many fruit trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, aloe and coconut palms.

Amenities at Stone House include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, cordless telephone, and off-street parking.

Stone House is part of the Squires Estate collection of beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above Governors Harbour. The homes and cottages of Squires Estate were restored and furnished with antiques by a reknowned Italian architect. 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. Other staff at Squires Estate include a fulltime gardener and housekeepers. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises. Stone House can be combined with other historic homes and cottages in the Squires Estate collection for larger groups.

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, 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.

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, Stone House 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.

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 Stone House, and experience all our island has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon and Roselyn Drake
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in the Stone House for a long weekend and loved it. The location of the houses is perfect. The appliances are top notch and the grounds are wonderfully relaxing to stroll through. Everyone was really helpful and made our getaway that much better. If you are looking for your own home away from home, Squire Estates will not disappoint!

This review was posted by the guest on Trip Advisor on Sept 15, 2011.
Mar 2011
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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Restored 1800s House w/pool, Walk to Town, Free Flight Included
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews

Great quiet get away.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time at the stone house. It was very clean and the beds were great. We didn't see a lot of people around which was nice since we like it quite. This place was within walking distance to very good restaurants and a very beautiful view of the Harbor. The French Leave beach was also very close and was were we spent most of our time. And a busy day was 10-15 people on the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in charming Govenors Harbour

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in The Stone House. We were made to feel very welcome and provided with some delightful local provisions to get our stay started. The house is beautifully decorated, very authentic and very comfortable. The gardens are a delight and made for some long relaxing breakfasts. Governors Harbour is full of interesting sights and the bay is stunning. The house is also close to the Atlantic side of the island and some of the best beaches in the world. There are a number of restaurants in the area that have excellent chefs and we explored them fully.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stone House is charming and in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Stone House is in the perfect location! Close to a few restaurants, grocery shopping and the Friday Fish Fry! The house is uniquely decorated but with an updated kitchen and bathrooms. It is well stocked, orderly and clean. Annie was wonderful! Squires Estate homes are tastefully restored giving you the sense of walking into the 1800's yet with today's modern conveniences. What a lovely blend of yesterday and today sensations. Peaceful, quaint, restful, relaxing...we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Stone House: Rental # 263776

  • 5 of 5


I highly recommend this lovely historical property on the Squires Estate. The Stone House is accurately described on this website. The agent Julianna Parker is highly knowledgeable, skilled, responsive and honest. The Stone House property and the whole of the Squires Estate is clean and well maintained. The property manager is respectful, responsive and provides excellent service. Governors Harbour is a lovely town. The Bahamian people in Governors Harbour and on EL are friendly, helpful, genuine and truly respectful.

Other recommendations are as follows. For a car rental, I highly recommend Stubbs Car Rental Services. The owner is honest, respectful and provides excellent service. What's more, I suggest a meal or two @ Tippy's-great food and service.

The geological delights of EL are worth exploring especially the Glass Bottom Bridge. There are many other amazing finds on the island. Exploring them without question is time well spent. The beaches are beautiful and the pink sand visible. If you jog as I do, jogging on the beaches is a memorable experience.

I suggest you visit a delightful gift shop in Gregory Town called 'Shop da Island' established in 1985 and run by a lovely and highly talented mother and daughter team. The items offered are tasteful.

The overall experience on EL was lovely and I hope you enjoy the island as much as we did.


  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stone House

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at Stone House, the house is very elegant and the surounding gardens are beautiful. My wife and I slept in the very nice downstairs master bedroom which stayed nice and cool at all times and we had two boys 10 and 11 sleeping upstairs in the two single/twin beds.

We were very impressed with the bathrooms, really great showers.

It was nice to have a big outside table on the porch with ceiling fans over for dinners.

Annie and Teddy that take care of the property were both great and very helpful at all times.

Stone House is a great little house the only down side is if you cook it makes the upstairs really hot and the air conditioning can not cool it down, we were there in August the hottest time of the year so this might not be the case in the cooler months and the down stairs bedroom did stay cool even when upstairs wasn't.

There looks like a lot of love and attention to detail has been put into this little house.

Note to the owners- Please buy a kettle for making tea :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Buccaneer
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Buccaneer
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
French Leave

See detailed description below for more information about the area.


Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2018 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Apr 15 2018 - Aug 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.95%

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