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MEDPOINT, Best Romantic BeachHouse, French Leave Beach, Year Round Fab

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3

Med Point is the best 1 bedroom beach house on the best beach in the best township in Eleuthera. It is a ROMANTIC, SECLUDED AND STYLISH ONE-BEDROOM OCEANFRONT BEACHHOUSE, located on Casuarina Beach and just 100' from French Leave Beach (formally also known as Club Med Beach for the Club Med resort that was located there in the 90s). It is on the point between 2 beaches. No other properties are between it and world-famous French Leave Beach. It is a short stroll to Twin Coves Beach and its superb snorkeling reef. Med Point Beach House is like a lighthouse guarding the north end of French Leave Beach, which is the loveliest and safest beach in Eleuthera. In addition, we are only a 1 mile stroll to the center of town.

The 1 story house was NEWLY RENOVATED in 2009 by a Governors Harbour's premier designer, with wood floors, Brazilian cherry doors, and white wooden accents. The king wooden platform bed and sofas/daybeds were specially created for Med Point, which has a pale blue and white theme. Comforts include 400 thread-count sheets and Thomas by Rosenthal china. Step outside the glass doors, and you will see ocean spreading away as far as you can see.

Med Point beach house has a huge 1100 square foot teak wrap-around deck facing the beach and ocean, and all the modern conveniences, with a full kitchen, great room, wifi and large sliding glass doors on both sides facing the ocean to maximize your viewing pleasure. It has a KING BED, plus 2 large day beds/sofas in the living room, and a dining table facing the ocean.

There are miles of deserted beaches on both sides of Med Point, with the famous pink sand French Leave Beach next door. The ocean is right up against our deck, and you can sometimes see grouper fish playing in the surf. Because we are on a point, you can walk the 1 mile to the town of Governor's Harbour, along a sandy road through French Leave Beach.

The drive to Med Point, takes you for about half a mile, on a sandy lane through French Leave Beach, looking out to sea and giant cacti and palms. You will enjoy this splendid view of nature every day, as you go into town.

The famous bar/restaurant Tippy's is close, and there are upscale restaurants such as Sky Beach Club and 1648 Bar and Grill, as well as charming takeouts in Governor's Harbour. we are a walk away from Baccus Fine Foods.

Med Point is also close to Tear Coat Cay, a small island offshore, where you can snorkel; also close to lots of reefs for other snorkeling. The water is gin clear, 100 feet of visibility, and we have seen parrot fish, groupers, rays and other exotic fish. The water is 75 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

French Leave (Club Med) Beach stretches southward for 1 mile: we are at the northern edge where it is quiet, with fewer tourists. Casuarina Beach, stretches north of us for another mile, and then Twin Cove beach stretches north for another mile or so. All of this can be walked along wide sandy pink beaches with excellent shelling. Or you can jog along the sandy path that is Old Banks Road and have wide vistas of white surf.

The various gardens have coconut and royal palms, hibiscus and oleander and sea lettuce. Walk off one stairway on the deck and you will stand on a gorgeous coral garden and see the nearby blowhole that spouts 30 feet in the air. Walk off the other steps past hibiscus and palms and geckos onto Casuarina Bay Beach. Turtles nest at night on our beach.

The house is decorated modernly, in blue and white. Two walls of the house are glass, so that you are bathing in views of blue ocean and surf. There are two huge daybeds/couches for lounging, and a rocking chair to plan for retirement. The kitchen is new, and comfortably supplied, for cooking as you stare at the ocean. Then dine at a beautiful wooden table, staring at the ocean nearby, virtually at your feet. At night, go out on the deck and get a fabulously clear view of the stars.

Most people who walk by Med Point, express regret that they are staying elsewhere! They tell us that they would like to spend their next holiday at Med Point!

More Details

Property Manager
Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Why Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon chose Eleuthera

When I first saw this place, it reminded me of the beach house featured in the Julia Roberts movie 'Sleeping With the Enemy'.

What makes this house unique

Romantic, cocooned, glass front beach house, allows you to live simply by the sea.

Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Spacious bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1 King bed, 2 Sofa Bed beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beachfront, Beach View, Oceanfront, Ocean View. Catering Available: Christine, the caretaker, has worked as a professional chef at a local restaurant, and would be happy to provide catering on occasion. The TV is not hooked up to cable or satellite, and so is for watching DVDs only. There are two beach loungers available.

Reviews

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MEDPOINT, Best Romantic BeachHouse, French Leave Beach, Year Round Fab
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
5

Exceptional Property. Prime Location. Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

While seeking privacy, location and amenities for our Bahamas vacation experience, I found Med Point in Governors Harbour. We are delighted with our choice. Everything was seamless and easy. From reserving the property, to having the caretaker create a magical meal for us upon arrival.

The location is central to the island, and is surrounded by miles of secluded sand beach with turquoise water and crashing waves. Med Point is beautifully appointed, clean and well cared for. We felt at home immediately. Simply drop your suitcase and head to the water.

Loved it. We will be back!

K. Fish

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia,

Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Mandeville, Louisiana
5

Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a wonderful week vacation in the Med Point beach house the last week of July. The staff met us at the airport and made sure we were able to find the house. The proximity to restaurants and groceries in Governors Harbor made it super convenient to find anything we needed. The location couldn't have been better in relation to French Leave Beach. July was extremely hot so it took a day of running the a.c./ceiling fans to regulate the temperature but everything got comfortable at night making it easy to sleep. The wrap around porch was wonderful as advertised for viewing the sky and ocean. We enjoyed the stay immensely and would go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, romantic beach for rest & relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the house for our honeymoon in April 2017. The island, beaches, and community far exceeded our expectations. The beaches on both sides of the home were nearly deserted, and absolutely beautiful. We only encountered 1 or 2 couples on the french leave beach south of the house each day, and no one sat anywhere near us. The beauty of the beach can't be described! The only improvement I can offer on that part of the experience is - bring bug spray!!!

Overall, the condition of the house met our expectations based on online pictures. The sheets, towels, and curtains had some staining, but just normal "wear and tear" on a rental property. Probably close to needing replacement. Everything was clean. The sliding doors were difficult to open and close, we ended up just using the front door the whole stay. The TV / DVD player and Wifi from the phone were all easy to operate and worked well. The Wifi was surprisingly fast. Overall, we would definitely rent here again.

The homeowner and property manager could not have been better. They emailed us to make sure we got into the house OK, and asked if there were any issues they could assist with. We asked about fan control and noted a step in poor condition, and they replied immediately back. They also followed up after our trip as well. VERY WELL managed property.

I do not recommend buying the offered meal from the caretaker. The food was decent, but we felt we were charged a lot, especially considering what we paid for other local meals. We had 5 chicken thighs, rice, coleslaw, and two pieces of cake, for $80. We got take away from Pammy's in town later that week, for $18, and had a much better meal.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Caitlin. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Med Point. New sheets and towels have been ordered and are on the way. The sticky sliders just require lubrication. We'll take care of that.
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4

Beautiful vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Med Point and we definitely enjoyed our stay everybit as much as the first time. The house is very well appointed with beachy furniture and the views out the patio doors are perfect for sunrises. The location is absolutely fabulous being right on the point with 2 great beaches being just steps away. From Med Point it is an easy walk into town for groceries and great coffee at De Perk. The caretakers Christine and David were very helpful and Tara and Kirsten from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals handled our reservation very efficiently

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Medpoint for 10 beautiful days. Christine the caretaker was onsite when we arrived and had a beautiful homemade chicken curry with rice and coleslaw waiting for us. Words cannot describe how much we loved our stay. Everything was clean, kitchen is equipped with plenty of pots and pans. No dishwasher but that's ok as we were only 2 and didn't use that much dishes. Make sure to sit on the balcony at dawn and watch the breathtaking sunrise.

The beaches are just amazing. You can walk for miles. I would recommend some "water shoes" if you decide to take a walk on the beach to the lefthand side but still so worthwhile to walk. As for the French Leave beach, what can I say, it's like walking on flour...pink flour!

You will need a jeep or SUV to get around but MedPoint is central to all restaurants. We highly recommend 1648 Bar & Grill as well as Tippy's and Pascals at the Sky Beach Club. We headed to Da Perk for breakfast twice and really enjoyed it. We went to the Rainbow Inn but weren't impressed and it's also a 30 mins drive. Most restaurants are located on the Caribean side so you get to watch the beautiful sunsets.

Friday night, go to the Fish Fry for the outside street party.... Watch out for those Rum Baba's, that's all I gotta say about that...loll

The team at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals were great every step of the way and we will remember this vacation forever!!

We highly recommend MedPoint!

Emelie & Michel

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Med Point is located directly between French Leave Beach, and Casuarina Beach an idyllic, mile-long, pink-sand beach with only one other house on its entire length. The French Leave Beach 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 Med Point 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.

Med Point is at the north (quiet and more protected) end of French Leave Beach, 7 miles from the airport, 1 mile from the town of Governors Harbour.

Other Activities: Boating, Spelunking, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing

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