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Kristin Tornow and Matthew Simon

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

New Luxury Condo w/Pool/Pvt Beach/2-Ocean View ("Casa Dos Vistas" @ Buttonwood)

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bahamas Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Casa Dos Vistas (Unit 1D on the upper level) translates as "House of Two Views," a reference to the stunning full-surround two-ocean view, facing west over the Caribbean and east to the Atlantic. The ocean vistas are the centerpiece of this second level unit's interior floor plan, with eight-foot glass sliders and six-foot bay windows, plus extensive private decks, each with stunning ocean views. The professionally decorated interior of this vacation rental is elegantly furnished, modern, warm and comfortable.

Buttonwood Reserve has access to two beaches, a small beach on the Caribbean side with calm shallow water, almost in your front yard, and a world-class, 3-mile-long pink-sand beach on the Atlantic side of the property. The Atlantic side beach is accessed via a private driveway. The condominium comes with a golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach. If you’re not in the mood for a swim in the ocean, slip into our new resort-style pool, just steps from your condominium. This beautiful landscaped pool is heated for comfortable swimming year round.

Back inside, the great room of this magnificent condominium features an 8-foot sliding glass door with Caribbean views. The slider opens onto a large deck furnished for lounging or dining while watching the sun set over the Caribbean. This spacious deck extends around the corner of the building for views in every direction. Enjoy a meal or a beverage on the deck, or watch the dolphins frolic in the Caribbean. The great room includes a living area with flat-screen satellite TV and a dining area with dining room seating for six. The east end of the great room features a modern, open-plan, luxurious kitchen finished in stainless steel and black granite. The kitchen, dining area, and living room have magnificent ocean views in every direction, with water sparkling as far as the eye can see.

The master bedroom is features a large upholstered window seat with magnificent panoramic views of the Caribbean, a perfect spot to relax with a book or morning coffee, or watch the sunset over the sea. The master is furnished with a king bed and equipped with an en-suite full bath. The master has a private door leading to the deck over the Caribbean.

The guest bedroom also features a large window seat with a spectacular view, this one overlooking the Atlantic. The guest bedroom has a full en-suite bath (which can be accessed from the hall as well). It is furnished with twin beds that can be converted into a king. The guest bedroom has a private door to the east deck of the house, which overlooks the Atlantic. The East deck also extends around the corner of the building for views in every direction.

Situated on 50 lush acres, Buttonwood Reserve extends from the Caribbean Sea on the west to the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Buttonwood’s spectacular three-mile Atlantic beach is pristine, without a single house on it. The only structures are the palapas built on the dune and beach for shade. Enjoy long walks, swimming, and body surfing on this beautiful beach. On windy days there will be waves. On calm days, when the ocean can be as flat as a lake, there is excellent snorkeling, including on a shipwreck close to shore.

Buttonwood Reserve comes with kayaks for use on the sea or in our pond. Buttonwood’s half-mile-long pond is a great spot for bird-watching or exploring.

Bicycles are also provided for riding around the property or to town, less than a mile away.

Our groundskeeper, Patrick, is an expert fisherman and will take you out fishing in his boat for a half day or full day (extra charges apply.) Grill your catch fresh on our infrared outdoor grill.

Unit amenities

• Vast and unobstructed ocean views

• 2000 square feet of living areas, including garage and decks

• large covered front and rear decks with 360-degree views

• big bay windows with window seats in each bedroom

• private doors from bedrooms to decks

• 9 ½ foot tray ceilings

• well-stocked designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops

• luxurious modern baths finished in tumbled marble

• washer and dryer

• fully air-conditioned

• WiFi and satellite TV, landline telephone

• DVD player

• extensive sound insulation throughout

• golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach and for general use within the development

Buttonwood Reserve amenities

• 3 miles of pristine pink sand beach on the Atlantic with large palapas for shade

• smaller beach on the Caribbean with palapa for shade

• heated swimming pool

• pond with private nature preserve

• grill

• bicycles

• kayaks for use in the sea or the pond

Buttonwood Reserve is an easy 15-minute drive from Governor’s Harbour, the main town on the island. Governor’s Harbour has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from the fisherman at the town dock. Visit the Haynes Library, which dates from 1897. Governor’s Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. The Friday night Anchor Bay Fish Fry in Governor’s Harbour, a combination street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

Just a mile from Buttonwood Reserve is the village of James Cistern, which has two grocery stores (JC Discount and East and Final), a town dock where the fisherman bring their catch every day, a produce stand, and three small local restaurants, Kel-D’s, Lee’s Café, and the new Leorose Sunset Beach Bar and Grill. James Cistern is also the home of Stubb’s famous barbecue, now called Tamarind Tree Grill, every Friday and Saturday, which is not to be missed.

Other restaurants in the area include Pascal’s at boutique luxury resort Sky Beach Club, which offers an excellent beachfront restaurant, beach bar and infinity pool with swim up cocktail bar and poolside service all day long. Other restaurants in the area include Tippy’s (international and fusion), The Beach House (tapas), 1648 Bar & Grille at French Leave (fine dining for lunch and dinner), The Rainbow Inn (steaks and Monday night brick oven pizza night) and Da Perk Café (café and sandwich shop). Most have live music one or more nights a week.

Eleuthera is most famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is safe and friendly. 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 and bikes. 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 Casa Dos Vistas at Buttonwood Reserve and experience all that Governor’s Harbour and Eleuthera have to offer.

Other condos in Building 1 at Buttonwood Reserve:

Sapodilly 1A: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3603836

Serenity 1B: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3688508

Kool Jumbey 1C: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4049227

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kristin Tornow and Matthew Simon (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had the most amazing stay at Buttonwood. We came down to ELeuthra a group of ladies celebrating our 40th birthdays. We stayed in Sapodilly and Kool Jumbey. Both condos were beautifully decorated, well equipped and very comfortable. The decor was beautiful and tastefully picked out.The views were exquisite and therapeutic. We loved the entire property. The use of golf carts, kayaks, and beach equipment took the experience over the top. We made use of the Atlantic beach, the pool and loved kayaking down to Leo's on the Caribbean side. We bone fished with guide Paul Petty , boogy boarded on the Atlantic visited with the warm locals at the town Fish Fry and made many excursions to visit beaches and towns. We lived our day trip to Harbour Town and the pink sand beaches.The convenience of location was perfect to jump around. Fresh conch was prepared at the docks in James Cistern. And we loved going to the coffee shop Da Perk. Couldn't be more impressed with the hospitality we received from your staff Tia and Patrick were so very accommodating and locals on the island were cheerful and welcoming. We did have a power outage, and some inclement weather and our entire party got a virus we generously passed on to one another. But that did not stop us from having a trip of a lifetime. Thank you to you and the staff for making a most memorable vacation for all of us. Cannot wait to come back! We loved visiting beaches Cocoadimana and Gaulding Cay. We tried to cliff jump but the Carribean was rough. Loved the Glass Window Bridge and Govenors Habour was charming. Everything we need was provided for. Sunshine, surf, fresh air And seafood. It was a perfect trip!
Feb 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

New Luxury Condo w/Pool/Pvt Beach/2-Ocean View ("Casa Dos Vistas" @ Buttonwood)
average rating of 4.923077 based on 24 reviews
Birmingham, Alabama
5

Great spot for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a family vacation at this property. The owners provide a lot of support in terms of helping with logistics, answering questions, and providing recommendations (such as car rentals and fishing guides). The owners even provide some concierge type services, such as grocery shopping. Once at the property, there is an active and visible network of support staff available to answer questions and help with things such as arranging babysitters. The development is well thought out and included many of the items that we would normally pack if we were going to a domestic beach, such as towels, floats, chairs, etc. The property is well-maintained, clean and the furnishings are nice and comfortable. There are numerous nearby beaches that are usually deserted, and the condo beach access is convenient. We rarely saw anyone on that beach either. We also liked the condo's central location on the island, as it allowed us to make excursions to the south and the north. We've rented many domestic properties, and this property ranks up there. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Relaxation at its Best

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our first visit to Eleuthera. We stayed for a week at Buttonwood Reserve. Our second floor condo was modern, well-appointed and provided a fantastic view of the both the Atlantic Ocean and the calm, beautiful waters of the Caribbean. The property was clean and well-maintained, and the property managers, Tia and Liam, were very responsive to our questions about the island. The owner, Matthew Simon, is also a great resource when you are planning your trip. You can tell he is truly passionate about all the island has to offer.

I would highly recommend Buttonwood Reserve and the Island of Eleuthera for anyone looking to relax in a beautiful and undeveloped area. We enjoyed exploring the island and visited a new beach everyday. More often than not we were the ONLY people on the beach. If you are the adventurous type and want to see all that the island has to offer, plan to rent a jeep to get around. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is almost a requirement to get to Lighthouse Beach, which is a must see. We rented from Kean Stubbs who was easy to deal with and very helpful in recommending things to see and do on the island. It is also worth noting that the condo's central location on the island is perfect for venturing to new areas everyday.

I would also suggest not hesitating to buy fish and other seafood directly from fisherman at the docks in James Cistern and Governor's Harbor. The fisherman will filet the fish for you, which makes for a great, fresh meal. We cooked every night of our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Incredible ocean views and quiet, secluded beaches

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful, comfortable condo with two children ages 3 and 7. We were looking for quiet, safe island to explore with kids. We rented a jeep with the help of Matt and found hidden beach gems and local food served by some of the friendliest people. Coco di Mama was one of our favorite beaches for the shallow stretch of clear and calm water. Gorgeous! Highly recommend this property and found the guidance, communication and responsiveness from the Matt and team to be top- notch!! Pool was perfect and condo had everything we needed! Assistance was immediate with the drop of an email. Like other reviews, this is not your place for nightlife although the Friday fish fry is a fun party for all ages. Stocked up at grocery but also enjoyed our two visits to restaurant 1648. All was exactly as described and EXACTLY what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Wonderful place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Buttonwood Reserve! The accommodations were perfect for our family and everyone was so nice to work with and communicated with us throughout our stay to make sure we were comfortable!! Couldn't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Buttonwood Reserve for seven wonderful days with our three children ages 13, 10 and 8. With a growing family we felt it was time to move on from sharing one hotel room and really wanted the option to cook our own meals. Buttonwood had it all. Comfortable, clean and fresh, a full kitchen, beautiful bathrooms and outstanding views of both oceans. Every morning we would wake up to see the sunrise just outside our kitchen door. We would kayak next to sea turtles and dolphin just across the street using the kayaks provided by Buttonwood, take morning walks or golf carts to Buttonwood Beach before lunch then pack picnics and explore several of the amazing beaches Eleuthera has to offer. The kitchen was so well equipped that we ate in almost every night. We found a great farmers market in Gregory Town that supplied wonderful organic greens that were the perfect compliment to the meat we brought over with us. As a mom of three I also loved the convenience of a washer and dryer, a dvd player and direct tv. The kids felt quite at home. It was also nice to have other families on the property. We had plenty of privacy but could have conversations by the pool if we wanted too.

Tia was extremely accommodating. She stocked the pantry and refrigerator with all I asked for upon arrival. She made reservations for dining and for a jeep wrangler we drove all week. Our stay and the island was more than we ever expected. We will return next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Camrose, Alberta
5

What a view! Very conducive to finding your bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Buttonwood Reserve was everything the pictures represented and everything I had hoped for. The grounds, considering this is a newer build are quite nice, well planted and maintained. The swimming pool is gorgeous, nicely heated which is a rarity on Eleuthera. The condo itself is well appointed, nicely decorated and comfortably accessorized. The beds were extremely comfortable, and everything worked as expected. Well everything except a screen that I accidentally popped out of place and gracefully floated to the ground 2 stories below. I hussled down there and picked it up and popped it back in. No harm, no foul :). You will need little else to enjoy your stay here. Air conditioning worked wonderfully, but being on the second floor, the beautiful soft breeze flowed so nicely, we didn't have to use it all that often. The location of the development, high up on the ridge, and being on the second floor (I checked the first floor view, and it's still great because of the placement of the buildings) simply makes it unparalleled on the island. On any given day you can gaze out on the serenity of the Bight of Exuma (what is often referred to as the "Caribbean" side of the island) or walk the 20 paces to the other balcony and behold the majesty and sometimes ferocity of the Atlantic, a mile away to the East. You look out over the carpet of vegetation, palm trees and a saline lake teaming with wildlife. Your rental includes the use of a golf cart that you can pilot to the Atlantic side which drives right by this lake. You will either be alone, or so close to alone that it won't matter. It's like your own private estate. When I think back to those halcyon days of our vacation, that view from the Buttonwood still makes me tingle with excitement. It will hold me until we can get there again. However, I saved the best for last. The people. The people make the difference between a good vacation and a great experience. From Matthew and Tara (Booking and Managing) who were so attentive and informative, to Brenda and Patrick (on site managers and caretakers) to even the owner who got involved in a question we had (Thanks Jim :) ), I was so impressed. Greeting Patrick daily was a highlight. He was always around, always helpful, always willing to do anything to make our stay better. But he didn't have much that he could do, because I doubt that it could have been better. I just don't.

Robin C. - Camrose, Alberta

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Governors Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Leorose Sunset Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Leorose Sunset Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Buttonwood Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 13 2016
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$355
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$355
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$475
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$355
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$355
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$355
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%

Rates are for the first 4 guests. Add $250/week for each additional guest.
Security deposit: $500

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Amenities

Bahamas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite master bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite guest bath, can also be entered from the hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private door to deck and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Private door to deck and ocean views
  • Twins can be converted to a king.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf cart included! Safe available for your valuables. Private chef, housekeeper, and other staff available for an additional charge.

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