About the property
- Condo1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
Casa Dos Vistas (unit 1D on the upper level) includes a full-surround two-ocean view, facing west over the Caribbean for the sunset and east to the Atlantic for the sunrise. Enjoy stunning ocean views from every room through eight-foot glass sliders and six-foot bay windows. The expansive private decks also feature spectacular sea views in every direction.
Buttonwood Reserve has access to two beaches. On the Atlantic side is a world-class, 3-mile-long pink-sand beach, pristine without a single house. It is accessed via our private, golf-carts only driveway. The condominium comes with a golf cart. On the Caribbean side of our property, almost in your front yard, is a second beach. This beach is small and rather rocky, so not so aesthetic, but the water is as calm as a lake and this shore is perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.
The Caribbean side also features our new 70 foot boat dock, a perfect for platform for jumping/diving, fishing, or of course docking a small boat.
Our resort-style pool is just steps from your condominium. This beautiful landscaped pool is heated for comfortable swimming year round.
The professionally decorated interior of this vacation rental is elegantly furnished, modern, warm and comfortable. 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 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.
Buttonwood Reserve comes with kayaks and a paddle board for use on the sea or in our pond. 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.
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.
Just a mile from Buttonwood Reserve is the village of James Cistern, which has two grocery stores, 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, Tippy’s (international and fusion), 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).
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.
Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
A nice getaway
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was very clean.
I was more than happy with the location.
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
PROS: SONIA was very responsive and wonderful. 10/10 for her! PROPERTY VIEWS & BALCONY - great. Very happy to have selected an upper unit. POOL - nice but needs SHADE options. No umbrellas at all and no one around to ask. BEDS & UNIT layout were clean & comfortable. LOCATION of PROPERTY: central, easy access to everything and quiet. Very very good. CONS: GROUNDS TEAM: Not a huge deal but definitely no one around to ask about anything. BEES (yikes) & POWER OUTAGES (x2) put a damper on the comfort of outdoor and indoor activity. Sonia helped as much as she could and it was resolved quickly w/ exterminator visit and info/check ins about power. SANDFLIES situation was challenging. Bring antihistamines, DEET strength bugspray. We knew to expect them but didn’t come as prepared as we we could have. Rookie mistake! Overall the vacation was relaxing and fine. I would recommend Buttonwood Reserve as a good choice.
We have a large new pergola which we permanently installed on the south side of the pool for shade. The exterminator took care of the bees nest. Sonya is available by cell phone 24/7, so assistance is never more than a text away. Power outages are actually quite rare now on the island. In a typical week, the power might go down twice for half an hour.
The property manager was adequately helpful.
The vacation rental was clean.
I was more than happy with the location.
I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.
Photos made place look bigger than it was. Could not c sunset without stretching neck over balcony. Furnishings a little worn. Portable A/C unit in guest bedroom took up a lot of space. A/C in main area not working properly for 1st few days but they did fix it. Internet not working most of the time we were there. The description of this place needs to convey that this is an island that receives groceries via boat once a week; internet anywhere on the island will be sporadic at best; the Main Street of the island has to be crossed to get to the Caribbean beach. It is a beautiful place with welcoming locals.
The portable AC unit was a temporary installation that was replaced soon after this guest stayed here in the summer of 2017. The internet works extremely well, not just at this property, where there are four WIFI systems to choose from, but island wide. Perhaps there was some unique problem the week this guest stayed, but complaints about internet at this property are very rare. During the period close to the summer solstice, when this guest visited, the sun sets far to the south, making it harder to see. This is not the case the rest of the year. The big, beautiful beach is at the back of the property. You do not have to cross the the road to get to that beach, which is the main beach for the property, a 3-mile-long pristine beach without any houses or other structures on it. The "Caribbean beach", which is across the road, is not a beach at all, but is a waterfront with calm water and a private boat dock. It is much used for kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing and swimming. And there are two supermarkets and dozens of grocery stores on the island. There is never a shortage of groceries on Eleuthera, if you know where to shop.
Vacation Buttonwood 2017
Had the best stay at Buttonwood for our big family Vacation. Seven adults and 6 kids. It was perfect for our 3 family's. We each had a beautiful condo and personal space to go when needed or when naps needed to be taken. A great pool to cool off and visit neighbors after a day at the beach. Great food nearby and a special treat of a chef cooking a Bahamian dinner for us one night. I thing that was our favorite. Patrick and his wife Brenda were so sweet and good to us, gave us fishing secrets helped us everyday to find fun activities and spots for kids to enjoy. It really was a great experience. I would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely be back. Also we received so much more than just a condo. Golf cart, kayaks, beach chairs, even life vest.
So there is no excuse for not having a good time!!! Thanks again for a great beach vacation with my grandkids and family.
Great property and amazing island!
Our condominium was well appointed and had everything needed to cook meals and be comfortable throughout the week. It was clean and was a great size for the four of us. The golf cart provided for travel to the Atlantic side of the beach was great. Truly an amazing beach! Patrick who we saw on a daily basis around the property was incredibly helpful and nice. The pool was very warm and was great if you wanted to swim after coming back from the beach. The island is amazing with so many beaches to explore and the local people could not have been nicer. We felt very safe during our entire vacation. The only negatives (if you want to call them these negatives) are the sand flies which come out at dusk and bite your ankles (we were aware of this prior to arrival so be sure to be prepared) and the cost. Everything on the island is significantly more expensive than the mainland and we are from Canada making it even more expensive with the currency exchange. Again, we were well aware of things being more expensive prior to arriving. Matt was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the entire process of booking this vacation. We would definitely return.
Terrific Rental for Eleuthera
We stayed at Buttonwood in mid-December and it was a wonderful experience. Buttonwood is a unique place. From the ridge where the units are built, you can see both the deep blue waters and white capped combers on the Atlantic side and the turquoise waters of Eleuthera Bight. It’s a short trip via a sandy bumpy road in the golf cart included with the rental to a long white sandy beach on the Atlantic and the view —to include the wrecked ship on the shore—is of miles and miles and sea and shore and sky. The villa at Buttonwood is a very well-planned two bedroom, two full bath vacation rental with generously sized rooms and ample indoor and outdoor living space. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes all the major appliances with a micro-wave, hot-water carafe and coffee maker. Best of all, you have a great ocean room from just about every window. The heated pool is well-maintained and thoughtfully screen by the landscaping on the property and there is plenty of space to lounge by the pool. Matt Simon and his staff at Buttonwood could not have been more gracious or accommodating. Matt even came out to meet us at the airport, gave us a personal tour of the property and showed us the way to the near-by settlement of James Cistern and the local grocery, liquor store and a near-by restaurant. A great and relaxing time from start to finish and thumbs up for Matt and his team, too, for their thoughtfulness.
Sedative for the Soul
Kudos to Matt Simon and his team at Buttonwood for a seamless weeks stay in James Cistern. The property was incredibly perfect for too many reasons. His team work to create a perfect atmosphere for one to transition from the real life to beach life. It is remote yet near to both bodies of water. It has the amenities that one would wish for and it is so clean, neat and beachy. I would recommend both Buttonwood and Eleuthera to anyone seeking a perfect refuge from the realities of every day life. Get lost and find yourself in and on tropical waters.
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