About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 10
Welcome home! The stately Waite N Sea House invites you up the glass block stairs to the wrap around porch and into the stunning two-story foyer of this charming contemporary yet very homey abode. Waite N Sea features 4200 square feet of living space equipped with every modern amenity.
From the moment you walk through the door you are surrounded by extensive use of warm woods juxtaposed with light bright interiors with sunlight cascading in the many windows.
Your first impression of the interior will be the two-story wooded foyer that will lead you back to the gourmet island kitchen with state-of-the art Jenn-Air and Sub Zero appliances and granite galore. The sunken dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and both rooms overlook the incredible pool area – more on that later! The downstairs also offers a formal living room and comfortable den with large screen TV (with pull out double bed) as well as a bathroom and a laundry room with washer/dryer.
Venture up the hardwood stairs to the second floor and the dreamy master bedroom and spa quality master bath. The four poster king bed will lull you to sleep after you relax in the Jacuzzi tub surrounded by natural stone on every surface of the bathroom. The second story offers two more spacious bedrooms, one with a king and one with a double, and one and a half more baths. A spiral staircase leads you to third floor with a private bedroom filled with light. This crow’s nest room has a double bed.
Waite N Sea is one of the only houses on the island with a TV in every bedroom. To add to your leisure activities, Waite N Sea also features a home theater room with theatre chairs, 65' led ultra slim tv with superior surround sound.
Waite N Sea has three full bathrooms on the second floor. Two are part of the master bedroom but one can be accessed without going into the master. There's the half bath on the main floor and a shower by the home theater on the bottom level.
For those who like their entertainment outdoors, night or day, the Waite N Sea House offers the best set up on the island. The private walled pool area features a large lit and heated pool and a 10+ person Jacuzzi hot tub on an expansive deck with a cozy curtained pool pavilion.Don’t worry about missing the big game just because you’re taking a dip. You can relax in the pool or hot tub in front the 60-inch outdoor TV and sounds system. (Please note that a heating fee applies to heat the pool OR hot tub. Both cannot be heated at the same time.)
All of this is a one-minute walk down a private path and (long) flight of steps to a deserted pink sand beach.
Amenities at Waite N Sea include central air conditioning, WIFI, cable TV, DVD player, surround-sound inside and out with satellite TV as well as individual CD players, telephones in every room, indoor Jacuzzi tub, home theater, and an automatic back-up generator to keep it all running if the power goes out. Outside amenities include pool, hot tub, outdoor entertainment system, gas grill with outdoor dining area, sea kayak, and two bikes. A chef is available upon request.
The town of Palmetto Point is just half a mile away, a one-minute drive or a ten-minute walk. Palmetto Point is home to the popular Mate and Jenny’s restaurant, as well as several stores. Tippy’s beachfront restaurant is a 5 minute drive. A ten minute drive takes you into Governors Harbor, the main town on the island. Governors Harbor has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster most afternoons 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 Harbor has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbor, 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.
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Beautiful, grand, comfortable and very private island home
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.
We loved everything about this beautiful island home. The house was immaculately clean upon our arrival. The home is spacious and comfortable- bright and airy. The grounds are absolutely incredible - lush and green. Austin does a great job of keeping everything at the house running smoothly. He (very unabtrusively) checked in on us daily. The house is very private - we never saw another person other than Austin - and we loved it. The house and the island as a whole felt very safe. The local folks were friendly and getting around was easy once we adjusted to driving on the left. We cooked at home mostly and found the Eleuthera Island Farm an invaluable resource. It is just a few miles from the house for fresh fruit, vegetables and breads. They have a great selection of wine, coffee & homemade sauces, soups, jams and baked goods. We loved Tippy's for lunch and for yummy pizza to go, the Frigate - a lovely casual beach restaurant for fresh seafood and the neighborhood food truck for amazing fresh cracked conch. Food on the island is very expensive but also very good. Don't miss the Friday night Fish Fry in Governors Harbor - one of the best parts of our trip. Locals and tourists join together for an amazing block party with live music, dancing & great food. Try a Rum Bubba - so good. We had tasty fried fish & BBQ. It starts around 6pm and goes well past midnight. It was fun to watch kids of all ages in the limbo or dance contests. Alexis was very easy to work with and she handled all of our questions and/or issues promptly & courteously. It was great to have her and Austin as resources for island information. We travelled in January and the pool was too cold to use (it was unseasonably chilly) but we loved sitting by it - so peaceful. We travelled as a couple & loved the privacy & space of the house - it would also be an amazing place for a family. The theater room was awesome, comfy and we used it nightly. We so enjoyed this lovely place & would love to return.
This house is amazing and as pictured with the exception of the downstairs entertainment room and gymnasium. The entertainment room has a 65 inch 4K flat screen with Klipsch surround sound, sub-woofer and three rows of leather recliners!
The house and property was very well maintained and the grounds keeper was there every morning. Contacting the managers was a pleasure. They were very courteous, helpful and prompt. Michael went out of his way gathering information for me when I thought I had lost my passport. We had a loss of video fixed in the entertainment room and he had that fixed within a couple of hours.
We pretty much traveled the entire island enjoying all the restaurants and local cuisine. Tippy’s and 3 J’s Takeway & Jerk Pit were our favorites.
The water and snorkeling is just amazing!
We loved the fact that the island isn’t touristy with only a couple of resorts. We will be back and highly recommend this rental!
Great house, but watch for the maintenance issues.
The house is lovely, with lots of room to handle our party of six very comfortably. The pool and hot tub are great, as is the beach. AC is excellent, which was a real pleasure on sticky days. As everyone has said, David couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Matt and Tara from the rental agency were excellent and responsive resources.
My rating is not higher because of the persistent maintenance issues. Many were addressed by Michael immediately, but some were not including the grill, which never got hotter than 300 degrees. The second shower either didn't work or had only cold water. We could never get the movie studio to work. No hair dryer and the knives couldn't cut bread, let alone anything else. More than half the track lighting bulbs were out. The last day, construction in the area cut our water, meaning no showers or working toilets for an hour while we were trying to get ready to go.
If these were fixed, the house is a great way to experience the island.
The owner has now installed a 1500-gallon water storage tank, so in those instances when town water is interrupted (which are not frequent, but do happen a few times a year), this house will continue to have water. The shower in question is working correctly now. The gas grill was replaced.
Spectacular home for building memories
As newcomers to the Bahamas, we had plenty of questions to ask prior to ever setting foot on the island of Eleuthera. Between Matt Simon, and the owner of the Waite N' Sea, Michael, all of our queries were answered perfectly. The home was wonderful, the grounds are kept immaculate, and the inside of the home was surgically clean. The kitchen is stocked with all the pots and pans you could ever want, just don't forget to buy the seasonings you will need when you get groceries for the first time. The folks at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals were as helpful and accommodating as a traveler could ever hope for. On the plane ride home, my wife was already researching deals on airfare for a return trip. If our family wasn't eating ( LOVED the Buccaneer ) or sleeping, we were in the water. Between two oceans, the pool and the hot tub, we were ready for the spin cycle ! Can't wait to go back !
Stately with minor concerns
Waite N Sea is a stunning house with an immaculate, beautiful yard. It is large with plenty of room to house a large group but we had several small issues we encountered with our group of 8. The dining table only had 6 chairs (we moved in two from the deck which were quite low but did the job). The pull out sofa was not adequate to sleep on for our 20 year old guest so he slept on the floor. The hot tub seemed to lose water every night so David had to re-fill it every morning. It was not hot for the first two days but as soon as Michael found out about that, he sent a repair man immediately. The taps have very little water pressure and one sink in the master ensuite never did have water. The bathroom situation was interesting as two of the toilets/shower/tub belong to the master suite and one toilet/shower is situated in the middle of the exercise room with no doors or walls. This left one washroom for the majority of guests to use. The ensuite had two entrances so we made a temporary wall into the bedroom so the others could use one of the master washrooms. We would have no qualms of highly recommending Waite N Sea to others and regarded these issues as typical minor hiccups on a tropical vacation when staying in a house used by many other people. David was amazing and did everything in his ability to help us with any problems we had (getting the dvd player to work, filling the hot tub). Paula phoned often to make sure we were doing well. On one night after a spectacular thunder storm, we lost power to the house. Before we could even get up to find a candle, the generator kicked in and we had full power. If I could make a recommendation, I would suggest putting towel bars in bathrooms to hang towels up and checking the water pressure situation in all bathrooms. Eleuthera is truly our home away from home and we enjoyed staying at this home.
beautiful!!! LOVE THE DOGS!
we stayed here for 2 weeks and we loved the place the beach is beautiful!!!
first thing is i would like to thank david (davey) the maintenance guy he was so nice and he always made sure we are ok or if we needed anything.we loved his two dogs he had they are
so nice and playfull one of them had puppies!!!.
the house is very clean. david always cleaned the pool everyday
the beach is so calm and perfect.
Thanks, we're glad you enjoyed it! NOTE: If anyone does not want the dogs around, David can leave them at home when he comes to work at the property.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
ADDITIONAL CHARGES: Fuel charge per week to heat the pool if heated pool is desired: $400 Fuel charge per week to heat the hot tub if hot tub is desired: $400