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Romantic 1800s Cottage with Ocean Views, Pool, Free Flight

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom, One Bath, Pool

This beautifully restored and appointed 19th century cottage is perched high on a hillside with spectacular views of the caribbean from every room. During the recent restoration, the original historic architecture was lovingly preserved while accommodating the needs of modern luxury living, including state-of-the-art fixtures and electronics.

Elisa’s cottage consists of an ocean-view master bedroom with king bed and luxurious en-suite bath. The living/dining area, furnished with contemporary design pieces, also offer ocean views. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel bosch appliances and a counter seating four people. The outdoor decks and patio offer a table with seating for four, chaise lounges and more spectacular caribbean views, facing west to capture the sunset over the ocean. Elisa’s shares an ocean view pool (steps from the cottage) with one other house.

Amenities at elisa’s cottage include flat screen tv, air conditioning, ceiling fan, wireless internet and cordless telephone.

Elisa’s cottage is part of the squires estate collection of beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above governors harbour, furnished with antiques from around the world. The décor and level of finish will delight the most discriminating world traveller. 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 full-time gardener and housekeepers. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises at no charge. Elisa’s cottage can be combined with other historic homes and cottages in the squires estate collection for larger groups.

The town of governors harbour, a three-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbour. 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, 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, elisa’s cottage 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Roselyn Drake and Matthew Simon
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage was perfect for us and such a comfortable place to come home to after trekking around the beaches- the most beautiful I have ever seen.

I almost don't want anyone to know about Eluethera as it is still so unspoiled. It definitely is an exercise in human restraint to keep it that way.

Annie was lovely as were the rest of the staff at Squires.
Feb 2016
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Reviews

3.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Romantic 1800s Cottage with Ocean Views, Pool, Free Flight
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 4 reviews
Kansas City
5

Perfect for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

We chose to rent a house in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, specifically because we did NOT want the full-service resort experience. To that end, Elisa's Cottage was exactly what we were looking for.

Staying there, we had the chance to integrate into the local community while enjoying lovely beach house-style accommodations. The cottage is perfect for a couple, with lots of light, modern decor and a nice pool and patio area with a view of the sea in the distance - great sunsets! The other nice thing is the location: you can walk 5 minutes into town for groceries, the liquor store or Da Perk, the local coffee shop which is our favorite spot for sandwiches (get it to go and hit the road, find a secluded beach, and enjoy a picnic lunch!).

That said, if you're a first-time Eleuthera traveler, you need to know what to expect. "Island time" is the opposite extreme from the states, which is exactly why we love to visit. Everything is laid-back - you are not going to get in and out of a restaurant in 30 minutes, even if there are barely any other customers. Pretty much everything is closed on Sunday. There might be lack of closet space, a loose screw or lightbulb out in your rental house. I'm not sure about the TV channel selection or reception, because why would you watch TV here? You need to be ok little imperfections, and realize how lucky you are to spend your time in this beautiful place with these amazing, friendly people who are more than happy to share their island paradise with you.

Highly recommend - and we will be back as often as good fortune allows!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful stay at Elisa's with Lovely Service

  • 4 of 5

Yet again, we had a great time staying with the Squires Estates properties. Peaceful, well appointed, elegant yet easy living. Annie is lovely and was very helpful. She is a great resource if needed. Please note, the very point of staying at Squires ( and renting villas or cottages) are the self service, independent non pestering service. This is not a hotel crawling with staff. It's like renting a house. There was a storm in March and the power went out for the Governors Harbour part of the island. It never really was stable again the rest of the trip. We found this charming and just added to our ability to unplug and get away from it all on vacation. We returned again in Nov 2014 and look forward to future trips and seeing Annie!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rude on-site manager, bad service

  • 1 of 5

The biggest complain we have is about the manager of the property Annie. The day we called to book the house she was unpolite we are were calling Saturday morning while she was up to someting else. She had an attitude. The whole stay her bitch style behaviour was way from what is expected from people working in tourism. Each time I was speaking over the phone with her I could hear Annie screaming things like what the hell do we want now. Last day she turned the wifi off to get rid of us as fast as possible (although our flight was at 12.30 anyway), we called to turn it on, she did not.

We didn't like the stay, didn't felt welcome at all and dont recommend Esquire Estates if you dont want to spoil holiday time with attitude as mentioned above.

There were also problems like:

- the pool hasn't been cleaned for a while so after some time you can find lots of leaves and bugs in water

- pool lamps out of order, what they telling about it is they do not know where is the switch, so you cannot use it

- tv not working, there were only 3 channels including 2 in spanish, staff were supposed to do someting with it, never did

- the water pressure in bath tub is so weak it takes over an hour to fill the tub

- air conditioning not efficient at all

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Governors Harbour Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Buccaneer
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Buccaneer
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
French Leave Beach
Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 13 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,555
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$419
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$351
$1,825
 
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$433
$2,250
 
 
Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$399
$2,075
 
 
Fall
Aug 16 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$353
$1,835
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$419
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.95%

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Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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