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Serenity 1B at Buttonwood Reserve, Governor Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

"Serenity" Buttonwood Reserve 1B 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.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon and Pam Fontes
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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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Central Eleuthera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
Golf cart included! Safe available for your valuables. Private chef, housekeeper, and other staff available for an additional charge.


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Serenity 1B at Buttonwood Reserve, Governor Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 24 reviews

Pretty condo, beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

The condo is new, clean and decorated nicely. It is well stocked with all the beach supplies you could need. The kitchen is also well stocked. My kids loved golf cart rides to the beach, taking the kayaks out, and exploring the beautiful beaches of Eleuthera. It was also nice to have access to a pool at the end of each day. We have loved our stay at Buttonwood!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at one of the villas at Buttonwood Reserve and highly recommend to anyone coming to Eleuthera seeking a new and very clean place to hang their hat, enjoy stunning water views, spend time on a gorgeous private beach with (we suppose depending on your time there) no one on it, swim in a heated pool, etc.

The location is great for trips to Governor's Harbour and Palmetto Point, very close by James Cistern settlement with a great little grocery store/liquor store and a beach bar called Leo Rose's, also Rainbow Bay with beach and inn just 10 minutes up the road. Buttonwood Reserve is a hidden gem in our minds and we can't say enough about the amenities and excellent concierge service that comes with a stay here. The people were great.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a low key vacation

  • 4 of 5

Property and grounds were very nice. Beautiful views and easy access to both the Caribbean and Atlantic side. The property management company was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for exploring Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

Buttonwood Reserve is a wonderful property for exploring the island of Eleuthera. A central location to a variety of beautiful beaches. After a long day exploring, it was nice to come back to a luxurious condo. Special thanks to the owner and staff for all the advice on activities and car rental options. The condo was well stocked with everything we needed. We appreciated having a dishwasher and washer/dryer in the condo. No one likes to clean dishes or do laundry while on vacation; but these conveniences made things easier. WiFi signal was great! But even better were the amazing views we had each morning and evening of the ocean from the back patio. Thank you! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First time in Eleuthera and we think we have found paradise at Buttonwood Reserve. Beautiful, modern condos and two oceans to choose from - one walking distance and the other 5 minutes away in a complimentary golf buggy. We spent two weeks there (2 adults and 2 kids age 19, 14) and visited most of the beaches in the area. It is true what they say about Eleuthera as we were almost always the only ones on the beach. The Buttonwood staff are very friendly and attentive - Tia was there to greet us and Patrick kept the garden looking wonderful throughout our stay.

A 4x4 is essential if you want to access Twin Cove beach (great snorkelling spot) and Surfers Beach (good for boogie boarding). If you fancy a change from the beaches then just jump in the heated pool at Buttonwood.

We bought some Red Snapper from the local fishermen (which they kindly filleted for us) in James Cistern (local town) and fried them in garlic, lime and onions which was as tasty as it sounds!

In summary, great memories (particularly the sunsets from the condo decking) and I would recommend Buttonwood Reserve to anyone who justs wants to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surprisingly Good Location

  • 5 of 5

Room: The unit looked just like the pictures. The furniture is still in good shape, and for the most part everything looked brand new. The view from the rear deck is to the west, over the trees and toward the water. With the curtains open you can see this view from the living room and kitchen. From the front bedroom, you have a pleasant view toward the property grounds. The mobile hotspot for wireless worked well, but was limited if you're planning on streaming or other heavy usage. Satellite TV (PR DirecTV feed) had more movies than I would have anticipated for standard programming.

Property: The grounds were well maintained, most mornings staff was on site doing landscaping work. The pool was clean, but I prefer the warmth of the ocean water. The path to the beach on the golf cart is a fun ride. The beach itself is isn't far from the well-known surfing locations, so during out stay the waves were too rough to swim, but would have been great for water sports. On a calm day there should be good snorkeling at a shipwreck not far from the beach.

Location: There's a lot of activity 20 mins north or south of Buttonwood. This gives you a lot of options when planning out a day, since anything between Gregory Town and Governor's Harbor is easily reached. The convenience store about a mile north of the property stays open late on Sunday unlike most. There is also a gas and service station just inside town. My preference has typically been to stay in Governor's Harbour, but Buttonwoods spot just outside of James Cistern was very convenient and worked extremely well for us.

Buttonwood is in-between a hotel and detached rental home. The unit is spacious and has the amenities of a home, but has the larger staff of a hotel that's readily available to assist when needed, and perhaps the comfort of not being alone in the middle of nowhere. The upstairs unit would offer a bit more privacy and move closer towards the detached home feeling. You could nitpick some details if you wanted, but this is Eleuthera, and that is true for the whole island. Overall, Buttonwood is a rental that's good at what it tries to be.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The phone company finally completed the installation of our high-speed internet service on 12/19/14. It is fully operational in all units at Buttonwood.
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Golf cart included! Private chef and other staff available


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