|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This is Serenity (Unit 1B on the lower level) at Buttonwood Reserve, the Eleuthera condominium featured on HGTVs Beachfront Bargain Hunt!
This extraordinary new condominium is located on a ridge 45 feet above the Caribbean. The views of the ocean are truly breathtaking. From your condominium’s large windows and extensive decks, you have a 50-mile, 180-degree view of the Caribbean, facing west to watch the sunset over the ocean.
Buttonwood Reserve has access to two beaches. On the Atlantic side, Buttonwood has a world-class, 3-mile-long pink-sand beach, pristine, without a single house on it. This Atlantic side beach is accessed via our private, golf-carts only driveway. The condominium comes with a golf cart. This miles-long beach is virtually private for us, because the only other access is a rough and little used jeep track half a mile to the south. On the Caribbean side of our property, almost in your front yard, is a second beach, which has excellent snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing. This beach is small and rather rocky, so not so aesthetic, but it’s as calm as a lake most of the time and perfect for the above activities.
If you’re not in the mood for a swim in the ocean on one of our two beaches, 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 facing east. 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. 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 Reserve's spectacular three-mile Atlantic beach is pristine, without a single house on it. The only structures are two thatched palapas built on the dune 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 Reserve'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.
• vast and unobstructed ocean views
• 2000 square feet of living area, including garage and decks
• large front and rear decks with 360-degree views
• big bay windows with window seats in each bedroom
• private doors from bedrooms to decks
• 9 1/2 foot tray ceilings
• designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops
• luxurious modern baths finished in tumbled marble
• spacious garage accommodates car and golf cart
• fully air-conditioned
• WIFI and satellite TV, landline telephone
• extensive sound insulation throughout
• golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach and for general use within the development
Buttonwood Reserve common amenities
• 3 miles of pristine pink-sand beach on the atlantic
• smaller beach on the caribbean with palapa for shade
• resort-style swimming pool
• pond with private nature preserve
• 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 Cub, 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 Serenity 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
Kool Jumbey 1C: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4049227
Casa Dos Vistas 1D: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3540964
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
My wife and I recently spent a week at Buttonwood Reserve on the beautiful island of Eleuthera.
The property itself is situated on a bluff overlooking both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
While the property is brand new, it nonetheless has the feel of a seasoned resort. The residences are spacious and beautifully decorated. Modern appliances, remote control A/C units and quality finishes make for a pleasant and comfortable stay. The residences are completely equipped with dinnerware, utensils, cooking supplies, an abundant supply of towels and of course a brand new washer/dryer.
The pool is large, warm and relaxing. Comfortable seating and umbrellas make lounging by the pool a special treat.
When we arrived, our unit (unit B) was spotless thanks to Brenda and her team.
Patrick (Brenda's husband) is the groundskeeper and Jack of all trades.
Both Brenda and Patrick could not have been more accommodating. By the end of our week, we felt as if we had known them for a lifetime.
Buttonwood is located perfectly to both the Airport and to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Do not miss Coco Di Mamma, Ten Bays, Rainbow or Twin-cove beaches.
There are plenty of great eating venues on the Island, most with spectacular sunsets provided. Some of our favorites were The Beach House, Sunset Grill, Da Perk and the Bucaneer. And don't miss Norma's gift shop in Governours Harbor. Tracy, the proprietor is a gracious and helpful host.
Finally, I can not say enough about the warm, friendly and hospitable people of Eleuthera. Every where we went we were greeted with happy smiling faces eager to help with any questions you may have.
I highly recommend a stay at Buttonwood Reserve. Careful though, you may not want to leave!!!!!
Robert Smith and Pam Best
We stayed at Buttonwood Reserve for 7 days in March (family of 5). Buttonwood Reserve was 3 minutes from the Governor's Harbor airport. The property was new and well cared for. A couple of minor pieces needed to be given some attention, but staff was on-hand every day for any sort of need (wi-fi, snorkeling gear, laundry detergent, etc). Patrick and Brenda were the helpful hosts, and were great resources for any sort of need or question. The views from the balcony in the back were great (sunset, star gazing, turquoise waters). The property is growing, so there was construction during the day next door (but wasn't a bother). Eleuthera is really rustic, private, and underdeveloped, but in the best way. It was rare to see anyone else on the beaches. Some beaches were so shallow that our 4 year old could wade out 250 feet. Restaurants were hit and miss:Rainbow Inn, Tippy's (great food, very slow service), and The Cove were superb. Nearby Harbor Island is also worth a day or two for their shopping, restaurants (Sip Sip and Rock House Hotel), and Pink Sand beaches.
We will be back.
Golf cart included! Private chef and other staff available
Rates are for the first 4 guests. Add $250/week for each additional guest. Babies/toddlers under 3 are free.
Security deposit: $500