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Welcome to Indigo House, a beautifully appointed home on the hill above Governors Harbour, Eleuthera. Indigo has spectacular harbor and sea views, and is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the pink sands of world famous French Leave Beach.
Indigo has a large private swimming pool, three outdoor dining areas, and a harbor-view terrace, a perfect location to watch the sun set over the Caribbean. The main upper level of Indigo House features spectacular harbour views from all major rooms. It contains a large foyer and an open-plan living and dining room elegantly furnished from Restoration Hardware. The spacious living room has ample lounge seating, and an office area furnished with a vintage desk. The dining room features a 14-foot table with seating for 12. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, including a five-burner gas range, and provides counter seating for four.
The master bedroom, also on the upper level of the house, has a king bed and beautiful harbour views. A second king bedroom on the upper level overlooks the pool and gardens. Each has a full bathroom with a walk-in shower.
The lower level has a second spacious living room that opens onto a covered terrace leading down to the lush tropical gardens. There is a full kitchen downstairs for guests' convenience. The downstairs level has two bedrooms, one king (plus a single day bed) and one queen, each with a full bathroom. There is also a sofa bed in the downstairs living room.
A tropical garden surrounds charming Indigo House. Amenities include air conditioning in all the bedrooms (but not in the living/dining areas), ceiling fans in every room, washer and dryer, high speed wireless internet, cable TV, iPod dock, a landline telephone, and a bicycle.
The town of Governors Harbour, a two-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. 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, a dive shop, 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 down 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 hemisphere. By foot, it’s less than ten minutes to French Leave, a mile-long crescent of pink sand that is usually deserted. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car during their stay, because the island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around. By car, Indigo House is just a minute from French Leave Beach.
Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. 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, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types, including fishing. 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 our Indigo House, and experience all our island has to offer.
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We stayed at this beautiful home for 9 nights. The house is as pictured, except the downstairs sofa has been replaced and the upstairs bathroom has been renovated. The kitchens were well-stocked with everything you need and there were some games, books & movies for evenings we spent in. A wealth of information is left for renters and the Beach Book is there, which is a necessity if you are exploring beaches. Items like coolers, Tupperware, and ice packs are a bonus for an island where most come to explore and beach picnic.
We truly enjoyed the outside seating areas, they are so cozy and the sunset view from the living room balcony was post card perfect. Who wants to be inside in the Bahamas? Also, the garden and grounds were such a treat. We spent some time figuring out what each plant and tree was and enjoyed some coconuts and fresh salads from the garden.
For those who are not used to island living, things we take for granted like electricity and city water commonly go out. The electric flickered a few times while we were there but we noticed there were plenty of lanterns just in case. The water, however was out for 5 days and we were relieved that this house is equipped with both city water and a self-serving cistern.
The home is 1/2 way up the hill in Governor's Harbour - definitely walkable for most and a 2-3 minutes to the little town or Cupids Cay. Walking to French Leave beach took us 15 minutes, driving was 2. We brought home a little sand from French Leave and some from Pink sands beach in Harbour Island - surprisingly, French Leave sand is much more pink.
Elizabeth checked in on us a couple of times and is very sweet and helpful. Mark was a complete gem and answered any question we had and came over as soon as we let him know the water was out and showed us how to switch over to the cistern and back, etc. Tamillion does a great job - very evident in the grounds and brought us some fresh coconuts. Matt Simon is responsive, helpful, and very professional as is the home owner.
My family: myself and my husband , 4 adult children and a 81 year old grandmother stayed at Indigo House the week between Christmas and New Years. From the beginning, Matt Simon, the property manager was very cordial and helpful to me via several emails. This is a very professional and courteous company! We settled on Indigo House as it met our space needs and was centrally located. The description of the house is accurate regarding location, layout and amenities ( it was well stocked!) The only problems were a broken AC in one bedroom and the build up of heat in the living area when using the stove. The house was clean and the addition of fresh flowers was a great touch! Elizabeth, the housekeeper is a lovely person.
We cooked dinner almost very night using fresh fish and lobster purchased from fishermen right down the hill and lettuces and herbs from the backyard garden! We ate lunch at Buccaneer just down the street, Tippys and a wonderful dinner at 1648 at French Leave. We also had a blast at the Friday Night Fish Fry.
We rented 2 jeeps from a group that Matt recommended and explored the beaches and hidden spots that make Eleuthera such a special and magical island.. Even though we were there during a busy week, we often were the only ones on the beach and we never felt like "tourists"! We all agreed that it was a perfect week and we wished we could have stayed longer!
The house was clean and our housekeeper Elizabeth was very friendly and helpful. She came to check on us a few times to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a group of 7 (3 couples one single) and it fit us all nicely with plenty of room and privacy for everyone. The pool was wonderful and perfect for the hot afternoons when the beach didn't have enough shade. Everything was easy walking, there is a pretty big hill the house is on, but if you are in fairly good shape it isn't an issue. We walked to the fish fry, club med beach, Da Perk, 1648, and to the store, with no issue. The view is pretty from the back porch, but if you really want to see the beautiful colors of the sunset its best to go to the beach or hit up a dinner on the harbor side. The bugs were crazy when we went, that is not the fault of the house, just know if its been raining a lot, some skin so soft and some deet are going to be nessisary. The pool gets great shade in the evening and the morning sun. The kitchen had everything we needed! The beds were nice but the pillows were made from angel wings, I wanted to bring them home with me! They had pleanty of towels and a cloths line to dry out everything after swimming. The air conditioner is in the rooms, so we used them at night, and then opened windows and used fans for the breeze during the day (if we were staying in). I have stayed at another house on the island, and although it was good in diffrent ways, this is a house I would actually return to for my next trip due to space, convenience, and beauty.
We stayed on Eleuthera in the Indigo House for the week of July 7 - 13. The house was lovely! The four bedrooms were spacious enough for all 8 adults plus one 8 yr old and 1 infant. The house came with a pack-n-play, so the baby had a comfortable place to sleep. The outdoor sitting areas were the highlight of this house! We thoroughly enjoyed the back terrace in the morning for our coffee and again late at night for the view. The pool was an absolute gem! Clean and warm, it got plenty of use all day long. We barely ate our meals inside, as the table in the outdoor area by the pool was big enough to fit all of us for a sit-down meal. We were only minutes by foot from the town, so if we needed something we would just take a walk down the hill and pick it up. We walked a couple of times to the French Leave Beach, but by foot it would take 15 minutes to get there, so we mostly drove and parked by the beach path. We ate at the Beach House Restaurant one night and Tippy's another night. Both have excellent food!! If you are looking for a relaxing vacation - this is the place to go!
Rates are for up to 8 guests.
Security deposit: $500