|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Ah, the beach. There’s something magical about being at the seaside that causes such a warm and calming feeling. Is it the perpetual rhythm of the surf? Is it the intersection of colors formed from water mixing with sand? Whatever it is, the vibe at Sea La Vie will help you find your inner calm and leave your day-to-day stresses behind, and serve as a perfect home base for you to explore the idyllic island of Eleuthera.
Once you arrive home at the end of your day exploring the island, this lower level unit will embrace you. The locally made, hand-crafted dining table will set the scene for fabulous dinners of grilled fish and lobster bought fresh at the dock just a mile away. And when the spectacular sunset has run its course over your balcony, you can look forward to resting in the comfort of the highest quality European cotton, made in Portugal. Life at the seaside is the good life indeed.
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 magnificent panoramic views of the Caribbean, king bed and a fully equipped en-suite full bath.
The guest bedroom offers another 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.
Situated on 50 lush acres, Buttonwood Reserve extends from the Caribbean Sea on the west to the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Buttonwood’s spectacular three-mile Atlantic beach is pristine, without a single house on it. The only structure is a thatched palapa we built on the dune for shade. Enjoy long walks, swimming, and body surfing on this beautiful beach. 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’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
• large covered front and rear decks with 360-degree views
• big bay windows
• 9 1/2 foot tray ceilings
• well-stocked designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops
• luxurious modern baths
• linens, bath and beach towels included
• washer and dryer
• fully air-conditioned
• WiFi and satellite TV, landline telephone
• DVD player
• extensive sound insulation throughout
• golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach and for general use within the development
Buttonwood Reserve amenities
• 3 miles of pristine pink-sand beach on the Atlantic with large palapa for shade
• smaller beach on the Caribbean with palapa for shade
• heated 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 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. Governor's Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. The Friday night Fish Fry in Governor's 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.
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.
Buttonwood Reserve is less than 10 minutes from the boutique luxury resort Sky Beach Club, which has an excellent beachfront restaurant (Pascal's) 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 - great bar and deck), The Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks and Monday night pizza night), The Buccaneer (breakfast, lunch and dinner with island specialties), the Bank's Road Deli (gourmet sandwiches, coffee, pastries and nibbles), Da Perk Cafe (cafe and sandwich shop). The above all have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night.
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. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. 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 Sea La Vie at Buttonwood Reserve and experience all that Governor's Harbour and Eleuthera has to offer.
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!
Perfect for us - close to everything - the units are fully equipped, with everything you need. Great for us because we like to cook our meals. My wife and I are trying to live a very healthy life style so have in house cooking is very important. I have to say that in all my travels I have never met a more helpful host them Matthew Simon !!
We had a great week at Buttonwood Reserve. We were 2 couples, lots of space for everyone. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The interior was new, spacious, and bright and had an awesome view of the ocean. Definitely would stay there again!
The property and accommodation was perfect for our family - my wife and I took our son and his fiancé as their engagement present and it was perfect. We toured the beautiful island, went snorkelling and generally just relaxed. The condo unit was good for us because of the two bedrooms and cooking facilities. The only negative was the units could use some additional comforts such as a kettle, more towels, face cloths, and towel roods or hooks. Bring " OFF " if you are out at dusk or dawn NoSeeUms !!! nasty little critters !!
Just stunning! This was our first trip to Eleuthera and we fell in love with this quaint island. It has true unspoiled beauty and is the perfect hidden gem! Buttonwood more than exceeded our expectations!
The condo was gorgeous, comfortable, and well appointed. Tia stocked our pantry items as requested and that was such a nice touch. We were two adults and two kids ages 11 and 5. They loved the pool, but every beach we went to was perfect!
The condo and garage were well stocked with kitchen equipment and beach gear. The golf cart was fun to take to see the amazing sunsets down by the Atlantic side beach.
Buttonwood is the perfect mid-island place to stay. We traveled north to Harbor Island one day and into Governor's Harbor to French Leave beach another day and the drive time was brief.
We rented our car from Sheree with Big Daddy's rental- she met us at the airport and the vehicle and service was superb. I highly recommend Buttonwood or any of the properties offered by this management group for your stay on Eleuthera. They go above and beyond so you will not be disappointed!
I can't wait to go back- I am already in the process for booking something next summer! :)
It was amazing!!! We wish we could have stayed longer. The golf cart was great! The condo was super clean, beds were SO comfortable and the interior design was amazing! Everyone was so sweet, kind and helpful. One of the BEST vacations I have been on. Perfect way to detach from the real world and take a break from work (I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner and rarely have time to detach!) Definitely will come back and recommend this place to friends and family. Wish I had the money to buy a condo!! Appreciate the prompt responses and communication prior to coming, the list of things to do and see was great. Thank you SO much for the awesome experience!! Transitioning into the real world has not been fun :( !!
From the wonderful people associated to the property to the wonderful house and Island! No matter what your request the on site staff were there to assist you and help. I have never had such detail of information prior to a trip as I did from Matthew and his team and I have travelled the world! The location of the property has the best view of both the sea and the ocean and the property is well maintained and clean..Thanks to all for making this a wonderful Thanksgiving break! 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