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Historic Boutique Resort for Private Rental in Heart of Governors Harbour

Bedrooms 15
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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

15 Bedrooms, 18 Bathrooms, Sleeps 31+

Squires Estate is an artistic blend of the historic and contemporary. This lovely estate dates from the first half of the1800's. During the recent restoration, the original historic architecture was preserved while accommodating the needs of modern luxury living, including state-of-the-art fixtures, appliances, electronics and the addition of pools. Mixing original furnishings with a unique blend of creatively researched pieces and antiques from around the world, Squires Estate’s renowned Italian architect created a sense of Colonial nostalgia that is unique and delightful. The décor and level of finish will delight the most discriminating world traveler. Each house and cottage has a distinct personality and recreates gracious living in the classic Bahamian tradition.

Squires Estate offers a wide range of accommodations, including grand homes and romantic cottages with hillside pools and harbor views. The Estate is private, discreet, and well-appointed. Squires Estate includes 8 unique houses and cottages surrounded by lush gardens which are home to many fruit trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, aloe and coconut palms. Those are just a few of the plants that grace this serene property with its dramatic views and well-manicured grounds.

All of the houses and cottages offer pools that are shared with either one or two other houses. Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, cordless telephone, and off-street parking.

The Squires Estate historic houses and cottages can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Squires Estate is a perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, reunions and many other special events. The following is a list of all the houses and cottages:

Pyfrom House 4 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms

Mrs. Russel’s House 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms

Belmont House 2 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms

Stone House 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

Toad Hall 1 Bedroom / 2 Bathrooms

Elisa’s Cottage 1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom

Belmont Cottage Studio with kitchenette / 1 Bathroom

Belmont Junior Cottage Studio with kitchenette / 1Bathroom

The Squires Estate 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.

The town of Governors Harbour, a one-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 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, Squires Estate 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.

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. 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 Squires Estate, and experience all our island has to offer.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Matthew Simon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
French Leave


Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 13 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.95%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 15 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 13 - toilet
    Bathroom 14 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 15 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 16 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 13 - 1 king
    Bedroom 14 - 1 king
    Bedroom 15 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 2 double
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 12 - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- Cooking Utensils - Blender - Ice Maker - Freezer - Parking Off Street - Basic Soaps - Local Activities Guide - Local Restaurant Guide - Shampoo - Ceiling Fans - Local Maps - Paper Towels - Toilet Paper - Radio - Outdoor Pool - In Ground Pool - Unscreened Porch / Veranda - Beach Chairs - Terrace The washer and dryer are not in the house, but are on the premises of the estate. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the estate at no charge.

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