|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Sixteen sets of French doors welcome you into this impressive house and allow for natural light to flood the house with the ambience of the tropics. Upscale light and bright coastal décor with gleaming hardwood floors throughout living area and bedrooms. Central kitchen with dining bar perfect for entertaining in the completely open living and dining area. Ten-foot tongue-in-groove ceilings with exposed rafters, luxurious ipe floors, crown molding and built-in niches add to the charm of this inviting and warm exquisite house.
Wraparound upper and lower decks surround Sea Walk House enabling 360 degree views and encouraging outdoor entertaining. The upper floors offer a glimpse of the ocean, just 50 yards from the house. Expansive front deck leads to the private pool with waterfall feature and hot tub.
Sea Walk House offers four bedrooms, 3 full baths with showers and 1 full bath with a tub. Two bedrooms have king size beds, the third bedroom has a double bed and a single trundle bed, so it can sleep 3, and the fourth bedroom has a bunk bed and a single trundle bed, so it also can sleep 3. The living room has a queen pullout sofa. Sea Walk House can therefore sleep 10 in the bedrooms and 2 more in the living room for a maximum of 12. The dining room seats 6 at the dining room table and 6 more on bar stools at the dining bar.
French Leave Beach, a mile-long crescent of pink sands that has been ranked top 20 in the world, is just 50 yards from the house. Enjoy using our kayaks.
The town of Governors Harbour, two minutes away by car, 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.
Upscale beachfront restaurants in the area include Tippy’s famous beachfront restaurant/bar (international and fusion) just a short walk down the beach, The Beach House (tapas), the Bistro at Sky Beach Club (International cuisine with Bahamian influences), Cocodimama (traditional Italian cuisine), and The Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks). The above all have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night. The Governors Harbour area also has numerous little takeouts and restaurants offering local cuisine, including The Buccaneer (salads, burgers, wraps), Mate and Jenny’s (pizza and Bahamian) and the Sunset Inn (local cuisine).
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 Sea Walk House, and experience all our island has to offer.
This property was as advertised. Sea Walk is situated on Banks Road, a short drive into Governors Harbor (where you can enjoy a number of modern conveniences) and yet secluded enough that you felt somewhat alone in the world. A short walk down a path led you to one of the prettiest beaches in the world, where it was unusual to see more than one other family. The beach was the start and end of each day; quiet strolls with a drink in hand either with the kids, or while they stayed back and frolicked in the nice pool and hot tub. While on the beach, you could body surf or occasionally catch the local ray swimming by... quite a sight. The house was well appointed, with nice high ceilings for good air flow, a great entertainment center upstairs for movies or sports, and a dining area on the main floor that easily accommodated all 10 of us. The bedrooms worked well; we had 2 couples, and between us 3 boys and 3 girls. The boys had one room with ample sleeping, as did the girls, and the couples had nice master suites.
Tepa, the owner's representative, visited every morning to make sure we had everything we needed. We quickly became good friends with him, and all adored him. He made sure there was fresh water to drink, that the pool and hot tub were clean, and provide directions for our excursions. He even delivered the sea kayaks and paddleboards to a beach 10 miles away, and picked them up. He also did a wonderful bonfire for us on the beach our last night.
We hired a chef for 4 nights (Pauline Bethel). We figured it would be more affordable than going out (in the end, it absolutely was more affordable), but we did not count on how much we grew to love her and her sister and husband. They became like family. She shopped for the groceries, cooked, and cleaned up, and we also learned a ton about the island from her and Maxine and Edmond.
Governors Harbor is an ideal spot to explore the island. Lots of local flavor, and convenient to go north (to Harbor Island) or south (to Rock Sound and Tarpum Cay).
The owners of the house (Skip and Jackeline) were responsive and wonderful. The person through whom we communicated pre-arrival (Matthew Simon) and his crew gave great advice on rental cars, chefs, and what to do on the island.
We can unequivocally say that we would do this vacation over again in a heartbeat; it was nothing short of spectacular.
Sea Walk was perfect for our needs....two families needing four bedrooms. The house is roomy, clean and well appointed, with a deck, pool and grill. While not on the beach side of Banks road, it is an easy 50 yds from the beautiful French Leave beach, and it is only a 5 minute drive to town for groceries and a dining options including the famous Governor's Harbour Friday night fish fry, with Bacchus gourmet foods and cafe 500 yards to the north of the house, and Tippy's bar & grill a mile south. The property is managed by a wonderful team who also manage the Lush Life property across the street. All of our needs were met, and the manager and staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. We were very sad to leave!
Great house. Short walk across a slightly busy road to an absolutely spectacular beach. Kitchen is well appointed and the house is very comfortable for six. Nice pool for cooler days. Owners and team are terrific.
We enjoyed our stay at Sea Walk. There was plenty of room for all 5 adults (1 infant). Great location and proximity to the beach. The staff was more than helpful with taking beach chairs/supplies to beach and carrying back to house. We were there during a cold front, so did not use the pool, but I would imagine on a very hot day the pool would be nice!
We have come to Eleuthera many, many times. We have stayed in several very nice homes. This was our first stay at Sea Walk. It was absolutely beautiful and the location is fantastic. The openness of the living area is a perfect fit for my family and for the chefs among us. We worked in the lovely, clean and well-equipped kitchen and were able to join in the fun in the living area at the same time. But when the kids wanted to play games or listen to music, they had the option of going to the upstairs family room. The house was filled with new and clean linens and bedding and the house was spotless and new. The pool and hot tub are so wonderful and after a day at the beach they are perfect. The house is across the street from the beach and takes no time to get there- a short walk. Our children were either at the beach or in the pool all day long! And they slept well at night! The owners of this home have planned it to be wonderfully functional for a group, family or just a twosome. The landscaping is lovely and the hand built shell wall around the pool area - quite unique and charming. Another plus for this property is it's proximity to the restaurants and shopping in Governor's Harbor. A short drive gets you to groceries, coffee in the morning and to the spectacular Harbor. In addition, the owners are terrific. The connected us with paddle boards, boats and snorkeling gear. We will be back!!!
We had a fabulous time at Sea Walk! The house is well air conditioned and clean and spacious! The rooms are big and the kitchen fully equipped with everything u may need for a vacation home! We had fun in the pool everyday and especially after our 2minute walk to the beautiful beach!! Such a relaxing, tranquil, house and vacation! We will be back! Thank u
It is located on the prestigious Banks Road, 1 mile from Governors Harbour.