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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool French Leave Beach

Bedrooms 10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1Studio, 11 Bath, Sleeps 27

Lush Life is the best house on the best beach in the best town on Eleuthera. It is the most popular vacation rental on the island, a property with an ideal layout for multiple families, reunions, and small weddings.

This luxurious beachfront compound is located directly on the pristine, pink-sand French Leave Beach, which has been ranked among the top 20 beaches of the world. There are just a few other houses on this mile-long beach. It is usually deserted. Lush Life was the setting for the 2010 Tyler Perry/Janet Jackson film, ''Why Did I Get Married Too'', which was shot on location in the house and on its beach, pool, and grounds. Lush Life has a total of four structures with 9 bedrooms (10 bedrooms with optional Gardener's Cottage), 10 baths, 4 kitchens, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a large heated pool. Full maid service twice a week is included, as is a nearby caretaker. Other staff including a selection of cooks and chefs, are available upon request.

The proximity of the compound to the water, accentuated by multiple seating areas on and almost on the beach, as well as a new, large “Sky Box” built over a dune, offer unparalleled opportunities to drink in the beauty of one of the most stunning beaches in the World.

Situated in the prestigious Banks Road, where Governors Harbour’s great estates are located, Lush Life is less than a mile from Tippy's famous beachfront restaurant and bar, the Banks Road Deli, Da Perk, the new “1648” restaurant, and the 360-year-old town of Governor’s Harbour.

The houses at Lush Life were exquisitely designed, and built to the most exacting modern standards of workmanship. They feature Brazilian hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, custom tile, electronic mini-split air-conditioning systems, and decor by one of the Bahamas' premier interior designers. The home is continuously upgraded and maintained to the highest standards that an out island setting allows.

Lush Life is rented to just one group at a time. The compound consists of the following structures:

The Main House: This magnificent Bahamian Colonial mansion has 4 king bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 8. The large great room, hall, formal dining room, and expansive veranda look directly out upon French Leave Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The extraordinary kitchen would satisfy any master chef, and is designed to handle the largest dinner parties. It is equipped with two large refrigerators, giant freezer, gas range, and more.

The Guest Cottage: This 2-bedroom cottage overlooks the pool and has ocean views. It has a full kitchen and three baths, and is connected to the Bunk Room and Studio Apartment.

The Bunk Room: This structure, connected to the Guest Cottage on one side and the Studio Apartment on the other, consists of a large bedroom and private bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with 3 bunk beds and 3 trundle beds, sleeping up to 9 children.

The Studio Apartment: This cozy cottage with views across the pool at the beach and ocean, is linked to the Bunk Room. It has a large living/bedroom area with a four-poster bed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom.

The Pool Cabana: This bright one-bedroom house is on the beach and beside the pool. It has a king bedroom, a large living room, and a full kitchen and bath.

The Gardener's Cottage: The optional Gardener’s Cottage is a full size-studio with a king bed, full bath and kitchen. The caretaker of Lush Life normally resides in the Gardener’s Cottage, which is located near the entrance from the street, separated from the rest of the property. If you need the additional space for your party, the caretaker can relocate during your stay and make the Gardener’s Cottage available. An additional charge will apply.

Lush Life comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay on Eleuthera including flat-screen satellite TVs with DVD players, high-speed internet with WIFI, desktop computer, free VOIP telephone line, books, and games. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, gas grill, kayak, surfboards, and an outd

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Property Manager
Matthew Simon EVR
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 27
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • 9 King beds, 6 Twin beds, 3 Other beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beachfront location. Heated pool. Equipment includes kayak, surfboards, books and games. Housekeeping two days a week is included.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool French Leave Beach
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lush life is everything you think it will be - gorgeous estate with generous room sizes and incredible views, a path away from the most stunning beach you could hope for, clean as if you were the first guests ever staying there, close to town and anything you want to do recreationally- and that gazebo! It is all true, I have finally experienced Lush Life and unfortunately I have spoiled everyone in my whole group (15 of us!) to think that this is a completely normal thing to do on vacation!

The best part of lush life, besides all of the above, is that Tepa, Millay (spelling?), and Ricardo were the kindest, most professional staff I have met. Always with a smile and an eagerness to help with whatever we needed, which wasn't much! They brought us coconuts to drink out of and set up our lounge chairs and umbrellas before we ever could ask for it to be done. Skip Miller, the property manager does an incredible job with his team, you can tell they respect him and that everyone is happy and well taken care of. Skip was a wonderful host and went above and beyond for us all. A truly unforgettable experience! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Lush Life is #AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week at Lush Life, and we are in serious withdrawal from the beauty, the hospitality, the comfort.

The house and property are gorgeous, very well maintained, stocked, and cared for. I've never seen so many cooking supplies at a vacation rental. Great kitchen, comfortable beds, awesome pool, and beach right out your front door, with calm, warm water. Skip and his crew attended to us perfectly, particularly Tepa and Miller, who are both so warm and kind. We have three young kids, and they were fully immersed with the group of kittens on the properties, fresh cut coconuts (thanks Miller!), and hours and hours of swimming and playing.

Thanks Lush Life for one of the best weeks of our life. Definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing, beautiful time on a gorgeous island.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

This is a magnificent property. Every space is nicer than the next. Skip and Jackie are amazing managers who were there whenever we needed team but they were never intrusive. They sent us to the BEST of everything. Their gorgeous children were delightful. The staff was above par in every respect. Teepa, Millar, Ricardo, Brenda and all the staff were incredible. We had Shauna, Shewayne, and Edith who cooked AMAZING meals for us! They made every night they were with us a culinary masterpiece!! This was the vacation of a lifetime. We WILL be back!! One suggestion: wifi connection on the island is very spotty, SO relax and do it Bahamas style. If you need to be constantly connected Eleuthera may not be for you. Lol

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! I'm sorry you had internet issues. Unreliable internet is NOT usually a problem on the island. The internet is actually quite reliable. I'm not sure what was happening during your week, but I will speak to the property manager to find out.
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the front door to the moment we closed it behind us concluding our stay, our party never stopped being in awe of the stunning beauty and comfort that is Lush Life. The impeccable accommodations fit our family of 17 – 7 couples and three children – with room to spare and the amenities, whether we were lounging poolside or snorkeling alongside a school of fish right off the most pristine beach you’ll ever see, offered more than enough for both the children and adults to fill our days there with fun, adventure, and plenty of relaxation.

The staff couldn’t have been more helpful. It’s been mentioned in other reviews that Skip has an uncanny knack for appearing the moment you think of something to ask him – and that’s totally true. He is also engaging and gracious with his time, talking to the guests to find out how he can help them have their ideal stay on Eleuthera. He can help you plan an afternoon’s itinerary sightseeing on the island or let you know where to find the fishermen when they bring in their fresh catch of the day. Tipa was so kind, offering to cut fresh coconuts off a tree for the kids and, later, building a campfire on the beach that we enjoyed under a full moon. That will, no doubt, be one of the enduring images of our amazing vacation, as Brenda Lee greeting us with her stirring singing voice and pleasant conversation will be a long-lasting memory, as well.

We’re a family that enjoys cooking together and we enjoyed all of the conveniences of Lush Life’s large and well-equipped kitchen.

All in all, our week at Lush Life was a little slice of paradise, one that we will remember dearly and miss already.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The magnificent compound made for a perfect family vacation. The attentive staff made us feel like we had our own private resort. From raking the beach every morning, to putting out fresh towels at the pool to arranging private chefs, and fishing trips - all like the best concierge at any 5 star resort. We so enjoyed being together in this pristine spot and being pampered. Thank you for sharing your exquisite home!

Terri K.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded every expectation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I opened the front door and said out loud, “This exceeds all of my expectations”. The panoramic view is spectacular. The bedrooms in the main house are gorgeous, each with a balcony. The additional Guest Apartment accommodations are equally impressive. The staff is attentive and ready and willing to help you with everything from booking a turtle/starfish excursion to fishing boat, jet skiis, to a live band at the house, …even to creating the best beach bonfire I’ve ever attended. Oh, and let me not forget the professional family photo session we booked. My entire family of 16 came together for a week of beautiful memories, including morning coffee up in the new elevated gazebo (aka Bahamian skybox). The pristine sugar-like beach is more breathtaking than described. The “your wish is my command” property manager is the most attentive I’ve ever met. We loved every minute of it! A huge thank you to the private owners for creating this very private resort and sharing it with us lucky renters.

Bernadette…Long Island, New York

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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