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Newly Renovated Private Beach Villa with Pool and Ocean Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

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

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Private Pool

This beautifully renovated and modernized Bahamian home retains its original grounds and garden, while enjoying modern comforts and conveniences. Driftwood sits on a hill with views of the ocean from every room. A 5-minute walk down the hill takes you to the world renowned French Leave beach (formerly Club Med), while a 10 minute walk in the other direction takes you to the restaurants and shops in the village of Governor’s Harbour. No need for a rental car!

To enter the villa from the front, you pass the 10’x30’ private pool, up the stairs, and onto an expansive porch that overlooks the landscaped grounds and ocean beyond. At the front door you enter the open plan dining hall, with large windows in front and back to welcome the cooling trade winds and sounds of the ocean. The interior is light and bright, with white walls, tiled floors and wood ceilings. To the right is the open plan family room and fully equipped modern kitchen with granite countertops, gas cooktop, and stainless steel appliances.

To the left of the dining hall are two large bedrooms. The first is a large guest/children’s bedroom with twin beds (that convert to a king), a closet, and its own bath right across the hall. The second is the downstairs master bedroom suite with ensuite bath (bathtub and shower), two closets and a king bed. Both bedrooms access a private patio for enjoying the sights and sounds of nature in the morning sunlight.

The upstairs master bedroom suite is accessed from the stairway in the hall. It has a large balcony overlooking the grounds and ocean beyond, a large bath with double sinks, and a large walk-in closet and king bed. There’s plenty of room to relax and enjoy a good book or afternoon nap.

In addition to the 3 large bedrooms in the main part of the house, Driftwood has a separate, open plan studio with bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, closet and complete kitchen. The main entrance is from another private patio at the north end of the house; the second is a level entrance into the kitchen from the back garden. In addition, the studio bath has a low threshold shower for handicapped access. The main part of the house and the one bedroom studio are joined at the shared laundry room, equipped with large washer and dryer. The studio can be locked off from the rest of the house.

The back patio and garden area are accessed from the dining hall or the studio kitchen. It is private, protected from strong winds and enjoys afternoon sunlight, perfect for outdoor grilling. After a day on the beach, enjoy a dip in the pool and drinks on the front porch. Driftwood is beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers, palm trees, and fruit and nut trees.

Driftwood is just a short walk from town and nearby dining including the Buccaneer Club and Da Perk. The Beach House’s excellent beachfront restaurant and bar is less than a mile away. Other nearby restaurants include Tippys (a 4 minute drive) and the Sunset Inn (a 5 minute drive). The historic town of Governors Harbour has grocery stores, banks with ATMs, gift shops, liquor stores, dive shop, bakery, and restaurants. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from the fishermen on the village dock. And don’t miss Friday night fish fry, a weekly beach/street party that brings together tourists and locals for food, drink, and dancing in the street.

Driftwood is fully equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Amenities include air conditioning in all rooms, WIFI, mobile phone, cable TV, Video and DVD player, outdoor gas grill, beach & pool toys, beach towels, cooler, and more.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Roselyn Drake and Matthew Simon
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Newly Renovated Private Beach Villa with Pool and Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Driftwood

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Driftwood we were meet and shown around the property ,everything you need and more great location 4 minutes walk to FL Beach . All the room were very spacious and clean fantastic views of the Atlantic from the property the children & adults had a great Time in the private pool (Enjoy)a five Star Property.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Eleuthera, we loved Driftwood, it is a fantastic house, very clean and spacious, it worked really well with the kids. The kitchen was really well equipped and Misty the property manager was really helpful and friendly.

We hired cribs and high chairs from Latoya Carey (on your list) and had one evening when Sonya came to babysit, we were very pleased with both, thank you for the recommendations.

We also rented 2 cars for the week from www.bigescarrental.com + they provided child car seats. We're so pleased we did this as it meant we could get to and from beaches quickly and easily with the kids as well as not having to lug heavy groceries.

We ate at Tippy's and 1648. We were warned off eating at Tippy's by locals as they said the staff are very unaccommodating and grumpy - this is true but the food was delicious, much much better than 1648 which was very over-priced and the food not great.

We also did a day trip to Harbour Island, which was fantastic.

French Leave (the one closest to us) was our favorite beach but we loved trying lots of different ones:- coco di mamma was good with the little ones as was Ten Bay Beach. Twin Coves was best for snorkeling.

We will definitely recommend Eleuthera Vacation Rentals to friends, the vacation was a huge success, very relaxing, a beautiful island with lots to see and do.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Buccaneer Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Buccaneer Club
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
French Leave Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Mid Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Deposit: $500

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Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Studio Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair accessible
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 king , ensuite bath, walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , twins can be converted into a king; bath is across the hall
    Studio Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can convert to a king; en suite bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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