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Newly Remodeled Home Directly on Gaulding Cay Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beachfront House

This newly renovated beachfront home sits on Gaulding Cay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Eleuthera. Gaulding Cay Beach, on the Caribbean side of Eleuthera, features famously calm water and beautiful sunset views. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath house is stylishly decorated with native Bahamian artwork, local paintings, and paintings from Mallorca. Bedrooms feature custom headboards and other custom furniture. Choose from "Star", featuring a breathtaking oceanfront view with direct deck access with ensuite bathroom, "Horseshoe", featuring garden views and tropical colors, "Anchor", featuring garden views and direct front porch access, and a fourth bedroom with a king size bed.

Lounge in the comfortable Adirondack chairs on the front porch or gaze at the stars from the beautiful beachfront deck. Kayak or snorkel out to the actual Gaulding Cay. This property also features an outdoor shower and garden with more than 4 dozen young fruit trees and native flowering plants.

Moonflower is the ideal setting for a beach wedding/destination wedding. We have hosted weddings here and would be delighted to host yours. Ask us for details.

Amenities include WIFI, flat screen TV with DVD player (but no cable TV), outdoor dining area with gas grill, inflatable kayak, bicycles, washer and dryer, and air conditioning in all bedrooms. The Great Room does not have air conditioning but it has a 20 foot high ceiling, ceiling fans, and large windows to let in the ocean breeze.

Gaulding Cay Beach, like all beaches in the Bahamas, is public. Tourists and locals (particularly on local holidays) will visit this beautiful beach, but more often than not you will have it to yourself. As the beach access road is beside Moonflower, the occasional parked car can be seen. However, more often than not, the beach will be deserted and you will have it to yourself. Moonflower is located two miles from the village of Gregory Town. Gregory Town has the best gift shop on the island, Pam’s Island Made Gift Shop, featuring handmade art and crafts from around the Bahamas. Nearby restaurants and night spots include The Cove, newly renovated and featuring continental cuisine with Caribbean flair and an infinity edge pool. The Laughing Lizard is a gourmet sandwich shop and art gallery. The Rainbow Inn is famous for its steaks and fresh vegetables from its organic garden. It offers live entertainment several nights a week, and is frequented by the island’s favorite musical celebrity. Also nearby is Daddy Joe’s, a local bar and night spot just down the road. A 15-minute drive takes you to The Bluff, which has the biggest supermarket on the island. A 20-minute drive plus a short water-taxi ride takes you to Harbour Island, with its many restaurants, shops, and straw market. Governor’s Harbor, half an hour away, has numerous beach restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved your home! What a beautiful job you did!!!! Everything was fantastic. We'd love to stay again.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

North Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • East Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The double and the twin are set up upon request, if needed.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The twin bed is set up upon request, if needed.
    King Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    King Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • An additional sofa bed and blow up mattresses available if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Beach chairs and beach tent available.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Newly Remodeled Home Directly on Gaulding Cay Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

The Perfect Location for our Beach Wedding Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I struggle to find words to describe how much I love Moonflower, Gaulding Cay Beach, and Eleuthera. Our stay was perfectly amazing.

We chose this location for our BEACH WEDDING and Moonflower for our group of 9 adults (4 couples and 1 extra). We could not have made a better choice. The beach was the perfect setting for a wedding & for vacationing. The home was even better in person than in the photos-seemed larger. Perfect size for the 9 of us and there was even extra room on the really comfy couches if you plan on having more guests. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, large back yard with patio furniture, large front yard, a hammock, and the beach. The living room and master BR had sliding glass doors which opened to the backyard overlooking the beach. Gaulding Cay Beach is phenominally beautiful. Calm, clear, safe water with an area to snorkel around the cay. Nice for lounging, safe for kids, and beautiful to take photos. You will almost always have the beach to yourselves. Moonflower is located on my favorite beach on the island and it is particularly located on the most ideal part of the beach- nestled on the southern end. We drove from the northern most to southern most point of Eleuthera and everyone agreed we had the best beach in our backyard. The location in Gregory Town is the best on the island (the best roads on the island are on the Northern End (less pot holes, not far from ELH Airport, as well as the ferries to Spanish Wells and Harbour Island, and only 20 min drive to the largest grocery store on the island). The CARETAKER Lady Di is the sweetest lady you will meet. She is friendly, open, warm, and welcoming and left gifts upon our arrival.ELEUTHERA is beautiful. It is non-touristy but has a ton of things for a tourist to do. DO NOT MISS: Snorkeling at nearby Oleander Gardens (the best snorkeling we found), Ferry to Spanish Wells, Ferry to Harbour Island, Beach hopping up and down the 110 mile island. Queens bath (very close- visit at low tide). We also enjoyed a tour with Eleuthera Tours to the Schooner Cays where we were brought to a deserted island and given a grill and food to make a lunch and enjoy the island to ourselves. You cannot go wrong staying at Moonflower- I wouldn't keep searching for a place to stay- you have found IT. Moonflower will always hold a special place in my heart (and not just because we were married there). Geeta is absolutely blessed to own this piece of paradise and gracious enough to share it.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Moonflower- paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Eleuthera and we were bringing three other couples (8 people total) for their first time. The Moonflower property was everything we could ask for and more. It had 4 bedrooms with king sized beds and the beach was right outside our door. The property was so beautiful and well maintained. This property had it all from beach towels, beach toys, snorkel gear and bicycles. The beach was so peaceful and worked well for the people who wanted to spear fish and for the others who wanted to relax or take a leisurely swim. The Moonflower is also located close to Daddy Joe's which is a delicious restaurant with amazing drinks.

The team at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals (Matt Simon, is who we worked with) Was so helpful and every important quality of a rental we wanted, he nailed it alon with keeping us in our price range. They also were so informative of every aspect of the island; who to rent vehicles from, restaurants to try and many more helpful tips. They were extremely punctual with emails typically within an hour response time. Any question at any point in time they were there with the answer. The whole group couldn't of been happier with our entire experience from start to finish. I highly recommend this property and working with Matt!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Family Vacation @ Moonflower!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Moonflower was lovely, allowing our family to reconnect in Eleuthera and remember what we love about the Bahamas. The spacious house was perfect for our group, and the beach couldn't have been more gorgeous or peaceful. Lady Di was wonderful (she even brought us some Bahama bread!) as were your neighbors who we met one evening in the water. We ate most evenings after long days of exploring at the newly opened Glass Window bar and restaurant (delicious, by the way, with a stunning view) and ended our at Ocean Tally for a lovely lunch.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time @ Moonflower

  • 5 of 5

Tara, Matt, Geeta,

The trip was awesome, probably my best time on Eleuthera since my first trip in 1992. The best part for me was watching the reactions of the other family as they experienced Moonflower, the beach at Gaulding Cay, Surfers Beach, the caves at Hatchet Bay, etc, etc for the first time. They loved it all.

Geeta, you did a great job on Moonflower and your attention to detail really shows. The house was perfect for our large group and no one complained about a thing. My only suggestion - a larger coffee maker :). Lady Di was wonderful as were your neighbors Dave & Gerry. On their tip we ended up at Ocean Tally for a great dinner.

I had one of the best Father's Days ever as 1. I woke up on Lutra and got a morning swim, 2. Spent most of the day at Surfer's Beach just as a new swell hit - caught a handful of waves; 3. When we got back to the house about half of the residents of Gregory Town were having a cookout on the beach so we got to meet a whole bunch of new people who promptly invited us to join them for cocktails and dinner. They fed all 10 of us delicious baked chicken, ribs, barracuda (caught fresh off the point that afternoon) peas-n-rice, etc. Was also introduced to "Gully Wash" by the bartender Jamal who gave me some tips on the recipe.

One new friend we made was Gerald "Cheetah" Cartwright who runs EIO farm outside of Gregory Town. He invited us to stop in for a tour which we did a few days later. Well worth it as Cheetah showed us all around the 20+ acres he has out by the silo's. I recommend you add something to your listing about the locally grown organic produce they are growing which is available in the co-op store in Gregory Town.

I cant wait to get back and am already eyeing up some dates on the calendar.

Thanks again for all of your help.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, USA
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We traveled here for a vacation with our daughter, her husband and 5 children & had a wonderful time at Moonflower. From Nassau it's a 20 minute plane ride to N Eleuthera, then a 15-minute drive to the house. My wife and I and our daughter and husband occupied the 2 master bedrooms that had their own baths and the older kids (age 10 to 18) shared the 3rd bath. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The owner was gracious and switched out the king size in the older boys room for two twin beds. The kitchen had everything we needed, lots of dishes, pots & pans, a huge refrigerator & freezer, full size range, garbage disposal & dishwasher for easy cleanup. The house is beautifully decorated in what I'd call a Caribbean island style. The living room area has large comfortable sofas where we gathered to talk, relax and play games. There's also a laundry room with a washer and dryer. There's WiFi throughout the house so we could check our email or research a place we might want to go without having to pay for expensive cellular data. There's also a cell phone at the house that can be used for local calls; you can add a few dollars to it at the nearby J C Discount store. The caretaker, Lady Di, was at the house when we arrived to show us around and answer questions. She left us some fresh fruit and treats. The location on the beach was perfect. You can see the beach from the house and enjoy the beautiful sunsets every night. The water is clear and so shallow that's it's safe for kids. There were a few small waves after a storm that the kids enjoyed tremendously. We used the kayaks at the house to paddle out to Gauldings Cay. Even though the beach has public access, we almost always had it to ourselves. The area is very safe. Almost no one locks their doors on the island. You could spend all your time at the house and beach but other beaches are nearby and easily accessible. I'd recommend some day trips to other islands. We caught the ferry to Harbour Island one day, rented a golf cart and drove around the island and had lunch. The kids (and me) really enjoyed the speedboat ride to the island ($5 each way per person). My favorite day trip was to Spanish Wells because it's so different from the other islands. We had the best lunch there at the Shipyard and bought stone crabs to have at the house, they were the best! Moonflower has everything you need in a vacation home and N Eleuthera is a perfect beach vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Amazing location, perfect for adults and the best beach on the island for kids

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been to the island 5 other times staying at various locations in Governor's Harbor, Harbour Island and Gregory Town. Moonflower was terrific, we went with our three kids ages 1-5 and my wife's best friend and her husband and 8 month old. The location was our favorite, steps to the beach, 3 minute walk to the end of the driveway for gumbay smash drinks and yummy food at Daddy Joe's which is basically part of the house based on how close it is and they treat you like family. We worked with the homeowner ahead of time and she assisted so when we arrived the house was stocked with food, drinks and cocktails we requested.

Their are a few houses along the beach but it was super quite, the neighbor next to Moonflower was great, every day he and his wife would come down at sunset for a swim and we would share a few drinks watching the best sunsets we have ever experienced.

The house was much larger then what the pictures appear, the TV/Great room is huge with views to the water and ever room and bathroom was the perfect size and had all of the necessities to allow us to enjoy our vacation. They even had two kayaks, surfboard and other fun beach/water toys setup when we arrived. All of our kids loved it, the water is astonishing as it's knee deep 100 yards from the beach which makes it very safe for kids to play in all day. We said multiple times, we basically had a 1/2 oversized pool to play in every day.

I would highly recommend Moonflower to anyone looking for a getaway and to enjoy the island life. The house if plenty large for 2-3 families, couples etc.

The location is the best

- 20 minute drive to ELH airport (we did a day trip to Harbour Island)

- 3 minute walk to a bar/rest. Daddy Joes'

-10 min drive to Ocean Tally - this was the best hidden gem we found, a new small hotel that has an amazing small rest. and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean

-5 minute drive to Gregory Town (we purchased a 15lb grouper right off the boat ramp)

3- min drive to Laughing Lizard, great lunch spot

-5 minute walk to the Queen's Bath and a short ride to

-15 min drive to Rainbow Beach and Rainbow Inn for dinner

We plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
North Eleuthera Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Beach
Gaulding Cay Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

North Eleuthera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Base Rate 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $75

If the number of guests exceeds 8 there will be an additional amount charged of $250 per week per extra guest.

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