|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Welcome to The Boat House, a delightful and quirky three-bedroom house. The Boat House is located on the Banks Road, the premier location on Eleuthera, just one mile from the town of Governors Harbour. It is 50 yards from world-famous French Leave Beach, a pristine beach renowned for its pink sand and turquoise water. French Leave Beach is over a mile long, with only five houses on the entire length.
Guests of The Boat House may rent just the upstairs, which is a spacious and complete one-bedroom apartment, or the entire house, which includes two more bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. Boat House is rented to ONLY one group at a time. Unused bedrooms are locked off.
The upstairs of the Boat House contains the living room, dining area, kitchen, and one queen bedroom. It has beautiful views of French Leave Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from every room. The large sundeck has expansive ocean views as well as views of the pond behind.
The upstairs also has a full bath and a laundry closet with washer and dryer. The downstairs contains a second queen bedroom and the Bunk Room, which sleeps 8 in three bunk beds and two trundle beds. Both downstairs bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms. Each downstairs bedroom can be locked off if it’s not needed. The downstairs bedrooms are accessed from their own first-floor entrance; they are not connected internally to the upstairs apartment.
Amenities at the Boat House include air conditioning, WIFI, satellite TV. and an outdoor gas grill. The Boat House now has a new full size refrigerator. Our housekeeper, Doreene, will come by once during the week to clean the house for you. If you would like her to clean more often, or to cook for you, she will be happy to do that for a modest charge.
Cross a small road and walk down a short sand path and you are on French Leave Beach, an idyllic, mile-long, crescent-shaped beach rated one of the best in the world by USA Today. There are only five houses on the entire length of this spectacular beach. The surf is very mild, protected by a large reef system that parallels the shore. The water on French Leave Beach is literally crystal clear: with no rivers or streams on the island, Eleuthera’s seas are free of sediment and among the clearest in the world.
Tippy’s famous beachside restaurant is a mile away (you can walk the beach to get there). Other upscale restaurants within easy driving distance include Cocodimama and Pascal's at Sky Beach Club. The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. The recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, hosts a weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists.
The base rate for The Boat House is for the upstairs one bedroom apartment for two guests. There is an additional charge of $30/night for each additional guest in excess of 2. If you have 3 or 4 guests total, one of the downstairs bedrooms (your choice) will be included in the rental. If you have 5 or more guests total, both downstairs bedrooms will be included in the rental.
The Boat House is rented to ONLY ONE group at time. Unused bedrooms are simply locked off.
We had a wonderful stay at The Boathouse! There were no disappointments - it was exactly as described in the ad and more. I slept soundly every night listening to the soothing Atlantic waves. We didn't need to use the AC as the gentle breezes kept us cool and comfortable. The beach access was close and the beach itself was pristine, very quiet and the water was warm and inviting! We were close enough that we walked from town after a morning of sight seeing and souvenir shopping. A rental car is a must to see the rest of the island, which we toured from north to south (one week is not enough)! The residents of Eleuthera were very, very friendly and helpful. I'm definitely planning to return next year. It was my first introduction to the Bahamas and it exceeded my expectations.
It’s a small, but perfect house. Though it doesn’t look very fancy from the outside, inside it’s just exceptional, very clean and well-maintained, stylishly furnished, has everything you need during the vacation: tons of spare towels and bed linen, kitchenware, lots of well-organized storage space, combined washing machine & dryer, beach chairs & umbrella. The bunk room perfectly accommodates all the kids in one place. The absolutely stunning long pink-sand beach is just across the road, literally 2 min walk. The road is safe, with almost no traffic and speedy cars. The close reef slows down the big waves, so again no problems for the kids in the water. Two good restaurants are very close, one – The beach house is a 3 min walk, second – the famous Tippy’s is a short ride or a 10-15 min walk, make sure to reserve a table. You would definitely need a car to enjoy the island to the fullest. Again the house is perfectly located right in the middle of the island. The manager – JJ is absolutely friendly and ready to help in any situation, even when it’s not about the house. By and large it's a good and enjoyable property.
The two of us spent a wonderful week in this beautiful, clean, roomy beach cottage. Everything was very nicely decorated, and very comfortable for the two of us. We rented just the upper level which is one bedroom with a kitchen, living room and dining room combined. The beach and gorgeous aqua blue ocean are just a short walk across the street and over the dunes. We spent many mornings and evenings on the deck. The house is located just a short (100 feet) walk from the Beach House restaurant (wonderful food and the owner and staff are great). This beach is the beautiful, pink sand French Leave Beach. Wonderful beach for walking, sunbathing and/or swimming. If you like to run or walk this is the perfect place. The beach is quiet in both directions and you almost have the place to yourself. If you are looking for the most relaxing vacation of your life, look no further. This is one of the very best houses and locations we could have rented. The house is just a couple of miles from Governor’s Harbour. Great little town. We would highly recommend renting a car. Also, please take advantage of the Friday night fish fry where locals and visitors mingle and eat together. It is a wonderful town event. Special thanks to Juliana and Kirk for making it happen. Thanks for the hospitality everyone! We will be back!!!