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Caresaway' Ocean-Front Home--Luxury, Privacy, Serenity

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Lush landscaping surrounds beautiful home

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Governor's Harbour house description

Beautiful new home on spectacular pink-sand beach. Over 3000 square feet under roof, including 850 square feet of shaded porches overlooking the ocean. Breathtaking views. Inside, three bedrooms surround open-plan living area. Two queen bedrooms with ocean views on two sides. Third bedroom opens onto sun deck overlooking beautiful garden area. Fantastic great room provides 400 square feet of living space with views to ocean on three sides. Two seating areas, one facing ocean and other oriented toward entertainment center—all under vaulted cypress ceiling and wooden ceiling fans. Plush sofas, rattan occasional chairs, and double chair with ottoman provide comfortable spots for reading, listening to music, watching a movie, or just gazing out at the ocean. Spacious dining room, completely equipped kitchen with all new appliances, and fully equipped laundry room.. More pictures at http://picasaweb.google.com/salliebryant7597/CaresAwayPhotoAlbum#


Great Beach and Water: The pink sand beaches and clear waters of Eleuthera are world famous, and the beach at CaresAway is among the best on the island. The broad, gently sloping beach is a great play area for even young children. Nearby reefs provide varied snorkeling and diving opportunities. Hard packed sand is perfect for long walks.

If you would like to look at Google Earth to see the environs of the house, these are the coordinates: 25* 15' 34.77N by 76* 17' 59.50W. You will notice that the sandy beach in front of the house goes out quite a distance into the water for wonderful wading and swimming. This lovely beach is almost encircled by coral reefs, some so shallow that even small children can don a mask and see some lovely little fishies.

Casual Elegance: The house is beautifully decorated inside and out. We particularly enjoy:
• Outdoor dining set and lots of comfy porch furniture
• Unique wooden ceiling fans in every room
• Overstuffed upholstered great room furniture
* Island-style wooden blinds
• Large entertainment center with TV, DVD/CD, speakers for your MP3, lots of movie classics, games, and good books
• Shaded sea-grape grove overlooking ocean—steps down to beach begin here


Governors Harbour: The historic Bahamian settlement of Governor’s Harbour is a short drive from the house. As its name implies, the harbor is the focal point of the town. Freight and passenger docks occupy the end of Cupid’s Key, a 19th century library with internet room sits on the tree-lined street that hugs the harbor wall, and Victorian houses overlook the sea. Small shops and restaurants provide most anything you may need and a chance to enjoy conch salad, fresh grouper, peas-and-rice—or just a hamburger. Night life centers around Tippy’s or Beach House seaside bars and restaurants. Consult our Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera book and explore multiple beautiful beaches within minutes of our house. Or make a day trip to Harbour Island, stopping at the The Cove for breakfast before renting a golf cart to explore the lovely village of 'Briland.' Or head south to Lighthouse beach, near where Nassau cruise ships drop off passengers for a few hours at the beach--but you can spend all the time you want!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Oceanside queen room with shaded porch...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Oceanside queen room with shaded porch...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

                'Dorm' room with private deck...moreless

              • Two queen bedrooms face the ocean, each with its own tiled private porch. The third bedroom faces large garden area—very leafy and green—and has its own sun deck. It sleeps four in a bunk and trundle arrangement. You will especially enjoy the unique beds and giant armoire made by a local craftsman. Quilted cotton comforters and 400-count sheets provide luxurious comfort....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

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              • Shower: outdoor shower

                hot water, secluded...moreless

              • Master bath has large glass block walk-in shower and double sinks. A second full bath serves the other two bedrooms and features a tub-shower combination behind glass doors. The powder room is centrally located off the foyer, near the great room. Colorful new bath linens coordinate with tile mosaic countertops. Secluded outdoor hot-water shower feels great when you come up from the beach....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Completely equipped kitchen and laundry room, wooden ceiling fans in every room and on porches, wooden blinds in bedrooms, utility sink, outside hot shower, porcelain tile floors, mosaic tile counter tops, cypress ceiling and woodwork, all linens, dishware and tableware for twelve. Extremely well-maintained. Outside, enjoy beach hut with chaises, snorkel gear, children's beach toys, and 2 kayaks! Wonderful caretaker, Israel Johnson, meets you at the airport, shows you to the house, and is on call while you are on the island. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Waterfront
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Canoe
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Kayak / Canoe
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Terrace
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Wood Deck

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak
                          Nov 15 - May 8, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,800

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                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          All rates are for six or fewer guests. Additional guest: $250/week. No more than eight guests.

                          Guests responsible for international bank transfer fees assessed by sending and receiving banks.

                          Peak seasons: $2800 per week. Other times: $2500 per week. Minimum one week stay at peak periods.

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                          Location

                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Governors Harbour
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Queens Highway/Knowles Drive

                          Car: Recommended

                          Three miles south of the Governors Harbour airport, the house sits on a beautiful pink sand beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Walk through canopy of sea grapes to gentle stairs that descend to pristine, deserted beach. Rent a car and explore beach after beautiful beach, try bone fishing, join the locals at the Friday night fish fry, go underground at Hatchet Bay cave, take a day trip to Harbour Island or Cape Eleuthera. Or just enjoy the spectacular swimming, snorkeling, and beach combing right at CaresAway.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: About the Owners and our Builders We are Mike and Sallie. We decided we wanted to have a place in Eleuthera about seven years ago. We were determined to find a house where someone had already worked out the kinks and we could just move in and enjoy the beauty of Eleuthera. However, after about a year of looking, we gave up that quest and began to consider buying property and building—at least Mike did (Sallie was a harder sell!). We are retired business execs more at home with a briefcase in Manhattan than with a hammer in Eleuthera, a rather different island. Then while we were living in Oxford, England, our Eleuthera realtor called and said he had a beautiful property on a to-die-for beach. Mike flew back and checked things out in a grand total of five hours before being forced to get back on a plane to Miami to avoid a big hurricane that had rather suddenly changed course and was heading straight for Eleuthera. So much for due diligence. We proceeded to get a local architect, John McCarty, to design a house based on Mike’s preliminary drawings of what we thought we wanted. John not only contributed to the final design but also gave us our first lesson in Bahamas-time. That Manhattan connection made us slow learners, but many months later we had plans that we could use to interview builders and an only slightly better notion of the island time thing. Several builders talked with us about building the house. It was fun getting to meet them, and we learned a bit about building on the Bahamian “out islands.” Jason Thompson, Teddy Petty, and Mark Kemp all gave us time and ideas, and we really liked them all. However, in the end we chose Whels Construction. Whels is the brainchild of Wallace Sineus and his brothers Elain and Leslie. They are all really fine craftsmen—and great company.

                          Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour:
                          'Why this property?' The almost deserted beach, the crystal clear water, the colorful and abundant corals and tropical fish, the lush vegetation. Close enough but not too close to Governor's Harbour. Close enough but not too close to the U.S. and good flights. Enough services (groceries, restaurants, etc.) but no too much bustle. Friendly locals and expats, but not too many. In other words, location location location. AND a great house!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We spend as much time as we can on the island, usually accompanied by family. There is nothing better than sharing a place you truly love with those you love. We built and furnished the house so that we have everything we need to be relaxed and comfortable. With the perfect beach and water right at our back door, there is no place we'd rather be. We very much hope that our guests feel the same way!


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                          Photos

                          • Lush landscaping surrounds beautiful home

                            Lush landscaping surrounds beautiful home

                          • Relax overlooking pristine beach

                            Relax overlooking pristine beach

                          • The snorkeling's great too--walk right out to the reefs.

                            The snorkeling's great too--walk right out to the reefs.

                          • Beach hut decor courtesy of grandchildren

                            Beach hut decor courtesy of grandchildren

                          • Great Room oceanside seating: Comfy furniture and great views

                            Great Room oceanside seating: Comfy furniture and great views

                          • Dining room: Everything you need for a festive family dinner

                            Dining room: Everything you need for a festive family dinner

                          • Master bedroom, with island-made furniture, just steps to the beach

                            Master bedroom, with island-made furniture, just steps to the beach

                          • Trundle bed in 'bunkroom'--across hall from Queen room

                            Trundle bed in 'bunkroom'--across hall from Queen room

                          • Big screened porch off master BR and dining room  has it made in the shade.

                            Big screened porch off master BR and dining room has it made in the shade.

                          • Perfect beach and great sandy swimming entry

                            Perfect beach and great sandy swimming entry

                          • Walking 'up the hill' in Governors Harbour

                            Walking 'up the hill' in Governors Harbour

                          • Beach House restaurant on 'Club Med' beach

                            Beach House restaurant on 'Club Med' beach

                          • Out-of-the way tropical setting assures peace and privacy

                            Out-of-the way tropical setting assures peace and privacy

                          • Sand AND water--what a great back yard!

                            Sand AND water--what a great back yard!

                          • 'Our' dolphins visit on occasion and hang out with whoever is in the water.

                            'Our' dolphins visit on occasion and hang out with whoever is in the water.

                          • Entry hall welcomes you to your home away from home.

                            Entry hall welcomes you to your home away from home.

                          • Great Room: entertainment center

                            Great Room: entertainment center

                          • Enjoy fully equipped kitchen in open-plan living area

                            Enjoy fully equipped kitchen in open-plan living area

                          • Oceanside Queen room with garden window & screened porch with beach access

                            Oceanside Queen room with garden window & screened porch with beach access

                          • Bunk beds opposite trundle in 'bunk room'

                            Bunk beds opposite trundle in 'bunk room'

                          • Aerial view (beach hut at bottom of stairs was not yet built when this was taken

                            Aerial view (beach hut at bottom of stairs was not yet built when this was taken

                          • Charming Haynes Library in Governors Harbour

                            Charming Haynes Library in Governors Harbour

                          • 'Downhill road' in Governors Harbour

                            'Downhill road' in Governors Harbour

                          • Tippy's beach restaurant

                            Tippy's beach restaurant

                          $2,800 per week (USD)
                          10

                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2006
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 50%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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