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Balara Bay's Mockingbird.Dock.Paddleboards.Kayaks.Tikihut.Wifi.Secluded.Serene.

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Mockingbird view from water; enjoy sea breeze while taking in the view.

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Last updated: 07/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Sixty feet beyond the large covered veranda is the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. You are ON THE BEACH. Shade is provided for your comfort on both the deck, overlooking the garden, and on the seaside covered verandah. You always have shade at the home. Dockside shade is provided by umbrellas. All rooms have sea views. Bedrooms have 8 foot sliding glass doors. The Great Room has 12 feet of sliding glass doors. The home, with its own circular driveway, is 1000 feet down a private driveway to Balara Bay. The island's largest settlement, Governor's Harbour, is two miles away offering varied restaurants, grocery stores, bakery, post
office, banks, historic library, service stations, beverage stores, churches, and gift shops.

The Mockingbird,new in 2010, is state of the art construction by the island's leading builder, and energy efficient for your comfort and enjoyment. Massive amounts of insulation in ceiling and walls. Poured concrete construction. The heavily insulated ceiling and walls allow windows to be open even in hot weather, and allow seabreeze and sea sounds inside the home, maximizing the island experience. The home is not typical island cement block construction.


Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour: Balara Bay is beautiful, private, serene, and secluded. The Mockingbird is 1000 feet from the Queen's Highway on a stretch of white sand beach that looks out on Levy Island. The property is surrounded by extensive tropical foliage, and the property itself has many varied tropical trees including coconut palms and palmetto palms. The gardens are filled with bouganvilla, exora, hibiscus and numerous island flowers.

The Unique Benefits of this House: The Mockingbird is on a white sand beach. The Caribbean is 60-100 feet in front of the home. The view is unobstructed. The property is level and easy to walk. We are a four minute drive to the island's largest settlement, Governor's Harbour, with its many facilities and amenities. The Mockingbird is easily accessible as there are many remote properties on the island that are not easily accessible. Just minutes away from stores, restaurants and entertainment. Yet the property offers privacy, quiet and a sense of seclusion.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Conversion kit to king bed provided....moreless

  • Bedrooms are placed on each end of the home for privacy. Insulation in ceiling and exterior as well as interior walls provides quiet in bedrooms even when activity in other areas of the home. Each bedroom has en suite bathroom. Bathrooms amply sized for comfort and convenience with windows for natural light and seabreeze. Each bedroom has an 8 foot sliding glass door overlooking the sea and Levy island as well as its own small patio. Bedrooms have fans in addition to AC....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large size bath with ample storage....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Huge shower. Large bathroom with ample storage....moreless

  • Pleasant large sized bathrooms, each with window for natural light/ ventilation. The master bath has an additional window overlooking tropical foliage.. Each bathroom with shelving for storage. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Minutes from Governor's Harbour with music, fish fry, restaurants, stores, library and banks. A quick trip to the settlement provides fresh fish at the dock, delicious bakery goods, fresh fruit and veggies, and prepared foods. A short trip and you are back on the beach. A real plus to have a 3 minute minute trip to Governor's and have precious island time for outdoor activities. ACTIVITIES ON THE PROPERTY: beach walking, shelling, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming. All right outside your front door. GARDENS filled with flowers and tropical trees, palmetto palms and coconut palms. SHADE on deck and seaside verandah or under trees. SAFE SWIMMING for adults and children. GREAT VIEW of Levy Island. CENTRAL ISLAND location for convenient access to north or south in island. Top words in real estate or vacation rental are Location Location Location. Our location A+. Our home is 2010 state of the art construction. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books are also available at the Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour. The historic library also features a free paperback book exchange. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some games provided. Bring your favorites....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Children's toys available. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area seats 6. Extension to table adds 2 more. Child's seat can be attached to chair for a young person. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC units on each end of the house that easily cool the home within minutes of being turned on. Insulation and poured concrete state of the art construction mean the home seldom needs AC. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The great room has a comfortable couch, loveseat, chair, reclining upholstered rocker, large ottoman. The dining area will seat 6 people without the extension. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Extensive parking available....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen towels, bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in laundry shed on east side of home. Laundry lines provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extensively furnished kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensive. Many pots/pans/small appliances....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen. Blender, electric skillet, electric griddle, crepe maker, electric soup pot, mixer, gf grill, toaster oven, microwave, toaster. . ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Yes. Look in cupboards before you buy at local store....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner. Large oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The home has a large deck overlooking gardens as well as a seaside shaded verandah. Shade is accessible any time of the day on one side of the home or the other....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    TWO DOUBLE OCEAN GOING KAYAKS. TWO SINGLE OCEAN GOING KAYAKS. TWO ADDITIONAL KAYAKS. TWO PADDLEBOARDS. BOOGIE BOARDS....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful gardens surround the property. Extensive landscaping with tropical flowers and trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill provided. Also a large wood burning grill set up and ready to use. We provide a large electric GF grill for verandah or inside use....moreless

  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Double and single kayaks, two Paddleboards, boogie boards, life preservers...moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Notes:

Consult owners for availability. Our stateside phone is 330 920 4244. Our island phone is 242 332 2136. We own two homes on Balara Bay. The Hummingbird #103788 is available for year round rental. We have an additional charge of $300 a week over Christmas and New Years weeks.

The weekly price is for the first two people. $140 each additional person for 7 or fewer days. We request 50% deposit which confirms the reservation. Cashier's check or money order. The remainder is due 45 days prior to arrival. We refund only if we can rebook your time. There is a $100 re-booking fee. $50 cleaning fee for less than a week's stay.


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Location

Car: Recommended

The property's central location provides convenient sightseeing and travel to the northern and southern parts of the island. Governor's Harbour Airport is 10 minutes north. North Eleuthera Airport is one hour north. Taxi service at all airports. Car rental available. Eleuthera has easy access with direct flights daily from Nassau, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Other Activities: Wonderful beach for shelling, bonefishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and walking.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Gil and Marian Macy purchased the Balara Bay property in 2000 from prominent Bahamians who used the Hummingbird as their beach retreat. Since that time we have lived on Eleuthera for five-six months of the year. In 2010 we had the Mockingbird built on our adjoining property. We were fortunate to have Jason Thompson, the island's leading builder as iur contractor. We chose our property on the Caribbean side of the island as we love walking the Atlantic beaches, but we want to live on the side of the island with gently prevailing winds and calm waters. Fishing, bone fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking all from our waterfront property. Our property is premier, the location is great, close to the largest settlement, Governor's Harbour, the view spectacular. Gardens abound. The white sand beach is our front yard.

Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour:
Balara Bay is beautiful, private, serene, and secluded. The Mockingbird is 1000 feet from the Queen's Highway on a stretch of white sand beach that looks out on Levy We are 1000 feet off the Queen's Highway for easy access anywhere on the island. The property is surrounded by extensive tropical foliage, and has many varied tropical trees including coconut palms and palmetto palms. The gardens are filled with tropical flowers. WE ARE ON THE BEACH directly in front of our home for immediate kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, swimming and bone fishing. White sand is our front yard. The proximity to Governors Harbour, the island's largest settlement, provides access to banks, restaurants, grocery and beverage stores and the famous Friday Fish Fry. Within minutes are islands best restaurants Tippy's, Buccaneer, Sunset Inn, Beach House and recently the 1648 at French Leave Harbour as well as Pascal's at Sky Beach

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Surrounded by tropical foliage and flowers. Private drive off Queen's Highway. Private circular driveway to home. Wi-fi. Numerous kayaks. 2 ocean going singles, singles, 2 double ocean going kayaks. We have two paddle boards furnished upon request. Our caretaker neighbor is within a mile and can help if you need assistance. Our guests say our view of Levy island is as beautiful a view that they have found anywhere on Eleuthera.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Mockingbird view from water; enjoy sea breeze while taking in the view.

    Mockingbird view from water; enjoy sea breeze while taking in the view.

  • Seaside verandah. On beach.  Dock directly in front of Mockingbird at low tide.

    Seaside verandah. On beach. Dock directly in front of Mockingbird at low tide.

  • Kitchen open to seaview.  Extensive cooking equipment.  Sink overlooks garden.

    Kitchen open to seaview. Extensive cooking equipment. Sink overlooks garden.

  • Great room.12 foot sliding doors. Comfortable furniture. Dining for 6 or more.  Large front room design separates bedrooms for privacy and family events.

    Great room.12 foot sliding doors. Comfortable furniture. Dining for 6 or more. Large front room design separates bedrooms for privacy and family events.

  • Guest bedroom bath.

    Guest bedroom bath.

  • Shaded verandah, tiki hut, beach.

    Shaded verandah, tiki hut, beach.

  • Hummingbird and Mockingbird view from the water - landscaping supports privacy.

    Hummingbird and Mockingbird view from the water - landscaping supports privacy.

  • sand castle construction was finished on time and under budget

    sand castle construction was finished on time and under budget

  • Spacious beach, relaxing sounds of waves & palms in the wind - encourage naps.

    Spacious beach, relaxing sounds of waves & palms in the wind - encourage naps.

  • Beach view from guest BR, two twin beds, converts to king.  Private bath.

    Beach view from guest BR, two twin beds, converts to king. Private bath.

  • Sunset view from the dock.  Levy Island in the distance.

    Sunset view from the dock. Levy Island in the distance.

  • Kayaks, paddle boards, and bodyboards are available for water fun.

    Kayaks, paddle boards, and bodyboards are available for water fun.

  • View from Mockingbird towards Levy Island, wade to the island during low tide.

    View from Mockingbird towards Levy Island, wade to the island during low tide.

  • Front view of Mockingbird with topical garden landscaping

    Front view of Mockingbird with topical garden landscaping

  • Comfortable seating for conversation, taking a swim break, and dining.

    Comfortable seating for conversation, taking a swim break, and dining.

  • Master Bedroom with private bathroom. Queen bed. 8 ft. sliders. Overlooks sea/Levy Island. Small patio

    Master Bedroom with private bathroom. Queen bed. 8 ft. sliders. Overlooks sea/Levy Island. Small patio

  • Enjoy shade and Caribbean breeze at the tike hut or on patio

    Enjoy shade and Caribbean breeze at the tike hut or on patio

  • Low tide day makes it easy to wade in the water and relax

    Low tide day makes it easy to wade in the water and relax

  • Tough day at the beach...

    Tough day at the beach...

  • Unlimited beach adventures on the island, so many beaches to explore...

    Unlimited beach adventures on the island, so many beaches to explore...

  • Tike hut view towards Highpoint peninsula.

    Tike hut view towards Highpoint peninsula.

  • Relaxing days at the Mockingbird beach.

    Relaxing days at the Mockingbird beach.

  • cooling off again on a hot summer day, highly encouraged

    cooling off again on a hot summer day, highly encouraged

  • Welcome, we hope you find as much enjoyment on Eleuthera as we do.

    Welcome, we hope you find as much enjoyment on Eleuthera as we do.

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