Luxury New Home and Cottage Private Beach & Saltwater Pool Set in 4 Acres
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Governor's Harbour house description
Miss Ruby is one of the newest on the island and is located on the Bank's Road Governor's Harbour with spectacular views of the dramatic coastline.
This 4 acre property is located 10 minutes walking distance to Tippy's restaurant, arguably the best on the island, and a 2 minute walk from one of the most beautiful 'pink' beaches on Eleuthera. Shops and amenities are also within a short driving distance.
Read this brief independent review.
The property consists of a two level main house and a guest 'Myrtle' cottage to be rented with the house not separately.
Miss Ruby is surrounded by a lush garden which is home to many fruit trees, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Aloe and Coconut palms. Those are just a few of the plants that grace this serene property. The 'salt water' pool serves both Miss Ruby House and Myrtle's Cottage. The pool deck is expansive and raised with views of rolling palmetto trees and coconut palms as far as the eye can see.
Both are newly appointed featuring aircon and the finest of facilities including WIFI.
House Features: Miss Ruby is exclusive in every detail featuring traditional Bahamian architectural style while boasting unique contemporary furnishings, white hardwood floors and high ceilings. The house has two levels with two large bedrooms, a wrap around upper terrace and the quaint separate Myrtle Cottage. Both houses feature tastefully decorated modern interiors and top of the line furnishings, amenities and appliances. The modern airy kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher and oven). Both houses feature air conditioning, WIFI wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, cordless telephone, DVD player with USB and TV screen on which to watch your movies or downloads.
Along with the saltwater pool, perfect for those like me allergic to chlorine, for those who like to partake there is a fully adjustable basketball hoop next to the pergola car porch. For the kids, in the trees at the rear of the house there are swings and climbing ropes.
Vegetable Garden : All around the property in close proximity to the house you will find Squash, Carrots, Melons, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Corn, Sapadilla, Avocado, Mangoes, Chillies, Radishes and Beetroot and no doubt other things I have forgotten to mention. Just ask the gardener what's in season?
Both properties are supported by a LPG generator which comes in handy out here on out island Eleuthera......trust me.
Separate Utility Room - Beneath Cottage: A Extra Large Whirlpool washer and dryer are available for use in the utility beneath the cottage
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- 2700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Car Optional
- Private Chef
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- The 2 large upstairs beds have hardwood floors, independant mitsubishi aircon units, recessed downlights on dimmers for perfect light. The Master has a hand made locally built hardwood bed a design my wife and I had spotted in Far East when travelling. The ensuite has a tumbled marble tile floor and walls, discreet and modern with a custom made kohler double sink units. The kids room is again hardwood floor and has beds from 'flexa' - hardwaring and safe, scandinavian in origin. The ensuite is virtually identical to that of Master except double shower heads. The third bed on the ground floor can double as a TV room or a granny flat - separate access and has close proximity to downstairs restroom and shower, again in tumbled marble. Myrtle Cottage is bedroom 4, 500 sqft of self contained luxury. Custom made bed and separate single daybeds for the toddler perhaps who doesn t want to bunk up in main house. Fitted kitchen fridge and cooker and hob, aircon and ensuite....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Ideal rental for 2 families or just couples 2 or 3 - secluded pink beach cove 2 minute walk down our private lane, meaning no one else has access therefore very, very private stretch of beach. Natural formation of a queen's bath happens from time to time, it is quite literally a bath formed by the swirl of the sea in the pink sand, fantastic to see and dive in....moreless
It is best to download your favourite programs before arrival - there are 4 TV's and DVD players all with USB ports so you can easily watch your favouites wherever you are. There is WIFI throughout the house....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Ocean View
sports and adventure activities
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Dining Area
- Covered Parking:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided
- Activities Guide
- Ceiling Fans
- Water Cooler
- Filtered Water
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Iron & Board
- Mobile Phone
The house and cottage both have WIFI - cell roaming is bitterly expensive, so set up a skype acct, you will save a fortune - eg. Verizon roaming is 20dollars for 1mb on data and around 2 dollars a minute talk....moreless
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Housekeeper Optional
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
- Outdoor Grill
- Beach Towels
- Lawn / Garden
- Porch / Veranda
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful House and Amazing Beach!
Beautiful House and Amazing Beach!
My family and I just returned from a week at Miss Ruby and wow, what a great house! It fit our family perfectly as there were only 6 adults which gave us plenty of room to spread out (the house can actually sleep ~12 people). The house itself is so bright and open, includes every amenity you could need on the beach (and more!), and is in a great location- 2 min. drive to Tippys, 4 min to the Beach House, 10 min to the center of Governor's Harbour, etc. Most of all, the beach is amazing!!! We sampled a few other beaches while we were there and we all agreed that "our" beach was one of the best. There is a natural pool that is formed at the beach depending on the tide and it was a great for those who just wanted to wade, look for fish, or for young kids since it's so shallow. Mark was great to work with on the planning and gave us great recommendations for car rentals (Stanton Cooper), someone to cook (Shauna), and overall making sure we were connected with the entire staff (Martina- Property Manager, Audrey- Housekeeper, and Vincent- Gardner). This was our first visit to Eleuthera and I knew we were in for a relaxing and laid back trip when a quick email to Stanton secured the car (no contract), several discussions with Mark secured the house (again no contract), and loved the directions from ELH from Mark "drive south to Tippy's and then the house is a mile further"! It's a great island with friendly people, beautiful beaches, and overall a laid back vibe. We would absolutely return to the island and stay at Miss Ruby again. We're already talking about bringing other family members with us next time! Thank you to Mark and his family for sharing his beautiful home!
- Guest LesterB (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 05/13/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
Owner response: Thank you Lesley, Grateful for your kind words and wonderful review, really glad to hear you had a excellent time, and that our friends were able to look after you guys. It makes us so happy when we can share our home with people who appreciate it. We welcome you and your family anytime, and look forward to your return. Thanks Mark, Jude and James boys
We cannot say enough about our vacation at Miss Ruby and Mertyl Cottage. It was a true escape. The house was immaculate and the décor was comfortable. We were away with a range of ages from 0-60 and everyone enjoyed our stay. We are avid ocean people so the short walk to an entirely private beach was a treat. We would gather our dive gear and swim a short distance off shore to see stunning reefs. We rented kayaks for the week, which was great for exercise. Mark James (the owner) is incredibly helpful in planning your trip before going – VERY responsive and wants you to enjoy your stay. He connected us with a local – Shauna – who cooked dinner for us each evening. We discussed our groceries and menu with her in advance. Arriving to a house stocked with food (especially when traveling with kids) and coming off the beach at the end of each day to a delicious meal really made the trip relaxing for us. We loved having Shauna around and asked her to stay with us for dinner each night. She shared with us much about local life – we fell in love with her. We did lunch out two times at The Beach House Restaurant and Tippys – both were not as delicious and much more expensive that Shauna’s cooking. The house and cottage were immaculate and beautifully decorated. We five adults, two teenagers, and a baby and everyone found something to do each day. We felt that the entire experience for us was very personal. And, being our first every Home Away rental, we would love to go back and would not look at another place to stay. Thanks so much, we look forward to visiting again!
- Guest Lindsay M.
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/30/13
Owner response: Thankyou Lindsay, for your 5 star review, very kind words. We look forward to your return. I will pass on the compliments to Martina, Shauna, Vincent and Annette. Much appreciated Mark, Jude and the little James'
Xmas in Eleuthera
Xmas in Eleuthera
Our large extended family spent Xmas at Miss Ruby's. thank you Mark and Jude for allowing us the enjoy your beautiful home. The house was very adequate for 7 adults and three small children. The home is spacious and well equipped and maintained. The kids loved having the pool right outside the door and spent hrs swimming. It was a few minutes walk to the beautiful beach at the end of the home's driveway. Beautiful pink sand and warm crystal clear water provided hours of swimming and snorkeling and beach frisbee. We also explored the other local beaches and cays for additional snorkeling opportunities. The water was warm and we saw lots of sea life. We were appreciative of the very sweet housekeeper Audrey, who took good care of us while we there. It was very convenient having a washer and dryer on site. We cooked nice dinners and the spacious dining area easily accommodated our Xmas dinner. Martina was very attentive and assisted us through a power outage on the island. We took a day trip to Harbor Island on Boxing Day and experienced Junkanoo the Bahamian tradition.. We had dinner at Tippy's and the Beach House and did ours shopping in Govenor's Harbor. Hopefully the island will retain its non commercial nature. Would highly recommend visiting.
- Guest Deb S.
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/24/13
Un havre de paix au paradis
Un havre de paix au paradis
Nous avons passé, pour la deuxième année, et ce n'est pas un hasard, un séjour de 3 semaines dans la maison de Jude et Mark. La maison est à moins de 5 minutes d'une plage magnifique avec une petite baie à l'abri du vent. L'endroit est à mon avis un des plus beaux. La maison et le cottage sont très très très confortables, bien équipés et décorés avec beaucoup de goût, nous avons eu l'impression d'être chez nous. De plus Annette, qui s'occupe de l'entretien est disponible et aussi de bon conseil pour les choses à voir (surtout la soirée du vendredi à Governor. Vincent, le jardinier discret nous a préparé des noix de coco et Martina est joignable en cas de problème mais aussi nous alerte de la situation météo. Le calme règne dans ce petit coin de paradis, nous sommes à quelques minutes de Governor Harbour et des restaurants décontractés à ne pas rater (Tippy's avec son cuisinier Français très sympa et le Beach House avec son pain à rendre jaloux nos boulangers). Quel plaisir de se lever tôt le matin et de prendre un petit déjeuner au bord de la piscine. Nous aurions aimé diner plus souvent dehors le soir mais les moustiques aiment aussi l'été. Nous avons profité de l'ouverture de la pêche à la langouste pour utiliser le barbecue de Mark qui est une vraie Rolls. Nous avons passé un deuxième séjour fabuleux, merci encore à Jude et à Mark de mettre à disposition leur maison de vacances. Enfin merveilleux souvenir cette année, nous avons nagé avec deux dauphins pendant plus d'une heure à French Leave, la plage du Beach House. Nous reviendrons bientôt. Valérie, Carla, Anne Marie, Alain et Jean Philippe
- Guest maistre j.
- Date of stay 07/24/12
- Review Submitted 09/03/12
Owner response: Hi JP, Thank you so much for your kind words...Martina, Annette and Vincent appreciate your kind words. Our family look forward to welcoming you for a 3rd year next year and are so pleased our great team of friends made your family's stay wonderful. Speak soon and Merci Beaucoup for the excellent review Mark, Jude and the little James'
Thank you Mark and Jude for suggesting we visit your gorgeous home on beautiful Eleuthera. Miss Ruby and Myrtle Cottage are so fantastic and tastefully furnished.We had our family reunion, 9 family members , celebrating birthdays and graduations. The two homes fit all of us , very comfortably. We enjoyed the pool so much ! Perfect temp ! The teenagers and 20 somethings enjoyed the basketball hoop every morning. The beach has to be the most beautiful on earth! Pink sand, crystal clear aqua water, warm, and PRIVATE. We Californians , will dream of that beach untill we return. We enjoyed eating at The Beach House , (and shopping at the great boutique), Tippy's has the tastiest lobster we have ever had. The Fish Fry was sooooo much fun. Great food and dancing in the streets with the charming locals and guests we got to know, because we always ran into each other ! We enjoyed our day trip to pretty Harbour Island , my 14 year old niece , beaming as she drove us around in a golf cart ! Priceless. We bought grouper at the warf and grilled it at the house , yum. Plenty of rum and too many KALIKS later, we were sad to leave. We highly recomend this incredible property. Thank you to Martina, Annette, Little KK and Vincent. Diane and Russ Coletti Leucadia, California
- Guest Diane C.
- Date of stay 06/18/12
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
Great Get Away
Great Get Away
We spent an amazing ten days at Miss. Ruby's. Both the house and location are wonderful. It was our second time staying at the home and we hope to return again. Our young children love the pool, gardens and triple bunk bed. We loved the addition of a gas grill this year. The house is family friendly with space for everyone and many toys for the children. The beach access is an easy stroll and the beach itself is breath taking. It is minutes away from two of the most popular restaurants on the Island. The owner has always helped us with the planning of the trip and ensured we had a wonderful time. The island appears special to him and he wants his guests to feel the same magic. Once on the island, the care takers are friendly, helpful and hard working during your stay. We have enjoyed our vacations and appreciate the time and energy the owners have put into their home and our vacations.
- Guest Tara H.
- Date of stay 03/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/08/12
Owner response: Thankyou Tara, excellent review, you guys are excellent renters and respect our home for what it is. You are more than welcome anytime we will always accommodate you guys..... Look forward to seeing you next year if not sooner. Mark Jude and the little James'
We rented Miss Ruby for a week in January and it was fantastic, the beach is situated at less than a 100 meters and the spot is actually one of the nicest on the island, there is something for everyone, the kids 2,3,and 4 years old loved the beach with a natural pool right in front of the house's private access to it, I have been able to fish on the same spot every morning and was lucky to catch a nice Grouper every day for lunch...imagine that... The house is very clean and very well maintained, very familly friendly, WI-FI and television in each rooms even though TV is not really necessary in this paradise... I would recommend for any familly of 6 to 8 persons to rent that place without any concern in terms of comfort and security, plus the owners Mark and Jude are very nice people that will do their best to make sure you are enjoying your stay, there is also Martina who is in charge of the house and is there locally who can help you to find staff for the house (cook, maid, baby sitter) and give you good tips about the island. We are planning to go back very soon and we had an amazing and relaxing time there. Thanks to Mark, Jude and Martina this vacation was a great one and we can not wait to go back. Emmanuel P. Miami
- Guest emmanuel P.
- Date of stay 01/14/12
- Review Submitted 04/05/12
Owner response: Hey Emmanuel, thanks for the great review, I am so so glad you used the BBQ and caught your own Grouper (one of my favourite fish). Martina and the friends we have looking after the house are great and we are glad to hear they gave excellent service. Really look forward to seeing you guys down there again soon.... Thanks again. Mark, Jude and the littler James'
The Perfect Location and House
The Perfect Location and House
Miss Ruby was everything we could have hoped for. My wife and I have been to the island two other times for long vacations but this was our first stay at Miss Ruby. We spent 10-day there and are already talking about how we want to rent it for a month in the future. The house is perfect for a group of friends or families that want a true vacation to relax and enjoy themselves. My wife and I had down both of our parents and two sisters along with our one year old daugher, we stayed in the cottage which is gorgous and waking up to see the palm trees and pool was a perfect way to start the day. The main house had everything you could ever need, plenty of space, sleeping areas and of course the second floor deck was used every morning to have morning coffee and listen to and see the ocean. The beach is astonishing, you bascially have a mile of pink beach to yourselves daily and their is a hidden nature gem called the Queens Bath near the reef that is almost like a miny hot tube at low tide to just float in. We walked daily the beach, headed to Tippys a few times for afternoon drinks and a short drive to the Beach House for amazing afternoon Tapas and live music. Martina who manages the house was great, she had went out ahead of time and purchased a bunch of food for us that we provided a shopping list for so when we arrived we had everything we needed for the first few days. Vincent the garnder provided some open coconuts so my father inlaw could make his homemade coladas night sitting next to the pool and Annette the housemade is kind, my one-year old daughter had a blast with her. My wife and I have been lucky enough to travel to some special places and we consider our trip to Miss Ruby right at the top. Mark, you have a great home with the perfect location for a getaway for privacy but close enough to town and the fun beach restaurants if people need anything. We plan to be back soon for another family vacation and stay at Miss Ruby. All the best the Hagedorn and Turturiello families
- Guest Rob H.
- Date of stay 02/16/12
- Review Submitted 03/01/12
Owner response: Thanks for the kind words - we are so pleased you had a excellent time and appreciated the property, and the beach - its great to know the 'Queen's bath' is back at the beach - we look forward to your return. Mark, Jude and the James boys
What a perfect & lovely holiday
What a perfect & lovely holiday
We (a couple) stayed on Eleuthera at the Miss Ruby for 16 days over the Christmas break. Miss Ruby is even better than the listing. What is not mentioned clearly is the privacy the location provides. We were not overlooked at all at the house. As well, the house is spotless, bright, modern. Nary a bug to be seen. A wonderful breeze constantly. Very good air-conditioning units as well. The house manager & her team are gems & were available anytime we needed them. The pool was kept immaculate. Since coming back we have recommended the house and Eleuthera to several people in our company. It is a wonderful spot for families- what memories children would create there. The beach is beautiful. It is at the end of a walk down the Miss Ruby's driveway. The walk takes a few minutes. The water is warm & the bottom soft & sandy. We would see maybe 10 people throughout a whole day at the beach, & most of them were just walking by on their way up the beach to Tippy's for lunch. For the majority of the time, we found a stretch of the beach & had no one else around us for a KM at least on each side. Every day, depending on tides, we worked out on the beach, going 7 KM & seeing almost no one. Lovely. We are so relaxed now. Some things to know about Eleuthera if you have never been: - Very safe - Atlantic side has the best beaches & swimming, the fewest no-see-ums, the best snorkelling (I was nibbled on only early one morning & good bug repellant & a Benadryl would have taken care of it) - we did not see one scary bug-spider-scorpion - It felt as though there were none at all on this property - Rent a 4x4 - or something with good clearance. There are fantastic, remote beaches that can only be reached down roads that are really off-roading (ie Lighthouse beach - wow) We rented from Stanton Cooper at Mark's recommendation & were happy with our old Explorer - Do spend a lunch & a dinner at Tippy's- it is a fun place - Bristol's has a great wine & beer selection - Bring tea & coffee is you are an aficionado- we brought our favs - The best Grocery shopping was in Rock Sound (The Market Place), The Island Farm, & The Bank Road Deli (good website Discover Eleuthera) - bring your fav shows & movies on a memory stick or dvds or on a laptop with a connector for a British TV screen) We did & watched our selection at night after the sun had set - the house water is safe & drinkable It was a great holiday - thank you Mark & Jude
- Guest Allison O.
- Date of stay 12/23/11
- Review Submitted 01/11/12
Owner response: Thankyou Allison and Matt, your kind and clear review is more than appreciated. We are so glad you had a great time and to hear Martina, Vincent and Annette looked after you so well. We all knew you were looking for something very very private and I am so pleased we met your expectations..... We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at some time in the future. Mark Jude and the little James'
My family and I visited the island to celebrate my father's 60th and my 30th birthday celebrations. Miss Ruby and Myrtle Cottage were a perfect combination. There is plenty of space in the house for privacy and also wonderful sociable areas for family gatherings around the decking / pool / BBQ' area. The owner of the property, Mark is so genuine, helpful and passionate about the island too. The property has its own beach (less than 5 mins walk ) and is a good distance from the airport and central to visiting north and southern Eleuthera. It is also minutes away from some of the best restaurants on the island in my opinion. The island of Eleuthera is truly beautiful, as are the people. Unspoilt. There weren't many tourists at all which is a huge positive for me. Locals are extremely welcoming and make you feel right at home. Tippys and the Beach House in Governors Harbour, were favourite restaurants of ours, wonderful food and hospitality. The beaches are unimaginably beautiful and the fact that we were the only ones on the beach for miles, was pure bliss. Would recommend hiring a car and a day trip to Harbour Island and also booking a massage therapist for a home visit. That was another highlight! The only negative was the fact we got caught in hurricane Irene and had to leave the island early! We will definitely be visiting again, truly remarkable island and beautiful people and wonderful property. Thanks again Mark
- Guest Nova R.
- Date of stay 08/17/11
- Review Submitted 10/19/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Hi Nova, thanks for the kind words, I am here right now, mid October and after Irene....the island is ready for business, so if there are any doubters out there, it's as beautiful as ever, but the people need 'YOUR' tourism to continue their wonderful rejuvenation..........(for this reason I am more than happy to discuss discounts at this time for anyone considering the island in 2011) Thanks again Nova, much appreciated.... Tha James'
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- Nearest Airport: Governor Harbour at 3 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Cupids Cay at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Beach House at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Tippy's at 1 Miles
- Primary: +1 760 230-5510 US California
- Secondary: +44 161408 0325 UK Manchester
Salt Water Pool expansive decks and plenty of shade for the afternoon nap.
Miss Ruby 3 Large sofas and Philips Flat sreen TV and DVD/USB player.
Miss Ruby Master with King bed, balcony access, large modern ensuite.
Myrtle Cottage kitchen area midsize fridge freezer and cooker and hob.
Miss Ruby kids room triple bunk and 2 low beds with ensuite and double shower
The kids will love to play on this shallow, secluded pink beach....perfect.
Saltwater Pool and large balconies for those sea views - stroll to the beach.
From the lawn
Front of Miss Ruby with Myrtle Cottage overlooking pool
Miss Ruby, Soak up sun on the upper deck - enjoy a cocktail and the seaviews.
Miss Ruby dining area table 8x4ft seating for upto 15 with the kitchen island.
Myrtle Cottage wide entrance with pergola and deck overlooking the pool.
Miss Ruby modern kitchen with microwave and large icemaker refridgerator.
Myrtle Cottage - double & 2 single beds, aircon & self contained kitchen
Great palms all round property
4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
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