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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound W/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Governor's Harbour estate description

Welcome to Lush Life, a luxurious, newly constructed beachfront compound located directly on the pristine, pink-sand French Leave Beach. Lush Life was the setting for the 2010 Tyler Perry/Janet Jackson film, ''Why Did I Get Married Too'', which was shot on location in the house and on its beach, pool, and grounds. Lush Life has a total of four structures with 10 bedrooms, 12 baths, 5 kitchens, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a large heated pool. Maid service three days a week is included. Other staff are available upon request.

Although completely private, Lush Life is just a five-minute walk down the beach from the Beach House restaurant. It is less than a mile from Tippy's famous restaurant, and a mile from the town of Governors Harbour.

The houses at Lush Life were exquisitely designed, and built to the most exacting standards of workmanship. They feature Brazilian hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, custom tile, electronic mini-split air-conditioning systems, and decor by one of the Bahamas' premier interior designers.

Lush Life is rented to just one group at a time. The compound consists of the following structures:

The Main House: This magnificent Bahamian Colonial mansion has 4 king bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 8. The large great room, hall, formal dining room, and expansive veranda look directly out upon French Leave Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The extraordinary kitchen would satisfy any master chef, and is designed to handle the largest dinner parties. It is equipped with two large refrigerators, giant freezer, gas range, and more.

The Guest Cottage: This 2-bedroom cottage overlooks the pool and has ocean views. It has a full kitchen and 3 baths, and is connected to the Bunk Room and Studio Apartment.

The Bunk Room: This structure, connected to the Guest Cottage on one side and the Studio Apartment on the other, consists of a large bedroom and private bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with 3 bunk beds and 3 trundle beds, sleeping up to 9 children.

The Studio Apartment: This cozy cottage with views across the pool at the beach and ocean, is linked to the Bunk Room. It has a large living/bedroom area with a four-poster bed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom.

The Pool Cabana: This bright one-bedroom house is on the beach and beside the pool. It has a king bedroom, a large living room, and a full kitchen and bath.

The Gardener’s Cottage: This charming cottage is a studio with a queen bed, mini-kitchen, and full bath. There is an extra charge of $500/week for use of the Gardener's Cottage, which is generally only used for large groups requiring a 10th bedroom.

Lush Life comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay on Eleuthera including flat-screen satellite TVs with DVD players, high-speed internet with WIFI, desktop computer, free VOIP telephone line, books, and games. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, gas grill, kayak, surfboards, and (coming soon) an outdoor ping pong table. Lush Life comes with housekeeping 3 times a week. A cook and other staff are available for an additional charge.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Lush Life is located directly on French Leave Beach, an idyllic, mile-long, pink-sand beach with only half a dozen houses on its entire length. The surf is very mild, protected by a large reef system that parallels the shore. The water is among the clearest in the world. Just offshore from Lush Life is an excellent reef for snorkeling, inhabited by many colorful reef fishes.

The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreigners. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing, is not to be missed.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27, Beds for 27

              Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Beachfront location. Heated pool. Equipment includes kayak, surfboards, books and games. Housekeeping three days a week is included....moreless

                  Entertainment

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

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    (five kitchens)...moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      December
                      Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $12,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Holiday
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $19,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter
                      Jan 4 - Feb 6, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $14,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring
                      Feb 7 - Apr 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $16,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Early Summer
                      Apr 26 - Jun 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Mid Summer
                      Jun 7 - Aug 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $15,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Late Summer
                      Aug 16 - Aug 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Fall
                      Sep 1 - Oct 23, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $11,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Late Fall
                      Oct 24 - Nov 20, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $16,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      December
                      Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Holiday 2015
                      Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $21,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter
                      Jan 3 - Feb 12, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $14,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring
                      Feb 13 - Apr 23, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $16,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Early Summer
                      Apr 24 - Jun 3, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Mid Summer
                      Jun 4 - Aug 13, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $15,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

                      Late Summer
                      Aug 14 - Sep 3, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      RATES ARE FOR UP TO 12 GUESTS; add $500/week for each additional guest. There is an additional charge of $500/week for use of the Gardener's Cottage (with 10th bedroom).

                      NOTE: We have set the rates this way to make the property affordable for smaller groups who use less water and electricity, and create less wear and tear.

                      Rates include housekeeping three times a week.

                      Dates Available: Year-rou


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      Location

                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Governors Harbour
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Beach House
                      200 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Beach House
                      10 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      French Leave Beach

                      Car: Recommended

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                      Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Main House from beach

                        Main House from beach

                      • View from second story veranda of Main House

                        View from second story veranda of Main House

                      • Main House living room

                        Main House living room

                      • Main House front hall

                        Main House front hall

                      • Main House master bedroom

                        Main House master bedroom

                      • Bunk room

                        Bunk room

                      • Pool Cabana (left) and Main House

                        Pool Cabana (left) and Main House

                      • Pool Cabana Great room

                        Pool Cabana Great room

                      • Gabrielle Anwar, female lead of the TV series Burn Notice, taken at Lush Life House when she stayed there recently with her boyfriend Shareef Malnik owner of The Forge restaurant, Miami Beach.

                        Gabrielle Anwar, female lead of the TV series Burn Notice, taken at Lush Life House when she stayed there recently with her boyfriend Shareef Malnik owner of The Forge restaurant, Miami Beach.

                      • Our beach (French Leave Beach)

                        Our beach (French Leave Beach)

                      • French Leave Beach

                        French Leave Beach

                      • vVillage of Governors Harbour

                        vVillage of Governors Harbour

                      • View of beach from pool.  Pool cabana at left.

                        View of beach from pool. Pool cabana at left.

                      • Beach access from first story veranda of Main House

                        Beach access from first story veranda of Main House

                      • Main House living room

                        Main House living room

                      • Main House kitchen

                        Main House kitchen

                      • Main House guest bedroom

                        Main House guest bedroom

                      • Main House facade from Pool Cabana

                        Main House facade from Pool Cabana

                      • Main House facade from private driveway

                        Main House facade from private driveway

                      • Interior of Studio Apartment

                        Interior of Studio Apartment

                      • Gardener's Cottage

                        Gardener's Cottage

                      • French Leave Beach

                        French Leave Beach

                      • Historic Haynes Library in Village of Governors Harbour, 1 Mile Away

                        Historic Haynes Library in Village of Governors Harbour, 1 Mile Away

                      • Village of Governors Harbour

                        Village of Governors Harbour

                      VRBO #358410

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $11,500 - $21,500 per week (USD)
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                      10 Bedroom / 10.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 27

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