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

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Last updated: 09/01/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

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

              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

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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Beach

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Dining
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Microwave
                          • Kitchen:

                            (five kitchens)...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Catering Available

                          Outside

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

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Heated Pool
                          • Private Pool
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Late Summer
                          Aug 17 - Sep 6, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $12,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


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

                          Fall
                          Sep 7 - Oct 24, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $11,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


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

                          Late Fall
                          Oct 25 - Nov 21, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $12,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


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

                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $15,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


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

                          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: 09/01/2014
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                          Location

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

                          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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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                          $11,000 - $21,500 per week (USD)
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                          10 Bedroom / 10.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 27

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