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Charming New House at French Leave Beach, One to Three Bedrooms

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The Boat House's big new ocean-view deck

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Governor's Harbour house description

Welcome to The Boat House, a delightful and quirky three-bedroom house. The Boat House is located on the Banks Road, the premier location on Eleuthera, just one mile from the town of Governors Harbour. It is 50 yards from world-famous French Leave Beach, a pristine beach renowned for its pink sand and turquoise water. French Leave Beach is over a mile long, with only five houses on the entire length.

Guests of The Boat House may rent just the upstairs, which is a spacious and complete one-bedroom apartment, or the entire house, which includes two more bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. Boat House is rented to ONLY one group at a time. Unused bedrooms are locked off.

The upstairs of the Boat House contains the living room, dining area, kitchen, and one queen bedroom. It has beautiful views of French Leave Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from every room. The large sundeck has expansive ocean views as well as views of the pond behind.

The upstairs also has a full bath and a laundry closet with washer and dryer. The downstairs contains a second queen bedroom and the Bunk Room, which sleeps 8 in three bunk beds and two trundle beds. Both downstairs bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms. Each downstairs bedroom can be locked off if it’s not needed. The downstairs bedrooms are accessed from their own first-floor entrance; they are not connected internally to the upstairs apartment.

Amenities at the Boat House include air conditioning, WIFI, satellite TV. and an outdoor gas grill. The Boat House now has a new full size refrigerator. Our housekeeper, Doreene, will come by once during the week to clean the house for you. If you would like her to clean more often, or to cook for you, she will be happy to do that for a modest charge.

Cross a small road and walk down a short sand path and you are on French Leave Beach, an idyllic, mile-long, crescent-shaped beach rated one of the best in the world by USA Today. There are only five houses on the entire length of this spectacular beach. The surf is very mild, protected by a large reef system that parallels the shore. The water on French Leave Beach is literally crystal clear: with no rivers or streams on the island, Eleuthera’s seas are free of sediment and among the clearest in the world

The Beach House restaurant and bar is a short walk down the beach, and Tippy’s famous beachside restaurant is a mile away (you can also walk the beach to get there). Both offer fine dining and live entertainment. Other upscale restaurants within easy driving distance include Cocodimama and The Bistro at Sky Beach Club. The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. The recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, hosts a weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists.

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 in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

The island of Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. Please make yourself at home at The Boat House, and enjoy all our island has to offer.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View
              • Ocean View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • 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 Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Living Room
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking Off Street
              • Split-System Air Conditioning
              • Telephone:

                Incoming calls and local outgoing calls only...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                The Boat House now has a new full size refrigerator. ...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Wood Deck
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday
              Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,950
              Winter 2015
              Jan 4 - Apr 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,450
              Summer 2015
              Apr 26 - Dec 18, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,250

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              The above base rate ($1250 off season and $1450 peak season) is for the upstairs one-bedroom apartment.

              For use of two bedrooms, the rates are $1550 in the off season and $1750 peak season

              For use of three bedrooms, the rates are $1950 in the off season and $2150 peak season.

              (Holiday rates are extra.)

              The Boat House is rented to ONLY ONE group at time. Unused bedrooms are simply locked off.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/16/2014
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              Location

              8 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Govenors Harbour Airport (GHB)
              100 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              The Beach House
              100 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Beach House
              50 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              French Leave Beach

              Car: Recommended

               

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              Photos

              • The Boat House's big new ocean-view deck

                The Boat House's big new ocean-view deck

              • Living and Dining Room

                Living and Dining Room

              • Couch and Chairs in Living Room

                Couch and Chairs in Living Room

              • Upstairs Master Bedroom

                Upstairs Master Bedroom

              • Downstairs Queen Bedroom

                Downstairs Queen Bedroom

              • Bunk Room

                Bunk Room

              • Downstairs Bathroom #1

                Downstairs Bathroom #1

              • The Boat House Deck, facing the ocean

                The Boat House Deck, facing the ocean

              • The Boat House Deck, facing the pond

                The Boat House Deck, facing the pond

              • French Leave Beach, 50 yards from the house

                French Leave Beach, 50 yards from the house

              • Town of Governors Harbour

                Town of Governors Harbour

              • The Boat House Exterior

                The Boat House Exterior

              • The Boat House Exterior (before deck was added)

                The Boat House Exterior (before deck was added)

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Upstairs Master Bedroom with Ocean Views

                Upstairs Master Bedroom with Ocean Views

              • Downstairs Queen Bedroom

                Downstairs Queen Bedroom

              • Bunk Room

                Bunk Room

              • Upstairs Bathroom

                Upstairs Bathroom

              • Downstairs Bathroom #2

                Downstairs Bathroom #2

              • The Boat House Deck, facing the ocean

                The Boat House Deck, facing the ocean

              • The Boat House Deck, facing west

                The Boat House Deck, facing west

              • French Leave Beach, 50 yard from the house

                French Leave Beach, 50 yard from the house

              • Town of Governors Harbour

                Town of Governors Harbour

              • Path to French Leave Beach. Beach is 50 yards from the house.

                Path to French Leave Beach. Beach is 50 yards from the house.

              VRBO #369690

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $1,250 - $2,950 per week (USD)
              3

              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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