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Restored Historic Beach Villa with Pool and Spectacular Views

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Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Governor's Harbour estate description

This beautifully restored and modernized estate home of the late Sir Roland Symonette, first Premier of the Bahamas, retains its original elegance while enjoying modern comforts and conveniences. Hearts Ease, as Sir Roland named it, sits on a hill above a beautiful pink-sand beach. Hearts Ease enjoys spectacular 50-mile, 180-degree views of the beach and ocean below. It’s a short 100-yard walk down the hill to the beach.

At the entrance of the villa, you are greeted by three sets of French doors that open into an expansive Great Room looking out upon the ocean. The 16 foot ceilings, lovingly restored paneled walls, fireplace, and antique chandeliers combine with the views to make a stunning first impression. To the right is the Master Bedroom with private deck, large en suite bath and queen-size canopy bed, a spacious and delightful room.

To the left of the Great Room is the kitchen, fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and sliding glass doors to the patio. In addition to the Master Suite, Hearts Ease has two guest bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Each guest bedroom has access to a private outdoor sitting area, closet, and queen bed. Hearts Ease has a powder room convenient to the Great Room, and a large and fully equipped laundry room with washer and dryer.

At the back of the house overlooking the ocean is a fully equipped outdoor bar and kitchen, complete with gas grill and outdoor dining area. The extensive outdoor living space also includes a large screened porch, a beautiful low-walled patio of the same size, and a rooftop deck, all with spectacular ocean views. After a day on the beach, enjoy our private outdoor shower. Heart Ease is beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers, palm trees, and fruit and nut trees.

Hearts Ease is just 50 yards from a large and lovely pool shared with several other homes. Just past it is our pink sand beach. A short walk down the beach takes you to Sky Beach Club's excellent restaurant and bar, which has poolside service all day long. Other nearby fine dining includes Cocodimama, five minutes by car, and Tippys, 10 minutes away. The picturesque town of Governors Harbour, less then three miles away, has 19th century homes and churches, grocery stores, banks with ATMs, gift shops, liquor stores, dive shop, bakery, restaurants, and a restored historic library.

Hearts Ease is fully equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Amenities include air conditioning, WIFI, landline phone, satellite TV, DVD player with video library, stereo system with CD player, video games, library of books, board games, children’s toys, beach chairs, beach towels, and snorkel gear. For babies we have a pack and play crib, high chair, and an all-terrain stroller.

Come relax and find peace at Hearts Ease, just as Sir Roland would have wished for you.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Car Optional

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered
          • Events Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

            Oversized shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Twin SInks...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Tumbled Marble in master bath, Modern Bath with Victorian touch.

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking is not allowed inside the home, Home has an oversized living/dining area for entertaining, 16' high tray ceilings and table service for 12....moreless

              Entertainment

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

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Beach
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Telephone
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Garage
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Sunbed
                          • Wood Fireplace

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

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

                              Outside

                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Barbecue
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Patio
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lanai / Gazebo
                              • Bicycles

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Communal Pool
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Late Summer
                              Aug 17 - Sep 1, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,600

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                              Fall
                              Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,250

                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                              November
                              Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,600

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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

                              $4,550

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                              December
                              Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,600

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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

                              $5,950

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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

                              $3,850

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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

                              $4,550

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 10%

                              Notes:

                              Rates are for up to 6 guests. Add $50/night for each guest in excess of six.

                              Ask about our last-minute discounts on bookings made less than 10 days from check in.

                              Security deposit: $500


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                              Last updated: 08/17/2014
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                              Location

                              Car: Recommended

                              Hearts Ease is located on the Atlantic side of the island, at Hut Pointe Beach, Wykee Estates, 3 miles north of Governors Harbour and 4 miles south of Governors Harbour Airport.

                              Other Activities: Spelunking

                               

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                              Photos

                              • Great Room with ocean views

                                Great Room with ocean views

                              • You'll love the ocean-view outdoor kitchen with gas grill

                                You'll love the ocean-view outdoor kitchen with gas grill

                              • Front entrance

                                Front entrance

                              • Great Room

                                Great Room

                              • Great Room detail

                                Great Room detail

                              • Master bathroom photo 1

                                Master bathroom photo 1

                              • Guest Bedroom with private deck

                                Guest Bedroom with private deck

                              • Large modern kitchen with ocean views

                                Large modern kitchen with ocean views

                              • Screen porch for covered out door dining

                                Screen porch for covered out door dining

                              • View of beach from patio

                                View of beach from patio

                              • Our Beach

                                Our Beach

                              • Beach Facing South

                                Beach Facing South

                              • Side Deck, ocean everywhere you look

                                Side Deck, ocean everywhere you look

                              • Newly renovated Hearts Ease

                                Newly renovated Hearts Ease

                              • Entrance Hall and Great Room

                                Entrance Hall and Great Room

                              • Dining area detail

                                Dining area detail

                              • Master Bedroom with ocean view and deck

                                Master Bedroom with ocean view and deck

                              • Master bath photo 2

                                Master bath photo 2

                              • Guest Bedroom with private patio

                                Guest Bedroom with private patio

                              • Our big ocean-view pool

                                Our big ocean-view pool

                              • Patio, enjoy the view, sound, and smell of the ocean

                                Patio, enjoy the view, sound, and smell of the ocean

                              • Our beach, deserted as usual

                                Our beach, deserted as usual

                              • Beach Facing North

                                Beach Facing North

                              • Beach Facing East

                                Beach Facing East

                              VRBO #374751

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

                              $3,250 - $5,950 per week (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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