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Stylish and Lavishly Appointed Beach House at Club Med Beach

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Governor's Harbour estate description

Welcome to Alfred House, a new, luxurious, and secluded beachfront estate on the north end of world-famous French Leave Beach (formerly Club Med Beach). There are no houses between this house and the mile-long beach of pink sand where a Club Med once stood, the most sought-after beach location on Eleuthera. The ocean is turquoise, shallow, and historically safe, having served Club Med well for many years. Enjoy thousands of feet of deserted beachfront, extensive ocean views from every major room, and the sound and smell of the ocean from everywhere.

Alfred House is a newly constructed, 4000-square-foot, 5-bedroom Bahamian Colonial home plus one-bedroom guest cottage, located just 50 feet from the beach. The house was designed and decorated to reflect the laid back feeling of the cabanas at the Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda. Both the upstairs and downstairs of Alfred House have a wall of glass french windows, so as you move through the house, you see the sea at every turn. The house is furnished with distressed Indian teak antiques and custom pieces made of teak, mango, & cherry woods, and black and white photographs of movie icons.

Downstairs, Alfred House features a vast great room that looks out through a wall of glass french doors at the beach and ocean. The open-plan kitchen faces the ocean, and features custom wooden white shelving with Mexican shell encrusted stone countertops. Appliances are stainless steel. The kitchen island is capped with a ten-foot teak counter with matching teak bar stools.

There are Honduran hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, marble and slate tile, and mini-split air conditioning units. The upstairs features a huge media room overlooking the sea, along with four bedrooms, with a fifth bedroom downstairs. Four of the bedrooms have ocean views. The fifth has a hill/sunset view. Three large bedrooms have king beds; the two smaller bedrooms have two twin beds in each. The three king suites have ensuite bathrooms. There is a powder/shower room downstairs.
The upstairs sun deck, with its grand row of honduran mahogany shutters, runs the length of the house (60 ft), with miles of beach and ocean views. It is furnished with comfortable white lounge chairs. Beneath it is a covered terrace, a shady spot for enjoying the sea breeze and the sound of the ocean. The floor of the terrace contains a lovely mosaic of a conch made by a local island artist.

Alfred's guest cottage, called Med Point, is perched right on the edge of the ocean with a huge 1100-square-foot teak wrap-around deck. The cottage is available for an additional charge (see Rates for details). If you don't require use of the guest cottage, it will be left empty. We will not rent it to anyone else.

Amenities at Alfred House include full AC, a large flat-screen TV with DVD in the media room, high-speed internet with WIFI. The house does not have cable or satellite TV.

Alfred House is surrounded by over 20 acres of secluded wild nature, full of casuarina trees, coconut palms, giant cacti, sea grape and lettuce, even though we are only a mile or so from town. (See the aerial view). Explore French Leave Beach, and see the ruins of the old Club Med, which was swept away by a hurricane. The grounds and gardens of Alfred House have palms, palmettos, cacti, hibiscus, and oleander. We have a beautiful copper coloured coral garden off the Med Point deck, on which geckos sun themselves, and which has a natural blowhole that spouts water 30 feet on windy days. There is excellent snorkeling right off our property.

WALK 20 MINUTES INTO TOWN, through Club Med Beach, and buy lobster or grouper, freshly caught every day around 2 pm. The local fishermen will clean the fish for you, and provide only lobster tails, if you wish.



A 15 minute walk down the beach from Alfred House will take you to the beautiful Beach House Restaurant, where you can enjoy tapas and drinks on the large beachfront deck. The famous bar/restaurant Tippy's is just two miles away, and you can drive through Club Med beachfront to reach it. A 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) in the other direction takes you to Sky Beach Bistro, another great beachfront restaurant and pool bar.

ASK US ABOUT DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 2.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome:

                Work Retreat, Family Gathering...moreless

              • Singles
              • Groups
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Limited Accessibility

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village
                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Safe
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Internet
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Yard
                              • Outdoor Furniture
                              • Deck Furniture
                              • Beach Umbrellas
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony
                              • Deck / Patio
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: $
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Base Rate 2014
                              Mar 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $9,950

                              Notes: ASK ABOUT OUR DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 2.

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

                              $11,950
                              Base Rate 2015
                              Jan 4 - Dec 18, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $9,950

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              Rates are for the first 8 guests. Each guest in excess of 8 is $500/week, up to 10 guests. For more than 10 guests, the guest cottage can be added for $1200/week. ASK ABOUT OUR DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 2.

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                              Last updated: 07/15/2014
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                              Location

                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Governors Harbour
                              10 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Club Med Beach
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              The Beach House
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Sky Beach Bistro

                              Car: Necessary

                              Alfred House is set on a point between 2 beautiful beaches: Club Med Beach, which is shallow and safe and superb for snorkelling, and boogie boarding, and Casuarina Beach, which is 1000 feet from Twin Cove Beach, which has the finest snorkelling in town. The town of Governors Harbour, less than a mile away, is an easy and pleasant walk along the beach, and up a small hill. Snorkel and swim off our wide pink sand beach, then shower in our garden.Alfred House is on a point between Club Med Beach (French Leave) and Casuarina Beach, so you have your choice of 2 beaches to step onto. 1000 feet up the beach is Twin Cove Beach which has the finest snorkeling in Governors Harbour. Our beaches are shallow, and historically safe, protected by a large reef system. The water is among the clearest in the world. Walk half a mile to THE BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT, for tapas and live music on the beach. Sky Beach Bar is about 2 miles away along the beach. On Casuarina Beach, turtles nest at night, because it is so gloriously unspoiled. There is a SUPERB SANDY JOGGING PATH extending north and south, along our beach, which is by times shrouded in foliage, and by times open to vistas of the ocean, on the old Banks Road, which is far more secluded and rustic than Banks Road on the south. One of the loveliest drives on the whole island, is the drive north, from Alfred House, to Knowles Drive, along the water, on the Old Banks Road. There is a youtube video on this. You will brush palm trees and sea grape, and see rare birds and hear the crickets sing. This is Club Med Solo. Set up your iPod and do yoga on the deck as the sun rises over the Atlantic

                               

                              Manager info

                              Why Governor's Harbour:
                              Club Med Solo, Secluded Atlantic Beach Front, suitable as a Work Retreat or Family Reunion Place.


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                              Photos

                              • Alfred House Facade from Beach

                                Alfred House Facade from Beach

                              • Aerial View (Med Point Cottage with Alfred House foundation beside it)

                                Aerial View (Med Point Cottage with Alfred House foundation beside it)

                              • Great Room

                                Great Room

                              • Media Room with Ocean Views

                                Media Room with Ocean Views

                              • Master Bath

                                Master Bath

                              • Kitchen with Ocean Views

                                Kitchen with Ocean Views

                              • Downstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

                                Downstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

                              • Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

                                Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

                              • Bathroom with Ocean View

                                Bathroom with Ocean View

                              • Guest Cottage Great Room

                                Guest Cottage Great Room

                              • Guest Cottage Deck and Views

                                Guest Cottage Deck and Views

                              • Lobster dinner caught on the reef, right offshore.

                                Lobster dinner caught on the reef, right offshore.

                              • Alfred House on the beach.  Med Point cottage on the point.

                                Alfred House on the beach. Med Point cottage on the point.

                              • Grand Sun Deck with Beach and Ocean View (furnished with 8 lounge chairs)

                                Grand Sun Deck with Beach and Ocean View (furnished with 8 lounge chairs)

                              • Media Room with Ocean Views

                                Media Room with Ocean Views

                              • Grand Stairway

                                Grand Stairway

                              • Master Bedroom with Ocean Views

                                Master Bedroom with Ocean Views

                              • Dining Room with Ocean Views

                                Dining Room with Ocean Views

                              • Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

                                Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

                              • Bathroom

                                Bathroom

                              • Sun Deck with Ocean View

                                Sun Deck with Ocean View

                              • Guest Cottage Bedroom

                                Guest Cottage Bedroom

                              • Guest Cottage 1100 Square Foot Teak Deck

                                Guest Cottage 1100 Square Foot Teak Deck

                              • One of our beaches- Club Med Beach.  See the island in front of Alfred House.

                                One of our beaches- Club Med Beach. See the island in front of Alfred House.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                              $9,950 - $11,950 per week
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                              6 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
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