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Balara Bay Stone Beach Cottage.Tiki Hut.Kayaks.Paddleboards.Wifi.Terrace.Gardens

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View from seaside terrace towards Highpoint peninsula. Great for morn ing coffee

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Last updated: 11/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Governor's Harbour house description

The Hummingbird, on the Caribbean Sea, offers quiet and privacy on a long stretch of sand beach. Beyond the spacious seaside terrace is the clear, tourquoise blue water of the Caribbean Sea's Balara Bay. The Hummingbird is ON THE BEACH. Take our private driveway from the Queen's Highway to a breathtaking setting. The home is surrounded with gardens filled with bouganvilla, hibiscus, and numerous other tropical flowers and plants. The HUMMINGBIRD's charm and character include a Savannah stone exterior, terraces, an acre of private grounds and tropical gardens, and a wonderful white sand beach with a large Tiki Dome for outdoor shade and comfort. Our beach is shallow and safe for children. Tropical foliage surrounds the home and property inviting peace and serenity and quiet.

All rooms have seaviews. The spacious private master bedroom is situated in a small wing of its own. The bedroom has AC/ceiling fan, and TV and en suite bathroom.. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and a king conversion kit. It also has an en suite bath with The frontroom features couch, loveseat, two upholstered chairs. A sunroom with wide window expanse, adjoins the frontroom providing additional comfortable seating of a couch and upholstered chair.. The well-equipped kitchen includes a breakfast bar as well as a breakfast room with 8 feet of window-view to the Sea. Sliding glass doors, and cathedral ceilings give the home an open, tropical atmosphere. The interior is comfortable and inviting with rattan, upholstered furniture, and original works of local artists.

Hummingbird's Balara Bay Beachfront:has blocks of white sand beach that border the Caribbean Sea. You can walk all the way to the old docks at the far end of Balara Bay. The kayaks, both singles and a double, are available for water excursions on Balara Bay and across to Levy Island. Balara Bay offers our guests bonefishing as well as shelling. Our gardens surround the home and attract mockingbirds and hummingbirds. Hummingbird's Balara Bay beachfront is premier Caribbean property. We have a small, 1250 square foot home, on beautiful waterfront that warrants a 'manor' house. The home is private, unpretentious, comfortable, and inviting on an extraordinary piece of Caribbean beachfront. Come visit us. Our guests return.

Hummingbird's Floor Plan/Special Features: The master bedroom wing is as close to the Caribbean as you can get! A pleasure to watch / listen to the varying moods, colors, sounds of the sea. The guest bedroom is across the house. This arrangement of rooms with the 'living area' in between, offers welcome privacy, even when two couples share the home, or when a family brings children. The sunroom, frontroom, kitchen and breakfast room separate the two bedroom areas. In addition to the Caribbean seabreezes, the house has a wonderful air-flow pattern with its many windows and doors. Ceiling fans are thruout the home. The home and location offer a wide diversity of activities. For the sports enthusiast, swim, jog, fish, scuba, snorkle. For the relaxer, sunbathe or locate a good book. For the children, a big sand beach and shallow, beautifully clear water for play. Something for everyone.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No indoor smoking. Fabrics absorb smoke odors. Smoking outdoors only. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            King conversion kit provided....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Extra large master bedroom. TV, table, chairs....moreless

          • Both bedrooms AC as well as ceiling fans. Extra large master bedroom secluded and private in its own small wing in the home. Amply furnished with upholstered chairs, coffee table, tv, and a small table/chairs. The master bedroom has 8 ft. sliding glass doors for maximum seaview and seabreeze in addition to a 6 foot seaside window. The guest bedroom has two twin beds. A king size conversion kit is available. This bedroom has extensive storage. For additional sleeping, the Hummingbird has two comfortable sofas, one in the frontroom and one in the sunroom. A futon and baby crib can be provided....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            En suite bathroom. Nice size. Ample storage....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            En suite. Huge shower....moreless

          • Both bathrooms are pleasantly sized for comfort, convenience, and storage. Each bathroom has a window for seabreeze and for natural lighting. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Bedrooms A/C; Ceiling fans thruout; TV in master bedroom TV in frontroom. Outside after-swim shower, picnic table, benches, sandchairs, loungers, hammock; ; Private drive. Surrounded by tropical foliage; 80 feet from Caribbean Sea; White sand beach. Safe and shallow for children and older people. Huge seaside terrace. Front terrace facing gardens. Balara Bay extends for blocks down to the old docks. 2 OCEAN GOING SINGLE KAYAKS. TWO OCEAN GOING DOUBLE KAYAKS. 2 ADDITIONAL SINGLE KAYAKS. TWO PADDLEBOARDS. BOOGIE BOARDS. LARGE TIKI DOME. ACTIVITIES WITHOUT EVER LEAVING OUR BEACH RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOME. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                The historic Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour has a free paperback book exchange. Well worth a visit....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Croquet set and bocce ball sets. Board games. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

                One TV in frontroom and one in master bedroom...moreless

              • Toys:

                Beach toys for young people...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beachfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                In addition to the breakfast bar, a small dining area is next to kitchen. 8 foot sliding glass doors provides beautiful view and good lighting to kitchen and dining area. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Air Conditioning in each bedroom. Ceiling fans in each room in the home. Extra fans provided....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                High speed internet. Wi-Fi. Bring your own computer. ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linens, pillows and blankets provided. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Comfortable upholstered couch, loveseat, two chairs.. The sunroom has additional seating of one upholstered couch and chair. Seating for 11 or more....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking on property on circular driveway and additional parking in large yard....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Landline phone limited to local calls anywhere on island. Long distance calls can be made with a card obtained at Batelco office on Queen's Highway....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All bath and beach towels provided Kitchen towels provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washing machine in the laundry shed on the west side of the home....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Extensive cooking equipment. Our guests comment on the variety of pots and pans and small appliances....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plentiful dishes and utinsils of all kinds. Will serve 8-10....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                The kitchen features a breakfast bar. Microwave, small appliances including toaster, blender, beater, electric skillet, gf grill, crock pot, coffee maker, mixer, toaster oven. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Some provided...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Huge seaside terrace with comfortable outdoor furniture including picnic table and loungers. Front entrance terrace overlooking gardens....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Two ocean going single kayaks. Two ocean going double kayaks. Two additional single kayaks. Two paddleboards. ...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Large Tiki Dome for outdoor comfort, convenience and shade. ....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Spacious gardens filled with tropical flowers and trees including Coconut Palms and Palmetto Palms....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal grill provided....moreless

              • Terrace
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Kayaks. Paddleboards. Boogie boards. Life preservers. Some fins. Bring your own snorkeling equipment for a best fit and good snorkeling....moreless

               

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2015
              5 night min stay

              $1,435

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              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Consult owners for availability. Our stateside # is 330 920 4244. Our island # is 242 332 2136. The Mockingbird #295571 is available April thru October. We charge $300 a week additional Dec 20 to Jan 10. We charge a $50 cleaning fee for less than a week's stay.

              Listed nightly prices are for two guests. Any additional guests are $100 per person for one week. 50% required as deposit to confirm booking. The remainder due 45 days prior to arrival. The rental is on a first deposit first held basis. We have a $300 PREMIUM PER WEEK over CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR'S. We refund, if we can re-rent the time you reserved, less a $100 re-booking fee.


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              Last updated: 11/27/2014
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              Location

              Car: Recommended

              The Hummingbird's center island location, a few minutes north of our largest settlement,Governor's Harbour,, provides convenient sightseeing/travel to northern and southern tips of our 110 mile long, two-mile wide island. Governor's Harbour Airport is ten minutes north. Taxi service at all airports. Car rental available. Eleuthera has easy access with direct flights daily from Fort Lauderdale and Miami (50 minutes) and Nassau (20 minutes). Picturesque Governor's Harbour has good restaurants, grocery stores, bakery, library, beverage stores, service stations, banks, gift shops, post office, and a movie theatre.

              From Hummingbird beach: Snorkeling, Swimming, Shelling, Fishing, Kayaking. Kayak across and picnic on Levy Island. ! Beaching, Reading, Relaxing, Beachcoming, Sightseeing, Exploring Eleuthera's beaches and villages.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: Gil and Marian Macy purchased this property in 2000. As a retired couple, we spend one half of each year on Eleuthera. The Stone Beach House was our first home. In 2010 we have built a new home The Mockingbird on our adjacent property. For the first time in 10 years, the Stone Beach Cottage is available for year round rental. It is a home of charm and character, is well maintained and well equipped.

              Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour:
              Location. Location. Location. Balara Bay offers hundreds of feet of white sand Caribbean beach. Gently prevailing winds and crystal clear water. The beach is sheltered by Levy Island providing excellent swimming, kayaking, boating, and paddle boarding. We love the proximity to Governor's Harbour the island's largest settlement with restaurants, music, entertainment, grocery stores, banks, gift shops, and churches. A center island location provides convenient travel to North or South Eleuthera. We wanted a Caribbean beach away from pounding seas and winds on Atlantic side. We wanted ON THE BEACH. Balara Bay's white sand beach just off our terrace and the Caribbean Sea is 80 feet away.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Great location for kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming. Snorkle on Balara Bay. Additional snorkeling spots within minutes. The home has a large seaside terrace. The beach has a large Tiki Dome which provides shade and comfort. Very private. 1000 feet down a private drive off the Queen's Highway. Surrounded by tropical foliage. There are limited sand beaches on our leeward side of island. Our property is level and easy to walk, to stroll the gardens, to walk down Balara Bay. Excellent sea breeze on Balara Bay and the calm seas provided by Levy Island. We especially enjoy the vaulted Abaco pine ceilings of the frontroom and guest bedroom, the very private and extra-large master bedroom, and the small sunroom for additional comfortable seating. Extensive windows and sliding glass doors allow water views in all rooms.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View from seaside terrace towards Highpoint peninsula. Great for morn
ing coffee

                View from seaside terrace towards Highpoint peninsula. Great for morn ing coffee

              • View of cottage and beach fun zone

                View of cottage and beach fun zone

              • Hummingbird beach... loungers, shade, sea breeze, you and a book.

                Hummingbird beach... loungers, shade, sea breeze, you and a book.

              • Kitchen, breakfast bar, breakfast room left of kitchen, utility room to right.

                Kitchen, breakfast bar, breakfast room left of kitchen, utility room to right.

              • Sun room beyond front room with more seating, nice for a quiet break.

                Sun room beyond front room with more seating, nice for a quiet break.

              • Guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Twin beds convert to king.

                Guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Twin beds convert to king.

              • Enjoy playing in the calm, Caribbean water; kayaks, paddle boards, fishing, mor

                Enjoy playing in the calm, Caribbean water; kayaks, paddle boards, fishing, mor

              • Bouganvilla and front yard beyond.  Entrance terrace with flowers.

                Bouganvilla and front yard beyond. Entrance terrace with flowers.

              • Did someone say afternoon nap?!? Caution: Move your feet, lose your seat.

                Did someone say afternoon nap?!? Caution: Move your feet, lose your seat.

              • Our beach parallels Caribbean down to old docks.  Good for shelling and grabbing a coconut.

                Our beach parallels Caribbean down to old docks. Good for shelling and grabbing a coconut.

              • Paddle boarding on Balara Bay or kayaking around Levy Island. Fun from cottage.

                Paddle boarding on Balara Bay or kayaking around Levy Island. Fun from cottage.

              • Tiki dome great for daytime shade and evening fun.

                Tiki dome great for daytime shade and evening fun.

              • Seaside terrace, beach, and Levy Island across the bay.

                Seaside terrace, beach, and Levy Island across the bay.

              • Front view of Stone Beach Cottage. Palms and island Pines abound.

                Front view of Stone Beach Cottage. Palms and island Pines abound.

              • Front room TV, couch, loveseat, and two comfy chairs. Feel of an island cottage.

                Front room TV, couch, loveseat, and two comfy chairs. Feel of an island cottage.

              • Fully equipped kitchen for meals in. Groceries, baked goods, & supplies in town.

                Fully equipped kitchen for meals in. Groceries, baked goods, & supplies in town.

              • Master suite, with private full bath, has a stunning view of Balara Bay.

                Master suite, with private full bath, has a stunning view of Balara Bay.

              • Hummingbird's large Tiki Dome. Wonderful sea breeze, shade, loungers, and tables.

                Hummingbird's large Tiki Dome. Wonderful sea breeze, shade, loungers, and tables.

              • Beach chair view from Hummingbird looking towards Highpoint.

                Beach chair view from Hummingbird looking towards Highpoint.

              • Side yard with garden foliage and privacy fence.

                Side yard with garden foliage and privacy fence.

              • Over a mile of sand beach, great for shelling.

                Over a mile of sand beach, great for shelling.

              • Private driveway to Hummingbirds entrance posts. Circular driveway thru gardens.

                Private driveway to Hummingbirds entrance posts. Circular driveway thru gardens.

              • The nearby reefs are great for snorkeling. What will you do today?

                The nearby reefs are great for snorkeling. What will you do today?

              • We hope that you will enjoy the island as much as we do! Welcome to our home.

                We hope that you will enjoy the island as much as we do! Welcome to our home.

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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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              Member since: 2001
              Speaks: english
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