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Beachfront Estate W/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Waterford House is a 12-acre estate with 600 feet of private pink-sand beachfront. It is located on the prestigious Banks Road, 2 miles from Governors Harbour. Waterford enjoys complete privacy and a deserted beach, but is just a five-minute walk from famous Tippy's beachfront restaurant.

Waterford features ocean views from all major rooms. The entrance opens into the sunlit dining room, with sliding glass doors to the beach and pool on the opposite wall. To the right is the main living area, furnished with a large comfortable sectional to relax on while enjoying the ocean view. To the left is the fully equipped kitchen, a generously proportioned room with an island in the middle, a second dining area, and glass doors leading to deck. The main house has three bedrooms, two with king beds and private outdoor spaces, and a third with a queen bed. The optional separate guest cottage (extra charge applies) has the fourth bedroom with a king bed. The main house has two baths and the guest cottage has the third bath.

From Governors Harbour’s famous Banks Road, the driveway to Waterford House takes you through a pair of wrought-iron gates with white walls, then through the gardens to the main house. Waterford is surrounded by extensive gardens. The front entry has a port-cochere, providing a covered space for parking as you go in and out of the house.

The main entrance to the one-story home is enclosed by glass walls. The front door slides open to the sun-lit dining room, softly decorated in white, taking you all the way through to another set of glass doors with views of the beach and access to the swimming pool. The main entrance is all in white wood with tile floors.

To the right is the main living area, decorated in soft pastel colors and furnished with a large comfortable sectional sofa to relax upon while enjoying the view. The main room has a support area, with a small bar and a refrigerator, and a laundry with washer and dryer. There are two bedrooms off the main room, a king-size bedroom with private access to the pool, and a queen size bedroom with en-suite bath. All rooms are air-conditioned.

Toward the left side of the house is the fully equipped kitchen, a generously proportioned room with an island in the middle. It features a second dining area with glass doors leading outside to the pool. Further to the left is the master bedroom suite with king bed, en-suite bath, and a private deck with expansive views of the beach and pool.

Outside, white symmetrical stairs take you up to the roof deck with breathtaking views of the beach, and in the opposite direction, the sunset. The wooden deck surrounding the pool(not heated) takes you to the rest of the garden and on through to the cabana and beach.

The yellow guest cottage sits right on the beach bordered by pink sand and turquoise blue water. It features a king-size bed, a small kitchenette, and a full bathroom. If you don't require use of the guest cottage, it will be locked off and left empty. It will not be rented to anyone else.

Amenities at Waterford include air-conditioning in every room, WIFI, beach chairs and umbrella, gas grill, two children's bikes, TV with DVD player, and CD player. There is a caretaker who lives on the edge of the estate. If you want privacy, you will never see him. If you want his help, he can be available.

The town of Governors Harbour, five minutes away by car, 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 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.

Upscale beachfront restaurants in the area include Tippy’s famous beachfront restaurant/bar (international and fusion) just a short walk down the beach, The Beach House (tapas), the Bistro at Sky Beach Club (International cuisine with Bahamian influences), Cocodimama (traditional Italian cuisine), and The Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks). The above all have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night. The Governors Harbour area also has numerous little takeouts and restaurants offering local cuisine, including The Buccaneer (salads, burgers, wraps), Mate and Jenny’s (pizza and Bahamian) and the Sunset Inn (local cuisine).

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. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. 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. We hope you will enjoy our Waterford House, and experience all our island has to offer.

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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Located in optional guest cottage. Extra charge applies....moreless

  • Waterford House has a crib and linens for it.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The two bikes are children's bikes. Crib available. We have beach chairs and a beach umbrella....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 6 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,950

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

Late Summer
Aug 16 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,450

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

Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,950

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

Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,950

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

December
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,500

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

Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$7,500

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

Winter
Jan 4 - Feb 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,450

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

Spring
Feb 13 - Apr 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,450

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

RATES ARE FOR UP TO 6 GUESTS AND DO NOT INCLUDE THE GUEST COTTAGE. To include guest cottage, add $900/week. If you do not need the guest cottage, it will be left empty. It will not be rented to anyone else.

NOTE: We set the rates this way to make the house affordable for smaller groups who use less utilities, which are expensive on the island, and cause less wear and tear.

Sec. Deposit: $500


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Governors Harbour (GHB)
400 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Tippy's
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Tippy's
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Waterford Beach

Car: Recommended

 

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Photos

  • Pool and Main House

    Pool and Main House

  • Path to Beach

    Path to Beach

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen and Breakfast Table

    Kitchen and Breakfast Table

  • Brand New Master Bath (fall 2014 remodel)

    Brand New Master Bath (fall 2014 remodel)

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • View from Porch of Guest Cottage

    View from Porch of Guest Cottage

  • Beach cottage bedrm with spectacular beach & ocean view through big glass doors

    Beach cottage bedrm with spectacular beach & ocean view through big glass doors

  • Beach cottage kitchenette with ocean view

    Beach cottage kitchenette with ocean view

  • Waterford House pool showing newly finished deck (April 2014)

    Waterford House pool showing newly finished deck (April 2014)

  • View from the Roof Deck (showing old pool deck and furniture, replaced Apr 2014)

    View from the Roof Deck (showing old pool deck and furniture, replaced Apr 2014)

  • Entrance to Private Waterford Estate

    Entrance to Private Waterford Estate

  • Beach in front of Waterford House

    Beach in front of Waterford House

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Brand New Master Bath

    Brand New Master Bath

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Beach Cottage

    Beach Cottage

  • Beach cottage bedroom

    Beach cottage bedroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Waterford House pool

    Waterford House pool

  • Beach in front of Waterford House

    Beach in front of Waterford House

  • Tippy's Restaurant, a five-minute walk down the beach from Waterford House

    Tippy's Restaurant, a five-minute walk down the beach from Waterford House

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Estate
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2015
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