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Caresaway Ocean-Front Home--Luxury Family Living

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Can't beat the view--and just steps to the beach

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, outside hot shower

Beautiful home on spectacular pink-sand beach. Over 3000 square feet under roof, including 850 square feet of shaded porches overlooking the ocean. Breathtaking views. Inside, three bedrooms surround open-plan living area. Two queen bedrooms with ocean views on two sides. Third bedroom opens onto sun deck overlooking beautiful garden area. Fantastic great room provides 400 square feet of living space with views to ocean on three sides. Two seating areas, one facing ocean and other oriented toward entertainment center—all under vaulted cypress ceiling and wooden ceiling fans. Plush sofas, rattan occasional chairs, and double chair with ottoman provide comfortable spots for reading, listening to music, watching a movie, or just gazing out at the ocean. Spacious dining room, kitchen completely equipped for family living, and full laundry room.
Two screened porches provide protected outside living. And best of all, a spacious deck sits atop dune with commanding views of the beach and ocean.

Great Beach and Water: The pink sand beaches and clear waters of Eleuthera are world famous, and the beach at CaresAway is among the best on the island. The broad, gently sloping beach is a great play area for even young children. Nearby reefs provide walk-in snorkeling and diving opportunities. Hard packed sand is perfect for long walks.

If you would like to look at Google Earth to see the environs of the house, these are the coordinates: 25* 15' 34.77N by 76* 17' 59.50W. You will notice that the sandy beach in front of the house goes out quite a distance into the water for wonderful wading and swimming. This lovely beach is almost encircled by coral reefs, some so shallow that even small children can don a mask and see some lovely little fishies.

Casual Elegance: The house is beautifully decorated inside and out. We particularly enjoy:
• Outdoor dining set and lots of comfy porch furniture
• Unique wooden ceiling fans in every room
• Overstuffed upholstered great room furniture
* Island-style wooden blinds
• Large entertainment center with TV, DVD/CD, blue too the speaker for your own devices, lots of movie classics, games, and good books
* Shaded sea-grape grove overlooking ocean includes large deck, with steps down to the beach

Governors Harbour: The historic Bahamian settlement of Governor’s Harbour is a short drive from the house. As its name implies, the harbor is the focal point of the town. Freight and passenger docks occupy the end of Cupid’s Key, a 19th century library with internet room sits on the tree-lined street that hugs the harbor wall, and Victorian houses overlook the sea. Small shops and restaurants provide most anything you may need and a chance to enjoy conch salad, fresh grouper, peas-and-rice—or just a hamburger. Night life centers around Tippy’s or 1648 seaside bars and restaurants. Consult our Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera book and explore multiple beautiful beaches within minutes of our house. Or make a day trip to Harbour Island, stopping at the The Cove for breakfast before renting a golf cart to explore the lovely village of 'Briland.' Or head south to Lighthouse beach, near where Nassau cruise ships drop off passengers for a few hours at the beach--but you can spend all the time you want!
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is our family house, so we keep quite a lot of kid-friendly items on hand, including kids' snorkeling gear, life vests, sand toys, high chairs, small table, pac-n-play, various toys and games for all ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Oceanside queen room with shaded porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Oceanside queen room with shaded porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    'Dorm' room with private deck...moreless

  • Two queen bedrooms face the ocean, each with its own screened, tiled private porch. The third bedroom faces large garden area—very leafy and green—and has its own sun deck. It sleeps four in a bunk and trundle arrangement. You will especially enjoy the unique beds and giant armoire made by a local craftsman. Quilted cotton comforters and 400-count sheets provide luxurious comfort....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Shower: outdoor shower

    hot water, secluded...moreless

  • Master bath has large glass-block walk-in shower and double sinks. A second full bath serves the other two bedrooms and features a tub-shower combination behind glass doors. The powder room is centrally located off the foyer, near the great room. Secluded outdoor hot-water shower feels great when you come up from the beach....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Completely equipped kitchen and laundry room, wooden ceiling fans in every room and on porches, wooden blinds in bedrooms, utility sink, outside hot shower, porcelain tile floors, mosaic tile counter tops, cypress ceiling and woodwork, all linens, dishware and tableware for eight. Extremely well-maintained. Outside, enjoy dune deck, garden sun deck, beach hut with chaises, snorkel gear, children's beach toys, 3 kayaks, and paddle board! Wonderful caretaker, Israel Johnson, meets you at the airport, shows you to the house, and is on call while you are on the island. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of games for all ages...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Blue tooth speaker...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Wide, pristine beach. Shallow entry into the water and snorkeling from shore....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The house sits on the beach dune, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Private steps take you down the dune directly to the pink-sand beach....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly on the Atlantic ocean...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large family table seats 8 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Very large great room. One side looks out on the ocean while the opposite side turns toward the entertainment center, with TV, Roku, Avio blu-tooth stereo bar, books, games, DVDs (yes, we've kept them...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard coffee maker as well as espresso machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots and lots :))...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    In refrigerator-freezer unit...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is unusually well-equipped. We welcome our extended families throughout the year and have on hand everything you could wnat to cook for and dine with groups of up to eight people....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Ocean-side deck on dune. Sun deck outside 3rd bedroom....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks: 2 singles (one for under 120 lbs) and 1 double. Also a stand-up paddle board....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Expansive garden area with lush plantings, tropical flowers, and palm trees. Thick, tall pandamas and oleanders on the ocean side block all view of next property and almost all view at the front....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Portable propane grill; however, because of shipping restrictions we are unable to keep propane containers for guests. Propane cylinders can be bought in Governors Harbour....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Patios across entire ocean side of house, both open and screened. ...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    We try to keep more than enough snorkel gear for our guests but of course can't guarantee exactly what will be here after several occupancies. So far, for 10 years, we've had plenty for everyone....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak
Nov 5 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
Off-peak
May 13 - Nov 9, 2018
3 night min stay
$357
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

All rates are for six or fewer guests. Additional guest: $250/week. No more than eight guests.

Guests responsible for international bank transfer fees assessed by sending and receiving banks.

Half of total rental fee is due upon booking; remaining half plus refundable loss/damage deposit is due 60 days before occupancy. Refundable loss/damage deposit is $500.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Governors Harbour
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queens Highway/Knowles Drive

Car: Recommended

Three miles south of the Governors Harbour airport, the house sits on a beautiful pink sand beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Walk through canopy of sea grapes to stairs that descend to pristine, deserted beach. Rent a car and explore beach after beautiful beach, try bone fishing, join the locals at the Friday night fish fry, go underground at Hatchet Bay cave, take a day trip to Harbour Island or Cape Eleuthera. Or just enjoy the spectacular swimming, snorkeling, and beach combing right at CaresAway.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: About the Owners and our Builders We are Mike and Sallie. We decided we wanted to have a place in Eleuthera about seven years ago. We were determined to find a house where someone had already worked out the kinks and we could just move in and enjoy the beauty of Eleuthera. However, after about a year of looking, we gave up that quest and began to consider buying property and building—at least Mike did (Sallie was a harder sell!). We are retired business execs more at home with a briefcase in Manhattan than with a hammer in Eleuthera, a rather different island. Then while we were living in Oxford, England, our Eleuthera realtor called and said he had a beautiful property on a to-die-for beach. Mike flew back and checked things out in a grand total of five hours before being forced to get back on a plane to Miami to avoid a big hurricane that had rather suddenly changed course and was heading straight for Eleuthera. So much for due diligence. We proceeded to get a local architect, John McCarty, to design a house based on Mike’s preliminary drawings of what we thought we wanted. John not only contributed to the final design but also gave us our first lesson in Bahamas-time. That Manhattan connection made us slow learners, but many months later we had plans that we could use to interview builders and an only slightly better notion of the island time thing. Several builders talked with us about building the house. It was fun getting to meet them, and we learned a bit about building on the Bahamian “out islands.” Jason Thompson, Teddy Petty, and Mark Kemp all gave us time and ideas, and we really liked them all. However, in the end we chose Whels Construction. Whels is the brainchild of Wallace Sineus and his brothers Elain and Leslie. They are all really fine craftsmen—and great company.

Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas:
'Why this property?' The almost deserted beach, the crystal clear water, the colorful and abundant corals and tropical fish, the lush vegetation. Close enough but not too close to Governor's Harbour. Close enough but not too close to the U.S. and good flights. Enough services (groceries, restaurants, etc.) but no too much bustle. Friendly locals and expats, but not too many. In other words, location location location. AND a great house!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beach time is family time for us. We built and furnished the house so that we have everything our family needs for a relaxed, comfortable, and fun get-away. With the perfect beach and water right at our back door, there is no place we'd rather be. We very much hope that our guests feel the same way!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

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Photos

  • Can't beat the view--and just steps to the beach

    Can't beat the view--and just steps to the beach

  • Great Room oceanside seating: Comfy furniture  and great views

    Great Room oceanside seating: Comfy furniture and great views

  • Dining room opening onto screened porch

    Dining room opening onto screened porch

  • Master bedroom, with island-made furniture,   just steps to the beach

    Master bedroom, with island-made furniture, just steps to the beach

  • Trundle bed in 'bunkroom' with access to deck --across hall from Queen room

    Trundle bed in 'bunkroom' with access to deck --across hall from Queen room

  • Screened porch great for time out of the sun

    Screened porch great for time out of the sun

  • Almost always out here at sunset---too beautiful to miss!

    Almost always out here at sunset---too beautiful to miss!

  • Perfect beach and great sandy swimming entry, with coral reefs close to shore

    Perfect beach and great sandy swimming entry, with coral reefs close to shore

  • 'Our' dolphins visit on occasion and hang out with whoever is in the water.

    'Our' dolphins visit on occasion and hang out with whoever is in the water.

  • Walking 'up the hill' in Governors Harbour

    Walking 'up the hill' in Governors Harbour

  • Tippy's: everybody's favorite beach restaurant

    Tippy's: everybody's favorite beach restaurant

  • Nestled in island greenery

    Nestled in island greenery

  • Entry foyer welcomes you with ocean views

    Entry foyer welcomes you with ocean views

  • Great Room: entertainment center, books, games . . .

    Great Room: entertainment center, books, games . . .

  • Kitchen outfitted for family cooking and close to great room for hanging out

    Kitchen outfitted for family cooking and close to great room for hanging out

  • Oceanside Queen room with garden side window & screened porch with beach access

    Oceanside Queen room with garden side window & screened porch with beach access

  • Bunk beds opposite trundle in 'bunk room'

    Bunk beds opposite trundle in 'bunk room'

  • Family living at its best

    Family living at its best

  • Beach hut decor courtesy of grandchildren

    Beach hut decor courtesy of grandchildren

  • Lots to see in the crystal clear water

    Lots to see in the crystal clear water

  • Haynes Library: the center of things in Governors Harbour

    Haynes Library: the center of things in Governors Harbour

  • 'Downhill road' in Governors Harbour

    'Downhill road' in Governors Harbour

  • Buccaneer restaurant in Governors Harbour

    Buccaneer restaurant in Governors Harbour

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