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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool French Leave Beach

Bedrooms 10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

10 Bedrooms, 11 Baths, Sleeps 27

Lush Life is the best house on the best beach in the best town on Eleuthera. It is the most popular vacation rental on the island, a property with an ideal layout for multiple families, reunions, and small weddings.

This luxurious beachfront compound is located directly on the pristine, pink-sand French Leave Beach, which has been ranked among the top 20 beaches of the world. There are just a few other houses on this mile-long beach. It's usually deserted. The water here is famously calm, with a perfect sandy bottom and spectacular snorkeling just offshore.

Lush Life was the setting for the Tyler Perry/Janet Jackson film, ''Why Did I Get Married Too'', which was shot on location in the house and on its beach, pool, and grounds.

Lush Life has a total of four structures with 9 bedrooms (10 bedrooms with optional Gardener's Cottage), 11 baths, 4 kitchens, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a large heated pool. Full maid service twice a week is included, as is a nearby caretaker. Other staff including a selection of cooks and chefs, are available upon request.

The proximity of the compound to the water, accentuated by multiple seating areas on and almost on the beach, as well as a new, large “Sky Box” built over a dune, offer unparalleled opportunities to drink in the beauty of one of the most stunning beaches in the world.

Situated in the prestigious Banks Road, where Governors Harbour’s great estates are located, Lush Life is less than a mile from Tippy's famous beachfront restaurant and bar, the new “1648” restaurant, Da Perk, Bacchus Fine Foods, and the historic town of Governor’s Harbour.

The houses at Lush Life were exquisitely designed, and built to the most exacting modern standards of workmanship. They feature Brazilian hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, custom tile, electronic mini-split air-conditioning systems, and decor by one of the Bahamas' premier interior designers. The home is continuously upgraded and maintained to the highest standards that an out island setting allows.

Lush Life is rented to just one group at a time. The compound consists of the following structures:

The Main House: This magnificent Bahamian Colonial mansion has 4 king bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 8. The large great room, hall, formal dining room, and expansive veranda look directly out upon French Leave Beach. The extraordinary kitchen would satisfy any master chef, and is designed to handle the largest dinner parties. It is equipped with two large refrigerators, giant freezer, gas range, and more.

The Guest Cottage: This cottage has two king-bedroom suites, 3 baths, and a full kitchen. It overlooks the pool and has ocean views. Is connected to the Bunk Room and Studio Apartment.

The Bunk Room: This structure, connected to the Guest Cottage on one side and the Studio Apartment on the other, consists of a large bedroom and private bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with 3 bunk beds and 3 trundle beds, sleeping up to 9 children.

The Studio Apartment: This cozy cottage with views across the pool at the beach and ocean, is linked to the Bunk Room. It has a large living/bedroom area with a four-poster king bed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom.

The Pool Cabana: This bright one-bedroom house is on the beach and beside the pool. It has a king bedroom, a large living room, and a full kitchen and bath.

The optional Gardener’s Cottage is a full size-studio with a king bed, full bath and kitchen. The caretaker of Lush Life normally resides in the Gardener’s Cottage, which is located near the entrance from the street, separated from the rest of the property. If you need the additional space, the caretaker can relocate and make the Gardener’s Cottage available. An additional charge will apply.

Lush Life comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay on Eleuthera including flat-screen satellite TVs with DVD players, high-speed internet with WIFI, desktop computer, free VOIP telephone line, books, and games, heated pool, gas grill, outdoor ping pong, kayak, and surf board.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 27
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • 9 King beds, 6 Twin beds, 3 Other beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beachfront location. Heated pool. Equipment includes kayak, surfboards, books and games. Housekeeping two days a week is included.


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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool French Leave Beach
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Absolute Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

beautiful location, privacy, great property mgmt. and team! Lovely community everyone is super friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lush Life was everything and more. Upon arrival, the staff took our bags directly to our rooms. The house was absolutely beautiful. Better than the pictures. I had never rented a vacation home that had a staff and I was uncomfortable at first because I felt guilty that they had to do the work. But I quickly adjusted. They packed our coolers, refilled the ice, garbage, set up chairs and towels everyday. These are just some of what they did for us. Whenever we needed something, they either answered our questions or gave us what we needed. They quickly became like part of the group. We only went out to eat once at Tippy's (which was awesome) because it is extremely expensive and why bother when you have this beautiful kitchen to cook in. On the morning of our departure the staff came and took our bags and loaded them in the car. It was truly an amazing trip and we've done many as a group! Thanks to the whole staff, the owner for building a beautiful property and Matt and Tara, the people we rented through. They were just as amazing!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lloyd harbor, NY

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lush life is everything you think it will be - gorgeous estate with generous room sizes and incredible views, a path away from the most stunning beach you could hope for, clean as if you were the first guests ever staying there, close to town and anything you want to do recreationally- and that gazebo! It is all true, I have finally experienced Lush Life and unfortunately I have spoiled everyone in my whole group (15 of us!) to think that this is a completely normal thing to do on vacation!

The best part of lush life, besides all of the above, is that Tepa, Millay (spelling?), and Ricardo were the kindest, most professional staff I have met. Always with a smile and an eagerness to help with whatever we needed, which wasn't much! They brought us coconuts to drink out of and set up our lounge chairs and umbrellas before we ever could ask for it to be done. Skip Miller, the property manager does an incredible job with his team, you can tell they respect him and that everyone is happy and well taken care of. Skip was a wonderful host and went above and beyond for us all. A truly unforgettable experience! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Lush Life is #AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week at Lush Life, and we are in serious withdrawal from the beauty, the hospitality, the comfort.

The house and property are gorgeous, very well maintained, stocked, and cared for. I've never seen so many cooking supplies at a vacation rental. Great kitchen, comfortable beds, awesome pool, and beach right out your front door, with calm, warm water. Skip and his crew attended to us perfectly, particularly Tepa and Miller, who are both so warm and kind. We have three young kids, and they were fully immersed with the group of kittens on the properties, fresh cut coconuts (thanks Miller!), and hours and hours of swimming and playing.

Thanks Lush Life for one of the best weeks of our life. Definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing, beautiful time on a gorgeous island.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

This is a magnificent property. Every space is nicer than the next. Skip and Jackie are amazing managers who were there whenever we needed team but they were never intrusive. They sent us to the BEST of everything. Their gorgeous children were delightful. The staff was above par in every respect. Teepa, Millar, Ricardo, Brenda and all the staff were incredible. We had Shauna, Shewayne, and Edith who cooked AMAZING meals for us! They made every night they were with us a culinary masterpiece!! This was the vacation of a lifetime. We WILL be back!! One suggestion: wifi connection on the island is very spotty, SO relax and do it Bahamas style. If you need to be constantly connected Eleuthera may not be for you. Lol

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! I'm sorry you had internet issues. Unreliable internet is NOT usually a problem on the island. The internet is actually quite reliable. I'm not sure what was happening during your week, but I will speak to the property manager to find out.
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the front door to the moment we closed it behind us concluding our stay, our party never stopped being in awe of the stunning beauty and comfort that is Lush Life. The impeccable accommodations fit our family of 17 – 7 couples and three children – with room to spare and the amenities, whether we were lounging poolside or snorkeling alongside a school of fish right off the most pristine beach you’ll ever see, offered more than enough for both the children and adults to fill our days there with fun, adventure, and plenty of relaxation.

The staff couldn’t have been more helpful. It’s been mentioned in other reviews that Skip has an uncanny knack for appearing the moment you think of something to ask him – and that’s totally true. He is also engaging and gracious with his time, talking to the guests to find out how he can help them have their ideal stay on Eleuthera. He can help you plan an afternoon’s itinerary sightseeing on the island or let you know where to find the fishermen when they bring in their fresh catch of the day. Tipa was so kind, offering to cut fresh coconuts off a tree for the kids and, later, building a campfire on the beach that we enjoyed under a full moon. That will, no doubt, be one of the enduring images of our amazing vacation, as Brenda Lee greeting us with her stirring singing voice and pleasant conversation will be a long-lasting memory, as well.

We’re a family that enjoys cooking together and we enjoyed all of the conveniences of Lush Life’s large and well-equipped kitchen.

All in all, our week at Lush Life was a little slice of paradise, one that we will remember dearly and miss already.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates are for the first 12 guests. For each additional guest, add $500/week. Babies under 2 are free.
    Note: We set the rates this way to make the house more affordable for small groups who use less utilities and create less wear and tear.