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

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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:25
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:10.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

10 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 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 is usually deserted. Lush Life was the setting for the 2010 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), 10 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 Banks Road Deli, Da Perk, the new “1648” restaurant, and the 360-year-old 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, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. 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 2-bedroom cottage overlooks the pool and has ocean views. It has a full kitchen and three baths, and 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 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 Gardener's Cottage: 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 for your party, the caretaker can relocate during your stay 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. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, gas grill, kayak, surfboards, and an outdoor ping pong table.Lush Life comes with full housekeeping twice a week, plus a light clean each morning and turn-down service. A cook and other staff are available for an additional charge. There is a generator on premises. The home is continuously upgraded and maintained to the highest standards an out island setting allows.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Lush Life is located directly on French Leave Beach, an idyllic, mile-long, pink-sand beach with only half a dozen houses on its entire length. The surf is very mild, protected by a large reef system that parallels the shore. The water is among the clearest in the world. Just offshore from Lush Life is an excellent reef for snorkeling, inhabited by many colorful reef fishes.

The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, 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 foreigners. 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, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing, is not to be missed.

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Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Beachfront location. Heated pool. Equipment includes kayak, surfboards, books and games. Housekeeping two days a week is included....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (five kitchens)...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Feb 19 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$20,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Apr 23 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$17,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Mid Summer
Jun 10 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$19,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 20 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$16,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$13,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall
Oct 29 - Nov 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$15,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$20,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

December
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$16,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2017
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay

$25,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 4 - Feb 16, 2018
7 night min stay

$16,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Feb 17 - Apr 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$20,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Apr 22 - Jun 8, 2018
7 night min stay

$17,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Mid Summer
Jun 9 - Aug 18, 2018
7 night min stay

$19,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 1, 2018
7 night min stay

$16,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 2 - Oct 27, 2018
7 night min stay

$13,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall
Oct 28 - Nov 16, 2018
7 night min stay

$15,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2018
7 night min stay

$20,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

December
Nov 25 - Dec 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$16,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2018
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2019
7 night min stay

$25,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7.5%

Notes:

RATES ARE FOR UP TO 12 GUESTS; add $500/week for each additional guest. Babies under 2 are free.

NOTE: We have set the rates this way to make the property affordable for smaller groups who use less water and electricity, and create less wear and tear.

Rates include full housekeeping twice a week, plus a light clean each morning and turn-down service.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Governors Harbour
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tippy's
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tippy's
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
French Leave Beach

Car: Recommended

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Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking

 

Manager info


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Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to Lush Life House on French Leave Beach

    Welcome to Lush Life House on French Leave Beach

  • Pool, Beach Cabana, and Guest House from main house second floor.

    Pool, Beach Cabana, and Guest House from main house second floor.

  • Formal Dining Room.

    Formal Dining Room.

  • Fully equipped island kitchen.

    Fully equipped island kitchen.

  • TV room.

    TV room.

  • Guest bedroom with en suite bath.

    Guest bedroom with en suite bath.

  • Fourth bedroom in main house.

    Fourth bedroom in main house.

  • Beach Cabana gazebo.

    Beach Cabana gazebo.

  • Studio Apartment.

    Studio Apartment.

  • View of pool and Beach Cabana.

    View of pool and Beach Cabana.

  • Lush Life's new outdoor kitchen and gas grill.

    Lush Life's new outdoor kitchen and gas grill.

  • Main House and pool view.

    Main House and pool view.

  • Lush Life house from driveway.

    Lush Life house from driveway.

  • Main living area with ocean views.

    Main living area with ocean views.

  • Informal dining room and kitchen beyond.

    Informal dining room and kitchen beyond.

  • Entrance hall and stairs to second floor.

    Entrance hall and stairs to second floor.

  • Master Bedroom with en suite bath.

    Master Bedroom with en suite bath.

  • Third bedroom in main house.  All bedrooms have en suite baths.

    Third bedroom in main house. All bedrooms have en suite baths.

  • Beach Cabana living area.

    Beach Cabana living area.

  • Guest House (with two bedrooms) living area.

    Guest House (with two bedrooms) living area.

  • Bunk room.

    Bunk room.

  • Outdoor ping pong table.

    Outdoor ping pong table.

  • View from the veranda.

    View from the veranda.

  • View from our new "Sky Box" gazebo overlooking the beach.

    View from our new "Sky Box" gazebo overlooking the beach.

VRBO #358410

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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