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Stylish Lavishly Appointed Beachfront House at French Leave Beach, Walk to Town

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

6 Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 14, Housekeeping Included

Welcome to Alfred House, a new, luxurious, and secluded beachfront estate on the north end of world-famous French Leave Beach (formerly Club Med Beach). There are no houses between this house and the mile-long beach of pink sand where a Club Med once stood, the most sought-after beach location on Eleuthera. The ocean is turquoise, shallow, and historically safe, having served Club Med well for many years. Children love this shallow beach. Enjoy thousands of feet of deserted beachfront, extensive ocean views from every major room, and the sound and smell of the ocean from everywhere.

The town of Governors Harbour, the main town on the island, with its restaurants and stores, is a 15 minute walk from the house. French Leave Harbour Village and Sky Beach Club, two resorts with excellent restaurants and oceanfront pools with poolside service, are just a mile away.

Alfred House is a newly constructed, 4000-square-foot, 5-bedroom Colonial style home plus one-bedroom guest cottage (800 square foot), located just 50 feet from the beach. The house was designed and decorated to reflect the laid back feeling of the cabanas at the Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda. Both the upstairs and downstairs of Alfred House have a wall of glass french windows, so as you move through the house, you see the sea at every turn. The house is furnished with distressed Indian teak antiques and custom pieces made of teak, mango, & cherry woods, and black and white photographs of movie icons.

Downstairs, Alfred House features a vast great room that looks out through a wall of glass french doors at the beach and ocean. The open-plan kitchen faces the ocean, and features custom wooden white shelving with Mexican shell encrusted stone counter tops. Appliances are stainless steel. The kitchen island is capped with a ten-foot teak counter with matching teak bar stools.

There are Honduran hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, marble and slate tile, and mini-split air conditioning units. The upstairs features a huge media room overlooking the sea, along with four bedrooms, with a fifth bedroom downstairs. Four of the bedrooms have huge ocean views. The fifth has a hill/sunset view. Three large bedrooms have king beds; the two smaller bedrooms have two twin beds in each. The three king suites have ensuite bathrooms. There is a powder/shower room downstairs. The media room upstairs is huge, another gathering spot, and faces the ocean and shows turquoise water through several french doors.
The upstairs sun deck, with its grand row of honduran mahogany shutters, runs the length of the house (60 ft), with miles of beach and ocean views. It is furnished with comfortable white lounge chairs. Beneath it is a covered terrace, a shady spot for enjoying the sea breeze and the sound of the ocean. The floor of the terrace contains a lovely mosaic of a conch made by a local island artist. Seating for drinks or coffee is available on the ground terrace, where you can see and hear the ocean.

Alfred's guest cottage, called Med Point, is perched right on the edge of the ocean with a huge 1100-square-foot teak wrap-around deck. It is 800 square feet, and has it's own kitchen, in a large great room. The cottage is available for an additional charge (see Rates for details). If you don't require use of the guest cottage, it will be left empty. We will not rent it to anyone else.

Amenities at Alfred House include full AC, a large flat-screen TV with DVD in the media room, high-speed internet with WIFI. The house does not have cable or satellite TV. Light housekeeping of two hours is provided three times per week.

Alfred House is surrounded by over 20 acres of secluded wild nature, full of casuarina trees, coconut palms, giant cacti, sea grape and lettuce, even though we are only a mile or so from town. (See the aerial view). Explore French Leave Beach, and see the ruins of the old Club Med, which was swept away by a hurricane. The grounds and gardens of Alfred House have palms, palmettos, cacti, hibiscus, and oleander. We have a beautiful copper coloured coral garden off the Med Point deck, on which geckos sun themselves, and which has a natural blowhole that spouts water 30 feet on windy days. There is excellent snorkeling right off our property.

WALK 20 MINUTES INTO TOWN, through Club Med Beach, and buy lobster or grouper, freshly caught every day around 2 pm. The local fishermen will clean the fish for you, and provide only lobster tails, if you wish. A CHEF CAN BE ARRANGED FOR NIGHTLY SERVICE. Daily maid service is available for additional charge.

There is a fantastic sandy jogging/walking path, shady in places, in both directions along the beach. The wooden upstairs deck and terrace below are suitably wide for yoga. There is a wide outdoor stairway, so that children can run out into the garden. The outdoor shower faces the ocean and the palm filled garden. The back garden has a vegetable patch, which is available for guest use.



A 20 minute walk across the island from Alfred House will take you to the beautiful 1648 Bar and Grill, where you can enjoy dinner and drinks on the large oceanfront deck. The famous bar/restaurant Tippy's is just two miles away, and you can drive through Club Med beachfront to reach it. A 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) in the other direction takes you to Sky Beach Bistro, another great beachfront restaurant and pool bar.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome:

    Work, Club Retreat, Family Gathering. Honeymoon, wedding....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Singles
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Light housekeeping of two hours is provided three times per week.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Almost all windows have sea view....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    This house sits on a point between French Leave Beach and the equally long and spectacular Casuarina Bay Beach...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village:

    Walk 1 mile into Governors Harbour...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • 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:

    Indoor dining Outdoor patio seating/drinks area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    beach chairs beach umbrellas...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    House cellphone...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 4 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$9,950

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $107 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Fall
Apr 16 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,100

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $93 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$8,950

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $107 per night, per additional guest

December
Nov 26 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,950

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $93 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$11,950

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $107 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 6 - Feb 9, 2018
7 night min stay

$7,150

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $93 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Feb 10 - Apr 14, 2018
7 night min stay

$9,950

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $107 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Fall
Apr 15 - Nov 16, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,950

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $93 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$9,950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are for the first 6 guests. For each additional up to 10 guests add $650 per guest. For more than 10, add $1500 for the guest cottage, which brings the total of guests to 12. For more than 12, add $650 per additional guest to a maximum of 14.

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.

Cleaning fee: $200


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Governors Harbour
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1648 Bar and Grill
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1648 Bar and Grill
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Club Med Beach

Car: Necessary

Alfred House is set on a point between 2 beautiful beaches: Club Med Beach, which is shallow and safe and superb for snorkelling, and boogie boarding, and Casuarina Beach, which is equally long and beautiful. The town of Governors Harbour, less than a mile away, is an easy and pleasant walk along the beach, and up a small hill. Snorkel and swim off our wide pink sand beach, then shower in our garden. 1000 feet up the beach is Twin Cove Beach which has the finest snorkeling in Governors Harbour. Our beaches are shallow, and historically safe, protected by a large reef system. The water is among the clearest in the world. Walk a mile to 1648 Bar and Grill, for a sunset dinner and live music. Sky Beach Bar is about 2 miles away along the beach. On Casuarina Beach, turtles nest at night, because it is so gloriously unspoiled. There is a SUPERB SANDY JOGGING/WALKING PATH extending north and south, along our beach, which is at times shrouded in foliage, and at times open to vistas of the ocean, on the old Banks Road, which is far more secluded and rustic than Banks Road on the south. One of the loveliest drives on the whole island, is the drive north, from Alfred House, to Knowles Drive, along the water, on the Old Banks Road. There is a youtube video on this. You will brush palm trees and sea grape, and see rare birds and hear the crickets sing. This is Club Med Solo. Set up your iPod and do yoga on the deck as the sun rises over the Atlantic.

 

Manager info

Why Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas:
Club Med Solo, Secluded Atlantic Beach Front, suitable as a Work Retreat or Family Reunion Place.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
So close to the ocean, that there is instant accessibility for quick swims several times a day.


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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

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Photos

  • Alfred House Facade from Beach

    Alfred House Facade from Beach

  • Alfred House on the beach.

    Alfred House on the beach.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Media Room with Ocean Views

    Media Room with Ocean Views

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Kitchen with Ocean Views

    Kitchen with Ocean Views

  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

    Downstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

    Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

  • Sun Deck with Ocean View

    Sun Deck with Ocean View

  • Guest Cottage Great Room

    Guest Cottage Great Room

  • Guest Cottage Deck and Views

    Guest Cottage Deck and Views

  • Lobster dinner caught on the reef, right offshore.

    Lobster dinner caught on the reef, right offshore.

  • Aerial View (Med Point Cottage with Alfred House foundation beside it)

    Aerial View (Med Point Cottage with Alfred House foundation beside it)

  • Grand Sun Deck with Beach and Ocean View (furnished with 8 lounge chairs)

    Grand Sun Deck with Beach and Ocean View (furnished with 8 lounge chairs)

  • Media Room with Ocean Views

    Media Room with Ocean Views

  • Grand Stairway

    Grand Stairway

  • Master Bedroom with Ocean Views

    Master Bedroom with Ocean Views

  • Dining Room with Ocean Views

    Dining Room with Ocean Views

  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

    Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Ocean Views

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Med Point cottage on the ocean

    Med Point cottage on the ocean

  • Guest Cottage Bedroom

    Guest Cottage Bedroom

  • Guest Cottage 1100 Square Foot Teak Deck

    Guest Cottage 1100 Square Foot Teak Deck

  • Island in front of Alfred House, French Leave Beach

    Island in front of Alfred House, French Leave Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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