Stone Beach Cottage Tikihut Kayaks Paddleboards Wifi Terrace Beachfront Gardens(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 2-4.
The Hummingbird, on the Caribbean Sea, offers quiet and privacy on a long stretch of sand beach. Beyond the spacious seaside terrace is the clear, tourquoise blue water of the Caribbean Sea's Balara Bay. The Hummingbird is ON THE BEACH. Take our private driveway from the Queen's Highway to a breathtaking setting. The home is surrounded with gardens filled with bouganvilla, hibiscus, and numerous other tropical flowers and plants. The HUMMINGBIRD's charm and character include a Savannah stone exterior, terraces, an acre of private grounds and tropical gardens, and a wonderful white sand beach with a large Tiki Dome for outdoor shade and comfort. Our beach is shallow and safe for children. Tropical foliage surrounds the home and property inviting peace and serenity and quiet.
All rooms have seaviews. The spacious private master bedroom is situated in a small wing of its own. The bedroom has AC/ceiling fan, and TV and en suite bathroom.. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and a king conversion kit. It also has an en suite bath with The frontroom features couch, loveseat, two upholstered chairs. A sunroom with wide window expanse, adjoins the frontroom providing additional comfortable seating of a couch and upholstered chair.. The well-equipped kitchen includes a breakfast bar as well as a breakfast room with 8 feet of window-view to the Sea. Sliding glass doors, and cathedral ceilings give the home an open, tropical atmosphere. The interior is comfortable and inviting with rattan, upholstered furniture, and original works of local artists.
Hummingbird's Balara Bay Beachfront:has blocks of white sand beach that border the Caribbean Sea. You can walk all the way to the old docks at the far end of Balara Bay. The kayaks, both singles and a double, are available for water excursions on Balara Bay and across to Levy Island. Balara Bay offers our guests bonefishing as well as shelling. Our gardens surround the home and attract mockingbirds and hummingbirds. Hummingbird's Balara Bay beachfront is premier Caribbean property. We have a small, 1250 square foot home, on beautiful waterfront that warrants a 'manor' house. The home is private, unpretentious, comfortable, and inviting on an extraordinary piece of Caribbean beachfront. Come visit us. Our guests return.
Hummingbird's Floor Plan/Special Features: The master bedroom wing is as close to the Caribbean as you can get! A pleasure to watch / listen to the varying moods, colors, sounds of the sea. The guest bedroom is across the house. This arrangement of rooms with the 'living area' in between, offers welcome privacy, even when two couples share the home, or when a family brings children. The sunroom, frontroom, kitchen and breakfast room separate the two bedroom areas. In addition to the Caribbean seabreezes, the house has a wonderful air-flow pattern with its many windows and doors. Ceiling fans are thruout the home. The home and location offer a wide diversity of activities. For the sports enthusiast, swim, jog, fish, scuba, snorkle. For the relaxer, sunbathe or locate a good book. For the children, a big sand beach and shallow, beautifully clear water for play. Something for everyone.
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Member since: 2001
- 1 story
- 1250 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Both bedrooms AC as well as ceiling fans. Extra large master bedroom secluded and private in its own small wing in the home. Amply furnished with upholstered chairs, coffee table, tv, and a small table/chairs. The master bedroom has 8 ft. sliding glass doors for maximum seaview and seabreeze in addition to a 6 foot seaside window. The guest bedroom has two twin beds. A king size conversion kit is available. This bedroom has extensive storage. For additional sleeping, the Hummingbird has two comfortable sofas, one in the frontroom and one in the sunroom. A futon and baby crib can be provided....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Bedrooms A/C; Ceiling fans thruout; TV in master bedroom TV in frontroom. Outside after-swim shower, picnic table, benches, sandchairs, loungers, hammock; ; Private drive. Surrounded by tropical foliage; 80 feet from Caribbean Sea; White sand beach. Safe and shallow for children and older people. Huge seaside terrace. Front terrace facing gardens. Balara Bay extends for blocks down to the old docks. 2 OCEAN GOING SINGLE KAYAKS. TWO OCEAN GOING DOUBLE KAYAKS. 2 ADDITIONAL SINGLE KAYAKS. TWO PADDLEBOARDS. BOOGIE BOARDS. LARGE TIKI DOME. ACTIVITIES WITHOUT EVER LEAVING OUR BEACH RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOME. ...moreless
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 15 - Jan 7, 2019
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
The base rate is for the first two guests. Each additional guest $20 per night. A $50 cleaning fee is required for less than a 7 night reservation. Christmas and New Year weeks have a $300 surcharge. NO REFUNDS INLESS YOUR TIME IS REBOOKED. $100 rebooking fee. Consult owner for availability. Stateside phone 330 920 4244. Island phone 242 332 2136. The Mockingbird #295571. The Hummingbird Stone Beach Cottage #103788. Owner approval required prior to adding more guests after initial booking agreement. Request rental agreement for further details. Prices are subject to change without notice. The owner is not responsible for shortages of recreational equipment or anything out of owner control such as temporary defects, shortages or stoppages in the supply of public utilities such as electricity, water, telephone or television services. Recreational equipment shared between two homes.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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The Hummingbird's center island location, a few minutes north of our largest settlement,Governor's Harbour,, provides convenient sightseeing/travel to northern and southern tips of our 110 mile long, two-mile wide island. Governor's Harbour Airport is ten minutes north. Taxi service at all airports. Car rental available. Eleuthera has easy access with direct flights daily from Fort Lauderdale and Miami (50 minutes) and Nassau (20 minutes). Picturesque Governor's Harbour has good restaurants, grocery stores, bakery, library, beverage stores, service stations, banks, gift shops, post office, and a movie theatre.
From Hummingbird beach: Snorkeling, Swimming, Shelling, Fishing, Kayaking. Kayak across and picnic on Levy Island. ! Beaching, Reading, Relaxing, Beachcoming, Sightseeing, Exploring Eleuthera's beaches and villages.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Gil and Marian Macy purchased this property in 2000. As a retired couple, we spend one half of each year on Eleuthera. The Stone Beach House was our first home. In 2010 we have built a new home The Mockingbird on our adjacent property. For the first time in 10 years, the Stone Beach Cottage is available for year round rental. It is a home of charm and character, is well maintained and well equipped.
Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas:
Location. Location. Location. Balara Bay offers hundreds of feet of white sand Caribbean beach. Gently prevailing winds and crystal clear water. The beach is sheltered by Levy Island providing excellent swimming, kayaking, boating, and paddle boarding. We love the proximity to Governor's Harbour the island's largest settlement with restaurants, music, entertainment, grocery stores, banks, gift shops, and churches. A center island location provides convenient travel to North or South Eleuthera. We wanted a Caribbean beach away from pounding seas and winds on Atlantic side. We wanted ON THE BEACH. Balara Bay's white sand beach just off our terrace and the Caribbean Sea is 80 feet away.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great location for kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming. Snorkle on Balara Bay. Additional snorkeling spots within minutes. The home has a large seaside terrace. The beach has a large Tiki Dome which provides shade and comfort. Very private. 1000 feet down a private drive off the Queen's Highway. Surrounded by tropical foliage. There are limited sand beaches on our leeward side of island. Our property is level and easy to walk, to stroll the gardens, to walk down Balara Bay. Excellent sea breeze on Balara Bay and the calm seas provided by Levy Island. We especially enjoy the vaulted Abaco pine ceilings of the frontroom and guest bedroom, the very private and extra-large master bedroom, and the small sunroom for additional comfortable seating. Extensive windows and sliding glass doors allow water views in all rooms.
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- Secondary: +1 (242) 332-2136
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View from seaside terrace towards Highpoint peninsula. Great for morn ing coffee
View of cottage and beach fun zone
Hummingbird beach... loungers, shade, sea breeze, you and a book.
Side yard with garden foliage and privacy fence.
Sun room beyond front room with more seating, nice for a quiet break.
Guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Twin beds convert to king.
Enjoy playing in the calm, Caribbean water; kayaks, paddle boards, fishing, mor
Bouganvilla and front yard beyond. Entrance terrace with flowers.
Fully equipped kitchen for meals in. Groceries, baked goods, & supplies in town.
Private driveway to Hummingbirds entrance posts. Circular driveway thru gardens.
The nearby reefs are great for snorkeling. What will you do today?
We hope that you will enjoy the island as much as we do! Welcome to our home.
Seaside terrace, beach, and Levy Island across the bay.
Front view of Stone Beach Cottage. Palms and island Pines abound.
Front room TV, couch, loveseat, and two comfy chairs. Feel of an island cottage.
Kitchen, breakfast bar, breakfast room left of kitchen, utility room to right.
Master suite, with private full bath, has a stunning view of Balara Bay.
Hummingbird's large Tiki Dome. Wonderful sea breeze, shade, loungers, and tables.
Beach chair view from Hummingbird looking towards Highpoint.
Did someone say afternoon nap?!? Caution: Move your feet, lose your seat.
Our beach parallels Caribbean down to old docks. Good for shelling and grabbing a coconut.
Paddle boarding on Balara Bay or kayaking around Levy Island. Fun from cottage.
Tiki dome great for daytime shade and evening fun.
This listing was first published here in 2001.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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