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New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road

New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 17, 2014
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Kitchens, Sleeps 8

Richview is a new, luxurious, 4-bedroom, 4-bath home fifty yards from world-famous French Leave Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Richview has spectacular views of the beach and ocean. It is located on the historic Banks Road, the premier location on Eleuthera, a mile from the town of Governors Harbour. The Beach House restaurant is a two-minute walk down the beach, and Tippy's beach restaurant is less than a mile away.

Richview is a stunning mix of old-world charm and modern comforts. Amenities include two full-service kitchens (ideal for groups with multiple families), air conditioning, washer/dryer, WIFI, satellite television, three flat-screen TVs, DVD player with video library, VOIP phone with free unlimited local and international calls, CD sound system, child and adult games, a telescope, a full-capacity generator, and a caretaker on duty.

Richview includes a two-story, three-bedroom main house with an annexed honeymoon suite, for that couple in your group who desire extra privacy. Each section contains its own well-stocked, full-service kitchen. The two sections of the house are always rented together, to only one group at a time, so your privacy is assured. (For smaller groups who don't need a fourth bedroom, the honeymoon suite is simply locked off unless requested.) Richview offers great outdoor living space with a huge wrap-around deck with loungers, a charcoal grill, outdoor dining area, two outdoor showers, a pergola for shade, and an observation deck with spectacular 360-degree views.

You enter Richview into the large Front Hall. This spacious room has a couch, access to the washer/dryer, and sliders to the rear deck. To your right is the computer room (with wifi and VOIP phone) and access to the two first-floor bedrooms. One has a king bed and the other two twins that can be converted to a king. Returning to the Front

Hall, you take the steps to the second floor. Here we have a full kitchen, large dining area, living room (all with BEAUTIFUL beach and ocean views) and a separate queen size bedroom and full bathroom. Off this area, you can enter the sundeck and observation deck. The views from the deck are truly spectacular. The ocean is 50 yards away and you can see 360 degrees of Eleuthera.

Returning to the first floor Front Hall, on your left is the entrance to the one-story honeymoon suite with a king-size bed, living room, full kitchen and large shower/bathroom. All four bedrooms at Richview have private en-suite bathrooms.

Just walk across the street and down our private path, and you’re on the beautiful pink sand of French Leave Beach (also known as Club Med Beach, for the Club Med that was located there many years ago). Richview comes with everything you need to enjoy our beautiful beach, including beach chairs and umbrellas, and two outdoor showers.

In addition to the Beach House tapas restaurant and bar (easy walking distance), Tippy’s famous restaurant is just a mile away. Both Tippy’s and the Beach House offer fine dining and live entertainment. Other upscale restaurants within easy driving distance include The Bistro at Sky Beach Club and Cocodimama. The town of Governors Harbour, less than a mile away, has a lovely 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 foreign residents and tourists. 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 in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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OMG we are in heaven, all of us are thrilled and so happy with everything!!!

Its perfect location and just what I was looking for, great beach access & perfect central location, absolutely faultless.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

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New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p213761
+1 -239 482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Amazing house!!!

  • 5 of 5
The house is incredible! Amazing, clean, we'll furnished with all equipment you may need! The rooms are very big, there are two kitchen but we used only one! we enjoyed The laundry room. We also used the beach equipment like beach chairs, fins and other things we did not get the chance to use it! The house is not right at the beach but you just need to cross the street... Very very closed by! The first day we arrived it was late afternoon, we went right in the water and while we were chatting a shark swam by! We could not believe our eyes! What an excitement encounter!!!! We never saw it again.... What a pity!
We rented a car and we explored the island and its beautiful beaches! Very closed by there are two restaurant. The ocean beach and Tippi's! We tried both and very good! My favorite though is Tippi's.... Loved it very much!
We were not very lucky because the first night there has been a storm and we were left with no phone and wifi for the whole week. But we survived anyway!!!
We do recommend this house. We had a great time and if we ever get back to Eleuthera, we would definitely rent it again. Thanks
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p213761
+1 -239 482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Great House in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
House was very comfortable and well suited for our needs and the Banks Rd location was ideal. Eleuthera was one of the best beach islands we've been to and we've been to quite a few. The staff was very responsive to our needs and virtually everyone on the island was friendly and gracious. We did not have a bad experience anywhere in our ten days. House was in good condition and well stocked with kitchen and beach supplies. Loved eating at Tippy's just down the street and enjoyed being so close to French Leave Beach and just a short drive to Governor's Harbor. One thing that's needed is a better grill on which to cook the fabulous fish available each day from town. Other than that, we loved the house and would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p213761
+1 -239 482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Richmond, Va
5

Can't Wait to Return

Can't Wait to Return
  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to Eleuthera and can't wait to return! Richview was the perfect house for us, our 5 year old son, and our teenaged nieces. The home was so well stocked for everything - kitchen, entertainment, relaxing, and beach supplies. The short walk down the beautiful beach path seemed like it was beachfront. Having the Beach House Restaurant, literally three doors down, and Tippy's 1 mile down the road (actually a beautiful beach walk is the way to go), makes this an exceptional location. We are already booked for next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p213761
+1 -239 482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Rich View it was!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I vacation in Eleuthera every year and by far this was one of our favorite homes to stay. It has a perfect view no matter where you are in the house. Property was clean, the layout was perfect, and just a quick walk to the beach. The only concern we had when renting this house was the walk to the beach. The walk was shorter than homes we have rented in the past located on the beach. We were close to all of out favorite restaurants and when eating in the house had all you needed to cook meals.

We booked through Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, Matthew Simon and Tara Davis are on top of everything from your first inquiry to find the perfect location, helping to book the appropriate travel, making sure you have all contact information for everything you need while on island. They check in with you throughout your vacation...they are your life line! They are so quick in responding to your needs.

The property care taker Anne Bethel, also was very helpful and responded quickly to our questions.

We will be back to Richview, it is a beautiful home and perfectly located on Banks Road.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p213761
+1 -239 482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
The Island School, Eleuthera
5

A lovely family wedding week

  • 5 of 5
Richview is amazing, the house is perfect for couples or families and you can have your space, and come together. There are so many lovely decks across all levels and the stargazing is great! The beach is right there and the house is well stocked with beach chairs etc. to take over. Anne was so helpful and made sure everything was all good. Here is where I got ready for my big day, and we were married right on the beach in front of the house, it is such a happy house and has given me so many lovely memories.

A happy house, filled with amazing details, straight out of coastal living magazine, this is living the dream!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
New Luxury Beach Villa on Historic Banks Road
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p213761
+1 -239 482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

The Richview House in Eleuthera..Governors Harbour

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely lovely time in Eleuthera with our family. Richview was just perfect for us and lovely in every aspect. I hope that Anne Bethel found it in order when she checked it after our stay. Since my son lives and works at Cape Eleuthera, he is very familiar with the island. We had the opportunity to get to Harbour Island as well as the Cape and even Plum Beach (bet you don't know where that is!). What an adventure. The beaches are just gorgeous. I am glad, though, that I did bring coolers of all of my own food, meats, breakfast things, etc. Was easy to do and I would encourage anyone visiting to do that. Traveling the roads (if not a seasoned traveler of Eleuthera) is a bit adventurous but it is well worth a trip to Harbour Island to see its beauty as well. If only interested in relaxing...need to go no further than Richview and the path to the beach. The home had all amenities possible..beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, outside hose, a/c, plenty of space, t.v.s in every room, etc. We took advantage of adding the second suite to our stay and we are so happy we did that for the extra room. The property manager/caretaker met us on our arrival and was more than helpful as well as available by phone to answer a couple of questions that we had. We did travel down to Tippy's our first night a mile away which was perfect for us. In retrospect, we are so glad we also chose a house on Old Banks Road, an absolutely perfect location and would highly recommend Richview to friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

The all new Beach House Restaurant is open just a short stroll from Richview and the well known Tippy's Restaurant is just one mile south. See why celebrities like Janet Jackson have chosen Richview for their island stay.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are for up to 6 guests and do not include the honeymoon suite.
For each additional guest in excess of 6 (or to include the honeymoon suite) add $350/week.
Ask about our discount for last-minute bookings (within 10 days of check in)
Security deposit: $500

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Can be converted to a KING
  • The twin beds can be converted to a king.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Free International VOIP Phone Usage Full Capacity Generator On-site Caretaker Personal Chef & Baby Sitting can be arranged Three Flat Panel Televisions Beach Chairs and Umbrellas Two Outdoor Showers
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