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Romantic 1800s Cottage w/Infinity Pool, Antiques, Free Flight Included

Romantic 1800s Cottage w/Infinity Pool, Antiques, Free Flight Included

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 19, 2014
1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 2 (can sleep more with cot)

This elegant cottage, Toad Hall, dates from the early 1800s. It has been lovingly restored and furnished with musically-themed antiques from around world. Walk out your front door to enjoy a stunning hillside infinity-edge pool with spectacular views of the harbor and the Caribbean.

Downstairs, Toad Hall features a spacious living room with elegent contemporary and antique furnishings, including a grand piano. The dining area has seating for six at an antique mahogany table. The fully equpped peninsula kitchen features state-of-the-art stainless steel Smeg appliances, including a built-in 100 cm gas cooktop, electric oven, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher .

The large first-floor porch is a serene and pleasant spot to relax, surrounded by manicured gardens and with direct access to the pool deck.

Upstairs, Toad Hall has an enormous king bedroom suite with cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors, furnished with exquisite antiques. The roof deck off the bedroom offers extensive ocean and sunset views. The master suite features a unique giant shower/tub that is a favorite of our guests. Simply dubbed Tub, this modern minimalist room pool features a cube-shaped basin complemented by sleek, chrome-finish fixtures. The tub measures 100 by 100 by 60 cm, and comes with a sliding, adjustable hand-held spray that takes you from bath to shower with ease.

Toad Hall is surrounded by a lush garden which is home to many fruit trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, aloe and coconut palms. The infinity pool serves both Toad Hall and Mrs. Russel’s House. The pool deck is dramatic, with its views of the harbour, and adds to the delight of the well-manicured grounds.

Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, and off-street parking.

Toad Hall is part of the Squires Estate collection of beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above Governors Harbour. The homes and cottages at Squires Estate were decorated and furnished with antiques by a reknowned Italian architect. The décor and level of finish will delight the most discriminating world traveler. Our manager will greet you upon arrival and be available to assist you as needed. She can arrange for daily housekeeping, a private chef, or a car rental (extra charges apply), and provide advice about island activities. Other staff at Squires Estate include a fulltime gardener and housekeepers. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises. Toad Hall House can be combined with other historic homes and cottages in the Squires Estate collection for larger groups.

The town of Governors Harbour, a one-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor.

Buy fresh fish and lobster 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.

Walking over the hill in the other direction takes you to French Leave Beach, the finest beach on the island and one of the great beaches of the Caribbean. By foot, it’s 10 minutes to French Leave, a mile-long crescent of pink sand which is literally deserted most of the time. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car, because the island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around. By car, Toad Hall is just a minute from Frech Leave Beach.

A stay of four nights or longer entitles you to one free round-trip ticket from Nassau to Eleuthera or flight credits from the U.S. Some restrictions apply.

Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy Toad Hall, and experience all our island has to offer.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We recently spent 2 weeks in Toad Hall on Squires Estate, it was just what we needed, peaceful and in beautiful surroundings, the properties have been tastefully & interestingly restored. Everything we needed we were sorry to leave and will definitely return.



This review was posted by the guest on Trip Advisor on Feb 27, 2012.
Jan 2012
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Reviews

business
Romantic 1800s Cottage w/Infinity Pool, Antiques, Free Flight Included
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p263775
+1 -239-265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Being that Eleuthera was the first outer island of the Bahamas we selected to visit we were not sure what to expect.

That said everything exceded our expectations;
the simple laid back beauty of the island,
the comfort of Toad Hall and its amenitites
and the friendliness and helpfullness of the property manager Annie and her staff.

This was the first trip we have taken of many in a long time that neither my wife or I wanted to leave at the end.

If you want a relaxing, quite time Toad Hall on Eleuthera is a perfect choice for a couple. Be sure to pick up some fresh stone crab and lobster from the local fisherman and cook it - you will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Romantic 1800s Cottage w/Infinity Pool, Antiques, Free Flight Included
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p263775
+1 -239-265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
4

Wunderschön

  • 4 of 5
Das ganze Anwesen ist einfach bezaubernd. Toad Hall ist eine ganz besondere Immobilie, mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Der richtige Ort um einfach nur zu entspannen.

Allerdings mit einer kleinen Einschränkung: Was man uns bedauerlicher Weise vorher nicht mitgeteilt hat ist, dass auf dem Gelände derzeit gebaut wird. Der Baulärm stellt m.E. eine deutliche Beeinträchtigung der Urlaubsfreude dar. Wir haben diesbezüglich ein Arragement mit dem Management getroffen. Dennoch würde ich einen Urlaub in Toad Hall erst nach Abschluss der Bauarbeiten (voraussichtlich August 2013) uneingeschränkt empfehlen.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Governor's Harbour at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Buccaneer at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : The Buccaneer at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : French Leave at 1 Kilometres

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 17 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,630
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,430
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,730
 
 
Spring
Feb 7 2015 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,160
 
 
Early Summer
May 2 2015 - Jul 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,730
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 3 2015 - Aug 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,160
 
 
Fall
Aug 15 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,730
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 16.0%

Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • In Ground Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1844 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Notes:

  • The washer and dryer are not in the house, but are on the premies of the estate. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the estate at no charge.
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