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Property Details

Updated: May 1, 2015
One bedroom, One Bath, Pool

This beautifully restored and appointed 19th century cottage is perched high on a hillside with spectacular views of the caribbean from every room. During the recent restoration, the original historic architecture was lovingly preserved while accommodating the needs of modern luxury living, including state-of-the-art fixtures and electronics.

Elisa’s cottage consists of an ocean-view master bedroom with king bed and luxurious en-suite bath. The living/dining area, furnished with contemporary design pieces, also offer ocean views. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel bosch appliances and a counter seating four people. The outdoor decks and patio offer a table with seating for four, chaise lounges and more spectacular caribbean views, facing west to capture the sunset over the ocean. Elisa’s shares an ocean view pool (steps from the cottage) with one other house.

Amenities at elisa’s cottage include flat screen tv, air conditioning, ceiling fan, wireless internet and cordless telephone.

Elisa’s cottage is part of the squires estate collection of beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above governors harbour, furnished with antiques from around the world. The décor and level of finish will delight the most discriminating world traveller. 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 full-time gardener and housekeepers. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises at no charge. Elisa’s cottage can be combined with other historic homes and cottages in the squires estate collection for larger groups.

The town of governors harbour, a three-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbour. 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, 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 about 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, elisa’s cottage is just a minute from French leave beach.

Free flights: a stay of four nights or longer entitles you to one free round-trip ticket from nassau to eleuthera. Some black-out periods and restrictions apply.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Romantic 1800s Cottage with Ocean Views, Pool, Free Flight
+1 -2018886824
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Peaceful stay at Elisa's with Lovely Service

Peaceful stay at Elisa's with Lovely Service
  • 4 of 5
Yet again, we had a great time staying with the Squires Estates properties. Peaceful, well appointed, elegant yet easy living. Annie is lovely and was very helpful. She is a great resource if needed. Please note, the very point of staying at Squires ( and renting villas or cottages) are the self service, independent non pestering service. This is not a hotel crawling with staff. It's like renting a house. There was a storm in March and the power went out for the Governors Harbour part of the island. It never really was stable again the rest of the trip. We found this charming and just added to our ability to unplug and get away from it all on vacation. We returned again in Nov 2014 and look forward to future trips and seeing Annie!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Romantic 1800s Cottage with Ocean Views, Pool, Free Flight
+1 -2018886824
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Rude on-site manager, bad service

  • 1 of 5
The biggest complain we have is about the manager of the property Annie. The day we called to book the house she was unpolite we are were calling Saturday morning while she was up to someting else. She had an attitude. The whole stay her bitch style behaviour was way from what is expected from people working in tourism. Each time I was speaking over the phone with her I could hear Annie screaming things like what the hell do we want now. Last day she turned the wifi off to get rid of us as fast as possible (although our flight was at 12.30 anyway), we called to turn it on, she did not.

We didn't like the stay, didn't felt welcome at all and dont recommend Esquire Estates if you dont want to spoil holiday time with attitude as mentioned above.

There were also problems like:
- the pool hasn't been cleaned for a while so after some time you can find lots of leaves and bugs in water
- pool lamps out of order, what they telling about it is they do not know where is the switch, so you cannot use it
- tv not working, there were only 3 channels including 2 in spanish, staff were supposed to do someting with it, never did
- the water pressure in bath tub is so weak it takes over an hour to fill the tub
- air conditioning not efficient at all
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Governors Harbour Airport at 8 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Buccaneer at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : The Buccaneer at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : French Leave Beach at 1 Miles Car: not necessary


From $235 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 2 2015 - Jul 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 3 2015 - Aug 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Aug 15 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.95%

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Updated: May 1, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Village


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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals

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