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Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd

Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2015
4 bedrooms, 3 baths

Waterford House is a 12-acre estate with 600 feet of private pink-sand beachfront. It is located on the prestigious Banks Road, 2 miles from Governors Harbour. Waterford enjoys complete privacy and a deserted beach, but is just a five-minute walk from famous Tippy's beachfront restaurant.

Waterford features ocean views from all major rooms. The entrance opens into the sunlit dining room, with sliding glass doors to the beach and pool on the opposite wall. To the right is the main living area, furnished with a large comfortable sectional to relax on while enjoying the ocean view. To the left is the fully equipped kitchen, a generously proportioned room with an island in the middle, a second dining area, and glass doors leading to deck. The main house has three bedrooms, two with king beds and private outdoor spaces, and a third with a queen bed. The separate guest cottage has the fourth bedroom with a king bed. The main house has two baths and the guest cottage has the third bath.

From Governors Harbour’s famous Banks Road, the driveway to Waterford House takes you through a pair of wrought-iron gates with white walls, then through the gardens to the main house. Waterford is surrounded by extensive gardens. The front entry has a port-cochere, providing a covered space for parking as you go in and out of the house.

The main entrance to the one-story home is enclosed by glass walls. The front door slides open to the sun-lit dining room, softly decorated in white, taking you all the way through to another set of glass doors with views of the beach and access to the swimming pool. The main entrance is all in white wood with tile floors.

To the right is the main living area, decorated in soft pastel colors and furnished with a large comfortable sectional sofa to relax upon while enjoying the view. The main room has a support area, with a small bar and a refrigerator, and a laundry with washer and dryer. There are two bedrooms off the main room, a king-size bedroom with private access to the pool, and a queen size bedroom with en-suite bath. All rooms are air-conditioned.

Toward the left side of the house is the fully equipped kitchen, a generously proportioned room with an island in the middle. It features a second dining area with glass doors leading outside to the pool. Further to the left is the master bedroom suite with king bed, en-suite bath, and a private deck with expansive views of the beach and pool.

Outside, white symmetrical stairs take you up to the roof deck with breathtaking views of the beach, and in the opposite direction, the sunset. The wooden deck surrounding the pool(not heated) takes you to the rest of the garden and on through to the cabana and beach.

The yellow guest cottage sits right on the beach bordered by pink sand and turquoise blue water. It features a king-size bed, a small kitchenette, and a full bathroom. If you don't require use of the guest cottage, it will be locked off and left empty. It will not be rented to anyone else.

Amenities at Waterford include air-conditioning in every room, WIFI, beach chairs and umbrella, gas grill, two children's bikes, TV with DVD player, and CD player. There is a caretaker who lives on the edge of the estate. If you want privacy, you will never see him. If you want his help, he can be available.

The town of Governors Harbour, five minutes away by car, has a charming 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.

Upscale beachfront restaurants in the area include Tippy’s famous beachfront restaurant/bar (international and fusion) just a short walk down the beach, The Beach House (tapas), the Bistro at Sky Beach Club (International cuisine with Bahamian influences), Cocodimama (traditional Italian cuisine), and The Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks). The above all have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night. The Governors Harbour area also has numerous little takeouts and restaurants offering local cuisine, including The Buccaneer (salads, burgers, wraps), Mate and Jenny’s (pizza and Bahamian) and the Sunset Inn (local cuisine).

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 our Waterford House, and experience all our island has to offer.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p973244
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Lovely home - direct access to beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5
Very nice home which is well maintained and fully stocked with all the essentials. The owner met us at the house to make sure we were settled in and since this was our first trip to the Bahamas gave us an overview of the beaches, dinning and grocery stores. Property is large and sheltered from road. Through the backyard and past a guest cottage put you on a beautiful quiet beach on the Atlantic side. Some of the islands highest rated beaches are along this stretch of the coastline.
Pool large and well maintained, plenty of chairs and umbrellas for the deck and the beach. You will not be disappointed staying here! Matt and Tara at Eleuthera Vacation rentals were very helpful in finding this house for us and making flight reservations.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p973244
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
4

Fantastic Holiday Rental - A Tropical Paradise!

  • 4 of 5
Waterford House was one of the few properties still available when we decided late in the Fall to try to find a warm weather oceanfront rental for the Christmas holidays. I'm glad it was as we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there and it quickly became the backdrop of many special holiday memories! I must admit that I was cautious having read the one negative review however, our experience was very positive and we had no issues. My family, including three teens, stayed in the house while my dad used the cottage. It was great to come together with everyone whether we were hanging out at the pool, the beach or finishing the day reading as the sun set on the upper deck. The house is clean, well maintained and fully stocked - kitchen items, books, DVDs/CDs, family games. There are plenty of comfortable beach chairs and pool loungers. We are beach people and this was the perfect property for us! It is a tropical paradise and many days we had it exclusively to ourselves! I have high praise for everyone I dealt with renting this property - the property manager, the owner, the groundskeepers, the housekeepers - all were very helpful and delivered excellent customer service.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p973244
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Awesome house for a big family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from staying at Waterford House for a week vacation with my entire family (there were 8 adults, a baby and a 2 1/2 year old). The trip was wonderful and the house was PERFECT. Matt Simon was so easy and helpful to work with. He got back to me with such quickness and answered every question i had down to dinner suggestions. He and his staff were awesome to deal with. The actual house was just great! it was perfect for our big family. I do wish it had an extra bathroom in the main house but we knew it didn't going into our trip so I can't complain. Other than that, it was spacious, comfortable, clean and accommodating for everyone. The location was PERFECT. you basically have the entire gorgeous beach to yourself, a huge pool with comfortable chairs and Tippy's is so close and easy to get to. It was super safe too. The views from the roof are incredible! Beach one way and sunsets the other. Any time we had any issues at all, Carol (owners assistant) responded immediately. She was so helpful and made our trip all that better. I really liked staying at Waterford and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to rent a house in Eleuthera.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p973244
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

This is the place we will always return to!!!

  • 5 of 5
We left Eleuthera, and Waterford House less than 24 hours ago, and my family and I are certain that this is the house we will return to whenever we come back!! The house was perfectly maintained on every level, and beautiful, clean, fresh and perfect for the 7 adults in our family. The guest house on the beach was such a plus!! In addition to enjoying every inch of the property, every day, we loved the pool both for night swims and cooling off after the beach. The beach is as pristine as the house and to top it all off, the owner went above and beyond all expectations in terms of thoughtfulness, courtesy and couldn't have been more thoughtful and considerate. The housekeepers and groundskeepers were excellent and the upper deck for viewing the magnificent sunsets and beaches was so much fun. There were binoculars on hand for viewing the vistas.. Although we made day trips to beaches like The lIghthouse beach, twin coves, ten bay cocodimama, and many others, we loved being at this private beach the most... I cannot praise the owners and rental agents enough. Thank you for the memories and we'll see you next trip!!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p973244
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
NJ
3

Great pool/outdoor areas- house needs some work

  • 3 of 5
Pros: beautiful pool area and upper deck, on a great beach, and convenient location
Areas for improvement: the house needs some repair work and anyone who rents the property should be aware that it is not being adequately maintained, especially with regards to the master BR and bath. Our issues included:
- No wi-fi (on day 3 they got us a hotspot, but it took constant phone calls to get it)
- 4 of 6 AC units not working properly
- AC unit in master BR leaks brown water into closet (damaged our clothing); also water damage on ceiling/cracks in plaster
- Master bath: Shower leaks pool of water into bathroom each time shower is used, faucet constantly drips (repair men said can’t fix it, needs a new one); entire room may be from original construction- broken vanity, extremely dated
- Closet doors throughout are broken
- Pool area: umbrellas broken, table top not attached to base, broken sitting chairs; nice and comfortable lounge chairs, though
- Cottage: no bathroom door! It’s a small structure- when lying on the bed you look directly at the toilet; shower had three streams of water (needs new shower head); also we had to fix the toilet ourselves, ask for a shower curtain (which they brought quickly), and flip a circuit breaker to get the AC unit working (no temp control)
- Beach amenities: limited (no cooler, 1 umbrella, we had to ask multiple times for more than 2 beach chairs which management eventually agreed to) – if you are someone who likes to pack up for a day at the beach then this is not the house for you because on Eleuthera the beaches have no amenities- you bring your own food and drinks- and you don’t have the tools to do so at this house; however, if sitting by the pool is your thing then this property would work
The local manager tried to fix things and was very responsive each and every time we called; Eleuthera Vacation Rentals was also responsive. However, the staff does not have the tools to make fixes in short order, so aside from the wi-fi the results were, unfortunately, inadequate. After several requests and responses that other guests didn’t have any problems (surprising, and there was a negative review from February 2014 in the guest log) we did receive a refund of 13% of our total payments for the property to compensate us for damages.

In short: for $5000+ per week we expected better… look elsewhere unless you plan to spend all your time at the gorgeous pool.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The complaints about the master bathroom are warranted, although a bit exaggerated. I have scheduled a total remodel of the bathroom for July 2014, along with some other needed renovations, so those problems are being addressed. The AC units which were not working property were fixed (there were never 4 broken, and the house was comfortably air conditioned throughout the guest’s stay). The WIFI was a telephone company issue which was addressed during this guest’s stay. The WIFI works fine. Much of the rest seems to be the imaginings of a guest who was fishing for a refund from the day she made the reservation. She complained about the price from the start and was obviously frustrated that I would not agree to the discounts she demanded. The cottage bathroom door, for example, had been removed by cleaning staff and was replaced immediately when the guest brought it to my staff’s attention. She asked about the cooler during the booking process, was told there was not a cooler, and rather than buy one herself for $20, she just continued to complain about it. Additional beach chairs and a second umbrella were purchased specifically for this guest, something you would never guess from the review. This guest was consistently rude to my staff and agents and could not be satisfied by any amount of effort. My staff reported that the other guests in this group were happy with the accommodations and were apologetic for the behavior of this guest.
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Beachfront Estate w/ Pool & 12 Private Acres on Prestigious Banks Rd
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p973244
-+1 239-482-8173
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Waterford House- Excellent Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
The Waterford House was a great family vacation home. We were a group of nine, ranging in different ages and everyone enjoyed the stay to the fullest. The house was as described, comfortable and well maintained. It was very nice to have the pool and the beach right in our backyard. The beach is about a two minute walk from the main house. The owners designated a pathway for the guests to follow on the property. The beach cottage is right in front of the beach. The gentlemen who live and maintain the property (Jason & Jay Jay) were very kind and even cut down coconuts for us to enjoy on the beach. They are very respectful of the guests privacy. We did breakfast and lunch at the house and would go out for dinner. The Beach House is a short drive from the house and is great on Thursdays because they have live music. Friday we went to the Fish Fry in Governors Harbour and Saturday night, Tippy's. They also play live music on Saturday. The owners have a beautiful home and we really enjoyed our time there. Matthew Simon, the listing contact was also great in providing us with different options, thorough information and quick responses.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Governors Harbour (GHB) at 9 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tippy's at 400 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Tippy's at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Waterford Beach at 50 Metres Car: recommended

Availability

From $3,950 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Feb 7 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
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
$4,450
 
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
$4,950
 
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
$4,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 7.5%

RATES ARE FOR UP TO 6 GUESTS AND DO NOT INCLUDE THE GUEST COTTAGE. To include guest cottage, add $900/week. If you do not need the guest cottage, it will be left empty. It will not be rented to anyone else.
NOTE: We set the rates this way to make the house affordable for smaller groups who use less utilities, which are expensive on the island, and cause less wear and tear.
Sec. Deposit: $500

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Amenities

Property Type

  • estate

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Rural

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Waterford House has a crib and linens for it.

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • The two bikes are children's bikes. Crib available. We have beach chairs and a beach umbrella.

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