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Touch of Class: A Beachfront Home in the Warm Calm Caribbean

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 167 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bdroom, Sofa Bed, 1 Bath (4 ppl) OR Rent full house, 3 bdroom, 2 bath (8 ppl)

Welcome to the beautiful and hidden Touch of Class villa, located in beautiful Little Bay, Eleuthera. With its prime Caribbean oceanfront location this villa is charming and amongst the finest construction with quality furnishings and excellent attention to detail. Each floor is 900 sq. ft., providing a spacious and comfortable experience and we are able to offer the option to rent as an elegant 1 bedroom 1 bath for couples or a spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath for families or larger groups up to 8. With either option you will have the residence and grounds to yourself as it will be offered exclusively and never to separate groups at the same time, thus ensuring your privacy. All rentals include snorkel gear & access to our two kayaks. The kayaks are rigged for fishing, and is an Eagle Talen 12 ft., Ocean fishing kayak.

With its prime Caribbean oceanfront location this villa is charming and amongst the finest construction with quality furnishings and excellent attention to detail. Touch Of Class has one of a kind craftsmanship with 14 foot high vaulted cypress ceilings, each floor is 900 sq. ft. encompassed with two 900 sq. ft. wrap around sundeck's, floor to ceiling glass doors all with retractable screen, not to mention customized mood lighting complete with dimmer switches for you to create an ambiance of your very own. We believe at Touch Of Class that comfort is key while vacationing. Renting is on a first come first served basis. You will be hard pressed to find a more charming Bahamian vacation home on the island of Eleuthera.

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More Details

Owner
Stuart
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Stuart

Stuart Hinde is originally from the Lake District in North West England. He moved to Miami, FL at the age of 21 searching for a brighter future.

In 1991, Stuart met a like-minded carpenter from “across the pond” and established British Boys & Associates Inc, merging their years of individual experience and expertise. The company became an immediate success by approaching any task, from shelf repair to remodeling of homes, with care and compassion. In 1993, after Hurricane Andrew ravaged South Florida, the British Boys were challenged with a seemingly endless need for window, door and screen enclosure reconstruction. Over the next few years, the Boys concentrated on luxury homes, but, with the rise of the trend-setting SoBe community, soon found themselves remodeling high-end night clubs like Liquid, Risk, 320, Bar Room, Tantra, Drive, and MY. These endeavors exposed them to the refinements of nightclub flow and contemporary design, as well as modern food and bar configuration and construction. It was then a natural extension for their skills was to be employed. They expanded into some of the areas most fashionable restaurants such as Joia, Mulberry Street Café, Town Hoc and numerous others. They also plied their trade, which had become an art form as well, to such quality establishments as Atrium and Ted Baker. With the cooling of the club “boom”, the Boys took a more relaxed approach by returning to their roots in finish carpentry, custom furniture, unique kitchen remodeling, and solid wood outdoor furniture.

Open to any endeavor, British Boys is presently focused on carpentry work, both local and export, with extensive clientele in the hotel industry. Throughout the years British Boys has been called upon to work with a number of television productions including In a Fix (TLC), Make Room for Baby (Discovery Health), and most recently Color Splash "Miami" (HGTV). As the heart of the

Stuart purchased this villa in 2004

Amenities

Savannah Sound Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor. Shower with one-way mirror to showcase ocean.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second floor. Electric blow up bed also on site
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , First floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , First floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Huge wrap around wooden deck.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

5

Checks every box of spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

TOC checks every box for a beach vacation. The house is on the Carribean waterside with beautiful access to the calm waters. The beauty of this home is you don't need to leave TOC to find your perfect vacation spot. Kayaks offer the opportunity to experience a relaxing ride through the waters. There is abundant fish life right at the stairs entering the blue/green waters. If you are unable to be by yourself and prefer casinos, clubs and created activities...this house is not for you. If you enjoy communing with nature and serenity...this house is for you. It is off the beaten track. It was rare to hear a car or come upon other people. There is a quickmart a few miles down making it convenient to pick up everyday items. The kitchen is functional. We cooked breakfast daily and ate dinner inhouse twice with success. I definitely recommend water shoes as the rock is tough on the feet if you head over to the small beach. All in all this as an ideal vacation. This really does check every box of spectacular!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your post! It always makes me happy when people like yourself enjoy TOC. Like you said it is not for everybody but if you like to relax in a natural environment it is definitely for you. Thanks again, Stuart 😀
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5

Superb property , ideally situated on the islandfor all round access.

  • 5 of 5

There is lots to see and do on the island that hasn't been spoilt by tourism. Expensive generally to eat out but you are on holiday. Good fishing for bonefish but best to book a guide ,I used fishbone tours, to get better results. Every spot more beautiful than the last.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Adventure meets Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

What a great time we had at Touch Of Class in Eleuthera. The owner Stuart was very attentive and was quick to respond to any question via email or phone. Natasha was there on the island to help manage the property, give us helpful info and answered anytime we called. We only rented the top of the house which was perfect for just the two of us. The bedroom king size super comfy bed with perfect pillows gave us a great night sleep every night. The AC worked great! The views are just amazing. Looking down at the many shades of blue was mind boggling. We could see fish, rays, horseshoe crabs, and many more, from the deck in the back of the house. The water is like an aquarium. Has to been seen to be believed. The house had surround speakers even going outside. Stuart provides SIRIUS radio and DirecTV. We would eat dinner on the back deck listening to beautiful music every evening. At night watch movies on HBO or Showtime which Stuart also provides for you. We Kayaked the calm waters of the Caribbean with the two kayaks provided. (The clear kayak was not there as advertised however). He also provides snorkeling gear for your use. There was a boat there as well but we didn't ask about it because no motor was attached. Probably an extra cost to rent if it's rebatable at all. The kitchen is a bit small but it worked great for the two of us. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the property needs a little up dating. Nothing major and definitely nothing that would keep us from going back. Small stuff like glass doors and screen doors need attention. And the deck needs sanding/staining. I got a few splinters on it from time to time. No big deal at all though. We grilled out steaks one night using the built in charcoal grill. They were great. I loved the built in concrete steps going directly into the ocean. (Stuart you should put a 'caution slippery' sign near the bottom. I almost slipped off the first night! lol). There is a small beach right next to the property (less than 100 yards away) but we never even used it. We were perfectly content with stepping right into the waters from our own steps. Overall it's a wonderful adventurous place to stay. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Derrick so pleased you enjoyed TOC. Your comment are appreciated and duly noted. Stuart
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5

2012 Honey moon

  • 5 of 5

we visit eleuthera quite often actually. two times a year at least. we love coming at Christmas time for all the junkanoo festivities. highly recommend visiting at that time of year. we usually stay in tarpum bay at a family home but for our honey moon we ventured out a little further. we stayed here on our honey moon 5 years ago in sept. and it was so perfect and memorable! beautiful home. loved the tiny kitchen that was so perfect and accomadating for the two of us. the king size master bedroom was luxurious with the huge windows and elaborate white lennon drapes. beautiful views out every window. if we weren't cozied up in the fluffy down bed we were on the huge wrap around mystical porch that provided 360 views from atop the cliff and felt dreamy. modern hand rails made of cable. explored in the clear kayak. snorkled the coral wall deep sea beauty every color. . we only rented the top of the house due to it being only the 2 of us. i wouldnt have done anything any differently. perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing week of total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We love Eleuthera and stayed at Touch of Class as a return trip with our two teen aged children. The location is ideally situated as a base to explore both the north end and south end of Eleuthera. We used the kayaks daily with several trips to the little cay not far from shore. We brought our own snorkel equipment and had a lot of fun snorkeling right from the beach. If that's not your thing, just sitting on the steps leading to the water is great fish viewing, too. In fact, the water is so close that we could see all kinds of sea life from the top deck, including a shark, a ray and a sea turtle.

The kitchen is small, but totally equipped with everything you will need for simple meals. The decorating is beautiful, simple and shows off the beautifully made furniture, including an expertly made corner tv stand. We didn't use the television, but enjoyed music with speakers throughout the upstairs.

With a teen aged son and daughter, we rented both floors. It was perfect for us since our kids want space and privacy. However, if you have little ones, you may want to rent only the upstairs and have the kids sleep on the couch, or make beds on the floor since the stairway connecting the two floors is on the deck. This is totally not a problem for older kids, but might be troublesome if your kids still need help in the night.

I emailed both Kimmy and Stuart many times and they always responded quickly. If looking for a quiet get away, surrounded by beautiful water, the darkest night sky, but a short drive for not only necessities but adventurous day excursions, this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

5th Time Coming Back, and as wonderous as always.

  • 5 of 5

This is my 5th stay at Touch of Class and as usual it was an auspicious and inspiring stay. I must say that the times I have gone alone I have barricaded myself inside the facility surrounding myself by books, paint, canvas, pen and paper. The style of the house is amazing, if you look closely you can see the owner did not just build a house, but a beautiful art piece that every aspect (from the sinks, to the intricate tiling) had heart and a true artists touch placed into it. I know he uses this as his personal home too from the times I have spoke to him over the phone when booking my stay, and I must say that from the impression I have got from him and the house, you can clearly see he wanted any others who ventured to this sanctuary to feel at home as well.

The snorkeling equipment is not for professional divers like my brother, but for families or beginner divers/snorkelers like myself the equipment is quite handy. Although because of my brother I know any professional would bring his/her own gear, as it is important to have a custom fit. (He has been teaching me a few things for my next stay :)

I must say I am dismayed to read the most current reviews, and given that I have furloughed here 5+ times?, that to hear such rancidness etched into a review gives me some insight into these person’s personal character. Given the house is located on the ocean, there for constantly exposed to the sun and salt the home does require maintenance, which from my comings and goings I have seen the constant maintenance and updates.

I must say the only down side of the house is in fact the renters themselves have no respect for others property, it is stated in the orientation package that you are to clean the equipment and kayak upon leave. Two of my times that I stayed were back-to-back. As I checked in a family checked out, and although the houses cleaning was perfect as usual, they broke the kayak as well as some of the snorkeling equipment and left them covered in salt and sand. I know this because when they were checking in 3 weeks prior, I was the person checking out and both the kayak and snorkeling equipment were pristine. Fortunately, the owner was kind enough to immediately remedy the kayak, as I was finalizing my dissertation and needed the kayak for my reflection time. Sadly, on my stay this February I found out the kayak has retired. However, I spoke to the owner and he will be sending not one but two new kayaks over soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

2-4 Guests (1 week)
1 bed, 1 bath (The Upper portion of the villa with use of both decks and all amenities.) $1400.00 - 2 guests.
Up to 2 additional guests can be accommodated for $100.00 per week per person. Under a week, $250 per night for 2 guests (3 night minimum)

6-8 Guests (1 week)
3 beds, 2 baths (the entire villa included and all amenities). $2300.00 - 6 guests.
Up to 2 additional guests, $100.00 per week per person. Under a week, $365 per night up to 6 guests. (3 night minimum)

A 50% deposit of the total amount due is required to reserve Touch of Class. The remaining total balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

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