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Magnificent 10-Bedroom Beachfront Compound w/ Private Pool on French Leave Beach

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms10
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
estate
Sleeps
25
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
10
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

10 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 27

Lush Life is the best house on the best beach in the best town on Eleuthera. It is the most popular vacation rental on the island, a property with an ideal layout for multiple families, reunions, and small weddings.

This luxurious beachfront compound is located directly on the pristine, pink-sand French Leave Beach, which has been ranked among the top 20 beaches of the world. There are just a few other houses on this mile-long beach. It is usually deserted. Lush Life was the setting for the 2010 Tyler Perry/Janet Jackson film, ''Why Did I Get Married Too'', which was shot on location in the house and on its beach, pool, and grounds. Lush Life has a total of four structures with 9 bedrooms (10 bedrooms with optional Gardener's Cottage), 10 baths, 4 kitchens, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a large heated pool. Full maid service twice a week is included, as is a nearby caretaker. Other staff including a selection of cooks and chefs, are available upon request.

The proximity of the compound to the water, accentuated by multiple seating areas on and almost on the beach, as well as a new, large “Sky Box” built over a dune, offer unparalleled opportunities to drink in the beauty of one of the most stunning beaches in the World.

Situated in the prestigious Banks Road, where Governors Harbour’s great estates are located, Lush Life is less than a mile from Tippy's famous beachfront restaurant and bar, the Banks Road Deli, Da Perk, the new “1648” restaurant, and the 360-year-old town of Governor’s Harbour.

The houses at Lush Life were exquisitely designed, and built to the most exacting modern standards of workmanship. They feature Brazilian hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, custom tile, electronic mini-split air-conditioning systems, and decor by one of the Bahamas' premier interior designers. The home is continuously upgraded and maintained to the highest standards that an out island setting allows.

Lush Life is rented to just one group at a time. The compound consists of the following structures:

The Main House: This magnificent Bahamian Colonial mansion has 4 king bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 8. The large great room, hall, formal dining room, and expansive veranda look directly out upon French Leave Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The extraordinary kitchen would satisfy any master chef, and is designed to handle the largest dinner parties. It is equipped with two large refrigerators, giant freezer, gas range, and more.

The Guest Cottage: This 2-bedroom cottage overlooks the pool and has ocean views. It has a full kitchen and three baths, and is connected to the Bunk Room and Studio Apartment.

The Bunk Room: This structure, connected to the Guest Cottage on one side and the Studio Apartment on the other, consists of a large bedroom and private bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with 3 bunk beds and 3 trundle beds, sleeping up to 9 children.

The Studio Apartment: This cozy cottage with views across the pool at the beach and ocean, is linked to the Bunk Room. It has a large living/bedroom area with a four-poster bed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom.

The Pool Cabana: This bright one-bedroom house is on the beach and beside the pool. It has a king bedroom, a large living room, and a full kitchen and bath.

The Gardener's Cottage: The optional Gardener’s Cottage is a full size-studio with a king bed, full bath and kitchen. The caretaker of Lush Life normally resides in the Gardener’s Cottage, which is located near the entrance from the street, separated from the rest of the property. If you need the additional space for your party, the caretaker can relocate during your stay and make the Gardener’s Cottage available. An additional charge will apply.

Lush Life comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay on Eleuthera including flat-screen satellite TVs with DVD players, high-speed internet with WIFI, desktop computer, free VOIP telephone line, books, and games. Outdoor amenities include a heated pool, gas grill, kayak, surfboards, and an outdoor ping pong table.Lush Life comes with full housekeeping twice a week, plus a light clean each morning and turn-down service. A cook and other staff are available for an additional charge. There is a generator on premises. The home is continuously upgraded and maintained to the highest standards an out island setting allows.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Lush Life is located directly on French Leave Beach, an idyllic, mile-long, pink-sand beach with only half a dozen houses on its entire length. The surf is very mild, protected by a large reef system that parallels the shore. The water is among the clearest in the world. Just offshore from Lush Life is an excellent reef for snorkeling, inhabited by many colorful reef fishes.

The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, 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 foreigners. 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, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing, is not to be missed.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon EVR
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

San Francisco, CA
5

Lush Life is #AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week at Lush Life, and we are in serious withdrawal from the beauty, the hospitality, the comfort.

The house and property are gorgeous, very well maintained, stocked, and cared for. I've never seen so many cooking supplies at a vacation rental. Great kitchen, comfortable beds, awesome pool, and beach right out your front door, with calm, warm water. Skip and his crew attended to us perfectly, particularly Tepa and Miller, who are both so warm and kind. We have three young kids, and they were fully immersed with the group of kittens on the properties, fresh cut coconuts (thanks Miller!), and hours and hours of swimming and playing.

Thanks Lush Life for one of the best weeks of our life. Definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing, beautiful time on a gorgeous island.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

This is a magnificent property. Every space is nicer than the next. Skip and Jackie are amazing managers who were there whenever we needed team but they were never intrusive. They sent us to the BEST of everything. Their gorgeous children were delightful. The staff was above par in every respect. Teepa, Millar, Ricardo, Brenda and all the staff were incredible. We had Shauna, Shewayne, and Edith who cooked AMAZING meals for us! They made every night they were with us a culinary masterpiece!! This was the vacation of a lifetime. We WILL be back!! One suggestion: wifi connection on the island is very spotty, SO relax and do it Bahamas style. If you need to be constantly connected Eleuthera may not be for you. Lol

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! I'm sorry you had internet issues. Unreliable internet is NOT usually a problem on the island. The internet is actually quite reliable. I'm not sure what was happening during your week, but I will speak to the property manager to find out.
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5

PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the front door to the moment we closed it behind us concluding our stay, our party never stopped being in awe of the stunning beauty and comfort that is Lush Life. The impeccable accommodations fit our family of 17 – 7 couples and three children – with room to spare and the amenities, whether we were lounging poolside or snorkeling alongside a school of fish right off the most pristine beach you’ll ever see, offered more than enough for both the children and adults to fill our days there with fun, adventure, and plenty of relaxation.

The staff couldn’t have been more helpful. It’s been mentioned in other reviews that Skip has an uncanny knack for appearing the moment you think of something to ask him – and that’s totally true. He is also engaging and gracious with his time, talking to the guests to find out how he can help them have their ideal stay on Eleuthera. He can help you plan an afternoon’s itinerary sightseeing on the island or let you know where to find the fishermen when they bring in their fresh catch of the day. Tipa was so kind, offering to cut fresh coconuts off a tree for the kids and, later, building a campfire on the beach that we enjoyed under a full moon. That will, no doubt, be one of the enduring images of our amazing vacation, as Brenda Lee greeting us with her stirring singing voice and pleasant conversation will be a long-lasting memory, as well.

We’re a family that enjoys cooking together and we enjoyed all of the conveniences of Lush Life’s large and well-equipped kitchen.

All in all, our week at Lush Life was a little slice of paradise, one that we will remember dearly and miss already.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The magnificent compound made for a perfect family vacation. The attentive staff made us feel like we had our own private resort. From raking the beach every morning, to putting out fresh towels at the pool to arranging private chefs, and fishing trips - all like the best concierge at any 5 star resort. We so enjoyed being together in this pristine spot and being pampered. Thank you for sharing your exquisite home!

Terri K.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded every expectation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I opened the front door and said out loud, “This exceeds all of my expectations”. The panoramic view is spectacular. The bedrooms in the main house are gorgeous, each with a balcony. The additional Guest Apartment accommodations are equally impressive. The staff is attentive and ready and willing to help you with everything from booking a turtle/starfish excursion to fishing boat, jet skiis, to a live band at the house, …even to creating the best beach bonfire I’ve ever attended. Oh, and let me not forget the professional family photo session we booked. My entire family of 16 came together for a week of beautiful memories, including morning coffee up in the new elevated gazebo (aka Bahamian skybox). The pristine sugar-like beach is more breathtaking than described. The “your wish is my command” property manager is the most attentive I’ve ever met. We loved every minute of it! A huge thank you to the private owners for creating this very private resort and sharing it with us lucky renters.

Bernadette…Long Island, New York

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Resort style private home on a pink sand beach!

  • 5 of 5

Lush Life for the second time in a row provided us with a magnificent setting for our family vacation. Incredible pink sand beach that you can call your own, private, crystal clear ocean. Pristine, well appointed home in which all guests enjoy beautifully decorated cottages and a main house. The care takers attention to details for their guests will make anyone's vacation a dream. Looking forward to come back. This is a picture perfect, extremely well maintained property in an spectacular Bahama beach !!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Feb 19 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$20,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$17,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$19,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$16,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$13,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$15,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$20,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$16,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$25,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$16,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 17 2018 - Apr 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$20,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 22 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$17,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$19,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$16,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$13,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 28 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$15,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$20,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$16,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay
$25,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%

RATES ARE FOR UP TO 12 GUESTS; add $500/week for each additional guest. Babies under 2 are free.

NOTE: We have set the rates this way to make the property affordable for smaller groups who use less water and electricity, and create less wear and tear.
Rates include full housekeeping twice a week, plus a light clean each morning and turn-down service.

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Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
    Full 5 - toilet , shower
    Full 6 - toilet , shower
    Full 7 - toilet , shower
    Full 8 - toilet , shower
    Full 9 - toilet , shower
    Full 10 - toilet
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 6 twin/ single , 3 child bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king , ADDITIONAL CHARGES APPLY FOR THIS OPTIONAL GARDENERS COTTAGE
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beachfront location. Heated pool. Equipment includes kayak, surfboards, books and games. Housekeeping two days a week is included.

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