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New Luxury 3BR with Private Pool, Walk to Town

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 4, 2016
3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Welcome to Sweet Corn House, a new and elegant three-bedroom, four-bath Colonial home on the hill above Governors Harbour. Sweet Corn is graced by shady, wrap-around verandas overlooking landscaped tropical gardens and a private swimming pool.

The first floor of Sweet Corn features a large and sunny open-plan living area ideal for entertaining. The great room has lounge seating for five+ and dining room seating for six. The island kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, is open to the great room and features additional bar-chair seating. There is an adjacent powder room and laundry room.

The first floor of Sweet Corn has two separate bedroom suites with full baths, one with a queen bed and one with a king bed. The king bedroom suite has a kitchenette and can be accessed from the great room or directly from the garden via a separate keyed entrance.

The second floor of Sweet Corn is devoted entirely to the master bedroom suite. This spacious suite features a luxurious modern bathroom, two private balconies, and a private sun deck with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Sweet Corn has air conditioning throughout the house, cable TV, DVD player, wifi internet, land line telephone, travel crib, and an outdoor gas grill.

Sweet Corn is one of five homes on the estate formerly owned by Sir Harold Christie, and on which his gracious Bahamian Colonial mansion still stands. Sweet Corn can be rented along with other homes on the estate to accommodate larger groups. Daily housekeeping, private chef, and other services are always available on the estate for an additional charge.

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 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.

Walking down 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 8 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, Sweet Corn House is just a minute from French Leave Beach.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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28 Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

5

Lovely House and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Corn house was my first visit to the Bahamas and could not have been improved. The house lives up the to photos shown but there are lots of extras that made the stay special. The owner was really welcoming and provided support by telephone whenever needed. They even provided a mobile phone to use incase of any issues when travelling around the island which was a great thing to do when you consider that some of the beaches are quite remote. The beach nearby is walkable as well as drivable and we never saw a single person on it in the week we went. We visited at the end of July and were a bit concerned about the possible rainy weather but should never have worried. It was sunny every day and it did rain on a few occasions but passed quickly and was a break from the heat and seemed to clear the air. The pool area was great and looked after every day by a lovely local person who also did the garden. The island is very safe and the local people very lovely. Highlights were the numerous beaches with the most amazing colour sea within easy reach of the house, and the snorkelling. The process was simple from booking on the website to direct contact with arrival instructions from the owner via email. I would highly recommend the property and it met all expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Sweetcorn house, and would recommend renting it without reservation. Pictures and the listing of amenities accurately represent existing conditions. It is clean, bright, comfortable, spacious, modern, nicely decorated, and the location is great. We were able to walk to the beach and everything in Town--- a couple restaurants, gift shops, the Library, supermarkets, Friday night Fish Fry. The house is located at the top of a long hill; so walking up and down takes a little getting used to; but it is nice not to have to drive everywhere. There is an open kitchen/dining/living area, two bedrooms on the ground level, and the master bedroom is located on the upper level.

This being our first time to Eluthera, we found that staying in Governor's Harbor was perfect. Centrally located, Governor's Harbor has the most amenities and understated "quaintness" that the other towns on the island lack.

I never met Bob, but Kathy, the Owner, was great! She is especially knowledgeable about the island and town, and the function of house utilities. She had lasagna, a bottle of wine, and a couple beers ready for us upon arrival---- a super nice gesture considering by the time our flight arrived most of the stores in town were closed for the night/evening. The lasagna was delicious.

Tips:

1) if you love to cook, bring a knife sharpener or your own set of knives. As with most rental properties, the knives are very dull. Otherwise, the kitchen is very well equipped. The only item we found to be missing was a cheese grater.

2) All bathrooms have large walk-in showers, but the showers do not have benches, making it difficult to shave. This is my only minor irritation with the house, which was fixed by putting a plastic chair in the shower.

3) The house is good for traveling with children-- our 12 year old loved the bedroom by the pool and having her own private bathroom. We traveled with our 9 month old baby--- who had a great time taking baths in the kitchen sink! Be aware that there are no soaking tubs if you have small children who are accustomed to baths. There were 2 pack-n-plays; one with an actual mattress, that made for a comfortable bed for the baby. There was also a high chair that worked nicely.

3) Purchase this book, and the map to go with it: The Beach Book; Eleuthera Bahamas Edition, by Bret Sigillo and Gunnar Ek. With this book we were able to go to 8 different beaches over our 10 night stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, and the good suggestions! We have bought new knives and a cheese grater. Come back soon!
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sweet corn

  • 5 of 5

always enjoy staying here. I have been coming to Gov Harbour for years now. would love to eventually find my own lttle patch of ground in the areas. Got to experience the clinic system this time due to a medical occurance with one in our party. Very interesting. People are very friendly and it was perfect for our family of 4. My dad is slighty disabled so the one level of sweet corn was perfect. I appreciate Kathy Coleman the owner being so flexible.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location and house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at Sweet Corn House. We were thrilled with the nearness to French Leave beach and to the town of Governors Harbour - both easily walk-able from the house. The house (and others near it) are well-designed and well-built...the grounds are beautiful as well. Kathy was a great host and very welcoming. During our stay, we explored all we could on Eleuthera, but really enjoyed coming "home" to Governors Harbour and Sweet Corn House. We would highly recommend staying at any of the properties that Kathy and Bob own as well as working with the good folks at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals who made the booking process easy and followed up during and after the trip. Without question, we would come back to stay at Sweet Corn House again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Sweet Corn House, even though the weather wasn't quite what we had expected some of the time, thanks to "el nino"! The house is light and spacious and comfortable to live in, and there are all the necessary facilities there for cook etc. It was sparkling clean when we arrived and looked most welcoming. Our hosts Bob and Kathy Colman could not have been kinder or more helpful and they made a real difference to our comfort and ease of settling in especially at the start of our stay. We enjoyed the beautiful Eleuthera beaches, and the Beach Bars for lunch or a drink. The house is well positioned in Governor's Harbour and this enabled us to tour the whole Island with ease. I would not hesitate to recommend the property to others. I would also say that the booking through Eleuthera Vacation Rentals was made very simple, and the staff there were very helpful at all times. All in all, a well run affair.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well kept comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (kids 12-19) stayed here for 6 days over Thanksgiving. Our 3rd trip to Eleuthera, first at Sweet Corn. We were extremely pleased with the location as we love the Gov Harb area. The house is extremely well decorated and very homey. Kathy is an elegant hostess who greeted us upon arrival with her famous lasagna, wine, and Kaliks.(beer) For those concerned for privacy, Kathy lives nearby and is extremely respectful of your time at her home, although she is an excellent resource for info on the island. She gave us a GREAT suggestion for a lunch spot which we would have never found on our own. (Wild Orchid in Rock Sound) The beds were very comfortable and the interior of the house is very inviting to simply, hang out. WiFi is great, just ask my kids! The pool area is ideal for lounging and the home comes with all of the beach gear (chairs etc) you will need. You would make a good choice by renting this home. Matt and Tara from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals are extreme professionals and are available to you before, during, and after your trip. On our next trip, we will be renting again through Matt and Tara. We have no reason to look to anyone else. Missing the island already....

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Governors Harbour (GHB) at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Buccaneer at 300 Metres Nearest Restaurant : The Buccaneer at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : French Leave Beach at 800 Metres Car: recommended

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 Sweet Corn House, and experience all our island has to offer.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$425
$2,350
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$535
$2,950
 
 
December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$465
$2,550
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$495
$2,750
 
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,450
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$495
$2,750
 
 
Mid Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$535
$2,950
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$485
$2,650
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$425
$2,350
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$535
$2,950
 
 
December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$465
$2,550
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for up to 6 guests. For a 7th guest, add $50 per night. Babies under 2 are free.
Security deposit: $500

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 2150 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Ipod player provided.

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