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The Boat House

Charming and Affordable House in Prime French Leave Beach Location

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Vacation rental house.  people6 sleeps,  bed3 bedrooms,  bath3 bathrooms.  pawPets not allowed

Banks Rd Governors Harbour, Governor's Harbour 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.197394,-76.227168)

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Welcome to The Boat House, a delightful and quirky three-bedroom house. The Boat House is located on the Banks Road, the premier location on Eleuthera, just one mile from the town of Governors Harbour. It is 50 yards from world-famous French Leave Beach, a pristine beach renowned for its pink sand and turquoise water. French Leave Beach is over a mile long, with only five houses on the entire length.

Guests of The Boat House may rent just the upstairs, which is a spacious and complete one-bedroom apartment, or the entire house, which includes two more bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. Boat House is rented to ONLY one group at a time. Unused bedrooms are locked off.

The upstairs of the Boat House contains the living room, dining area, kitchen, and one queen bedroom. It has beautiful views of French Leave Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from every room. The large sundeck has expansive ocean views as well as views of the pond behind.

The upstairs also has a full bath and a laundry closet with washer and dryer. The downstairs contains a second queen bedroom and the Bunk Room, which is limited to two guests. Both downstairs bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms. Each downstairs bedroom can be locked off if it’s not needed. The downstairs bedrooms are accessed from their own first-floor entrance; they are not connected internally to the upstairs apartment.

Amenities at the Boat House include air conditioning, WIFI, and satellite TV. The Boat House now has a new full size refrigerator. Our housekeeper, Doreene, will come by once during the week to clean the house for you. If you would like her to clean more often, or to cook for you, she will be happy to do that for a modest charge.

Cross a small road and walk down a short sand path and you are on French Leave Beach, an idyllic, mile-long, crescent-shaped beach rated one of the best in the world by USA Today. There are only five houses on the entire length of this spectacular beach. The surf is very mild, protected by a large reef system that parallels the shore. The water on French Leave Beach is literally crystal clear: with no rivers or streams on the island, Eleuthera’s seas are free of sediment and among the clearest in the world.

Tippy’s famous beachside restaurant is a mile away (you can walk the beach to get there). Other upscale restaurants within easy driving distance include Cocodimama and Pascal's at Sky Beach Club. The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. The recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, hosts a weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists.

The base rate for The Boat House is for the upstairs one bedroom apartment for two guests. There is an additional charge of $30/night for each additional guest in excess of 2. If you have 3 or 4 guests total, one of the downstairs bedrooms (your choice) will be included in the rental. If you have 5 or 6 guests total, both downstairs bedrooms will be included in the rental.

The Boat House is rented to ONLY ONE group at time. Unused bedrooms are simply locked off.


Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameThe Boat House (Unit Code: boathous)
Property TypeHouse
Beds2 Queen beds, 8 Twin beds
Bathrooms3 bathrooms
Rooms3, sleeps 6, 4 dining seats
PetsPets Not Allowed
Standard AmenitiesAttractions: arboretum, bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinemas, library, marina, pond, reefs, restaurants
General: Parking, Wifi, Free Wifi
Leisure Activities: beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, horseback riding, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking
Location Type: Beach, Beach View, Ocean View
Sports And Adventure Activities: deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, jet skiing, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, spelunking, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, tennis, wind-surfing
Suitability: children welcome, pets not allowed
Health And Safety: Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
KitchenFull Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Dishes & utensils
LivingAir Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, High Speed Internet
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorDeck, Beach, Beach Chairs, Beach towels
GeographicClose to Town, Across the street from Beach
EntertainmentSatellite TV

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental



DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
Summer
5/27/2023 ... 8/12/2023
$240$1,450$6,2145No restrictions
Late Summer
8/13/2023 ... 9/3/2023
$210$1,250na5No restrictions
Fall
9/4/2023 ... 11/17/2023
$210$1,250$5,3575No restrictions
Thanksgiving
11/18/2023 ... 11/25/2023
$240$1,450na5No restrictions
December
11/26/2023 ... 12/21/2023
$210$1,250na5No restrictions
Holiday - Christmas Week 2023
12/22/2023 ... 12/29/2023
$421$2,950na7Fri, Sat checkin only
Holiday - New Years Week 2023
12/30/2023 ... 1/5/2024
na$2,950na7Sat checkin only
Winter
1/6/2024 ... 2/9/2024
$240$1,450$6,2145No restrictions
Spring
2/10/2024 ... 4/20/2024
$240$1,450$6,2145No restrictions
Early Summer
4/21/2024 ... 5/31/2024
$210$1,250$5,3575No restrictions
Rates are for the first 2 guests (first 8 guests for the Christmas and New Years holidays). For each additional guest add $210 per week.
Damage Insurance: $69
Cleaning Fee: $150
Note: We set the rates this way to make the house more affordable for small groups who use less utilities and create less wear and tear.

*Seasonal rates are estimates only. Actual rates may differ. Seasonal rates do not include fees or taxes.

Reviews

Average Manager Rating (Based on 1997 reviews)

Overall satisfaction:
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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 5 reviews)

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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews


Great Beach Stay

Stayed 7 days ending in February, 2023

Services from rental manager:
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A guest from Shelter Island, NY United States recommends this vacation rental.

Great location, well appointed.


Perfect Little Piece of Paradise

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2019

Services from rental manager:
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Alicia W. from Santa Ana, CA United States recommends this vacation rental.

My guests and I had a wonderful stay at Boat House in March 2019. Eleuthera is my absolute favorite place in the world and this stretch along Banks Road is at the top of my list in terms of places to stay on the island. The location is wonderful with proximity to town and my go-to places (Tippy's, Bacchus, Da Perk, Buccaneer Club, 1648) and a short jaunt down to Eleuthera Island Farms.

The home, while a bit quirky in its layout, really has everything you need. Hot water, clean and well maintained, functioning AC in all rooms and a simple Bahamian aesthetic that makes you feel right at home. When I arrived, the home was spotless and smelled fresh and clean. The kitchen, bathrooms, floors and living area had been cleaned to sparkling perfection. I appreciated the extra beverage fridge since we cooked most of our meals and preferred to make drinks at home. We watched beautiful sunrises on the beach, just across the street and sunset cocktails from the balcony.

My only, very small note would be that because the house is situated so close to the road and a few of the windows did not close entirely, it can be quite noisy as cars drive by. It took me a few nights to get used to it but I was still able to sleep soundly.

Also, the kitchen could use a few more pieces of cookware (larger variety pots and pans) although we were able to make everything we needed with what was provided. The inclusion of a blender would be nice as well, but again- a small preference as I do enjoy a morning smoothie and and evening pina colada ;)

Edgar was great and accommodating. My flight out of Nassau had been delayed several times, putting me about 5 hours behind schedule but he made sure to have the house ready and keys available, despite my late night arrival.

We enjoyed the best of the island during our stay-- the central location made it a breeze. The best of Governor's Harbour is within a 5 minute drive of Boat House.


Boathouse

Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2019

Services from rental manager:
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A guest from United States recommends this vacation rental.

Fantastic house within yards of an amazing beach!


Boathouse Review

Stayed 5 days ending in February, 2018

Services from rental manager:
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A guest from United States recommends this vacation rental.

Hi folks,

All good at the boathouse with excellent location.

Just need to work on the shower which is falling apart. An outdoor shower would be ideal.

The outside furniture could be arranged a little better upon arrival for a better welcome.

Overall quite good.


Comfortable Stay in Paradise!

Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2018

Services from rental manager:
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A guest from Etobicoke, ON Canada recommends this vacation rental.

The rental property was comfortable and clean! This was a great place to relax at the end of a long day out. Edgar was waiting for us when we arrived, and was easy to contact throughout our stay. We would be happy to stay here again and recommend this house to family and friends.


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