The property is an artistic blend of the historic and contemporary. This lovely house dates from the first half of the 1800’s. During the recent restoration, the original historic architecture was preserved while accommodating the needs of modern luxury living, including state-of-the-art fixtures, appliances, and electronics, and with harbor-view infinity pool. The cottage has three full-size bedrooms. Two feature king-sized beds and the third has two double beds. The house has a large formal living room, elegant formal dining room with seating for six, and a fully equipped island kitchen. There are two luxurious modern bathrooms, one with shower and one with shower/tub combination. A large terrace overlooks with harbor-view infinity pool. Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, stereo, complimentary toiletries, and off-street parking.
Governor’s Cottage 1 is part of the collection of beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above Governors Harbour, furnished with antiques from around the world. The house manager can arrange daily housekeeping, a private chef, or a car rental and provide advice about island activities. Other staff include a full time gardener and housekeepers. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises. The pool deck is dramatic with its views of the harbour and adds to the delight of the well-manicured grounds.
The town of Governors Harbour, a one-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, 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 over 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 ten 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, the cottage is just a minute from French Leave Beach. Eleuthera is famous for its one hundred miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just eight thousand residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night.