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Buttonwood Reserve 1B

Serenity. Ground floor, close to pool area

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Vacation rental villa.  people6 sleeps,  bed2 bedrooms,  bath2 bathrooms.  pawPets not allowed

Queens Highway Governors Harbour, Governor's Harbour 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.317514,-76.353975)

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"Serenity" Vistas (unit 1B at the Buttonwood Reserve Oceanfront Condominium Resort) is a bottom-floor unit, that includes a full-surround two-ocean view, facing west over the Caribbean for the sunset and east to the Atlantic for the sunrise. Enjoy stunning ocean views from every room through eight-foot glass sliders and six-foot bay windows. The expansive private decks also feature spectacular sea views in every direction.

Buttonwood Reserve has access to two beaches. On the Atlantic side is a world-class, 3-mile-long pink-sand beach, pristine without a single house. It is accessed via our private, golf-carts only driveway. All condominiums at Buttonwood come with access to a fleet of golf carts at no charge. On the Caribbean side of our property, almost in your front yard, is a second beach. This beach is small and rather rocky, so not so aesthetic, but the water is as calm as a lake and this shore is perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.

Our resort-style pool is just steps from your condominium. This beautiful landscaped pool is heated for comfortable swimming year round.

We just completed a new pickleball court!

Our mini-gym is equipped with a multifunction smith machine cage with precision linear bearings, an Olympic weight rack, dip station, and a cable routed pulley system. Guests also have access to dumbbells and a fitness/yoga mat. This is an open-air gym (fully roofed and with three walls).

The professionally decorated interior of this vacation rental is elegantly furnished, modern, warm and comfortable. The east end of the great room features a modern, open-plan, luxurious kitchen finished in stainless steel and black granite. The kitchen, dining area, and living room have magnificent ocean views in every direction, with water sparkling as far as the eye can see.

The master bedroom is features a large upholstered window seat with magnificent panoramic views of the Caribbean, a perfect spot to relax with a book or morning coffee, or watch the sunset over the sea. The master is furnished with a king bed and equipped with an en-suite full bath. The master has a private door leading to the deck over the Caribbean.

The guest bedroom also features a large window seat with a spectacular view, this one overlooking the Atlantic. The bedroom has a full en-suite bath (which can be accessed from the hall as well). It is furnished with twin beds that can be converted into a king.

Buttonwood Reserve comes with kayaks and a paddle board for use on the sea or in our pond. Bicycles are also provided for riding around the property or to town, less than a mile away. Our retired groundskeeper, Patrick, is an expert fisherman and will take you out fishing in his boat for a half day or full day (extra charges apply.) Grill your catch fresh on our outdoor gas grill near the pool.

Buttonwood Reserve is a 10 minute walk from three restaurants: Delish, Leorose Sunset Beach Bar and Grill, and Mel's Snack Shack.

Just a mile from Buttonwood Reserve is the village of James Cistern, which has three grocery stores, a town dock where the fisherman bring their catch every day, a produce stand, and Kel D's sports bar. James Cistern is also the home of Stubb’s famous barbecue, now called Tamarind Tree Grill, every Friday and Saturday, which is not to be missed.

Buttonwood Reserve is an easy 15-minute drive from Governor’s Harbour, the main town on the island. Governor’s Harbour has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor.

Other restaurants in the area include Pascal’s at boutique resort Sky Beach Club, Tippy’s (international and fusion), 1648 Bar & Grille at French Leave (fine dining for lunch and dinner), The Buccaneer, The Rainbow Inn (steaks and Monday night brick oven pizza night), the Front Porch, Hot Buns bakery and sandwich shop, and Da Perk Café (café and sandwich shop).

Eleuthera is most famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is safe and friendly.


Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameButtonwood Reserve 1B (Unit Code: BR1B)
Property TypeVilla
Beds1 King bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa bed
Bathrooms2 bathrooms
Rooms2, sleeps 6, Master Bedroom - 1 king Guest Bedroom - 2 twins, which can be converted to a king upon request Plus a sofa bed in the living room, 6 dining seats
Floor Area1600 square feet
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, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking
Location Type: Beach, Beachfront, Oceanfront
Pool Spa: Communal Pool, Heated Pool
Sports And Adventure Activities: deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, jet skiing, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, spelunking, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, tennis, wind-surfing
Suitability: children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible
Suitability Chkbox: Long-term Renters Welcome
Safety: Outdoor lighting, Smoke detectors, Fire extinguisher, First aid kit
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, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Hair dryer, Room Safe
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorDeck, Patio, Balcony, BBQ Grill, Outdoor Shower, Shared Pool, Beach, Kayak, Bike, Grill, Beach Chairs, Golf cart, Floats, Beach towels, Paddle board, Cooler, Life Jackets, Beach umbrella, Boogie Boards, Pickleball Court
GeographicOn Beach, Close to Town
EntertainmentSatellite TV, DVD Player, Gym

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental



DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
Summer
5/25/2024 ... 8/10/2024
$355$2,150$9,2143No restrictions
Late Summer
8/11/2024 ... 8/31/2024
$325$1,950na3No restrictions
Fall
9/1/2024 ... 11/22/2024
$285$1,750$7,5004No restrictions
Thanksgiving
11/23/2024 ... 11/30/2024
na$2,750na7No restrictions
December
12/1/2024 ... 12/19/2024
$285$1,750na4No restrictions
Holiday - Christmas Week 2024
12/20/2024 ... 12/27/2024
$507$3,550na7Fri, Sat checkin only
Holiday - New Years Week 2024
12/28/2024 ... 1/3/2025
na$3,850na7Sat checkin only
Winter
1/4/2025 ... 2/7/2025
$325$1,950$8,3575No restrictions
Spring
2/8/2025 ... 4/19/2025
na$2,650na7Sat checkin only
Early Summer
4/20/2025 ... 5/23/2025
$325$1,950$8,3575No restrictions
Summer
5/24/2025 ... 8/16/2025
$355$2,150na5Mon, Sat, Sun checkin only
Rates are for 4 guests, add $250 per week for each additional guest. Babies/toddlers under age 2 are free.
Damage Insurance Premium: $59
Cleaning Fee: $125
We set the rates this way to make the house affordable to smaller groups which 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

Vacation Rental Reviews


A Quiet Retreat from Everything!

Stayed 28 days ending in March, 2024

Services from rental manager:
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Jason C. from Fredericksburg, VA United States recommends this vacation rental.

We stayed for several weeks in February at Buttonwood Reserve. The weather was delightful. The house - Very comfortable and well appointed with incredible sea views. The Starlink highspeed Internet was blazing fast for us to work remotely and enjoy Netflix. We had a few very minor issues that Brett the property manager took care of immediately. Brett is an amazing person and resource giving us valuable insights from car rentals, grocery stores, restaurants and sightseeing. The golf carts are a great addition to ferry back and forth from the incredible Atlantic beach. The brand new pickleball court looks great. The sand and water!

Buttonwood is centrally located on the island, so it's a convenient spot to explore all that Eluthera has to offer.


Our stay at Buttonwood Reserve February 2024

Stayed 7 days ending in February, 2024

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LINDA S. from Summit Hill, PA United States recommends this vacation rental.

Overall I was very satisfied with the property. Very clean, nicely furnished. Brett and Smitty were very friendly and helpful. They even retrieved and opened a fresh coconut for me!
The only "complaint" I have is the condition and working order of the golf carts. The first cart we used had no working brakes and the second cart died on the trail to the Atlantic beach. but overall we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Manager Responded on 2/27/2024

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We apologize for the golf cart issue. Buttonwood is in the process of upgrading the golf cart fleet!


A Memorable Family Beach Vacation

Stayed 7 days ending in January, 2023

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A guest from bath, maine United States recommends this vacation rental.

Eluethera Vacation Rentals offered amazing service and support prior to our family vacation in Buttonwoods. They could not have been more helpful. The materials and Welcome Letter were extremely useful and a good resource for the island of Eleuthera. The onsite property manager was also very service oriented.

The beach was absolutely beautiful and very private, complete with a shipwreck to view. Having access to the gulf carts made it easy (and fun!) to haul all the young children and sand toys to the beach. (A bonus was all the beach toys and beach chairs stowed on site which was all available for use.)

Overall, there were some issues with maintenance, which the onsite property manager attempted to address in a timely manner. One issue was the electrical circuits, which interrupted sleep at night. Every time the upstairs guest turned on their fans, the fans and lights in the downstairs unit automatically came on. If guests have different sleep schedules, the lights and fans coming on at various hours during the night can be disturbing.

The frequent but usually short nocturnal power outages also interrupted sleep, not because of loss of electricity per se, but due to the noise created. Every time the power went out, the loss of electricity stimulated the safety alarm system which was stimulated again when the power came back on, resulting in being woken up by the flashing lights and alarms during the noturnal power outages.

Finally, as noted in the property brochure, beware of the No-see-ums, as they present a lasting itchy memory of the time in Eleuthera!

Question: Would we come back? Absolutely!!!

  • Manager Responded on 1/26/2023

    We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that Eleuthera Vacation Rentals took good care of you. We are so sorry for the electrical issues during your week. There was a fire at the Hatchet Bay electrical plant, which provides electricity for the island, and this caused the series of outages that week. It's not normally that way! The property manager is addressing the issue with those alarms going off when the power comes on, and is fixing the problem with the programming of the remote controls for the ceiling fans and ceiling fan lights.


Buttonwood vacation

Stayed 5 days ending in December, 2022

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Gianfranco F. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

The only thing you should do is to increase the light in the master bed room... the light is too low to be able to put on make-up.


Great place to stay!

Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2023

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Reagan H. from Fairfax, VA United States recommends this vacation rental.

We had a wonderful time at Buttonwood. The two beaches are gorgeous, and it was fun to have easy access to both sides of the island. We spent more time exploring the many nearby beaches and also took a boating tour with Captain Kid and Son, which was a highlight of the trip. Our favorite nearby beach was Gaulding Cay. Buttonwood is the perfect mid-island location for exploring all the wonders of Eleuthera. There are so many beautiful things to see, and it was perfect to come home to a comfortable, well-appointed condo in the evenings. I can't recommend Buttonwood enough!


Group Trip: great location, nice and relaxed feel

Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2019

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Chelsea P. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

We had a group of geologists come and stay at the Buttonwood reserve. We rented 5 apartments. It was a great location for the proximity to the GHB airport, as well as to many of the sites we visited. Although the apartments had a few hiccups (not each one was fully stocked, one door handle broke off, and some power issues in a couple of apartments), the staff was very quick to respond and generally came over to fix the problem within a matter of the day. We loved the golf carts, and the easy access to both beaches. Our group had a great time and look forward to going back someday soon.


Great family getaway.

Stayed 7 days ending in November, 2019

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Janet D. from Saint Paul, MN US recommends this vacation rental.

Accommodations were wonderful for our family. Each had privacy with their own family and fun dinners together every evening. We all gathered nightly for stunning sunsets. The only thing better would have been longer days. My son in law put together a day long adventure on the water which the grandkids will talk about for a long time. We thank everyone involved with making our stay special.Eleuthera was a friendly welcoming island.


Cottonwood reserve 1b

Stayed 14 days ending in February, 2020

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Denise C. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

Would suggest having some staples like sugar, salt and pepper, oil, coffee filters available.

  • Manager Responded on 3/4/2020

    We are glad you rnjoyed your stay, and thank you for the good ratings! We do provide salt, pepper, and coffee filters. If those items are missing due to an oversight, please contact our staff and they will be provided.


Nov 6-10

Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2019

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Scott L. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

It was nice. Staff is great!


Perfect Paradise with all the amenities!!

Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2021

Services from rental manager:
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Kelly H. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

We stayed here as a large group (25) and there was everything we could ever need! The property was beautiful and not one thing was missed. The only thing better than the views were the help we got from the property managers every time I had a question. (Which was every day** we are slightly a pain in the butt) I would absolutely return and recommend for anyone looking for a getaway as a small or large group!


Unit 1b Buttonwood Dec 2021

Stayed 8 days ending in December, 2021

Services from rental manager:
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Nelson V. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

The location and property in amazing. It exceed our expectations. The view from unit 1b is awesome. You can see the see from bed in the master bedroom. I would recommend you book this unit for your stay. Pool area was relaxing and the pool was always clean. They were fixing the heater so the first few days the water was cool but still nice to swim in.Love that he property is close to both Govenors Harbour and James Cistern so lots to do if you want. The island is so beautiful and you can do lots of day trips from Buttonwood. I would highly recommend unit 1b for its spacious layout and beautiful views of the sun rises and sunsets over the Caribbean Sea.


beautiful hidden Gem,

Stayed 7 days ending in December, 2021

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A guest from United States recommends this vacation rental.

beautiful comfortable condo with all amenities, gorgeous views central location
we loved our stay. bring bug spray.. noseeums are a nuisance in the evenings.
Pam is simply amazing and very responsive with great tips on things to do on the island. Mark is fantastic, kind and responds to your needs witihin minutes. everything was perfect! Thank you!!


Wonderfull week

Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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Jean-Pierre G. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

Beautifull place, condo very clean and confordable
Some activistes to make but all the time relax


Bring your friends and family and stay awhile!

Stayed 9 days ending in April, 2018

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Maureen F. from Kalamazoo, MI United States recommends this vacation rental.

This property was exactly what we needed for our large group of 30, multiple families getting together from 2 states to enjoy Spring Break in the Bahamas. Each condo was well maintained, well appointed with what families needed and had amazing views. Everyone loved the golf carts, amazing sandy private Atlantic beach with great waves, Caribbean beach for snorkeling and kayaking and heated pool. Property is in a great central location on Eleuthera, people made it from Light House Beach in the South to Harbour Island and Spanish Wells in the North and everything in between on our days there. Very close to grocery store in James Cistern. Sonya the property manager and her staff were welcoming and accommodating. If you are thinking about a trip to a family island in the Bahamas, where you can spend days being the only people an beach after beautiful beach this is the place for you!


Buttonwood Reserve Rocks

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2018

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John L. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

We spent two wonderful weeks at Buttonwood in March 2018: the first week in Unit 1B, and the second in Unit 2D. Both units were clean, comfortable, modern, attractively decorated, and with "picture postcard" views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

A sparsely populated beach was a short walk or golf cart ride away. Buttonwood Reserve is convenient to Governors Harbor, James Cistern, and Rainbow Bay, with their wide range of delightful restaurants. The Governors Harbor Airport is a six-minute drive from Buttonwood.

The sun was warm, the weather soothing, and the holiday a real treat for us.


Christmas in Eleuthera

Stayed 7 days ending in December, 2018

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Diane H. from Valparaiso, IN United States recommends this vacation rental.

The Buttonwood was a perfect choice for our family. Great location, well maintained, beautiful views, wonderful staff, one of our favorite places yet!


Fantastic Vacation

Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2018

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Jacqueline C. from Eastchester, NY United States recommends this vacation rental.

We had a wonderful time at the Buttonwood. The condo was perfect and the beach was absolutely gorgeous! You have to take the golf cart to the beach but well worth it. Matt Simon was very responsive to our needs. We had some small issues and they were addressed right away. Sonya and Jim were great and always available. The island was beautiful and the people so friendly!


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