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Goodwind House

Goodwind House

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

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

Banks Rd Governors Harbour, Governor's Harbour 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.197889,-76.227112)

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Welcome to Goodwind House, a spacious three-bedroom villa located directly on world-famous French Leave Beach, a pristine beach renowned for its pink sand and turquoise water. French Leave Beach is 75 yards wide and over a mile long, with only five houses on the entire length. Goodwind has an abundance of glass for sweeping beach and ocean views from all major rooms. Enjoy the shifting hues and gentle sounds of the ocean from our generous screened and shaded verandas framed by elegant stucco arches.

Goodwind house is located a mile from the town of Governors Harbour on historic Banks Road, the premier location on Eleuthera, famous for its grand estates. There is an excellent reef for snorkeling a short walk down the beach, inhabited by a wide variety of reef fishes.

Goodwind House has a large light-filled great room with 360-degree views. All the windows open to catch the ocean breeze, and there are six ceiling fans (no air conditioner in great room). The great room includes a dining area with seating for up to 12 guests and a complete wet bar with ice-maker. There is seating for fifteen in the living area, centered on an entertainment center with flat screen TV and a separate projects/game table. The fully equipped kitchen is open to the great room for those who wish to entertain while cooking. The spacious screen porch has dining tables with seating for ten. There is also a large hammock, beloved by the children. There is an open deck towards the sea furnished with four recliners with end tables between them, and nearby, a gas grill for outdoor cooking.

Goodwind House sleeps 6 in beds in its three bedrooms. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. The upstairs master bedroom suite has a king-size four-poster bed, his and hers closets, and a large bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Downstairs are two more bedrooms, both with king beds, and two more bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and one with a shower-tub combination. There is also a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

Goodwind is an older home with dated elements and is awaiting a full remodel. If you prefer a new, crisp house, this is not the property for you. But it does have the best location on the island, directly on French Leave Beach.

Goodwind comes with everything you need to enjoy our beautiful beach. There
are six beach chairs, a sixteen by eight foot shade house , and plenty of
beach toys. The more adventurous can explore the nearby reefs and beaches in
our three SEA KAYAKS.

French Leave Beach is an idyllic, mile-long, crescent-shaped beach. 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 just a mile away (you can also walk the beach to get there). Both offer fine dining and live entertainment. Other upscale restaurants within easy driving distance include La Bougainvillea Restaurant and Bar, 1648 and Pascals's at Sky Beach Club.

Goodwind House sleeps 6 in its three bedrooms. If you have a larger group, we have another house 150 feet away that you can rent along with it. Please inquire for details.


Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameGoodwind House (Unit Code: goodwind)
Property TypeHouse
Beds3 King beds
Bathrooms3 bathrooms
Rooms3, sleeps 6, 12 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, Beachfront, Oceanfront
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, 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, Blender, Dishwasher, Dishes & utensils
LivingAir Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Hair dryer, Backup Generator, No AC in Great Room
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorPatio, BBQ Grill, Gas Grill, Beach, Kayak, Screened Porch, Beach Chairs, Beach towels, Cooler
GeographicSecluded, On Beach, Close to Town
EntertainmentSatellite TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Games, Books, TV, Radio

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental



DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
Spring
2/10/2024 ... 4/20/2024
$695$4,250$18,2145No restrictions
Early Summer
4/21/2024 ... 5/24/2024
$595$3,450$14,7865No restrictions
Summer
5/25/2024 ... 8/10/2024
$595$3,650$15,6435No restrictions
Late Summer
8/11/2024 ... 8/31/2024
$575$3,450na5No restrictions
Fall
9/1/2024 ... 11/22/2024
$485$2,950$12,6435No restrictions
Thanksgiving
11/23/2024 ... 11/30/2024
$695$4,250na5No restrictions
December
12/1/2024 ... 12/19/2024
$645$3,950na5No restrictions
Holiday - Christmas Week 2024
12/20/2024 ... 12/27/2024
na$5,450na7Fri, Sat checkin only
Holiday - New Years Week 2024
12/28/2024 ... 1/3/2025
na$5,450na7Sat checkin only
Winter
1/4/2025 ... 2/7/2025
$695$4,250$18,2145No restrictions
Spring
2/8/2025 ... 4/19/2025
$695$4,250$18,2145No restrictions
Damage Insurance: $79
Cleaning fee: $250

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

Reviews

Vacation Rental Reviews


Spectacular spot!

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2023

Services from rental manager:
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Liz W. from Lincoln, MA United States recommends this vacation rental.

We love Goodwind! It's our second time renting it, and although it is in need of repairs, the space, furnishings, and location are fabulous. The beach is spectacular and excellent for swimming.


Ultimate Get Away

Stayed 7 days ending in February, 2022

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Terese K. from DUANESBURG, NY United States recommends this vacation rental.

Beautiful beaches, people, chef, food, weather, car rental (thank you Naaman). The Goodwind House is in a perfect place, the layout of the house is great. Quiet for the bedrooms, main house and screened in porch perfect. The beds were comfortable. Boogie boards and kayaks fun. We have been to the island 5 times and plan to return. The downside of this property was the OUTDATED pictures, the house was dirty and the bathroom moldy. We scrubbed, took all the dishes/silverware/pots/pans out & washed them and CLEANED the drawers and cabinets. Opened up windows by hand(handles broken), traded screens that were torn with ones that were not. Bought(and left) a shovel so we could dig out the hut on the beach. Pictures need to be updated every 5yrs so you get a realistic pic of what you are renting. Owners and rental company need to do this.


Eleuthra Paradise.

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2022

Services from rental manager:
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Ann D. from Saint Paul, MN United States recommends this vacation rental.

We have been at Goodwind for many years and it is a lovely house on a beautiful beach. Right now the house needs some updates with regard to the windows, screens and shades. But otherwise it is perfect.


Spectacular spot!

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2022

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Liz W. from Lincoln, MA United States recommends this vacation rental.

What a fantastic spot! French Leave Beach is gorgeous, and the house is beautifully situated. The screened-in porch was great for enjoying the outdoors without bugs or too much sun. The house is nicely furnished, the beds are comfortable, and the house is well stocked with linens. The home has not been remodeled and definitely needs many repairs and better upkeep. However, the manager was very responsive and quickly got things up and running when the generator and Wifi went on the fritz. Overall, we loved our stay in Governor's Harbor!


Goodwin stay on Eleuthera

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2022

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Chris H. from Goshen, IN United States not recommends this vacation rental.

Great location, great location, great location. This home has great bones, but definitely needs an update.


Paradise awaits you

Stayed 7 days ending in February, 2018

Services from rental manager:
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Kathleen S. from WILBRAHAM, MA United States recommends this vacation rental.

Superb location. Great beach locatio . Beautiful grounds and kitchen and great room were great for family fun.


Lush+Crystal Clear Water=Blissful Relaxation!

Stayed 8 days ending in May, 2018

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A guest from McLean, VA United States recommends this vacation rental.

The almost solid wall of diverse tropical plants around the home provides a lush, private setting. The ocean just beyond the small dune has a private 4-person palapa and only a handful of people along the mile-long beach. Soooo much better than crowded hotels where you have to race out at dawn to claim your chairs!

You hear the waves and the call-and-response frogs from your bedroom (we never used the AC; the ceiling fans kept us cool and with open windows connecting us to the outside rhythms). We stayed in the front downstairs bedroom and slept well. We didn’t use the “best” upstairs bedroom because of mobility challenges going up the steep spiral staircase.

The Great Room with multiple couches, chairs and tables allows expansive relaxing when rain comes through.

However, be prepared for an old home. There’s rust around some bathroom fixtures, tile work that’s been worn down over the years, cabinet doors that don’t fully close, missing drawer handles, and some walls cracked as the house settled over the years. The house had been closed up for awhile when we arrived; our first impression would have been better if the Great Room had been aired out for several hours in advance.

The Great Room and the bedrooms have tall windows that can be cranked open to provide glorious flow-through breezes, but check first to see if the window’s screen is intact; we had to leave about 20% of them closed. Outside, there were very few bugs, if you avoid dusk outdoors.

The kitchen is very well equipped, with more gadgets in the drawers than we could identify. Lots of spices available. We did sandwiches rather than full meals, getting ham and turkey slices at Burrows and rolls and bread at the bakery. That balanced the cost of $80 two-person lunches at Tippy’s and $100 two-person dinners at 1648. Tippy’s and 1648 were really, really good. Buccaneer’s was OK; the Sunset Inn would have been OK except for the clouds of flies.


private beach paradise for our family

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2019

Services from rental manager:
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Deborah R. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

We had a wonderful visit to Eleuthra and staying at Goodwind House was a big part of what made our stay so special. Managers, both in-advance and on-site, were very responsive, house was comfortable and well-stocked and location was perfect; mid-island and directly on what felt like a private beach paradise.


Goodwind house in May

Stayed 10 days ending in May, 2019

Services from rental manager:
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Ken K. from United States recommends this vacation rental.

Our 10 day stay at Goodwind house and cottage was perfect for our family of 9, We loved the privacy of the bedrooms and the super large common area, living room, dining room and kitchen, and the close proximity to Governors Harbor. French Leave beach is spectacular and very private. The sun shelter is a perfect place to hang out, the snorkeling was good and the swimming superb. The bugs were a bit annoying at times but did little to diminish our enjoyment of the beach. We had a wonderful time at Goodwind House and would love to return.


GoodWind

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2020

Services from rental manager:
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Ann D. from Saint Paul, MN United States recommends this vacation rental.

WE have rented this house for many years. It is in a great location.


Goodwind House Stay

Stayed 14 days ending in November, 2021

Services from rental manager:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
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A guest from Wilson, WY United States recommends this vacation rental.

We loved the island and all there was to do. The house was a great set up and location to get to points north and south.


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