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Alfred House & Cottage

Alfred House & Cottage

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Vacation rental house.  people14 sleeps,  bed6 bedrooms,  bath5 bathrooms.  pawPets not allowed

Old Banks Road Governors Harbour, Governor's Harbour 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.209526,-76.239147)

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Welcome to Alfred House & Cottage, a spacious, luxurious, and secluded beachfront estate with an oceanfront private pool on the north end of world-famous French Leave Beach (formerly Club Med Beach). There are no houses between this house and the mile-long beach of pink sand where a Club Med once stood, the most sought-after beach location on Eleuthera. The ocean is turquoise, shallow, and historically safe, having served Club Med well for many years. Children love this shallow beach. Enjoy thousands of feet of deserted beachfront, extensive ocean views from every major room, and the sound of the ocean from everywhere. There is excellent snorkeling right off our property.

Alfred House is located just a mile from the main town, Governors Harbours, which has some excellent restaurants as well as grocery stores, gift shops, liquor stores, a bakery, and a fish fry street party every Friday night that is not to be missed. Walk to town past the lovely restored captain’s homes dating from the 1800s.

Alfred House is a 5000-square-foot, 6-bedroom island style home (including a one-bedroom cottage), located just 25 paces from the beach. The house was designed and decorated to reflect the laid back feeling of the cabanas at the Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda. Both the upstairs and downstairs of Alfred House have a wall of glass-paned mahogany French doors, so as you move through the house, you see the sea at every turn. The house is furnished with comfortable deep sofas, custom pieces made of teak, mango, & cherry woods, and large black and white photographs of movie icons. There are Honduran hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, and marble and slate tile washrooms.

Downstairs, Alfred House features a vast great room that looks out through a wall of glass patio doors at the beach and ocean. The open-plan kitchen faces the ocean, and features custom wood white shelving with shell encrusted stone counter tops. Appliances are stainless steel. The kitchen island is capped with a ten-foot teak counter with matching teak bar stools.

There is a king bedroom master suite downstairs with an ocean view and a en-suite full bath. Also downstairs is a second full bath with walk-in shower.

The upstairs of Alfred House has four more bedrooms. The two huge upstairs master suites have king beds; spectacular ocean views, big decks, and full en suite baths. The two smaller bedrooms have two twin beds in each.

The upstairs also features a huge media room, another gathering spot, which faces the ocean and shows turquoise water through several french doors.

The upstairs sun deck, with its grand row of Honduran mahogany shutters, runs the length of the house (60 ft), with miles of beach and ocean views.
Outside on the first level is a lovely covered patio adjacent to the pool, a shady spot for enjoying the sea breeze and the sound of the ocean. The floor of the terrace contains a lovely mosaic of a conch made by a local island artist. The patio has seating for dining or lounging.

The one-bedroom beachfront guest cottage 25 yards from Alfred House has a huge 1100-square-foot teak wrap-around deck overlooking the sea. Inside, the cottage has 1000 square feet, a large great room, full kitchen, separate bedroom, and a full bath. The living room has potential for two rollaway beds which can be set up, so the cottage can sleep up to 4 guests. Alfred can sleep up to 14 guests in all.

Five of the six bedrooms have ocean views. One twin room has a pond view.

Amenities at Alfred House include full AC, a large flat-screen TV with DVD in the media room, high-speed internet with WIFI and a washer and dryer. The house does not have cable or satellite TV.

Alfred House is surrounded by over 20 acres of secluded wild nature, full of casuarina trees, palms, giant cacti, sea grape and lettuce, even though we are only a mile or so from town. Explore French Leave Beach, and see the ruins of the old Club Med, which was swept away by a hurricane. Wander Alfred's extensive gardens to see our ponds, ducks, and herons.


Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameAlfred House & Cottage (Unit Code: alfdcott)
Property TypeHouse
Beds4 King beds, 4 Twin beds
Bathrooms5 bathrooms
Rooms6, sleeps 14
Floor Area4600 square feet
PetsPets Not Allowed
Standard AmenitiesAttractions: bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinemas, library, marina, pond, reefs, restaurants
General: Parking, Wifi, Free Wifi
Leisure Activities: beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking
Location Type: Beach
Pool Spa: Private 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
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, Dishes & utensils
LivingAir Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, High Speed Internet, Hair dryer, Washer only
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorDeck, Patio, Gas Grill, Private Pool, Beach, Beach Chairs, Beach towels
GeographicOn Beach, Close to Town
EntertainmentCD Player, DVD Player, Games, Books

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental



DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
Fall
9/4/2023 ... 11/17/2023
$1,450$8,750$37,5004No restrictions
Thanksgiving
11/18/2023 ... 11/25/2023
na$11,950na7Sat checkin only
December
11/26/2023 ... 12/21/2023
$1,475$8,950na5No restrictions
Holiday - Christmas Week 2023
12/22/2023 ... 12/29/2023
na$15,450na7Sat checkin only
Holiday - New Years Week 2023
12/30/2023 ... 1/5/2024
na$15,450na7Sat checkin only
Winter
1/6/2024 ... 2/9/2024
$1,495$8,950$38,3575No restrictions
Spring
2/10/2024 ... 4/20/2024
na$11,750na7Sat checkin only
Early Summer
4/21/2024 ... 5/24/2024
na$8,950$38,3577No restrictions
Summer - 2024
5/25/2024 ... 8/10/2024
na$10,250na7Sat checkin only
Late Summer
8/11/2024 ... 8/31/2024
$1,450$8,750na5No restrictions
Fall
9/1/2024 ... 11/22/2024
$1,450$8,750$37,5004No restrictions
During the peak spring and holiday seasons, rates are for up to 12 guests. During the rest of the year, the off-peak rates are for the first 10 guests. For each additional guest, add $650/week.
We set the rates this way to make the house affordable to smaller groups which use less utilities and create less wear and tear.
Babies under 2 are free.
Cleaning fee: $300
Security Deposit: $1500

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

Reviews

Average Manager Rating (Based on 2168 reviews)

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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 3 reviews)

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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews


Alfred House

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2022

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A guest from Three Forks, Montana United States recommends this vacation rental.

Have worked on Eleuthera and have personally become a frequent visitor to the Island mostly from Rainbow Bay to South Palmetto Point. Alferd House location is a perfect private and relaxing experience. The beach access and the pool make it ideal. One thing that may make the house more endearing would be outdoor furniture on the second level decks outside the living room and bedrooms. Great stay regardless as in my thoughts no bad stays on Eleuthera. Heading back in September and again in April.
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Family celebration of our 30th Mariage Anniversary

Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2019

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Folke B. from Santiago, Vitacura Chile recommends this vacation rental.

The island was not so beautifull as expected. Very expensive, poor supermarkets. But the beaches, marvelous. The house rented, the place were the house was lactaed, for sure, the best. Couldn ́t be better. We enjoyed snorkeling, scuba diving, went to different islands and beaches, running from the house to different trails. Our stay at Alfred ́s House was perfect.


Tropical Paradise

Stayed 7 days ending in January, 2022

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A guest from south boston, MA United States recommends this vacation rental.

Alfred House was perfect for our group of 10 adults and 1 toddler. House was in great condition, beautifully built, well maintained, and spacious. The beaches in front of the house are spectacular!!


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