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The Better Life & Cottage

The Better Life & Cottage

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Vacation rental house.  people12 sleeps,  bed5 bedrooms,  bath4.5 bathrooms.  pawPets not allowed

Banks Road Governors Harbour, Governor's Harbour 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.1737403869628,-76.177261352539)

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Welcome to The Better Life. This newly constructed home (will be completed April, 2024) offers a gorgeous heated pool with a gazebo. (There is a $50 per night fee to heat the pool.) It is located on the prestigious Banks Road of Governors Harbour, the most desirable location on the island. Better Life is a two-minute walk down a deeded path to spectacular pink-sand Poponi Beach, one of the most sought-after beaches on Eleuthera. There is excellent snorkeling right off our beach. Bring your snorkel gear!

A three-minute walk down that beach takes you to La Bougainvillea boutique resort with its excellent beachfront restaurant and bar. A four-minute drive takes you to Tippy’s famous beachfront restaurant. Governors Harbour, the main town on the island, is just eight minutes away by car. Governors Harbour has restaurants, grocery stores, gift shops, liquor stores, and a great fish fry every Friday night.

Better Life is reverse living at its best. Open floor plan upstairs with views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are two decks, one facing the pool and the other facing the ocean. Better Life features a great room with 15-foot ceilings, a spacious living area with a large sofa, comfortable for sleeping, but not a sleeper sofa, and a dining area with table seating for eight.

The kitchen boasts all stainless-steel appliances and quartz countertops. There is also a quartz counter top Island that seats 4 with views of the Ocean. There is a powder room off the great room. The floors upstairs are all Avalon porcelain pier tile.

Step out on the deck that faces the pool and there is a stairway down to the pool deck and the barbecuing area beside it.
From the great room, descend the stairs to the lower living area.

This floor has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. There is a laundry closet with washer and dryer. Provided to make things a little easier while you are on vacation.

Off the hallway there are 4 bedrooms. The master offers an oversized closet with king size bed and a dresser with mirror and side tables and a TV. The flooring in the bedroom is also the Avalon Porcelain pier tile. As you walk into the gorgeous en suite master bath, the flooring is all Lenox Grey Porcelain. The shower has a beautiful glass mosaic design with Bianca polished walls tile. The shower floor has a nice Sahara sand matte porcelain finish. There are French doors off the bedroom to the front porch facing the ocean.

The first guest suite also features all Porcelain pier tile flooring. It enjoys its own en-suite full bath with the same detail as the master bathroom. This room has a queen bed with dresser and nightstand and mirror and a TV. There are also a set of French doors that leads to a deck that is finished with pink coral tiles.

The two guest bedrooms on the pool side have French doors that lead to a gorgeous porch with pink coral tile overlooking the pool,. These bedrooms have the same Porcelain flooring throughout and are joined by a jack and Jill full bath. These rooms are complete with queen size beds, dressers, night stands, and TV’s.

The Better Life also has a one-bedroom guest cottage across the pool from the main house. The cottage has a full kitchen, living/dining area, one bedroom with a king bed, and one full bath.

Amenities include WIFI, AC throughout, 5 smart TVs (but no satellite or cable), gas grill, and a back-up generator. A paddle board is available upon request!

Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameThe Better Life & Cottage (Unit Code: better5B)
Property TypeHouse
Beds2 King beds, 3 Queen beds, 1 Sofa bed
Bathrooms4.5 bathrooms
Rooms5, sleeps 12
PetsPets Not Allowed
Standard AmenitiesAttractions: bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, library, marina, reefs, restaurants
General: Parking, Wifi, Free Wifi, Wifi Speed 25+ Mbps
Leisure Activities: beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking
Local Services And Businesses: ATM/bank, Babysitter, groceries, massage therapist, medical services
Pool Spa: Heated Pool
Sports And Adventure Activities: deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, jet skiing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, spelunking, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, wind-surfing
Suitability: children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed
Car: recommended
Theme: Away From It All, Family
Safety: Outdoor lighting, Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detector, 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, Dishes & utensils
LivingAir Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Backup Generator, Private entrance
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorDeck, Gas Grill, Private Pool, Beach, Kayak, Lanai / Gazebo, Paddle board, Cooler, Beach umbrella
EntertainmentSmart TV, NetFlix

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
5/25/2024 ... 8/10/2024
$990$5,950$25,5005No restrictions
Late Summer
8/11/2024 ... 8/31/2024
$850$5,150na4No restrictions
9/1/2024 ... 11/22/2024
$790$4,750$20,3574No restrictions
11/23/2024 ... 11/30/2024
$990$5,950na5No restrictions
12/1/2024 ... 12/19/2024
$840$5,050na5No restrictions
Holiday - Christmas Week 2024
12/20/2024 ... 12/27/2024
$1,221$8,550na7Fri, Sat checkin only
Holiday - New Years Week 2024
12/28/2024 ... 1/3/2025
na$8,950na7Sat checkin only
1/4/2025 ... 2/7/2025
$975$5,850$25,0715No restrictions
2/8/2025 ... 4/19/2025
$1,140$6,850$29,3575No restrictions
Early Summer
4/20/2025 ... 5/23/2025
$875$5,250$22,5005No restrictions
5/24/2025 ... 8/16/2025
$990$5,950$25,5005No restrictions
Rates are for the first 10 guests. Extra guests are $50 per night per guest.
Damage Insurance: $79
Cleaning Fee: $250
Optional Pool Heat: $50 day
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.

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


Vacation Rental Reviews

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Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2024

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Chrisanne M. from Naples, FL United States recommends this vacation rental.

We as a family of 10, truly enjoyed our stay! The location was perfect, with amazing views of the ocean and a short walk to the beach. The beach was serene and water color breathtaking! The Better Life & Cottage had everything we needed and more to make dinners, grill out and plenty of room to relax and multiple bedrooms and baths. The home is very spacious and beds were very comfortable. The pool and pergola area was perfect for a dip after a few hours at the beach and plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas! Overall, the home was amazing!
We would also like to mention that it was very clean and well maintained. The Property Manager was also very attentive and helpful too!
We would absolutely recommend this property to friends and family and already have! Location is the best
We enjoyed La Bougenvillea, The French Leve, Tippy's, Tiffany -Personal Chef was awesome, and Boat excursion with Uncle Rob was Fantastic!