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“Simply Lovely!”
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Squires Estate
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Eleuthera
Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews
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“Simply Lovely!”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed at the Stone House in the Squires Estate in November of 2013, and it was wonderful! The villa was extremely clean, comfortable, and well-stocked. The gardens on the property are very pretty which added to the tranquility of the experience. The folks at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals that assisted me with booking my stay were extremely pleasant to work with, and Annie the on-site property manager was very nice and provided us with very helpful information.
The central location of the villa was also really convenient for us as we went exploring around the island. It was a great stay...I wish that I was still there on vacation!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The estate is one of a kind and offers a home away from home type of feel. For people who prefer the comfortable and relaxed environment compared to the big box type of resort, this is a great choice. We will definitely consider Squires Estate for our next trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed in the Belmont Cottage and Junior Cottage for a total of 4 nights. When we first arrived, I was pleasantly pleased with the look and feel of the property. The pictures shown online were very accurate. However, I would not use the company that booked the trip (Majestic Tours) again, due to their slow response and lack of detailed information regarding my e-mail inquiries.
Before we booked our room at Belmont, we were also considering another property in Rock Sound, but decided against it due to the distance. And during that time, I had several phone conversations with a lovely booking agent named Julianna at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals.
She was extremely professional and quick to respond to my inquiries. Later, I learned that she also does the booking for Belmont Cottage, and although we had already begun the process with Majestic Tours, Julianna was the one who arranged our rental car, her assistant, Tara, gave restaurant recommendations, and Julianna gave us much better directions on how to get to our hotel, compared to the other tour company.
So, if you are looking for very nice accommodations in Eleuthera, consider Squires Estate, and Julianna as your booking agent.
BTW-Annie the property manager at Squires is also very sweet and nice.

Room Tip: The Junior Cottage is really only suitable for one couple. There were three of us and it was too ti...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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United States
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed at Mrs. Russels for a week in May 2013. The place is beautiful and Annie was welcoming and a sweetheart. All went well and the visit was enjoyed by the entire family. The house is as described and very accommodating.
We have travelled all over the islands and find Eleuthera the most friendly and to possess the most beautiful waters.
Thank you for everything!

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Boston
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Stayed in the Belmont Cottage at Squires Estate for four nights in May 2013. It was a beautiful location at the top of a hill in Governor's Harbour and a cute, perfectly sized cottage for two people to stay. It has gorgeous views from the porch and was a peaceful and quiet place. There were a few tenants in the lower buildings (Toad Hall), but no one else at Belmont or the other closest cottage, so it felt extremely private.

No kitchen in this particular cottage (or microwave), so be prepared to eat out - coffee and coffee maker is provided however, and there's a small fridge. That said, there's a great, simple restaurant at the bottom of the hill - the Buccanneer Club - and a yummy coffee shop on the corner as well. Got a lot of exercise walking up and down that hill, so if you're not up for that, definitely rent a car. Could walk to French Leave Beach as well, but definitely need a bit of stamina for the heat and hills on the way home.

Annie was great and waiting for us to arrive despite significant flight delays - she was extremely nice and friendly. There is no on-site support, but both the coordinators (Tara, Julianna) and Annie were accessible via email and phone as needed, and everyone checked in with us during our visit to make sure everything was going well.

Beautiful set of cottages in a wonderful location with fabulous views of Cupid's Cay and Governor's Harbour. Absolutely well worth the price and loved being there - simple, quiet, and non-intrusive like some hotel experiences. Very friendly local people!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We just got back from staying at Squires Estates, specifically Toad Hall. We were there for 11 nights in total. Absolutely did not want to leave. We had such a fantastic time. We were greeted by Annie, who was so sweet and helpful! The booking staff (Tara and Julianna) were so amazing as well. Toad Hall was so lovely, and comfortable. The beds are amazing, providing a restful nights sleep. The grounds were immaculate... and the gardener was very friendly. Although, we have to say... the entire island is full of wonderfully friendly people.

I would say it is a bit expensive. But, very reasonable if you enjoy cooking from home. We used the kitchen fully, and saved a lot of $$ by doing so. Although, there are some fantastic places to eat there. Be sure to get some fresh grouper from the fisherman. It was enough to last us three meals. Highly worth it.

We will definitely go back!

P.S. Be sure to leave the cleaning lady a tip, as apparently this is her entire source of income.

Even though there is no fitness centre, I have it a very good. As, there is plenty of ways to get good exercise. Ocean or pool swimming, walking, and running on the beach to name a few.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile

Just came back from 6 nights stay at 1 BR Toad Hall. Booking through RE Julianna as well as communication with housekeeper Annie was absolute pleasure! Both ladies are efficient and easy to reach. House is furnished with antique items wall to wall, which some people like, to me however furniture looked simply warn out. Few tips: gotta rent a car, don't attempt taking even .5 mile walk cuz it's all up and down the hill around there. Pool area belonging to few houses is well taken care of. Few nice but extremely overpriced beachfront restaurants are nearby, such as Tippy's, Beach House. Be ready to pay Manhattan prices for average meals! Overall this island is bit too underdeveloped for our taste, but if you want seclusion, this is for you!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Squires Estate
Address: Lignum Vitae Hill | N1401, 000, Eleuthera
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Eleuthera
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Eleuthera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Squires Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Squires Estate is a collection of six immaculately restored Nineteenth century houses on an idyllic hillside set above Governor's Harbour covering two separate properties, which are a one minute walk from each other. Part of the Bahamian Heritage of Historical Buildings, the properties recreate life in the old style Bahamian tradition but with all the modern amenities. ... more   less 
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