My husband and I spent the 6 most wonderful, relaxing, and overall amazing honeymoon days at Tom and Marielbys' place in gorgeous Eleuthera. There are truly not enough words to describe how beautiful and fun this trip was for us, but I will try! Our experience began at the airport, which is also the police station. The views of the turquoise water from the plane as we landed were beyond anything we had ever seen. We rented a car from Chris Darling, who was recommended by the hosts. He was probably one of the coolest people we met - super professional, knowledgeable, and down to earth. All of the locals we met were incredibly friendly, helpful, and just so happy! They lead simple, uncluttered lives and their no-worries lifestyle was contagious. As stated in the trip planner, the roads on the island are pretty rough, the speed bumps come out of nowhere, and there are hardly any traffic or street signs. We got lost a few times, and it took a couple of days to get used to driving on the left side, but all of that stuff honestly added to the adventure, and it is all about the attitude you choose to approach these things with. When we got to the house, the first thing we did was go up to the top deck to check out the most amazing views we have ever seen! No picture could ever do that view justice. It was unobstructed, 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, and behind us another 180 degrees of island coast line and vegetation. We spent a lot of our time on that deck, but the overwhelming feeling of how beautiful this place really is never went away. It was like being in a movie. The house was very cute, clean, and spacious. The kitchen was fully stocked, the furniture very comfortable, the main bathroom and shower were huge, and the AC units cooled the rooms down quickly. We explored the Window Glass Bridge, Queen's Bath and Governor's Harbor, but spent most of our days at the beach below the house, which we had completely to ourselves, and our evenings stargazing or watching a movie. The stars were breathtaking. We also really enjoyed all the little spots that we could hang out around the house. There were a couple of days that the wind was a little too strong to sit at the top deck, so we sat at the little bench area instead - this was a very quiet, calm spot on the property. It was a great spot for morning coffee, meditating, and good afternoon conversation. Aside from our location, the highlight of the trip was trying to find fresh fish to cook. We never imagined it would be so difficult to find, but it was very rewarding when we did. We found it 1 out of the 3 or 4 times we tried at the dock in Governor's Harbor, but it was the best, freshest fish we have ever eaten. The check in/out process was easy and self explanatory, and the hosts went above and beyond with communication and attentiveness. Overall this was the best trip we have ever taken, and we cannot wait to be back to enjoy the house, view and hopefully explore more of what the island has to offer!
Thank you Tom and Marielbys for an amazing experience!
We stayed at Eleuthera Villa mid-Nov and had a wonderful stay. The home clean and bright and exactly as depicted in the images. The views from the property positively incredible, feels like you are dreaming. The home is modern and spacious has every amenity you will need to have a wonderful holiday indoors and out. The comprehensive information guide on the property and Eleuthera in general provided by the owners post-booking was so very valuable. Take the time to read every word and bring a copy with you. Had an wonderful holiday at Eleuthera Villa.
We stayed 8 days at Eleuthera Villa and had a wonderful vacation. The home itself had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. My son loved the DVD selection. We especially liked the loft area were we could take naps or relax and watch TV. The views from the upper deck were amazing. We enjoyed watching sunrises from the deck:). Surfers beach had huge waves and my son and husband enjoyed getting pummeled by the waves:). We did a lot of beach hopping this year and saw many amazing beaches including Tay Bay beach, French Leave beach, and Rainbow beach. Daddy Joe's restaurant was a favorite. We can't wait to come back next year!
All the photos and descriptions are excellent. It's an amazing house with everything you need while on vacation. We had the best time.
We were a little unsure about booking this property due to the lack of reviews, however there was absolutely no need to be concerned. The property is newly built and is in excellent condition, it is well kept and comes provided with everything you will need for your stay.
The property is located no more than 5 minutes drive from Gregory Town where you can find food, drink, restaurants, gas (petrol) if you rent a car, and all the usual holiday shops. We flew into North Eleuthera airport which took about 20 minutes to drive from.
We took up the option to rent a car through contacting the people recommended by the owners. This system worked well as we were able to meet somebody at the airport as soon as we landed and head off on our own. If you do not rent a car there are plenty of taxis available at the airport.
The outside of the property is another bonus - There is a deck overlooking Surfers Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from which you can see the sunrise, and another deck on the western side of the property overlooking the island from where you can watch the sunset. A fantastic place to rest in the evening after being worn out by the sun!
The property has good air conditioning and has a TV with a selection of DVDs for if the weather is bad (it wasn't!). There is plenty of space as the main property can sleep up to eight people I think, with two well equipped bathrooms (plus a hairdryer).
I would recommend this property to anybody who is heading to Eleuthera as it was a great base to explore both the beaches and the other sights such as Harbour Island.
The owners were very prompt with answering emails and responding to questions and made the process very easy. They were also courteous enough to contact us afterwards to ask how our stay was.
Together my wife and I and a set of lifelong friends were in unanimous agreement that Eleuthera Villa was the perfect rental home. This really is a piece of paradise like no other we have seen anywhere in our extensive travel around the globe. The viewpoint is surreal for the eyes of anyone standing atop the deck. We explored the island and it is a fabulous place, but each time we were out and about we always wanted to get "back home" to sit on the deck with our cocktails and take it all in. As for the details of the home, it is very attractive inside and out. We had pretty much everything we needed for a comfortable stay although we did lose power for about 3 hours one day. We were told that can be common sometimes on the island. The beaches on the island and especially at the property are very special. Unspoiled beauty as far as the eye can see. Thank you to Marielbys, still cannot pronounce her name LOL, and her husband for being so informative and generous with their time for making the trip an overwhelming success. In closing, any renter cannot go wrong staying at this wonderful home and locale.
An amazing stay! The house is in a perfect location and a short distance from world class beaches. The owners go the extra mile leading up to the rental to make sure you are ready for your stay, and give fantastic recommendations on what see and eat. I will be staying here again and would recommend this rental to anyone, plus the house has unbelievable views from every window.
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