This elegant cottage, Toad Hall, dates from the early 1800s. It has been lovingly restored and furnished with musically-themed antiques from around world. Walk out your front door to enjoy a stunning hillside infinity-edge pool with spectacular views of the harbor and the Caribbean.
Downstairs, Toad Hall features a spacious living room with elegent contemporary and antique furnishings, including a grand piano. The dining area has seating for 6. The fully equpped peninsula kitchen features a gas cooktop and state-of-the-art appliances. The large first-floor porch is a serene and pleasant spot to relax, surrounded by manicured gardens and with glimpses of the pool.
Upstairs, Toad Hall has an enormous king bedroom suite with cathedral ceilings, furnished with exquisite antiques. The room features a wonderful, one-of-a-kind giant shower/tub that is a favorite of our guests. The roofdeck off the bedroom offers extensive ocean and sunset views.
Toad Hall is surrounded by a lush garden which is home to many fruit trees, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Aloe and Coconut palms. Those are just a few of the plants that grace this serene property. The infinity pool serves both Toad's Hall and Mrs. Russel’s House. The pool deck is dramatic with its views of the harbour and adds to the delight of the well-manicured grounds.
Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, cordless telephone, and off-street parking. Toad Hall is part of the Squires Estate collection of beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above Governors Harbour. The homes and cottages at Squires Estate were decorated and furnished with antiques by a reknowned Italian architect. The décor and level of finish will delight the most discrimminating world traveler. Our manager will greet you upon arrival and be available to assist you as needed. She can arrange for daily housekeeping, a private chef, or a car rental (extra charges apply), and provide advice about island activities. Other staff at Squires Estate include a fulltime gardener and housekeepers. Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises. Toad Hall can be combined with other historic homes and cottages in the Squires Estate collection for larger groups.
The town of Governors Harbour, a one-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.
Walking over the hill in the other direction takes you to French Leave Beach, the finest beach on the island and one of the great beaches of the Caribbean. By foot, it’s about 10 minutes to French Leave, a mile-long crescent of pink sand which is literally deserted most of the time. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car, because the island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around. By car, Toad Hall is just a minute from French Leave Beach.
Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy Toad Hall, and experience all our island has to offer.
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Romantic 1800s Cottage with Pool, Free Flight Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas
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Eleuthera attracts sophisticated international guests who are drawn to its rustic, infectious casual rhythm of life.
Sixty miles east of Nassau, the island of Eleuthera stretches one hundred and ten miles long, a mere two miles wide and is home to glistening pink and white sand beaches, serene colonial villages and rolling hills of pineapple plantations.
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