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Perfectly situated on French Leave Beach, excellent snorkeling right off our property

Alfred House

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 14, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Old Banks Road Governors Harbour, Eleuthera XXXXX Bahamas

Welcome to Alfred House, a new, luxurious, and secluded beachfront estate with 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 and smell of the ocean from everywhere. Alfred House is located just a mile from the main town, Governors Harbours, which has stores and some excellent restaurants.

Alfred House is a 4000-square-foot, 5-bedroom Colonial style home (plus an optional one-bedroom guest cottage), located just 50 feet 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 french windows, so as you move through the house, you see the sea at every turn. The house is furnished with distressed Indian teak antiques and custom pieces made of teak, mango, & cherry woods, and black and white photographs of movie icons.

Downstairs, Alfred House features a vast great room that looks out through a wall of glass french doors at the beach and ocean. The open-plan kitchen faces the ocean, and features custom wooden white shelving with Mexican 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 are Honduran hardwood floors, cypress cedar ceilings, marble and slate tile, and mini-split air conditioning units. The upstairs features a huge media room overlooking the sea, along with four bedrooms, with a fifth bedroom downstairs. Four of the bedrooms have huge ocean views. The fifth has a hill/sunset view. Three large bedrooms have king beds; the two smaller bedrooms have two twin beds in each. The three king suites have ensuite bathrooms. There is a powder/shower room downstairs. The media room upstairs is huge, another gathering spot, and 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. It is furnished with comfortable white lounge chairs. Beneath it is a covered terrace, 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. Seating for drinks or coffee is available on the ground terrace, where you can see and hear the ocean.

There is a one-bedroom beachfront house 50 yards from Alfred House that can be rented along with it for an additional charge, subject to availability. It has a huge 1100-square-foot teak wrap-around deck overlooking the sea. Inside, the house has 800 square feet, a large great room, full kitchen, separate bedroom, and a full bath. The living room has two day beds, so the cottage can sleep up to 4 guests. By including this cottage, Alfred can sleep 14 guests.

Amenities at Alfred House include full AC, a large flat-screen TV with DVD in the media room, high-speed internet with WIFI. The house does not have cable or satellite TV. Light housekeeping of two hours is provided three times per week.

Alfred House is surrounded by over 20 acres of secluded wild nature, full of casuarina trees, coconut palms, giant cacti, sea grape and lettuce, even though we are only a mile or so from town. (See the aerial view). Explore French Leave Beach, and see the ruins of the old Club Med, which was swept away by a hurricane. The grounds and gardens of Alfred House have palms, palmettos, cacti, hibiscus, and oleander. There is excellent snorkeling right off our property.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House
Unit Code alfd9137
Beds 4 king beds, 4 twin beds
Bathrooms 5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 14
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities arboretum, bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinemas, library, marina, pond, reefs, restaurants, beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, horseback riding, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, Beachfront, Oceanfront, deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, freshwater fishing, jet skiing, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, spelunking, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, wind-surfing
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Blender, Dishwasher
Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Hair dryer
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Movie Theatres
Culture Fish Fry
Outdoor Deck, Balcony, Gas Grill, Outdoor Shower, Private Pool, Beach
Geographic Secluded, On Beach, Close to Town
Entertainment DVD Player, Books, Toys
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Paradise that you want to stay lost in...

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2018

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    a guest from BROOKLYN, NY recommends this vacation rental

    This was a once in a lifetime trip. French Leave beach is amazing (had it almost exclusively to ourselves the entire time). The house is solid, beautiful, and tastefully decorated. The pool is sweet when you are too lazy to wander down to the beach which is literally a stone's throw away. We had our own private hideaway off the beaten path for the week and it was amazing. The perfect way to celebrate my birthday with a group of my closest friends. And Misty, the property manager, was the most responsive and so helpful in every possible way (from check-in to recommendations to directions to answering all questions)--the ultimate professional. She really went above and beyond to make our stay all the more enjoyable. This rental is a real diamond in the rough. A slice of sophistication and tasteful luxury in a remote location, though not too far from local restaurants and nearby town when you want to be more social.

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  • Another wonderful stay in Eleuthera

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2018

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    Lowell B recommends this vacation rental

    Probably our best vacation to date! Although any time in Eleuthera will be special. Both Alfred House (with pool) and Med Point were 5 star. Super comfortable for our group of 6 + 1. Had everything we needed to cook several meals at home (Lobster night!) and also enjoyed a couple of meals out. Weather and beaches were amazing. French Leave and Twin Coves were favorites. Of course, not wanting to leave when our week was over. Thanks to Misty, Clinton and especially the Owners for listing these lovely homes for rental.

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  • Fantastic stay!

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2017

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    Alane F recommends this vacation rental

    We just spent a week at Alfred house and it was a wonderful place to stay. The location is perfect because it's a five minute drive into Governor's Harbour, but we basically had the beach to ourselves and all the privacy of a very remote location. The house was well equipped. The kitchen had everything one would need and more. Everything was very clean and well maintained. There were some beach chairs and even a few children's beach toys available. Overall, we had a great stay and found Alfred House to be in excellent condition which is saying a lot for any rental villa on the Atlantic ocean in the Bahamas. The minor issues like a tricky door handle or a loose toilet paper roller were trivial. People traveling to Eleuthera or any of the more remote Bahamian islands should know that power outages do occur and are part of the price of enjoying such a pristine and unspoiled location. Alfred House was lovely and we hope to return soon.

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  • Eleuthera is the REAL Paradise Island

    Stayed 7 days ending in February, 2018

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    Ann H recommends this vacation rental

    A group of eleven stayed at Alfred House and Med Point in Feb 2018. Both houses were lovely. They were well supplied with kitchen ware, bed linens, towels and soaps. Christine Rolle led us to them the first time - definitely needed, but it was easy after that using cars rented from Tracy. Christine made us a great Bahamian meal. She and David were very helpful the first night when we lost power for a short time. This was really the only problem we had all week and it was minor.

    The Club Med/French Leave Beach was as beautiful as we remembered it from 25 or so years ago, but the snorkeling was not as good - partly due to lots of wind and partly due to fewer colorful fish around. The beach really is quite spectacular - and it is so long that it never seems crowded. At most there may have been another dozen or so people on it at any point in time, and usually fewer than that. Many of the other near-by beaches were totally uninhabited - and the weather was perfect!

    The local grocery - Eleuthera Supply - was good for most of what we needed, but the Island Farm store in Palmetto Point was really terrific for fresh spices, vegetables, bread and specialty spreads. The fishing boats in Governor’s Harbor and Tarpum Bay come in around noon-1:30 and were great spots for fresh lobster and grouper. Be sure to bring bug spray to use in the afternoon as the no-see-ums can get you! The Beach Book (two were at the house) were very useful for helping us find beaches for specific qualities (e.g. a shelling beach and a great calm water beach, etc). Norma's in Governor’s Harbor was a good place for local souveniers. We enjoyed dinner at Tippy’s and the Friday Night Fish Fry, but for the most part enjoyed cooking at the houses and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The stars at night are really quite spectacular!

    Here are some recommendations we would make:
    Have at least two non-feather

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  • Perfect Week

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2018

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    a guest from Oxford, MS recommends this vacation rental

    Our group of 10 people couldn't have imagined a more perfect week. French Leave beach was gorgeous. We spent plenty of time on rafts in the shallow areas or just on the beach. There was good snorkeling right there (just south of the small one room cottage on property) if anyone wanted to do that. The morning walks were calm--hardly saw another person.
    We spent a decent amount of time at Twin Coves (walk up the road, but beware the dog at the round house) due to the good snorkeling there. We saw rays and turtles and tons of fish. Twin Coves was my favorite.

    The house was in wonderful condition. We had a chef come in one night and we ate out the other nights. We cooked breakfast and lunch each day. Kitchen was great. THe bedrooms were also very nice. The AC went out in our bedroom, but it wasn't enough to ruin the trip. We slept with the fan on and the door opened to the main room, so it wasn't too hot. The caretaker was easy to reach and responsive. There was nothing to be done about the AC until after we were gone due to the remote location of the island.

    Truly a wonderful home and the best location.

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  • Awsome Beach Trip

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2018

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    a guest recommends this vacation rental

    Overall excellent
    Beaches amazing - easy walk to multiple good options
    House was great - everything as advertised
    Happily stay there again

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