Rocks Retreat is a private beachfront estate of with 335 feet ocean frontage on 12 acres. It consists of 2 cottages, 100 yards from the beach, connected by a patio and tile walkway..
Rocks Retreat is a private beachfront estate of with 335 feet ocean frontage on 12 acres. It consists of 2 cottages, 100 yards from the beach, connected by a patio and tile walkway.
The Main Cottage is a 24 x 24 two story cottage with a broad wrap around veranda. The entire upstairs is one enormous bedroom with two queen beds and two single beds. It has a wonderful ocean views from its many windows and two lovely balconies. The downstairs of the Main Cottage is a large great room with a kitchen, dining room, and living area, and a small bathroom with a tile shower. The kitchen area is small but adequate. There is also an outdoor shower.
For larger groups which need a second bedroom, the Guest Cottage is a spacious king bedroom suite with a sitting area and an en suite double sink bathroom with a tub and separate tile shower. The Guest Cottage is available for an additional charge of $50/night, which also pays for two more guests. If you don't need it, it will be locked off and NOT rented to anyone else. Rocks Retreat is always rented to just one group at a time.
The Main Villa’s spacious bedroom with two queen and two single beds has wonderful views from both balconies and cool breezes being on the second floor. The disadvantage of the Main Villa is that the bathroom is downstairs and not very large. If you prefer a large en suite bathroom (or if you are a party of more than two), you can add the Guest Cottage for $50/night.
Rocks Retreat is set back 100 yards from the ocean and the spectacular Culmer's Rocks that separates the north from the south beach. We have access to both spectacular beaches, which are typically deserted. The private grounds are mowed and spacious with palmettos and palm trees. You have 12 acres all to yourself!
Amenities include WIFI, air conditioning, and two outdoor showers.
Rocks Retreat is located on the prestigious Banks Road of Governors Harbour. Famous Tippy's restaurant is just a mile away. The town of Governors Harbour is a 5 minute drive. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. It has a nice little collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking a picturesque harbor. You can buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock. Friday night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour is a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street. You won’t want to miss it.
Eleuthera is most famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. It has a population of just 8000, and everyone knows everyone. It’s famous for being very safe. I pick up every hitch-hiker I pass on the island, for example, and I never take my keys out of my car. The snorkeling and diving on the island are world class. There are many reefs which you can snorkel or dive right from the beach. The fishing is also excellent, because the island is so undeveloped and thinly populated. Bonefishing is very big, as is deep sea fishing and reef fishing. You can fish on your own or hire a guide. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks (included at Buttonwood for free), paddle boards, jet skis, bikes (included at Buttonwood for free), and scooters. You can have a charter captain take you out for fishing, snorkeling, or diving excursions. You can go horseback riding on the beach and on trails. There are several popular spots for cliff jumping, including some tame enough for children. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, dozens of beaches, each one unique, some historic churches and 19th century home’s, and little villages to explore. There are local tour guides who can show you around. The island is truly magical.
You will love Eleuthera, this amazing unspoiled and undiscovered island. I
love the beaches, which are spectacular and deserted, the slow pace, the
friendly people, and the complete absence of crowds. We are a rental agency that handles Eleuthera exclusively. I will send you complete information about activities, restaurants, getting around the island, etc. Every house we represent has a local owner, property manager, caretaker who will meet you upon arrival and get you settled in.