A secluded beach house, set apart, on the northwestern coast of The Current (a quiet settlement of about 100 people) on North Eleuthera, The Bahamas. The Current is in close proximity to world-renowned Harbour Island.

The main house is well maintained, open, and is of a clean modern architectural design with a comfortable atmosphere. On one side banks of french doors open to long, screened, covered verandahs facing the sea, and on the entrance side to an enclosed garden.

‘Getaway’ comfortably houses 4 people with an open living, dining and kitchen area, one master bedroom and one open loft room. Available for weekly rentals starting at $1,410 a week or at $210 a day for two people.

Interior

The house contains banks of turquoise painted French Doors, opening toward large full length verandahs facing the sea on one side and, the interior gardens and entrance road, on the opposite side. Natural Mexican shellstone tile, stretching from the interior ground floor surfaces to the verandas on both sides of the house, blurs the line between the interior and the exterior. The colour of the Mexican shellstone, similar in hue to the beckoning beach and the sea green hues of the painted wood trim and doors, is simple reflection of the greater surrounding beauty.

An expansive “A” frame roof stretches the full length of the house and provides an open roomy feel to the living room and kitchen. In this living area, comprising half of the floor plan of the house, the full magnitude of the spaciousness is felt.  It is here that the interior of the house reaches it’s highest point, at the apex of the beams, some 20 feet from the floor.

A modern bathroom separates the living/kitchen area from the master bedroom and essentially divides the floor plan and the elevation of the house in two. Above the master bedroom, a loft, with white washed pine floors, provides support for a second large airy bedroom that peers down over the living area.

Interior ceilings are finished with exposed tongue and groove roof sheathing. Also exposed are 3” x 10” structural rafters of the house, giving the impression, when one is luxuriating on the comfortable living room recliners, that the hull of a sturdy, seaworthy boat has been carefully flipped over and placed overhead.

Exterior

The undulating terrain gently slopes from the entrance road down towards the sea. Built on a rocky site with large sink holes and a cave Getaway was delicately placed to minimally impact this beautiful site.

Pathways, with soft grass joints, lead from the entrance drive to the entrance verandahs of the main house. Just to the left of the walkways as you approach the house is a low native stonewall enclosing a lush planting of palms and hiding the opening to a cave. The cave entrance drops to about 8’ below ground level revealing a long enclosed cavity stretching the full length of the house. The cavity is about half as long as it is wide.

Back at ground level (over the cave) a walkway leads to a lush tropical breezeway that opens out onto the seaward side of the house. In contrast to the more manicured coloured tropical landscape on the entrance side of the house, the seaside landscape celebrates the beauty of the indigenous shrub woodland vegetation, comprising salt and wind tolerant trees and shrubs, common to this area. Most of the vegetation on this side of the house was undisturbed during construction; with foundation planting consisting of native salt tolerant seagrape hedges. Mature Gumelemi trees frame views from the verandah to the sea.

A meandering, stepped walkway leads down to the sea where rock outcrops and the beautiful beach are gently caressed by the sea. These same rock outcrops ensure that the stretch of beach adjacent to the house is kept hidden and private. Beyond the beach the sea stretches out to the horizon; the view from here uninterrupted and limitless.

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We had an absolutely wonderful week at Getaway House. The location was perfect for a quiet and private vacation. The home is at the end of the road, so there was no traffic in front and there were few visitors on the beach. The house was beautiful. It has a wonderfully open living room and kitchen where it was comfortable to hang out. The porches are enormous, and we spent a great deal of time on the back porch with non-stop stunning views of the water.

The house is also stocked with everything we needed and several things we didn't know that we would need. The kitchen has more cooking utensils than my own home. We enjoyed the kayaks. There were dozens and dozens of movie DVDs to choose from. And the medicine cabinet was stocked with all kinds of lotions and sprays.

Everything worked out perfectly on a terrific vacation for two couples. It exceeded our already high expectations!


Rob K.

We had an absolutely WONDERFUL time and, now that we're home again, all Erika and I can talk about is "how can we get back there again next year."  We loved the little quiet (basically private!) beach front, the long walks along the beach, the gentle warm water.

The first few days there we toured part of the island (Ben's Beach, Preacher's Cave, Harbour Island, Gregory Town and Governor's Harbour) but the last couple of days we decided to just sit back and enjoy Getaway.  There was no need to go anywhere else!

The unit itself seems to have everything one could ever want.  The beautifully paneled vaulted ceilings and inner and outer French double doors gave the unit a wonderfully spacious feeling.  The decorations are indeed very tasteful.  In the kitchen one had EVERYTHING one might need: glasses, plates, Saran wrap, plastic containers for leftovers, utensils, spices and even baking needs.  All the towels and sheets, the binoculars, books about Eleuthera and the Bahamas, movies/DVDs, ... everything was great.

Thank you again!

Brian & Erika

We had a fantastic time....Getaway really is a little corner of paradise.....we absolutely loved it!  The house was lovely and had everything we needed.  To wake up in the morning and just wander out the back door to the crystal clear, warm ocean was amazing.  The kayaks were great, we often paddled around on those and used them to head up the coast towards the little house on the rocks where the snorkeling was good.  Lots of good shells, sand dollars, etc to be found and we managed to get quite a few of them home without breaking them.  I found a big crawfish but I couldn't get him out from under a big rock!.....it was one day early for the season as well......  The Beaches of Eleuthera book was very useful......we visited several other beaches. Preachers Cave beach was glorious and we had it all to ourselves. We snorkelled at the Twin Sisters rocks (Near Glass Window Bridge) where we saw lion fish, rays and a large boxfish.

Nick V.

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