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Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more

Gail Sawyer

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Gail Sawyer

Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2015
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Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Governor's Harbor - Jasmine

Jasmine, Romantic 2BR 2BA Private Estate Stone Villa w/Pink sand beach

Escape to the out island of Eleuthera in a romantic stone villa. Jasmine on Wykee Estates enjoys acres of lush, tropical beauty joined with miles of silken, pink sand beach. Indulge yourself with ocean scented breezes and exotic flowers. Relax on soft lounges while watching the changing greens and blues of the ocean before you. Think cool, stone walls, high ceilings, French doors, large airy rooms and a romantic, king 4 poster with gauzy netting. In the back garden, you can revive yourself, showering under a deep blue sky while enjoying the scarlet bouganvilla climbing up the old Banyan nearby. The completely private shower has hot and cold water with room for two. Relax on the back patios amid lovely tropical trees and flowers. Jasmine is the perfect base for your out island adventures, relaxed and oh so comfortable, Jasmine is home. Explore the 110 miles of Eleuthera with it's caves, ocean holes and unmatched beaches.

Acitivites: Long, wide, pink sand beach with colorful ocean surf, that's what it's all about.

Swim, snorkel, suba, fish (even bone fishing), beach comb, be that lazy

islander inside of you. There is a pool, if you prefer, or for very small children,

Alabaster Bay is nearby with it's shallow water. Governor's Harbour, the

capital of Eleuthera, is only several minutes away. There you will find great

grocery stores, restaurants, shops (even dive shop), banks, post office, library

(free paperback exchange) and even a movie theatre. Stop down to the

center of town in the evening when the fishermen come home to sell the day's

catch. Buy some fish, conch or lobster. Eleuthera is 110 miles long, explore

it's fishing villages, caves, ocean holes and unmatched beaches.

Amenities:

*High speed WiFi

*Air conditioning

*Airport taxi arrangements

*Vehicle rental arrangements and discount

*Hammock

*Babysitting

*Private Pink Sand Beach (Atlantic side, house side)

*Access to Caribbean (great snorkeling) 10 min walk

*Ocean and Garden Views

*Miles of Safe Walking

*Large Estate Pool

*Satellite TV/DVD Player

*Radio/CD/ ipod connection

*Private Patios

*Screened Veranda

*Large Outdoor Shower

*Full Kitchen

*Microwave

*Dishwasher

*Blender

*Gas Grill

*Full Laundry

*Iron/Board

*Fireplace

*All Linens

*Beach Chairs

*Beach Towels

*Beach Umbrellas,

*Beach Noodles

*Snorkel Equipment

*Weekly Housekeeping

*Cook Available for Dinners

Suzuki Side Kick Rental Discount: I can arrange a taxi to be waiting for you at the airport. Guests staying at Jasmine enjoy a daily discount on Suzuki Side Kick rentals when I arrange your rental for you. Your vehicle will be waiting in the driveway upon your arrival.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail Sawyer (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2015

About Gail Sawyer

Jasmine is my absolute favorite place to be! You simply forget the rest of the world while you're there. I really do love working on Jasmine while turning it into my island dream house. Transformation began the day we bought it in 1995.

Gail Sawyer purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Gail Sawyer chose Governor's Harbor

Eleuthera's people make it a wonderful island. The island is beautiful but so are the people. Eleuthera was perfect for my island dream house and I've been in love with Jasmine and Eleuthera ever since.

What makes this cottage unique

Jasmine is part of a large estate with grounds, pool and access to the Atlantic and Caribbean. There is good snorkeling and fishing on the Caribbean side and the wide pink sand beach on the Atlantic. The estate was built and owned by Sir Roland Symonette (first Bahamian Prime Minister) and his wife, Lady Margaret. They honeymooned, entertained, lived and raised their children on this historic estate.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

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Delightful Jasmine - fantastic beach, 60 acre estate, pool, wifi, AC, more
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Most Restful Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week at Jasmine House. The house is just as advertised. We didn't use the AC. Everything we did use worked perfectly. WiFi was excellent. We rented the jeep from Cordy. It is getting a little worn but was reliable. We spent a couple of days at the lovely beach on the property. We also spent a day at Harbor Island and spent several days finding nearby pink sand beaches where we made the only footprints. We did our grocery shopping at Governors Harbor and the Island Farm market down by Palmetto Point. We had a magical evening at the new restaurant at French Leave and also enjoyed Tippy's, the Beach House and Mate & Jennies. Gayle provided excellent information for the house and the area and she checked to make sure we had everything we needed. We will be going back next year. We highly recommend Jasmine House - just don't take our week.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Missouri
5

Solitude found at Jasmine

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have had the amazing fortune of staying at Jasmine many, many times over the last few years. Gail, the homeowner, goes above and beyond to ensure her guests are well-informed for their visit to this lovely get away in paradise. From the moment we first step into Jasmine, we begin to feel the stresses of life disappear. The love, sweat and tears are all evident of Gail's love for Jasmine. There really is no aspect of Jasmine that has been overlooked. An early morning mug of coffee, or tea along with a good book on the screened in porch is an excellent means of relaxation! In the early morning hours before dawn, you can hear the waves roll in and out on the beach beneath Jasmine, which for us is absolute music to our ears!

The outdoor shower, along with the privacy of the backyard is the perfect place to de-sand yourself after a day of fun at any of the SEVERAL secluded beaches the island has to offer. The side deck off of the kitchen is extremely convenient when grilling lunch or dinner, not to mention the view of the ocean is breathtaking.

Watching the sun rise over the ocean never gets old, whether on the beach or sitting on the screened in porch, it is always mesmerizing. Likewise, sunsets on the Carib side offer a wide variety of the color spectrum. Jasmine is one of those places you visit and don't ever want anyone else to know about because you want to keep the 'secret to yourself'. We fell in love with both Jasmine and the Island of Eleuthera pretty much immediately the first time we visited. Those feelings continue to grow every time we are fortunate enough to make the trip.

If you're looking for solitude, a retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle, LOOK NO FURTHER! You've arrived!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tulsa, Oklahoma
5

JASMINE FOR ONE WEEK IS NOT ENOUGH

  • 5 of 5

JASMINE HOUSE is in impecible condition. The rooms are all good size. We had a party of four adults and enjoyed our etire week. Whether we were inside (the air conditioners work great) or outside on the enlclosed porch - which is a great place for a nap because of the ceiling fans. It was all good. Kitchen is in great shape and a good size as well. We all ended up using the outside shower. The backyard was a private paradise with a hammock large enough for two. The location of the house on the island is perfect. You are close to Governor's Harbour Airport about halfway to the town of Governor's Harbour. The house is located in the private area named Wykee Estates. There is outside automobile traffic. The ocean breeze is wonderful as well as the sound of the surf. Beach is clean. Water is crystal clear. We even used the fresh water swimming pool. The water temperature was perfect. Our family will definitely return to Jasmine House. If you are looking for a property of this size you have to consider Jasmine. We will be going back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Prairieville, Louisiana, U.S.A.
5

Perfect rental in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a very relaxing week at Jasmine House. The house is perfect! The grounds are beautiful with tropical flowers, trees, etc. The furniture and decor is very tropical feeling. There are plenty of nooks and places to escape to and read or relax or whatever. There are several choices for dining - a couple of them on the screened in porch and one in the kitchen. The air conditioning was quiet and cooled very well and quickly. The house is decorated so nicely. We could feel the love that the owner, Gail, has for Jasmine. The kitchen is very well outfitted. We had everything we needed to prepare meals. There are coolers, plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, etc. This was so helpful when we went out each day. We have a wonderful week exploring all of the beaches of Eleuthera. We have been to many of the islands in the Caribbean and to Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica but we are now convinced Eleuthera is our favorite. I purchased the book "The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera" and we had fun finding a lot of these beaches each day. Cordy and Gail were wonderful and helpful. Cordy is available to help if you need anything. We bought fresh fish in Governor's Harbour or several occasions and grilled. We ate at Sky Beach Restaurant and Tippy's and both were delicious! A day trip to Harbour Island was fun too. My favorite was sitting on the screened porch listening to the sounds of the ocean, the birds and the palms rustling. It was nice to look at the ocean and watch the birds in the hibiscus bushes. We will return and stay here again and recommend it to anyone! Can't think of any better place I would rather be!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charlotte NY
5

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend a stay at Jasmine. We liked how the house is decorated, had everything we needed and it's a very comfortable home. Jasmine doesn't have a rental unit feel at all. We definitely enjoyed the back yard patios with the outdoor shower. We used that shower quite a bit, it was great to have a nice warm shower outdoors after our long sandy walks on the beach. What an idea! Although we visited a number of beaches on the island, Jasmine's beach was better or equal to any. The whole time we were at Jasmine we were the only ones on the beach. An the pool was a bonus the day the surf was up.

Gail and Cordy were extremely helpful and pleasant. They made the trip very enjoyable for us. We even had Kathy come one night and make dinner for us. She and her sister were a hoot! It was the best island vacation we've ever had and we are definitely looking forward to returning to Eleuthera and Jasmine.

Mike and Molly

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Lexington, KY
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you don't want to give a great review because you are afraid that the home/place will become so popular that you will have a hard time reserving it again. That's how we feel about Jasmine! However, Gail deserves an outstanding review because you can tell she works very hard to make your stay perfect. From the fresh flowers to the jigsaw puzzles to the outdoor shower to having her home furnished with everything you need. Wonderful!! Gail sent us enough information for us to decide which restauruant we were going to visit each night before we arrived on the island. She arrranged for us to be picked up at the airport and have our rental Sidekick waiting in the driveway. Her Estate Manager, Cordy, was a wealth of knowledge and displayed outstanding customer service. We truly appreciated him. Back to Jasmine. Perfect location. Close to the airport and town. Close to all restaurants we dined in. Two minute walk to the beach. Six minute walk to Sky Beach Resort where you can eat, drink and swim. Perfect house. Master bedroom is wonderful. The back yard is secluded and beautiful. Jasmine could not have been better! The island of Eleuthera is somewhat untouched. Starfish, sand dollars, shells and beautiful fish. Be sure to explore the many secluded beaches. If it is hard to get to them then it is worth it!! The people of Eleuthera are so nice and helpful. Lovely people! O.K. enough. If you want the most relaxing and beautiful vacation choose Jasmine and Eleuthera. You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Car: necessary

Governor's Harbour in central Eleuthera is the

capital of Eleuthera and it's only five minutes away. There you will find great

grocery stores, restaurants, shops (even dive shop), banks, post office, library

(free paperback exchange) and even a movie theatre. Stop down to the

center of town in the evening when the fishermen come home to sell the day's

catch. Buy some fish, conch or lobster.

Other Activities: Long, wide, pink sand beach with colorful ocean surf, that's what it's all about.

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Prices & Availability

From $1,900 Weekly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring/Summer
31 Jan 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
for 7 nights
$2,000
 
 
Fall
29 Aug 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
for 7 nights
$1,900
 
 
December
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
for 7 nights
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
for 7 nights
$2,000
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Governor's Harbor in Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The second bedroom has it's own private bathroom. Jasmine also has the large private outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king 4 poster
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Second bedroom has it's own bathroom plus an exit to the patios and gardens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Jasmine has a comfortable kitchen with an ocean view. Have your morning coffee at the kitchen table while watching the ocean come to life. The dining room has an ocean view with a table for four or six. All rooms have ceiling fans and high ceilings. The house has the ultra quiet air conditioning for summers as well. Jasmine is decorated and furnished to provide comfort and relaxation. The rooms are large and airy. There is plenty of outdoor living in the garden areas around four patios (hammock too) and a most wonderful, wide, pink sand beach. For those that need to be connected Jasmine has high speed, WiFi Internet and a radio/CD player with an iPod connection.

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