Welcome to Balara Manor, a grand Bahamian estate home featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, great room, parlor, and office. Originally built half a century ago from traditional quarried stone, Balara Manor has been remodeled with updated kitchen and baths. Balara Manor is generously proportioned with 4000 square feet of living space. Enter the house through a large sunlit parlor with spectacular views of the Caribbean. My place is good for solo adventurers, families (with kids), and big groups.
This room includes a breakfast area, also with ocean views. Past the parlor is the great room with a formal dining area and a media area with a large flat screen TV. This room also looks out on the Caribbean through a wall of windows. The modern, fully equipped kitchen is connected to the great room. . The two master bedroom suites, one king and one queen, are on opposite ends of the house for privacy. Each has an en-suite bathroom.
Two more bedrooms (one queen and one double) are located in the middle of the house and share a bath. The fifth bedroom is furnished with two twin beds and has a private bath.
Enter the estate via a 350-foot-long driveway. Balara Manor's two private acres are landscaped with many varieties of palm trees and flowering shrubs and plants. Depending on time of the year, the large garden can provide you with an excellent selection of fresh vegetables and herbs.
The oceanfront gazebo offers many hours of shade from the tropical Bahamian sun. Walk down the 20' wide Roman-style steps into the warm, sandy-bottomed turquoise waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or bone fishing. You can watch the bonefish, along with many other species of fish, swim past the gazebo. We have seen everything from stingrays to dolphins swimming in the bay. For those who like to watch from a closer vantage point, we have three kayaks for your enjoyment.
A 10 minute walk will bring you across the island to the Atlantic side of the island. This will give you miles of pink sand to walk and explore. Our own beach, while not a beach for long walks, is probably one of the best shelling beaches on the island.
Weekly maid service is included. The maid will come to the house each Wednesday. (More frequent maid service can be arranged at an additional charge.) A cook is also available upon request. Other amenities at Balara Bay include:
• Free WIFI is now available though out the house.
• Air conditioning throughout the house.
• Fully equipped kitchen with microwave and blender
• Cable TV, stereo, CD, VCR, and DVD. A selection of VCR movies are at the house.
• Landline telephone
• Two single kayaks plus a two-person kayak.
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.