Buttonwood Reserve, heated pool Palapas on the Atlantic Beach
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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We’re reluctant to make promises, but there are definitely worse strategies to consider. And one promise we can make with high confidence is that your visit here will definitely unlock your love for the extraordinary beauty of the Caribbean.

Your view from this top floor unit is especially spectacular, looking south towards Governor’s Harbour, the provincial capital, where you will find the “real” Cupid’s Cay.

The space

Two insider tips for you: First, yes, “Cay” really is pronounced like “key” – so now you won’t sound like a tourist. Second, Cupid’s Cay is actually the birthplace of the Bahamas!

When you return home to your Cupid’s Key, enjoy the décor full of nautical blues and the splendor of the flowers, the ‎waters and the local crafts scattered across the 110 miles of the island. There’s a good chance that after a week here you will have fallen in love for good.

Guests at Buttonwood Reserve has access to two beaches, a small beach on the Caribbean side with calm shallow water, almost in your front yard, and a world-class, 3-mile-long pink-sand beach on the Atlantic side of the property. The Atlantic side beach is accessed via a private driveway. The condominium comes with a golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach. If you’re not in the mood for a swim in the ocean, slip into our new resort-style pool, just steps from your condominium. This beautiful landscaped pool is heated for comfortable swimming year round.

Back inside, the great room of this magnificent condominium features an 8-foot sliding glass door with Caribbean views. The slider opens onto a large deck furnished for lounging or dining while watching the sun set over the Caribbean. This spacious deck extends around the corner of the building for views in every direction. Enjoy a meal or a beverage on the deck, or watch the dolphins frolic in the Caribbean. The great room includes a living area with flat-screen satellite TV and a dining area with dining room seating for six. The east end of the great room features a modern, open-plan, luxurious kitchen finished in stainless steel and black granite. The kitchen, dining area, and living room have magnificent ocean views in every direction, with water sparkling as far as the eye can see.

The master bedroom magnificent panoramic views of the Caribbean, king bed and a fully equipped en-suite full bath.

The guest bedroom offers another spectacular view, this one facing east. The guest bedroom has a full en-suite bath (which can be accessed from the hall as well). It is furnished with twin beds that can be converted into a king.

Situated on 50 lush acres, Buttonwood Reserve extends from the Caribbean Sea on the west to the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Buttonwood’s spectacular three-mile Atlantic beach is pristine, without a single house on it. The only structure is a thatched palapa we built on the dune for shade. Enjoy long walks, swimming, and body surfing on this beautiful beach. On calm days, when the ocean can be as flat as a lake, there is excellent snorkeling, including on a shipwreck close to shore.

Buttonwood Reserve comes with kayaks for use on the sea or in our pond. Buttonwood’s half-mile-long pond is a great spot for bird-watching or exploring.

Bicycles are also provided for riding around the property or to town, less than a mile away.

Our groundskeeper, Patrick, is an expert fisherman and will take you out fishing in his boat for a half day or full day (extra charges apply.) Grill your catch fresh on our infrared outdoor grill.

Guest access

Unit amenities

• vast and unobstructed ocean views

• large covered front and rear decks with 360-degree views

• big bay windows

• 9 1/2 foot tray ceilings

• well-stocked designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops

• luxurious modern baths

• linens, bath and beach towels included

• washer and dryer

• fully air-conditioned

• WiFi and satellite TV, landline telephone

• DVD player

• extensive sound insulation throughout

• golf cart for easy access to the Atlantic beach and for general use within the development

Buttonwood Reserve amenities

• 3 miles of pristine pink-sand beach on the Atlantic with large palapa for shade

• smaller beach on the Caribbean with palapa for shade

• heated swimming pool

• pond with private nature preserve

• grill

• bicycles

• kayaks for use in the sea or the pond

Other things to note

Buttonwood Reserve is an easy 15-minute drive from Governor's Harbour, the main town on the island. Governor's Harbour has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governor's Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. The Friday night Fish Fry in Governor's Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

Just a mile from Buttonwood Reserve is the village of James Cistern, which has two grocery stores (JC Discount and East and Final), a town dock where the fisherman bring their catch every day, a produce stand, and three small local restaurants, Kel-D’s, Lee’s Café, and the new Leorose Sunset Beach Bar and Grill. James Cistern is also the home of Stubb’s famous barbecue, now called Tamarind Tree Grill, every Friday and Saturday, which is not to be missed.

Buttonwood Reserve is less than 10 minutes from the boutique luxury resort Sky Beach Club, which has an excellent beachfront restaurant (Pascal's) and infinity pool, with swim up cocktail bar and poolside service all day long. Other restaurants in the area include Tippy’s (international and fusion), The Beach House (tapas), 1648 Bar & Grille at French Leave (fine dining for lunch and dinner - great bar and deck), The Rainbow Inn (famous for its steaks and Monday night pizza night), The Buccaneer (breakfast, lunch and dinner with island specialties), the Bank's Road Deli (gourmet sandwiches, coffee, pastries and nibbles), Da Perk Cafe (cafe and sandwich shop). The above all have live music one or more nights a week, so there is live entertainment somewhere nearby almost every night.

Eleuthera is most famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is safe and friendly. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, and bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing, as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore.

We hope you will enjoy Cupid's Key at Buttonwood Reserve and experience all that Governor's Harbour and Eleuthera has to offer.

Note
Buttonwood reserve is an easy 15-minute drive from Governors Harbour, the main town on the island. Governors Harbour has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. Friday night fish fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed. Just a mile from Buttonwood Reserve is the village of James Cistern, which has a good grocery store, a town dock where the fisherman bring their catch every day, a produce stand, and two small local restaurants, Kel-d’s and Lee’s cafe.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people $59 NZD / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit $738 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Rates are for the first 4 guests. Add $250/week for each additional guest.


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 05, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

1 Review

Paula User Profile
October 2017
I will definitely be booking this space again, and will be staying longer the next time we visit. Loved the unit with it's beautiful modern island design - it was certainly as described. As for the views, words cannot explain! Looking out onto the water seemed unreal. Everything about our trip was perfect - super fast responses, friendly, kind, accommodating. Did I mention we will return :) We rented an SUV from Cadet Car Rentals - can I just say, "I LOVE THE ELEUTHERA PEOPLE!" Fantastic service.
Matt & Tara User ProfileMatt & Tara is a superhost.
Response from Matt & Tara:
Paula, thanks for the lovely review and suggestions. We would love to have you back anytime!
October 2017

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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.

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