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Squires Estate
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Eleuthera
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We recently spent 2 weeks in Toad Hall on Squires Estate, it was just what we needed, peaceful and in beautiful surroundings, the properties have been tastefully & interestingly restored. Everything we needed we were sorry to leave and will definitely return.

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Stone house in August 2011 and this was one of the best vacations we’ve had so far in the Bahamas.

Upon booking the cottage, we weren’t really sure if we had made the right choice since there weren’t many reviews to go by, and soon after we arrived on the Island and entered the cottage, we realized we did make the right choice. The Stone House is a two-bedroom home with the Master bedroom downstairs.

This beautifully decorated house just grew on us on our 8 night stay. It was our home away from home and very comfortable. If you do not mind staying in a place that is not like a hotel, and provides you with a sense of ‘living’ on the island, then you may very well like the Esquire Estates.

We rented a car which provided us with the option to move around the island and explore. We really enjoyed having the quiet beach access just a few minutes away within driving distance. The beaches are just beautiful and don’t be surprised if you’re sharing the beach with just a few other guests; not over crowded at all. On some days we packed a light snack and enjoyed an afternoon on the beach.

Anne, the property Manager was very helpful throughout our stay and was available for any questions we may have. Having a full kitchen was a nice bonus in the house since there may be parts of the day when you don’t mind preparing your own meal.

My husband and I have wonderful memories of visiting Eleuthera and staying in the Esquires Estate. This was a vacation like no other for us and we hope to come back and visit again in the years to come.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

It did not start well: we landed in North Eleuthera Airport and when we arrived to our house nobody was there to wait for us. We wandered around for 2 hours but nobody was there, so we went to the shops and when we came back there was finally a man there.

He told us that their boss made a mistake and she told them that we were supposed to arrive in february. As the house we had rented was already occupied we were upgraded to a better house at no extra cost. The house was very beautiful, with a sitting area, the bedroom, one bathroom and a full kitchen.

The complex is made of six houses, located in the town of Governors Harbour, on an hill that face Cupid's Kay. There is an infinite pool that can be accessed by all the guests. In the period we where there there was nobody around so we had all the facilities for us. It felt like to be in a luxury resort, but just by ourselves...

The houses are situated in a strategic place, if you have a car you are near to many restaurants and shops as well as to the most beautiful beaches. Club Med beach is just a 5 minute drive away, as well as Poponi beach.
In our vacation we also went to Rock Sound, on the south part of the island, where there are the most amazing beaches.

In the house you are provided with everything you need: flat tv, mini-fridge, air conditioning, fresh linen and towels and also beach towels. Not all the houses have telephone, so check out if your mobile provided will work in Eleuthera (mine did'nt work as it's a 3G network).
All the houses are renewed mixing modern furniture and accessories with original and vintage ones: the result is amazing!

Eleuthera is an amazing island, full of nature, amazing beaches but without many tourists, so it's a great place where to take a relaxing vacation and Squires houses are a great base where to start your vacation.

Room Tip: Book one of the houses with the kitchen because there are no many restaurants around and sometimes...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

This place is just like a paradise. Overlooking the sea up on a hill it is perfectly located. It is wonderful to wake up, step outside and look at the amazing colours of nature. Our cottage was the Cottage at Belmont house. All houses are perfectly furnished and clean. You have beach towels, tv, sugar and tea, coffee, complimentary water the first day..The people taking care of this place are very kind and they are there everyday asking you if you need anything. Our cottage didn't have a kitchenette, therefore we were allowed to use the kitchen at Belmont house for a reasonable price. There are a couple of restaurants around, i can suggest Tippy's, which is on the atlantic side near the pink sand beach, just 10 minutes away.If you have a car is better because you can explore the island as you wish, and absolutely it is a safe place.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

As an often solo traveler I try to find locations and accommodations where I won't feel singled out. As my title says, Squires Estate felt like a home away from home. The facilities are immaculately cleaned and you can tell the owner really put a lot of time and thought into every detail. The property is located right in Central Governor's Harbor, near the grocery, and a few local restaurants all within walking distance. Each building faces Cupid's Cay, and waking up to a beautiful sunrise just made each morning special.

I stayed at the Jr. Cottage. It's ideal for a solo traveler or a couple. But be forewarned there is not cooking area. I believe the larger houses do have a kitchen. Nevertheless I was able to brew my own coffee/tea and store produce and snacks in the mini fridge. There is internet access if you need to work. There are no phone lines in the Jr. cottage, so make sure to travel with your own phone.

Everyone knows everyone in Eleuthera. After a couple of days my travel became easier with a personal mode of transportation. The French Leave Beach is walking distance about 15 mins or so, but through a quiet deserted path. Having a car makes dining out a lot easier too. Not that there are many selections in the area, but the worthy ones do require a vehicle.

The property is situated on a hill so if you're doing a lot of walking be cautious. The grocery store is down the street, and the area is really quiet and serene.

Also traffic flows on the left. Good thing to know as an American driver.

Joselyn the caretaker will come in to check on you everyday. She's very friendly and very helpful. There is ample parking if you're driving from elsewhere. The airport is about 15 mins away by car.

My stay at Squires Estate was absolutely perfect. The property really is well maintained and ideal for large families, couples or solo travelers. I would love to come back in the future.

Room Tip: If you're staying in Governor's Harbor or any vicinity or town in Eleuthera, make sure to re...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Squires Estate

Address: Lignum Vitae Hill | N1401, 000, Eleuthera
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Eleuthera
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Eleuthera
Price Range: ₹ 18,028 - ₹ 22,471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Squires Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Squires Estate is a collection of six immaculately restored Nineteenth century houses on an idyllic hillside set above Governor's Harbour covering two separate properties, which are a one minute walk from each other. Part of the Bahamian Heritage of Historical Buildings, the properties recreate life in the old style Bahamian tradition but with all the modern amenities. ... more   less 
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