This place was such a find. The location was exactly what we'd hoped. It's tucked away on a hillside with spectacular views of the Atlantic from every window. It feels very private without seeming isolated, and it's in close proximity to great restaurants and amenities. While not on the water, it's only a short drive or walk down the hill to one of the prettiest beaches on the island. We watched the sunrise on the beach every morning, and we were the only people there. Bleu Sky Villa is also centrally located on the island of Eleuthera, which makes it an easy drive from anywhere you'll want to go.
The house itself had ample room and everything we could have wanted. The living area is beautifully furnished with a well-stocked kitchen, vaulted ceilings, and lovely lighting. Three bedrooms and two baths are in a separate building, so you can get up and make coffee or stay up chatting without awakening people. Wifi is available through an iPad, but we rarely used it, cherishing the opportunity for our older daughters to unplug and reconnect with the natural beauty and with each other. My teenage daughter, initially reluctant to be dragged away from her friends, thanked us every day for bringing her on this trip. That was worth every penny.
Though we intended to cook some dinners at the house, each night the pull of sunsets on the beach outweighed time spent on meal prep and cleanup, so we wound up at local restaurants. Be prepared to spend quite a bit on food, an expense we felt was well worth it, considering the beaches are all free. We did buy some groceries to cook breakfast each day, then packed sandwiches and fruit for picnics on the beach. The kitchen stores never disappointed.
Communication with the homeowners and caretakers was exceptional. Jon was always extremely prompt in addressing any questions or concerns I had, not only in the months leading up to our arrival, but also throughout our stay. He provides a personal and comprehensive guide to the house, the settlement, and the island, full of pointers, recommendations, and useful information which was an essential resource for us. The caretakers Erika and Scott were delightful and thorough; the house was in immaculate shape when we moved in.
Honestly, our only regret was that our week wasn't longer. We'll definitely be back!