|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Casa Dos Vistas (unit 1D on the upper level) includes a full-surround two-ocean view, facing west over the Caribbean for the sunset and east to the Atlantic for the sunrise. Enjoy stunning ocean views from every room through eight-foot glass sliders and six-foot bay windows. The expansive private decks also feature spectacular sea views in every direction.
Buttonwood Reserve has access to two beaches. On the Atlantic side is a world-class, 3-mile-long pink-sand beach, pristine without a single house. It is accessed via our private, golf-carts only driveway. The condominium comes with a golf cart. On the Caribbean side of our property, almost in your front yard, is a second beach. This beach is small and rather rocky, so not so aesthetic, but the water is as calm as a lake and this shore is perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.
Our resort-style pool is just steps from your condominium. This beautiful landscaped pool is heated for comfortable swimming year round.
The professionally decorated interior of this vacation rental is elegantly furnished, modern, warm and comfortable. 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 is features a large upholstered window seat with magnificent panoramic views of the Caribbean, a perfect spot to relax with a book or morning coffee, or watch the sunset over the sea. The master is furnished with a king bed and equipped with an en-suite full bath. The master has a private door leading to the deck over the Caribbean.
The guest bedroom also features a large window seat with a spectacular view, this one overlooking the Atlantic. The 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.
Buttonwood Reserve comes with kayaks and a paddle board for use on the sea or in our pond. 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.
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.
Just a mile from Buttonwood Reserve is the village of James Cistern, which has two grocery stores, 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.
Other restaurants in the area include Pascal’s at boutique luxury resort Sky Beach Club, Tippy’s (international and fusion), 1648 Bar & Grille at French Leave (fine dining for lunch and dinner), The Rainbow Inn (steaks and Monday night brick oven pizza night) and Da Perk Café (café and sandwich shop).
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. 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 had the most amazing stay at Buttonwood. We came down to ELeuthra a group of ladies celebrating our 40th birthdays. We stayed in Sapodilly and Kool Jumbey. Both condos were beautifully decorated, well equipped and very comfortable. The decor was beautiful and tastefully picked out.The views were exquisite and therapeutic. We loved the entire property. The use of golf carts, kayaks, and beach equipment took the experience over the top. We made use of the Atlantic beach, the pool and loved kayaking down to Leo's on the Caribbean side. We bone fished with guide Paul Petty , boogy boarded on the Atlantic visited with the warm locals at the town Fish Fry and made many excursions to visit beaches and towns. We lived our day trip to Harbour Town and the pink sand beaches.The convenience of location was perfect to jump around. Fresh conch was prepared at the docks in James Cistern. And we loved going to the coffee shop Da Perk. Couldn't be more impressed with the hospitality we received from your staff Tia and Patrick were so very accommodating and locals on the island were cheerful and welcoming. We did have a power outage, and some inclement weather and our entire party got a virus we generously passed on to one another. But that did not stop us from having a trip of a lifetime. Thank you to you and the staff for making a most memorable vacation for all of us. Cannot wait to come back! We loved visiting beaches Cocoadimana and Gaulding Cay. We tried to cliff jump but the Carribean was rough. Loved the Glass Window Bridge and Govenors Habour was charming. Everything we need was provided for. Sunshine, surf, fresh air And seafood. It was a perfect trip!
Our condominium was well appointed and had everything needed to cook meals and be comfortable throughout the week. It was clean and was a great size for the four of us. The golf cart provided for travel to the Atlantic side of the beach was great. Truly an amazing beach! Patrick who we saw on a daily basis around the property was incredibly helpful and nice. The pool was very warm and was great if you wanted to swim after coming back from the beach. The island is amazing with so many beaches to explore and the local people could not have been nicer. We felt very safe during our entire vacation. The only negatives (if you want to call them these negatives) are the sand flies which come out at dusk and bite your ankles (we were aware of this prior to arrival so be sure to be prepared) and the cost. Everything on the island is significantly more expensive than the mainland and we are from Canada making it even more expensive with the currency exchange. Again, we were well aware of things being more expensive prior to arriving. Matt was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the entire process of booking this vacation. We would definitely return.
We stayed at Buttonwood in mid-December and it was a wonderful experience. Buttonwood is a unique place. From the ridge where the units are built, you can see both the deep blue waters and white capped combers on the Atlantic side and the turquoise waters of Eleuthera Bight. It’s a short trip via a sandy bumpy road in the golf cart included with the rental to a long white sandy beach on the Atlantic and the view —to include the wrecked ship on the shore—is of miles and miles and sea and shore and sky. The villa at Buttonwood is a very well-planned two bedroom, two full bath vacation rental with generously sized rooms and ample indoor and outdoor living space. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes all the major appliances with a micro-wave, hot-water carafe and coffee maker. Best of all, you have a great ocean room from just about every window. The heated pool is well-maintained and thoughtfully screen by the landscaping on the property and there is plenty of space to lounge by the pool. Matt Simon and his staff at Buttonwood could not have been more gracious or accommodating. Matt even came out to meet us at the airport, gave us a personal tour of the property and showed us the way to the near-by settlement of James Cistern and the local grocery, liquor store and a near-by restaurant. A great and relaxing time from start to finish and thumbs up for Matt and his team, too, for their thoughtfulness.
Kudos to Matt Simon and his team at Buttonwood for a seamless weeks stay in James Cistern. The property was incredibly perfect for too many reasons. His team work to create a perfect atmosphere for one to transition from the real life to beach life. It is remote yet near to both bodies of water. It has the amenities that one would wish for and it is so clean, neat and beachy. I would recommend both Buttonwood and Eleuthera to anyone seeking a perfect refuge from the realities of every day life. Get lost and find yourself in and on tropical waters.
We just returned from a family vacation at this property. The owners provide a lot of support in terms of helping with logistics, answering questions, and providing recommendations (such as car rentals and fishing guides). The owners even provide some concierge type services, such as grocery shopping. Once at the property, there is an active and visible network of support staff available to answer questions and help with things such as arranging babysitters. The development is well thought out and included many of the items that we would normally pack if we were going to a domestic beach, such as towels, floats, chairs, etc. The property is well-maintained, clean and the furnishings are nice and comfortable. There are numerous nearby beaches that are usually deserted, and the condo beach access is convenient. We rarely saw anyone on that beach either. We also liked the condo's central location on the island, as it allowed us to make excursions to the south and the north. We've rented many domestic properties, and this property ranks up there. I would highly recommend it.
My wife and I just returned from our first visit to Eleuthera. We stayed for a week at Buttonwood Reserve. Our second floor condo was modern, well-appointed and provided a fantastic view of the both the Atlantic Ocean and the calm, beautiful waters of the Caribbean. The property was clean and well-maintained, and the property managers, Tia and Liam, were very responsive to our questions about the island. The owner, Matthew Simon, is also a great resource when you are planning your trip. You can tell he is truly passionate about all the island has to offer.
I would highly recommend Buttonwood Reserve and the Island of Eleuthera for anyone looking to relax in a beautiful and undeveloped area. We enjoyed exploring the island and visited a new beach everyday. More often than not we were the ONLY people on the beach. If you are the adventurous type and want to see all that the island has to offer, plan to rent a jeep to get around. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is almost a requirement to get to Lighthouse Beach, which is a must see. We rented from Kean Stubbs who was easy to deal with and very helpful in recommending things to see and do on the island. It is also worth noting that the condo's central location on the island is perfect for venturing to new areas everyday.
I would also suggest not hesitating to buy fish and other seafood directly from fisherman at the docks in James Cistern and Governor's Harbor. The fisherman will filet the fish for you, which makes for a great, fresh meal. We cooked every night of our stay.
We stayed at this beautiful, comfortable condo with two children ages 3 and 7. We were looking for quiet, safe island to explore with kids. We rented a jeep with the help of Matt and found hidden beach gems and local food served by some of the friendliest people. Coco di Mama was one of our favorite beaches for the shallow stretch of clear and calm water. Gorgeous! Highly recommend this property and found the guidance, communication and responsiveness from the Matt and team to be top- notch!! Pool was perfect and condo had everything we needed! Assistance was immediate with the drop of an email. Like other reviews, this is not your place for nightlife although the Friday fish fry is a fun party for all ages. Stocked up at grocery but also enjoyed our two visits to restaurant 1648. All was exactly as described and EXACTLY what we were looking for!