This elegant cottage, Toad Hall, dates from the early 1800s. It
has been lovingly restored and furnished with musically-themed
antiques from around world. Walk out your front door to enjoy a
stunning hillside infinity-edge pool with spectacular views of the
harbor and the Caribbean.
Downstairs, Toad Hall features a spacious living room with
elegent contemporary and antique furnishings, including a grand
piano. The dining area has seating for six at an antique mahogany
table. The fully equpped peninsula kitchen features
state-of-the-art stainless steel Smeg appliances, including a
built-in 100 cm gas cooktop, electric oven, refrigerator, freezer,
microwave, and dishwasher .
The large first-floor porch is a serene and pleasant spot to
relax, surrounded by manicured gardens and with direct access to
the pool deck.
Upstairs, Toad Hall has an enormous king bedroom suite with
cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors, furnished with exquisite
antiques. The roof deck off the bedroom offers extensive ocean and
sunset views. The master suite features a unique giant shower/tub
that is a favorite of our guests. Simply dubbed Tub, this modern
minimalist room pool features a cube-shaped basin complemented by
sleek, chrome-finish fixtures. The tub measures 100 by 100 by 60
cm, and comes with a sliding, adjustable hand-held spray that takes
you from bath to shower with ease.
Toad Hall is surrounded by a lush garden which is home to many
fruit trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus, aloe and coconut palms. The
infinity pool serves both Toad Hall and Mrs. Russel's House. The
pool deck is dramatic, with its views of the harbour, and adds to
the delight of the well-manicured grounds.
Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning,
wireless internet, hi-fi stereo, complimentary toiletries, and
Toad Hall is part of the Squires Estate collection of
beautifully restored 19th century homes on the hill above Governors
Harbour. The homes and cottages at Squires Estate were decorated
and furnished with antiques by a reknowned Italian architect. The
décor and level of finish will delight the most discriminating
world traveler. Our manager will greet you upon arrival and be
available to assist you as needed. She can arrange for daily
housekeeping, a private chef, or a car rental (extra charges
apply), and provide advice about island activities. Other staff at
Squires Estate include a fulltime gardener and housekeepers.
Laundry and ironing services are provided on the premises. Toad
Hall House can be combined with other historic homes and cottages
in the Squires Estate collection for larger groups.
The town of Governors Harbour, a one-minute walk down the hill,
has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches
overlooking its historic harbor.
Buy fresh fish and lobster 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, a dive shop, 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
Walking over the hill in the other direction takes you to French
Leave Beach, the finest beach on the island and one of the great
beaches of the Caribbean. By foot, it's 10 minutes to French Leave,
a mile-long crescent of pink sand which is literally deserted most
of the time. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car, because the
island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way
to get around. By car, Toad Hall is just a minute from Frech Leave
Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted
beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely
safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of
picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever
you go. 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, 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 Toad Hall, and experience all our
island has to offer.
U.S. Reservations Line:
Rental Reservation Agent
Majestic Holidays, Ltd.
Ph: +1-242-323 1410
Fax: +1-242-326 5734
Ask: Cheryl Adderley