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Location, location, location! Beach, restaurants, privacy

Anne Bethel

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, norwegian
Bedrooms 7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights

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Location, location, location! Beach, restaurants, privacy

Bedrooms 7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights


Governor's Harbour Estate Rental Photos and Description

Possibly the most spectacular beach in the Bahamas, 7 bed/8bath pool/oceanfront

This updates yet classic Bahamian home in Eleuthera, Bahamas, is located on 16 acres of secluded beach front property. This 7 bedroom, 8 bath Eleuthera beach house has plenty of room for large groups to slow down and unwind. This tropical beach home features a total of 7 bedrooms, 5 in the main house on two levels and 1 in each of the cottages. 4 of the main house bedrooms feature king-sized beds (some can be converted to twins) and the other bedroom features a queen bed; all with quality linens.The master can connect with the adjoining room excellent for families with small children. Each room at this property is complimented by an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning,ceiling fans and a terrace. Each of the 2 guesthouses has one bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchenette and a private ocean front balcony.The beach here is gorgeous with no rocky reefs and is excellent for swimming, no major rip currents.

The main house features a fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen featuring granite countertops and two dishwashers. Enjoy the gorgeous Bahamas weather while entertaining in the outdoor kitchen, .Pool bar with fridge and oceanfront tiki hut.

Enjoy 600+ feet of your own glorious secluded beach. This is one of the most fabulous beaches anywhere in the Bahamas and it is nearly always empty. There is no rough current and no rock outcroppings on this stretch of beach, unusual in the Bahamas.

The compound is surrounded by very large properties -- all of which are privately owned. These homes are rarely used so there is true solitude and complete privacy.

Your vacation here will be unforgettable. This is a wonderful spot for a family reunion, a group of friends, a small business conference or a privacy minded family or honeymoon couple. Please feel free to email us for more photos and our site information. Should you need to bring additional personal staff please inquire. Eleuthera is paparazzi free.Cottages only rented in conjunction with the main house.

Ocean-lovers will find some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming in the world. Underwater visibility is up to 100 feet, with water temperatures ranging between 70 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The adventurous traveler can explore nearby islands and virgin coral reefs, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing. Other sports available on the island include tennis, SCUBA diving and surfing. The beaches here are truly spectacular.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne Bethel (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, norwegian
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Gods best to you and all your staff. This is our third year at Capricorn and the grounds are more luscious every visit, the gardeners bring us all sorts of fruits and veggies and we never fail to be thrilled. The ocean was gorgeous and one in our group was new and loved it just as much as we did, he never actually thought it would be so nice as it is, but we KNEW! The grills are perfect for our large gang and we took full advantage of the fish sold in town and grilled often. The new bar down the street is also a marvelous addition and Tippys also continues to please. Keith and Janet were most accomadating, as usual. Back again soon! All the best to you and yours, Trish, Mark, Diane, Roger, Dan, Robbie, Carl, Margy and Maureen
Feb 2009
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Location, location, location! Beach, restaurants, privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Arlington, VA

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Simply a magnificent property! Beautiful grounds and pool, wonderful home and picture-postcard beach. Extremely private and lovingly maintained, Capricorn House is a dream property with all the bells and whistles - including a chef's kitchen!

What a wonderful getaway - can't wait for the next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulous trip

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth home we have rented on Eleuthera and it was by far the nicest. The beach is perfect and it is obvious the staff do everything possible to make sure the property is in pristine condition.We loved the fact that each room has an ensuite bath and even though there were 7 couples the place is so large and laid out in such a way that it seemed private and very romantic.Make sure to take advantage of the numerous outdoor showers and the grills, the are great for a large group. Anne, the property manager is readily available for any questions about the area. The location is also a plus as it is near restaurants and many of the other homes were not nearly as convenient for dining out. We stayed on Windermere but it was a half hour drive to any restaurants, not fun on those roads at night.Some of the other homes we rented were on rocky beaches so the swimming a bit of a challenge at times. Capricorn's beach is simply gorgeous with no rocks and a nice tiki hut for protection from the sun.It was well worth every penny as it was such a quality place.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your lovely review, it is our desire to make Capricorn House everyone's "second home" and we do our best to see that all our guests are comfortable and enjoy their visit. We see you have already inquired about returning and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you back.So glad you liked the outdoor showers, we try to add something new every year just to keep things interesting and updated.

Wonderful showing of the best of the Bahamas

  • 5 of 5

I booked a few nights just before Christmas to take my in laws to the real Bahamas. It was not long enough! Not only was the house perfect for all of us which was 5 small children and 4 adults, the location could not be better. We visited all the very close amazing restaurants, relaxed on the beach, explored the cave at hatchet bay, drove to the ferry for a day in harbor island, walked to the botanical was wonderful and to come home to a swimming pool and fabulous kitchen was such a treat! We will be back in the summer definitely! The caretakers and manager were very nice and accommodating. We were greeted with coffee and home made banana bread!!! We made great memories, my in laws had never seen the Bahamas that way, the way you picture your dream vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind review and also for your new two week reservation! We are so happy you enjoyed Capricorn and look forward to your return this summer.It is always so nice to have guests return, we actually have some people who come every year, they are like family at this point.

What a dream!

  • 5 of 5

I do not have the words to describe how truly beautiful this property and home are. The landscape is at once forested, green, secluded, and tropical, open, and expansive.

You can enjoy as much privacy as you would like. And the beach really is yours, only. The entire week, I saw about three other people in the distance, walking along a different section of the beach. The water and the sand are the remarkably bright colors that you see in the photographs. The pool on the property is just as relaxing as the beach, and large enough to swim around in.

The house is spacious, tastefully and thoughtfully decorated. The beds were very comfortable. The outdoor patios and furniture are wonderful for entertaining or just hanging out.

The house is a short walk or drive from fun, local restaurants where you can eat outside, listen to live music, and have a margarita, or two. Check out the local Fish Fry. You can also take a day adventure to Paradise Island or other attractions.

The staff are extremely kind, understanding, knowledgeable, and helpful. They will help to make your stay comfortable and easy. Moreover, everyone I encountered on the island was friendly - from store merchants to bartenders to waitresses to taxi drivers and ferry operators.

This was a lovely, lovely home, property, and vacation. I hope I am able to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Ashburnham, Massachusetts


  • 5 of 5

Eleuthra is a wonderful place to go with friends and family members. The residents there are extremely kind and you can find plenty of fun things to do on an island that is fairly quiet. Make sure you go to Tippy's, The Beach House, and Fish Fry (on friday nights). Capricorn is an absolutely gorgeous estate with an ocean front view. We took advantage of the terraces and used the grill to barbeque quite often. Each morning we headed straight for the beach (which is literally steps away from the property). In an entire week I might have seen one other person walking on our beach. The interior of the house is extremely clean and the beds are comfortable. Capricorn House is an absolute dream destination for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Wilmington Delaware

Vacation wonderland, dream trip

  • 5 of 5

Capricorn House was much more than we expected, the beach was perfect and we were always the only people in sight. Our friends and family all want to return and stay even longer next trip. Anne and the staff made us feel so welcome and gave us ideas of what to do and see while on the island as it was our first time on Eleuthera. There are the most incredible beaches and fun and quirky restaurants, a few were very romantic and all were friendly and the food was great. No more all inclusive hotels for us, this was way more interesting and relaxing. A surprise was the gardens, it is like a botanical garden at Capricorn, we even ate fruit and vegtables from the garden. The rooms are pretty with comfortable beds. All seemed to be new and were well maintained. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who wants a really nice vacation home, if you like quality you will love this place.

As far as restaurants are concerned,We liked Mate and Jennys for pizza, Tippy's for lunch, Sunset for cocktails (the name says it all.) and CocoDi mama and La Dolce Vita for a romantic evening. The husbands loved the fishing and the big grills and the girls loved the kitchen, a dream to cook in and so well orgainzed, has lots of equipment. This house is a winner, we researched for weeks and are so happy we rented Capricorn House.There were 14 of us and it was large enough that we never felt crowded and everyone was busy either at the pool, beach, strolling the garden or reading on one of the many terraces.It was the prefect chioce for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: recommended

This home is located on the private southern end of 'Club Med' beach,arguably the most beautiful beach in the Bahamas.Unlike Club med beach, you will usually find no one on Capricorn's beach . The homes in this section are all infrequently used private estates.Unlike many rentals this homes beach is extremely swimmer friendly, no pebbles or rocks, just perfect pink sand.Having an entire 16 acres to yourselves allows for the ultimate in privacy, the gardens will delight you as will views of the ocean from the numerous terraces and meandering pathways. You are in a secluded area on a private gated estate but only minutes from the restaurants.

The estate is five minutes from Governors Harbor. Markets, fresh produce and restaurants are all convenient. We have a house manager on the island who is available 24/7 should you have any questions.Another plus is the full bath located near the beach and also the numerous refrigerators located all over the property so cold drinks are always within reach.


Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour Estate Rental Rates


  • $7500 to $11850 per week
  • $7500 for Main House up to 6 persons then $400 per person per week extra main house maximum 10 persons. Guest House is $1250 per week, 2 persons and Kari's House is $1500 per 2 persons. Cottages rented only in conjunction with main house.
  • Holidays $9000 to $14900 maximum 14 guests
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Governor's Harbour Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , pool area
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 10 - outdoor shower
  • Bathrooms all recently remodeled.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • High Quality bed linens, we can convert some of the bedrooms to/from twins to kings.All bedrooms have ceiling fans and a/c and private baths. In addition,There are three outdoor showers on the property for the more adventurous guests.We also have a powder room located between the beach and the pool for your convenience.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 30 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private cook available inquire please. Lots of pool toys, snorkel equipment. life jackets etc.

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