TROPICAL HEIGHTS ISLAND BEACH HOUSE

Doug Zerbe

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TROPICAL HEIGHTS ISLAND BEACH HOUSE

Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

1BR, 1Bath Oceanfront Vacation Rental Governor's Harbour, Bahamas

Tropical Heights Island Beach House is located directly on a private pink sand beach! This very charming, Ocean Front villa features a tropical decor, adding to the ambiance and a clear bottom Kayak is just the key to relaxation!

Whether you're looking for a honeymoon retreat or just searching for a place of total relaxation, you have found it at Tropical Heights! We have exactly 644 interior sq. feet plus an additional 524 sq feet in outside decking!

Interior: The photos show the exact interior of Tropical Heights. We have additional photos we can send upon request.

Sky Beach Club: Sky Beach Club has now opened are are exactly 1 mile north of Tropical Heights on the beach road! They have a wonderful restaurant as well as an awesome infinity pool. They also have interent access. This place is a must see while staying at Tropical Heights! Enjoy!

Testamonials: We have have testimonials and references available upon request!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Doug Zerbe

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2003
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Tropical Heights Island Beach House
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
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Tropical Heights Island Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216131
813 907-1992
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Staunton, VA
5

Been there twice; planning on a 3rd trip!

  • 5 of 5
I was there 12/06 and 04/09; We are planning on a 2010 trip and if the kids bail out, we are going back in a heartbeat! I found the owners to be VERY responsive, the house to be pristine and the surrounds and beaches rate 50 on a scale of 1 to 10. The owners recent additions of the wood chairs on the deck are the perfect touch to relax.

The kitchen is perfectly equipped as well. If you need entertainment of the resort type, you should consider another Island; but if you need peace and quiet with astounding beauty, this place is for you. If you scan the travel forums, you'll find but one complaint on the property; the remaining dozen or so of us will swear by it and all are dedicated return visitors. If you are considering a honeymoon there - Do It! The journal in the house recounts several honeymoons there where the local folks helped in the celebration, yet afforded the honeymooners the complete privacy that's native to the location.

Ah! The house decoration... I have stayed in several 4 star hotels that did not have the quality of linens afforded to guests at Tropical Heights. For the volume of people traveling through the house, that is impressive!

We were enamored with Tropical Heights enough, that another guest who had complaints about the location, commented that the fins were tore up - yes, it was true - that's alot of blue water, and they had the miles on them - we replaced them... So, another amenity is brand new fins...

To the owners: Thank you for opening the house to us - It IS paradise!! Oh! Get to know the caretaker "IJ" - He is great!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Actually, trying, unsuccessfully I might add, to hold back my tears after reading your review. YOU are the reason we opened up our little piece of paradise that we treasure so much!

And, YOU are most certainly welcome anytime and as a returning guest will receive additional perks! We'll talk!

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

May God bless and keep you, make His face shine upon you and give you peace!!!
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Tropical Heights Island Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216131
813 907-1992
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Bradenton, FL
5

Eleuthera Always Calls Us Back

  • 5 of 5
We finally returned to Tropical Heights – 10 years after our first memorable stay here. We have been to many special places on beautiful tropical islands, but Eleuthera always calls us back. This little house is so charming and perfect – no better choice if you are looking for seclusion and romance. Doug and Valinda have thought of everything! Our week was filled with beach-combing, snorkeling, reading, eating & drinking, or doing nothing at all. We cooked at home often, and usually ate outside looking at the Atlantic Ocean, or at the little bistro table on the deck. Fun to concoct Bahamian-style dishes with goodies from Banks Road Deli or Island Farm and good to know about little secrets like free-range Abaco chicken at Millard’s in Palmetto Point. When we did venture out, our favorite spot is the Front Porch in Hatchet Bay. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones, visit old favorite beaches and discover new ones. They say Eleuthera is not for everyone, but it is definitely for us – and we will return.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Tropical Heights Island Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216131
813 907-1992
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Perfect Location, Amazing Views, Nice Beach with Great Snorkeling

  • 5 of 5
This was such a great house for my husband and I. The central location on the island was a great jumping off point for exploring the Island. The house was very private, you felt like you had the place all to yourselves. The best part of the house was the front porch - we spent every morning there having coffee and breakfast looking over the beautiful ocean - and watching the parade of cruise ships at night circling the island. The beach below the house was great - we found it to have the best snorkeling/underwater wildlife/coral on the island. And the best part we always had the beach all to ourselves as it is very protected from public access. The majority of our favorite beaches were also less than 5 miles from the house, but we enjoyed exploring all the island had to offer - you'll definitely want a rental car. The island itself is unbelievable - picture perfect, empty beaches - and so many of them to choose from. If you are a purist beach lover - this is the place for you. The locals are so friendly and hospitable - we were really blown away by them. IJ the caretaker is such a sweet man and eager to make your stay the best it can be. He checked in with us several times, worried that we werent enjoying ourselves because he hadnt heard anything out of us - just the opposite! The owners were really great to work with as well - very responsive and helpful, truly professional. I would highly recommend renting this home. We had an amazing trip to Eleuthera and truly hated to leave!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Tropical Heights Island Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216131
813 907-1992
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
San Francisco
5

Our first vacation at Tropical Heights, but certainly not our last!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a week at Tropical Heights celebrating our honeymoon, escaping crowded city life, and luxuriating in our laziness--turns out this was THE perfect place to do all three things. We chose this house based on the location (supposedly one of the best islands in the bahamas, most likely true) and previous reviews (which turned out to be extremely accurate, except for Jane and John Doe--they were lying).

We spent most of our time alternating between sunbathing on the side deck and lounging on the shaded back patio, all the while drinking Kalik and taking in the amazing views of the ocean. When we felt like we were getting a bit TOO lazy, we put our clothes back on, jumped in the car and wandered around looking for a new beach to explore. And when we weren't cooking or grilling at the house, we ventured out to some of the local restaurants. Our favorite was the Buccaneer's Club--it was close to the house and their fried conch and rum punch was amazing.

By far, though, the best thing about this house is the proximity to excellent snorkeling! Like another reviewer mentioned, the best snorkeling spot for seeing marine life (at least close by) is literally right in front of the house. Just be sure to wait until the tide is high or it can get a bit dangerous entering the water. And if you're a marine biology nerd like me, you will be super excited to find that the house has the Paul Humann and Ned Deloach COMPLETE REEF SET!!!! (If you're not a marine biology nerd, The Reef Set is a collection of field guides for identifying fish, corals and other marine inverts--very handy!)

Basically, Tropical Heights is awesome, we had an excellent time and now we can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Tropical Heights Island Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216131
813 907-1992
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Clarkesville, GA. USA
5

Better than we could have ever imagined

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I celebrated our 25th (along with Kalik) at Tropical Heights and couldn't have been more pleased. The caretaker met us at airport and had the supplies we had requested through the owner along with our car rental. Excellent communication throughout the entire process and our questions were answered quickly and accurately. The house was meticulously cleaned, tastefully decorated, and had everything you could have ever wanted for cooking and relaxing was there and in excellent condition. The walk to the beach down the steps is nothing (even for a 50+ fair shape man) and worth every single step (53 I believe) . It was a Robinson Caruso experience with town being only a short 3 mile drive away. Walk to Sky Beach for cocktails down a nearly deserted road or in the opposite direction a short distance for safe and calm snorkeling at Twin Coves Beach. Honestly, there is no reason to search out another location as everything you need is right here or a very short walk away. Eleuthera is home to the nicest people in the Caribbean so we always felt safe no matter where we were. Everyone said to visit the bakery early but we found the best selection of everything was after 1pm. We were always disappointed when we went early. The beach had plenty of areas where it was safe to enter and easy to find a place to swim with a sandy bottom. Be sure to bring extra sunscreen as it may not last as long when you have your very own private beach. Wink Wink, Cannot wait to return.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Tropical Heights Island Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216131
813 907-1992
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Salt Lake City, UT
4

Great Views and Privacy

  • 4 of 5
The house was very private and clean. You shouldn't see any other people on the beach in front of the house.The views and breezes were amazing. We thought it would be a one bedroom but was just a studio. The beach also left a little to be desired, a little too much reef to swim. We also had a little bit of a hard time finding restaurants I think because we were there in the off season. All in all our stay was great. The location was perfectly located in the middle of the island which worked well for us as we wanted to see the whole island.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Govenors Harbour Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fast Ferry
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Clear Bottom Kayak!!

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Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Notes

  • See Low & High Season Rates.
  • High Season Rates - $1295 per week.

Amenities

Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Telescope
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • We, also, have another Outdoor Shower, too!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Private Beach Front! We have an 8' Dining Bar inside as well as a Outdoor Dining table which you can enjoy the vistas!

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