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Tropical Heights Island Beach House

Doug Zerbe

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
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Tropical Heights Island Beach House

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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!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Doug Zerbe (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
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Calendar last updated:
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based on 23 traveler reviews

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Tropical Heights Island Beach House
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
Staunton, VA

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
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!!!
Gibsonia, PA USA

Sweet Locale

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Tropical Heights and we found it to be as advertised. It was extremely clean and well appointed when we arrived. It sits up high with a spectacular view of the ocean--a view I felt rivaled any other location on the island. While there are plenty of beaches and decent restaurants, I was somewhat disappointed in what the island offered in points-of-interest. We went on a couple excursions North with the rental car but found nothing of great interest--to me at least.

Speaking of rental cars--we were surprised to learn rental cars are VERY expensive here. $50/day is typical for a well-worn car and payment is expected in advance and in CASH. Plan accordingly. We got ours from IJ but we understand it's the same elsewhere.

Tropical Heights offers double sliding doors & screens which allow a very nice view and sound of the ocean below. When it is extremely windy (20+ MPH), as it was a few nights we were there, the windows & screens can rattle (even howl) a great deal. Prior renters have placed objects into the window frames to reduce that noise and we added some to the tops of the sliding screens as well. There is a covered front porch facing the ocean and a wooden and concrete side deck area. You can escape some of the winds there if you choose as it is more sheltered than the rest.

Again. We loved Tropical Heights and felt it was everything we had hoped for. There are a few other observations which I will share for those that follow behind us. If these sound negative, they are very minor and meant to inform others as well as the owner:

The DVD player does not work as the drawer will not open/close. There are a lot of DVD/VHS movies there, however.

No telescope was to be found. It's use would have only been fun in viewing the cruise ships that pass by from time to time.

The Kayak is challenging to launch and navigate when windy as the ocean can get pretty choppy. I suggest using it on calm days only. Also best at high tide to avoid coral formations.

Turn off ice maker before going to bed or you will be startled when cubes empty at some ungodly hour of night

TH has Satellite TV but the 1st 100 channels are unavailable thru out the island --unfortunately those channels have most common network programming NBC/ABC/CBS but there are hundreds of other channels.

The owners and the entire island promote water conservation here. Flushing only for solids is requested.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vernon, BC, Canada

A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Valinda, thanks again for sharing your fabulous bit of paradise with us. It was perfect. We really appreciated that the house was so well-equipped. We wanted for nothing! It is difficult to describe the stunning beauty and tranquility of Eleuthera and especially the Tropical Heights location. Some days it was tough to tear ourselves away from the view and the beach to explore other parts of the island. I found the snorkeling right out in front of the beach was the best on the island. It is also nice to visit a place where the people, young and old, are always ready with a smile and a 'hello'.

The Eleuthera motto is 'It is not for everyone'...and it is true. If you want fancy hotels, night clubs, all paved roads, box stores and the like, save yourself the disappointment and try another place. But if you enjoy total relaxation, breathtaking beauty, friendly people and an excellent house for your stay, Tropical Heights will not disappoint!

And thanks IJ for your help!

Scott and Kim U.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect Spot on Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to the island so we knew what we did want and what we didn't want in a beach house. Tropical heights did not disappoint! We were looking for a small place for 2, secluded and private without neighbors close by. If you look to the right, there is absolutely no houses as far as you can see and i doubt there would ever be any people walking along the beach from that direction. If you look to the left there are 2 houses, there are also a couple of houses behind them which I would imagine the only others that would possibly even go to this beach. That being said those houses are so far away it doesn't even matter. The house and beach area are completely private. We did not see another soul around the entire week. The beach is not a great swimming beach because of the rocks and depending on the weather the waves but on a calm day there is some really great snorkeling. We saw many fish and a sea turtle and it was the best snorkel all week and with the entire beach to ourselves all we needed to wear were our fins and masks. The house is well maintained and has everything you will need. IJ is awesome and very helpful and he is only a phone call away. I dealt with Doug (the owner) and he is great to deal with. Always quick to reply, helpful, and answers as many questions as you will have and is very patient. The drive to the house is about 5 minutes from the main highway and another few minutes to Governors Harbor which has gas, super market, and liquor store which is all you should need. The house is pretty central on the island and many great beaches are very close by. We explored from Lighthouse beach to harbor island. Overall a great experience at Tropical Heights and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bradenton, FL

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

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


Car: recommended

Other Activities: Clear Bottom Kayak!!


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

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Low Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

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High Season Rates - $1295 per week.
50% Deposit required for booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. CC accepted.
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Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

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