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TROPICAL HEIGHTS ISLAND BEACH HOUSE

Doug Zerbe

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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TROPICAL HEIGHTS ISLAND BEACH HOUSE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Doug Zerbe (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2003
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Tropical Heights Island Beach House
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 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
Vernon, BC, Canada
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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
5

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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, 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
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
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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
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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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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Clear Bottom Kayak!!

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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$190
$1,295
$4,800
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,195
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$190
 

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High Season Rates - $1295 per week.
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • 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
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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