HISTORIC SEA CAPTAIN'S HOUSE

Karl Martitsch

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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HISTORIC SEA CAPTAIN'S HOUSE

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

LOVINGLY RESTORED SEA CAPTAIN'S HOUSE IN FRIENDLY, HISTORIC GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR

A white picket fence and palm trees welcome you to this elegant 19th century home, nestled on a quiet street among other colonial houses in historic Governor's Harbour, the original capitol of the Bahamas.

Built by Captain John Bethel of "Sloop John B" fame, Tamarind is an airy, four-bedroom home that sleeps up to eight guests in comfort. It has two full baths and complete kitchen (all newly renovated), front parlor and dining room.

You will also enjoy the wrap-around verandah and private back patio, perfect for sunning or entertaining.

Tamarind is decorated with country antiques, grass mats, ceiling fans and tasteful art. Its spacious garden is filled with tropical flowering plants and fruit trees. Our family has made every effort to maintain the charming grace of this historic home.

From Tamarind you are just a few steps from the town center and the sleepy harbour, with its lovely cove beaches and boats at anchor. You are also a ten minute walk or short drive to one of the Caribbean's most spectacular beaches. A one and a half mile crescent of pink powder sand, protected by a live barrier reef, with innumerable shades of turquoise, green and blue water stretching to the horizon.

THE TOWN AND THE ISLAND

Governor's Harbour is a small, quiet town on the Family Island of Eleuthera, offering a collection of distinctive colonial homes, historic churches, and colorful Bahamian buildings. The natural beauty of Eleuthera is only exceeded by the grace and warmth of its people, a primary reason vacationing couples and families return again and again to this island community.

You will find all the services you need in town; grocery stores, gift shops, post office, banks, gas station, dive shop, liquor store and bakery. There are also several good local restaurants to chose from, and a few colorful local bars.

In addition, regular weekly events in town include a fish fry most Friday nights on one of the harbour's beaches, and a Saturday morning arts and crafts program for children at the historic Haynes Library. Most of these amenities are within easy walking distance from Tamarind.

There are no casinos or flashy nightclubs on Eleuthera: the local Bahamians prefer a more sedate, relaxed atmosphere.

The island of Eleuthera is 110 miles long and an average of only two miles wide. Governor's Harbour is located in the middle of Eleuthera, making day excursions easy. The entire island is ringed by world-class beaches, some of which you will have all to yourself.

There are many interesting settlements up and down the island. In addition, you will be able to enjoy fabulous fishing (deep sea and bone fishing), snorkeling and Scuba diving, golf and tennis. Or, you could just relax on the verandah with a good book from Tamarind's library.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Karl Martitsch

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Historic Sea Captain's House
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Summerville, SC
5

Just the Best

  • 5 of 5
Hello,

The last line of our review should read 'Oh, and Nick could not have been more helpful.'

Robert & Sandra
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Summerville, SC
5

President

  • 5 of 5
This was our 1st trip to Eleuthera and the Tamarind House ended up being the perfect choice for us. Centrally located, walking distance to store, restaurants, Club Med Beach (Club Med is long gone), The Beach House (some of the best food on the island) and the Harbour Friday Fish Fry.

We kept looking at VRBO's on the beach but this meant we needed a car 24/7, stock up on groceries, etc., and this property made the stay so easy. One day we could go south and another north, we only had a car for 2 days out of 10. Also, was somewhat of a working trip for my wife and I as we both have online businesses so WiFi was an absolute necessity.

The size of the home, large deck and huge kitchen made our stay very comforatable. And with the local daily fish catch, I cooked conch and grouper almost every day.

We highly recommend this property. Oh, and Nick could not be helpful.

Robert & Sandra
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Westlake, Ohio
5

Delightful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 4 nights and 5 days for our daughter's wedding. Tamarind was recommended to us by the groom and he was so right in suggesting we stay. The rooms were warm and inviting and there was plenty of room for the five of us as well as visitors from the wedding party who stopped by as they were staying at Squires Estate right across the street. Cross breezes were always present and we were very comfortable. The owner emailed us details and suggestions. We had a great time! Eleuthera is beautiful and so is Tamarind.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Bath, Maine
5

Wonderful Historic Villa

  • 5 of 5
Just spent a 4-day get-a-way at Tamarind House to introduce our family to the island - their first visit.. It's a great introduction to Eleuthera for first time visitors. Located within walking distance of all amenities in Governors Harbor. The house is steeped in colonial history. Our family included our 92-year old father-in-law who felt right at home and catered to, spending his days doing water colors of the house and nearby beaches. Some of the beach villas are fine, but being in a historic village setting has a certain charm - roosters in the morning and neighbor children's voices, a short walk to the historic Haines Library and, of course, the Friday night fish fry. Can't say enough good about the place. You may find less expensive, but none nicer.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Toronto
5

Wonderful Introduction to Eleuthera!

  • 5 of 5
We have been to Governor's Harbour 5 times now, and have visited Tamarind House three times. In our most recent visit to Tamarind House, we were able to enjoy the brand new living room, dining room, and veranda furniture, as well as the updated kitchen. If you are new to Eleuthera, this is the perfect place to start (and to return). The house is well located in town, with easy access to the Atlantic and Caribbean sides of the island. It's easy to pick up groceries, get to the liquor store, pick up fresh fish from the dock (literally at the end of the street), walk down to the library, and/or attend the Friday fish-fry. The house itself is a romantic home, set among other pretty homes, on a hillside setting. Although large, it is cozy, as there is always a place to escape to, whether the wraparound veranda, the living room or the sunny courtyard. It everything you would expect of a historic home. We found it to be child-friendly and very relaxing. The owners are wonderful and very helpful. This rental is a great value. We highly recommend Tamarind House!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Sea Captain's House
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
san francisco
5

Beautiful home in paradise

  • 5 of 5
This is a comfotable, beautiful property in the best part of the island. I stayed here couple of years ago. I will certainly go and stay again.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach

From Tamarind you are just a few steps from the town center and the sleepy harbor, with its lovely cove beaches and boats at anchor. You are also a ten minute walk or short drive to one of the Caribbean's most spectacular beaches: a 1 1/2 mile crescent of pink powder sand protected by a live barrier reef, with innumerable shades of turquoise, green and blue water stretching to the horizon.

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Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1295-$2100/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Holidays: Dec. 15-Jan. 5 .. $300/night (up to four adults).
  • High Season: Nov.-Dec. 14 and Jan. 6-April .. $250/night (up to four adults).
  • Low Season: May-Oct .. $185/night (up to four adults).
  • $30/night for each additional guest.

Amenities

Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing

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