Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8)
This spacious and luxurious 3200-square-foot villa features an abundance of glass to capitalize on the breathtaking views. 50-mile, 180-degree beach and ocean views spread out in front of you from every major room. The house has two master bedroom suites with king beds and ocean views, and two guest bedroom suites with queen beds. Every bedroom has total privacy, with luxurious en-suite baths and well separated entrances off long hallways.
The spectacular great room, with 20-foot ceilings and a wall of tall glass Nana doors, opens onto a vast patio with private infinity pool (unheated) looking out over the beach and ocean. The elegant dining room shares these views, as does the modern gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances. The house features a complete wet bar overlooking the great room, and an adjacent office area with desk, WIFI and landline phone. Travertine marble floors, Hansgrohe & Duravit Fixtures, and custom furnishings help complete the experience of luxury at this exceptional house.
Other amenities in this villa include a full laundry room with washer and dryer, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, free high speed internet with WIFI, Blue Ray player with in-wall surround sound audio/video in living room, outdoor music speaker, and acres of closet space. It is a short walk down the hill (a minute or two) from the villa to the beach.
The mile-long, pristine, pink-sand beach which this house overlooks is almost always deserted. The beach is perfect for swimming, with crystal-clear water and a smooth sandy bottom. The surf is moderate at this location, because a large barrier reef protects the beach. There are beach chairs on the beach and palapas for shade.
This villa is located in the boutique luxury resort Sky Beach Club. It comes with full access to all the Sky Beach Club facilities and amenities. Sky Beach Club is a small resort that can accommodate a maximum of 38 guests, so it will never be crowded or busy. It has an excellent fine-dining restaurant and a spectacular beachside infinity-edge pool (heated) with poolside service all day long--lunch, dinner, drinks--and a swim-up cocktail bar. This is in addition to your villa’s private pool.
The town of Governors Harbour, five minutes away by car, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.
Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy Sky Beach Club, and experience all our island has to offer.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
We just returned from the Sky Beach Club after spending six fabulous days at the property. We had 6 people, and reserved Villa #14 (4BR/4Bath w/Infinity Pool). The Villa was the perfect size for us to spread out when we needed it, but had a centralized living area/kitchen/dining that brought us together when we wanted. It is truly a beautiful sight when you wake up in the morning to see the sunshine bringing out the best blue hues of the Atlantic out of the glass walls of the living room area. The restaurant/bar area is a short walk or ride in our case and offers some of the best tropical drinks you could ask for from Sammy the bartender. The restaurant(Paschal's) offers outside dining, or a screened in dining area that lets the warm ocean breezes in, but also keeps any insects out. Prices are not higher than expected, and food was great. Nick, the onsite manager, shows you around the villa to make sure you are comfortable with the controls, and can give advice if you want to venture off the property. We chartered an airplane from Nassau to Governor's Harbour with Ed Hanna at Dove Wings, and we also rented a van on the island to explore from Harbor Island all the way down to Rock Sound. The people are super friendly, and we felt absolutely safe the entire visit no matter where we went. Snorkeling at Ten Bay Beach on the Caribbean side was gorgeous, and I can't not mention Tippy's at Pineapple Fields also. The food and atmosphere there were spectacular! I highly recommend it. We used Matt Simon to reserve and take care of the details at Sky Beach, and he along with his assistant Tara, answered any questions and gave advice promptly and professionally. All in all, the whole experience from the planning months ago until the time we landed back in the States was one of the most pleasurable vacations I have ever experienced!
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