SECLUDED VILLA WITH BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS & 1000’ OF PRIVATE BEACHFRONT

Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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SECLUDED VILLA WITH BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS & 1000’ OF PRIVATE BEACHFRONT

Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

Two bedrooms, two baths, sleeps 5

Villa Seacrest is situated on a 20-acre Caribbean-side beachfront estate. This lovely house features two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath. Each bedroom has a beautiful ocean view through large windows.

The open-plan living room and kitchen also have ocean views through a wall of glass opening onto a lovely and spacious screened veranda, which serves as the dining room. A one minute walk takes you to a secluded cove with 1000’ of private beachfront. This bay, called Tranquility Bay, offers excellent snorkeling, fishing and shelling.

Amenities include air-conditioned bedrooms, flat screen TV with DVD player (but no satellite or cable TV), and wifi. Outdoor amenities include a two-person kayak, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, and hammocks on the beach. Just bring your tooth brush! All guests are met by our caretaker upon arrival.

Villa Seacrest shares this 20-acre estate with one other house 100 yards away. The houses are separated by trees and distance, providing each with plenty of privacy. However, they are near enough to be rented together by larger groups of up to 10 guests.

The town of Governors Harbour, less than a ten-minute drive, 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, 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, jet skis, scooters, and bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. You ride horses on the beach or on trails. 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 Villa Seacrest and experience all our island has to offer.

Our local fishing guide will be happy to pick you up directly from our beach to take you fishing. Ask us for details.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Secluded Villa with Beautiful Ocean Views & 1000’ of Private Beachfront
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Hot Springs, Arkansas
5

THE PERFECT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The name is perfect. This has to be one of the most tranquil spots on earth. Perfect to reflect and unwind while leaving all the cares of the world behind. As I walked the beach each morning the only set of footprints were mine from the previous day! It was glorious! Don't miss a day trip to Harbor Island and a walk-about in historic Governors Harbor and you must dine at Tippie's at least once during your stay! Read the guest reflections on your first day and check out all the options.

Steve and Cindy are the perfect host if you are lucky enough to be there during their stays. Their love and care for the beautifully maintained property is obvious.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to your return.
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

A GREAT PLACE TO STAY AND EXPLORE ELEUTHERA

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I and our 3 children(9,9,11) had a great stay on Eleuthera staying in the Villa Serenity at Tranquility Bay. We were lucky enough to have Steve and Cindy(owners) on the property at the same time and they couldn't have been more welcoming, even going so far as to throw a 9th birthday party for our twins, not to mention fresh baked bread and cookies throughout our stay. The Villa is kept up meticulously and the beach is fantastic for shelling, snorkeling and fishing. we spent plenty of time doing all of the above as well as getting out and exploring the island. We did a great boat trip (fishbone tours) had a great day fishing (Captain Z) and in general really enjoyed all the island had to offer. We would highly recommend staying at Tranquility Bay to take advantage of all that it offers, especially if you are lucky enough to have Steve and Cindy there, as well as to use it as a great location to explore the island from
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
We had four people from Northern Michigan looking for a spring break destination and we found Tranquility Bay on the Internet and called Steve and Cindy to get some information on their location. As we talked it sounded almost too good to be true as they explained the location, surroundings, and the Villa Serenity! Having never been to the Bahamas, we were somewhat nervous yet excited to adventure to the island of Eleuthera . On our arrival Steve had made arrangements for us to meet Hilton Johnson at the airport with a rental car for the week. To our surprise Steve was also there to greet us. Off we went to Tranquility Bay following Steve, and after a short drive we were there. As we walked up to the villa, we could hear music playing, the windows were open and we could smell freshly baked bread along with a bottle of wine that awaited us. After a short run through on the villa, Steve and Cindy invited us to their villa for cocktails and dinner that night because “No one should have to cook on their first night on Eleuthera”! To say we were impressed is an understatement. The villa was very nice, a short walk from the Caribbean side with a very private beach and all the beach accessories anyone would want. We fished, snorkeled, took long walks but mostly just enjoyed the privacy and relaxing surroundings. We never had to turn on the computer or cell phone the entire week and never used the T.V. As nice as everything was at Tranquility Bay, the best surprise of all was getting to know Steve and Cindy. They are wonderful people and it was like having your own private tour guides to suggest places to go and experiences to be explored. We learned about the history of the island as well as the history of Tranquility Bay. If you ever have a chance to visit when they are there, take advantage of their wonderful hospitality. We spent our week and traveled to many parts of the island; it is very safe and the people are very welcoming. I can’t say enough good things about Eleuthera, Tranquility Bay or Steve and Cindy. We will be back and hope that on our next visit we will be able to stay at Tranquility Bay. The Mullens and Dunckels
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
we spend 8 nights in Tranquillity Bay including Christmas. The Villa is very nice, located perfectly in the middle of Eleuthera Island (good chance of excursion all around driving no more than 75 minutes), with a private beach full of amazing shells. Sunsets are unforgettable! But the real strengh of our vacation were our hosts, Cindy and Steve, who made us feel home. Their kindness and ospitality were something we never experienced in about 10 years travelling by villas rental! We definetely encourage you to take a trip to Bahamas and to stop at least one week in Tranquillity.
Michela, Giovanni, Martina and Sara
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Canandaigua, NY
5

TRANQUILITY BAY CAN NOT BE DESCRIBED WITH WORDS

  • 5 of 5
Words can not describe our stay at Tranquility Bay. My wife and I, along with our two daughters (ages 10, and 17) spent a week in paradise in April 2011. This was our third trip to the island, and was by far the most memorable! We are so greatful that we had the oportunity to share Steve and Cindy's home for the week! Their kindness touched us the moment we walked through the door to Villa Seacrest. They left us lobster, wine, and some food from when they departed a few days earlier, but it was the giving from the heart with the personal gifts they left for the girls that was the most touching and appreciated. The house was beautifully decorated, wonderfully appointed, and the views of the bay from the front patio will forever be etched in our minds. The property is COMPLETELY private, and we had the bay all to ourselves the entire week!! The beach was spectacular, and was perfect for strolling, sunning, and swimming. Sand Pipper II, the tiki hut on the beach, was awesome. We spent alot of time there lounging in the hammoks, cooking out on the beach, and having campfires at night. The snorkeling was good, and we were able to spearfish right off the beach. We showed our girls around the island a bit, but always found ourselves rushing to get back to Tranquility Bay!

It was with heavy hearts that we packed our bags, desperately trying to figure out a way to rearrange our travel arrangements to give us just a few more precious days at Tranquility Bay! The only downside is that we were only there for a week. We will be back, but it will NEVER be for less than two weeks!!

Thank you Steve and Cindy! I hope you truly understand what you have done for us by sharing your home with us, and what a blessing it has been! You have become our friends, and we will meet one day!

Love and Cheers,
Steve, Jennifer, Ambrielle, and Sydney
Canandaigua, NY
  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dearest Steve, Jennifer, Ambrielle and Sydney...what wonderful words! Thank you. Cindy and I do hope that we will have an opportunity to meet with you all when you return to Tranquility Bay. We have always thought it was our duty to cater to our guests and make their stay memorable. We are so happy that you enjoyed Tranquility Bay. God bless and return soon! Steve and Cindy.
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
West Bath, Maine
5

TRANQUILITY BAY IS JUST THAT - TRANQUIL!

  • 5 of 5
We were fortunate enough to stay for 2 weeks and everything was wonderful! Steve and Cindy were the perfect hosts - leaving us with wine and lobster tails (from the bay outfront!). We loved the screened in porch and spent every moment we were home on the porch. Privacy galore - no one around even on the beach. Shelled each morning and brought home a great selection of seashells as well as urchin shells. Hilton Johnson, the caretaker and car rental person, was so helpful and accommadating. We highly recommend him for car rentals and his knowledge of the area. We went deep sea fishing with the great Paul Petty and had fresh Mahi Mahi for a few nights. Fish Fry on Friday's, Billy & Brenda's BBQ on Friday and Saturday (James Cistern). Lighthouse Beach, Preachers Cave, the list goes on and on and on.... So much to do and see... We highly recommend Tranquility Bay for a couple, two couples or for a small family.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB), Eleuthera, Bahamas
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Tranquility Bay
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sky Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sky Beach Club,
Car: recommended

Tranquility Bay is situated on a secluded 20 acre waterfront estate on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the most scenic Family Islands of the Bahamas. The island boasts dozens of beautiful and uncrowded powder sand beaches including your own at Tranquility Bay!. Modern services without the hassle and congestion of a resort destination.

Other Activities: sea shelling on property beach, beach combing, sea glass collecting.

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Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate 2014
Apr 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,195
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
 
 
Base Rate 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Spring
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Base Rate 2015
Apr 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Water Tank
  • Grey Water System
  • Living Area
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , air conditioned
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and also have ceiling fans.Ceiling fans throughout both homes. Each bedroom has its own convenient full bathroom with tub and shower for utmost privacy. Peaceful and quiet. Home has a roll-away bed and 2 chaise lounges that can sleep children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Tennis ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Our 2013 rates are most affordable and have recently been reduced! Discounts for returning guests. So join us in a wonderful, waterfront, quiet and secluded environment ideal for anyone who does not need city traffic, gambling, congestion, tourist traps and neon lights! If you love privacy and seclusion, Tranquility Bay is your ideal choice. We can guarantee that 99% of your time on Tranquility's private 1,000 foot beach, you will be alone! We can also arrange for a car rental. Our local fishing guide will be happy to pick you up directly from our beach to take you fishing. Ask us for details.
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