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BEACHFRONT VILLA ON DESERTED PINK-SAND BEACH

Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEACHFRONT VILLA ON DESERTED PINK-SAND BEACH

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 outside shower, sleeps 5

Welcome to Villa Atlantic Sunrise, a large and tranquil beachfront property with 250 feet of beachfront on a beautiful and deserted pink sand beach. Villa Atlantic Sunrise is ideal for anyone who likes the feeling of privacy in a beautiful ocean and beach landscape. Help and assistance is close if needed, but you will not be disturbed if you don't want to be. You can watch the sunrise directly from your bed!

This spacious house (2600 square feet) features an expansive great room with spectacular beach and ocean views from the living area, dining area, and kitchen. The living area features a 10-foot sliding glass wall looking out at the ocean. The room is furnished with a teak dining set, a rattan couch set, and a rocking chair. There is also a sofa bed in the living room.

Atlantic Sunrise has a large open kitchen with a countertop facing the great room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, glass-top range, coffee machine, blender, toaster, microwave, ice crusher, blender, shaker, pots and pans of different sizes, and more. The counter tops are elegantly finished with French tiles.

Villa Atlantic Sunrise has two bedrooms, both with views of the beach and ocean. The king-bed master suite, like the great room, features a 10-foot sliding glass wall looking out at the ocean. The guest bedroom has a queen bed. Both bedrooms have large full baths with double sinks and showers. The master suite also has a luxurious over-sized tub.

The oceanfront veranda is ideal for watching the sunrise, the sea, or the stars. It is roofed for shade and furnished with a teak dining set. There is an outdoor shower beside it. Walk off your veranda and across your yard and right onto a miles-long deserted pink sand beach.

On the opposite side of the house, the back veranda faces the sunset, and is furnished with a smaller dining set. Palm trees in the garden also provide shade, if you like to relax outside in your chair and read a book under a palm.

The house was designed to catch the sea breezes and bring them through the rooms, keeping the house comfortable and breezy year-round. In addition to air conditioning in all bedrooms, all rooms are equipped with ceiling fans for further air circulation. The house is equipped with a washing machine. Your clothes will dry quickly and naturally on the clothes line in the ocean breeze. There is charcoal grill outside for open-air grilling, and a dining set on the ocean-view veranda for outdoor dining. The house comes with two hammocks. Villa Atlantic Sunrise is a perfect spot for hammock time with the sound of the ocean to put you to sleep.

We provide internet access (wireless connection throughout the house), telephone (for calls within Eleuthera), radio, and projector for videos and movies. Should you wish to hear your own music, or watch TV or movies with your computer, just connect your laptop with an USB port to our box system and projector. We also have speakers for music. The house does not have a conventional TV.

Villa Atlantic Sunrise is conveniently located 15 minutes from Governor's Harbour and 5 minutes from James Cistern. One of the nicest Caribbean side beaches, Alabaster Bay, is less than 5 minutes away by car. There you have quiet and shallow water and can watch the sunset. An Italian restaurant, Cocodimama, is located directly on that beach, ideal for enjoying a sunset dinner. Sky Beach Club's excellent restaurant with poolside service all day long is less than 10 minutes away.

The town of Governors Harbour 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.

James Cistern, just 5 minutes in the other direction, has an excellent grocery store, a gas station, and two restaurants. Fresh seafood is often available at the town dock. The Rainbow Inn, another 5 minutes to the north, is the top-rated restaurant on the island, famous for its steaks and fresh vegetables from its organic garden. The Rainbow Inn has live entertainment several nights a week, including occasional appearances from the island’s favorite musical celebrity.

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 Atlantic Sunrise Villa and experience all our island has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless

I am German working as university professor, at the moment in Mexico City; my husband is a school teacher in Germany.

Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless purchased this house in 1999

Why Matthew Simon and Susan Lawless chose Governor's Harbour

Me and my husband have always liked the ocean. Early in the 90s we discovered this island that was at that time only rarely visited by tourists. We liked the long, quiet beaches and decided to buy a property there and had our own house built there.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Villa on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
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Beachfront Villa on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333863
+1 -(239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
3

Wonderful beach vacation

  • 3 of 5
First off, if you have never been to Eleuthera, the beaches are outstanding. We have never seen beaches like this anywhere. The Caribbean beaches are ideal for kids. We hit the coco-di-mama/alabaster bay beach a lot as it was only a 5 minute drive away (since we had small kids). You have to be careful with kids on the Atlantic side. Even adult swimmers have to be careful venturing into the Atlantic side when there are rough waves. There are no lifeguards as the beaches are very private. Both sides, the water is emerald green everywhere, nature’s infinity pool when you are in the water. Atlantic sunrise is right on the atlantic side with a great emerald water beach and real pink sand. It is only 5 minute drive from the Gov. harbor airport which was very convenient. Town of James Cistern was close for groceries and gas. Overall a great location. We had the beach all to ourselves. Eleuthera in general is not as developed as Nassau so don’t expect manicured lawns or any such thing. The house was in clean condition when we got in. There is AC in both the bedrooms but the house is not centrally air-conditioned. Being accustomed to central air and from US north-east cold, we missed central air in the house during our stay. There was good breeze on both front and back porches and it was pleasure to sit out on the deck and eat and enjoy a cup of coffee. As with everywhere on the island, you need to have good bug sprays to protect against mosquitoes and noseeums. The kitchen was equipped with utensils and an electric stove. There were few power cuts during our stay which is typical for the island. Be aware that the running water and cooking stove depend on electricity. The biggest issue we had was that there was no wireless internet, so we couldn’t use our tablets and phones for entertainment. There was an Ethernet cable that worked and fortunately we had a laptop to check email, etc. Also note If you want a kayak you need to rent it out as the house does not have one (as advertised). Overall it is a great location and we had a great time at Atlantic sunrise.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Villa on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333863
+1 -(239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
3

Had a memorable vacation at Eleuthera!

  • 3 of 5
We had a great vacation at Atlantic Sunrise. First off, if you have never been to Eleuthera, the beaches are outstanding. We have never seen beaches like this anywhere. The Caribbean side beaches are ideal for kids. We hit the coco-di-mama/alabaster bay beach a lot as it was only a 5 minute drive away (since we had small kids). You have to be careful with kids on the Atlantic side. Even adult swimmers have to be careful venturing into the Atlantic side when there are rough waves. There are no lifeguards as the beaches are very private. Both sides, the water is emerald green everywhere, nature’s infinity pool when you are in the water. Atlantic sunrise is right on the atlantic side with a great emerald water beach and real pink sand. It is only 5 minute drive from the Gov. harbor airport which was very convenient. Town of James Cistern was close for groceries and gas. Overall a great location. We had the beach all to ourselves. Eleuthera in general is not as developed as Nassau so don’t expect manicured landscapes or any such thing. Atlantic Sunrise Villa was in clean condition when we got in. There is AC in both the bedrooms but the house is not centrally air-conditioned. Being accustomed to central air and from US north-east cold, we missed central air in the house during our stay as it did get pretty hot. However there was good breeze on both front and back porches and it was pleasure to sit out on the deck and eat and enjoy a cup of coffee. As with everywhere on the island, you need to have good bug sprays to protect against mosquitoes and noseeums. The kitchen was equipped with utensils and an electric stove. There were 2 to 3 power cuts during our week long stay which is typical for the island. Be aware that the running water and cooking stove depend on electricity. The biggest issue we had was that there was no wireless internet, so we couldn’t use our tablets and phones for entertainment. There was an Ethernet cable that did work and fortunately we had a laptop to check email, etc. Also note If you want a kayak you need to rent it out as the house does not have one (as advertised). Overall it is a great location and we had a great time at Atlantic sunrise.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Villa on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333863
+1 -(239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Silver City
5

Beautiful Atlantic Beach Home

  • 5 of 5
What do I want in a beach house rental? First, it should be on the beach because I want to hear the ocean when I go to sleep. Second, it must be away from it all--we don’t go to Eleuthera to mingle with resorts or cruise ships, but we want to be close enough to a town where we can easily buy the staples we need. Atlantic Sunrise met all my requirements and more. The house is spacious and the porches on both sides of the house allow one to find a good reading spot outdoors. The master bedroom is huge, the bed comfortable, and we always slept with the door open to catch the breeze and wake us with the sunrise. The beach was all ours--I saw exactly two people the entire month we were there. We encountered only a couple of stormy days where we had to close the windows, but otherwise they were always open catching that Atlantic breeze and the sounds of the waves. I also enjoyed a quite chatty Bahama mockingbird that was flying about every day running through his repertoire of calls.

This house had more provisions than other places we’ve rented. There were cleaning supplies and an assortment of towels for bath and beach. We kept beach mats and folding chairs in the car for travel to some of our favorite spots. There were many condiments and not having to buy all the seasonings for cooking really cuts down on expenses. We cooked many meals in the kitchen--chicken, fish, pork chops, and spaghetti. We also many delicious meals at nearby restaurants--Rainbow Inn, Sky Beach Bistro, The Beach House, Tippy’s, and Sunset Inn.

Another plus, for me personally, is that most of the screens in this house have micro-mesh that sandflies cannot penetrate. Since I seem to have developed an allergic reaction to sandfly bites this made my visit to the island much more pleasant.

On a final note, eleutheravacationrentals.net were most helpful in assisting us with the planning of the trip, giving us all the various airlines that fly from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale and they provided us with several car rentals so we could shop around for the best price.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Villa on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333863
+1 -(239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

The Villa is even better in person than on line.

  • 5 of 5
The rooms are large and comfortable. It was perfect place to relax and unwind. No TV is a plus! The beach is one of the best I have even seen on this island.
We never lost power or internet. Linda, the housekeeper, was only a phone call away if we needed her, which we did not.
We were truly very happy at the Atlantic Sunrise Villa.
One feels very safe and calm on Eleuthera. The slow pace may not be for everyone, but it is perfect for us.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront Villa on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333863
+1 -(239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful house and a wonderful location. We just spent a week at Atlantic Sunrise and enjoyed every minute. The house is spacious and we really appreciated the air conditioning in the bedrooms, since it was a little hot for us at night. The kitchen was well stocked and the furniture comfortable. We loved the views from the porch of the waves crashing on the pink sand beach, which is just at the end of the garden. Linda, the housekeeper, was very friendly and extremely helpful. The house is about 15 minutes from Governor’s Harbour, where we found everything that we needed, good restaurants etc. Plus we were able to visit some of the other lovely beaches around the island – such as Ten Bay Beach and Jack’s Bay. One suggestion – since the internet access appears to be somewhat unreliable (it didn’t work the whole time we were there plus see earlier review), maybe don’t advertise it, and then people won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t work. Also provide a TV and DVD player, so that people can have some entertainment at night, if the internet is down. Overall – I’d certainly recommend the house to others looking for a wonderful place to relax and unwind.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The internet works, it’s just subject to the unreliability of the local telephone company and of the island’s internet service in general. With any house on the island, the internet can go down and take a while to restored. This is the price we pay for having an island where the beaches are pristine and deserted. We don’t have a TV in the house but we do have an Acer projector (which you can use with your laptop) that enables you to watch movies.
business
Beachfront Villa on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333863
+1 -(239) 265-7000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
4

Beautiful location with amazing beach access!

  • 4 of 5
This house was a perfect fit for my husband and I while on our honeymoon, though it could comfortably fit two more people. The house itself and the property were both well maintained and the caretaker provided good advice when we first arrived as far as what to do or where to go on the island. The property is a great location for anyone looking for privacy or a quiet vacation with the only background noise being the waves from the Atlantic Ocean.
The beach is also amazing! It's only about 20 yards from the back of the house and we were the only people on the beach for almost the entire week. The sand is also some of the softest we've been on and the water was a really pretty blue.
At night it was great to hear the waves from the bedroom and we always awoke to a beautiful sunrise!
The house is also in close proximity to Governor's Harbour and some great restaurants. Some of our favorites were Tippy's near Governor's Harbour and Rainbow Inn just north of James Cistern.
Overall this property is truly beautiful and makes for an excellent get-away spot!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
GHB
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coco di Mama
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coco di Mama
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
direct beach access
Car: necessary

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, reef for snorkeling off-shore, diving

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Rates & Availability

From $1,750 Per week

Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are for up to 4 guests. Add $250/week for guests over 4.
Security deposit: $500
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is a sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A projector is provided on request to watch movies etc., large wall screen available. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning; in addition, due to the breeze from the Atlantice Ocean there is normally always a nice breeze throughout the house. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans for further air circulation. Outdoor shower Outdoor grill and dining sets. 2 hammocks Large garden with palms.

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