BEAUTIFUL HILLTOP MANOR HOUSE NEAR TOWN WITH POOL AND OCEAN VIEWS

Matthew Simon EVR

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL HILLTOP MANOR HOUSE NEAR TOWN WITH POOL AND OCEAN VIEWS

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

The Yellow House is a large and elegant home completed in 2005 and designed in the Bahamian Colonial style. It is located at the top of the hill in Governors Harbour, in a small community of homes called Governor’s Estate. The Yellow House’s living areas open to gracious wrap-around verandas and a private swimming pool, offering the serenity of island life.

The first floor features the great room and dining room decorated with understated sophistication. The kitchen is large and modern, featuring stainless steel appliances and a custom-designed island – perfect for entertaining. The first floor also has a powder room, a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a separate laundry room with washer and dryer.

The Yellow House has a total of four bedrooms, one on the first floor with twin beds, and three on the second floor, one with twin beds and two with king beds. Both sets of twin beds can be converted to king beds. A private balcony from one of the king-sized rooms offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The twin guest room and second king-sized room share a balcony and views of lovely lush landscaping. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.

On the roof, a large deck provides a spacious setting for spectacular sunsets and sweeping views of the ocean. The large first-floor wrap-around veranda includes a gas grill and outdoor dining area.

Yellow House has cable TV and WI-FI internet as well as a flat screen TV and multi-region DVD player – this means you can bring your children’s favorite DVDs from anywhere in the world and they will play here. There is also a large DVD library. The house is fully air conditioned.

.The island of 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. 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Matthew Simon EVR (Property Manager)
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Beautiful Hilltop Manor House near Town with Pool and Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Chicago
5

Beautiful House for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in the Yellow House for our family spring break vacation. My husband and I, plus our 2 teenagers (15 & 16) and a 3 year old. What a wonderful location. The house is huge, well decorated and well maintained. It has all the amenities you would want for your trip: Washer/Dryer, Pool, Grill, Roof Deck, Hammock, bathrooms for each bedroom, etc. There are even some beech toys and chairs to use during your stay.

Kathy was also amazingly hospitable. She provided us with a meal to eat on our arrival day...which was not only convenient, but delicious. She also stopped by each day to check on us AND, answered any questions via email or live to make sure we had everything we needed. Thanks Kathy!

Eleuthera is a great island. It was a pleasant change for our Chicago family. It has one highway from end to end. We drove South for boating tours (thank you Capitain Bubba at Fishbone tours...a great experience with star fish, turtles, snorkeling and conch shells) and scuba diving (thank you Al at Ocean Fox Cotton Bay). We drove North and took the water taxi to Harbour Island...beautiful and fun for the kids to drive their golf carts around. We bought some groceries and cooked at home, but when we did go out, our favorite restaurants were: Tippys...a bit pricey, but you pay for good food and an AMAZING view. The Rainbow Inn was quite fun with their live music...and we watched the sunset. Sky Beach Club was a fun afternoon of swimming in their infinity pool and a really good dinner. Our 3 year old danced at the Fish Fry on Friday night.

Overall, a wonderful trip. We hope to be back one day!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Toronto, Ontario
5

Practically perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 9 (3 couples, 3 kids) stayed for a week at the Yellow House and could not have enjoyed it more. The photos almost don't do the place justice. It is well-designed to be that perfect combination of polished and comfortable that makes it a terrific place to kick back and relax. All the amenities were just as described and in terrific condition. The kitchen was large and well-equipped and we made very good use of it.

Kathy met us when we arrived with a warm, informative welcome and then checked in a few more times throughout the week. It was great having her so close by.

The one thing I wasn't quite prepared for was the height of the hill the house is on. Or, more specifically, the steepness of the hill to town. It's definitely walkable, but we were certainly happy to have rented a car as it made trips for groceries, etc, much more manageable. To reach French Leave beach, we were happy to walk the 10 minutes or so in the other direction to reach one of the most beautiful, unpopulated beaches I've ever been on.

Having a car in general is a great idea because it gives you the freedom to explore the rest of the island. There are great beaches almost everywhere you turn. We loved being a short drive away from Island Farm, where we bought terrific vegetables, many grown on the island, which is a welcome change from other islands we've visited. There are grocery stores in GH, but a 40-minute (or so) drive to the Marketplace in Rock Sound, is worth it to pick up some of the things you might want that the store in GH don't carry. We stopped off at the dock in Tarpum Bay on the way back to pick uip fresh-caught fish and lobsters for the grill.

We didn't eat out too much during our stay, preferring to make use of the terrific kitchen at the house. A few lunches at the Beach House on French Leave were spot-on. Barbecue at Stubbs in James Cistern was a great experience, as was the Fish Fry in town on Friday night.

Would I recommend the Yellow House to a friend or relative? (That's one of the questions I'm supposed to answer in this review.) Definitely, as long as they weren't trying to book it for the same time as I was. But if they were trying to squeeze me out? No way!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Essex Junction, Vermont
5

Another fabulous stay in Eleuthera!

  • 5 of 5
This was our third visit to this magical island and the second time staying in one of Kathy and Bob's home! Yellow House was amazing, the beds and bedding super cozy and comfortable, the kitchen and reclaimed wood table perfect for our gatherings! The pool was gorgeous at night with all the pretty lights. We enjoyed French Leave and Tippy's beaches particularly because we saw the dolphins and interacted with them TWICE! We also had many day adventures to: Harbour Island, Island Farm, Island Made gift shop, the Queen's Baths, the bridge, the Ocean Hole, Ten Bay, Cocodimama for shelling, Sky beach club infinity pool, Friday fish fry, Banks Deli and the Bakery in town. A truly wonderful vacation, made even more so, coming home to Yellow House at the end of the day. Thank you Kathy and Bob for your warm hospitality, can't wait to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Beautiful & convenient for family with young kids

Beautiful & convenient for family with young kids
  • 5 of 5
The size and layout of the home was perfect for our family vacation. We had everything at our disposition to have a relaxing and peaceful stay. Waking up and taking a few steps to reach the pool was our favourite part! We definitely recommend this property!
The entire team was very welcoming and provides great service!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Great place to stay in Governor's Harbour!

Great place to stay in Governor's Harbour!
  • 5 of 5
Myself and my family stayed here over Christmas (8 of us). The house was beautiful, spacious, clean, and well-designed. One of the four bedrooms was on the main floor, which was perfect for my mother who is elderly. Each of the four bedrooms had an ensuite bathroom and there was an additional half bath on the main floor. The bedrooms also had decks, and there is a roof top deck with views. There was a TV with cable, internet access, beach towels, bathroom towels, shampoo, shower gel, everything you would need to cook, dishwasher, barbeque grill, washing machine etc. Kathy added little touches that made us feel like we were at home. Because it was Christmas she placed lights on a tree outside as well as added nice little touches in the home to indicate it was Christmas. She was extremely welcoming and even baked mince tarts for us! I highly recommend staying at the Yellow House if you plan to visit Eleuthera and want to stay in Governor's Harbour. It is a short walk to French Leave Beach, where we had the whole beach to ourselves. The Yellow House is a also a great home base if you want to explore the rest of the island. We took day trips to Lighthouse Beach, Surfers' Beach, Gregory Town, and Harbour Island. I highly recommend the Yellow House.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Listing does not do justice to this awesome rental

  • 5 of 5
We had a blast!!!!!!!!!!

 We went diving for conch,  snorkling and fishing down in cape, eluthera at the suggestion of Kathy. We also ran into a family friend down there.

We went beaching just about every day and the days we didn't go beaching we maximized the pool, went to HI, explored the settlements, visited one of my mom's old classmates or enjoyed  the local cuisine. 

We also visited the glass window bridge and the  ocean hole in rock sound.

The house was lovely, spacious, well equipped and was an activity in itself...allowing us to enjoy our time as a family. 

To Matt...your customer service was surper! Fom answering my initial inquiry right away and being patient with all my questions before we made a decision and booked.

To Kathy...you are just fabulous! Thanks for all the tips and checking in on us to make sure the house was serving us well.

Tara...thanks for the arrival check-up email and now this departure check-up email.

You guys made us more than happy that we selected 'home' for our family's staycation.  

I will be sure to recommend you guys to anyone looking for a rental when in GH!

It's truly better in our Bahamas! !!!!

Cheers,

Letitia
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

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Yellow House is located on a hilltop agove the Village of Governors Harbour. It's a short 3-minute walk down the hill to the town. Down the hill in the other direction is secluded French Leave Beach, a spectacular, mile-long, pink-sand beach considered one of the finest in the Bahamas.

Governors harbour has a lovely 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.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $2,450 Per week

Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,250
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Spring
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Security deposit: $500
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , first floor (Twin beds can convert to a king)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , second floor (twin beds can convert to a king)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , second floor
  • BOTH SETS OF TWIN BEDS CAN BE CONVERTED TO KING BEDS.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large and spacious wrap-around veranda with private pool, Ipod Dock, Pets welcome on a case-by-case basis
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