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'TOUCH OF HEAVEN', SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW, SECLUDED BEACH ACCESS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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'TOUCH OF HEAVEN', SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW, SECLUDED BEACH ACCESS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom+sofa bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4) Adults only.

This home, sits 85' above sea level with a spectacular 180 degree view of the Atlantic ocean. Wrap-around veranda, large private sundeck, comfortable patio furniture. Fully equipped home which includes full standby generator so no worries about power outages. Large water storage and pressurization system so no worries about water outages. RO water system for pure drinking water and ice from icemaker. Wireless high speed internet. High Definition TV with several premium movie channels. Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and icemaker. Large professional grade gas grill with rotisserie. Full size laundry, washer and dryer. Walking distance to secluded beach access with miles of undeveloped beach to explore. 1.5 miles from Governor's Harbour airport. 6 miles from center of town in Governor's Harbour with numerous fine dining opportunities, shopping, groceries, etc within easy reach. Automated insect control system to minimize pests.

About the Owner: We are residents of Nassau Bahamas. US citizens but have lived in the Bahamas for 17 years. Hope to eventually move to Eleuthera permanently.

Eleuthera is one of the most beautiful and friendly of all the Bahamas 'family' islands. Easily accessible from the U.S. and especially accessible from Nassau. Endless miles of beautiful secluded pink sand beaches from one end of Eleuthera to the other. Goods and services are readily available. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are within easy reach. Great activities are happening on a regular basis in and around Governor's Harbour and throughout Eleuthera...

Peace, quiet, seclusion, privacy, beautiful beaches within walking distance, close proximity to fine dining....

Although we have a sleeper sofa, this house is best suited for a single couple.

Flight information: American Eagle now flying Miami to North Eleuthera!

http://www.eleuthera-map.com/american-eagle-air-travel-eleuthera.htm

Southern Air Charter and Pineapple Air provide 3 daily flights from Nassau to Governor's Harbour

http://www.southernaircharter.com/

http://pineappleair.com/

Bahamas Air offers daily service from Nassau to Governor's Harbour (call for schedule which varies)

http://bahamasair.com/

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014

About Owner

We are residents of Nassau Bahamas. US citizens but have lived in the Bahamas for 17 years. Hope to eventually move to Eleuthera permanently.

Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Owner chose Governor's Harbour

Eleuthera is one of the most beautiful and friendly of all the Bahamas 'family' islands. Easily accessible from the U.S. and especially accessible from Nassau. Endless miles of beautiful secluded pink sand beaches from one end of Eleuthera to the other. Goods and services are readily available. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are within easy reach. Great activities are happening on a regular basis in and around Governor's Harbour and throughout Eleuthera...

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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5
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'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380039
- (321) 206-8034 (Florida, USA)
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

30th Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5
After much comparison and deliberation of properties, having never been to Eleuthera before, we settled on Touch of Heaven. We made the best choice! The property is exactly as described. It is spotless on the inside and what beautiful views from the deck. The house is equipped with everything you need, nice beach chairs, a cooler, floats, snorkel equipment, etc., not to mention the well-equipped kitchen. We ate out some, but also grilled burgers at the house. We ate at the Beach House for our anniversary (very good food and atmosphere - pricey, but all food on the island is), The Deck for burgers one night (can't beat the view of the Atlantic here and the food was awesome, although the owner was drunk, which we now know can be a regular occurrence so be prepared if you go there), and also tried Da Perk (had an eggplant meatball sandwich that was awesome, owners very kind, and very clean, nice little cafe to eat in with reasonable pricing). The location of the house is pretty central on the island, so we traveled from one end to the other exploring Harbor Island, as well as Lighthouse Beach. Lighthouse Beach was a last minute decision on our last day staying here and it was the most beautiful place on earth we had ever seen. The drive is do-able in an SUV-type vehicle or Jeep, although we did encounter a young couple there who had their small car stuck in the sand and some locals came to get them out, which took hours, so be careful where you park! We left early, took our time, and stayed the day with plenty of food and water in our cooler. Definitely see Lighthouse Beach if you're able. You won't regret it. We also walked the beach close to the house, but we spent most of our days at Ten Bay Beach. On our anniversary, we were literally the only people on that beach. It was so beautiful, clear, calm water, just like swimming in a saltwater pool at home, but with amazing tropical scenery and views! It was our favorite beach that was close to us. We also kayaked there and snorkeled a bit. Every night, we came back to Touch of Heaven, sat out on the deck (which was amazing because we never got bitten by bugs there and it really extended our days to be able to sit out at night), and we would just look at the stars in amazement at how many there were and how bright they were. The entire vacation was so special and a dream come true for us. Every day and night, we were in awe of the beauty of what God has created and blessed us with, much of which we never see.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We never have and never will solicit a review so yours and all the others were all voluntary and mean so very much to us.

Hope to have you backs as out guests again one day.
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'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380039
- (321) 206-8034 (Florida, USA)
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
5

50th Birthday celebration retreat

  • 5 of 5
First, apologies to Galen for the delay in writing this review. I also write it with mixed emotions because I am afraid that it I tell everyone what a spectacular piece of paradise "Touch of Heaven" is, it might make it difficult to get back if everyone get's wind of this.
From our first contact with Galen to arrange to come to Eleuthera, till the time we left this vacation was simple, easy and enjoyable. "Touch of Heaven" is just that. Galen has thought of everything. There is only the sound of the ocean and the songbirds as you sit outside enjoying the vistas. If Galen wasn't doing everything he could for us, then Michelle was there to assist us on the island.
If you are looking for exciting night life and wild beach parties......go somewhere else. This is not for you. But if you are looking to get off grid, relax in one of the finest places we have ever had the pleasure to stay, re-connect with each other......you need to come to Touch of Heaven.
Thank you Galen for letting us come and stay at "Touch of Heaven". We hope to be back soon.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380039
- (321) 206-8034 (Florida, USA)
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Hilltop Paradise Aptly Named

  • 5 of 5
I had a list of rather strict requirements as I looked for the perfect place to take my fiance for a surprise birthday getaway. I wanted to find somewhere close to south Florida, but felt like somewhere far away (1 hour direct flight). A place to decompress and relax after the stressful year she's had. A place that was remote, but contained all the comforts of home (A/C, Internet, Direct TV, etc).

I was originally searching Bimini, cause I'd heard of that, but I wasn't finding the right mix there. I started looking further out, but wanted to stay away from Nassau and the more popular obvious choices. I'd never heard of Eleuthera before I started searching here, but as I looked at hundreds of places and the corresponding pictures, I knew this island was special.

I had been looking at house rentals for a couple weeks before I found "Touch of heaven", and I knew right away my search was over. It's located right in the middle of the island, 3 minutes from the airport!!! Michele and Victor met us with our rental car and took us to the house, it was celebrity treatment. The views from the house are amazing. We spent an entire day just chilling on the deck. I was worried about bugs initially, but never got bit on that deck. Amazing. At night we laid on the lounges and looked up at the sky. You can see EVERY SINGLE STAR!! It was beautiful, and very romantic. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed.

If you come to Governors Harbor, you must, MUST, go to the Beach House. It is absolutely perfect, in every way, food, ambiance, service. We ate there 3 times and spent the day at the beach out front.

Sky Beach Club was our second favorite place. Spent the day by their pool and enjoyed the food and drinks. Although Tippy's was recommended, we weren't impressed, and would have eaten at Beach House again if it had been open.

I am so glad I chose Touch of Heaven and Eleuthera. We will be back. I highly recommend!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380039
- (321) 206-8034 (Florida, USA)
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Our Second Stay

  • 5 of 5
The week spent at Touch of Heaven was our second visit to the house which is exactly as advertised. Galen is an excellent host, not only making the rental process easy and efficient, but also taking considerable time to find the kind of rental vehicle we wanted this year for exploring some of the more remote parts of Eleuthera. He even greeted us personally at the airport in Nassau prior to our flight to Eleuthera. The weather this year was perfect for the beach right at the house. The wind and surf on the Atlantic side were very gentle all week so swimming and snorkeling on the Atlantic side were quite ideal. Walking the full 3 mile length of Airport Beach from just down the hill from the house remains a highlight. We never saw more than one or two others. A bathing suit is only needed if you want it.
Having spent a week at Touch of Heaven a year ago, we knew how well equipped the house is. Everything one might want for living in the house and spending days on the beaches is provided. We only brought what we wanted to read and the few clothes needed for island life. We only used the latter when we went to Town.
We particularly recommend the Island Farm fruit and vegetable stand located on the Queen's Highway a few miles south of Governour's Harbor. Excellent produce and fresh baked goods.
For those looking for a well equipped, very quiet, private spot to enjoy the outdoor life of the Bahamas, this is it. The only sounds are the breeze, the birds, the ocean, and your own conversation.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380039
- (321) 206-8034 (Florida, USA)
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Touch of Magic

  • 5 of 5
. The best ever vacation rental . Everything we could have wished for was on site. A spotless well maintained cottage. It was even better than the description given on the web site.

Galen the owner advised us as on taxi bookings in Nassau and he even assisted in the booking of car hire on Eleuthera. The help and advice we had from Galen was second to none and he and his wife answered all our questions which made the vacation so special and totally stress free.

The cottage is exactly as described regarding the views of the Atlantic ocean that take your breath away.

The peace and tranquility were just what my wife and myself required and we arrived back home in Scotlnd feeling totally rejuvenated.
I can recomend this property for those requiring total privacy where clothes are an option not a necessity. The only noise is from the ocean the wind and the bird song.


I enjoy cooking and we ate in most of the time so I cannot really coment on the areas restaurants. I will only say you would have to drive as there are none within walking distance.
To my wife and myself it was a trully magical place and many thanks to Galen for making the vacation so special.

Alan and Maureen
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380039
- (321) 206-8034 (Florida, USA)
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Great Name for this House "Touch of Heaven"

Great Name for this House "Touch of Heaven"
  • 5 of 5
First we were met at the airport by Michele the property manager who was so nice. How refreshing to be met by a smiling face welcoming us there. The rental car was waiting on us at the airport and before you know it we were off to the house.
The house is exactly as Galen the owner has it described, which was great. The inside was like new and the outside with all its wrap around decking was out of this world. He has a insect sprayer that sprays the entire porch areas several times a day. We hardly seen a fly much less any other insects. No other place we look at had this. The house is pretty secluded so we didn't have to be on guard about clothes on or off. The outside shower has hot and cold water and was great! We found the house to be furnished with everything you would need period!
As anyone that has been to eleuthra knows the power can go off pretty easy. Galen installed a generator that if the power goes off it cuts on. On Sunday as it stormed most the day we found this to be a wonderful addition to the house. It runs everything in the house until the power is back on. This is a WOW factor.
Galen called and checked on us several times during the week which was welcomed. Nice to know the owner wants everything to be great while you are there.
If there is a down side to this wonderful place is that it doesn't sit right on the beach. Its about 1/4 mile but since we had the rental car which anyone that comes to this island will need, it really isn't that big a deal. We put all the beach chairs, mats, umbrella that was already furnished in the car and drove down. the good thing is that you have a road that goes to a great parking place so you can walk right down a cut path and on to one of the prettiest beaches one could ever want. Once on the beach to our left it was 3 miles to the next house. On our right a large corel reef seperated the next beach and the houses on that side. We went to the beach 6 or the 7 days and only saw 1 person come by us jogging, and a couple of days someone in a boat around on the other side the reefs. The sand is really pink and the water amazing!
We really hated to leave this wonderful place, it was just what the doctor ordered!
Thanks Galen!!!
We wil be back!!!
Randy and Mary
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Beach House Tapas
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Knowles Drive
Car: necessary

1.5 Miles from Governor's Harbour Airport. All paved roads access to house. 6.5 miles from settlement of Governor's Harbour where you will find 2 grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants, bars, etc.

Other Activities: Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, beach walks, sunbathing (clothing optional).

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Rates & Availability

From $229 Per night

Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $1600 per week
$228 additional nights over one week rental
$260 per night for rentals less than one week
$150 per additional person per week (4 maximum)
$500 refundable security deposit and signed rental agreement required.
50% of total rental price to book, full payment, including security deposit, 30 days prior to rental.
10% Bahamas hotel bed tax
Credit Cards Accepted, MC, Visa, Discover
Payment by Master Card, Visa or Discover card. 50% of rental due at booking. Balance of rental plus $500 security deposit due 30 days prior to rental.
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Complimentary bath soaps, shampoo and conditioner. There is also an outdoor hot and cold shower available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size-both
  • Queen Bed, Convertible Bed: Queen size sofa bed available in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 line cordless phones include local phone number as well as US Vonage line available for long distance calls inbound or outbound (extra charges may be applied), Beach View, Ocean View, Large professional stainless steel grill available, Wrap around veranda with large sitting area under cover as well as large open, private sundeck, Washer: Full Size, Dryer: Full Size, Catering Available: Local property manager can arrange for any special requests, Ice maker fed from purified water RO system, Satellite TV Sirius music channels available, High Definition Satellite TV, Outdoor hot and cold shower.

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