Governor's Harbour House Rental Photos and Description
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
This pristine condition five-bedroom home has constant sea breezes and ocean views in every direction. In addition to a spacious living room, 800' screened-in porch, big sun deck, and 3 bathrooms, there is a huge game/TV room and two other cozy TV and reading areas in different parts of the house.
The lower level has the big game/TV room with a multi-game table (air hockey, mini pool, etc), a full-size ping-pong table, TV, DVD player, and lots of board games. Additionally there is a large bedroom with two twin beds that can sleep four children or be pushed together for a king. This bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom.
The main floor has a gorgeous corner living/dining room with an open, 'chef's dream of a kitchen' that is fully stocked and has 4 bar stools. There are five French doors leading out to the huge screened porch. The indoor dining table seats 8 and the outdoor dining area can seat 12 plus.
Off the screened porch is a vast sundeck with a full-size gas grill and breathtaking views. Also on the second floor is a master-size bedroom with king bed, washer/dryer closet, and a full bathroom off the hall.
The top floor has three bedrooms all with fabulous ocean views. (One queen, one king, and the third with two double beds.) The top floor also has a full bathroom, a computer desk, WIFI, and sitting area with a small TV and VHS player.
'Bahama Mama' is located in a charming community of only seven other stone houses. Wykee Estates was built in the 1940's for the first Premier of the Bahamas as a holiday retreat for his family and staff. Our house is the only home built more recently. It was totally renovated 5 years ago and redecorated just this year.
Wykee Estates has a gorgeous saline pool (very low chlorine) that we share with the other residents, but surprisingly is rarely used. The beach is magical!!
You will probably be the only people not only at the pool but on the gorgeous pink sand Atlantic beach as well. Both the pool and beach are just a few minute walk from the house or a 30-second golf cart ride (two golf carts come with the house).
We are in a great location just five minutes by car from the town of Governor's Harbour and eight minutes from the GHB airport. You can also walk five minutes or take the golf cart down the beach to the Sky Beach Club with its excellent restaurant, spectacular views and infinity pool with swim-up cocktail bar.
We have beautiful landscaping, mature fruit trees, hammocks, swings and tether ball.
The island is totally kicked back and relaxed. Leave your high heels at home along with your makeup... I don't even wear shoes to dinner. The adults can eat at several great beachfront restaurants while the kids run on the beach and play just steps away from your table.
The town of Governors Harbour has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. where you can buy fresh fish and lobster most afternoons from the local fishermen. 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.
The residents of Eleuthera are so warm and friendly and the island is very safe.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Hi! I just have one question: are you kidding us with this house?? Its unbelievably perfect...better than the pics and we are so so happy....I cannot get over every single detail that was paid attention to and the pool and the beach and the rooms ....wow!! Just everything is absolutely perfect.
My family and I are over the moon to be here and we did some grocery shopping today in hopes of not having to even venture back out for awhile....We had an amazing time at Sweet Corn last year, but this....we feel like we hit the Jackpot....My husband,who in the 20 years that we have been taking an annual vacation together Never, ever unpacks and lives out of his suitcase, immediately felt at home and (much to my fascination) unpacked and made himself at home right away..Love Love Love this home, and am delighted beyond words. My children are currenty playing pool and hanging in the rec room...thank again so much for all! we took the golf cart to the pool and the beach a while ago and just wanted to know about the Jeep...is it available as well to take a ride? Its so cute....we have a Rubicon back home and we love it so much we are going to buy it when the lease is up....Thanks again for all...this is true paradise....
My family and I had the most amazing time! We literally woke up on our last day and the first thing we all said was "I dont want to leave!" The house, the beach, the pool, the boat outing with Julius and the horseback trail and beach ride at Oceanview Farms....it was beyond description how much we all enjoyed ourselves. It was so delicious to relax in the sand and poolside, but also to have the many options available to experience mini adventures! I will be careful with my enthusiasm, though, because we selfishly want to keep Eleuthera to ourselves! Denise at Banks Deli (which is a treasure in itself) made and delivered a few pizzas one evening and a vanilla rum cake that my husband and I guiltlessly enjoyed (it was worthy of Happy Tears, it was sooo good) I had run miles in the breathtaking trails that run parallel with the beach that morning, so I earned my pizza and rum cake!! We are very much intending on returning next year as a family, and my husband and I would like to find a smaller rental so we can return just the two of us before next winter....we just simply have fallen in love with the island!
Thanks so much again for everything and be well!