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Spectacular Beachfront Rental w/ Great Snorkeling

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Stunning Oceanfront Eleuthera Vacation Rental with All Amenities

Waters Edge is an Eleuthera, Bahamas beachfront villa surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees. It is a casually elegant, yet extraordinarily comfortable, beach house overlooking a glorious beach.

Snorkeling and swimming are just steps away in the clear blue waters teeming with coral reefs and brilliantly colored tropical fish

On the deserted beach in front of Waters Edge there are shells galore for one to find! Search for the magical sea bean, a treasure that makes a floating journey across the Atlantic and promises the finder good luck for many years.

After a day on the beach, relax in the Adirondack chairs on the dune deck and catch the warm tropical breezes that keep the deck perfectly cooled all day for sunning, reading and daydreaming. At night, more stars can be seen than many will see in a lifetime. The big dipper and litte dipper will scoop you up into a zillion constellations.

The house is is designed for the ultimate privacy for couples or families with two master suites, each with its own master bath. Each bedroom has its own satellite TV, designer bed linens, and unique décor. The bedrooms have a sliding glass door onto the deck and overlook the ocean. Bathrooms are stocked with hairdryers, shampoo, bath soap/body wash. Guests can expect oversized fluffy bath and beach towels too!!!

The great room and kitchen are wonderful for group gatherings.The satellite TV and DVDs are great for relaxing, and so are the games and books. The island bar is a just the perfect place to gather for breakfasts and quick meals.

Spend time relaxing or dining alfresco on the large, partially covered front deck that faces the ocean. Or wake up to morning coffee watching the great blue herons,coots and ducks from the deck overlooking the pond at the back of the house.

We invite to you this little piece of paradise - its dazzling beaches, romantic sunsets, crystal clear waters, and friendly people.

Keywords: Beach House,Villa, Snorkeling, Swimming, Eleuthera, Bahamas, Shelling, Bonefishing, Privacy, Pink Sand, Beach Front

More Details

Holly and Jim Waters
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Holly and Jim Waters

We love Eleuthera and care very much about our home here. We take great pride in making it special for our guests. It is our home away from home. We want guests to feel that way too!

We have a 501c3 that sponsors a veterinary clinic two times a month.

Holly and Jim Waters purchased this house in 2005

Why Holly and Jim Waters chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

We chose Eleuthera because we were tired of crowded beaches

Now we think a beach is crowded if we see 4 people!

What makes this house unique

We have wonderful caretakers who are 'on call' and will assist you throughout your vacation. They can help with setting up excursions or just be there to answer questions.


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom has a walk in tiled shower with teak shower seats to hold soaps and shampoos. Each bathroom has a Pottery Barn ladder shelf for hairdryers and accessories.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen Bed in Each Master Suite; Queen Sofa Bed, Baby Cribs (1) we have a crib available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Satellite TVs in the great room, High-speed Wireless Internet, DVD Library, Books, Magazines, Spices,Blender, Chaise Lounges and Patio Set, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Hairdryers, Shampoo, Soap/Body Wash, Bath towels


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Spectacular Beachfront Rental w/ Great Snorkeling
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four absolutely loved our stay at waters edge. The location was great-far enough out of town to feel private but close enough to be convenient. The weather was windy during our stay so the ocean was a bit rough. That said, we really enjoyed the wildness of the Atlantic and the pink sand is fluffy and amazing! Even with the windy weather we found a few protected swimming holes that our young kids enjoyed. The house was clean, nicely furnished and has a perfectly stocked kitchen. Caretakers were lovely people and super helpful. Overall we had a great time and hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family were the ultimate guests - they were excellent communicators, friendly, prompt and took great care of our home. Our caretakers spoke very highly of them personally and how the condition in which they left the house. We would welcome them back any time and are looking forward to hosting their holiday next year. Jim and Holly
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  • 5 of 5

Water's Edge was all it was described by it's Home Away description, and so much more. The Villa is comfortable and equipped with everything you could ever need in a vacation, and included amenities that are never present in rentals along the East Coast of the U.S. For example, the cottage included thick beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and snorkeling equipment. These beach items were greatly appreciated as we traveled to a different beach on Eleuthera each and every day, and often needed shade. The bedrooms were large and comfortable, and the bathrooms were modern and spotless. Linens, blankets, and pillows for the beds (and pull-out sofa bed) were abundantly provided, and the washer and dryer were new, and performed flawlessly. Each bathroom was supplied with a hair blow dryer, and large, new bottle of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

The Water's Edge kitchen is equipped not only with dishes and glasses, but with all of the necessary pots, pans, knives, serving utensils, and serving platters to make your own gourmet meals. This was especially important to our family of five: we traveled with two soft sided coolers filled with frozen meat, chicken, pork loin, ham etc. The pantry area of the kitchen was generously supplied with coffee filters, tea bags, sugar, salt, etc. There was a large number of spices for cooking as well.

Finally, the location is ideal. The ocean can be viewed from the lovely large front porch, and the Andarondak chairs on top of the dune were perfect for reading and watching the cruise ships pass by Eleuthera in the distance in the evenings. It is well worth visiting some of the nearby beaches; the coves provide sheltered, gentle, warm water for young children, and with the coral reefs at arms length, the underwater life is a joy to watch. The water temperature was in the high 70sF, and the air temperature was in the low 80sF our entire two week trip. We only experienced one vday in which the no-see-ums were biting, but moving our beach gear close to the water avoided any bites (on all other days, a nice, warm breeze kept the biting bugs away). The beach at Water's Edge is on the Atlantic side, which can be rough in some spots, but our children had no difficulty playing in the relatively low waves. Our children also had great fun catching (and releasing) small lizards and hermit crabs that lived in the sand and plants of the Water's Edge colorful garden.

Overall, Water's Edge was a truly wonderful place to spend a restful, fun, and restorative holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect setting for R&R

  • 4 of 5

Water's Edge is the perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing getaway. From the house we were able to easily explore many different beaches (we chose Atlantic or Caribbean depending on the weather) and it is close enough to Governor's Harbour if you are looking for delicious meals, groceries or liquor stores. We especially enjoyed the close proximity to Island Farms where we purchased fresh vegetables, homemade salad dressings & tomato sauce and delicious breads.

The house was clean and well stocked with all the amenities needed to cook meals (utensils, pots and pans, dish washer) and enjoy the beach (umbrella, towels, sand toys, beach chairs). We loved shelling up and down the pink sand beach each morning, often without seeing another person!

We highly recommend Water's Edge for a beautiful, relaxing, fun filled getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Our island caretakers and my wife Holly and I take pride in our island home and make every effort to make sure that our guests leave relaxed and refreshed. Jim and Holly Waters
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Waters Edge was perfect for us. Very private, spacious and well equipped. Loved the deck and beach.

  • 5 of 5

This house offers luxurious privacy. If you seek an off-the-beaten-path experience you will not be disappointed. Our favorite thing- days on the beach and deck seeing no one else! Thank you we loved it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Choice!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Holly were very helpful in planning our vacation. The house is in a great location and was well maintained. It was exactly as listed and met all of our expectations.

A rental car is a must and you need to be prepared to pay in cash upon arrival. We started and ended each day on the dune deck overlooking the Atlantic with either coffee or a drink of our choice. We snorkeled, fished,swam and walked along the beach before heading out for the day. The people were very friendly. We recommend Friday Fish Fry, Fishbone Tours, Ten Bay and French Leave beaches, buying fresh fish from the docks and exploring the Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waters Edge-A delightful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, sister and I had the pleasure of staying at Waters Edge from September 27-October 4, 2017.


I have rented 9 different homes in Eleuthera in less than 4 years. This one was by far the best. In the kitchen you will find nice dishes, flatware, cook ware and stainless steel appliances. It was a pleasure to eat and cook there. I was impressed with the two master suits with nice, good quality linens and very nice tiled showers with rain shower heads. The house was clean and furnished with nice comfortable furniture. We saw cute and quirky beach themes in every room. All of this made us feel welcome and comfortable.

Wifi and cable worked well.

The location was amazing, just a few steps to the beautiful Atlantic ocean. We spent many hours beachcombing and watching the waves roll in. It was so quiet and peaceful.

Everything is provided for you from high quality kitchen ware to bottles of shampoo and conditioner in the bath to beach towels and more.

The owners and caretaker made us feel welcome before we even got there and continued to make sure we were comfortable throughout our stay.

IThe whole atmosphere of the house feels calm and relaxing. I have not experienced this with the homes I rented in Eleuthera except for one other, but it was a large house that slept 12-14 people which was great for that trip sense we had a large group.

Overall Waters Edge is an island gem. I can’t say enough good things about the house or its owners. We loved this house and hope it will be available for our next trip.

If I had only one word to describe Waters Edge, it would be “Delightful”

The price is very reasonable


Hmmm………I honestly can’t think of a single thing.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tippys, The Beach House, Sunset Inn
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
On The Beach
Car: necessary

Snorkeling on beach in front of the house, Bonefishing, Shore Fishing, Caretakers have tennis courts available to guests.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rental rates are higher for Christmas and New Years season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.