About the property
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1BR, 1Bath Oceanfront Vacation Rental Governor's Harbour, Bahamas
Tropical Heights Island Beach House is located directly on a private pink sand beach! This very charming, Ocean Front villa features a tropical decor, adding to the ambiance and a clear bottom Kayak is just the key to relaxation!
Whether you're looking for a honeymoon retreat or just searching for a place of total relaxation, you have found it at Tropical Heights! We have exactly 644 interior sq. feet plus an additional 524 sq feet in outside decking!
Interior: The photos show the exact interior of Tropical Heights. We have additional photos we can send upon request.
Sky Beach Club: Sky Beach Club has now opened are are exactly 1 mile north of Tropical Heights on the beach road! They have a wonderful restaurant as well as an awesome infinity pool. They also have interent access. This place is a must see while staying at Tropical Heights! Enjoy!
Testamonials: We have have testimonials and references available upon request!
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Been there twice; planning on a 3rd trip!
I was there 12/06 and 04/09; We are planning on a 2010 trip and if the kids bail out, we are going back in a heartbeat! I found the owners to be VERY responsive, the house to be pristine and the surrounds and beaches rate 50 on a scale of 1 to 10. The owners recent additions of the wood chairs on the deck are the perfect touch to relax.
The kitchen is perfectly equipped as well. If you need entertainment of the resort type, you should consider another Island; but if you need peace and quiet with astounding beauty, this place is for you. If you scan the travel forums, you'll find but one complaint on the property; the remaining dozen or so of us will swear by it and all are dedicated return visitors. If you are considering a honeymoon there - Do It! The journal in the house recounts several honeymoons there where the local folks helped in the celebration, yet afforded the honeymooners the complete privacy that's native to the location.
Ah! The house decoration... I have stayed in several 4 star hotels that did not have the quality of linens afforded to guests at Tropical Heights. For the volume of people traveling through the house, that is impressive!
We were enamored with Tropical Heights enough, that another guest who had complaints about the location, commented that the fins were tore up - yes, it was true - that's alot of blue water, and they had the miles on them - we replaced them... So, another amenity is brand new fins...
To the owners: Thank you for opening the house to us - It IS paradise!! Oh! Get to know the caretaker "IJ" - He is great!
Actually, trying, unsuccessfully I might add, to hold back my tears after reading your review. YOU are the reason we opened up our little piece of paradise that we treasure so much!
And, YOU are most certainly welcome anytime and as a returning guest will receive additional perks! We'll talk!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review!
May God bless and keep you, make His face shine upon you and give you peace!!!
Another year in Paradise
I just wanted to add a review for the wonderful stay my wife and I had at Tropical Heights.
My first comment is what a fantastic bed you have at the place. We have stayed in multiple places on Lutra over the past 16 years, and I will say that the bed at TH is by far the very BEST we have ever encountered.
I do want to comment on the negative review received and say that we had a 180 degree difference in our experience at Tropical Heights! Starting with a mix-up on scheduling from the renters prior to our stay, causing a double booking of March 11 and 12th. Doug made arrangements for us to stay at Pineapple Fields for the nights until Tropical Heights was available. Then as we have vacationed on Lutra for the past 16 years, I had made arrangements for a vehicle from someone other than IJ. When we arrived at GH airport, the arranged SUV was not arranged, leaving us with no SUV. IJ took us to the Grocery Store for provisions, and then to Pineapple Fields. He also got us a Jeep for our stay. My point in saying this is that when going to Lutra, don't expect it to be a 5 Star or even a 1 Star Resort experience. Going to Lutra is "slowing your life down and relaxing". As they say "everyting's gonna be alright" With people like Doug and Israel Johnson having your back, you will have a wonderful time at Tropical Heights.
Your location is perfect for those that what complete privacy, looking for an "all-over tanning experience". We also like to leave something whenever we stay at people's rentals on Lutra and this year I brought down a "hand-held massage shower-head" for the outside shower. Enjoy!
Now as in the mode of Steve from PA review in 2015, I'll give the very minor critiques:
The house was well equipped, though the DVD door will still not open, as indicated by Steve's review. Also, I would look at swapping out the coffee maker, as it has seen better days! The double sliding screen doors don't want to completely close, leaving a gap of 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch; which will let in bugs. What we did was to wedge some "close-pins" to get the doors almost completely closed, and then use clear Gorilla Tape to close off the remaining opening. We then just used the side doors to go outside. This also cut down on a lot of the rattling as the week of March 13 was extremely windy.
I would recommend this location to any couple, but with it being only a single room (granted a large single room) more than a couple will find it difficult to store everything.
A little bit of Paradise!
Tropical Heights was wonderful. In fact, I wish I was there now and hope to go back. I cannot say enough about the view from the home. But what sets it apart is the privacy. You feel like you're on the island by yourself. You can see one house up the hill from Tropical Heights, but with all the beautiful vegetation around the home they can't see you. We never once saw anyone on the beach in front of the house. The water was rough when we were there, so swimming wasn't great at that beach, but there were plenty of other places to visit. But with all the windows, it was amazing to wake up to the beautiful sunrises. The pictures on the website are a little dated as the furniture and TV have been upgraded. Oh, and IJ was great. He was helpful and rented us a 4wheel drive which I recommend. If you want relaxation, privacy, and empty beaches Eleuthera is the place to go and I don't think you can beat Tropical Heights as a place to stay.
Relax and Unwind
My wife and I are not resort kind of people , we cannot say enough about this house between the owners and IJ the caretaker. I really believe you need to have a car. We brought some food basics with us since we enjoy fresh fish and cooking for ourselves. You can find what you need at the stores but be prepared for high prices. The house is clean and simple, the Atlantic side was like being on the Jersey Shore with wave action. Bring fishing gear if thats your thing . Lobster, Octopus and all types of fish are present. I bought some fish from the local but scored big in Spanish Wells at the Gov.Dock there is a seafood monger I purchased 12 nice lobster tails frozen and cryovaced at 4 bucks a tail. They were best lobster I have ever eaten sweet and fresh. Bring a small cooler they have one in the house with icepacks. Go north to shop , see the roadside farmer they make all types of bread on mondays and he picks what veggies you need on the spot. The North Eleuthera Shopping center has great deals on chicken and meat and better pricing than most. Eating out go to Daddy Joes great bar Sunday nights live music. 1648 is another good stop really nice food is top notch. We spent 12 days on the island and at Tropical Heights never saw one person, it was like having your own private island. We will go back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Tropical Heights and we found it to be as advertised. It was extremely clean and well appointed when we arrived. It sits up high with a spectacular view of the ocean--a view I felt rivaled any other location on the island. While there are plenty of beaches and decent restaurants, I was somewhat disappointed in what the island offered in points-of-interest. We went on a couple excursions North with the rental car but found nothing of great interest--to me at least.
Speaking of rental cars--we were surprised to learn rental cars are VERY expensive here. $50/day is typical for a well-worn car and payment is expected in advance and in CASH. Plan accordingly. We got ours from IJ but we understand it's the same elsewhere.
Tropical Heights offers double sliding doors & screens which allow a very nice view and sound of the ocean below. When it is extremely windy (20+ MPH), as it was a few nights we were there, the windows & screens can rattle (even howl) a great deal. Prior renters have placed objects into the window frames to reduce that noise and we added some to the tops of the sliding screens as well. There is a covered front porch facing the ocean and a wooden and concrete side deck area. You can escape some of the winds there if you choose as it is more sheltered than the rest.
Again. We loved Tropical Heights and felt it was everything we had hoped for. There are a few other observations which I will share for those that follow behind us. If these sound negative, they are very minor and meant to inform others as well as the owner:
The DVD player does not work as the drawer will not open/close. There are a lot of DVD/VHS movies there, however.
No telescope was to be found. It's use would have only been fun in viewing the cruise ships that pass by from time to time.
The Kayak is challenging to launch and navigate when windy as the ocean can get pretty choppy. I suggest using it on calm days only. Also best at high tide to avoid coral formations.
Turn off ice maker before going to bed or you will be startled when cubes empty at some ungodly hour of night
TH has Satellite TV but the 1st 100 channels are unavailable thru out the island --unfortunately those channels have most common network programming NBC/ABC/CBS but there are hundreds of other channels.
The owners and the entire island promote water conservation here. Flushing only for solids is requested.
A Perfect Getaway
Doug and Valinda, thanks again for sharing your fabulous bit of paradise with us. It was perfect. We really appreciated that the house was so well-equipped. We wanted for nothing! It is difficult to describe the stunning beauty and tranquility of Eleuthera and especially the Tropical Heights location. Some days it was tough to tear ourselves away from the view and the beach to explore other parts of the island. I found the snorkeling right out in front of the beach was the best on the island. It is also nice to visit a place where the people, young and old, are always ready with a smile and a 'hello'.
The Eleuthera motto is 'It is not for everyone'...and it is true. If you want fancy hotels, night clubs, all paved roads, box stores and the like, save yourself the disappointment and try another place. But if you enjoy total relaxation, breathtaking beauty, friendly people and an excellent house for your stay, Tropical Heights will not disappoint!
And thanks IJ for your help!
Scott and Kim U.
Other Activities: Clear Bottom Kayak!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
See Low & High Season Rates. High Season Rates - $1295 per week.