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19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


Minimum Stay
14 nights


Central Eleuthera House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

SANCTUARY is a large, renovated, 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage located near Rogue's Cove marina, on the southern end of Shore Drive, otherwise known as the 'sunshine coast'. Steps carved in the rock lead into the water and provide access to excellent swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing. The 20' x 14' tiki hut provides a great spot for lounging and watching spectacular sunsets which we hope will continue on a daily basis. Use of a 2 person kayak is included in your rental.

The Palms is close to lots of beautiful beaches, shopping and many yummy restaurants. Keep in touch with the outside world, if you must, with broadband wireless internet or visit historic Haynes Library in Governor's Harbor for access.

So come and visit and enjoy the warm, relaxed feeling that radiates from our little island!


Keywords: Eleuthera, water front, Palmetto Point, Bahamas, house, quiet, ocean front

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Hi, we're Joan and Tim. We have been coming to Eleuthera for 30 years and are available for any questions you may have. We look forward to saying 'Hi' when you get here.

TIM SCOTT purchased this house in 1989

Why TIM SCOTT chose Bahamas

Why did we buy it??? Why not!

What makes this house unique

Clear, calm water, beautiful sunsets, friendly people, colorful flowers and fauna (watch out for the coconuts) quiet and peaceful.


based on 19 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Quiet seaside escape

  • 4 of 5

The Palms looks much as the pictures although no camera on earth adequately captures the amazing shifting blues and greens in the sea! The cottage was perfect for my daughter and myself, we are adventurous and so did not mind seclusion and privacy at the end of our days, and it WAS quiet! We snorkeled right out front (loved the ease of access from the steps and moat!) and saw great coral and fish!

We also had rented a car and explored several beaches, with Tippy'''s our final favorite due to simplicity of access and great drinks that we enjoyed on the pink sand beach from the tiki huts at the bottom of the steps! We did get stuck in the sand once so beware! But friendly locals helped us right out of that jam so now it's just a great adventure story!

The Palms is a great central location for checking out the island, and accessing groceries, liquor, banks and gas with just a little drive time. We appreciated the wifi at day's end and the ac and ceiling fans too as (big surprise) it's quite HOT in Eleuthera in late June!

Thanks to Tim for the rental and to Sue for the car and her lovely hospitality! Do not miss Island Farms for the pineapple salsa and smoked fish...also a good Bloody Mary mix!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockport, MA

Four Weeks...Not Enough!

  • 5 of 5

After a couple of short stays on Eleuthera and twice in Costa Rica for extended stays in past years, we returned to Eleuthera this year for a month at The Palms. From the 'get-go' we felt the privacy, the serenity, the positive energy of the place, the peace of the Caribbean and the comfort of the accommodation. We awoke with the rising sun warming our deck, we moved our coffee and tea to the Tiki Hut, listened to the lapping water on the coral reef and gazed out over the spans of sea and islands to the north. The Palms offered us all the amenities and cleanliness that we had hoped for , a full well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds in spacious bedrooms with views to the sea, an open family area for dining and socializing. Our 4-week experience at The Palms was ideal for our needs to relax, to prepare most of our own meals, to write, to paint and to return to a level of communion with each other that is often a challenge amidst the world of work and the long cold chill of this past winter in New England. We will return to The Palms.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 10 glorious days at "The Palms". The perfect beach cottage. Right on the water, beautiful sunsets, and great location. Great deck and tiki hut. Everything we needed and more was provided.We cooked dinner several nights at the cottage while watching the sunset. Star gazing at night was amazing.Very relaxing and romantic. The residents of Eleuthra are just lovely. We have never encountered such friendly people. Our favorite beach was Poponi just 5 minutes away. You are only 6 miles from town and very close to the farm market. Thanks Tim! See you again and thanks for the welcome surprise.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Of Three Weeks in Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

I rented Tim's place for a vacation with my daughter, son-in-law, and my two little grandchildren. The house was perfect for all of us - spacious and well equipped, including very comfortable beds, nice linens and plenty of towels. The kids loved the sandy play area and we loved relaxing under the palm trees. We really enjoyed the wifi and TV after sundown, especially Canadian coverage of the final men's hockey game in the Olympics! Our day trips to beautiful beaches all over the island never ceased to amaze. We loved the nearby Ten Bay Beach the best. The location in Palmetto Point is a perfect home base for daily exploring. Making arrangements for our vacation with Tim was easy and seamless. Caretaker Chris was always available to assist in our arrival and questions throughout the week. Thank you Tim and Chris! We had a wonderful stay at The Palms!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as it appeared in the pictures and was delightful! The tiki hut was absolutely perfect for shade and sunning yourself! The snorkeling in front of the house was very clear and we saw lots of fun things right there at the house. It was a great central location and a quick trip to governors harbour. The 2 person kayak was great to have as well. If you travel down to lighthouse beach make sure your car has good clearance and good tires. We popped a tire about 2 miles down the dirt road! Luckily we had a spare. Mostly, it's a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful island!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becky! We're glad you had a good time and hope you come back to see us soon! Now that you have 'sand in your shoes' you have to return to Eleuthera, or so the saying goes...
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Seneca SC

beautiful sunsets at this cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at The Palms with another couple. The cottage is situated right on the water affording beautiful sunsets. It was a bit cool the week we were there so we did not do a lot of swimming.

My only comment would be to be very good friends with whoever you share the cottage with as the whole ceiling throughout is open and there is not a lot of sound privacy. The beaches all over the island are gorgeous and private--we saw very few people on them. Had a great time. We would go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Governors Harbor / Rock Sound
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Mate and Jennie's
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Mate and Jennie's
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Charter Boat Deep Sea Fishing and Spear Fishing, and Dive Trips. Snorkel or bonefish right out front of SANCTUARY or anywhere there's water.


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Central Eleuthera House Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2017 - Dec 1 2017
14 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
14 night minimum stay
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14 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Central Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size Bed (1), Double Beds (2) (See Photos)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful sunsets, quiet street in the middle of the island. Renovated NEW ADDITION - 2 PERSON KAYAK AND BOOGIE BOARD AVAILABLE FOR SANCTUARY GUESTS!

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