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Luxurious Beachfront Villa /Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 60,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR/5BA Luxury Villa , Sleeps 8

Large, Luxurious Beachfront Villa with Swimming Pool, Overlooking Pink Sand Beach with Offshore Coral Reefs for Scuba or Snorkeling.

Heron Hill, a magnificent large villa with it's own swimming pool, is situated on a 5 acre landscaped coconut palm estate on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas; affords some of the best fishing, surfing and beach walking to be found anywhere. Heron Hill sits on an oceanside cliff, sixty steps up from a sandy beach and scant yards away rising from the Atlantic Ocean are coral reefs alive with tropical fish, and the occasional lobster- an ideal place for swimming, scuba or snorkeling. The house has 3 wings on different levels, each of which has its own entrance, patio, large bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. The central wing has a 'Great Room', beautifully equipped gourmet kitchen and master bedroom, all with large sliding glass doors that look out on the ocean expanse.

Outdoor Swimming Pool: Adjoining the 'Great Room' is a library of books, CDs, games and videotapes.

BR B Amenities: /B BR Central air-conditioning ;2 large-screen television sets; bedrooms; library of books, games CDs and videotapes;2 kitchens; gas barbecue; PVC patio furniture; hammock; kitchenware, appliances and linens; telephone w/free local calls; ceiling fans in every room; washer and dryers; marvelous caretakers only a phone call away if anything goes amiss.

BR B Activities: /B BR Deep-sea Fishing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Golf, Beach walking, many small settlements to explore. 2 kyaks are included with rental.

More Details

Lynne Fagan Murray
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Lynne Fagan Murray

Physician and Psychologist

Lynne Fagan Murray purchased this villa in 1994

Why Lynne Fagan Murray chose Eleuthera

We had been sailing for many years in the Caribbean looking for our Island home and by accident heard about Eleuthera. This is what we had been looking for. An Island with beautiful beaches and friendly people. Off the main tourist tract. The first time we saw the water and the beautiful deserted beaches we knew we were home

What makes this villa unique

Close to the United States with the Bahamian dollar on par with the US dollar. Miles of deserted beaches with gorgeous reefs and small settlements with friendly people. Lots of things to do yet off the main tourist radar. Wonderful climate that is between 70 and 85 all year round. Small restaurants, fish frys and lots of local entertainment yet it is unusual to see other people on the beaches. Very friendly helpful people that are always willing to make people feel at home.


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 60000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite large bathroom with tub/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom with walk in shower upper ocean view deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower
  • Bedrooms are all large and have ocean views. Four bedrooms with ensuite baths. Central airconditioning.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Daily cook and maid service is available for additional charge. Tennis Court within walking distance available for resonable hourly rate. Other services such as in house massage available.


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Poplar Grove IL

Relaxation with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

A group of seven of us just returned from 11 nights at the Heron Hill Villa. Everything that it said and more! We ventured out found some amazing beaches rented 4 x 4's for sure! We made a lot of use of the house in the pool and the amazing grounds! Lynne was so easy to work with right from the beginning! The staff at Heron Hill A+. There's so much more to explore in Eleuthera we all wished we could've stayed longer. You won't regret having the opportunity to rent this amazing Villa!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests and the epitome of Eleuthera Adventurers. We are so happy that you had a wonderful vacation.
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Spacious house with a great view and pool

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect size for our family with 3 college-aged kids who like to spread out and have some privacy. We all enjoyed having our own bathrooms- there was even an extra 5th bathroom off of the study! It was wonderful to be able to reach the downstairs bedroom/apartment from stairs inside the house. (Many of the houses in Eleuthera require a trip outside to get to the lower level bedroom which is not ideal with younger children or in the evenings when there are mosquitos.) We cooked every dinner in the kitchen which was well appointed with everything we needed and a fantastic view. We visited in July and were able to see both the sunrise and the sunset - just wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We want everyone who stays there to feel like it is their home not just a rental property. We hope you will return.
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Fair Haven, NJ


  • 5 of 5

Heron Hill is a slice of paradise! The views and ocean sounds from the property were sublime. I especially loved the hammock overlooking the ocean and the private pool. The house was spotlless and exactly as described. The island is friendly, safe and beautiful. I would recommend this rental and island to everyone I know. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you loved Heron Hill. We hope you will return.
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Classic Gem that captures the beauty of Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend 11 days in the 1 bedroom apartment at Heron Hill. Privacy abounds as does mature island plantings around the very private property. We found everything needed for a great vacation and Andrew the caretaker was always available for support. Propane generator backup was great when the power went out (common on the island). This was our third time on the island and third property we experienced. We are looking forward to coming back and staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests and hope you will return. We are also so fortunate that Eleuthera was spared destru tion from hurricane Matthew.
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Amazing property; magical getaway

  • 5 of 5

Heron Hill is a beautiful, well maintained house with loads of privacy. We saw the namesake herons near the pool each morning. Driving in through the lush grounds with beautiful flowers is like arriving to an oasis of peace and calm. We were lucky enough to spend two weeks at Heron Hill and both the owners and the caretaker were attentive and delightful to work with through all aspects of our stay. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We love Heron Hill and want everyone who stays there to love it as well. We hope you will return some day.
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Paradise Found. Every morning was more beautiful than the morning before.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just returned home yesterday from our stay at the Heron Hill Apartment while celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The home is perfectly situated and it is incredibly nice of Lynne to make the apartment available while keeping the rest of the property vacant so we had complete privacy and access to the grounds. We took long, lazy walks along the beach to the left of the home almost every morning. We wore beach shoes to climb over the few rocks and then took them off and left them by the rocks as the remainder of the beach was wonderfully soft. We walked, swam, walked and swam. We rarely saw anyone else on this magnificent stretch of the beach. We took photos and enjoyed this beach as much as any other beach on the island.

We did quite a bit of exploring. We drove to Lighthouse Beach and found the road to get there unbelievable and quite an adventure, but the beach at the end of the road was amazing. Again we were the only souls in sight. On another day, we drove past Glass Window Bridge and out to the dock for an afternoon at Harbor Island which was also beautiful. We rented a golf cart, explored the island, wandered around the shops and mostly enjoyed the beautiful beach. We also loved Double Bay Beach, Ten Bay Beach and French Leave Beach. I'm glad we requested a 4WD vehicle from Stanton Cooper as it was definitely needed as many of the beach access roads are rough.

Andrew was very helpful. He promptly fixed the shower when we reported very low water pressure and was a really nice guy. He even provided us a couple of beach chairs which we kept in our jeep for beach exploring. We rented snorkel gear from the local dive shop in Governors Harbor which we use at many of the beaches. We used the pool only a couple of times, but it would have been more inviting if it had been cleaned. The grounds were stunningly beautiful and I would like to have explored more, but at this time of the year the mosquitoes and no see-ums prevented us from doing so.

The owner, Lynne was very helpful with her emails and providing info for us to bring bug protection which was very helpful. We fixed all of our meals and ate at home. We found the kitchen had everything we needed.

We typically don't go back to the same place twice as there are so many amazing places to see and explore, but Eleuthera has stolen our heart and we will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Unique Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Unique Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
Poponi Beach
Car: necessary

Heron Hill is a large, luxurious house complete with all of the amenities. The 5 acre grounds are beautifully landscaped and the newly added swimming pool provides additional enjoyment. The Island is 110 miles long with amazing blue water and pink sand beaches. Not a tourist destination so the beaches are never crowded. Coral reefs directly off the shore for diving and snorkeling. Many small restaurants with live music and delicious food. Caving, birding, fishing and exploring throughout the Island. The people are very friendly and will help with any questions. Large organic farms for fresh produce and fresh fish is brought into the dock every day in Governor's Harbour. Tennis Court that can be rented 100 feet from the entrance to the house. Peace, quiet and beauty yet there are not only very good restaurants but also shops with local crafts, a movie theater that serves beer, conch salad and hamburgers, Friday Night Fish Fry and other local events as well as craft fairs and a Jazz festival.


Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off season
Aug 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

$1,200 (Apartment) -$3800 House/ 6 Guests
Heron Hill House $3800/week for 6 guests; $600/week for each additional guest to maximum of 8 guests. 'Apartment' $1300/week is the northwest ground wing of the house. It has it's own patio, sitting area, walk-in shower in bathroom; large bedroom with king-sized bed; fully equipped kitchen; sat TV, etc. House is not rented when the apartment is.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.