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Lynne Fagan Murray

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Luxurious Beachfront Villa /Swimming Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Central Eleuthera Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lynne Fagan Murray (Owner)
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

About Lynne Fagan Murray

Physician and Psychologist

Lynne Fagan Murray purchased this villa in 1994

Why Lynne Fagan Murray chose Bahamas

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Luxurious Beachfront Villa /Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations far exceeded our expectations. Our party of 8 had an abundance of privacy, or loads of gathering space if we wanted. The unit was clean and well equipped - providing everything we needed for our stay. The landscaped grounds were amazing and the large pool just added to pleasure. Would recommend Heron Hill to anyone looking for a special get-away.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our caretakers have told us that you were delightful guests that they enjoyed working with. We hope that you will return soon.
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5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Eleuthera and Heron Hill Villa. It is smack in the middle of the island so you can get to either end easily without too much time spent driving. The beaches are spectacular and there are 135 of them! We enjoyed the apartment portion of this home. The space was more than adequate for the two of us. The room air conditioner in the bedroom as well as the living area purred along keeping us nice and cool. This villa has a great view of the ocean right from the living area window. The privacy is unparalleled. We simply adored it!! Wish I was still there. Scrumptious. 😀😀

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Come back again some day.
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5

Fabulous spot over looking the turquoise ocean

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat this view over looking the turquoise seas and bright white sandy beaches of Eleuthera. Take a stroll down the gorgeous beach, most likely you won't run into many people if anyone at all! The house is comfortable and well equipped for your relaxing stay. The garden is huge and a pleasure to explore! A huge thumbs up for this wonderful gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed Heron Hill. We hope that you will return next winter.
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5

Well equipped, well maintained, incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

Heron Hill is a very comfortable, very well equipped and very well maintained older home on a incredibly beautiful five acre estate. We stayed for ten days at the beginning of September, and did not see a single person on the beach the entire time until our last day.

The home is large, but it has a very cozy feeling. There is an enormous selection of books to read, plus satellite TV, XM radio, Blueray DVD with a surround sound system. The kitchen has just about every appliance and utensil that you could imagine, plus a large assortment of spices, There was a power failure the first night during our stay, and we were without light and air conditioning for a full 10 seconds until the automatic generator started!

While the setting is very private, the location is convenient to restaurants and shopping: Governor's Harbour is 10 minutes away; the Tarpum Bay dock, where you can purchase fresh fish is 20 minutes; and the best supermarket on the island in Rock Sound is about a 35 minute drive. The caretakers, Andrew and Reta, are really nice people and keep the property in excellent condition

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return.
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
off season
Aug 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
$9,000
 
 
peak
Dec 1 2016 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 

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' $1200/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.
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Amenities

Central Eleuthera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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