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Luxurious Beachfront Villa /Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 50,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lynne Fagan Murray

Physician and Psychologist

Lynne Fagan Murray purchased this villa in 1994

Why Lynne Fagan Murray chose Governor's Harbour, The 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.


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 50000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Electric charges in excess of $250 per week will be deducted from security deposit. Keep windows and doors closed when ac is on.
  • Smoking inside the house will result in deductions from security deposit for extra cleaning.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 3 - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower , outdoor shower , 2 outdoor showers. Additional full bath with tub and shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite walk in shower with seat.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , ensuite large walk in shower
  • Full bathroom off of study area next to Great Room.
  • 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. Three king size beds and one queen size
  • 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
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Daily maid service is available for additional charge. Tennis Court within walking distance available for reasonable hourly rate. Other services such as in house massage available.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious Beachfront Villa /Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

9 Days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I must say that if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy your vacation, Heron Hill is definitely the place to be. My husband and I, along with our parents, stayed at Heron Hill from October 7-October 15, 2017. Upon arrival you come into 5 acres of gorgeous gardens and once you get inside the home, the views are breathtaking. The house looks out over the Atlantic. The water is turquoise blue and goes on and on for miles. It was nice to wake up and have a cup of coffee on the patio and watch the ocean waves crashing in the distance along with the occasional rainbow that shoots up from the water into the clouds. The swimming pool was perfectly clean and refreshing. Nice for a morning dip, when the tides were high, the evening and on rainy days. The house itself is spacious and offers lots of privacy on 3 separate levels. This worked out great as we had 5 people (2 couples and a single). My husband and I took the bottom apartment, my parents took the main level and my mother in-law took the upper bedroom which has it's own sitting area and sliders out to her private deck overlooking the ocean. Needless to say we had plenty of privacy from our parents as our downstairs apartment also had its very own kitchen and living room with views of the ocean. Aside from what the house had to offer, the caretakers were wonderful. I didn't meet Reta in person but I did speak to her on the phone and she was very concerned that our stay was perfect. She even called to check on us when another tourist crashed on the island and had to be air lifted out to make sure it wasn't us. And Andrew was always there when we needed him. Which was not often as there weren't many things we needed him to do other than him being so kind to bring me an avocado from his garden. It was 9 days of paradise. The house sits on a quiet road and if you prefer the Caribbean side, this villa is only a short 5 minute drive to Ten Bay beach. But you don't need to really go anywhere as everything you could ask for is right there at Heron Hill including the lovely Heron itself. I would definitely recommend Heron Hill and we will most definitely be back. Thank you Lynne, Reta and Andrew for making our stay amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests and we look forward to your return.
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Bigfork Montana

Jodie Thole

  • 5 of 5

Hi Lynne; We had a wonderful stay at Herron Hill. Andrew and Rita are truly amazing. The house was perfect for the six of us. We had wonderful weather the entire time. We will definitely be back. Thank you; Jodie from Montana.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Heron Hill House. You were great guests and we look forward to your return.
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Die perfekte Erholung

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren über Neujahr auf Eleuthera im Hause Heron Hill. Es war ein wundervoller Aufenthalt! Das Haus ist sehr schön gelegen, ist sehr gepflegt und es steht alles benötigte zur Verfügung. Wir waren mit unseren zwei Kindern (13&16) auf den Bahamas und jeder hatte in dem grossen Haus sein eigenes Zimmer mit angrenzendem Badezimmer. Zum feinen Abendessen können wir den French Resort sehr empfehlen, in ca. 10 Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen. Als absoluter Geheimtipp empfehlen wir das Front Porch, ca. 30 Minuten zu fahren, Reservation ist erforderlich. Ebenfalls möchten wir uns bei Andrew und Reta für die Super Unterstützung in unseren Ferien bedanken, sie beide waren immer für uns da.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests who came from Switzerland for your stay. We were delighted that you had a great stay and hope you will return some day.
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Quality home, a stellar view, wonderful beach!

  • 5 of 5

Do not hesitate to rent Heron Hill villa! A beautiful home decorated with an artist's eye. Lush gardens and a spectacular beach with reefs for snorkeling. Wonderful amenities - comfortable beds, ice cold AC, a well-stocked kitchen with quality appliances, a clean pool, generator, and wifi. A communicative and responsive owner and caretakers who truly "care". The house was perfect for our group of three couples with common areas and plenty of private space. Heron Hill is centrally located on the island close to grocery stores, bank, airport, etc. It's very easy to travel north to Harbour Island for a day or explore the southern beaches. The people of Eleuthera are welcoming and helpful. Be sure to hike around the Levy Native Plant preserve and check out nearby "Between The Rocks" beach. Highly recommend buying produce at the Eleuthera Island Farm market and going on an Adventure Boating Tour around Windemere Island with Cptn. Julius of Fishbone tours! We passed by many rental properties while on our trip and all of us agreed that Heron Hill was superior by far in quality, privacy, and location - we hope to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. You made us very happy to hear that you loved Heron Hill and Eleuthera. We want everyone who stays there to feel at home and enjoy privacy and beauty. We hope you return soon.
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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: July 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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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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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Unique Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional people $600
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

$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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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