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Secluded Pink Sand Beachfront Estate W/ Main House and Guest Cottage

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 10

Located three miles south of Governor's Harbour on the Atlantic coast of Eleuthera, looking out onto one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas.

Relax in the warm waters of the Venus Pool, visible only at low tide. Walk for miles on the cool pink sand. Build fires from driftwood and cook under the stars. The houses are at the end of a long private driveway. 'Pebbles, the guest cottage, has it's own parking area, out of sight of the Main House. The houses enjoy complete independence, and do not over look each other in any way. Both On the Rocks and Pebbles have had new doors and windows installed March of 2016.

Decorated in true Caribbean colours, nearly all the rooms look out to sea.

Nearby are some of the best restaurants on the island. Tippy's famous beachfront restaurant is half a mile away down the beach. Mate and Jenny's has real island atmosphere. Sky Beach Club's excellent restaurant and pool bar is less than 10 minutes by car.

Amenities: The Main House has four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. One kingsize bed, 2 queens and 2 single beds (twins can covert to king). The 'Children's Room' has 2 daybeds and shares a bathroom.

The guest cottage, 'Pebbles', can be rented together with the main house (an additional charge applies to the main house rate) or separately. Pebbles has one kingsize bed, 2 full bathrooms and a sofa bed in the living/dining room. Both houses have fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, blenders, coffee machines, and dishwashers. Linens and towels are included. Washing machine (and a dryer in the main house). Telephone for local and incoming calls. DSL high speed wireless internet, Direct TV with many channels. IPod dock CD players, along with a good library of books, backgammon and other games also in the house. Beach umbrellas are also included. Both houses are air conditioned throughout (with the exception of the kitchen and TV room in the main house).

Housekeeping is provided twice during a one-week stay in the main house, and once in the guest cottage. (Not provided for shorter stays.)

Laundry lines hung discreetly behind some pandana bushes!

A wonderful house for family fun or groups of friends who want to enjoy each others company yet retain their own space and privacy.

Activities: Walking for miles on the beach. Swimming, snorkeling and fishing. There is a pool and tennis courts at Cigatoo Resorts just down the road. Bicycles are available for teen-agers and adults. There are several excellent restaurants within a 20 minute radius by car. The nearest is Tippy's, which is less than a mile down the beach, and a little further along is The Beach House. Both have live music on certain nights. Enjoy the casual atmosphere of the island!

The town of Governor's Harbour, 2 miles from On the Rocks, has all necessary shops, banks, travel agent, grocery stores, gift shops and restaurants. It is picturesque and unspoiled. There are no large hotels or casinos on Eleuthera. It is a beautifully quiet and peaceful island. There are many beaches to explore!

Harbour Island is an hour to the north and makes a great day trip. Lunch at the famous Pink Sands resort, scuba diving at Valentine's Dive Centre and renting a golf cart to ride around the island and enjoy the beautiful architecture of the old Bahamian houses dating back to the 18th century.

There is a dive centre down south, on Cape Eleuthera, as well s many beaches to explore!

PEBBLES GUEST COTTAGE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RATES. Pebbles rents for $1450/week and up depending on season.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Why Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

Can you get any closer to the beach?

What makes this house unique

Stunning views out to sea and up the coast...not a dull moment with all that ocean to watch!

Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 100
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • All the bathrooms are tiled and 3 have both tubs and shower but the one with goes with the Orange Bedroom only has a shower. This one can be shared by the 'Children's Room. There is washing machine, and clothes are dried on the clothes line which is found is a secluded area of the garden. On the Rocks has it's own well, so the water is soft and clean. However, if you are concerned about drinking this water, bottled water can be purchased locally. We use the well water for everything, including drinking. As there are no farms, or factories which could cause impurities. But water has not been tested.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 2 Other beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The views from this house are spectacular! Because the house is all on one floor, it makes it easy for families with children as well as making it possible for wheelchairs and people with walking disabilities to be able to get around easily and onto the patio and into the garden. However, they may have trouble getting down to the beach, depending on the height of the sand. The bedrooms have a/c as well as overhead fans, except the Children's Room, which has an overhead fan and lower level fans.. The living/dining room has a/c and several overhead fans and floor level fans. The view from the Living Room is breathtaking! You can enjoy looking up the coast towards Harbour Is. and out to the Atlantic. There is a large patio going around the front of the house, giving private seating areas to some of the bedrooms. All this is facing the ocean and the beach. Miles of cool pink sand! Maid service provided twice (for a full a one-week stay) in the main house and once in the guest cottage

Reviews

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Secluded Pink Sand Beachfront Estate W/ Main House and Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.322581 based on 31 reviews
Roswell, GA
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Stellar Beach

  • 4 of 5

Another wonderful stay at On the Rocks! We love the layout of the house! Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for a large family. The living area is huge with sliding doors to the most spectacular view of the ocean. Lots of games for the family to play.

Many thanks to Misty, who took great care of the house and us! The house has a large kitchen and bar area with plenty of cooking utensils and dishes. We love the new grill.

The location of this property cannot be beat, close to town and amenities. Yet it offers privacy and one of the most spectacular beaches we've seen. We snorkeled outside the rock formations several times. Perhaps some of the best snorkeling we have experienced in many years. We saw over 100 varieties of large and small bright and beautiful fish! Along with a huge school of giant parrot fish. If you like to spend most of your time on the beach and in the water. This is a great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Best Eleuthera Beach

  • 5 of 5

On the Rocks is a lovely house in a magical location! Perfectly situated on a beautiful rocky point that provides privacy and access to one of the top beaches on the Atlantic side. Pat and Robert have beautifully decorated the house and the layout is perfect for a larger group.

We enjoyed preparing meals in the big, well-outfitted kitchen. Between surf and snorkel sessions, we enjoyed lounging on the front patio and lawn. The bedrooms are large and provide comfy beds. We really liked the way that each bedroom had it's own attached bath.

This location on Eleuthera is very convenient to Governor's Harbour and Rock Sound. Either township is a quick drive on nice roads. We found some very good snorkeling and caving sites within a 10 minute drive. PROTIP: If the weather is ugly - go visit some cool caves!

North Palmetto is a nice settlement. There are a few medical clinics and a few places to get really good Bahamian food. If you walk north on the beach, you can enjoy Tippy's after a nice 20-minute beach walk.

If you are VERY LUCKY you might get to meet the owner's 3 cute beach dogs. They visited us twice daily and provided lovely tour guide service on a couple of beach hikes.

Overall OTR is a fantastic beach rental! It is well-appointed, well-managed, and priced right. We'll be back...

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Fantastic Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at On The Rocks! The view from the home rivals any island place we have visited & we have been to many islands. Being close to one of the best restaurants on the island was great, we ate at Tippys several times. Also, being right on the beach with easy access was perfect ! The home is very comfortable & creatively Bahamaian

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Wonderful Family Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at “On The Rocks,” in July of 2016. We were immediately impressed by the art and décor of the property. It has a very beachy, colourful, island feel. The property has the capacity for a large number of guests. It has a full kitchen and utility room. Although the location was quiet and remote the property still provides modern conveniences. Nearby there are two wonderful delis with fresh coffee, pastries and bread baked daily. We were a family of two teenagers and a four year old. My eldest daughter and I spent our time reading and working on our tan. We went swimming and enjoyed relaxation time on the sun trapped patio. There is a library of books and magazines. My son and his Dad played board games, also provided and went snorkeling. We even bought the four year old her own snorkeling set as there was such an array of ocean life to be discovered at the beach. The beach was second to none. It was like something from a movie, with pink sands and turquoise waters and more or less completely private. We spent hours enjoying the shallow waters. It is advisable to wake with the sun and take a sunrise walk at low tide. The views of the sunrise across the quiet ocean were majestic. The restaurants close by were fantastic and we would especially recommend Tippy’s where you will soak up local culture and atmosphere and also the 1648, a fabulous dining experience with great service and delicious fare. Another adventure that we would recommend would be a day trip to Harbor Island which can be accessed via ferry. Once there, rent a golf buggy, explore the great shops and restaurants and visit the Gallery for beautiful local paintings and photography. You won’t be disappointed. Our trip to Eleuthra and our stay at “On The Rocks” will remain in our hearts and memories for years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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5

Perfect Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Vor 15 Jahren sind wir zum ersten Mal nach Eleuthera und "On the Rocks" gekommen und sind seitdem fast jährlich zurückgekehrt. "On the Rocks" hat einen der schönsten Strände den wir kennen (Pink Sands !) und das unglaubliche: man ist vollkommen alleine dort. Das Haus bietet ein wunderschönes Panorama auf eine pristine Meerlandschaft und nur das Meeresrauschen unterbricht die beruhigende Stille. Es ist ein schöner Spaziergang zu "Tippys", einem der nettesten Restaurants und Bars in diesem Teil Eleutheras. Mit dem Auto sind es nur 10 min nach Govenors Harbour, zum Buccaneer Club oder French Leave. "On the Rocks" hat einen speziellen Charme und einen besonderen Platz in unseren Herzen. We'll be back soon !!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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We love this place!!

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented "On The Rocks" several times over the years. You will not find a more lovely location in the Bahamas. Each room has it's own charm, with the master bedroom suite within ear shot to the relaxing sound of the ocean waves. The house sleeps 10 very comfortably, and the ground are pristine. If you are looking for a small slice of paradise, you will find it here. The owners recently installed all new windows and floor to ceiling glass sliders. Thank you to the owners and property managers for sharing this unique home.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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There are several great restaurants, some with live music on certain night...all within a 15 minute drive. The Beach House and Tippy's are only a mile of so down the beach!

In the afternoon the fisherman sell their catch of fresh fish on the dock in both Governor's Harbour and Tarpum Bay!

However, be careful to buy what is in season...Nassau Grouper is OUT OF SEASON from Dec.1-Mar.1. during their breeding period. Craw Fish are OUT OF SEASON Apr.1-Aug.1...same reason. PLEASE RESPECT THESE SEASONS even if you are offered the fish by unscrupulous fishermen...if we want to have fish for the future! The same in restaurants during this time...please ask what fish they are serving!

For those who enjoy rougher waves...Surfer's Beach up north is wild and rugged...where as the LightHouse beach down south is romantic and secluded!

Eleuthera is an island of wonderful places to explore and few people to bother you!

MARCH 22-24 2013 the first ever ELEUTHERA ALL THAT JAZZ Festival in aid of the Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour! For more details, go to FB page Eleuthera All That Jazz!

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Notes

  • Please note On the Rocks and Pebbles have separate rates. For a quote on both properties together please email.