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

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Central Eleuthera Villa Rental Photos and Description

Secluded Atlantic Beachfront Villa 4BR/4BA & One Bedroom Guest Cottage

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.

Organic vegetables available locally at The Island Farm south of Palmetto Point on the Queen's Highway

Although it is advisable to rent a car, it is not essential as there is a reliable taxi service, which can be booked in advance. Exploring the island is part of the Eleuthera adventure or a day trip to Harbour Island.

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 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!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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Why Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow chose Bahamas

Can you get any closer to the beach?

What makes this villa unique

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


based on 28 traveler reviews

Secluded Pink Sand Beachfront Estate W/ Main House and Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.285714 based on 28 reviews

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: Jul 2016
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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: Apr 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: Mar 2016
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Most stunning beach on Eleuthera!

  • 4 of 5

I've repeatedly spent time at this property over the last 10 years with my children, sister, Dad, friends, dog etc. and we've consistently had the most glorious time. The beach is one of the most truly stunning and even in high season you'll see maybe 4 other people the entire vacation. Almost total privacy!! The house has been a bit weathered over time and, indeed, on remote islands the electricity and Internet can drop from time to time. You're on vacation: relax!! And if you leave the lights blazing and don't shut the screens (a rookie error), then the house will indeed be full of the island's crawling creatures ... But we love the fact that the garden is alive with birds and bees and that one must not be on ceremony or worry about bringing in a bit of sand from the beach. There is plenty of space, it's bright, beautiful and super-relaxed and the locals are wonderful! If you want a hermetically-sealed, climate-controlled antiseptic environment, don't come, but if you want REAL island life, wafting sea breezes, the odd a lizard in the shower, and total freedom for the kids to play naked and climb all over the rocks, then this is the place for you. We return time and time again, and "On the Rocks" never disappoints.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Das ist die beste Lage

  • 4 of 5

Sechs Freundinnen und ich haben eine wunderbare Woche "on the Rocks" verbracht. Die Lage von "on The Rocks" ist einmalig, wenige Meter vom glasblauen Meer entfernt auf einer kleinen Anhöhe an einem Kilometer langen weissen Sandstrand. Ideal für eine Familie. "On the Rocks" ist ein freundliches, farbenfrohes, ein sympathisches Zuhause. Es ist kein luxuröses Haus, aber es ist gemütlich. Die Zimmereinteilung ist gut durchdacht, 4 Schlafzimmer, alle mit ihrem Badezimmer, ein grosser Living mit vielen Sitzgelegenheiten, ein langer Esstisch, die Küche ist funktionstüchtig. Wir haben an sechs von 7 Abenden hier gekocht. Wir alle haben eine unvergessliche Zeit on the Rocks verbracht. Ein Auto ist hier unumgänglich. Ich kann das "On the Rocks" unkomplizierten Mietern empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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The most scenic property on the island

  • 5 of 5

My family and I always look forward to our stay at this beautiful property- it offers complete relaxation and an opportunity to reconnect with our loved ones.

We look forward to our next stay. I would recommend staying here to anyone looking for some true R+R. Everything about the property was as advertised and we love the fact that it can accommodate our extended family. It was clean and everything functioned well.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
in front of the house
Car: recommended

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!


Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $50

Rates are for up to 6 guests.
Additional guests: $400/week per adult, $300 per child aged 2 to 12. Babies under 2 are free.
NOTE: We have set the rates this way to make the property affordable for smaller groups who use less water and electricity, and create less wear and tear.
PEBBLES GUEST COTTAGE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RATES. Pebbles rents for $1450/week and up depending on season.

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Central Eleuthera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean view and own bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ocean view and own bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , garden view own bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , private patio & own bathroom, twins can covert to a king.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 child bed , ocean view & shares bathroom.
  • The bedrooms each enjoy privacy and have their own bathroom and a/c units, as well as overhead fans, except the 'Children's Room' which shares a bathroom with either the Orange Room or the Master bedroom and only has fans, no a/c. (This bedroom is not suitable for adults as it is directly outside the Master bedroom and does not have enough privacy) The Master bedroom, Yellow Room and the Children's Room all have ocean views and outdoor patio space. The Orange Bedroom with twin beds has a private patio, and the Blue Bedroom has a view of the beautiful planted tropical gardens. Each room is decorated in its own Caribbean colour!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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

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