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Deborah

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

Swim in your own backyard Aquarium! Unique amenities in perfect location!

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

We have everything you’ll need to fully enjoy amazing Eleuthera on 10-acres of land with over 400 feet of private swimming pool blue Caribbean direct ocean access, “best snorkeling on the island” per our visitors, caves, and a 50 ft. look-out tower that provides 360-degree views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Unique privacy, comfort and great adventures await in your very own 10-acre estate in the center of Eleuthera. This spotless clean, modern, new home features central air conditioning and amenities right on premise you won’t find at any other home.

Enjoy some of the best Caribbean snorkeling right off your backyard! Doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or advanced snorkeler. You will find living reefs and a large variety of sea life you’d normally need to go several miles out on a boat to see. It truly is like swimming in your own Caribbean aquarium – nothing like it! Just put on swim goggles or a mask and snorkel and feel that blood pressure go down.

On most days it is so calm and clear that you can see detailed reef and fish life just standing over the water. Fins are optional because it’s truly like a swimming pool and you can venture out as little or as far as you’d like, there are coral heads across the entire 400+ feet of waterfront, right near shore, simply amazing! It goes from a couple of feet of depth to about 35 feet deep.

Paradise Pointe features three bedrooms, two bathrooms on 400+ linear feet of calm Caribbean water frontage. It has a bright open floor plan, and is tastefully decorated in light neutral colors. Enjoy infinite water views from nearly every room and lots of unique activities right on the property.

Swim, take nature walks on one of the marked hiking trails, explore large caves right on our property you can stand up in, star gaze and picnic enjoying panoramic island views from our very own three story 360 degree island viewing tower!

For those who enjoy movies, or just want to remain connected, the house also has the latest Roku (offering a robust number of channels for latest news, movies and special entertainment), an activated Netflix account and high speed wireless Internet. There are TV’s with DVD players in the two main bedrooms.

This special property is in a great central location, yet it’s private but you won’t feel secluded, since you will be close to it all including the famous Friday night fish fry! You won’t find a wider array of activities at any other property, including great waterfront swimming & amazing snorkeling, hiking trails, a 3-story viewing tower, caves, and bird watching.

Cook dinner on our island-made stone artisan barbeque and dine on our 500+ ft. waterfront dining terrace with ceiling fans.

From the minute you step foot in this beautiful home, you will be greeted with endless views of the Caribbean aquamarine waters from the living, dining, main bedrooms and a sprawling balcony with patio. You'll feel like you walked into a luxury cruise ship! Enjoy incredible sunset views every evening from the balcony, see dolphin frequently, while enjoying the breezes. The magnificent star-lit skies at night will take your breath away.

High-end Comfort and Amenities: The house is spotless, bright, and contemporary with high-end plush luxury bedding in all of the bedrooms.

The fully equipped kitchen features state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and granite throughout. Bathrooms have showers with excellent water pressure, with marble and natural stone flooring and granite countertops. And there is a separate laundry area with a full size washer and dryer.

Flat screen TVs, wireless internet, selection of DVD movies, books, games for the family and endless entertainment options via latest Roku technology.

There’s a picnic area with benches right by the waterfront too. And you'll also find a private outdoor shower for after that afternoon swim or snorkeling adventure.

You may wonder why not stay right on a sandy beachfront home? Well after many years of traveling to Eleuthera, and staying in just about every rental home on the island, we learned that most beachfront homes are on the Atlantic side where the water is normally not calm and at dusk and dawn, there are lots of sand fleas also known as “no see ums.” There so many beaches to explore on the island, that even if you stay in front of one, you will want to see others, there are literally dozens of them and they are all very different.

Also most beachfront homes are built set back behind sea oats and other natural foliage for hurricane protection so waterfront views at most are very limited, many times you have to physically walk out through the foliage to actually see the water, unless the house is 2 story and then you can see the water but only from upstairs. Or if the houses are built on higher elevations, you have to go down very steep stairs to get that sandy beach.

This is why we decided to build on the calm Caribbean side in front of our own natural waterfront aqua-colored pool. When you step into the water, depending on the tide level, it’s just 1-3 feet deep and very protected. Then it gently slopes and just 10-20 feet away from this natural shallow pool, the reefs start where you have one of the best snorkeling areas on the island with a large variety of colorful fish on the beautiful living coral reefs. It is just amazing to find this so close to shore behind your own home.

You can also enjoy hiking through several cleared nature trails and if you want to come up for air, take a walk up Le Mirador, a three story viewing tower where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the island while capturing full island breezes (a great spot for a picnic!).

We also have our very own historical Caves where island folklore has it that early settlers sought refuge from Pirates in their search for this island of freedom!

This is all available to you without ever having to drive anywhere. Every day can be a new water and nature adventure right outside your door. You are close to dozens of beaches. We have Receivers Beach a couple of miles north on the Caribbean side which is one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire island. This is a shallow beach with white sand and full of sand dollars with amazing hues of colors. Then just less than half a mile away going South, we have one of the best Atlantic side pink sand beaches called Banana Beach which you can access right behind Sky Beach club or if you like to walk, just walk right from the house to the Atlantic side, it’s an awesome 20 walk which we and our guests do all the time.

At the house you’ll find a book called “the Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera” in that book you’ll find just about every beach on the island from north to south and how to get to each, it’s so much fun exploring the different settlements and all of the amazing beaches Eleuthera has to offer. Besides the two right near us, some of our favorites include Lighthouse Beach at the southernmost end of the island and French Leaves beach just a few miles away on the Atlantic side, both pink sand beaches.

There is no place like Eleuthera, it is truly magical, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Deborah (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

About Deborah

Experienced global travelers, beach and Island connoisseurs, seeking freedom from stress as close to home as possible and finding it in beautiful, magical Eleuthera

Deborah purchased this house in 2005

Why Deborah chose Eleuthera

Eleuthera is a Greek word that stands for 'freedom' and that is exactly the feeling you have when you visit this beautiful island and its wonderful people.

What makes this house unique

Close to to the US, yet a pace that is 50 years back in time, in an unspoiled paradise. We built this house from the ground up on a very unique spot on the island. We wanted privacy, yet we wanted to be close to the best amenities and establishments on the island. We found this amazing spot, where you don't feel you are in the middle of nowhere too far from everything yet you have the best of that world too in a central island setting with unparraleled views, swimming and snorkeling right at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've rented homes in Eleuthera many times and this is the first time we find a property that is so nicely appointed, clean and new. There was so much to do right on the grounds. You really feel like you are on your own small island, yet the house's location can not be beat. Amazing snorkeling right off the waterfront, just an incredible variety of fish and corals, never seen this so close to shore.
Oct 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

Swim in your own backyard Aquarium! Unique amenities in perfect location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful house, perfect central location and a fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our mid-June week. The house indeed is as promised! Incredibly well cared for. 3 adults, 1 child. I can't say enough about comfortable beds, central air, clear directions for electronics and more. Great, well stocked kitchen. Property is gorgeous and so restful!! Caretaker IJ was warm and helpful and met us with the rental car. He was always responsive. Owner provided everything we needed to have the best time and clearly cared! Location puts you central to all and at the end of a day out adventuring, you come home to peaceful views of the expansive Caribbean lapping the shoreline. We spent less time exploring our backyard given we had only one week (we will be back!) but this is one of those rental properties where you arrive on an island, drive to the house knowing only what you have read- get there, open the door and stand inside, grinning joyously because you know you are in a perfect spot and all is actually what you read! WiFi keeps you connected (IF you want to be!). The owner provides detailed, REALISTIC info about what to do when there are storms, etc. And there will be storms because you are on a tropical island! This is a remarkable place. The views from the house are stunning. The location made exploring the island easy and renting a car from the caretaker was also easy to do. Outdoor shower big plus post snorkeling! We spent the ride to the airport planning our return. It's that perfect. We give this property our highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Terrific property and excellent location, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in early August. 4 adults, incl 2 adult children. 1st time to Bahamas. The house is as promised. Having AC in August a real plus. Bedrooms were large with ample storage. Kitchen is very well equipped. We rented a vehicle from the property's caretaker; "IJ" was extremely helpful. Met us at airport and accompanied us to the house. Property's location is ideal for seeing Eleuthera. We ventured to Cape Eleuthera, and to Harbor Island, and many beaches in between. The house is about 10 minutes north of Governor's Harbour, thus very convenient to shopping, gas, bank, and the fish fry. Only suggestion would be to equip the back porch with lounge chairs, which would facilitate stargazing, which was incredible considering there was a meteor shower during our stay. Deborah was very responsive arranging our stay, and has a comprehensive guide to the property and the "neighborhood". Would highly recommend this property, and would stay here again if visiting the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third vacation in as many years in Eleuthera, the best place on earth! We were extremely happy with our stay at Paradise Point. The home is exactly as described and we particularly enjoyed the privacy and fantastic views. The bed was extremely comfortable, kitchen was well equipped and Central air was a bonus!

We used the artisan grill several times and snorkeled in the "back yard aquarium"!

The location on the island is perfect! A short drive to Governor's Harbor and a two minute drive across the road to Sky Beach. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, Great location, Great, Great, Great.

  • 5 of 5

My family stated here for 6 days over Thanksgiving. 2 adults, kids aged 18, 15, 11. 2nd trip to Eleuthera, first time at this house.

The house is very comfortable and lays out well. Bedrooms are spacious, and the beds extremely comfortable. (very impt). Kitchen appliances very new as are many amenities in the house. House is very secluded with its own private road leading up to it, and a unique “lookout tower” which provided the best views on the island. We encountered a few windy days so time on the beach those days was hard, but back at the house my 2 teen girls were very content sunning on the back deck wind free and "plugged in" with WiFi. We spent more time than we thought at the house because it was so inviting. The trails to the caves and waterfront were awesome, we used them daily. Saw a lot of “marine life” down by the water, all very surreal.

The location of the house is ideal, as we prefer the Gov Harbour area. We drove as far south as Mate and Jenny’s (pizza) which was 20 min, and North as far as Gregory Town (45 min). Plenty to see and do in this area….especially Sky Beach Club, Retrievers Beach, Twin Coves Beach, Friday Night Fish Fry, Rainbow Inn, Rainbow Beach etc.. Newly Opened French Leaves resort is a few minutes away and a must see once there.

Planning to return to the island and would not hesitate to rent from Deborah again. She was extremely communicative during our stay and was wonderful to deal with, as was IJ who is the caretaker. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An impressed island regular

  • 5 of 5

I've visited Eleuthera many times over the last 6 years and have stayed in different locations. This is just a few minutes south of GovHarAirport and on it's own private road. It's very private. This house is a must visit. The island itself and various homes offer beachfront privacy. This is a house on a stretch with rocks, but the entry into the water is just a few steps through a wooded path and down a short ladder, like a pool. Speaking of which, the small area you first step in is like kiddie pool, pretty low during high tide. The only other human sounds I heard one day was from someone taking a scuba dive off to the side of the home's entrance into the water. It echoed a bit up to the house, but didn't bother really. Everything in the house works including the wifi. Many of the things missing in other homes are thought of here like a broom, drink blender, and yes, extra toilet paper. The bathroom showers are nice with plenty of water pressure. The patio is long and faces the water. There are 2 lawn chairs and a table that seats 4. The table indoors seats 4 and the living room is large enough for the capacity of the house as well. You won't feel cramped. I stayed here during the holidays and into the new year, it couldn't have been nicer. What sets this location apart from the others? Privacy, privacy, privacy. Cave on property. Private access to water. Close to airport. 15 minutes to "downtown" Governor's Harbor (groceries, gas and the Friday Fish Fry). Cable&wifi. Nice kitchen. Great view every morning and evening over the water looking west. The owner is very easy to deal with. I would and will stay here again. This is a great first stay if you've never been to the island. If you want "beachfront" look into a book called "Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera" there are so many empty BEAUTIFUL beaches on the island, I've been to many of them even when staying at a beach front home and have enjoyed being the only one on each of the beaches I visited. That is how many beaches there are. Even during the busy season it's very easy to feel that you are by yourself on any beach. The patio catches great sunbathing from around 8am-5pm during the winter. This house is good for kids if you have kids that behave, the rocks outside of the wooded area can be dangerous if not careful. I as an adult even prepared and brought water shoes with me. Get a pair and take them with you even for other areas of the island if you are into collecting shells. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Fantastic view & lovely house

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and we appreciated the cool, clean decor. It was nice not to have plastic chairs but nice patio furniture out on the balcony. The view from the house is absolutely outstanding and we enjoyed the sunsets each evening. All the amenities one needs were present and the kitchen quite well stocked with basics like spices etc. If there was one thing that was a bit of a nuisance it was the fact that the Wifi didn't function until about 12 days into our month long stay. As it turned out the fix was really easy but it took forever to get someone from Batelco to come out to the house and the caretaker neither appreciated how important internet was to us nor had any idea what might be wrong with it. One other consideration for travelers should probably be that the entry to the water is down a fairly steep sloping path and if someone isn't in good walking shape other houses might be easier. That said the snorkeling right in front of the house is excellent and we saw all kinds of marine life including a pretty substantial lion fish(stay away) and repeatedly dolphins came by. A/C when needed was great and the privacy at the house is wonderful. The location in the middle of the island is also great as it allows for easy excursions in both directions. All of us loved the house and our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Just a quick note on the Internet which as you know turned out to be a basic cord had been disconnected. I learned that the reason it took so long to fix was that the trouble ticket wasn't called into the right "support" number. Once I found out and called myself, they were out there the next day and fixed right away.
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sky Beach club
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nassau Ferry
Nearest Motorway
Queens Hway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Banana Beach and Coco di mama Beach
Car: recommended

This house is one of a kind. Rare to find a modern, clean new home with this many amenities in a top location. We are 2-3 miles from Governor's Harbour airport and 4 miles from Cupids Cay in the very center of Eleuthera, the original capital of the Bahamas. Great amenities nearby including Sky Beach Club with restaurant and infinity pool bar, Coco Di Mama restaurant and Receiver's beach, Banana beach, and the new French Leave Marina, infinity pool and bar just 3 miles away.

Other Activities: snorkeling (life coral reef and amazing sea life right in your backyard, large caves on property, 3 story 360 degree viewing tower right on premise and 3 hiking trails through our 10 acre property with over 400 linear feet of Caribbean waterfront! See rare birds and dolphins right from our 600 ft balcony.

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Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer & Fall
May 24 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,495
$4,500
 
 
Standard
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,995
$5,800
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$325
$2,250
$6,800
 
 
Winter & Spring
Jan 3 2017 - May 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,995
$5,800
 
 
Summer & Fall
May 24 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,495
$4,500
 
 
Standard
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,995
$5,800
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$325
$2,250
$6,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,695
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

$1495-$2250/wk US Dollars
Dates Available: Year Round
Holiday weeks $2250
Rates apply per couple, each additional person is additional $75/per week

half with booking and balance 30 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Everything very clean and high end (granite tops, pebble stone natural shower floors)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Converts to King
  • Top of the line mattresses, linens, and pillows in every room
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great Snorkeling right off waterfront Large Natural Stone Barbecue. Huge Deck with ceiling fans and seating, partly shaded, facing the waterfront. Three story tower with 360 degree views. Natural caves 400+ feet of waterfront. Latest Roku with Netflix High speed wireless internet land line

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