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Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beachfront House on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach

14 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

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2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 outside shower, sleeps 5

Welcome to Villa Atlantic Sunrise, a large and tranquil beachfront property with 250 feet of beachfront on a beautiful and deserted pink sand beach. Villa Atlantic Sunrise is ideal for anyone who likes the feeling of privacy in a beautiful ocean and beach landscape. Help and assistance is close if needed, but you will not be disturbed if you don't want to be. You can watch the sunrise directly from your bed!

This spacious house (2600 square feet) features an expansive great room with spectacular beach and ocean views from the living area, dining area, and kitchen. The living area features a 10-foot sliding glass wall looking out at the ocean. The room is furnished with a teak dining set, a rattan couch set, and a rocking chair. There is also a sofa bed in the living room.

Atlantic Sunrise has a large open kitchen with a countertop facing the great room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, glass-top range, coffee machine, blender, toaster, microwave, ice crusher, blender, shaker, pots and pans of different sizes, and more. The counter tops are elegantly finished with French tiles.

Villa Atlantic Sunrise has two bedrooms, both with views of the beach and ocean. The king-bed master suite, like the great room, features a 10-foot sliding glass wall looking out at the ocean. The guest bedroom has a queen bed. Both bedrooms have large full baths with double sinks and showers. The master suite also has a luxurious over-sized tub.

The oceanfront veranda is ideal for watching the sunrise, the sea, or the stars. It is roofed for shade and furnished with a teak dining set. There is an outdoor shower beside it. Walk off your veranda and across your yard and right onto a miles-long deserted pink sand beach.

On the opposite side of the house, the back veranda faces the sunset, and is furnished with a smaller dining set. Palm trees in the garden also provide shade, if you like to relax outside in your chair and read a book under a palm.

The house was designed to catch the sea breezes and bring them through the rooms, keeping the house comfortable and breezy year-round. In addition to air conditioning in all bedrooms, all rooms are equipped with ceiling fans for further air circulation. The house is equipped with a washing machine. Your clothes will dry quickly and naturally on the clothes line in the ocean breeze. There is charcoal grill outside for open-air grilling, and a dining set on the ocean-view veranda for outdoor dining. The house comes with two hammocks. Villa Atlantic Sunrise is a perfect spot for hammock time with the sound of the ocean to put you to sleep.

We provide internet access (wireless connection throughout the house), telephone (for calls within Eleuthera), radio, and projector for videos and movies. Should you wish to hear your own music, or watch TV or movies with your computer, just connect your laptop with an USB port to our box system and projector. We also have speakers for music. The house does not have a conventional TV.

Villa Atlantic Sunrise is conveniently located 15 minutes from Governor's Harbour and 5 minutes from James Cistern. One of the nicest Caribbean side beaches, Alabaster Bay, is less than 5 minutes away by car. There you have quiet and shallow water and can watch the sunset. An Italian restaurant, Cocodimama, is located directly on that beach, ideal for enjoying a sunset dinner. Sky Beach Club's excellent restaurant with poolside service all day long is less than 10 minutes away.

The town of Governors Harbour has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. . Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

James Cistern, just 5 minutes in the other direction, has an excellent grocery store, a gas station, and two restaurants. Fresh seafood is often available at the town dock. The Rainbow Inn, another 5 minutes to the north, is the top-rated restaurant on the island, famous for its steaks and fresh vegetables from its organic garden. The Rainbow Inn has live entertainment several nights a week, including occasional appearances from the island’s favorite musical celebrity.

Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy Atlantic Sunrise Villa and experience all our island has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow

I am German working as university professor, at the moment in Mexico City; my husband is a school teacher in Germany.

Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow purchased this house in 1999

Why Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow chose Bahamas

Me and my husband have always liked the ocean. Early in the 90s we discovered this island that was at that time only rarely visited by tourists. We liked the long, quiet beaches and decided to buy a property there and had our own house built there.

Reviews

4.4
based on 14 traveler reviews

Beachfront House on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
4

Lots of peace and quiet, house is appointed simply but well.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the drive in to the house, felt secluded but not remote. House is comfortable and has everything we needed. Beach was wonderful, only saw 4 people in three days. Can hear the waves on the beach from the house, very soothing. I would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great!

  • 4 of 5

The house and the view were absolutely beautiful! The island was very calm and peaceful and the natives are super friendly! Great snorkeling and stunning photo's! The beds were hard but overall we had an amazing stay even though most local places were closed for off season and it rained every single day! Lol! Can not wait to Go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Atlantic Sunrise - Perfect getaway, great managers

  • 5 of 5

First, let us tell you how great the owners and management were before we even got there. They answered every question, thought of every answer to questions we didn't ask yet. We headed for Eleuthera with the excitement of exploring a new island and the comfort in knowing we had all the information we needed to really enjoy ourselves.

Atlantic Sunrise Villa is a large home with plenty of room, an amazing oceanview for at least a mile to the south with no one in site. The beds were comfortable, and the bedrooms had individual air conditioners. We were able to leave the door sliders wide open during the day to capture the ocean breeze, adding the feeling of tranquility and calm that we were looking for. The house was very clean when we arrived and, Linda, the caretaker came by a couple of times to make sure we were happy.

We spent a lot of time on our private pink beach (there are a couple homes to the north but we never saw anyone on the beach), but had the most fun exploring the island's hidden beaches via Jeep, and trying all the different little cafes and bars on the island. The return back to the house and it's great view capped off every wonderful day in the best possible way.

Our advice; stay at Atlantic Sunrise Villa, explore as much of the island as you can and visit with the local residents as much as possible. They are the true treasures of Eleuthera. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Steps from the beach--miles of remote beach

  • 4 of 5

This remote and extremely quiet location may not be ideal for everyone, but it was perfect for us. Sunrise every morning over a deserted beach, miles of undisturbed and uninhabited beach provided our entertainment. I only saw three other people on the beach the entire week. Great swimming and snorkeling right in front of the house. The cooling breeze, open floor plan and sound of waves provided a wonderful sleeping environment. Appropriately appointed, everything we needed was there and the caretaker, Linda, was ever present to provide what little things we asked for to make our stay wonderful. No TV which was fine with us-- the wifi was enough outside world. The beds were comfortable and everything we needed was provided including towels, laundry soap, coolers, etc. The only thing stopping this house from this getting 5 stars is the somewhat odd layout requiring a pass through the huge master bath to get into the master bedroom. It presented no problem for us, just odd. If you want a quiet, remote and beach oriented house, this is an excellent choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Wonderful beach vacation

  • 3 of 5

First off, if you have never been to Eleuthera, the beaches are outstanding. We have never seen beaches like this anywhere. The Caribbean beaches are ideal for kids. We hit the coco-di-mama/alabaster bay beach a lot as it was only a 5 minute drive away (since we had small kids). You have to be careful with kids on the Atlantic side. Even adult swimmers have to be careful venturing into the Atlantic side when there are rough waves. There are no lifeguards as the beaches are very private. Both sides, the water is emerald green everywhere, nature’s infinity pool when you are in the water. Atlantic sunrise is right on the atlantic side with a great emerald water beach and real pink sand. It is only 5 minute drive from the Gov. harbor airport which was very convenient. Town of James Cistern was close for groceries and gas. Overall a great location. We had the beach all to ourselves. Eleuthera in general is not as developed as Nassau so don’t expect manicured lawns or any such thing. The house was in clean condition when we got in. There is AC in both the bedrooms but the house is not centrally air-conditioned. Being accustomed to central air and from US north-east cold, we missed central air in the house during our stay. There was good breeze on both front and back porches and it was pleasure to sit out on the deck and eat and enjoy a cup of coffee. As with everywhere on the island, you need to have good bug sprays to protect against mosquitoes and noseeums. The kitchen was equipped with utensils and an electric stove. There were few power cuts during our stay which is typical for the island. Be aware that the running water and cooking stove depend on electricity. The biggest issue we had was that there was no wireless internet, so we couldn’t use our tablets and phones for entertainment. There was an Ethernet cable that worked and fortunately we had a laptop to check email, etc. Also note If you want a kayak you need to rent it out as the house does not have one (as advertised). Overall it is a great location and we had a great time at Atlantic sunrise.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Had a memorable vacation at Eleuthera!

  • 3 of 5

We had a great vacation at Atlantic Sunrise. First off, if you have never been to Eleuthera, the beaches are outstanding. We have never seen beaches like this anywhere. The Caribbean side beaches are ideal for kids. We hit the coco-di-mama/alabaster bay beach a lot as it was only a 5 minute drive away (since we had small kids). You have to be careful with kids on the Atlantic side. Even adult swimmers have to be careful venturing into the Atlantic side when there are rough waves. There are no lifeguards as the beaches are very private. Both sides, the water is emerald green everywhere, nature’s infinity pool when you are in the water. Atlantic sunrise is right on the atlantic side with a great emerald water beach and real pink sand. It is only 5 minute drive from the Gov. harbor airport which was very convenient. Town of James Cistern was close for groceries and gas. Overall a great location. We had the beach all to ourselves. Eleuthera in general is not as developed as Nassau so don’t expect manicured landscapes or any such thing. Atlantic Sunrise Villa was in clean condition when we got in. There is AC in both the bedrooms but the house is not centrally air-conditioned. Being accustomed to central air and from US north-east cold, we missed central air in the house during our stay as it did get pretty hot. However there was good breeze on both front and back porches and it was pleasure to sit out on the deck and eat and enjoy a cup of coffee. As with everywhere on the island, you need to have good bug sprays to protect against mosquitoes and noseeums. The kitchen was equipped with utensils and an electric stove. There were 2 to 3 power cuts during our week long stay which is typical for the island. Be aware that the running water and cooking stove depend on electricity. The biggest issue we had was that there was no wireless internet, so we couldn’t use our tablets and phones for entertainment. There was an Ethernet cable that did work and fortunately we had a laptop to check email, etc. Also note If you want a kayak you need to rent it out as the house does not have one (as advertised). Overall it is a great location and we had a great time at Atlantic sunrise.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
GHB
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coco di Mama
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coco di Mama
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
direct beach access
Car: necessary

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, reef for snorkeling off-shore, diving

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Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 24 2016 - Aug 13 2016
4 night minimum stay
$355
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$365
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$355
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$355
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$355
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$365
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$355
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for up to 4 guests. Add $300/week for guests over 4.
Security deposit: $500

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Amenities

Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is a sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A projector is provided on request to watch movies etc., large wall screen available. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning; in addition, due to the breeze from the Atlantice Ocean there is normally always a nice breeze throughout the house. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans for further air circulation. Outdoor shower Outdoor grill and dining sets. 2 hammocks Large garden with palms.

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