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Matthew Simon EVR

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Hilltop Manor House near Town with Pool and Ocean Views

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

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

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

The Yellow House is a large and elegant home completed in 2005 and designed in the Bahamian Colonial style. It is located at the top of the hill in Governors Harbour, in a small community of homes called Governor’s Estate. The Yellow House’s living areas open to gracious wrap-around verandas and a private swimming pool, offering the serenity of island life.

The first floor features the great room and dining room decorated with understated sophistication. The kitchen is large and modern, featuring stainless steel appliances and a custom-designed island – perfect for entertaining. The first floor also has a powder room, a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a separate laundry room with washer and dryer.

The Yellow House has a total of four bedrooms, one on the first floor with twin beds that can convert to a king, and three on the second floor, including two with king beds and one with two double beds and a day bed. A private balcony from one of the king-sized rooms offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The other two second-floor bedrooms share a balcony and views of lovely lush landscaping. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.

On the roof, a large deck provides a spacious setting for spectacular sunsets and sweeping views of the ocean. The large first-floor wrap-around veranda includes a gas grill and outdoor dining area.

Yellow House has cable TV and WI-FI internet as well as a flat screen TV and multi-region DVD player – this means you can bring your children’s favorite DVDs from anywhere in the world and they will play here. There is also a large DVD library. The house is fully air conditioned.

Yellow House is set on landscaped grounds atop a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the town of Governors Harbour on the west. It is an 8 minute walk down the hill to famous French Leave Beach, a mile long crescent of pink sand that has been ranked in the top 20 of the world.

A 5 minute walk in the other direction takes you to the village of Governors Harbour. 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, a dive shop, 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.

The island of 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. 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Matthew Simon EVR (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Hilltop Manor House near Town with Pool and Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a trip! 4 families, 17 people in total, rented three properties within the Governors Estates (Yellow House, Sweet Corn and Peach House). Everything was wonderful: the houses were spotless, well equipped and the beds very comfortable. The whole process was easy, from renting the properties through Matt Simon, to meeting Kathy, the owner, who was so sweet to make lasagna for us the first day (and she had cold beers in the fridge too!) and who was there with any question or small issues that came up! For example, the gas grill outside was not working, next thing you know, a brand new BBQ is being delivered to the house! All over, we can only recommend these properties. We will for sure be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Essex,CT
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay from 7/22 to 7/30 was perfect. Weather was wonderful and this rental was more then accommodating! We had a group of nine, 7 adults and two 10 year olds. The sleeping arrangements, number of beds and bathrooms were just perfect.

The Colmans were a pleasure and very helpful before and during our stay. You will have everything you need to enjoy yourself for a long or short vacation. The grounds, pool and interior compliment the entire package. Everything you see in the photos are very accurate with all the amenities you will need.

Location - we found the central location of Governors Harbour met our needs for visiting Eleuthera for the first time. Just about 45 minutes to an hour to both the northern ans southern tips of the island. This property is located on top of the hill in this quaint little town and within walking distance to the beach and local stores.

The views from the roof deck and balconies were wonderful. The Stars were spectacular and the sound of the rolling waves from the beach made this setting everything we expected.

I would highly recommend the Colmans properties should you stay on this island.

We shopped at local farm and produce stands, tried all the local restaurants, and enjoyed the full kitchen and home cooked meals during our stay. The kitchen has everything you need!

Beaches - Unbelievable! Within 10 minutes there are a handful of beaches that are breathtaking and the best we have ever visited in the islands.

We will be returning to this property at some point and agree that this was one of our best vacations ever!

The Johnsons,

Ivoryton, CT

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Awesome Times at Governer's Estate

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a one week stay. Our party of 18 took over all three properties (Yellow House, Tops, Sweet Corn) for a 50th birthday celebration and in a word is was AWESOME!. This is our third trip to the island and our second stay at Yellow House. We can't wait to get back. Kathy and Bob Colman can't do enough to create the perfect trip for you. From arranging chefs at the house to making dinner suggestions, they take your trip to the next level. Once again, another unforgettable vacation at Yellow House, Sweet Corn and Tops. Thanks again Kathy and Bob!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Beautifully furnished home in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Yellow House is an incredible property and perfect for traveling families or a small friendly group. This home is perched high on the hill above Governor's Harbour village (Caribbean side of the island) and one of the world's best beaches (Atlantic side, French Leave Beach, amazing swimming/snorkeling). The home is fully outfitted (private pool, gourmet kitchen with grill, separate laundry hut, etc) and beautifully furnished. The owners live nearby, are kind and lovely people, and are highly responsive to any guest needs. Location is great for access to a number of restaurants (can walk down the beach to the Beach House Bar), Island Farm for organic veggies and fresh bread, and the Friday night Fish Fry (a must do). We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

Simply Paradise - relaxing, gorgeous and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Tara were great & very helpful prior to booking & throughout the trip. I would definitely book w Eleuthera Vacation Rentals again.

The Yellow House is breathtaking! The pictures do not do it justice, Kathy and Bob did an amazing job with the home. Everyone in our group loved the house & wants to return. We were a group of 8, four couples. Kathy is just simply AMAZING, she is so warm, welcoming & accommodating, we cannot thank her enough. We stayed at the yellow house for one week.

Eleuthera is beautiful, non-touristic, very safe, the perfect vacation for a family or couples looking to relax. The natives are very nice & helpful. The food was great. We mostly cooked, groceries & gas are expensive but it was all worth it. We ate out at the Buccaneer, down the street from the house, it was delicious. While there you must buy local fish & lobster from the fishermen. Eat conch and grouper. Some of our group also ate at Tippys, it was delicious but a little pricey.

We visited many beaches, all beautiful and secluded, we always felt like the only ones on the island. French leave is a short distance from house, light pink sand & beautiful. Twin Cove is great for pictures, adventurous car ride to get there but worth the gorgeous views. CocoDiMama & Ten Bay Beaches are about 20 mins from the house on the Caribbean side, shallow, clear waters, serene, perfect for snorkeling. Both of these beaches had sandbars during low tide, just breath taking.

We took one day trip, saw preachers cave & the glass water bridge (worth the drive). Our goal was harbor island but we took a wrong turn & ended up in Spanish Wells. It worked out just fine, spanish wells island was beautiful & the prices were better than on the "mainland". We went to the sand bar and that was gorgeous. We rented golf carts to explore the little island, it was a lot of fun. We need to visit again (& stay at one of Kathy's properties) to go to harbor island since we did not get the chance to go. The fish fry is a lot of fun, good cheap food, good music, great drinks, & lots of locals to talk to.

We hired private chefs for the 30th bday, it was well worth the money, the food was amazing & the ladies were a lot of fun. We stayed at the pool 2 days, it made meals easy and relaxing. Tips: Rent a car, bring cash, & a lot of bug spray. Downsides: the no-see-ums and trip was too short.

Overall we loved the Yellow House and Highly recc it. Thanks Kathy and Matt you are the best!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Chicago
5

Beautiful House for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the Yellow House for our family spring break vacation. My husband and I, plus our 2 teenagers (15 & 16) and a 3 year old. What a wonderful location. The house is huge, well decorated and well maintained. It has all the amenities you would want for your trip: Washer/Dryer, Pool, Grill, Roof Deck, Hammock, bathrooms for each bedroom, etc. There are even some beech toys and chairs to use during your stay.

Kathy was also amazingly hospitable. She provided us with a meal to eat on our arrival day...which was not only convenient, but delicious. She also stopped by each day to check on us AND, answered any questions via email or live to make sure we had everything we needed. Thanks Kathy!

Eleuthera is a great island. It was a pleasant change for our Chicago family. It has one highway from end to end. We drove South for boating tours (thank you Capitain Bubba at Fishbone tours...a great experience with star fish, turtles, snorkeling and conch shells) and scuba diving (thank you Al at Ocean Fox Cotton Bay). We drove North and took the water taxi to Harbour Island...beautiful and fun for the kids to drive their golf carts around. We bought some groceries and cooked at home, but when we did go out, our favorite restaurants were: Tippys...a bit pricey, but you pay for good food and an AMAZING view. The Rainbow Inn was quite fun with their live music...and we watched the sunset. Sky Beach Club was a fun afternoon of swimming in their infinity pool and a really good dinner. Our 3 year old danced at the Fish Fry on Friday night.

Overall, a wonderful trip. We hope to be back one day!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Yellow House is located on a hilltop agove the Village of Governors Harbour. It's a short 3-minute walk down the hill to the town. Down the hill in the other direction is secluded French Leave Beach, a spectacular, mile-long, pink-sand beach considered one of the finest in the Bahamas.

Governors harbour has a lovely 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, a dive shop, 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.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing

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Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$595
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$535
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$595
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$725
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$595
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$665
$3,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$595
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$495
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$535
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for the first 8 guests. Additional guests are $50 per night. Babies under 2 are free.

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Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , second floor bedroom with 2 double beds and 1 day bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , second floor
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , first floor (Twin beds can convert to a king)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , second floor
  • Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large and spacious wrap-around veranda with private pool, Ipod Dock, Pets welcome on a case-by-case basis

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