check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 12 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 12 nights


Central Eleuthera Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two Bedrooms Plus Den, Two Baths

Up the Hill, owned by a descendant of one of the founding families of Governor’s Harbour, sits on 4 private acres on Banks Road with 180 degree sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Walk or drive down to the bottom of our long driveway and enjoy our private beach access to one of Eleuthera’s premier pink sand beaches. This island cottage offers the ultimate in privacy, yet is just a 7-minute walk to famous Tippy’s restaurant and beach bar, a 10-minute walk to the Bahamas National Trust Leon Levy Preserve, a 3-minute drive to the Beach House Restaurant, and a 5-minute drive into Governor’s Harbour with its stores and restaurants.

Enjoy the island breezes on the new wrap around deck with its fifty mile ocean views, and watch the sun rise from the front and back patios with gas grill and furniture for lounging and dining.

Up the Hill’s open floor plan incorporates an air-conditioned, sun filled living/dining area surrounded by 8 ft. high sliding glass doors with unobstructed views in every direction. There are two generously sized and tropically decorated bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with twins that can be converted to a king. Each bedroom features sliding glass doors to the deck or patio and independent air conditioning. They are connected by a large bathroom with an indoor shower and a delightful outdoor shower. There is also a half bath adjacent to the twin bedded room.

The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with everything you might need from a yogurt maker to that perfect glass for your rum punch. As you enter from the front patio, a small office with built-in desk, phone, and computer access, (if you MUST check your work e-mails!!) also provides extra sleeping space for children on our roll-a-way bed or inflatable mattress.

Amenities at Up the Hill include:


Satellite TV

Landline phone

Flat screen TV/DVD Player

CD/Radio/Ipod player

Weber Gas grill

Patio furniture

Beach chairs, umbrella, children’s beach toys, cooler and picnic supplies

All linens, towels, beach towels

Ceiling fans in every room

Washing machine and dryer

Rollaway bed and 2 twin inflatable mattresses.

Children over the age of 5 welcome.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2016
Call Manager

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really loved our holiday at Up the Hill. It is a delightful home with magnificent views across the treetops and out to the ocean.

It was wonderfully clean and tidy and really well equipped, not as a rental property, but as only a well-loved home could be, and we immediately felt completely at home ourselves. It is a cleverly designed house, simple, but really functional and stylish. We particularly loved the open air hot water shower!

Up the Hill is in a really spectacular position and gives a great sense of being truly on an exotic island, whilst still, in reality, being a short walk from the fabulous beach and one of Eleuthera's very best restaurants and with very easy access to all other amenities.

We can thoroughly recommend it as a lovely place to stay.
Jan 2013
  • 1 of 1


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

A Beautiful Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth visit to Eleuthera and our first stay at “Up the Hill” (UTH). Up the Hill is a five minute walk to the Atlantic and has it's own private entrance to miles of beautiful sandy beaches with amazingly few people. Two excellent restaurants are within walking distance. The privacy offered by UTH was extremely important to us; you only see other houses at a distance. The decks and front patio allow for a choice of sun or shade at all times of the day; sunrises are outstanding. After a swim or relaxing in the sun, there is an outside shower with hot water.

The owners have done an outstanding job of making UTH a place where visitors can quickly get settled in for a relaxing stay. Lots of thought and hard work has gone into the furnishings of UTH. Excellent art by one of the owners and by regional artists is throughout the house. The owners have assembled a most useful guide to everything about the house and the Governor's Harbour area; the guide also covers areas of interest on the rest of the island. The kitchen had everything we needed, and after arriving on a late day flight, we found a bottle of wine and other items which meant that we didn't have to shop until the next day. Television, high speed internet, an office-library with a wide variety of books and many other amenities were greatly appreciated. We would stay here by choice another time and strongly recommend a stay at Up the Hill to anyone seeking complete relaxation.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mel, for your thoughtful and detailed feedback. Eleuthera is meant for relaxation and we are so pleased that Up the Hill fit the bill for you, especially as veteran Eleuthera visitors! Our privacy, location, and beach are amongst our favorite features, and we attempt to provide everything that ensures your stay will be hassle free. We hope to welcome you back! Best, Tony & Joan
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Up The Hill was perfect, Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Up The Hill was absolutely lovely and perfect for our needs. It was very comfortable, very clean and we felt right at home from the minute we walked in! Everything worked without any issues. We loved the bright wide open view and the privacy that comes with being away from other properties. The deck was wonderful and we spent a good deal of time out there, breakfast in the morning and star gazing at night. We loved the the outdoor shower and grounds were well maintained and much of the flora was in bloom.Joan and Tony thought of everything, including fresh cut flowers on the dining table when we arrived, easy to follow instructions for the washer and dryer, important phone numbers were all readily available and easy to find they even provided much needed bug spray and flash lights too! The kitchen was so clean well organized it had everything we needed. We used the cooler in the shed on days we explored the island. Up the Hill It is an easy 5 min walk to the beach and local eateries. The beach is gorgeous but we did enjoy venturing out to see other beaches.

Joan and Tony and the vacation rental team were all so helpful. They provided information about Up The Hill and useful information about the island of Eleuthera well in advance. Everyone also kept in touch during our stay to make sure everything was going well. We had an absolutely fantastic time and we look forward to our next visit to Eleuthera!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sue, for your wonderful and thorough review! We are so pleased that you found everything you might need at Up the Hill - it is our ultimate goal to anticipate anything and everything in order to make our guests' stay hassle free! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful vacation and hope you will plan a return visit in the future. Our best, Tony & Joan
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
St. Lucia West Indies

Precisely as-advertised

  • 5 of 5

Great base for exploring the south central region. House is well-designed, simply-but-thoughtfully decorated, fully-equipped. Owners are kind, communicative, and knowledgable about the island. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased, Scott, that you enjoyed your stay at Up the Hill, and appreciate your feedback and recommendation. You were a pleasure to work with and we truly loved sharing our home and our favorite island with you! Thank you. Tony & Joan
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A beautiful, well kept, hidden jewel of a rental!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Eleuthera for the past twenty years, and have stayed in many rental properties. Up the Hill was by far, the cleanest and best organized property we have ever rented. The house was immaculate, any and every thing you could need was there....cooler, beach chairs, washer, and all new appliances. The owners even provided a cell phone for our use. Tony and Joan corresponded with us throughout our stay, and Chris - the caretaker - was extremely knowledgeable about the house, and the island. The off road location of the house provided a quiet respite, a world of our own, and a central location for exploring other areas of the island. The view from the balcony was spectacular. A short walk to a beautiful pink sand beach or to Tippy's for lunch or dinner. The house is close to several grocery and liquor stores, the deli, the Leon Levy Nature Preserve, the horse farm, and swimming. Just a lovely, lovely home. Please try Up the Hill on your next visit to Eleuthera; we will definitely return to it.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James, for your kind and thoughtful comments. Coming from a long term Eleuthera visitor, we are doubly pleased that you enjoyed Up the HIll and all that it offers. We hope to welcome you back soon! Thank you. Tony & Joan
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little cottage, perfect for a family. It has views of the ocean and is just a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches on Eleuthera. The house is well-stocked and comfortable with a constant breeze and the smell of hibiscus from the gardens. Private, yet conveniently located.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review of Up the Hill and are so pleased your family enjoyed our home and location. The beaches of Eleuthera are truly amazing and we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to be situated where we are! Thank you!
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Ideal location, ideal house

  • 5 of 5

Up the Hill was absolutely lovely! The home itself was centrally located - close to spectacular beaches (is there any other kind on Eleuthera?) and to the town Governor's Harbour. It was very well-equipped - the kitchen had everything you could ever need. We actually appreciated being up on the hill vs. right on the beach as the outlook was excellent and there were fewer bugs. Moreover, we enjoyed hearing the birds in the surrounding trees. Tony and Joan, the owners, were helpful and very professional. Julianna, who manages the property, was also a dream to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Up the Hill. We're so glad you appreciated our location as much as we do....being on the hill, we rarely have a day without a breeze, yet we are close enough to the beach to hear the ocean. No doubt the hummingbirds entertained you on the front patio, and the mockingbirds joined in from the top branches of the dilly tree beside the deck! We wholeheartedly agree with your comments about Julianna.....she has a real knack for matching guests with houses. We're so pleased you enjoyed your vacation and hope you will find your way back to Eleuthera one day.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Governors Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Tippy's Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
12 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60

Rates are for up to 4 guests.
Add $250/week for each additional guest up to a maximum of 6 guests.
Security deposit: $500
Cleaning fee: $60

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Central Eleuthera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private patio
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , private patio, children over the age of 5 welcome
  • There is also an office that can be used as an additional sleeping room for children. A roll-away and two twin inflatable air mattresses are available. Twins can be converted into a king in Bedroom 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs. umbrella, beach toys & towels, cooler and picnic supplies provided. The owners have provided an extensive insider's guide to life on Eleuthera reflecting their personal and lifelong experiences, enabling you to get the most out of your visit to this special place.

Partner Offers