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Cozy Family-friendly Hideaway With Ocean Views and Peaceful Garden

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful Caribbean views, pool and snorkeling access and convenient location

Located in a sunny patch of island jungle you will find our pleasant hideaway right off the main road. Look for the purple and blue walls and you’ll know you’re at the right spot. Relax on the sunny deck which offers substantial wind cover, and a view of the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Inside, the open floor plan keeps the entire house cool, perfect for at night when you want to watch a movie with a DVD player, or T.V. with our satellite access. There is also full wi-fi, and a generous selection of DVDs for all ages to choose from. Just a few steps over you’ll find the fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven and stove top, refrigerator, and sectioned sink to be perfect for home made meals. Whether you’re cooking your own recipe, or discovering the daily delights from the dock’s fisherman in the historic town of Governors Harbour less than ten minutes away. The main deck has two outside arm chairs, couch, and a table ideal for eating lunch with an ocean view. There are also two lounge chairs there for you to lay down and catch a tan! The downstairs bedroom opens up to this deck and is right next door to a light filled and roomy bathroom with a bath and shower. Just upstairs is the master bedroom with a queen sized bed, bathroom and shower, and a spectacular view of the water. There is also a private deck at this level to enjoy the sunset at night, or simply a private place to enjoy the sun in the day. In the yard you will notice our 100 year old relic of a building that is rumored to have had many different purposes, but none confirmed. It can be a great place for secluded reading or even some handball. A thirty second walk down the road and you’ll reach the full access boat ramp which is perfect for painting, or watching the sunset, as well as an easy spot to grab a snorkel and go exploring along the coast.Also a great place to launch kayaks which can be rented in town.

In addition to the Main house there is the separate apartment with an upstairs living area consisting of a bedroom with a queen size bed,full bathroom, living area space with Satellite T.V. and DVD player, and a kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. On the ground floor of the apartment is an additional bedroom and a half bathroom. This space can be ideal for traveling with family friends, large families, or a separate space for extended family coming along.

The property is planted with flowering trees and shrubs. you can lean over the deck and pick papayas and pomegranates from the trees.

Looking to go exploring? Take any or all four of our 21 gear bicycles, and ride over the hill and 5 minutes away to the dazzling Wykee’s beach or use of the pool that is included on the estates association. Here you can take long walks down the island’s shore, relax poolside, or even walk 2 minutes down the dirt road that follows the beach to grab lunch at the luxurious Sky Beach Resort. There you can swim in their infinity pool, sit at the in-pool bar, or eat at their restaurant The Bistro. For the more adventurous, this same dirt road takes you along a gentle winding path that gives you unlimited views of the water, and lots of exciting beaches that you will almost certainly have all to yourself.

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Patricia Boyle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

What makes this house unique

Ask about our last minute discount on bookings made less than the 10 days from check in!


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed with full on bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 3 guest house - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 guest house - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, bathroom and shower, two individual closets, and a spectacular view of the water at all angles. There is also a private deck at this level to enjoy the sunset at night, or simply a private place to enjoy the sun in the day. The Downstairs Bedroom has lots of windows for keeping cool at night, as well as the benefit of two french doors opening right onto the main deck, and sitting area with a view of the ocean from your bed. The main downstairs bathroom is right nearby which also has a bath/shower combo.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Cozy Family-friendly Hideaway With Ocean Views and Peaceful Garden
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Humming Bird House

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed returning to this wonderful vacation home. The property is beautiful & lush with tropical plantings. The home is comfortably furnished & ideal for family & multi-generational gatherings. The beautiful pool & beaches make for ideal fun & relaxation. I look forward to my next stay at this beautiful spot in Paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious spot

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a two-week stay at the Hummingbird Hideaway. This was our second stay here and we couldn't have been happier (again)! The location is ideal for access to the calmer Caribbean waters (with the boat launch area offering excellent snorkeling), and a 12 minute walk up and over to the amazing Atlantic-side beach. The pool that you pass on the way to the big waves is a lovely change of pace, though we spent far more time in the salty waters.

The house is wonderful, with a huge deck overlooking the Caribbean. We had most of our meals outside, though the airiness of the entire house gives it an outdoor feel as well.

The owners are incredibly easy to work with, and the caretaker is amazingly responsive to any small issues that arose while we were there. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous location & house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Hummingbird House. It's in a perfect location on the island. Close to the airport and close to beaches, pool and downtown Govenor's Harbor.

The house was very comfortable. It's a great house for a multi-generational family because of the very nice guest cottage. Perfect for grandparents or older children. The house is very spacious and comfortable. We loved the amazing views and breezes from the decks.

The caretaker was very nice and accommodating. We found a few nice restaurants for a dinner out - our favorite was Tippys.

If you love secluded beaches this is the place for you. You would definitely want to have a rental car to explore the island. There's lots to do and see. Very beautiful.

We would definitely recommend this to any friend or family. A great spot and a good deal!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, Peaceful and great views

  • 5 of 5

Great house for an extended family.There is plenty of room to sprawl out and do your own thing.Great views overlooking the tropical forest down to the Caribbean. Fist day we were visited by 3 hummingbirds hovering the Papaya trees and other flowering tropical plants. Amazing sunsets! Mandatory cocktail time on the upper deck

.The Hummingbird hideaway is a great location for a quiet retreat.It is 10 min.

to Govenors Harbour Airport.A 10 min. walk to the pool & a few min. more to the clear turquoise ocean & its soft pink sandy beach. If Your hungry you can walk 5 min from the beach to Pascals restaurant.It is 10 min. drive to the quaint Govenors Harbour town to stock up or dine.Along the way there are many secluded beaches to visit. If your into surfing you can drive 20 min.north to Gregory town to rent a board and surf at the secluded Surfers Beach.

We will surely love to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Island, nice home- need rental car

  • 3 of 5

This property is spacious and comfortable with a large living area and kitchen. It has a second unit next door which we also used with a small living area and bathroom, although the toilet was not working. My overall impression was the home was nice but still had a few things that needed to be done to make it rental-ready. The internet didn't work most of the time and the toilet in the second unit did not work, it was missing pillows, etc. The caretaker was really nice and stopped by to check on us and gave us a tour of the island when we got there. We had a few problems, however. First of all, this house is not within walking distance of the pool or the beach. You have to have a rental car. Even the pool, which is advertised as being on the property, is quite a hike (about 3/4 mile), which in the heat, pool items and small children is not feasible. The beach is a mile or so away further down from the pool so also not walking distance. We arrived by boat and was told we could dock out front of the property, but that was also not safe or feasible. The Caribbean side of the beach by the house is covered in sharp coral rocks/jagged cliffs and we actually punctured our dinghy trying to dock there. In the end we turned around and anchored in the bay in governor's harbor and got the rental car. The house is really hard to find, you definitely need to get the caretaker to meet you and show you how to find it, it is off the road and covered in jungle plants. On a positive note, it is very peaceful and secluded, which is great for those who wish to "get away from it all." The island is gorgeous and the beaches, including the pink sand beach behind the Beach House, is breathtaking and we liked the resort nearby with the infinity pool.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just like any new adventure things can happen along the way.The toilet has been fixed. We have added extra pillows and blankets. In the Bahamas the utilities, internet,phone ,and DirecTV can go out or work sporadically.Most of the time they work fine. On Eleuthera, it is recommended to have a car to visit the many sites and pristine beaches spread throughout the island, as there is no public transportation. The pool is on the estate which spreads from the Atlantic to Caribbean Sea.It is located across the road on the Atlantic side and it is less than a ½ a mile away. The pink sand ocean beach is 100 yards past the pool. The estate does have a boat ramp but it is just that, a boat ramp and not a dock. If the waters are choppy the best bet is to moor in Governor's Harbour which is better protected. We have an excellent caretaker who will go out of his way to help all guests in any way he can. It is a very peaceful and secluded home. Our property has many flowering and fruit trees including papaya ,pomegranate,guava and banana. You’ll be welcome to pick and enjoy any that are ripe during your visit. The island is gorgeous and the beaches are too, and we hope to welcome our next guests soon.
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful piece of Paradise surrounded by beautiful lush gardens!

The home is spacious & comfortably furnished indoors & out. Being moments away from beach& pool was great for the family.

The many amenities were perfect. Looking forward to our next relaxing visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Bistro@ Skybeach
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $120

Payment Terms A deposit of 50% of the rental rate is due within an agreement of booking and the balance and a $500.00 U.S.D. refundable damage/security deposit due 60 days prior to your arrival.

Ask about our last minute discounts on bookings made less than 10 days from check in!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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