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Sunny, Quiet, Comfortable Affordable Suites! Centrally located! Near to beaches!

Bedrooms 1
Space 528 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 BR/1 Bath Suite, Near Beach. Sleeps 2. Also available 2 BR/2 Bath Suites

Enjoy elegant, well appointed suites at affordable rates. Sir Charles Suites are situated in the small residential community of South Palmetto Point, but not far removed from anything. Brightly painted, the house boasts three separate suites, each fully furnished and self contained. Comfort and beauty are combined with the convenience of the 'At home' amenity is considered.


Options available for 2 bedroom suites which sleeps 4 or rental of the entire house which sleeps 10-11. Inquire with owner for availability and pricing from as low as $149 per night plus fees.

A short 5 minute stroll takes you to Seaside Beach. In fact beaches abound with the pristine Pink Sand of French Leave Beach and the Leeward Ten Bay Beach just minutes away.

There is a one bedroom suite and two, two bedroom suites, immaculately kept. Each bedroom has it's own en-suite full bath and each unit is also complete with a full kitchen and living and dining space.

CATV, WiFi, Telephone, Split Ac's, Washer/Dryer, Full Kitchen, Ensuite Baths

King Beds can convert to two twins upon request and vice versa. Beach towels are available and a shared deck allows for relaxing or lounging in the warm sun or simply cooking up something succulent on the large propane operated grill, which is available upon request. We have tried to see to every amenity.

Situated centrally on the 110 mile island, the capital settlement of historic Governor's Harbour is only 5 miles away from the house and the surrounding area boasts fine dining, a small library, a plant preserve park, an organic farm with fresh fruits, green herbs and vegetables, a high pitched Methodist Church, a pizzeria basically across the street and the opportunity to even see school children brightly uniformed going to or returning from school. Small mom and pop grocery stores are nearby and the property is approximately a 20 minute drive from the closest Airport, Governor's Harbour.

Between Palmetto Point and Governor's Harbour, you can enjoy paddleboarding and kayaking on the beautiful Edwin's Turtle Lake. In Governor's Harbor, visit the more than 100 year old Hayne's Library, the old Episcopal church, Anchor Bay on Friday nights for Fish Fry where locals and tourists gather for entertainment and good food. On picturesque Cupid's Cay in Governor's Harbour, you may also wish to watch the weekly mail boats arrive from Nassau or Florida with weekly supplies and food for the island. Additionally, the beautiful historical homes overlooking the stunning harbour is a refreshing throw back to the ole' days.

In the South of Eleuthera, a must see are the amazing blue holes in Rock Sound, while in the North you can visit the world famous glass window bridge, Preachers or Hatchet Bay caves or take a trip to nearby Victorian looking islands of Spanish Wells or Harbour Island.

And there's much more. You can choose to do nothing or do it all! It's all up to you!

More Details

Property Manager
Arlene Clarke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Arlene Clarke

As an island or Seaside girl as those of us from South Palmetto Point, Eleuthera are known, I attended and graduated from both elementary and high schools in Palmetto Point. Immediately after completing high school I went to work for the country's telecommunications company as the first female technician to the island of Eleuthera. I continued working in Eleuthera for 8 years and later moved away to further my education while working. Obtaining an Electronics Technology Diploma and a Bachelor's Degree in Business I was promoted through the ranks and went on to serve in supervisory or regional and senior management capacities on various other islands of the Bahamas for the next 22 years. After 30 years of service, I opted to retire and return to my hometown in 2012, a goal I had yearned hard after. Sir Charles place is therefore the fulfillment of a vision. I enjoy serving the needs of guests in a community way, just as my dad did.

Arlene Clarke purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Arlene Clarke chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

I was born and raised in South Palmetto Point and my fondest memories of life are connected with this town and Island. For educational and economic opportunities, I moved away and lived and worked on other islands of the Bahamas, but always looked forward to the day I could return and contribute to building my hometown in an organic way. I did just that in 2012. This house, completed in 2013 is dedicated posthumously to my dad Charles Clarke, of whom I have personally knighted as 'Sir Charles', not because he achieved some notoriety by world's standards but simply because he accomplished the greatest thing in the world to me; he was a great dad and father. He had little, but he worked hard in many capacities to provide for his family. Through his example as a quiet unassuming man, he taught us the value of hard work, honesty, integrity and love for God and our fellowmen. Daddy served in the tourism industry up and down the island of Eleuthera for many decades as a taxi driver, clearly loving what he did; this was evidenced in the respect he afforded others. As a daddy's girl, I could always be found foot to foot behind him whether in the boat fishing, on the farm or going along for the ride as he taxied guests around. Unfortunately, the construction site was off limits to me. So it is no wonder, I found a way, in his physical absence to construct anyhow. This house is built on the route that daddy drove home to us every day and I have commissioned it 'Sir Charles Guest House' to honor his legacy. Charles Blair Clarke (1922-1986).

So my 'Why' for this property is - I love daddy, I love what he taught me and I am committed to serving others hopefully as well as he did

His legacy lives on!

To Daddy!

What makes this apartment unique

Eleuthera's balmy breezes can be felt no matter where you are. The rolling hills, dangerous, yet breathtaking cliffs, bright sunshine, beautiful blue and green warm waters, pristine beaches, friendly natives and slow pace all combine for the kind of therapy the doctor orders. The ability to grow what I eat in the rich soil, hear kids playing in the streets, shinny up a tree, play hopscotch in the street, catch a butterfly or a fish, go land crabbing, black or coco plumming , letting the sound of waves and the sea lull me to sleep at night or even watch the local dogs frolic in the street are all things remembered and many enjoyed still. Not to mention, Eleuthera's rich history, from the Arawaks to the Eleutheran Adventurers and the island's apropo naming - Yes, Eleuthera is truly Freedom!!.


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 528 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 1
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sunflower Bath (1 Bedroom Suite) - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • The two bedroom suites have two ensuite bathrooms. The one bedroom suite has one bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Sunflower Suite Bedroom - 1 king , Can be converted to two twins upon request
  • There are also two, two bedroom/two bathroom suites; one bedroom has a king bed or 2 twin beds and the other room as a Queen Bed. The Sunflower Suite can be a king bed or 2 twins based on the renter's request.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
5-7 minute walk through the community to the Seaside Beach on the Caribbean Drive and a 5 minute Drive through the community to the Beach on the Atlantic. 10 minute drive from the island's historic capital, Governor's Harbour. Mate & Jenny's Pizzeria almost across the street and the surrounding area features a cafe, nature park, fine dining restaurants - Tippy's and the Beach House and native diners.


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Sunny, Quiet, Comfortable Affordable Suites! Centrally located! Near to beaches!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the Sunflower Suite. It was located on the central part of the island, which was perfect for us to explore both the north and south sides of the island. The beaches were very close to the house, including Ten Bay Beach, which was one of our favorites! The house was only 10 minutes to the Friday Fish Fry in Governor's Harbor.

We knew we chose an amazing house by reading the online reviews about Arlene and her wonderful hospitality! Although we had flight issues and were delayed a day, Arlene was extremely accommodating and met us at our newly arranged time with a big smile and a welcome to the island! It was such a great welcome! Arlene lives close to the rental house and she let us know that she was available any time with questions or concerns. She maintains her property very well, answers any questions extremely quickly and is a very caring person. The house had everything we needed. She even provided beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas for us to bring to the beach. We truly enjoyed our time at the Sunflower Suite! Thank you Arlene for a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure was all mine Kristi. You and Jared were very easy to host and you left my apartment so immaculate. Much appreciated.
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Arlene was a great host and the property was just as expected....clean, updated and very comfortable....thank you for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob, The pleasure was all mine to host the young men and so happy they enjoyed our suite. Arlene
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Exceeds all expectations - wonderful island rental!

  • 5 of 5

This charming rental is the perfect island getaway. Arlene is such a wonderful host, she greeted us on arrival and made sure everything was just right for our stay. This place is both clean, and comfortable - with ductless A/C units that work well, and WIFI (to post lots of pictures from your stay, of course!). The bed is super comfy also and you'll get a good night's sleep after a full day exploring or beaching. The apartment is also a wonderful choice for those that want the option to do some of their own island cooking (you can get fresh fish at Govenor's Harbour dock, or in nearby Tarpum Bay). So many rentals don't have the necessary pots/pans/cooking utensils - eating out in Eleuthera is wonderful, but also can be expensive, so it's so nice to have the option to have a few meals at home, or on the bbq! We will be back again, thanks so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy and her family are great renters, great at communicating plans and easy-going. Not to mention they are very kind and considerate of the property and ensuring it is well taken care of. I have no qualms in recommending them as guests and look forward to hosting them again. It was a pleasure!
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Centrally located, bright and cheerful

  • 4 of 5

Arlene was lovely and quickly responded to my request having the cottage ready within 20 minutes of my getting in touch with her. The cottage was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities required for a short stay away from home. The location in Palmetto Point is super for daily exploring north or south and close to a few local dining establishment and the beaches.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda, It was a joy hosting you both. Sorry for the delay in responding; my account was locked. Look forward to seeing you again. Arlene
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Clean and comfortable cottage in a convenient location for Central Eluethera.

  • 5 of 5

The Sir Charles cottage met all our expectations. It was clean, comfortable, easy to find, and provided convenient access to beaches and activities. Arlene is a wonderful host. We would definitely stay again and recommend it to others. Thanks Arlene, it was such a pleasure to meet you.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ben & Jamie, the pleasure was all mine.
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Eleuthera .We were nine nights in apartment . Everything was great. The apartment is clen, ,fresh and well equipped .Everything is almost new. Arline is very nice I very helpful.

Thank you again for a nice vacation .

Maria and Wesley

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Mate & Jenny's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Every Friday Night Fish Fry & Entertainment at Anchor Bay. Restaurants in the area feature live bands. There are seasonal events - please inquire about them such as Junkanoo Cultural Festival (December & January), Jazz Festival (March), Ride For Hope Major Cycling Event (October).




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATIONS: Failure to make any payment within two (2) business days of the day it is due will subject the renter’s reservation to cancellation.
Cancellation of or changes to a renter’s reservation must be made in writing (email is acceptable).
Cancellation more than 90 days before a renter’s scheduled arrival entitles the renter to 90% of his/her payment.
Cancellations within 61-90 days before a renter’s scheduled arrival entitles the renter to 70% of his/her payment
Cancellations within 31-60 days of the renter’s scheduled arrival, entitles him/her to 50% of the payment made.
Cancellations occurring 30 days or less before the renter’s scheduled arrival entitles the owner to retain 100% of the rental fee. No shows, late arrivals, reduction in number of persons and early departures after arrival are non-refundable.

DAMAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT: Damage deposits are fully refundable within 7-14 days of your departure, pending there is no breakage, damage, missing items, long distance calls charged to the house phone (where applicable), pay per view purchases, excess electric usage or additional clean-up necessary due the property being left excessively dirty or excess electricity usage. You hereby agree to pay the owners the cleaning or replacement costs for any and all damages to the entire property which may occur as a result of you or your guest’s occupancy, excluding normal wear and tear. The property is fully furnished
Renters have the choice of booking an individual suite, whether 1 or 2 bedroom or even the entire house which includes 5 bedrooms/5 baths. Contact the owner for availability and rates. Rental Agreement must be signed to confirm booking; this outlines cancellation policy, damage deposit refund and electricity usage policy etc. 2 bedroom suite rates are from $169.50-$185 nightly (2 night minimum).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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