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'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Central Eleuthera House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom+sofa bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4) Adults only.

This home, sits 85' above sea level with a spectacular 180 degree view of the Atlantic ocean. Wrap-around veranda, large private sundeck, comfortable patio furniture. Fully equipped home which includes full standby generator so no worries about power outages. Large water storage and pressurization system so no worries about water outages. RO water system for pure drinking water and ice from icemaker. Wireless high speed internet. High Definition TV with several premium movie channels. Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and icemaker. Large professional grade gas grill with rotisserie. Full size laundry, washer and dryer. Walking distance to secluded beach access with miles of undeveloped beach to explore. 1.5 miles from Governor's Harbour airport. 6 miles from center of town in Governor's Harbour with numerous fine dining opportunities, shopping, groceries, etc within easy reach. Automated insect control system to minimize pests.

About the Owner: We are residents of Nassau Bahamas. US citizens but have lived in the Bahamas for 17 years. Hope to eventually move to Eleuthera permanently.

Eleuthera is one of the most beautiful and friendly of all the Bahamas 'family' islands. Easily accessible from the U.S. and especially accessible from Nassau. Endless miles of beautiful secluded pink sand beaches from one end of Eleuthera to the other. Goods and services are readily available. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are within easy reach. Great activities are happening on a regular basis in and around Governor's Harbour and throughout Eleuthera...

Peace, quiet, seclusion, privacy, beautiful beaches within walking distance, close proximity to fine dining....

Although we have a sleeper sofa, this house is best suited for a single couple.

Flight information: American Eagle now flying Miami to North Eleuthera!

Southern Air Charter and Pineapple Air provide 3 daily flights from Nassau to Governor's Harbour

Bahamas Air offers daily service from Nassau to Governor's Harbour (call for schedule which varies)

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Owner

We are residents of Nassau Bahamas. US citizens but have lived in the Bahamas for 17 years. Hope to eventually move to Eleuthera permanently.

Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Owner chose Bahamas

Eleuthera is one of the most beautiful and friendly of all the Bahamas 'family' islands. Easily accessible from the U.S. and especially accessible from Nassau. Endless miles of beautiful secluded pink sand beaches from one end of Eleuthera to the other. Goods and services are readily available. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are within easy reach. Great activities are happening on a regular basis in and around Governor's Harbour and throughout Eleuthera...

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

'Touch of Heaven', Spectacular Ocean View, Secluded Beach Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have found our perfect house for a get-away-from-it-all vacation. This was our second time there, and we enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time. A Touch of Heaven is a wonderful house, and a wonderful second home for Galen and Kathy Johnston, our gracious hosts. It was built for the owners and not as a rental unit, so the furniture and accessories, from utensils to dishes to the TV and beautiful granite countertops are high quality. Ceiling fans and air conditioning make the house pleasant in any weather.

The house is very private, but not remote.

Neighbours are out of sight or farther, and virtually no one uses the cute side street, (that is protected by greenery), on which it is located. It is built on a hillside, with views of magnificent sunrises, and a magnificent 180-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, .

The decks surround the house, with both sunny and covered shady areas, so we could enjoy the outside whatever the weather conditions.

The outside shower is private and so invigorating, and it keeps the house free of sand.

Two beautiful and secluded beaches are a short walking distance from A Touch of Heaven. Both are very well suited for swimming and snorkelling. Clothing can be optional.

Governor’s Harbour is about a ten-minute drive, and offers shopping for food, clothing, and gifts. Banks are available in town. We are very picky about eating out, and we found a few good restaurants close by, some recommended by Galen. French Leave is an excellent high-end choice, Tippy’s is good, fun, and overlooks yet another beautiful beach.

For fresh produce and bread, try Island Farm, about a five-minute drive south from town, on the right side.

We have rented other houses and apartments in our travels, but none comes close to A Touch of Heaven. When we are there we feel like we are home.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Spectacular Home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one fantastic week at Touch of Heaven! The owner is wonderful to work with, and has put a level of care and thought into his home that is probably unmatched on the island. We were so impressed with the quality of the home and its furnishings. From the furniture, to the bedding and towels, to the fixtures, to things like the water purification system and anti-bug system, even simple things like beach and deck chairs -- all of it is top flight and designed for maximum comfort. The deck is really amazing -- sun when you want it, shade when you need a break, very comfortable high quality furniture -- we literally spent hours on it each day. One of our highlights was a private yoga lesson on the deck overlooking the ocean. The beach near the house is (like most of the island's beaches) just gorgeous and perfect for long walks. The house is in a great location, with very easy access (over paved roads! what a luxury) into Governor's Harbor to the south, and other points to the north. I would love the opportunity to stay here again, and can't say enough great things about it!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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grass valley
5

It really is a "Touch of Heaven"

  • 5 of 5

The island is quite lovely and interesting. Galen is splendid to deal with and very helpful. He truly wants you to enjoy your stay. The home is well stocked and equipped with useful items like coolers and chairs as other reviews have detailed. Michele is an informative and friendly manager. A car is needed to see the beaches that you'll want to see.

The home is well designed. The morning sun comes through to the bedroom and the breeze makes the deck a delight. The home is about 5 miles from the airport and about the same to Governor's Harbor. A nice wine shop in town. Get your fresh grouper at the dock/table near the police station at the intersection. We met some very nice people on this island. Tammy's Place was great for lunch.

Thank you, Galen!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

30th Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

After much comparison and deliberation of properties, having never been to Eleuthera before, we settled on Touch of Heaven. We made the best choice! The property is exactly as described. It is spotless on the inside and what beautiful views from the deck. The house is equipped with everything you need, nice beach chairs, a cooler, floats, snorkel equipment, etc., not to mention the well-equipped kitchen. We ate out some, but also grilled burgers at the house. We ate at the Beach House for our anniversary (very good food and atmosphere - pricey, but all food on the island is), The Deck for burgers one night (can't beat the view of the Atlantic here and the food was awesome, although the owner was drunk, which we now know can be a regular occurrence so be prepared if you go there), and also tried Da Perk (had an eggplant meatball sandwich that was awesome, owners very kind, and very clean, nice little cafe to eat in with reasonable pricing). The location of the house is pretty central on the island, so we traveled from one end to the other exploring Harbor Island, as well as Lighthouse Beach. Lighthouse Beach was a last minute decision on our last day staying here and it was the most beautiful place on earth we had ever seen. The drive is do-able in an SUV-type vehicle or Jeep, although we did encounter a young couple there who had their small car stuck in the sand and some locals came to get them out, which took hours, so be careful where you park! We left early, took our time, and stayed the day with plenty of food and water in our cooler. Definitely see Lighthouse Beach if you're able. You won't regret it. We also walked the beach close to the house, but we spent most of our days at Ten Bay Beach. On our anniversary, we were literally the only people on that beach. It was so beautiful, clear, calm water, just like swimming in a saltwater pool at home, but with amazing tropical scenery and views! It was our favorite beach that was close to us. We also kayaked there and snorkeled a bit. Every night, we came back to Touch of Heaven, sat out on the deck (which was amazing because we never got bitten by bugs there and it really extended our days to be able to sit out at night), and we would just look at the stars in amazement at how many there were and how bright they were. The entire vacation was so special and a dream come true for us. Every day and night, we were in awe of the beauty of what God has created and blessed us with, much of which we never see.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We never have and never will solicit a review so yours and all the others were all voluntary and mean so very much to us. Hope to have you backs as out guests again one day.
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
5

50th Birthday celebration retreat

  • 5 of 5

First, apologies to Galen for the delay in writing this review. I also write it with mixed emotions because I am afraid that it I tell everyone what a spectacular piece of paradise "Touch of Heaven" is, it might make it difficult to get back if everyone get's wind of this.

From our first contact with Galen to arrange to come to Eleuthera, till the time we left this vacation was simple, easy and enjoyable. "Touch of Heaven" is just that. Galen has thought of everything. There is only the sound of the ocean and the songbirds as you sit outside enjoying the vistas. If Galen wasn't doing everything he could for us, then Michelle was there to assist us on the island.

If you are looking for exciting night life and wild beach parties......go somewhere else. This is not for you. But if you are looking to get off grid, relax in one of the finest places we have ever had the pleasure to stay, re-connect with each other......you need to come to Touch of Heaven.

Thank you Galen for letting us come and stay at "Touch of Heaven". We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hilltop Paradise Aptly Named

  • 5 of 5

I had a list of rather strict requirements as I looked for the perfect place to take my fiance for a surprise birthday getaway. I wanted to find somewhere close to south Florida, but felt like somewhere far away (1 hour direct flight). A place to decompress and relax after the stressful year she's had. A place that was remote, but contained all the comforts of home (A/C, Internet, Direct TV, etc).

I was originally searching Bimini, cause I'd heard of that, but I wasn't finding the right mix there. I started looking further out, but wanted to stay away from Nassau and the more popular obvious choices. I'd never heard of Eleuthera before I started searching here, but as I looked at hundreds of places and the corresponding pictures, I knew this island was special.

I had been looking at house rentals for a couple weeks before I found "Touch of heaven", and I knew right away my search was over. It's located right in the middle of the island, 3 minutes from the airport!!! Michele and Victor met us with our rental car and took us to the house, it was celebrity treatment. The views from the house are amazing. We spent an entire day just chilling on the deck. I was worried about bugs initially, but never got bit on that deck. Amazing. At night we laid on the lounges and looked up at the sky. You can see EVERY SINGLE STAR!! It was beautiful, and very romantic. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed.

If you come to Governors Harbor, you must, MUST, go to the Beach House. It is absolutely perfect, in every way, food, ambiance, service. We ate there 3 times and spent the day at the beach out front.

Sky Beach Club was our second favorite place. Spent the day by their pool and enjoyed the food and drinks. Although Tippy's was recommended, we weren't impressed, and would have eaten at Beach House again if it had been open.

I am so glad I chose Touch of Heaven and Eleuthera. We will be back. I highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Beach House Tapas
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Knowles Drive
Car: necessary

1.5 Miles from Governor's Harbour Airport. All paved roads access to house. 6.5 miles from settlement of Governor's Harbour where you will find 2 grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants, bars, etc.

Other Activities: Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, beach walks, sunbathing (clothing optional).

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Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
$240
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

$1600 per week
$228 additional nights over one week rental
$260 per night for rentals less than one week
$150 per additional person per week (4 maximum)
$500 refundable security deposit and signed rental agreement required.
50% of total rental price to book, full payment, including security deposit, 30 days prior to rental.
Credit Cards Accepted, MC, Visa, Discover

Payment by Master Card, Visa or Discover card. 50% of rental due at booking. Balance of rental plus $500 security deposit due 30 days prior to rental.

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Amenities

Central Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Complimentary bath soaps, shampoo and conditioner. There is also an outdoor hot and cold shower available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size-both
  • Queen Bed, Convertible Bed: Queen size sofa bed available in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 line cordless phones include local phone number as well as US Vonage line available for long distance calls inbound or outbound (extra charges may be applied), Beach View, Ocean View, Large professional stainless steel grill available, Wrap around veranda with large sitting area under cover as well as large open, private sundeck, Washer: Full Size, Dryer: Full Size, Catering Available: Local property manager can arrange for any special requests, Ice maker fed from purified water RO system, Satellite TV Sirius music channels available, High Definition Satellite TV, Outdoor hot and cold shower.

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