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New and Luxurious Beachfront House W/ Private Pool On Prestigious Banks Road

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to Aqua Villa! Newly constructed (2015) Aqua Villa is situated directly on beautiful Unicorn Cay Beach along the prestigious Banks Road, just five minutes from the town of Governor’s Harbour and ten miles from the Governors Harbour airport.

The white Bermuda roof and ocean color façade of this aptly named, 1500 square foot villa immediately draws you in from the secluded parking area below. Curved limestone steps usher you up to Aqua Villa’s entry while you are taken in by the sunset-facing pool, large pool deck and covered porch for private swimming and sunbathing. The 350 square foot covered porch extends from the pool deck to separate wall-to-wall sliding door entrances to the two large adjacent bedrooms. The contemporary bedrooms each have king sized beds and LED flat screen TVs. The master bedroom has an en-suite bath with private commode and shower. The second full bath has a porcelain tub/shower combination for those who enjoy soaking after a day of swimming, snorkeling, exploring, and beach walking.

Both bedrooms open to a vast east-facing great room with sweeping beach and ocean views. Enjoy the view while lounging on the comfortable sofa and leather chairs in the open living area with 55-inch LED flat-screen TV. The sofa converts into an oversize queen with a high quality mattress to accommodate two additional guests. This spacious, airy room has a beautiful tile floor centrally embedded with a compass design. A fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances are available for those who enjoy cooking up local seafood caught with your spear or line, or bought at the town dock. Enjoy mornings at the breakfast island or dining table for six while you eat and take in the ocean view.

Wall-to wall screened sliders open onto at second large covered porch furnished for dining or relaxing as you enjoy the beach, ocean and lush landscape. Savor a sunrise breakfast and listen to the surf of the Atlantic or prepare a dinner on the outdoor gas grill and relax on a lounge. The enormous mahogany deck overlooking the beach is reminiscent of a ship’s bow from which one can gaze at expansive, unobstructed north/south views along the beach.

Kayaks and beach going equipment are stored under the deck. A short grassy path leads downhill past a fully constructed outdoor shower with bench. Literally steps from Aqua Villa, a pristine pink-sand beach and crystal clear turquoise water await you. Your own thatched palapa provides a shady respite on your sunny beach.


Aqua Villa is fully air conditioned and has its own generator should power be interrupted. A laundry room is equipped with front-loading washer and dryer. Other amenities include high-speed internet with WIFI, cable TV, and a DVD player.

Nearby are Tippy’s restaurant, a 5 minute walk down the beach, the Banks Road Deli and Ocean View Farm for the horse riding lovers. A short drive back into Governor’s Harbour and you have the convenience of banks, ATMs, grocery stores, bakery, liquor stores, gas stations, the Haynes Library, dive shop, gift shops, and medical clinic to satisfy your needs. You can dine at local places like Da Perk, the Buccaneer, French Leave 1648, Sunset Inn, or the Friday Night Fish Fry near Cupid’s Cay. Centrally located, you can easily travel to many of Eleuthera’s famous pristine 100 beaches, such as French Leave, Twin Coves, Ten Bay, or Sky Beach. Travel to the bottomless Ocean Hole, explore the caves, or visit small villages on your way to Lighthouse Beach and its cliffs. Enjoy it all while staying at Aqua Villa, a private enclave on the beach!

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon and Pam Fontes
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 100
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
House has a back-up generator.


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New and Luxurious Beachfront House W/ Private Pool On Prestigious Banks Road
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Atlantic Beach, NC

What a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We love the house. Best place we've stayed in the 18 years we've been going to Eleuthera. Everything is top of the line. The generator was wonderful to have. The beds are very comfortable and the outside area has the best views of the ocean on one side and a pool on the other! What a combination! Hewitt is wonderful! Such a nice man and will take care of any problem you might have. Thank you to Eleuthera Vacation Rentals for their help and to Kristin for answering all my questions. A great group!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic. The location is perfect. The beach was wonderful with reef protection and reefs within swimming distance. The town is not too far away. The house is very well maintained and equipped including kayaks and about anything you could want to have fun. A nice shaded palapa on the beach, bbq grill, protected pool on the opposite side of the house, amazing view from the back deck, clean and new. We spent a lot of time between the back deck and the beach. None of our pictures can do justice to this spot. The island and people were wonderful as well. We had a family of 4 and it was the perfect size for us. They do have a pull out sofa that we did not use and it looks like another room in a separate bungalow should be complete soon. We found the house very private and quiet. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent vacation, beautiful house, great island!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our little family of 3. We had a fantastic time in spite of the chilly weather. The house has a beautiful deck that looks out over a semi private, almost deserted beach. On the other side of the house was the pool. When the wind made it unpleasant to go to the beach, the pool side of the house was delightfully sunny and warm enough to sunbathe. The house itself is in very good condition and had most of the amenities needed for our 10 night stay. The grocery store was not too long of a drive away to gather anything that was not provided. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a peaceful, private villa on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We're very glad that you enjoyed the house. I'm sorry you had chilly weather during your stay. That is actually quite rare. Please come again and we'll make sure we deliver good weather : )
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Aqua Villa is a beautiful house! The beach is great, the water is blue and fun to swim in. I would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Property for your Trip to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had the pleasure of staying at Aqua Villa, our home base for an 11-day trip to Eleuthera. The Governor's Harbour location of Aqua Villa is perfect - close to Eleuthera Supply (gas, groceries and other essentials), Da Perk, 1648 and Tippy's. The villa was more than ample with respect to size and amenities. The kitchen was well-equipped and allowed us to prepare breakfasts, lunches and a few dinners. Aqua Villa has a backup generator which proved key as we lost local power multiple times during our stay. The house is very energy efficient - we turned off the central A/C during the day while we were exploring and the temperature inside would never rise more than 2-3 degrees even though it was near 90 degrees outside. The deck overlooking the Atlantic is fantastic - we especially enjoyed watching storms over the ocean as well as (given that the water is so clear) sea critters that became our friends during our stay. The beach is steps away from the deck and was our personal paradise throughout the stay. There are good reefs to snorkel within walking distance and, using the two double kayaks, we were able to explore beaches and reefs up and down the coast. Another feature that sets Aqua Villa apart from other homes on this particular stretch of beach is the palapa - it provided a perfect refuge on the rare occassions where we needed a break from the sun. While we would have been very happy staying at Aqua Villa and its beach without ever leaving the villa, we did (and strongly recommend you do too) rent a 4WD vehicle and explored some of the amazing, secluded beaches on the island. Aqua Villa's central location puts virtually the entire island within an hour and a half drive in either direction. Be sure to make a day trip to Lighthouse Beach - you'll remember the beach and possibly the journey to it for the rest of your days. The people on Eleuthera are wonderful - from Hewitt (the caretaker, handyman, all-around-great-guy) to complete strangers that hitched a ride with us, everyone was super-friendly and also helpful in answering our first-timer questions. Planning and booking the trip was also a breeze, made even easier by Matt, Pam and Eleuthera Vacation Rentals - I highly recommend them. Aqua Villa's owner is also a pleasure to work with and so fortunate to own such a beautiful home. Bottom line: if you've researched Eleuthera and determined it's for you (it's not for everyone, you know) book Aqua Villa now. You will love it.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 days in this home and it was everything we dreamed of. Total Peace & quiet. We has a mile of pink sand beach and saw 4 people in 11 days. Pam, the agent was easy to work with and we wanted to bring Hewitt who built and maintained the home, home with us. The pictures barely do justice to the setting as it was everything we wanted. We met local fishermen who sold FRESH fish on the docks from their cars. I recommend flying in North Eluthera where real jets land and shopping at the grocery store in Rock Island. Governor's Harbour airport is closer but the plane must be 65 years old. I appeared well maintained mechanically a real modern jet is more desirable. The two are far apart but on island time you have all day. The ATMs provide cash without problem but remember to take your passport when you go to the bank to change money back before you leave. Expect everything to cost 2X to 3X compared to the states. gas was 4.50 per gallon at a time when it was 2.00 in the states. The grocery stores are few and far between and very limited. The owner did an excellent job of providing everything you need and everything was top class. We are ready to move except for leaving family and may still buy. There are limited restaurants as it is a very poor island but the ones that are there are first class.

If you want to get away in a beautiful this is the place. There is no night life on the main island but that is why we went there

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! There are two supermarkets on the island, one near the North Eleuthera airport called Birchies and one down south in Rock Sound called The Market (which is mentioned in the review). These two supermarkets have quite a good selection. The Market even has online ordering so you can view the selection online at Nightlife is also out there, although you have to look for it. Tippy's, Pascal's, Rainbow Inn, and LeoRose all have live music once or twice a week. There is also a fish fry (street party) in Governors Harbour every Friday night, and Ronnie's bar is open 6 nights a week with a pool table and a humidor full of Cuban cigars.
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