My place is Located three miles south of Governor's Harbour on the Atlantic coast of Eleuthera, looking out onto one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas..
Located three miles south of Governor's Harbour on the Atlantic coast of Eleuthera, looking out onto one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas.
Relax in the warm waters of the Venus Pool, visible only at low tide. Walk for miles on the cool pink sand. Build fires from driftwood and cook under the stars. The houses are at the end of a long private driveway. 'Pebbles, the guest cottage, has it's own parking area, out of sight of the Main House. The houses enjoy complete independence, and do not over look each other in any way. Both On the Rocks and Pebbles have had new doors and windows installed March of 2016.
Decorated in true Caribbean colours, nearly all the rooms look out to sea.
Nearby are some of the best restaurants on the island. Tippy's famous beachfront restaurant is half a mile away down the beach. Mate and Jenny's has real island atmosphere. Sky Beach Club's excellent restaurant and pool bar is less than 10 minutes by car.
Organic vegetables available locally at The Island Farm south of Palmetto Point on the Queen's Highway
Although it is advisable to rent a car, it is not essential as there is a reliable taxi service, which can be booked in advance. Exploring the island is part of the Eleuthera adventure or a day trip to Harbour Island.
Amenities: The Main House has four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. One kingsize bed, 2 queens and 2 single beds (twins can covert to king). The 'Children's Room' has 2 daybeds and shares a bathroom.
The guest cottage, 'Pebbles', can be rented together with the main house or separately. Pebbles has one kingsize bed, 2 full bathrooms and a sofa bed in the living/dining room. Both houses have fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, blenders, coffee machines, and dishwashers. Linens and towels are included. Washing machine (and a dryer in the main house). Telephone for local and incoming calls. DSL high speed wireless internet, Direct TV with many channels. IPod dock CD players, along with a good library of books, backgammon and other games also in the house. Beach umbrellas are also included. Both houses are air conditioned throughout (with the exception of the kitchen and TV room in the main house).
Housekeeping is provided twice during a one-week stay in the main house, and once in the guest cottage. (Not provided for shorter stays.)
Laundry lines hung discreetly behind some pandana bushes!
A wonderful house for family fun or groups of friends who want to enjoy each others company yet retain their own space and privacy.
Activities: Walking for miles on the beach. Swimming, snorkeling and fishing. There is a pool and tennis courts at Cigatoo Resorts just down the road. Bicycles are available for teen-agers and adults. There are several excellent restaurants within a 20 minute radius by car. The nearest is Tippy's, which is less than a mile down the beach, and a little further along is The Beach House. Both have live music on certain nights. Enjoy the casual atmosphere of the island!
The town of Governor's Harbour, 2 miles from On the Rocks, has all necessary shops, banks, travel agent, grocery stores, gift shops and restaurants. It is picturesque and unspoiled. There are no large hotels or casinos on Eleuthera. It is a beautifully quiet and peaceful island. There are many beaches to explore!
Harbour Island is an hour to the north and makes a great day trip. Lunch at the famous Pink Sands resort, scuba diving at Valentine's Dive Centre and renting a golf cart to ride around the island and enjoy the beautiful architecture of the old Bahamian houses dating back to the 18th century.
There is a dive centre down south, on Cape Eleuthera, as well s many beaches to explore!
Other things to note
Notes:The views from this house are spectacular! Because the house is all on one floor, it makes it easy for families with children as well as making it possible for wheelchairs and people with walking disabilities to be able to get around easily and onto the patio and into the garden. However, they may have trouble getting down to the beach, depending on the height of the sand. The bedrooms have a/c as well as overhead fans, except the Children's Room, which has an overhead fan and lower level fans.. The living/dining room has a/c and several overhead fans and floor level fans. The view from the Living Room is breathtaking! You can enjoy looking up the coast towards Harbour Is. and out to the Atlantic. There is a large patio going around the front of the house, giving private seating areas to some of the bedrooms. All this is facing the ocean and the beach. Miles of cool pink sand! Maid service provided twice (for a full a one-week stay) in the main house and once in the guest cottage
You will love Eleuthera, this amazing unspoiled and undiscovered island. I
love the beaches, which are spectacular and deserted, the slow pace, the
friendly people, and the complete absence of crowds. We are a rental agency that handles Eleuthera exclusively. I will send you complete information about activities, restaurants, getting around the island, etc. Every house we represent has a local owner, property manager, caretaker who will meet you upon arrival and get you settled in.