Lodging and Rental Housing
Eleuthera does not have any large Hotels or Resorts, mostly small boutique places to stay and a large number of homes which the owners rent out by the week, as these are their second home or owned primarily for rental. That is why when people ask “is this the busy season?” We answer yes and then with a puzzled look they ask “why is there no one on the beach?” Our reply, “too many beaches, too few people, that’s just the way it is.”
In and around Governor’s Harbour your options are, in no particular order:
32 condos located on the beautiful beaches of Eleuthera across the Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour in eight buildings with Tippy’s restaurant right on the beach, as seen from above in the video below,
7 villas (homes) and 4 bungalows next to the pool and restaurant located north of Governor’s Harbour
www.skybeachclub.com. If you rent one of the homes you must lock your doors and windows when not in the house, otherwise someone will help themselves to your cash and valuables while you are at the pool, restaurant or beach.
condo rental, house rental or apartment, located north of Governor’s Harbour.
French Leave Harbour Village
Located a short walk from the picturesque settlement of Governor's Harbour with views of the Bight of Eleuthera to the West, there are twenty (20) Bahamian Villas, either one or two bedroom units for rent the 1648 Bar & Grill, pool, fitness center, spa and a small marina. The Resort is now one of the premier Marriott Autograph Collection's hotels, one of the nicest places to stay on Eleuthera.
If wanting to stay closer to the dive shop, take a look at Northside Inn on the Atlantic Ocean just outside of Rock Sound, 3 stand alone cottages with a total of 5 rooms directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Run by Rose, she also has a restaurant and bar next to the cottages. About a 20 minute drive to the dive shop. Phone 242-334-2573. website: www.northsideinneleuthera.com
Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina
A very nice Condo Development & marina located on the south end of Eleuthera’s most western tip with beautiful beaches. Condo rentals, a very nice marina if you happen to come by boat, pool next to Harbour Pointe restaurant, restaurant open 8am to 11pm daily, closed on Mondays along with Barracuda's bar with a happy hour from 4:30-6::30pm. If you are considering staying at the Resort and being our guest for diving, fishing or water sports we can offer a package and save you some money. Contact us directly for details.
Home Rental (from an Agent)
There are two people we recommend using if you want someone to find a home rental for you:
Numerous of our guest have booked through Anne and been very pleased with the service,
phone: 242-332-0333, cell 242- 470-9921
Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, numerous of our guest have booked through Matt and been very well pleased as well,
Home Rental Direct
Here are a few homes for rental where we know the folks because most of them dive with us when they are on island; these are all well cared for and you will likely have to book well in advance:
located just north of Governor’s Harbour and directly on the Atlantic, a nice 2 bedroom home
Five Palms Beach House
located just north of Tarpum Bay, about 30 minutes from our shop, this is a one of a kind rental owned by Gaye & Bob Schmauder; this is for family reunions with 7 bedrooms in the main house and 2 bedrooms in the guest cottage with a pool
located on Windermere Island, a beautiful 2 bedroom home located right on the Atlantic owned by Miranda & John Andrews
Cayo Loco Beach Houses
located just north of Governor’s Harbour, two small Bahamian style one bedroom villas owned by Alan & Maureen Wise
Pink Sand Cottage
Pink Sand Cottage is located on the Banks road, near the end of the Banks road, going south from Palmetto Point, the cottage is right on the beach and ideal for a couple wanting seclusion and privacy. It takes about 10 minutes to drive from Palmetto Point to the cottage, but you likely will not see anyone on your beach. Ken Holtermann is the owner and also has Palmetto Sunrise, a lovely 2 bedroom house across the Banks road, which Ken and his wife utilize to some extent in the winter for a residence.
Governor's Estate is located at the top of the hill in Governor's Harbour and consist of four (4) homes owned and operated by Kathy & Bob Coleman, from a 4 bedroom house with a pool to a one bedroom house. Ocean views from the top of the hill and a short walk to everything.