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Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access

Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access


Property Details

Updated: Nov 25, 2014
Two Bedrooms Plus Den, Two Baths

Up the Hill, owned by a descendant of one of the founding families of Governor’s Harbour, sits on 4 private acres on Banks Road with 180 degree sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Walk or drive down to the bottom of our long driveway and enjoy our private beach access to one of Eleuthera’s premier pink sand beaches. This island cottage offers the ultimate in privacy, yet is just a 7-minute walk to famous Tippy’s restaurant and beach bar, a 10-minute walk to the Bahamas National Trust Leon Levy Preserve, a 3-minute drive to the Beach House Restaurant, and a 5-minute drive into Governor’s Harbour with its stores and restaurants.

Enjoy the island breezes on the new wrap around deck with its fifty mile ocean views, and watch the sun rise from the front and back patios with gas grill and furniture for lounging and dining.

Up the Hill’s open floor plan incorporates an air-conditioned, sun filled living/dining area surrounded by 8 ft. high sliding glass doors with unobstructed views in every direction. There are two generously sized and tropically decorated bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with twins that can be converted to a king. Each bedroom features sliding glass doors to the deck or patio and independent air conditioning. They are connected by a large bathroom with an indoor shower and a delightful outdoor shower. There is also a half bath adjacent to the twin bedded room.

The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with everything you might need from a yogurt maker to that perfect glass for your rum punch. As you enter from the front patio, a small office with built-in desk, phone, and computer access, (if you MUST check your work e-mails!!) also provides extra sleeping space for children on our roll-a-way bed or inflatable mattress.

Amenities at Up the Hill include:


Satellite TV

Landline phone

Flat screen TV/DVD Player

CD/Radio/Ipod player

Weber Gas grill

Patio furniture

Beach chairs, umbrella, children’s beach toys, cooler and picnic supplies

All linens, towels, beach towels

Ceiling fans in every room

Washing machine and dryer

Rollaway bed and 2 twin inflatable mattresses.

Children over the age of 5 welcome.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We really loved our holiday at Up the Hill. It is a delightful home with magnificent views across the treetops and out to the ocean.

It was wonderfully clean and tidy and really well equipped, not as a rental property, but as only a well-loved home could be, and we immediately felt completely at home ourselves. It is a cleverly designed house, simple, but really functional and stylish. We particularly loved the open air hot water shower!

Up the Hill is in a really spectacular position and gives a great sense of being truly on an exotic island, whilst still, in reality, being a short walk from the fabulous beach and one of Eleuthera's very best restaurants and with very easy access to all other amenities.

We can thoroughly recommend it as a lovely place to stay.
Jan 2013
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12 Reviews

Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access
+1 -413-588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
St. Lucia West Indies

Precisely as-advertised

  • 5 of 5
Great base for exploring the south central region. House is well-designed, simply-but-thoughtfully decorated, fully-equipped. Owners are kind, communicative, and knowledgable about the island. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access
+1 -413-588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

A beautiful, well kept, hidden jewel of a rental!

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to Eleuthera for the past twenty years, and have stayed in many rental properties. Up the Hill was by far, the cleanest and best organized property we have ever rented. The house was immaculate, any and every thing you could need was there....cooler, beach chairs, washer, and all new appliances. The owners even provided a cell phone for our use. Tony and Joan corresponded with us throughout our stay, and Chris - the caretaker - was extremely knowledgeable about the house, and the island. The off road location of the house provided a quiet respite, a world of our own, and a central location for exploring other areas of the island. The view from the balcony was spectacular. A short walk to a beautiful pink sand beach or to Tippy's for lunch or dinner. The house is close to several grocery and liquor stores, the deli, the Leon Levy Nature Preserve, the horse farm, and swimming. Just a lovely, lovely home. Please try Up the Hill on your next visit to Eleuthera; we will definitely return to it.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access
+1 -413-588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Lovely family retreat!

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful little cottage, perfect for a family. It has views of the ocean and is just a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches on Eleuthera. The house is well-stocked and comfortable with a constant breeze and the smell of hibiscus from the gardens. Private, yet conveniently located.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review of Up the Hill and are so pleased your family enjoyed our home and location. The beaches of Eleuthera are truly amazing and we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to be situated where we are! Thank you!
Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access
+1 -413-588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Ideal location, ideal house

  • 5 of 5
Up the Hill was absolutely lovely! The home itself was centrally located - close to spectacular beaches (is there any other kind on Eleuthera?) and to the town Governor's Harbour. It was very well-equipped - the kitchen had everything you could ever need. We actually appreciated being up on the hill vs. right on the beach as the outlook was excellent and there were fewer bugs. Moreover, we enjoyed hearing the birds in the surrounding trees. Tony and Joan, the owners, were helpful and very professional. Julianna, who manages the property, was also a dream to deal with.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Up the Hill. We're so glad you appreciated our location as much as we do....being on the hill, we rarely have a day without a breeze, yet we are close enough to the beach to hear the ocean. No doubt the hummingbirds entertained you on the front patio, and the mockingbirds joined in from the top branches of the dilly tree beside the deck! We wholeheartedly agree with your comments about Julianna.....she has a real knack for matching guests with houses. We're so pleased you enjoyed your vacation and hope you will find your way back to Eleuthera one day.
Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access
+1 -413-588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Toronto Ontario Canada

Up The Hill - Eleuthera

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at "Up The Hill" for a Month from mid February to mid March 2014 and enjoyed every minute. The owners, Joan and Tony were wonderful and had thought of everything. The house was private, clean, well equipped and met all of our needs. The linens, towels, kitchen utensils, plates and cutlery were high quality and the outside shower was a perfect.

The location was very nice, surrounded by nature, a short walk to the beach and amazing views of the Ocean. Just a short drive to Governers Harbour for the grocery and liquor stores and some of the best restaurants on the island.

Being located in the center of the island allowed for exploring all the fantastic deserted beaches to the north and south. We packed a lunch every day and had a truly amazing time. We have been renting homes in the Bahamas for 30 years and this is certainly at the top of our list. Thank you Joan and Tony, we really appreciated being able to share your wonderful home.

John and Deborah Knowles
Toronto, Canada.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John and Deborah, for your thoughtful feedback. Our main goal at Up the Hill has been to have our guests feel like they are staying in a home, rather than a rental property, and after your month long stay, we hope we've succeeded. We firmly believe "it's all in the details" and try very hard to keep Up the Hill in tip top shape, and also be available to our guests should any questions arise. As you are "long-termers" (30 years - wow!) we especially appreciate your comments! Thank you for being such wonderful guests!
Tony & Joan
Prime Banks Rd Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views Private Beach Access
+1 -413-588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Excellent accommodations! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
Up the Hill is a very organized, clean, and well maintained property! We were very impressed with the attention to details! I loved the spacious kitchen, wrap around deck, and the outside shower! The kitchen has everything you could possibly need complete with spices etc for cooking. Our family felt very at home at Up the Hill!
We would for sure stay there again and hope to one day!
It is centrally located on the island which is truly ideal for sightseeing to the north and also to the south. It is an easy walk to Tippy's as well. It is very quiet, private, and safe. It is not directly on the beach. You do need to walk about a block and cross the street to get to the beach. Our family enjoyed the stroll and preferred the location on the hill to being directly on the beach. The views are spectacular. I could go on and on about what a paradise the beach is! I think it might be the best one in Eleuthera!
The size was perfect for a family of 4. There is a small study with extra blowup mattresses, but that room is pretty small. My daughters are 8 and 10 and loved the room with the 2 twin beds! There is ample closet space(compete with numerous hangers) to store your belongings. The washer and dryer are top of the line front loaders which makes washing clothes a breeze.
The only recommendations I can think of are:
1. Consider purchasing more towels and new beach towels.
2. Consider purchasing a rolling cady to carry items more easily to the beach and nicer beach chairs.
The owners were very pleasant and thoughtful in helping with planning fine details.
I would highly recommend Up the Hill to my friends and family.
Mom from Colorado
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're so happy you and your family had a fabulous vacation! We have to agree that we consider "our" beach one of the best, and we never tire of the views from Up the Hill. As always, we appreciate suggestions, and will implement yours just as soon as we can!
Many thanks,
Tony & Joan


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Governors Harbour Airport (GHB) at 9 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tippy's at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Tippy's at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Tippy's Beach at 350 Metres Car: recommended


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Updated: Nov 25, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $35

Rates are for up to 4 guests.
Add $250/week for each additional guest up to a maximum of 6 guests.
Security deposit: $500
Cleaning fee: $35

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Rural


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, private patio
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, private patio, children over the age of 5 welcome
  • There is also an office that can be used as an additional sleeping room for children. A roll-away and two twin inflatable air mattresses are available. Twins can be converted into a king in Bedroom 2.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Beach chairs. umbrella, beach toys & towels, cooler and picnic supplies provided. The owners have provided an extensive insider's guide to life on Eleuthera reflecting their personal and lifelong experiences, enabling you to get the most out of your visit to this special place.
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