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Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
Two Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Private Pool

Brand new! This elegant designer villa was just completed in March of 2013. Set on an elevated lot and built with an abundance of glass. The living areas open to gracious verandas on the front and to a private swimming pool to the side. Built by the island’s top custom home builder and decorated by its premier interior designer, Tops is stylish and comfortable. Tall ceilings throughout create a sense of grandeur and a spaciousness.

Tops features a large open-plan living and dining area, perfect for entertaining, and a fully equipped kitchen. The great room opens onto a veranda via two sets of sliding glass doors. There is also a powder room and laundry room off the living area.

The two bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and walk in closets. Both have sliding glass doors that open onto a shared wrap-around veranda. The master bedroom has a king-size 4 poster bed. The second bedroom has twin beds that can be converted to a king.

Outside there are landscaped garden areas and decks as well as a small private swimming pool and patio area. Amenities include air conditioning throughout, cable TV with DVD player, and high-speed internet with wifi.

Tops is located on a hill top in Governors Harbour, in a small quiet community of vacation villas called Governor’s Estate. The town of Governors Harbour, a five-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster most afternoons from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

A 10-minute stroll down the hill in the other direction takes you to French Leave Beach, a mile-long crescent of pink sand that has been ranked in the top 20 beaches of the world. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car, because the island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around. By car, Tops is just a minute from French Leave Beach.

Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 11000 residents, is known for its friendliness and safety. Visitors enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving their keys in the car. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, jet skis, scooters, and bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. You ride horses on the beach or on trails. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy Tops, and experience all our island has to offer.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
+1 -2392657000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Tops House - TOPS in our book!

  • 5 of 5
Tops house is exactly as pictured and fully stocked with everything you could possibly need for your vacation. The owner greeted us on our arrival with a hot meal, helped familiarize us with the island, and answered all questions we had. Everything in the house was extremely clean, well organized, and expertly decorated.

Be sure to grab dinner at the Front Porch restaurant in Hatchet Bay (call for reservations), 1648 just up the road, and a quick lunch at Pammy's take-away. Sky Beach Club also has a great pool and the onsite restaurant, Pascal's, provides a good value meal for the island.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
+1 -2392657000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Beautiful, relaxing and perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5
Such a beautiful property on a beautiful island! We stayed at the Tops house with our 1.5 yr old daughter and we quickly felt right at home. It was our second time booking with Eleuthera vacation rentals and both properties exceeded our expectations. The owners are very friendly, hospitable and they ensure that the homes are equipped with everything you could possibly need.

We recommend renting a car in order to explore the island to its fullest. The pink sand beach on Harbour island was by far the best trip. The Sky Beach club had great food and a spectacular heated infinity pool. Their beach is normally beautiful yet the tide was too high for our little one to enjoy. (The Atlantic side beaches can be quite rough vs. the Carribbean side). The Banks Road Deli became a daily stop for fresh baked goods and picnic essentials, Buccaneers Club was a great breakfast stop for our first day before we had a chance to stock our fridge. We ended our week vacation at the local fish fry for a last taste local food, Conch salad and island music. We will surely be back again and recommend this place to all!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
+1 -2392657000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Excellant Property with Wonderful Owners !

  • 5 of 5
It is very unusual to find a rental property anywhere in the world that truly gives a complete home from home experience...,this is it.
The house is fully equipped with everything that you require.
As we visited during the down season when most of the islands restaurants were closed it was a wonderful surprise to find enough place settings, serving dishes to serve a large family plus plenty of saucepans and joy of joy a set of proper chefs knives that were sharp, a must for the person who likes to cook on vacation !
Plenty of hot water for showers and a state of the art washer and dryer added to our comfort after a day on the beach and a dip in the pool on arriving home.
The bedrooms are air conditioned plus had ceiling fans. Beds were pillow-topped and supremely comfortable with good linens.
It is the little touches that make these owners a cut above however, the large bottles of shower gel and shampoo that graces each bathroom, 2the full water cooler and fridge stocked with essentials so the start of your vacation is stress free.
Kathy met us at the house upon arrival and explained how everything worked as well as giving useful tips about the islands beaches and shopping.
The booking process was straightforward as was the return of the deposit .As Kathy and Bill live next door they are on hand to help if needed.
We had the privilege of meeting her mother and their wonderful potcake Joe who called each day for a visit upon our previously mentioned, a must for anybody missing their furry friend while away !
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
+1 -2392657000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

A luxury gateway ! Don't hesitate !

A luxury gateway ! Don't hesitate !
  • 5 of 5
Looking for a modern style villa very well decorated with all the comfort ? Here is the place to go.This villa is brand new, well maintained and very clean. We felt here as at thome with all the equipments: a kitchen fully equipped, nothing is missing, you will have a real full set with all the appliances. The design of the house is perfect: large rooms, nice living room,... Nice little swimming pool. The house is well placed in Governor Harbour, just one minute to the shops. A car is mandatory if you want to explore the island (SUV recommanded). French Leave beach is just 2 minutes away. Internet is working very well (> 15 MB/s) with satellite TV, nice audio equipment to listen to your best musics :-) Don't forget to meet Daniel, the fisherman, at the dock in front of Shell gas station. Thanks to Kathy, the owner, we had a very warm welcome :-) Don't miss Rainbow beach, Harbour Island, Tippy Restaurant beach (very good snorkelling on the right).
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
+1 -2392657000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Most memorable vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
The Tops house exceeded our expectations! This was our first visit to Eleuthera, and we're already planning to return next year! The Tops house was immaculate and had everything we needed for our visit. The beds are VERY comfortable and there is absolute quiet at night which is so important after a busy day of exploring beaches! Kathy provides a binder with information/tips about your stay including where to shop for groceries and great restaurants. She provides a cell phone for LOCAL calls which also has her number programmed in case you need anything. Towels are provided for the beach as well as coolers/chairs/umbrella. Make sure you read the guest book for added tips from previous visitors...very helpful! The swimming pool is incredible and such a treat to take a dip after a day of ocean going. As far as location, we were able to walk down the short hill to eat at a couple of local restaurants including Da'Perk and Buccaneer Club. Tippy's is close by with wonderful food (make a reservation) and great pizza for takeout! French Leave Beach with its pink sand is less than 5 minutes away. All other beaches and activities are just a short drive from the house letting you explore multiple places every day! The Clearwater Dive Shop is down the street from Tops where you can rent snorkeling gear for a minimal fee. Most of our meals were at the Tops house. The kitchen has a toaster, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, oven, gas stove, fridge, dishwasher....just everything! Our stay was very private, and Kathy ONLY stopped by at our request and to wish us well on our journey home. Their sweet dog, Joe, loves to visit and fills the void for those of us missing our dogs at home! One of the best parts of our visit was sitting outside at night looking at the stars. It is an absolute MUST as you'll never see a clearer sky! Tops house does have WIFI which comes and goes on the island. However, you can drive down the street to Bob and Kathy's business and use it at any time. There are air conditioners to cool the rooms at night. Our routine was to keep everything off during the day with doors/windows open (they have screens!) and then turn on AC in bedrooms around 7 p.m. keeping the doors closed at night. Julianna and Tara from HomeAway did a great job making this vacation happen. Payments were easy and they checked on us as soon as we arrived as well as after the trip. A big thank you to both of them! We love Eleuthera and Tops House!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
+1 -2392657000
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

No worries...relax on the most beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5
The property is beautifully decorated and extremely well maintained. It has all you need and if for some reason there is the slight little thing missing to make your trip perfect, just a quick call to Kathy, the managing owner and all will be taken care of.

It is the perfect size and layout for two couples or a small family. You can retreat to your room at night for more privacy or hang out in the living area, either way, you always feel comfortable. Although there is modern air conditioning throughout, there is almost no need for it as the cross ventilation provided by the many windows and screen doors is exquisite.

Eleuthera is this hidden gem that seemed to have dodged the extreme hotel chains development sprawl of the last few decades in the Caribbeans. The beaches are absolutely beautiful. Although there are many, many beaches that you can go to, French leave, located at about 10 min. walk, is all you need.

Some people rent a car for the entire week but we opted not to. Walk back from the liquor store with a case of beer uphill was really the only challenge that is worth mentioning. Even then, locals would stop and offer to give a ride.

The beach house (bar restaurant) at the south end of French leave beach is the perfect hangout to get a little rest from the sun while throwing back a few cold ones.

If what you're craving is privacy and majestic relaxing time close to what is probably ranking among the most beautiful beaches in the world (French leave), Eleuthera and this house in particular could be the remedy.

Good times with good friends...

-Marc B.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Governors Harbour (GHB) at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Buccaneer at 300 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Buccaneer at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : French Leave Beach at 800 Metres Car: recommended


From $1,675 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
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
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 12 2016
7 night minimum stay

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Updated: May 21, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village


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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1900 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, twins can be converted into a king size bed


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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