Elegant New Villa With Private Pool

Elegant New Villa With Private Pool

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Updated: Oct 9, 2014
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
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3525774
+1 -413 588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

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
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Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3525774
+1 -413 588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

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
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Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3525774
+1 -413 588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

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
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Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
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+1 -413 588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Where do you live?
5

Relaxing and elegant

  • 5 of 5
Tops was wonderful! All the amenities were top notch. Brand new! Kathy and Bob were so friendly to greet us upon our arrival. Kathy was a lifesaver providing us with a welcome lasagne dinner and wine after our long travel day. This year's trip took us south to Ocean Hole near Rock Sound and further south to the tip of Eleuthera to Light House Beach. Beautiful scenery and beach. Don't forget to drop into the Rock Sound Market on your way back to Tops. They have a little bit more variety for groceries than the stores in Governor's.
Of Governor's Harbour is a beautiful town with everything you need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable.
We were able to enjoy the pool at Tops while cooking our dinner on the bbq. The kitchen at Tops was very functional and had brand new stainless appliances including a dishwasher. Not all meals were taken at Tops. we enjoyed a couple of dinner's at Tippy's too.
Just before you get to Tippy's on the Banks Road there is the Levy Nature Preserve. It is a lovely garden with walking trails to Ethan's Tower where you have a beautiful view of the landscape and the Atlantic. Kids will love seeing the turtles and lizards there.
Kathy and Bob will help you arrange a rental suv for your stay.
All in all, Tops was tops!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
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+1 -413 588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

A home from Home - Stylish and Spacious property

  • 5 of 5
Tops was perfect for my husband and I and our four year old son. It had everything we needed. Tops first hand, equally matches the photo's we viewed of it online, stylish, chic and spacious and in a quiet, peaceful residential area just minutes on foot, from the town. Kathy the owner was very helpful and lives just up the road. We arrived early evening and Kathy had kindly left us a homemade lasagne, a bottle of wine and some local beers. Just what we needed after a long day of travelling. We also had access to Kathy's herb garden, my husband is a keen cook, so for him that was great. The beaches on Eluthera, both the Atlantic side and the Caribbean side are some of the best I have come across. On the Atlantic side the sea is perfect turquoise with the most luxurious 'pink' sand. On the Caribbean side the sea is still, perfectly clear and shallow, great for our four year old and the sand is white. Hire a 4 wheel drive so you can go off road where you will come across deserted beaches. For the first 4 days of our trip we literally thought we were the only family on the island that was until we ate at Tippy's along 'French Leave' beach and discovered there was in fact other families on the island, when I say other families approx 6. You will never come across a crowded beach on Elutherea. We also ate at 'The Beach House' again along French Leave beach. Both Tippy's and The beach House serve good food and you can pay by credit card at Tippy's. You must do a trip to Harbour Island. You drive approx one hour to the top of Eluthera and catch a water taxi across to Harbour Island which takes approx 5 mins and cost us $5 per adult. Once there you hire a golf buggy. It was Sunday when we went and found we had to ask around in order to get a golf buggy but we managed to and paid $40 for the day. Great way to see the island. Coral Sands hotel on the beach is a lovely place to have lunch and cocktails and isn't at all pricey. So all in all we had a most relaxing vacation thanks to the wonderful beaches and knowing each day we were going back to such a great house. Thank you again Kathy and hope to visit again one day.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant New Villa With Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3525774
+1 -413 588-6060
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
5

Tops is splendid! Thanks Kathy & Bob...

Tops is splendid! Thanks Kathy & Bob...
  • 5 of 5
Kathy and Bob Coleman's hospitality is the best. We felt at home the moment we arrived when Kathy greeted us. Tops is pristine. I enjoy Kathy's decorating taste, such as white floors & walls, easy drapes, Roman shades, percale sheets, color schemes - very relaxing with good energy offering both privacy and serenity - watching the sun rise, gazing deeply into the night sky sans light pollution, listening to winds rush through the palms. Beautiful landscaping!

Victor from Big E's car rental waited patiently for us while our flight was delayed. He escorted us to Tops while I drove on the left side of the road. Imagine flying into E late, having to take a long drive on an unlighted road with no GPS or road maps, while trying to locate a rental home on some back road that appears untraveled.

We walked the beaches, drove, and explored the jungle on 5-foot wide, old coral-gouged and sand roads, such as old Banks Road, with our AWD Honda. The island being an ancient coral reef has diverse vegetation - cactii, tropical shrubs, palms. Some of the centuries old pine trees near the library have three-foot girths. The beaches on the Atlantic side are just what we anticipated, viewed in photos, and read about: clear turquoise water. The sand? pale pink powder. Favorite beaches to swim were French Leave and Twin Cove. Double Bay, Savannah Sound, and the coral Carribean side were breathtaking. We only ran into a couple of people on the beach all day - the same ones from the days before! Nice and private in E - not touristy - no hotels - high rises, etc. Yet, we met several interesting individuals, both travelers and residents! The international Film Festival was going on.

We enjoyed Governor's Harbor and staying at Tops was convenient for walking to the center, the library, harbor, Buccaneer, and the beach. We went to Harbor Island and ate at SipSip with its beach view similar to the Beach House and Tippy's. The water taxi was fun. We prefer French Leave Beach to the one on Briland (too many people).

We appreciate the assistance, guidance and referrals that Julianna and Tara, Eleuthera Vacation Rentals staff, provided to us. It gave us the confidence to make this trip. Will we return? No question, except when? While touring E north & south, we saw most of the rentals we viewed on homeaway.com. None was as perfect for us as Tops is and we are glad we chose this home to enjoy while in Eleuthera.

Couple from western Massachusetts, USA
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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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

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Early Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
Spring
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Security deposit: $500
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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