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Prime Banks Rd. Location, Walk to Tippys, 50-Mile Views and Private Beach Access in Eleuthera

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vacation rental description

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.

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Last modified on 03-20-2014 at 12:02 PM.

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Julianna Simon Parker 413 588-6060

cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story cottage
    • floor area 1700 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach
    • rural
  • General
    • living room
    • parking
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • internet
    • telephone
    • air conditioning
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • microwave
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: shower, outdoor shower, toilet
    • bathroom 2: toilet
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beds for 5-6
    • 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.
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • dvd player
    • video library
    • music library
    • books
    • stereo
      • CD/radio/iPod connection
    • games
      • puzzles
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
      • furniture
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets not allowed
  • Notes
    • 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.

activities and attractions in Eleuthera Caribbean

  • Attractions
    • arboretum
    • bay/sound
    • botanical garden
    • caves
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • marina
    • reefs
    • restaurants
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
  • 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

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  • owner Julianna Simon Parker
  • phone 413 588-6060

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 26 2014
7 nights
Early Summer
Apr 27 2014 - Jun 6 2014
7 nights
Jun 7 2014 - Aug 16 2014
7 nights
Late Summer
Aug 17 2014 - Sep 1 2014
7 nights
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 13 2014
7 nights
Late Fall
Oct 14 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 nights
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 nights
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 nights
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 nights


  • Rates are for up to 4 guests.
    Add $250/week for each additional guest up to a maximum of 6 guests.

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traveler reviews for this eleuthera cottage rental

Ideal location, ideal house

Review submitted: March 30, 2014   Date of arrival: March 19, 2014

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.

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Up The Hill - Eleuthera

Review submitted: March 21, 2014   Date of arrival: February 17, 2014

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.

Owners 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

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Excellent accommodations! Perfect location!

Review submitted: March 20, 2014   Date of arrival: December 22, 2013

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

Owners 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

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Julianna Simon Parker 413 588-6060

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This vacation rental has been listed since 02/22/2013.