This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Harbour Island property reviews
"Our family of 6 stayed for 7 nights in this home. We LOVED it! We walked with our 7 rolling suitcases about 100 feet from the gov dock to the front gate of the house. Our golf cart (from Sunshine Rentals) was waiting for us by the gate with the key in it. (Golf cart was a bit ragged out, but they made it right) The home is adorable on the outside, and beautiful, clean, spacious, comfortable, and well equipped on the inside. Lawrence helped us when we asked, and Judy was like a little elf (came in quickly while we were away and made the house look perfect again). She never touched our personal things (which we really appreciated) like some hotel cleaning ladies do. The owner sent us detailed directions and tips after booking that came in very handy leading up to our vacation, and during our stay. The beach chairs and umbrella provided were so wonderful to have. There were boogie boards and sand toys to use. Handy outdoor shower. We loved having the large back patio for all of our wet hats, towels, snorkel gear, and stuff at the end of the day at the beach. Plenty of pots, dishes, cooking utensils, etc in the kitchen. I would load up the dishwasher each morning and start it before we left for the beach or Eleuthera…and Judy would always unload it for me. Our kids loved all of the space to spread out and play. There is a 5 gallon jug of bottled drinking water under kitchen sink with a spigot at the sink. The owner told us to call the water company on the bottle for a replacement and sit the empty jug out on the front porch with $6. It was that simple both times we called for a replacement. The owner provided an extra full jug for us, to the side in the kitchen,…so there was never a time without water. Bring your own refillable water bottles from home, so you can fill with the house water and take with you to the beach. A large bottle of water at the Blue Bar at the beach is $5.50! This home is convenient to the dock and little cute town. It looks out at the dock and marina side of the island. We felt safe. It's not the beach side, but a fast 3 minute FUN golf cart ride away from the beach. We highly recommend this home for your large family or group. We were sad to leave!"Guest: FunFamily Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014View listing
"My family of 8 spent a week at this house (called Sanderson House) in February. We also rented the guest house behind it. It's hard to describe how fabulous this house is--the layout allows for many private spaces as well as places the group can be together. Every possible amenity has been provided, i.e., everything for the trip to the beach (towels, boogie boards, umbrellas, etc.), as well as a gorgeous pool on the premises, outdoor grill, bar, TV's in many locations, and a kitchen with everything a cook could imagine. It is clean and well maintained and actually, the photos don't do justice to the appearance of this very special home. The bedrooms are spacious, the baths (especially on 1st floor) are luxurious, and the outdoor verandas and porches are so inviting. Everyone's favorite spot was what I call the "widow's walk" on the very top of the house, with amazing views 360 degrees. Whether it was morning coffee or evening drinks, there was always someone up there. As for getting around, we rented 2 golf carts even though we're all hikers, walkers, etc. The house is not far from the center of the little town yet far enough to be really private. The owner and his family were most helpful with every little detail we asked about, and were available for anything that might go wrong. (Nothing did.) A housekeeper was there to clean every day, which was another bonus. I saw some other rental properties on Harbour Island and I'd definitely put Sanderson House at the top of the list. So look no further, this is the place to stay on Harbour Island."Guest: Squeek Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: April 1, 2014View listing
"The quaintness of Harbor Island and Dunmoretown cannot be found anywhere in the Bahamas...it is clearly a Southern cousin to New England. Yellow Bird Cottage is found in the heart of Dunmoretown, and is an easy walk from the Ferry Boat. The Cottage is charming with lots of nooks where you can loose yourself in a book: whether it's poolside, on the front porch swing, on the back porch, on the deck overlooking the pool or on one of the comfy settees in the living room. You can stroll into town with it's shops and restaurants or take a golf cart (the preferred method of transportation on the island). There is concierge service which is gracious and responsive. There's even a friendly rooster in the neighbor's yard that provides a perfectly timed "wake-up call"...much to my teenage daughter's dismay. My family had a WONDERFUL time and can't wait to go back."Guest: Island Lover Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: May 11, 2013View listing
"Spent a glorious week at this very spacious and lovely home. The pictures are exactly what you will find when you arrive (other than there is no longer a fence) and I will say the bathrooms are all very nice and spacious as well. The layout of the home was perfect for the three couples and five kids who vacationed with us. What I liked best about this home is that you aren't on top of each other in this house. Plenty of room and privacy. We definitely needed a golf cart to get around town and were very pleased with the home. The location is LOCAL...the house itself is private and there is some land around the house, but there are local neighbors around so you get a true feeling of *island life*. The home is very warm and inviting and was a delightful place to stay on island. We would most definitely stay here again."Guest: Debbie S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014View listing
Harbour Island Travel Tips
Tropical Leisure at Harbour Island Vacation Rentals
Harbour Island is rated as one of the Bahamas best beach destinations. That says quite a lot, considering that the Bahamas is a tropical paradise. What sets Harbour Island apart is the three-mile length of the beaches and the unique pink hue of the beach sand. This gives the island an almost ethereal appearance from a distance. The barrier reefs surrounding the island provide safe waters for swimming, snorkeling and diving. With its warm tropical weather, Harbour Island is a year-round destination.
Getting to Harbour Island Resorts
The international airport on Harbour Island is known as North Eleuthera Airport. Commercial flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Nassau land here. If you are flying in from other parts of North America or Europe, a number of international carriers fly into either Nassau or Miami. From there, you can get a flight connection on to Eleuthera. From the airport, it’s a short 10-minute taxi ride to the boat dock and a further 10-minute boat ride across to Harbour Island.
Once in the Bahamas, you can also get to Harbour Island by using the Bahamas Fast Ferries. From Nassau, you will take the ferry to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera and then on to Harbour island. This is a quick and convenient way to get between the islands. If you are on your own timetable, you can make use of both land and water taxis to get to Harbour Island. Once on the island, the most popular way to get around is to hire a golf buggy.
Private charter flights are available from several airlines based in the Bahamas. When making inquiries, ensure that the company you use is a certified and licensed charter airline. This is a great way to do some aerial sightseeing of the Bahamas.
Harbour Island Travel Attractions
The beaches of Harbour Island are undoubtedly one of its greatest attractions. The crisp pink coral sands and calm turquoise waters certainly paint a picture of paradise. Sun lovers can laze on the beach and check out the scene. In the late afternoon, take yourself along to one of the beachfront restaurants and enjoy a cocktail or two as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. The dining on Harbour Island is legendary. You can enjoy fine dining at upscale restaurants or enjoy a more casual dining experience of local fare at a neighborhood restaurant.
Boats can be chartered and you can enjoy a day out cruising on the calm turquoise waters. Dive operators offer scuba diving on both the inner and outer reefs. One dive site in particular is ranked at one of the world’s best. The dive is called Current Cut Dive and only recommended for advanced divers who are experienced in drift diving. The current flows extremely fast along rock walls that run between Harbour Island and Current Island and it is a thrilling experience. Divers can drift as far as two to three miles in as little as 10 minutes. Snorkeling excursions can easily be arranged on the colorful tropical reefs. Anglers can try their luck surf fishing from the rocks or chartering a boat for a deep sea fishing excursion.
On land, you can browse the many street side stalls in Dunmore for souvenirs and crafts. In Dunmore Town, there are several historical sites that are interesting to visit. The town was well known for its sugar refineries, rum distilleries and ship building in the 1800s. The historic Hill Steps were built from stone hewn by local inhabitants. The Titus Hole is a cave overlooking the bay that is believed to have served as a jail at one point in time.
Stylish Vacation Rentals on Harbour Island
Aside from its natural beauty, the island has a distinctly glamorous feel about it. Harbour Island is a popular haven for celebrities. Most rental homes have superb views over the bay. The homes are stylishly decorated and furnished with most modern conveniences.