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Spectacular Beachfront Rental w/ Great Snorkeling

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Stunning Oceanfront Eleuthera Vacation Rental with All Amenities

Waters Edge is an Eleuthera, Bahamas beachfront villa surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees. It is a casually elegant, yet extraordinarily comfortable, beach house overlooking a glorious beach.

Snorkeling and swimming are just steps away in the clear blue waters teeming with coral reefs and brilliantly colored tropical fish

On the deserted beach in front of Waters Edge there are shells galore for one to find! Search for the magical sea bean, a treasure that makes a floating journey across the Atlantic and promises the finder good luck for many years.

After a day on the beach, relax in the Adirondack chairs on the dune deck and catch the warm tropical breezes that keep the deck perfectly cooled all day for sunning, reading and daydreaming. At night, more stars can be seen than many will see in a lifetime. The big dipper and litte dipper will scoop you up into a zillion constellations.

The house is is designed for the ultimate privacy for couples or families with two master suites, each with its own master bath. Each bedroom has its own satellite TV, designer bed linens, and unique décor. The bedrooms have a sliding glass door onto the deck and overlook the ocean. Bathrooms are stocked with hairdryers, shampoo, bath soap/body wash. Guests can expect oversized fluffy bath and beach towels too!!!

The great room and kitchen are wonderful for group gatherings.The satellite TV and DVDs are great for relaxing, and so are the games and books. The island bar is a just the perfect place to gather for breakfasts and quick meals.

Spend time relaxing or dining alfresco on the large, partially covered front deck that faces the ocean. Or wake up to morning coffee watching the great blue herons,coots and ducks from the deck overlooking the pond at the back of the house.

We invite to you this little piece of paradise - its dazzling beaches, romantic sunsets, crystal clear waters, and friendly people.

Keywords: Beach House,Villa, Snorkeling, Swimming, Eleuthera, Bahamas, Shelling, Bonefishing, Privacy, Pink Sand, Beach Front


Holly and Jim Waters

Member Since 2006
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Holly and Jim Waters

We love Eleuthera and care very much about our home here. We take great pride in making it special for our guests. It is our home away from home. We want guests to feel that way too! We have a 501c3 that sponsors a veterinary clinic two times a month.

Holly and Jim Waters purchased this House in 2005

Why Holly and Jim Waters chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

We chose Eleuthera because we were tired of crowded beaches Now we think a beach is crowded if we see 4 people!

What makes this House unique

We have wonderful caretakers who are 'on call' and will assist you throughout your vacation. They can help with setting up excursions or just be there to answer questions.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (2) Queen Bed in Each Master Suite; Queen Sofa Bed, Baby Cribs (1) we have a crib available.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Each bathroom has a walk in tiled shower with teak shower seats to hold soaps and shampoos. Each bathroom has a Pottery Barn ladder shelf for hairdryers and accessories.

          Location Type

            • Beach
              Pink Sand is everywhere
            • Beachfront
              Waters Edge's property runs from the ocean to the pond at the rear of the property.
            • Lakefront
              The property has views of a lake in the back of the property.
            • Oceanfront
              Waters Edge overlooks a beautiful pink sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean with fantastic snorkeling right off the beach.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Local Maps
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          New as of 2016
                        • Filtered Water
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Using hot-spot cell phone - brand new!
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                          Sheets,Towels, Oversized Beach Towels, Pillows (Extra pillows), Extra Blankets
                        • Living Room
                          Recently recovered sofa and chairs in a tropical print. Bose blue tooth stereo. Lots of books. Flat screen TV.
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central Air Conditioning can be controlled in each room. In the Bahamas it is called split system.
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Mobile Phone
                          We provide a cell phone for guests so they can make and receive calls locally and internationally.
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Safe
                        • Shampoo
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Telephone
                          Pay as you go cell phone
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath and Beach towels provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          New as of 2016
                        • Wireless Internet
                          WI FI Access


                            • Grill
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Catering Available
                              Cook and Caterers Available upon request
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Cuisanart programmable coffee make
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Santouko knife, other knives, Steak Knives, Stainless Steel pots and pans, all cutlery for meal preparation
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              There are plenty of dishes for meals and all the utensils a cook would need
                            • Dishwasher
                              Quiet Bosch Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Blender
                            • Kitchen
                              WE HAVE A COOKS KITCHEN!!! Brand new cabinets and granite counter tops (2016) Stainless steel and titanium cookware. Brand new Utensils galore. Good knives with sharpeners and sharpening stone. Cuisanart coffee pot and toaster. New injector (high powered) microwave. Call for more information
                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Microwave
                              Brand new (2016) Panasonic high powered inverter microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              Brand new stainless steel refrigerator with bottom freezer.
                            • Stove
                              Gas stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Cuisanart 4 Slice


                                • Dining
                                  The dining table seats 4-6 and the counter bar seats 4.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Books
                                      Our collection of books has grown as guests have left many different selections. Mystery, comedy, adventure, history. There is something for everyone. And Bahamas, Eleuthera and Reef fish books
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Toshiba DVD player
                                    • Games
                                      Games in the cabinet under the TV
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      IPOD Dock w/ CD Player. Bose Blue tooth speaker
                                    • Television
                                      Samsung Flat Screen TV in the Great Room
                                    • Video Library
                                      Large selection of DVD Movies available for adults and children


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Balcony
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Binoculars
                                        • Boat
                                          We can provide information about sailfish rentals
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Teak Dining set on Cover Patio Overlooking Ocean; Chaise lounges on uncovered patio for sunning
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          We can provide information about rentals
                                        • Large Cooler
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber 3 burner gas grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Patio
                                        • Small Cooler
                                        • Tennis
                                          Tennis is available at our caretakers or other venues
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          We suggest guests bring their own so that they can experience the Waters Edge and Eleuthera snorkeling experience the best. We can help on finding inexpensive ways to do this
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • pond
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Satellite TVs in the great room, High-speed Wireless Internet, DVD Library, Books, Magazines, Spices,Blender, Chaise Lounges and Patio Set, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Hairdryers, Shampoo, Soap/Body Wash, Bath towels

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      18 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Perfect setting for R&R

                                                                      Sheila B.

                                                                      Water's Edge is the perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing getaway. From the house we were able to easily explore many different beaches (we chose Atlantic or Caribbean depending on the weather) and it is close enough to Governor's Harbour if you are looking for delicious meals, groceries or liquor stores. We especially enjoyed the close proximity to Island Farms where we purchased fresh vegetables, homemade salad dressings & tomato sauce and delicious breads.

                                                                      The house was clean and well stocked with all the amenities needed to cook meals (utensils, pots and pans, dish washer) and enjoy the beach (umbrella, towels, sand toys, beach chairs). We loved shelling up and down the pink sand beach each morning, often without seeing another person!

                                                                      We highly recommend Water's Edge for a beautiful, relaxing, fun filled getaway.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for the nice review. Our island caretakers and my wife Holly and I take pride in our island home and make every effort to make sure that our guests leave relaxed and refreshed.

                                                                      Jim and Holly Waters

                                                                      Waters Edge was perfect for us. Very private, spacious and well equipped. Loved the deck and beach.

                                                                      Kenneth G.

                                                                      This house offers luxurious privacy. If you seek an off-the-beaten-path experience you will not be disappointed. Our favorite thing- days on the beach and deck seeing no one else! Thank you we loved it!!

                                                                      Great family vacation

                                                                      Shaun K.

                                                                      Our family of four absolutely loved our stay at waters edge. The location was great-far enough out of town to feel private but close enough to be convenient. The weather was windy during our stay so the ocean was a bit rough. That said, we really enjoyed the wildness of the Atlantic and the pink sand is fluffy and amazing! Even with the windy weather we found a few protected swimming holes that our young kids enjoyed. The house was clean, nicely furnished and has a perfectly stocked kitchen. Caretakers were lovely people and super helpful. Overall we had a great time and hope to be back.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      This family were the ultimate guests - they were excellent communicators, friendly, prompt and took great care of our home. Our caretakers spoke very highly of them personally and how the condition in which they left the house. We would welcome them back any time and are looking forward to hosting their holiday next year.

                                                                      Jim and Holly

                                                                      Great Choice!

                                                                      Kim W.

                                                                      Jim and Holly were very helpful in planning our vacation. The house is in a great location and was well maintained. It was exactly as listed and met all of our expectations.

                                                                      A rental car is a must and you need to be prepared to pay in cash upon arrival. We started and ended each day on the dune deck overlooking the Atlantic with either coffee or a drink of our choice. We snorkeled, fished,swam and walked along the beach before heading out for the day. The people were very friendly. We recommend Friday Fish Fry, Fishbone Tours, Ten Bay and French Leave beaches, buying fresh fish from the docks and exploring the Island.

                                                                      Waters Edge-A delightful place to stay!

                                                                      shirley b.College Station, Texas

                                                                      My daughter, sister and I had the pleasure of staying at Waters Edge from September 27-October 4, 2017.


                                                                      I have rented 9 different homes in Eleuthera in less than 4 years. This one was by far the best. In the kitchen you will find nice dishes, flatware, cook ware and stainless steel appliances. It was a pleasure to eat and cook there. I was impressed with the two master suits with nice, good quality linens and very nice tiled showers with rain shower heads. The house was clean and furnished with nice comfortable furniture. We saw cute and quirky beach themes in every room. All of this made us feel welcome and comfortable.

                                                                      Wifi and cable worked well.

                                                                      The location was amazing, just a few steps to the beautiful Atlantic ocean. We spent many hours beachcombing and watching the waves roll in. It was so quiet and peaceful.

                                                                      Everything is provided for you from high quality kitchen ware to bottles of shampoo and conditioner in the bath to beach towels and more.

                                                                      The owners and caretaker made us feel welcome before we even got there and continued to make sure we were comfortable throughout our stay.

                                                                      IThe whole atmosphere of the house feels calm and relaxing. I have not experienced this with the homes I rented in Eleuthera except for one other, but it was a large house that slept 12-14 people which was great for that trip sense we had a large group.

                                                                      Overall Waters Edge is an island gem. I can’t say enough good things about the house or its owners. We loved this house and hope it will be available for our next trip.

                                                                      If I had only one word to describe Waters Edge, it would be “Delightful”

                                                                      The price is very reasonable


                                                                      Hmmm………I honestly can’t think of a single thing.

                                                                      A holiday to remember

                                                                      Jon L.Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                                                                      Myself and four family members planned a trip to Waters Edge in the middle of hurricane season. We were lucky and were spared the worst of hurricane Irma. The final decision was made just the day before our departure about whether to go or not. After speaking with the owners Jim and Holly again it came down to me making the final decision. We went. We were lucky.

                                                                      The villa looked just as described with the welcoming porch and the ocean just a path walk away. Inside you felt at home immediately with the cosy atmosphere that the house provides. The great room was a nice size and the two master bedrooms were spacious and both have private baths. The kitchen has everything you will need for preparing meals and the appliances were in good working order.

                                                                      The beach in front of the house is one of the nicest on the island. Spent many happy hours on the dune deck with a beach umbrella and a drink in my hand.

                                                                      We had Ada the housekeeper prepare a meal for us so that we would have it upon arrival. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. Ada also picked up a few supplies for us so that we would not have to stop for groceries on the way from the airport. I do recommend taking advantage of this service. Ada is a very special lady and she will be available along with Doyle if you need any assistance.

                                                                      We were adopted by a dog on our second day of the vacation. She followed my niece Nicole home from the beach and she stayed with us for the whole week. There are many dogs on the island that have no home. You will see them as you drive around. Most are friendly but a little shy. We were able to find out a little about our dog. Her name was Ellie and she will be going to a home in Texas in a few weeks. She will continue to run free until it is time for her to go.

                                                                      We were able to get fresh fish and lobster in Governors Harbour on two days. If you are a sea food lover you must give this a try. Reasonable prices and the freshest fish you will ever eat.

                                                                      I want to mention the importance of insect repellent and the use of it. I used it every day. My four companions did not. Thought it was not needed. They are now covered in bites. I am not.

                                                                      The house, the beach, the location and the people of Eleuthera made this a very special holiday for us. We will remember it well and one day hope to return to Waters Edge.

                                                                      The only thing that I missed was a rocking chair on the porch. I might still be there rocking if there were.

                                                                      Enjoy your stay.


                                                                      Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

                                                                      Snorkeling on beach in front of the house, Bonefishing, Shore Fishing, Caretakers have tennis courts available to guests.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Rental rates are higher for Christmas and New Years season.

                                                                      18 Reviews
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