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Beachfront House on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 5

Welcome to Villa Atlantic Sunrise, a large and tranquil beachfront property with 250 feet of private beachfront on a miles-long deserted pink sand beach. Villa Atlantic Sunrise is ideal for anyone who likes the feeling of privacy in a beautiful ocean and beach landscape. Help and assistance is close if needed, but you will not be disturbed if you don't want to be. You can watch the sunrise directly from your bed!

This property has excellent snorkeling right off the beach in front of the house. For those who enjoy walking along the beach, you can walk for miles on our beach in either direction. The beachfront restaurant/bar called The Deck is on this beach, a nice long walk to the south.

This spacious house (2600 square feet) features an expansive great room with spectacular beach and ocean views from the living area, dining area, and kitchen. The living area features a 10-foot sliding glass wall looking out at the ocean. The room is furnished with a teak dining set, a rattan couch set, and a rocking chair. There is also a sofa bed in an extra room.

Atlantic Sunrise has a large open kitchen with a countertop facing the great room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, glass-top range, coffee machine, blender, toaster, microwave, ice crusher, blender, shaker, pots and pans of different sizes, and more. The counter tops are elegantly finished with French tiles.

Villa Atlantic Sunrise has two bedrooms, both with views of the beach and ocean. The king-bed master suite, like the great room, features a 10-foot sliding glass wall looking out at the ocean. The guest bedroom has a queen bed. Both bedrooms have large full baths with double sinks and showers. The master suite also has a luxurious over-sized tub.

The oceanfront veranda is ideal for watching the sunrise, the sea, or the stars. It is roofed for shade and furnished with a teak dining set. There is an outdoor shower beside it. Walk off your veranda and across your yard and right onto a miles-long deserted pink sand beach.

The house was designed to catch the sea breezes and bring them through the rooms, keeping the house comfortable and breezy year-round. In addition to air conditioning in all bedrooms, all rooms are equipped with ceiling fans for further air circulation. The house is equipped with a washing machine. Your clothes will dry quickly and naturally on the clothes line in the ocean breeze. There is charcoal grill outside for open-air grilling, and a dining set on the ocean-view veranda for outdoor dining. The house comes with two hammocks. Villa Atlantic Sunrise is a perfect spot for hammock time with the sound of the ocean to put you to sleep.

We provide high speed internet with WIFI, telephone (for calls within Eleuthera), radio, and projector for videos and movies. Should you wish to hear your own music, or watch TV or movies with your computer, just connect your laptop with an USB port to our box system and projector (HDMI cable available). We also have speakers for music. The house does not have a conventional TV.

Villa Atlantic Sunrise is less than 15 minutes from Governor's Harbour, the main town on the island, which has excellent restaurants, including famous Tippy's, grocery stores, coffee shop, a dive shop, gift shops, and a lovely collection of historic homes. James Cistern, just 5 minutes in the other direction, has two grocery stores, a gas station, and two restaurants. Fresh seafood is often available at the town dock. The Rainbow Inn, another 5 minutes to the north, is the top-rated restaurant on the island, famous for its steaks and fresh vegetables from its organic garden. The Rainbow Inn has live entertainment several nights a week, including occasional appearances from the island’s favorite musical celebrity.

Sky Beach Club's excellent restaurant with poolside service and swim up bar is less than 10 minutes away.

One of the nicest Caribbean side beaches, Alabaster Bay, is less than 5 minutes away by car. There you have quiet and shallow water and can watch the sunset.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon

I am German working as university professor, at the moment in Mexico City; my husband is a school teacher in Germany.

Why Kim and Jason Menefee and Matthew Simon chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

Me and my husband have always liked the ocean. Early in the 90s we discovered this island that was at that time only rarely visited by tourists. We liked the long, quiet beaches and decided to buy a property there and had our own house built there.

Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 Sofa Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A projector is provided on request to watch movies etc., large wall screen available. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning; in addition, due to the breeze from the Atlantice Ocean there is normally always a nice breeze throughout the house. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans for further air circulation. Outdoor shower Outdoor grill and dining sets. 2 hammocks Large garden with palms.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Beachfront House on Deserted Pink-Sand Beach
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
San Antonio, Texas
5

Amazing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Atlantic Villa Sunrise was a great escape! We booked it for our wedding/honeymoon week and loved it. The house is a little outdated and could use some minor repairs but overall not a deal breaker. The windows and doors all have screens enabling us to keep them open during the day and keep bugs out. The back porch faces the Atlantic Ocean and was a two min walk to a beautiful beach. We were there a week and didn’t see another person on it. The sunrises were spectacular and during low tide there were opportunities for shell hunting. The only negative things during our stay was the miscommunication for checking in. We received a very detailed letter explaining the ins and outs of eh house, and that The property caretaker would meet us to show us around. We emailed her and didn’t get much response. Upon arrival I called her and she said the keys were in the house. Also, we were asked to fill a water container before leaving for the next guests, however, it was nearly empty when we arrived. Make sure you bring a hairdryer and if you need to do laundry, it’s hang dry only as there is not a dryer. Both bedrooms have a wall AC unit which were perfect for sleeping. Overall, we loved this property and would love to rent again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, Inc.
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5

Why I Hesitate to Write This Review:

  • 5 of 5

If we tell you how terrific this house/location/ease of renting has been, will you have grabbed it for the very week when we dream of returning? We wobble between wanting to keep Atlantic Sunrise Villa a well-kept secret and feeling obligated to share info with this community-at-large, on whose candid reviews we often rely!

OK. Obligation wins.

But will you respect the property? Please?

First: location. The house is scarcely a mile from GH Airport (but no, you won't hear noise of buzzing puddlejumpers). The house is tucked off the main road, down a cut through the brush. It's also a 15-minute drive to Governor's Harbour itself, and relatively equidistant to beaches, sights north/south.

I didn't quite believe other reviewers about the beach until I saw it myself--and I'm still searching for my jaw, which I dropped somewhere out the back porch. The backyard is lined with coconut trees and greenery; scarcely a 30-second walk beyond lies a magnificent beach on which, during Easter week, we NEVER saw another human. (Color correction: "pink" is a little overstated...in certain lights, "blush" maybe?)

There is only one neighbor...who was quiet, kind and welcoming (hi, Mike!).

The pounding waves lulled us to sleep every night; indeed that extraordinary sunrise was there for the watching in the mornings. (Beware dawn/dusk noseeums and skeeters, folks. Keep those screen doors SHUT!)

The house surpassed our expectations and, as others have noted, the photos don't quite do it justice. All the rooms are large, airy, understated and comfortably appointed. The room flow is easy, the bathrooms VAST. The washing machine works!! It was absolutely clean and yes, the projector works if you want to hook up your computer and watch movies on the wall. (No TV.)

Note the room count: master bedroom with a king bed (and that sunrise display!!!) ; second bedroom with a queen bed. Another person could sleep on the sofabed in the living room area, which is just outside the bedrooms and not private. Comfortable, but definitely not a third bedroom.

Renting the property--working with the agents and later, the caretaker--was easy and helpful. Agents responded quickly and were ever-generous with tips and advice, answering all questions. Recommendations packets were spot-on. While we never met the caretaker in person, she was available by phone. Ample clean towels, sheets, spices.

GO!!! (And if you respect the island, ask a local about Receivers' Beach. Four minutes away!)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A Beautiful Place to Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Wiring money was a bit nerve-wracking for us since we had not done this in the past; but it all went well (but don't expect much in way of receipt - you'll get an email that they got it). There were many questions that we had prior to the trip (and while we were there) that never got answered by the Caretaker, Linda. Some of those questions were answered in the FAQ's we found at the house - it would be helpful to have those FAQ's emailed to future renters beforehand (and they could be expanded upon/updated). The house was extremely nice and had a lot of amenities. The master bed was comfortable and the furniture was cozy and welcoming. The only downside to the house were the sliding doors in the living room and bedroom (could be worked on so that they function better) and the lack of shampoo/conditioner and hair dryer. You have to buy water and leave some behind for future guests (it would be nice to know that ahead of time as we had stopped at the store for groceries before going to the house and had to go out again). We would rent this place again as the location on the island is IDEAL and is close to Queen's Highway. Renting a 4WD jeep (or car with higher clearance) is also something we would do instead of a 2WD car. The beach is deserted and beautiful. The yard and veranda are extremely lovely; we spent a great deal of time on the veranda. You are on the windy side of the island, so be aware of that. And also be prepared for washed up trash (nets, plastic, propane tank) on the beach - it's extremely sad to see on such a beautiful beach. It's not only on this beach, but many of the others we visited.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlsbad,CA
5

Great location and privacy

  • 5 of 5

28 days in this great property. Kristin and Tara at eleutheravactonrentals.net were very helpful and communicated frequently to ensure everything was in order leading up to the stay as well as while I was there. Linda, the very friendly caretaker, made sure everything was just right.

Very private beach with few footprints. If you are looking for a quiet and tranquil setting, this is it. Very few neighbors. Great diving and swimming right out front.

The house itself was well equipped and comfortable. I only used a little AC at night in the bedroom. Ceiling fans were great in the living areas if there was no breeze.

Governors Harbor and James Cistern both local for grocery and other necessities. Eleuthera has changed in the 43 years since I first visited. More cars and visitors might be creating some new stresses on our wonderful Bahamian hosts. When you are running errands or just walking the towns, take a minute to engage the locals. I think you will be amazed at how friendly and hospitable everyone is. Just be very friendly and respectful of their beautiful island. I made many new friends in these towns.

And don't forget fresh bread and cinnamon rolls along with organic veggies at Island Farm Tuesday and Friday. Opens at 9 and the breads go fast :)

The owners have created a wonderful island getaway. Thank you to them.

Tony Ross

Carlsbad, CA

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lots of peace and quiet, house is appointed simply but well.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the drive in to the house, felt secluded but not remote. House is comfortable and has everything we needed. Beach was wonderful, only saw 4 people in three days. Can hear the waves on the beach from the house, very soothing. I would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bon Wier, TX
4

Great!

  • 4 of 5

The house and the view were absolutely beautiful! The island was very calm and peaceful and the natives are super friendly! Great snorkeling and stunning photo's! The beds were hard but overall we had an amazing stay even though most local places were closed for off season and it rained every single day! Lol! Can not wait to Go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, reef for snorkeling off-shore, diving

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • MINIMUM STAY 4 nights
    Rates for 4 guest (limit 5) addition $300 wk.

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