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Miles of secluded Beach-Stellar view & Snorkeling-wifi-Netflix-Safe-gas BBQ

Bedrooms 1
Space 676 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cozy, serene, 1 bedroom house on a 1 acre lot facing a stunning, coral beach.

The best things about Off The Reef are the view, the snorkeling, the secluded beach and the fact that we are central on the island. Great for traveling the full length of the island. North on one day and then south.



It is on a beautiful, property that gently slopes down to the ocean.

Perfect for couples looking for rest and relaxation along with lots of Sun, Sand and Beach.

Swimming-basking in the sun-fishing-barbecuing on the large patio, snorkeling-long tranquil walks-island tours-bird watching-deep sea fishing-shelling-enjoying all the beach has to offer. Take your pick.

Nothing is guaranteed but we have seen Fairy Balet, Bar jack, Queen Angel fish, Trigger Fish, Grey Snapper, Sergeant Major, Nassau Grouper, Yellow and Blue Taff, Clown Wrasse, Stingrays, Barracuda, Blue Angel fish to name a few while snorkeling in front of *OFF THE REEF*.


There are so many beautiful, secluded beaches on Eleuthera.

Try visiting just a few.

Lighthouse Beach on the southern most tip of the island and Whiteland beach on the Atlantic side about four miles south of Rock Sound are especially beautiful.

Get a copy of The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera and explore away.

Fishbone tours offers an adventure tour that is fun for everyone.

They also offer other fishing trips for the seasoned fisherman or woman.


-we have a new maid and caretaker who does a great job

-we now have Wi Fi

-lots of counter space

-all appliances

-complete kitchen

-ceramic tiled floors-*two 19' ceiling fans ( living room, kitchen)

-air conditioned in living area and bedroom

-natural wood ceilings

-netflix and two blue rays for movies, one in the living area and one in the bedroom

-queen-sized bed, dresser, full-length mirror, medicine cabinet, two sinks (one in

the washroom, one in the bedroom) as well as the kitchen sink

-ceramic-tiled shower with light

-two very comfortable recliners

-land line for local calls

-washing machine, dryer and freezer


-I-pod docking station

-safe, both the door and the safe have a lock


-patio along two sides of the house

-part of the front patio is covered

-gas barbecue

-round picnic table with palmetto leaf umbrella and chairs


-beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels

-outside shower to clean the beach sand off before entering the house

-shaded shelter near the beach for lounging

-stairs going down to the ocean


Our caretaker is only a phone call away to help with any problems or concerns that you may have.


This vacation rental is near both Palmetto Point, Governor's Harbour, and several other small towns.

These towns offer shopping, fishing tours, rentals, groceries, stores, souvenirs, local art, even a small theater, restaurants and much more for your vacationing pleasure.

You will enjoy the Governor's Harbour Bakery.

Just follow the signs.

The Island Farm is a good source of produce.

Nice and fresh and twice a week they have fresh baked bread.

There are several very nice restaurants including Mate and Jennies, famous for their conch pizza. French Leave and Tippies are both good.


-Governor's Harbour has the most unique library. Well worth your visit. They offer the use of HI-Speed Internet.

-Tarpum Bay and Governor's Harbour have fish for sale that has just been fished from the sea. Buy right from the boats, at the harbour.

-Don't forget to see the Glass Bridge and preacher's cave.

-Take a boat ride and visit Spanish Wells and Harbour island.

-The Friday evening Fish Fry in Governor’s Harbour means fun for everyone.

-The Ocean Hole in Rock Sound

-Edwin's Turtle Lake Marine Reserve

-Eleuthera Tours or try Bahama's out island Adventures

If you are a couple who want REST AND RELAXATION with lots of AMAZING BEACHES for your holiday, *OFF THE REEF* is for you.

More Details


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 676 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Includes a shower, sink and toilet. There is a sink with a medicine cabinet and counter in the bedroom. Soap dispenser and wall mounted mirror, one side is magnified.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) -includes all bedding Sink with counter and medicine cabinet Full length mirror 2 Dressers Wall Mounted hair dryer Small TV and DVD player Closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Off the Reef is perfect for couples wanting lots of rest and relaxation. You will be surrounded by natural beauty. It is a unique place unspoiled by our modern world. The locals are very friendly and will go out of their way to please including our caretaker. There is a safe that is in the guest closet, both the closet door and the safe lock. We have beach towels, umbrellas, chairs, some snorkeling gear and a cooler.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 29 reviews
Hudson, Colorado

25th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Off the Reef for your 25th anniversary the week of June 15-22 2013. I want to thank the owners for answering my endless questions and the phone call in the middle of the week asking how things were was really appreciated. The beach house for us was perfect, we could not have found a better place. The house is ideal for 2 people wanting to "get off the grid" and just decompress and enjoy the beautiful island of Eleuthera. We explored many beaches but hands down the best snorkeling is straight out from the house about 30 feet from shore and you will see all kinds of tropical fish and reef life. we spent every evening in the chaise lounge chairs watching the ocean and the cruise ships go by and not once did we see a soul. if you want your own beach that feels like yours this is the place. if you and your partner are looking for a secluded spot in the Caribbean this is the place.

PS. Careful with the rum bubbas at the Friday night fish fry in governors harbor. they are POTENT!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC, USA

great property and accomodations

  • 4 of 5

Only have a couple issues with this great house to rent. The directions to get to the house can be troubling for someone who has not been to the island. The electricity cut out several times which can be annoying. The TV with the connection it had was on and off. We old folks had no idea how to resolve the problem. Folks who have modern TV setups would probably be Okay.

The caretaker is simply wonderful for help. The items that you would never think of bringing are already there. BIG help. The binoculars are pretty poor. They do provide a compass, which is very helpful. We enjoyed this rental very much. The wind from a storm made swimming or snorkeling impossible just off the property, but the Lee side of the island made up for it. Rainbow and gaudling beach gave us the opportunity to swim with literally millions of schooling fish. Don't worry about the barracuda. They stay away. Honestly this is a great spot to stay and enjoy the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the cottage was a pleasure. It was comfortable and relaxing, and had everything guests could need during their stay. I hope to rent it again next October.

Thanks for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our 15th anniversary and really enjoyed ourselves. The house was very clean and was stocked with everything you could possibly need. The kitchen had many items (crock pot, toaster, blender, etc.) and there was a closet stocked with items for outdoor activities (towels, snorkels, floats, etc). The location was great and was very private. I already miss sitting and reading in the cabana while taking in the spectacular view! Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven Carolyn!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome.
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Pepper Pike

Great location. Clean and peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

"Off the Reef" is a gem. Great location to travel the Island. Close to many of the best beaches on the island and to Governor Harbour. You have your own private beach and the water is just fantastic. If you want to get away from it all this is the place.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation escape

  • 5 of 5

This was hands down the best vacation we have taken. We've both travelled the world and this is the closest to paradise we've gotten. Meghan is a wonderful person who is there at the drop of a hat, should there be an issue. Allen checked in and made sure everything was to our liking, and they were more than accommodating with special requests. The cottage is adorable, and provides more than enough amenities - even though you'll hardly notice, since you'll be on the beach or exploring the island. Allen and Caroline offer substantially more than most renters - beach + bath towels, extra linens, soap, toilet paper, wifi, dvds, two tvs, snorkeling gear, life jackets, bikes, extra sunscreen and (MOST IMPORTANT) sunburn ointment. The art on the wall is cute and beachy, the appliances are in perfect working condition, and there were more than enough cooking utensils - including a grill - to prepare your meals without a single misstep.

Also, this beach is private. If we had never left the beach, we realized we would've ran into only 4 people during our entire week. The view is dramatic, the snorkeling wonderful, and the only issue we have with the place is that we didn't get it for longer.

With regard to the One star review below (The ONLY review lower than 4 stars, I might add), the Off The Reef posting is more than accurate in every way. If anything, it was better in person by a landslide. If you are worried about a lack of ceramic/glass mixing bowls or turndown service, you may want to make your way to Harbor Island. And if you're especially concerned with the kitchen, and require a more pretentious layout, I hear Mariah Carey's place up the beach is for rent.

We personally loved this home and will be returning as soon as humanly possible. What an absolute gem.


  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Off The Reef and for enjoying your stay. Always happy to hear about enjoyable stays.
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Allan & Carolyn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Allan & Carolyn

We bought *OFF THE REEF* for many reasons. But the main reason is that we love Eleuthera. It is a comfortable, quiet way of life. No worries. We visit about twice a year. It amazes us every time we go. You feel like your coming back home each and every time.

Allan & Carolyn purchased this house in 2008

Why Allan & Carolyn chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

WE LOVE IT! It's like living a dream, an unimaginable, unbelievable dream. A dream you will hopefully never wake up from.

What makes this house unique

The best thing about *OFF THE REEF* has to be the view. SPECTACULAR! Miles of beach for enjoyable, long walks. The snorkeling is something else. Lots of beautiful marine life very close to shore. Do not forget the sunbathing, shelling, fishing and swimming too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful time, this house was great & perfect size for 2 people. This location is the best since you’re in the middle of the island. We drove to each end of the island and it confirmed, this is the best location. Miles of pristine, secluded beaches where you could be the only person for 3 miles of beach. Water as clear and warm as bathwater. Cute & clean one bedroom home with a REALLY well stocked kitchen with all appliances and dishwasher, bathroom & beach towels, beach gear, DVDs & Netflix and full laundry. Outside lot was private, outdoor chairs & chase lounges, BBQ, outdoor table & chairs, thatched covered lounge chairs above beach to stairs right to the beach. Very cost effective compared to all others around us because it was smaller than most others. The electricity in that area does go off quite a few times. It didn't have a generator as some homes around us did, but the power always came back on pretty quickly. The homeowners called on our 1st day there just to check on us to make sure everything was okay which we thought was a class act. Really nice people owners! And, they give very good detailed directions & information regarding the home, area, stores, etc.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunrise Villa
Car: recommended

The Friday evening fish fry in Governor's Harbour is great fun. Spanish Wells and Harbour Island make a good day trip. There are many beaches each one unique to visit and enjoy. The library in Governor's Harbour has a different decor. There is the Glass Bridge, The Blue Hole, and the Preachers cave to visit.

Kayaks can be rented.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $50

Extra fee if a pet is approved by us. Any rates quoted from VRBO or Homeaway are their estimates. Please email for the correct price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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