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10-Acre Beachfront Estate w/ Boat Dock and Heated Pool, Kayaks, Paddle Board

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Welcome to Bonefish Bay, a private beachfront estate on ten acres with a heated oceanfront pool and a deep-water boat dock and boat ramp. Bonefish Bay is secluded, but located less than two miles from the village of Governors Harbour, with its stores, restaurants, banks, and services. Bonefish Bay has over 4000 square feet of living space, including a private guest cottage. An abundance of glass provides extensive and unobstructed beach, ocean, and sunset views from every major room. A short set of stone steps takes you down to your small and private beach, perfect for wading and swimming. The estate’s waters are teeming with marine life and offer excellent snorkeling, swimming, and fishing.

The elegant Spanish Colonial main house features a large living room with a wall of glass looking out over the ocean. The modern kitchen, with a beautiful ocean view, features granite throughout and is fully equipped with a gas range and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and separate laundry room with washer and dryer. The spacious kitchen has bar-chair seating for four, looking out at the ocean. There is also a large separate dining room.

The stunning master bedroom suite, furnished with a king bed, has a a private patio and a direct ocean view through a wall of glass. It is connected to a master bath where you can enjoy ocean views while you luxuriate in the jacuzzi tub or glass-enclosed shower. One guest bedroom has direct ocean views; the other has a garden view and an indirect ocean view. The three main bedrooms have full en suite bathrooms and king or queen beds. The fourth bedroom, a converted den, has a double bed and a half bath which also serves the living areas. The living room and dining room are also equipped with a sofa beds.

If you like to take in the sea breeze or bask in the sun, you’ll love the grand patio, just off the living room, with its beautiful ocean and sunset views. The patio is elegantly furnished with a wrought-iron dining set for outdoor dining, as well as a lounge area with an outdoor sofa and chairs. It is equipped with a gas grill for outdoor cooking. The kitchen and two bedrooms have smaller private patios.

The Guest Cottage, which houses the fifth bedroom, offers direct ocean views and is separated from the main house for extra privacy. It has a queen bed and a full bath. It also has an oceanfront patio, a particularly delightful spot. It's available for an extra charge of $700 per week. If you choose not to use the Guest Cottage, it will remain empty during your stay. It will not be rented to another guest.

The private boat dock is located beside the guest cottage. Step onto your boat and enjoy spectacular fishing, diving, and cruising on some the hemisphere’s most beautiful waters. If you don’t choose to bring your own boat, we can arrange a boat rental for you. The estate also features a full-size boat ramp and a waterfront gazebo. In addition to its private beach, Bonefish Bay has 1000’ of frontage along a private peninsula with excellent snorkeling, fishing, and exploring by land or sea.

Bonefish Bay is fully equipped with central air, high speed internet, WIFI and Ipod dock. There is a flatscreen cable TV in the living room with Apple TV and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and Apple TV in the master bedroom. For outdoor use, there is a gas grill, beach chairs, paddle board, and three sea kayaks for exploring and viewing the sea life. The house is supplied with a crib, children’s books and DVD movies, games, beach toys, and inflatable floats. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels are provided. Just bring your toothbrush and a change of clothes!

The town of Governors Harbour, a mile away, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house, the property, the location, the planning before arrival, the

attention once we arrived and while there, and as we were leaving, is a 10+.

The home owner (Michele) and the management ( Matthew) are first rate.

Michele and Matthew are the epitome of customer service. We had a few

challenges while there ( my husband became very ill with stomach flu.

Nothing he caught while there!) and not only did Michele drive us to the

doctor, she also had his prescription brought to our house from a town an

hour or more away. Couldn't have made it without her.

This estate is beautiful, even better in person. The landscaping is STUNNING and the cove this house sits above, well WOW! There were 8 of us and if we weren't in the water ( clear ocean or great pool), on the ample deck, cooking, or off premise enjoying governors harbor or surrounding towns in some way, we were gathering and laughing in the large kitchen. We all felt very at home here and will definitely be back..........very soon!

Thank you, thank you, to you both!
Oct 2013
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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 King bed, 3 Queen beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Full bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
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
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Deck/patio, Gazebo, Boat dock, Boat ramp, Two sea kayaks Bonefish Bay is fully equipped with central air, high speed internet, WIFI, Ipod dock, and cable TV’s in the living room and three bedrooms. There is a back-up generator in case of a power outage. For outdoor use, there is a gas grill, beach chairs, and two sea kayaks for exploring and viewing the sealife. The house is supplied with a crib, children’s DVD movies, games, books, beach toys, and inflatable floats. Beach chairs and beach towels are provided. Just bring your toothbrush and a change of clothes!


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10-Acre Beachfront Estate w/ Boat Dock and Heated Pool, Kayaks, Paddle Board
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 26 reviews

Bonefish Bay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very 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:

We had an amazing time at Bonefish Bay! This was our 2nd time in Eleuthera! We loved our first visit and worried our 2nd wouldn’t live up to the first! It was amazing!!!!! We loved our house -(this was our first time at Bonefish Bay house). We would definitely stay at this home again!!! Michelle Johnson was very accomadating and helpful!! The grounds were gorgeous! The water and view were beautiful! We loved kayaking and paddle boarding everyday!!! Our son loved feeding the fish from the boat launch every morning! Our daughter found 15 starfish one evening at sunset! We spent a lot of time in the pool! Overall the house was beautiful and functional!!! Matt and his staff were excellent to work with through Eleuthera Vacations! They really do a great job with all aspects of vacation planning and follow up! Two trips, two excellent experiences!!! Thank you Michelle Johnson & Eleuthera Vacations! We hope to see you again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, Inc.
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  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very 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:

loved all at the house early morning in the ocean, calm and clear.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

Better than we even expected! Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a weeks stay at Bonefish Bay House and we couldn't have been more pleased. The house is beautiful and spacious. The property is some of the most beautiful property on the entire island. There were 12 of us - all adult couples and we never felt cramped or uncomfortable. There are plenty of on-suite bathrooms and the small cottage worked well for us too. We rented a boat and because the home included the dock, we could just jump right on and go anytime we wanted. The protected cove is gorgeous and shallow. It's perfect for snorkeling or just laying on a raft. The pool was perfect to sit by in the evening and watch the stars. We visited every place on the island - from top to bottom but we always looked forward to coming back to our "home". It was just the ideal spot.

The home's kitchen has everything you need. We hired a chef to cook our dinners and this actually saved us money - and we didn't have to go anywhere or clean up from dinner! The owner, Michele, couldn't have been kinder. Her hospitality and communication was second to none!

We rented through Eleuthera Vacation Rentals. They were fabulous! Matt and his assistants are "on the ball". They knew exactly what we were looking for in a home. Communication with them was super fast and easy. They even helped us with planning our vacation (as this was our first time visiting Eleuthera). They provided us with invaluable information that we used for booking our flights, renting our cars, renting our boat, hiring our chef and choosing our restaurants and places to visit.

The island of Eleuthera is extremely quiet and absolutely stunning. Many times, you really do feel like you are the only ones on the island. If you like lots of action and touristy things - this is not the place for you. But if you want to relax and see some of the most beautiful, practically untouched beaches in the world - you will absolutely love it.

We plan to return to Bonefish Bay House again with our children. It is truly a magical island.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Matthews, NC

Paradise on a whole new level.

  • 5 of 5

This place is one of a kind. Michelle is an owner who knows how to treat her customers. The house was everything we imagined and more. The pictures do not do the property justice. This house is great for a big family or group of couples. Some things to note, the bugs are bad at night. They are vicious and teeny tiny. Take bug spray with 90+ % deek. It makes a difference. Carry your own spices and snacks if you plan to cook. These are hard to find on the island. If you can ship your food in coolers, I would highly recommend it. Food on the island is good, but sometimes you just want to cook your own food. If we every return to Eleuthera, we will stay with Michelle. Words do not do justice to the care and personal attention that was given to us. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this property anytime to anyone without reservation. Thanks again Michelle for a wonderful anniversary trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mystic, CT

Splendid family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great family vacation spot. Great kitchen with everything one could need. Michelle is an excellent host. Three generations including two toddlers had a fine time. We enjoyed exploring different beaches each day. Lots of sand castles.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this lovely home for the week of Thanksgiving. It was a perfect fit for our family of 10 (6 adults and 4 children). Michele and her family were wonderful and attentive to our needs, the house was well equipped and had a great mid-island location. The photos and descriptions on line were very accurate. We enjoyed the cove as the water was shallow and calm, we were able to give the younger children more freedom. The pool and kayaks were a bonus and well used by us while there.

We also hired a chef for the week, Kaynell. She was excellent and worked with our family, not only around our request to have seafood at each dinner, but also to ensure we had something the kids would eat and did a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner (starring grilled lobster). She did almost all of our grocery shopping that week so we enjoyed not having to shop, cook or clean up afterwards!

We enjoyed the island as most of our interactions were with local people vs tourists; everyone was very helpful; and every beach we went to we had to ourselves. We also sailed one day with Bob Knaus - he was wonderful, informative and very patient with the kids wanting to "help" I also recommend a stop at Ocean Hole. This was one of our most relaxing vacations!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates are for up to 8 guests and do not include guest cottage.
    Additional $350/week for each guest in excess of 8. Babies under 2 free.
    Security deposit: $750

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