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Waterfront Cottage. Perfect Sunset and Swimming (Governor's Harbour)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Two bedroom w/loft. Romantic & Private Modern Kitchen and Laund

Ideal for one couple with queen bed & full bath. There is also a small room with twin beds and sleeping loft with a queen mattress accessible by ladder. Located on the Caribbean side with great swimming and snorkeling directly in front. One mile from center of town and two miles to perfect pink sand beaches. Big deck, boardwalk to dock with ladder for easy water access. Full kitchen with dishwasher, electric cook top oven, big fridge and freezer, washer & dryer. Telephone and internet. CD player, iPod dock. Indoor and outdoor showers. No TV or air conditioning, only the sea breeze and ceiling fans.

Wayne Masterman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Wayne Masterman

Wayne & Susan Masterman own and operate fine dining restaurants in Lexington, Kentucky.

Wayne Masterman purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Wayne Masterman chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

Susan and I have owned this vacation cottage since were married in Nassau more than thirty years ago. Wayne bought the property and camped on it for ten years before that. Our children had the opportunity to grow up visiting there still enjoy the experiences and friendships.

What makes this cottage unique

A perfect sunset and ideal swimming directly in front of the cottage made this our special place.

The village of Governor's Harbour is picturesque, very friendly and offers a full range of supplies and services. Library, doctor, dentist, post office, movie theatre, police station, food markets, liquor stores, guest houses, restaurants and a motel on the top of the hill. A new National Trust nature preserve is nearby, as are businesses for kayak rentals, beachfront bars and restaurants and horseback riding stables.


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower
  • Two full
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom is actually a "sleeping loft".
  • Master, guest, sleeping loft
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Waterfront Cottage. Perfect Sunset and Swimming (Governor's Harbour)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here over winter break and were reluctant to leave. The cottage is wonderful, with the stars seeming to float through the windows on a clear night and with privacy and solitude though also close to town and stores. The kitchen is great, with everything you need to cook. We loved sitting on the deck and on the dock in the lounge chairs, watching the fish and sunlight as much as we loved the nearby beaches and our exploration of the island. Thank you so much for having us and for sharing this delightful cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that our recent guests loved their visit to Eleuthera.
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Couldn't be better!

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay was perfect in every way. Chez Cay, which features separate sleeping quarters from the living/dining area, is well-situated both for privacy and seclusion but also an easy trip (by car) to nearby Governor’s Harbor. We are 2 writers who seek quiet getaways with occasional diversions; this property was ideal. It’s unusually well-equipped (we were thankful for the kitchen supplied with good knives, a French press coffeepot, and some cookware not coated with Teflon!) comfortable, and in a stunningly beautiful location. We appreciated the roomy outdoor shower, spacious dock area for relaxing, swimming and sunset watching; and the peacefulness and safe feeling of the whole property and community. Arthur's taxi met us at the airport, and we then rented a car from Edgar who gave us great tips, including about driving "next to the bush," on the left. Erika welcomed us warmly, had added beautiful touches to the house, and eased the transition on departure. From our first contact with Wayne, the owner, he was prompt and full of useful information. He is helpful and attentive in every way. We especially loved buying fish and lobsters and conch from the fishermen at the dock, fresh produce from Island Farm, walking at Leon Levy Reserve, and a fun night out at Rainbow Inn – half an hour drive, but worth it for pizza night and live music. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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September Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this rental. Wayne was very helpful and informative getting our trip organized with suggestions on transportation to the island as well as rentals. Edgar and Erica were so nice and great with any questions we had once we were at the house and making sure our stay was going alright. Being right near Governors Harbour was extremely convenient while still being secluded and right on the water. As noted in previous reviews it is not on a beach but, we very much enjoyed being able to snorkel right in front of the house and see rays and several different fish. I would remind future renters that this does not have A/C, as correctly described, and it can be a little warm during the day in September but would be perfectly fine the rest of the year.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Love and Happiness

  • 5 of 5

Look no further, you have found your getaway! This cottage is a true ocean front gem and I will definitely go back! You will love the amazing snorkeling (bring your gear), a great outdoor shower and breath taking views of the Caribbean. The three living areas gives you plenty of privacy. It has a well stocked kitchen and is close to a great restaurant. You will want to rent a car because this Island has more great food and must see places. Play Al Green's song Love and Happiness when you get there:-)

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Perfect Location for our Family/Friends

  • 5 of 5

This was such a lovely house! We met for a 50th Birthday get together and it was perfect! It was very private and yet so very close to stores and restaurants. Snorkeling right off the pier was extraordinary. I would definitely stay here again and I recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, KY

Truly Magical

  • 5 of 5

This was our fist trip to Eleuthera and it could not have been any better! The cottage was beautiful and just perfect! Snorkeling off the deck gave us views of things we'd only seen on TV and honestly didn't think were possible to see or experience. Fish of ever color and starfish galore, we even saw some friendly baby jellyfish and stingrays. We got fresh lobster and grouper right off the fishing boat at the boat ramp in Governors Habour and there was lots of good seasonings and a perfect pan to cook both in the cottage. The outdoor shower was a wonderful experience as well, there's just something about showering naked, outside, while looking at the Caribbean Sea! The cottage is very secluded and my husband and I took great pleasure with that, hardly wearing clothes our whole time (except when we went to town of course)! The people on the whole island are so friendly and so kind, it was a magical experience. If you're lucky enough to go, please drive about an hour north and visit the Glass Window Bridge, it was SPECTACULAR! The Sunset Inn, which is walkable, was fantastic too! I could go on forever talking about what a truly magical experience we had! Life changing really! And we CAN NOT wait to go back! Thank you Wayne & Susan, for sharing your piece of unspoiled paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Governor's Harbour GHB
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sunset Inn
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Cotton Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunset Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
French Leave
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payable before trip; 50% to confirm reservation and total amount two weeks ahead of stay

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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