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STONE BEACH COTTAGE TikiHut Kayaks Paddleboards WiFi Terrace Beachfront Gardens

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas
  • House1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 2-4.


The Hummingbird, on the Caribbean Sea, offers quiet and privacy on a long stretch of sand beach. Beyond the spacious seaside terrace is the clear, tourquoise blue water of the Caribbean Sea's Balara Bay. The Hummingbird is ON THE BEACH. Take our private driveway from the Queen's Highway to a breathtaking setting. The home is surrounded with gardens filled with bouganvilla, hibiscus, and numerous other tropical flowers and plants. The HUMMINGBIRD's charm and character include a Savannah stone exterior, terraces, an acre of private grounds and tropical gardens, and a wonderful white sand beach with a large Tiki Dome for outdoor shade and comfort. Our beach is shallow and safe for children. Tropical foliage surrounds the home and property inviting peace and serenity and quiet.

All rooms have seaviews. The spacious private master bedroom is situated in a small wing of its own. The bedroom has AC/ceiling fan, and TV and en suite bathroom.. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and a king conversion kit. It also has an en suite bath with The frontroom features couch, loveseat, two upholstered chairs. A sunroom with wide window expanse, adjoins the frontroom providing additional comfortable seating of a couch and upholstered chair.. The well-equipped kitchen includes a breakfast bar as well as a breakfast room with 8 feet of window-view to the Sea. Sliding glass doors, and cathedral ceilings give the home an open, tropical atmosphere. The interior is comfortable and inviting with rattan, upholstered furniture, and original works of local artists.

Hummingbird's Balara Bay Beachfront:has blocks of white sand beach that border the Caribbean Sea. You can walk all the way to the old docks at the far end of Balara Bay. The kayaks, both singles and a double, are available for water excursions on Balara Bay and across to Levy Island. Balara Bay offers our guests bonefishing as well as shelling. Our gardens surround the home and attract mockingbirds and hummingbirds. Hummingbird's Balara Bay beachfront is premier Caribbean property. We have a small, 1250 square foot home, on beautiful waterfront that warrants a 'manor' house. The home is private, unpretentious, comfortable, and inviting on an extraordinary piece of Caribbean beachfront. Come visit us. Our guests return.

Hummingbird's Floor Plan/Special Features: The master bedroom wing is as close to the Caribbean as you can get! A pleasure to watch / listen to the varying moods, colors, sounds of the sea. The guest bedroom is across the house. This arrangement of rooms with the 'living area' in between, offers welcome privacy, even when two couples share the home, or when a family brings children. The sunroom, frontroom, kitchen and breakfast room separate the two bedroom areas. In addition to the Caribbean seabreezes, the house has a wonderful air-flow pattern with its many windows and doors. Ceiling fans are thruout the home. The home and location offer a wide diversity of activities. For the sports enthusiast, swim, jog, fish, scuba, snorkle. For the relaxer, sunbathe or locate a good book. For the children, a big sand beach and shallow, beautifully clear water for play. Something for everyone.


Marian Macy

Member Since 2001
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Marian Macy

Gil and Marian Macy purchased this property in 2000. As a retired couple, we spend one half of each year on Eleuthera. The Stone Beach House was our first home. In 2010 we have built a new home The Mockingbird on our adjacent property. For the first time in 10 years, the Stone Beach Cottage is available for year round rental. It is a home of charm and character, is well maintained and well equipped.

Marian Macy purchased this House in 2000

Why Marian Macy chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

Location. Location. Location. Balara Bay offers hundreds of feet of white sand Caribbean beach. Gently prevailing winds and crystal clear water. The beach is sheltered by Levy Island providing excellent swimming, kayaking, boating, and paddle boarding. We love the proximity to Governor's Harbour the island's largest settlement with restaurants, music, entertainment, grocery stores, banks, gift shops, and churches. A center island location provides convenient travel to North or South Eleuthera. We wanted a Caribbean beach away from pounding seas and winds on Atlantic side. We wanted ON THE BEACH. Balara Bay's white sand beach just off our terrace and the Caribbean Sea is 80 feet away.

What makes this House unique

Great location for kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming. Snorkle on Balara Bay. Additional snorkeling spots within minutes. The home has a large seaside terrace. The beach has a large Tiki Dome which provides shade and comfort. Very private. 1000 feet down a private drive off the Queen's Highway. Surrounded by tropical foliage. There are limited sand beaches on our leeward side of island. Our property is level and easy to walk, to stroll the gardens, to walk down Balara Bay. Excellent sea breeze on Balara Bay and the calm seas provided by Levy Island. We especially enjoy the vaulted Abaco pine ceilings of the frontroom and guest bedroom, the very private and extra-large master bedroom, and the small sunroom for additional comfortable seating. Extensive windows and sliding glass doors allow water views in all rooms.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Extra large master bedroom. TV, table, chairs.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, King conversion kit provided.
      • Both bedrooms AC as well as ceiling fans. Extra large master bedroom secluded and private in its own small wing in the home. Amply furnished with upholstered chairs, coffee table, tv, and a small table/chairs. The master bedroom has 8 ft. sliding glass doors for maximum seaview and seabreeze in addition to a 6 foot seaside window. The guest bedroom has two twin beds. A king size conversion kit is available. This bedroom has extensive storage. For additional sleeping, the Hummingbird has two comfortable sofas, one in the frontroom and one in the sunroom. A futon and baby crib can be provided.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, En suite bathroom. Nice size. Ample storage.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, En suite. Huge shower.
      • Both bathrooms are pleasantly sized for comfort, convenience, and storage. Each bathroom has a window for seabreeze and for natural lighting.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beachfront


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable upholstered couch, loveseat, two chairs.. The sunroom has additional seating of one upholstered couch and chair. Seating for 11 or more.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air Conditioning in each bedroom. Ceiling fans in each room in the home. Extra fans provided.
                    • Internet
                      High speed internet. Wi-Fi. Bring your own computer.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed linens, pillows and blankets provided.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Parking on property on circular driveway and additional parking in large yard.
                    • Telephone
                      Landline phone limited to local calls anywhere on island. Long distance calls can be made with a card obtained at Batelco office on Queen's Highway.
                    • Towels Provided
                      All bath and beach towels provided Kitchen towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing machine in the laundry shed on the west side of the home.
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Extensive cooking equipment. Our guests comment on the variety of pots and pans and small appliances.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plentiful dishes and utinsils of all kinds. Will serve 8-10.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen features a breakfast bar. Microwave, small appliances including toaster, blender, beater, electric skillet, gf grill, crock pot, coffee maker, mixer, toaster oven.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some provided
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              In addition to the breakfast bar, a small dining area is next to kitchen. 8 foot sliding glass doors provides beautiful view and good lighting to kitchen and dining area.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  The historic Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour has a free paperback book exchange. Well worth a visit.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Croquet set and bocce ball sets. Board games.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  One TV in frontroom and one in master bedroom
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys for young people


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Huge seaside terrace with comfortable outdoor furniture including picnic table and loungers. Front entrance terrace overlooking gardens.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Two ocean going single kayaks. Two ocean going double kayaks. Two additional single kayaks. Two paddleboards.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Large Tiki Dome for outdoor comfort, convenience and shade. .
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Spacious gardens filled with tropical flowers and trees including Coconut Palms and Palmetto Palms.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal grill provided.
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Kayaks. Paddleboards. Boogie boards. Life preservers. Some fins. Bring your own snorkeling equipment for a best fit and good snorkeling.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                            • duty free shops
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • pond
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • 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
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Bedrooms A/C; Ceiling fans thruout; TV in master bedroom TV in frontroom. Outside after-swim shower, picnic table, benches, sandchairs, loungers, hammock; ; Private drive. Surrounded by tropical foliage; 80 feet from Caribbean Sea; White sand beach. Safe and shallow for children and older people. Huge seaside terrace. Front terrace facing gardens. Balara Bay extends for blocks down to the old docks. 2 OCEAN GOING SINGLE KAYAKS. TWO OCEAN GOING DOUBLE KAYAKS. 2 ADDITIONAL SINGLE KAYAKS. TWO PADDLEBOARDS. BOOGIE BOARDS. LARGE TIKI DOME. ACTIVITIES WITHOUT EVER LEAVING OUR BEACH RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOME.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              24 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Exactly as advertised

                                                              Lew S.

                                                              Beautiful cottage with everything we needed except food. Private beach with good snorkeling around the bend. Fantastic views, including the stars at night. Owner very accommodating. Great location for visiting nearby beaches. You can’t go wrong with the Hummingbird!

                                                              A Wonderful Stay

                                                              Ken C.Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada

                                                              Wonderful location on the Caribbean side of Eleuthera, a short drive from Governor's Harbour. Good water access for the kayaks and paddleboards. The access road is well groomed, the gardens and landscaping very attractive. The Hummingbird cottage was charming, roomy enough for 4, and nicely oufitted with everything we needed. Appliances all worked well. The owner lives next door, and was very helpful when we had a question or request. I hope that I have the opportunity to stay here again, and have no hesitation in recommending this property.

                                                              Loved this place

                                                              Shari S.

                                                              We stayed at the Hummingbird from 2/7/18 - 2/17/18. We LOVED the house. It is equipped with everything you could dream of. We loved going to sleep at night listening to the gentle waves. We never saw another person on the beach and loved shelling right out our door. The SUP and kayaks were so nice to use in the calm carribean bay. Close to Governors Harbor for shopping & dining. We would not hesitate to rent this place again.

                                                              Wonderful special place

                                                              wendy w.Amherst, MA

                                                              Wonderful place everything you need and convenient and beautiful. Host very kind and helpful


                                                              Rick & PattiAgawam, Mass

                                                              We loved this home. The owners set it up so that both bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house for privacy. Each had there own bathroom, one of which also served the living area. Everything one might need to is available and clearly labeled. The grounds are very nice in the front, the back has a beautiful cement patio and wall, with plenty of lounging space. We got plenty of use out of the kayaks and paddle boards. Rick caught bonefish, 50 yards away from the back door. We used the Wifi, the TV, Patti refused to go near the washing machine, but there is one available, everything worked perfectly. We highly reccomend Hummingbird.

                                                              This property is located just a couple of minutes north of Govornors Harbor. Because a lot of restaurants were closed during off season we ended up finding Leo Rose in James Cistern, where Lawrence puts out some great local fare, as well as burgers that Patti loved. We also found the Front Porch in Hatchett Bay. We both think that this has the best food on the island. Francis and Gina are two of the nicest people we have met in a world of incredibly nice people.

                                                              Everything you could need!

                                                              Denise L.

                                                              The Hummingbird is a perfect cottage at a fantastic part of Eleuthera! Everything you need is here - as well as a very helpful guide about getting here and what you need that the owner provides.

                                                              The cottage itself is clean and well kept, with everything you need for cooking, relaxing, the views, and adventuring!

                                                              The kayaks and stand up paddle boards are a HUGE plus! There is a lot of reef about 1/4 mile north, right along the shore. There, we found the best snorkeling! Thousands of fish, and even some rays!

                                                              We definitely plan on returning!


                                                              Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

                                                              The Hummingbird's center island location, a few minutes north of our largest settlement,Governor's Harbour,, provides convenient sightseeing/travel to northern and southern tips of our 110 mile long, two-mile wide island. Governor's Harbour Airport is ten minutes north. Taxi service at all airports. Car rental available. Eleuthera has easy access with direct flights daily from Fort Lauderdale and Miami (50 minutes) and Nassau (20 minutes). Picturesque Governor's Harbour has good restaurants, grocery stores, bakery, library, beverage stores, service stations, banks, gift shops, post office, and a movie theatre. From Hummingbird beach: Snorkeling, Swimming, Shelling, Fishing, Kayaking. Kayak across and picnic on Levy Island. ! Beaching, Reading, Relaxing, Beachcoming, Sightseeing, Exploring Eleuthera's beaches and villages.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Taxes and fees are additional

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Additional Guest Fee

                                                              The base rate is for the first two guests. Each additional guest $20 per night. A $50 cleaning fee is required for less than a 7 night reservation. Christmas and New Year weeks have a $300 surcharge. NO REFUNDS INLESS YOUR TIME IS REBOOKED. $100 rebooking fee. Consult owner for availability. Stateside phone 330 920 4244. Island phone 242 332 2136. The Mockingbird #295571. The Hummingbird Stone Beach Cottage #103788. Owner approval required prior to adding more guests after initial booking agreement. Request rental agreement for further details. Prices are subject to change without notice. The owner is not responsible for shortages of recreational equipment or anything out of owner control such as temporary defects, shortages or stoppages in the supply of public utilities such as electricity, water, telephone or television services. Recreational equipment shared between two homes.

                                                              24 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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