Discover a selection of 317 vacation rentals in Governor's Harbour, BS that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $154 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Governor's Harbour. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Finding seclusion in Governor's Harbour

Governor's Harbour is the gateway to chilled Eleuthera. Spilling down to a shoreline where bobbing yachts front whitewashed mansions, the town is a patchwork of proud Victorian architecture and stone-faced Anglophone churches. If you're looking to channel the more local, earthy side of Bahamian life, then Governor's Harbour vacation rentals could be the thing for you. Surrounded by spicy fish fries and cocktail shacks, breezy fishing jetties and pink-sanded beaches where there's not another soul in sight, you really could feel like you've found a hidden jewel between the cays.

Things to do

From pink sands to historic libraries in Governor's Harbour

Go sightseeing up Buccaneer Hill and you'll find the clutch of handsome Victorian relics that makes Governor's Harbour such an historic place to stay. They look out to the boat-bobbing jetties below, or cast their gaze across to the western shores where there's French Leave Beach _ think rare pink-hued sands and real romance. The old, rose-colored Haynes Library is a great stop for getting that fix of local Caribbean heritage, while the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve has botanical walks and nature trails through the island's tropical groves _ perfect for the whole family.

Activities

Feeling the local pulse in Governor's Harbour

Simply strolling through the clutch of historic Victorian relics that dot the streets of sleepy Governor's Harbour is a great way to start a trip here. After that, you can mosey down to the ramshackle fish grills on the shore, or crack out the rod and go in search of your own catch with help from the locals. Boat charters are ubiquitous, offering an odyssey along the deserted coves and coastal stretches of gorgeous Eleuthera, while art lessons and cooking classes mean something more hands-on in the town itself.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Governor's Harbour

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Secluded natural wonders on Governor's Harbour

Governor's Harbour sits right in the middle of fabled Eleuthera Island, which stretches like a leg through the northern reaches of the Bahamian archipelago. The nearby French Leave Beach is famous for its rare, coral-hued pink sands, and has rows of dunes topped with seagrasses to encircle its secluded shore. A taste of the Caribbean backcountry can be had at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. Hop from your Governor's Harbour vacation rental and go there to see mangrove swamps, waterfalls and mahogany forests from the trails.

How to get there

How to get to and around Governor's Harbour

Fly into Governor's Harbour (GHB), the closest airport, located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into North Eleuthera (ELH-North Eleuthera Intl.), which is 33.6 mi (54.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour?

From high-end condos to inexpensive cabins, Vrbo has properties to fit all budgets and tastes. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Governor's Harbour:

  • "Monticello - Beautiful And Secluded Desert Rose Beachfront Cottage": If you're on the hunt for a comfy space in Out Islands, make yourself cozy here. It offers 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a dishwasher and a nearby hospital.
  • "2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Ground Floor Apartment With Wonderful Bay Views": Stay a few nights or more at this property in Cupids Cay and you'll have access to a balcony, an electric kettle and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your favorite people.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Governor's Harbour vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Governor's Harbour?

If you're after somewhere to get away from it all for a day or two, you'll find lots of excellent weekend getaways in and around Governor's Harbour. Sneak in a well-deserved break at one of these popular options:

  • If spending time in the outdoors is a non-negotiable for you, book a day or two at "The Pink Sand Cottage, Private Cozy Cottage". Around 7 miles east of Governor's Harbour, it's close to James Point Beach and Ten Bay Beach. Top amenities at this retreat include nearby ecotour services and a fridge.
  • Another terrific option is "2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Ground Floor Apartment With Wonderful Bay Views", which is around 0.1 miles east of Governor's Harbour. When you're not kicking back in your rental taking advantage of a microwave oven and an in-room safe, check out some of the area's highlights like Hatchet Bay Cave and Surfers Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Governor's Harbour?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days getting to know your surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Governor's Harbour are sure to please:

  • After a fun-filled day of outdoor exploration, put your feet up and relax at "1bedroom 1ba Garden Cottage On Private Estate W". A pool and air conditioning are among the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Charming 1 Bedroom 1. 5 Ba 19th Century Cottage" is another top choice, providing all you need for the ideal Governor's Harbour vacation. Convenient amenities here include cable/satellite TV services and a TV.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Governor's Harbour?

From simple studio apartments to spacious homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are just two of our top picks in and around Governor's Harbour:

  • Within easy reach of central Governor's Harbour, "Harbourside House With Private Pool" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your comfortable digs, get out and discover the area's best sights.
  • Another terrific option is "Modern And Spacious Villa With Private Pool With Ocean Sunset View". Gather your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay close to the heart of Governor's Harbour.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Governor's Harbour?

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to spice up your love life. Whisk your honey off for a few days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Governor's Harbour:

  • Put on some soft tunes and chill together at "Monticello - Beautiful And Secluded Desert Rose Beachfront Cottage". Around 4 miles from Governor's Harbour, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including massage services and a nearby bay.
  • Another option where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "High Seas As Seen On Hgtv’s ‘bahamas Life’ Ocean View". Around 16 miles from Governor's Harbour, air conditioning and beach sun loungers add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Restored Historic Waterfront Captains Estate". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a water view and a kitchen. It's around 1 mile to the north of Governor's Harbour.
  • Invite up to 26 of your closest friends to "Impeccable Oceanfront Estate On Your Own 1200 Feet Of Private Pink Sand Beach" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 12 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the east of central Governor's Harbour. It's crammed with features to keep your group comfortable, including a kitchen and a swimming pool.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Governor's Harbour?

Nothing screams fun like a pool. Pull out your inflatable swan and browse these rental houses in or near Governor's Harbour that come with this added bonus:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make yourself comfortable at "Harbourside House With Private Pool". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including towels and a travel crib.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Three Bedroom Beach House On Beautiful Private Atlantic Ocean Beach". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a porch and a garden.

Wondering what the weather's like in Governor's Harbour? It has a tropical savanna climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 80 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Governor's Harbour vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour?

You adore your family of course, but that doesn't mean you have to squash together like sardines on vacation. Take no chances and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Governor's Harbour where you can spread out and relax:

  • Make some new vacation memories at "Modern And Spacious Villa With Private Pool With Ocean Sunset View". With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests, this spacious retreat is located 1 mile to the north of Governor's Harbour. There are loads of amenities to take advantage of here, such as free toiletries and a smart TV.
  • Another wonderful option is "Restored Historic Waterfront Captains Estate". It's around 1 mile to the north of Governor's Harbour, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A TV and a fridge are among the conveniences here.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour?

Absolutely. You'll find a good variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour. If you don't require much space, one of these properties is sure to be a perfect fit:

  • Good things come in little packages, and "1bedroom 1ba Garden Cottage On Private Estate W" is no exception. This one-bedroom property is not far from the central streets and features amenities like a swimming pool and pet-friendly facilities.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Governor's Harbour, "Charming 1 Bedroom 1. 5 Ba 19th Century Cottage" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, come home and make use of a swimming pool and pet-friendly facilities.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour?

It's easy to book a fantastic getaway with Vrbo. Whether you decide on a comfy cabin or a trendy apartment, we've got plenty of two-bedroom options in or near Governor's Harbour: Here are just some of our faves:

  • "Bayview 2 Bedroom 2 Ba Ground Floor Apartment Located In Central Governor's Harbour" is a terrific choice for smaller groups or families. As well as two bedrooms, this delightful stay offers amenities like a kitchen and a garden.
  • "Restored Historic Cottage On Harbor" is another popular two-bedroom place. It has a kitchen, a nearby bay and lots more.