Discover a selection of 324 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 $151 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.

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 lavish houses to basic cottages, Vrbo has properties to suit all sorts of tastes and budgets. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Governor's Harbour:

  • Monticello - Beautiful And Secluded Desert Rose Beachfront Cottage: This Out Islands escape comes with 2 bedrooms and is rated highly among guests. Conveniences such as a kitchen and a balcony help make your stay a memorable one.
  • Harbourside House With Private Pool: Settle in at this escape in Out Islands and you'll have access to a dishwasher, a dining table and more. It has 3 bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family.

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?

Nothing beats a quick trip away to reenergize your batteries. If you're ready to switch off and relax, these top-rated weekend getaways in and near Governor's Harbour make a terrific base for a mini break:

  • Book a few nights or longer at The Pink Sand Cottage, Private Cozy Cottage, around 7 miles to the east of Governor's Harbour, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend escape. You'll have nature spots like Surfers Beach and Poponi Beach nearby and conveniences like internet services and a kitchen to take advantage of.
  • Another top option is Harbourside House With Private Pool, around 1 mile north of Governor's Harbour. When you're not cozying up in your rental making the most of pet-friendly services and a nearby beach, check out some of the area's highlights like Queens Bath and Queens Bath.

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

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Governor's Harbour that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a few nights of passion at Monticello - Beautiful And Secluded Desert Rose Beachfront Cottage. Located around 4 miles from Governor's Harbour, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including a balcony and a nearby beach.
  • High Seas As Seen On Hgtv’s ‘bahamas Life’ Ocean View is another wonderful option guaranteed to woo you. It's about 16 miles from Governor's Harbour and comes with a water view and a beach.

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

Share your trip and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous getaway with pals for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Governor's Harbour:

  • There's loads of space to move around at Restored Historic Waterfront Captains Estate. Around 1 mile north of Governor's Harbour, this sizable retreat has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a fridge and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Invite up to 26 of your favorite folks to Impeccable Oceanfront Estate On Your Own 1200 Feet Of Private Pink Sand Beach and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 12 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the east of central Governor's Harbour. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, such as nearby ecotour services and tennis.

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

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Blow up your inflatable unicorn and browse these rental houses in or near Governor's Harbour that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Get comfortable at Harbourside House With Private Pool, where your main priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a bicycle and a smart TV help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or just kicking back by the water at Three Bedroom Beach House On Beautiful Private Atlantic Ocean Beach. This property is another sought-after option and comes with a nearby beach, a kitchen and more.

Governor's Harbour has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 85 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Governor's Harbour vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

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

You love your family, but that doesn't mean you should pack together like sardines on your getaway. Take no chances and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Governor's Harbour where you can stretch out and relax:

  • Sleeping up to 12 guests spread out over 6 bedrooms, Restored Historic Waterfront Captains Estate is very popular with large families. It features a barbecue grill and a washing machine and is around 1 mile north of Governor's Harbour.
  • Another family escape is Luxury 4 Bedroom Beachfront Home With Heated Pool. Around 3 miles to the east of Governor's Harbour, it features 4 bedrooms, space for up to 9 guests, an electric kettle and a blender.

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

Often situated in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom rental is a perfect solution for one or two travelers. Here's a taste of our range in or near Governor's Harbour:

  • Check into 1bedroom 1ba Garden Cottage On Private Estate W for a weekend. This one-bedroom property offers guests free WiFi and internet services and is close to the downtown streets.
  • Also within easy reach of all the delights of Governor's Harbour, Charming 1 Bedroom 1. 5 Ba 19th Century Cottage is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, come home and enjoy amenities like air conditioning and a pool.

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

It's easy to lock in a fantastic vacation with Vrbo. Whether you're looking for a comfy cottage or a chic apartment, we've got plenty of two-bedroom options in or near Governor's Harbour: Here are just some of our top picks:

  • With a living room and internet services, Grand 2bedroom 3ba Estate Home With Picturesque Views has all you'll need for an excellent stay. Unpack your luggage and then head out and explore the surrounding area.
  • Another highly recommended option is Custom Home Built In 2014 On The Caribbean Sea. With amenities such as a phone and a fridge, it'll be plain sailing making yourselves at home here. Choose your favorite room, unpack your bags and let the good times begin!

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Governor's Harbour?

If you want a bit more room for the kids (or that last-minute tagalong buddy), a three-bedroom vacation property is the way to go. Vrbo can help you find all the top options in or near Governor's Harbour, beginning with these two:

  • It won't take you long to see why Harbourside House With Private Pool is rated highly by many travelers. This expansive retreat comes with water sports equipment and coffee and tea making facilities and makes vacationing with friends or family a fun experience.
  • Alternatively, check out the roomy retreat that is 3bedroom Historic Home With Pool And All Mod. Hang out with your nearest and dearest and enjoy its many conveniences, including internet services and a private pool.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Governor's Harbour?

If you love the thought of relaxing around a campfire but aren't into the "camp" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit will tick all your boxes. Enjoy the conveniences of home at one of these properties in or near Governor's Harbour that offer this sizzling perk:

  • Gather with your loved ones around the open fire at Mermaids With Great Views Of The Caribbean. A microwave oven and a porch are other handy amenities you'll find here.
  • Light up a blaze and then savor the relaxed atmosphere at Gregory Town - Priceless View - Water Access. This sought-after pad also offers WiFi and free WiFi.