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Heated pool overlooking the Caribbean

Bonefish Bay

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 12, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

Balara Bay Governors Harbour, Eleuthera XXXXX Bahamas

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.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House
Unit Code bone2655
Beds 1 king bed, 3 queen beds, 1 full bed, 2 sleeper sofas
Bathrooms 4.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 12
Pets Dogs allowed.
Standard Amenities arboretum, bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinemas, library, marina, pond, reefs, beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, horseback riding, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Heated Pool, Private Pool, 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, pets considered
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Blender, Dishwasher
Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Hair dryer
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Movie Theatres
Culture Fish Fry
Outdoor Deck, Patio, Gas Grill, Private Pool, Beach, Kayak, Water gear, Beach Chairs, Floats, Beach towels, Beach umbrella, Boat Dock
Geographic On Beach, Close to Town
Entertainment DVD Player, Games, Books, Toys, TV, IPOD Dock, Video Library, Apple TV
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Fantastic

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2018

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    Cheryl L recommends this vacation rental

    This house was absolutely perfect! There was 5 couples there and it had plenty of room for all of us. The girls enjoyed the pool and the guys fished right off the shore. The House was very clean and had everything we needed. I am already trying to talk my BFFs into a trip here. I would recommend this house to anyone. We travel a lot and this place has been our favorite. It is very close to town. We toured Eleuthera in one day but really never had a reason to leave the house. Michelle was great to work with and made sure we had everything we needed. I can’t wait to come back! Thanks for sharing your place with us.

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  • family vacation to Eleuthera

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2018

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    Renee P from Hotchkiss, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We loved our stay at Bonefish Bay! We had a large group of family, and the home was so comfortable and perfect for our needs. Everyone had their own space, and the kitchen was fantastic for cooking and gathering! The grounds were beautiful, we used the pool everyday. We had two teenage boys and a 3 year old, and the bay was perfect for all ages. Everyone was able to play in the water, use the paddle boards and kayaks, and do some snorkeling around the edges where there was rock. Our trip was very low key...definitely island time! We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable stay.

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  • Wonderful House, Great Location

    Stayed 8 days ending in February, 2018

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    a guest from Frankfort, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Eight of us, including our two-year old granddaughter stayed at Bonefish Bay for eight days in early February, and we could not have picked a better spot. The house is amazing, well laid out and beautifully furnished.with unusual,pieces which the owner has collected. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook almost all our meals there, including every spice you could imagine, and there were ample supplies of beach towels, kids toys, and sunscreen and insect repellent. The beach is lovely, although it was littered with detritus when we first arrived. But the owner’s son Chris sent people over right away to clean it up. The snorkeling was pretty good, and it was wonderful to get up in the morning, put on your mask and snorkel, and see what there was to see. We enjoyed the paddle boards and kayaks, as well, even taking them to the little island in the bay. We debated whether we needed a swimming pool, with our own beach, but finally decided to go for it. And we are glad we did. The two-year old would have spent every waking minute in the pool if we had let her. But she also enjoyed exploring the beautifully landscaped grounds, looking for lizards, of which there were many.

    We made a trip to the grocery store in Rock Sound, after buying some necessities in Governors Harbor, because we cooked almost all our meals at the house. The grill was not new, but functional, and on the first couple of nights, there was enough breeze that the bugs were was wonderful to eat outside and then lounge by the pool, looking at the stars. After that, the breezes died down, and the bugs drove us inside.
    We are also glad we opted for the “Caribbean” side of the island. We never had rough water in our little bay, and on our two trips to Twin Cove and French Leave beaches found, that although both beaches were beautiful, the rough water interfered with snorkeling.

    In short, a wonderful house in a great location.

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  • Bonefish Bay

    Stayed 9 days ending in November, 2017

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    Kevin C recommends this vacation rental

    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!!!

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  • Gorgeous house on exceptional beach with crystal clean water

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2018

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    Victoria L recommends this vacation rental

    This house was exceptional with stunning views from the kitchen, living room and master bedroom and a massive, lush garden, all completely private. The beach is the best part with white sand, calm, crystal clear water and the best snorkelling on the island just around the rocky point. It was exceptionally well equipped for cooking as well as helpful amenities like sunscreen and beach towels. Even with a family of 10 it never felt crowded. Michele was so helpful and provided lots of tips for our first stay on Eleuthera.

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  • Beautiful Bonefish Bay

    Stayed 2 days ending in March, 2018

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    Dionne B recommends this vacation rental

    My team had an enjoyable time at Bonefish Bay. The home is well-kept, modern and simply beautiful. The views are breath taking and anything you need is readily available. Michele Johnson was a lovely host who went out of her way to ensure we had a fantastic time. I would definitely stay here again!

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  • breathtaking

    Stayed 7 days ending in November, 2017

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    a guest recommends this vacation rental

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

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Sep 2, 2018-Nov 16, 2018 na $3,950 na 7 No restrictions
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