|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||3500 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Four Bedroom home with pool located on bluff with stone steps leading to the beach and sea. The home is surrounded by 5 acres of tropical gardens. Large Great Room with HD TV, surround sound, library and WiFi Internet. Gourmet main kitchen is great for creating meals for couples or groups. Each bedroom has a bath and the lower wing also has a small kitchen. There are three patios with three wings of the house which allows privacy but the Great Room brings people together for meals and entertainment. Located one mile from the small community of Palmetto Point and 10 minutes from Governor's Harbour. Beautiful pink sand beach extends for miles...Read more
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa with swimming pool
Additional Location Information
Beachfront on Paponi Beach, Snorkeling right off of beach. 5 acres of tropical palms and bromeliads. Near by ponds for bird lovers. Kayaks for exploring. 8 miles of beautiful sand beach.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$400||$400||$2,800 - $4,600||$0||7 nights|
|Jan. 15 2012 - Jul. 31 2012
High season 6 people
|Jan. 15 2012 - Jul. 31 2012
High season 8 people
|Aug. 1 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
Low Season 6 people
|Aug. 1 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
Low Season 8 people
|All Other Dates||$400||$400||$2,800||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Security - $500 / week - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Off season $2800 per week for up to 6 people. Additional fee of $500 per person per week for a maximum of 8 people including children. Apartment on property that rents for $1100 per week. When the apartment is rented the rest of the property is kept empty. The apartment is included in the house rental. Rates are all inclusive. The rental rate includes a cleaning prior to arrival and upon departure. Additional maid service may be arranged for an additional fee.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Lake Charles Louisiana
My wife and I were looking for a quiet location. Heron Hill fit the bill perfectly. Breathtaking views and very comfortable accomodations. We stayed in the apartment which was perfect for a couple. We will be back!
Fantastic house and location
Six adults from our family stayed at Heron Hill for a week. The villa and gardens exceeded our expectations, which were already high based on the beautiful photos. We felt like guests in a beloved home, not renters. The house was immaculate and lacked nothing. The caretakers, Andrew and Reta, were terrific--they were at the house to greet us when we arrived and always available to answer questions. The villa's location was the best we saw around Governors Harbor--secluded, but an easy drive to shops and restaurants (a car is essential). We are a family of cooks, and we were thrilled with the fully appointed kitchen. Imagine doing dishes while watching lighted cruise ships sail past! We all agreed we'd return to Heron Hill in a heartbeat.
Elise & Craig
Greenwood Lake, NY
Honeymoon at Heron Hill
Spectacular place, peaceful tranquility, will be returning for our first anniversary. The owners were a pleasure to deal with, the care takers went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. Great views of the atlantic, private beach, beautiful pool and the Carribean just a mile (+/-). Great adventure getting to Lighthouse Beach, loads of beaches to enjoy.
This is a well appointed home with an amazing beach. We spent our 10th anniversary here with 2 other couples. we has our own private beach for a full week. the most relaxing vacation ever.
My family and I spent 10 days at Heron Hill and enjoyed every minute. The house offered everything you might expect for a vacation home. We were so pleased with the accommodations that we did not want to leave. The pink sand beach is just down the steps and the gardens out front were beautiful. The view of the atlantic is amazing! There is no one word that would describe the waters of Eleuthera, it is just unbelievable, you have to go there to experience it.
The caretakers, Rita and andrew, were available at a moments notice to help in any way and are truly warm and friendly people.
If you need a place to stay in Eleuthera, Heron Hill is the place.
Magnificent atlantic Ocean Estate
My wife and I stayed in the apartment rental (excellent and firm king sized bed) and had the entire estate to ourselves. The ocean views are tremendous and the pool was a great bonus. You can walk for miles on the beach, however, swimming is a challenge if the water is rough due to weather conditions. You need to walk 1/3 mile where there are no rocks. We rented a car and drove to nearby Paw Paw Beach and Ten Bay Beach which were both beautiful and very private. The caretaker is very helpful and friendly. To top it off, the home is located in the midst of gorgeous tropical garden with a wide variety of plant and bird life. WiFi worked from the apartment bedroom only. Wish we could have stayed much longer than a week!
Response from Lynne Fagan Murray - 05/27/2012
One of the many wonderful advantages of Eleuthera is where the house is located the island is only about 2 miles wide so if the sea is rough on one side you can reach the other side very easily. When the sea is rough there can be more exposed rocks but there are many months when the sea on our side is like a lake and no rocks are visible. We will work on getting the Wi-Fi connection in the front room of the apartment perfected. It works very well in the rest of the house.
Don and Jenna
Relax and Enjoy
Just returned from our fourth trip to Heron Hill, and as always, another perfect vacation. The views from the top of the bluff are simply incredible when you wake up from a nap in a hammock between two coconut trees above a pink sand beach and turquoise blue ocean. If you're looking for somewhere to go and unwind, look no further.
David & family
Great location and setting for a large family, beautiful.
This was a great location for a large family, including small children. Central to the island, snorkeling at your back door and easy access to a variety of beaches on both the atlantic and Caribbean side of the island. The pool, patio, property and direct access to the beach below the house make for a wonderful combination of options for everyone! The caretakers are very nice and made our first stay very easy and comfortable.
Tom and Anne
Great House, Great Location, Great Value
We stayed in the apartment of the main house for our honeymoon, but it was cozy, well kept, had all the amenities as promised and was on a lovely garden style landscape situated above the beach. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. They provided all the information, helped with questions and provided tips and recommendations for our trip. The pool was clean and also looks out on the ocean. We spent days just enjoying the patio and beach there that it was hard to leave and explore the rest of the island. We will be looking to stay here again on our future anniversaries!
Apartment is Pefect for Two
The very cute apartment at Heron Hill is clean and spacious. The furnishings are just right...king bed, two dressers, closet, little dining table next to a large window with an awesome view. We saw a huge double rainbow and a few cruise ships going by. The house is not rented out when the apartment is in use. It was so nice to have use of the beautiful pool and large patio all to ourselves. There are two outdoor showers. Kayaks are available for you to use. The estate is five lush, private acres. The beach is very private with dramatic cliffs and coves...not too rocky. Snorkeling is good in the area. The steps down to the beach are steep and there are quite a few. You will get a workout going up and down. The caretakers are wonderful. They checked in on us to make sure we were ok but were not invasive. We enjoyed getting to know them a little bit. Good stores and restaurants are nearby. We enjoyed cooking fresh fish and lobster in the open kitchen. The owners are great to work with. We loved Eleuthera and Heron Hill.
HERON HILL ELEUTHERA BAHAMAS
Sorry for my English because XE are french family!
It4 S a beautiful house and Lynne and Keith are very nice people!
Do not hesitate
A happy couple from Finland
Excellent choice for a secluded vacation
Our vacation was thoroughly enjoyable as the house, surroundings and the nature form a perfect setup for feeling at home. Housekeepers andrew and Rita were taking good care of our needs and the house. The pool was great as was the patio with a beautiful view over the atlantic. The beach was all ours. Who could ever wish for more!
Perfect Home & Location!
My husband & I stayed here in May for our 15th wedding anniversary. We looked at countless places before deciding on Heron Hill. I am so glad we did because it exceeded our expectations!The grounds were beautiful so do take pictures. The pool is so nice! The house is laid out in a way that everyone can have privacy.Plus you have everything you need to relax or be entertained so= you never have to leave! But if you do like to explore take a walk down the beach @ low tide to the unique restaurant. It's a family run local place w/a great view! Their dog walked w/us on the beach.Take the kayaks out its really easier than it looks.If you go in the afternoon you can ride the tide right back in!Everyone is helpful & friendly. Rita & Andrew were delightful.The house was very clean.If you rent a car Lynn recommend Mr Pinder & he was great.Car was clean had ac cd player etc.You should try the nearby places to eat.On your way in or out from airport eat at Coco Di Mamas.Beautiful calm waters Go for a swim! Then let the famous batender Sammy make you a refreshing drink.The food is great! They have music on Sun.pm.Near there is the Sky Beach club w/infinity pool.Close to house is The Beachhouse rest.Thurs.has live music & great tapas.The Fri.night Fish fry is a must in Gov.harbor.They also have bbq & it is a good deal.Be adventurous & try the conch salad I promise you will like it.Saturdays is a must too @Tippys they have live music=another stunning beach. So good-ate here for lunch too.I say take your beach towel-swimsuit everywhere!Don't miss the sunset @Sunset inn w/dinner on the deck.If your up for a day trip go to Harbor Island.Have lunch @the Cove or other places along the way.Take a local water taxi for 5-6 dollars.When on Island rent a golf cart 40 -for the day.Eat dinner at the rock house for sure!Lynn & Keith have thought of everything they have a book with all kinds of info for you be sure to read other guest comments too.Can't wait to go back with family next time!
We got married here!
Got married here, right at Heron Hill, have beautiful wedding pictures. We felt like royalty staying at this place. Thank you, we always remember this place in heaven fondly:)
Lake Mary, Florida
A Great Romantic Rendevous
My husband and I (of 33 yrs.) just spent a week at HeronHill. This was exactly what we needed. It was very private, romantic, great ocean views and everything you could ask for. We have been coming to Eleuthra for over 20 years and this was my favorite place. We stayed in the 1 bedroom apt., but had full use of the pool, laundry, all decks. We snorkeled out to the reef just down the steps, great! The views are fantastic and it is centrally located. You can travel the whole island. We went north one day and south the next. Can't wait to go back. We love Eleuthra! Thanks Lynne for the wonderful place to stay!
We had a great time
We had a great time. The place basically is as described in the website: great pool, snorkling, kayaking,beach etc.
House has everything you need and more and the caretakers are very nice and helpful. Only one thing to think about. Noseeums can be formidable, esp. during evenings in a month like august when winds are calm. You must bring protection e.g. Deet.
Heron Hill was a delightful place to stay! we rented the apt, which was perfect for 2 people - but from the looks of the house, we'd love to come back w/ a small group. the grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept, the pool was a great addition! it's location is very secluded and we had the beach completely to ourselves nearly the entire time. conveniently located near Governer's Harbour and a good spot to explore all ends of the island to the north and south.
a really fun time away from it all in a truly beautiful place
we had a wonderful holiday at Heron Hill - the location just above the beach
with amazing views was fantastic - the snorkeling was superb - infront of
the house and across the island - even saw sharks! the girls (13 and 11)
loved the pool. We did some great bone fishing with Paul Petty - (he is the
man and you will definitely catch something, although be prepared to dig
deep - hes pricey!) We tried diving up at Harbour Island but way too touristy
and weve dived better places - did get to play with dolphins with our
Heron Hill has all you want and as an extended family party we still had
room for privacy - electrics a bit dodgy but all added to the fun! Food on
the island a bit limited in range and frehness but an excellent deli with
fresh bread and cheeses close by. Well looked after by Rita and her husband
- any domestic problems quickly resolved.
Its a holiday for those looking for a remote and beautiful location - not a
busy nightlife. Also the midgey flies can be a pest if the wind is wrong -
but it didnt spoil our holiday - we just went swimming!
Don and Jenna
A Real Vacation
We were looking for a serene and quiet place for
a vacation last winter, and definitely found it
at Heron Hill. A private perch with a post card
view and most of the time, the only sounds heard
were the surf and rustling palm trees. Plus, miles
of beach that most of the time could be walked barefooted without stepping on anything excect smooth, pink sand. After our stay, the only question about returning was not if, but when?
We spent the Thanksgiving week at Heron Hill, with another family. There were a total of 4 adults and 4 children in our group who's ages were between 8 and 15. The house had everything that anyone could expect and more. The beaches on the island are fantastic and as to the color of the ocean, just stunning, you'll have to visit yourselves to realy appreciate it!
The only down side was that thought the bars and restaurants were quite pricey, but you are on an island and everthing has to be shipped in.
We could not fault anything and Lynne was also a great help. She even called us whilst we were staying at Heron Hill House to make sure that everythig was OK and to our satisfaction, you can't get better than that!
Low Season maybe the Best
Hi, we stayed at Herron Hill, the beautiful home owned by Lynne fagan Murray, in Mid-October. This was the last few weeks of low season and although some of the restaurants and attractions were closed we mostly ate (Seafood purchased at the Docks) at the Villa and had great Wine and Seafood dinners next to the pool.
Herron Hill is probably the nicest location on the Island for its central location and proximity to Markets, grocery stores, restaurants. The attractions of the Island are about equal distance north and south with the northern part of the island offering the most to see.
The weather was a little windy and rainy but, with our own pool, beach and the ever nice Carribean waters available we loved our stay at Herron Hill.
Keat and Janice
Worth Every Penny! A Perfect Rental!
I had the unique experience of getting married on Eleuthera on May 30,
2009, at Tippys. I spent weeks researching the perfect place for my
friends to stay. For anyone who is about to spend hours researching and
looking for the best rental on the island, let me save you the time.
Heron Hill is by far one of the best homes on the island. The house is
fully equipped with everything you could every want, and more. The best
part of the house, in my opinion, was the pool. Yes the ocean is right
there, but having the pool at times was a great amenity. The house is
atop a bluff which the beautiful back patio opens up to a fantastic
panoramic view. My favorite spot was the hammock overlooking the ocean.
The kayaks were used often and the reefs just off the coast were great
snorkel spots. The house fits plenty of people, and gives everyone
enough privacy. The one thing holding me back was that this rental is a
little more pricey that some other rentals, but let me tell you that it
was worth every penny, and I am glad we spent the money for such a
wonderful home. The best part of renting Heron Hill is dealing with
the owners and caretakers. I must have corresponded over a dozen times
with the owners who answered my thousands of questions. The caretakers
checked us in and made sure we were comfortable, and tended the daily
tasks, such as picking up the trash, without ever bothering or being
overbearing. I rented another property for my honeymoon and I wish I
could say I received the same amount of personal attention, and
attention to detail.
Charlie & Anne
Port Charlotte, Florida
Best place in Eleuthera
We have stayed in over seven villas/homes on Eleuthera and this property was by far the Best.
Easy access to the beach. Great comfortable home and the Pool was perfect.
We Highly recommend to anyone who wants the perfect getaway.
Edgar and Catherine
Little Rock, AR
Best vacation ever!
We go for 1-2 weeks every year. We have been going close to 15 years by
now and the house and grounds are better than ever. Eleuthera is for
those who like independent, informal vacations, who like to venture to
deserted beaches, and who like to come home to comfort in first class
habitats. The house has one of the best views day and night (the stars are
tremendous), it is well equipped, and we lack nothing except our own
The addition of the pool is fantastic, although we tend to go to the beach
less often. The beach in front is spectacular nevertheless, and the
snorkling is superb. We have found only one beach (of 10-20 visited), and
only one snorkling spot (of 10-20) that are better, and only just.
The island has become more developed and the choices of restaurants are
excellent (Paolo's*****, Beach House****, Tippy's***, Bucaneer***), even
espresso at the Pinapple Estates grocery store.
Best vacations ever.