This Eleuthera Rental Cottage Offers...

A cozy atmosphere! Two bedrooms, one bath and a large living area. And this Eleuthera rental cottage is just one minute by foot from one of the most beautiful pink sand beaches on the island.

Best of all, the chances are you'll have the beach to yourself. As you can see in the aerial photos below, there is only one house near our Eleuthera rental cottage. Orchid has a wonderful feeling of privacy.

eleuthera rental orchid beach

This is a view of Banana Beach to the North.

Many of our guests from the U.S., Canada and Europe, consider our area and our beach the most beautiful on the island.

Your Eleuthera rental is shown on the aerial photos below. We live in the round house next to it.

The first aerial was taken in March of 2004 after a drought. Normally the grassland is much greener here. And BTW, in 2013 there is still the same number of houses.

aerial of eleuthera rental

Notice the few homes on this long stretch of beach? It's a wide beach with fine pink sand, ideal for strolling, swimming, beach combing or just lounging in the sun.

And if you like to jog, do so on the charming sand road extending for three miles (4.8 km) all the way south to Club Med Beach, a.k.a. French Leave Beach. On Eleuthera you won't find another location with foot paths along the water and through the bush like this.

Enjoy great fishing and snorkeling right from our shore below.

aerial orchid rental

Above is an aerial view of approximately one third of the total length of our beach. That's right, just a third. The beach is 1.7 miles long with only a house here and there.

There's a new restaurant (June 2009) within 10 minutes walking distance from Eleuthera rental Orchid. The restaurant is part of Sky Beach Club, located on the cove in the upper left of the above picture.

Click here for a large photo of the restaurant with its swim-up bar and infinty pool. Both are open to the public.

The Atlantic side, where your Eleuthera rental is located, is generally cooler than the other side of Eleuthera.

We're enjoying the benefit of the famous Bahamas breeze here. Many would agree that the Atlantic side is the more scenic one. The most interesting of Eleuthera's sand beaches are on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera.

Eleuthera Rental Cottage "Orchid"...
Designed in the Traditional Bahamian Style

It is conveniently located between the town of Governor's Harbour and Governor's Harbour airport GHB.

There is no audible aircraft noise at this Eleuthera rental cottage. You won't even hear a sound from the main road, which is over a quarter mile away.

Enjoy the awe-inspiring moments of gazing at the stars in the total silence of night.

orchid eleuthera rental front view

view from the access road

Eleuthera rental "Orchid" is ideal for a couple looking for a quiet spot in a pleasant environment or for a family with 1-2 children.

The large and breezy front porch is a favorite spot for relaxing and enjoying the view. There's an outdoor shower right beside it - another favorite feature of Orchid rental cottage.

The front door takes you into the living room, which has a dining area and an open kitchen shown in the photos below.

There is no TV, but we have Internet Wi-Fi access, a large portable radio and CD player. Bring your laptop to watch DVDs.

If our Batelco Wi-Fi connection fails, you could handle your e-mail by using the Cable connection of Haynes library in Governor's Harbour. They have modern computers where you can retrieve and send e-mail or surf the Web for about 5 US$ an hour.

Our Eleuthera rental place has a phone. All calls on the island are free. For calls to other Bahamian islands or for international calls, a phone card is available from Batelco and the ESSO station in Governor's Harbour. Or you can always get a T-Mobile prepaid phone with an international SIM card to bring with you on your trip for use.

Eleuthera rental Orchid is just a ten-minute drive from Governor's Harbour where you'll find liquor and grocery stores.

Governor's or *The Harbour* as the locals call it, is the main settlement in Central Eleuthera. It's a quaint Bahamian town with 2 large food stores, 2 gas stations and 2 banks - the Royal Bank of Canada and the First Caribbean Bank.

kitchen

The fully equipped kitchen has a...

  • microwave
  • fridge with deep freezer
  • clothes washer
  • blender
  • cooler
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • charcoal grill

Transportation

As there's no public transport system, you will need a rental car to explore the island, or go to the restaurants in and around Governor's Harbour listed with phone numbers.

We recommend renting a car for one day (grocery shopping) or for a week (to explore Eleuthera).

Call friendly Big T for a rental car. He will have it ready for you at the airport. Daily rates range from $50 to $75.

Big T's mobile phone is 1-242-359-7598.

His e-mail address... 

terrancesands-[at]-hotmail.com -- replace -[at]- with @

Call Big T rather than e-mailing him.

There are no mileage charges in Eleuthera and no red tape like filling in lengthy car rental forms.


The living room of our Eleuthera rental cottage faces north. That means the porch is particularly pleasant during afternoons when the sun is behind the house.

Orchid cottage livingroom

bedroom with king sized bed

There are two small double bedrooms of equal size, one with a king size bed - shown above - and the other one with two single beds. Each room has air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.

Linens are provided as well as beach chairs and a sun shade.

All you have to bring are your own beach towels.

Would you like to book this Eleuthera rental? If so, take a look at the availability calendar. It's right after the rental rates below.

Then scroll to the bottom where you can write to the owners by typing into the empty form.


Let's now walk to the beach, barefoot or with your Crocs. BTW, we consider them the best island shoes.

The beach is only a minute away from Orchid Eleuthera rental.

Here's the sand footpath over the little dune which protects us from the pounding noise on those occasions when the sea is rough.

beach access path

Our Beach... No, Yours!

Here we are at the pink-sand beach we like so much. How do you like it?

orchid's beach

Once on the beach, walk for almost a mile in either direction. It's all powdery pink-sand. Beautiful! And excellent for swimming, fishing and snorkeling, too.

Banana Beach

You will most enjoy walking Banana Beach at low tide. We always keep an actual tide chart ready for you.

Hut Pointe beach, south of Orchid cottage

Here we are at the beach - about half a mile south of the cottage - next to Sky Beach Club's Bistro restaurant. Get your drinks at the swim-up bar in the infinity pool while enjoying the view of the nearby Atlantic.

One More Thing...

Here's an article "Magic moments" at our Eleuthera rental cottage and on the beaches" by Tanis and her family from Ottawa (Opens new window. You'll be right back here when you close it.)

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Jeff & Kelly Kauffman (March, 2012), phone: 678-522-8601 (Atlanta, GA), U.S.A.

Making our first trip to Eleuthera, we were very fortunate to find the perfect fit for a fantastic Bahamas getaway. The Orchid Cottage and it's owners were perfect.

Although the cottage is nearby the owners home, could hear nothing but sea breeze. Yet if I had a question or concern it was immediately addressed. Perfect setup for multiple breathtaking beach accesses.

Huge tailing bonefish on the flats and large Jacks from the beach! Ideally located, exactly as advertised and having resident owners makes this place priceless!

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Fred & Deb Kuhs (January 2012), Rochester, NY, USA,
dlk1950 [at] yahoo.com

We just returned from our 10th trip to Eleuthera. For 23 glorious days we stayed at Orchid Cottage at Banana Beach. Over the years we have stayed at 4 other rentals and by far this was our favorite. The cottage is warmly decorated to make us feel right at home.

If it got too breezy there are wonderful beaches on the other side of the island very close by.

Oh, and for fishing and snorkeling, my husband did both right from "our" gorgeous Banana Beach. In our opinion, this is a ***** choice to spend a vacation.

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Steve & Jana Bailey (December 2011), Connecticut, USA,
stephenbailey [at] earthlink.net

Having visited ten Caribbean islands in the past five years, we decided - for the first time - to "repeat" a Caribbean vacation. We decided, once again, to rent Eleuthera rental Orchid Cottage for a week in December. Everything, including the "welcome back", was as we hoped and expected.

We remembered that the cottage is clean and well equipped. But on this second visit, we came to fully appreciate how superbly comfortable the cottage - and indeed the island as a whole - is as a place to "hang out".

Governor's Harbor and its surroundings have changed hardly at all in the two years since we were first here. The only new thing is the Native Plant Preserve on Banks Road, right next door to the Banks Road Deli.

Our three favorite restaurants are similarly not much changed: The Bistro of Sky Beach Club, the Beach House - which has perhaps the most perfect setting of the four but where the quality of the food varies dramatically from dish to dish - and the always popular Tippy's.

We were asked why we had chosen Eleuthera as our first Caribbean island to re-visit. And the answer is: The beaches and the weather; the simplicity of getting there - from New York City - and the simplicity of life when we get there.

Sun, sand and a selection of simple and mostly good food in fabulous locations. No crowds. What more could one need?

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Peter & Imke Sauer (December 2010), Staderstr. 14, D-28205 Bremen, Sauer.Bremen [at] t-online.de

Als Auftakt zu einer USA-Reise haben wir, Imke (56) und Peter (59), über Weihnachten 2010 eine wunderschöne Woche auf Eleuthera im Orchid Cottage verbracht. Schon auf dem Flughafen von Governor’s Harbour war unser erster Eindruck: "Welch herrliche Ruhe hier!" und wo das Cottage steht, war dies noch deutlicher spürbar. Das Haus liegt an einem idealen Ort und ist sehr geeignet für ein Paar.

Da wir nur 1 Woche auf der Insel waren, hatten wir keinen Leihwagen gemietet, sondern die Umgebung lieber zu Fuß erkundet. Bis zum Flughafen im Norden und bis Governor’s Harbour im Süden (und auch darüber hinaus) kann man sowohl über den phantastischen, fast menschenleeren Strand oder über den schönen, parallel laufenden Sandweg wandern.

Wer einen entspannten Urlaub in herrlicher Natur mit Sand und Meer und Dünen verbringen möchte, ist im Orchid Cottage genau richtig. Wer Action und Party sucht, muß woanders hinfahren.

Translation:

We are a German couple (59 & 56) and wanted to see Eleuthera. We spent a beautiful Christmas week there, before starting our trip to the U.S.. Stepping out of the small airport at Governor's Harbour, we said: "What a wonderful tranquility here!" and we found it at this Eleuthera rental cottage even more so. This place is ideal for a couple.

As we only stayed for a week, we didn't rent a car but explored the island on foot. We walked up north on the sand beach to the airport and south to Club Med Beach near Governor's Harbour and even farther south to Tippy's restaurant. The beaches were almost deserted and so was the long sand road that runs south, parallel to the beach.

For anyone who is looking for a most relaxing vacation, surrounded by beautiful nature with sand and sea and dunes, Orchid cottage is just the right place. However this island is not made for people looking for action and nightlife.

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Linda & Ted Baker (June, 2010), New York, USA,
sandyfeet1 [at] gmail.com

My husband and I spent ten enjoyable nights at Orchid Cottage from June 15-24, 2010. The cottage is attractive, well-equipped and very comfortable, and we especially enjoyed living with the various works of art. The porch was a wonderful place to have a morning coffee or a cold drink in the afternoon.

We marveled at the tiny hummingbirds that visited all of the blossoms, and we certainly enjoyed the beach. The outdoor shower was a treat at the end of a hot day.

On one of our last days, a pair of dolphins came very close to us while we were swimming. They stayed circling the reefs, and us, for 30 minutes. What a joy to be so close to them strictly on their terms. We loved our stay at Orchid Cottage, and would certainly return.

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Val Nathan & Edris (April 2009 and April 2008), 1193 Munro St., Victoria, B.C. V9A 5P5, Canada. Phone: (250) 380-65-18

We hesitate to recommend the Orchid Cottage because we would like to have it available to us, exclusively, for the rest of our lives. However, one must admit that the Orchid Cottage was delightful, spotlessly clean, comfortable and very welcoming.

And as for Eleuthera - well, you'd have to be nuts not to love it. Paradise!


Rates and Terms of Payment for Eleuthera Rental Cottage Orchid

  • Feb. 1, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014: $1,200 weekly Rate is for 2 guests. For each additional guest, add $200/week.
  • For one month or longer between June and end of November, ask for a special price.
  • Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015: $1,750
  • Refundable damage deposit: US$250
  • 50% deposit required for booking

The above Eleuthera rental rates are subject to change at any time.



Availability Calendar

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Air Travel from the US & Canada to Governor's Harbour

Most travelers must make a connection in South Florida. If that's you, I suggest you fly to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Florida - rather than to Miami (MIA).

But from MIA American has a direct jet flight to North Eleuthera (ELH). It's often less expensive than the United flight from FLL to GHB. Note however that the cab from ELH to GHB will cost you about $120.

From FLL airport continue on to Governor's Harbour (GHB) in Central Eleuthera via United.

Flying in via Nassau (NAS) is generally cheaper. From NAS to GHB use Pineapple Air or Southern Air rather than Bahamas Air. PA and SA operate 3 daily flights from NAS to GHB.

Once you get to GHB, tell any taxi driver to bring you to Orchid cottage at the end of Banana Beach road.

From GHB airport to this Eleuthera rental cottage it's only 10 minutes by taxi.

For more information about air travel to Eleuthera, please read my page by clicking here.

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