Romantic Beachfront Round house

Round house
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Queen's Hwy, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas



Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 5
Per night $285 - $310
Per week $1,750 - $2,650
Type: Cottage
Description of the Governor's Harbour vacation cottage rental
This unique beachfront vacation cottage is built of cedar in an open hexagonal design. Eight arching windows provide magnificent views, and open onto a wrap-around deck.

The house has high ceilings and is charmingly decorated with Caribbean style furnishings and art. Perfect for a honeymooning couple or a small family, the Round House has a queen bed and a sleeping loft which is ideal for children.

The house is built on a 14 acre estate stretching across to the ocean on other side of the island. The house is surrounded with lush plants and fragrant tropical flowers. You will be able to hear the gentle waves on the beach just 20 yards away and awake to the whisper of the breeze rustling through the coconut trees.

You can relax on the 360 degree deck, private beach or in the thatched cabana, where there is a freshwater shower. There is new BBQ area over looking the water and outdoor dinning areas on the deck, in the garden and on the beach.

Spend days walking or lazing on secluded pink sand beaches. Snorkel or kayak for hours right in front of the house or explore the island's many beautiful and untouched beaches, cliffs, caves and quaint villages or simply enjoy a book in the hammock on cabana. Catch your own lobster and feast on them while watching the full moon rise out of the ocean.

The house has air conditioning and a fully equipped modern kitchen including a dishwasher, stove, large fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender etc. There is a selection of videos and DVDs which can be played on the TV. There is a phone, CD player and tape deck.

The Round house has one queen bed and a sleeping loft which has a single and king. The house is ideal for a couple or couple with children. Max capacity is 5.

We supply all towels and linens for your stay and there are laundry facilities you are welcome to use. We provide ocean kayaks, boogie boards and other fun beach toys.

Taja McKinney Zisler

Area Information
Just two lovely houses share a very private beach on the Atlantic, skirted by miles of stunning pink sand beaches.

The houses afford spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from every room, amidst a picturesque grove of coconut palms, colorful hibiscus, fragrant frangipani flowers, sea grape and Casuarina trees.

Ocean-lovers will find some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming in the world. Underwater visibility is up to 100 feet, with water temperatures ranging between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. One can snorkel from right in front of the house or explore the miles of exceptional beaches with our ocean kayaks.

The adventurous traveler can enjoy nearby islands and virgin coral reefs teeming with exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing. Other sports available on the island include golf, tennis and surfing.

The stars at night and the moonrise out of the ocean are strikingly beautiful on this remote island paradise.

Easily accessible, Casuarina Bay is just 1 hour by air from Fort Lauderdale or Miami and 15 minutes from Nassau. Casuarina bay is only seven miles from Governors Harbour airport. Our 14 acre sea to sea estate is located 1.5 miles northeast of the charming village of Governors Harbour, one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas. There you will find food and gift stores, restaurants, bars, bank, clinic, dive shop, bike rentals, library with internet etc.

Eleuthera, a 110 mile long island, offers many fascinating places and deserted beaches to explore. Please visit the Eleuthera page for more information and photos of the island. For more information and photos about our 4 bedroom Beachfront house and Round House please clink on the links. The houses can be rented individually or together.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jul 01 2016 Oct 31 2016 $285 $285 $1,750 - 5 Nights
Nov 01 2016 Dec 18 2016 $310 $310 $1,950 - 5 Nights
Dec 20 2016 Jan 04 2017 - - $2,650 - 1 Week
Jan 06 2017 Jun 30 2017 $310 $310 $1,950 - 5 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: none
Deposits: 50% Deposit to hold dates. $100 per week for additional guests beyond 2 people (over 6 years in age) 5 night minumum stay. $75 cleaning fee for all rentals.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $300 refundable damage deposit- refunded when you leave $75 one-time fee for pets $100 surcharge for Sunday check-in last minute and other discount available- please email to inquire


Owner Supplied Testimonials

What a wonderful getaway we had at the Round House! The house was just as we expected, quaint island living! Casuarina Bay was lovely and private. We enjoyed snorkeling in the clear water and relaxing on the beach. The pink sand at Club Med Beach was quite unique and beautiful as well. Would definitely recommend renting a car for at least part of your stay as it would allow further exploration of the island and convenience with shopping for necessities. We were lucky enough to be visiting while Taja and Casuarina were staying in the house next door, and were able to catch a ride with them to Ten Bay Beach on the Caribbean side of the island- unbelievably tranquil waters and a fabulous snorkeling spot! We enjoyed one meal at the Beach House and one at Sky Beach Club, but the prices were too extravagant for daily dining. We would definitely recommend the Round House to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing and carefree retreat. Taja, thanks again for all of your hospitality!
Destiny, Overland Park, KS

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Bahamas - we were looking for a quiet beach location without anyone else around. The Round House and Eleuthera were EXACTLY that. We didn't rent a car, as the grocery/liquor stores were about 1.5 miles away. Most of the days during our week stay were spent walking the beaches in front of the Round House - Casuarina Bay, Twin Coves and the French Leave beach. We brought fishing rods and snorkel gear and had a blast. We ate almost all our meals at the house, with a few visits to the Beach House and snacks on our walking trips into GH for groceries. The kayaks were really fun and we enjoyed some of the old VHS movies in the evening when we were too tired to walk anymore. So happy to have found the Round House and we plan to visit again when our kids are a bit older. Thank you for sharing your home!
Max & Kim Welter, Minnesota

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful relaxing week in the Roundhouse. We felt we were on the best location of the entire island. The character of the house and the beauty of the surrounding area is fantastic. What a great place to unwind and relax, and our only regret was having to leave. Thanks again Taja for your help, we have already decided to stay ten days next time..
william mercier, Pawtucket,Rhode Island

We had a wonderful time at The Round House, the warm, aqua blue waters, the beautiful wide sand beaches, the solitude! What a little slice of heaven, such a hidden jem. Mia and Jim

We had a wonderful time at the Round House. It is unique in it's style and construction, the location is spectacular, and it is charmingly appointed. It is not conventional in the hotel/condo sense, and the road to the house is a bit of an adventure (the first time). But these aspects give it exactly what we were looking for...privacy and relaxation. It is difficult to describe the house itself...but easier to describe the feeling you get upon arrival. It's serene, almost blissful. Within hours, we were right at home, and already exploring the surrounding beaches, Kaliks in hand. It's proximity to French Leave Beach (the old Club Med), and Twin Cove could make it one of the best located rentals on the ocean side of the island, and possibly the entire island. It also has the benefit of being close to GH, Tippy's, the Beach House and Coco di Mama. All in all, it was a wonderful experience for my wife and I, we were able to explore most (but definitely not all) of the island during the five days we were there, and having the Round House as place to relax and unwind was just incredible. If you want privacy, a wonderful location, the Round House is your place!
John and Marie Hock, Long Island, NY

We chose the Round House based on the comments
found on this page- Hmm... sounded a little too
good to be true. And here we are now adding our
own version to the stack! It really was a little slice
of paradise pie. Crystal clear waters, beautiful
empty beaches, friendly locals, and a new yorker's
favorite: peace and quiet. Eleuthera is only 50 miles
from nassau, but it feels years apart. You won't find
the cheesy tourist traps here, just island living and
plenty of it. Thanks again Doon, Casuarina, and
Taja. We had a blast.
Reuben & Imogen, New York, NY

My husband and I had a lovely time at the Round House. It was by far the most relaxing vacation we have ever experienced. The island life is much slower than anwhere else we have been and it was much appreciated and needed. The people of the island were welcoming and nice and we loved the traditional bahamian food at the Sunset Inn and the Fish Fry. The island itself is a bit pricey, but when you see the views you can understand why to some degree. The beach at casaurina bay was by far the nicest we had experienced. The water was like crystal, the reefs spectacular, and the fishing amazing. We ate fresh grouper and snapper several nights throughout the week we stayed from teh fish my husband caught right off the the beach. The kayaks ans snorkeling were a highlight. Definitely a little piece of heaven if there is such a thing!
Jodi McCullough, Portland, OR.

We wanted to thank you so much for the best time of both our lives. Your place is so beautiful. It was everything we could of hoped for and more. We had such a good time and everyone we met was so friendly and nice. We are looking forward to visiting Eleuthera an annual trip. Your home was beautiful and just perfect for the two of us, it was so nice having no phone calls, tv, and radio for a week. We actually didn't know what time it was for the first couple days and hard to remember what day it was. lol Again we would like to thank you for everything and we look forward to returning back next year. We did enjoy Tippy's and The Beach House, both great restaurants.

Jim and Stephanie Hewitt, Bluffton, SC

Our second Round House getaway was as wonderful as our first. This place is the perfect destination to decompress for these two Chicago bartenders. From the beautiful ocean experience to the supreme coziness of the Round House,it's hard to imagine a more perfect destination. The snorkeling is terrific right on our beach, and the cool cabana is the perfect spot to sip drinks or enjoy lunch. The outdoor shower is handy too.The three mile walk down the beach to Tippy's for lunch or dinner is always fun , especially when the moon is full.Usually we took advantage of the kitchen and outdoor grill and prepared our own meals.This is THE place to get away from it all. We will keep coming back.
Mike & Lorien, Chicago

We stayed in Round House- It was beautiful. The view from the front porch is spectacular. We loved the easy access to the beach and the beach was private! loved the kayaks. it is very remote but quiet. if you like people, night life, or noise this is not the place for you. you should stick with resorts !

-Sherry and Paul, Glen Allen, VA

Our second Round House getaway was as wonderful as our first. This place is the perfect destination to decompress for these two Chicago bartenders. From the beautiful ocean experience to the supreme coziness of the Round House,it's hard to imagine a more perfect destination. The snorkeling is terrific right on our beach, and the cool cabana is the perfect spot to sip drinks or enjoy lunch. The outdoor shower is handy too.The three mile walk down the beach to Tippy's for lunch or dinner is always fun , especially when the moon is full.Usually we took advantage of the kitchen and outdoor grill and prepared our own meals.This is THE place to get away from it all. We will keep coming back.

-Mike & Lorien, Chicago

This was our first Round House getaway. And we loved it! We could not have imagined a more perfect destination. We could go on and on describing all the terrific places and experiences we encountered. The Round House offers you all the amenities to prepare a simple or gourmet meal. Within an hour walk on the beach we enjoyed Tippy's food or a 30 minute drive brought us to the Dolce Vita restaurant. We fell in love to the "Potcakes" that always were around when we walked on the beach or to Governors Harbor. This is the place were you can relax. We plan coming back continuing encountering this wonderful place and island.

-Gina & Andreas Cybalski, Durham, North Carolina

"What a perfect break from Pittsburgh winter as well as our usually hectic pace. It was a rare opportunity to be together without interruptions and share the beauty of this magical place. Beauty beyond words, the colors, water, sand, sky, watching the Atlantic meet the Caribbean, the sunsets, the sunrises, the lizards, the shells, the flowers, the fish- all the best!"

guest name: Dawn, Ciara and Morgan
guest city-state/province: Pittsburg, PA

"We came here unsure of what to expect and were so pleasantly surprised! From the coziness of the Round House to the beauty and solitude of Casuarina Bay to the pleasures of exploring the island, all our hopes for the vacation were exceeded."

guest name: John and Jane
guest city-state/province: Washington, DC

Second time in Eleuthera and second time here at Casuarina bay. Probably the closest to paradise that we will ever get. Love the beauty, the people and the water. There is a majic about this place that is hard to describe but that hopefully will stay with us for a long long time.
guest name: Mary Ann and Bill Schinder
guest city-state/province: Dayton, OH

What a paradise! We love your place. Thank you for sharing all with all. The beaches are unbelievable and views everywhere. We had a wonderful trip and plan to return with our 2 girls and friends. Thank you for sharing your dream.
guest name: Tracey Hughes

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