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Buccaneer Hill

What we like most
  • Great for families or holiday gatherings
  • Overlooks Governor Harbour
  • Spacious 6 bedroom Villa
Insider's Knowledge
  • Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour
  • The island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around
  • Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches
Places close by
  • The town of Governors Harbour, a three-minute walk down the hill
  • A 10 minute walk in the other direction takes you to French Leave Beach
  • By car, Buccaneer Hill is just a minute from French Leave Beach & Governors Harbour


Welcome to Buccaneer Hill, a stunning 6 bedroom villa nestled in The Bahamas offering stunning ocean views.

Buccaneer Hill sits high on a hilltop overlooking Governors Harbour and the Caribbean Sea beyond. With stunning views, a private pool, and beautiful lawns and gardens, the property exudes the grace and elegance of an in-town estate. This grand 19th century home was completely restored in 2009 with modern comforts and conveniences. Buccaneer Hill sleeps 14 guests in 6 bedrooms (including the optional one-bedroom guest cottage).

The ground floor features a large living and dining area spanning the length and breadth of the house. Outside, a large veranda faces the sea, and offers two additional seating areas and covered dining. A modern kitchen with stainless steel Kitchen-aid appliances and full amenities is located just off the main room. The first floor also has a powder room.

On the second floor are three large bedroom suites. The master has a king bed, the first guest bedroom has a king bed, and the second guest room has two full beds. All bedrooms have en-suite full baths and balconies. Floors are elegantly finished in polished oak.

On the third floor, a large bunk room features 6 twin beds and a sitting area, a haven for the children. This bedroom also has an en suite full bath.

The fifth bedroom is a private bedroom suite on the ground floor with a private entrance and an en suite bath.

The sixth bedroom is located in the lovely guest cottage, 25 yards from the main house, which is available for an additional charge. The guest cottage has a large sitting area, a full kitchen, and an en-suite bath.

The house sits on nearly two acres with mature fruit and poinciana trees. The extensive veranda is furnished for dining, or BBQ outside by the pool. The main veranda faces west, to capture stunning sunsets over the Harbour and the sea.

Amenities and equipment include air conditioning, cable TV, WIFI, books, puzzles, croquet, ping pong table, gas grill, and daily housekeeping (included in the rent). The house has a washer and dryer for use by the housekeeper. She will do your laundry twice a week.

The town of Governors Harbour, a three-minute walk down the hill, has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster most afternoons 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. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

A 10 minute walk in the other direction takes you to French Leave Beach, a mile-long crescent of pink sand that has been ranked in the top 20 beaches of the world. Most visitors to Eleuthera rent a car, because the island is rural and spread out, and a car is the only practical way to get around. By car, Buccaneer Hill is just a minute from French Leave Beach.

Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 11000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, jet skis, scooters, and bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. You ride horses on the beach or on trails. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy Buccaneer Hill, and experience all our island has to offer.

•Central Air Conditioning throughout
•Ceiling Fan in all rooms
•iPod Dock
•TV and DVD player
•Children and Adult DVD's
•Pool Loungers and Toys
•Outdoor Games: Croquet, Badminton, Boules, Horseshoes, Swings
•Outdoor log barbecue
•Maid Service 5 days a week

Master Suite: King bed and en suite bathroom and its own balcony with sitting area
Bedroom 2:Second Bedroom with King Bed and en suite bathroom and private balcony access
Bedroom 3:Third Bedroom with 2 Full Beds and en suite bathroom and private balcony access

The large finished attic room provides additional accommodation comprising:
Attic room: 4 Single Beds with Living Area and en suite bathroom

The Cottage:
A separate cottage sleeps 2 in a 4-poster King Bed with Living area, Bathroom, Kitchen and verandah. This can be rented separately or along with the Main House.

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Area description

Located 200 miles southeast of Miami and 50 miles east of Nassau, Eleuthera has three airports: Governors Harbour (GHB) in central Eleuthera, North Eleuthera (ELH) at the north of the island, and a smaller airport at Rock Sound, on the south of the island. Getting to Eleuthera is easy with daily flights from Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, and Charlotte.

Nassau is the shortest flight (just 20 minutes to Eleuthera), has the most flights per day, and has the least expensive flights (just $75 each way). There are daily non-stop flights to Nassau from many airports including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, and London, and weekly non-stop flights from Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Newark, and Calgary. From Nassau, Southern Air, Pineapple Air, and Bahamas Air all fly to Eleuthera multiple times a day (see below for contact info, websites, and schedules) including flights to Governors Harbour at 8 a.m., 12 noon, 3:30, and 4 p.m.

Buccaneer Hill is located in the historic village of Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera.The island is approximately 180 miles from Miami, Florida and 50 miles from Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. Governor’s Harbour airport is a short 15 minute drive from the house.

There are direct flights into Governor’s Harbour from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale every day as well as from Nassau. Ferry service is available from Nassau and two additional airports in North Eleuthera and Rock Sound offer more connections to the mainland. Taxis and rental cars are readily available - the latter is preferable as it is great fun to explore the island’s sites.

Despite being over 100 miles long the island has only 10,000 inhabitants. As a very long and skinny island there are frequent spots from where you can see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Eleuthera Sound. The island has over 50 beaches and secluded coves to explore at your leisure. Deep sea and bone fishing are plentiful as is live local music, welcoming restaurants and endless sunshine. There are caves to go spelunking in, waves to surf, and cliffs from which to jump. If golfing and gambling are your preferences, then Eleuthera is not for you.

From the house - a mile to the east are the soft pink sand beaches of French Leave. Less than a mile down the hill in the other direction are basic amenities and shopping. A variety of very good restaurants, some within walking distance, offer tantalizing food options including Caribbean specialties, Spanish tapas and Italian cuisine.




  • Bedroom(s): 6 ( Sleeps 12 )
  • Bathroom(s): 6


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 1,750 - $ 2,250 $ 12,250 - $ 15,750 7 Nights -
06-Jan-2024 - 16-Dec-2024 $ 1,750 $ 12,250 7 Nights -
Christmas and New Years 2024 17-Dec-2024 - 03-Jan-2025 $ 2,250 $ 15,750 7 Nights -

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All prices are subject to tax at 13%



We absolutely loved our experience staying at Buccaneer Hill. From the view, to the chic decor, to the warmth and kindness of Millie and Sydney who take care of the house, every minute was perfection! Thank you!! We will absolutely be back again!

By Maryellen
Wonderful house, Not your normal Island Rental
Wonderful house, Not your normal Island Rental

The owners clearly have poured a lot into this home, a ground up rebuild of a very historical home over the last 10-15 years. The end result is beautiful and functional for large groups. We loved all the hangout areas, the porches, the separate house and the top sleep bunk all made for a memorable stay. We had a few hiccups with the pool but the owner worked with us seamlessly. We really enjoyed finding cool beaches, Tippy's, generally slowing down and eating well. Great family trip

By Jennifer

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Fantastic Villa

Expert Review Pic I loved Buccaneer House, such a homely feel overlooking Governors Harbour in Eluthrea. Millie the housekeeper is such a nice person & its the perfect house for multi generational families.

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 12
    • Bedroom(s): 6
    • Bathroom(s): 6
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family, Sea Views