Tamarind: 4 Bedroom Short Term Rental in Governors Harbour


Tamarind: 4 Bedroom Short Term Rental in Governors Harbour

Historic Sea Captain's House, Walk to Town and Beach

Vacation Home in Governors Harbour Bahamas

Pine Street
How Many Bedrooms? 4 Bedrooms • Sleeps 8
How Many Bathrooms? 2 Full Bathrooms
Where Do We Sleep? 2 King beds, 4 Twin beds
Beach Access: Near a Beach
Air Conditioning: Yes
Internet: Internet Access
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Map of Governors Harbour

Rates & Availability  
(Displayed in USD)

  • Rates From $1,783 to $2,483 per week

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Property Description


A white picket fence and palm trees welcome you to this elegant 19th century home, nestled on a quiet street among other colonial houses in historic Governor's Harbour, the original capitol of the Bahamas.

Built by Captain John Bethel of 'Sloop John B' fame, Tamarind is an airy, four-bedroom home that sleeps up to eight guests in comfort. It has a remodeled kitchen with a breakfast table, as well as a separate dining room. Also downstairs is a parlor and a second living area which we call the telephone room. Tamarind had one bedroom downstairs with a king bed. There is also a full bathroom downstairs as well as a lovely and private outdoor shower.

Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms, two with twin beds that can convert to king beds, and one with a king bed. There is a full bathroom upstairs.

You will also enjoy the wrap-around verandah and private back patio, perfect for sunning or entertaining.

Tamarind is decorated with country antiques, grass mats, ceiling fans and tasteful art. Its spacious garden is filled with tropical flowering plants and fruit trees. Our family has made every effort to maintain the charming grace of this historic home.

From Tamarind you are just a few steps from the town center and the sleepy harbour, with its lovely cove beaches and boats at anchor. You are also a ten minute walk or short drive to one of the Caribbean's most spectacular beaches. A one and a half mile crescent of pink powder sand, protected by a live barrier reef, with innumerable shades of turquoise, green and blue water stretching to the horizon.

Amenities include WIFI. All bedrooms are air conditioned.

Please note that the bedrooms have portable AC units in addition to ceiling fans. During extremely warm periods, these AC units may not cool the bedrooms of this historic home to temperatures a typical modern traveler may expect. Heat-sensitive guests interested in this rental for late July or August, the hottest time of the year, should consider this.


Governor's Harbour is a small, quiet town on the Family Island of Eleuthera, offering a collection of distinctive colonial homes, historic churches, and colorful Bahamian buildings. The natural beauty of Eleuthera is only exceeded by the grace and warmth of its people, a primary reason vacationing couples and families return again and again to this island community.

You will find all the services you need in town; grocery stores, gift shops, post office, banks, gas station, dive shop, liquor store and bakery. There are also several good local restaurants to chose from, and a few colorful local bars.

In addition, regular weekly events in town include a fish fry most Friday nights on one of the harbour's beaches, and a Saturday morning arts and crafts program for children at the historic Haynes Library. Most of these amenities are within easy walking distance from Tamarind.

There are no casinos or flashy nightclubs on Eleuthera: the local Bahamians prefer a more sedate, relaxed atmosphere.

The island of Eleuthera is 110 miles long and an average of only two miles wide. Governor's Harbour is located in the middle of Eleuthera, making day excursions easy. The entire island is ringed by world-class beaches, some of which you will have all to yourself.

There are many interesting settlements up and down the island. In addition, you will be able to enjoy fabulous fishing (deep sea and bone fishing), snorkeling and Scuba diving. Or, you could just relax on the verandah with a good book from Tamarind's library.

Activities and Special Interests

This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:

» Beach
» Biking
» Boating
» Canoeing
» Fishing
» Deep Sea Fishing
» Group and Reunion
» Horseback Riding
» Ocean
» Sailing
» Scuba Diving
» Surfing
» Fly Fishing
» Wind Surfing
» Family Vacations
» Kayaking

Featured Amenities

» Air Conditioning
» Dishwasher
» Grill
» Internet Access
» Washer/Dryer

Property Features

» Blender
» Ceiling Fan(s)
» Coffee Maker
» Dishes/Utensils
» Highchair
» Iron / Ironing Board
» Microwave
» Oven
» Refrigerator
» Stereo
» Stove
» Toaster
» Towels/Linens


» Books
» DVD Player

Other Property Amenities

Standard Amenities Attractions: arboretum, bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinemas, library, marina, pond, reefs, restaurants General: Wifi, Free Wifi Leisure Activities: beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, horseback riding, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking Location Type: Beach Sports And Adventure Activities: 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 Health And Safety: Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Blender Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, High Chair, Air Conditioning Bedrooms only, No A/C in Kitchen Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery Culture Fish Fry Outdoor Patio, Outdoor Shower, Grill, Beach towels, Cooler Geographic Near Beach, Close to Town Entertainment CD Player, DVD Player, Stereo System, Games, Books, TV


Tamarind is Magic
Stayed 6 days ending in February, 2022

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A guest from White Rock, BC CA not recommends this vacation rental.

I have visited Eleuthera for many years and would pass by Tamarind and always daydream about what it was like inside. After finishing chemotherapy I decided to visit and make this dream come true. It exceeded every expectation.
Tamarind is a true gem, thoughtfully appointed and contains a curated collection of incredible decor. Each book, lamp, painting, side table, vase.. The main floor bedroom has 2 sailor's valentines in perfect condition. The kitchen has everything you might need. Bedrooms are large and have lovely linens.
My younger brother passed away recently and there was a jug on a side table that said "hermano bebe que la vida es breve" which translates to little brother, life is short". There is a print in the bedroom of cardinals, a bird that means a loved one who has passed is nearby. A drawing of a boy on the beach decorated with shells looked just like him.
Lenny, who came to greet me, was kind, funny, and so helpful.
Tamarind is located close to shopping, restaurants and beaches but still very quiet. It was a healing and restorative place for me and it will be for you. Don't hesitate to book!

Una bellissima esperienza
Stayed 10 days ending in July, 2019

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romina f. from vacallo CH recommends this vacation rental.

Lacasa ha un fascino incredibile, un posto carico di storia dove si vive in una dimensione unica...l'unica cosa é che se fosse mia farei deigli investimenti per migliorare i serramenti.
Comunque la consiglierei , un esperienza unica...

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  • tamarind eleuthera
  • 4 bedroom home
  • 4 bedroom vacation rental
  • sleeps 8