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Flipper Refuge

Flipper Refuge

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Vacation rental house.  people4 sleeps,  bed2 bedrooms,  bath1 bathroom.  pawPets not allowed

Queens Highway Governors Harbour, Governor's Harbour 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.233639,-76.276333)

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This charming new house, just completed in 2022, is on a private gated road and is a short walk from a spectacular mile-long pink sand beach. Flipper Refuge has breathtaking ocean views throughout, and you can hear the sounds of the waves from every room. Flipper Refuge is elevated with the windows looking out at the tree-tops, providing a lovely sense of being in a tree house. Come recharge your batteries and be in harmony with nature.

Flipper Refuge has two bedrooms, both with queen beds. Both have ocean views. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, screened windows with noseeum screen, and an independent mini-split AC system. So you have many ways to enjoy the breezes and keep cool.

We have one full bath with a walk-in shower. There is also a wonderful outdoor shower with plenty of privacy.
The living area features a 42-inch flat screen TV. The dining area has seating for 5.

The kitchenette is equipped with a full-size refrigerator, two-burner induction cooktop, microwave, toaster, Digital Air-Fryer Toaster Oven, coffee maker and all the necessary dishes. You can use the oven/stove in the owners main house if you need to do more serious cooking. Our water is drinkable, filtered and purified with a UV system.

Off the living area is lovely deck with sweeping ocean views, furnished for lounging.

Amenities include AC throughout, WIFI, desk workspace, smart TV (but no cable), charcoal grill, washer/dryer, back-up generator and a UV Water Filter. Access available to the owners oven/stove and washer and dryer in the main house. All windows have no-see-um screens enabling you to sleep with windows open. Walk five minutes down our paved road and you are on a world-class pink sand beach with turquoise water, well protected by a barrier reef for great swimming, snorkeling, spear-fishing, and long walks year-round. There is typically no one else on this beach. And yet a 5-minute walk brings you to Sky Beach Club’s excellent restaurant, bar, and pool bar. You are welcome to use their facilities if you buy a drink at the bar or lunch at the restaurant.

Governors Harbour, the main town, is just a five-minute drive. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. It has a nice little collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking a picturesque harbor. You can buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock. Friday night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour is a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street. You won’t want to miss it.

Your hosts, Flipper and Normand, live right next door if you need help with anything or advice about the island. Flipper will take you keelingling and spearfishing if you like. But if you prefer privacy, you will never see them.


Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameFlipper Refuge (Unit Code: flipper)
Property TypeHouse
Beds2 Queen beds
Bathrooms1 bathrooms
Rooms2, sleeps 4
PetsPets Not Allowed
Standard AmenitiesAttractions: bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, library, marina, reefs, restaurants
General: Wifi, Free Wifi, Wifi Speed 100+ Mbps
Leisure Activities: beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking
Local Services And Businesses: ATM/bank, Babysitter, groceries, massage therapist, medical services
Sports And Adventure Activities: deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, jet skiing, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, spelunking, surf fishing, surfing, swimming
Suitability: children welcome, non smoking only
Car: recommended
Theme: Budget, Romantic
Health And Safety: Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
KitchenFull Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Spices and seasonings, Air fryer, Dishes & utensils
LivingAir Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Hair dryer, Backup Generator, Water purification system
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorBBQ Grill, Outdoor Shower, Beach, Beach towels, Beach umbrella, Hammock
GeographicNear Beach
EntertainmentTV

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental



DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
Base Rate - all year
1/6/2024 ... 12/19/2024
$225$1,575$3,5003No restrictions
Holiday
12/20/2024 ... 1/3/2025
$295$2,065na4No restrictions
Base Rate - all year
1/4/2025 ... 12/18/2025
$225$1,575$3,500 - $6,7503No restrictions
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $500
Rates are for 2 guests; additional guests are $25 night.

*Seasonal rates are estimates only. Actual rates may differ. Seasonal rates do not include fees or taxes.

Reviews

Vacation Rental Reviews


Fantastic Stay @ Flipper Refuge

Stayed 4 days ending in February, 2024

Services from rental manager:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Cleanliness:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Location:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Property condition:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Overall satisfaction:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Allison D. from Roanoke, VA US recommends this vacation rental.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Flipper Refuge and our hosts Manon (Flipper) and Normand. The rental is adorable and nicely appointed all around. We arrived later than expected due to late flights and unexpectedly had to drive from North Eleuthera airport in the dark and Manon guided us there on the phone and stood at the roadside to wave us down at the turn into their private road then made a phone call to a nearby restaurant Pascal's to make sure they would remain open and serve us close to closing time & Normand lead us in his truck as we followed in our rental car to the restaurant down a back road entrance from their place so we could feel secure in getting there and we had a delicious meal with delightful service. Manon has lived on the island for many years and so is a great source of information about best beaches, restaurants, etc. It is so clear by and in everything Manon and Normand did while we were there that they genuinely wanted us to have the perfect vacation stay and were at the ready to assist us with anything we needed. Manon helped get our departure flight changed to leaving out of the closer Governour's Harbour. They shared their spaghetti dinner w/ homemade bread with us one night (another story). The beaches are breath taking each different one from another Atlantic and "Carribean" sides of the island. We fell in love with Eleuthera as well as Manon & Normand. Unfortunately there is not enough space allowed here in the review to share all the precious experiences that they made possible and the gracious generous above-and-beyond service that they provided, so you need to book to stay here so that you can experience it for yourself!


Perfect beach house

Stayed 5 days ending in January, 2024

Services from rental manager:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Cleanliness:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Location:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Property condition:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Overall satisfaction:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Lindsay S. from Miami, FL United States recommends this vacation rental.

Great property, hosts are right next door and are helpful and generous. Beach is beautiful. Great location. House is new and spotless.


Peace, Privacy and Relaxation

Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2023

Services from rental manager:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Cleanliness:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Location:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Property condition:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Overall satisfaction:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Gizele P. from Washington, DC United States recommends this vacation rental.

My husband and I recently returned from our first trip to Eleuthera where we stayed at Flipper’s Refuge. The apartment was adorable, thoughtfully constructed and well decorated. Flipper and Norm were fantastic hosts and knew when to give us privacy and when to come with freshly baked good! The location was FANTASTIC, close to town but not IN town, walking distance to a beach where you and likely the only person in sight. We were also close to James Cistern which had other great food options. It was a great trip and Flipper had the best restaurant recommendations! The commercial power was typical for the islands, the internet in the apartment was reliable and we were able to use the SmartTV to stream Netflix, etc. I purposely didn’t cook a thing, but all the basics were present if you wanted it. They provided plenty of linens and beach towels, and there is access to washing machine should you need it. We will be back soon!


Amazing place to stay on Eleuthera

Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2023

Services from rental manager:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Cleanliness:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Location:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Property condition:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Overall satisfaction:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Chris E. from Florence, Kentucky United States recommends this vacation rental.

The rental itself is a very great, clean, and comfortable place to stay. The rental has a very good location to stay on the island. It is a short walk to one of many beautiful beaches. Others are a short or long drive away. The water is amazing on both sides of the island. There are multiple beaches on the island that are worth seeing and relaxing on. The property description of location, layout, amenities were spot on. The host, Flipper, was very helpful with any accommodations needed. I would recommend this place to all of my family and friends. We visited many beaches. Our favorites were Preachers Beach(where we got engaged!!), Rainbow Bay, Recievers Beach, and the beach area at the end of Flippers road. There was a great beach side/swim up bar pool at Sky Beach Club(Pascals) that was a short walk down the beach from the spot at the end of Flippers road. Sammy makes a great Pina Colada at the pool. We had a couple great dinners at 1648 and would recommend it if looking for a fine dining type of dinner.


Perfect beach house

Stayed 5 days ending in January, 2024

Services from rental manager:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Cleanliness:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Location:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Property condition:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Overall satisfaction:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Lindsay S. from Miami, FL United States recommends this vacation rental.

We loved our stay at Flipper's beach house! It has everything you need and is a close walk or very quick drive to a beautiful and private beach. Beds are comfortable and it's close to town. Flipper and Norm are lovely and helpful. Highly recommend!


Great Place to stay

Stayed 3 days ending in December, 2023

Services from rental manager:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Cleanliness:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Location:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Property condition:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Overall satisfaction:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Michael S. from Emeryville United States recommends this vacation rental.

This home is a great place to stay, if you are looking for something nice, very clean and close to the beach.
We loved it there.


Flippers Refuge

Stayed 6 days ending in March, 2023

Cleanliness:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Location:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★
Property condition:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Overall satisfaction:
☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Kirk G. from Lexington, KY United States recommends this vacation rental.

Great spot, ocean views, great folks!


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