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The Better Life

The Better Life

Guest Rating:☆☆☆☆☆★★★★★

Vacation rental house.  people10 sleeps,  bed4 bedrooms,  bath3.5 bathrooms.  pawPets not allowed

Banks Road Governors Harbour, Governor's Harbour 11111 Bahamas (Geo: 25.17374,-76.17726)

Overview & Photos


Welcome to The Better Life. This newly constructed home (completed April of 2024) offers a gorgeous heated pool with a gazebo. (There is a $50 per night fee to heat the pool.) It is located on the prestigious Banks Road of Governors Harbour, the most desirable location on the island. Better Life is a two-minute walk down a deeded path to spectacular pink-sand Poponi Beach, one of the most sought-after beaches on Eleuthera. There is excellent snorkeling right off our beach. Bring your snorkel gear!

A three-minute walk down that beach takes you to La Bougainvillea boutique resort with its excellent beachfront restaurant and bar. A four-minute drive takes you to Tippy’s famous beachfront restaurant. Governors Harbour, the main town on the island, is just eight minutes away by car. Governors Harbour has restaurants, grocery stores, gift shops, liquor stores, and a great fish fry every Friday night.

Better Life is reverse living at its best. Open floor plan upstairs with views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are two decks, one facing the pool and the other facing the ocean. Better Life features a great room with 15-foot ceilings, a spacious living area with a large sofa, comfortable for sleeping, but not a sleeper sofa, and a dining area with table seating for eight.

The kitchen boasts all stainless-steel appliances and quartz countertops. There is also a quartz counter top Island that seats 4 with views of the Ocean. There is a powder room off the great room. The floors upstairs are all Avalon porcelain pier tile.

Step out on the deck that faces the pool and there is a stairway down to the pool deck and the barbecuing area beside it.
From the great room, descend the stairs to the lower living area.

This floor has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. There is a laundry closet with washer and dryer. Provided to make things a little easier while you are on vacation.

Off the hallway there are 4 bedrooms. The master offers an oversized closet with king size bed and a dresser with mirror and side tables and a TV. The flooring in the bedroom is also the Avalon Porcelain pier tile. As you walk into the gorgeous en suite master bath, the flooring is all Lenox Grey Porcelain. The shower has a beautiful glass mosaic design with Bianca polished walls tile. The shower floor has a nice Sahara sand matte porcelain finish. There are French doors off the bedroom to the front porch facing the ocean.

The first guest suite also features all Porcelain pier tile flooring. It enjoys its own en-suite full bath with the same detail as the master bathroom. This room has a queen bed with dresser and nightstand and mirror and a TV. There are also a set of French doors that leads to a deck that is finished with pink coral tiles.

The two guest bedrooms on the pool side have French doors that lead to a gorgeous porch with pink coral tile overlooking the pool,. These bedrooms have the same Porcelain flooring throughout and are joined by a jack and Jill full bath. These rooms are complete with queen size beds, dressers, night stands, and TV’s.

The Better Life has a one-bedroom cottage next door to it that can be added for an additional fee. It can be rented separately if you don’t include it. The cottage will of course not have access to your private pool.

Amenities include WIFI, AC throughout, 4 smart TVs (but no satellite or cable), gas grill, and a back-up generator. A paddle board is available upon request!

Rooms and Amenities
Unit Short NameThe Better Life (Unit Code: better4B)
Property TypeHouse
Beds1 King bed, 3 Queen beds, 1 Sofa bed
Bathrooms3.5 bathrooms
Rooms4, sleeps 10
PetsPets Not Allowed
Standard AmenitiesAttractions: bay/sound, botanical garden, caves, churches, library, marina, reefs, restaurants
General: Parking, Wifi, Free Wifi, Wifi Speed 25+ 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
Location Type: Beach, Ocean View
Sports And Adventure Activities: deepsea fishing, fishing, fly fishing, pier fishing, sailing, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, spelunking, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, wind-surfing
Suitability: children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed
Car: recommended
Theme: Away From It All, Family
Safety: Outdoor lighting, Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detector, Fire extinguisher, First aid kit
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, Dishes & utensils
LivingAir Conditioning, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Backup Generator, Private entrance
BusinessNearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Bank
ConvenienceNearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery
CultureFish Fry
OutdoorDeck, Gas Grill, Private Pool, Beach, Lanai / Gazebo, Paddle board
EntertainmentSmart TV

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

DatesDailyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum StayCheckin Restrictions
5/25/2024 ... 8/10/2024
$750$4,550$19,5005No restrictions
Late Summer
8/11/2024 ... 8/31/2024
$625$3,750na4No restrictions
9/1/2024 ... 11/22/2024
$550$3,350$14,3574No restrictions
11/23/2024 ... 11/30/2024
$750$4,550na5No restrictions
12/1/2024 ... 12/19/2024
$600$3,650na5No restrictions
Holiday - Christmas Week 2024
12/20/2024 ... 12/27/2024
$964$6,750na7Fri, Sat checkin only
Holiday - New Years Week 2024
12/28/2024 ... 1/3/2025
na$7,150na7Sat checkin only
1/4/2025 ... 2/7/2025
$740$4,450$19,0715No restrictions
2/8/2025 ... 4/19/2025
$900$5,450$23,3575No restrictions
Early Summer
4/20/2025 ... 5/23/2025
$640$3,850$16,5005No restrictions
5/24/2025 ... 8/16/2025
$750$4,550$19,5005No restrictions
Rates are for 8 guests. Extra guests are $50 per night per guest.
Damage Insurance: $79
Optional Pool Heat: $50 day
Cleaning Fee: $200
We set the rates this way to make the house affordable to smaller groups which use less utilities and create less wear and tear.

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


Vacation Rental Reviews

Fantastic Vacation at The Better Life

Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2024

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Patricia O. from Millville, DE United States recommends this vacation rental.

Communication with the rental agency was prompt. Misty, the property manager, very responsive and helpful. The home is beautifully appointed. No need to worry about power outages as there is a full-house generator that kicks in within seconds. The proximity to the beach is as described. The pool was refreshing and the pool deck chairs so comfortable. Would highly recommend staying at The Better Life.

Best vacation ever

Stayed 9 days ending in May, 2024

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A guest from Ft Myers, FL United States recommends this vacation rental.

Our best vacation ever. A beautiful property complete with all the amenities.
Great beach, great pool and the best location on the island. The island people are so welcoming.