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Thatchtree Hill: the ultimate in tropical serenity in beautiful South Eleuthera

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to Thatchtree Hill situated in South Eleuthera in The Bahamas. This beautiful house is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the Rock Sound International Airport and about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) north of the village of Rock Sound. Rock Sound is about 60 miles (100 km) from Nassau and approximately 240 miles (380 km) as the crow flies from Miami, Florida. The house is situated on a parcel of 4 acres of land at the crest of a small hill and is surrounded on all sides by tropical trees so that there are no other houses within view. There is an enormous 100 year old banyan tree next to the house. As well, there are numerous fruit trees including sour orange, tangerine, lime, macadamia and almond trees.The house takes its name from the hill itself where there are numerous palm trees whose leaves were formerly used for thatching roofs. It is a colonial style bungalow built in 1940 with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and sunroom. In the front is a large screened-in porch with chairs and a small table which is very pleasant for sitting during the day. There are air-conditioners in two bedrooms and a portable air conditioner for the living room for the hottest parts of the year. The living room, kitchen and screened porch all have ceiling fans and the house enjoys a virtually continuous breeze owing to its location atop the hill. There are also two portable fans for use in various parts of the house. There is a small swimming pool which is nice for cooling off on hot days. The house has a Maytag gas stove, Maytag refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher and a General Electric washer and Maytag dryer. There's also a clothesline outdoors if guests want to hang clothes to dry in the sun.

There is a resident caretaker in a separate house on the property.

More Details

Mark Sills
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

Why Mark Sills chose Rock Sound

This is an extraordinary large acreage (by Bahamian standards) with lush vegetation including tropical fruit trees of many varieties, bougainvillea, hibiscus and frangipani. The house is a comfortable traditional bungalow with modern conveniences. It is close to town but not too close and is also very conveniently located close to many beautiful beaches.

What makes this house unique

Thatchtree Hill will provide the ultimate in relaxation for a week or two away from home. The gardens surrounding the house and the many tropical fruit trees provide a unique atmosphere and a lovely respite from the northern winter. It is ideal for a couple looking to relax in a comfortable house for a winter vacation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Rock Sound on the South Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • library
  • pond
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Thatchtree Hill: the ultimate in tropical serenity in beautiful South Eleuthera
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Dallas, TX

Elegant, comfortable home in a good central Eleuthera location

  • 5 of 5

Just pulling up to the house, you know you are going to enjoy it! Beautiful home, well appointed. There are two (!) screened porches, on either side of the house. One is perfect for breakfast, the other is expansive and can double as a sleeping porch (the couch is very comfortable out there!) Kitchen has new dishwasher, every utensil you can think to use, a decent spice cabinet. Washer and dryer work very well. The satellite dish wasn't working when we were there, but happily we had plenty of diversions on the island (we also watched the one existing DVD, "Amistad", so if you want to make sure you have something to watch, bring some DVD's or download some things before you go). There is NO Wifi. Javenel lives in the small gatehouse, keeps the place in shape, cleans the pool every day, helped us open some stuck windows, great and friendly person. The temperature in May was quite temperate, kept windows open pretty much the whole time, but there are various AC units in the house for later in the season when it gets much hotter. The house is in Rock Sound, a good central location if you want to go south to Lighthouse Beach, but also explore the northern parts of the island. Half Sound is not far from the house, with some of the most incredible snorkeling I have experienced (but am told there's lots around the island). To really get the most out of the island, RENT AN SUV!!! The roads off of the main Queen's Highway are treacherous. But they lead to wonderful things :-)

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Rock Sound International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wild Orchids
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Wild Orchids
Car: necessary

Swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, beachcombing


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70.86
Damage Deposit £283.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.