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EXCEPTIONAL:Waters Edge, Pool, Panoramic Views, Openplan, RO System, Generator

Bedrooms 4
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4th optional bedroom, RO system, emergency generator

This high-end luxury home with separate guest annex can be booked either as a 3-bed/3-bath (for up to 6 people) or 4-bed/4-bath rental (for parties of 8). The open plan arrangement with high spec kitchen, dining and sitting areas makes for a very, very social space. Beautiful outdoor spaces all add to the feeling of staying in a beautiful comfortable home with a real family feel about it. Built in 2007 the 10’ x 40’ windows provide a unique panoramic view over the Bayside from every view point and the serpentine shaped pool provides a cool relief from the heat of the beach and an ideal retreat to watch some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see.

Positioned almost at the waters edge, the property has its own private dock (for boat lovers slips are available to rent) and just a 3-minute walk up and over the sand dunes behind and you can be on the pink sands beach. Truly the best of both worlds ...

Definitely worth high-lighting that the property has:

- Emergency power generator (power interruptions can be frequent)

- Reverse Osmosis water purification (the Town water pressure can sometimes be incredibly low and it might be days before you can get a shower so it really is a massive plus to be able to switch over to our RO System without having to worry about this. The other benefit of course is that Town water can’t be drunk safely – but RO water can)

Surprisingly, lots of rental homes on the Island don’t have either. The house also comes with high speed WiFi, Cable TV, air-conditioning.

Private dock with slips available to rent.

Please be aware that we charge an additional $100 per night to rent the guest annex so if you are a party of 8 we will update the quotation to reflect this on receipt of a reservation request.

Briland White House is an exceptional rental property and very popular, especially with families with children. Dates are booked over 12 months in advance by our regulars so please inquiry early if you would like to secure your dates.

Follow us on Twitter: @brilandparadise

Getting Here - Harbour Island is a 5 minute taxi / water taxi ride from North Eleuthera Airport where there are daily flights from Nassau, Miami and Fort Lauderdale – a Fast Ferry services also operates daily from Nassau – quite a spectacular journey it is too.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Dunmore Town, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Optional Bathroom 4 (in separate guest cottage) - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Optional Bedroom 4 (in separate guest cottage) - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Spectacular Comfort in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked our stay at The White House, I knew it was going to be special. Anita, the house manager sent over the welcome guide which is extremely thorough and helpful when planning your stay on Harbour Island. Our travel times were a bit odd, but they were very accommodating. The home was beautiful, absolutely as pictured, clean and well appointed. There wasn’t an appliance or item that we needed that wasn’t there. And the property was beyond amazing. The grounds were well maintained, the pool was spectacular, and the views are breathtaking.

Any questions or needs we had, someone was a quick email or phone call away to assist! For example, when we couldn’t find the beach chairs, Anita emailed immediately, and the groundskeeper Shabba brought them by in no time! The level of service was amazing.

Because the property is located on a semi-private dock, it is not completely secluded. The occasional neighbor, worker, or curious boater would pop up in the backyard, which was at first shocking. But the island is so safe, this small inconvenience doesn’t ruin what the home offers in peace and tranquillity. I would absolutely return to the White House in the future. It is perfect for a family getaway, a girls trip, or in our case, a quiet couples retreat.

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house in terrific location

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed at the White House for a week of bone fishing. House was beautiful, staff was helpful and attentive. Utilized the dock out front for our boat which was very convenient. Excellent house would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous place to relax and vacation! Anita made the reservation easy and sent plenty of information to prepare our family of 5 to enjoy this perfect Island home. The water taxi dropped us off at the dock,just steps from this beautiful ,spacious and spotless home. The grounds,pool and patios are just awesome. The house decor is lovely, Pottery Barn with Island touches that make it very comfortable after a day at the beach, snorkeling and dining at terrific restaurants. There was a go to guy, Shabba, who helped with seeking Island advice. He even arranged for the water taxi to pick us up at the dock for our departure.

The only advice I would give is ,the season ends July 31st, which we weren't aware of. Some things closed that we would have liked the choice to visit, but that wouldn't stop me from coming again.

Our family included 3 adult children. All have said if lucky, they'll surely return!

Thanks again for lending us your home!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation Station

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Harbour Island which is a close flight from Florida and a short ferry ride but otherwise feels worlds away and portends instant relaxation. This time we were a group of 3 couples and the White House was perfect- clean, nice size rooms and bathrooms for each couple. Although the beach is amazing, it was nice to have a pool for quick dips before and after. We basically stayed in our bathing suits the whole time. The back yard has great views of the bay at sunset and stargazing at night. There is a nice kitchen that has all the amenities you need except for ice which you can easily get at the gas station or grocery store. There is a large water cooler for drinking. The showers had great water pressure and heat. Any issues with the house were quickly fixed by Shabba the property manager who was readily available. The house feels private but because of the shared dock we got to know our neighbors. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and giving on the island, just one of the reasons we love it! As other reviews have mentioned, eating at Sip Sip is a must; usually stays open until the end of July. Aquapazza is also a nice place to eat; go at sunset for beautiful views. We had Anna, the yoga instructor mentioned in the welcome package, come to the house for yoga- I highly recommend her. Having a golf cart on the Island is a must. We used and recommend No Limit Rentals (they even came to fix a flat for us) although there are closer rental places to the house. Overall, we had a great stay and would choose this rental property again (I'd go back tomorrow if I could!)

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White House on Harbour Island

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spend 2 weeks in the Bahamas every year. We always rent a house. We know what to expect and what not to expect. This was, by a good measure, our favorite. We brought our boat over and were able to dock 100 feet behind the house with power and water on the dock. The location, if you know Harbour Island, could not be better. We need a 4th bedroom as we travel with a Captain and this home had a separate quarters for our Captain and his wife. What puts this house over the top is the accommodating staff maintained for the benefit of this and several other homes in this little HOA. It didn't hurt either that cart rentals is a 3 minute stroll down the block.

From the business end in booking the rental to the beautiful sunsets and fabulous location there is nothing but 5 stars for this one. We will not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation, perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We visited Harbour Island for a friend's wedding in May 2017. Given the expense and distance, we decided to bring our two young children (ages 2 and 4), as well as my brother-in-law to help with child care. We have rented many vacation homes at beaches all over, and this is by far the most incredible vacation home we have ever rented. It was perfect. From the moment we arrived, Shaba was warm, available, and helpful, and met us at the dock when we arrived. The house is gorgeous, clean, in good repair, air-conditioned, and the pool was fabulous. Many houses are often lacking amenities (i.e. towels, kitchen supplies) but this house truly had it all. Adequate beach and bath towels, laundry facilities, and Shalese, our house keeper was a total luxury (as well as lovely person). We cooked many of our meals at home, and the kitchen was well-stocked and in good condition. The bedrooms were spacious and gorgeous. A "kids" bedroom even had several books and a potty seat in the bathroom.

On the front end of our trip, Anita was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped us with planning -- everything from day trips and golf cart rentals to ordering a crib for our baby. She was organized, responsive, and lovely to work with. The guest book in the house served as our encyclopedia, and was full of helpful suggestions, tips, and information. We loved every moment of our time on Harbour Island, and would certainly visit again!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrence Dawson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Lawrence Dawson

I have been visiting harbour island for 15 years - in 2006 we took the plunge and acquired one of the new properties on the Sunset Harbour resort - its quite a special place with a friendly environment.

Lawrence Dawson purchased this house in 2006

Why Lawrence Dawson chose Dunmore Town

Described as one of the most desirable places on earth to call home, Harbour Island has long been regarded as one of the world's foremost resort destinations.

Famous for its 3-mile pink sandy beach, Briland as the locals call it, has been declared 'quite possibly the finest beach in the world' Renowned for its snorkelling, deep sea and bone fishing and scuba diving the warm clear turquoise ocean waters are a haven for the travel elite with legendary catches of tuna, marlin and wahoo.

On dry land you can immerse yourself under the swaying palms of unforgettable hibiscus, bougainvilleas and jasmine. Relax, rejuvenate, re-energise yourself among the actual beauty ... or simply have fun exploring the island in your golf buggy. There are several exceptional boutiques, not just for clothes but objets d'art and local handicrafts and paintings.

Then for the evening there is dining for all budgets at over 20 restaurants including 3 top international class restaurants.

What makes this house unique

The White House is one of six luxury residences set in just over 2 acres on the Sunset Harbour resort with its own private deep water dock capable of docking boats from 30 to 120ft and draft to 9ft ( available by separate negotiation ). The resort offers individual seclusion and privacy whilst benefiting from a shared full time Estate Manager and maintenance staff. Designed in true Bahamian style by top Nassau architect Monty Knowles and built by Bahamian craftsmen.

State of the art RO System and Emergency Generator - 2 must haves!

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We truly enjoyed our time at your property; thanks for having us”
Mar 2014
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
North Eleuthera
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Dunmore Town
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Pink Sands Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Dunmore Town, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Nov 17 2017 - Jun 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$99.94

The rate quoted is based on rental of the main house (sleeps up to 6). If you are booking the Guest Annex we will add $100 per night to the rental fee.
Rate includes daily housekeeping (3 hours per day except weekends)
Rate in High Season for house only (sleeps 6) is $7,000/week
Rate in High Season for house + guest annexe (sleeps 8) is $7,700/week
Rates negotiable for out of season rentals - please ask
Rates are subject to a 5% booking fee which is standard practice on the Island
For repayment of any fees on cancellation of a booking please note we deduct a nominal $75 admin fee to cover processing and bank wire transaction fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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