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Recent Governor's Harbour reviews

  • Outstanding Property!

    "What a great property with an amazing setting! Oceanaire is everything as advertised and more. The owners of the property are great to work with, it is well managed, very clean and everything you need to enjoy your stay is on-site, just bring minimal clothing, do a little grocery shopping when you arrive and get ready for a great time relaxing at the house, the beach or adventure out on the Island. I highly recommend driving 10-15 minutes North to James Cistern just past the Goveners Harbour Airport around 3-5 PM and picking up fresh fish from Ton a local fisherman at the pier. He goes spear fishing with snorkle and fins every day out on the reefs and brings in fabulous fish and shellfish. The day we met he just speared a 80-90lb snapper, a fabulous fish! I spent the next two days fishing with him as part of my Eleuthera experience.... We rented a car from the suggested company that Patrick one of the owners of Oceanaire suggested, it was a great experience, they met us at the airport handed us the keys and followed us to Oceanaire to make sure we found it ok. My only suggestion is spend the extra money for the four door Mazda SUV and pass on the Chevy Lumina, the SUV was like new, comfortable and great for adventuring the off roads of the Island. Make sure you go to Tippys, the pizza is amazing, just pay attention to the mixed drinks prices that they dont post, holy cow they are proud of there drinks. Also go to the Fish Fry on Friday nights in Goveners Harbour next to the Haynes Library it is a fun event. There is a great liqour store and grocery store in Goveners Harbour, liquor is reasonably priced, beer is a little more expensive and so are the groceries as everything is shipped in and has a huge tariff tax, it is fun to see what they have in produce as each day changes a little bit depending on the deliveries that day, all part of the Island Adventure! My other recommendation would to pay attention to the "no see-ums" at early evening outside, bring some bug spray and use it, they seem to be worse when it is relatively warm and little breeze, typical Island living. My overall take is this is one of the best vacations we have ever experienced and we have travelled a lot, can't wait to go back! Mark SLC UT."
    Guest: Marco Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 1, 2014
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  • well appointed home with spectacular views

    "This was a lovely house with a wall of patio doors providing a stunning view. The listing description is accurate and the photos simply don't do justice to the beauty of the overall location - the wrap-around porch and panoramic view was breathtaking. The property was clean and well-maintained. All appliances were quite new and worked well. The road is paved all the way to the house. The outdoor shower was also a very nice touch. We travelled with our two children - 6 and a half and 9 - and found the place to be suitable for children, with plenty of spots to safely introduce them to the ocean. The beach out front had everything: swimming, nice pink sand, waves (sometimes), fantastic snorkeling, lots of wildlife - the kids loved it. The property is very conveniently located and we were able to visit both the north and south of the island with ease. There were dozens of beaches on both the Atlantic and Caribbean and restaurants within 20min. drive. Our kid-friendly favorites were Airport Beach (by the house), Alabaster Beach, Twin Sisters Beach, Gaulding Cay. Nearby towns include Governor's Harbour, James Cistern, Alicetown, Rainbow Bay, Gregorytown - all were very friendly and safe. We would gladly recommend Bonefish Barbi's to anyone except people with serious mobility issues - there is a set of 30 or so steps down to the beach immediately off the back of the house - and it exceeded our expectations. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive, and the welcome package was jammed full of useful and detailed information that we used extensively during our stay."
    Guest: Don Q. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • just perfect!

    "This was our first trip to Eleuthera. We were traveling with 2 young children and Bleu Sky was the perfect rental for our vacation. Jon and Kelky are amazing hosts. Their home is exquisite and very well maintained. They have really thought of everything and made our trip very relaxing and hassle free. The location is perfect, right above Twin Coves, and easy driving distance to Governor's Harbor, grocery stores and other local beaches. Thanks again for letting us stay in your home. We can't wait to return to the island again soon!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • Lovely - With Plenty of Everything!

    "Balara Manor is absolutely charming, with lot's of Bahamian colors, character and plenty of everything your family will need for a wonderful vacation. The beds, linens, towels are abundant and top-notch. Everyone will have privacy and space to unwind. You may not need to use the same bathroom twice (there are many full bathrooms). Outside, the grounds are lovingly maintained and very private, with expansive views of Balara Bay. Coffee at sunrise and pina coladas at sunset from the covered patio became an easy routine. Located in the center of the island, right near Governor's Harbor, you'll have easy access gas stations, restaurants, and a little shopping. Excellent "home base" for your daily excursions. We loved it! Matt Simon at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, and his assistant, were helpful and attentive from the planning phase and throughout our visit. I highly recommend! The homeowners were also very attentive and helpful. There is a "blue book" -- a three ring binder -- on site at the property with excellent beach and day-trip ideas. Tips for family travelers: avoid our mistakes & what we would do next time ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * There is no sense of urgency on Eleuthera; sometimes things work, sometimes they don't. PRINT & BRING your research notes to make the most of your time. Reserve fishing/snorkeling in advance, and book back-up dates to avoid disappointment and unavailability. * Be sure your cell phones are set up with a global plan BEFORE you get to the Bahamas. * Bring a cooler of frozen food to help defray dining expenses (and you'll have a cooler to use for the beach). * If your short on vacation time, bring a GPS for your rental car and look for cell phone App to help you find the best hidden beaches. We could have been much more efficient in finding and getting to the beaches. It's fun to explore, but our time was so limited we wished we were better prepared. * You'll need more cash than you think... not many places take credit cards. *Don't forget insect repellent, anti-itch cream (no-see-ums) and lots of sunblock -- very expensive and limited selection at the convenience stores. (There is an Aloe Vera plant in the Balara's garden which helps with the bug bites.)"
    Guest: cheryl r. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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Governor's Harbour Travel Tips

Family Friendly Governors Harbour Vacation Rentals

If you are planning a trip to the Bahamas any time soon make sure you take a long look at one of the most beautiful cities the chain of islands has to offer; Governors Harbour. Governors Harbour vacation rentals are luxurious, roomy, spacious, comfy and incredibly homey. All of the rental properties available on the market today are small enough for a couple and large enough for a full family. If you want to book the trip for an immediate family or an extended family this is no problem at all because of the various sizes of properties available on the market.

Fun for Every Member of the Family

Governors Harbour resorts offer plenty of activities for every member of your family on the trip to the Bahamas. From swimming to diving to fishing to boating to kayaking and everything else in between; there is something for everyone to immerse themselves into while staying in the Bahamas. Two of the most popular activities are parasailing and windsurfing. Whatever your hobbies are, you will surely find one of them to your liking in the Bahamas.

Not Your Normal Resort

Eleuthera Villas are not your typical or normal resorts found anywhere around the world. These resorts will make you feel right at home with your own personal items. The properties have spacious rooms, comfy furniture, game rooms, Internet, televisions and much more for your pleasure during your vacation. The resorts in the Bahamas also provide their guests with excellent proximity to all of the surrounding beaches, trails, harbors, docks and restaurants. Book your Bahamas vacation today to reserve the property you like the most to ensure it is large enough for your travel party and there are dates available your stay.

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