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Recent Governor's Harbour reviews

  • Over The Top Fabulous!

    "Stunning views, immaculately clean, minimalist charm, we had everything we could ask for plus the sounds of the waves...would recommend to anyone, it could not have been more comfortable and joyful. We like to visit different places...but will certainly consider returning to this spot just because it was so perfect for us. Spent 11 days, could have stayed forever. Our only regret was that the wind was unusually strong during our stay so we did not use the beach, swim out front or make use of the paddle board or kayaks, or sit on our deck for meals. But the beauty of Eleuthera is that if it's windy on one side, good chance it's not on the other - so we spent lots of time exploring the stunning "Caribbean" side. Great snorkeling, deserted beautiful beaches. Cayo Loco supplies really nice beach chairs and towels - we took these with us everywhere, they were much appreciated! Bring a small cooler (we left one there) for lunches as who wants to leave the beach once you get there? Take Maureen up on her offer to supply coconut water - refreshing morning drink. Eleuthera itself was just our speed - have never visited the Bahamas because our impression was that they are very touristy. Not so here...Eleuthera is a true throw back in time. The local people as well as all the expats we met could not be more kind and gracious, it is one of the safer islands we have ever visited. And Cayo Loco is one of the nicest vacation homes we have ever rented. Kudos to Maureen and Alan."
    Guest: Maura P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • Perfect Retreat!

    "3 of us stayed in Caribbean Blue for a week. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more! The owners are very considerate and leave everything you need for a perfect vacation- use of the kayak and fishing gear was greatly appreciated. The solitude was amazing, and if we wanted some fun it was a short drive to Sky Beach Resort for drinks and music or into Governor's Harbor. We definitely plan to return."
    Guest: Diann M. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
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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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  • spettacolare e stupenda

    "Sorry for Italian language, but you have already some reviews in English which are wonderful, and I can't do nothing but agree 100%! Here the review: Premetto di essere arrivato con la mia fidanzata e la nostra bambina di 1 anno dopo 3 notti a Miami e 2 ad Harbour Island, con l'idea di sposarmi alla villa, per cui il mio soggiorno è legato ad un evento (per me) assolutamente piacevole. Eravamo in compagnia di un'altra coppia di amici (con bimbo di 1,5 anni) e un'altra adulta, per cui avevamo un sacco di spazio a disposizione (vi sono 6 camere con altrettanti bagni ed un salone enorme completo di TV - mai usata, 1 iMac, apple Tv, Impianto sonoro con cucina a vista). Ryan (property manager) è stato da subito molto attento a soddisfare ogni mia richiesta e rispondere a quesiti/dubbi, e l'ho apprezzato molto. In realtà la villa ha già tutto quello che volete: è in posizione isolata, comunque facilmente raggiungibile con strada asfaltata, con un magnifico erboso pieno di piante tropicali. Vi è una scaletta in legno che porta alla spiaggia, con un mare divino, turchese, cristallino, nonostante sia nella parte atlantica dell'isola. Il mare è stato calmo, a volte piatto a volte con onde non più alte di 1 metro. E' soggetto a maree, quando vi è la marea bassa la spiaggia è ampia come da cartoline caraibiche. Dinanzi alla spiaggia (a partire da 30 metri dalla riva) vi sono scogli dove fare snorkeling (io non l'ho fatto) e a circa 100-150 metri i vicini di casa hanno pescato 4 aragoste! La villa ha una vista fantastica, ti svegli la mattina guardando l'alba, con un panorama mozzafiato. Non ho visto cani randagi (segnalati in altre recensioni). La donna delle pulizie (Henrietta) è simpatica e professionale (viene 2 volte a settimana). L'unica nota negativa (indipendente dalla villa ma comune a tutti i Caraibi, assolutamente soggettivo e molto stagionale) è la presenza di piccoli mosquitos (no-see ums, sandflies) molto fastidiosi e temibili quando arriva la sera. Su consiglio di altri recensori, abbiamo portato il Deep Woods Off (che aiuta). Alla fine ho solo aspetti superlativi per questa villa, ed avendo cercato diverse ville che potessero andar bene per ospitare un piccolo matrimonio, questa è quella con miglior rapporto qualità prezzo. PS. Ho cercato altre spiagge (non potevo arrivare a Lighthouse beach perché non disponevo di un 4x4) ma la spiaggia della villa è restata la migliore."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 27, 2015
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