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Recent Governor's Harbour reviews

  • 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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  • The BEST!

    "The 6 of us spent 8 nights here and it was perfect for us. Great layout and the best of everything. Lucky enough to meet Jon and Kelly upon our arrival. They were most helpful and the house was just so cool. Great decor, all the things you need, Great breeze and central location. This was our 3 trip and our favorite location. Nice big table for us to gather around to eat together and play cards. Comfy couch and beautiful light fixture that set the stage for a relaxing night in paradise. Thanks so much."
    Guest: lara kate d. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 24, 2014
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  • FABULOUS LOCATION!

    "Our family ( 5 adults/ 4 young children) spent 10 glorious days at " On The Rocks". This is a classic, comfortable island home with a layout that worked well for 2 families w/ children and the grandparents. This location is prime. Situated on a long stretch of fine, pink sand, the rocks are a natural barrier, creating wonderful tide pools and gentle waves. Perfect for the children to play . After exploring the island, including the Carribean side, we all decided the beach at " On the Rocks" is by far the best on the island. We loved our stay there. Patricia is a wonderful, responsive owner to work with. This being our first island visit we had lots of questions. She was extremely helpful in assisting us with taxi arrangements. car rental, a cook, and other small requests. I also want to address the previous review about the robbery. Any robbery is upsetting and we were concerned about safety, We were pleased to hear the culprit was quickly apprehended and there have been no problems since. We felt very comfortable staying there."
    Guest: Candace C. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 23, 2014
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  • Our Special Getaway

    "We hardly set our bags down before we walked the short path to the beach. The pink sand, crescent beach took our breath away. And the snorkeling right in front of the house was more than we could ask for in a beach vacation. The house was just right for the two of us and a friend. Walking to the Beach House restaurant was an option we used multiple times during our stay. Mon Soleil was a very comfortable home and it was always nice to leave the beach and be home in 1 minute. We will definitely be back next year."
    Guest: Lynn P. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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