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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Governor's Harbour reviews

  • 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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  • Amazing property, grounds, beach and snorkeling

    "I booked this property, as well as the adjoining La Bougainvillea home, as a surprise for my wife's birthday. I had many inquiries and the property manager was very accommodating and helping to arrange for the surprise. This will be a long review but will include some tips we learned about Eleuthera and the area. In short, we had 15 guests and it was AMAZING. The grounds and homes are pristine with unmatched views. I travel often and haven't experienced this level of paradise before. Homes are in excellent condition, well equipped for entertaining and cooking and the staff is very attentive. There are NO negatives with these homes or property. The beach is breathtaking and the snorkeling is amazing right off the beach. We experienced as many as 25 species of fish within yards of the beach. Kayaking just off shore brings you reefs of 40 feet deep and amazing fish and coral. We experienced all kinds of lizards, crabs, etc. We also learned how to harvest fresh coconut milk from the trees and used it every day for drinks, etc. Amazing. The only drawback was the biting sand flies (no see-ums) which are aggressive and prevalent due to nightly rains and a roving pack of wild(?) dogs that come through a few times. Dogs appear harmless and want to avoid people completely. Deep Woods OFF was the only thing that worked for bugs and it was not 100%. List of Do's: Experience the island and people, snorkel, swim at night with full moon, Governor's Harbor Fish Fry (So much fun), buy fresh fish and lobster off the ramp in Governor's Harbor, eat and drink at Tippy's (right down the road), MUCH more! Don't Eat at Unique's (bad food and service), don't go outside without generous bug spray, don't leave personal items outside the home as we had some dogs "play" with our items like flipflops, suits, etc one night (no damage). We will return to this area and hope to stay in these homes again soon!"
    Guest: Ken D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 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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  • 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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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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