Very clean, comfortable, and well appointed

Galen and Kathy’s home was perfect for our stay. Very clean, comfortable, and well appointed. Location is central, so reaching beaches and other points of interest was easy. Galen and Kathy were very helpful and all of their recommendations were excellent.

While they do reside on the property, they were totally unobtrusive unless we needed them. Galen even assisted in changing a flat tire on our rental car.

While the closest beach is within walking distance, we were duly warned by Galen upon arriving that a restaurant had been opened there by a rather unsavory character.

We did visit the beach and while it was nice we were verbally accosted by the guy and did not feel comfortable being there. Since there are so many beaches within easy driving distance this was not a big issue for us. If you visit you will want a vehicle as well, so can easily avoid the problematic individual.

All in all a very relaxing vacation on a beautiful low key island.

My stay here was amazing

This place could not have been more aptly named; my stay here was amazing and it transformed what have been a good vacation into one that was simply exceptional.

As a woman traveling alone, I was nervous about renting a home as opposed to going to a resort, but Toque Do Ceu was such a good value when I compared other resort options on the island.

I made the best choice. Galen and Kathy were right next door and eager to make sure that I was always enjoying myself. (And they have two adorable Rhodesian Ridgebacks, really good boys, who enhanced my sense of safety.)

I loved that this rental was clothing optional as well. Although I hadn’t intended on running around naked so much, it was so enjoyable! There is nothing like stripping off your swimming suit after a long day at the beach, washing the sand off under the sun in the outdoor shower, and then taking a dip in the refreshing pool. (After awhile, running around without clothes is like watching movies with subtitles. You become immersed in the experience and forget that you don’t have a stitch of clothes on.)

The home itself is exceptional. Upscale appliances, comfortable and quality furniture, high-speed internet, reverse osmosis water, and a big, cozy bed that finally made the aching in my back disappear. (Next on the agenda at home: Buy a new mattress.) if nothing else gives you a sense of quality, the artwork consists of signed and numbered prints (in addition to Kathy’s own designs), including some antique etchings of San Francisco.

The location is optimal, as well. The views are spectacular and it’s an easy walk to Navy Beach. And one of the best, if not the best, beach on the Caribbean side is a five-minute drive away (if that).

I would highly recommend this vacation rental.

I cannot say enough about the location and our hosts

We have been visiting Eleuthera for many years and stayed at wonderful locations. However This is our favourite by far. Our hosts did not miss a thing. They ensured our rental car was at the airport and provided us with all the information we needed to make it a memorable stay. We had the freedom and privacy we needed to really relax. We enjoyed the beautiful view from our private deck. BBQ’ed and made several dinners in the well equipped kitchen.

Everything was top notch from the large bathroom to the comfortable bed, with hi speed internet, backup power, and drinkable water available, this location leaves you wanting for nothing. The location is close to several great beaches as well as Governors Harbour shops and restaurants. The pool was warm and inviting, the atmosphere relaxing just a perfect spot. Also the night sky had more stars the you could imagine possible.

I cannot say enough about the location and our hosts. Their cottage and attention to detail made this truly one of the most memorable trips we’ve had. There is little wonder why they named it “Touch of Heaven”. We are already planning our return trip.

The only negative is, it was very hard for us to leave such a great place. We would just like to say thank you so much for making this such a memorable vacation and for your hospitality.

See you again soon.

The house is completely equipped for everything needed

We totally enjoyed our stay at this property and it was more amazing than we could have asked for. The owners made us feel welcome and were always available to help with any inquiries and suggestions on the property but also the beautiful island we were fortunate to visit. The outdoor shower was fantastic and a dip in the heated pool was always welcome after a day of exploring.

The house is completely equipped for everything needed if you are self catering including a outdoor grill to go along with the terrific view of the ocean. The property is near the Govenor’s Harbour airport which makes it a easy commute and it’s location in the middle of the island makes exploring to both the north and south ends effortless. Thank you Galen and Kathy for allowing us to stay at your Touch of Heaven.

Truly a Touch of Heaven – Hard to Leave

From the moment we booked until the day we left Galen was an outstanding host. His attention to detail from getting from Nassau to Eleuthera (directions navigating airport) to greeting us at Governors Harbor Airport with our rental car agent and personally getting us to the house was seamless. Upon arriving at the house we knew we couldn’t have made a better choice from the exquisite views to the upscale appointments of the home. It truly felt like a home and not a rental.

Abundantly equipped with everything we needed and more. Very cozy and inviting. Loved the outdoor shower. We enjoyed coffee on the deck every morning with the sound and view of the ocean and the tropical landscape. The sunrise was amazing!
Just down the hill about 5 minutes was a beautiful stretch of beach on the Atlantic side that we enjoyed walking on for miles.

There was a well detailed book that Galen made with many maps and directions to everything from beaches to restaurants that was very helpful. We enjoyed cooking in and barbecuing nightly with a cocktail to wind down the well explored day. So many exquisite beached to explore.

Watching the sunset at Cocodimama just one mile away on the Caribbean side was a great way to end a perfect day.

Galen’s home was perfect in every way and we highly recommend it!

We will be back!!

Thank you Galen and Kathy for your beautiful home and your hospitality!

We miss you already!

Wonderfull location and stay!

Galen and Kathy have the most beautiful place here! located very nice and so private and secluded. The pool is just amazing and helps with warm days to take a dip in it!

if your looking for seclusion and privacy this is the place, no clothing is ever needed either, we love being able to leave with no tan lines! Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to stay!


The house lives up to it name – A Touch of Heaven! It had everything you would ever need or want while on vacation! The view was breathtaking and our hosts made sure everything exceeded our expectations.

They provided information on the island and the beaches that made exploring very easy. We explored a different beach everyday of our trip and we are already making plans to return!

The views are amazing and the house is well equipped

My wife and I just returned from a week stay at Touch of Heaven. Dealing with Galen made the whole experience very easy. Great communication from beginning to end. We arrived early at the airport in Nassau and Galen was there to meet us. We were able to get an earlier flight to Eleuthera and the property. Galen made calls to his property manager and the rental car company to let them know we would be arriving earlier. They were there to meet us at the Governors Harbour airport and we were able to start our stay sooner.

The property is like many others described. The views are amazing and the house is well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The house is comfortable and clean. The pool and deck also had views that are stunning. It is nice to stay at a property that offers complete privacy and to be able to take a nude swim in the pool and shower off in the outdoor shower. I don’t think I wore a stitch of clothes the majority of the time.

The beach located closest to the house is beautiful and quiet. We did not see one other person on the beach as we walked north. I was even daring enough to go au natural on the beach. It truly was an amazing feeling and a first for me.

It was our first trip to Eleuthera and we were fortunate enough to find this property. It was truly an amazing vacation and Touch of Heaven made it more special.

It really is a “Touch of Heaven”

The island is quite lovely and interesting. Galen is splendid to deal with and very helpful. He truly wants you to enjoy your stay. The home is well stocked and equipped with useful items like coolers and chairs as other reviews have detailed. Michele is an informative and friendly manager. A car is needed to see the beaches that you’ll want to see.

The home is well designed. The morning sun comes through to the bedroom and the breeze makes the deck a delight. The home is about 5 miles from the airport and about the same to Governor’s Harbor. A nice wine shop in town. Get your fresh grouper at the dock/table near the police station at the intersection. We met some very nice people on this island. Tammy’s Place was great for lunch.

Thank you, Galen!

Beautiful place, perfect location!

A truly beautiful little secret in Central Eleuthera.

Literally minutes from the airport, and minutes from Governor’s Harbour, but still hidden away in its own little paradise, ‘Touch of Heaven’ is in a really great spot, making it easy to get around (not that you’ll want to ever leave!)

The house itself is fitted out perfectly with all ‘mod-cons’, and the deck outside makes for a true island feel – I sat there enjoying the stunning view of the ocean!

The house has its own pool, and you can take a two minute stroll to what feels like your own personal miles-long white sand beach.

Can’t say enough good things – the owners are awesome, the place is perfect and Eleuthera is wonderful!

Will definitely return!