Enough cannot be said of Galen and Kathy’s hospitality

My wife and I stayed at Touch of Heaven from March 17 – 31, 2018. This was by far the best property my wife and I have stayed at in the 15 years of going to Eleuthera. The pictures Galen has posted really cannot due justice.

The house is impeccable and the extra amenities not seen at any other locations we have stayed at were a very very welcome bonus! Such as, automatic daily insect sprayers (we never saw the dreaded “No-See-Ems”), HOT and cold outdoor shower (so nice to stand outside nude for a refreshing shower), and especially the propane fed generator. Eleuthera will always have power outages, sometime for hours, at Touch of Heaven, this is never a concern.

Galen and Kathy have thought of everything, the kitchen is very well stocked and having a full size washer and dryer comes in very handy. The bed is extremely comfortable as is the living room furniture. The outdoor patio furniture is “first class” and fits perfectly under a covered deck. In reality you have 2 other decks besides the covered one. Perfect for laying nude to catch a “no tan line” tan. One of the deck encompassing a very nice pool with no swimsuit required!

For the naturist this is the perfect location! The house is securely private with no one able to see into the property! Clothes will only be needed when exploring the island, shopping or dining out!

Galen and Kathy have built their retirement home on the property, but since they go sans clothing, there are no issues! I highly recommend checking this location out. Just don’t do it when we want to go!

Spectacular Home!

We spent one fantastic week at Touch of Heaven! The owner is wonderful to work with, and has put a level of care and thought into his home that is probably unmatched on the island. We were so impressed with the quality of the home and its furnishings. From the furniture, to the bedding and towels, to the fixtures, to things like the water purification system and anti-bug system, even simple things like beach and deck chairs — all of it is top flight and designed for maximum comfort.

The deck is really amazing — sun when you want it, shade when you need a break, very comfortable high quality furniture — we literally spent hours on it each day. One of our highlights was a private yoga lesson on the deck overlooking the ocean.

The beach near the house is (like most of the island’s beaches) just gorgeous and perfect for long walks. The house is in a great location, with very easy access (over paved roads! what a luxury) into Governor’s Harbor to the south, and other points to the north. I would love the opportunity to stay here again, and can’t say enough great things about it!

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!

50th Birthday celebration retreat

First, apologies to Galen for the delay in writing this review. I also write it with mixed emotions because I am afraid that it I tell everyone what a spectacular piece of paradise “Touch of Heaven” is, it might make it difficult to get back if everyone get’s wind of this.

From our first contact with Galen to arrange to come to Eleuthera, till the time we left this vacation was simple, easy and enjoyable. “Touch of Heaven” is just that. Galen has thought of everything. There is only the sound of the ocean and the songbirds as you sit outside enjoying the vistas. If Galen wasn’t doing everything he could for us, then Michelle was there to assist us on the island.

If you are looking for exciting night life and wild beach parties……go somewhere else. This is not for you. But if you are looking to get off grid, relax in one of the finest places we have ever had the pleasure to stay, re-connect with each other……you need to come to Touch of Heaven.

Thank you Galen for letting us come and stay at “Touch of Heaven”. We hope to be back soon.

Our Second Stay

The week spent at Touch of Heaven was our second visit to the house which is exactly as advertised. Galen is an excellent host, not only making the rental process easy and efficient, but also taking considerable time to find the kind of rental vehicle we wanted this year for exploring some of the more remote parts of Eleuthera. He even greeted us personally at the airport in Nassau prior to our flight to Eleuthera. The weather this year was perfect for the beach right at the house. The wind and surf on the Atlantic side were very gentle all week so swimming and snorkeling on the Atlantic side were quite ideal. Walking the full 3 mile length of Airport Beach from just down the hill from the house remains a highlight. We never saw more than one or two others. A bathing suit is only needed if you want it.

Having spent a week at Touch of Heaven a year ago, we knew how well equipped the house is. Everything one might want for living in the house and spending days on the beaches is provided. We only brought what we wanted to read and the few clothes needed for island life. We only used the latter when we went to Town.

We particularly recommend the Island Farm fruit and vegetable stand located on the Queen’s Highway a few miles south of Governour’s Harbor. Excellent produce and fresh baked goods.

For those looking for a well equipped, very quiet, private spot to enjoy the outdoor life of the Bahamas, this is it. The only sounds are the breeze, the birds, the ocean, and your own conversation.

Touch of Magic

The best ever vacation rental . Everything we could have wished for was on site. A spotless well maintained cottage. It was even better than the description given on the web site.

Galen the owner advised us as on taxi bookings in Nassau and he even assisted in the booking of car hire on Eleuthera. The help and advice we had from Galen was second to none and he and his wife answered all our questions which made the vacation so special and totally stress free.

The cottage is exactly as described regarding the views of the Atlantic ocean that take your breath away.

The peace and tranquility were just what my wife and myself required and we arrived back home in Scotlnd feeling totally rejuvenated.

I can recomend this property for those requiring total privacy where clothes are an option not a necessity. The only noise is from the ocean the wind and the bird song.

I enjoy cooking and we ate in most of the time so I cannot really coment on the areas restaurants. I will only say you would have to drive as there are none within walking distance.

To my wife and myself it was a trully magical place and many thanks to Galen for making the vacation so special.

Great Name for this House “Touch of Heaven”

First we were met at the airport by Michele the property manager who was so nice. How refreshing to be met by a smiling face welcoming us there. The rental car was waiting on us at the airport and before you know it we were off to the house.

The house is exactly as Galen the owner has it described, which was great. The inside was like new and the outside with all its wrap around decking was out of this world. He has a insect sprayer that sprays the entire porch areas several times a day. We hardly seen a fly much less any other insects. No other place we look at had this. The house is pretty secluded so we didn’t have to be on guard about clothes on or off. The outside shower has hot and cold water and was great! We found the house to be furnished with everything you would need period!

As anyone that has been to eleuthra knows the power can go off pretty easy. Galen installed a generator that if the power goes off it cuts on. On Sunday as it stormed most the day we found this to be a wonderful addition to the house. It runs everything in the house until the power is back on. This is a WOW factor.

Galen called and checked on us several times during the week which was welcomed. Nice to know the owner wants everything to be great while you are there.

If there is a down side to this wonderful place is that it doesn’t sit right on the beach. Its about 1/4 mile but since we had the rental car which anyone that comes to this island will need, it really isn’t that big a deal. We put all the beach chairs, mats, umbrella that was already furnished in the car and drove down. the good thing is that you have a road that goes to a great parking place so you can walk right down a cut path and on to one of the prettiest beaches one could ever want. Once on the beach to our left it was 3 miles to the next house. On our right a large corel reef seperated the next beach and the houses on that side. We went to the beach 6 or the 7 days and only saw 1 person come by us jogging, and a couple of days someone in a boat around on the other side the reefs. The sand is really pink and the water amazing!

We really hated to leave this wonderful place, it was just what the doctor ordered!

Thanks Galen!

We will be back!

We Died and Went to Heaven

We thought we died and went to heaven. Well we actually didn’t died, but we did go to “A Touch of Heaven”. for 2 wonderful weeks. What a beautiful place to stay. Imagine a house with a wraparound deck sitting up on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and you’re wearing or not wearing a swimsuit with a cold drink in your hand.

The beach north of the house you can walk for three miles without seeing a house or anyone. Well, take that back. Out of the two weeks, one day we saw a man and his dog. Other than that the beach was ours to do whatever. If you want privacy, quietness, and no tan lines this is the place to go. Galen was easy to deal with and will answer all your questions and concerns.

I could go on about the house and enmities however, what is listed on this site is accurate and complete. You won’t go without, unless it’s clothes. Do rent a car, we use Naaman Rolle, because you will want to tour the island and stop at some of the local restaurants and bars and of course pick up some food and beverages. It’s vacation so just relax, enjoy the view, enjoy the quietness and especially enjoy being with your loved one.

Thanks again for letting us stay at your home away from home. We’ll be back!

Touch of Heaven

As first time renters through VRBO we were amazed at how well everything went. The house and it’s location were awesome. All we really needed to bring was clothes and money as everything else is provided at the house. We had a great week and hope to return again.

We had a delightful week

Touch of Heaven is very well designed, built, equipped, and maintained. Caretaker was most efficient. We had a delightful week enjoying the house and its environs. With the wrap around porch, with both covered and uncovered spaces one could find just the right temperature and amount of sun desired at any hour of the day. The breeze off the Atlantic kept one portion pleasantly cool all of the time in March.

The amenities in the house are excellent. It is a perfect place for a couple and possible guests (on the pull-out sofa).

It is a very short walk to the beach on which one can walk for three miles before coming to the next house. We hardly saw another soul there. While there are a few other houses in the neighborhood, we were virtually unaware of their presence. The drive to so many other beaches and to the village of Governor’s Harbor is very easy.

The landlord was particularly helpful making all the arrangements for the use of the house as well as a rental car.

Fabulous place for those looking for quiet, very private, place for relaxed R and R.