Perfectly situated, well-stocked, and caring owner

Galen’s home is all about the views of the Atlantic, the very comfortable bed, and the fact that he has seen to every detail.

The price is reasonable and Galen is a superb communicator.

Highly recommend this home.

We felt “at home” immediately

I doubt that you could find a nicer house for a couple anywhere on Eleuthera. My wife and I spent two weeks at the aptly named “Touch of Heaven”, Galen Johnston’s house just north of Governor’s Harbor in central Eleuthera.

While the house is not right on the beach, it is on a hill with a beautiful overlook of the Atlantic from the patio. And what a patio! Like all the aspects of this house, the patio is perfectly designed and appointed for comfort and ease. Where else can you find a built-in, automatic, insecticide spray system that periodically puffs fine mists to keep the mosquitoes and no-see-ums away? We were never bothered by these voracious biters.

Other unusual touches such as a back-up generator (which helped us several times during power outages), and a water purification system that ensures you have plenty of drinkable water, make this house stand out. The house is beautiful. The furnishings are top quality, blending style, comfort, and durability. You are provided plenty of everything: towels, dishes, cooking and eating utensils — and they are all top quality.

Air conditioning, a nice TV with HD satellite connection and DVR capability and also a DVD player; WiFi for high-speed Internet. The house has it all. Drive down the paved road (if you have not been to Eleuthera before, paved roads are a rarity) a minute to a lovely beach. The drive to the town of Governor’s Harbor is less than ten minutes.

We felt “at home” immediately, and that feeling lasted throughout our time at this wonderful vacation. We look forward to returning to Eleuthera, and Touch of Heaven.

Magic Island – Wonderful House

After 2 years of planning and dreaming the Eleuthera in the Bahamas, my wife and I have found the opportunity to spend nearly a week on this magic island.

And when it’s time to find a place to stay there, definitely consider this house as one of the best options.

We had:

  • a warm welcome in Nassau airport directly from the owner, who offered us a drink while giving some directions on the island and the property and a lift between the terminals on the way back;
  • a great location in the middle of the island. This will allow you to comfortably visit both the northern and the southern beaches and attractions;
  • a newly built and clean property with all you can need and more: 2 beach umbrellas, beah chairs, all the best appliances, clear indications on how to use everything, a wonderful gas bbq, etc, etc;
  • a terrace with a magnificent view;
  • breeze during the hot days;

If you really have to find out a minus, I must say that the house is not on the beach (5 min walk however), but that also means no rust, no sand and no broken wood!

We also must thanks Michelle, the property manager, smart and always helpful in supporting the few request we made.

Definitely to do:

  • beach hopping: so many white and pink sand beahes, miles long, all for you alone…
  • buy fish in Tarpum Bay quay from 3pm on: you’ll find local fisherman with fresh giant red snappers, groupers, conch and more, to gratify you with the bbq at home
  • have a dinner (or lunch or a snack) at Michelle restaurant, the Beach House. We won’t spoil the opportunity fo you to judge both the food and the location…
  • find out local fairs and celebrations, so to mix with the people who is always warm and open to conversation
  • snorkeling on the Caribbean side, but be aware you could see sharks… so don’t panic and prepare your camera!

Warmly advised: try to pick up a good and recent car from the local renters (no Hert, Avis, Alamo or other companies on the island), otherwise you’ll spend more money in gasoline than for the rental itself (but we’re European not used to a 3.0 V6 Ford Taurus engines…).

We strongly suggest you to try the property if staying on Eleuthera, we’re already planning to be back and to spend more than a few days there.

We couldn’t have been more pleased!

This was our second time staying in Governor’s Harbor and we couldn’t have been more pleased! The house is brand new and first class all of the way – from the quality of the construction, the appliances, great cooking utensils, tv, dvds, cozy furniture, incredibly comfortable bed, egyptian cotton sheets, BBQ, non-toxic bug spray system, and back up generator. The house has everything that you could need and is clearly well cared for. Being the first renters, we expected there to be some inconveniences but there were none! In fact, we were so comfortable at the house that we did not do many of the things that we had planned on and spent most of our time staying there – enjoying the magnificent views of the ocean from the verandah and watching the cruise ships sail by!

The house is in a perfect location – just minutes away from the airport, close to the town of Governor’s Harbor and nearby many good restaurants. The highlight of Eleuthera though is the beaches and there is a beauty just a short walk from this home. We spent many hours walking for miles without seeing another person. It truly is heavenly!

Although the house speaks for itself, the highlight of this property is the owner! He is extremely friendly and sincerely wanted to ensure that we were happy and comfortable with both his home and the island. He provided us with all of the information that we needed and even went out of his way to greet us at the airport in Nassau. He also arranged for someone to meet us at the house to show us around – a very nice touch! He is more than happy to answer any and all questions and to provide excellent recommendations on things to see and do while in Eleuthera.

If you are thinking of visiting this lovely island, do not hesitate for a moment in renting this home. You will not be disappointed!