We are long-time fans of Eleuthera and have visited the island often since our first stay over 30 years ago. Little has changed over the years and that's part of why we like it so much. This is a warm, relaxing and very special place, a terrific contrast with our bustling life in the U.S.
We've now toured pretty much every inch of this interesting island but prefer the centrality and conveniences of Governor's Harbour. There's just enough to do in this picturesque little town and we enjoy having all the conveniences within walking distance. It's also a great home base for daytrips either north or south.
Folly has lately become our very favorite place to stay. It's right in the in the middle everything Governor's Harbour has to offer, but still feels very peaceful. We particularly look forward to sitting on the front porch in the evening and taking in the view across the harbor to Cupid's Cay.
Although one of the oldest homes in town, the house has been well maintained and has absolutely everything you need. Everywhere there are signs that the owners care and are thinking about all the little details -- the kitchen and bathrooms have all been updated, the linens are fresh and plentiful, and there are extras of everything you could possibly need. Each room is beautifully decorated with a terrific mix of antiques and newer things. There's lots of character without sacrificing anything.
The house is also big enough for a large group. Either inside or out, there's plenty of opportunity to be sociable with others or get away by yourself.
We would highly recommend Folly to anyone planning a visit to the island. We're already planning our own return trip soon.