First off, a big thank you to Julianna and company for helping us find this amazing location! The owner, David, was fantastic. He saw we weren't arriving until after the local grocery store closed and asked if he could grab us anything for the next morning. That tells you right away what kind of person he is. He went above and beyond with that one. We also changed houses at the last minute with no problems at all, David owns them both, so it worked out well. We went with the Goodwind house because it was directly on the beach. We will not stay anywhere else but the Goodwind house when we go to Eleuthera and we will be back.
The house was great, it had everything anyone could want. Fully stocked kitchen, air conditioned bedrooms, large and open great room with the perfect sea breezes and nice decor. You are on one of the most amazing beaches in the world and no one knows about it, lets keep it that way. The most people we saw out there at any one time were about 12. It has the softest pink sand. It doesn't just look pink when the sun shines just right, it is pink. There is a beautiful reef just off the beach, very easy to reach from shore. We saw every kind of fish imaginable. The house comes with 2 kayaks, which is perfect for exploring a little farther out. Skip, the caretaker was great, he made sure we had everything we needed and the gardener was very friendly.
Governors Harbor is just a 3 minute drive and they have anything you need, grocery store, liquor store, dive shop, gas station and a few good restaurants. Don't miss the fish fry on Friday nights, it's a great time, it's fun to mingle with all the locals. GH is in the middle of the island, which makes day trips up north or down south quite accessible. Renting a car is a must.
Lighthouse Beach is a must see, the road getting there is a challenge, but well worth it.
You could explore this island for two weeks straight and not see half it has to offer, it's a magical place. You need to swim in the Ocean Hole and jump off their cliffs. We explored the most amazing beaches and the coolest caves almost every day.
We asked our kids (14 and 11) if they would rather go back to Atlantis or Eleuthera and without hesitation they both said Eleuthera. These kids have been to many Caribbean islands and have seen many a pretty beach, so for them to want to go back says a lot. I would recommend this house to families who like adventure or ones that just want to chill-ax, because you can definitely do both.