|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The Yellow House is a large and elegant home completed in 2005 and designed in the Bahamian Colonial style. It is located at the top of the hill in Governors Harbour, in a small community of homes called Governor’s Estate. The Yellow House’s living areas open to gracious wrap-around verandas and a private swimming pool, offering the serenity of island life.
The first floor features the great room and dining room decorated with understated sophistication. The kitchen is large and modern, featuring stainless steel appliances and a custom-designed island – perfect for entertaining. The first floor also has a powder room, a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a separate laundry room with washer and dryer.
The Yellow House has a total of four bedrooms, one on the first floor with twin beds that can convert to a king, and three on the second floor, including two with king beds and one with two double beds and a day bed. A private balcony from one of the king-sized rooms offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The other two second-floor bedrooms share a balcony and views of lovely lush landscaping. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.
On the roof, a large deck provides a spacious setting for spectacular sunsets and sweeping views of the ocean. The large first-floor wrap-around veranda includes a gas grill and outdoor dining area.
Yellow House has cable TV and WI-FI internet as well as a flat screen TV and multi-region DVD player – this means you can bring your children’s favorite DVDs from anywhere in the world and they will play here. There is also a large DVD library. The house is fully air conditioned.
Yellow House is set on landscaped grounds atop a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the town of Governors Harbour on the west. It is an 8 minute walk down the hill to famous French Leave Beach, a mile long crescent of pink sand that has been ranked in the top 20 of the world.
A 5 minute walk in the other direction takes you to the village of Governors Harbour. Governors Harbour has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.
The island of Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore.
We just arrived home from a wonderful week's stay at the Yellow House. Cathy was a great host with great recommendations and homemade lasagna and wine to welcome us on our first night. The house perfectly suited our group which consisted of four couples with an en suite bathroom in each spacious bedroom. We greatly enjoyed eating breakfast out by the pool in the morning and dining in the beautifully decorated great room in the evenings. The kitchen was one of the most well-equipped kitchens we have encountered in years of renting vacation homes. The laundry hut was a great extra along with the outdoor shower. We made great use of the beach chairs, floats, and umbrellas on our many visits to French Leave Beach which was a short walk or quick drive from the house. We were also able to walk into town. Recommendations: visit Fish Fry on Friday night for rum bubbas, conch salad, and fried fish; go on a charter with Manex and Ton of Coco Loba tours to catch your own fish and lobsters for dinner; enjoy conch fritters at the Buccaneer Club; have a beer seaside at Tippy's; take a trip to Rock Sound grocery store for all of your provisions; grab lunch at Banks Road Deli; get fresh bread and cinnamon buns at Island Farm on Tuesdays and Fridays (get there early!). This was a wonderful trip made that way by our great vacation home!
My extended family rented Yellow House and Sweet Corn House for 2 weeks over the holiday. We had 17 people total, ranging from 18 months to 85 years old, with parents, grown children, and teenagers in between. The houses are fabulous--well laid out with comfortable spaces to hang out, both inside and out; spacious bedrooms with nice bedding, comfortable mattresses, ensuite baths and individual air conditioning units; a well stocked kitchen; and inviting decor. Governor's Estates is ideally located at the top of the hill--to the west down the hill is an exquisite 3 mile long beach on the Atlantic coast, to the east down the hill is the small town of Governor's Harbour with a cafe/bar, a coffee shop, 2 small grocery stories, a bank, a gas station, and a couple of gift shops. Kathy and Bob are gracious hosts. They welcomed us with dinner and wine the first night, let us harvest greens from their garden, and provided insider tips on where to eat, shop, and hang out on the island. Matt, the rental agent, made the rental arrangements and travel planning effortless. We met wonderful people, enjoyed a snorkeling trip off Harbour Island, cliff jumped (even my 80 year old mother) off the rocks at Cupid's Cay, drove south to Lighthouse Beach and the blue hole, walked the Leon Levy nature preserve (just down the street), partied at the Friday night fish fry, queued up to make sure we were able to get freshly baked break and newly harvested produce from the Island Farm (a must), dined at Tippy's, Bacchus Fine Foods, and 1648; and frequented the Buccaneer Club for breakfast, lunch and dinner multiple times. It was the perfect blend--all the comforts of home in a beautiful natural paradise. Couldn't have imagined anything better.
What a trip! 4 families, 17 people in total, rented three properties within the Governors Estates (Yellow House, Sweet Corn and Peach House). Everything was wonderful: the houses were spotless, well equipped and the beds very comfortable. The whole process was easy, from renting the properties through Matt Simon, to meeting Kathy, the owner, who was so sweet to make lasagna for us the first day (and she had cold beers in the fridge too!) and who was there with any question or small issues that came up! For example, the gas grill outside was not working, next thing you know, a brand new BBQ is being delivered to the house! All over, we can only recommend these properties. We will for sure be back!!
Our stay from 7/22 to 7/30 was perfect. Weather was wonderful and this rental was more then accommodating! We had a group of nine, 7 adults and two 10 year olds. The sleeping arrangements, number of beds and bathrooms were just perfect.
The Colmans were a pleasure and very helpful before and during our stay. You will have everything you need to enjoy yourself for a long or short vacation. The grounds, pool and interior compliment the entire package. Everything you see in the photos are very accurate with all the amenities you will need.
Location - we found the central location of Governors Harbour met our needs for visiting Eleuthera for the first time. Just about 45 minutes to an hour to both the northern ans southern tips of the island. This property is located on top of the hill in this quaint little town and within walking distance to the beach and local stores.
The views from the roof deck and balconies were wonderful. The Stars were spectacular and the sound of the rolling waves from the beach made this setting everything we expected.
I would highly recommend the Colmans properties should you stay on this island.
We shopped at local farm and produce stands, tried all the local restaurants, and enjoyed the full kitchen and home cooked meals during our stay. The kitchen has everything you need!
Beaches - Unbelievable! Within 10 minutes there are a handful of beaches that are breathtaking and the best we have ever visited in the islands.
We will be returning to this property at some point and agree that this was one of our best vacations ever!
We just got back from a one week stay. Our party of 18 took over all three properties (Yellow House, Tops, Sweet Corn) for a 50th birthday celebration and in a word is was AWESOME!. This is our third trip to the island and our second stay at Yellow House. We can't wait to get back. Kathy and Bob Colman can't do enough to create the perfect trip for you. From arranging chefs at the house to making dinner suggestions, they take your trip to the next level. Once again, another unforgettable vacation at Yellow House, Sweet Corn and Tops. Thanks again Kathy and Bob!
Yellow House is an incredible property and perfect for traveling families or a small friendly group. This home is perched high on the hill above Governor's Harbour village (Caribbean side of the island) and one of the world's best beaches (Atlantic side, French Leave Beach, amazing swimming/snorkeling). The home is fully outfitted (private pool, gourmet kitchen with grill, separate laundry hut, etc) and beautifully furnished. The owners live nearby, are kind and lovely people, and are highly responsive to any guest needs. Location is great for access to a number of restaurants (can walk down the beach to the Beach House Bar), Island Farm for organic veggies and fresh bread, and the Friday night Fish Fry (a must do). We will definitely be back!
Yellow House is located on a hilltop agove the Village of Governors Harbour. It's a short 3-minute walk down the hill to the town. Down the hill in the other direction is secluded French Leave Beach, a spectacular, mile-long, pink-sand beach considered one of the finest in the Bahamas.
Governors harbour has a lovely collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbor. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.
Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing