Yellow House

Yellow House at Governor's Estate in Eleuthera

Ideal setting for Wedding Rehearsal Party

Review submitted by  Gerry B.  The Carolinas.  3rd July 2014

 

What a perfect house for a family vacation.  Our family of 7 spent a week in late June 2014 at The Yellow House.  We were in Eleuthera to celebrate and attend our son’s wedding.  We hosted several wedding related functions at The Yellow House including the rehearsal dinner for 31 guests.  The kitchen is well equipped and large enough for the caterer and his staff to prepare the dinner.  There is plenty of seating with some guests eating inside and others eating outside by the pool.  The pool area is perfect for a party with ample deck space for mingling and group presentations.

I like the lush landscaping around The Yellow House and the interior is well decorated and very comfortable.  The bedrooms are large and the bathrooms are very functional.  It is an easy walk to the beach on the east side or a short walk to Governor’s Harbour on the west side.  Everything you might need is at the house including kitchen utensils and serving ware, gas grill, drinking water dispenser, and they even have beach chairs and umbrellas.

I don’t think you could find better hosts than the homeowners, Bob and Kathy.  Kathy greeted us with a bottle of wine and two big pans of some of the best lasagna I have ever eaten.  Kathy and Bob are super friendly and can tell you anything you need to know about the island and if you require anything special at the house, they will do their best to find it for you.  Bob and Kathy joined us for the rehearsal dinner and it was a pleasure to have them both as part of our wedding party.

I would definitely return to The Yellow House and could easily spend a month or more enjoying the ambience and relaxing on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches I have ever seen.

Beautiful House for a family vacation!

Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2014 by SRWats (Chicago)
Stayed: Mar 2014

We spent a week in the Yellow House for our family spring break vacation. My husband and I, plus our 2 teenagers (15 & 16) and a 3 year old. What a wonderful location. The house is huge, well decorated and well maintained. It has all the amenities you would want for your trip: Washer/Dryer, Pool, Grill, Roof Deck, Hammock, bathrooms for each bedroom, etc. There are even some beech toys and chairs to use during your stay.

Kathy was also amazingly hospitable. She provided us with a meal to eat on our arrival day…which was not only convenient, but delicious. She also stopped by each day to check on us AND, answered any questions via email or live to make sure we had everything we needed. Thanks Kathy!

Eleuthera is a great island. It was a pleasant change for our Chicago family. It has one highway from end to end. We drove South for boating tours (thank you Capitain Bubba at Fishbone tours…a great experience with star fish, turtles, snorkeling and conch shells) and scuba diving (thank you Al at Ocean Fox Cotton Bay). We drove North and took the water taxi to Harbour Island…beautiful and fun for the kids to drive their golf carts around. We bought some groceries and cooked at home, but when we did go out, our favorite restaurants were: Tippys…a bit pricey, but you pay for good food and an AMAZING view. The Rainbow Inn was quite fun with their live music…and we watched the sunset. Sky Beach Club was a fun afternoon of swimming in their infinity pool and a really good dinner. Our 3 year old danced at the Fish Fry on Friday night.

Overall, a wonderful trip. We hope to be back one day!!!


Practically perfect in every way!

Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2014 by Michael T. (Toronto, Ontario)
Stayed: Mar 2014

Our group of 9 (3 couples, 3 kids) stayed for a week at the Yellow House and could not have enjoyed it more. The photos almost don’t do the place justice. It is well-designed to be that perfect combination of polished and comfortable that makes it a terrific place to kick back and relax. All the amenities were just as described and in terrific condition. The kitchen was large and well-equipped and we made very good use of it.

Kathy met us when we arrived with a warm, informative welcome and then checked in a few more times throughout the week. It was great having her so close by.

The one thing I wasn’t quite prepared for was the height of the hill the house is on. Or, more specifically, the steepness of the hill to town. It’s definitely walkable, but we were certainly happy to have rented a car as it made trips for groceries, etc, much more manageable. To reach French Leave beach, we were happy to walk the 10 minutes or so in the other direction to reach one of the most beautiful, unpopulated beaches I’ve ever been on.

Having a car in general is a great idea because it gives you the freedom to explore the rest of the island. There are great beaches almost everywhere you turn. We loved being a short drive away from Island Farm, where we bought terrific vegetables, many grown on the island, which is a welcome change from other islands we’ve visited. There are grocery stores in GH, but a 40-minute (or so) drive to the Marketplace in Rock Sound, is worth it to pick up some of the things you might want that the store in GH don’t carry. We stopped off at the dock in Tarpum Bay on the way back to pick uip fresh-caught fish and lobsters for the grill.

We didn’t eat out too much during our stay, preferring to make use of the terrific kitchen at the house. A few lunches at the Beach House on French Leave were spot-on. Barbecue at Stubbs in James Cistern was a great experience, as was the Fish Fry in town on Friday night.

Would I recommend the Yellow House to a friend or relative? (That’s one of the questions I’m supposed to answer in this review.) Definitely, as long as they weren’t trying to book it for the same time as I was. But if they were trying to squeeze me out? No way!


Another fabulous stay in Eleuthera!

Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2014 by Soraya R. (Essex Junction, Vermont)
Stayed: Feb 2014

This was our third visit to this magical island and the second time staying in one of Kathy and Bob’s home! Yellow House was amazing, the beds and bedding super cozy and comfortable, the kitchen and reclaimed wood table perfect for our gatherings! The pool was gorgeous at night with all the pretty lights. We enjoyed French Leave and Tippy’s beaches particularly because we saw the dolphins and interacted with them TWICE! We also had many day adventures to: Harbour Island, Island Farm, Island Made gift shop, the Queen’s Baths, the bridge, the Ocean Hole, Ten Bay, Cocodimama for shelling, Sky beach club infinity pool, Friday fish fry, Banks Deli and the Bakery in town. A truly wonderful vacation, made even more so, coming home to Yellow House at the end of the day. Thank you Kathy and Bob for your warm hospitality, can’t wait to come back soon!