Sidling into September with the Governors Harbour Collection

Well here we are sidling into September – month 9 of the year and I cannot believe it – can you ? The weather is hot but not too scary – the sea is warm but not scary warm -however we stay vigilant and keep watching those weather forecasts…..

The best news is that Bob’s daughter Sami and her husband Billy are here from London. The first time we have seen them since December 2019 when they came over for our 25th Wedding Anniversary party. They are just here for a week but we are enjoying every moment we have with them. They are celebrating their 16th Wedding Anniversary today – September 2nd and here are a couple of pictures from their wedding which took place in our garden here at Colman Towers.

Sami with the father of the bride ….
Sami and Billy with their 2 daughters – Genevieve and Sophie and their cousin Jolene
Bob made a lovely setting for the wedding ceremony – conducted by Joshua Culmer
Such a lovely happy day – hotter than hell. humid and rampant with mosquitos – but still a joy.

I decided to book one of our former rental houses – Fond Memories for them as it couldn’t be closer. It is such a treat for me to see how each of the new owners have put their personal stamp on their rental properties and Sami and Billy remarked on how cosy the house is and unlike a normal rental house.

Joy Thompson and Dominic Cant of Governor’s Harbour Collection do a fabulous job managing the properties – of course they worked for us for a couple of years while we still owned all the properties – they were very good then and they are very good now !

Joy and Dom have very professional looking pictures with their information – but I really love this informal shot of them actually out together and having fun !

Both born in Nassau, Bahamas, Joy and Dominic independently spent their earlier years residing on the islands before travelling abroad to pursue further education. Their combined 25+ years’ experience in marketing, communications and customer-focused industries affords them the competency to manage all aspects of property management while focusing on the very highest quality of customer service. 

Joy handles all aspects of customer queries and communication, as well as administration services, while Dominic attends to guest check-ins and on-the-ground maintenance. Together, they form an intangible duo that is unmatched anywhere on the island.

Joy and Dominic both absolutely love Eleuthera and are always happy to share their “insider” knowledge, and favorite things to do, with guests. They live on Eleuthera, and both have an impervious connection to the island: Dominic’s grandparents were the very first doctors stationed on North Eleuthera, while Joy is an original “Eleuthera Adventurer” by descent.

Anyone who has ever stayed in what were our properties at Governors Estate will have experienced the very high level of service that Joy and Dominic give and I am more than happy to bang their drum and tell everyone what a superb job they both do.

If you want to contact them you can email them at – or you can call Joy on 1 242 805 0234

The Governors Harbour Collection website link –

And finally of course one picture from progress at Sprawling Towers – these are the newly cast steps leading down from the bedroom verandas to the swimming pool.

Still waiting for the Covid situation to subside a little before Bob can have his operation – being patient and sensible and just riding it out. Take care and stay safe…..

8 thoughts on “Sidling into September with the Governors Harbour Collection”

  1. Terrific pictures! (You looked fab as a redhead,too!) And nice bit about Don and Joy…they really are super people and I hear good things about them from folks I meet on the beach, even….
    Can’t wait for the Colman Aquacade official opening! A slide from the bedroom veranda would be nice as well, don’t you think?

  2. Thank you Kathy!!
    Fond Memories is a very special place thanks to you and Bob.
    We are so very very fortunate to now call it our home away from home, and be able to share with others. Enjoy yourselves!!!
    We look forward to hearing about all the Fond Memories you and your family made this week.
    Love, Maxine (& Mark) xo

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Kathy Colman

Writer, Interior Designer, Foodie, and Wife to Bob. Living in Eleuthera, Bahamas

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