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Whatavue! True Windermere Island, beach, pool,dock,kayaks, amazing sunsets

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 26, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths,Sleeps 4

Please come and visit our Bahamas Vacation Villa Rental great for family ,friends and honeymoons.

Once you are past the Gate House you meander down a laneway of soaring Casurina Trees welcoming you to our waterfront Yellow Home on the hill. Situated on one acre of complete privacy facing Savannah Sound- No Neighbors with the most amazing views and incredible sunsets ever.

Complete natural vegetation of Palms and local trees add to the tropical flavour.We are presently planting bouganvillea around the villa to add additional colour to excite the sense of sight during daylight and night flowering Jasmine to give a subtle scent of love in the evening hours.

Just relax on the decks overlooking the pool and Savannah Sound throughout the day with a cool drink , soak up some sun while watching the colours of the water change in the different lights and tides or see some of the most spectacular sunsets ever.

Our Bahamas Vacation Rental Home is only a few hundred yards from what Jacques-Yves Cousteau called one of his two favorite beaches in the world, ours and another that is only accessible by boat.The roar of the waves can be heard while having your morning java , enjoying the heat of the morning sun on the front porch.

Great Room

The Great Room is home to the kitchen,living ,dining, and entertainment areas. The kitchen with granite tops and a nine foot island , ideal for eating for 6 or chatting with the host while preparing dinner for friends or family.The dining table comfortably seats 8. The living area includes an L shaped sofa with sea grass accents and two comfortable Grass and leather chairs perfect for visiting or playing games on our huge pine coffee table. We have another seating sofa to watch TV or as a pull out couch for those extra guests. All of this is under a spectacular twenty foot high beamed ceiling with island cypress and numerous fans. Every area of our Bahamas Vacation rental Property has the views of the Water and Sunsets as well as offering access to over a thousand square feet of covered porch in case of rain or to offer reprieve from the hot afternoon sun.

Master Bedroom

The Master with vaulted Ceilings and views of the waters of the Savannah offer an oasis for the weary. The California king size Tommy Bahama Bed with cotton bedding, flat screen TV make this an inviting retreat. The bathroom is just about as spacious as the bedroom with double sinks, huge walkin shower, jacuzzi tub,walkin closet and separate toilet room all with views as well .

The Master also walks out to its own covered patio for those quiet moments as well. The master has all the emenities for a quiet honeymoon retreat.

Guest Suite

The Guest Suite has a queen sized bed and beautiful cotton sheets as well with a direct view of the waters of the Savannah. The room also has direct access to another covered porch with teak seating for four. The ensuite bath has another huge shower and separate sink and toilet with lots of closet space adjoining.

Front Foyer

The entry has eight foot mahogany doors made on the island from a local craftsman including the high ceilings giving a feeling of spaciousness. Off the entry you will find we have a separate laundry room with energy efficient washer and dryer plus 2pc bath so your guests don't have to leave the living areas in search of privacy .

Adventure

The reason my family chose the Island of Eleuthera was the water. You would be hard pressed to find the colours, clarity, beaches, anywhere else in the world . It is rare but not here ,to walk the beach and not see a sole. You won't have to get up at 5 am to place towels on a chair to get your place on the beach. No crowds just you and your loved one.The people are friendly and helpful.

Our island is a great place to snorkel with many areas with live coral along its five mile stretch. If fishing is your passion , the Savannah has some of the best bone fishing in the world. We can always arrange a guide.

Surfing can be done on island but if a 45 minute drive is not out of the question, Surfers Beach has world Class surfing. Check Youtube for some great videos of Surfers Beach.

We also have caves at the north end of Eleuthera to explore.

Diving can be had at Cape Eleuthera and Davis Harbour, as well as deep sea fishing and bottom fishing . On my last excursion with a few friends we caught a Yellowfin tuna and a few Daulphin. Mahi mahi is terrific that fresh . Eleuthera is my passion . Please come enjoy my passion, you will definitely want to stay.

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Overlooking the private pool with views of Savannah Sound.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We sailed to the Exumas 26 Years Ago and fell in Love with the Bahamas and its Amazing waters. We got engaged here and have been coming back ever since with our Children and friends. We have travelled all over the world and chose Eleuthera for our second home - the Beaches and the Water here are the Best we have ever found- No Disappointments. We Love to Call it Home. It is Our Passion.

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Speaks: english, polish, Our Daughter inlaw is Polish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gerry and Patricia

We had a perfect vacation staying at your fantastic house! We loved the spacious rooms and great indoor outdoor design. The location is great. Having calm kayaking in the sound as well as beautiful beach available was great. The beach was fabulous and almost completely to ourselves. We had dinner at the Club one night. Eden and staff were great. Food was superb. Everything imaginable was available at your very well supplied house. We greatly appreciated the thick notebook identifying points of interest and good restaurants on the island. We visited many and had a terrific time! Hope to come again!
Dec 2015
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26 Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

5

Whatavue on Windermere Island

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and relaxing and comfortable. The house itself is fantastic, with the spectacular pool and an awesome dock that you can kayak, canoe, swim off of. The owners treated us like family and let us use all of their snorkeling gear as well as their fabulous bikes. The house is very well stocked, the kitchen has everything you need and they have tons of dvds so watching movies at night is really fun. The whole experience was wonderful, absolutely nothing to bad to say, except I wanted to keep this our little secret! It's a magical, peaceful, serene place. The beach is outstanding and the water is heaven. Everything about the house was perfect, clean, well kept, comfortable, but big enough that we were not on top of each other. Great outdoor space and in a great location. And, they had lots of information about the area, things to do as well as great books on snorkeling nearby. A perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anonymous Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you stayed with us , it is unfortunate I had trailer problems and we were not able to take you on a tour of the Sound, we enjoyed meeting your family, you were great guests. Please do come again, I will make sure the boat is in the water. Toes in the water. Pat and Gerry
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful spot - with gorgeous views - our family of 4 ( husband, wife, and two daughters ages 5 and 8) had a glorious time! Loved every minute

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exclusive,Secure!,Private,Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing, rewarding 3 weeks! With its added exclusive privelages, access to an amazing beach which we'd rate as easily one of the best out of all 135 Eleuthera beaches. Access to the Windermere Club. Gated access with 24 hour guard...the freedom to come and go as you please. The property itself is well appointed with tasteful modern furnishings. The pool is the perfect size and depth for cooling off after a long day exploring. We had plenty of papaya from the trees for breakfast and there are recent plantings of banana trees (lots!) so will be plenty for future guests. The owners were in constant contact and a pleasure to deal with as was their property manager LaShanta. Thanks Pat & Gerry for the use of your Bahamas home!

Kay & Les, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Les and Kay I don't know if I told you but Jacque Cousteaus family home is just the next house down. He thought our beach was one of the best in the world accessible by car. We are so happy you have enjoyed the Windermere / Eleuthera experience. Toes in the water Pat and Gerry
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Amazing home to explore Eleuthera!

  • 5 of 5

Whatavue! made an excellent home base for our honeymoon to Eleuthera. The property is well maintained and the owners, Gerry and Pat, were extremely helpful in answering all of our questions. The property manager, Lashonta, was also extremely helpful. The island is beautiful to explore and this property is a great home base for experiencing the island. The kayaks offer an excellent opportunity to explore Savannah Sound and experience the turtles and other wildlife that make the sound their home (including bonefish and other fishing opportunities!). The beach on the Atlantic side rarely had more than a couple other visitors and is also beautiful. The pool was great to cool off in and take a break from the sun. Bug spray is a must, as they can be bad (especially at dusk), but nothing that kept us from enjoying the beautiful patio and pool.

The home is a great central location for exploring all Eleuthera has to offer. It is approximately 20 minutes to both Rock Sound and Governors Harbour, giving us multiple options for groceries and restaurants. Cape Eleuthera is a little under an hour from the home and we enjoyed a fishing/snorkeling excursion out of this marina.

We visited Ten Bay, French Leave, Half Sound and Winding bay beaches, in addition to the Windermere Island beaches. Half Sound was excellent for paddleboarding (have to find boards to rent) and Ten Bay was also pristine and good for snorkeling along the reefs on either edge of the beach.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this place as a beautiful, private get-away! Definitely explore as much of the island as you can, but the home makes a wonderful place for relaxing days and returning from activities. We are already thinking about our next vacation to Whatavue!

Tom and Dana

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom I am happy you enjoyed our home and I see that you are hooked on the island of Eleuthera. I am especially excited that you spent your special time at our home on Windermere. Thank you for coming.Hope to see you soon. Toes in the water Pat and Gerry
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A Different, More Secluded Side of The Bahamas

  • 5 of 5

It just seems wrong to enjoy a ~3 mile stretch of premiere Bahamian pink sand beach all by yourself, but it's not... That's Windermere Island! Everything else, except the early arrival of the rainy season, was extraordinary. If you don't already know, island life is not that of suburbia. Running water, phone, internet, and electricity are a luxury. Appreciate them when they are working and don't cook when there's a storm coming. When you do lose utilities and just say "Iz the island man" in a Bahamian accent, “ebrything gonna be airey.” The property manager LaShanta was amazing, keeping us stocked and helping us stay comfortable. Patricia & Gerry Armstrong, too, are an email or text away to offer assistance or instructions. I was blown away by the extra amenities (kayaks, snorkel equipment, bikes, beach chairs, kitchen accessories, etc.) at this Villa, everything you could ask for on an island without paying a dime more. There was also an impressive collection of suggested beaches, caves, surfing, restaurants, and guided tours in the binder on the buffet. As for Eleuthera, it’s beaches were nothing short of amazing. Explore the island, rent an SUV, go off the beaten path, crack some coconuts and make some coconut ice cream. We'd love to go back. Our family of 6 had a superb time. Thanks again Gerry & Patricia!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike Thank you for your comments, very well said. I do hope you come back. We have never seen weather like that for April, which as you know turnrd into a Tropical Storm. Toes in the water. Pat and Gerry
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R & R plus Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation in Eleuthera and Whatavue was the perfect home for us. We were looking for relaxation but we also wanted to explore the many beaches of Eleuthera. Whatavue is a stunning home - we loved the décor - the beautiful pool - and the dock that takes you right out to the sound. The bikes and the kayaks were a total perk! Gerry was helpful and also very quick to get back with us on anything we needed. Windemere island has a gorgeous beach - and we had it to ourselves on most days. Great get a way for couples or families. We plan to return!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eleanor Thank you for kind response. You have found a lot of the reasons why we enjoy Eleuthera so much. When we first arrived, we thought what are we going to do for the next two weeks, and had then had trouble leaving the island to go home. We feel every time we come now, we are coming home, the islands beauty, the friendliness of the people, our friends. Eleuthera is not for everyone, but it looks like it grew on you as well. Please come again you were wonderful guests. Toes in the water. Pat and Gerry
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Location

From the Owner

Windemere is an Island-a Gated Community with its Own Bridge and is Self Sufficient. It Has loads of Social Community Living at the Club , tennis courts , club dining plus complete privacy and solitude . We can feel safe knowing that our youngest even though he is a teenager can safely travel the island and visit his friends with the security at the gate. We are only 10-15 Minutes to Restaurants, Local Villages, Shopping, Amenities and Bahamian Lifestyle.You Can Have it All.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rock Sound at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Governor Harbour, Tarpum Bay at 5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Governor Harbour at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Rock Sound at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Queens Highway at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Governor Harbour at 15 Miles Car: recommended

Windermere Island is about 5 minutes from the small settlement of Savanah. Our island is a private gated community only about 1000 feet wide facing the Atlantic. The beach runs down the entire Atlantic side , none of the homes are more than a few hundred yards from the beach. We have a home owners club with dining , tennis ,and a pool on the island. Dining is available between November to May. Our island is situated between two towns making grocery and shopping easily accessible.

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Shelling.

Availability

Rental rates

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Aug 19 2015 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $60
Refundable damage deposit $315

Rental is for 4 people but we can accommodate two more adults on a pull out couch for an additional $500 / week.

50% with booking, 50 % balance 30 days prior to trip , bank transfer to our Bahamian Bank in Governor Harbour.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Full 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Full 2 - toilet, shower
  • Full 3 - toilet
  • Jetted Tub in Bath. Double sinks in Ensuite and both Bedrooms have separate showers.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have views of the Savanah Sound as well as their own covered patio overlooking the pool. Each bedroom has a private bath , both have huge showers with the master having a soaking tub as well. We can accommodate 2 more people on a pullout couch but there is a charge of $500/ week.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • View/Location: Beach View. Cell Phone. Computer w/ Dial-up Internet. Minimum Age Limit for Renters.

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