Provender , which appears to have been substantially fixed up very recently--brand new living room furniture, four renovated bathrooms with brand new fixtures, etc. gets five stars. The house is in a perfect location with the Windermere Club --with restaurant, bar, gorgeous sound and ocean views and a pool-- virtually next door , an unparalleled 3 mile empty ocean beach steps out the door, and a warm lagoon -just perfect for our French picnic from Banks Road Deli- within walking and biking distance. The house has 5 nice bicycles, boogie boards, NICE snorkeling equipment, kayaks and even a wind surfer for guests to use!
If you are interested in very challenging DIY bonefishing without a guide from shore, something Eleuthera is world famous for, the HUGE walkable flats in back of the house are world class. Hard to imagine anything could beat the access provided by this rental.
Windermere is close to a real grocery store --in Rock Sound-- which is also a plus.We had take out from Sammy's in Rock Sound and it was the best take out we've had on the island. The fresh customizable wait-as -you -watch conch salad in Tarpum Bay was beyond description and a very healthy substantial meal. Shantziis in Tarpum Bay was also very good and very close. While you wait for your takeaway, try her bar rum drinks, some original.
We've been to Eleuthera probably 15 times and it still gets TEN stars. And its even getting better. For some reason the internet worked well the whole time, there was plenty of water and good water pressure, and we only lost electric for ten minutes twice. And it's suddenly very clean. But what makes it the best is how quiet and untouristed it is, so I don't know why I am writing a review for the whole world to see! Matt Simon gets tens stars as well; there aren't many outfits like his and there aren't many people like him. Classic "available, affable, and able". I have been so impressed with him that four of us made a special trip up to Govenor's Harbour because we wanted to meet him.