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Grand Beachfront Estate on Five Private Acres w/ Kayaks, Hammocks, Snorkeling

Matthew Simon EVR

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Matthew Simon EVR

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2015
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Grand Beachfront Estate on Five Private Acres w/ Kayaks, Hammocks, Snorkeling

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Double Bay Estate Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms

Windsong is an elegant 5-acre estate with 400 feet of private pink-sand beachfront on beautiful Double Bay. Windsong enjoys beach and ocean views from every major room.

Enter Windsong through the Bahama Room, a spacious glass-enclosed sun porch overlooking the gardens and furnished with a sofa, chairs, and a breakfast table. Walk through the Bahama Room into the large living room with its 15 foot ceilings and wall of glass overlooking the grand patio, beach, and ocean. Large sliding doors open to admit the ocean breeze. The grand patio includes a large covered porch with a wicker lounge set and a separate breakfast table. Beyond is a bow-fronted open patio with loungers for sunbathing and enjoying the ocean view. Sand paths lead to the beach from each side of the patio.

Back inside, to the right of the living room is the master bedroom suite with queen bed and French doors opening onto an ocean-view terrace. French doors on both walls open to admit a pleasant cross-breeze. The vast en-suite bathroom features a double-headed walk-in shower, separate tub, and dual sinks with an ocean view. A side door opens to a private outdoor shower.

To the left of the living room is the formal dining room with wall of glass overlooking the beach and ocean. The dining room has seating for 12. Large sliding glass doors can be opened to admit the breeze. Adjacent to the dining room is the modern kitchen done in retro style with gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. This wing of the estate also houses a TV room/office which serves as the second bedroom of the Main House. It’s furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV, desk, day bed, and chairs.

Beside the main house are two charming guest cottages. The first, with a commanding ocean view and a high tray ceiling, has large sliders out to a porch overlooking the ocean. It’s furnished with a king bed. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a large walk-in shower with dual heads. The second guest cottage is furnished with a king bed plus a day bed and a trundle bed. It’s equipped with a kitchenette (refrigerator, sink, toaster oven, coffee maker) and a full bath. Each guest cottage has a private outdoor shower. IF YOU DON'T USE THE GUESTS HOUSES, WE WILL NOT RENT THEM TO ANYONE ELSE. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE ESTATE TO YOURSELF.

The beach in front of the house is spectacular: wide, pristine, pink sand, two miles long and usually deserted. The large beachfront palapa, furnished with chairs and loungers, is a perfect spot to gather for a beverage. Or relax in the one of the two hammocks strung in the palm groves. There are coral reefs and a large cay offshore for snorkeling and exploring. The estate comes with two sea kayaks.

Windsong House is fully air conditioned. Indoor amenities include WIFI, satellite TV, DVD player, yoga mats, hand weights, and board games. There is a gas grill and an outdoor dining area for cookouts. Windsong is equipped with everything you need to enjoy its beautiful beach, including beach chairs, boogie boards, kayaks, and snorkeling gear.

Windsong House is just 5 minutes from Palmetto Point which has a general store, a restaurant, and other businesses. 10 minutes beyond is the island’s capital, 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.

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. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. 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 hope you will enjoy Windsong House, and experience all our island has to offer.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Matthew Simon EVR (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We absolutely LOVED our stay in Eluethra…a wonderful home in the true sense! As soon as we arrived, we felt so welcome. Patsy and Shaun were there to greet us and show us around the property. Shaun showed us how to open coconuts and scoop out the meat for Pina Coladas! Yum! They made sure our visit was trouble free for the whole week and though we had problems with the water pump for a few days, they came as soon as we called to fix it (3 different times!) and brought us bottled water to use in the meantime.

The property is absolutely great! The beach was very safe for our 10 year old to our 18 year old (to us parents as well!). We had fun boogie boarding in the surf, laying out on the deck chairs, catching up on our reading time and even our son was able to do some homework/study time in the thatched beach hut. We did have stronger winds and some surf for most of the visit, so only got out in the kayaks twice. Other things we loved about Windsong were: reading in the hammocks, the outdoor showers, board games in the evening, watching Canada win the gold in hockey (twice!), falling asleep listening to the surf (and waking up to the same!), the beautiful sand pathway to the beach, the gekos, privacy, the cool shaded veranda, the breezes off the ocean, the short drive to 10-bay beach for snorkeling and calmer water…..I can’t say enough. We would come back in a heartbeat.

Other things we did on the island included Fishbone tours for a day out catching Conche (and learning how to make Conche salad), snorkeling, catching starfish, campfire on the beach for lunch, turtle chase….very fun and Captain Julius (Bubba) was very knowledgeable and we all learned a lot about the area. We did however find it to be quite expensive for 5 hours out on a boat @$1200 US.

We went up to Harbor Island and rented golf carts for the day to explore different beaches and shop a little.

We enjoyed eating dinners out (Tippys and the Friday Fish Fry) and the grocery store in GH was great….

The ONLY problem we had was when we took our son to Governor’s harbor airport on Sunday morning @7:15 for the 7:45 flight back to university only to discover the flight had left 35 minutes early and he had missed it!!! We couldn’t believe that they would depart early (very early) without all paying passengers being accounted for! We ended up having to drive him to North El airport to catch a flight with Bahamas air. He luckily made his transfer in Nassua to get back to Hal
Feb 2014
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Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Grand Beachfront Estate on Five Private Acres w/ Kayaks, Hammocks, Snorkeling
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
Orange County CA (San Juan Capistrano)
2

Loved the Island...Not Windsong so much.

  • 2 of 5

Myself, wife, nanny and two year old stayed here at Windsong from December 19th through January 2nd 2015 to relax and unwind. This is our first trip here, and we really loved the island of Eleuthera with no strip malls, no fast food and a lot of very friendly people. Matt who helped with the rental and many many questions was flawless. I wish I could use him on booking all my trips. We also hired someone to cook, and she was wonderful. Nothing fancy but was great and a wonderful happy person.

This rental home Windsong has two great separate villas just a very short walk away and was perfect for the friends that were with us for only four days of my wife and myself, nanny and two year olds 15 day trip. The separate villas are nice, but unfortunately the main house is too dated and to many issues plus a very rude and upset home manager/cleaning lady.

MAIN WINDSONG HOME

Kitchen floors are wood and really rotted. Sticky and ready to break because of rot.

The rest of the main house has very very old tile and stained from many many years of use.

Many of the power sockets don't work.

Some of the ceiling fans are no longer working, and the one in the main room is noisy.

When we arrived there were no trash bags, hand soap or shower soap or laundry detergent and only two rolls of toilet paper left for us for 15 days. We went and purchased these items immediately.

I had also emailed the home manager a few times weeks in advance to make sure the rental company I had scheduled dropped off a crib and highchair before we arrived. (The owners don't have anything) and she didn't which left me to deal with and no nap for a two year old after flying.

I asked her also to makeup the den day bed. Never happened.

Asked her about paying extra for more cleaning.....no response.

10 days into rental and we had a no water issue. Pump burnt out.

The chef we hired was treated rudely by the home manager as well and was asked to do laundry, fold towels and put away as Patsy wanted to go home.

Home Manager also shook a box a trash bags in my wife's face and said "why did you email the owners I didn't have trash bags for you, what do you call these!!" They were the single box of trash bags I had purchased myself the day before.

We found out later that the home manager was very upset we didn't hire her to cook.

Again, loved the island, not Windsong so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m the rental agent about whom this guest speaks so highly in the review above. I represent 75 homes on the island, and I can tell you that Windsong is one of the most beautiful. It’s not dated in the least. It was totally renovated very stylishly and to a very high standard in 2004. My clients always comment on how beautiful the house is. The kitchen floor is not rotting; it’s an antique finish in keeping with the retro style of that room. The floor tiles are indeed the originals from the mid-20th century, retained during the remodel because they are beautiful and irreplaceable. The underlying issue with this guest is that he signed a rental agreement stating he would only have 4 guests, and then he showed up with 9. The house has a base rate for the first 6 guests, and there are extra charges for more than 6 guests, as he knew. The caretaker reported the additional guests to the owner, so the guest had to pay extra.
5

Amazing 2 weeks vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Windsong House for 2 weeks in July and we fell in love with the house, the island and the people.

The house is big & beautiful, very comfortable and fancy, and just steps to an amazing beach. We felt the beach was only ours.

The island is very nice, many little towns an everybody very nice.

Patsy, the house care taker, a great lady, cooked amazing dishes for us. She took a great care of us, we felt home.

You can make a deal with her to cook every day for you, if you like.

We would love to come back next year to this paradise Island!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful week at Windsong. The house, property and beach were extraordinary. Barely saw anyone else on "our beach" which seemed to go on for miles. The house is very clean and in very good shape. Ideal for a large party. 3 separate buildings allow for privacy while allowing for gatherings on the back veranda overlooking the ocean. Patsy and Sean, the caretakers, were extremely friendly and helpful. They made the trip that much better. Eleuthera is a beautiful island. More remote and less developed than we expected but totally relaxing. Bring lots of books!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

paradise in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, charming, spacious, and so well taken care of. The location is perfect, the beach is outstanding, the hammocks perfectly placed, the showers are lovely. Everything about this house exceeded all my expectations. You can tell this is a very loved house which makes it easy to fall in love with it yourself. It is completely secluded, the perfect place to truly let go of all your worries and cares. Paradise found. If you get a chance, stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Paradise Found @ Windsong!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 had an amazing week at Windsong. Accommodations were great with 1 main house and 2 cottages. The caretaker, Patsy and her husband greeted us at the house on Saturday and throughout the whole week, went above and beyond to assure that our stay at the house and on this beautiful island was perfect. Our family enjoyed snorkeling right off of Double Bay beach. Only saw one other family on this secluded beach while there. With our handy map and tips from Patsy, we toured up and down the 100 mile island throughout the week. Ate at Tippy's and The Cove which had idyllic settings and great food. Went to Harbour Island for scuba diving adventure through Valentine's, ship wreck. This first ocean dive for our girls was a highlight of the trip. All of the Bahamians treated us like royalty. Time flew by way too fast and our 3 teenage girls did not want to leave. After looking for months on Home Away for the perfect island home for our weeklong stay, I am so glad Matthew helped me find Windsong--could not have been better or more memorable! KFL

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at Windsong for a week in March. We travel a fair amount and really gravitate towards the Bahamas. We have been to Eleuthera before and stayed at the Cove. This was our first house rental. We have two teenage boys that love the beach and love to relax. The island is very quiet which is what our family seems to crave for vacation time.

The Windsong was wonderful. It is a very beautiful beach property. It is totally private and totally safe. We never locked the house when leaving for the day and never worried about a thing. The house is a charming but very grand lady - very clean and well maintained. It is not a new property (although one of the guest cabins is very new) but everything is perfect working order and very comfortable. The homeowners have obviously put much love and pride into their "home away from home". We have stayed at various places in Bahamas before and things like water pressure, mildew, etc. can be an issue but not here. I have been home for a month and still think about the shower!! My husband and boys especially loved the outdoor showers.

The sunrises every morning were simply stunning. I am an early riser while my family sleeps in. I enjoyed my cup of coffee down on the beach while the sun rose. The kitchen is very well maintained and one feels right at home. We did not eat suppers in but we did have our breakfasts and sometimes our lunches there. Suppers would have been very easy too.

All of us loved the body surf boards and had a great time playing in the waves just in front of the property. We met a lovely neighbour who lives on the island who supplied us with fresh vegetables for the week. By the way, this was the only individual that we saw all week on "our beach".

We tended to eat at the Beach House and at Tippys most evenings. We did have great pizza few minutes away at Mate and Jenny's and we drove north to the Cove one evening to check out the new renovations. Although the Windsong is close to things, it is important to have a vehicle as the restaurants and grocery stores are too far to walk to.

The property has a television and internet access but too beautiful to be inside!

The caretaker, Patty, and her son were very helpful in making suggestions and providing us with information on the island. Just absolutely lovely people as most are...but who wouldn't have a little better disposition if you called this home? Beautiful property to stay at!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mate and Jenny's
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Double Bay Beach. Property is on the beach.
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $3,750 Per week

Double Bay Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 16 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
December
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes RATES ARE FOR UP TO 6 GUESTS. Additional guests are $350/week.

NOTE: We have set the rates this way to make the property affordable for smaller groups who use less water and electricity, and create less wear and tear.

YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE ESTATE TO YOURSELF. If you don't need the guest cottages, we will NOT rent them to anyone else.

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Amenities

Double Bay Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bedroom bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage I bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage II bath
  • The estate also has three private outdoor showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , This is a den/bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Guest Cottage I bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Guest Cottage II bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The estate comes with two sea kayaks. Windsong House is fully air conditioned. Indoor amenities include WIFI, satellite TV, DVD player, yoga mats, hand weights, and board games. There is a gas grill and an outdoor dining area for cookouts. Windsong is equipped with everything you need to enjoy its beautiful beach, including beach chairs, boogie boards, kayaks, and snorkeling gear. Windsong has three private outdoor showers.

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