|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Sitting atop the highest point on beautiful Winding Bay, Point o’Vue offers breathtaking vistas of this private, secluded pink sand beach on the island of Eleuthera. A destination for visitors from all over the world for 15 years, Point o’Vue welcomes you to visit for an extraordinary getaway.
Point o’Vue is nestled among casuarina trees and palms opening onto 2 miles of beach and the shallow blue-green waters of Winding Bay, offering 3,100 square feet of luxury and privacy, allowing you to spread out among the 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms.
The house includes a beautiful and spacious ground-floor master suite with King Bed, full bath and large closet, 2 upstairs bedrooms (one king bed, one with twin beds) each with their own bathroom and separate entrance onto the 2nd floor sun deck. Comfortable bunk beds (ideally suited for children) have been recently added in our private office space off of the Great Room. Designed by a famous Bahamian architect, the charming house has air conditioning throughout and ample storage space.
Point o’Vue has unique exterior architectural features; ten foot verandahs surround the house and are perfectly suited for reading, relaxing and dining. The back patio area is a wonderful place for bird watching and listening to our fountain surrounded by lush, tropical plants, and is great for sunning on windy days. On the 2nd floor, Point o’Vue has a 60 foot sundeck that extends the length of the house and affords beautiful, expansive views of the entire bay during the day, and an extraordinary panorama of stars at night. There are lounge chairs and a table with umbrella on the sun deck for you to enjoy.
Point o’Vue has a large, spacious Great Room with sliding doors on either side to allow for cool breezes and crosswinds to come through while you lounge on comfortable couches, watch satellite TV or enjoy many of the games, DVDs, and free wi-fi that Point o’ Vue offers. Its cathedral ceilings and white-washed walls offer a grand, open space for relaxing.
The kitchen, open to the Great Room, is bright and open with sunny yellow cabinetry, a stainless steel stove and new refrigerator. While you prepare fresh caught fish, lobster or conch, others can sit at one of the high-top barstools and enjoy a cool beverage. Tessa Hunt, our amazing housekeeper and cook, and Columbus Carey, our long time house manager are there to serve you, assisting with car rental, meeting you at the airport, arranging picnics and helping with local knowledge. They are there to make sure you enjoy every moment of your island getaway.
Point o’Vue offers 2 paddleboards and 2 kayaks for your enjoyment during your stay, as well as 2 new bikes with baskets for those who would like to bike into Tarpum Bay (just a few miles away). A beach cabana sits at the end of a winding path to the beach, with a table and benches for beach picnics or lounging while taking in the views. Winding Bay itself is perfect for easy snorkeling and fishing. Tarpum Bay settlement and the nearby settlement of Rock Sound offers markets for food shopping, gas stations and other basic necessities.
For all of our guests at Point o’Vue, we provide a full write-up of recommended restaurants to visit, beaches to explore, and things to do while on Eleuthera Island. The owners have extensive knowledge on all aspects of Eleuthera living including finding flights to and from the island for the best price. Point o’Vue is family friendly and the owners’ children and grandchildren have grown up on the shores playing in the sand, body surfing, snorkeling and shelling. Eleuthera is a paradise and playground for all ages.
So let us welcome you, take you away and introduce you to a whole new Point o’Vue of what island living is all about.
The owners, Marty and Lynnie Erbaugh, built this beautiful home in 1991 after travelling to Eleuthera for over 25 years. With the help of an acclaimed Bahamian architect, they built a home and retreat they can enjoy with family and friends as well as a place to welcome others. Their three daughters grew up on the bay shelling, playing in the waves and building sandcastles and now they are bringing their children down to experience the beauty and adventures that Eleuthera has to offer. This home has hosted guests from all over the world for the past 15 years and many people continue to come back after their first visit, falling in love like Marty and Lynnie did so many years ago.
Marty and Lynnie, and now Marty's daughters, have extensive knowledge about the island and how to make the island experience perfect for you. In fact, one of Marty's daughters got married down on Eleuthera, welcoming 90 guests! We know restaurants, beaches, off the beaten path places to see and more. We can assist with car rental and air fare as well. For all of our guests, we provide a detailed write up that can help you plan your trip.
We can't wait to talk to you about Point o'Vue! We love to share stories and hear from all of our guests as everyone who visits has become like family.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Winding Bay is a 2 1/2 mile stretch of beach at the south central point of Eleuthera Island. Winding Bay is protected by Joseph’s Cay, which guests will see from the veranda stretching far to the right. Winding Bay is perfect for beach strolls, shelling, snorkeling and diving. A small reef resides inside the bay where you will see small fish, star fish, a manta ray and if lucky, you will see sea turtles.
In front of the house down at the beach there is a cabana for you to enjoy with a table for picnics or afternoon
drinks. If you would like more protection from the Atlantic breezes, you can walk or drive around the bay to
“Richard’s Beach” for a picnic. Richard’s Beach is directly across from the house when looking out onto the bay from the veranda.
Visitors can also walk past Joseph’s Cay and explore the beaches that lead to the entrance to Half Sound. Our
family has enjoyed picnics, kayaking, water skiing and shelling in this incredibly beautiful body of water.
My wife and 2 preteen kids, along with another couple, flew our plane from Pennsylvania to Rock Sound airport on Eleuthera for a week long stay. The flight from Palm Beach was less than 1 1/2 hours. Customs was fast and friendly at the 7,000 airport only a 15 minute drive from the house.
We were met by Columbus with our rental van and went to the house. It took our breath away. The pictures don't do justice to the view. It is located right on a beautiful bay with palms and crystal water. We brought wet suits but never used them. We did use the 3 kayaks which came with the rental and the cabana on the beach. Sunrise and sunset walks on the bay were great.
The house is clean and nicely furnished with a big flat screen TV, surround and stereo, comfy couches and a great patio. There was a constant cool breeze and we never turned on the air conditioning. There is a master suite on the ground floor and two good sized bedrooms on the second floor. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped.
The best place to shop was The Market, a grocery store in Rock Sound. It had everything we needed. Prices were higher than in the states, but not excessively so. You can also get local food at local restaurants (we tried Sammies and Barbies, as well as the more upscale Four Points)
We took side trips to Tarpum Bay, Rock Sound and Governor's Harbor. We also drove to Lighthouse Beach at the very southern tip of the island. This was our highlight. The road is terrible as advertised, but we made it in an old minivan, so it can't be that bad. The Caribbean and atlantic meet there and it was just breathtaking. We posted lots of photos at marksvelocity.blogspot.com.
All in all a terrific trip.
Marty and his team have done a great job with this property. Everything from the landscaping which strategically blocks the sun but not the view, the 2 porches so you can always have a cool shady place to rest, to the 3 outside showers, and enough stuff to make everyone happy at the gorgeous beach. Winding Bay is perfect! Beautiful soft sand, clear and calm water, and lots to explore. We met most of his team and have nothing but good things to say. They took great care to exceed all our wants. This is very close to Paradise.
Having visited Eleuthera many times in the past 20 years, I'm always amazed at how this magic island remains a paradise stuck in time. This property, Pointe o' View, adds to the entire experience of Eleuthera with a great housekeeper, a knowledgeable property manager, and a spectacular owner who takes pride in keeping his rental property in excellent condition. The central and southern parts of the island are spectacular and POV acts as a great headquarters for adventure. POV's beach on Winding Bay has plenty to do by itself and the towns of Rock Sound and Tarpum Bay are a short drive away. The most amazing beach in the world, Lighthouse Beach at the southern tip of the island, is just 45 minutes away. You can't go wrong with POV.
Our family (my husband and I and two children, ages 13 and 9) and another couple stayed at Point O Vue the week of April 16th. The house was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was extremely well stocked as were the towels for the beach and bathrooms. The view from the house to the ocean was extraordinary. The beach was nice, but there is a lot of seaweed. Our favorite part of the week was our trip to Lighthouse Beach. Absolutely stunning and worth the bumpy ride to get there. Lobster was out of season :( but we enjoyed the grouper and the conch. There is definitely not any nightlife on the island, but we were too tired at the end of the day anyway. Had a breeze the entire time and didn't have to turn the AC on once. Thanks Marty and Linnie for letting us use your wonderful Eleuthera home. We'll be back:)
Once the reservation is confirmed, the owners send a complete write-up to guests for planning purposes and offer themselves as a resource to assist with planning flights, car rental and activities.
50% deposit due to reserve Point o'Vue. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival.