|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
What a beautiful home on a beautiful, nearly private beach!
My wife and I have been to Eleuthera several times and each time we are sure to stay at Windsong. The caretakers are lovely and the house is in great shape. Other visitors should keep in mind that Windsong is a fairly remote island that hasn't become overrun with tourism...it's not at all like mainland Hawaii, so be sure to adjust your expectations accordingly!
The house has great privacy, beautiful views over the ocean, lots of coconuts and plenty of parking. The kitchen is a fun retro kitchen and more often we find ourselves headed to Tippy's and to other spots for dinner on the island.
Thanks to the owner(s) who have clearly put a great deal of time, thought and love into this home and we appreciate them sharing it.
Our stay at Windsong was lovely. The main house and cottages had everything we needed - well maintained, clean, beautiful landscaping and great location. The beach is the best on Eleuthera - soft pink sand and almost no one else on the beach with some pretty good snorkeling right off shore. Patsy and Sean, the caretakers, were waiting for us upon arrival, even being almost 2 hours late due to flights. They called twice during the week to make sure we were okay. We asked for a demonstration on how to open coconuts at the end of the week and they came promptly showing everyone the four different stages of coconuts and how to get into one to eat them. They were very kind and helpful. We were only 15 minutes to town to get to most restaurants. Overall a great beach house especially if you want some privacy. If we ever needed that much space again, we will return. Thank you for sharing your lovely property with us.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.