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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 7

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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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Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 100
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • The estate also has three private outdoor showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 3 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • 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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Grand Beachfront Estate on Five Private Acres w/ Kayaks, Hammocks, Snorkeling
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews
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Undiscovered Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time in Eleuthera. Beautiful and undiscovered. Windsong was especially beautiful and we were all able to completely relax and feel at home. The house was full of such beautiful things that we could tell were carefully chosen over the years to make the house a home. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare and serve meals. We enjoyed eating outside for dinners and breakfast in the entry table. We loved all the palm trees and my son supplied us with the coconut milk after Patsy's husband provided us with a dmonstration! We loved all the reading material and books available for us. We spent many hours on the beach relaxing and reading and the umbrellas were much appreciated. We never saw one person pass us on our basically private beach. We ate at Buccaneers (twice) and 1648 and Tippys. All were very good. We had fun exploring the island. Ten bay beach was very cool! The signage in town is scarce so we had to feel our way around. The people were all very nice.

We feel like Eleuthera is an undiscovered treasure. We found everything to be very expensive and the grocery stores didn't carry very much to cook at home. We made spaghetti hot dogs and sandwiches . Never found fresh fish. 😩

Patsy was incredible and helped get the Ac working after our first night of discomfort. Back up the next day.

Some of the outdoor furniture was broken but that was the only negative and it didn't take away from our experience. We fed the lizard who ate out of our hand. We saw a shark at the beach! Calmly swimming along the coastline.

Overall it was a great experience and we wish we could have stayed longer .

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Beautiful property on private beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property on a gorgeous, nearly private beach. During the week we were there we only crossed paths with one other person on the beach the entire time. There were 7 of us staying and there was more than enough room for all of us.

First, the booking process... Matt and Tara - the rental managers - were helpful and quick to respond. They made the booking process very easy and were always quick to respond to questions that I had. Eleuthera is a fairly remote island and they were very helpful with booking a car, recommendations for restaurants and supplies, etc. They checked in twice during the week to make sure we arrived without any issues and that everything was ok. I have dealt with a number of different property managers and they were the most responsive and helpful that I have come across.

The property is beautiful. The location can't be beat. We drove to different beaches and always came back and said our favorite was the one in front of the house. The newest cottage is like a four seasons resort room. We had everything we needed. Be prepared for wildlife - lots of fish at the beach, land crabs, sharks, etc. My 3 sons loved it. We never knew what we would see and each day was different. Patsy and Sean who maintain the property were incredible. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Sean came down one day and gave us lessons on coconuts - after that we had fresh coconut every day. We wanted to buy some fish to cook and the local fisherman hadn't gone out so Patsy found a fisherman on the other end of the island and drove there to get us the fish - then delivered it to us. She cooked for us the night we arrived and it was wonderful. There was a storm the week before we arrived which knocked out the internet and she was diligent in trying to get it fixed. Just make sure to call her when you need something - her email is unreliable, which is not her fault.

The island is remote and not at all touristy. There are no large hotels. There are no street signs. But it is beautiful with the most amazing beaches. The people are so helpful and friendly. Everything you need is there but on a small scale - shops, restaurants, etc.

We all loved it and hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Fantastic rental property

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Windsong. The home is beautiful and very well maintained. Both the style of the home and the furnishings are tastefully done and stylish. The overall layout, including the two separate cottages, was perfect for a group like ours, with two couples and a fifth member of our party. There is a short path to the beach, which was also beautiful and completely private. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Tranquillity & Elegance

  • 5 of 5

Windsong is an elegantly appointed home. It sits directly above a picture perfect beach where you will rarely see anyone, except yourselves. The caretaker Patsy takes pride in the home and her work. For our arrival she shopped for basic supplies and cooked us arrival and departure dinners. Next time we will have her prepare more meals! She was also responsive to any of our needs during the entire stay.

Each of the three bedrooms are beautifully appointed as is the home in general.

The people of this island are also welcoming.

It is a quiet location, restorative, and much nature to explore from a nearby excellent nature preserve- Levy (good on windy day) to snorkeling and fishing or just reading & napping. The home has board games to allow evenings of conversation. The TV is located in a study and we never turned it on! Though they do have good WIFI for those of us who needed to be connected for work and family. I recommend this for adults who want to gather in a civilized setting. Note: we had windows opened and enjoyed great breezes and no use of AC during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Relaxing escape from reality!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Lovely beach house on the best beach in Eleuthera

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Notes

  • Rates are for the first 6 guests. For each additional guest, add $350/week. Babies under 2 are free.
    Note: We set the rates this way to make the house more affordable for small groups who use less utilities and create less wear and tear.