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Elegant and Historic Villa Directly on Windermere Beach

Matthew Simon

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Elegant and Historic Villa Directly on Windermere Beach

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Windermere Island - Provender

5 bedrooms, 5 baths, sleeps 9

Welcome to Provender House, a five-bedroom villa perched above the pink and white sands of Windermere Beach on exclusive Windermere Island. Provender is the secret hideaway where Prince Charles and Lady Diana spent their honeymoon in 1981. Privacy and seclusion guaranteed. It is rare to see another person’s footprints in the sand.

All the main living and sleeping areas have wonderful views of the ocean, with glass sliding doors opening wide onto balconies and sun porches. No better beach and ocean view is to be found anywhere in the Bahamas. The Windermere Club, with tennis courts and swimming pool, is a five-minute walk from the house. Club membership is included with the rental.

The heart of the house is an open-plan living room and dining area, with a pretty Italian tiled floor throughout. Glass doors slide wide open onto balconies and a porch overlooking the beach. Ceiling fans and sea breezes ensure the air conditioners in every room are rarely needed. The kitchen is fully equipped. The five bedrooms can accommodate nine people, comprising two king bedrooms, two twin-bedded rooms (which can be converted to kings), and one single-bed room. All bedrooms have a full en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms but the single have views of the beach. The sound of the sea will lull you to sleep at night. An extra camp bed can be provided for a child, to allow a party of ten to use the house.

There are balconies and a porch with loungers overlooking the ocean and a wooden sun porch at the back, a perfect place to barbecue your catch of the day! (Barbecue provided.) Steps lead down directly from the house to the beach.

The nearby Club at Windermere (five minutes walk) has a swimming pool and tennis courts available all year round, and a bar and restaurant open November to May. Membership of the Club is included in the rental. As well as the spectacular Atlantic beach below the house, there is also a more secluded beach cove nearby (five minutes by car) with warm shallow waters, ideal for small children.

The nearest supermarkets are 20/30 minutes drive away, as are a good selection of restaurants, some in the local simple style, others offering a high standard of cuisine. A cook and/or babysitter are available if required. A daily four-hour maid service is included in the rental. The caretaker is very helpful in organizing fishing and boating trips, etc.

Provender comes equipped with two kayaks, a windsurfer (for adult or child), and bicycles. There is an outdoor shower for rinsing off the salt and sand after a day on the beach. Other amenities include air conditioning, a landline telephone (phone cards can be purchased for long-distance outgoing calls), broadband wifi, satellite TV and daily housekeeping (except Sundays and holidays). A yoga teacher and beauty therapist will make house calls.

Windermere Island is for the exclusive use of the owners and renters of the small number of villas situated on it. It has long been the favoured destination of those seeking peace and privacy (the British Royal Family amongst them). Eleuthera itself is one of the outlying “family islands” of the Bahamas, famed for its unspoilt, uncrowded beaches with pink sand and clear turquoise waters. The pace of life is leisurely, guaranteed to be an antidote to the stresses of modern day living.

Eleuthera is a prime location for the sport of bone fishing and the exceptionally clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving on the nearby reefs. The adjacent Harbour Island (ninety minutes by car and water taxi), popular with film and rock stars, is famed for its pretty colonial-style buildings – well worth a day’s visit.

Places to visit on Eleuthera itself include the spectacular Glass Window Bridge, the Hatchet Bay Caves, the Rock Sound ocean hole, and Preacher’s Cave. The brightly painted houses of the local 'settlements' echo all the colours of the island.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Matthew Simon (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Elegant and Historic Villa Directly on Windermere Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Stepping into Provender and looking out to the ocean, we instantly relaxed and stayed that way the whole week. We found the house and grounds to be exactly as described. The house was bright, clean, and comfortable. Even the beds were comfortable, which is rare for me to say. The kitchen was stocked with everything we could need. The staff at the house was so kind and helpful. From directing us to a local restaurant to eat on the first night, to hooking us up with fresh seafood for a feast on our last night, they made sure we were well taken care of! We visited a lot of the island, all the way up to Harbour Island and down to Lighthouse Beach (our favorite!), but we most enjoyed being at the house. On the island, you will not find a lot of tourists, or crowds, but you will find a lot of nice people and some of the most breathtaking (and empty or near-empty if you visit in winter) beaches anywhere. We can't wait to go back to Eleuthera, and Provender!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Has it all

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wow- Great house, amenities and location!

  • 5 of 5

This beach is so beautiful- really large, clean beach with the softest pink/white sand. Summertime is quiet there- only saw a couple of families each day in a two mile stretch. The house was super- nice bedrooms- each with its own bathroom. Everything was clean and in good working order. Nice to have kayaks and bicycles to explore the small island. Very safe, secure island. There is no through traffic on the road since there is a gated bridge. No worries about letting my teenaged children explore Windermere on the bikes. Pool at the club was nice. Plenty of beach chairs at the house too. Just could not get any better!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Jacksonville, florida
5

Perfect Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful vacation at Provender House! The property is very nice and the views are stunning! We loved using the kayaks and snorkeling on the reefs right off the beach. The Goodman's and Mahalia were very attentive. Matt and Tara from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals were wonderful and so helpful with arrangements before and during our stay. This ranks as one of the best vacations we've ever taken and we will definitely return. Many thanks to the owner for opening her lovely home to visitors!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Stunning Oceanfront Home - PARADISE found!

  • 5 of 5

Having vacationed in the BVI for the past 17 years, it was a very difficult decision to go elsewhere, but now we cannot imagine going anywhere but to Windermere. Truly a remote tropical paradise with no crowds - you might see 1 person while walking the gorgeous 5 mile pink sand beach looking out at the tranquil turquoise blue waters. And the Sound, which is a 10 minute walk from Provender, is also another wonderful spot, especially if you like to fish. If you enjoy seclusion, this is the right location! Provender is just as it is pictured and very comfortable. Each room has wonderful ocean views and the cool Atlantic breezes were so delightful that no AC was needed. The kitchen is well appointed with everything one would need. The house was absolutely perfect for us. It was great to be able to walk over to the sound and also to The Club for dinner. Thanks to Matt Simons with Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, who assisted us not only with our reservation, but with our many questions and also made excellent suggestions. Mahalia was there daily to clean and was a delight. Bobette, our onsite property manager was wonderful and prepared a Bahamian meal for us that was "over the top". We also enjoyed dining at the Club. We ventured out for lunch at Tippy's one day, which was closed and ate at The Beach House which was great. We never found time to make it to Habour Island, as we could not bear to leave Windermere that long! There is not one negative thing we can say about our trip, other than it is over. We look most forward to returning. We almost hate to write a review for fear that this paradise will be discovered by too many. Cindy & Larry (South Carolina)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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Prices & Availability

From $3,850 Weekly

Prices for this holiday house in Windermere Island, Eleuthera

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
26 Apr 2015 - 5 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
for 7 nights
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
6 Jun 2015 - 15 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
for 7 nights
$4,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
16 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
for 7 nights
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
1 Sep 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
for 7 nights
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
for 7 nights
$4,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
December
29 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
for 7 nights
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
19 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
for 7 nights
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
4 Jan 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
for 7 nights
$4,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Notes $3850-$5250/week
Rates quoted are for 6 people -Thereafter, add $50 per person per night up to total of 10 people.

NOTE: We set the rates this way to make the house affordable for smaller groups who use less utilities, which are expensive on the island, and cause less wear and tear.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Windermere Island in Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twins can be pushed together to make a king.
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twins can be pushed together to make a king.
    Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms except the single room have views of the ocean. All have an en-suite bathrooms. A camp bed is available if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two kayaks provided (one single, one double)

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