Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Windermere Island - Hamilton House
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)
From the patio of Hamilton House, you can enjoy unblocked views of the Atlantic sea. At low tide 100 metres from the shore, you can see a coral reef.
Originally built by, and until recently owned by the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn, Hamilton House has played host to members of the British Royal Family including HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who regularly stayed here as a guest.
This beautiful holiday home has four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, sleeping a total of 8 people. There are two private patios off the bedrooms facing the Atlantic sea.
The large 45 feet long living area is an ideal space for family gatherings and meals, making it the ideal villa to rent in the Bahamas. You can walk each morning along the most beautiful 3-mile beach in the Bahamas without seeing another soul. Good sport fishing such as bone fishing, with Eleuthera being well known for it's bonefish, as well as reef fishing, can be had on the Atlantic side or on the Caribbean side at West Beach 5 minutes drive. Excellent surf fishing on the beach in front of the house can be had for jacks, barracuda, and much more.
Hamilton House shares a lovely ocean-view pool (close to the house but not visible from the house) with several adjacent homes. Guests at Hamilton House also have Club Privileges and access to The Club at Windermere, with a restaurant, bar, pool and tennis courts. All within a 2 minute walk from Hamilton House.
Amenities at Hamilton House include AC, wifi, satellite TV, dvd player, ipod dock, double kayak, sailboat, 3 bikes, kids beach toys, board games, boogie boards and basic snorkel gear. Hamilton House comes with daily housekeeping every day except Sundays and holidays.
Windermere Island is a private island attached by a short, security-manned bridge to the mainland.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
About Matthew Simon
We are the Symes family from London, UK. We have been coming back to Windermere since 2007 with our 4 children aged between 10 and 16.
Matthew Simon purchased this house in 2012
Why Matthew Simon chose Windermere Island
We fell in love with Windermere Island and the local people and decided to buy our own property. We love either being in, on or under the sea and so it was an ideal location. We chose Windermere on Eleuthera for its peace and tranquillity, one of the best pink sand beaches in the Caribbean and for its laid back charm. It is the perfect barefoot vacation and nice to escape the cold European Winter weather!
What makes this house unique
Hamilton House is designed to be a simple yet functional home for families to gather for their vacation. The house benefits from 3 double bedrooms, and one single bedroom so easily sleeping 7 people and also has two foldaway beds to accommodate 9 at a stretch. It has a large living space where family and friends eat together and enjoy each others company. For those who need to stay in touch with the 'real world' free WiFi broadband in included in the rental. It's really the peace, tranquillity and sheer beauty of the setting that make Hamilton House so special and keep us coming back year after year.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We loved this beach house, which was very spacious and accommodating for our family of 7. Terrific views of the ocean and there is nothing like drinking a cup of coffee and watching from your bed the sun rising above the Atlantic. The palm trees, landscaping, and pool are very well done - this place is cared for, but not overdone. We went in April and felt like we had the island to ourselves. It was great to be able to snorkel 30 yards off the beach and see a live reef. Just amazing how pretty and peaceful everything was.
On the other side of the quiet street is a path that takes 1 min to reach the club, where we found ourselves each afternoon getting out of the salt and breeze to enjoy a swim and have an early evening cocktail. Very comfortable pool and the staff at the club are super helpful. Chef Phil is wonderful, making lobster tacos, ceviche, and pan seared hog snapper. Outstanding meals and you can also find locals to come cook for you in your house. Grocery store is 30 min away and you need to stock up for breakfast and lunch.
The bone fishing in the sound is some of the best. We hired a local captain to fish hard one day and see all the marine life another, including sharks, rays, box fish, bone fish, turtles and conch, which we found and had fresh conch salad on the boat. Great times."