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Stunning Beach Front Home on Private Windermere Island.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Your Caribbean vacation home awaits on you on a private, secluded stretch of white sand. Located on Windermere Island, off the main island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

Sea Shell House is an out island simple three bedroom, three bath home with it's own pool and pool house, private beach access to stunning secluded beaches and our own shaded beach hut. Each of Sea Shell House's three bedrooms has its own bath. Two bedrooms are furnished with king size beds; the third bedroom has two twin beds or can be converted to a king and the pool house is furnished with single trundle bed and full bath. Each room has air conditioning if desired.

Guests of Sea Shell House will also have use of the exclusive Windermere Club which includes fine dining and bar from November to May, a swimming pool and tennis courts are available for your use. Great bone fishing too.

Daily morning maid service is included on week days and shopping and delivering of food can be requested at an additional charge.

If your idea of a luxury vacation is to relax in a tropical island home, away from the crowds and off the beaten path, then you've found your vacation destination.

When you are finished relaxing, adventure is right out the door. The island is a playground for snorkeling, fishing, boating, kayaking, exploring and much more.

Our Atlantic beach offers calm waters with live reefs just offshore. Savannah Sound is a shallow protected bay with world class bonefish flats, secluded beaches and excellent snorkeling.

More Details

Owner
Kari Tiedemann
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Spanish is limited
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

About Kari Tiedemann

We needed a restful and beautiful casual retreat on an out island, playing in the sea,beach combing, reading, tennis at the club and bone fishing. A romantic setting away from it all. I grew up in Norway where we would go to a simple summer hut on a fjord in summer. Later lived in London England, and Western Canada. Riding in the mountains of Montana and skiing in Canada. Now live in New York and London.

The house is typically Bahamian, Slipcovers on sofas, bedcovers can all be washed, you can relax and not worry.

Kari Tiedemann purchased this house in 2005

Why Kari Tiedemann chose Central Eleuthera

It's amazing. I can provide you with a link to a video if you are interested.

Vimeo.com/507088765

Password: windermere (lower case)

What makes this house unique

The house is a typical out island house, basic and simple. That is part of the fun. Jacques Cousteau, oceanographer and our neighbor, said our beach was one of the three most beautiful beaches in the world. White and pink cool coral sand, lovely skies, beautiful blue green water, a real getaway. Having drinks in our Tahiti hut on the beach ends the day perfectly.. then out to Tippys restaurant, the Windermere Club (in season) or have movie nights with our film library. Complete relaxation.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Central Eleuthera on the The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Beach Front Home on Private Windermere Island.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

So much better than we even imagined...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned a week ago from staying at this beautiful home, Sea Shell on Windemere Island. The pictures do not do it justice. Beryl met us at the home, showed us around, and gave us fabulous tips and guidance on making the most of our vacation. I think we did everything she told us about. She even looked up phone numbers for us to help us get done what we needed.

The home itself is beautiful and well organized with two masters on opposite ends of the house. We didn't need the additional bedroom that is accessed from the outside. And hallelujah it had air conditioning as we were there in July. Beds were comfortable, towels were luxurious and the entire home was spotless. All the basics were provided unlike when we rent a home in Gulf Shores area where we have to go get everything from toilet paper to trash bags. Beryl even did an initial grocery run for us to get us started.

But, the crown jewel of this property is the location on private access Windemere Island. Easy to get to, just a turn off the main road in Savannah Sound and a cross over a small bridge. But, the beach was all ours. NO ONE was out there. And it was beautiful! The colors, the sand, no trash, hardly even any sea weed. And you are on the Atlantic side so you get the nice warm waves. The walk from the house to the beach was not hard at all thanks to the walkway. And even nicer is the cabana down by the water. Then you have to mention the wonderful pool. It's on the opposite side of the house from the beach, but this was good on days where big winds were blowing. Great sun all day at the pool too. It didn't end up in the shade halfway through the day.

Beryl informed us of a food truck that was located very close by Windemere. We frequented that often for our week. The club restaurant on Windemere was closed during this off season so getting to other restaurants was quite a drive and quite a price tag. So the food truck, Queen of Tarts, served us well with reasonable prices and wonderful dishes.

The front and back yard of this home have obviously been manicured. The palms in the back yard leading to the ocean are just breathtaking. You really are in paradise there. The gardener chopped down a couple of coconuts for us right from the yard (thanks Beryl for telling us!). And Beryl had stunning fresh flowers in every room of the house. If you want a beautiful home directly on the beach with total privacy AND A POOL, this is the place for you. Thanks Kari/Beryl!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have genuine delight that our VRBO guests, Tina Roberts and family had such a great time our house, Sea Shell, Windermere Island. I am thrilled that they'd got into the zone of out island living which can at first seem a bit quirky and slightly going back in time. Tina, I was very happy to be in touch with you and hope you will share some of your photos of your island fishing adventure! Thank you for your taking the time to share your experience with us. Warmest, Kari (Owner)
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5

Sea Shell is a Jewel in the Crown

  • 5 of 5

We've now stayed at 4 places in Eleuthera, and looked at 5 or 6 more in person, and Sea Shell is one of our favorites. We weren't sure what Windermere Island would be like,--afraid it might feel cut off from Eleuthera proper, but that wasn't our experience at all. Yes, it was private, and we rarely saw other people on the beach, unlike at Twin Coves, for example, where we saw Spring Breakers as well as families and multiple couples. But it made going to Rock Sound (for the airport, groceries or the blue hole) & Tarpum Bay (for fresh fish) very easy. We especially loved the view from the decks and the living room. At night when we turned on the outside lights it was such a surprise to see the palm trees lit up. Dramatically beautiful!

And...that beach! I loved walking the short but beautiful path to the beach. It was so alluring we didn't go many other places. The tides varied widely, so at low tide the beach was extremely wide. We had many excellent beach days, always with wind to keep the bugs away. A few days the wind was a bit much, but that meant sunning by the protected pool or going exploring. We went to Lighthouse Beach one day, and that was staggeringly beautiful. Not fair to compare Lighthouse Beach to anything else, but it is a commitment. Sea Shell's beach is a magnificent second.

The house feels classic. First of all, it's clear that Sea Shell is lived in by real people. Things make sense, and it's not a generic rental with minimal attention to detail.The single-story design makes getting around very easy. Every room feels nearby but the bedroom layout affords lots of privacy. The master bedroom was extremely comfortable. Two of the bedrooms are accessed only from the outside, making them removed enough from the others for quiet, but not remote. We cooked up a storm in the kitchen, which, while not new, was well appointed with everything we needed. (This has not been the case everywhere!) There are at least 3 outside patio areas facing the Atlantic, plus the pool area, so it's easy to take advantage of outdoor living.

Housekeeper Beryl generously waited for our arrival, later than we expected, and graciously answered any questions we had, and gave us the space we requested--we were happy to take care of ourselves. The owners were very easy to deal with--not a lot of fuss, and very straightforward and friendly.

All in all, Sea Shell worked very well for us, and everyone in our group would be happy to return there!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephen. We enjoyed having you!
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Boulder, CO
5

Sea Shell House was lovely

  • 5 of 5

Sea Shell House was so lovely. The home is wonderfully stocked and the caretaker, Beryl, so helpful and kind. Very comfy beds, very nice furnishings and a wonderful pool that our four-year-old loved. The third bedroom is detached so is nice for older kids or other family friends/family members. The beach access was so quick and easy and the beach gazebo a perfect cool lounging spot. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so thrilled you enjoyed your time at Sea Shell House! We look forward to having you back! Thank you!
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Greenwich, CT
5

Favorite Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house with our four children over Spring Break. It was exactly as pictured in the photos - spacious, beautifully furnished and overlooking what we believe is the most beautiful beach there is. You have miles of white sand and turquoise water, all to yourselves. The property was well maintained with plenty of relaxing spots whether by the pool, on the terrace or gazebo by the beach. The layout of the house was great with adjoining bath rooms for all the bedrooms. The housekeeper was very attentive to our needs and the owners were very responsive to any questions we had. We would highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colleen! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your time on Windermere Island. We loved having you there.
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Governors Harbor, Eleuthera
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Tippys
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Cotton Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Tippys
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Our beach! Plus a shelterd club beach
Car: necessary

An out island retreat with a security gate house before a short bridge. The house is a typical out island beach cottage, bathrooms are being updated, kitchen remains simple and basic.

The property is breathtaking, from the house you feel you are on a deserted island on a glorious pink white coral sand beach on the Atlantic. Good air conditioning if hot. In the wi ter season from November to May you have the Windermere Club at your disposal so you can dine, meet other owners and their families. There are two tennis courts all year. A second sheltered beach near the club is wonderful too.

Julius or Danny Rankin can take you on a local fishing trips to see sea turtles and other sea life and make a video for you. Think going into island retreat mode and you will have a fabulous time!

Fun restaurants like Tippy's and 1643 are 20 minutes away, also Friday night Fish fry in Governor's Harbour is an evening of fun local island flavor with disco outside.

Have fun!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on the Central Eleuthera, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Ultra Peak
17 Nov 2017 - 3 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,788
for 5 nights
From
£758
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£2,841
for 5 nights
From
£568
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £757.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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