Relaxed Family Home on Private Windermere Island Eleuthera
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Windermere Island house description
From $3,000 per week this family house is a perfect rental. 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.
Windermere Island is a private island attached by a security manned bridge to the mainland. Guests at Hamilton House 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 and equipment include wifi, satellite TV, dvd player, ipod dock, double kayak, sailboat, 3 bikes, kids beach toys, board games, boogie boards and basic snorkel gear.
Keywords: Villa, Beach, Royal, House, Relaxed, peace, ocean, swimming pool, family, activities, private, view
- 45 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Fly Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Windermere is a real 'get away from it all' kind of place, where the pace of life is relaxed. Some guests never leave the island, happy to slow right down and enjoy nature at its purest; others are more adventurous and set off by car to explore Eleuthera, with its varied geographical features such as Ocean Hole at Rock Sound or the caves at Hatchet Bay. There are some other fantastic beaches such as Ten Bay with its calm Caribbean waters and snorkelling treasures such as sand dollars and starfish (don't forget to put them back!) and Double Bay on the Atlantic side with its great snorkelling. Both 10 minutes away by car. Kids will enjoy fishing for small fry off the bridge - you can buy fishing equipment in Rock Sound. An absolute must is the Friday night Fish Fry in Governor's Harbour and the Homecoming Junkanoo in Tarpum Bay in July. And don't miss the quaint Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour which is worth a visit....moreless
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Fablulous Family Vacation!
Fablulous Family Vacation!
Our family had the best getaway at Hamilton House!! The boys fished every morning on the sound, my son caught his first bonefish on the fly! and we all spent so much time in the ocean and pool. It was truly a vacation, and not just a "trip". Bobette cooked for us a few times and it was a TREAT, delicious treat, getting to spend all afternoon playing and not worrying about what was for dinner. It was perfect for our family, with 3 kids. Everyone got their own bedroom, and was HAPPY. We loved eating at Tippy's too and had a fun day trip to Harbour Island as well. We never got bored and loved seeing so much of the island! We would love to go back again, every year if we could. I hear the house is getting a kitchen remodel too, which will be wonderful!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
"We loved this beach house..."Guest comment entered by owner
"We loved this beach house..."
"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."
- Guest Tommy P.
- Date of stay 04/15/13
- Review Submitted 04/30/13
Hamilton House, Windermere Island
Hamilton House, Windermere Island
Here you can be as relaxed or as energetic as you like. Early birds can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic from the terrace, then the big decision of the day may be whether to buy lobsters at Tarpum Bay or Governor's Harbour. The house is spacious and comfortable (the kitchen is to have a makeover), the management team and domestic arrangements are extremely good, and The Club (tennis, swimming pool, bar and fine dining) is close by. We had a great time and can't wait to go back!
- Guest Michael (Kent, UK)
- Date of stay 01/28/13
- Review Submitted 03/11/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
We stayed at Hamilton House for 2 weeks, though it was 'off season' for the island, our experience was both completely relaxing and full of exitement for 14 days of sun and surf. Windemere was the perfect location for exploring Eleuthera. From Lighthouse Beach to Harbour Island, the beauty of the Bahamas was within a short drive down winding roads in both directions. The Atlantic and Carribbean waters were within a stone's throw at any given moment. Not only was the snorkeling superb at each stop, the beaches in front of the home and the sound within walking distance provided plenty of fish to look at, eat, and chase. Spearfishing was beyond amazing. When we were waterlogged from the sea, there were two pools close by to splash into. The housekeeper was informative, efficient, and exceeded our expectations. If you are interested in bonefish......catching over 40 on the fly was a snap for those inclined. Our children were entertained by the ocean, beach and land crabs...(also tasty:) We all enjoyed the reefs out back, and beyond. The entire island was a treasure trove of sea life at its shores. Restaurants were delicious and within a short drive if we had the energy to leave after a day of exploring. Truly, a vacation to remember!
- Guest Leslie Roake (Panama City Beach, FL)
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
vacanze luglio 2011
vacanze luglio 2011
Siamo stati molto bene ,la casa si trova proprio difronte all'oceano,la spiaggia é sempre deserta -il mare é bellissimo. Bellissima vacanza -da parma Silvana-Gianluca
- Guest mare (italy- parma)
- Date of stay 07/04/11
- Review Submitted 07/26/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
We have been looking for a place just like this for years. Super quiet, beautiful view, warm water, gorgeous beach, & everything you need in a comfortable, clean & spacious home. The owners were very friendly and helpful with providing travel & local information. We would definately come back.
- Guest t (oakville ontario canada)
- Date of stay 06/11/11
- Review Submitted 06/20/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
My family and I loved staying at the Hamilton House. We have 4 children and it was plenty big. The beach is lovely and the second pool we had access to was heated which was great because the pool directly behind the house was a bit cold. Windermere Island itself is beautiful - and remote. Hamilton House is the perfect spot if you want to get away from it all and just relax at home. But it's also a great location if you are the type of person who wants to explore the island (which we did). The island of Eleuthera is very long and I felt like we were centrally located. It is about an hour to an hour and a half drive to get all the way to the North and the same to get to the South. We highly recommend a day trip to Harbour Island, visiting Ten Bay Beach (so much life to see on the sand flats during low tide), climbing the rocks at Glass Window Bridge, and swinging in a hammock at Cape Eleuthera! The people all over the island were very friendly and helfpul. Lastly, the house itself was very well equipped. We've stayed at several houses now throughout the Caribbean and this was one of the best with regards to having access to kitchen amenities (trash bags, dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper). I found this extremely helpful - especially with children. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
- Guest Jeniene (Ardmore)
- Date of stay 02/15/11
- Review Submitted 03/26/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
We loved our stay!Guest comment entered by owner
We loved our stay!
We loved our stay at Hamilton House on Windermere Island! Situated on the perfect stretch of a long beach – perfect for wonderful walks, the house has beautiful views of the water. The house is well equipped and has a great layout for our family. We have rented lots of houses over the years and this one really has it all. The house is also exceptionally well managed – the woman who came in daily was helpful and the manager scored some fresh produce just off the boat for us. Windermere Island is a special place – quiet, secure and just plain beautiful. As the cold weather starts to arrive here, we are looking forward eagerly to another wonderful stay.
- Guest Peggy, New York
- Date of stay 03/15/10
- Review Submitted 11/08/10
vacanza bellissima agosto 2010
vacanza bellissima agosto 2010
siamo stati a HAMILTON HAUSE in agosto . la casa e bellissima. con tutti i confort .e' in una posizione bellissima . la spiaggia davanti a casa era deserta e tutta a nostra disposizione essendo il periodo d' agosto poco frequenta come isola. noi abbiamo preso giorni bellissimi di sole . grazie alla macchina noleggiata da nominativo suggerito da Hamilton abbiamo potuto visistare isola e le spiaggie piu belle della zona. tra ristoranti consiglio COCODEMAMA E SKY CLUB . bellissima escursione ad harbur island. la casa e' grande e ospista comodamente 7 persone ma tutt'attorno alla casa ci sono altri cottage che credo siano sempre di proprieta di Hamilton che possono essere affiattati cosi che piu amici possono stare insieme, belllissimo tutto e garzie ancora per la bella vacanza ANGELA FABRIZIO LORENZO REGINA FEDERICO FROM BOLOGNA ITALIA
- Guest zephirino (bologna .italia)
- Date of stay 08/04/10
- Review Submitted 09/27/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Fall: Sep 3 - Nov 22, 2013...........$3000 Rates are for up to 4 guests. Thanksgiving: Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2013..$3500 Add $300 each for 5th & 6th guest, December: Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2013.......$3250 add $200 each for 7th & 8th guest. Holiday: Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2014........$5000 NOTE: We set rates this way to Winter: Jan 5 - Feb 14, 2014.........$3250 make the house more affordable Spring: Feb 15 - Apr 26, 2014........$3950 for small groups that use less Early Summer: Apr 27 - Jun 6, 2014...$3250 electricity & create less wear. Summer: Jun 7 to Aug 16, 2014........$3500 Babies under 2 free. Easter extra.
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- Nearest Airport: Governor's Harbour or Rock Sound at 20 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Windermere Beach at 50 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: The Club at Windermere at 100 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: The Club at Windermere at 100 Metres
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner 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!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Hamilton House from the beach
The shared pool in front of the house
3 mile long pink sand beach just down from the house
Patio and view
Master Bedroom with queen bed, patio, and ocean views
Bedroom with twin beds, private patio and view of Atlantic ocean
Bedroom with single bed and bath
Gorgeous views for miles and miles
West Beach on the calm Caribbean side. It's shaded and ideal for young children.
Fun for all the family!
Steps down to the three-mile-long Windermere Beach
Welcome to Hamilton House
Ocean view patio
45 ft dining/sitting room with ocean views
East facade overlooking the beach
View from Master Bedroom out to sea
Twin Bedroom convertible into Queen bed
Bath with shower
World Class Bonefishing is available right on the villa's doorstep
Dawn over the Atlantic
It's time to relax and unwind!
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