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Beach House with Pool and Tennis on Private Windermere Island

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    private patio; ensuite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    private patio: ensuite bath, 2 singles convert into double...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ensuite bath, 2 singles convert into double...moreless

  • The two sets of twin beds can be converted easily into double queen size beds, creating a total of 3 double beds and 1 single. There are also two foldaway single beds which can be used if needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hamilton House comes with daily maid service every day except Sundays and holidays. A cook can be provided upon request. On Windermere Island there may be occasional power/water outages which are normally short lived. Hamilton House has a back up water tank....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    there is a game room at the Club, a minute's walk away with ping pong, satellite TV, tennis rackets and ball games....moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    ipod dock, no stereo...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Child's highchair may be available on request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Provided free of charge. On Windermere there are occasional outages but these are rare....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A 5 gallon container of drinking water is provided on guests' arrival. Guests are responsible for buying refills at the supermarkets....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items are available on arrival such as salt, pepper, olive oil, toilet paper, kitchen paper etc. Guests can pre-order shopping with the housekeeper by arrangement if they wish....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    4 bikes - 3 adult sized and one child sized...moreless

  • Boat:

    Sunfish Sailboat. $50 fee includes having it taken to West Beach and brought up from West Beach at end of your stay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    there are sun loungers, chairs and tables provided on all patios....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    double kayak...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    At the Club 2 minutes away - bring own rackets and balls, though there may be some at the club...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Basic snorkel gear and boogie boards, plus beach toys for the kids....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are two, one at the bottom of the garden and one 2 mins walk away at the Club at Windermere....moreless

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Apr 26 - Jun 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Mid Summer
Jun 6 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 16 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

December
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,450

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Early Winter
Jan 4 - Feb 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Feb 13 - Apr 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Apr 24 - Jun 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Mid Summer
Jun 4 - Aug 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 14 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

RATES ARE BASED ON 4 GUESTS; Babies under 2 are free.

Add $250 each for extra guest.

NOTE: We set the rates this way to make the house more affordable for small groups that use less utilities and create less wear and tear.

Refundable security deposit: $1000.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Governor's Harbour or Rock Sound
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Club at Windermere
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Club at Windermere
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Windermere Beach

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Links to more information:

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Photos

  • Hamilton House from the beach

    Hamilton House from the beach

  • The shared pool in front of the house

    The shared pool in front of the house

  • 3 mile long pink sand beach just down from the house

    3 mile long pink sand beach just down from the house

  • Patio and view

    Patio and view

  • Living room with patio and beautiful ocean views

    Living room with patio and beautiful ocean views

  • Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances

    Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances

  • View from Master Bedroom out to sea

    View from Master Bedroom out to sea

  • Twin Bedroom convertible into Queen bed

    Twin Bedroom convertible into Queen bed

  • Bath with shower

    Bath with shower

  • Our Sunfish, included with
the rental of the house.

    Our Sunfish, included with the rental of the house.

  • West Beach on the calm Caribbean side. It's shaded and ideal for young children.

    West Beach on the calm Caribbean side. It's shaded and ideal for young children.

  • Fun for all the family!

    Fun for all the family!

  • Steps down to the three-mile-long Windermere Beach

    Steps down to the three-mile-long Windermere Beach

  • Welcome to Hamilton House

    Welcome to Hamilton House

  • Ocean view patio

    Ocean view patio

  • East facade overlooking the beach

    East facade overlooking the beach

  • Great room with ocean views

    Great room with ocean views

  • Master Bedroom with queen bed, patio, and ocean views

    Master Bedroom with queen bed, patio, and ocean views

  • Bedroom with twin beds, private patio and view of Atlantic ocean

    Bedroom with twin beds, private patio and view of Atlantic ocean

  • Bedroom with single bed and bath

    Bedroom with single bed and bath

  • Gorgeous views for miles and miles

    Gorgeous views for miles and miles

  • World Class Bonefishing is available right on the villa's doorstep

    World Class Bonefishing is available right on the villa's doorstep

  • Dawn over the Atlantic

    Dawn over the Atlantic

  • It's time to relax and unwind!

    It's time to relax and unwind!

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