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Surf Song - Perched on the beach overlooking the Atlantic ocean

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Perched on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Surf Song offers a casual oasis for up to eight guests. The home was designed to take maximum advantage of the views of the beach, with all four bedrooms and the living room opening to a wide outdoor veranda only steps from the ocean waters.

Surf Song is a much loved home, elegantly furnished in a relaxed manner. Upon first arriving you will notice the fresh water splash pool – the perfect place to cool off after a day of island exploring. Once inside, the large octagonal living room is the center of activity where people gather for meals and conversation. A fully equipped kitchen and entertainment center will satisfy any desire. Each of Surf Song’s four bedrooms has its own bath. Two bedrooms are furnished with king size beds; the other two have two twin beds each.

Our housekeeper, Winnie, arrives every morning with fresh flowers to clean and tidy up. She is sure to make your stay comfortable and worry free.

Located in the exclusive community of Windermere Island, you are invited to be a guest at the Club at Windermere during your stay. Member owned, the Club is open from late November through mid May. During peak periods, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room, and other activities, such as pool-side buffets and West Beach barbeques are held. Club facilities also include a game room and lending library. A large pool and two tennis courts are available for use year-round.

Windermere Island sits just off the Atlantic coast of Eleuthera near the settlement of Savannah Sound in central Eleuthera. Accessible by a guarded bridge, Windermere is 5 miles long with a beautiful wide pink sand beach running its entire length. On the west side of Windermere, West Beach allows access to the calmer waters of Savannah Sound, known for its many acres of bonefish flats.

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 Surf Song is the ideal location for you, your family and friends.


Keywords: Windermere Island, Eleuthera, ocean front, beach front, private house, pool, Surf Song

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 25 years of age to rent Surf Song....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Each of Surf Song's four bedrooms have direct access to the expansive patio overlooking the beach and Atlantic ocean. All have beautiful wooden tray ceilings with new ceiling fans and each has its own private, en-suite bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Winnie, our housekeeper, provides daily maid service. We can help arrange a cook, babysitter or other assistance as required. In addition we can recommend rental cars, fishing and snorkeling excursions, restaurants, places to visit and things to do while on Eleuthera. Just ask!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A wide range of titles are available....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and playing cards are available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV provides broadcast satellite service. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo receiver and bookshelf speakers, with iPhone/iPod connection....moreless

  • Television:

    Brand new 40" flat screen TV with attached DVD player....moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a selection of beach toys....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    All of Surf Song's four bedrooms have view of the beach and ocean beyond, and open to the wrap-around patio....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Windermere Island's five mile beach, one of the most beautiful in the world, is just steps from the house....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Wonderful beach and the Atlantic ocean are only steps away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Main dining table is located in the great room and seats eight comfortably. Additional dining table in the great room seats four. On the outdoor deck there are also two, four person dining tables....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Surf Song's octagonal great room is the center of activity with seating for 12+. Three, four panel sliding doors lead to the expansive outdoor deck overlooking the beach and Atlantic ocean. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is one parking space adjacent to the house with additional parking available in the circular driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Surf Song's phone is only available for local calls within the 242 Bahamas area code. We have found that Skype is the best alternative for long-distance phone calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath and beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Password will be provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    A cook can be arranged, if desired....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Programmable Cuisinart with 12 cup capacity. Coffee filters included. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full line of pots, plans, bake ware, and baking dishes. Large assortment of kitchen utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully stocked with multiple sets of dishes and glassware with silverware to serve 12. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new GE dishwasher with multiple washing options....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Surf Song's kitchen was completely renovated during the fall of 2105. It contains all GE appliances and is fully equipped. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new, above stove GE microwave with built-in vent hood....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Large selection of spices and staples (flour, sugar, salt, etc.)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new GE French-door refrigerator with bottom freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new electric GE 5 element ceramic glass cook top with built in oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Convention toaster and toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Great room and all four bedrooms open onto expansive wrap-around deck with unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous lounge chairs, chairs and tables allow for sunning, relaxing & dining....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    An outdoor gas grill is provided....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Guests have year round access to the two tennis courts at The Club at Windermere. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Our guests may use the large pool at The Club at Windermere during their stay....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Surf Song's fresh water pool is located in the front of the house, opposite the beach and ocean....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500
Low Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,200
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,950
Low Season
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,445
Summer Season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,675
Low Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,445
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rock Sound (RSD) & Governor's Harbour (GHB)

Car: Recommended

Windermere Island is centrally located on Eleuthera, which makes it an ideal home base for exploring all that Eleuthera has to offer. The two major towns on Eleuthera, Rock Sound and Governor’s Harbour, are each about a 25 minute car ride. Many of the island’s best stores and restaurants can be found there (or somewhere in between).

The best advice I can give anyone traveling to Eleuthera is to rent a car. The true beauty of the island can only be experienced by exploring its many pink sand beaches. The water on both the Atlantic and Caribbean is crystal clear and full of life.

My personal favorite is Lighthouse beach, which makes a great day-trip as it is situated on the southeastern point of Eleuthera, about an hour south of Windermere. It has great reefs for snorkeling and miles of that beautiful pink sand. Pack a picnic and go. You may be the only one there. Another favorite that is closer is Ten Bay Beach. On the Caribbean between Savannah Sound and Palmetto Point, Ten Bay is a long, shallow beach that is perfect on days when the wind is from the east. Great for kids, just shuffle your feet through the sand and you’ll be sure to find a sand dollar! These are just two of the multitude of beaches that define Eleuthera’s coastline. Some are well marked, others less so. Get in your car and go.

Besides its beaches, here are a number of interesting thing to do and see during your visit:

Fishbone Tours, Savannah Sound – Let Capt. Bubba (aka Julius Rankine) take you on a tour by boat of Savannah Sound and show you parts of Windermere Island you never knew existed. Fish, snorkel, and catch turtles.

Oceanview Farm, Governor’s Harbour – Ever wanted to ride a horse on the beach? Now’s your chance to scratch that off the bucket list.

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, Governor’s Harbour – Only a few years old, the preserve contains botanical treasure of native plants, good displays and easy walking trails. There are remarkable water features, and beautiful views. You will gain a real sense of Bahamian history here.

Ocean Hole, Rock Sound – The Ocean Hole is world renowned. Come feed the multitude of fish that live here, swim and snorkel. This naturally occurring blue hole is over 600 feet deep.

Island Farm, Palmetto Point – Your source for fresh produce, fresh baked breads, jams & jellies, dressings & pestos, honey and hot sauce. Yum!

Tarpum Bay Pier – every day (weather permitting) the fishermen bring their catch back to the dock at about 2-3pm. Fresh grouper, snapper, lobster and the “catch of the day” are available for purchase. Nothing tastes as good as fresh fished cooked and eaten the same day it was caught.

Bonefishing, Everywhere – Whether you wish to do-it-yourself or hire a guide, Eleuthera has numerous bonefishing flats where you can try your skill.

This is just a small sampling of the fun things to do and see on Eleuthera. Let us know what you are looking for and we will try our best to point you in the right direction.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: My family and I have been vacationing on Eleuthera since the 1970's. After falling in love with the island we purchased a 2 bedroom condominium at Windermere, which was frequently visited and enjoyed for many years. When our sons got married and started having children we built our dream home on the Windermere beach: Surf Song. Please reach out with any questions about Surf Song or Eleuthera. We can help arrange rental cars, fishing and snorkeling excursions, recommend restaurants and things to do and see.

Why the Owner Chose Central Eleuthera, The Bahamas:
Spectacular view and proximity to the beach. Also has a pool. House lives and entertains beautifully. Four bedrooms ( two of which are masters) all with en-suite bathrooms. Expansive great room with dining provides ample seating and an unbeatable view.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
No home on Windermere is closer to, or has a better view of, its beautiful pink sand beach and the Atlantic ocean. Come enjoy the Surf Song!


Contact us

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Photos

  • Surf Song - Perched on the beach overlooking the Atlantic ocean

    Surf Song - Perched on the beach overlooking the Atlantic ocean

  • Front of Surf Song from the driveway

    Front of Surf Song from the driveway

  • Surf Song's expansive great room with extraordinary ocean views

    Surf Song's expansive great room with extraordinary ocean views

  • Our dining table can easily accommodate eight for meals

    Our dining table can easily accommodate eight for meals

  • Brand new kitchen fully equipped

    Brand new kitchen fully equipped

  • Master bedroom #2

    Master bedroom #2

  • Guest bedroom #2

    Guest bedroom #2

  • One of two en-suite guest bathrooms with shower

    One of two en-suite guest bathrooms with shower

  • South facing view

    South facing view

  • Enjoy Windermere's beautiful, wide, pink sand beach

    Enjoy Windermere's beautiful, wide, pink sand beach

  • Access to The Club At Windermere with dining/bar options included when renting

    Access to The Club At Windermere with dining/bar options included when renting

  • The beginning of another beautiful day in paradise

    The beginning of another beautiful day in paradise

  • Just steps from the beautiful pink sand beach

    Just steps from the beautiful pink sand beach

  • Surf Song's pool

    Surf Song's pool

  • Another view of the great room - ideal for entertaining

    Another view of the great room - ideal for entertaining

  • Entertainment center with new 40" flat screen TV and bar on right with ice maker

    Entertainment center with new 40" flat screen TV and bar on right with ice maker

  • Master bedroom #1

    Master bedroom #1

  • Guest bedroom #1

    Guest bedroom #1

  • One of two en-suite master bathrooms with tub/shower

    One of two en-suite master bathrooms with tub/shower

  • North facing view from Surf Song's expansive deck

    North facing view from Surf Song's expansive deck

  • One of two outdoor dining areas on the deck

    One of two outdoor dining areas on the deck

  • West Beach offers a quite, protected oasis and access to Savannah Sound

    West Beach offers a quite, protected oasis and access to Savannah Sound

  • The pool at The Club at Windermere - there are also two adjacent tennis courts

    The pool at The Club at Windermere - there are also two adjacent tennis courts

  • We hope you enjoy our beautiful island home

    We hope you enjoy our beautiful island home

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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