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Elegant and Historic Villa Directly on Windermere Beach w/ Pool

Central Eleuthera, The Bahamas
  • House
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Welcome to Provender House, a five-bedroom villa perched above the pink and white sands of Windermere Beach on exclusive Windermere Island. Provender is the secret hideaway where Prince Charles and Lady Diana spent their honeymoon in 1981. Privacy and seclusion guaranteed. It is rare to see another person’s footprints in the sand.

All the main living and sleeping areas have wonderful views of the ocean, with glass sliding doors opening wide onto balconies and sun porches. No better beach and ocean view is to be found anywhere in the Bahamas. The Windermere Club, with tennis courts and swimming pool, is a five-minute walk from the house. Club membership is included with the rental.

The heart of the house is an open-plan living room and dining area, with a pretty Italian tiled floor throughout. Glass doors slide wide open onto balconies and a porch overlooking the beach. Ceiling fans and sea breezes ensure the air conditioners in every room are rarely needed. The kitchen is fully equipped. The five bedrooms can accommodate nine people, comprising two king bedrooms, two twin-bedded rooms (which can be converted to kings), and one single-bed room. All bedrooms have a full en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms but the single have views of the beach. The sound of the sea will lull you to sleep at night. An extra camp bed can be provided for a child, to allow a party of ten to use the house.

There are balconies and a porch with loungers overlooking the ocean and a wooden sun porch at the back, a perfect place to barbecue your catch of the day! (Barbecue provided.) Steps lead down directly from the house to the beach.

The nearby Club at Windermere (five minutes walk) has a swimming pool and tennis courts available all year round, and a bar and restaurant open November to May. Membership of the Club is included in the rental. As well as the spectacular Atlantic beach below the house, there is also a more secluded beach cove nearby (five minutes by car) with warm shallow waters, ideal for small children.

The nearest supermarkets are 20/30 minutes drive away, as are a good selection of restaurants, some in the local simple style, others offering a high standard of cuisine. A cook and/or babysitter are available if required. A daily four-hour maid service is included in the rental. The caretaker is very helpful in organizing fishing and boating trips, etc.

Provender comes equipped with two kayaks and bicycles. There is an outdoor shower for rinsing off the salt and sand after a day on the beach. Other amenities include air conditioning, a landline telephone (phone cards can be purchased for long-distance outgoing calls), broadband wifi, satellite TV and daily housekeeping (except Sundays and holidays). A yoga teacher and beauty therapist will make house calls.

Windermere Island is for the exclusive use of the owners and renters of the small number of villas situated on it. It has long been the favoured destination of those seeking peace and privacy (the British Royal Family amongst them). Eleuthera itself is one of the outlying “family islands” of the Bahamas, famed for its unspoilt, uncrowded beaches with pink sand and clear turquoise waters. The pace of life is leisurely, guaranteed to be an antidote to the stresses of modern day living.

Eleuthera is a prime location for the sport of bone fishing and the exceptionally clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving on the nearby reefs. The adjacent Harbour Island (ninety minutes by car and water taxi), popular with film and rock stars, is famed for its pretty colonial-style buildings – well worth a day’s visit.

Places to visit on Eleuthera itself include the spectacular Glass Window Bridge, the Hatchet Bay Caves, the Rock Sound ocean hole, and Preacher’s Cave. The brightly painted houses of the local 'settlements' echo all the colours of the island.

Property Manager

Matthew Simon

Member Since 2002
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
        • 2 King beds, 6 Twin beds

        Bathrooms

        • 5 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront

                General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                    Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Toaster

                        Entertainment

                          • Books
                          • DVD Player
                          • Games
                          • Satellite / Cable
                          • Video Library

                            Outside

                              • Balcony
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Kayak / Canoe
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Tennis

                                Pool / Spa

                                  • Communal Pool

                                    Attractions

                                      • cinemas
                                      • arboretum
                                      • botanical garden
                                      • caves
                                      • churches
                                      • bay/sound
                                      • library
                                      • marina
                                      • pond
                                      • reefs
                                      • restaurants

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • beachcombing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • eco tourism
                                          • horseback riding
                                          • photography
                                          • scenic drives
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • walking

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • groceries
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • snorkeling
                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                  • fly fishing
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • pier fishing
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                  • spelunking
                                                  • surf fishing
                                                  • surfing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                    Notes

                                                      • Two kayaks provided (one single, one double),one paddle board

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        13 Reviews

                                                        Exceptional5/5

                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Wonderful!

                                                        Nicole W.East Greenwich, RI

                                                        Rating Details:

                                                        The property manager was very helpful.

                                                        The vacation rental was spotless.

                                                        I was very happy with the location.

                                                        I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                                        Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                                        Reviewer Comments:

                                                        We had an incredible time at provender! The location right on the beach was perfect and there were bikes, kayaks and an sup to use! The interior was lovely and modern and rooms were spacious and clean! Windermere is absolutely beautiful! Especially the sound off the back of the island. We saw turtles and sharks and dolphins! Amazing!!

                                                        Provender House

                                                        A guest from ,,

                                                        Rating Details:

                                                        The property manager was very helpful.

                                                        The vacation rental was spotless.

                                                        I was very happy with the location.

                                                        I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                                        Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                                        Reviewer Comments:

                                                        This is the second time that my family and I (seven of us)have stayed at Provender House on Windermere. The place and staff are wonderful. This home on the ocean is beautiful. We don't want to go anywhere else.

                                                        Perfect Island Escape

                                                        Carla B.,

                                                        Rating Details:

                                                        The property manager was very helpful.

                                                        The vacation rental was spotless.

                                                        I was very happy with the location.

                                                        I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                                        Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                                        Reviewer Comments:

                                                        Provender is a beautiful home located directly on the beach. The house is clean and perfect for a large group (we had 4 couples). The kitchen is fully equipped. If there was anything we needed the staff immediately took care of getting it to us within hours.

                                                        Windermere Island July 15, 2017

                                                        Karen W.,

                                                        Rating Details:

                                                        The property manager was very helpful.

                                                        The vacation rental was spotless.

                                                        I was very happy with the location.

                                                        I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                                        Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                                        Reviewer Comments:

                                                        Our Eleuthera vacation was absolutely amazing from beginning to end (I wish we had stayed for 2 weeks). Provender House was exactly how it was described including every amenity. The view from the balcony was absolutely breathtaking. We did not see another person on the beach and it was if we were on our own private island. The caretakers William and Bobbett checked in on us and Bobbett had a delicious meal waiting for us when we got there (per our request). Matt Simon and Tara from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals were so easy to work with. All of my emails were answered very promptly. Matt was a wealth of knowledge about the island which put our minds at ease as this was our first time visiting Eleuthera but it will not be our last! We even had the opportunity to meet Matt at his Buttonwood Reserve condo! We absolutely loved the island and visited many beautiful beaches from north to south. We had an amazing day with Donald of Eleuthera Tours in Cape Eleuthera. We found many beautiful shells, saw huge starfish, snorkled and also visited the Lighthouse beach which was just beautiful! The people of Eleuthera are so friendly and welcoming I would highly recommend visiting this island paradise and using Matt and Tara from Eleuthera Vacations. They really were a huge help from the booking process to suggesting car rentals, restaurants and places to see! I cannot wait to return!!

                                                        Best Beach in the World.

                                                        Jeff H.Austin

                                                        Provender House on Windermere Island is simply the best vacation we have all had. Perfect layout for a vacation house. For the entire week we were there we only say 2 people walk by. Very safe, Pink Sand Beach for as far as you can see in both directions. Warm waters with waves you can surf and body surf on. Wish we had brought our surfboards. Calm during low tide and then nice waves at high tide. Clean beach as well, no seaweed or jelly fish to deal with. Can't say enough good things about this place. Matthew Simon was awesome to work with and gave us all great tips. Will be back next year!

                                                        Stunning

                                                        Fabulous location, paradise!

                                                        Location

                                                        Central Eleuthera, The Bahamas

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                                                        Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Rates are for the first 6 guests. For each additional guest, add $350/week. Babies under 2 are free. Note: We set the rates this way to make the house more affordable for small groups who use less utilities and create less wear and tear.

                                                        $550avg/night
                                                        13 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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