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High Tide Villa (Winding Bay, Eleuthera)

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,560 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6 + (up to 10) , private beach

A High Tide Villa vacation will be one you will always remember. Your vacation home is just steps from 2 miles of pink sand beach and the calm, warm, blue waters of secluded Winding Bay. You will revel in the luxury and privacy of this recently upgraded 3,560 sf, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom house with stunning views from every room. At the same time, you will find High Tide Villa casually welcoming and family friendly. Our own children learned to swim and snorkel right in the 'backyard' (beach). Each of the 3 bedrooms has a private bathroom and individual entrance opening towards the beach. The Master Suite includes a king bed, plenty of dresser space, walk-in closet area, and a giant soaking tub. Bedroom #2, (The Coral Bedroom) has two twin beds. Bedroom #3 (The Sandpiper Room) has a queen bed and is secluded at the end of the house. The entire home has ceiling fans and air-conditioning.

The 'Great Room' (living area) is open and spacious with lots of room for dining, lounging, reading, playing card/board games, and watching satellite TV. Bring your Ipod and enjoy your favorite music anytime on the MP3 player. DSL internet is also available.

Cooks will enjoy the fully equipped remodeled kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. You can prepare the fish, lobster (in season), or conch gathered near your villa or visit the wharf in the nearby village of Tarpum Bay where the local fisherman bring in freshly caught fish each afternoon. A gas barbecue is also available.

You'll want to take one of the kayaks (or paddle boards) to check out the abundant sea life in the tranquil bay and the inner reef where you'll revel in the accessible snorkeling. The beach offers a waterfront cabana and plenty of beach chairs and lounges, as does the patio. There are many other nearby opportunities to explore secluded beaches, snorkel, indulge yourself in local culture, or just sit back and revel in your own private tropical paradise. It's always 'island time' in Eleuthera!

Your stay includes maid service for 2 days/week by a trustworthy maid (Lilly) who has been with High Tide Villa for over 20 years. If you require additional housekeeping services, babysitting, errands, etc, she can be hired for an additional fee (as required).

Have Cindy (a local cook) cater a real Bahamian feast of conch fritters, grouper, peas and rice, mac and cheese, coleslaw, and top it off with pineapple-coconut tart. The local restaurants offer great opportunities to sample everything from local home style dishes to gourmet fare served on the deck while you watch a romantic sunset over a tranquil sea.

Ask Columbus (the property manager and source for information on all local attractions) for suggestions on local fishing charter opportunities. Expect to catch dolphin (mahi-mahi), king fish, wahoo, mackerel, barracuda, grouper, and, yes, sailfish and marlin are possible. Columbus can also arrange car rentals.

Check our personally prepared local guide book for shopping, restaurants, services, etc. Visit our website for more information and available dates.

Relax and enjoy!

More Details

Keith Riley
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Keith Riley

Welcome to our family home! My grandparents built this as a vacation getaway for themselves back in the 1990's. Many members of their family (myself included), friends, and acquaintances have been fortunate to visit this beautiful property, on picturesque Winding Bay, on the charming island of Eleuthera.

Keith Riley purchased this villa in 1990

Why Keith Riley chose South Eleuthera

This is a unique, authentic, serene setting for those who are looking for an alternative to the typical tourist resort destinations. We are happy to open our family home to you so that you may enjoy this private paradise!


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Rock Sound (RSD)
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Governors Harbor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Steps from the house
Car: recommended

High Tide Villa is located on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera, Bahamas, situated on a gorgeous 2 mile long pink sand beach that wraps around Winding Bay. There you will experience privacy, adventure, relaxation, and tranquility.


South Eleuthera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sandpiper Room (guess bedroom) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom to the guess room
    Coral Room (twin bedroom) - toilet , shower , Private full bathroom for this bedroom.
    General Use Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bathroom access from the Great Room and Smaller bedroom
    Porch Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower , There are 2 outdoor showers used for coming from the beach
    Captain's Quarters (Master Bath) - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Access the outdoor shower right from the master suite.
  • Think spacious and comfort when in this generously sized bath. Have a relaxing, essenced bath or long shower while enjoying the scenery from a large bathroom window!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Captain's Quarters (Master Bedroom) - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master suite with private bathroom.
    Sandpiper Room (Guess Suite) - 1 queen , Completely private with its own entrance/exit and full bath
    Coral Room (Twin Beds) - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with full private bathroom
    The Great Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , There are 2 sofas in the great room that people can sleep
    The Great Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The Great Room has 2 pull out sofa beds (twin size each)
  • Each bedroom has there own private full bathroom and access to the outdoor showers if coming from the beach.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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High Tide Villa (Winding Bay, Eleuthera)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
New York, New York

Exceeded All Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay on Winding Bay. The home is not a standard rental - it is a beautiful and welcoming family home. We were warmly greeted by the home's caretaker and housekeeper. Enjoyed two meals cooked by a local woman recommended by the owners. Visiting with her and her husband was like catching up with old friends, and the food was delicious. The views from the home are absolutely breathtaking, and the beach is spectacular. Had so much fun paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. We had a great time exploring other beaches, too, some in walking distance, others a short drive away. Many times we were the only people in sight. Just the quiet, peaceful respite we all needed. Incredibly special place and people. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moraga, California

Family found paradise on Winding Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most amazing week long stay at High Tide on Winding Bay in Eleuthera. The property is definitely as described except even better! Every day we've been back I've longed to be back at High Tide...

We had 3 families which included 8 kids, ages 4 to 12 stay at this property over spring break. The home was super clean, updated and had every amenity you could think of for a more than comfortable stay. Most stellar feature? Every room in this home has a view of the magnificent Winding Bay and its incredible turquoise waters. Access to the softest pink sandy beach was only steps from the back porch where you could dip your toes in or just relax in the shade under the palapa.

Almost daily, we walked the length of the beach and back (approx. 2-miles round trip) for some exercise. The kids spent the day playing on the beach, swimming, digging holes or exploring the nearby "cut" to the mangroves during low tide. Nearby, we found the Ocean Hole to be a really fun outing and chance to swim with some beautiful fish. There was no shortage of things to do and explore in the most amazing setting.

One of the best features about this beach? No waves. Winding Bay is beautifully protected by the outer reef and its clear waters made it ideal for swimming. As a parent, you can sit back and relax as the kids play in the water.

This 3-BR home has one of the best layouts I've ever seen for a vacation property. The large great room where we ate great meals, hung out in and played games has a fully equipped kitchen right off of it. On both sides of this great room are two very large bedrooms with full bathrooms. A third equally large bedroom and bath are on the side. Columbus and Lilly, High Tide's caretakers are amazing and provided everything we needed for this trip. And if we needed something ourselves, the convenient proximity to Tarpum Bay and Rock Sound made it easy to pick up fresh fish from the dock or shop for groceries.

Everyone should experience a little slice of paradise. For me, it doesn't get better than this. Having been to several Caribbean islands including: Nassau, Barbados, St. Lucia, Montserrat, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas and Bermuda, I can honestly say, that my visit to Winding Bay on Eleuthera is my all-time favorite. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous and serene

  • 5 of 5

High Tide is one of the most gorgeous places I have visited, the house is beautiful and has a great big porch that overlooks a stunning bay. The water is crystal clear and calm and the best part is we had the whole bay to ourselves. The house is very private and great for utmost relaxation. The house is well kept and has wifi, games, a full kitchen and outdoor showers. Columbus the caretaker was always available for any needs/questions/transportation we needed. And the food! It doesn't get much better than conch fritters and fresh grouper, Columbus arranged for someone to come in and cook for us - delicious!

The water is gorgeous and warm and the bay is large and great for long walks with a glass of wine in the evening.

Highly recommended, I have never been so relaxed in my life!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica

Best Vacation Spot Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Winding Bay is probably one of the nicest beaches I've been on. The water was so perfectly warm and calm. The house is just steps from what seems as your own private beach. There are a few other homes on the bay but few people were there at the time. It was the perfect spot to propose to my lovely girlfriend (she said yes!).

The home is amazing! Perfect condition and had everything we needed. The owners arranged for us to be picked up from the airport by a very nice gentleman who oversees the property for them. His name is Columbus. He even made sure we got food and drinks before arriving to the home and arranged for a rental car for us to use. The kitchen was just remodeled and is stunning. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and there are 2 outside showers, which made it great to rinse before entering the house.

It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy life! We will be back to "High Tide".

Zak R.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kennett Square, PA, Northeast

You'll enjoy this fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

As two couples, we had the pleasure of enjoying High Tides late March, early April. It is truly a special property. We often rent throug VRBO, and although never disappointed, this was by far our best experience. The photos don't do the house and bay justice. The way the bedrooms are divided on either side of a large living space makes the house is comfortable. Everything is attractive and user friendly.

We cooked most evenings at home. We found great fish at the town dock and everything we'd need in the kitchen to make simple meals. Many a cocktail was enjoyed sitting on the patio, watching the light change on the water. The design of the house allows for viewing the best of the gardens and the large bay from every area. There is a great balance of sun and shade spots so you can be part of the outdoors without the risk of burning to a crisp. The water is calm and encourages swimming with starfish, rays and tiny fish of brillant colors.

Our housekeeper, Lilly, was a lovely person and took great pride in keep the house in primo condition. She was able to create natural beauty, both inside and out, with wonderful flower arrangement made from local materials. You have but to ask and she is more than willing to accomodate.

I'd recommend High Tides to couples, or family, wanting to explore the less known islands. Its private but not remote. It suites both those who want to venture out and keep busy, as well as those who want to veg and cozy in. It is ideal for anyone who looks to add to their mental book of great memories. We were sad to see the time end and hopeful to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Beautiful home in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at High Tide over New Year’s. This is a beautiful villa in a stunning location. Winding Bay is a beautiful beach with an amazing history, that has a few upscale homes and the old Italian Venta club resort on it. There is a booklet in the villa with a story of the fascinating history of the Winding Bay development that we very much enjoyed reading. It is located on the Atlantic side and so benefits from the breeze (fewer mosquitoes than the Caribbean side) but is in a protected bay, so the waters are calm and clear. The villa is huge and impressive and right on the beach (no steps!). We jogged the length of the beach in the mornings and in the evenings strolled along the beach with a glass of wine. Daily maid service by a very sweet lady named Lily, and a wonderful caretaker named Columbus to help with needs and questions. There is a huge patio that looks out onto the beach, and with the WiFi, I was able to do work outside with the most beautiful view you can imagine. There is also a flat screen satellite TV and DVD player (although it was more fun to watch the beach during the day and the stars at night). This is my third visit to Eleuthera, and having stayed at Ten Bay, North Palmetto Point, and Gregory Town, I found that Winding Bay was a surprisingly convenient location to stay on the island. It is very close to Tarpum Bay, where we could pick up fresh lobster and fish at the dock, the Conch Master’s stand where I picked up delicious conch salad, Bert’s for the Best (small grocery store), Kinky’s (gas station and convenience store), Bobbette’s stand where I picked up delicious homemade guava jam, and only 15 minutes from Rock Sound Marketplace where there is a large grocery store and liquor store. It’s also a decent drive to my favourite beach, Light House Beach. The owners were extremely responsive and friendly with all of our questions, and this was very much appreciated. High Tide is a hidden gem and the owners are very lucky to own such a remarkable property in such a fantastic location. Thank you for the wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

All Caribbean air travelers must have a passport.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.