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Windermere Blvd

Windermere, Eleuthera, Bahamas XXXXX

Beachfront: Yes

Ocean View: Yes

Nightly Rates: $700 - 1,136

 5.0   Sleeps 9

Minimum Stay: 1 nights

Pool: Yes  Sq Ft: 0

Communal Pool

 Pet Friendly: No

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Welcome to Provender, a much loved family beach house perched above the miles of pink and white sands of the private 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 2 mile sandy beach in front of the house. PROVENDER WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FALL OF 2022 FOR A REMODEL OF THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS!

The house was designed as a simple “get-away-from-it-all” beach retreat for an English family who still retain ownership and visit regularly to enjoy its unfussy down-to-earth solitude. It nestles between the picture-perfect beach and the ecofriendly lush vegetation, with seagrape trees, aloes and sand lilies, where humming birds come to feed.

The striking airy living room has glass “picture window” sliding doors opening wide onto balconies and sun porches, bringing the outside in. No better beach and ocean view is to be found anywhere in the Bahamas. The Windermere Club, with tennis courts, small gym and heated 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 with sun loungers overlooking the beach. The sun porch at the back is a perfect place to barbecue your catch of the day! (Gas barbecue provided.) Steps lead down directly from the house to 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 twinbedded rooms (which can be converted to kings), and one single-bed room. All bedrooms have a full en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms bar the single one have views of the beach. The sound of the sea will lull you to sleep at night.

The nearby Club at Windermere (five minutes walk) has a swimming pool, tennis courts, TV room/library and a small gym available all year round, and a bar and restaurant open November to May.

As well as the spectacular Atlantic beach below the house, there is a more secluded beach cove three minutes away by car. Here in the sheltered sound between Windermere and the main island of Eleuthera, the warm shallow waters are ideal for small children.

Rock Sound, 15 minutes away, has the largest grocery store and a couple of restaurants, and Governors Harbour, the main town on the island, 25 minutes away, has some of the best restaurants.

Provender comes equipped with two kayaks, two paddle boards, and six bicycles. There is an outdoor shower for rinsing off the salt and sand after a day on the beach. Other amenities include air conditioning, broadband wifi, satellite TV, a gas barbecue and a generator. Four hours of housekeeping services every morning are included in the rental. Local style cooks/chefs can be hired separately. 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.

It’s a prime location for the sport of bone fishing and the exceptionally clear waters are perfect for snorkelling 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

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  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • No-contact check-in and check-out
  • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Backup Generator
  • Maid service
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Club Membership
  • Fish Fry
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Shared Pool
  • Beach
  • Kayak
  • Bike
  • Water gear
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Paddle board
  • Cooler
  • On Beach
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo System
  • Games
  • Books
  • IPOD Dock
  • Video Library

Pool: Yes

Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 21

The standard cancellation policy is below. Note that some properties have more or less restrictive policies. Please see the rental agreement provided by your rental agent for details.

Cancellation of or changes to your reservation must be made in writing (e-mail or fax is acceptable). If you cancel more than 90 days before your scheduled arrival, 20% of the total rental amount will retained by Homeowner and the balance refunded to you. If you cancel 90 days or less before your arrival, 100% of your total rental fee will be retained by Homeowner. No-shows, late arrivals, or early departure for any reason, including but not limited to inclement weather or illness, are non-refundable. Homeowner recommends trip insurance to protect Renter against loss from such events.

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"Can’t be fussy if you stay here.
This house has the most amazing views, but you cannot expect five star accommodations & amenities. The house has a great location & sweeping ocean views, but the actual lodging itself needs major repairs & renovations. The house was very clean when we arrived & Checkin was easy. The two front bedrooms on either side of the house have great views, but the air conditioners struggle to keep the rooms cool at night because the drafty outside doors and windows suck in too much hot air for the small bedroom units to cool the rooms off at night, so sleeping is sticky. The mattresses and pillows need replaced along w the bed sheets, ours had holes in them. The bathrooms & living/dining room spaces were nice & cool with enough furniture for 8 people. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals, but the crack under the kitchen door allowed critters to come in during the night. We found land crabs in the kitchen sink & big spiders on the counters in the morning. There is a wood covering on a front bedroom door that leads to the outside....a palmetto rat-that has nested in the roof/rafters came into the house one evening-yikes! Outdoors the house has an expansive beach, but the beach chairs all need replaced. They are old & broken & pinch your skin when you try to use them. The bikes are a nice option for exploring, but they all either have flat tires & broken seats, riding them is very difficult. The kayaks & paddle boards were very nice. The clubhouse pool was a swamp-couldn’t swim. The management team was easy to work with & the grounds keeper & his wife are amazing people.
Overall, this property needs serious repairs & attention. For the money you spend on this rental, everything should be better than 4 stars, which it isn’t. If you are fussy-which honestly we are not super fussy-you should not stay here until some renovations are scheduled. The view & people make this an ok rental, but the house itself needs lots of work done to bring it up to a th"
Aug 04, 2022 - , North Canton, OH

"Wonderful House with wonderful support
Our family stayed a week and enjoyed the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate a large group. The stay was enhanced by having the support of staff who could move paddle boards and kayaks so we could use them elsewhere on the island. We also enjoyed having access to The Club to widen our choice of fun!"
Jun 26, 2022 - Traci H., Portland, OR

"Awesome rental
I have been staying on Windermere island for 50+ years and it never disappoints. Provender was the perfect beach house for the 8 of us. Bobbett was there every day to check on us and see if there was anything that we needed. The maid service was perfect as well. We plan to be back soon."
May 09, 2022 - Greg S., harbor springs, MI

"Couldn't have dreamed of more
Provender is a perfect place to spend a vacation on a private island off Eleuthera. It has everything you need to unwind and relax. The house is spacious, clean, well laid out, perfectly located with views of the beach and Atlantic. Beach access is steps away. There are two patios, one in the back of the house and one facing east to the Atlantic. Perfect for early morning sunrises and even better for late night patio sitting and star gazing. Thank you to Bobbett, the housekeeper, and William, the property manager. They are reason enough to return to Provender. Thank you to Eleuthera Vacation Rentals for helping manage our trip through a length delay due to Covid."
Jun 15, 2021 - Daniel S., Newalla, OKLAHOMA

"Provender - complete and utter isolation - the perfect get away !
We had a wonderful time @ Provender. It is the perfect get away during the COVID crisis, complete utter isolation. We were spoiled by our caretaker Bobbett and her cooking. Real Bahamian style. The water temperatures are unbelievable and the beaches as in the world. We had a few issues with the AC and internet was not available in all the rooms but we were accommodated with a range extender and that appeased the kids! We were contacted by the owner after we experienced and AC issue which I thought shows the dedication by the management team, they actually care. Would definitely pick this spot again once we visited all the other islands :)"
Jul 23, 2020 - Ralf J., Thousand Oaks, CA

"Private paradise
We had the best family vacation we've ever had. We had three generations staying at Provender and from the septuagenarian to the 1 year old, everyone agreed it was perfection. The house was lovely and had every convenience you'd need, the location on the beach was just heavenly, and the Windermere Club offered a nice change of pace. "
Jan 06, 2020 - Charlotte W., New Canaan, CT

"Wonderful vacation
We had a wonderful stay at Provender! It's the perfect layout for 4 couples - everyone had their own bathroom attached to their bedroom. We had a few minor maintenance issues which Bobbett and William addressed immediately. Bobbett also cooked several meals for us which were delicious and very relaxing. Mahalia kept the house very clean. As other reviewers have stated, the house could use new beach chairs. We hope to go back!"
Jan 04, 2020 -

"Great place for R&R, quality family time and beautiful beaches
This was very different from family vacations in the past but just as enjoyable. Our family is used to taking highly adventurous vacations and while this island doesn’t really offer too much of that, we really enjoyed the change of pace and each other’s company. "
Sep 05, 2019 - , Derry, NH

"Trip with granddaughters
My husband and I took our 5 granddaughters ages 8-16 to Eleuthera for a week the end of June, 2019. Provender is a lovely house but is dated, especially the kitchen. However, the housekeeper, Mahalia, keeps it spotlessly clean. The beach in back of the house is so beautiful and we felt safe letting the girls swim on their own. The property manager, Bobbett, was always available to us and even did grocery shopping before our arrival. Eleuthera is laid back, very casual island but is very expensive as all goods are imported. Windermere Island has seen better days. The club us run down looking but was not open when we were there. Queens Highway is the main north south road and most other roads to the various beaches are unpaved. Some rental car companies will not let you take a car off the paved roads so you will miss many beautiful beaches. Cars are very expensive and older. Our SUV was $120 a day, was about 10 years old, and had a burned out headlight. I spite of these few negatives, we loved Eleuthera and our stay in Provender. The people of the island are warm and friendly and always willing to help a tourist out and one cannot say enough about how beautiful the water is. The snorkeling left a little to be desired as there were not a many fish as we are used to seeing. Rent a boat for the day from Jody Prinder of Spanish Wells and swim with the pigs, feed the turtles, and visit sand dollar beach."
Aug 10, 2019 - Margaret M.

Great house and location. If you want a relaxing, peaceful vacation, this is the place to rent. "
Jul 22, 2019 - Deidre D., Lutz, FL

"Off the Grid...
Great choice for those looking to unplug and avoid crowded touristy towns and beaches... one of the most spectacular beaches on the planet. "
Jul 01, 2019 - Curtis C.

"Amazing vacation
My family spent a week at Provender and had an amazing time! The grandkids loved the ocean! The setting was relaxing and perfect for slowing down and just enjoying one another. The stars at night were beautiful and we went for walks in the beach almost every night. We saw very few people on the beach... a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. "
Jun 04, 2019 - Patti A.

"Windermere vacation
Provender is a beautiful house in an excellent location. The beach is amazing and completely empty at most times. Windermere island is located well on Eleuthera and is excellent for many activities at the home- snorkeling,swimming, kayaking,paddle boarding, fishing, biking, walkining, and exploring. We had a group of 9 adults and the 5 bdrm/ 5 bath layout was perfect. The rental group was excellent and communicated well. The housekeeper did a great job. The caretakers maintain the property beautifully. We only used the club a couple of times but the pool was great. Highly recommend this property and hope to return!"
May 31, 2019 - , Winter Park, FL

"Relaxing Vacation Rental
Provender, is a wonderful house, and our experience was just so relaxing. The reviews I read seemed to be cut and past from previous guests.

Since this was my (our) first visit to Windermere, I relied on Bobbett to help me out, she is wonderful. Bobbett, we hired her to prepare breakfast and lunches every day. Both meals were perfect. We gave her an idea as to what we were wanted, and everything was cooked when we wanted to eat and exactly how it should be done. Bobbett gave me advise on car rental, club dinners, and local knowledge. Don't miss out on the Queens Bread. It is delicious, and makes great breakfast toast, and sandwich bread.

The house is a "beach" house, we had 4 adults, and many nights several guests over for dinner and drinks. The house has a wonderful view, easy access to the beautiful water, comfortable beach loungers, and plenty of room so you are not on top of each other. All the beds were comfortable, rooms were quiet, everynow and then the water pressure was a bit low, but low, but given the water is pumped in from miles a way its to be expected.

The pictures and descriptions on Home Away are exactly what you get.
We loved the property, Bobbett, and her staff, and we will defiantly be back at Provender.
May 10, 2019 - cary k., sealy, TX

It was absolutely wonderful. Both the owner and staff went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The only reason I gave the general condition question 4 stars is that the property lacks beach umbrellas and enough beach chairs. We did ask about the umbrellas while were there but never got them.
The house is a perfect late 60’s time capsule and utterly charming. I would love to own it. Overall very satisfied. "
May 04, 2019 - Thomas M., Rocky Mount, NC

"Beach yeah, house ok
The beach was as pretty as the pictures. Has was a nice size for us. 7 people in a 5 bedroom. However, we had problems maintaining water service as the water pump kept trying to switch off. The caretaker was responsive but if my husband had not grown up on a farm and knew to keep watch, we would have had more issues. It was not overtaxed with number of people for the size house, so cannot imagine with more people.
Jan 12, 2019 - , Hunstville, TX

"Provender House July 2018
We had a wonderful week long stay in July 2018 at the Provender House on Windermere Island. The house is beautiful, clean, well kept up, and had ample space for our group of 7 adults. If you're looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is definitely your destination as we rarely even saw other people on the beach. It was almost like we had the whole island to ourselves. Groceries were a short drive away at the Midway Cost Cutter and restaurants within 30 minutes are abundant. We felt very safe on all of Windermere and Eleuthera Island. If you read travel warnings about going to the Bahamas they are NOT talking about Eleuthera or Windermere Island. Last but not at all least, I highly recommend Matthew Simon and his crew at ! They were so very helpful in giving us pointers about the island and made sure our trip would be the success that it was. "
Jul 23, 2018 - , Webb City, MO - Missouri

"Thoroughly Enjoyed...
Spent our second Eleuthera week on Windermere Island at Provender. Great place to chill, beach walk, swim. While the property would benefit from some updates, it was immaculately clean and very comfortable. Spacious layout with beautiful views, lovely location, and exceptionally accommodating staff to ensure we were always cared for. "
Jun 23, 2018 - Edward B.

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!!"
Apr 02, 2018 - Nicole W., East Greenwich, RI

"Provender House
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. "
Mar 07, 2018 -

"Perfect Island Escape
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. "
Feb 19, 2018 - Carla B.

"Windermere Island July 15, 2017
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!!"
Aug 14, 2017 - Mark W., Cinnaminson, NJ

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