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When legendary British designer David Hicks decided to build a house on the private island of Windermere in the late 1960’s, his inspiration was the cubist style of King Zoser’s temple at Saqqarah in the Nile Valley. The result is a contemporary and ultra chic retreat that’s unique in the Bahamas. Savannah was built with storm-safe concrete-block walls that are coated with plaster mixed with honey-colored lime stone dust and textured with seashells. Very tall pylons, serving as the house’s impressive front entrance, lead into a screened porch and dining area. To the right is the master bedroom and to the left a children’s bedroom with a pair of bunk beds. Beyond, the large high-ceilinged living room has a palette of cool colors, bold sculptural paintings on the walls and luxuriously simple furnishings. Off it are another guest room and the kitchen. The fourth bedroom is in a pavilion is in the garden. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and bathrooms en suite.
Savannah sits on a rise and has views of the ocean on one side and the turquoise waters of Savannah Sound on the other. It’s in a perfect location really - right between a very long and usually deserted pink sand beach that Jacques Cousteau said was one of the most beautiful in the world and a sheltered lagoon with great swimming for children. Less than a 5 minute walk from the house is a private path to the beach, well-known bonefishing flats and the home owner’s club which guests may use. It has a large heated pool and 2 tennis courts that are open year round and a restaurant which is open mid-November to mid-May. Other facilities include a game room, TV room, Wifi and a lending library. During peak periods, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room, and other activities, such as pool-side buffets and West Beach barbeques, frequently with live entertainment, are held. Just off the beach is a reef with masses of colorful fish. Windermere Island, which is about 5½ mile long and located just off the southern end of Eleuthera, is gated and accessed via a bridge with a guardhouse.
A/C in all bedrooms, large flat screen TV, VCR, DVD and CD players, iPod sound dock, telephone, ceiling fans, hairdryer, broadband Internet access, grill, washer/dryer, iron/board, dishwasher and beach towels. Pre-arrival grocery shopping can be done by arrangement with the caretaker.
Services Available at an Additional Cost
Cook and babysitter
Windermere Island, Bahamas
4 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 10)
Prices start at $5,600 week