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Tracy Winn from Concord, Massachusetts wrote on February 13, 2024 at 1:18 pm
We've been coming to Point O Vue on and off since 2011. You've probably read all about how interesting Winding Bay is with its combination of wildness and protected water. Point O Vue 's layout and placement make for the perfect place for a holiday. It's up from the beach just enough that there is often a breeze which keeps the bugs to a minimum. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, you can eat on the porch in the back or the front or on the second floor deck and be outdoors all day. The beach is a thirty second walk from the house. Indoors, the placement of the bedrooms -- main one downstairs, two twin (which can be converted to king on request) on opposite ends of the second floor-- allows for privacy for three couples. There is also a murphy bunk bed in the first floor office. The combination of the great room and many outdoor eating spaces, provides for great times together. The balance is perfect. Eleuthera is not for everyone. We are not talking luxury resort, but VERY comfortable family home on an island where you create your own outside entertainment. There are kayaks and paddle boards and endless wild places to explore on foot. Bring your binoculars and look for Great Lizard Cuckoos, Limpkins, and Kirtland's Warblers.
Karen Huether from North Port wrote on January 24, 2024 at 2:31 pm
Excellent stay at Point o' Vue. Wonderful/lovely home with perfect beautiful beach view of Winding Bay. Very comfortable and well designed and provides a great vacation/visit that allows for guest interactions as well as privacy for all guests. We had a fantastic time on beautiful Eleuthera. Highly recommend Point o' Vue.
richard lewis from Arlington MA wrote on January 20, 2024 at 5:03 pm
We just got back from a great week at Point O Vue ... we're trying to remember if this was our fourth or fifth trip over the last several years. Each one is special. Winding Bay was as beautiful as ever, so we spent quite a lot of time swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and just hanging out. We cooked a lot ourselves, with food from the Rock Sound Market, and mostly from the excellent Island Farm. It's a 25 minute drive to the north but the produce is outstanding and the bread (Tuesdays and Fridays) is the best. We did some things that we always do (Tippy's, Leon Levy Nature Preserve) and also explored some beaches that were new to us ... Plum Creek Beach by Deep Creek was spectacular, though the road gives out and you have to walk the last half mile through the mangroves. And we also discovered beautiful Whitelands Beach ... another quite adventurous drive, but just a few miles east of Rock Sound on the Atlantic side. We had great weather, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and super stargazing conditions. The sky at night from the beach is incredible and the no-see-ums seem to have given up by then! Tessa was a big help as always. Cindy Morley rented us a very solid car. Darby made all the logistics of the rental very easy. All in all we had a very happy trip and we will surely be back again before too long.
Trisha MacGill wrote on August 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm
We wish we had more time! We thought 10 days would be enough but we had many days when we just wanted to enjoy the house and its beach. The island has so much more to explore!
Our family of 5 (parents plus 22 yr old, 19 yr old and 15 yr old kids) had an incredible time. Point O'Vue has everything you need and more! The house itself, the beach, the games, the kitchen, the large bedrooms, all gave us time to just be together and enjoy each others' company. The few power outages and wifi interruptions gave us time to play many games. Loved having the kayaks and SUPs. Definitely check out the entire bay and past the point on the south either by walking or on the water. First few days not a soul was seen on any part of the bay, then towards our last few days we met some other families renting neighboring houses. All were repeat vacationers to Winding Bay! Tessa was an incredible part of our stay as she came frequently to clean and we enjoyed having her presence around us. She was available to answer any questions and make suggestions for anything you'd need if she can't provide it. She put me in touch with Davette, a local Tarpum Bay baker, who made us the most delicious pineapple upside down cake. Mel's Snack Shack in James Cistern sold us their last coconut cream pie at the end of the day
We went out to dinner half the time, loved Tippy's ambience and food, Frigates was cool (good food!) with that outdoor space but when we were there on a random weekday night after a day of rain only two other indoor tables were taken. Fishbone in Savannah Sound was a funky place to eat. Friday Night Fish Fry by Cupid Cay was a great experience. We arrived around 6pm, swam in the water there while food was being cooked and grabbed a picnic table. The crowd kept growing so we were glad we had gotten a table across the street right away. Every night and everywhere we went there were flies swarming the food so either eat inside in June or deal with it. We drove to Queen's Bath (definitely go and wear sturdy water shoes) and Glass Window Bridge (climbed to the top of the cliff but stayed away from the edge!), stopping at Daddy Joe's for lunch. Across the street is Gaulding Cay Beach which was beautiful and like most beaches, empty. Definitely visit the Island Made Gift Shop for souvenirs. We picked up produce at Island Farms which had a small but adequate selection of everything you'd need to make a good meal. Halls market in Rock Sound is the place to shop! It was Sunday and we knew we had to get to a market early before they closed. Halls is advertised as being open on Sundays till 10am, but it wasn't. Mr. Hall himself was out back and opened up the store for us, even gave us some homemade pineapple upside down cake and blueberry muffins. If you see him, tell him his Sunday customers from New Jersey send their best. Mr. Henry Allen, proprietor of Kinky's gas station, is a treasure, a trusting, hard-working gentleman. We loved meeting him. Our last dinner was at 1648, at the French Leave Resort, a stunningly beautiful setting. One night we ate at Neeks in Tarpum Bay and were the only people there. Food was good, kids say the best wings they had on the island and a really delicious milkshake. We chartered a boat and left from Gene's Bay Dock up in North Eleuthera. Swimming with and feeding the sea turtles was incredible! We saw a pod of small dolphins up close and they entertained us with their flips and spins. We visited with some incredible, orange starfish! Our captain took us wherever we wanted to go, so we went to a huge sandbar and the swings out in the middle of the Atlantic. The skies opened with rain and a stingray circled us so it was more exciting than expected! Our captain also called ahead and made reservations for us at Sand Bar on Russell Island/Spanish Wells. This was probably my favorite place because we hopped off the boat and through the water to reach it, had really good drinks and food.
Amy Clements from Marietta, Georgia wrote on June 8, 2019 at 9:48 pm
We just returned home last night and had an amazing time. The Eleuthrans are such amazing people. We loved Tarpum Bay and Rock Sound as well. The house is dated and needed some TLC, but we had so much fun we hardly noticed. Planning to return there next summer!

Note: Winding Bay, where the house is located, is indescribable. However, there is an enormous amount of litter on the beach that had washed up. It was just sad. But clearly, it won't keep us away.
Darby Harris from Alan and Gale Rome, New Hampshire wrote on April 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm
Alan Rome: It was lovely! We had a great and peaceful time. I, before breakfast, jogged the beach every morning, when I was not kayaking! I honor your family, more senior generation, who had the vision to have built such a great home. It works so well. Upstairs room on to the deck with great views, lovely dining on both sides of the house. Just a lovely setting. Good for you and your family! Tessa was great, such a sweety! You are lucky to have her.

Gale Rome: Hi Darby--- I will echo Alanโ€™s sentiments. We had a very relaxing and marvelous time and praise your family for having the vision to construct such a beautiful home -----so perfect for the setting. You must have had very gifted architects both for the house and the landscaping. We were concerned about the car and getting around the island, but it proved to not be a concern. The Ford worked out perfectly for the 6 of us. Sometimes one of us rode in the way back on a cushion; sometimes I sat on Alanโ€™s lap. It was just fine. I know the other 2 couples enjoyed themselves as well. We would love to come back and may check out your openings for next year. Our kids and 3 grandkids would LOVE Point O View. If you have a mailing list, please keep us on it. And please let your family know how much we appreciated the vision to create such a gorgeous home.
Cindy LaPradd from Homestead wrote on August 23, 2018 at 12:52 am
Hello, we are the LaPradd's from Homestead, Florida. We had the privilege of recently staying at your beautiful home on Eluethera Island. What an amazing home you have. We truly enjoyed it. The beach was fabulous. We hadn't been to Eluethera in about 19 years. Just as beautiful now than it was back then. Everything we needed was there. Tessa was so awesome and accommodating to all of our needs. Columbus made sure the property looked amazing. The kids had a blast using the kayaks and paddle boards. Being there was the best birthday gift ever. Tessa and my husband arranged for my birthday to be extra special. I cannot wait to go back. I have already recommended Pointe O Vue to a few of our friends. Can't stop talking about your home and all of the comforts and amenities you have graciously shared with us. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Admin Reply by: Darby Harris
We loved having you and welcoming you to our home! You were such wonderful guests. Please come back and visit Winding Bay anytime!
Eric Bizon from Oregon wrote on January 24, 2018 at 8:11 pm
Couple Engaged at Lighthouse Beach, 2017

Just wanted to let you know that we made it here safely and everything has been absolutely amazing. Columbus met us at the airport and made sure that we got to the house with everything set up. Your house has been incredible, just as I remembered it. Jessica and I have been enjoying having Winding Bay practically all to ourselves. We spent all of today at Lighthouse Beach and plan to explore Governor's Harbour tomorrow. We ran into Tessa today at kinky's, while having a long conversation with Henry Allen. She was very friendly and did a great job at the house today, we are looking forward to having her make us dinner on Thursday night before we have to head back to the States.

Anyways I just wanted to touch base with you and thank you again for your hospitality and invitation to have us as your guest this week. We have loved our time here already, and appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

All our best,
Eric & Jessica
Mark Michal wrote on September 23, 2016 at 1:27 pm
4 Couples now in love with Eleuthera and POV!

Marty and his team have done a great job with this property. Everything from the landscaping which strategically blocks the sun but not the view, the 2 porches so you can always have a cool shady place to rest, to the 3 outside showers, and enough stuff to make everyone happy at the gorgeous beach. Winding Bay is perfect! Beautiful soft sand, clear and calm water, and lots to explore. We met most of his team and have nothing but good things to say. They took great care to exceed all our wants. This is very close to Paradise.
Paddy & Richard, Rob & Sky from Toronto, Canada wrote on July 6, 2016 at 1:05 am
Two weeks of glorious weather, azure water, bright white clouds hovering above the horizon and green palms shimmering in the breeze. The ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. This trip marks our (Paddy & Richardโ€™s) 9th stay in this precious piece of paradise. We teamed up with our best friends Sky and Rob for a variety of island adventures, including a half-day deep-sea fishing trip with Captain Irwin Gibson out of Davis Harbor, and a day trip to Harbor Island. The weather for our deep-sea fishing was calm and sunny and the 4-hour boat ride was very pleasant, but we were disappointed that we didnโ€™t manage to hook any Mahi Mahi. We did catch 3 barracuda; the captain asked for one and we gave the other two to Columbus. On the Harbor Island jaunt we rented a 6-person golf cart and enjoyed a few hours exploring the streets and then had a delightful ocean view lunch at the marina near the Haunted House. On the way back we stopped at the Queenโ€™s Bath where we enjoyed the natural pools above the surging Atlantic. But most of all, we enjoyed near daily swimming and spearfishing. On our most productive day we caught one Spanish lobster and two spiny lobsters providing several meals worth of seafood for the ravenous crew. Rob was by far the most prolific provider, outgunning Richard by at least 4:1 over the course of our two weeks. Clearly, Richard needs to up his game!

This has been an amazing two weeks. The days just flew by. Everything has been perfect. This has been our (Robโ€™s and mine) 5th visit to Eleuthera and POV. Love it. Love it. Love it. One of this yearโ€™s best discoveries was the Queenโ€™s Baths just south of the Glass Window Bridge. We bought the Eleuthera Beach Map. 135 beaches! Thereโ€™s still so much to discover and explore. Canโ€™t wait to come back! Sky & Rob.
Pam and Randy wrote on June 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm
Thank you so much - this was our second stay at Point O' Vue for three couples that like to travel together. After a day we all said that it felt like home.
The house is very comfortable. The kitchen is outfitted with everything we needed.
Tessa was great and it's always fun to talk to Columbus.
For your future guests that like to fly fish - fishing is a short walk from the house.
It was a magical stay and we will be back.
John & Allison from Swarthmore, PA wrote on April 26, 2016 at 12:18 pm
Dear Erbaugh Family,

We share with you a deep love for Eleuthera, and have stayed in just about every house on Winding Bay. There is something different about the pink house in the palm trees that keeps us coming back. The rooms are light-filled, spacious, and the living room always seems to have a perfect cross breeze. We use each outdoor terrace at different times of day; my favorite is climbing up to the sun deck at night to check out the stars.

Ordinarily at home we need to keep the kids occupied every minute of the day. But with the beach right there, Allison and I could finally catch up while the kids played for hours in the soft sand and gentle waves. That's the great thing about Winding Bay. It's generally protected. And occasionally, when the wind is out of the north, you can take the car around to the other side of the bay and avoid the wind almost entirely.

There are many reasons why we keep coming back, but mostly it's because the island gives us the time and space to relax with no agenda. It's not at all touristy, and there's no script, but just the opportunity to make the vacation our own.

Thank you guys for this opportunity. And thank you to Columbus and Tessa for taking care of us. We will definitely be back soon!

Filiep D. wrote on June 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm
Dear Marty,

My apologies for not writing earlier. We moved straight back into work chaos and moving apartments. We totally loved it and are sincerely hoping weโ€™ll manage to come back. The house, the bay, the islandโ€ฆall surpassed our expectations. Tessa was fantastic and the kids got along great.

Warm greetings,
Filiep D.
Mike S. wrote on June 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Dear Marty and Lynnie;

This was our first stay at Point Oโ€™Vue, hopefully not the last. This was part trip โ€“ studying the recent geologic history of Eleuthera โ€“ and part vacation; relaxing, snorkeling, exploring. We are an interesting mix: a family of 4; Mike, Mona + Allie (13), Matt (15), a family friend of 15 years (Colvin, who happens to be as old as our friendship โ€“ a young man of 15 years),+ new graduate student, Tara, interested in climate change and its effects on coastal environments.

Point Oโ€™ Vue was our home, our basic camp, a study site,(we investigated the subsurface geology of Winding Bayโ€™s dune ridges) and our idyllic setting for almost two weeks.

We thank you for being our hosts and making your home โ€œhome away from homeโ€ ours for a short while. Tessa, Colombus and Papa feel like part of our extended family.
Many thanks. If you ever pass through Southwest Florida, we would love to meet you.

Best regards,
Mike S.
Richard S. Jeffrey S., Paddy D., Rob and Sky B. wrote on March 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm
Thanks again for a week of sun, sand, relaxation, water and peace. Point Oโ€™ Vue is a haven and we are grateful for the opportunities to explore Eleuthera in such luxury.

The point of a vacation is to get away from the cares of daily life and Point Oโ€™ Vue provides that very welcome escape. We enjoyed snorkeling in Half Sound, dining on lobster and conch and exploring the beaches and waters of Winding Bay.

Now tanned and toastier, relaxed and rested, we brace ourselves for a colder and more crowded city of Toronto. But we carry with us fine memories of our favorite friendly locale and are comforted that we can look forward to a return visit in 2015.

Thanks for creating this slice of paradise.
Tracy W., Joe R., David O., Liz A. and John C. wrote on January 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm
Hi Lynnie and Marty;

We are here again- how lucky! โ€“ with different friends this time. We have been bone fishing, kayaking, walking the beaches and bird watching. The black witch moths have entertained us in the evenings, bopping around hoping to get a sip of our wine. Weโ€™ve been to Cape Eleuthera with your neighbor Joan and to Savannah Sound with her also, have enjoyed Mojitos with mint from Island Farm and spent hours marveling at the warmth and colors of the Bahamian January.

Also scheming on how we can stay longer next time, always scheming.

Thank you for maintaining such an Oasis.

We treasure our time here.

Birds we saw: Pied-billed Grebe (Tarpum Bay) Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Ospreys, Merlins, Semi-palmated Plovers, Wilsonโ€™s Plovers, Black Bellied Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, Royal Terns, White-crowned Pidgeon, Morning Doves, Common Ground Doves, Smooth Billed Anis, Bahamas Wood Stars, Belted Kingfishers, Bahama Swallow, Northern Mocking Birds, Yellow-throated Vireo (back patio for hours), Yellow-throated Warbler, Palm Warblers, Bananaquit, Black-faced Grassquits.
Gerry and Suzan wrote on June 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm
We have arrived back safely and have had time to unpack. This could be 5 pages long, but I will shorten it in order to say thank you for everything. The place is stunningly beautiful, and the people were fantastic. Did I see pics of red-heads? Our red-headed children had the times of their lives. From Columbus meeting us, to Tessa and Elaine helping us with food, to your gardener who helped us with coconut water, everyone made our experience comfortable, and our 25th anniversary one that we will never forget. Even the band at Tippyโ€™s was kind enough to give us a shout out.

We feel like we have left a group of new friends on Eleuthera. Iโ€™m sure you have a thousand photos of your place, but I canโ€™t help sending my favorite landscape of the week. So add the attached sunrise to your collection. (We did not brave the road to Lighthouse, but Ten Bay was one of a kind.)
Geoff and Julie B. wrote on April 28, 2012 at 8:34 pm
Thanks again for donating your beautiful island home to the Rock Hall of Fame(so we could bid and win it!). Julie and I had a terrific time. We explored so much of the island and took in as much of the local flavor as we could. Weโ€™re only back a week now and weโ€™re already trying to figure out another time to visit but this time with our kids too! The island is so beautiful, peaceful and friendly.

We own a couple of cabins/camp on 40 acres in the woods on a trout stream in N. MI. so we are well aware of the joy and challenges of having โ€œyour own placeโ€ to vacation. It makes it so much easier having quality people you can count on to watch over it while youโ€™re away and itโ€™s not occupied. Columbus and Tessa were great (as were Elaine, Cindy and Richard).

Hoping to enjoy Eleuthera and Point oโ€™ Vue again in the future,
Steve D. wrote on April 8, 2012 at 8:05 pm
We returned on Saturday from yet another wonderful and relaxing visit to Eleuthera. This was our 4th time down and we just feel at home on the island and at POV. Tessa was wonderful and keeps the house ship shape and tidy. Columbus was his usual jovial self and stopped by a couple of times for a nice chat. Had a nice day on the water out at Schooner Cays and a few lazy afternoons on the beach in front of the house. As usual, the Bahamian fish mocked me all week long but I still managed to catch a few in Half Sound and in Winding Bay. All in all, a great vacation and my kids have been constantly asking when weโ€™ll be going back. Hopefully next yearโ€ฆโ€ฆ
Margie, Rod, Kyla , RJ and David wrote on January 5, 2011 at 11:33 am
Hi there, Happy New Year, just wanted to check in and say we had an amazing week at your pink island escape! Really loved the entire property and all of our adventures. Thanks for all the tips on food, places, and all. Everyone we met was terrific, went to Beach House at Gov Harbour and played on beach there and the real joy was Lighthouse Beach day. Met Kingsley from On the Rocks to see sunset, who told us about the old Venta Club; my daughter, boyfriend and I wandered down there and took some pics. Then we met Gabriel, the Italian guardian and he gave us a tour of the property. We were all barefoot! Ate at Sammys one night, loved the bay and beyond, hope to return some day. We left a souvenir DVD of Toy Story 3 by accident. so more for your collection.

Here is my poem I left in your guest book:

I was dreaming of a great
pink house
necklaced in Caribbean pine,
baby palms, hibiscus jewels,

As I wander along her turquoise
bay, toes sink into powdered
sugar sands

Sun drenched tradewinds
of coconut and tidal salts
tease the edge of my senses

Drifting deeper
hypnotic sea songs lazily rock me
out to coral lemon horizons
dozing into heavenly bodies
winking across a New Years sky