The start of a new year is the unofficial signal for snowbirds to flock to warmer climes. For many, this means heading to their balmy second home and for others it indicates that it’s time to ‘phone a friend’.
One thing owning a home in The Bahamas can mean is… visitors!
For some, owning a house that attracts eager guests is a blessing, for others a curse. But, no matter how you may view your sojourners, one thing is for certain: a home designed with guests in mind can ensure an enjoyable experience for both host and lodger.
With the preservation of your personal space, and the opportunity to provide amazing stays for those you welcome into your home, we present 5 luxury homesteads currently on the market in The Bahamas. Not only are these listings great opportunities awaiting new owners, but they are exceptional for hosting guests with elegant island flair.
We have included a ‘TIP’ for each locale that will ensure fond memories for everyone!
1. ‘Allamanda’ – Paradise Island, BAHAMAS
Situated just to the west of Paradise Island’s newest and most glamorous address, ‘The Beach Villas’, Allamanda is an incredible opportunity offering new owners almost 4 acres of coveted land and 600 ft. of beach/harbourfront!
At this “boat-in only” beach/harbourfront escape, a ‘Private Island’ lifestyle is enjoyed while still being in close proximity to the plethora of activity and amenities available on Paradise Island, downtown Nassau and all of New Providence Island. This scenic gem is a 4-bedroom, 6-bath estate including a luxurious main house, staff accommodations, and a separate guest house for your visiting snowbirds. In addition to a unique prime location… a gazebo, swimming pool, cabana, tennis court, and dockage to accommodate yachts to 130 ft., the scene is set for home owners and visitors alike to indulge in a lifestyle and visit that dreams are made of.
– See more at: http://www.hgchristie.com/details/paradise-island/house-js00223/#sthash.SIRhIYLp.dpuf
TIP > Make sure to check out your neighbors!
A short distance from your ‘private island’ escape sits Atlantis (http://www.atlantisbahamas.com)… “from the seabed to the skies” the myth and legend of the lost city of Atlantis was recreated at this billion dollar mega resort (https://youtu.be/rKpZD4ORMfI) featuring the world’s largest open-air marine environment of 11 million gallons, home to 50,000 sea creatures representing 200 species; the Caribbean’s largest casino; lagoons and countless waterfalls; a spectacular Mayan Temple Waterslide complex; 6 swimming areas; a $15 million Marina that attracts the sleek international mega-yacht set; world-class dining and nightlife; 2 miles of stunning powder white sand beaches and the 30,000 square-foot flagship Mandara Spa.
Atlantis, and Allamanda,… “a place where dreams can be made real and all who experience it will fall under its mystical spell … whilst having a whole lot of fun in the process.”
2. ‘Owl’s Nest’ – Double Bay, ELEUTHERA
Wonderfully reminiscent of dignified large estate properties of times gone by, this graceful Bahamian style home sits amidst 13.47 acres of land studded with mature tropical trees stretching from sea to pond. A serene and restful ambiance prevails in this well-built, remodelled and impeccably maintained home with an extraordinary 789 ft. of glorious ocean beach frontage in exclusive Double Bay, Eleuthera.
Your guests will appreciate the comfort and privacy of their own room, complete with an en-suite bathroom, located within the 3,600 square foot main house chock-a-block with features and amenities. Fully furnished with many elegant John Stuart and Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces, a whole house generator, connections to public power, phone, and internet services ensure modern convenience is not lost while indulging in this blissfully secluded island escape.
Owl’s Nest thoughtful design opening onto the sea and garden makes the most of this magical setting. A sandy path leads wanders to one of the most beautiful beaches in Eleuthera! Perfect for morning walks, afternoon swims and any water sport imaginable! The reefs are rich with sea life and easily accessible from the beach—superb for snorkeling.
– See more at: http://www.hgchristie.com/details/eleuthera/double-bay/house-es11483/#sthash.siQGAkQL.dpuf
TIP > Feast Your Eyes on Intoxicatingly Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches!
Eleuthera is an island of casual sophistication (http://www.bahamas.com/islands/eleuthera), housing isolated communities, well-developed resorts, rocky bluffs, low-lying wetlands and massive coral reefs that create magnificent backdrops. Harbour Island, on the other hand, was once the capital of The Bahamas. It was recently ranked as “The Best Island in the Caribbean” by Travel & Leisure magazine in 2015, also receiving this award in 2005. It boasts lush tropical greenery and magical pink sand beaches.
3. February Point – EXUMA
Just minutes east of George Town – in the ‘February Point Resort and Estates’ development – elegant villas and homes surrounded by lush flowering vegetation proffer up breathtaking sights of the aqua-hued waters of Elizabeth Harbor, Stocking Island, and Crab Cay. Awaiting you on an ideal elevated spot with 162 feet of waterfront, is an elegant and unique 4 bedroom, 4.5 estate with breathtaking sea views.
Divided into 2 separate buildings connected by a covered Porte cochere, this unique estate is approached through a gated entry and then up to a large sweeping landscaped driveway. Guest quarters consist of 3 bedrooms – yes 3! – all with en-suite bathrooms. This private gated community offers residents` and their guests an extensive array of amenities including tennis courts, a fitness centre, marina, private beaches, and an infinity pool all within a short walk of home base.
Natural beauty, island charm, location and convenience will leave everyone longing for more!
– See more at: http://www.hgchristie.com/details/exumas/february-point/house-xs11327/#sthash.GSD1k1wH.dpuf
TIP > Swim with the pigs!
Swimming Pigs… “domesticated” pigs live on Major’s Spot Cay, and it’s uncertain how they got there. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to it and expect to be fed, a practice that’s been going on for years. THIS is sure to delight guests and give them something to talk about when they return home! http://www.bahamas.com/islands/exumas
4. ‘Parrot-dise‘ – Winding Bay, ABACO (The Abaco Club)
A unique design and location afford spectacular views of Winding Bay, pristine 2 1/2 mile beach and champion golf course from almost every room of this spacious four-bedroom estate located in The Abaco Club. Mesmerizing views from the window-lined great room sweep east and west and elevations ensure a constant flow of refreshing island breeze throughout the home all year long.
This home is MADE FOR HOSTING and ENTERTAINING! Four large bedrooms, all with full en-suite bathrooms, are part of an enormous open plan featuring a “great room” perfect for large gatherings. Outdoors are 2 covered verandahs on the upper floor, ideal for taking in the panoramic views. A spacious recreation room with a combination ping-pong / pool table are complemented by two covered terraces leading out to the swimming pool and sundeck area.
This fabulous residence is just a short golf cart ride away from the beach and restaurant facilities of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Here residents, club members, and guests can enjoy an array of world-class leisure amenities such as an infinity edge pool, day dock, tennis courts, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, bocce, volleyball and a Scottish-style links golf course that has been perennially ranked as the finest course in the Bahamas. Diving, bone fishing and deep-sea fishing are also popular activities.
Abaco is protected by over 90 miles of colourful individual cays and it is known as the fishing and boating capital of the Bahamas.
– See more at: http://www.hgchristie.com/details/abaco/winding-bay/house-as12425/#sthash.D5yKSwiR.dpuf
TIP > Take time to visit the historic colonial villages/settlements of Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town.
British Loyalists left the United States after the American Revolution ended to establish homesteads in The Abacos. The Loyalist heritage remains strong and their presence is still noticeable today in the colonial style homes of Hope Town and New Plymouth. The tradition of building boats by hand (without plans) has been passed down for centuries in The Abacos. Some residents of Man-O-War Cay, known as the islands’ boat-building center, still practice that trade and are renowned for their superior workmanship. http://www.bahamas.com/islands/abacos
5. ‘Port New Providence’ – NEW PROVIDENCE
Exceptional details, a tranquil setting, and breathtaking vistas await at this timeless waterfront paradise. Truly a grand boater’s retreat set on a private one-acre peninsula site accented by tropically manicured gardens, secluded beach frontage, and over 350 ft. of bulk-headed canal frontage within one of Nassau’s premier residential communities.
This newly renovated 7,000 sq. ft. showpiece is designed to capture endless waterscapes and provide a discerning yet, relaxed, island lifestyle. 5 bedrooms include a quiet master suite with sitting area and an adjoining master bath, but family and friends will love the separate guest accommodations ideally positioned above the spacious three car garage.
Situated on the Eastern tip of New Providence within the secure high-end gated community of Port New Providence, this private enclave plays host to elegant beach and canal front properties surrounded by peaceful surroundings and lush landscape.
– See more at: http://www.hgchristie.com/details/nassau-new-providence/port-new-providence/house-ns08321/#sthash.m9EtLLrZ.dpuf
TIP > INDULGE in local Art, History, Chocolate, Beer, Food, Rum!
Take a trip beyond the beach and commercial water spots and experience a casual walkthrough of downtown Nassau’s history, culture, and art with http://islandztours.com AND/OR join http://trubahamianfoodtours.com for a 3-hour entertaining culinary adventure through historic downtown Nassau, seamlessly combining delicious and authentic food and drink flavors with some serious fun suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
Any of these amazing estates are sure to not only make it hard for your guests to leave but will provide home owners with the island refuge of their dreams.
If you would like to learn more about how any of these homes, or others found on www.HGChristie.com, can become yours… contact us TODAY! Sales@HGChristie.com | 242.322.1041
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