September 1, 2016

The Bahamas has more than 700 islands and boasts hospitable people, gorgeous weather and a way of life all its own. This month we focused our attention on these glorious islands and selected these four gems to share with you. Each villa represents a unique style and personality.

Villa Sul Mare (Located on Paradise Island)

This magnificent villa is one of the most unique and architecturally significant homes in the prestigious gated community of Ocean Club Estates. Set amidst a lush acre the property is just a 10 minute drive to the excitement and entertainment of Atlantis Resort.

The expansive fully air-conditioned minimalist design of Villa Sul Mare provides for clean and spacious holiday living, while the generous patios ensure you can take full advantage of outdoor living. Outside the great room on the harbor side is the opulent poolside terrace, furnished with plush upholstered, and al fresco dining. The outdoor area features a grill, heated whirlpool spa, shower, Ping-Pong table for family championships and a deck lined with comfy and cushioned chaise lounges. Inside the villa your extensive amenities include a bright, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, DVD, Blu ray, Wi-Fi and iPod dock. The villa houses six bedrooms under seven roofs: a unique floor plan that epitomizes casual island elegance. Three of the bedrooms have en-suites while the others share. The master bedroom includes a walk in closet and terraces both front and back with magnificent ocean views; it’s a wonderful place to wake up to.

Additional Features: Daily housekeeping included. A chef and butler are also available at a cost per day.

*Price and Availability upon request.

Cozy Mozy (Charleston Lane, Old Fort)

This brand new, idyllic, waterfront, 6 bedroom and 6 bathroom home enjoys a 12 foot high ceiling and is flooded with natural light from the many huge windows wrapped around it. The large, airy rooms are outfitted with the coziest of white linens, while decorated with splashes of every hue of blue. It truly is an upscale, island sanctuary. Cozy Mozy is situated on a quiet canal with a boat dock. The Villa sits on the west side of the island and is minutes from restaurants, food stores, spa, the airport and the beach. There’s a separate detached cottage above the garage with 1 bedroom with sitting area, 1 bathroom, and kitchenette with fridge, sink and storage. The entire house is beautifully decorated with a beach contemporary feel. The kitchen is a chef’s dream come true, with all the necessary tools, new stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space. The living room is perfect for entertaining with a 62’ LCD TV. Outside feels like your own private oasis with a pool, beautiful covered seating area, an outdoor dining room table, lots of palm trees and other landscaping all over-looking the canal.

Additional Features: Daily housekeeping included. A chef is available at a cost per day.

*Price & Availability upon request.

Sandy Blue (Little Exuma Island)

Sandy Blue is perfect for a family vacation, celebration, or just a romantic getaway. In this gracious two-story villa, with its contemporary elegance, and stylish décor, you will be delighted with your accommodations and the sweeping ocean and garden views from every bedroom and social area. Even as you enter through the foyer of Sandy Blue, you can look right into the pristine beach beyond. First-time visitors marvel at the home’s furnishings, from the beautiful marble floors and baths, to the understated quiet elegance of the home’s accessories and luxurious decorations throughout. The home features 6 bedrooms, each with their own terrace and complete bath. There are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor, and an additional 3 bedrooms on the second floor. There is a guest bathroom, great room, and multi-media center for your entertainment enjoyment. For our guests’ convenience, the home is WIFI friendly and a computer center is available on the ground floor. Every bedroom has a smart HD TV. The state-of-the-art kitchen is ready to serve all your culinary needs, and the staff quarters are conveniently located right on the premises. The home features a gym, resort-style swimming pool, US Open-style championship tennis court, and strolling paths that lead to a beach side gazebo, where you can gaze out over the ocean, or look back at Sandy Blue’s stunning grounds.

Additional Features: Maid and butler are included. A chef is available at a cost per day, and is usual flown in from Fort Lauderdale.

*Price & Availability upon request.

Amanda House (Banks Road, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera)

Poised on an elevated plateau where limestone walkways sweep down to the ocean, the view from Amanda house is nothing less than picture-perfect.  This ultra-luxurious beachfront estate is located on the prestigious Banks Road, just two miles from the town of Governors Harbour. Amanda house consists of a main house and two pavilions featuring wrap around patios finished in Balinese limestone. The three houses are set around a landscaped lawn and courtyard. The centerpiece of the courtyard is a 50 by 20 foot oceanfront infinity pool flanked by a vast 400 square foot day bed on one side and an outdoor kitchen with full bar and large dining area on the other. A 12 foot by 8 foot low-relief Buddha fountain imported from Bali overlooks this magnificent pool area and bestows its serenity on the courtyard along with the water fountain vases in the pool. Beyond the pool is a spectacular mile-long pink-sand beach. The pink of the beach and amazing aqua and turquoise of the water greet your eye from every room and bathroom of this stunning estate. The property also features an open kitchen with top of the line Miele appliances, the living area is paired with Italian designer furniture including a very plush carpet, a 65-inch 4k and 3D flat screen TV with a Bose Surround System, Apple TV, and cable TV. The living room and kitchen have a magnificent 25 foot vaulted Balinese ceiling. The central area of the main house also features a large powder room and a full laundry room. The bedrooms are furnished with top of the line Italian furniture and six-star hotel-quality bedding. These main house bedrooms each include a lower built-in area for lounging or for use as additional sleeping quarters. Amanda’s two Pavilions are stand-alone master bedroom suites. They feature fully retractable glass curtain walls overlooking the ocean, the pool, and the Buddha fountain.

Additional Features: Daily housekeeping included. A chef and butler are available at a cost per day.

*Price & Availability upon request.