A Variety of Communities
FOR EVERY BUYER'S TASTE
Grand Bahama Island has a wide variety of properties available to satisfy every buyer's taste and budget.
James Sarles of James Sarles Realty says "Property values have been steadily appreciating on the island, but relative to the rest of the Caribbean and the world, our land value is still very reasonably priced and represents an excellent investment opportunity".
The experts and satisfied residents from around the world all agree that now is the time to invest and take advantage of the quality of life that Grand Bahama offers. If you get the chance ask anyone who made the decision to purchase in Freeport.
If you want to live on the beach there are single family homes for sale directly on the beach ranging in price from $500,000 for a 3 bedroom island style cottage to $4 million for an estate on the beach. Your dream home may be waiting for you on Spanish Main Drive, Princess Isle, Fortune Cay, Discovery Bay, or on The Lucayan Strip near Our Lucaya.
It you love boating and want a home to enjoy canal living, there are miles of interconnecting canals with homes located right on the water. Canal homes usually have over 100 feet of deep-water canal frontage that is perfect to dock your boat right in front of your home and only minutes from the ocean. Our canals are crystal clear and suitable for swimming and diving up conch. Canal homes begin at $300,000 and go up to $2 million. To really get a feel for the canal homes you must take a trip by boat through the canals and see the other side of Freeport referred to by many as the " Venice of the Caribbean".
Want to own a condominium? Freeport has a tremendous selection of condos on the beach, on the golf course, inland and on the canal in every price range starting from $80,000 for a one bedroom condo near town to $1,975.000 for a 4,000 square foot penthouse overlooking the beach. From townhouses on the canal, to high rises on the beach, to single family detached homes on the canal, to gated marina villages, condominiums are extremely popular in Freeport. It really is the essence of turn-key living. You pay your monthly maintenance fee and the Condominium association looks after the rest until you make your next visit. If you want income producing property, there are even property management companies who will assist you in renting out your condo when you are back in the stress of the big cities. Condominiums usually include amenities like pools, tennis courts, doorman and more. If you absolutely have to have it all,there are unique homes and condos that have breathtaking ocean views, sandy beaches as well as canals for boat dockage.
If you prefer to build your own home there is still a large variety of beautiful beach lots, canal lots, golf course lots or inland lots in Freeport/Lucaya available for sale. Over the Casurina Bridge there are thousands of undeveloped lots on the Grand Lucayan Waterway and many homes have already been built in this area. In Grand Bahama Island there are many quality contractors and architects who can guide you through the entire process. Building costs range from $100 to $250 per square foot based on your selection of finishes. Construction time is usually about 8 months. If you want to build your ideal dream house ask your real estate agent to show you what's available on the market.
A selection of the gated luxury community developments that may be the perfect vacation home, second home, or retirement home include:
Bell Channel Club & Marina
Bell Channel offers 2 and 3 bedroom luxury units with a tennis court, pool and marina right on gorgeous Taino Beach. Two bedroom suites and three bedroom townhouses on the beach or overlooking Bell Channel are available with prices for a two-bedroom condominium starting at $355,000. Fifty-four units have been completed and construction on a new 20-unit building is now completed. Total project will have 84 units.
Located directly on the tranquil canal near Xanadu Hotel, Blue Marina boasts luxurious 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums all with imported Italian marble floors, boat dockage, oversize pool and spacious decks. Prices range from $230,000 to $700,000.
Club Nautica, located on the "quiet" end of Bell Channel Bay, is a unique ten-unit luxury condominium resort, just a five minute walk to Port Lucaya, die beach and casino complex and across from the new Reef Golf Course. All of the beautiful two and three bedroom suites and villas have a stunning view of the bay. Club Nautica is a gated community with deep-water marina, pool and barbecue area. Units for sale or lease. On-site property management.
A new, gated oceanfront community in Lucaya currently under construction with plans for 54 deluxe homes on the beach. These spacious modern homes will have private courtyards, deluxe pools and access to many unique amenities when completed such as an 18-hole golf course, two marinas, tennis center, shops and restaurants.
Recently renovated Emerald Bay is a luxury 12-unit gated condominium across the canal from Princess Isle. It features one. two- and three-bedroom units with boat dockage, garages, pool, and a common jacuzzi. Prices range from $175,000 to $450,000.
Fortune Bay By The Sea
This unique 3-story townhouse community has a definite Mediterranean flair. Each luxurious unit offers 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths, within 3,800 to 4,000 square feet of elegant living space, complete with interior elevator. Situated across the street from the pristine Atlantic Ocean and powder white beach of Fortune Bay, this 26 unit, exclusive residence has gated security and many other features ready for immediate occupancy.
A planned, gated community nestled on the south shore in Lucaya, Fortune Cay offers fully furnished beach cottages, custom-designed homes, beachfront and interior building home sites. Walkways provide beach access to all owners.
Lucayan Manna Village
This very unique Danish style gated community on an 11-acre peninsula is located in Bell Channel Bay. Custom designed condominiums and free standing estates all feature the highest Duality features and finishes. This marina community has over 150 boat slips to accommodate yachts of every size with pool and restaurants as well as fuel docks.
This gated residential community is built along a lovely and exclusive stretch of waterway with eight well designed homes in a beautifully landscaped, intimate setting. The new homes feature design and construction details that make marina waterfront living a daily joy. With ample space for boat dockage just outside the home's waterfront patio, Marina Gardens is a true oasis of comfort with individual detached homes tin spacious lots, and thoughtful construction and amenity details that add extra value. Averaging 5.400 square feet, the three and four-bedroom homes are spacious and beautifully designed for ease of living and to maximize enjoyment of the water views.
Old Bahama Bay
Located in West End about a 45 minute drive from Freeport is Old Bahama Bay (on the sight of the former Jack Tar resort). This unique out island style resort has breathtaking waterfront and canal front homes sites with dockage for sale. Several homes have recently been completed and there are big plans for Old Bahama Bay. It is worth a trip to see for yourself.
A gated community on the ocean near Xanadu featuring spacious 3 bedroom condominiums with breathtaking views. Prices stare at $450,000.
Princess Isle is conceived as an ultra-luxury, private residential community comprised of just 53 estate sized waterfront homesteads on a spectacular 60-acre peninsula. Ideal for relaxed, secluded seaside living. Princess Isle is designed to never be strained by too many people chasing too few amenities. Access to Princess Isle is via electronic gateway and 24-hour manned gatehouse. No other community on the island offers the same combination of accessibility, exclusive and limited development.
Puerta Allegra, which translates to " Happy Harbour," is a Mediterranean style gated complex located in Lucaya on Midshipman road. Each very spacious Townhouse ranging in size from 3,000 to 4,100 square feet each has its own very protected boat slip able to accommodate large yachts. Complete with luscious landscaping and pool Puerta Allegra prices range from $480,000 to $635,000.
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