10,000 Sq. Ft.
A private estate multiple island compound of this caliber - with these amenities and substantial infrastructure rarely becomes available. Approximately 277 acres consisting of one main island, and eight adjoining islands such as Seahorse Cay, Bakers Cay, Sandy Cay, Felix Cay, Mermaid Cay and Sponger's Cay- all freehold with some long term leasehold islands combine to yield the utmost in privacy and ample options for future development. Frequented by pirates in the 16th Century who's cannons and empty treasure larder were discovered near one of its pristine white sand beaches, Big Grand Cay eventually became a retreat for wealthy inventor Robert Abplanalp and his best friend, the 37th US President Richard M. Nixon. Purchased in 2015 and completely transformed into a "5 Star" retreat. Amenities include two beautifully appointed main residences and eight luxurious cottages each with breathtaking views. At the main islands core is the Great House- the family gathering center with its own huge glass tiles pool with swim outs, all overlooking the entry marina and natural rock outcroppings. Adjacent to that is the main dining room and in another building within the complex, a world class gym all with stunning turquoise views. Serviced by a professionally equipped stainless steel kitchen with walk-in freezers, pizza ovens etc. The quality of the interior finishes are equal to the best seen in Palm Beach or Beverly Hills using craftspeople flown in for their unique specialty. The marbles, hardwoods and fittings are all the very best money can buy with equally luxurious furnishings no expense spared and every detail attended to. Moreover, each home or guest villa has its own personality from Asian to "Tommy Bahama" to contemporary. The original 1950's coral stone home also has been updated but still features the "Nixon" bedroom and library, and several former Secret Service dwellings remain for storage and future use. Infrastructure includes generators which power the entire compound, de-salt plant for ample fresh water, outstanding storage buildings, three complete homes for staff and a dormitory building which can accommodate several dozen people with a full kitchen, gathering area and dining hall. A commercial loading dock an ancillary marina is nearby for deliveries. These islands are a short boat ride over living coral reefs from world famous fishing destination Walkers Cay, and is lushly landscaped with exotic hardwoods, bougainvillea, orchids and palms including hundreds of mature coconut palms lining the beaches. Tennis, pickle ball, basketball and athletic courts add options for your family and guests and a complete array of "toys" come with this purchase. This is a special opportunity to own your dream a private island retreat for family, friends or corporate use. Easy access by plane or by yacht with quality roadways around the main island which put multiple beaches and unmatched beauty at your fingertips. Memories of a lifetime and an opportunity to get away from the world without loss of a single comfort or modern convenience, await.
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Big Grand Cay Archipelago
This listing courtesy of The Corcoran Group