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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Exclusively Lists Blue Island, a 700-Acre Private Island in the Southern Exuma Cays

A Private Island Oasis. Located 147 miles southwest of Nassau in The Exumas, Blue Island is the largest private island currently on the market in The Bahamas offering 700 acres of pristine developable land and panoramic ocean views.

THE EXUMAS, The Bahamas (Feb. 23, 2018) — Imagine boarding a private jet in New York at 2 p.m. on a Friday, mid-February, flurries of snow piling up on the tarmac as you ascend into the sky. You’re tired, you’re stressed, and you’re ready to disconnect. Now imagine it’s three hours later and you’re stepping off that same plane onto a remote private island. Balmy, 80-degree breezes brush across your skin as you disembark, and the only detectable sounds are those made by swaying palm trees and ocean waves as they lap up on the nearby shore.

This is what awaits visitors to Blue Island: peace, solitude, sanctuary.

Situated in the southern Exuma Cays, the 700-acre island is located 147 miles southwest of Nassau, or about a 30-minute flight, and offers not only the utmost in seclusion but also an array of desirable features such as a brand-new 5,700-foot jetway; six white sand beaches; 15 miles of lush nature trails lined with mango, banana and coconut palm trees; hilly terraces; and, a 5,000-square-foot main house offering panoramic views of the Atlantic.

“It’s the largest private island currently available in The Bahamas,” said Steve Donovan of Damianos Sotheby’s International Real Estate who is exclusively marketing Blue Island. “There are numerous places where you could build a house or beach bungalow, and each would have its own beach. And with hills reaching up to 90 feet from sea level, Blue Island offers the kind of security and shelter that discerning investors seek out.”

And with the mainland of Great Exuma a short boat ride away, Blue Island offers the best of both worlds­—the ability to relax in your own private world combined with convenient access to supplies, staff, restaurants and shopping.

Between its location in the Exumas, easily one of the most beautiful places in the world, and its development potential, Blue Island is ideally positioned to become the next ultra-exclusive resort along the lines of Mustique or Necker Island,” Donovan said.  “And with 700 acres to work with, you could even include an 18-hole golf course. The possibilities really are endless.”

For more information about Blue Island click here, or email Steve Donovan at steve.donovan@sothebysrealty.com

 

About Sotheby’s International Realty

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 900 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

 

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Albany and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242- 322.2305 or info.Bahamas@SIR.com.

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The Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge by Sotheby’s International Realty®

The Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge by Sotheby’s International Realty®
The Sotheby’s International Realty brand recently hosted the Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge in association with Rafa Nadal Sports Center in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.

The exclusive, first of its kind event, featured teams comprising Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates from around the world, including a team lead by Philip White and another lead by Rafa Nadal. Additional competitors included brokers from the United States, Czech Republic, Moscow, Mallorca and Latvia, who leveraged this global event to network and establish new relationships with Sotheby’s International Realty brand colleagues.
The three-day event took place at Mallorca’s top golf courses, beginning at Pula Golf, continuing onto Golf Son Servera and ending at Golf Son Gual.  Congratulations to team Rafa Nadal, the winner of the tournament. Philip White and team took second place and third place went to team Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty and Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty. All participants were especially thankful for Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty support of the event and warm welcome to their office in the lively, beautiful city of Palma.

The Rafa Nada Sports Center, located in Manacor, hometown of Rafa Nadal, is a facility that is part of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Founded by Rafa Nadal and his family, the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar aims to develop young talent in sports and in life through high-quality training and by providing them with the tools they need to develop professionally.
“The event was a remarkable success, bringing together Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates from around the world for golf and networking.”
–Philip White
“The partnership with the Rafa Nadal Sports Center was a fantastic opportunity for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. The Academy, along with the Center, was created to foster an environment where athletes train to perform at the highest level of their sport; there was a natural synergy and shared passion with our affiliated companies, who strive daily to provide their clients with best-in-class service.”
–Kevin Thompson
View more photos of the Rafa Nadal Golf Challenge presented by Sotheby’s International Realty on Access.

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty’s Exclusive Listing Deep Water Cay is Famous for Bonefish and the Celebrities They Attract

Bonefish Paradise. Located about 150 miles northeast of Miami, Deep Water Cay was founded as a private fishing club in 1958 by Palm Beach guide Gil Drake Sr. and Field & Stream editor A.J. McClane. Since then, the resort has become an exclusive escape for public figures and celebrities like newscaster Tom Brokaw, famed actors Liam Neeson and Michael Keaton and Grammy Award-winning singer Huey Lewis.


NASSAU, The Bahamas (Feb. 7, 2018)
— When you hear the names Tom Brokaw, Liam Neeson, Michael Keaton and Huey Lewis, a few things probably come to mind: all have been household names at one time or another; each has received awards for being the best in their respective fields; and, they’re all pretty much recognizable wherever they go. What you probably didn’t realize is that they are all also fisherman—bonefish fisherman to be precise—and have spent time angling in the flats off Deep Water Cay.

Deep Water Cay, a two-square-mile private-island resort located on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island in The Bahamas, has become almost as famous for its celebrity guests as its bonefish—almost.

“Deep Water Cay is one of the oldest Bahamian bonefish lodges in existence,said George Damianos, President and Managing Broker for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty which is currently marketing the private island. “The catches made over the years are a part of the resort’s legacy and they’re why Deep Water Cay has evolved into the ultimate Bahamas fishing resort.”

Rated No. 3 on the list of “Top 25 Hotels in the Bahamas” by Caribbean Journal, Deep Water Cay is easily accessible with a 4,200-foot runway with Customs and Immigration available on request for private planes, plus direct flights from the U.S. and Canada into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) on several major airlines, including American Airlines, Bahamasair, Delta, Silver Airways and Sunwing.  Founded as a private fishing club in 1958 by Palm Beach guide Gil Drake Sr. and Field & Stream editor A.J. McClane, the resort features 200 square miles of flats, and a fully-equipped marina that can accommodate boats and yachts up to 65 feet.

In addition to its world-class amenities, Deep Water Cay has a close partnership with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT). Resort guides tag fish prior to release, and when the fish are caught again, habitat and health data is captured and provided to BTT scientists for study.

“The north shore of Grand Bahama is widely acknowledged as one of the three top locations in the world for big bonefish,” Damianos said. “Between the BTT conservation partnership and Deep Water Cay’s reputation as a best-in-class fishing and luxury resort destination, Deep Water Cay will continue to attract people from all over the world for generations to come.”

For more information about this exclusive listing, please contact George Damianos at (242) 424-9699 or (242) 362-4211 or via email at george.damianos@sir.com


Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been an industry leader since 1945 specializing in the listing, marketing and sale of luxury and waterfront properties. With 11 offices throughout The Bahamas, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty boasts the  most experienced and successful team of real estate professionals, consistently ranking among the top producers in The Bahamas real estate industry.

About Sotheby’s International Realty
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 900 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2035 or info.Bahamas@SIR.com.

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Exclusively Lists Whale Cay, the Private Island Made Famous by Oil Heiress Marion ‘Joe’ Carstairs

An Island Fit for a Queen. In the biography The Queen of Whale Cay, author Kate Summerscale writes that Standard Oil heiress Marion “Joe” Carstairs left London at the age of 34 to become the self-appointed ruler of Whale Cay. The private island located in the Berry Islands is being introduced to the market by George Damianos, President of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty.

 

NASSAU, The Bahamas (Jan. 12, 2018) — In the biography The Queen of Whale Cay, author Kate Summerscale writes that Standard Oil heiress Marion “Joe” Carstairs left London at the age of 34 to become the self-appointed ruler of Whale Cay, an historic private island located in the Berry Islands in The Bahamas. For nearly 40 years thereafter, Carstairs happily spent her days smoking cigars, racing motor boats and entertaining the likes of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and legendary actress Marlene Dietrich.

Although Carstairs sold the island and moved to Miami, Fla., in 1975, her legacy lingers as do the homes and infrastructure she built during her “reign.” Today, the island’s nearly 12 miles of coastline continues to attract worldwide attention for its celebrated fly-fishing, big game fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, but also the sanctuary it continues to offer.

“The Bahamas has long been known as the top private island retreat in the world,” said George Damianos, President of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, which has the exclusive listing for the property. “But it’s not simply the crystal-clear water and year-round sun that is attractive to investors, it’s the fact that private islands in The Bahamas offer seclusion and security combined with the ability to stay closely connected to the world. Miami is only a 30-minute flight away.”

Situated between the Bahama Banks and Tongue of the Ocean, Whale Cay’s total acreage is estimated to be 711 acres and includes a 4,000-feet paved airstrip which can accommodate charter flights and small private jets​. Additionally, on the northern side of the cay, there’s a two-and-a-half-mile long natural waterway that, if dredged, could provide excellent anchorage and marina for boats.

“Whale Cay is one of the largest, contiguous, fee simple islands in the Caribbean,” Damianos said. “And with no Crown Land, the island is uniquely unconstrained for development.”

For more information about this exclusive listing, please contact George Damianos at (242) 424-9699 or (242) 362-4211 or via email at George.Damianos@SIR.com.

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been an industry leader since 1945 specializing in the listing, marketing and sale of luxury and waterfront properties. With 11 offices throughout The Bahamas, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty boasts the most experienced and successful team of real estate professionals, consistently ranking among the top producers in The Bahamas real estate industry

 

About Sotheby’s International Realty

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 930 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

 

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2035 or info.Bahamas@SIR.com.

 

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Participants In Global Luxury Real Estate Conference

 

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty team recently participated in the 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event. The event, which took place from September 25th to September 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide.

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