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Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 Updated on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

French Leave Exclusive

with Damianos Sotheby's International Realty






Boutique Resort Development to be Exclusively Sold by Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty


THE BAHAMAS, December 9, 2014 – Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces an exclusive brokerage deal with Shaner Bahamas, the developer of the 270-acre French Leave Eleuthera and an off-shoot of the Shaner Hotel Group - the same company that owns and/or manages the Marriott, Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza and Renaissance hotel brands.

Commanding the site of the former Club Med, the elevated sea-to-sea property serves as the first development in the Caribbean by the Shaner Hotel Group. The property, which was purchased in 2004, will be completed in two phases. The first phase, which overlooks the historic Governor’s Harbour, celebrated its grand opening on November 30. In speaking with Mark Hussey, the agent who brokered the deal he said,

 “The developers of French Leave chose Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty due to our ongoing pursuit of their development and Sothebys’ international brand recognition and worldwide affiliation. We have been a great supporter of French Leave from the start and now that it’s a reality we’re even more convinced of its success given the quality of the development.”

Thus far, $10 million of an expected $14 million investment has been allocated towards the development of the first phase French Leave Harbour Village: a total of 30 single and detached one-and-two-bedroom villas and bungalows each with access to the following resort amenities: a private beach club on French Leave Beach to the east, a full-service marina to the west, as well as the “1648” bar & grille, a pool, fitness center, a special events lawn, and a wedding Pavilion. Hussey says of the development,

 “French Leave offers the discerning buyer the luxury of owning an authentic Bahamian villa that is highly polished, beautifully finished and situated in the idyllic locale of Governors Harbour. As an owner you will have access to a full management service team who will cater to your every need and secure your investment. Owners will have the option of having both the Harbour to enjoy and likewise the #1 beach in the Bahamas at their door-step, the later reachable via a golf-buggy which is sold with each villa. Also as an amenity of the resort, owners will have the opportunity to place the villas into a professionally managed voluntary hotel rental program.”

The 5-star, sustainable, boutique concept resort development features cedar shingle roofs and African mahogany doors and shutters. All structures respect the understated elegance of the surrounding historic Governor’s Harbour architecture in both style and scale. Beyond such a promising development, George Damianos, President of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty says of the Eleuthera real estate market,

 “The north, central and south Eleuthera market continues to improve. International interest is strong and overall sales are up, all very positive. The French Leave development is unmatched on the island and I am sure it will be a great success.”




George Damianos and partner Lana Rademaker own and operate Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty which has a total of 11 offices throughout the Bahamas with five offices in the Abaco’s, including two in Hope Town, one in Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, Guana Cay in addition to its offices in Nassau, Old Fort Bay and Lyford Cay and offices in Eleuthera in Governor’s Harbour and Spanish Wells. The newest office is located in Georgetown, Exuma. Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty head office is located at 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. Tel: 242.322.2305.


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