Contemporary Bahamas Villa Sits Right On The White Sand Beach

It’s about the turquoise sea and powdery white beach that display like an impressionist painting through the windows of Villa La Plage, a contemporary home now for sale in Nassau, Bahamas.

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One of the most compelling attributes of Villa La Plage is that it sits on a mile of beautiful white sand beach, a rarity to find in Nassau especially in this market. (MAISON Bahamas)

But it’s also about the romance and history of Christopher Columbus (who landed in the Bahamas in 1492), Blackbeard the pirate (one of hundreds who called Nassau home in the early 1700s) and actors Sean Connery and Daniel Craig – who ended up in Nassau, with and without shirts, as James Bond.

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The home is immaculate, as it recently underwent a comprehensive renovation. (MAISON Bahamas)

There are many reasons to consider relocating to the Bahamas: the relaxing, tropical lifestyle, lots of other expats, pretty much perfect weather, outstanding beaches, a high standard of living, modern healthcare and schools and a culture rich in art, music and rum. Particularly in Nassau, the Bahamian capital, and adjacent Paradise Island, there are plenty of restaurants, casinos and events for amusement. Miami is just an hour away by plane.

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Villa La Plage, has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms spread across three floors of luxurious waterfront living. (MAISON Bahamas)

Certainly worth noting is that Bahamas residents pay no income tax, no inheritance tax and no corporate or capital gains taxes.

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As you enter the main house, you are captivated by glorious views of the turquoise Bahamas waters. (MAISON Bahamas)

All that said, Nassau is enchanting – as is this waterfront home right on the sand. The three-story, 4,800-square-foot beauty was constructed 12 years ago and recently renovated.

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The interior of the home captivates with soaring 12-foot-high ceilings and a great room that spans the entire width of the house. (MAISON Bahamas)

In the main home, with new flooring and 12-foot ceilings, windows in the great room facing the sea frame a one-mile-long beach. The room opens to a large terrace with outdoor cooking facilities and leads down to a pool, spa and the beach.

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Modern chandeliers provide visual interest throughout. (MAISON Bahamas)

A newly remodeled kitchen is equipped with stainless steel Kitchen-Aid appliances and quartz stonework. A large center island provides room for food prep and quick meals.

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In addition to the four bedroom main house, there is a fully self-contained one bedroom guest cottage with movie theatre and breathtaking ocean views. (MAISON Bahamas)

A sweeping floating-style staircase leads to the upper floors.

Contemporary Villa On A Stunning Beach

The home at 878 West Bay Street is listed for US $7.95 million. (MAISON Bahamas)

There are four bedrooms in the main house. The separate furnished guest cottage contains another bedroom, a kitchen area and a movie theater perfect for viewing Thunderball (starring Sean Connery) or Casino Royale (Daniel Craig) or both.

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Ryan Knowles and Rhonda Waton of MAISON Bahamas are the listing agents. (MAISON Bahamas)

Rooftop solar panels collect energy during an estimated 300 sunny days a year.

Ryan Knowles and Rhonda Waton of MAISON Bahamas are the listing agents for 878 W. Bay St., Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. The asking price is $7.95 million.