The Abaco Club in the Bahamas now offers new beachfront homes
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, a community of private clubs on the island of Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas is entering a new chapter with its offering of 36 stunning villa residences, called The Cays. Designed by some of the world’s most renowned designers, The Cays will offer a sanctuary of beachfront homes that range from studio lofts to expansive seven-bedroom villas. Pricing starts at $ 1.5 million for a studio loft with a range that peaks at $ 12 million for a spectacular seven-bedroom villa.
An exclusive community of lifestyle clubs
The Abaco Club, which is located just off the coast of West Palm Beach, is an exclusive lifestyle club and resort-style community offering the best of athletic and island living, including golf and fishing. world class since opening in 2006. Developed and managed by Newton, Mass. Southworth Development, which owns and operates private clubs, residential club communities and resorts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, Scotland, The Abaco Club has everything a snowbird is looking for in spades: beautiful vacation homes , a 3 km secluded white sand beach, world-class fishing, a multitude of dining options and a spectacular 18-hole tropical link-style golf course still rated among the best in the Caribbean. And since it’s located less than 200 miles off the coast of Florida, it’s possible to get out of your home in Boston, for example, and be on the beach in time for lunch..
“What makes The Abaco Club so special is the feeling you get when you arrive, and that feeling is with you the entire time you’re here,” says Tommy Southworth, President of Southworth Development. “Our staff and members play such an important role in promoting this. The new residences and amenities are just the icing on the cake – we have continually invested in and evolving The Abaco Club, and The Cays allows us to welcome new members into a beloved and relaxed Bahamian lifestyle from a exciting and differentiated way.
The development marks a new chapter in the club’s coveted waterfront that surrounds the brilliant turquoise waters of Winding Bay, which will also include the addition of a new beach club, aptly named The Bay Club, and a waterfront restaurant. from the sea, The Beach House. “This new oceanfront development at the Abaco Club is not just an investment, it’s deeply personal,” said Joe Deitch, President of Southworth Development. “It all started with the dream of building a collection of luxury villas and a beach club where our members can relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of seaside living, but what Vita and Avroko have created is beyond even my wildest dreams. ”
Les Cays will redefine barefoot luxury
Les Cays will redefine barefoot luxury, from its architecture to amenities. Its main planning and landscaping was done by Vita, Inc., whose portfolio of work includes Victoria Place in Honolulu in Ward Village, Barbuda Ocean Club in the West Indies, and Amangiri Camp Sarika in Cove Chapel, Utah. Visionary design company, AvroKO, who counts Chief Chicago, the Rosewood Hotel in Bangkok, Six Senses London and Single Thread in Healdsburg, California among his past projects, designed the interiors, reflecting the authentic culture and beauty of their surroundings.
Located just steps from the beach, each villa has been designed to be an exclusive sanctuary. Each space has been designed to optimize the uninterrupted views towards Sugar Cay and the skyline. Large terraces surround the living rooms, offering outdoor lounges and a dining area. The residences will be equipped with an outdoor kitchen which includes a large counter with a bar and a grill station. Inside, a large modern kitchen with central island is the perfect place for entertaining and designed with all the convenience of an open kitchen and featuring natural stones and high-end appliances.
The bedrooms will be serene and spacious with luxurious walk-in closets and bathrooms. The natural and clear finishes of the furniture create a light and airy atmosphere and reinforce the idea of sanctuary life. The master bedroom will feature an adjoining well-insulated terrace with a large and luxurious outdoor soaking tub and outdoor rainfall shower surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Southworth offers turnkey furnished homes with AvroKO interiors, but buyers can choose to bring in their own designer. Once the order has been placed, the house will be completed approximately 18 months after the start of construction.
Homeowners can, if they wish, enroll their home in the club-run rental program, which offers many benefits, ranging from rental income to property tax allowances. Managed by The Abaco Club, owners receive 60% of rental income. VRBOs, Airbnbs or other outside rental platforms are not allowed. The Abaco Club offers housekeeping, home management and landscaping services, allowing homeowners to come and go whenever they want without having to manage their home.
Those who buy early will receive special benefits. The twelve founding owners of The Cays, who will be referred to as The 12 Cays, will benefit from a preferential rate, priority boat slip selection for the marina and credit for club accommodation during construction of the Villa. The 12 Cays will also benefit from access to organized golf, dining and fishing events, and much more, including a developer buy-back option, which will allow them to choose from the first villas in the phases. Cays futures.
In addition to The Cays, there are other real estate ownership opportunities at The Abaco Club. The club has a limited number of oceanfront, Atlantic, and golf courses available for sale, some with up to 200 feet of beach or ocean frontage. Most of these spectacular Caribbean real estate lots are over an acre in size, providing ample room to achieve just about any architectural vision. Turnkey cabins are also available on The Ridge Above Winding Bay – the property’s highest vantage point, offering expansive views of Winding Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. From three to five bedrooms, these cottages, some with private pools, are available between 3.95 and 4.65 million dollars.
An exclusive private complex
The Abaco Club offers plenty of activities, including a full-service spa, resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, and a variety of deep-water and salt-water water sports. fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and kite surfing. There are also Hobie Cats, water bikes, and canoes that members can take along. Recently, the Abaco Club inaugurated a renovated fitness center that has state-of-the-art equipment and has also added pickleball and basketball courts. The property has four restaurants, including its brand new restaurant, The Beach House, which will launch this winter. A new beach club is also under development. Called The Bay Club, it will debut alongside The Cays in 2023 and will feature an expansive swimming pool, hot tub, poolside bar, multi-purpose movie theater, lounge, and spa offers. fitness and wellness and concierge services. Members of the Abaco Club use golf carts to get around the club’s expansive property.
The Abaco Club is well known for its Scottish-style links golf course designed by renowned golf architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie. The par 72 course is 7,138 meters long and makes the most of its seaside location with pot bunkers and challenging sloping greens. A long course designed to play hard and fast, the course is not typical of the Caribbean. There’s also an expansive training facility with double reach as well as a training area for short matches designed to allow players to train with every shot from 100 yards or less.
The large surrounding area also offers a lot to explore as the Bahamas has the third largest coral reef system in the world. The Abaco Islands boast 650 square miles of beaches, bays, coves and cays. Activities include deep sea fishing, snorkeling, and it’s easy to hire a boat with a captain to take you exploring nearby islands and quaint fishing villages. Bone fishing here is known to be some of the best in the world, attracting anglers from all over the world. There is also an abundance of wildlife to see in the Abaco Islands, including tropical fish, swimming pigs, wild horses, sea turtles, and the famous Abaco parrots. The Abaco National Park, a 20,500-acre nature reserve in southern Abaco, is also nearby.
The Abaco Club also offers its members many benefits that extend beyond its shores. Indeed, members receive reciprocal privileges in all of Southworth Development’s award-winning private club communities, with each location offering its own unique personality, amenities, golf course and accommodations. Members of the Abaco Club also have access to The Executive Golfer Collection of over 100 private clubs across the United States.
For more information visit The Abaco Club website.