on a private, sandy swimming beach
$US 1,35 million
Sorrento is a waterfront home located on a cove in eastern Nassau
on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. It is situated on the
finest private sandy swimming beach on the island, in a quiet
residential neighbourhood. The 5,000 sq. ft. oceanfront house,
made of reinforced concrete, sits on a 12,000 sq. ft. lot that
runs 160 feet along the sandy swimming beach, has 1,500 sq. ft. of
oceanfront deck plus an 80 foot long concrete pier and a boat
The house sits on the eastern end of New Providence Island where
the capital city of the Bahamas, Nassau, is located. The
prevailing winds blow across the ocean from the northeast and as
there is no other island or any development northeast of Nassau,
the air is always wonderfully pure and also insect free year
round. The longshore marine current is from east to west so the
ocean water is both crystal clear and absolutely pristine.
Sorrento is situated on the nicest private beach in Nassau. The
sandy cove in front of it has almost no current and is shallow and
safe for kids. At low tide the water is only waist deep 100 feet
from shore. Slightly farther from shore, starting at about 100
yards out, there is a series of small active coral reefs that are
excellent for snorkelers.
Sorrento has a swimming pool and a tiled cement hot tub on the
deck immediately next to the beach.
There are triple glazed hurricane impact resistant windows and doors
throughout the house. Sorrento has a large backup generator with an
automatic transfer switch that comes on and goes off, as needed, by
Sorrento has central air conditioning and comes furnished with
king and queen bedroom sets, new living room furniture, 3 large
flat screen TVs, a baby grand piano, and outside furniture. In
addition there are 4 ocean kayaks and a laser sailboat.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a large spa/exercise room,
2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, a Bahamas room, a computer room, and a
laundry room. All rooms have panoramic ocean views and most open
immediately onto the beach.
Sorrento has a one bedroom in-law suite and the house could be
configured as two residences.
Sorrento has rain water tanks that hold 50,000 gallons of water
(and there is also access to city water).
The living room and dining room have vaulted ceilings and the
kitchen/dining room has huge glass doors opening directly onto the
deck in front of the ocean. The kitchen has been totally
renovated with granite counter tops and granite back splashes.
The dining room is wired for sound.
Sorrento is only 5 minutes from both shopping and from St. Andrews
International Baccalaureate School (k - 12). The Bahamas continues
to be a tax haven as there is no income tax.
The lot was conveyed by the former King of England, who at the
time was the Duke of Windsor, having abdicated and married Wallis
Simpson, and then became the Governor of the Bahamas. The
original conveyance document, signed by the Duke of Windsor, stays
with the house. In a unique twist by the Duke of Windsor,
Sorrento was also granted the 20 feet of seabed immediately in
front of the house, that is, a 20 foot by 160 foot strip ‘below’
high tide level. Sorrento’s property tax for 2015 is $2,100 and
it has already been paid.