Many of us dream about living in the Bahamas. The gorgeous beaches, deep blue water, and friendly people make this island country a tropical paradise. Lyford Cay Bahamas is one of the many exclusive gated communities that dot the island. This community is on Providence Island Bahamas at the very western tip. It sits along Lyford Cay which was named after a Revolutionary and Colonial mariner, Captain William Lyford Jr.
Lyford received a land grant for 448 acres as a reward for his services during the American Revolutionary War. He also received a land grant of 92 acres on Cat Island in the Bahamas for his services during the Andrew Deveaux raid in 1783. This raid helped drive the Spanish from Nassau Bahamas.
Lyford Cay Club is one of the most exclusive and wealthiest conclaves in the world. It was built during the late 1950s. Edward Plunkett Taylor, a Canadian businessman built the community after he purchased the land from Sir Harold Christie, a Bahamian developer.
Lyford Cay is home to many titans of industry, celebrities, and royals. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy hosted a dinner honoring the British Prime Minister in the community. Another frequent visitor was Stavros Niarchos, a shipping magnate.
With such famous residents, it is no surprise the homes and residences in the community demand extremely high prices. For example, one 3.4 acre estate, the Point House, is for sale with a $35 million asking price. Anyone with the cash gets six bedrooms, a grass tennis court, both sea and bay views, a guest pavilion and a boat house.
Another incredible residence in the community is Winter Dream. This is an eight-acre waterfront estate that includes a 12,000 square foot main residence, two guest houses and a 5,100 square foot staff residence. According to the listing, the entire estate is self-sufficient. It includes rainwater collection systems and its own power generation system. The asking price for this beauty is only $39.5 million.
The Yellow House in Lyford Cay recently sold for $36 million. This is another beachfront estate sitting on five acres. The new owners will enjoy both sea views and a luxurious interior.
La Paloma is selling for $3.95 million which is significantly less than these other estates. Of course, it is located inland within Lyford Cay and doesn’t have the incredible water views, but the new owners will be able to use the golf course. The main residence is more than 4,000 square feet and has three bedrooms.
Within Lyford Cay, the Sunnyside Condominiums are much less expensive than the oceanfront properties. These stylish residences still sell for almost $2 million and are nicely appointed including luxury interior finishes, trellised outdoor spaces, and a shared swimming pool.
Lyford Cay Bahamas Club members are from all over the world. Most hail from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Cuba, Greece, France, and Switzerland. All club members can use any of the 12 tennis courts, the par-72 golf course, the marina, and a secluded mile-long beach.