Having a boat means you need somewhere to dock it and that often means your boat is nowhere near your home. That's not a problem with The Boat House though, since you can actually drive your vessel right into the center of the house! What sets this boat house apart from the small shacks you may be familiar with is that this one is actually made up of three residences — the main house, a guest cottage, and a studio.
Originally offered for $5.5 million, the property is slated for auction on April 30 through Concierge Auctions. The main house offers nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, 14-foot ceilings, three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and Danish and Caribbean architecture. The boat slip and lift area is definitely the biggest draw, allowing the owner to literally float home. As the main floor's focal point, antique chandeliers light the slip while mahogany finishes and Ipe wood floors surround it.
Don't have a boat? That's okay, because it also comes with the 36-foot, jet-powered Hinckley Picnic Boat you see in the photos.
“Our guests marvel at the endless fun and deep relaxation that The Boat House has to offer,” says the current owners. “A favorite feature of theirs and ours is the boat slip — when you come into the property at night in your boat, it’s like returning to a hideout in a James Bond movie.”
You'll find an open living, kitchen, and dining area on the upper floor, as well as the master suite, study and powder room. Balconies wrap around the home on three sides, which give great views of the marina. You can also buy the Ship Owner townhome, which is on the marina and designed in the same Danish style. Priced originally at $1.9 million, the four-bedroom, three and a half bath home offers over 3,000 square feet of space and is a great accompanying property to the Boat House.
“With this auction of The Boat House and Ship Owner townhome, Concierge Auctions is continuing its commitment to provide a white-gloved service for buyers seeking rare opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind properties in the world’s most desired locations,” says Founder and President of Concierge Auctions, Laura Brady. “The success of our global expansion plan requires that we work only with the most sought-after properties. Our experience has proven that sophisticated buyers appreciate our delivery of the finest homes through an efficient service that is tailored to their needs.”
The property sits inside the exclusive, five-star Grand Bahama Yacht Club in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and the purchase comes with a membership to The Lucayan or Bahama Reef Golf and Country Clubs.