Innocence Island, a private 681-acre Bahamian paradise found in the Exuma island chain, is coming up for auction on May 15 at Trump SoHo New York, courtesy of Concierge Auctions and in cooperation with Damianos Sotheby's International Realty. With the reserve set at $10 million (which is actually really cheap for your own island), there's a chance that this extraordinary property can be purchased for a mere fraction of the original offered price of $55 million. At current estimates, Innocence Island will likely go for around $28 million or just shy of, which is still substantially less than that original asking price.
“The Exuma islands offer privacy, seclusion, and the most beautiful scenery the Bahamas has to offer. That’s why some of the world’s most renowned celebrities like Johnny Depp, Aga Khan, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill own property here," says George Damianos of Damianos Sotheby's International Realty. “Still, when we say that Innocence Island is ‘one-of-a-kind,’ we mean quite literally that its size and splendor are unmatched.”
Speaking of Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed right off Innocence Island's shores.
Situated on an elevated portion of the island that sits 90 feet above sea level is a 3,000-square-foot home with six bedrooms and six and a half baths. The square footage is somewhat deceptive though, as there are a number of patio and furnished outdoor areas that have been seamlessly integrated into the home's architecture. An additional building found on a nearby hillside has a gym and an expansive yoga and meditation dock, all overlooking the bay.
There's also a 2,700-foot-long asphalt airstrip, which can be easily extended if needed, so you can get to your new island by plane — it even has its own pilot code (MYEY). If you plan on traveling by luxury yacht, the island is only minutes away from the main island of Little Exuma.
“Concierge Auctions is very proud to continue its international growth with this auction of Innocence Island,” says Laura Brady, Founder and President of Concierge Auctions. “This sale will further demonstrate that our auction solution is undoubtedly the smartest way to buy and sell the world’s finest properties.”
With its large acreage, exploring the island and experiencing the natural beauty of the property could easily be an all-day activity held in quiet reflection amongst 15 miles of trails. Six separate white sand beaches are dotted with palm trees and help create a truly tropical escape from the rest of the world. Calm, light-blue waters surrounding the island are shallow and safe enough to accommodate young family and friends without the worry of undertow or strong current.
Innocence Island only has four owners in its history and offers potential buyers a one-of-a-kind private island with lush vegetation, breathtaking views and tons of activities — like deep sea fishing and stand-up paddle boarding. Auction attendance is by RSVP only and bidders have to pre-register.