NOW SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED FOR A QUICK SALE. Kayu Maya was inspired by travel to the most luxurious beach resorts in the world. From the huts perched atop the glassy lagoons of Tahiti and the lush tropical gardens of Bali, to the simplicity of waterside bungalows of the Caribbean and exotic richness of Moroccan homes, the best each has to offer has been integrated in Kayu Maya.
DESIGN: Kayu Maya is a home that seasoned professionals in the development industry have accessed their 30 years of experience to bring to life their own unique idea - a home where every detail from the structure to the hardware, would seamlessly be integrated into a harmonious and awe inspiring building.
LOCATION: Kayu Maya is located on Staniel Cay, in the heart of the Exumas in the Bahamas. This island is a secret hideaway known only amongst the few who treasure their privacy. Just 75 miles South of Nassau and 250 miles from Miami. Staniel Cay is a boater's paradise. A 3,000 foot airstrip, adjacent marina, restaurant, church, post office, retail shops, and boating supply store offer all the amenities required for comfortable island living. Just a few miles from the land and sea natural preservation park, Staniel and the Exumas chain offer some of the most amazing dive and snorkeling sites as well as some of the richest fishing grounds in the Bahamas. The island is a close community where new comers are welcomed as friends. Some of the island's four legged friends even venture to welcome you as you pull ashore. This is the pinnacle of island living. Kayu Maya is perched atop a 40' ridge line on a one acre lot which runs 1,000 feet from its secluded white sand beach to the East to a protected creek with dockage to the west. From this vantage point, Kayu Maya lets you watch both the sunrise and sunset from the comfort of your living room.
LAYOUT: As you wind up the road, your first view of Kayu Maya will be its grand façade. The curved entrance walls welcome you down a long colonnade hallway. In the distance you catch a glimmer of the ocean and you feel as if the home is suspended just inches from the water. Your first instinct is to run down the hall and confirm that your eyes are not deceiving you. But to your left, the sound of water and sparkling sunshine catches your attention. The courtyard water garden is an oasis within an oasis. Functionally, it acts as privacy space between the East and West facing living quarters.
In the main entertainment area, you are surrounded by folding glass windows, you absorb the unobstructed view. Above you, fan shaped carved beams seem to speak the story of Kayu Maya. Everywhere you look, intricate carvings elegantly coexist with natural materials and exotic decorations. You feel transported to another world.
You look East and see the pool which seems to flow from beneath your feet and end somewhere in the distance. A bar seems to emerge out of the ocean. To your right a shaded terrace beckons you to sit and relax.
As you make your way to the terrace you realize that the kitchen cabinetry, beams, columns... all the woodwork seems to be built out of a single piece of lumber and granite reveals luxury appliances behind the kitchen an enormous pantry house a wine cooler, refrigerator, and laundry facilities.
As you retrace your steps through the entertainment area, a few steps lead you into the master suite. The view from the king size bed is breathtaking and you feel like your toes will touch the ocean.
The master bathroom which includes a shower, private water closet, huge walk-in closet, twin sinks, Jacuzzi tub and outdoor shower blurs the distinction between the indoors and outdoors.
Adjacent to the master suite, a bedroom with spectacular views becomes the ideal place to settle-in the kids and keep and eye on them. The room with its own bathroom is just steps away from the living room and courtyard water garden.
Friends and family who are lucky enough to be on your guest list will be lodged in the West wing. Two large bedrooms overlook the creek and water garden. Each room with its own bathroom will provide you and your guests with privacy and comfort. Extra guests can be accommodated in the spacious two bedroom guest cottage located above the the two car garage opposite your two brand new 40 ft finger docks that are included with the property.
It feels like you just arrived minutes ago, but the sun will soon meet the horizon. Turn on the fire pit, light up the grill and relax over a drink in the sunset patio and garden. Your adventures at Kayu Maya have just begun.
Please contact John Christie for further information. PROPERTY BEING SOLD AS IS.
Beach Access, Beach Waterfront, Canal Front, Children Allowed, Dock, Hill Top View, Swimming Pool, Turn Key
Real Estate Company : HG Christie Real Estate
Established in 1922, H.G. Christie Ltd. is the oldest and most extensive real estate service in The Bahamas and because of our consistently high level of service, we are also the exclusive affiliate in The Bahamas of Christie's Great Estates, the real estate arm of the world-renowned Christie's Auction House.
We have an incomparable collection of listings for your consideration, and we would be pleased to help you discover your own way to enjoy Elegant Island Living.
Real Estate Agent : John Christie
John Christie was born on November 10, 1963. He attended St. Andrew's School in Nassau and later The Millfield School in Somerset, England, where he received his "O" and "A" Level exams. In 1987 he graduated with a B. A. in Music and Social Science from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. After graduation, John spent six years living in Northampton and Boston, running a small moving business and pursuing a career in music where he was the lead for a successful band, "The Floating Boats", that performed throughout the northeastern United States. In 1993 he returned to The Bahamas to join H. G. Christie Ltd., where his father, Peter, is President. The first task that John set himself was to update all technology being used by the firm. An early believer in the power of the Internet, he then spearheaded the creation of a website for the company and, in 1995, H. G. Christie Ltd. became the first local real estate firm to go online. For many years, this site was the only one of its kind to be interactive, allowing users to search through the company's extensive portfolio of properties. Today, www.hgchristie.com -- which has more than 2,400 listings and is updated daily -- has become a crucial component of the firm's business. In 2003, the site swept the First Annual Bahamas Web Awards, taking home the coveted Best of The Bahamas Award, the Best Programmer Award, and the Judges top prize in the Non-Tourism category. John is currently overseeing HGChristie's continuing expansion in the Out Islands of The Bahamas, which his great uncle -- the founder of the company, Sir Harold George Christie, K.T., C.B.E. -- did so much to promote during his lifetime. John is a fully licensed real estate broker and has served as Director of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), where he continues to take professional courses. A skilled photographer, John shoots many of the pictures for HGChristie's website and additional promotional materials. His other hobbies include sailing, hiking and snow skiing. John lives in Nassau with his wife Agnieszka and their two young sons, Dylan and Kai.