Bentley Drive, Continental Park
This recently renovated home is truly unique to the standard designs of the Freeport homes of this era. Built in 1975 this home was built to be part of a similarly built small community of homes dubbed Continental Park. The roof has an incline of 15degrees, discouraging any water accumulation and the owner has recently installed some tongue 'n groove soffit and louvered vents allowing for adequate roof ventilation.
Each home was built with its neighbour's privacy in mind. The homes are built to imitate the unique 'shotgun' style but with a twist. The floor plan is actually in the shape of an L, with a large, partially covered and screened outdoor entertainment area. It is the perfect place for a secure playground for the children and certainly large enough to have a banquet style table for entertaining family and friends. This home offers a lovely lush tropical garden and is secured all the way around. No unwanted visitors here- be they 2 or 4 legged.
The absolute beauty of this home and the others sitting on the 4 acre Continental Park community is the secret interior 1 acre parkland. Hidden from the view of anyone driving or even walking past, is a lush, manicured, mature tree parkland with a large pool. Each home has its own garden gate to this very private oasis. Your own Secret Garden.
This home is offered furnished and with the soft furnishing. The largest bedroom is the master found at the rear of the home with a large walk through closet and dressing area through to the bathroom. The two other bedrooms are closer to the living room and although smaller each have their own patio doors to the outside. Now I know you are thinking who pays for all of this privacy? Well there is a Homeowners Association and each owner contribute only $500/quarter which covers all of the gardening- within your walled space as well as the interior parkland, pool and associated liability insurance.
Another of the unique features is the fact that the garage is attached to the house, so once you enter the garage, close the door you walk through in privacy into the foyer of the home. This foyer offers not only a window entrance to the kitchen, but you can sit back and relax in privacy of the cozy sitting room. Once you enter the house proper, you are greeted by the wide terra cotta tiled living room overlooking that spacious outdoor screened room. Don't worry, you will feel more than protected by the surrounding hurricane impact doors and windows. Wait! there is more ... The owners have thoughtfully installed a generator tucked into its own covered niche to protect it from the elements as well a separate air conditioning units. Similar sized homes in the area do not offer any of the amenities and homes with these amenities are asking far more just for their location. You are a quick 10 minute walk to the beach and nearby Running Mon Marina.
This lovely home is offered, ready to move in for only $238,000.00.
- Beach Access
- Central A C
- Children Allowed
- Enclosed Yard
- Impact Resistant Windows
- Pets Welcome
- Storm Shutters
- 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 : Catherine Macleay
- Catherine Macleay
Catherine MacLeay was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada July 10, 1960. (This fact alone makes her a natural for The Bahamas; July 10th is Bahamian Independence Day) Cathy, to all she meets, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science Degree and a primary teaching certificate while specializing in Dyslexia. Shortly after graduating university Cathy arrived in The Bahamas to teach for the Bahamian government. That was way back in 1988. After spending 13 years in the teaching profession, Cathy decided to expand her horizons and jumped into the exciting world of real estate.
Cathy's first love is the water and has spent many an hour both on top and below the turquoise waters of The Bahamas. She swam competitively at the national and international levels in Canada for 10 years and she continued her involvement in the sport once she arrived in Freeport. She worked as an assistant coach for the Freeport Wave Runners and was asked to serve as an assistant coach for the Bahamas Games. She continues to officiate at swim meets whenever she can. She periodically is involved with Freeport YMCA. Since Cathy was a Y Rat from her swimming days, it is only fitting that she continue here in the Bahamas
While still in the Great White North, Cathy began scuba diving. Where else would one learn to dive but in the frigid waters of Lake Superior? Cathy began managing a dive store, convincing many a northerner of wonders beneath the waves. By the time she left Canada, she was working on her assistant instruction certification. However, once Cathy jumped into the tepid Bahamian seas she was converted- no more dry nor wet suits for her! A t-shirt and sunscreen was all the protection she needed from now on.
Cathy is married to David Mackey, former guitarist of the popular Bahamian group T-Connection, now owner of Mackey Media Ltd, a multi-media marketing company as well as being the leader of Freeport most popular multi- genre band, Uppercut.
They have two beautiful children, Cameron and Sierra and a menagerie of animals, Choklit Moose, the Chocolate Labrador, Nilla Puddin, the Golden Retriever as well as Whiskey Jack and Chloe, the potcats. OH YES there are tales to tell and tails to pull!
Cathy began her real estate career in 2001. After 15 years with Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty, Cathy is thrilled to move on and become a part of the HG Christie Team, the oldest and most prestigious real estate firm in The Bahamas. Having co-brokered many sales and rentals with HG agents over the years, Cathy already felt at ease working with friends in their comfortable and stress free environment. Cathy has always been impressed by the professionalism and concern the agents of HG Christie have for their clients. She shares HG Christie's attitude and philosophy that integrity and market knowledge, above all else, are the most important aspects of selling real estate. Cathy is deeply committed to her clients, offering her full attention to all she meets. She believes in assisting her clients find the most appropriate property, no matter how long it takes. She is particularly mindful of how newcomers to The Bahamas feel - being in a new county with different customs and attitudes. She remembers her trepidations upon first stepping on these tranquil shores. In addition to assisting her clients with their purchase, she is always ready to assist in whatever her clients need – anything from finding a new hair dresser to which school or babysitter is the most appropriate for their child.
Cathy's philosophy is quite simple; you can expect nothing less than honest, ethical and professional behaviour with a sincere concern for those she meets.