You can now permanently live in one of the world’s most glamorous resort communities.
A quick jaunt from Miami, the famed Ocean Club, now a Four Seasons Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, has long been an escape for the world’s elite. The Ocean Club first opened in 1962 and, thanks to its wealthy and well-connected bon vivant businessman owner Huntington Hartford II, immediately became the ultimate Caribbean getaway for a glamorous assortment of international jet-setters and multi-millionaires, Hollywood A-listers, and European royalty. Slim Aarons was a regular; The Beatles recorded a video here; and Zsa Zsa Gabor was a frequent patron. In 2017, Four Seasons was brought in to brand and manage the property, as well as expand the resort’s offerings while honoring its venerable legacy.
“The Ocean Club has that beautiful, elegant, understated sense of tranquility that very few places get, especially in Nassau or Paradise Island,” says Reid Boren, managing partner at Two Roads Development, a partner on the project. “There’s a really loyal following for The Ocean Club, and families have been coming here for generations.”
The brand recently unveiled the soon-to-come Ocean Club, Four Seasons Residences, Bahamas, in partnership with Two Roads Development and Access Real Estate to bring a new ownership opportunity to the Bahamas. Set to open in 2027, the 67 turnkey residences will sit in close proximity to the hotel and will be managed by Four Seasons. The residences, designed by SB Architects and Champalimaud Design, will contain between two and five bedrooms and span from a roomy 3,124 to a commodious 7,459 square feet. There will also be a select number of penthouses measuring almost 5,300 square feet, each with a private pool.
Pricing ranges from $6.5 million to $23 million, and, when not in use, owners can opt to put their Bahamian getaways into a vacation rental pool.
“The residential aspect is an experience that regular guests of The Ocean Club want,” he says. “When you’re there, you have your own home and space with your family and friends, yet you can still feel like you’re at the resort.”
Each home will have a neutral color palette infused with warm, organic materials and will feature a sophisticated take on classic, relaxed Bahamian style, with subtle hints of pink blush in the stonework, stately columns, and deep terraces. There will be seamless access to the outdoors from nearly every room.
The residences are split between four low-rise structures with beachfront villas along the first levels of each building. At the center of the residential complex is an expansive resident-only pool area and pool deck with a private clubhouse and private cabanas. There’s also direct beach access.
The residences will be separate from the resort and have a dedicated team exclusively to service the residents. There will also be a bevy of exclusive amenities in addition to the pool, including an owners’ library, a wine cellar and rum room, a co-working space, a children’s playroom, a media room, indoor and outdoor spa treatment rooms, a fitness center, a beachfront restaurant and bar, and private dining rooms.
Should you want to visit the resort, residents have access to the legendary Ocean Club’s five-star amenities. In addition to three swimming pools and Versailles-inspired gardens that showcase a 12th-century Augustinian cloister, there’s the restaurant Dune, helmed by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, six Har-Tru tennis courts, and eight Balinese-style spa villas. The resort also offers daily yoga and Pilates, as well as a shuttle service to an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course.
The Ocean Club isn’t your typical Four Seasons Resort; it’s infused with period details, European-style gardens, and glamorous grounds. There’s a 12th-century Augustinian cloister and impeccable gardens modeled after Versailles. It’s also set along a five-mile stretch of pristine, white-sand beach.
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Source: Vacation Home - robbreport.com