“Girasole” is a delightful Italian style beachfront estate property comprised of the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath main beachfront house, plus a separate guest house accommodations consisting of a large efficiency apartment and a one bedroom, 1 bath facility, and a large double garage, all situated on a 45,000 square feet plus parcel on world renown crescent shaped Treasure Cay Beach, with its 3.5 miles of powdery white sand beach and sparkling crystal clear waters. The charming Mediterranean influence is immediately evident from the circular fountain within the landscaped grounds, to the intricate roof design with its red barrel tile, to the high tower main entrance and effective utilization of columns, arched windows, plus covered and open patios.
Main Beach Residence:
The two living level main house, consists of 3,190 square feet of elegantly comfortable living space under air, plus 915 square feet of open and covered porches, patios and balconies and a 915 square foot garage and workshop.
The main living level includes a Tuscany design, open style living, dining and kitchen area, the master suite with an en suite bath, a guest suite also with an en-suite bath, plus a home office nook. The second level features two additional guest bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath. “Girasol’s” luxuriously elegant interior was professionally designed by a Maryland USA designer.
Main Living Level:
Upon entering “Girasole’s” front lobby, through an 8’ high hand-made solid wooden door, the classic Mediterranean style continues within the Great Room, comprised of the open living and dining areas, with the effective use of arched custom metal works. Spectacular views of the iridescent turquoise waters of the Sea of Abaco and the pristine white sandy beach are afforded through the wide expanse of two sets of French patio doors and adjacent sidelight windows. Aside from the sea views, the focal point of the living area is the impressive, functioning “Old World” alabaster fireplace imported directly from Italy. The area is elegantly and comfortably furnished with two fabric sofas, a granite top coffee table, complementing wicker weave arm chairs, ottoman and lamp tables. Artificial lighting includes recessed lighting in the high vaulted ceiling and wall sconce fixtures. One entire end wall of the living area incorporates a built-in entertainment center and display niches. Electronic equipment includes a 46” Toshiba flat screen TV, Bose sound system, Hitachi DVD/VHS player and a Samsung horizontal speaker system. Arched openings within the corridor directly above overlook the living area incorporate composite metal railings (brass/iron/copper)with a marine theme, customed designed and crafted by a famous design artist.
The adjacent open style formal dining area is tastefully furnished with a circular dining table with seating for 8 and a Mediterranean style 15 light chandelier. Additional classic furnishings include a serving table, antique style armoire and wall sconce lighting. French patio doors with sidelights and transom window offer exceptional sea & beach views and open to a covered and tiled patio.
The modern state-of-the-art kitchen is a chef’s dream, with its many upgrades and enhancements, including a vaulted ceiling and marvelous sea views. The large (7’ x 4’) granite top freestanding island counter offers walnut finished full cabinets below, with pull out shelving. Within an alcove, matching walnut colored custom wall cabinetry with a granite countertop includes a wet bar and wine rack. G.E. Profile major appliances (black) include a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with in-door ice and water dispenser, 5 burner propane countertop range within a fully ceramic tiled alcove, dishwasher and oven are built into contrasting ivory white custom cabinetry with Corian countertops. Additional smaller appliances include a sink disposal unit, U-Line under cabinet ice-maker, Panasonic microwave oven, Cuisinart coffee-maker and toaster. A breakfast bar with seating for three separates the kitchen from the formal dining area.
The large master suite (16.5’ x 18’) offers awesome sea views through a set of French style patio doors and full height windows extending across the beachside wall. This tastefully furnished room features a King bed accented with a wrought iron head board and foot board, a love seat and arm chair with side table, night tables and an armoire. An entertainment table is equipped with a 25” flat screen and DVD player. The patio doors exit onto a private open patio overlooking the beach and sea. The master en suite bath features a Kohler Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower enclosure, a double basin vanity with ceramic tiled countertop, a separate makeup vanity, plus toilet and bidet. The proficient usage of glass cube dividers and a glass block window and standard windows within this area ensures an abundance of natural lighting. Additional upgrades include accent border tiling, designer faucets, “V” joint ceiling with recessed ceiling light fixtures and a walk-in closet.
The main level guest bedroom also enjoys fabulous sea views and features a set of French patio doors opening onto a covered patio and providing direct beach access. Comfortable furnishings include a King bed with a wrought iron headboard, a dresser, 2 combination night tables/dressers, arm chair and a wall mounted 21” Vizio flat screen TV. The en suite bath comprises a walk-in closet, a fully tiled shower enclosure with a glass cube wall divider, accent border tiling, a rimless single basin vanity, designer faucets and a Corian countertop.
A home/office nook just off the main foyer contains a computer desk and offers a convenient and private location for a personal computer, fax machine, etc.
A half bath/powder room is conveniently located just off the foyer and includes a pedestal basin and toilet.
A laundry room off the kitchen area offers an exterior entrance and is nicely equipped with a Whirlpool full size washer and dryer, a small G.E. refrigerator, plus ample cupboards and cabinetry.
A combination of open and covered patios and balconies extend along the beachside façade of “Girasole” . The patios feature Mexican style floor tile, concrete perimeter benches and columns and a wall fountain. Superior quality patio furnishings include wicker arm chairs and ottomans, an Indonesian wood bench and flower pots, a wrought iron circular patio table with a mosaic tiled top and a propane Nexgrill barbeque with refrigerator. All one needs for gracious outdoor entertaining!
Stepping stones wind from the residence to world famous Treasure Cay Beach and a concrete and mosaic stone patio. A wide seawall, also finished with mosaic stone, and a wooden deck extends 80’ along the beach frontage to a covered beach gazebo. Beach furnishings include an Indonesian table and bench and Italian rust resistant beach lounges.
2nd Floor Living Level:
A circular tiled staircase leads from the main living level to the second level which is comprised of an additional two guest bedrooms with en suite baths. A second level corridor with arched openings, incorporating a unique custom designed and manufactured composite metal railing overlooks the Great Room below.
One of these guest bedrooms features a set of French patio doors exiting onto its private balcony overlooking Treasure Cay Beach and the Sea of Abaco. This charming guest suite is furnished with a four poster Queen bed accented with wrought iron style head and foot boards, a closet, a 3 drawer and 6 drawer night table, and an armoire. Glass cube fixed windows and the patio doors flood the room with natural lighting, the vaulted ceiling contains recessed lighting fixtures. The en-suite bath also has a vaulted ceiling and offers a fully tiled shower enclosure, accented by border tiles and a glass cube divider wall. The Corian countertop vanity features a single molded rimless basin and designer faucets.
The second upper level guest bedroom, also with a vaulted ceiling, is comfortably furnished with a double bed, plus a Trundle bed. In addition to a 4 drawer dresser, night table and closet, this bedroom offers a wall mounted 21” flat screen TV. A private exterior exit descends a covered spiral stairway to the ground level. The en suite bath is equipped with a fully tiled shower enclosure with border accent tiles and glass cube divider wall and a pedestal basin.
A double garage/workshop and storage area is located under the main living level. Within this area is a 13KW auxiliary Honda gas powered generator with plug-in capabilities to the main house electrical circuits and a water pressure tank system to boost the municipal water supply pressure.
“Girasole’s” main residence is efficiently cooled with two independently controlled central air-conditioning systems (a 5 ton unit servicing the main living level and a 3 ton for the 2nd living level.)
Additional Main House Amenities/Enhancements:
• 17” ceramic tiled floors throughout
* Imported Italian French style doors throughout
• Recessed ceiling light fixtures throughout
• “V” joint tongue & groove ceilings
• Custom door & crown moldings
• Tuscan style barrel tile roof
• Mexican style floor tile on all exterior patios
• Electric roll-up storm shutters throughout
• Superior quality windows & French doors imported from Italy
• Hurricane grade glass in all windows and doors
• Lawn irrigation system and 2 wells
Separate 2 level guest quarters and a double garage are located approximately 150 feet from the main beach residence. The large double garage, 863 square feet in size, features 2 x 10’ wide doors, with one also being 10’ high, which provides clearance for the storage of a 28’ boat and trailer. The garage also is equipped with a full size laundry washer and dryer for the two guest quarters.
The ground level guest accommodation features a covered and tiled patio and a single bedroom nicely furnished with two double beds (Temperpedic mattresses). The en suite bath offers a marble tiled shower enclosure and a vanity with a single basin.
The second level is comprised of a charming & large efficiency apartment with a vaulted ceiling. The living area features sea views and sliding glass patio doors opening onto a covered open balcony with patio furnishings and a barbeque grill. Tasteful living area furnishings include a sofa, a leather arm chair with ottoman and a glass top coffee table with custom wood pedestal. An alcove within the living area contains a TV, DVD/VHS player, fax/scanner/printer and a computer desk.
The modern and attractive kitchenette features ample custom wall cabinetry and a freestanding cabinet island also utilized as a dining table. Stainless steel and black quality major appliances include a G.E. 4 burner propane stove/oven and refrigerator/freezer.
The bedroom area is equipped with a four poster Queen bed, dresser and teak root wood night tables, plus two walk-in closets. The en suite bath includes a toilet and bidet, a ceramic tiled shower enclosure and glass cube divider wall, plus a single basin vanity with molded glass top.
These guest accommodations are quite inviting, providing a comfortable and private setting for visiting friends and relatives.
Additional Guest Quarters amenities:
• 3 ton central air conditioning system
• Custom crown moldings
• Ceramic floor tile throughout
• “V” joint tongue & groove ceilings throughout guest quarters
Girasole” is a meticulously maintained and exquisitely furnished private beachfront estate offering an elegant “turn-key” tropical isle residence and guest separate guest accommodations for an easy living lifestyle. This prestigious beachfront home enjoys an excellent vacation rental income history.
The prestigious residential and resort community of Treasure Cay, Bahamas is located less than 1 hour from South Florida on any one of the many daily commercial and charter flights arriving at Treasure Cay International Airport. Treasure Cay offers 3-1/2 miles of soft powder white sandy beaches, an 18 hole championship golf course, a 150 slip, full service marina – rated one of the finest marinas in the Bahamas, duty-free shopping, gourmet and island cuisine restaurants, banking facilities, car, boat and golf cart rentals and a modern medical clinic.