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Shop the return in your island investment even before the purchase

Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 11:10am Engel & Völkers Bahamas


The single concept of home ownership within The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is in itself a remarkable selection with it being one of the most desired vacation destinations in the world. A scattered assortment of islands across the Atlantic all intensified by their unique personalities and vacation like magnetism making the homes therein a reel of perfection.  

Island living is heavily infused by breezy, carefree commutes via golf cart, walks on private beaches, acreages of golfing, game fishing, yachting, casino gaming and island hopping among other interesting pastimes. You may also love to know some of the features that set these homes apart from the ones you may find in city life.

Of course, variety is the spice of life. Here on the islands, you will find contemporary style homes, breezy laidback island homes or the home with old age architecture and traditional offerings. There is for sure something to fit every taste bud; there is however a reoccurring feature within many estates here in The Commonwealth of the Bahamas in their offering of guest, pool houses and cottages, life on the outskirts of the home whose potential can extend for miles.

More than your private escape, guest homes give back in ways you wouldn’t believe. For starters, it is the perfect way to accommodate short and long term guests allowing them a level of privacy that is above average making them feel all the more special in the freedom of their own terrain. These handsome additions to the home usually come complete with its kitchen, bedrooms, and access to all of the same external amenities that make your main living quarters unique with facilities such as a swimming pool, golfing, tennis, outdoor entertainment spaces, private beaches and more.


These miniature homes can serve as live in quarters for a nanny, butlers, gardeners, a nurse, private chefs among other in house staff keeping them at bay for an easy commute the next day. By providing living accommodations for the help you, also reduce the cost for their services and increase their dedication and loyalty to you and your property.

These trendy additions serve as man caves and or doubles as a hangout spot for those with teenage kids and interestingly can be the perfect way to keep mom and dad just close enough but also at arm’s length — the ideal distance and closeness for a family who desires to accommodate their in-laws.

Searching for a home with a guest house can be a perfect advantage. They are a bonus item and a feature that appeals to new buyers as more so than their cosmetic benefits, their financial benefits seem to tip the scale in that a guest house can be constant income serving as a long term rental or short term vacation rental through platforms such as Airbnb.

Two homes for the price of one? Now that’s an attractive buy.

Here are just a handful of Island Estates within The Commonwealth of The Bahamas that press play on this generous addition: 

Queen's Highway, Great Exuma.

Creek House, New Providence

Tamarind Hill, Elbow Cay, Abaco.

Beachfront Home, Long Island. Briar Patch, Abaco.


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