When an artist’s brush hits a blank canvas for the first time, there are so many ideas just bursting in mind, color variations, ambiance as the artist sets the mood by tilting his easel at the perfect angle and his head at another to achieve the right strokes. When selecting a property within the Albany Community, the visual and experiential adventure is precisely the same, a colorful collection of premium, unmatched assets that add to a life of rare island luxury.
On 117 Ernie's Way, the perfect canvas awaits you, a 22,738 sq ft. residential lot, sitting in royal poise upon .52 acres of plush land within the 5 star luxury resort community of Albany, whom in all its splendor is set upon 600 ocean view acres within New Providence, The Bahamas. A membership only residential community with high 24-hour security and surveillance pressed against the most time-honored and esteemed gated residential district of Lyford Cay, Albany makes for the best in luxury island living.
The name Albany, was derived from its popular centerpiece Albany House, an architectural wonder and manor with an onscreen credit as home to the villain in the popular Bond film “Casino Royale”. The mansion also at a time, was the home of Jean Chalopin, creator of Inspector Gadget and today is the central point in which many of the resort’s dining experiences are housed, offering rare first-class delicacies such as duck, veal, steaks and more.
The Albany community is home to the world renowned Tiger Woods as well as the Hero World Challenge, a PGA TOUR tournament welcoming 18 of the world’s most admired golf professionals. It is therefore quite naturally prosperous with an 18 hole championship golfing experience, designed exclusively by Ernie Els. The course contains cleverly challenging features inclusive of a 400 yard driving range, short game zones and a state of the art swing performance center serving as quite the treat for an avid golfer or an entertainer of sorts among other premium golfing features.
As you prepare for your first stroke, we’ve placed your canvas into position with an excellent view of the green that cloaks golf hole number 4 and its neighboring trees and lake, all graceful to hole number 5. Selected by a founding member, fond of its superb location in company with a large park area to its south, 117 Ernie's Way employs a larger than life feeling with any potential of neighbors to this side impossible.
The exceptionally positioned lot fancies the east and therefore is always facing the most talked about Bahama sunrise as it draws its captivating beauty into your home. Family to the best of Albany properties, its position makes a trip to the 71 slip marina designed to outfit up to 300 foot yachts effortless offering excellent elevation points. Each home is gifted a golf cart for easy maneuver, community transport & carefree access to Albany’s list long outfitting of five star accommodations.
Albany is collectively the brainchild of, British billionaire Joe Lewis, Ernie Els, golf great, Tiger Woods and actor/musician Justin Timberlake. It is home to a global elite witnessing constant expansions, in stages since 2010 and continues as the demand grows, requested by the world’s absolute wealthiest.
With its hotel starting rates comfortably seated at $2,500 per night, residency is prize for a select few with rare taste. Its property owners are known to be some of the richest power figures imaginable requiring the need for its mega-yacht marina, extraordinary dining, luxury interior design and state of the art music recording studio. Additional offerings include a personalized 24 hour post office which assigns its guests a US postal address offering several charter flights per day to and from the United States, making next-day delivery for any item a snap.
As far as the eyes can see are ocean-front villas, estate homes and cutting-edge apartments many of which are also available for rent by the night making the community an under-the-radar hotspot for vacationers who have learned of this hidden treasure.
Living within a community that has left no stone unturned gives you a peace that is tranquil. Albany activates a wide range of daily amenities that some fully developed cities still have not caught up to. Take for instance it’s general store and gourmet market which offers its residents, members and guests an expedient stop for a variety of sundries and beverages inclusive of beer and wine. Does the grocer in your hometown offer beer and wine?
The private district provides its own salon offering designer hair care, cuts, coloring and styling along with specialty treatments and services designed for those special occasions. This space is further perfected by way of The Men’s Department nestled within it, which offers the best of a modern day barber shop all paired with a signature complimentary towel service.
Albany’s colonial-style, ocean-front homes, are at one with beaches that wrap your entryway and Club Villas, which have an extravagant display of inner courtyards and pavilion-enclosed swimming pools. Its Marina Residences, offer floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap-around terraces as its top floor penthouse embodies a lift that opens directly into it revealing a unique circular living space with marble flooring and designer furnishings.
Let’s play with the golds in your pallet shall we?
A community of this prestige wouldn’t be complete without an onsite Rolex retail experience nor would the absence of a golf shop for all ages inclusive of golf clinics and private lessons be appropriate. As Albany’s guests and residents are typically luminaries torn from the best fabric, there is the absence of awestruck visitors and the welcoming of five-star dining and family friendly venues to poolside meals and afternoon bites, pleasing a variation of culinary desires all while delivering a highly personalized level of service.
A home in Albany falls under a 24 hour concierge service experience as well as 24 hour security and security surveillance.
The community espouses both adult and family swimming pools throughout the property, private beaches, a cinema, an art gallery, state-of-the-art boardroom facility and more. Outlining the beach is The Beach Boutique offering the latest in swimwear, beach apparel and accessories from top designers around the world. The resorts spa has been reengineered to be a world-class wellness center providing a holistic hideaway style access to the world’s best in aesthetics as the only cryotherapy center in the Caribbean, a one-stop shop for all things health and wellness. Workout? Albany has a state of the art fitness center designed with its many professional athlete homeowners in mind as well as an equestrian center.
What would be the purpose of you leaving the community?
Frankly, the resort was designed to offer you everything you need without leaving home. Take for instance Glancy Fawcett, an inter-community curator of luxury lifestyle pieces inclusive of delicate porcelain, crystals and silverware, and the finest linens, towels, and accessories representing many of the globes most respected and compelling lifestyle brands such as Hermes, Lalique, Saint-Louis, and Frette.
The community has a French patisserie located along the Marina which features breakfast and lunch, freshly baked breads, pastries, coffees, teas, sandwiches and salads. They have even included a boutique department store shopping of apparel for men, women and children, resort wear and home accessories as well as gifts and Albany merchandise.
The Vesper Bar & Lounge, offers delectable cocktails as its DJ sets the tone, to a premium sushi menu and true to its name is FOOTPRINTS with its sand floor, an old-fashioned timepiece and waterfront saloon offering lobster fritters, tuna poke bowls and super-salads.
Inter-community, one can also find the first international location of Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Beyond its physical chattels, Albany offers an unexplored staffing experience, one whose premium quality forces the forging of dear exchange between staff and resident/guest creating a culture that is earnest and neighborly.
Shopping a community that is kid friendly?
Besides the full children’s center, Albany has its own high school with unparalleled facilities and is home to a Summer Golf Academy for younger golfers, imparted by legendary instructor Mitchell Spearman.
The community speaks in abundance and quite eloquently for itself with countless advantages. An overwhelming collection of premium brands, shops and retail offerings have opened their doors within the Albany community, affording residents and resort guests convenient places for personal services. Here, experience the latest in fashion, jewelry, art, home accessories and housewares, or a meal of the highest poise down to the most carefree bite. Moreover it is sitting in haven that requires no personal income tax, how’s that for perfection?
Albany is off the radar as it is preferred. Heard of by few and home to the rare. It is is one of the world’s most exclusive resort communities appealing to those who already own beautiful properties in the most desirable of locations throughout the world activating Globalization in its truest form and consistent with residents of resorts of like posture.
Now that we are done, how does that canvas look?
The perfect picture awaits you on the shoreline of Albany Bahamas.