Ocean Home

February/March 2016

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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48 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | F e b r u a r y + M a r c h 2 0 1 6 WINDING DOWN words by Melissa C. Gillespie Paradise found The alluring estate residences at The Abaco Club in the Bahamas overlook a spectacular bay in vibrant shades of blue, turquoise and aquamarine. PRIVACY, SECLUSION AND RELAXATION ABOUND AT THE ABACO CLUB ON WINDING BAY IN THE BAHAMAS PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE ABACO CLUB M y arrival at Marsh Harbour Airport in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas is a typical Caribbean experience: short runways, small buildings and friendly islander greetings. e 30-minute drive to e Abaco Club on Winding Bay is anything but. Fields and trees stretch out on either side – no shops, no roadside stands, no bicycles, cars or even people – and I'm starting to think I'm in the wrong place. Where are the aquamarine waters, powder-soft beaches and bristling palm trees of my Bahamian dreams? As if out of nowhere, the gates of e Abaco Club appear, and suddenly I'm exactly where I want to be: in a private, secluded and luxurious sanctuary, perched on a crescent of chalk-white sand and fronting a calm-water bay in vibrant shades of turquoise and aquamarine. I immediately bolt barefoot to the beach (memo to self: reserve a paddleboard this afternoon); then head for an alfresco lunch at the breezy Buster's Beach Bar, followed by a snooze in a beachside hammock. e unpacking can wait. About two years ago, the owners of Southworth Development, specializing in residential resort and hospitality branded real estate communities, had much the same experience when they first visited e Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Not only did they vow to return, but they had such a passion for this Bahamian beauty that they ultimately partnered with a consortium of club members and residents to acquire the property. Today, e Abaco Club offers a singular and exclusive island lifestyle – where privacy, seclusion, luxury and relaxation abound – featuring fractional ownership and whole ownership real estate options. Residences range from compact cabanas to spacious Design 2016 I S L A N D L I F E

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