A Caribbean retreat on an exclusive private island

Clear blue water, soft white beaches, towering palm trees and beautiful sun-filled weather. It sounds like a vacation in paradise, but it’s just another day in the life for property owners at Montage Cay, a 53-acre private island in the Bahamas.

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The community is operated by Montage Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Sterling Global Financial. Prices begin at $6.9 million for one of 47 residencies – Estate Homes and Villas – which run between 3,200 and 8,000 square feet with up to six bedrooms. The oceanfront views are spectacular, enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open wide to welcome the fresh island air.

The homes are all turnkey, featuring top-of-the-line appliances and furniture. Toronto’s DesignAgency brings the interiors to life with a bright contemporary layout that pairs well with the island surroundings. Florida-based architects OBMI have a strong presence in the Caribbean with expertise in building hurricane-resistant structures.

The Residences at Montage Cay is a tranquil environment, surrounded by seven secluded beaches with a deep-water 47-slip marina that runs through the center of the island for a lagoon-style feel. Dock a boat as large as 100 feet long with the crew and facilities already in place. Homeowners also enjoy the benefits of a 50-suite resort with swimming pools, fitness center and restaurants. The kitchen team can even supply catering to dine aboard your yacht. Book a romantic couples massage and other beauty treatments at Spa Montage or take part in a variety of water sports and recreational activities.

Montage Key is part of the Abacos island chain, which spans 120 miles and is known as the Boating Capital of the Bahamas. It was formerly Matt Lowe Cay, named after a swashbuckling pirate who sailed the Caribbean in the 1700s. According to legend, his treasure remains buried on the island.

The remote character of the development is balanced by convenience and accessibility. Montage Cay is just off the coast of Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco, the main commercial hub of shops and restaurants for the chain. Take a ferry and arrive in about 10 minutes. Marsh Harbour is the perfect place to book a tour, charter a sailboat or simply walk the streets of the beachside town while picking up supplies.

Montage Cay is 110 miles north of Nassau and 170 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. Leave and return the same day via boat, seaplane or helicopter. The choice is yours. Tropic Ocean Airways offers direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale to the Montage Cay seaplane ramp.

The best way to learn more about owning a home at the Residences at Montage Cay is with a personal tour of the island. Interactive online presentations are also available. Contact Luxury Estates International for information and questions about discovering the home of your dreams.