I’m fortunate to be part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. Not only does it allow me to see some truly exceptional homes on a regular basis, but it also provides me with the opportunity to market my exclusive listings on a local, national and international stage.

When you list with me you’re not only getting exposure here in the Cape Ann real estate market, but rather the entire world. In today’s blog post I’m going to feature a collection of homes around the world, courtesy of my network of affiliates, that are all perfect island getaways. They may vary from style, location and appearance but they are all exceptional. I hope you enjoy them.

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Bermuda – On over 2 acres of Riddell’s Bay waterfront, Grey Gables is a wonderful piece of old Bermuda wrapped up in everything that one expects in today’s beautiful homes. It has been included in many garden tours as well as historic home tours. When you enter the main residence on the main floor its charm greets you rightaway. A library off the hall leads to a grand lounge with fireplace for elegant entertaining. A large master suite with study and 2 guest bedrooms are on the main level. Stairs lead to an adjoining self contained one bedroom guest apartment with living room, kitchenette and bathroom. Off the lounge another staircase leads to the lower level where you will find the formal dining room, kitchen, family room and much more. The pool area is adjacent and has a spacious cabana for outdoor entertaining. A charming updated one bedroom guest cottage is privately set back from the main house. A short stroll will lead you to the waterfront where there is a large concrete dock and small sandy beach. Grey Gables is truly one of a kind and is a Grade 3 listed building. For more information on this exceptional home, click here.

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Turks and Caicos – It’s always about the view and Villa Lua has it from every room! This classic Caribbean architecture is located within a cul-de-sac of three homes on Babalua beachfront all designed by award winning architect, Ron Shaw. The chic, contemporary styling is a crisp, clean palette delivering understated elegance within the intimate entertaining spaces. Elevated to capture the amazing views and tropical trade winds the villa was designed for open air living. The 10′ custom Mahogany entry doors open to reveal the turquoise backdrop beyond the open living space and the infinity edge pool. Cathedral ceilings open the space even more while providing visual interest. The center island kitchen with high end appliances, fixtures and finishings opens to a BBQ area and a dining el fresco gazebo beside the swimming pool. On the same level is a grand double-door entry with feature wall that leads to the spacious master bedroom suite with its 180 degree views from the king sized bed, elegant duel vanities, double shower, walk-in closet, storage room and a convenient entry to the laundry room. The floorplan of Villa Luau allows your guests separate spaces while connected to the outdoor area, pool and beachfront walkway. A fourth guest bedroom suite, complete with oceanfront balcony, is a separate pavilion elevated above the two car garage. Beach-house casual, chic furnishings and decor throughout the villa enrich the welcome you feel as you first enter the home and take in the views! For more information on this amazing estate, click here.

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Bahamas – The luxury Bahamas real estate listing located at #30 Ocean Club Estates offers magnificent Paradise living!

This luxury Paradise Island home is situated on the 6th fairway of the Ocean Club Golf Course in the exclusive gated community of Ocean Club Estates. Spacious and immaculately maintained, this 4,400 square foot 4 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home is built on a single floor and boasts high ceilings in the living room and family room. The open floor plan features large windows and hurricane impact glass doors which allow an abundance of natural sunlight in and provide views over the pristine pool deck and the golf course beyond.

The kitchen features granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, high end appliances, and a breakfast bar. The master suite enjoys views of the immaculate golf course and doors that open to the pool deck for a convenient and relaxing morning swim. The master bathroom features his and hers vanities, a jetted bath tub, and a large shower with multiple shower heads. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with granite counter tops, walk-in cedar lined closets, tray ceilings, plantation ceiling fans, and bamboo floors.

Other notable features of this Bahamas home include a formal dining room, a wet bar, travertine floors, ornate crown moldings, plantation shutters, a two car garage, a water softener system, central air-conditioning, a surveillance system, and a Bermuda roof. The lush tropical landscaping creates a private oasis within which to savor tranquil ocean breezes while relaxing in the sparkling pool, jacuzzi or pool cabana. The discerning residents of the Ocean Club Estates enjoy the Beach Club with tennis courts, restaurant, and an infinity pool on world famous Cabbage Beach, the use of the facilities at the One and Only Ocean Club Resort and the Atlantis Resort, an optional golf membership at the world-class Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, and 24 hour security. For more information on this beautiful getaway, click here.

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Marco Island FL – This exquisite waterfront home was built and designed for the most discriminate buyer. Every inch is absolute perfection and no detail has been overlooked. The location is outstanding, with preferred southern exposure and expansive views of the bay, sunsets and beautiful skyline. Every feature chosen in this home is the finest available. Excellent outdoor living overlooks the spectacular panoramic water views with saltwater pool, spa, fountain, outdoor fireplace, refrigerator, sink and dock, to enjoy our island lifestyle to its fullest. Located in an excellent neighborhood close to the beach, on a quiet cul-de-sac tip lot. High-end lighting fixtures, custom paint, granite windowsills, amazing master closets, dramatic foyer entry with double glass entry doors, generator, central vac, custom ironwork, an oversized garage with ample storage, pool bath, paver circular drive, and impact sliders and windows are just a few of the impeccable features included in this stunning home. The gourmet open kitchen has gas cooking, Bosch dishwasher, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, island and pantry. This quality-built home is surrounded by lush landscaping and impressive outdoor lighting. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.

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