Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Great House, Seven Mile Beach

The Great House is one of the finest complexes on Seven Mile Beach. Overlooking powder white sand & the Caribbean Sea it provides luxury real estate in a beach front paradise. Two unique opportunities are available, The Penthouse a five bedroom two storey home & The Palm Court Villa, the closest option to a private home within a condo complex which includes a beautiful courtyard garden.

Within the Cayman Islands, famous for its beautiful beaches & world class diving, there is one beach that stands alone for its picture perfect beauty, and iconic representation of Caribbean paradise: Seven Mile Beach. Long known as “the islands that time forgot” Seven Mile Beach is now reaping the rewards of relative under development, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman was the first seven storey complex in Cayman real estate history & currently there are only seven other residential real estate developments above the original three storey limit. Completed in 1991 The Great House is a land mark not only for its Colonial Caribbean architecture but as representing the zenith of low density beach front building in Cayman. With only twenty six apartments adorning almost four hundred & twenty feet of Seven Mile beach front The Great House has the lowest number of apartments per front foot for such a large width of beach front.
Apartments for sale at The Great House are therefore a rare commodity however the apartment in question is The Penthouse suite & sits front & centre in what is arguably the most desirable address on Seven Mile Beach making it the rarest of jewels in a magnificent crown. Designed by renowned Caribbean architect Ed Halliday, The Great House is a renaissance for the style of many stately Colonial homes found across the Caribbean with a twist being all the comforts enjoyed with modern life not least of all the circular centre piece pool overlooked by the balcony. The apartment is reached via elevator on the middle floor and unlike any other apartment on Seven Mile Beach The Penthouse at The Great House is set over two floors. Upon entering the apartment one is greeted with the elegance of a stately home rather than the usual feel of beach condo, with its spectacular ocean views across the pool, the living room entices you in and with its vaulted ceilings, wall to wall glass doors and high picture window it bathes you in natural light. Reached by either of two sweeping staircases the upstairs sitting area is relaxed and allows you to sit at eye level with the picture window, the perfect place to enjoy a famous Seven Mile Beach sunset. The living room leads directly on to the expansive balcony through sliding glass doors which can be opened to the full extent of the balcony so as to enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the ocean gently lapping at the shore line. Adjacent to the living room the dining room also benefits from ocean front views & provides a spectacular setting for any entertaining occasion, it also leads conveniently into the spacious kitchen which in turn has a rear entrance for cooking staff.
The master bedroom provides uncompromising ocean views and an ensuite bathroom that will satisfy any desire to relax and unwind after a hard day at the beach. This wing also allows access to another bedroom which is currently set up as a home office, across the hall way to which is a further guest bedroom. On either side of the sitting room upstairs are a further two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.
Not only does The Great House afford the charm & quintessential elegance now lacking in the high rise developments along Seven Mile Beach but it also provides the amenities you would expect in a luxury resort such as onsite management, feature swimming pool, tennis courts & gym. The Great House now stands alone for its level of exclusivity, its architecture & its location on Seven Mile Beach & whilst its owners enjoy a lifestyle second to none they are also pleased that their real estate value continues to increase accordingly.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Heritage Club - Best real estate value on Seven Mile Beach?

Recently reduced to just US$649k The Heritage Club #5 is incredible value for Seven Mile Beach real estate in the Cayman Islands. As Seven Mile Beach sees further development of condo complexes now up to ten storeys The Heritage Club becomes an increasingly apt name for such a low density site and hearkens back to a time when Cayman really was “the islands that time forgot”. Sitting on one hundred and fifty feet of pristine Seven Mile Beach, The Heritage Club is an exclusive enclave of just eighteen apartments, with its unique design of three, three storey blocks unlike most complexes each unit at The Heritage Club has windows along each of its four walls maximizing the entrance of natural light within each condo. Built in 1989 by renowned Cayman Islands developer Brian Butler, The Heritage Club has since witnessed development on a larger scale, at first six storey complexes and since The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman opened, seven and now new legislation permits ten storeys. Although The Heritage Club retains the charm and character of a smaller complex having under gone a complete refurbishment in 2005 all of the apartments are modern and fresh. Having one of the deepest and certainly quiet sections of Seven Mile Beach, The Heritage Club is among the best places to enjoy what is one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean, whether from the pool or sitting on a sun bed beneath the shade of a Tiki cabana, the white sands, turquoise sea & setting sun will captivate for a life time.
This ground floor unit is perfectly positioned to provide privacy & light. Recently refurbished through out this spacious two bedroom unit boasts almost 1,400sqft with open plan living area leading through to screened patio with pool & beach beyond. Both master & second bedroom include en-suite bathroom. The Heritage Club currently represents extraordinary good value and is a first choice for purchasers of Seven Mile Beach real estate & the value of this real estate is added to by the popularity it holds with holiday renters who return yearly. Ground floor apartments are historically the most popular amongst renters as they have easy & direct access on to the beach, The Heritage Club has an on site manger who takes care of all the holiday rentals. This Heritage Club apartment is building sold furnished.