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FOR SALE: Cistern Cay Lot 24A. 1/2 acre of beachfront on Cistern Cay, Bahamas.  Lot 24A offered for immediate sale.

This land is sold freehold (equivalent of fee simple in the United States).

One of the northern most of the Berry Islands, Cistern Cay is a private tropical paradise and offers unsurpassed beauty and tranquility. A dangling chain of cays and islets on the eastern edge of the Great Bahama Bank, the unspoiled and serene Berry Islands begin 56km (35 miles) northwest of New Providence (Nassau), 242km (150 miles) east of Miami. This 30-island archipelago is known to sailors, fishermen, yachts-people, Jack Nicklaus, and a Rockefeller or two, as well as to devoted beachcombers who love its pristine sands.  Whether you long to wake up in your own cottage just steps from the white sand, the crystal clear water met by character rich corral rock or take a short swim and enjoy some snorkeling, this is the land for you. Just off the shore of this magnificent island and just under the clear waters surface, awaits a snorkeler’s paradise with a crashed airplane from the 1980s providing extraordinary habitat for all types of marine life. On the island you will find paved roads throughout and a private airstrip awaiting your entrance. 

The waters surrounding these islands are also known for the excellent fishing opportunities of the area.  Approximately 35 miles northwest of Nassau, Cistern Cay is just a five minute boat ride from Great Harbor Cay, which provides private and commercial air transportation as well as the necessary items you will need for your stay such as groceries and other supplies. In addition Great Harbor Cay is a destination for celebrities and is where they choose to have homes and park their yachts. Just a ten minute boat ride to the northwest you will find islands owned by Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruise lines where they offer excursions for cruisers; this is a testament to the perfection of this group of islands.

The Berry Islands might attract the weary Bill Gates or Steve Forbes types. It also draws fishermen, but this string of islands, which has only 700 residents, is mainly for escapists -- rich escapists. The islands' very limited accommodations (some of which used to be private clubs) lie near the Tongue of the Ocean, home of the big-game fish. A dangling chain of cays and islets on the eastern edge of the Great Bahama Bank, the unspoiled and serene Berry Islands begin 56km (35 miles) northwest of New Providence (Nassau), 242km (150 miles) east of Miami. This 30-island archipelago is known to sailors, fishermen, yachtspeople, Jack Nicklaus, and a Rockefeller or two, as well as to devoted beachcombers who love its pristine sands. As a fishing center, the Berry Islands are second only to Bimini. At the tip of the Tongue of the Ocean (aka TOTO), it has world-record-setting big-game fish and endless flats where bonefish congregate. In the "Berries," you can find your own tropical paradise islet and enjoy -- sans wardrobe -- totally isolated white-sand beaches and palm-fringed shores. Some of The Bahamas' best shell-collecting spots are on the Berry Islandbeaches and in their shallow-water flats. 

The main islands are, from north to south, Great Stirrup Cay, Cistern Cay, Great Harbour Cay, Anderson Cay, Haines Cay, Hoffmans Cay, Bond's Cay, Sandy Cay, Whale Cay, and Chub Cay. One of the very small cays, north of Frazev's Hog Cay and Whale Cay, has, in our opinion, the most unappetizing name: Cockroach Cay. The largest island is Great Harbour Cay, which sprawls over 1,520 hectares (3,756 acres) of sand, rock, and scrub. Development here received a great deal of publicity when Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., was connected with its investors. It became a multimillion-dollar resort for jet setters who occupied waterfront town houses and villas overlooking the golf course or marina. Cary Grant, Brigitte Bardot, and other stars have all romped on the 12km (7 1/2 miles) of almost solitary beachfront. Bond's Cay, a bird sanctuary in the south, and tiny Frazer's Hog Cay (stock is still raised here) are both privately owned. An English company used to operate a coconut and sisal plantation on Whale Cay, also near the southern tip. Sponge fishermen and their families inhabit some of the islands.

Interested?  Make me an offer.