San Salvador home for sale on the tip of the Island

Where have you ever seen a house that has views onto the sunrise in the morning and also the sunset in the evening? Usually you have to pick either one of these views. NOT this time !!!  oceanfront home for sale on San Salvador Bahamas (1)

The home sit in a very unique location on the southern tip of the Island of San Salvador in the Bahamas.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

It is built on two lots covering and acre and a half and hovers about 25 feet above ocean level on a solid rock foundation.

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The views are incredible, with a panoramic view of the ocean of over 230 degrees. Look to your east and you see French Bay with it’s beautiful rock and cliff formations.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

Look to the west and see the incredible beach of Sandy Point

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

and look straight out and you will be amazed by the crystal clear blue waters of the Bahamas.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

On both sides of the rock formation, there are sandy beaches which provide easy access for swimming, snorkeling and shore diving. These waters contain numerous coral heads, coral formations, swim troughs etc that provide for fantastic snorkeling and diving experiences.  Not to mention the abundant sea life.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

The home has about 1500 square feet on the living level with consist of  2 bedrooms, 2 bath and an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living room. High Ceilings. On the lower level it has a storage room, laundry room and oversized garage.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

This San Salvador Island home is pretty much self reliant in that it has a solar/wind/battery system plus connection to the island electrical grid and a whole house generator.( The solar system provides enough electricity that the island electricity is use rarely) It also has a UV water filtration system and 8000 gallon of rain water storage.

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

I have to say it again, the location is one of a kind and the home has walls of windows to soak up the views and let in lots of natural light and nearly constant  beautiful sea breezes. The views are absolutely stunning !!!

Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas
Real Estate, Water front homes for sale on San Salvador in the Bahamas

And if you enjoy fishing, San Salvador here in the Bahamas will fulfill your wildest expectations, with some of the best Wahoo fishing in the world, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Jack, Bone fish, Marlin, Snapper etc. And of course lots of conch and lobster, where the tail is measured in pounds not in ounces. Do I need to say more ? Only on San Salvador here in the beautiful Bahamas. The asking price is $399,000

 

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Bahamas, San Salvador visit Stanley’s Bar

Stanley’s Bar is an icon in the Bahamas on the Island of San Salvador. If you ever visit the Island you have to go for a drink a Stanley’s, even if you do nothing else.This little bar gives you a great feeling for the Bahamian people, the Island and the way they live on San Salvador.
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Stanley’s is open every day from about 7 am to 7 pm. The bar is located in Sugar Loaf, about 7 minutes south of San Sal airport. It sit right on Queens highway, next to Kenny the wood-carver. (which will be another post)

Most tourist drive by, not even knowing that they just missed an awesome place. Yes, there is a sign but since the little bar is in a corner and cars are always parked on that corner, you will focus on the street and miss the bar. There is no official parking lot but then again, we are in the Bahamas, on San Salvador, you can pretty much park anywhere other than in the middle of the street.  Sometimes the door is closed and the place looks deserted from the outside  but  don’t worry, just pull the door and walk right in.

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Stanley’s bar is tiny but so cosy, when you have 4 people at the bar counter and 4 people sitting on chairs, the bar is full and unusually crowed. Sometimes when the weather is not too hot or cold here in the Bahamas, people take their drinks outside and sit on the front steps.

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Stanley runs this bar for more than … years now and he is the sweetest and friendliest bar tender you can find anywhere. He knows all his clients, knows what they drink and greets everybody with a warm welcome. I had only been to the bar once but month later when I visited the Island again, he gave me a big hug and with a huge smile on his face he said “Welcome back to San Salvador Anne”  .

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Every one on the Island knows Stanley and his bar, everybody stops by for a beer once in a while and a lot of stories get told and created in this bar. People just hang or play domino or back gammon (on the one table in the bar) or you take your drink outside and go over to Edna (Stanley;s mother) and sit on her doorsteps chit chatting for a while, surrounded by a cat and some chicken and children playing. But, be careful, if Edna starts telling you her stories you might stay much longer than you anticipated, time just flies by listing to her.

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Enough said about Stanley’s bar here in the Bahamas on San Salvador, no words or pictures can describe it.

Trust me, if you have not seen Stanley’s Bar you have not seen San Salvador. If it was up to me, it would be a national historic site ! Check out the  San Salvador Video

Airport San Salvador Bahamas

San Salvador International Airport gets an upgrade
Transport and Aviation Minister the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin led a delegation to San Salvador on Tuesday morning to tour the San Salvador International Airport as it undergoes an expansion and structural upgrades after the terminal suffered structural damage during the passage of Joaquin.

“It would not be unfair to say that San Salvador is getting a new airport” said the Transport and Aviation Minister, obviously pleased with the progress made to date.

With increased airlift to the island from France, Canada and the United States, Minister Hanna-Martin is confident that an enhanced airport, the gateway, will definitely enhance the island’s tourism product.

“An enhanced airport that more properly facilitates people to this island I think will enhance the (tourism) product” she said.

Having commenced on the 12th January, the $1.2 million airport expansion and upgrades are being carried out by World Construction and Development Company.

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Incredible deal! House for sale on San Salvador Bahamas

Incredible deal! House for sale on San Salvador Bahamas.

Do NOT wait, don’t miss this one. House for sale on San Salvador Bahamas.
This is the best deal you can probably find in the Bahamas. This home is a diamond in the rough, needs TLC but has the potential to be something really really special.

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Look out the window and enjoy magnificent view onto white sandy beaches and the clear world famous Bahamian waters of the ocean.

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Situated on the south west side of the Island in Sandy Point, Columbus Landings 4. San Salvador, by many people also called “The forgotten Island” is and amazingly beautiful Island on the east side of the Bahamas island chain.

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Real Estate prices on San Salvador are still very affordable and this 3 bedroom 2 bath single family home is way under fair market value.

Do not miss this opportunity, some repairs and a little updating and you have the perfect beach escape in the beautiful Bahamas. The lot is big and enough space for an addition if you needed more space.The asking price is $279,900. Send me a quick note today to get more info on San Salvador here in the Bahamas and this incredible opportunity to buy a home in the Bahamas on San Salvador.

Below please see more pictures of this San Salvador home for sale.

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Direct beachfront lot for sale in San Salvador, the Bahamas

Direct beachfront lot for sale in San Salvador, the Bahamas

Dreaming of an affordable gorgeous direct beachfront lot with long white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise and blue waters?  Well you might have just found it on San Salvador, Bahamas. This piece of land is just absolutely beautiful.

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Beachfront / Oceanfront lot for sale on San Salvador Bahamas.

Situated on the west coast of San Salvador with breathtaking sunsets every night. What are you waiting for?

Waterfront lot, direct oceanfront land for sale in San Salvador Bahamas
Waterfront lot, direct oceanfront land for sale in San Salvador Bahamas.

This is your chance to finally own a piece of paradise and built the house of your dreams on a far away yet so close secluded charming little island. The lot is huge, about half an acre, 100 feet direct oceanfront. Unlike most oceanfront lots, this one has access to electric, water, internet and phone service. One for the things that is special to this oceanfront lot is what I call “the natural seawall” The lot itself is covered in lush tropical landscaping from the access road to the oceanfront. The beachfront itself is very unique, you have white sandy beach then a little formation of rocks between 2 and 10 feet deep and about 3 feet high and then white sandy beach again leading into the beautiful waters. I personally really like this setting because the rocks protect you when a storm and big waves are coming in.

Waterfront lot, direct oceanfront land for sale in San Salvador Bahamas
Waterfront lot, direct oceanfront land for sale in San Salvador Bahamas

Only minutes away from town and maybe 10 minutes from Club Med, the marina and the airport. The location could not be better.

San Salvador here in the Bahamas is about 180 miles south east of Nassau, probably 1200 people living on the Island, a few grocery stores, bars and restaurants but hardly any tourism other than the people that come from France, Canada and a handful from the US but they spend all their time in the all inclusive Club Med, they never venture out on the Island. San Salvador is very special and unique, come see for yourself !!! Check out my website to learn much more about the Island. The asking price on this beautiful lot for sale is $179,900 US

Below just find a few pictures of San Salvador here in the Bahamas.  Sometimes a photo says more than 1000 words. There are a lot of different sides to San Salvador, you actually have to come and see for yourself.

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How to buy property, house or land on San Salvador Bahamas

How to buy property, house or land on San Salvador Bahamas

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (35)Buying real estate, house, home, condo or vacant lot in the Bahamas / San Salvador is totally different from buying a house, condo or land in the US. Bahamas real estate law and the process of finding the property, getting it under contract and actually going to closing cannot be compared to the US process. Even I as a Real Estate Broker in Florida had a hard time understanding this whole new set of rules and it took me a long time to figure out the best way to go about it, actually the only way to be sure you get a legal conveyance ( deed)

Let’s split this issue (buying a house, home, condo or land in the Bahamas) in two separate parts

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (37)First part, finding a property to buy in the Bahamas.

You have to find your dream property, your lot, your condo, your home in the Bahamas. NOT that easy!

See, in the US we have the MLS system meaning about 99% of all properties for sale get submitted to this system and you can find them on websites like Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow and many more. So, it is very easy to sit at home and search the net for hours and days till you see something that is interesting and in the process of searching for homes or land or condos you get a very good feeling for the areas and the prices etc.

Not so in the Bahamas. Till a few years ago the Bahamas did not have an MLS system, now finally the Bahamas has a similar system BUT only a few properties that are for sale in the Bahamas actually make it into the system. You wonder WHY? As always, it is money ! In the Bahamas the real estate commission is not negotiable, the seller has to pay 10% for a vacant land sale or 6% for and improved land sale(house,condo)

If a realtor put the property (his listing) in the MLS he has to split that commission with the buyer’s broker. If he doesn’t put it in the MLS he can keep the whole commission. Since Bahamian sellers are so new to the MLS system, most of them do not understand it’s benefits and therefore the sellers do not insist on an MLS listing. All this means that you as a buyer have a very difficult time finding ALL the properties for sale. If you check on realtors website only HIS listings are on there and there is a very HIGH chance that he will not even tell you that the house next to his is also for sale for a much lower price. There is also a high amount of “for sale by owner” . These properties are usually not advertised at all and since no commission is paid, no realtor in the Bahamas will tell you about these homes or condos for sale.

Now what ??? How can you make sure that you know each and every property that meets your needs and wants that is for sale in the Bahamas, on the Island you chose? Well, get on a plane and come down here. Find someone who knows the island and that knows real estate, drive around and ask questions. There is only so much research you can do online and it is very difficult to find good information on the web.

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (5)Second Part. How to get clear title to your Bahamas property and all the legal paperwork.

We are not talking about buying a new shirt at Burdines and if you don’t like it you can bring it back within 90 days. Your Bahamas home or land will cost a lot more that a shirt and you can not get a refund if you don’t like it anymore.

You need a lawyer that works for YOU and not the seller !!! This Bahamian lawyer will do a title search and ensure that it is free and clear !!! he will issue something like a title insurance that will protect YOU. Please understand the importance, till just recently the Bahamas was not known for keeping accurate records of property sales (due to the different recording system). If money exchanged for a piece of land or home and the buyer got some “official looking paperwork” but forgot to record it ( because he was not told to do so) than the government didn’t even know that there was a new owner and therefore the old seller could sell this piece of Bahamian property again, to someone else……. and again. So, please get your own lawyer (unless it is a new home or condo development you are buying in) when buying property in the Bahamas.

Please understand, this was the short version of this complex issue. I have met a lot of people who bought properties in the Bahamas and the once that are happy and that use their property have done their research and talked to the closing lawyer. The once that are unhappy and full of drama stories are the people who got caught up in the moment and believed a smiling “NO PROBLEM” salesperson.

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (12)The photos on this page a REAL photos that I took today on the Island of San Salvador Bahamas. These real estate for sale signs tell the story better than I ever could. You do not know if they are from realtors or owners but then again, it doesn’t really matter since you can’t read the phone number anyway ……LOL This is just the island way, nobody is in a hurry to sell I guess.

Buying real estate, house, home or vacant land in the Bahamas, San Salvador is a dream come through for many people (and it was for me) This Island is breathtaking beautiful and the moment you step off the plane you get transported into another world.  It is all worth it !!!  Go after your dream !!! 

Important Updates to Bahamas Real Estate Transactions

Important Updates to Bahamas Real Estate Transactions.

via Important Updates to Bahamas Real Estate Transactions.