- May 3rd, 2007
- in Yachting
A Sailor’s Dream Come True:- Drake’s Village at Nanny Cay Resort & Marina – Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, conveniently located less than 10 minute’s drive due west from the BVI capital of Road Town, is Tortola’s flagship marina. Sheltered from prevailing trade winds and by a natural basin and from the occasional northerly by Tortola’s emerald peaks, its 25 acres of landscaped gardens, facilities and waterfront businesses are devoted to serving, and servicing, the BVI sailing industry.
Nanny Cay was bought by its current owners in 2000. After implementing a series of improvements and developments, Nanny Cay can now boast of being one of the BVI’s premier marinas; a prosperous, thriving, vibrant community of first class boat-related businesses, boutique shops and provisioning outlets. The 40 bed hotel is one of the busiest in the BVI, accommodating land based vacationers and boat owners alike.
Aspirations haven’t stopped there, though. Two years ago, the owners of Nanny Cay announced their intentions to expand the community to include the resort residential market, and launched the preliminary plans for a convenient, affordable and yet luxurious marina community village. The concept offers turnkey townhouses and private villas, all with access to the myriad marina and resort facilities. Construction work is now firmly underway and those looking to invest in the proposed village are advised to move fast; understandably, real estate this good is rarely so affordable and the first eight waterfront homes have already been sold.
Drake’s Village represents a state of the art marina facility, providing secure berths for boats and first class accommodations for their owners. It will comprise 32 luxury townhouses with their own docks ranging from 16–24 feet in length; eight ocean front townhouses with shared communal grounds and beach access; and five beachfront lots for private villa construction.
The 32 freehold waterfront homes, at the heart of the Village, will offer a spacious, air-conditioned, open plan living and dining area, state-of-the-art kitchen, waterfront decking from which to soak up the marina ambience and a designated mooring. All will be set in luscious, landscaped gardens. The idea is to combine the charming and aesthetically pleasing elements of traditional Caribbean architecture with European design concepts and standards to provide elegant, spacious two and three bedroom homes.
If you like the idea of a home so conveniently close to your yacht but don’t need the dock, then one of the eight oceanfront townhouses might be more to your liking. Right on the beach with superb Channel views, these also offer beautifully designed, spacious, open planned living over two or three storeys set in landscaped communal gardens.
Nanny Cay is also offering the opportunity for those with larger budgets to purchase either an oceanfront lot or a turnkey Villa. The first of five exclusive Villas will be a spectacular 7,000 square feet of contemporary Caribbean design. Thoughtfully arranged with indoor and outdoor living in mind, it would look equally at home on the shoreline of St. Barths or Mustique and will feature an owner’s suite and four guest suites. Interiors and furnishings will all be of a standard that befits a home of such quality and its tropical gardens will be pristinely landscaped. All villas will be built to the highest of specifications and will be priced to compete favourably with the villas at Little Dix Bay Resort and other fine homes in the BVI. It goes without saying that all will offer stunning ocean and island vistas and benefit from the wonderful, cooling tradewinds.
Luxury and Amenities in a Convenient Package
Drake’s Village will be a classic marina resort community offering its residents access to all the resort facilities including the freshwater swimming pool, beach cabanas, laundry services and tennis courts. The marina itself offers an array of boutique shops, waterfront dining, water sports outlets, yacht charter services and yacht servicing, as well as 180 slips. With the advancement of the Village, the marina itself will be receiving upgrades to existing facilities – the aim being to keep its relaxed sailing community feel but to ramp up its offering to provide the type of marina culture that has become associated with top tier yachting destinations.
Return on Investment
Whilst Drake’s Village will seek to provide a superlative service and a level of luxury that would attract even the most discerning of homeowners, the developers know that most will be seeking ways to offset the cost of ownership. To this end, the developers are offering a competitive rental programme and equally competitive financing packages will soon be available from a number of BVI Banks.
It’s only a matter of time before opportunities to buy prime, waterfront property will be few and far between. Drake’s Village at Nanny Cay will make many a sailor’s dream come true: an affordable home in paradise, right on the water and just a stone’s throw from his pride and joy. The BVI Property Guide team suggests you hurry…