In keeping with its renowned tradition of helping prospective buyers find homes in exotic locales, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the purchase of Innocence Island in the Bahamas.
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty office in Sedona, Arizona represented the undisclosed buyer, who paid $18.7 million for Innocence Island.
Located in the Exuma chain of the Bahamas, Innocence Island is a seahorse shaped piece of land bordered by white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. It is the largest privately-owned island in the Bahamas.
The island consists of 681 acres of undisturbed land, covered with tropical foliage, native fruit trees, and gently rolling hills that border pristine white sand beaches.
The property also includes a 5,000-square-foot main house and a private airstrip with its own airport code. Adjacent to the house is undeveloped land, inviting the buyer to either expand the home or build a new guest house.
Managing Broker Tod Christensen of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty says agent Steve Donovan, who works out of the Sedona office, represented the buyer in the transaction.
“Steve has decades of experience in selling beach and exotic island properties in the Caribbean,” said Christensen. “Over many years, he has developed a sterling reputation as someone who helps clients who want privacy and seclusion in a home. For buyers who seek those qualities, Steve can help them find their ideal property all across the region.”
Christensen says islands, especially ones that are as rustic as Innocence Island, are not offered for sale very often.
“Finding an island for sale in the Bahamas is very rare, let alone a property like this that is in such pristine environmental condition,” said Christensen.
Christensen calls the island sale a dream come true for the buyer.
“There is not a lot of development on Innocence Island so this island is exactly what the buyer wanted. Our buyer pursued the sale aggressively, and exudes an adventurous spirit. The goal is to develop something unique in order to have an heirloom for the family.”