Villa Florentine, Nassau, the Bahamas, $21.5m
Where On Paradise Island, just off the shore of the Bahamian capital of Nassau in the Caribbean, and a 30-minute drive from the city’s Lynden Pindling international airport.
What An estate featuring a 14,000 sq ft main house, a 10,000 sq ft guest villa, and 12 bedrooms in total. Within the 1.4 acres of tropical gardens, there is a pool and a tennis court. There is also a rooftop sunbathing deck and an observation tower with great views of Nassau harbour, Spruce Cay, Blue Lagoon, Athol Island and Rose Island.
Why Ideal for a sailing enthusiast, the property comes with 175ft of canal frontage with docks and boat lifts, perfect for keeping a collection of motor yachts, sailboats and jet skis.
Who Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com, tel: +1 242 322 2305
Where In the southeast of Lunenberg County, on the Chester Peninsula, an hour’s drive from Halifax Stanfield international airport.
What A three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with 3,000 sq ft of living space, and 74,812 sq ft of land. There are views from all the main rooms of the water towards Chester’s harbour and the canal bridge. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, a study and a sunroom.
Why The property has 172ft of water frontage, including a wharf, a floating dock to tie up a boat, two 60ft moorings in the harbour, a boat launch and a boathouse.
Who Tradewinds Realty, tradewindsrealty.com, tel: +1 902 275 2215
Where On the most exclusive stretch of the lake between Tremezzo and Menaggio, overlooking the town of Bellagio across the water, and a 45-minute drive from Milan Malpensa airport.
What A late-19th-century period villa with two-and-a-half acres of land featuring formal Italianate gardens, an olive grove and orchard. The main house has nine bedrooms with terraces and en-suite bathrooms. There is also a five-bedroom guest house in the grounds.
Why The house has one of the largest boathouses on the lake, measuring six metres by nine metres, with automated boat lifts and safety gates, as well as private access to a 150 sq metre open dock big enough for four boats.
Who Savills International, savills.com, tel: +44 20 7016 3740
Where Within The Cliffs’ Keowee Falls community on Lake Keowee, a 26-mile long man-made lake, 136 miles from the state capital Columbia, and 48 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg international airport.
What A four-bedroom, four-bathroom house with 4,433 sq ft of living space, featuring double-height ceilings and views over the lake. Set in 1.14 acres, the house comes with 258ft of shoreline and is surrounded by 2,500 acres of woodland.
Why The house has a private mooring and a 28ft dock where a 24ft pontoon boat is moored at present. There are two other Cliffs communities around the lake, with facilities including a marina and beach club with jet skis, boats and kayaks for rent.
Who Cliffs Land Partners, cliffscommunities.com, tel: +1 866 411 5771
Where On England’s South Coast, overlooking Bosham harbour, six miles from Chichester and 53 miles from Gatwick airport.
What A six-bedroom house with 3,300 sq ft of living space, a walled garden, and about 100ft of sea frontage, with views down Bosham channel towards Chichester.
Why Well known for its sailing club, the pretty village of Bosham is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. This traditional house has one mooring suitable for a boat with a bilge keel and a second harbour mooring that can be included in the sale.
Who Finlay Brewer, finlaybrewer.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7371 4171