The Real Deal Miami

Elliman targeting SoFla residents for Bahamian cottages

October 17, 2013 03:00PM


Rendering of a two-bedroom bungalow at French Leave Harbour Village (Inset: John Sandberg)

Douglas Elliman’s Miami office will help handle sales for a 37-cottage Bahamian development known as French Leave Harbour Village, in an effort to draw second-home buyers from South Florida.

Developer Shaner Bahamas plans to open the under-construction resort next year on the island of Eleuthera. Prices for the cottages are expected to range from $525,000 to more than $1 million. All-cash buyers will receive a discount. The total price includes closing, title insurance and legal and financing costs, the release said.

“In just one hour, travelers and residents have a chance to unplug from the wired world of Miami,” said John Sandberg, director of luxury sales at Douglas Elliman. The Manhattan-based brokerage will also target buyers in Canada and New York. — Mark Maurer