Princess Diana once vacationed at a beautiful property on Casuarina Beach in the Bahamas, enjoying the location’s lush gardens, deep turquoise waters, and pristine white sand. Now, you can buy that same vacation home.
The house, built in 1969 and on the market for $12.5 million, features five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a heated swimming pool, and 180 feet of private beach, according to the Christie’s International Real Estate listing. It was refurbished in 2009.
The 4,492-square-foot home, situated in the gated community of Lyford Cay, hosted Princess Diana along with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, in 1993, CNN reported. The royals were in the Bahamas staying with friends after having spent time in Florida at Walt Disney World and checking out the set location for “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
Ken Wharfe, a royal protection officer for Diana, wrote that Casuarina Beach was “a development that afforded a great deal of privacy, being part of a huge luxury complex, privately policed and spotlessly maintained,” CNN noted.
He added, “The house itself had a magnificent swimming pool,” and “the beach was less than 50 yards away. ”
According to the network, Lyford Cay’s neighbors include other famous stars like James Bond himself, Sean Connery.
The idea of palm trees swaying in the wind sounds dreamy right now, as many of us are stuck indoors. And the home’s airy interiors, massive chef’s kitchen, and unobstructed views out to sea make us wish we were quarantining there at the moment.
However, if you don’t have a cool $12.5 million to spare, and are currently stuck in less-than-tropical environs, Travel + Leisure has you covered. You can still attend a virtual dance party in Jamaica, participate in a guided meditation on the beaches of Saint Lucia, and “walk” miles and miles of sand in Florida.
And if it’s a gorgeous view you’re after, enjoy a mini escape by marveling at the stunning views from hotels around the world — without the jet lag!