Located on Harbour Island, an isle many consider the jewel in the crown, Jewelbox boasts the colonial architecture the island, and the Bahamas, is so often celebrated for. Originally constructed in the late 1800's, the historic loyalist home was reconstructed using new and repurposed wood in 2013. Sensitive to the home's architectural past, the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features mahogany windows and doors, and cedar siding interiors and shingle roof. The exterior, which includes an outdoor covered dining area and sitting porch, is constructed of pressure treated pine and Abaco pine - a wood known to be a termite deterrent. Wrapped in old world charm, modern amenities include: wifi internet, cable television, surround sound, and split air conditioning throughout. Additionally, piping has been installed for a dip pool to be constructed at a future date. A favourite among design magazines, including Coastal Living and House Beautiful, this historic home boasts a healthy vacation rental income. Furthermore, Jewelbox is exempt from Property Taxes until 2033. Offered furnished with the exception of a few pieces.
Weekly rentals makes ownership easy, covers cost and qualifies purchaser for Bahamian Permanent Residency.
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When we purchased Jewelbox in 2013 it had long been abandoned and was probably one stiff wind from total collapse. Though a perfect example of colonial Bahamian architecture, it had sat empty for years without floors, doors, interior walls or windows. It was a labour of love and bringing it back to life was one of the toughest but most rewarding experiences ever. Every item was chosen for its historical appropriateness and durability, but more importantly for its appeal to the eye and hand. We wanted to honour the home's historic merit but knew it had to harbour a functional and modern feel. We hope that Jewelbox, with its reclaimed pine and encaustic tile floors, its cypress clad walls and original foundation stones will last another hundred years and lift the hearts of all who enter and stay there.