King Edward VIII's Estate
This is the former residence of The King of England, King Edward VIII, where he and his wife lived during his first year as the governor of the Bahamas. This was after he abdicated the throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. Among other quotes he is famous for stating "Of course, I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you. It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride that you gave up a throne for her."
This residence was built in the mid 1920s by British aviation pioneer and movie producer, Mr. Sigrist. The main house has even been featured in several of the earlier "James Bond" movies.
The residence is located in the Cable Beach part of Nassau, close to downtown and only a 10 minute stroll to the beach.
The estate consists of a main residence, which is approx. 15,000 sq feet, as well as two guest houses. It is a gated estate set amidst 4 acres of lush tropical gardens, and includes a swimming pool and jacuzzi all with views over the manicured grounds, saltwater canals, and distant Atlantic.
There is daily housekeeping, a live-in manager and 2 gardeners. Cooking services are not included, but may be arranged for an additional fee.
Single Family Home with 1 level
12 bedrooms, 10 baths, 15000 square feet
King, Queen, Twin, King, Queen, Twin, King, Queen, Twin, King, Queen, and Twin
14 guests maximum
NAS- Nassau international airport
15 minutes by car
Golf course, canals, and the Atlantic Ocean
Additional FeesThere is daily housekeeping, a live-in manager and 2 gardeners. Cooking services are not included, but may be arranged for an additional fee.
Activities of Interest
- Tru Bahamian Food Tours
- Bahama Private Boat Tours
- Powerboat Adventures
Places of Interest
- Blue Lagoon Island
- The Atlantis Aquarium
- The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
- Dolphin Cay – A rescue center where visitors can swim with the dolphins.
- The Dig – A fantastic center to discover beautiful marine life.
- The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas – Displays artwork from the Bahamian National Art Collection and also explains the history of art on the island.
The house was beautiful and an architectural delight. Mark and Michelle were wonderful hosts and their guidance was critical. Location was convenient to airport and restaurants. Accommodations were spacious.”
Architectural Experience to Enjoy!
This was a wonderful experience. We arrived the 2nd week in February. The Sigrist House is not just a grande structure; it is an EXPERIENCE. Or I should say "SHE" is to be EXPERIENCED. The main house’s 15,000 sq. ft. of impeccable pedigree can be best experienced by walking the loggia, (which spans the entire length of the public/entertaining area/living room), and allowing the wonderful uninterrupted breeze to blow all the stress off. She is a large and powerful structure, yet feels very intimate and unobtrusive. Even the ways her architectural lines hug the lush, green property suggest that she was designed to be EXPERIENCED more than SEEN. Every morning, we would take a dip in the pool, and then coffee on the curved terrace to watch the sunrise, and then walk the 4 acres of grounds. The owner’s wife provided good pre-arrival information, and the owner called to check in after our arrival. The staff is great. How Rosie changes the linens without being seen still has us shaking our heads. After being there a few days, it became clear that Rosie has a 15,000 sq. main house plus 2 other on-site properties to clean; with the doors open every day, it’s a big job to keep the property dust free. We cooked many meals in the professional Chef’s kitchen, ate our breakfasts in the breakfast room overlooking the lush backyard and golf course, and consumed our dinners in the elegant formal dining room. We picnicked on the grounds under the trees, and spent lots of time reading and relaxing. This was the perfect “let’s-hurry-up-and-eat-so-we-can-get-back-to-doing-nothing” vacation. The grounds cannot be overlooked as they are like walking on air grass. [Caution: If you need high activity or an active-walk-outside-and-be-in-the-thick-of-things type location, this one isn’t for you.] But for those who appreciate Classic Elegance, this is one elegant lady not to be missed. Frank Gehry, the noted architect, said, “In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures."”
King Edward Estate
I AM GIVING THE HOME 4 PLUS STARS < BECAUSE MARK AND MICHELE WERE JUST GREAT< MICHELE KNOWS THE ISLAND LIKE SHE WAS BORN THERE< AND HER IDEAS ON WERE TO GO< WHAT TO SEE <WERE TO EAT WERE RIGHT ON TARGET> MARK WAS THERE WHEN YOU NEEDED HIM AND WAS ALSO TOP DRAW> ROSIE WAS JUST WONDERFUL AND HELP MAKE THE STAY A WEEK TO REMEMBER. REASON FOR NOT 5 STARS <NO HAIR BLOWERS IN BATH ROOMS, HOT WATER SOMETIMES LACKING AND THE POOL FURNITURE WAS IN POOR SHAPE> THE HOUSE ITSELF WAS VERY VERY COMFORTABLE AND THE ”
More than just a home, King Edward VIII's Estate is an experience. A rare opportunity to experience timeless luxury with modern convenience. Spacious living areas to enjoy the company of others without compromising individual space. A private and secure domain close to all Nassau has to offer. The owners, managers and their staff created an environment that allows their guests to relax and enjoy. Our experience was important to them. The owners helped us arrange a terrific private chef to cook us dinner for two special occasions and private massages services for one afternoon. The managers cooked amazing breakfasts every morning and arranged or drove us around Nassau for our day excursions. Ten lifelong friends gathered at the estate to celebrate a 50th Birthday. It was an unforgettable experience that was enhanced by the home, owners and its managers. We consider the opportunity to enjoy King Edward VIII's Estate as a privilege and a memory we will treasure. Thank you to 3rd home, the owners and managers for this wonderful experience! Lisa and Ken Donnelly”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet