San Salvador Real Estate

Four monuments mark the spot where Columbus came ashore here.

The island is home to many monuments, ruins, and shipwreck sites that directly reflect its rich history. It has miles of pristine and secluded beaches and a crystal-clear sea that gives divers visibility of up to 150 feet. Sparkling lakes cover the interior of the island and many relics of Loyalist days can be found here. Christopher Columbus made his first landfall on San Salvador Island during his historic voyage to the New World. Four separate monuments mark the exact spot where he came ashore on October 12, 1492. However, it is generally accepted that he landed at Long Bay, where a big stone cross now stands. Click to show/hide more information about San Salvador Island.

Called Guanahani by the Lucayan Indians, the island was renamed San Salvador by Columbus, meaning Holy Saviour. Years later, the British pirate, Captain John (also known as George) Watlings took over the island and renamed it Watling's Island after himself. However, by 1925, the name San Salvador had been restored and the island bears it proudly to this day.

San Salvador, 63 square miles in size, is 40 miles southeast of Port Howe, Cat Island, and 22 miles northeast of Rum Cay. It is now known to be the exposed peak of a submerged mountain which has a depth of 15,000 feet to the ocean floor. The land is full of undulating hills, beautiful beaches, numerous saltwater lagoons, and dangerous reefs and shoals that surround the greater part of the island.

The island has a population of some 1,000 persons who are the descendants of the slaves brought by the Loyalists. Cockburn Town (pronounced Co-burn), the main settlement and the capital, is home to a large white-washed Catholic Church and an interesting museum filled with historical artifacts dating back to Lucayan Indian days. The other major towns are United Estates and Fortune Hill. The Great Lake connects all the principal settlements, as it stretches the entire length of the island at 10 miles long, two miles wide, and 16 feet at its deepest point.

San Salvador had cotton plantations and a successful cattle-rearing industry in the past. Today, though the islanders engage in tourism as their mainstay, the pace of life here has changed little over the centuries and San Salvador remains the ultimate escape. San Salvadorans provide supplemental tourism services to the island's attractions, including fishing, diving, sailing, handicrafts, and guided tours.

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The Bohemian

Sandy Point,san Salvador San Salvador BS

MLS Number 49091

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathroom 8
  • Square Feet 6,500
  • Acreage 2.46

The Bohemian is a beachfront hideaway with brilliant sunsets and breathtaking views. It is a unique opportunity to own 2.46 acres with elevations up to 30 feet. It is ideally located on the calmer west coast of San Salvador island. The beachfront hideaway has 569 linear feet of waterfront. It is a harmonious convergence of the restored original cottage and more recent structures. Effortlessly casual, The Bohemian is an idyllic tropical retreat with 8 ensuite bedrooms spread across 4 buildings. There are 6,500 sq. ft. under air, multiple covered patios, a glass-enclosed dining room with an open professional kitchen and a bar with a 2,000 bottle capacity temperature-controlled, walk-in, wine storage room. Amenities include four pools, two beaches, a 5-green golf course, roof top hot tub and a greenhouse. The property is connected to the local municipal water, and there is a well, electricity and fibre-optic telecommunications. San Salvador is 12 x 5 miles of rugged beauty. Just 15 minutes from The Bohemian, San Salvador International Airport has an 8,000 ft runway.

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Guanahani Villa

San Salvador San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSSan Salvador

Price$4,200,000

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MLS Number 49380

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 7,150
  • Acreage 0.77

Ultimate luxury in a relaxed, secluded atmosphere. Located about 200 miles southeast of Nassau, the villas sit on 1.5 miles of powdery sand on the southeast coast of San Salvador. This elegant property offers the best of both worlds - luxurious imported Italian finishes, modern amenities and refined décor in a laidback setting ideal for the adventure seeker, all on a beautiful beach. Nestled just steps from Pigeon Creek and Snow Bay National Park on the southeast end of San Salvador. With 7,150 SF the villas sit on 2 lots totaling 33.542 SF and feature 3 one-bedroom villas and a two-bedroom villa along with a building with common area, living room with a very spacious patio and a fully equipped kitchen. Constructed of solid reinforced concrete, with sturdy cement roofs ensuring longevity and solid double-glazed hurricane-impact windows and full wood shutters on every building. Built to weather storms, offering peace of mind for future owners and utilizing both solar and photovoltaic systems, Guanahani has many special features, enquire for more details today! Price is US$4.2M.

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Polaris Bay Beachfront San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSPolaris Bay Beachfront

Price$1,200,000

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MLS Number 47731

  • Land
  • Acreage 9.03

With over 2,000 ft of incredible beachfront property with easy main road access to the entire parcel this property this 9.034 acre Property is ideal for a subdivision of a number of prime beach front lots. The property could also be used as an estate property with a prime location for a stunning home on the point. The Property has more road frontage than beach frontage giving suer easy access to all parts of the property and a section to the road frontage that does not have beach frontage would be ideal for a park or a service area for an estate. This amazing parcel of land simply must be seen to be appreciated.

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Edgecombe Tract,parcel B San Salvador BS

MLS Number 46636

  • Land
  • Acreage 39.13

39.130 undeveloped acres with views over the sea and Great Lake! The property has a gentle rise on which to take advantage of the most spectacular views! Retreat to the serenity of your private compound, just a quick walk across the lazy Queen's "Highway" to a white sandy beach. San Salvador boasts fine resorts and an active airport despite it's remote location. This area is popular for divers, boaters and explorers! Power is on the property, shopping is within a short distance. Edgecombe Tract Parcel C is beachfront and also for sale at $600,000. See MLS46638. Buy the 2 parcels and build a resort with a quaint golf cart ride the private beach front!

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Edgecombe Tract Parcel C San Salvador BS

MLS Number 46638

  • Land
  • Acreage 5.8

Stick to yourselves or take advantage of other resorts on this beautiful, remote island. Deep water surrounds make this ideal for larger boats and activities such as diving. The island itself is protected by a reef, making the beaches sandy and beautiful. Edgecombe Tract Parcel B, over 39 acres across the road from here, backing onto a lake is also for sale for $750,000. Ref# MLS46636

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Moonraker

Columbus Landings 4 San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSColumbus Landings 4

Price$295,000

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MLS Number 49733

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,100
  • Acreage 0.47

This quaint, inviting abode is one lot from a beautiful white, sandy beach. Constructed of concrete and steel in the 1970s, Moonraker cottage has stood the test of time. The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, vaulted wood ceilings, tiled flooring throughout, and an entry patio for al fresco dining that welcomes you on arrival. There is a well defined perimeter with space to add additional storage, a pool or separate cottage. Moonraker cottage is offered furnished, as is, and has electricity, water and cable/Internet service. There is a tool shed for storing island-living essentials.

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Columbus Landings 4 Home San Salvador BS

MLS Number 48514

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 2,360
  • Acreage 0.23

Turn-Key House On San Salvador. San Salvador is the most Easterly Island in the chain of Islands in the Bahamas. This move-in ready house is on the Southwest side of the Island known as Columbus Landings. This three bedroom, two bath fully furnished home was built in 2008. It is located 30 minutes South of Cockburn Town and a few minutes walk or ride from the beach.

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Columbus Landing Section San Salvador BS

MLS Number 48359

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 4,788
  • Acreage 1.03

This property is a double lot with 2 buildings. A house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bath, porch, open living-dining room and spacious kitchen. Cathedral ceilings for ample airflow and cool breeze. The bedrooms has ductless units. The 2 storey buildng is a 2 car garage on the gorund floor and an efficiency on the first floor. Ready to be rented. Just a few steps to a beautiful beach along an easement to enjoy the turquoise waters or watch the amazing sunset. This property requires a little upgrade bu can be moved in or rented on a vacation site. A great investment opportunity.

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Marshall Tract San Salvador BS

San Salvador, BSMarshall Tract

Price$160,000

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MLS Number 49802

  • Land
  • Acreage 0.64

This Waterfront lot is located on the calmer west coast of San Salvador, in Marshall Tract sub-division. There is a partial beach with rocks. The irregular shaped residential lot has narrow access on the main Queen's Highway, ideal for creating a private estate. The lot opens up and measures 200 ft on the water. There is an idyllic little pond along the southern boundary. Electricity, water, cable/Internet and telephone are available on the main road. The lot is located approximately 10 minutes from Cockburn Town.

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Lot#6 Rose Williams Tract San Salvador BS

MLS Number 49972

  • Land
  • Acreage 0.19

Rose Williams Track is on the west side of Sugar Loaf on the Island of San Salvador, Bahamas. San Salvador is the most Easterly island in The Bahamas. It's a 45-minute plane ride from Nassau. Sugar Loaf is about a 10-15 minute ride South of Cockburn Town and about a 5 minute walk from Landfall Park, Long Bay.

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Columbus Landing 4 San Salvador BS

MLS Number 49760

  • Land
  • Acreage 0.28

Nestled in the developing area of Columbus Landing 4, right on the beachfront, this lot is a great investment for anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of Bahamian island life. Contact us today, and lets help your start your journey to owning a slice of paradise.

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Columbus Landings Lot San Salvador BS

MLS Number 48846

  • Land
  • Acreage 0.25

Own your own piece of paradise in historic Columbus Landings, San Salvador! Perfect for your dream home or vacation get-away. The property is approximately 20 minutes away from Cockburn Town and 30 minutes from Club Med and the Airport. Make an offer today.

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