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Dec 2011|News from de Reus

Nandana Villa featured in Cocotraie


Designed by renowned architect Mark de Reus of de Reus Architects in an Asian beach house style, Nandana (paradise in Sanskrit) offers a vacation experience like no other. This private oceanfront villa, located in Old Bahama Bay Resort Grand Bahama, accommodates the lifestyle needs of the owner and functions as a rental villa in the international luxury resort market. Completed in 2008 in association with Hart Howerton, Mark de Reus was the design principal during the conceptual and design development stages and Dan Whitney completed the architectural work to the point of construction.At the heart of the property is the Great Hall, a spectacular main house with soaring 40-foot ceilings and spacious living and dining areas. Towering sliding glass doors open wide to warm tropical sea breezes and breathtaking ocean views. An expansive veranda leads to a dazzling 120-foot infinity pool overlooking the sea. There, amidst swaying palms and surrounding the main house are five, individual and richly appointed bedroom suites each providing the ultimate in comfort and relaxation, including two majestic 1,000-square-foot beachfront Pavilions, two large garden and a lavish custom-made 2,000-square-foot “safari-style” Tent.

The entire compound is made from natural materials. Imported Burmese teak covers the floors, walls and ceilings are made with Balinese limestone and Italian marble completes the elegant and airy interiors. More than 300 palm trees and a variety of other tropical plants fill the extensively landscaped grounds, framed on the west by the sea and setting sun, and on the east by a deep water canal that can accommodate luxury motor yachts up to 115 feet in length.


de Reus Architects is an industry leader of luxury resort architecture, custom residential architecture and master planning. Based on the Big Island of Hawaii, the architecture firm has helped shape standard of luxury living in private residential developments by providing architectural designs based on craftsmanship, innovation and tradition and informed by the art of placemaking. Mark de Reus has been recognized as one of the world’s top architects and designers and his work on Nandana fully justifies such an accolade. This property and architect reflect perfectly the Cocotraie theme of tropical living and interior design excellence.

Getting There

Nandana’s facilities are designed for your lifestyle. Reach them by yacht (65 miles from the South Florida coast), helicopter or private jet to their private airport. If you choose to arrive at the private airport, Nandana staff will greet and escort you on the two-minute ride to the property. Alternatively, commercial flights from most U.S. and European cities arrive at Freeport International Airport. The Nandana concierge greets all arrivals. Those arriving at Nandana’s private docks or jet airstrip will be escorted through discreet and efficient on-site customs and immigration clearance. Those arriving by commercial air will be met by the Nandana concierge and driven by private, air-conditioned chauffeur-driven vehicle to the Nandana compound.


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