Vila Nalani is an outstanding private estate on the West side of the island of New Providence, Nassau, Bahamas. The estate has a renowned garden, overlooking the entire bay from an elevated position, and has immediate access to a private beach. The white powdery beach stretches out over nearly one kilometer wrapping around the turquoise lagoon. The house itself is 14,000 square feet and was furnished and decorated by an international designer as her own home, and presents a quality of design and furnishings rarely found in a rental home. Having been widely photographed, the Estate has appeared in such world-renowned publications as Vanity Fair.On first entering the 3-acre site one follows the winding driveway though the multitudes of palm tree specimens, with huge silk cotton trees in the distance. The large, antique, wooden front door invites you into a floral-covered courtyard, which especially in the winter, can serve as a wonderful outside dining area. The court yard not only gives access to the main house but also leads to 2 separate bedrooms.When first stepping into the main house, visitors enter the spacious blue reception room with a breath-taking southern view overlooking the terrace, infinity pool and ocean. This reception room has a state of the art sound system, with stereo capabilities in the courtyard, terrace and dining area.Three french windows lead to the vaulted terrace, a charming space, where one can relax and be sheltered from the sun while reclining on comfortable sofas with soft scatter cushions and unusual fossil lamps. This terrace leads to the sun-drenched and much photographed infinity pool, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Ocean, and a broad staircase, carved into the rocks leading down to this unique beach. Looking to the right, yet another terrace, the so called Rock Terrace invites you to enjoy a cocktail while watching wonderful sunsets on the bay. An English lawn extends on the right and left of the infinity pool.
Just north of New Providence is Paradise Island, a small but major resort destination. Accessible from Nassau by two bridges, the island is home to some of the Bahamas' most celebrated and expensive beaches. To some, the grandest sight on the island is the world-famous Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Water Park. Many of the sights and beaches on the island are limited to Atlantis guests, but some beaches are publicly accessible on foot. The popular Cabbage Beach occupies more than two miles of shoreline. To get away from the crowds, try the sands on the beach's northwest end.