Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Novado Bay Compound, located on 150 acres with nearly a mile of sugar-sand private beach frontage on Vanua Levu, will be offered at auction by leading luxury marketplace Concierge Auctions. Currently listed for $20 million USD, the estate will sell at or above $8.8 million USD on November 21st in cooperation with Philip Toogood of Bayleys Real Estate (Fiji) LTD.
This unbelievable oasis built by its one and only proprietor took 10 years to complete. Set upon the peninsula’s narrowest section is the heart of the estate, a spectacular 5,000-square-foot British Colonial residence with an expansive ocean-facing veranda. The property boasts a grand great room for entertaining, a gourmet kitchen, an expansive master suite with an executive office, three en-suite bedrooms and an upstairs children’s retreat. A separate structure adjacent to the main house is used as game room/yoga studio.
Navodo Bay also includes five traditional beachfront bures, Fijian for ‘thatch-roofed hut.’ Each of these guest cottages offers a split-level plan with a sitting room and an en-suite master bedroom with an indoor-outdoor shower and wraparound porch. Four of the bures, each of which are approximately 1,200 square feet, are located along the half moon bay, while the fifth – the largest at approximately 2,000 square feet – is located on opposing beach frontage.
Additional structures include a charming South Pacific Colonial hilltop chapel with statues and ornate fittings sourced from Italy, a separate caretaker’s home and an additional staff dormitory.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Navodo Bay’s three distinct beaches that offer nearly a mile of beach frontage. Surfing, fishing from the edge of the impressive wooden pier jutting out 130 feet into the sea, and snorkeling to explore the reefs and tropical life just beneath the shore are all offered here, as are rainforest hikes, bike trails, kayaking, paddle boarding and deep sea diving. Expansive walking paths are located throughout the compound, which is completely self-sustaining with wind and solar power electricity and water collected in a 500,000-liter tank. Two boats are available for transportation to and from the main land.