Learning Center
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out
Your Federal Quarterly Tax Payments are due April 15th Get Help Now >>



  • pg 1
									Greetings from Paradise !
Thank You for your inquiry regarding the Cape Santa Maria Villa Project. Cape Santa
Maria Beach Resort is located on the North end of Long Island, Bahamas which is about
300 miles southeast of Miami. The Resort was purchased in 1991 by Oak Bay Marine
Group of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Since that time there have been many
improvements made to the resort including additional Beach Front Bungalows, a Main
Beach House with restaurant, Gym, TV Room, Bar, offices etc. There are a total of 20
Beach Front Bungalows and 16 luxury villas that are only steps away from what is
considered one of the top 10 Beaches in the world and the best Beach in the Bahamas.
We offer many water activities such as fishing, scuba diving, sailing and most
importantly swimming in the warm and shallow turquoise waters on our talcum powder
beach. One of our main assets is our wonderful staff who often receive compliments from
our many satisfied guests. Our web site www.capesantamaria.com is very detailed on all
the amenities we offer.
Five years ago, the owner of the property, Mr. Bob Wright initiated his dream of building
privately owned Beach Front Villas extending along the beautiful beach adjacent to the
Resort. After a great deal of time and effort Mr. Wright was able to secure Government
approval to allow construction of these buildings. This involved applying and qualifying
for duty free and tax exemptions which would create significant savings in construction
costs and thus the sale price of each Villa. Building plans were methodically designed to
allow each Villa the maximum amount of beach front exposure while maintaining the
privacy and room to enjoy this beautiful paradise. Quality construction materials have
been carefully chosen to withstand the elements of a marine environment and assist in
minimizing the maintenance and upkeep of each building.
The Project Manager for the development is Mr. Peter Fox. Peter has been Construction
Manager since the inception of the project and recently took on the Project Management
position from Frank Berke who along with his wife Wendy recently retired from their
positions running the resort and villa project. Peter and his construction team are the
most sought after builders on Long Island and some of the best in the Bahamas. The
lifestyle and financial investment opportunities of owning a Villa at Cape Santa Maria
Beach Resort is truly what dreams are made of. Life is a Beach, make the best one yours!

Brook Castelsky – Director of Sales
The Villas at Cape Santa Maria


300 Miles from Miami

The newly resurfaced Stella Maris Airport is 8 miles from the Resort. There is a Bahamas
Customs Office at the airport for private pilots. Getting here is easy! Simply select from a
variety of Airlines that fly into Nassau and then take either Southern Air or Pineapple Air or
Bahamas Air to Stella Maris Airport, Long Island and we will have a taxi waiting for you.
You can also Travel direct from Miami or Fort Lauderdale to Georgetown on the Island of
Exuma (18 miles away), with American Eagle or Continental Airlines. Once in
Georgetown you can take a 10 minute charter flight to our resort with Island Wings
Charters. Suggestions and assistance for travel can be made through the resort directly by
calling 1-800-926-9704, or through our office in Canada 1-800-663-7090.

To date we have completed Building (A) “Sand Dollar”, Building (B) “Star Fish”,
Building (C) “Coral Sands” and Building (D) “Sea Horse”. We are currently
working on building (E) “Sea Grapes” (Estimated completion in Nov. 2009). We are
proceeding with construction in a very methodical way in order to maintain the
quiet ambience that our resort has enjoyed for so many years. In this regard
we have restricted our construction to only four Vacation Homes (Villas) per
year. Each Villa is a large 1800 square feet, which includes your private
balcony. There are four Villas per building, two upper and two main floor with
all four facing the beach. We have chosen quality building materials that are
ideal for the surrounding marine environment that we are so familiar with here
at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort.

In the August, 2007 issue of “Islands Magazine”, Long Island was selected as
one of the top 10 Islands in the world to live on out of thousands of islands to
choose from. In Addition, for the past two years Cape Santa Maria Beach
Resort has been rated as one of the top five most popular resorts in the entire
country of The Bahamas by TripAdvisor.com. Another real advantage of our
development is that the Villas have all qualified for Duty Free Exemption from
Bahamian Government under the Hotel Encouragement Act. This allows us
Duty Free exemptions on most of our project including appliances and
furniture. The savings are substantial as applicable duties into the Bahamas
can be up to 60% on the purchase price of all goods and materials. We also
have a 20 year exemption on property tax. This is a huge advantage over
buying a lot somewhere on the island and building your own home, where duty
and property tax is applicable.

Upon qualification all purchasers will receive up to $50,000 in duty free
exemption on all furniture, art-work and accessories that they purchase. By
purchasing now, you are able to personalize your Villa by choosing from a
selection of cabinet designs including paint colors and tile. Attached you will
find additional information on the project. This is a fabulous investment and
lifestyle opportunity. There is a great amount of interest so I strongly advise
you to move quickly as our supply is limited to only four Villas per year.

Thank you and kindest regards,

Brook Castelsky - Director of Sales
Ph: Toll Free: 1-800-926-9704 or 1-242-338-5273
Email: Villas@capesantamaria.com
Frequently asked Questions:

Q. How many Vacation homes are being built?
A. Only four Vacation Homes (Villas) per year. Very limited supply.

Q. How long does it take to build a Building?
A. Approximately 12 to 14 months.

Q. How many Villas per building?
A. Two upper Villas and Two main floor Villas.
Q. How large are the Villas?
A. Each Villa is a large 1800 square feet which includes your own private patio
   overlooking the beach.

Q. What are the primary construction materials?
A. With 18 years experience building here in the Bahamas, we have chosen
   Material that is both contemporary in style and suitable to stand up to
   our marine environment. Everything from 40 year guarantee
   Fiberglass/ashphalt roof shingles, to engineered and steel strapped trusses
   including galvanized steel and high PSI concrete construction. Storm
   resistant glass with high wind ratings. Steel beams and 10 x 10 cement
   columns. 16 inch centers and extensive sound proofing throughout. We have
   gone to great lengths to surpass both Florida and Bahamian building codes.
   The buildings are extremely well constructed and built to last.
Q. How is the weather?
A. We are situated in the southern Bahamas about 300 miles southeast of Miami.
  The weather is warm year around with low humidity levels due to the soft trade
  winds. The weather is warmer in the winter months than the northern
  Bahamas and Florida. Situated on the lee side of Long Island on the head of a
  beautiful horseshoe bay which gives ample protection from any wind
  conditions that may occur. Average Temperature Chart.
                          Month              Fahrenheit

                                             High         Low

                          January            77           62

                          February           77           62

                          March              79           63

                          April              81           84

                          May                84           69

                          June               87           73

                          July               89           74

                          August             89           74

                          September          88           74

                          October            85           72

                          November           81           68

                          December           78           63
Q. Will the construction of the Villas upset the quiet and serene
   atmosphere we are known for?
A. We are very careful to keep construction noise to a minimum and now that we
   are working on the fifth building, there is ample distance between our existing
   accommodation & the construction site to prevent any noise disturbance.

Q. Are there any similar projects in the area to compare to?
A. There are no other beach front projects like ours on Long Island.
   We are very exclusive and unique.

Q. With the purchase of a Villa are there any residency considerations in
   the Bahamas?
A. Yes, with a property investment of over $500,000 in the Bahamas the purchaser
   becomes eligible to apply for residency status. For a nominal yearly fee, the
   Villa owners are permitted to enter the Bahamas for an extended period of stay.

Q. Can the Villa owners use the amenities of the Resort?
A. Yes, just as with our guests at the Resort the Villa owners will have access to
   all of our amenities such as Restaurant, Bar, Kayaks, Bikes, Sail Boats,
   Gazebos, Beach Chairs etc. These a just a few of the many privileges of
   being a Villa owner.

Q. Is there a Marina planned in the Future?
A. Yes! We are fortunate to have an ideal marina location at the north
   end of the resort property. This area offers ideal protection for boaters and a
   natural entrance from the ocean into this protected basin. We expect to see a
   marina developed within the next two to three years.

Q. How do we get to the Resort and Villa project?
A. Getting to Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort and Villas has never been easier. With
   our close proximity to Florida a short plane ride and you are on the beach. You can
   travel through Nassau to our airport at Stella Maris via Southern Air Charters,
   Pineapple Air, and Bahamas Air or from Miami or Fort Lauderdale to Georgetown,
   Exuma and then take a 10 minute charter. Our reservation agents are very helpful
   in recommending the best way to come a visit us.
   You can reach Reservations by calling 1- 800-926-9704 or 1-800-663-7090.

Q. What amenities do the Villas offer?
A. The Villas offer state of the art amenities such as: Central air-conditioning,
   Jetted Tub, Pure reverse osmosis water supply, 3 phase power, the finest of
   fixtures and appliances along with the availability of Fiber Optic high speed internet,
   satellite TV and of course the most incredible view of the beach and pristine
   turquoise waters of Calabash Bay.
Q. How much are the property taxes each year?
A. We are pleased to say that we have qualified for a 20 year exemption from
   property taxes through the Hotel Encouragement Act of the Bahamas. Without this
   exemption, the yearly property taxes would be in the range of $12,000.00. This is
   a significant savings for the purchaser and one we are pleased to offer.
Q. How are the Villas Furnished?
A. Along with the purchase price we are supplying stainless steel high end
   appliances: washer/dryers, refrigerator/freezer, microwave/fume
   hood, dishwasher, electric range, in-sink-rators, jetted tub in master, all light fixtures,
   Chandeliers, Ceiling Fans, laundry sink etc. The purchaser also will receive duty
   free exemption for up to $50,000 worth of furniture, art-work and accessories. We
   will assist with this arrangement.

Q. Will the Villas be available to rent and earn rental income for the owner?
A. Yes, each purchaser will be part of our rental program which is a great way
   to generate extra income during the times when your Villa is not being used
   by yourself or your close friends and families.

Q. Who will handle the marketing and administration?
   of the Rental Program?
A. Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort will handle the Marketing and administration
   of the Rental Program. The Villa owner will receive 51% of the net revenue
   received from all rentals. The owner will receive a monthly statement showing
   the expenses and revenue during the period.

Q. How does the Resort handle the rental rotation to insure that each owner
   receives their fair share of rental opportunity?
A. To ensure equality and fairness in the rental program, we will rotate each unit
   as rental requests come in. The exception will be if a guest requests a
   specific Villa when booking a rental reservation. This gives the owner lots of
   incentive to assist in the promotion of the rental of their own vacation home. If the
   owner contacts the resort and gives us the name of a guest that wishes to rent their
   Villa, we will of course direct the guest to that Villa even though they may not
   be next on the rotation schedule.

Q. What do the Villas rent for per night?
A. There is a minimum of a three night stay. During the peak season they rent
   for $795.00 per night and during the value season they rent for $595.00 per
   night. (Subject to change)
Q. What is the projection of return for a Villa owner on the Rental Income?
A. We cannot give projections in this regard due to the regulations of the U.S.
   Securities Commission but we can tell you that the current owners have been very
   pleased with the rental return thus far.

Q. How will the utilities be handled?
A. Water and Power are metered into each Villa. We make our own pure reverse
   osmosis water and it is supplied to each Villa for the cost of production. Satellite TV
   telephone and high speed internet is billed monthly.

Q. What additional costs should the owners expect?
A. Besides the costs for utilities as described above, there is a monthly
   common area maintenance fee of around $190.00 to handle garbage remove,
   grounds upkeep, landscaping, maintenance etc. The Management Company which
   handles the daily administration of your Villa including paying utilities, cleaning,
   inspections etc., is running around $90.00 per month. Insurance is extra. To date
   the rental income typically far exceeds the monthly fees. (Fee structure is subject to change).

Q. Can I rent my villa on my own?
A. You can send people down to rent but ALL rentals must go through the
   Resort. Not only is it our policy but it is Bahamian Law.
Q. Is smoking allowed in the Villas?
A.   It’s up to the owner but for rental guests - NO! Only on patios!

Q. Are Pets allowed?
A. Not by renters. The owners are allowed up to two dogs of which each one
   must not be more than 12 lbs. (see restrictive covenants).

Q. What has been the most significant comment made by people when they
   first see the villas.
A. It is hard to pick one thing but it is most probably the spectacular beach and
   views from the Villas. The most common word we hear from people
   entering the Villa for the first time is “WOW” what a view. The “WOW” factor.

Q. How do I know that my investment is secure?
A.   The development is being done by Oak Bay Marine Group of Victoria, British
     Columbia, Canada. This is the parent company of Cape Santa Maria Beach
     Resort and Villas. The company is owned by Mr. Robert Wright who has owned
     and operated the corporation for the past 45 years. You are welcome to contact
     our V.P. of Finance (Mr. Mark Appleton) at our head office in Victoria, B.C.,
     Canada – www.obmg.com – Ph: 1-800-663-7090.

Q. Do you offer any special arrangements if we want to come down to
   see the Villas?
A. Yes! Come down to see the Villas. Make a purchase and the trip is on us.
   Contact: Brook Castelsky at 1-800-926-9704 or 242-338-5273 for details.
The Villas at:

VILLA        LEVEL       BUILDING                   NAME              PRICE
    A24       Main            A                   “Sand   Dollar”      SOLD
    A25       Main            A                   “Sand   Dollar”      SOLD
    A26       Upper           A                   “Sand   Dollar”      SOLD
    A27       Upper           A                   “Sand   Dollar”      SOLD

    B28       Main            B                   “Star    Fish”       SOLD
    B29       Main            B                   “Star    Fish”       SOLD
    B30       Upper           B                   “Star    Fish”       SOLD
    B31       Upper           B                   “Star    Fish”       SOLD

    C32       Main            C                   “Coral   Sands”      SOLD
    C33       Main            C                   “Coral   Sands”      SOLD
    C34       Upper           C                   “Coral   Sands”      SOLD
    C35       Upper           C                   “Coral   Sands”      SOLD

    D36       Main            D                   “Sea    Horse”       SOLD
    D37       Main            D                   “Sea    Horse”       SOLD
    D38       Upper           D                   “Sea    Horse”       SOLD
    D39       Upper           D                   “Sea    Horse”       SOLD

    E40       Main            E   (ETA Nov.09 )  “Sea      Grapes”   $995,000.
    E41       Main            E   (ETA Nov.09 ) “Sea       Grapes”   $995,000.
    E42       Upper           E   (ETA Nov. 09 ) “Sea      Grapes”   $995,000.
    E43       Upper           E   (ETA Nov. 09 ) “Sea      Grapes”   $995,000.
Purchase price includes: Stainless Steel Appliances - Electric Range,
Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave Oven, Dishwasher, Stacking full size
washer/dryer. Brand: Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool or equivalent.
All light fixtures, fans and 2” white venetian style blinds throughout.
Note: 10% Government Stamp Tax is applicable to prices.
                                     SCHEDULE “B”


A)     Good Faith Deposit – 45 Days until B is required                        -      $75,000
       (The deposit is refundable for 45 days less a 10% administration fee)

B).   Signing the Contract of Purchase & Sale                                  - $125,000

C)    Construction up to and including the lower belt course                   -     $200,000

D)     Building Roof Completion                                                -     $200,000

E)      Resort Villa to lockup                                                     - $200,000

F)      Remaining amount (Occupancy)                                           -     $195,000

                                                                Total          - $995,000

            (Plus Mandatory Bahamas Stamp Tax of 10%)                          -      $99,500

It is estimated that each building will take 12-14 months to complete. We will do
our best to maintain this construction time schedule but cannot guarantee that there
will not be delays.

Purchase Price includes: All decorator lights, chandelier, Jetted Tub, Stainless
Steel Electric Range, Refrigerator, Fume Hood/Microwave Oven, Dishwasher,
   Stacking full size Washer/Dryer, Kitchen Air, Whirlpool or equivalent.
                     White 2” Venetian Blinds throughout!

              Please contact Brook Castelsky at villas@capesantamaria.com
                     or Phone: 1-800-926-9704 or Fax: 242-338-6013

                                                HIGGS & JOHNSON
                                                     CLIENT PROFILE

I hereby declare that I am or will be the beneficial owner of all monies standing to my credit in Higgs &
Johnson’s Clients’ Account (“the Facility”), that the following information is correct and true:


Surname                                           First Name                              Middle Name

Date of Birth (DD/MM/YY)                  Place of Birth                                                       Nationality

Home Address (in full)

Tel.: (H) (    ) ________________(WK) (            ) ________________Cellular: (         ) ______________
Fax: (H) (     ) ________________(WK) (           ) ________________Email:_____________________
Occupation: _________________Name of employer:___________________________________
If self-employed, nature of self employment:__________________________________________
Principal Place of Business: _______________________________________________________

Attach notarized copy of relevant pages of passport or other photo identification showing number and country of
issuance, issue and expiry date and signature.

Purpose:                                 Real Estate Transaction
Estimated range of funds: (Insert Purchase Price) ____________________________________
Source of income/wealth: (E.g: Business, (type) investments, savings, etc.

I hereby authorize you to independently verify any information provided herein and undertake to inform you
of any changes to the above as soon as reasonably possible.

Client signature:__________________________________Date:_____________________

Regarding: Cape Santa Maria Villa Project. Villa: _______________(Name) Unit: ______

Client No. ______________           (To be filled by Higgs & Johnson):
(Note: This form is not to be used if you are acting on behalf of another person. Let us know if this is the case.)
                   FOR U.S. FUNDS

                     ABA #021-000-021
                 SWIFT Code CHAS US 33
              Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
                  account No. 001-1-188448

                For SWIFT Code ROY CB SNS
                    Royal Bank of Canada
                      Nassau, Bahamas


                   US$ account No. 407-231-0
                  in name of Higgs & Johnson
                     Ref: Cape Santa Maria
                    (fill in name of purchaser)

               Contact Brook Castelsky – villas@capesantamaria.com
      or Phone Toll Free: 1-800-926-9704 or 242-338-5273 or Fax: 242-338-6013

                             SCHEDULE “F”

The following appliances (or equivalent brand and quality) come with the purchase
                    price of a Villa in buildings “D” and “E”.

Kitchen Air Dishwasher, Maytag stackable full washer and dryer, Whirlpool
Stove/Range, Kitchen Aid Microwave/Fume Hood combination, Kitchen Aid
             Refrigerator/Freezer. All appliances are electric.


         2” White Venetian Blinds on all interior doors and windows.


Through special arrangements with the Bahamian Government, each Villa
purchaser will qualify to receive up to $50,000.00 worth of duty free exemptions
on furniture, accessories, art work etc. You can either work with an interior
designer or select the furniture and amenities yourself. We will provide you with a
complete furniture & amenity list along with the guidelines to insure that you meet
the criteria required for duty free exemption. Duty on furniture, art-work, and
accessories can range from 35% to 100%, so the savings are substantial. It will be
the purchaser’s responsibility to insure that all the furniture and accessories are
consolidated and shipped to The Villas at Cape Santa Maria and we will be there to
assist you every step of the way.
Advantages of buying your Vacation 
Home at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort 
1. DUTY FREE SAVINGS: The villas are being built duty free under the hotel
encouragement act of the Bahamas. Duties run 35% to 100% on most imported materials,
appliances etc. This saves hundreds of thousands of dollars in duty per building.

2. PROPERTY TAX EXCEMPTION: The resort villa development has received a 20
year exemption on property tax for each villa owner. Property tax is normally around
$11,000.00 per year per villa. This is a savings of $220,000.00 over 20 years.

3. DUTY FREE SAVINGS ON FURNITURE: Villa buyers receive a $50,000.00
duty free exemption to purchase all furniture and amenities for their villa.

4. UNRESTRICTED USAGE:                      Unlike most Vacation Home ownership programs,
owners can use their Villas whenever they choose, plus they can send down friends, family and
clients to use their villa without going through the rental program as is usually the case in most
Vacation Home ownership programs. Home Exchanges are also permitted.

5. PRIME BEACH FRONT: You are purchasing property on what is considered the best
beach in the Bahamas and one of the top ten in the world. Demand will surly continue to grow
for this location.

6. CLEAR TITLE & INVESTMENT SECURITY: You are purchasing from a
Canadian owned company established over 40 years and financially sound. Secure investment
with clear fee simple title provided to each purchaser.

7. LIMITED SUPPLY: We are only committed to four villas per year, which very much
limits our supply of Villas.

8. WORRY FREE OWNERSHIP: We take care of everything! Unlike a private home
ownership, we take care of all aspects of your ownership from management, rentals,
maintenance, bill paying etc. You simply arrive on vacation, enjoy yourself and go home. We
take care of the rest.

9. RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Prime beach front property historically as always
gone up in value and we anticipate this trend to continue. In addition, the Resort Rental
Program returns a generous percentage of the rental income to the Villa owner which to date has
more than covered the cost of ownership with money left over to assist in travel to and from the
Resort Villas.

The Villas at Cape Santa Maria

To top