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Princess Diana's former vacation home in the Bahamas is a secluded paradise

As Spencer, the latest movie about the life of Princess Diana, hits theaters, we take a tour of the Bahamas home she vacationed in with Princes William and Harry back in 1993

Princess Diana's house
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The focus is back on Princess Diana with the launch of Spencer, the latest bio-pic of her life, starring Kristen Stewart. While the movie concentrates on a particularly difficult period of Diana's life, we look at the beautiful home in which she vacationed with her sons back in 1993.

This luxurious holiday home where Princess Diana stayed with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry is called Casuarina Beach. One of the world's best homes – is a five-bedroom residence located in the Bahamas, and was owned by friends of the late Princess, who visited with her sons as part of a two-part vacation to Florida and the Bahamas, four years before her tragic death.

Princess of Wales home

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The property is located at the foot of a secluded lane and tucked away on a lovely powdery beach within walking distance of the Lyford Cay Club.

Located within this private gated community, it's easy to see why the Princess of Wales chose to stay at the spacious property, as it offered the family privacy with 180 feet of private beach for them to enjoy undisturbed.


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'It is a testament to the extraordinary security and privacy of the house's location that in the late 1980s the Princess of Wales holidayed at Casuarina Beach with her children,' says Christie’s International Real Estate.

The house was refurbished in 2009 with a new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, wiring, plumbing and tongue-and-groove panelling fixtures, but still retains the original charm that Princess Diana and her sons enjoyed in 1993.

Princess Diana house

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Princess Diana house

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Casuarina Beach was designed to be a relaxed beach house with all of the principle rooms opening onto a central courtyard featuring a heated swimming pool and terraces for entertaining. The majority of the rooms also benefit from having views out to the blue sea.

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The house has 4,492 sq ft of interior space and is situated on 1.05 acres with 180 feet of private beach frontage.

Bahamas holiday

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The gated community of Lyford Cay is situated at the western end of New Providence. Home to the exclusive Lyford Cay Club which features a beautiful white sand beach, golf course, marina, tennis courts, fitness center and International School.

Princess Diana home

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The charming Lyford Cay Beachfront Home can was for sale with Christie’s International Real Estate.

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