Live like a first lady! Jackie Kennedy’s winter weekend in the Bahamas will hit the market for $ 5.5 million – and features an enclosing pool, canopy-covered balcony, and some VERY wealthy neighbors
- Located in an exclusive gated community on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Minor Cay retails for $ 5.5 million
- The house was previously owned by heiress ketchup Jack Heinz and his wife Drue, who were close friends with First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis
- Kennedy Onassis and her sister Lee Radziwill spent countless winter weekends on Minor Cay with their children in the 1970s
- Minor Cay was completely renovated in 2017 and features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two marble kitchens and a large outdoor entertainment area.
The Bahamas mansion, once visited by former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, has entered the market for $ 5.5 million.
In Minor Cay, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an enveloping pool, Kennedy and her socialist sister Lee Radziwill spent winter weekends in the 1970s.
At the time, the house was owned by heir ketchup Jack Heinz, who invited the famous sisters and their children to relax on the island paradise away from the lingering brilliance of the paparazzi.
Minor Cay is located in an exclusive gated community, and neighbors included Rainier III, Prince of Monaco; heir to cars Henry Ford II; and Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.
Heinz sold the house’s sculptor, John Safer, before getting a complete makeover in 2017.
Today, the house still has a ton of mega-rich neighbors – including actor Sean Connery, media mogul Sir Tony O’Reilly, and members of the Bacardi rum family.
Minor Cay is mentioned by Christie’s International Real Estate, which describes the property as ‘a dreamy modernist villa with panoramic water views’.
First built in the 1960s, Minor Cay sits on lush green grounds and overlooks a private golf course. The three-story house features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two kitchens, but the most notable feature is a large, wraparound pool. Two bedrooms on the bottom level of the house have doors that allow direct access to the water. The downstairs bedrooms were where Jackie Kennedy and sister Lee Radziwill slept in the 1970s
Minor Cay received a chic makeover in 2017 from famous interior designer Amanda Lindroth. The light and airy home is now equipped with thatched curtains and wicker furniture to enhance the peaceful island feel. One of the house’s several large living rooms is depicted and offers views of the fairway that extends down to the sea. The living rooms also feature coral stone fireplaces, as shown on the right
While Jackie Kennedy Onassis maintained her primary residence in New York City, the former First Lady flew to the Bahamas with her children, Caroline and John Jr. over the winter weekends. The family was relentlessly chased by paparazzi in the Big Apple, but was able to relax at Minor Cay in relative privacy. Kennedy Onassis was married to the heir of Aristotle Onassis until his death in 1975, but she remained a widow on Minor Cay
One of the five bedrooms on the Minor Cay is shown. Three of the house’s guest rooms are en-suite, meaning the house is perfect for welcoming friends for weeks. A second kitchen also allows guests to enjoy their own space and privacy. Each of the kitchens is complete with marble worktops and stainless steel appliances.
Another living room of Minor Cay is shown. Wrapping balconies let the outside in and give the house a light and airy feel. While the property has 5,740 square feet of interior space, the decks mean there is also plenty of room to entertain outdoors. The lower level of the house features an awning-covered balcony, with a bridge that spans the pool and surrounding gardens
Back in the 1970s, Jack Heinz’s wife, Drue, had equipped Minor Cay with thatched roofs to enhance the tropical feel. Jackie Kennedy and sister Lee Radziwill spent countless winter weekends with the Heinz family. Radziwill’s son, Prince Anthony Radzwill, is pictured getting the most out of the wraparound pool during a weekend visit in 1974.
Lee Radziwill and Jackie Kennedy Onassis were photographed in New York in the 1970s. The famous sisters were relentlessly chased by the paparazzi in the Big Apple and fled to Minor-Cay to enjoy privacy. Radziwill was married to the Polish-Lithuanian Prince Stanislaw Radziwill until 1974, while Kennedy Onassis was married to shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis until his death in 1975. The single sisters stayed on vacation on Minor Cay during the second half of the 1970s.