Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are selling their private island in the Bahamas for $35 million, and it's an 80-minute flight from Miami
Tim McGrawand Faith Hillare selling their private island in the Bahamasfor $35 million.
- The millionaire country music couple bought the 20-acre island in 2003, when it was mostly undeveloped.
- They spent years building a compound that includes a 6,517-square-foot main house, beach yurts, and staff quarters.
The nearly 20-acre island, known as L'île d'Anges or Goat Cay, is part of the Exumas, a chain of 365 islands in the Bahamas. Accessible by boat or seaplane, the island is about an 80-minute flight from Miami.When the country music power couple bought the island in 2003, it was largely undeveloped. McGraw and Hill then spent years building a compound that includes a 6,517-square-foot main residence, beach yurts, and staff quarters, according to the listing, which is held by Knight Frank.
"We set out to build a house. We had no idea we had to build everything else," Hill said. "We basically had to build a little town."In addition to the main residence, the compound includes 5,000 square feet of covered verandas and passageways, two yurts on the beach for guests, three staff houses, storage and engineering facilities, and a private dock.
"We wanted it set up so that when we brought people down, they'd get the same feeling that we got when we first came," McGraw told Architectural Digest in 2017. "The same reaction to the pristineness of it, to how relaxed it feels. The house is functional, but it really blends into the environment."The couple did not disclose how much they spent building up their "little town" on L'île d'Anges. But as two of the biggest names in country music, the musicians are worth millions. In 2019, McGraw made $18 million and Hill raked in $15 million, landing both singers spots on Forbes' list of highest-paid country music singers of the year. McGraw and Hill are not the only celebrities to have snapped up real estate in the Exumas. Johnny Depp is said to have paid $3.6 million for a 45-acre island in the Exumas in 2004, and Europe's richest man, LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, reportedly bought the 135-acre Indigo Island.
Representatives for McGraw and Hill did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment for this story.
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