WAKAYA ISLAND, Fiji, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the October 3rd auction without reserve of the idyllic Rai Ki Wai estate on Wakaya Island, Fiji. With only eight homeowners on the island, this private retreat offers a level of exclusivity that is found in few other places in the world. Only a 30-minute flight from Fiji's international airport, the residence is set within lush, tropical landscaping and on its own private rainforest and white beach. Originally offered for $12 million, Rai Ki Wai will sell to the highest bidder at a live auction in cooperation with Laura Kalb of Hilton & Hyland, an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate.
"When you arrive at Rai Ki Wai, you instantly feel that you have become a part of something special, and that's because you have. This is one of those unique places in the world that envelopes you in its warmth, natural beauty and pureness," stated Kalb. "Spending time at this magical retreat allows you to rejuvenate, reconnect and enjoy life on a level that few places allow you to do quickly and naturally. The Fijian's love and way of a simple and joyful life is infectious and is something that you cannot help but absorb. This is pure heaven here on earth and only available to a select few in the world. You'll never be the same after life at Rai Ki Wai."
Perched atop the highest spot on the island and offering stunning views of the South Pacific, Rai Ki Wai is set against a tropical backdrop of breathtaking pathways through a dense rainforest, and has direct access to a private sandy beach. With nearly 23,000 square feet of living space on 46 acres, Rai Ki Wai is one of, if not the largest homes on the Fiji Islands. It includes six suites in separate pavilions — each with en-suite bathrooms, decks and gardens, as well as an additional bedroom with full bathroom, lanai with its own full bathroom and two half bathrooms — with expanses of terraces and landscaping surrounding the buildings.
The aesthetic of Rai Ki Wai draws on Balinese and Asian influences, with strong, beautiful Fijian hardwoods used throughout the entire design. The estate is based on colonial-style pavilion architecture and includes a main living pavilion, complete with a 4,200-square-foot open living/bar area, a 5,000-square-foot master bedroom pavilion and a double guest pavilion. All three are connected with open-air walkways of polished wood from native trees, but maintain a privacy and intimacy difficult to replicate within a single building.
Rai Ki Wai also includes three Fijian-style guest bures a one-minute walk away from the main pavilion. These guest houses have 32-foot ceilings, spa bathtubs, indoor/outdoor showers and private decks, and are a lovely romantic get-away from the festivities of the main house. The property also includes a secluded caretaker pavilion with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The outdoor pool, with unparalleled ocean views, fountains and beautiful poolside planters, adds to the elegance of the property. A generous fireplace of river rock masonry with Indiana limestone mantel and hearth anchors the outdoor experience with lively fires for warmth and open fire cooking.
"For us, this island getaway was truly an oasis of spirit that heightened the senses in every way and took us a world away from everything busy, cluttered and noisy," stated seller Giselle Fernadez. "The seascapes and sparkling reefs and vistas embraced us with nature's grandest offerings. The Fijian people's village traditions became ours and enriched our lives in countless ways. The Wakaya Club and Spa offered resort luxury when we needed it, and we had so many exotic nights with elite and intriguing travelers from around the world that will be forever memories."
A tiny dot of an island in the midst of the South Pacific, Wakaya lies in the heart of Fiji, a nation made up of 333 islands located 1,500 miles from the coast of Australia. Only 100 of these islands are inhabited. Wakaya — one of the world's top 10 best spots for scuba diving — is approximately five miles long by one and a half miles wide, set in the Koro Sea due east of Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. Because of its remoteness from industrial pollution, Wakaya boasts one of the purest ecosystems in the world and is known for its celebrity appeal — there is literally an ocean between the owners of Rai Ki Wai and the general public or paparazzi with the only access via secured dock, airstrip or helipad. Owners of Rai Ki Wai are also eligible for membership at the exclusive Wakaya Club and Resort, which offers gracious additional guest accommodations and amenities, and unparalleled leisure opportunities.
"I can't say enough about our 11 magical years on Wakaya Island and the enchantment of our grand Rai Ki Wai estate," added Fernadez. "We loved it so much; we spent months at a time over the years, shared its enchanting wiles with friends and family and raised our child there. Now with our daughter growing up and in school and grandchildren here in the states, and more on the way, our lives have changed, and it's not so easy to escape away as we once did. Whoever steps next into this island paradise will experience more than just the joy of an exquisite retreat — Rai Ki Wai is simply an encounter with spirit at every turn and a destined adventure of the soul."
"Our team is comprised of experts at positioning unique, luxury properties to a global market of qualified buyers. We have proven our skills in the most premier locations throughout the United States and look forward to parlaying that success into our first Fiji auction," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "Rai Ki Wai is an ideal property for our process – an extraordinary estate in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. We are confident that our platform will convey the tremendous opportunity at hand and produce a successful transaction come October 3rd."
The auction of Rai Ki Wai, located on Wakaya Island, Fiji, will be held live on October 3rd. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open for preview by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit FijiLuxuryAuction.com, call 888.256.2806 or join the social discussion at #FijiAuction.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for unique, high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions in 25 U.S. states from New York to Hawaii, typically valued between $2.5 million and $20 million, and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all U.S. states and 109 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury properties over the past 10 years. The firm has sold over $400 million in properties since its founding in 2008. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
This property is listed for sale by Laura Kalb (Lic #00872912) of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate Inc (Lic #01160681) - 250 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310.278.3311). Auctioneer Frank Trunzo (CA Bond #511522). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services and is a bonded California auction firm (CA Bond #511475) - 777 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (888) 966-4759. The services referred to herein are not available to residents of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions LLC, its agents and affiliates, broker partners, Auctioneer, and the Sellers do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms and Conditions for more details.
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