Entertainment Cayo Geraldo is for sale

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  1. YodaQuiversStern

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    For those who missed the Stern show today - Geraldo talked briefly about owning a private island off Puerto Rico. I looked it up to check it out and low and behold, it's for sale. $2.5M seems like a bargain for a private island with a home and all the amenities needed to live.

    To see the island: http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/cayo-geraldo


    "In 2004, I got word that there was an island for sale on the south coast of Puerto Rico, off the town of Playa Salinas. I always dreamed of owning my own tropical island, and as I come from a family with deep roots in Puerto Rico, it seemed like paradise on earth. I couldn’t wait to see it in person. I bought it before I’d even seen it based on telephone conversations and pictures. And when I got there, I remember saying to myself, ‘Wow, there is nothing here, nothing but mangroves and beaches around this beautiful, untouched tropical island.’

    It had an interesting history that I identified with. It had been owned by an eccentric Puerto Rican businessman who defied custom, and said, ‘I want my own island.’ So he got this island, and with machetes, chopped his way through the mangroves, and carved out little beaches, but still the island was totally unimproved. When he passed away, his family said, ‘This island is impractical. We’d rather be in Florida.’ They had moved to Orlando from Puerto Rico. So the children knew they had to find another eccentric like their dad, and they found me, and I was the ideal person.

    The island was perfect for me as a sailor. We had roamed the entire planet on board our 70-foot sailboat Voyager and had found in this island, which I call Isla Geraldo or Cayo Geraldo, the perfect place to put our mooring. And what I did was sail up to New York in the springtime, and at the end of summer or in the fall, we would sail down to Puerto Rico and leave the boat on its mooring in Cayo Geraldo.

    Now, 12 years later, I’m 72 years old, and I’m in a situation where my own children are saying to me, ‘You know dad, I’d rather be in Florida.’ So I want very much for someone else to enjoy this island the way I have for this decade plus (Cayo Geraldo p.66). It’s a mile around and now it’s been developed in a way that makes it very user friendly. There’s a road around the entire perimeter of the island. There are beautiful bridges over the tidal estuaries and creeks that run through a lagoon. There is an Olympic-sized swimming pool on the island that was manufactured by local craftsmen who brought every bag of cement in a small boat from the mainland three miles away. The house is powered by solar energy, so it’s very environmentally friendly. There is a system of waste disposal and so forth, all environmentally sound. It is a gorgeous setting.

    I defy anyone to match the view I have looking south across the Caribbean Sea and envisioning the mainland of South America, looking east toward St. Thomas and the windward and leeward islands, looking north to the great Cordilleras of the main island of Puerto Rico, looking west to the sunsets. You can sit up there and dream that you are alone on earth. It is a fabulous place."
     
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    Zika comes free? :eek:
     
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    Trying to think of something witty or sarcastic

    But I got nothing and id love to have a place like that minus all the smelly Puerto Ricans of course
     
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    ^^^^ This, except for that last part. Personally, I want to welcome all the world's peoples to my island, where I can put them to work building a wall around my island, so I can then deport them and keep them out. Then, I would stock my island with dinosaurs that would eat any intruder.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That seems reasonably cheap. there must be a catch....besides all those smelly puerto ricans.
     
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    I believe the US Navy uses the island for target practice
     
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    that place looks way cooler than where I live
     
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    PR is on the other way to being Haiti

    Major issues down there in the past 3-6 years economics wise
     
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    So Jerry Rivers is afraid his own people will turn on him? Like, "Motherfucker. You could have bought us a used boat for 25K so we wouldn't have to row over one bag of cement at a time! Cocksucker!"
     
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    Jerry Rivers didn't call it "Cayo Jerry"?!!!

    lols
     
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    I met a nice family from PR tonight. They weren't smelly at all.
     
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    Fuck....that seems like a killer deal. I fucked a PR girl once and it was a top 5 so I'm fine with that aspect. Gotta be a catch.

    PS: That would be fucking PERFECT for the great John McAfee. Provided there are whores, gangsters and what not.
     
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    cheap patio furniture and a half-filled pool. looks staged to sell to me. :dontknow:
     
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    Can I change the name?
     
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    It's a good deal except it doesn't have a diving board.
     
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    Where do you get fresh water? How do you fill the pool? Why are there no interior photos.?
     
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    Fresh water is brought in folded banana leaves by school children.
     
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    Gerald Island.