Description of Fisher Island Bayview V
Originally built in the 1920's by William and Rosamund Vanderbilt as their splendid winter estate, Fisher Island has enjoyed a long, storied history of entertaining the luminaries of its time. Today, 75 years later, it has been restored to its former grandeur. And in the process it has become a world-class private island residential community.
Much has been written about Fisher Island, but perhaps nothing more telling than this tribute from Vogue magazine:
Fisher Island is centered on the former mansion of William K. Vanderbilt, a 1920's confection used for wintering by the great grandson of the Commodore. There is no mistaking this island for any other land form.
From the lovely Vanderbilt Mansion's main Club, its charming ocean side private Beach Club and other intimate restaurants, its superb Mediterranean-inspired Tennis Center, its lovely circa 1925 cottages and guest suite houses, its elaborate deep-sea water marinas, stunning championship golf course and spectacular Spa Internazionale, its distinguished residents
. . . truly there is no other land quite like Fisher Island. The classic, mediterranean-style, private residential community of Fisher Island is nestled in a tropical-lush island club resort. Here, residents discover the privacy and security of an island where cultures from 40 nations blend against the backdrop of a cobalt-blue sky and Atlantic Ocean.
Placing its residents and guests within all the charms of South Florida, this special destination is only a few minutes away from Miami and Miami Beaches' finest theaters, museums, shopping and nightlife. From it's luxurious spa and health club, pristine beaches and swimming pools, to its tennis, golf, restaurants and lounges, this private community is easy to reach by boat, seaplane, helicopter or car ferry.