Condo living at its best at The Bay Club


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For almost 30 years, The Bay Club has been synonymous with elegance in Queens Condominium living.

Surrounded by tailored gardens, tennis courts and 24-hour security, the luxury towers at One and Two Bay Club Drive offer smart buyers such amenities as a heated, Olympic-size swimming pool with a retractable roof for year-round enjoyment; movie theatre; a hobby and game room for children of all ages, and much more.

“The Bay Club is a true luxury condominium,” said realtor Steven Meyer of Bay Benjamin Real Estate, located in The Bay Terrace shopping center at 212-89 26th Avenue.

Meyer is high on the two-tower high-rise complex, with its indoor/outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and relaxing fountain-accented gardens. “They have recently completed renovations in the recreation, hobby and fitness room,” he said, “and now other areas, such as the hallways are being brought up to hotel standards of elegance.”

Conveniently located in one of the best school districts in the city, the Bay Club is also convenient to Manhattan, the airports and shopping. Residents don’t have to venture out for many of the essentials however – the Club has a library, convenience store, beauty parlor and dry cleaners on premises.

The best part of it all right now, according to Meyer, is “the fantastic buys” on beautiful residences, from studio to three-bedrooms – many with breathtaking views.

“Studios are selling from $250,000; one-bedrooms from the high-$300s to mid-$500s; two-bedrooms from the low-$500s to mid-$700s and three-bedrooms from the mid$600s to the mid$900s,” Meyer outlined.

More specifically, he pointed to the following:

At One Bay Club Drive, 4N, with one bedroom and one bath, has an eat-in kitchen, living/dining room and terrace. Parking charges are $93 a month; taxes are $2,500 a year. It’s selling for $398,000.

On the 11th floor, a one-bedroom with the same parking charges and similar facilities – but with a beautiful water view – is taxed $3,379 and selling for $535,000.

Meanwhile, at Two Bay Club Drive, a 6th floor two-bedroom, two-bath condo has an eat-in kitchen, living/dining room and terrace; taxes are $3,700. It’s selling for $549,000.

On the 17th floor, the same number of rooms, with a terrace and view, is taxed $3,100 and is selling for $575,000.

With an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and living room, a two-bedroom, two- bath unit is taxed $3,900 and selling for $739,000.

At the upper end of the market, a “truly one-of-a-kind” three-bedroom unit with more than $300,000 in renovations, features an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room. The 10th floor terrace and windows offer breathtaking water and bridge views. Taxes are $5,000, and it is selling for $929,000.

“Compared to the peak of the market, this is a great opportunity,” Meyer said.