Bryan and Sarah Baeumler are considering a big change. The HGTV Stars were contacted by someone interested in buying their hotel in the Bahamas, they revealed in a recent episode of renovation island. But could the Baeumlers really sell the Caerula Mar Club after spending so much time and energy transforming the run-down property into a luxury resort?
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A few years ago, the Baeumlers — who were already big stars on HGTV Canada — jumped feet first into their biggest project yet. After touring a rundown resort on South Andros Island in the Bahamas, they decided to buy it.
“To be honest, when we bought the hotel we didn’t really know what the plan was,” Bryan admitted on the September 25 episode of the series.
“We really made a life-changing decision in a matter of minutes,” added Sarah.
Despite some serious challenges — including a global pandemic and a hurricane — the Baeumlers resort renovation was a success. Now they’re wondering what’s next.
“We’re in a position where we really need to start figuring out what the future holds for all of us,” Sarah said.
Will the Baeumlers sell the Caerula Mar Club?
The Caerula Mar Club opened in early 2020. Since then, the Baeumlers have relocated to Florida from Canada to be closer to their business. Life in the Sunshine State should be a “happy middle ground” between the Bahamas and Canada, Sarah said. But the move did not bring the desired success.
Meanwhile, Bryan worries they could be in a tight spot financially if business at the Caerula Mar Club slows.
“If this hotel deteriorates, I don’t know if we can carry this forward and complete the project in Florida,” he said.
“We put everything we had into it,” Bryan said. “So we’re either in it for the long haul … or we’re trying to get a partner or sell it outright. Because there is a certain interest.”
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Selling the Caerula Mar Club would not just be a financial decision. It would mean saying goodbye to a piece of family history.
“Selling the hotel would be a very big discussion,” Bryan said. “[I]It’s not just a table. You know, this was your home for more than three years.”
To complicate things further, Bryan and Sarah were asked to take on a new project in Utah. As a result, Sarah set out to view the ranch property while she and her husband considered their next move and prepared to meet the person interested in purchasing the Caerula Mar Club.
“We have a lot to do,” Sarah said.
Bryan agreed, saying, “We may have to make some tough decisions.”
“We have to look at what’s best for our kids, what’s best for us, what’s best for our business,” he added. “And based on that, we have to make a decision.”
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