Venus Williams shells out $10M on resort-style home in Jupiter Island

EXCLUSIVE: It’s a grand slam! Venus Williams splashes out $10 million on resort-style Florida waterfront home with private beach, outdoor kitchen, bar and private cottage for sister Serena – but no tennis court

  • Venus Williams has splurged on a $10M ‘retirement home’ in Jupiter Island, Florida which includes a two-bedroom private cottage for sister Serena and her family 
  • Property records seen by DailyMailTV show the tennis star managed to knock more than a million dollars off the original $10.9M asking price before closing for $9.6M in January 
  • The massive home includes a main three-bedroom house and two guesthouses, set in lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean views
  • Serena, 37, her husband Alexis Ohanian and their baby daughter Alexis Olympia have the option of staying in the one-bed guesthouse or the roomier cottage 

Venus Williams has splashed out nearly $10 million on a secluded waterfront ‘retirement home’ with its own beach and private cottage for sister Serena, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The sprawling resort-style retreat in exclusive Jupiter Island, Florida includes a main three-bedroom house and two guesthouses, set in lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean views.

The ritzy property also has a pool, outdoor kitchen and bar but, unlike the five-time Wimbledon champion’s previous property in nearby Palm Beach Gardens, it doesn’t have a tennis court.

Still ranked number 35 in the world, Venus has dismissed talk of retirement, but friends say it’s inevitable the 38-year-old’s thoughts are beginning to turn to life after tennis.

Beach escape: Venus Williams’s new $10m Jupiter Island, Florida property includes a main three-bed property house and two guesthouses, set in lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean views

The sprawling resort-style retreat in the exclusive Florida town could be a ‘retirement home’ for the tennis star who friends say she is beginning to think about life after tennis


The multimillion-dollar pad come with a lavish outdoor kitchen and bar with granite countertops and even television screens for entertaining 

The home also comes with a pool, but unlike the five-time Wimbledon champion’s previous property in nearby Palm Beach Gardens, it doesn’t have a tennis court 

Sisters: It seems Venus also purchased the home with her sister Serena in mind, as the massive property even includes a one-bed guesthouse or roomier two-bed private cottage for when her younger sibling comes to visit 

The proud auntie expects Serena, her husband Alexis Ohanian and their baby daughter Alexis Olympia to be regular guests, with the couple getting to choose between the one-bed guesthouse or roomier two-bedroom private cottage.

They won’t have far to walk to reach the beach either, with the one-acre garden stretching 312 feet before a short path leads directly on to pristine white sands.

The entire property, decked out with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and a nautically themed décor, totals 25 rooms and 10,000 square feet.

Property records show Venus managed to knock more than a million dollars off the original $10.9 million asking price before closing for $9.6 million in January.

Her old house, the seven-bed Palm Beach Gardens mansion she jointly bought for $525,000 with Serena back in 1998 has been on the market for $2.7 million since December.

The entire property, decked out with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and a nautically themed décor, totals 25 rooms and 10,000 square feet

With an open, air space, and lots of natural light, the home resembles a vacation getaway or an exclusive beach resort 

Venus’s old home, the seven-bed Palm Beach Gardens mansion she jointly bought for $525,000 with Serena back in 1998 has been on the market for $2.7 million since December

The whole property has a whopping eight bathrooms, one of which includes a large shower, clawfoot bathtub, with updated stainless steel features 

Property records show Venus managed to knock more than a million dollars off the original $10.9 million asking price before closing for $9.6 million in January


Room for the family! The proud auntie expects Serena, her husband Alexis Ohanian and their baby daughter Alexis Olympia (pictured right) to be regular guests. The family can choose either the one-bed guesthouse or the roomier private cottage

The listing was removed in late January though the Williams siblings are still the registered owners.

They spent years custom building the almost 8,500-square-foot house and kitting it out with a tennis court, gym and home movie theater before living there together for well over a decade.

However the upscale location was also the setting for the devastating June 2017 car accident which left an elderly man dead and threatened to derail a glittering career that has seen Venus claim seven Grand Slam titles and $40 million in prize money.

A police investigation later cleared Venus of doing anything wrong when Jerome Barson’s Hyundai slammed into the side of her Toyota SUV as she was blocked from exiting an intersection outside the property’s gates.

The family of 78-year-old Barson, who died 13 days later, sued Williams for wrongful death but the bitterly contested case was quietly settled late last year.

Former world number one Venus resumed her tennis career just weeks after the accident but broke down in tears when she faced questions from the media.

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    A homeowner’s dream: The lavish mansion is set in lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean views

    The guesthouses are just as comfortable and spacious, with cozy carpeting, wooden details, and breathtaking ocean views from nearly every room  

    Vacation vibes: The home has its own private cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms 

     Venus previously owned her own Hollywood Hills home before selling it for $1.7 million to actress Ellen Page in 2014


    Private beach: The house even has access to its own private beach. The home’s one-acre garden stretches 312 feet before a short path leads directly on to pristine white sands


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    ‘There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and yeah I’m completely speechless,’ she said, before tailing off and leaving a press conference at Wimbledon.

    Serena, 37, now lives in LA after marrying Reddit co-founder Ohanian but the world’s highest paid female athlete still has a home she bought in Palm Beach Gardens in 2015 for $2.5 million.

    She also has an apartment in Paris, a $10 million mansion in the LA neighborhood of Bel Air and a 6.7 million, 6,000-square-foot home close to Beverly Hills that she put on the market after tying the knot in December 2016.

    Venus previously owned her own Hollywood Hills home before selling it for $1.7 million to actress Ellen Page in 2014. 

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