Villa Shambhala, in beautiful Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, provides an ideal milieu for the renewal of body, mind and spirit. Situated on 2+ gorgeous Long Bay acres, it is worlds away from the busy resorts, yet just minutes from shopping, restaurants, casinos and nightlife. Long Bay remains unspoiled and is home to just a smattering of private residences. Walk its 3-mile long pristine beach and often the only footprints you'll see will be your own.
Renowned architect, Rafael Amuchastegui, has taken "barefoot elegance" to a new level in this 7,300 square foot Barbadian-style beachfront villa, where interior and exterior spaces flow seamlessly into one another to create a magical indoor/outdoor living experience. The goal was to create a home where a couple or a group could be equally comfortable; with places to congregate, yet equal attention to areas for individuals or couples to enjoy solitude throughout the day. This has been accomplished by creating four separate "pods", securely linked through open-air Travertine galleries. These elegant covered halls feature traditional floor to ceiling pistachio colored wrought iron gates and Tuscan columns entwined with heavenly smelling Night Blooming Jasmine and Stephanotis from the bordering gardens.
A masterpiece of elegance and design, the main living area consists of a 42' great room, a separate kitchen, and cozy alcove. Entry by way of the covered front veranda and arched foyer instantly presents full stunning views of the ocean and pool. A 24' cathedral ceiling is the crowning point of the room with all hand painted and hand rubbed wood. A formal dining area comfortably seats 10 and shares the panoramic ocean views enjoyed from all areas of the home. Just off of the dining area is the kitchen, which boasts glistening granite counters, tumbled marble back splashes and custom Guatambo hardwood cabinets from Argentina. The top of the line appliances feature a Wolf six-burner stove, fully integrated Sub Zero fridge, and Miele dishwasher. Personal chef and serving staff can be arranged, and when it is, recessed panels completely close off the kitchen for privacy. The alcove is furnished with deep cushioned love seats, television and a selection of books, CD's and audio equipment.
Open plantation shutters invite you to a 42' by 16' covered oceanside veranda with outdoor seating areas, waterside dining and barbecue, a 40' infinity pool, hot tub and stepping stones winding gently to the sea. Villa Shambhala offers four spacious and airy bedrooms on the main level. Directly facing the sea, they take full advantage of panoramic beach and ocean views. Each room has hand painted and rubbed cathedral ceilings and opens to private pergola covered terraces; special places of repose to enjoy shore breezes and be captivated by the endless azure and turquoise palette of the sky and sea...a perfect place to indulge yourself in a massage.
Well-appointed, bedrooms are outfitted with plush white linens, integrated state of the art audio systems, romantic cove lighting, internet access and Vonage telephones. Two of the bedrooms are equally spectacular master suites. Situated at opposite ends of the residence, they boast 270 degree wall to wall plantation shutters that fully open, expanding your room to seemingly draw the turquoise Caribbean waters right to your bedside. Open them in the morning and watch a glorious sunrise without getting out of bed.
Both master suites have fabulous baths; one with a free standing bubble tub and glass enclosed shower leading to a private outdoor shower and garden deck that looks out over the water; the other with an oversized tub also overlooking gardens and the sea. There is a large steam shower in this bathroom as well as a private outdoor shower. A secluded garden off this room with an inlaid mosaic tile fountain is a perfect finishing touch
The garden level includes a fifth bedroom or perfectly contained nanny suite with an efficiency kitchen, full bath and French doors leading to a delightful patio. Also on this level is a large media/game room that looks out on gardens through double French doors. There is a 56" flat screen television and "Wii", the newest and most sought after game station - fun for the kids or the whole family! Two of the sofas open to queen size beds and there is a separate full bath. There is something here for everyone - whether you simply want to relax in the luxurious surroundings, walk along the beach or partake in the many easily accessible activities. Snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, kite boarding, world class scuba diving, fishing and golf are just a sample of what the island has to offer.
- Bedroom 1: King size bed, En-suite bathroom, Audio multi-room system, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Safe, Phone, Window screen.
- Bedroom 2: King size bed, En-suite, Audio multi-room system, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Window screen.
- Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, En-suite with shower, Audio multi-room system, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Window screen.
- Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds, En-suite with shower, Audio multi-room system, TV/DVD amd VCR, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Window screen.
- Bedroom 5: Double bed, En-suite with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Window screen.
- Alarm system
Large Media/Game Room:
- 56” flat screen TV
- DVD player
- Surround sound
- Wii video game
- Entertainment center
- IPod ports, central and individual speakers with digital sound selectors throughout house.
- Vonage phones
- 2 Laundry rooms
- Complimentary Wireless internet
- Solar hot water system
- Back up generator
- Central Air conditioning (Air conditioning metered and charged back to guest at cost).
- Ceiling fans
- Toaster/Toaster oven
- Coffee maker
- Food processor
- 40' infinity edge pool
- Infinity edge hot tub
- Alfresco dining
- Propane BBQ
- Beach chairs
- 24-hour monitored security system and electronic gate to property.
- Double car garage
- Sea kayaks (1 double; 2 singles)
- Outdoor dining area with bar fridge and Alfresco BBQ and grill.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
Situated a mere 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, nestled between the Bahamas and the Caribbean, the Turks & Caicos Islands are as close to paradise as you will find anywhere on Earth. Though little known, the islands offer the best of the Caribbean – 230 miles of powdery white beaches, the third largest coral reef system in the world, and a seemingly endless supply of sparkling turquoise water.
Providenciales or ‘Provo’ as its more commonly called, is the home of Grace Bay Beach, a 12-mile stretch of pristine, flour-like sand recently voted “Best Beach of All Tropical Islands in the World” and “Best Caribbean Beach” by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. In addition, the Turks & Caicos Islands were also named “Best Undiscovered Caribbean Destination,” a “Best Snorkelling Site,” and “Best Beach for Romance” by Caribbean Travel & Life magazine readers.
Provo’s reputation as a quiet Caribbean hideaway with award-winning beaches and stunning dive sites has grown increasingly over the past few years, but still the islands remain relatively anonymous. Good Housekeeping magazine says, “There may be times on these white beaches when you wonder if the rest of the world has disappeared,” while House & Garden magazine boasts, “Turks & Caicos is a sanctuary for nature-lovers and for those who want to get away from it all.” And Conde Nast magazine calls Turks & Caicos “an untouched land of endless contrast and natural beauty, a place that must be seen to be believed,” while Bride magazine calls TCI the Caribbean’s “newest hot spot,” but adds that the islands remain “unspoiled” and “gloriously unpopulated.”
Providenciales is also home to the Princess Alexandria Marine Park which is also the playground of ‘Jo Jo’ the famous bottlenose dolphin. Vacationers can visit Conch Farm to discover how to grow conch from tiny veligers to four-year-old adults. For water lovers, Providenciales is Turks and Caicos’ hotspot for the best water sport activities, from diving to deep sea fishing.
Turks & Caicos is one of the Caribbean’s mildest, most pleasurable locations. Winter temperatures average 70°F with daytime highs of 80°F and night-time lows of 65°F. Summer months are warmer, averaging 83°F. Daytime highs can reach 90°F with night-time temperatures dropping to 75°F. Humidity in the Turks & Caicos Islands is always very low.
The Turks & Caicos Islands also enjoy a great deal of sun, averaging just 22-40 inches of rainfall annually, with the lower totals accumulating in the south (Grand Turk, Salt Cay, and South Caicos) and the higher totals in the north (West Caicos, Providenciales, and North Caicos). Surface ocean water temperatures range between 78°F and 82°F in the winter months, (perfect for swimming and snorkelling) and are even higher in the summer months, when they reach between 82°F and 86°F.
Villa Shambhala is situated on Long Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales.
Long Bay is worlds away from the busy resorts, yet just minutes from shopping, restaurants, casinos and nightlife. Long Bay remains unspoiled and is home to just a smattering of private residences. Walk its 3-mile long pristine beach and often the only footprints you'll see will be your own.
- 10 minutes drive to Grace Bay Medical Center
- 10 minutes drive to the exercise Facilities
- 12 minutes drive to the Tennis courts
- 12 minutes drive to the Provo Golf course
- 12 minutes drive to the grocery store
- 15 minutes drive to town
- 20 minutes drive to Providenciales International Airport.
- Pool keeper
- On-call Property Manager
- Mid-week cleaning.
At Extra Cost:
- Daily houekeeping
- Concierge and/or chef package.
- Maximum 10 guests
- 11% Government Tax
- Prices may be subject to local taxes and service charges where applicable and may change without notice
- Actual exchange rate may vary
- Non smoking villa
- Children welcome
- Pets are not allowed
- AC is metered and charged back to guest at cost
- Rates are based on double occupancy.
Low Season: 28th April-16th November
4 Bed: US $11,200 per week.
5 Bed: US $12,600 per week.
High Season: 7th Jan-27th April
5 Bed: US $14,700 per week.
5 Bed: US $12,600 per week.
Christmas 2012/ New Year 2013:
5 Bed: US $24.000 per week.
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