Villa Shambhala, in beautiful Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands is situated on two gorgeous Long Bay acres. Walk its three 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. Four separate 'pods' securely linked through open-air Travertine galleries allow space and privacy for all. 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. Entry by way of the covered front veranda and arched foyer instantly presents full stunning views of the ocean and pool.
A masterpiece of elegance and design, the main living area consists of a great room, a separate kitchen, and cozy alcove. A cathedral ceiling is the crowning point of the room with all hand painted and hand rubbed wood. A formal dining area comfortably seats ten. 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. This luxury Providenciales villa's alcove is furnished with deep cushioned love seats, television and a selection of books, CD's and audio equipment. 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 terrace. Well-appointed, bedrooms are outfitted with plush white linens. The garden level showcases the fifth bedroom or perfectly contained nanny suite with a kitchen and full bath. 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' game station. Two of the sofas open to queen size beds and there is a separate full bath.
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. There is something here for everyone - whether simply relaxing in the luxurious surroundings, a 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. A personal chef and serving staff can be arranged, and when it is, recessed panels completely close off the kitchen for privacy. Those who are looking to rent Turks and Caicos villas will be pleased to find that this amazing estate is worlds away from the busy resorts, yet just minutes from shopping, restaurants, casinos and nightlife.
**7 night minimum all year round**
Minimum length of stay requirements and rates are not negotiable.