Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning "a place of peace/tranquility/happiness". Although a mythical location geographically, in Tibetan Buddhist tradition it is an inner state of being.
Beachfront Villa Shambhala
Turks and Caicos Vacation Villas
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 ACCOMMODATIONS Two equal Master suites with King beds and en-suite bathrooms - jetted bubble tub, separate shower + outdoor bathroom deck with showers. Guest bedrooms: one with 2 twins; one with Queen 5th bedroom is self-contained unit with Queen bed, sitting area and small kitchen
FEATURES and AMENITIES
7,000 sq. ft. elegant beachfront villa on 2+ acres on 3-mile beach
40' infinity edge pool Infinity edge hot tub
Fully air conditioned*
Private ocean-facing pergolas and terraces off 4 bedrooms
Two master bedroom suites with bathroom decks & outdoor showers Jetted bubble tub; large steam shower
Hair dryers and 2 bathrobes in each bedroom
Large Media/Game Room with 56' flat screen TV, DVD, Surround sound, Wii video game
Library with TV and entertainment center IPOD ports
Central and individual speakers with digital sound selectors throughout house
Two laundry rooms
24-hour monitored security system and electronic gate to property
Double car garage
Complimentary Sea Kayaks (1 double; 2 singles)
Outdoor dining area with bar fridge and Alfresco BBQ and grill
Vonage phones (unlimited calls to US and Canada) and local cell phone
Complimentary Wireless internet
Back up generator
Staff: Housekeeper (3 days per week included in rate: includes house cleaning for arrival, on departure and one midweek cleaning); gardener, pool keeper; on-call Property Manager.
Daily housekeeping, nanny, concierge and/or chef package available on request
Please Note: **Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday**
Villa Rental Rates:
Rates - weekly
Rates - nightly
Jan 7 - Apr 27 2012
Apr 28 - Nov 16 2012
Nov 17 - Nov 23 2012
Nov 24 - Dec 21 2012
Dec 22 - Jan 4 2013
Government tax of 11% will be added to your rental total
Air conditioning is separately metered and charged at current market rate