Villa Sol y Sombra
Little Trunk Bay Estate, Virgin Gorda, southwest - 5 bedroom villa
Absolutely stunning! The natural beauty surrounding this first-class, ultra-deluxe private beach estate will truly take your breath away; your choice of two perfect white-sand beaches are just steps away from Sol y Sombra through either of two carved gates. Entering this enchanting villa, a coralstone staircase leads down through luxuriant landscaping where the drama of this superb property unfolds: four pavilions within fully-fenced and gated grounds embrace a sweeping coralstone terrace set with a large infinity-edge pool and bordered by an expanse of green lawn.
The spacious main pavilion offers a large Great Room with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, a shaded terrace with wet bar just outside, and is flanked by a formal dining room which seats 12 (with additional seating for 8 just outside on the covered terrace; perfect for lazy breakfasts) and a wonderful gourmet kitchen fully equipped with a Viking gas range, wine fridge and all expected SubZero and Cuisinart appliances. Adjoining is the office, completely outfitted with a computer, printer, fax, cable TV and a half bath. An open-air gym features exercise equipment and satellite TV. Just outside and at one end of the pool is the second pavilion offering an air-conditioned king master suite with its own covered verandah, walk-in closet and a beautiful bath with an exotic alfresco shower looking out to a burst of tropical flowers.
On the other end of the pool is Sol y Sombra's second pavilion, ingeniously built around huge smooth boulders for which Virgin Gorda is famous. This pavilion offers a pool-level air-conditioned bedroom/bath suite with two twin beds and its own verandah, and above it via a staircase curving around a mammoth boulder is the unique second air-conditioned master suite. This dramatic bedroom/bath suite opens out to a pergola terrace, a private and breathtaking vantage point offering fantastic sea views off the Baths and of green islands and cays to the horizon.
The Tennis Suite, an air-conditioned guest house, is situated behind the Great Room pavilion, just across the estate's private tennis court, and boasts its own air-conditioned sitting room with two twin daybeds, cable TV and a kitchenette; an air-conditioned king bedroom and full bath adjoins. This suite is bordered by a partially-shaded verandah, and from it a circular staircase climbs to a cool rooftop aerie.
|Newly resurfaced tennis court|
Luxurious Sol y Sombra is distinguished by sumptuous Thai teak furnishings adorned with rich fabrics, handcrafted mahogany windows and doors with brass fittings, handsome native stonework, cool gold-hued coralstone flooring (so kind to bare feet, inside and out), gaily-painted umbrellas poolside and a charming collection of elephants gracing garden nooks and crannies.
A cook is available by request; no staff live on the estate, so your complete privacy at secluded Sol y Sombra is assured. This A-list beach property promises a holiday of a lifetime to those seeking the very best for their private Caribbean holiday...five stars, and with our own personal recommendation!
Weekly Rates (excl. 7% tax and 12% cleaning fee): # of persons: 1-10 April 16 - December 14: $12,500 January 5 - April 15: $19,000 Christmas/New Year's: $21,000 9th + 10th persons may sleep on 2 twin daybeds in Tennis Suite's air- conditioned living area - both must be children under 18 years, please.
Maximum number of guests: 10
Bedrooms: 4 [Main villa: 1 king, 1 queen + 2 twins. Tennis Suite: 1 king, + 2 twin daybeds* in Tennis Suite's sitting room (for 2 children under 18 ONLY)]
Baths: 4½ + outdoor shower
Pool: 25' x 55' (irregular shape) x 3-1/2 x 6-3/4' deep, with colored lighting for night
Nearest Beach: Little Trunk Bay Beach is just steps away!
Kids welcome: Yes
Entertainment and Amenities: 3 cable + 3 satellite TVs (5 flat-screen TVs), Sony Home Theatre projector/TV with pull-down large screen in Great Room, ADCOM Entertainment System with surround sound + indoor/outdoor speakers, DVD player, 5-CD player, radio, movie + music collections, games, A/C in all bedrooms + in Tennis Suite's sitting room; gourmet kitchen with Viking + SubZero appliances, espresso machine, icemaker, wet bar, wine cooler; hair dryers, mini-fridges + safes in all 4 bedrooms, plus a mini-kitchen in Tennis Suite. Office with computer with DSL service + Wi-Fi, fax + answering machines, printer/scanner/copier, multi-line phones + cable TV. Molton Brown body care products + luxury linens. Weber gas grill, lighted artificial grass tennis court with a basketball hoop, loaner tennis racquets; 2 ocean kayaks, snorkel gear sets + life jackets for both adults + children; a gym (to be air-conditioned in late 2010) with treadmill, elliptical trainer, recumbent bike, a weight bench with many free weights, satellite TV + refrigerator; portable nylon Pack 'n' Play crib + highchair (set up with advance notice); automatic generator, dishwasher. Welcome basket + a complimentary dinner for all guests on the 2nd night, prepared by a local chef at the villa.
Maid service included: Five days per week (Mondays through Fridays - add $75 per day additional for service over weekends or on public holidays)
Smoking: Smoking is permitted.
Villa Size: Interior: 3,000 sq. ft. + exterior: 5,000 sq. ft. = TOTAL: 8,000 sq. ft.
Miscellaneous: *9th + *10th persons may sleep on the 2 twin daybeds in the Tennis Suite's air-conditioned living area - both must be children under 18 years only, please.
Please add a 12% mandatory service charge to all rental rates for Sol y Sombra (non-commissionable).
A private chef may be arranged prior to arrival to prepare any number of meals at an additional cost - please inquire.
Photography by Don Hebert