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Sade – Tortola – BVI


5 Bedrooms with ensuite Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)

Located behind groves of tall shady trees, Sade offers wonderful seclusion yet it’s just 200 yards from the white sands of charming Smugglers Cove Beach, one of the prettiest on the island. This lovely property comprises a two-story Main House and a Guest Cottage which are connected by a garden walkway. The fully air-conditioned Main House has by bold accent walls in burnt orange, teal and aqua, original Caribbean art and Asian-influenced furnishings in teak and mahogany. The Main House has four equal-sized master suites, two on each level, that have air-conditioning, cable TV, DVD player and a private balcony furnished with comfy seating and a tiled bathroom en suite. Sliding glass doors in the airy Great Room open to a large covered porch looking out to the sea. An interior staircase leads up to Sade’s upper level which also has a covered porch.

Just next door is the Guest Cottage, a charming structure with an air-conditioned bedroom, which has cable TV, VCR and a living room/kitchen. Two covered porches lead from both the bedroom and the living area. Set between the Main House and Guest Cottage is a curved sun deck and 20’ x 20’ pool furnished with cushioned teak lounge chairs. Privacy at the pool is provided by a screen of mature trees and landscaping.

Although conveniently located 5 minutes walking distance of Smugglers Cove, Sade is tucked into its own private world surrounded by genip, papaya, banana, cassava and coconut trees, and vibrant gardens full of colorful coleus and other tropical flora. This lovely and secluded property is ideal for couples or a group of friends.

Main House
Ground Floor

  • Great Room with living area, dining area seating 10 and a well-equipped, cherry wood kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Sliding glass doors open to a large covered porch.
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite with a tub and shower. It’s off one side of the Great Room.
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite with a tub and shower. It’s off the other side of the Great Room.

Second Floor

  • Wet bar, home office and sitting area. Sliding glass doors lead open to a covered balcony.
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite with a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite with a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower


Guest Cottage

  • Living room/kitchen with sliding doors opening to a covered porch
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom en suite with a Jacuzzi tub and shower and sliding doors opening to a covered porch

Amenities
6 cable TVs with VCRs and DVD players; 2 CD players (one 5-CD player with radio in main house’s sitting area and 1 CD player in cottage); books, games, movie and music collections, A/C in bedrooms, Great Room and upper-level sitting area, computer with DSL line and Wi-Fi, printer/scanner and fax machine, answering machine, safe for valuables, hair dryers, wet bar, gas grill, automatic generator, outside shower and dishwasher

Staff
2 days weekly except holidays

Services Available at an Additional Cost
Extra maid service, cook, laundry service (wash, dry and fold at $20 charge per load), grocery pre-stocking, car rental and airport transfers

Notes

  • Notarized liability waiver required for all children under 15 years
  • Smoking outdoors only

Distances
Smuggler’s Cove Beach is a 5-minute walk and Road Town is about a 10-minute drive

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Frenchman’s Lookout -Tortola – BVI

5 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)

Frenchman’s Lookout, one of Tortola’s best properties, is on a small cay connected to West End by a charming bridge. Electronic security gates lead to this completely private estate, which is surrounded by mature and lush tropical foliage. Originally an infamous pirates’ lookout, Frenchman’s Lookout offers sweeping 300-degree views over Sir Francis Drake Channel of turquoise water and some 12 islands and cays. Because of its location, sultry and silky tradewinds are constant and the sight of passing sail and motor boats adds to the sublime visuals. Two of the islands prettiest beaches, Smuggler’s Cove and Long Bay Beach are about 10 minutes away by car. There are also shops and restaurants nearby.

This Caribbean plantation-style house has been completely renovated and the results are an absolutely wonderful combination of grace and great style. All the large rooms on both floors, including the bathrooms, have high ceilings and mahogany French doors, which open onto a wide wraparound verandah with hammocks, seating areas and water views. Throughout the house are Mexican saltillo tiles, seagrass mats, antiques and fine art. Furnishings are sumptuous and comfy and all five of the romantic bedrooms have air-conditioning. Set in a lovely garden, and also overlooking the water, is an L-shaped 25′ x 50′ pool with a shallow area for small children. Adjoining it is a very fun gazebo with a large gas barbecue, fridge and a wet bar with seating. Also within the garden is a 6 person hot tub overlooking the harbor and a children’s play area. Down a stone path is a separate cottage with a state-of-the-art gym and game room.

Rental of Frenchman’s Lookout includes breakfast 6 days a week and one full day on the house’s power boat. When bringing this marvelous property back to life, no expense was spared. And to make arrival and departure totally painless, guests can charter the owner’s Lear Jet!

Main Floor

  • Large and gracious entry hall
  • Great Room
  • Dining room with a banquet table
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and a table and chairs
  • Bedroom with a queen-size four-poster bed and bathroom en suite with a shower

Upper Floor

  • Master bedroom with a wrought iron king-size bed, sitting area, TV and large bathroom en suite with an old-fashioned tub with claw feet and a shower
  • Guest master bedroom with a four-poster king-size bed, TV and bathroom en suite with a shower
  • Bedroom with two four-poster double beds and TV
  • Bedroom with twin beds (can combine for a king)
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Office with a computer with DSL service, fax and answering machines and a printer/scanner/copier

Gym/Games Cottage
Exercise bike, full weight machine, treadmill and free weights – all on a rubber floor. Games include a  billiards  table, foosball and table tennis. It also has a  ceiling fan, cable TV, stereo and a small porch with a table, chairs and great  view.

Amenities
Rental includes freshly-prepared breakfast with table service 6 days a week, one full day on the house’s 35-foot power boat with its seasoned captain, security gates and alarm system, A/C in all bedrooms, cable TV, DVD/CD player, VCR, radio, movie and music collections, books, games, gas grill, hair dryers, safes for valuables, mini-fridge on the upper deck; 4 hammocks, children’s toys and outdoor play area, baby crib; dishwasher, snorkel gear, a separate staff workspace and transfers to and from the airport or ferry dock. The house also has Skype so guests can call around the world at no charge.

Staff
Maid service six days per week

Services Available at an Additional Cost

  • Professional chef
  • Extra maid service
  • Use of the owner’s 6 person Lear 35 jet round trip and nonstop to Tortola from any U.S. East Coast airport for an unbeatable fixed price (gas and pilot costs are extra)
  • Spa treatments (massage/facials/body wraps/reiki/yoga etc.) at the house
  • Advance grocery shopping

Notes

  • No smoking inside, please
  • Frenchman’s Lookout is on the same property as 3 bedroom Frenchman’s Paradise but it has the same seclusion and privacy as its sister property. Together they’re perfect for a larger group.
  • During the Christmas/New Year’s period, a 10-night minimum rental is required.Pamela H. Murdock – More Photos & contact

Sandstone – Providenciales – Turks & Caicos

5 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 10)
Sandstone is located on Turtle Cove Beach, which is at the western end of beautiful 12 mile long Grace Bay Beach, one of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean. This charming West Indian style house sits on two private acres with 280 feet of white sand beach frontage. Built in 1999, Sandstone has just been renovated adding additional bedrooms and baths as well as a new pool with a pavilion. Its location is superb too as one can walk out the door and explore miles of uninterrupted beach. Or relax on the deck listening to waves lapping against the shore while watching spectacular sunsets.

Steps lead up to the main level, which is surrounded by a wide verandah with numerous comfortable seating areas. The airy Great Room and both bedrooms on this floor have cathedral beamed ceilings, doors opening to the verandah and wonderful water views. Near the master bedroom are the large pool, pavilion and sundeck. The beach level consists of three bedrooms with baths and the laundry. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and floors throughout are Italian tile.

Just down the beach is Smith’s Reef, the famous snorkeling trail established by the National Parks System that identifies sea life one sees along the trail. It is also just a 5-minute walk to Turtle Cove Marina, which has shopping, fishing charters, dive boats and six restaurants.

Upper Level

  • Great Room with living and dining areas and an open gourmet kitchen
  • Very large master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a big bathroom en suite
  • Bedroom with twin beds, which can combine to make a king, and bathroom en suite

Beach Level

  • Bedroom with a king-sized bed and bathroom en suite
  • Bedroom with a king-sized bed and bathroom en suite
  • Bedroom with two queen-sized beds and bathroom en suite

Amenities
Air-conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans, cable TV and VCR, telephone, stereo, alarm system, safe, beach towels and gas BBQ grill

Staff
Maid service once mid week

Services Available at an Additional Cost
Extra maid service with a three-hour minimum and cook

Notes

  • The air-conditioning is metered separately though the first $150 per week is included in the rental.
  • The 3 beach level bedrooms have outside entrances and don’t connect with the interior of the upper level.
  • With the coral reef so close to the shore, a rocky strip exists between the sandy beach and the water in this immediate area. There are various easy access points into the water and it’s just a short walk either direction to a sandy beach.

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StoneCrest – Providenciales – Turk & Caicos

5 Bedrooms with 5.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)
Stonecrest is a beautiful house situated on Ocean Point, an exclusive enclave on the south shore of the island. Though it was built only in 1997, Stonecrest appears to have stood for ages. Its layout is perfect and offers guests the maximum amount of privacy with three floors and numerous indoor and outdoor sitting areas. Every room has a sweeping view of the sparkling waters of gorgeous Taylor Bay and unobstructed sunsets in the evening. There are five equal master bedrooms as well as a very pretty pool and large terrace. At the edge of the water is a dock with a ladder for swimming in the bay. Stonecrest’s design also incorporates numerous amenities with the latest technology to make this a truly gracious and comfortable retreat for the most discerning guests.

The wonderful location provides an ever-changing coastal landscape and captures the entire palette from the intense turquoise of Chalk Sound, a national park one passes on the way to the house, to the pale blue of Taylor Bay, which is ringed almost entirely by a ribbon of sugar white sand. The water here is tranquil and quite shallow for a great distance out, making this a great beach for children. It’s only a few minutes walk or one can also get to it by swimming from the dock across a very narrow channel.

Ground Floor

  • Living room with French doors opening onto the terrace
  • Dining room with one table seating eight with an adjoining one seating four. French doors open to the terrace where there is also a table and chairs by the pool for outdoor dining.
  • Gourmet quality kitchen
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom en suite and French doors opening to a covered terrace with views of the pool and Taylor Bay.
  • Powder room

Second Floor

  • Bedroom with two queen-size beds, bathroom en suite and French doors opening to a verandah with fantastic views of Taylor Bay Beach.
  • Bedroom with two queen-size beds, bathroom en suite and French doors opening to a verandah with equally beautiful views
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom en suite and French doors opening to a verandah with the same views

Third Floor

  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom en suite and French doors opening to a verandah. This room occupies the entire floor and has the best views of Taylor Bay Beach and incredible Chalk Sound.

Amenities
Air-conditioning and a 32 channel cable TV and telephone in each bedroom, high-speed Internet access, TV/VCR in the living room, six disc carousel CD player, washer/dryer, fax, alarm system, safe, hammock, BBQ grill, beach towels, ceiling fans in every room and a dock. The tennis courts and beach are about a 5-minute walk. A few racquets are provided.

Staff
Maid comes before arrival, upon departure and once in the middle for a light clean up.

Available services at an additional cost
Cook, extra maid service, and air-conditioning, which is metered separately though the first $150 of usage per week is included in the rental. (The villa has four central systems, each zone controlled for maximum efficiency at minimum cost).

Distances: Two tennis courts and a pavilion are also only a few minutes walk. Town is 4 miles and the airport is 5 miles.

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Casa Montauto – Val d’Orcia – Tuscany

6 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)
This beautiful stone Tuscan house is built in the traditional local style around a central courtyard. Originally lived in by the owners of the magnificent La Foce estate it offers gracious living and supreme comfort. The ground floor is made up of a spacious kitchen and three bedrooms, which open on to a gorgeous courtyard of rambling roses, lavender and rosemary bushes. The welcoming interior is filled with precious antiques, books, local terra cotta flooring and exposed beams. Outside are two dining areas, one in the wisteria-covered pergola and the other on the terrace, which is ideal for drinks at sunset. Then you can walk down the shady path to the nearby private pool surrounded by Mediterranean gardens.

Ground Floor

  • Open kitchen and dining room with fireplace and doors leading to loggia and garden
  • Double bedroom with doors leading to the garden
  • Twin bedroom with doors leading to the garden
  • Single bedroom with doors leading to the garden
  • Bathroom with tub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Laundry room

First Floor

  • Large living room with fireplace
  • Master bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Double bedroom
  • Single bedroom (with passage to other room)
  • Bathroom

Amenities
Private swimming pool, telephone, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, stereo, central heating and alarm system

Staff
Maid two hours per day

Services Available at an Additional Cost
Extra maid service and a cook

Distances
Contignano (food shope) 7 kms, Chianciano Terme 10 kms, Pienza 15 minutes, Montepulciano 20 minutes, Siena 35 minutes, Florence 1 1/2 hours, Rome 1 1/2 minutes

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