Villa Sol y Sombra, also known as MAV SOL, is a 5-bedroom villa located in Beachside the Baths within steps of the beach and minutes from restaurants and shopping.
Carved Indonesian gates lead through lush landscaping to 4 pavilions that border a central coral stone terrace and large infinity-edge pool. An expanse of green lawn beyond leads to the beach. Thai teak furnishings adorned with rich fabrics, handcrafted mahogany windows and doors, handsome native stonework, cool gold-hued coralstone flooring, and a charming collection of exotic artifacts grace the interior.
The spacious main pavilion offers a large great room with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, shaded terrace with wet bar, formal dining room with seating for 12 guests (with additional seating for 8 guests outside on the covered terrace), and a gourmet kitchen. Adjoining is an office and powder room. An air-conditioned gym with exercise equipment and satellite TV completes this pavilion.
At one end of the pool is the master suite pavilion, which has a king-size bed, covered veranda, walk-in closet, and outdoor shower looking out to a burst of tropical flowers. At the other end is the third pavilion built around huge boulders. This pavilion offers 2 bedrooms, one of which is a pool-level bedroom with twin beds and a veranda. A staircase curving around a large boulder ascends to the second master suite with a queen-size bed and a private pergola terrace with hammocks facing the view.
A self-contained guesthouse is located behind the great room pavilion, adjacent to the private lighted tennis court. This pavilion features a bedroom with a king-size bed bordered by a veranda, from which a circular staircase climbs to a rooftop aerie. An adjacent sitting room has twin daybeds and a kitchenette.
The house also has WiFi, a fax machine, gas grill, satellite Dish network, a home theater projector with pull-down screen, snorkeling gear, a basketball hoop, beach accessories, and 2 ocean kayaks. A complimentary dinner is served on the second evening of stay. A security deposit of $1,000 (refundable 45 days after departure) and a 7-night minimum stay during Thanksgiving (10 nights during the Christmas and New Year holidays) is required.
Villa Sol y Sombra, or MAV SOL, comes with house cleaning services. Ask your villa specialist for details. During the Thanksgiving and December holidays, the villa rents at full occupancy rates regardless of how many bedrooms are used. Photos compliments of Don Hebert.