Situated on more than 2 acres of gorgeous Long Bay, villa Shambhala is worlds away from Provo's busy resorts, yet just minutes from shopping, restaurants, casinos & nightlife. Long Bay remains unspoiled and is home to just a few private residences. Walk its 3-mile-long pristine beach and often the only footprints you see will be your own.
Renowned architect, Rafael Amuchastegui, has taken "barefoot elegance" to a new level in this 7,300 sq.ft Barbadian-style beachfront villa, where interior and exterior flow seamlessly into one another to create a magical indoor/outdoor living experience. The result is a home where a couple or group can be equally comfortable to both congregate or enjoy solitude. Four separate pods are linked via open-air travertine galleries. These feature floor-to-ceiling pistachio-colored wrought iron gates & Tuscan columns entwined with scented jasmine & stephanotis from the bordering gardens.
A masterpiece of elegance & design, Shambhala's front verandah and arched foyer present dazzling views of the ocean & pool. The living area consists of a 42' great room, separate kitchen & cozy alcove. A 24' cathedral ceiling with hand-painted, hand-rubbed wood is the crowning point of the room - a formal dining area comfortably seats 10 and shares the panoramic ocean views. Just off of the dining area is the kitchen, which boasts glistening granite counters, tumbled marble backsplashes and custom Argentinian hardwood cabinets; top-of-the-line appliances feature a Wolf 6-burner stove, Sub Zero fridge & Miele dishwasher (recessed panels can close off the kitchen for privacy when chef & staff are hired). The alcove is furnished with cushioned love seats, TV, books, CDs & audio equipment.
Plantation shutters invite you onto a covered 42' X 16' oceanside verandah with outdoor seating areas, waterside dining & BBQ, 40' infinity pool & hot tub. Stone steps lead gently to the sea.
Villa Shambhala offers 4 spacious, airy bedrooms on the main level. Directly facing the sea, they take full advantage of panoramic beach & ocean views. Each opens to private pergola terraces, perfect for indulging in a massage or simply enjoying shore breezes and the endless palette of sky & sea. Bedrooms are outfitted with integrated state-of-the-art audio systems, romantic cove lighting, internet access & Vonage telephones.
Two of these 4 bedrooms are spectacular master suites: situated at opposite ends of the villa, they boast 270-degree wall-to-wall plantation shutters that expand your room to the turquoise Caribbean waters just outside - watch a glorious sunrise without getting out of bed! Both masters have fabulous baths (1 with free-standing bubble tub, glass-enclosed shower, private outdoor shower & oceanview garden deck; the other with oversized tub, large steam shower & private outdoor shower & secluded garden with inlaid mosaic tile fountain.)
Shambhala's garden level includes a 5th bedroom with efficiency kitchen, full bath & French doors leading to a delightful patio. Also on this level is a large media/game room with 56" flat-screen TV, WiFi & game station - fun for the kids or the whole family! One of the sofas opens to a queen bed and there is a separate full bath.
There's something for everyone at Shambhala, from relaxing in luxurious surroundings, to swimming, beaching, snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, kite boarding, scuba diving, fishing & golf. NOTE: Saturday-Saturday rentals all year round; A/C is metered and charged at cost.