Coral Bay Vista is a new to the short term rental market. The villa was hand-crafted by award-winning artisans Doug White, who flew to Guatemala to hand-pick the trees to mill for the home, and Dave Carlson, and the home is truly a work of art. It is a gorgeous high-end studio made in the traditional Caribbean style from Guatemalan hardwoods and stone and seashell walls. It has expansive views of Coral Bay and beyond to the British Virgin Islands.
You’ll find the interior artfully decorated with antique mahogany plantation chairs, original art by Matthew Johnson and a batik by my dad, Ted Sandberg. There are 600 count luxury linens by Annie Selke, and plush towels in the bath. There is also a Pottery Barn queen sleeper sofa that is very comfortable, allowing accommodations for four. There is a tenant downstairs that shares your driveway and stairs however the living spaces are private.
The kitchen has beautiful mahogany cabinets and granite countertops, and you’ll find everything you need for cooking and fine dining indoors or out. The villa is designed to capture the constant trade winds that cool the house, assuring you’ll be comfortable night and day. Enjoy a tropical drink or glass of wine on the covered deck and dine alfresco on the teak outdoor dining table. There are two teak chaises that can be made into an outdoor bed if you chose to sleep under the moon and stars or just need a brief afternoon siesta.
The bath has stone and seashell walls and an indoor shower, and you can also enjoy an outdoor shower with the water flowing from a conch shell.
We have all the amenities of home including wireless internet, and an ipod connected sound system, though we think you’ll prefer to listen to the bananaquits and chorus of treefrogs. A television and washer/dryer will be added in December.
The gardens are home to mature guavaberry and papaya trees, and the kitchen garden boasts native herbs including oregano and rosemary.
The wonderful restaurants and shops of Coral Bay are just 3 minutes down Costanza Road, and you can be at the renowned north shore beach, Maho Bay, or the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins in just ten minutes.