Imagine yourself sitting high on a mountain, a place of peace and tranquility, looking down onto the world below. Skimming the tops of the Virgin Islands, each one a luscious green hill, dipped in glistening turquoise seas… Imagine being able to see far and wide across the islands of St John, Jost Van Dyke, St Thomas and Puerto Rico, and down onto the dramatic beaches of Long Bay and Smuggler’s Cove. Imagine all of this and more, and you have the luxurious Tingalayo.
This exclusive private estate occupies nearly 4 acres of land. A tropical paradise, embracing a sense of total relaxation and freedom. The open living floor plan, with expansive hardwood decks and hints of Bali, provides a place for contemplation. Each time you stop and think you’ve seen everything, you find a new treasure: breadfruit trees, hibiscus, aloe, golden flowers. A combination of tastes with wonderful art pieces spanning Italian modern, Buddhist temple to Caribbean vibes. You have found paradise.
Caribbean flavor is introduced through a blend of colors in each room: bright coral for the entertainment room, cool aqua for the master bedroom suite, soft green in the kitchen and living area, tantalizing teal for the dining area, and sunshine yellow for the second of the bedrooms.
This luxury villa is designed around the ultimate in infinity pools, shaped like a large cloud, with a spacious terrace on one side and courtyard with a dining pavilion on the other, allowing you to take in the stunning ocean and island vistas. On a clear day, guests can see all the way to Puerto Rico from this truly unique location. From the pool you can access the lounge area. The lounge has cool blue walls, large bookshelves, a flat screen television and stereo with iPod docking unit, allowing you to while away the hours in relaxation with the family and guests. The spectacular kitchen is best described as contemporary Caribbean Cottage on a grand scale, with heavy granite counter tops, a stove/oven and separate pantry with two large fridge/freezers and two dishwashers.
The first of the bedrooms with an en suite bathroom is the soft green Coqui Master Suite, completely private from the rest of the house and offering spectacular views of Jost Van Dyke, with an adjoining large sun deck on the side, equipped with inground spa. Just a few steps away, you find the bright coral Media Room, alive with bright and bold artwork and a half bath with its own heart-stopping views of the surrounding islands from a large private balcony taking up the entire west wall. Heavy mahogany sliding door, built to keep the light out for those cozy evenings in, create the perfect environment for snuggling up to watch a film on the 65-inch flat screen TV with surround sound. A wonderfully cool retreat from the midday sun and a chance to relax in state of the art air-conditioned surroundings. The courtyard for the Games Room hosts an outdoor pool table and a sun shade and seating. Returning to the main pavilion and just off the kitchen you have the Outdoor Dining Room in a tantalizing teal. Offering a delightful indoor-outdoor eating experience, amplified by the breathtaking backdrop. Equipped with a magnificent heavy cedar dining table that seats 12, you can dine in style, two wine fridges and concrete counter work surfaces. An ideal spot to take in the sunsets and spectacular moonlit nights as the sea becomes a silver paradise for you to enjoy.
Explore the other side of the pool and you enter an Enchanting Haven two-bedroom suite. Heavy mahogany doors open onto a large shared bathroom intricately decorated with a splendor of sea green mosaic tiles, equipped with a shower, ingenious bathtub for the kids and double basin. The suites are simple and innocent in design, with a four-poster bed in one and twin beds that can be converted into a king in the other. Follow the covered decking around and you reach the Fairytale Suite. Kept blissfully cool by the sea breeze which floats in through the wall sized window opening out onto the islands below. This bedroom with ensuite says “Romantic Italian” with a four-poster bed with hidden dressing area and both an indoor and a private outdoor shower – yet another great spot from which to enjoy the unsurpassed views!
At the far end of the garden is a delightful, very private 2-bedroom guest cottage with equally breathtaking views with its own plunge pool. Finished to a similar style to the main house, with the same flair and open plan lounge and kitchen area and bedrooms fully air-conditioned. A covered terrace area surrounds a small plunge pool with yet more explosive views!
There is also an upper level with yoga pavilion, bocce court, banquette with swings, half bath and Buddha with incredible 360-degree views. Plus a gym with half bath at the top of the outdoor spiral staircases adjacent to the garden steps leading to the guest cottage.