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Tour a luxury villa in St. Martin

This is Villa Avanti in Terres Basses, St. Martin.

Features to note:

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5.5 Bathrooms
  • King Size Beds
  • Heated Infinity Pool
  • Bose Speakers
  • It’s own Water Filtration System
  • Wolf Appliances
  • Giant lawn

About Avanti

A superbly appointed five-bedroom residence in Terres Basses, Avanti welcomes you from its impressive gated entrance along a palm-lined driveway to the main entrance doors fronted by stone fountains.

The doors open through to an immense indoor /outdoor living space with a sweeping 180-degree view over the ocean with Saba on the distant horizon and a lush verdant lawn in the foreground. Enhancing the beautiful view are the clean architectural lines of a poolside gazebo and an L- shaped saltwater pool running the length of the terrace. The pool features a built-in table and seating area and an island day bed and can be accessed by a sloping beach or by steps leading from the gazebo. Beautiful light effects in the gazebo, from a signature leaf ceiling panel, along with plush seating and a wet bar provides the perfect spot to take in the beautiful Caribbean sunsets. Lining the pool are eight loungers and two daybeds and parasols offering further options for luxurious poolside lounging.

A contemporary African-themed decor pervades the beautiful interior and exterior spaces with furnishings by Manutti and Roche Bobois along with natural wood accents, touches of burnt orange and primitive art and textiles. Flanking the entrance the indoor areas include a stylish living and dining room and a TV viewing corner equipped with an 82 Smart TV. To the left is the immaculate light wood kitchen equipped with Wolf and Sub Zero stainless steel appliances, a central island and a breakfast bar. Further dining for 8 and a Wolf gas grill are to be found on the adjoining terrace. Both the kitchen and living room have glass sliding doors that can be closed to provide a climate-controlled space. The exterior covered terrace also provides a very comfortable outside lounge area and dining al fresco.

Leading off the main terrace living space are the five-bedroom suites, a guest bathroom, and a cork-lined media room equipped with 82 smart TV and Bose surround sound Home Theatre system.

The five beautiful king-size bedrooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms each with double vanities, large open rain showers, an exterior garden shower, and a separate toilet. Each bedroom is equipped with a Smart TV and a Bose soundbar with Bluetooth connectivity. Four of the five bedrooms have walk-in closets. The master suite also features a lounge area with a private terrace with a 3 person jacuzzi/hydro pool. The master suite and bedroom four are interconnected.

Avanti offers high-quality detail and comfort in a beautiful and very private setting just minutes from the natural beaches of French side Terres Basses and the nightlife of Maho just across the border’ in Dutch St. Maarten.

Book Avanti

You can book villa Avanti for your next vacation by visiting St. Martin Sotheby’s Realty. The current pricing starts at $2,500 per night.

Questions?

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments or reach out to me directly at philphriday@gmail.com

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Villa Avanti in Terres Basses St. Martin

Not that I’m complaining but…I could probably use some friends the next time I spend a few days in Villa Avanti. There are only so many hours I can walk around blasting music from the Bose speakers, swimming in the beach style entry pool, grilling out using the giant Wolf grill, and getting some sun on one of the many lounge chairs before I start driving myself insane with my own thoughts. This luxury home could have held me and 9 of my friends…how selfish of me to do it alone…
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Villa Avanti can be rented out through St. Martin Sotheby’s Realty (@sxmsir ) Let me know when you’re ready.

About Avanti

A superbly appointed five-bedroom residence in Terres Basses, Avanti welcomes you from its impressive gated entrance along a palm-lined driveway to the main entrance doors fronted by stone fountains.

The doors open through to an immense indoor /outdoor living space with a sweeping 180-degree view over the ocean with Saba on the distant horizon and a lush verdant lawn in the foreground. Enhancing the beautiful view are the clean architectural lines of a poolside gazebo and an L- shaped saltwater pool running the length of the terrace. The pool features a built-in table and seating area and an island day bed and can be accessed by a sloping beach or by steps leading from the gazebo. Beautiful light effects in the gazebo, from a signature leaf ceiling panel, along with plush seating and a wet bar provides the perfect spot to take in the beautiful Caribbean sunsets. Lining the pool are eight loungers and two daybeds and parasols offering further options for luxurious poolside lounging.

A contemporary African-themed decor pervades the beautiful interior and exterior spaces with furnishings by Manutti and Roche Bobois along with natural wood accents, touches of burnt orange and primitive art and textiles. Flanking the entrance the indoor areas include a stylish living and dining room and a TV viewing corner equipped with an 82 Smart TV. To the left is the immaculate light wood kitchen equipped with Wolf and Sub Zero stainless steel appliances, a central island and a breakfast bar. Further dining for 8 and a Wolf gas grill are to be found on the adjoining terrace. Both the kitchen and living room have glass sliding doors that can be closed to provide a climate-controlled space. The exterior covered terrace also provides a very comfortable outside lounge area and dining al fresco.

Leading off the main terrace living space are the five-bedroom suites, a guest bathroom, and a cork-lined media room equipped with 82 smart TV and Bose surround sound Home Theatre system.

The five beautiful king-size bedrooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms each with double vanities, large open rain showers, an exterior garden shower, and a separate toilet. Each bedroom is equipped with a Smart TV and a Bose soundbar with Bluetooth connectivity. Four of the five bedrooms have walk-in closets. The master suite also features a lounge area with a private terrace with a 3 person jacuzzi/hydro pool. The master suite and bedroom four are interconnected.

Avanti offers high-quality detail and comfort in a beautiful and very private setting just minutes from the natural beaches of French side Terres Basses and the nightlife of Maho just across the border’ in Dutch St. Maarten.

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Drone over Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

I’ll be honest, Costa Rica hasn’t really been on my radar before I went there last summer. It’s not that I didn’t want to go, it’s that I didn’t have any information about it. And, to continue on this honesty train, I still don’t know much about Costa Rica itself and didn’t experience a “true Costa Rica” but I did get to spend a few days on Peninsula Papagayo, which is a gated area of Costa Rica and popular among the wealthy traveler, and this area I can say is absolutely beautiful.

Peninsula Papagayo is Central America’s first environmentally friendly luxury resort and real estate project. It is located in the hills of the peninsula as a collection of estate homes. Residential opportunities include in the first phase of Peninsula Papagayo real estate are custom private estates, oceanfront and ocean view home sites, and luxury condominiums and villas. The Four Seasons Resort offers its own area of private estates and private villas. Each private estate owner can access the benefits of the Four Seasons Resort, such as housekeeping, room service, access to the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, the hotel spa, as well as pool and gym access. There are also condominiums called Las Terrazas which is a new development in the area and overlook the fairways of the Arnold Palmer Golf Course as well as the Bahia de Culebra. Another residential opportunity is the beachfront estates at Playa Prieta, the only beachfront option for housing on the peninsula 15-mile coastline. Real Estate sales are handled through an office at the Four Seasons Costa Rica and may be contacted through the Peninsula Papagayo website.

I traveled to Peninsula Papagayo to shoot promotional footage for an ultra-luxury villa called CieloMar. The following videos were shot by myself.

Take a walk through this incredible villa and see all it has to offer.

Included in your stay at the villa is the ability to access the Four Seasons Ocean Golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.

This location is a jungle paradise and one I hope to return to very soon.

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Look inside this Luxury Vacation Rental in Costa Rica

I recently spent a few days in a luxury villa in Costa Rica called “CieloMar” and wanted to give you all a tour of the inside of it. This luxury 6 bedroom, 8 bath home can be rented through www.CieloMarVilla.com. It’s located in Peninsula Papagayo directly on the Four Seasons Ocean Golf Club. Guests have access to the Prieta Beach Club which is a 5-min golf cart ride from the villa. This vacation rental comes with a staff including a private chef. A gym and entertainment center make this place the full package.

All footage shot by me using a DJI Phantom 4, DJI Spark and iPhone X.

Opening Credits Created by Bert Brown
Background Music by Joshua Hendricks (http://www.youtube.com/joshuahendricksmusic)
Theme Song by Red Abbott