About the Owners
We are a family from the Boston area, with two small children who love to play in the water and watch sunsets. We have been to 16 other Caribbean islands, plus Hawaii and Tahiti, and Providenciales is by far our favorite! The ocean is the most surreal color of blue, and the water on Sapodilla Beach is calm, clear, and shallow for about 100 feet from shore. The sand is the softest and whitest we have ever walked on, and many times we find we have this beautiful beach all to ourselves, which is just how we like it. Our villa is in a quiet residential area away from the bustling resorts, and is the perfect place to get away from the everyday routine and spend some time in paradise with friends and family. And whenever we do want something more to do than relax at the house, there are activities, spas, shopping, and great restaurants just 15 minutes away.
What we love doing at the villa
We love swimming in the pool and ocean. The ocean is so calm and shallow, it's perfect for a toddler to splash in or adults to wade out in with a drink in hand. We take out the kayaks at the house, and chase the sea turtles out in the bay. We also love walking over for lunch or dinner at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Las Brisas, overlooking the incredible waters of Chalk Sound National Park. But our favorite activity by far is watching the amazing nightly sunsets from our patio or the beach.
The story of our villa
We first came to Providenciales in 2010 on a much needed “baby moon” trip before our daughter was born. We stayed at a resort on Grace Bay, but spent a good amount of time exploring the island. When we came upon Sapodilla Bay Beach, we fell in love immediately! The uncrowded beach, the soft white sand, the clear shallow water with its amazing turquoise color, and the great sunsets were like nothing we’d seen before. That first visit, we made a note of the villas for rent on the beach, and thought it would be nice to spend a future vacation there with our family. A year later, we brought our family back for a week’s stay at one of the villas on Sapodilla Beach. When we arrived, we noticed one of the other houses on the beach was for sale. We couldn’t believe this amazing opportunity! We visited the house and made an offer that week. We closed a few months later.
While the house was in a great location and situated so close to the beach, it was really in need of an update. We spent six months in renovations, gutting everything in the house except the walls. We added the gorgeous new pool, removed an old covered patio that was blocking the views of the beach, put up the new cedar pergolas for shade, opened up the house to the outside with more and bigger windows, and added another bedroom and bathroom. New furniture, new paint, new flooring, new doors, new windows, new appliances, new fixtures, a new kitchen, and new bathrooms completed the renovation. In December of 2011, the new villa was reborn, and we named it Sapphire Sunsets in honor of the amazing unobstructed sunsets over the endless blue ocean that you can see right from the villa.
Our family is very excited to share our newly-renovated villa with others who are looking to find paradise. We feel honored and privileged to be the stewards of such a great home in an amazing location.
-- Annalisa, Myles, Zachary and Teafilia
Owners, Sapphire Sunsets Beach Villa