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Long Bay Villas, Anguilla

Sometimes, out of adversity comes opportunity. That was certainly the case for one real estate developer and investor, who had long coveted three villas – Sea, Sand and Sky – that perched above the quiet shores of Long Bay, Anguilla.

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They had been particularly impressed by the fact that each villa had a private staircase leading directly to the seldom visited beach. “Many of the luxury villas in Anguilla don’t have beach access or are located on a more crowded beach. Long Bay Villas provide a more private experience for busy people to really unwind.”

Over the intervening years, Freeman invested in several other properties on the island, but kept his eye on Long Bay Villas (the collective name for the trio of villas). “Unfortunately, the villas fell into disrepair as the owners spent less time visiting Anguilla,” he notes. The Category 5 hurricane dealt the final blow, necessitating a complete refurbishment – a blessing in disguise for Freeman.

“A realtor called to tell me that the owner was willing to sell Long Bay Villas and the neighbouring Santosha for a good price and a quick close, as they needed the funds,” Freeman recalls. He swiftly raised the equity and by February 2018 had purchased the estate.

A team of award-winning professionals with invaluable hospitality expertise, including architect/developer Sugar George (Ian) Edwards of Sunset Homes Anguilla, and interior designer, Natalie Sheedy of Chicago-based Sheedy/DeLaRosa Interiors, was quickly assembled to breathe new life into the tired, storm-scarred properties.

The aim was to preserve the distinctive architecture – a blend of Moroccan-style flat roofs, cubic forms and square windows, together with columns, arches and domes typical of Greek design – but to update and upgrade the 15-year-old interiors, turning them into luxurious, yet comfortable, beach retreats.

Whilst the layout remained largely unchanged – each villa had four master bedrooms, an infinity pool and an abundance of outdoor space – the architect focused on lightening and opening up the properties by enlarging the doors and windows to make the most of the views. The original maid’s kitchens walls were knocked through to create open concept living spaces that, in turn, open onto pool decks with views straight out to the horizon. Under-utilised rooms, like offices, were turned into children’s bedrooms, and the spacious indoor/outdoor bathrooms – always a star feature of the villas – were thoroughly modernised.

For Neil and Wendy, it was important that the three villas could be used jointly by large groups, or separately.

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A cohesive interior aesthetic pairs white walls with creamy Anguilla stone floors and louvered shutters to create a soothing and restful background. Over this, the designer has layered a palette of natural colours, rich textures and artisanal furniture to soften the stark white, and create harmony between the decor and the architecture, whilst also tying it to its location.

The once-cramped, dark kitchens are now bright chef’s kitchens, with high-end appliances, custom-made cabinetry and central cooking islands lit by woven rattan pendants from Serena & Lily. Kitchens adjoin elegant dining areas where tables, built by Amish craftsmen, hold centre stage and an accent wall in natural stone defines the TV area. Wood, wicker and bright, ethnic fabrics and artwork all add an organic element to the white interiors, and a smattering of coral sculptures, conch shells and driftwood bring a beach vibe in.

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Key to the luxury feel of the villas is the fact that the four master bedrooms across all three villas provide equal levels of comfort and space, so that no one has to settle for a lesser room, Natalie notes. Four-poster beds, window seats, walk-in wardrobes and sensational spa-like bathrooms all come as standard, but each peaceful sanctuary is decorated in a distinct colour scheme – one in soft coral and yellow shades, a second featuring sea blues and whites, and a third is dove grey and cream – yet all tie seamlessly into the overall aesthetic.

“The bathrooms are designed to create a private oasis for guests within the larger villa,” Natalie explains. Although they were always generously sized, they were showing their age. The somewhat dated sunken baths were therefore removed and replaced with above ground soaker tubs. Huge mirrors, custom-made vanities and modern lighting were installed and, beyond a glass wall, is a courtyard-like, open-air outdoor shower.

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The seamless and effortlessly elegant result belies some of the difficulties in getting to this point. Work began in May 2018 and had to be completed by December of the same year, so the team was working to tight deadlines. Anguilla was in recovery mode at the time, with homes and businesses across the island busy rebuilding. Labour, materials and even accommodation for off-island workers were in short supply, adding to the usual logistical complications of building on a Caribbean island. Because the majority of the furnishings were sourced off-island, returning an order was not an option. Measurements for every detail – from the cushions for the outdoor benches to the decorative pieces chosen to fit into the numerous wall recesses and niches inside – had to be spot on first time around, as there was no margin for error.

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For more information and reservations contact, Long Bay Villas, Anguilla:

Property Manager

Email:
Tel: 1.264.476.8434

Reservations

Email:
Tel: 1.312.907.8486

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