If you like vibrant colors and great views, you'll love Villa Amarilla. Both the interiors and exteriors are done in a Caribbean style with an Italian feel and Moroccan influences. There is a large entry hall, 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, a living room with 2 sections, kitchen, dining room, gym, and a bar. There's also plenty of outdoor space, including an outdoor dining area, bar, BBQ grilling kitchen, an outdoor living area, and a covered terrace between the outdoor living and dining areas. That's not to mention the large heated infinity pool, hot tub, deck, chef and staff. One happy visitor says, "The chef and staff are first class and can provide any special requests you may have." Another visitor mentions the "breathtaking views". Yet another loved the fact that the villa is "private, spacious and out of the way" and that "the decor is wonderful and truly tropical." This visitor sums it up this way: "Villa Amarilla is a priceless choice."
Conceived by Anguilla's own acclaimed architect Carl Richards, Villa Amarilla's design is Caribbean with an Italian influence in its yellow stucco walls, turquoise shutters and red tile roof. The cool island interiors created by the owners in collaboration with award-winning Dallas interior designer David Salem & Associates, have hints of Moroccan flair.
With spacious indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, Villa Amarilla offers ample room for a large group to gather or for an individual to find a variety of havens for solitude and relaxation. This gorgeous 9,000 square foot villa is located on Anguilla's Leeward north side, on the Sea Rocks of Island Harbour overlooking some of Anguilla's most beautiful reefs. The villa's panoramic views include Shoal Bay Beach to the west and Scrub Island to the east. Shoal Bay Beach, a two mile stretch of powdery, white sand and crystal clear water, is a short drive from the villa and a small secluded beach is a short walk away.
The stunning views are visible even before entering the villa through the beautiful wrought iron and glass front door. The lapis blue floor of the entry hall blends serenely with the sea beyond, and the one-of-a-kind seashell chandelier adds a whimsical touch.
The living room is attractively and comfortably furnished with two seating areas - one to relax in front of the flat screen television and the other for conversation and card playing. All living areas, (including the outdoor dining, living, and pool areas) are wired for sound from your own iPod or CD selections.
The kitchen is state of the art with a GE Profile five burner gas cooktop, double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, spacious refrigerator and freezer, and a separate wine refrigerator.
The indoor bar is equipped with an ice maker and beverage center and leads to the dining room where one can enjoy spectacular sunset views. The custom dining table seats twelve. For more casual al fresco dining, there is also an outdoor table, bar, and barbecue grilling kitchen with wonderful views of the cerulean sea.
In addition, there is a covered terrace between the outdoor living and dining areas where guests can enjoy a little shade. There is also an upstairs balcony with comfortable seating and even more dramatic views.
The downstairs master bedroom is spacious and soothing, tastefully furnished with a king-sized four poster bed, elegant Scalamandre window treatments, and a Moroccan influenced bathroom with double vanity sinks, and indoor and outdoor showers.
The upstairs master bedrooms (east and west) differ from the downstairs master only in the selection of fabrics (including Kravet, Clarence House, and Old World Weavers) and bathroom tiles, and all are equally as lovely.
The fourth and fifth bedrooms can be configured with twin or king beds. They are also spacious and elegant with en suite bathrooms and closets with vanity tables. The four upstairs bedrooms all open onto the upstairs balcony and the east and west masters have private balconies with ocean views.
All five air-conditioned bedrooms have breathtaking ocean views, air-conditioned en suite bathrooms with his and hers sinks, walk-through closets, flat screen televisions, HD Dish Network TV, iPod docking stations, and Sferra linens. They also have ceiling fans and screens for those who prefer open-air sleeping. There are three outdoor showers with beautiful ocean views.
There is also an air conditioned media room with a 60-inch plasma HD television, surround sound, and a state of the art Denon iPod dock. There is also a queen sofa bed.
The fully equipped gym sits apart from the main house. You can exercise on the Octane elliptical or ride the True recumbent bike while enjoying the magnificent ocean view and lovely landscaped grounds in air-conditioned comfort. There are also yoga mats, free weights, and a body ball to enhance your workout. There is a thirty-six-inch HD flat screen to watch television, or your favorite music can be played on the stereo. If you have an iPod, you can place it in the docking station. A full bath, comfortable futon, lounger and massage table make this Gym complete.
The washer and dryer are used only by housekeeping. They will do personal laundry for a small fee.