SERENE CASA OVERLOOKING A UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE, ISLA PROVIDENCIA

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Paul Hoffman

Speaks english, Basic Spanish
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
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SERENE CASA OVERLOOKING A UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE, ISLA PROVIDENCIA

San Andrés y Providencia Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, Accommodates up to TEN people

Do you dream of relaxing in a spacious tropical Villa, overlooking a warm turquoise Sea within a 'UNESCO' National Marine Park? Are you dreaming of having a (included in the price)Chef and caretaker there for you? Someone to prepare a beautiful meal, split open a fresh coconut or to arrange a unique and memorable Island adventure? How else, to fully relax ?!! Eden does exist, if you know where to look. The Villa sits on the small remote Island of Old Providence or Isla Providencia. Tucked away in the Southwest corner of the Caribbean Archipelago of San Andrés y Providencia; this Island personifies what paradise truly is. How does one define Paradise? For myself it starts with being surrounded by warm, loving and peaceful people. A place were nature and all her gifts are valued and protected. An environment of peace and tranquility. Harmonious and unified, not fragmented nor exploited. If you feel a sense of curiosity in what I'm saying; PLEASE CLICK ON 'MORE DETAILS' TAB BELOW

O.K....Just a few details about the Villa and the Island.

El Monasterio del Viento (Monastery of the wind) is perched atop a 'Sea of Seven Shades of Turquoise', overlooking beautiful Crab key or Cayo Cangrejo,within the National Park McBean Lagoon.This large Villa has been lovingly restored with charming details throughout, and represents the best of Island style living. The house is comfortable and casual with spectacular views of the sea and surrounding landscape. A soft sea breeze is present year round (hence the name) and can be enjoyed from the Yoga / Meditation Palapa upon sunrise or later from the terrace Tiki bar with your favorite Island cocktail. (Note...my choice is the Zacapa 23 year old rum found on the Island)

There is a nice little plunge pool on the lower terrace just in front of the sea were hammocks abound -- a great way to relax and take in the view. This special family home includes 4 light filled breezy bedrooms,each with private bath; and a spacious living room / dining area complete with floor to ceiling doors opening onto the beautiful stone terrace.

Snorkeling, Kayaking, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in the pristine warm waters are literally right in front of you. Just jump off our dock. If you're the type of person who prefers to laze around on an idyllic white sandy beach all day then you're in for a treat. There are numerous long stretches of coconut palmed beaches, two of which come with the most friendly little beach bars. One is owned by my good friend Richard Hawkins..aka..Mr Richards at Southwest Bay, the other is Roland's Roots Bar on Manzanillo beach. I won't say anything more than you'll want to cancel your return flight after hanging out here for the afternoon!

Other activities include, hiking up to the peak ( Moderate 2 hour 1100 ft. climb), horseback riding in the mountains or beaches, fishing and of course FANTASTIC scuba diving. With the world's third longest barrier reef, an immense amount of underwater biodiversity, warm tropical waters and excellent underwater visibility for almost all the year, Providencia is Colombia's top diving destination. Most of the surrounding seas have been designated a protected area by UNESCO and are now known as the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve.

Back at El Monasterio del Viento an aptly trained Server and Chef (INCLUDED in your total rental fee) are at your call to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Typical Island menus featuring locally caught fish, crab, conch and lobster are prepared by our gifted Chef Dilcia. Her fresh Squeezed juices change daily and are a perfect start to your morning. Coconut water is always at hand as we have plenty of Coconut Palms on the property. Vegetarian, NO problem...there are plenty of Island grown veggies...Just unwind and leave the cooking to her. All you need to do is discuss what you would like and she'll shop for it.

This property is ideally suited for families, or as a 'retreat destination'. As mentioned earlier it's an absolutely perfect spot for serious Kitesurfing, Wind surfing or Kayaking groups. We have a kayak at the house and can arrange for more.

If you're interested in watching some beautiful Videos of the Island, its people and their culture please follow these LINKS.. http://vimeo.com/20591211 OR http://vimeo.com/13336941 AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5-Te5YOqPc

One closing thought. Isla Providencia is a relative empty, tropical paradise. It's a stunning Island of beautiful beaches that are, on the whole, totally undeveloped. Mass tourism has yet to hit Providencia and THANKFULLY the locals are determined to keep the island this way. The native language of Providencia is Creole, which is a kind of twisted form of Caribbean English (so almost all the locals speak proper English). Most everyone will speak Spanish as well. The culture is similar to that of nearby Jamaica, and very different from that of mainland Colombia many hundreds of miles away. That means Rastas, Reggae and a very laid back lifestyle - this is how all the Caribbean was 50 years ago, before most of the Caribbean region was ruined by mega resorts and package tourism. Providencia thankfully remains very unspoilt, and is a unique Island to visit. Many people come for a few days and end up staying weeks or even months, reluctant to leave this idyllic and peaceful paradise. Providencia is my passion..warm regards....Paul.

Please note:

With our concern for your children's safety, we have instituted this policy as follows....

We cannot accept children below the age of 5 UNLESS for EACH child below this age, there are 2 adults who take full responsibility for his/her safety while at the house. We hope you can appreciate that both the owner and staff are committed to each and everyone's happiness and wellbeing....

Con nuestra preocupación por la seguridad de sus hijos, hemos elaborado esta política de la siguiente manera ....

No podemos aceptar niños menores de 5 MENOS para cada niño por debajo de esta edad, hay 2 adultos que asumen total responsabilidad por su / su seguridad, mientras que en la casa. Esperamos que usted pueda apreciar que tanto el propietario y el personal están comprometidos con cada uno y de la felicidad y el bienestar de todo el mundo ....

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Paul Hoffman

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Speaks english, Basic Spanish
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
island airport
Car: not necessary

The Villa sits directly on the beautiful turquoise sea overlooking Crab Cay. This area, Maracaibo Bay is a very quite area of the island. All you see from the house is the ocean and the reef in the distance. No jet ski's or fancy boats,only the seven shades of turquoise that forms the protected 'Seaflower Biosphere Reserve'

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Availability & Rates

San Andrés y Providencia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
HIGH
Jan 28 2014 - Apr 13 2014
$575
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK EASTER
Apr 14 2014 - Apr 21 2014
$725
6 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW
Apr 22 2014 - Jun 9 2014
$495
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH
Jun 10 2014 - Aug 20 2014
$575
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW
Aug 21 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$495
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$725
6 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 30 2015
$575
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$495
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50.00
Notes With our concern for your children's safety we have instituted these policies as follows....
We cannot accept children below the age of 5 UNLESS for EACH child below this age, there are 2 adults who take full responsibility for this 1 child's safety while staying at the house. We hope you understand that we are very concerned about children's safety as immediate emergency health care is limited.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Andrés y Providencia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Filtered Water
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All water in Bathrooms is solar heated. Water for showers is therefore warm not hot....
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • There are 2 large bedrooms( king beds) each with their own full bathroom. They represent the second and third level over the living room/lounge area. Then there is a separate area that has stairs leading up to the 3rd bedroom. It has a queen bed and also a single bed along with the 3rd bathroom. From here You go up another short flight of stairs to the large loft area. Here there is another queen bed and a single bed. There is no bathroom in the loft. The 4th full bathroom is located on the ground floor next to the lounge and terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I have made my best effort to describe the property and what is included in your stay. There is always a chance that guest expectations catch us by surprise. Due to its extremely remote location certain things that we are all accustomed to cannot be provided. Some things like on demand hot water for showers are not practical due to the local price of energy. Energy generation happens locally through burning of diesel fuel, something we do not like to support and is very costly. Our water is solar heated! Again we are accustomed to having internet on demand. This is a problem on the island. The current technology is unreliable. Hence we cannot guarantee that you will have service at the house or on the Island. That said it usually does work.... Lastly the pool at the house is operational, though it is not a whirlpool nor Jacuzzi. It is meant for relaxing and having a drink in. The water is cool. These are the 3 things that potential guests need to be aware of, Thanks, Paul
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