When only the very best the Caribbean has to offer will do: Come here to Villa Quintaessencia to indulge your senses in an art deco inspired tropical masterpiece which echoes the glamour of Hollywood in its most opulent era. Relax in private, tranquil surroundings, hear the sound of the ocean, feel the luxuriant tradewind breezes, awaken to birds songs and fragrant flowers.
Quintaessencia is a 7200 square foot villa, magnificently set directly on the ocean in Sea Horse Ranch, an exclusive gated resort community which offers a tennis club, horseback riding and a beach club and small private beaches on its premises. This villa is available through VillasCaribe and not through Sea Horse Ranch. Enter into a semicircular great room with curved ceiling to floor windows showing spectacular ocean views, soaring 20 foot columns and an open air atrium at its center.
Start to unwind amongst a collection of original artworks, pleasing to the eye, and custom made designer furniture. There are four spacious air-conditioned bedroom suites with en suite baths accommodating eight individuals and a guest bath. A dining room and fully-appointed open kitchen surround the great room. The media/entertainment room is equipped with a large screen flat panel satellite TV, DVD and surround sound, a high speed internet hookup and WiFi. Most rooms are open to ocean views and breezes.
The circular infinity edge pool offers a shaded island gazebo in its center, ideal for lounging, catching up on reading, or alfresco dining. Its image has often appeared in travel magazines and other media. There are ocean edge sun decks, an outdoor barbecue, and a dining alcove suspended over the ocean, perfect for evening cocktails and for watching breathtaking sunsets. Our very versatile Canadian/Italian ex-pat chef's services are optional and and need to be reserved in advance.
Discuss your whims, culinary preferences and seasonal availability with him and prepare to enjoy some very special repasts. Or you may choose to dine in any of a dozen of our favorite restaurants within a ten minute drive: French-Caribbean, Italian, German, sushi, Thai, traditional Dominican beach fare, or even an open-air sports bar on Cabarete beach. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner in a hilltop castle reached by a scenic 25 minute drive into the countryside that only books private parties and is recommended by both Fodors and Bon Appetit. Many sports activities are nearby including golf, kitesurfing and windsurfing, diving, sports fishing and mountain biking. Beaches, restaurants, bars, discos and casinos abound within a ten minute drive. Come to unwind or to participate in active sports.