As you draw up at the entrance to Cielo it is impossible not to break into a wide smile. Straight ahead of you the two wide entrance doors flanked by gently bubbling lily ponds are thrown back revealing a widescreen view of the sea and the sky. In fact you feel as though you could reach in and pull the sky down and wrap yourself about with it. You will also notice the peace and tranquility; the ever-present offshore breezes that rustle through the house and the rainbow hues of the surrounding garden that affords total privacy. Located at the far end of Barnes Hill Ridge at a high elevation and down a gently descending drive, Cielo really is a villa to escape to and shrug off the concerns of the outside world.
Cielo is built in a classical Caribbean style and on one level with a separate master's cottage slightly below the main house. It has been cleverly designed to maximize both the hillside location and the panoramic ocean views. A wide sitting room anchors the house and flows out onto a deep veranda with a swimming pool beyond set into the lawn. To the left is a separate formal dining room and adjacent to this a small office and there are not too many offices where one can sit at the desk and gaze at a view such as this. The style throughout is at one with the natural environment; deep white slip covered sofas and armchairs, vibrant Jamaican paintings and accents of blue and pistachio green here and there. This is a home with all the attributes for living in the tropics. There are 5 bedrooms in total. The master's cottage comprises a large bedroom with king-size bed strategically positioned to allow those recumbent on it to admire the view of the sea through the veranda. The en suite bathroom offers two walk-in showers, one inside and one outside, and separate Jcuzzi tub
In the main house there is a master suite next to the office with king size bed, those cracking sea views and an en suite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower. To the right of the sitting room are three bedrooms; one with two twin beds, that mesmerizing view and en suite shower room; a king size bedroom, again with ocean view and an en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and separate tub. At the far end is a second master suite which has windows to three sides that overlook the very pretty gardens and in particular a mature highly fragrant red frangipani tree. The en suite bathroom has an indoor as well as an outdoor shower.
The Tryall Club Membership
A significant amenity for guests in this villa is membership at the excellent Tryall Club. On 2 200 acres, Tryall's golf course is among the most beautiful in the world. Its 18 hillside and seaside fairways have been home to the Johnnie Walker, Mazda and other PGA championship events. The resident pro offers workshops and private lessons. The Tryall tennis club features nine Nova Cushion courts, some lit for night play, with world-class pro's on call. All white attire required.
The beach is well planned for parents and children. Have lunch at the beach bar. Work out in the well equipped gym and compete in the new Usain Bolt Games Room at the Great House (teens love it). Jog the marked trails. Snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish are complimentary. Glass bottom boats, charter fishing, a boat to the reef and any captained craft attract various fees. Enjoy weekly events like complimentary Manager's Cocktail Party on Monday's, as well as beach barbecue and Reggae night beach parties for an additional fee.
On the hill, enjoy the historic Great House for daily 4:00 tea and sweets. Shop at the convenient commissary and chic boutique, and meet for happy hour and snacks at the casual bar. Also at the Great House is the new Usain Bolt Games Room open all day and night for ping pong, pool, air hockey, Foosball, shuffleboard, chess and checkers, board games, comfy reclining chairs and high definition television. Do not miss miss the massive Tryall pool. The Tryall Club is thoughtfully designed to please toddlers, preteens, tweens, moms, dads and everyone from teens to octogenarians.