La Buena Vida, Cayman Islands
Agent: J.C. Calhoun
This luxury Cayman Islands Real estate property provides a majestic site combined with a unique main residence and a guest cottage. A selection of hand picked designers from around the world has created this enduring place known as La Buena Vida. A sophisticated home for connoisseurs of life who seek privacy and security with a touch of simplicity. This exquisite estate is tucked away at the end of a private road on the exclusive south coast of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands only a few minutes from the international airport. Imagine the Cote d’Azur or the hilltops of Capri, this dazzling estate exudes privacy, elegance and glamour. Every detail is handcrafted and a masterpiece with an air of luxury, elegance and comfort. Custom made coral stone walls are intertwined with stucco, plaster and traditional woodwork with an eclectic ambience that is a sheer delight. The Saltea tile is leather like and in perfect harmony with the custom design wrought iron fixtures. Every corner of this Cayman Islands home provides a new discovery. The living room has graceful arched windows and beautiful high ceilings. The library and games room feature a stone crafted barrel vault and a wet bar with traditional wood work that give the rooms warmth and texture. The double door palm tree metal screen is a work of artisans.
The modern style kitchen of this luxury property is bright and white with windows to the sky shedding light on the counters below. A gingerbread and coral stone wall cascades into the dining room, like a waterfall. A splendid wrought iron custom Italian chandelier commands centre-stage of the fifteen feet tall ceiling. French doors opening onto a private patio for alfresco dining or simply a BBQ.
A unique palm tree lined staircase climbs to the upper floors and the spacious master bedroom suite, an escape to paradise. A conservatoire, two bathrooms, one with a French cast iron tub, oceanfront balcony, studio and massage area as well as a bedroom nook. Three other bedrooms are in the main residence on the upper and lower floors with plentiful master crafted bathrooms and powder rooms offering a unique selection of private areas, courtyards, trellises, lily ponds and character details. The guest house is nestled into the south west corner of the estate. An exquisite one bedroom Caribbean style cottage with open beamed ceilings, kitchen and intimate dining areas with doors opening onto the pool and views of the dancing reefs and the scenic coastline. Breathtaking views over immaculate lawns which cascade down to the Caribbean Sea, an unblemished marine park with an abundance of sea life inviting some of the most spectacular water sports anywhere in the world.
The gardens of this enchanting estate resemble a botanical park with Koi ponds, waterfalls, stone statues, mature trees and meandering pathways leading to the sea. The birds sing and the flowers bloom with joy. The tea house, or Palapa, sits high on the cliff in which to indulge of massage, tea, yoga, a great book, cocktails or simply to treasure the ambience and its forever changing panorama from deepest azure to palest turquoise. Listen to the sounds of the sea as you relax by the pool at sunrise, sunset or moonlight. This property and its unmatched romance will stay with you forever.
This wonderful property has been built to the highest standard with hurricane impact windows, water cisterns, and a substantial generator (1000 gallon) to support the entire house in case of emergency. It also has a security system with cameras. Surround sound, Wi-Fi, satellite and multiple flat screen TV’s.
The Cayman Islands enjoy a tropical climate with all year round sunshine. They are well known as a major financial centre and provide the highest quality of living in the Caribbean. As a British Overseas Territory the Cayman Islands offer a stable option to those seeking residency in a tax neutral environment with NO property tax, income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.
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