World's Best Apartment 2009. Villa Portico...Where excellence is not an achievement but a way of life. Winner of 3 prestigious, 5 star International Property Awards, for Best Architecture, Best Development and Best Apartment in the Caribbean. Villa 199 is distinguished by its outstanding finishes, revolutionary design and modern take on island living. Located on the serene and picturesque Prospect Bay Beach in St. James Barbados, Villa 199 stands as a true personification of sophistication and state of the art living that is distinct from any other residential development on the island’s west coast.
The development's extraordinary architecture makes way for a lifestyle that will be enjoyed by a select few; with just 2 units on each of the 5 floors, owners are sure to enjoy a level of privacy and exclusivity unparalleled on the island. The tropical modern style was conceptualized to merge the interior living space with the property’s stunning environs; glass balustrades and ample windows offer uninterrupted views of the stunning Caribbean Sea.
The remarkable lifestyle that Villa 199 offers will undoubtedly surpass expectations, with an impressive array of amenities, five-star concierge services and steadfast dedication to both personal and environmental well-being. The uniqueness of Villa 199 extends beyond its architecture and indulgent lifestyle. Its facilities are nothing short of spectacular, ensuring residences the best that innovation has to offer.
The Residences: 10 luxurious units featuring 3,500 sq. ft. of living and breathing space, 3 exceptional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and spacious walk-in closets, master features double glass doors opening to private terraces and views of the Caribbean sea, fully-equipped open plan kitchens, spacious living areas luxuriously appointed with marble floors in an ivory coloured anitque finish, terrace with uninterrupted glass fronted balustrade and frameless sliding glass doors, heated Jacuzzis, underground parking, 70 sq. ft. storage and wine facilities, separate staff-lunch area, including changing rooms, lockers, bathroom and shower facilities.
Penthouse apartments include:
Additional 1,500 sq. ft. private roof terrace with breathtaking 360 views, private pool, entertaining area and lush landscaping. Garden apartments feature additional 1,500 sq. ft. of private gardens and sun terrace.
Architecture: Contemporary design unique to the West coast, creative fusion of modern and traditional architecture with glass, marble and hand-crafted cedar finishes, striking atrium with 60° glass curtain wall, magnificent water feature, kinetic hanging sculpture, state of the art glass bridge entrance and marble stairway, glass-front elevator overlooking the Caribbean sea.
Location: Situated between Sandy Lane and Four Seasons Hotel on 15 ft. bluff, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Located opposite one of the island’s best diving reefs featuring the Stavronikita, a 365 ft. sunken wreck in 120 ft. of water, beautiful beach walk with green monkey natural habitat, 10 minutes North of the vibrant capital Bridgetown, 10 minutes South of the chic and historic Holetown district, close to shopping, groceries and medical services, near to nightlife and world-class restaurants
Finishes: NEFF (Canada) kitchen, sanitary ware by Villeroy and Boch, Cambria quartz countertops, marble tiling throughout, handmade solid cedar door and window frames, cedar closets, glass mosaic tiling in pool areas, double-glazed tempered glass used throughout, Dornbracht, ‘Jason’ Hydrotherapy air and whirlpool combination tubs with chromatherapy lighting, integral air-conditioning systems, ambient cove lighting.
Technology: Dedicated and secure GPX phone system with half mile range, wireless cat 5 Bluetooth Internet, 5.1 Surround Sound Theatre System, Audiophile quality sound system, sound and lighting control panels, light sensors.
Amenities: Cybex fitness centre with panoramic sea views, audio-visual entertainment system and air-conditioning, luxurious changing rooms, showers and sauna, 85-ft heated infinity edge lap pool with tempered glass and mosaic tile finishes, sunbathing deck, private access gate to prospect beach.
Lifestyle: Five-star concierge service available offering the ultimate in luxurious, care-free living, housekeeping services, private chefs and catering, chauffeurs, childcare and babysitting, excursion planning including island tours, tee times and sailing expeditions, tickets to cultural, social and sporting events, dining reservations, event planning, regional travel planning by air or sea
Security: 24-hour security staff with first-aid training and dedicated security desk, multi-location passive infrared CCTV system with non-intrusive monitoring, keypad and swipe card security access, camera integrated intercom system for apartment entry, intrusion detection (entry and glass), remote locking garage door system for vehicle access to underground car park, comprehensive smoke and fire detection, two elevators designed to function during emergencies on back-up system.
Well-being: Structure and glass atrium built to with stand 130mph winds and missiles of category 3, buildings are fully accessible by disabled persons including pool areas, sound-absorbing Proflex layer between floors, Quietpipe insulation on all piping to eliminate noise, 24-hour property management response service, dedicated water and power emergency supply, discreet garbage chutes, water softener systems for both kitchens and bathrooms.
Eco-friendly innovation: The building design maximises use of natural light and cool breezes, vantage lighting control system and sensors, energy efficient bulbs used throughout development, tinted and double glazed windows to reduce heat and noise, Toshiba SMMS (variable refrigerant flow) air-conditioning system utilising 50% less energy per annum, heat insulators on the roof, solar panel heated pools, programmable water heaters, onsite wastewater treatment and underground rainwater collection facility for irrigation, glass and plastic recycling collection, considerable resources dedicated to preserving 2, 80 year old oceanfront Mahogany trees, extensive landscaping.
Additional Information: Equipped with Apple TV Closest beach (beachfront): Batts Rock 2 twin beds can be used jointly or separately
Features: Indulge in fine living Private underground parking Close to amenities & fine dining Endless sea views from private terrace Award winning development & apartments Modern 3,500 sq. ft. unit with open floor plan Access to on-site gym, sauna, 80ft lap communal pool 5 star winner International Property Awards 2008 & 2009
Amenities: 24 Hour Security, Air conditioning, All bedrooms air conditioned, All bedrooms en suite, Assigned parking, Beach Access, Beach front, Ceiling fans, Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, Ceiling fans in living room, Communal facilities, Concierge Service, Covered parking, Covered terrace, Electric gates, Electric water heater, Elevator, Enclosed Gardens, Environmentally friendly, Established gardens, Flat screen TV, Fully air conditioned, Fully gated, Garden view, Generator, Gym, Hair dryer, Ice maker, IPOD Docking Station, Lock off bedrooms, Private beach access, Private location, Private terrace / deck, Restaurants close by, Sauna, Sea Views, Security Safe, Sub Zero fridge, Sun deck, Sun loungers, Sun terrace, Sun umbrellas, Telephone, Terrace, Towels included, Under ground parking, Walking distance to shops, Water front, Water softener, Water storage tanks, Wheel Chair Accessible, Wine cooler, Wireless broadband connection
Bedrooms: Master Bedroom: 1 King, Ensuite - bath and shower Bedroom 2: 1 King/2 Twins, Ensuite - shower only Bedroom 3: 1 King/2 Twins, Ensuite - shower only
Staff: Villa Manager: On site. Visits property regularly and available on demand Housekeeper: 6 days per week. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Cook: 6 days per week. Prepares up to 3 meals Security/security guard: 24 hrs+ More