2 BR & 2 Ensuite + Den - On the beach - Private Pool & Jacuzzi - Car Included
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About Ritama Davidson
Kabir and Ritama - owners of Villa Esencia. Avid kiteboarders. Self-development trainers, authors. We wanted a place in nature that supports a simple and natural lifestyle.
Ritama Davidson purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Ritama Davidson chose Long Bay Hills
We were looking for a quiet, natural environment, close to nature and the sea, away from the buzz of city, roads and people. This location fit that description perfectly. There was only one house nearby, no sounds except the wind, the trees and the sea.
What makes this Villa unique
Featured in Conde Nast “Brides” on best places for honeymoons in the Caribbean. Find peace and tranquility in a natural setting.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This is our second stay on the property in 3 years. The first was one of the Wyakha apartments, this time in Esencia Premiere Plus. Both stays were fabulous and we didn't want o leave. Ritama and Kabir are the perfect hosts, welcoming but unintrusive. We have tried kiteboarding, but probably won't continue. While this property is a kiteboarders dream, we enjoy the crowd free beach and just watching all the action. It's 10 minutes from grocery, grace Bay, restaurants. Esencia Premier Plus is brand new with gorgeous finishings. Private pool and beach hut are the cherry on top. Seats at the beach are never hard to come by. Paddle boards and kayaks are provided as well. Counting down to our next visit already!
Great stay! Love the convenience of the car
Had a great stay in a beautiful property and very friendly hosts. The place is on the non touristy side of the island but really close to the main part by car. We liked the privacy of the place and the convenience of the car that came with the place.
Very nice villa, beautiful spot.
Villa Escénica is wonderful. The owners are friendly and helpful. Everything we needed was there and if not delivered when we asked. There are a total of 10 or so villas to rent based on the size of your group. Our villa was in the lower level of the owners home. This was somewhat misrepresented in the photos. The unit however was clean and spacious. As well, we were provided with our own private tiki area which has a table and chairs as well as a couch. We spent each morning and evening here, really nice. Our villa also included a car which saved us lots of money. We saw the entire island this way. The beach is nice however lots of seaweed, which started last year we were told. It does affect your beach going experience at the villa. However, if you travel to other beaches which I recommend, it is manageable. The water depth is very shallow. Depth is 2-3 feet for at least 1/2 mile out. Perfect if you have small kids. All in all, a nice place to stay.
Literally 30 steps from a private beach.
Nice very private property with a private beach. Ocean is only 3 ft deep so my kids could walk out 10 yards without a problem. There was a private gazebo with tables and benches to just sit and relax. They have multiple kayaks and paddle boards for entertaining. You had to drive 10 min to the north side of the island for good snorkeling and food, but everything is so close by car it didn't matter. Also the north side is quite built up and crowded so we prefer being away from the people. But again, the north side is close that going to the snorkeling spots was quick. Decent kitchen and the market was 5-10 min away so we cooked on most days, but eating out or take out was close as well. Basically if you want privacy and time alone with family this is a great place to do that.
The Property villas were laid out as though you were the only ones there. Pathways for each villa was surrounded with lovely trees, bushes and flowers creating a sense of division, of isolation. The villas are well appointed and you can tell the owners have thoughtfully decorated each unit. All villas were steps away from the beautiful beach. The beach is great for families with small children because the water is only 2-3 feet deep. It's mostly used for sail boarding. This property is well away from all the ruckus - perfect for a quite, rested vacation.
Overall the villa is fantastic
If anything the web site under sells how nice the property is - very private with beautiful beach access - our first trip for kite surfing and will return
Other Activities: Kiteboarding, Ocean Kayaking, Stand-Up-Paddle Boards