The Shamira is a beautiful story that unfolds in chapters. Unique doesn’t come close to describing this place – not so much built as evolved over time, piece by piece, to become the exquisitely eclectic home-away-from-home that it is today. The owners lived in The Shamira for many years, and after their children had grown up they moved on and turned it into a holiday rental villa. Guests can feel the spirit of their happy lives in every room through the photos on the walls and the huge variety of books and music on the shelves.
Walking into the rambling villa through the shady garden, you will be spellbound by the seemingly never-ending softly-lit niches and alcoves. This is a haven to explore and then chill-out in, with 13 different sitting areas, both indoors and out; from the balé (relaxation pavilion) beside the pool, to the rooftop terrace, to the cushioned sofas dotted around the living and dining space. There’s plenty to read, including a huge collection of National Geographic, and even a full set of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The garden is mature and overflowing with greenery, potted plants and splashes of colour, dominated by a large swimming pool. Antique furnishings, tasteful objets d’art and white orchids fill the rooms, enhanced by shell sculptures that hang from the rafters and serve as an audible reminder of the cool breeze blowing.
The Shamira is serviced by a ‘family’ of loyal staff including an excellent cook, housekeepers and security. There is a suggestion menu, and the food and beverage shopping will be done for you by the staff (all groceries on guest account).
With five romantic bedrooms and four bathrooms, this delightful home is perfect for families with children of any age: teens will find the place much to their liking thanks to the separate upstairs bedroom and the plethora of hidey-holes in which to escape from the oldies. Groups of friends will also take pleasure in The Shamira's amazing variety.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Bicycles, Games, Car, Garage, CD Library, Ceiling Fans (Living Area), Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Coffee Machine, Main Dining (10 persons), DVD Library, Hairdryers, High Chairs, Hotplates, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Iron/Board, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, Food Menu, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Safe, CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Home Theatre System, Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Washing Machine, Massage Beds, Masseuse/Spa Therapist, Security, Shopper, Manager, Garden, Driver (8 hours), Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Beach in ten, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Kid friendly, Going for golf, Sensible for seniors