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Enjoy your own villa in Turks & Caicos, without spending millions
In recent years, the real estate market in Turks & Caicos, a British Overseas Territory just to the southeast of the Bahamas, has been booming, with palatial estates attracting investors from around the world. 
While purchasing a bit of this paradise of white-sand beaches lapped by turquoise waters is beyond the budgets of many, The Private Villa Collection at Grace Bay Club, allows you to have your own home in the sunny archipelago, at least for the length of your vacation. It’s an increasingly popular option ideally suited to families, groups of friends, or anyone who simply wants the extra space and privacy of a luxury villa rental. Grace Bay Club’s Private Villa Collection includes three different options, so one is sure to be just right for your family or entourage. 
 
The Dunes
Located nine minutes by car from the main resort, the Dunes represents a unique marriage of contemporary design and features which are eco-friendly—but never require you to sacrifice on luxury. The property’s 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms are spread over some 6,700 square feet of living space which includes an outdoor dining palapa and an unusual fire feature in the middle of the pool. Open the sliding doors along the villa’s main living space, and you’ll look out over your own plunge pool and, beyond it, Smith’s Reef. 
Everyone in your group can enjoy the privacy of their own suite—whether one of the three ocean-view ones or the two executive pool suites. When it’s time to gather, the pool oasis forms the heart of The Dunes. The seamlessly integrated environmental innovations here include multi-zone air conditioning, solar water heating, and gray water recycling. Your luxury vacation will leave only a small carbon footprint. 
 
The Residences
The group of three villas that form The Residences are located just a little closer to the main resort and, like The Dunes, each has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. At 6,500 square feet each, there’s no shortage of room to spread out. The bedrooms include oceanfront master suites as well as one in its own private, detached cottage. You can take a plunge in the villa’s infinity pool or wander down to the sea and one of the most beautiful beaches on the island—or in the Caribbean, for that matter. 
The interiors were designed by Thom Filicia, who brought his unique talent at creating spaces that are at once both sophisticated and comfortable to a tropical setting at The Residences, with colorful pops of blue and greens suited to the islands. The Residences also boast all the state-of-the-art amenities any guest could want, including Sub Zero and Wolf appliances in the kitchen. Like The Dunes, The Residences incorporate the latest environmental innovations, including a self-contained wastewater treatment system. 
 
La Dolce Vita
The showpiece of Grace Bay Club’s Private Villa Collection is La Dolce Vita, which undeniably lives up to its name. The nine-bedroom home is located on four acres of grounds, and measures 12,300 square feet. You’ll enjoy not just one but two oceanfront pools—one of them a 25-meter lap pool—as well as two hot tubs, two wet bars, two kitchens, and four living rooms. Once you read the long list of amenities and features of La Dolce Vita, it will become clear why this villa has been valued at $25 million. The villa also comes with a chef and two onsite staff. 
 
The popularity of Grace Bay Club’s Private Villas is not due solely to their elegant designs and long list of features. It’s also the flawless services that elevate a Caribbean vacation in these properties to a new level: concierge services, airport transfers, minibar and pantry stocking, and daily pool and beach set up are among those included with villa rentals. Plus, of course, the facilities of the famous Grace Bay Club are just a short, and complimentary, shuttle ride from your oceanfront estate.