The Caribbean unveils its newest development – Porto Maho,
an exclusive village blending luxury with local character, contemporary design
and an environmental ethos.
Airy and minimalist The Estates at Porto Maho offer 10
waterfront homes with breathtaking views over the lagoon of Simpson Bay, the
Caribbean and the island of Anguilla in the distance. These beautiful homes
feature private pools, private docks, outdoor hot tubs and interior courtyard
gardens and unobstructed views from each room, of the lagoon, the sea and
Anguilla on the horizon.
Invite St. Maarten’s beautiful landscape into the privacy
and serenity of your own home, from the floor to ceiling glass “walls”, to see-through
stairs in the main hall and a second-story skywalk across a courtyard garden providing
a dramatic approach to the master bedroom. Luxuriously private, this suite
offers quick access to the sauna and Turkish steam bath.
The 1,500 square meter grounds have lavish outdoor terraces ascending
from a private pier to a hot tub and swimming pool, then an outdoor salon area,
past the home’s two stories and finally to a trellised parking space for
The terraces’ elevators connect the different levels of the
The village offers eco-friendly practices throughout : Solar
panels. Roof cisterns. A black- and grey-water treatment plant. Low-energy
electrical and air-conditioning systems that recycle heat.
The landscaping and architecture take advantage of cool
trade winds, limiting the need for artificial temperature controls. Walls of
aerated concrete blocks insulate further against high temperatures, as well as
ambient noise. (They’re also nontoxic, fire-resistant and insect-proof). Even
the windowpanes reflect The Estates at Porto Maho’s elegantly practical
environmental ethos: each is shaded and pyrolytic-coated to reduce heat
Locally sourced materials command center stage, whenever
possible. This upscale community features only wood from sustainable forests
and items guaranteed to be toxic-free – from production to installation and
Options are available of four to six bedrooms each with its
own closet, bathroom and shaded deck with upgrade packages for gym, media room, sauna, Turkish
steam bath, dock storage, boat lifts, elevators and photo voltaic.
The Estates at Porto Maho blend the life aquatic with
bespoke design. Architects tailor your pier and dock house to suit your style:
from another bedroom to a loft-style lounge or yacht-captains’ quarters. Adventurous
owners can request customized storage space for kayaks, windsurfers,
submarines, catamarans, jet skis, scuba and other sea-going gear. And they can
keep vessels – from dinghies to yachts – sparkling with optional boat lifts.
Service here remains paramount and each of these stunning
homes also caters to your comfort and ease. Security, maintenance, gardening
and pool services are included, while other services such as catering and
housekeeping area available on request.
Designed by the Turin, Italy-based firm Associated
Architects, each residence overlooks the ocean and beautiful Simpson Bay lagoon
and is located just minutes from the island’s International airport and Maho village
offering dining, shopping and gaming in a vibrant resort atmosphere. Maho
Village has many duty-free offerings, a world-class spa and dining options
including international restaurants, from Japanese, Thai, Italian, French and
bars, cafes and lounges to suit every palate and mood. As well as having white
sand and crystal clear water, Maho Beach is also the ultimate location for