Aventine Villa is beautifully located on the peaceful, turquoise waters of Chalk Sound National Park. Swim out to one of the many small islands in the Sound, use the kayaks to visit Iguana Island, or snorkel the coral reef at the edge of the property - the Sound offers both serene beauty and unlimited outdoor fun. If you prefer, you can swim in the freshwater pool, or lounge in the sunshine on the pool deck. Privacy is guaranteed by a rich garden of tropical and native plants offering bananas, limes and papayas in season. Aventine is light and airy, with high vaulted ceilings, (ceiling fans in every room) and full width sliding glass doors, providing stunning views of the jewel colors of Chalk Sound. The villa has three large air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom. (Two rooms have king size beds, and one has two twins.) The spacious, fully equipped kitchen features a granite topped center island with breakfast bar, and includes dishwasher, microwave/convection oven, and all small appliances such as coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer, etc. The main floor dining area has seating for eight at the extendable table. The lounge has a 42' plasma TV, a DVD player, an IPod dock and free WiFi Internet connection. Enjoy the upstairs reading room, with 360 degree views of the Sound and the ocean. With windows in every wall you are assured of a comfortable temperature whether you are searching for cool breezes or warm sunshine. A third lounge on the lower level is an ideal location for games playing. Outdoors, you will find a large upper deck that wraps around the house and an extensive pool deck, both of which offer shade and sun. A screened-in porch overlooking the pool offers a cool shady spot to relax, while the waterside deck enjoys sunshine for most of the day. Begin your day with coffee on the upper deck enjoying the early morning sunshine. Eat lunch at the large poolside table, shaded by the umbrella. Spend the afternoon by the water, and dangle your toes in the Sound. Watch the sun go down over the Caicos Bank from the reading room, then enjoy a cocktail while cooking dinner on the gas barbecue. After dark, stretch out on the loungers to admire the multitude of stars overhead. If you wish to explore the island, you are just a few minutes from secluded Taylor Bay beach, which offers fine white sand and spectacular sunsets. Its gently shelving beach and warm shallow water make it a perfect spot for children. The Chalk Sound area offers other beaches, a restaurant, bars, gas station and convenience store, but you are just 15 minutes from all the facilities of downtown, including gourmet supermarkets, spas, casino, golf club, and much more.