Rustic Luxury Getaway in Providencia, Colombia.
Monasterio del Viento (Wind Monastery) in the island of Providencia enjoys a privileged location, nestled on a ridge above the ocean, hugged by a constant breeze, bathed by a sea of seven colors, and surrounded by natural diversity, making this house a unique treasure which is hard to beat.
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The common areas in Monasterio are all designed to generate an intimate connection with the natural environment that surrounds the house.
The kitchen and the living room are on the first level, and they are integrated in the same space. This is the area where you will enjoy the gastronomical delights during your stay. It is a comfortable living room, where you may relax, read or share pleasant moments with your couple, family or friends. The exterior areas have different spaces such as a large deck, a tiki bar, a small beach where guest can relax under palm trees, find shade or sunshine, read, practice yoga or enjoy a massage.
We have three different decks surrounding the house. One is on the water, giving the sensation of being on board a ship. The other two decks have hammocks, seats and chess longs to sunbathe. These three areas may also be adapted to provide you special ambiances for your meals. You may also enjoy our fresh water infinity pool.
Old Providence Transmits an incomparable Caribbean vibe which will make you want to return again and again. With 32 Km in length, Providencia boasts the world’s 3rd largest and 2nd best-preserved reef. It has been declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Ocean reserve. For all those who love the outdoors and the ocean, this is undoubtedly one of the most magical places to visit in Colombia. Its wonderful beaches and crystalline waters are filled with marine life, while the keys and mangroves are rich with bird life and other species. Its nature trails will lead you to discover hideouts loaded with history and memorable scenery. Aside from its natural diversity, the island offers a cultural richness that will enchant you with its music, architecture, gastronomy, costumes, diverse activities, and above all, the hospitality of its local people. We invite you to discover the island’s magic.
Inside the main house, there are two large open and airy bedrooms, each containing a full en-suite bathroom. Both look out over the turquoise water below. One has a fantastic large shaded veranda, complete with hammocks, chair, and table. It's the best place to unwind. The other section of the property has a large two level loft area, ideal for families with children staying at the house. The lower has a queen and a single bed and a full bathroom. The upper level has another queen and single bed in a spacious area. To fully enjoy Monasterio, you will be pampered by our staff which includes a wonderful local cook, and a chef (not available year-round). They team up to combine the local Caribbean flavors of Providencia with high international cuisine (guests pay for the cost of the food). Add to that your private concierge and travel photographer (photography is optional, not available year round and the cost is not included in the quote). Last, we have a cleaning service so that all your time is spent with your family and enjoying the island. Suitability: Events Allowed / children welcome / non smoking only / pets considered / wheelchair inaccessible.
Monasterio del Viento provides a perfect space for people who seek a unique Caribbean location for a wedding, a spiritual, athletic or business retreat. We offer an open space for those who have big dreams.
The property, which sits directly over the turquoise ocean, seamlessly blends a luxury-style living with the charming feel of a “home away from home” and its authentic decoration helps it blend into its surroundings. One of the most charming aspects to the house is the beautiful mosaic artwork that is featured into many areas, both outside around the pool and living areas, created by local artists. The home has four bedrooms; the main house has two very large and comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms. The other two bedrooms are smaller and share a bathroom. Four couples comfortably sleep and the house can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests.
Meals: Catering available Breakfast - Booking Possible Lunch - Booking Possible Dinner - Booking Possible Location Type: Ocean View Oceanfront Village Water View Waterfront Theme: Adventure Away From It All Family Romantic Sports & Activities General: Air Conditioning ... Clothes Dryer Hair Dryer Linens Provided ... Living Room Towels Provided Washing Machine Kitchen: Coffee Maker Dishes & Utensils Kitchen Oven Pantry Items Refrigerator Stove Toaster Dining: Dining Dining Area seating for 12 people Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12 Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 child bed Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 child bed Entertainment: DVD Player Stereo ... Outside: Balcony Deck / Patio Lanai / Gazebo Outdoor Grill Suitability: Events Allowed children welcome non smoking only pets considered wheelchair inaccessible Pool / Spa: Private Pool ... Onsite Services: Car Available Concierge Massage Private Chef Staff Attractions: forests marina reefs restaurants waterfalls Leisure Activities: beach combing eco tourism horseback riding photography sight seeing walking Local Services & Businesses: ATM/bank groceries medical services Sports & Adventure Activities: deep sea fishing fishing fly fishing hiking pier fishing sailing scuba diving or snorkeling snorkeling swimming wind-surfing Notes:With the world's 3rd longest continuous barrier reef, immense underwater biodiversity, warm tropical waters and excellent underwater visibility, Old Providence is Colombia's top diving destination. Once again all of the surrounding seas and reef areas have been designated as a marine protected area by UNESCO. There is an excellent dive operation on the Island called 'Felipe's' and he can accommodate all your needs.
CREOLE GASTRONOMY IN PROVIDENCIA IS A LIVING MOSAIC. THE ISLAND’S CUISINE IS A REFLECTION OF THE OF ITS SURROUNDINGS: THE OCEAN, THE MOUNTAINS, THE CLIMATE AND THE ETHNIC DIVERSITY OF ITS PEOPLE ALL FACTOR IN THE MIX.
Traditional European and American flavors, dictate the techniques and ingredients, while the importance of sharing a table, sets the life, rythm and pace of this region. Monasterio del Viento’s gastronomy is characterized by the importance given to the raw material, the interpretation as a brand of innovation and creativity, based on the culinary traditions of the region and its recipes. We are committed to sustaining the island´s environment. Therefore, we do not create dishes that undermine the local marine eco-system. To achieve this, we have devoted a vast amount of time to interact with local fishermen, learn, understand and establish the techical parameters to be used by our providers.
We use the highest quality ingredients. This allows us to support the local island’s economy, while broadening our culinary Caribbean spectrum through experimentation. These conditions have allowed our chef to enhance and shift the focus of Providencia´s Caribbean cuisine. The combination of his modern culinary expertese and his personal taste, have been key in his search to break away from traditional schemes to create a distinctive and unforgettable signature touch.
Add to this, the physical and natural environment, our staging for special events and a dedicated staff, your stay will be memorable. We challenge you to taste new flavors and allow us to pleasently surprise you.
The guests of Monasterio del Viento will have the possibility to choose from a varied list of activities to do during your stay. After a thorough search, the hosts of the house have found the best providers for each activity, to guarantee the best possible experience for their guests. Listed below, you will find a sample of the activities that you may experience during your visit. Upon reservation, you will receive a detailed brochure, specifying duration, difficulty level, costs and other details, per activity.
* Motor boat outings: tour around the island, visits to the lighthouse, Robinson Crusoe and the parks.
* Fishing: trolling and harpooning
* Skiing and wakeboarding
* Diving: certifications and day and night immersions
* Ecological walks
* Horseback riding
* Cooking clases
* Paper mache clases
* Motorcycle and golf cart rentals
* Private concerts
* Horse races
* Night life
* Local restaurants
We believe in sustainability and conscious traveling - treat the island - the locals and Monasterio with love and kindness. If we accept your reservation, this means we have faith in your good judgment.
Getting around: Golf carts are popular. Motorcycles serve as taxis; you can also hire a regular taxi.Get the full listing »