Unless you have zebra and leopard print carpets at home you will find this little villa a welcome departure from your day to day surroundings. Local leather and wood furniture along with custom made mahogany frame/ futon couches have been cleverly mixed with cultural ornaments and items from Africa to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and exotic, especially at night under candlelight. The photos on the walls were taken by the owner in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, which is also where she purchased many of the decorative items that give this villa its mystical quality.
Villa Leona has a first floor living room with a wild leopard carpet, a couple leather chairs, coffee table, and a black futon couch and chair that convert to a queen and single size bed, respectively. Mahogany louvered doors lead into a beautifully decorated bedroom with a queen size bed, bedside tables and exotic carpets. A full kitchen, bathroom and a dining area that seats four are adjacent to the living room on the first floor. Doors from the dining room open to a private backyard with greenery and then the beach. The cooling sea breeze is virtually constant and ceiling fans throughout the house circulate the air. From the living room a mahogany stair/ ladder ascends to the loft where a king size bed and second living room are located. The loft area is candle lit and very romantic. The loft living room has another queen size futon couch, zebra carpet and is a comfortable place to socialize. It also has a walkway to a balcony that overlooks Soliman Bay and the Caribbean.
The beach side of the villa has a palapa by the surf with hammocks and a nice sandy beach area that's great for tanning. The snorkeling is good from here and a kayak is provided for exploring Soliman Bay. At the side of the house there is a convenient exterior shower for rinsing off the salt and sand from the beach. If you are looking for a romantic little hideaway on a secluded stretch of tropical beach, then Villa Leona is an excellent choice.