Houses in Mustique are rare beasts. There are only 120 on the private island – and in order to maintain the island’s exclusivity, no more are allowed to be built – so they seldom come to market. Few are as spectacular as Hummingbird, pictured, which is an incredibly special property even by Mustique standards, and it’s now available to buy.
This monolithic seven-bedroom villa is set high in the southern hills of the island amid lush, tropical gardens, providing total privacy and spectacular views. The interior is contemporary and open-plan, designed for entertaining as well as making the most of its surroundings – inside and outside areas blend seamlessly, and the flow of the property leads you out to the 61ft sparkling infinity pool, gazebo and gardens beyond.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a slice of paradise, but if you can’t quite stretch to full ownership, Hummingbird is available to rent, so you can just pretend for a while. On an island of dreams such as this, that makes perfect sense to us.
Sales: £POA, knightfrank.com; rental: $54,000 per week from mustique-island.com