La Koubba Villa
Agency: Villas and Apartments Abroad
Company founder Sylvia Delvaille-Jones asks homeowners to provide guest references before accepting their properties. Ask about epicurean vacations: Clients can tour local markets with personal chefs, who will offer cooking lessons back at the clients' villas.
A sprawling (8,000-square-foot) Moroccan-style villa just south of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, La Koubba has ocean views from all five of its bedrooms. The interiors are decorated with eclectic textiles and ceramics from around the world, along with hand-loomed rugs and embroidered throw pillows. An arched courtyard leads to a hammock-surrounded pool, and a summer kitchen perfect for barbecuing. The calm waters of Sapodilla Bay are just steps away—literally, via a staircase leading into the sea
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.