Fans have been clamoring for a “Real Housewives” mash-up show for years now – and Bravo has finally delivered in the form of “The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip.” The reality series, which hit the NBC streamer Peacock last November and just wrapped up airing its second season, with a third on the way, brings together all-star members from the juggernaut franchise for envious week-long getaways at far-flung locales.
All things considered, the inaugural season, which featured favorites Kyle Richards (from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Melissa Gorga and Teresa Guidice (from “New Jersey”), Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore (from “Atlanta”) and Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps (from “New York City”), proved rather tepid, with no table flippings, leg tossings, Scary Island happenings or “Surprise!” visits whatsoever to be had! But, while the show’s second offering, shot at RHONY’s Dorinda Medley’s Berkshires estate, was far more salacious and drama-fueled, the pastoral backdrop certainly didn’t hold a candle to Triton Luxury Villa, the stunning Turks and Caicos pad that served as Kyle and the gang’s home away from home the first time around.
For those not in the know, Turks and Caicos refers to a smattering of 40 islands in the Bahamas, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands. All British Overseas Territories, the picturesque archipelago has long served as an exclusive destination for the world’s elite. Triton Luxury Villa (named in honor of the Greek god of the sea) sits at the heart of Long Beach Bay, perfectly perched on a postcard-worthy 2.06-acre plot of land on the eastern edge of Providenciales, or “Provo,” the region’s third largest island and tourism core.
And now you can host your very own Ultimate Girls Trip at the ultra-modern property (providing you have deep enough pockets), as it has just come up for sale for a whopping $30 million! (*Concierge Michael not included!)
The listing is held by Ian Hurdle of The Agency, which is no coincidence considering Kyle’s husband, Agency founder Mauricio Umansky, is very familiar with the property, having been the one to secure its use on “UGT,” as was explained in the debut episode, “When Wives Collide.”
A true island escape, the massive residence is a newer build, erected as a “passion project” by its original owner in 2017. Just two years later, it was acquired by French entrepreneur/super angel investor Fabrice Grinda for $11.5 million and is now undergoing a major renovation and expansion. Currently boasting a seven-bedroom, eight-bath, 12,000-square-foot main house, when finished, the reimagined complex will include an additional four guest homes as well as staff quarters, for a grand total of 14 bedrooms, 13 baths and an incredible 30,000 square feet of living space. The transformation will make it “the only 14-bedroom fully-staffed villa on the street and a rarity in the Turks and Caicos short-term rental landscape.”
Construction is expected to be completed in December.
Embracing a thoroughly open floor plan, the estate was designed to take full advantage of the surrounding landscape, with the interior blue and white color scheme exquisitely accenting the turquoise waters and skies visible through the plethora of windows and glass walls.
Tony living spaces include a colossal sunken living room with seating for over 25, a formal dining area and a professional kitchen, all boasting pocket doors that open to the expansive rear patio and pool, offering a fabulous indoor/outdoor living experience and affording insane views of the white sand beach and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Described as an “entertainment lover’s dream,” the listing notes that the “architecture of the property facilitates large social gatherings set between two dining areas” – the perfect set-up for a game or two of Shady Bailey-Q, should the mood strike!
The estate also boasts a LuxFit-branded gym and Sonos sound and Hue smart lighting systems throughout.
The seven bedrooms in the main house are all ensuite and offer televisions, Le Labo and Molton Brown toiletries and king beds enveloped in Frette linens. One of the enclaves, which Kyle and Melissa shared on “Ultimate Girls Trip” (after Ramona abruptly snagged the best room for herself, because “Seniority!”), also boasts a set of bunk beds.
Featuring over 155 feet of sand and ocean frontage, the mansion’s exterior is made complete with two pools – one waterfront and the other on the property’s west side, “for those looking to enjoy the water away from the beach” – each flanked by a multitude of plush cabanas.
The grounds also consist of two beach decks, a sunset garden, an outdoor home theater with sunken seating and a fire pit, and a tennis court – just make sure you reserve the latter far in advance if Ramona happens to be around!
Triton Luxury Villa is a prime spot for countless island activities, as well, thanks to the “shallow and extensive” Caicos Banks that front Long Beach Bay. The Visit Turks & Caicos Islands website explains, “The water at this popular coast is a breathtaking turquoise, with shallow depths leading off for a very great distance off the beach.” As such, the area has become a popular spot for kitesurfing, jet skiing and horseback riding (as seen in episode three of “Ultimate Girls Trip”).
A dream getaway, the abode currently commands rental rates starting at $10,000 a night, so the place comes with some hefty built-in passive income!
Virtually every square inch of the property was featured on “UGT,” with the women spending an entire week in the lap of luxury on the premises, frolicking in the pool, partaking of countless meals on the sun-drenched patios, slumber-partying in the sunken living room and even enjoying a spontaneous beachside performance of “Money Can’t Buy You Class” courtesy of Luann, complete with a fireworks show!
As seen on TV, Triton Luxury Villa truly makes for the ultimate girls trip!