Two main floor master suites
Each main level bedroom consists of one king size bed, complete bathroom, plus ladder accessible loft with two twin beds (suitable for ages 6 and up). The pool-side bedroom also has a separate entrance from the pool deck into the shower.
Lower level apartment with separate entrance
The lower level is a complete apartment with full bath, kitchen, and king size bed. (As of January 2018, since the two category 5 hurricanes of 2017, the apartment kitchen does not have a refrigerator or a stove.) Please note that we do not, at this time, rent the apartment separately. It is only used as an additional bedroom, when needed.
Comfortable by design
The location and architecture are deliberate and designed to allow the tropical trade winds to provide constant cooling. High clerestories allow the warmer air to flow up and out of the house. Satinwood is designed from the ground up with nature, this precise location, the topology, and the local tradewinds as critical features.
Satinwood is solar powered; free from ties to the island's utilities. The solar panel arrays, storage battery bank and fully-automatic backup generator provide reliable energy. The house power is so much like normal US-stateside electrical service that many of our guests never even notice the off-grid operation.
Satinwood employs massive, commercial Clivus Multrum composting toilets. While there is no water-filled porcelain toilet bowl, the system uses a power venting system. After first use, guests usually find this is a non-event. No guest servicing or maintenance is required. (There is a conventional toilet in the downstairs apartment.)
Water collection and management
The unique design of Satinwood's energy and water system provides year-round comfort. Even during times of periodic drought, the massive water collection area, three huge cisterns, use of composting toilet systems, and an LED ultra-violet drinking water tap in the kitchen assure plenty of fresh, clean water for drinking, washing, and of course, relaxing in the cool swimming pool.