Prince’s Turks & Caicos Estate ‘Turtle Tail’ Has A Purple Driveway – And Is Up For Auction
If you’ve got millions of dollars lying around, Prince’s Caribbean villa complete with a purple driveway and all is on the market. Over two years after the Prince’s death, his estate is selling off one of his luxury properties — a 10,000-square-foot Caribbean getaway, known as Turtle Tail, that he bought for $13 million in 2010.
Comerica Bank and Trust is the administrator of Prince’s multi-million-dollar estate and has been tied up in probate court in Minnesota for two years. It was announced earlier this week that bids for his villa on Turks and Caicos are due July 12. It won’t be a bargain, buyers will have $100,000 put down fee.
“This was Prince’s pride and joy, his getaway, this was his place of peace and tranquility,” says Todd Wohl, a partner in Los Angeles-based Premiere Estates. “He loved the island and took tremendous pride in the estate, and painting the driveway purple was a symbol of what the house meant to him.”
The compound features six bedrooms, six full and one half-bathrooms, a tennis court, two private white-sand beaches, a tropical garden and a 200-foot personal dock. The main villa has ocean and marina views, a high-end kitchen, a covered terrace with a cocktail area, a master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, a gym and studio, media room and home theater. There’s also an attached guest wing and an adjacent guest house, plus a separate, three-bedroom staff house.
Did we mention that it’s unquestionably Prince’s with a purple driveway to welcome guests? The winning bid will be announced 48 hours after the July 12 deadline.