A sliver over two years after Prince’s death, his Caribbean mansion is going up for auction in July.
Known as the Turtle Tail, the opulent villa sprawls on some 10,000 square feet on Providenciales Island in Turks and Caicos. The legendary and prolific performer purchase the six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom residence for some $13 million in 2010, six years prior to his death in his hometown of Minneapolis of a fentanyl overdose.
The property first emerged on the market in May 2016 with Christie’s International Real Estate, Mansion Global reported. Today, its sale is overseen by Premier Estates Auction Co, who is accepting bids until July 12 and is to announce the winner within two days of closing.
Although not the priciest asset in Prince’s portfolio, Turtle Tail offered him a remarkable getaway with private beaches, a personal dock as well as tropical gardens. Comprised of a main villa and a guest house, the estate affords stunning ocean vistas and invites entertainment with its home theater and numerous verandas.
To add an eclectic feature of his own, Prince painted the driveway a deep purple hue.
Those interested in snatching the lavish property off the market, need to pay a refundable auction registration fee of $100,000.