If you are looking for a change of scenery – from a week to months, the British Virgin Islands may be best known for being a yachting paradise. But, the four main islands are also home to some plush villas you can rent. They are the subject of this week’s issue.
1. The Beach House, Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda
2. Cheemaun Beach Villa, Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda
3. Golden Pavilion, Tortola, BVI
4. St. Bernard’s Hill House, Tortola, BVI
5. Baraka Point, Nail Bay, Virgin Gorda
6. Turtle Bay House, Virgin Gorda
1. The Beach House, Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda (6 bedrooms – 12 guests)
Enjoy direct access to the white sand beach of Oil Nut Bay with The Beach House. This six-bedroom beachfront villa allows guests to escape in style while being mere steps from the sparkling waters of Oil Nut Bay. A family-friendly layout incorporates all bedrooms under one roof. Two large master bedrooms each include a private outdoor shower garden. Four additional bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms wrap around the villa.
The main living area features a full kitchen, dining area, sitting room, private office, and walkout patio. You’ll enjoy the sleek, contemporary design with floor-to-ceiling glass windows throughout, dark wood finishes, and white marble accents.
A generous outdoor terrace with a large pool, ample lounging areas, an oversized covered dining table are perfect for outdoor living. This villa is centrally located near the Beach Club and Resort Center. There’s a six-passenger electric cart for transportation throughout the resort.
2. Cheemaun Beach Villa, Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda (3 bedrooms – 6 guests)
Cheemaun Beach Villa provides spacious indoor and outdoor living that is the epitome of easy island elegance. Featuring three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen, dining area, and large great room all under one roof, it’s ideal for families of all ages.
Two master bedrooms overlook the beach with king beds, generously sized bathrooms with soaking tubs, and indoor and outdoor showers. The third guest room features two queen beds for the ultimate in flexibility.
The outdoor terrace is accessible through floor to ceiling sliding windows in the Great Room and all bedrooms. The terrace overlooks a private pool and spills out to the beach and calm waters of the bay.
There’s a six-passenger electric cart for transportation throughout Oil Nut Bay
Direct beach access and close to the Beach Club, Arrival Dock, and Resort Center
3. Golden Pavilion, Tortola, BVI (5 bedrooms – 12 guests)
Golden Pavilion is privately situated on four gated acres perched above quiet and secluded Little Bay, Tortola. This 5,000 square foot, Balinese-inspired villa has four bedrooms and four and a half baths in the main house and an additional Guest Cottage apartment with its own kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
The property features180 degree ocean views, a heated infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor gas fire pit, a second-floor gallery with wet bar and pool table, media room with large flat-screen TV and surround sound, office with fax/pc/wireless internet, a fully equipped gym, air conditioning in all primary rooms and a private chef.
Traditional Indonesian sculptures, art, and furnishings fill the public spaces and the villa is decorated with a refined, distinctly British-Colonial flair. All bedrooms are elegantly appointed with imported four-poster beds, exotic fabrics, and heavy blackout draperies. Spa services are also available and boating and other outings can be arranged for your additional enjoyment.
4. St. Bernard’s Hill House, Tortola, BVI (5 bedrooms – 10 guests)
Surrounded within a lush oasis of stately Royal palms, this private 8-acre hilltop estate provides a 300-degree bird’s-eye view of the Virgin Islands and miles and miles of azure sea and sky to the distant horizon.
St. Bernard’s Hill House is the top of the world for those who seek privacy and a catered holiday in cool and breezy seclusion; your stay includes the talents of a gourmet chef for your dining pleasures.
This five-bedroom property consists of four gingerbread-trimmed pavilions set within bowers of colorful bougainvillea, bird of paradise, tall Royal palms and sea almond trees. St. Bernard’s spacious Main Pavilion comprises the richly-decorated Great Room, a dining room that seats 10, s spacious well-equipped kitchen, an air-conditioned study with a computer, and a powder room.
Arched doorways open out to a wonderful deep covered verandah which spans three sides of this Pavilion, overlooking the Caribbean and Atlantic’s blue majesty dotted with green islands and cays. Various seating and alfresco dining areas are scattered around the wrap-around shady deck, ready for convivial gatherings, cocktails, or a game of chess or cards any time of day or night. On the lee side are a bar and cushioned seating for watching the big flat-screen
5. Baraka Point, Nail Bay, Virgin Gorda (6 bedrooms – 16 guests)
Baraka Point is a stunning 6 bedroom villa in Virgin Gorda. Sitting peacefully on a headland in the Caribbean Sea flanked by Virgin Gorda’s trademark volcanic boulders and two pristine sandy beaches, Baraka Point Estate enjoys an unbeatable location for a luxury private retreat. Fully staffed with a private chef and concierge services included, resort amenities, six suites, and a separate main entertainment pavilion, Baraka Point is an ideal property for large families or groups of friends, an intimate BVI wedding, or special celebration of any kind.
Nestled in two acres of tropical gardens the 12,000 square foot villa’s copper-peaked pavilions accommodate a total of 16 guests in five ocean-view suites plus a sixth principal master suite overlooking the beach.
Designed to feel like a home away from home, the villa’s interiors are tastefully decorated with muted colors and hardwood furnishings while exterior spaces look out over white coral stone terraces, emerald green lawns, and azure seas.
A spacious main pavilion incorporates open plan indoor and outdoor living, dining and entertainment areas, a full-service bar and cocktail lounge, and an infinity pool with giant shade sails for sanctuary from the midday sun. Beyond the main pavilion, a panoramic deck sunken into the boulders at the water’s edge makes an idyllic spot to watch magical BVI sunsets with complimentary cocktails and canapes
6. Turtle Bay House, Virgin Gorda (4 bedrooms – 9 guests)
Turtle Bay House is a luxury 4 bedroom villa rental located in the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda in the BVI. Turtle Bay House is situated in Nail Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda and offers complimentary access to the resort. The villa offers guests stunning ocean and beach views and it also has its own private pathway which leads Mountain Trunk Bay Beach.
Mountain Trunk Bay is a sandy beach and offers a secluded paradise for a private wedding, spa treatments, and fantastic snorkeling great for beginners. Nail Bay Resort offers three deserted sun-bleached beaches. Choose from the white sand and fascinating snorkeling at Mountain Trunk Beach, take a long stroll on Nail Bay Beach or explore the coral just off Long Bay Beach.
Nail Bay Beach, offers an escape at sunset for a quiet stroll just before dinner. Finally, for the more adventurous, walk or drive to Long Bay, a beautiful bay with amazing snorkeling and swimming, and nearly deserted!