Just returned from a wonderful vacation at The Sterling House, Long Bay Tortola. It is a beautiful private home right on Long Bay Beach. The views are truly breathtaking.The owner graciously rents out the 1st floor villa which is a beautiful 2 bedroom suite. Both bedrooms have private luxurious bathrooms and are separated by a kitchen( fridge,gas stove,microwave,dishwasher,toaster,blender, coffeemaker) and living room to ensure privacy. The whole villa is ocean front and the doors in both bedrooms and the living room are pocket doors (including pocket screens) so they disappear into the walls and you can walk freely onto the elegant covered balcony to enjoy magnificent ocean views overlooking the most beautiful, quiet, picturesque beach on the Island. If needed the bedrooms have AC and if you open the bedroom doors the kitchen/living room area will cool down also.
We traveled with our 2 daughters ages 23 & 26 and wanted 3 bedrooms so the owner, offered to rent us her art studio as a third bedroom. It was perfect. It has it's own private entrance, balcony, bathroom, TV, kitchen... need I say more.
Inside all the basics to start your vacation are provided for. Paper towels,toilet paper, trash bags, coffee filters,dishwash etc. The owner suggested we order food online and had everything put away upon our arrival. A huge time saver. I ordered food/water/drinks/ground coffee online from Riteway and had no problems. They don't have everything they offer everyday so you will get a few substitutes but everything was fresh and I was happy with my order. Once you're here it's easy to pick up meats and perishables. You will need a car if planning to explore and pick up supplies.
To get to the Villa we flew into St Thomas, taxied to the Red Hook dock, water taxied to Sopher's Hole Dock in the west end and then took a taxi to the villa. The owner provided names, websites and answers to all your questions to help ensure you have all your transportations booked ahead of time.
You will never want to leave the villa, the views are that spectacular, the beach is steps away, there is a small dipping pool on the balcony with therapeutic jets and a European massage waterfall, they have a gas grill, washer and dryer, 40 inch tv,dvd player,stereo, WiFi ,beach chairs and towels,cooler,everything you could think of is waiting for you.