When you first arrive at Sterling House in Tortola, you can only be awed by the majesty of the house and the panorama of the views. Three stories of beautifully maintained white concrete with a red roof and spiraling tower, reminiscent of an ancient monastery, are at the water's edge. Waves roll by your doorstep to a white sandy beach framed by towering palms and idyllic houses. Looking out over the rolling azure ocean, you can see mountainous islands covered with tree and bush foliage. At night, the sound of rolling waves breaking on the shore provide a primordial background, which lulls you to sleep.
While nature is in abundance, Sterling House is an oasis of civilization. White linen sheets, soft pillows, Mediterranean furniture and travertine marble floors provide the setting of a home away from home.
Jeanie, the housekeeper, keeps an impeccably clean house and is there to clean daily as you sit on the veranda, eat and drink while mesmerized by nature. Pantheist or not, you can't help but believe that the divinity is all around you.
And of course, the hostess Donna, charming, intelligent and worldly, is accommodating to the extreme as she tries to ensure that your stay is memorable. Donna, knowledgeable in the highlights of Tortola, will provide island hospitality to ensure your needs are met. And she is also quite an artist of the beauty of Tortola. Donna exhibits her inner most feelings on her canvases scattered about her Villa.
So, for a most memorable vacation, which binds island hospitality with nature's magnificence within an oasis of civilization, this is it.