Location: Ballast Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean (overlooking Cane Garden Bay and Ballast Bay)
Accommodations: House – 3 Master Bedroom Suites – 3.5 baths (Sleeps 6)
Nestled into the verdant hillside of Tortola’s north shore, 300 feet above the sea, VILLA ALLANO is a newly constructed spacious villa that has everything you need for a perfect Caribbean vacation.
Each of the three large bedrooms has an ensuite bath with large walk-in shower and is furnished with a king-sized bed, custom closets and matching tropical hardwood furniture. Air conditioning throughout the villa ensures living and sleeping comfort year round, although the trade winds and ceiling fans keep the house comfortably cool. Beautiful artwork throughout the villa, tasteful furnishings and gracious teak outdoor furniture make this a very special place.
VILLA ALLANO is on two levels; on the second level, two master bedroom suites open to a 30 foot long covered verandah. Cushioned teak steamer lounges make this an ideal location for early morning coffee or late afternoon relaxing. But if work beckons or if you just want to write home, each of these two suites is also furnished with a desk. The villa also offers high speed wireless internet connection.
The large L-shaped first level has a fully-equipped kitchen and beautifully furnished open plan living and dining area, and also opens to a 30 foot long covered verandah, which leads to the outside dining area and pool.
On the patio by the pool are a teak table and chairs for your alfresco dining, and teak steamers and sun lounges provide plenty of space for sunning or reading. The gazebo that overlooks the pool provides another quiet lounging area. Be sure to try the outdoor shower at the side of the gazebo: private, shaded by beautiful tropical plants, it also offers views of the sea and the islands in the distance. Also opening to the outside deck and steps away from the pool is the third master bedroom suite. Every area in VILLA ALLANO opens to a panoramic view that includes Cane Garden Bay, St. Thomas, Jost Van Dyke and other islands. The sunsets are simply spectacular.
VILLA ALLANO is ideal for families or three couples. It is a three minute drive or ten minute walk down to the beach at Cane Garden Bay. The walk back up takes slightly longer, but provides good exercise and is a great excuse for a pina colada and a dip in the pool! Also within a short drive from the perfectly located VILLA ALLANO are the BVI capital of Road Town, as well as the north shore beaches at Brewer’s Bay, and Long Bay and the surfing beach and famous Bomba's Shack at Apple Bay; a short distance further is the beautiful beach at Smuggler’s Cove. VILLA ALLANO’s many amenities and comfortable living spaces make “staying in” a delightful option, but a veritable smorgasbord of restaurants and night spots are just a short drive away.
Arrangements can be made by our house manager, Cassandra, for you to be met at the airport or ferry terminal for the drive to VILLA ALLANO. Cassandra will also help you find the best places to eat, make reservations for day sails, etc. She is a wealth of information about the local culture and people, and is always just a phone call away. Rental of four-wheel drive vehicle (a real necessity on hilly Tortola) can also be arranged.
VILLA ALLANO is non-smoking; maid service is provided mid-week.
Villa Allano was built in 2006 by a set of three partners and friends from New York and California. Some of us have been coming to the British Virgin Islands since the mid 1970s and all of us have a deep love for the islands and people of the British Virgin Islands
We chose to build Villa Allano on this beautiful piece of land overlooking Ballast Bay and Cane Garden Bay because we love the people and the village of Cane Garden Bay and the lushness of Tortola's north shore. The British Virgin Islands is unparalleled in natural beauty and great marine activities and this home gives us great access to both. We designed Villa Allano to be a comfortable home away from home with plenty of outdoor space for relaxing, sunning, dining.
All of us would say that one of the most unique benefits of Villa Allano is the view, and especially the view of the sun setting over Jost Van Dyke while the lights of St. Thomas twinkle on in the distance. In fact, the view is so spectacular and the pool is so refreshing that sometimes we just spend the day up at the house. The location is pretty unique, too. We can walk down to Cane Garden Bay beach, and one of our favorite things to do is to go down for a late afternoon swim followed by rum punches at one of the beach bars. On Tuesday and Thursday nights we go listen to local singer-songwriter Quito Rymer play at his Gazebo, right on the beach and on Saturday there's a barbecue in the village and we love going down to eat great food and mingle with the locals. We are also a short car ride to Brewers Bay and Smugglers Cove, where we go for a change of pace. We can take the Road Town Ferry up to the Baths in Virgin Gorda or the West End Ferry for a day trip to Jost Van Dyke and the Soggy Dollar Bar ('Soggy Dollar' because there is no dock so sailors frequently swim into the bar and pay with their soggy dollars!). On occasion we take a day sail and snorkling trip to Norman Island on a small charter catamaran, the Kuralu. There is also a nearby spa that we call for an at-home massage by the pool. Of course a shower in the outdoor shower is pretty awesome, as is an afternoon nap in the hammock in the gazebo, or just floating in the pool at night, looking at the stars.
All the sea and land activities that the BVI has to offer are a short distance from Villa Allano. Along with your own private pool for swimming, the beautiful beach at Cane Garden Bay is nearby for your pleasure.
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