~ Alamanda is a condominium on two levels each with a furnished balcony and view of the Caribbean Sea. The open plan, cathedral ceiling upper level features top of the line GE kitchen equipment, a bar, dining and living area. Both bedrooms on the lower level have an ensuite bath/shower. Located in the Olde Yard Village complex guests have access to the full range of amenities and services there, while enjoying total privacy in luxury surroundings.
~ Virgin Gorda is the place to escape the commercial hustle of some other Caribbean destinations. Alamanda at Olde Yard Village is the perfect place from which to explore and enjoy the British Virgin Islands.
~ Olde Yard Village has recently changed its name to VIrgin Gorda Village Hotel. Even though you may still come across both names in various advertisements, be reassured that they are one in the same.
We live near Chicago, IL where the winters can be brutal. When we began looking for our winter get away home we knew it had to be somewhere hot, tropical and relaxed. Our search took us to many different islands in the BVI's and even to other countries, but we always found ourselves coming back to Virgin Gorda. On our trip back in the spring of 2003 we stayed in one of the rooms at the Olde Yard Inn when Olde Yard Village was just a business plan on paper. We had one look and were sold on the spot!
Since we were one of the first to invest, we were able to choose which type of condo we wanted along with which building we wanted it in. Construction began and we were finally able to stay in our new home away from home in December 2004. We come back every year as much as our schedules allow, and enjoy being able to share it with our guests when we're not able to be there.
Connie purchased this condo in 2003
We love the central location on the island. It’s close to the markets, restaurants, night life, yacht harbor and some of the best beaches on the island. It’s situated to allow the seemingly never ending trade winds to keep us cool without the need to turn on the air conditioning.
We also like being a part of a small closed community resort. It never feels crowded. We have our own swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, bar, restaurant, spa and hair salon. We never have to worry about maintenance and upkeep when we’re not there, as it’s all taken care of for us. So when it’s our turn to come back for a visit we always know we’ll be able to come back and unwind, relax and enjoy.
Free use of our Suzuki Grand Vitara jeep which comfortably seats up to 5 adults. We'll drop it off at the ferry dock or airport parking lot for you upon arrival.
We have the only two level, two bedroom condo in the Rental Pool. The bedrooms are on the lower level which allows complete privacy from the living area on the second level. The open plan on the second level is spacious and allows for better views.
It is not uncommon for the electricity to go out on the island. Every condo in the resort is hooked up to a main generator, so no need to worry about food spoilage, air conditioning, or lighting.
Beautifully decorated and lots of space for a family. Everybody there from the front office to the pool bar and grill were so friendly and helpful. Having the jeep right there at the port ready for us to borrow was so amazingly nice! There was snorkel equipment and coolers and everything you need for a beach day so didn't have to pack it in suitcases. Would love to stay here again!
We had such a great vacation in Virgin Gorda celebrating mine and my husbands 50th birthdays with our teen daughters, even though we took car, lightrail ride, 2 planes rides, taxi ride, and ferry boat ride to VG then into Connie and Andrews jeep driving on the British side of the road!! All worth it! Connie and Andrew are the best to work with! My husband and I are sure we hold the record of most questions asked prior to the trip! Connie is prompt, friendly and full of great info about their condo and the island. We also could repeat all the great reviews others have shared. We loved the condo and enjoyed the trade winds every night coming off the Atlantic. It was so nice having the staff clean up all our sandy messes and fresh towels etc. daily. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. We ate dinner a few nights (great food and reasonable prices too) from the on site restaurant and Painkillers and Rum Punches poolside while the girls swam in the pool. The condo is in a great location on the island as it is so close to all the beautiful white sand beaches! We went to a different one every day to swim and snorkel. Fantastic. Little Trunk is a hidden treasure and parking is only for a local vehicle which Connie and Andrews jeep applies. Loved it. Great snorkeling. Savannah beach was one of our favorites too. Beautiful and great snorkeling and probably less than 5 min. from the condo. We were grateful to use the jeep, snorkel fins, beach mats and cooler on our jaunts. Absolutely loved the Jumbies BBQ dinner and show. (we think we had the best table- poolside right next to the music shack. Food delicious, all u can eat and show and band music- really good. Call for the free taxi that will take you to and from so you don't have to drive the mountain road back in the dark. We grabbed a really good BBQ chicken fryer at the M&M Bakery along with pastries. We did a number of our own dinners using the condo kitchen. Everything we needed to cook meals. We also enjoyed coffee in the mornings on the balcony. The Baths, Spring Bay, Devils Bay- fantastic. The girls loved climbing through the huge boulders. Amazing. Our absolute favorite outing-Tour of Necker Island (Gumption and his glass bottom boat take you over) and encountering all the endangered animals. Flamingos, giant tortoises, iguanas, Ibis, and adorable Lemurs that licked our hands and jumped on our shoulders! We look forward to returning to VG for another great vacation!
We had a fantastic time and the condo is everything the other reviews said---so I won't repeat. Connie was great to work with and offered helpful information before we left home. Hope to return soon!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! We just returned from a week stay, and are already looking forward to a return trip! We are a family of 5 (children ages 11, 9, and 6) and found this to be a perfect fit for us. From the moment we booked, Connie had such wonderful communication and recommendations for us. We made use of the sofa sleeper and found the layout of the unit to be very comfortable. We cooked in almost every evening and found everything we needed to cook in the kitchen. The housekeeping service was also really nice. We came "home" to a clean kitchen and bath towels each evening. The vehicle was such a great addition to this unit. We loved exploring the island and a new beach each day. The cafe (by the pool) was also such a bonus. We ordered their pizza a couple of times while the kids played in the pool for a relaxing evening. There are quiet a few people we met that have a unit in this complex as a permanent residence. We really enjoyed getting to know them while lounging at the pool in the evening. We look forward to returning again in the future.
We had the good fortune of selecting this condo for our summer vacation. When one rents from VRBO you can only go by the previous reviews and hope that others see things similarly to the way you do - in the case of this rental, the 5 star reviews are right!
This condo is centrally located which makes traveling the island a breeze (get it?)! It comes with a car which is also uber-convenient! The management will leave the car at the ferry for you when you arrive and it is a quick 4 minute drive to the property where she is waiting to let you in and show you the ropes. The condo comes with all the linens you need, including clean beach towels daily. There is also an assortment of snorkel gear which comes in handy when you forget flippers! The bedrooms are comfortable, each with its own air conditioner and bathroom. Upstairs there is a nice kitchen and bar/table area for dining, adjacent is the living area, comfortable to watch tv, read or just chill before you head to the beach.
We were so busy going to the beach we never stayed on the property but we did see a nice size pool, restaurant and spa. We did hit up the exercise room which was nicely equipped.
Our fav beaches were (1) Savannah for playing in the water and generally being amazed at the brilliance of the beaches; (2) Savannah for great local parties with good music; (3) Mahoe Bay for snorkeling; (4) The Baths, Spring Bay and Devils Bay because they are AMAZING to play at, climb on the rocks and snorkel.
Great food at The Rock ($$$) but good daily dinners at The Bath and Turtle.
Well, you can certainly put us in with the other reviewers in the extremely satisfied camp! We're (myself, my wife, 2 sons; 15,13) just back from a great vacation on Virgin Gorda and a stay at this condo. We're pretty regular visitors to the BVI, so we did have the advantage of knowing where the condo was, and how it would fit with our activities. We were thrilled with how it worked out! The condo was clean, solid, comfortable, well equipped, and well maintained. I'll echo the comments about location, so convenient..... to so much! We also found the on site staff to be wonderful. Virgin Gorda is an island far better known for it's pricier haunts, than for good value. This condo is a very welcome exception! Wifi worked great for the kids...and adults. Pool was great. We dove, snorkeled, ate, drank, beached and boated.....total "off the hook" blast!
We've stayed in (and paid a pretty penny for) more luxurious places on the island, but I don't think we were any more comfortable, or had any more fun than we had using this condo as our base.
I felt that Connie's description and pictures were "spot on", and our expectations were more than met. Connie is everything you want in an owner; friendly, knowledgeable, prompt, and professional. She said what she did, and did what she said....that counts for a lot in my book! I have no problem recommending this condo, and I'm sure we'll be back!
Virgin Gorda is an island to explore. Known for its multitude of renowned beaches ranging from 'The Baths' and boulder strewn Spring Bay to the long white sandy beach of Savannah Bay.
In addition to the sheer beauty of the island, travelers are drawn to Virgin Gorda for its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages, luxury resorts and spectacular views.
With an impressive Yacht Harbor, located less than half a mile from Virgin Gorda Village Hotel, life on Virgin Gorda focuses on the many water opportunities.
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May 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 8 2016
1 night minimum stay
Stay for 7 or more nights and receive a 10 % discount !
A deposit of 50% is required to hold the condo. The balance can be settled upon check in.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.