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AFFORDABLE 6 BEDROOM LUXURY VILLA OFFERED HERE BY ENGLISH OWNERS, BARRY & ROZ

Rosalind Rice

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Rosalind Rice

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015
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AFFORDABLE 6 BEDROOM LUXURY VILLA OFFERED HERE BY ENGLISH OWNERS, BARRY & ROZ

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Tortola Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 king bedroom suites; 1 twin bedded room; 5.5 Baths - Sleeps 12

Summer Heights is nestled high into the southern slopes of Tortola. Accessed from the main south shore road, your adventure begins as you drive upwards along a winding country road through the breezy green hills of the private residential area known as Havers Estate. As the vista begins to unfold, islands come into view - Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island and more, separated by a sea of blue with sleek yachts tacking majestically up the channel. It’s just a foretaste of what Summer Heights has to offer. As you pass through the entrance doors, you will surely gasp at the panoramic views before you. They are simply breathtaking, and they are yours from sunrise to sunset for a whole week or more. On a clear day, you can even see St Croix, over 30 miles away. If you are an early riser, the sunrise is spectacular! At night, the clear, uncluttered sky offers a wonderful opportunity for stargazing.

Summer Heights was designed with rentals in mind, treating each guest equally with bedrooms that have stunning views and easy access to the pool and living area. A genuine Caribbean holiday home managed with care and maintained with pride. The English owners have lived and worked in the British Virgin Islands for over 30 years, so it was with insight and experience that they carefully chose to build on the island of Tortola for its shops, restaurants, ferries, airport and the 'happening' events. It’s the perfect hub from which to visit Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and other smaller islands; all are just an easy day-trip away.

On arrival, a broad staircase of Mexican coral tile leads through the double entry doors onto a sunny enclosed courtyard with an expansive deck of crushed coral and cobalt blue tiled swimming pool. A roofed poolside loggia provides a beautiful setting for casual dining, with the adjacent gourmet kitchen and bar immediately at hand. A curved glass brick wall separates the kitchen from the very spacious lounge. Here, a white leather wraparound sofa allows you to sit in comfort to watch TV or play cards at the glass topped teak coffee table. Two reclining leather chairs, with footstools, are in front of the large picture window where you can relax and enjoy the ever changing sea vistas. A corner desk holds the desktop computer which has Windows 8 as well as WiFi. Long distance calls can be made by VOIP using Skype or MagicJack. The lounge decor is completed by beautiful solid teak furniture, imported from Bali, and artwork on the walls. There is a wide selection of board games, for both adults and children, as well as an extensive library of books, covering all genres.

Just along the deck from the lounge, are four similar bedroom suites. The two lower suites open onto a semi-shaded deck hung with a double hammock while the upper two open to private balconies. The fifth suite, the Turtle Dove, is in the east wing and opens directly onto the pool deck. This room also features a sitting area and a walk-in closet. Each of the five suites has a beautiful ocean view and features an impressive teak king bed with deep comfortable mattress, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and flat screen TV / DVD combo. Above the poolside suite, and accessed by a staircase leading directly from the room, is a twin bedded loft, ideal for children. This room shares the large bathroom with the room below.

Summer Heights is a luxury Tortola villa rental property and a relaxed and restful haven conveniently located to town, shops, restaurants and West End beaches. It is an easy fifteen minute drive to Road Town where you will find the main fully stocked supermarkets. The closest beach is at Long Bay, a ten minute drive west and Smuggler's Cove, which we think is Tortola's best beach, is just another few minutes further on. Nanny Cay Marina, a water sports and boating centre, is less than five minutes from Summer Heights. From here, you can rent snorkel gear, arrange SCUBA diving or rent a powerboat.

Barry & Rosalind Rice, the owners of Summer Heights, personally built and now maintain the villa in immaculate condition. Originally from England, their own accommodations are tucked away on the lower eastern side of the property, completely separate from the villa's amenities. They are always available to offer advice on where to go and what to do, respecting your wish for total privacy if you so indicate.

The villa is perfect for just one couple and surprisingly affordable for a group of friends or a family holiday with the children. Summer Heights offers simple luxury, packaged with the warm sun of the Caribbean.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rosalind Rice (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015

About Rosalind Rice

We always had a sense of adventure and were lured away from England in the 1970's by the sea. We sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean in our 32' sailboat. Planning to be away for just one year, we never returned! Working as crew on charter yachts introduced us to the hospitality industry. When our daughter, Susanna, was born in 1986 settling in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, with their easy access to the US was a no-brainer! In the mid 90's we decided to build our villa Summer Heights. Situated on a hillside on the southern shore of Tortola with easy access to all attractions and with awesome views it has proved extremely popular with guests who return year after year. We would love to share our little bit of paradise with you and introduce you to 'Nature's Little Secrets' - the hidden gems of the British Virgin Islands!

Rosalind Rice purchased this villa in 1997

Why Rosalind Rice chose Tortola

We chose to build Summer Heights on Havers because of its central location, the constant breeze and the amazing views. We haven't been disappointed - the position is everything we hoped for and more! The ambiance is one of peace and tranquility. I can think of nothing better than sitting on the deck absorbing the ever changing vistas - I hope you will too!

What makes this villa unique

Summer Heights is one of the very few six bedroom vacation villas on Tortola and is priced to make it affordable for larger groups and families. The large deck area provides plenty of space to spread out and the six comfortable bedrooms ensures that everyone is treated equally.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Roz and Barry,



Just a note to let you know how wonderful your Summer Heights rental made our vacation to Tortola and the BVI.



The views toward Virgin Gorda and Peter Island were spectacular and the layout of your home gave our large family(12) a great place to gather around the pool yet provide privacy when we needed that also.



We have been to the BVI many times and rented homes but Summer Heights gave us the greatest value for our money. We will be back soon.



Thank You,



Bob & JoAnn
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 11
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

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Loved Summer Heights

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic stay at Summer Heights. Listing is accurate for all information. We had 12 people in our party, and the property accommodated all our needs, it was the perfect base in Tortola. We actually only had dinner out a couple nights, as the kitchen was great and it was so enjoyable to cook in and make cocktails and be able to look out at the incredible view Summer Heights offers while the kids played in the pool. The bedrooms are spacious and great for kids and adults. Great sound system with clear instructions, and computer and wi-fi. Rosalind and Barry answered all our questions prior to arriving and were a great help with island information. Dian met us at Jerry's Car Rental and guided us to the house and gave us a great orientation. Close to Nanny Cay and Road Town, but far enough away to be totally secluded. We explored many islands in the BVIs on our vacation, and at the end of each day it was great to return to Summer Heights and relax, enjoy the view of the islands (and the stars), listen to the night sounds, and totally chill and escape the rat race. We highly recommend Summer Heights!
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Affordable 6 Bedroom Luxury Villa Offered Here by English Owners, Barry & Roz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183325
+1 -800 479 7904
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Wonderful stay at Summer Heights

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic stay at Summer Heights. Listing is accurate for all information. We had 12 people in our party, and the property accommodated all our needs, it was the perfect base in Tortola. We actually only had dinner out a couple nights, as the kitchen was great and it was so enjoyable to cook in and make cocktails and be able to look out at the incredible view Summer Heights offers while the kids played in the pool. The bedrooms are spacious and great for kids and adults. Great sound system with clear instructions, and computer and wi-fi. Rosalind and Barry answered all our questions prior to arriving and were a great help with island information. Dian met us at Jerry's Car Rental and guided us to the house and gave us a great orientation. Close to Nanny Cay and Road Town, but far enough away to be totally secluded. We explored many islands in the BVIs on our vacation, and at the end of each day it was great to return to Summer Heights and relax, enjoy the view of the islands (and the stars), listen to the night sounds, and totally chill and escape the rat race. We highly recommend Summer Heights!
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Affordable 6 Bedroom Luxury Villa Offered Here by English Owners, Barry & Roz
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+1 -800 479 7904
Tortola British Virgin Islands
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Tortola Returning Vacationers

  • 5 of 5
Summer Heights is an excellent vacation rental located in a wonderful central location on Tortola. It is all that is advertised and more. Clean, nicely maintained with wonderful amenities. Fully equipped kitchen with all you need. Nice extra touches, such as coolers for use at the beach, beach mats, along with other needs, high chairs, washer and dryer. Our small group would recommend this property to everyone. Photos do not do the home justice, it is absolutely beautiful. We will return.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Affordable 6 Bedroom Luxury Villa Offered Here by English Owners, Barry & Roz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183325
+1 -800 479 7904
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Returning Tortola Travelers

  • 5 of 5
Having traveled to Tortola for over 20 years we were excited to book our stay at Summer Heights. It is all that is advertised and more! Having plenty of bedrooms with private baths made the stay easy and comfortable. Location on Haver's Hill is convenient to everything and we were able to easily go to our favorite beaches. Conveniences such as soft and hard sided coolers available for use, a fully equipped kitchen, games, music, pool and BBQ grill make this home a fantastic vacation home. Our group will return and stay at Summer Heights again and again.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Having been in the hospitality business for so many years, we have tried to think of all we can do to make your vacation as wonderful and memorable as possible. It looks like we have succeeded! We know there are many villas to choose from in Tortola and Summer Heights ranks as one of the best!
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Beautiful property with amazing view

  • 5 of 5
This house is simply perfect! Beautiful well maintained property with every comfort. Great layout, plenty of room for large group but private enough for couples. Amazing view, all the way to St Croix on a clear day. Thanks Barry and Roz for a wonderful trip. See you next time.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Beautiful Property with amazing view!

  • 5 of 5
Barry and Roz, we want to thank you very much for providing us with a wonderful 9 night stay at Summer Heights. The property is beautiful, well maintained and provided every comfort we desired for our stay. We have rented various properties on Tortola and we were all very happy to say this was by far our favorite in all of our 20 plus years of visiting Tortola. We look forward to meeting you next time. Lori, Brenda and Jeff
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Beef Island Airport (EIS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mulligan's Sports Bar, Nanny Cay Marina
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
West End, Tortola
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peg Legs at Nanny Cay Marina
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Long Bay Beach
Car: necessary

Summer Heights is a relaxed and restful haven conveniently located to town, shops, restaurants and West End beaches. It's an easy 10 minute drive to Road Town where you will find the three main fully stocked supermarkets. The closest beach is at Long Bay, a ten minute drive west. Smuggler's Cove, which we think is Tortola's best beach, is just another few minutes further on. Nanny Cay Marina, a watersports and boating centre,is less than five minutes from Summer Heights. Here you will find Blue Water Divers, where you can rent snorkel gear or arrange to go SCUBA diving. Younger members of your group will enjoy the atmosphere of Mulligan's Sports Bar at the entrance to Nanny Cay, while older members will enjoy the more restful ambiance of Peg Leg's Bar and Restaurant further into the marina.

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Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2015
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 
 
Summer/Fall 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Late Fall 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes All rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom.

The rates quoted above are for the use of one or two bedrooms except for Thanksgiving and Holidays which is the whole house up to 6 bedrooms.

Rates for larger groups are available.
Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking, unless the booking is more than 6 months away. In this case, a 25% deposit will secure the rental with a further 25% due 6 months before the start of the rental.

The balance is due 60 days before the start of the rental.

Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , Shared with loft bedroom
    Half Bathroom - toilet , Also has a wash basin
  • The four guest rooms all have ensuite bathroom with vanity basin, toilet and walk in shower. The Turtle Dove Suite has a toilet, bidet, his and hers vanity basins and a large walk in shower and is shared with the loft room above. The half bath with toilet and wash basin is located adjacent to the lounge for day use.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Loft bedroom directly accessed from Turtle Dove Suite below
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , West wing in main villa
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , West wing in main villa
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , West wing in main villa
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , West wing in main villa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Turtle Dove Suite in east wing
  • In the Main Villa, at the west end of the property, just along the deck from the lounge, are four similar, air-conditioned king bedroom suites with baths. The two lower suites open onto a semi-shaded deck hung with a double hammock while the upper two suites open to private balconies. The Turtle Dove Suite, poolside, opens onto the pool deck. Each suite features a beautiful, teak king bed with deep pillow top mattresses, and has its own flat screen TV with DVD. All suites have ocean views. Above the Turtle Dove Suite is a twin bedded loft bedroom with seating area and flat screen TV with DVD. Because it shares the bathroom with the suite below and is accessed directly through this room, we feel it is more suited for children or very close friends!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Standby generator. Books & games. Computer with high-speed DSL + Wi-Fi & free Skype VoIP. Bar with refrigerator for drinks, cooler & beach chairs. Highchair for babies & toddlers. Double hammock, lounging chairs & love-seat under a retractable sun awning. Housekeeper who visits once a week. With advance notice, groceries and drinks can be stocked at Summer Heights for your arrival. Beauty treatments, massages and spa services may also be arranged. Accommodations:Up to 8 people in 4 king suites in the Main Villa; Up to 10 people in 5 king bedrooms including the Turtle Dove Suite. Up to 12 people 6 king bedrooms including the Turtle Dove Suite & twin bedded loft above. When your rental is less than 5 bedrooms, the Turtle Dove Suite can be included for a $490 per week supplement.

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