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

Barry Rice and/or Rosalind Rice

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

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

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
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
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Barry Rice and/or Rosalind Rice

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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!

Barry Rice and/or Rosalind Rice purchased this villa in 1997

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!

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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Travel with confidence
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Summer Heights

  • 5 of 5
Summer Heights was a great get away from the cold winter weather.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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..... wish we could do this every year!

  • 5 of 5
Our family recently spent two wonderful weeks at Summer Heights on Tortola. The property and amenities are exactly as shown on their website - - and the view over the Francis Drake Channel towards Peter Island is simply spectacular. Individual king bedrooms with bath insure everyone's comfort and privacy and the well equipped kitchen will please those who enjoy preparing an occasional meal at home. The owners are especially attentive and were a pleasure to deal with. Be sure to schedule a dinner at Brandywine Estate and brunch at Frenchman's Cay.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for your kind words. I hope we get to see you again! Best wishes, Roz
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Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5
I have to say this vacation was fabulous. Some of us have been to the BVI several times on sailing trips, but have never spent much time on land. This trip we spent the week before sailing at Summer Heights and it was great! We were met at the airport and after a warm greeting, driven to the villa. Wow...the house and view are absolutely amazing. Very clean, well furnished and really comfy beds. Provisions were put away for us, so the vacation began immediately. We arranged for a few day tours; touring the island, beaching and a full-day boat trip with DeeDee's (for the non-sailors). Both were fun and relaxing. There were 12 of us in total and we never felt crowded at the villa. None of us wanted to leave at the end of the week, but our boat was waiting.... Would love to return and do it all over again!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Excellent villa!

  • 5 of 5
12 of us stayed 8 days over Christmas 2012. (Ages from 9 - 84.) The villa was terrific! The Villa was fully stocked with everything we needed. The pool was awesome! The beds were very, very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The view of the Sir Francis Drake channel was fabulous! Barry and co. could not have been more helpful with contacts around the islands. I highly recommend this villa.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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WONDEFUL SUMMER VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This august we stayed at Summer Heights and had a wonderful time. We were 3 families, 6 adults and 5 children and the villa accomodated all of us comfortably, with room to spare. The view is fantastic and we spent many aperitifs and evening dinners enjoying it and the breeze. The house is spacious, great well equipped kitchen, pool, computer access, wi-fi etc. Barry was a wonderful host, helpful in every way, his pumpkin soup and key lime pie are to die for!! and his daughter Susanna was delightful. we certainly would recommend this villa for a vacation in the BVI's and hopefully we will go again soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • 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: Thank you, Monica. I'm so glad you all had such a great holiday. Hopefully I'll get to meet you next time!
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5

A Very Happy New Year 2011

  • 5 of 5
12 of us enjoyed the beautiful house so much that instead of going out for New Years Eve we all stayed in, enjoyed using the wonderful large kitchen, and ate a four course meal next to the pool with the amazing view over the sea. The sound system allowed us to play music outdoors and dance in the new year.

Five bedrooms were large and spacious with en-suite bathrooms, the sixth is best used for children.

The service was fantastic with mid-week housekeeping and I would recommend using George the taxi driver for all trips to town.

Definitely a holiday home to remember and come back to!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • 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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Map

Map

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

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Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall 2014
Apr 26 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 12 2014
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2014-2015
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,400
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$7,000
 
 
Summer/Fall 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Late Fall 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
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 a maximum of 12 persons using 6 bedrooms.
Rates for smaller groups are available on request.
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.
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Amenities

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:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Safe
  • Mobile Phone
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • 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
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 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 2 - 1 king , Main Villa
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Main Villa
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Main Villa
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Turtle Dove Suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Villa
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Accessed by stairs directly from the suite below
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • water tubing
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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