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THE BOULDER HOUSE- A PRIVATE HILLTOP WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS AND FREE VEHICLE!

Steve Hunter

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights

Steve Hunter

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2015
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THE BOULDER HOUSE- A PRIVATE HILLTOP WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS AND FREE VEHICLE!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights

Overview

Virgin Gorda House Rental Photos and Description

A family home with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4). Best views on the Island!

The Boulder House and our nearby Cedar House (see other listing) each provide a haven for you to enjoy panoramic views in all directions. You will experience these commanding views from the three decks that surround the houses as well as from every room. Each room opens to the decks where you are immersed in lush tropical gardens and views overlooking the Caribbean Sea to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the surrounding Valley and Gorda Peak. Sailboats dot the horizon in spectacular panoramic views that will take your breath away. The decks are the perfect place to absorb one of the Caribbean's fabulous sunsets as the sun fades behind the mountains of the island-dotted Caribbean.

The house takes it's name from the large boulder around which the house is built. It features two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with two full-size beds. Inside, full-length louvered windows on all exterior walls permit you to fully enjoy the ever-present tropical breezes. Common areas are a combined living and dining area, a full bath and a fully equipped kitchen. The cedar guest house has an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms if you are traveling with a larger group. We provide gas grills at each house for your barbecue needs. Enjoy preparing a meal at your leisure and dining on your own private deck overlooking the oceans.

We will arrange for our on-island manager to greet you at the airport or ferry dock upon your arrival. You will then be escorted to our property where you will be introduced to our home. Six mornings a week, Shirley will provide limited daily maid service.

The three-acre hilltop setting affords a unique measure of privacy and freedom, yet is only a few minutes from any of the island's best beaches, restaurants, and shops. The hill-top is within walking distance from Spanish Town and the Yacht Harbor however, WE OFFER FREE USE OF OUR VEHICLE which truly opens up the island for your personal enjoyment.

Virgin Gorda has a population of about 3500 and a total area of 21 square kilometers (about 7 miles). It is the second largest of the British Virgin Islands. The island is know for the beauty of its more than 15 white sand beaches - often framed by huge boulders; as well as for it's tranquil turquoise waters. Beaches are wonderfully serene and peaceful and we are happy to advise you how to access the best ones. With the exception of the famous Baths, beaches are rarely crowded. Virgin Gorda's climate is nearly perfect year round and rain is rare. Island locals are gentle and friendly people. The island's marvelous and secluded beaches are one of it's most treasured secrets. Bring your snorkel equipment and submerge yourself in the endless undersea delights that this island's oceans have to offer.

The Boulder House and our nearby Cedar House (see separate listing-VRBO#288911) are owned and operated by the Hunter family in a partnership called Hunter Homes, Ltd. The Hunter family has made Virgin Gorda our second home for more than three decades. We love to share our homes with both newcomers as well as our regular annual visitors. For this reason, we keep our rates quite modest. And, in fairness to our faithful returning guests, we cannot offer further 'special deals'. Our guests know we are...a special deal.

We look forward to sharing our island experience with you!

Keywords: House, Family home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Hunter (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2015

About Steve Hunter

Hunter Homes Ltd. had its beginnings in 1970 before paved roads and electricity came to Virgin Gorda. Our father/grandfather, David Hunter, purchased our three-acre hilltop and began construction of the Cedar House as his dream retirement home. Construction of the Boulder House followed in 1982, and in 1992, ownership of the houses, and the rental business, passed to his four children. We, his children and grandchildren, have maintained and managed the property ever since and love sharing our second home with others. When you contact us, you are dealing with Us, the owners, not a rental corporation dealing with many properties. We will take the time to answer your questions and be sure we are meeting your vacation needs and expectations. We hope to hear from you.

Steve Hunter - Manager(since 1992) and Rental Agent(since 2009)

Steve Hunter purchased this house in 1970

Guestbook comments from the owner

Judy, We had a great time! Thank you for everything! The people are great, the house is great, the truck is great and the island is, too!



Enjoy your weekend,

Sharon
Aug 2008
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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The Boulder House- A private Hilltop with Incredible views and Free Vehicle!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 18 reviews
Barre, MA, USA
5

Great Place to Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

While attempting to find an affordable place to stay on Virgin Gorda for my wife's 30th birthday I stumbled across the Boulder House and I consider myself lucky I did. I was initially somewhat reluctant because I knew that the property was shared with another house (the Cedar House owned by the same family) and didn't want to lose our privacy but I can honestly say the two houses are far enough apart that privacy is not an issue. The property is beautifully maintained and well located, with easy access to Spanish Town and the Baths (not that there is really difficult access to anything on the island). The inclusion of the truck in the rental meant we could visit a different beach every day without the added expense of a car rental or taxi. And when going to the different beaches the house's cooler and beach chairs were great. The house itself was large and the deck offered amazing views of the entire island. The fact that it is on top of a hill meant a cool breeze was always present and air conditioning was never missed. The property managers Howard and Irma were available to answer anything we needed help with and the maid Shirley kept the place spotless. In all I'd recommend the Boulder House to anyone and will probably stay there again when we go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose to stay at the Boulder house because of its proximity to everything in Spanish Town and that it came with a truck. The house was all that we needed for our week long stay and everything was 5-10 minutes away driving.

The views were amazing but sadly every night the sunset was overcast and we didn't have a perfect one, but it was still a great view.

The home is on top of a hill with an excellent breeze all day and we didn't miss our air conditioning.

The only downside to staying here with more than 2 people is that it is a railroad style setup so if you have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night you have to walk through the one bedroom. This didn't affect our trip, but wanted to throw it out there in case anyone was interested.

All in all the owner and the property managers are top notch! We never got to meet the maid Shirley however she made sure the house was perfect every day.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Boulder House it perched atop the hill overlooking Spanish Town. It is perfectly situated to see both sunrises to the East and sunsets to the West. We were actually in Virgin Gorda during the full moon (a blue moon in fact), and it was amazing to see the sun set and moon rise on opposite sides of the house at the same time.

The house is well equipped with everything you would need for cooking meals in. We were also glad that there was a variety of kitchen staples in the house for use. There were spices, oils, butter, etc, which was convenient for us to be able to cook a meal without multiple trips to the grocery store (although there are three grocery stores within 3-4 minutes of the house).

Having the truck included in the rental is a true bonus. No need to waste half a day setting up getting a rental car. When you arrive at the airport (or ferry dock) the truck is ready waiting for you. We ended up covering every inch of the roads on Virgin Gorda. We visited the copper mine at one end all the way to the Gun Creek ferry at the other. Our favorite snorkeling spot was at the far north east end of Long Bay. Unfortunately, there was not good visibility in the water due to a groundswell while we were there. The good thing is that the beaches were completely devoid of tourists. Staying on Virgin Gorda also allows you to visit the Baths early morning and/or late afternoon when where you can have the place to yourself. We went at 4 PM and were the only people there.

The house comes with daily maid service, so when you come home from a long day at the beach, the beds are all made and there are clean towels awaiting you.

We had a wonderful time staying at Boulder House and would definitely recommend it as a great option for anyone staying in Virgin Gorda.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston, MA
4

A Very Laid Back Honeymoon!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Boulder House for our honeymoon and couldn't have had a more relaxing time! The house is in a perfect spot to watch the activity from atop the hill, explore using the truck that comes with the rental, and interact with the ways of the locals. We were there in September, and when they say most of the island is closed, take it seriously! We wanted to have a couple fancy nights out and a couple casual nights out, and we ended up just doing a couple casual outings for dinner because most restaurants and resorts were closed for the month, or for a couple of weeks surrounding our early September trip. That just allowed us to relax more by getting groceries and cooking for ourselves as the sun set behind Tortola. The porch that wrapped around the Boulder House was the perfect spot to watch that sun set every night! Howard and Irma weren't on the island at the same time as us, so we had Patrick, who met us at the airport, showed us to our truck, and led us to the grocery store, and then to the Boulder House. That was all the introduction we needed because everything was very straight forward. While we were there, we visited both Tortola and Anegada. We loved Anegada, for we had the Loblolly Beach pretty much all to ourselves. We explored downtown Road Town, Tortola and we weren't all that impressed. We should have taken a taxi to a beach outside of town. Our favorite beaches on Virgin Gorda were Spring Bay Beach and the Baths, as well as Savannah Bay Beach. Every beach we went to, we had to ourselves for at least half the time we were there. That is owed to the fact that we were there in September. That's the upside of the trip during low season. The one thing I didn't expect when booking a house in the middle of the neighborhood was the sound of dogs and roosters at night and in the early hours of the morning. Luckily we were able to fall back asleep quickly. There are also roosters all over the island, so maybe you hear them no matter where you are! All in all, we had an amazing time and would highly recommend the Boulder House to anyone that wants to have a low key vacation in paradise!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pennsylvania
5

Bolder House

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing week at the boulder house. I liked the location. Close to grocery store and restaurants and beaches. Having the truck at our disposal was awesome. The view is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Westfield, MA, USA
5

Indescribably delightful

  • 5 of 5

Every moment was charmed during our one week stay at the Boulder House. Exquisitely private, this home has, without a doubt, the most beautiful view on the island. The House was clean, well-maintained, and more than met our expectations and exceeded the listing description. One of us travelling to the Carribean for more than 35 years described this location and home as the best ever experienced. One of us travelling to the Carribean for the first time does not want to stay any place else. This house, location, and owners/caretakers are nothing short of exceptional. So delightful and romantic was the location and the space so well-appointed that we cooked nearly every night at the house and ate on the deck. Because the house is at the top of a hill, we could hear joyous music, community gatherings and all island delights. In short, if you are seeking a romantic and/or family vacation that provides all the beauty of the Carribean and comfort of a home, this space is perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
VIJ- Virgin Gorda, EIS, Tortola, SJU-San Juan
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
10-12 within
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Speedy's
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
not on this Island
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
10-12 within
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Huh?! Water ski rental only
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
All south beaches (9 of them)
Car: not necessary

Listen to Bands & Music, Sun bathing, Restaurants - Chez Bamboo/Little Dix Bay/The Mine Shaft/Bath and Turtle/The Rock Cafe & more, Library, Windsurfing on Island, Reading, Dancing under the stars to a steel band

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Rates & Availability

From $270 Per night

Virgin Gorda House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014-15 Winter Season
Dec 20 2014 - Apr 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 Summer Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$270
From
$270
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 Christmas Week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,555
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,555
 
 
2016 Winter Season
Jan 2 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Summer Season
May 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$270
From
$270
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Christmas-New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
8 night minimum stay
$2,555
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes All quoted rates are for the first two guests. Additional adults are $30 per person/night. Children 3-18 are $25/night each.

Christmas Week rate is for the first 4 guests. Additional persons at the above rates.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Virgin Gorda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
FREE USE OF VEHICLE, Radio, Stove, Cooking Utensils provided - everything from a salad spinner to a garlic press, Coffee maker, Blender, Bath towels, Beach towels, Folding beach chairs, Books, Limited Daily Maid Service except Sunday, Deck furniture, DSL Broadband Internet and Wireless Internet available. Some refreshments in the refrigerator upon arrival, Childcare available through Tropical Nannies

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