Eva Baskin

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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FOR A TRULY MAGICAL VACATION

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Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Magic Castle is a spacious, open and airy two bedroom villa perched on the side of a valley overlooking Little Bay Beach, Guana Island, and the Caribbean Sea. This red tile roofed far-eastern pagoda is like a fairy tale from another land. Magic Castle is surrounded by a 2 1/2 acre estate of tropical gardens and natural woodlands, entered by electronic gate and long shaded driveway. Fruit and vegetables grow on the property in season.

The entrance opens into the living and dining areas, with a well equipped gourmet kitchen. Doors open all around onto the garden-edged pool terrace and wide covered al fresco dining deck. Soaring vaulted ceilings throughout add to the expansive feeling. There are ceiling fans in every room.

The Master Bedroom Pavilion is separated from the rest of the villa by a sparkling 8x30 ft. SOLAR HEATED swimming pool and is wrapped by a covered deck with hammock and seating areas enjoying the magnificent panoramic view. Screen sliders on opposite sides of the room allow the balmy Caribbean breezes to pass across the pool and right over the King size bed in the middle of the large room. Adjacent is the Hot Tub, romantic under the sun or stars.

A second bedroom and bath is located in the main house where either twins or a king bed can be requested. Relaxing and comfortable, this Magical setting is perfect for couples or small families. Children over 8 years old welcome.

The Little Bay Beach, just below, has been declared the best beach on Tortola by my guests. Usually deserted except for weekends. It is a few minutes walk or drive downhill. Many excellent restaurants, grocery stores, shopping and water sports activities are within 5-10 minutes drive. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Most rental cars are 4WD.

The owner/manager of Magic Castle and her cat Ming and good watchdog Rocket live in an apartment below the villa behind a curtain of flowering vines. No part of the villa can be seen from there, assuring your privacy. She's there if you have questions.

Keywords: Villa, Hot Tub, Heated Pool, Spacious, Cool

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Eva Baskin

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For 20 years, Eva, and her now late husband Alan, owned and operated Baskin in the Sun, a scuba diving facility in the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Haiti and then Tortola. Currently, Eva is the science lab manager at the local community college HLSCC, in addition to managing Magic Castle as a rental villa. She is active in local eco and conservation groups, such as Reef Check and the Association of Reef Keepers, as well as a member of the college's Green Committee. Gardening is a hobby she pursues, when there is time! Having spent many years in the tourist industry, she enjoys getting to know the many different guests she hosts, and ensuring they have the best time ever.

Eva Baskin purchased this villa in 1994

Magic Castle was built as our home. At first, the studio apartment below was rented, and my husband and I lived upstairs. Now, as a single, I live in the apartment, and rent the spacious home on the main level. Luckily, it has the location and design that is perfect for a vacation rental!

The villa is surrounded by natural woodlands on a 2 1/2 acre gated estate. This not only ensures your privacy, but is a natural habitat for chirping birds and other harmless critters. The night sounds will lull you to sleep! There are watersports facilities, restaurants, grocery stores, and other beaches and activities within 10 mins drive. An island tour will bring you to many beaches, trails on Sage Mountain National Park, marinas with many shops, busy Road Town, and much more. Other BV Islands are accessible by ferry, including Virgin Gorda where a trip to the Baths is a must. The villa is cool, airy, and very relaxing.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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For a Truly Magical Vacation
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

This is perfect

  • 5 of 5
Eva is a gem. Her home is lovely and so comfortable. A separate bedroom with breezes from 2 sides, where you can slide into the pool and go into the kitchen for coffee. Views are extraordinary and the calmness about the place despite high breezes is so relaxing. We loved the dogs, the land crabs and the little critters everywhere. Rocket and Stanley are lovely dogs. There are great restaurants and beaches, but the best one is the beach below the house. It's all yours. This is a perfect treasure and we are returning 2015. We cannot say enough about Eva, a lovely lady and a perfect hostess.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: There is always a breeze, but not always so windy as some days we've had lately. Keeps it cool, though! And better for boogie boarding and surfing!
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COVENTRY
5

Magical!

  • 5 of 5
Magic Castle surpassed all of our expectations! Beautiful home, fantastic location, and lovely Eva! You'll not want for anything when you stay at Magic Castle. The accommodations are excellent and the location is secluded yet close by to Tortola's other sights. We miss just lounging about with our morning coffee and sitting in the hot tub in the evening.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hope you used the newly solar heated pool! The photo book you sent me is a great way for all guests to consolidate their vacation pictures. I'm passing the idea along! Thanks!
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Honeoye Falls, New York
5

Beyond magical

  • 5 of 5
After being delayed four days because of the snow storm, the Magic Castle was everything and more than we were hoping for. The house is comfortable with everything you would need on hand. Check the cupboards and fridge before heading out to shop...past guests typically leave useable staples behind. We pretty much spent most of our time at the house on the deck soaking up the sunshine and incredible views.
You really need to experience the master bedroom. Falling asleep listening to the waves from Little Bay was like living in a dream. And showering in the "open" shower while watching the boats in the bay was a pretty cool experience.
The beach was amazing and private. Eva has a generous supply of boogie board's, masks etc., on the property so we only needed our suits and sunscreen.
I know if you read any reviews, you have heard of Eva (the homeowner) already. As soon as you meet her, you know you have just found a friend. She is an interesting, amazing woman with a vast knowledge of the island and is willing to share it with you.
You would not regret staying here for any length of time.
Cathy
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
Washington DC
5

A wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5
All was perfect for our stay at Magic Castle! The view overlooking Little Bay from the hammock was spectacular! The beach at Little Bay was the nicest beach we have found anywhere in our travels, and most of the time we had it completely to ourselves. The location was perfect for us (visiting our daughter in East End) ...easy to get to, yet private and secluded once there. The house is equipped with everything (and more) you might need and plenty of space to spread out. The bedroom with it's open views to the ocean on one side and pool on the other was perfect spot at the end of the day to hear the waves below and feel the breezes across the room. We could not have asked for anything more. And most of all, Eva was a delight, and very helpful in every way with all our extraneous questions. Thanks for all!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

5 stars!!!! From Initial Email....To Departure.

  • 5 of 5
I must say, we were a little skeptical about all of the rave reviews we read about Eva, and her Magic Castle. Working in the luxury hotel industry in NYC for the past 15 years, we know it is impossible to please EVERYBODY! Eva seems to know how. Every email was answered quickly and with great care and detail. From rental car recommendations, to which ferry to take to the island. Of course...the day we where supposed to fly, a major snowstorm was forecasted, threatening our entire trip. We changed our flight to arrive 1 day earlier and Eva had the villa prepared for us with minimal notice and welcomed us with open arms....(literally!!!) Once we arrived, Eva sat down with us and explained all we needed to know about the island, & gave us great restaurant recommendations (mmmm...Red Rock & Brandywine!) during our conversation I quickly mentioned that I needed to find someplace on the island that sells Neutrogena sun care as I forgot to pack my own. The next morning, there was a basket filled with Neutrogena products on the kitchen table. I can not forget to mention the beautiful birthday card attached to a bottle of champagne that was at our doorstep on the morning of my fiancee's birthday. (WOW..didn't I say 5 star service.) Now the villa; THE PICTURES DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE!! A simple snapshot or "virtual tour" can not describe the feeling you get when you wake up and experience the ridiculously gorgeous view. There is no concern for any bait and switch here. What you see is what you get. The villa is clean and fully stocked with ANYTHING you may need. Tortola and the surrounding islands are awesome, but our favorite time on this vacation is when we where busy doing nothing at the villa. If you have read previous reviews you know what is coming next...Rocket and Stanley. These are Magic Castle's two adorable dogs that roam the property. If you are leaving a pet behind (as we did) they will keep you entertained and smiling throughout your stay. All of this being said, if you are hesitating to book this magical vacation...Don't! We just returned home yesterday, and already are looking forward to the next time we will be able to return to see Eva, Rocket, and Stanley.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes me happier than truly happy customers! First Class my way!
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
Boston, MA
5

The Magic Castle really is the perfect name for this Villa !!!

  • 5 of 5
Get out your thesaurus and find all of synonyms for magical and gorgeous and perfect and then you’ll have the description for The Magic Castle Villa. This spectacular home is tucked into a hillside with the most beautiful views on the island. It is walking distance to a pristine beach. It is equipped with everything you could ask for and Eva’s knowledge of the island and recommendations for day trips and restaurants are fantastic.

My husband, daughter (age 28) and I spent a week here and we can’t think of anything we’d change. We were hoping for a location that would provide secluded and relaxing atmosphere with a local feel. We wanted to avoid crowds and cruise ships. The Magic Castle Villa could not have been more ideal. We had breakfast every morning on the deck overlooking Little Bay surrounded by the lush vegetation on the property. After a few days of relaxing, we rented a car and explored every corner of the island. At the conclusion of each adventure, we returned to the Magic Castle and said, “This is the best spot on the island.”

I read in another review that Eva gives you complete privacy, but is always available if you have a question about the island or the house. I wasn’t sure how that could be possible when I read that, but after staying there, I found the same to be true. We cannot wait to return to the Magic Castle!!
Our favorite restaurants for dinner were BananaKeet and Brandywine. Both exceptional. Go to the Tamarind Club for Sunday brunch, too. It’s a must.

Could anyone write a review without mentioning Rocket and Stanley? I don’t think so. Rocket lives at the Magic Castle. She’s a sweet, shy female who receives daily visits by neighbor dog, Stanley, an outgoing and very friendly dog. For anyone who misses their dogs while on vacation, Rocket and Stanley will fill the void. They started every day off on the right foot!

We’ll be back as soon as possible. The Magic Castle is a glorious place.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Car: necessary

Day trips by ferry or small aircraft to adjacent islands--each one unique, helicopter tours, world acclaimed Full Moon Party at Trellis Bay or Bomba Shack, Performing Arts Series at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Oct to May, sailing regattas, Botanic Gardens, Sage Mountain National Park, historic sites.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
10 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
$468
$3,275
$9,825
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$383
$2,675
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes The rates given are for 1 or 2 persons, except for the Holiday Season when up to 4 persons are permitted. For 3 or 4 persons, a $300 surcharge is added during the Standard Season, and $500 is added during the Winter Season. Rates may change without notice. The minimum age for children is 8 years, due to the unprotected pool. I already have a dog, so pets are not accepted.
One-half the rental amount is due immediately to hold the dates. The balance including tax will be due 60 days before the arrival date. I currently do not have the ability to accept credit cards. Any form of bank check will do, or bank transfer.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The Master Bath has an open view, screened shower; a bidet. There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water for rinsing off after the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to king. A single size airbed is also available.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
Notes:
Snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrella, beach bags, coolers, hammock, mini-fridge in Master Bedroom Pavilion, telescope, hair dryers, extra outdoor shower, electronic entry gate to this 2.6 acre Estate, Massage Therapist next door. No A/C, but ceiling fans in every room--very open and airy. Owner shares fruit and vegetables from garden when available.
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