SPACIOUS VILLA WITH POOL & SPECTACULAR VIEWS CLOSE TO BEACHES

Tina Richards

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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SPACIOUS VILLA WITH POOL & SPECTACULAR VIEWS CLOSE TO BEACHES

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Villa, Pool, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), Living Room, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Makere Cottage is nestled on Soldier Hill with gentle breezes and breathtaking views over Cane Garden Bay, surrounding islands and the Caribbean Sea. Situated at the end of a short gated drive with a private 20-foot swimming pool and large sun terrace, Makere Cottage represents the ideal retreat in which to relax and unwind.

The cottage is very spacious and ideal for a couple or family. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, day bed and plenty of closet space. The living room can be converted to a second bedroom with pull out sofa bed for a couple or two single beds for children. Both the bedroom and living room adjoin a 10-foot covered deck. The kitchen has all modern requirements and there is a large private bathroom.

The swimming pool is on the same level as the cottage offering a welcome escape from the Caribbean heat. A sun terrace providing a spacious area for both sunbathing and al fresco dining surrounds the pool. This new cottage has been built very much in the ‘Caribbean Style’ with wooden decks, blue shutter windows, white walls and terracotta-tiled floors creating a clean and simple environment.

You will need to hire a 4-wheel drive vehicle on arrival in Tortola. We can advise you on your travel arrangements, help you find the right car rental company and arrange for you to be met, either at the ferry terminal or airport, and escorted to the property. When you arrive at Makere you will be met by the property manager, who is also a neighbor, and provided with keys and a quick orientation before being left in peace to enjoy your vacation.

Makere Cottage is one of two villas on the property. If you book Makere Cottage, the upper villa will not be occupied, ensuring your complete privacy. However, if would like to vacation with friends and family and require additional accommodation then you can book both Makere Cottage and House together. For further information on booking Makere House and Cottage together please visit our separate VRBO listing 391477.

Keywords: Villa, Pool, Vacation, Rental, BVI, Tortola, Caribbean, Ocean, View, Private, Secluded, Beach, Restaurants, Sea, Snorkeling

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Tina and Adam - thank you for allowing us the privilege of staying at your cottage. We were thrilled the moment we stepped onto the property. The view is stunning and the evening breezes are lovely. Thanks again and we will be back. Ronda and Ray
Mar 2011
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Tina Richards

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We – Adam (43), Tina (44), William (13) and Alexandra (11) have recently returned to live in Hampshire, England. Adam was born on Soldier Hill in 1970 while his parents were living and working on Tortola. In 1999 he married Tina and together they decided to build a home on the same spot with the dream that family and friends could visit the island and enjoy holidays together. The result is Makere and we hope you have as much fun there as we do!

Tina Richards purchased this villa in 2009

With its central location Makere Cottage is an ideal setting from which to explore the island. Tortola is best known for its secluded beaches with their gentle surf, golden sands and tall overhanging palm trees. The beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are both a short 5-minute drive away down opposite sides of Solider Hill. They contrast each other perfectly. Cane Garden Bay offers lively bars and restaurants whilst Brewers Bay is peaceful and quiet with superb swimming and snorkeling. If you want to visit the capital Road Town to shop or take ferries to the many other islands, it too is only a 15-minute drive away.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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5
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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330688vb
+44 7765 270075
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Annapolis, MD
5

Best Rental on the Island!

  • 5 of 5
Our week in Makere Cottage couldn't have been any better! Starting off w/the responsiveness of Tina (the owner) answering emails...to the cottage itself...to THE VIEW (Cane Garden Bay was our favorite of all the bays!!) We truly felt as though we were in paradise! We can't compliment everyone/everything enough...a remarkable, memorable week!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
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+44 7765 270075
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Kansas City, MO
5

Spectacular vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
This is a fantastic property! As mentioned in other reviews, the view is breathtaking as well as indescribable – photos capture the view, but they just don’t do it proper justice. The home is immaculate, well-appointed, romantic, and secluded – just perfect for my husband and me. The kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy meals there. In fact, we opted for days and nights in to eat there so we could enjoy the pool, drinks on the beautiful veranda and pool deck, and, of course, the view. We did enjoy exploring the island and beautiful beaches, but we always looked forward to returning to the cottage. To have such a lovely view above Cane Garden Bay, you must venture up the steep roads full of switchbacks. Granted, the roads do take a bit of getting used to, but they are easily traversed after a few attempts; in fact, we were flying down them like locals after a bit (we used Jerry’s Car Rental – they were waiting for us at the West End Ferry Dock and supplied us with a great 4-wheel drive vehicle – I recommend them). Cane Garden Bay is a quick drive away, as is Brewer’s Bay (a beautiful and near-deserted beach in the mornings). Mobbsie (the property manager who lives nearby – a lovely Australian fellow), met us in Cane Garden Bay, and we followed him up to the cottage where he showed us around and answered any questions we had. The grounds of the property are amazing, there is a washer and dryer, coolers to use, and we were left without wanting for anything – except, a return visit! I highly recommend Makere Cottage. I had high expectations for this stay – and Makere Cottage exceeded them.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

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  • 5 of 5
We loved your place & location. Absolutely beautiful! Mobbsie & Dale (car rental) we’re right on time & could not have been more helpful. We will definitely recommend your place & hopefully sometime in the future we will return. Pictures are exactly as it appears.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 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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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
Detroit, Michigan
5

Romantic And Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Makere is one of the best rental properties we have visited. The listing is very accurate and the web site photos are good but just do not do the property justice. Tina was great to work with to set our visit up and she answered all of our questions including the day before we left. The views are travel show beautiful and i have already recommended the property to many of our friends. Mobbsie the Care taker is a wonderful man and a delight to talk with. This is the first time we have had direct contact with the property owner and we feel like we made new friends. visit Cane Garden Bay Beach, Brewers Bay Beach, for dining Myaetts, The Sugar Mill, Banakeete, and Sailors Rest. The fridge is a small under counter unit so keep that in mind when you shop. We also had access to the washer and dryer in the main house and that was great to get home with clean clothes instead of needing to wash everything. The pool is just steps from the living room door and Mobbsie keeps it spotless. It will be hard getting used to not being able to swim before breakfast!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
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+44 7765 270075
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Boston, MA, USA
5

Fabulous cottage with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5
It is a bit of a leap of faith when you rent a cottage on line, but rest assured, the Makere Cottage exceeds expectations! The house itself is delightful with amazing views of Cane Garden Bay and Jost Van Dyke and St Thomas in the distance. Everything you might need was provided and perhaps the only issue is that the refrigerator is quite small. For us it was not an issue as we only ate breakfast there and it was fine for what we needed. Having the pool was nice for an early morning or night evening dip. At night there was a lovely breeze and we left the doors wide open!

Dealing with Tina was easy as she was readily responsive to all my emails. The caretaker, Mobbsie, met us upon arrival and escorted us to the Makere Cottage - thankfully so, as it is at the top of a steep hill and I am sure we would have never found it on our own. You definitely need to rent a 4 wheel drive. We loved swimming at Cane Garden Bay and sampling the food and drinks at all the beach bars there. Also be sure that you visit Brewer's bay for some great snorkeling. Most beaches had lounge chairs that were available to use sometime for free or for a small rental fee. There are many good restaurants and beach bars in Tortola and this house is in a very central location. The people of Tortola are so unassuming and friendly and we hope to be able to get back again soon. I would not hesitate to recommend staying at the Makere Cottage!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
Dunedin, FL
5

Just What We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent one week at Makere Cottage in September. We almost booked a cruise but chose to go a totally different direction by staying in Tortola during off season. We made the right choice. The cottage is beautiful & the surroundings are amazing. We spent a lot of time on the balcony overlooking Cane Garden Bay while reading or drinking our own version of the famous painkiller. Several mornings we saw a rainbow over the bay. Yes, it was hurricane season but we only heard the rain at night with perfect sunshine by day. The Cottage is as wonderful as everyone else has mentioned before me.

If you want to relax without the crowds September is your best choice. We had the beaches to ourselves and enjoyed the snorkeling at Brewers. Even Cane Garden Bay had a small reef close to shore and we saw all types of fish. On cruise ship day the place became a zoo so we opted to hike Sage Mountain. If you like bats (we do) it's a nice hike. Not much in the way of views though.

Taking the ferry to Virgin Gorda is a must. We did the hike through the boulders, snorkeled and had a wonderful meal at The Top of The Baths. My only regret was leaving my camera behind. They do have lockers on the beach so make sure to take your camera with you.

Due to the off season, many of the restaurants were closed. On Cane Garden Bay we had Myett's so we were happy. We had a fantastic dinner at Bananakeet while watching the sunset. The only negative experience was at the grocery store in Road Town. We just went to the first one we saw because we are tourists and couldn't find Riteway. We don't recommend OneMart.

Thank you Tina for a wonderful vacation that we will always cherish.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
TB Lettsome International Airport (EIS)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Road Town or West End
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Myetts - Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Quitto's Gazebo - Cane Garden Bay
Car: necessary

With its central location the house and cottage is an ideal setting from which to explore the island. Tortola is best known for its secluded beaches with their gentle surf, golden sands and tall overhanging palm trees. The beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are both a short 5-minute drive away down opposite sides of Soldier Hill. They contrast each other perfectly. Cane Garden Bay offers lively bars and restaurants whilst Brewers Bay is peaceful and quiet with superb swimming and snorkeling. If you want to visit the capital Road Town to shop or take ferries to the many other islands, it too is only a 15-minute drive away.

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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
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$279
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$236
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes An additional 7% government hospitality tax will be added to all quoted rates.
High Season is from December 1st through to April 30th.
Additional $200 for the 3rd and 4th adult per week.
Additional $250 for Christmas and New Year.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Area
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Makere Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Makere Cottage Master Bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom also includes a single day bed.
    Makere Cottage Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Alternatively 2 single beds provided.
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sofa bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • VCR
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Fully Fenced Property
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • parasailing
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • kayaking
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