MAT STB is surrounded by a lush oasis of royal palms, colorful bougainvillea, bird of paradise, tall palms & sea almond trees. This private 8-acre hilltop estate provides an amazing 300-degree bird's-eye view of the Virgin Islands to the distant horizon. Eclectic decor graces this unique property with antique pieces, original Caribbean artwork & white gauzy curtains all adding to the villa's charm & natural beauty. MAT STB offers privacy & seclusion within an electronically-gated enclave and all rooms are situated for maximum privacy.
This 5-bedroom property consists of 4 gingerbread pavilions. MAT STB's spacious Main Pavilion comprises the richly-decorated Great Room, a dining room which seats 10, tiled kitchen, an a/c study with computer and a powder room. Archways open to a deep covered verandah which spans 3 sides of this pavilion, overlooking the Caribbean Sea & Atlantic Ocean. Various seating & alfresco dining areas are scattered around the wraparound deck; on the lee side are a bar and cushioned seating for watching the big flat-screen TV.
The Main Pavilion also houses the large Master king suite, offering carved mahogany 4-poster bed & West Indian antique desk. Screened french doors lead to the verandah & cool outdoor area with a sea view (with chaise lounges for 2!). A hallway leads from the bedroom to an ensuite bath with double vanity, tiled shower & bathtub, another hallway leads into the Main Pavilion.
On the south side of the Main Pavilion is a small lawn & terrace overlooking the yachts in Sopers Hole and a panoramic vista of islands & sea. Dark polished wood, cushioned teak furniture & canvas umbrella give this terrace a distinct luxury-yacht flavor. A few stairs from the lawn lead to the pool & tiled sundeck below, a totally-private haven set with chaise lounges & umbrellas. The superb infinity-edged pool is heated 24/7 and overlooks Tortola's Long Bay Beach, Smugglers Cove and the salt pond, where pink flamingos are occasionally spotted. A shaded alcove sitting area is just off the deck, adjoined by a full bath.
From the Main Pavilion, a walkway meanders to the separate North Cottage, tucked away for romantic privacy. This a/c Cottage features a king bed (can be made up as 2 twins w/advance notice), verandah that wraps around 2 sides & bath with tiled shower, separate WC, separate washer/dryer and coffeemaker, microwave & toaster for private breakfasts.
Also adjacent to the Main Pavilion is the a/c Double Cottage, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage, perfect for parents & small children. It offers 2 bedroom/bath suites under 1 roof joined by an interior hallway. One suite has a king bed & ensuite bath and L-shaped verandah with screened French doors. The adjoining suite, with king bed that can be separated into 2 twins w/advance notice, also has ensuite tiled bath & verandah overlooking the boats in Sopers Hole and St. John beyond. Both verandahs are connected at the front of Double Cottage for easy access to both suites.
Next door to Double Cottage is the charming South Cottage, a separate a/c bungalow with 4-poster queen bed, ensuite bath, washer/dryer, coffeemaker, microwave & toaster for early-morning convenience & privacy with a wraparound verandah.
Rates include a chef for daily preparation of 3 meals (food & beverage costs are not included), afternoon tea & unlimited use of captained 30' speedboat.
MAT STB is also known as St. Bernard's Hill House.