|Minimum Stay||1 - 10 nights|
Construction Note: Please note that there is construction next door to this villa. Villa Tara will experience noise, depending on what work is being done at the time. Please enquire with one of our Villa Specialists for further details.
Beautifully designed in the West Indian style and very well equipped, Tara sits at the end of a tranquil neighborhood road for excellent seclusion. Overlooking lovely sea views and perfectly sited to refreshing trade winds, this four-pavilion property is arranged hillside in a private garden setting. From the parking area, a staircase leads up to Tara's generous terrace and to the pool.
Tara's first pavilion, on the west side of the pool and terrace, is outfitted as a romantic air conditioned king suite with a four-poster canopy bed, TV and DVD player, a large balcony and an alfresco stone shower. The larger main pavilion on the opposite side of the pool and terrace comprises the Great Room where you can snuggle into the overstuffed couches and watch your favorite TV programs or listen to music through the Bose surround sound system.
Just outside the great room is a breezy covered outdoor living area overlooking ocean vistas. This wraparound verandah also borders the superbly equipped gourmet kitchen, which opens out to the pool terrace. Here you'll find a thatched tiki bar, the perfect spot for those island rum cocktails. Adjoining the great room on the east side is a covered garden pavilion with a fountain, set for dining with views through arched windows of the sparkling sea beyond.
The third pavilion is just off the dining terrace. It has an air conditioned office equipped with a computer with DSL line and a printer/scanner/fax. A queen sofa bed shares space within this office/study. The adjoining bathroom then connects directly to Tara's second air conditioned queen bedroom suite, which opens to a private deck and small garden just outside. Tara's fourth pavillion, an air conditioned king suite with its own balcony, is just to the northernmost side and has an exotic alfresco stone shower.
Bedroom 1: King size bed, TV and DVD player, Safe, Air conditioning, Large balcony, Alfresco shower
Bedroom 2: King size bed, Alfresco shower, Safe, DVD player, Air conditioning, Balcony
Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Air conditioning, Shared bathroom with office/study, Safe
Additional Bedding: : 7th and 8th persons sleep on the queen sofa bed in the air-conditioned office/study
Satellite TV with 60 music channels in living room
Bose surround sound system
iPod docking station
Computer with DSL line
Answering/ fax machines
Commercial gas stove
Beach chairs and cooler
Poolside tiki bar
Maid service 2 days/week
Maximum 8 guests
Children welcome (notarized liability waiver required for all children under 8 years. Extreme caution must be exercised on terraces with very low walls and no railings
Pets are not allowed
4-Wheel drive vehicle recommended
Nearest beaches are Smugglers Cove and Long Bay
Villa Tara was a lovely home located up a steep winding road with spectacular views. The kitchen and common areas were well appointed and the views from every spot were fantastic. The two main bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, and the outdoor showers were amazing! The third bedroom was a bit small and awkward with limited windows. All in all Tara was a nice place to stay however; we wished that we had understood that this specific locale had very limited sunshine at the pool. We enjoy lounging at the pool in the afternoon with pleasant filtered sunshine but by noon time, the sun was gone from that area. While the villa itself was great, and the management staff amazing, we would probably choose a different location next visit. The close proximity to Smuggler's Cove was totally amazing!!!!
Tara is a truly beautiful villa, with a stunning view. Unfortunately it is position on the wet side of the island and near a salt pan. The mosquitos were horrendous, I counted 26 bits on lower left leg and 28 on lower right leg. I have travelled to Aisa, Africa, Europe and never been bitten like this.WIfi was broken, Lynn sorted it quickly.
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at Tara - it had the most perfect location overlooking Smuggler's Cove viewing gorgeous rainbows and boat traffic to Jost Van Dyke. The house was laid out for privacy but had several gathering areas for drinks and visits. The kitchen was very well equipped with great pots and pans and all matter of utensils and dish ware. As we ate most of meals at home we were most appreciative of the wide variety of cookware- in addition when the barbecue did not function properly a new upgraded model was delivered to the premises within twenty-four hours. Lin, the property manager, couldn't be more responsive to any question we might have.
Loved the outdoor showers, well maintained landscaping and island art work throughout the villa. It was the perfect home to enjoy family and friends and still maintain privacy in the various architectural pods. We would highly recommend Tara as your next villa retreat in Tortola.
All good. While some of us would prefer being in Virgin Gorda this made the most sense for us given the age of my parents and our/their ability to get around. Tara was a very well opppointed villa with everything we needed. Lynn Johnston our island host was terrific and very supportive.
We loved our time at Tara on Tortola. It is a beautiful home and we enjoyed it every night with the two other couples. Thank you for helping us arrange our vacation.
We just had a few issues while we were there...
1) Shower in third bedroom not having any hot water so we shared showers.
2) Sauna not working. We were told after we booked the villa that this was not working and we are wondering if we were going to receive a credit regarding this issue.
3) Air conditioner unit...we had to reprogram the remote every time we used it.
4) The oven looked fabulous but we needed the stovetop at the same time and it was too confusing switching over the gas to the oven, so we just grilled the pizza.
5) We flipped the breaker in the fuse box since we assumed this was the reason why the electrical appliances did not work on one side of the kitchen...however the dishwasher still did not work.
Nothing could have ruined our vacation but I just wanted to let you know these issues!