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ROMANTIC GETAWAY, BEAUTIFUL POOL, BREATHTAKING VIEWS, MINUTES TO BEACH

Murray Bruce

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Murray Bruce

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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ROMANTIC GETAWAY, BEAUTIFUL POOL, BREATHTAKING VIEWS, MINUTES TO BEACH

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Tortola Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

FOUR WINDS is a beautifully renovated West Indian house comprised of three cottages, with a bedroom in each featuring two queens and one king that may divide into 2 twin beds. There are two bathrooms, a large gardened outdoor living room and dining terrace with one of the best views in the BVI. There is a new, fully equipped sky lit kitchen and bar, and a separate laundry room and studio. The pool is nestled in the terraced gardens with palms, birds of paradise, bananas, mangos, pineapples and limes. Perched in the hills between Cane Garden and Brewers Bays on Soldier Hill, gentle breezes blow over the sea foam colored rooftops of Four Winds, carried up from the bay to keep you cool. At 600 feet you are just low enough to hear the surf and the occasional hymn waft up on a Sunday morning. One can walk down to Brewers Bay for lunch and a swim, hike up into Sage Mountain to breathe in the rain forest, or take a 10-minute drive into Road Town for shopping.

Further Details: There are really good restaurants, shops, lots of water sports, surfing, sailing, tennis and many wonderful little secrets to discover.

About The Owner: Murray and Gail are artists living in New York City, where they have event, film and photo studios. Gail is a founding board member of the American Indian College Fund.

Why the Owner Chose Cane Garden Bay:

We sailed into Cane Garden Bay in 1970, and thought we had died and gone to heaven. We dropped anchor, swam ashore and were welcomed into Stanley’s, the only restaurant on the beach, it was set among the palm trees, one even had a tire swing, this gorgeous beach was deserted, and we thought we had found paradise.

30 years passed and we had the opportunity to purchase our dream house that over looks that very first landing. Stanley’s and Cane Garden Bay has grown. The bay is now one of the most fun locations on the island. Alive with pleasures, water sports, sailing, surfing and corn rolls for the kids. At night it lights up with music, dining and dancing.

We have had a great 10 years renovating the house keeping the style consistent with West Indian tradition and love of color. We wish we could be there all year round but work calls us back to the states and we love the opportunity to share FOUR WINDS with those that love romance and a taste of traditional Caribbean living.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Murray Bruce (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Murray Bruce

Murray and Gail are artists living in New York City, where they have event, film and photo studios. Gail is a founding board member of the American Indian College Fund

Murray Bruce purchased this villa in 2001

Why Murray Bruce chose Tortola

We sailed into Cane Garden Bay in 1970, and thought we had died and gone to heaven. We dropped anchor, swam ashore and were welcomed into Stanley’s, the only restaurant on the beach, it was set among the palm trees, one even had a tire swing, this gorgeous beach was deserted, and we thought we had found paradise.

30 years passed and we had the opportunity to purchase our dream house that over looks that very first landing. Stanley’s and Cane Garden Bay has grown. The bay is now one of the most fun locations on the island. Alive with pleasures, water sports, sailing, surfing and corn rolls for the kids. At night it lights up with music, dining and dancing. We have had a great 10 years renovating the house keeping the style consistent with West Indian tradition and love of color. We wish we could be there all year round but work calls us back to the states and we love the opportunity to share FOUR WINDS with those that love romance and a taste of traditional Caribbean living.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399349
+1 -413 519-1661
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Grand Cayman
5

A most romantic, secluded hideaway

  • 5 of 5
This house has obviously been restored with love and care. It is welcoming, airy, light and colourful.
I agree completely with the other reviewers - within hours one is at home and absorbed in the foliage, the colours and the light. I have visited several times, and always sleep deeply and well in the cool breezes which you can direct through the house using the louvres on the windows. No glazing, no aircon!
Everything you need is there, in its place: the kitchen is very well equipped, and cooking for a family is easy. You can have provisions and drink delivered, but it's not absolutely necessary, as there is a convenience shop below in Cane Garden Bay, and the large supermarket in Road Town is only 15 minutes drive.
Cane Garden is a very lively resort, with numerous bars and eating places. There is frequently live music on the beach or on boats - but this does not disturb you at Four Winds, as you are so high above it.
I should also mention the other bay below the house, Brewer's Bay, which is undeveloped and perfect for snorkeling or sunbathing away from the crowds - it also has a simple bar for when you need a cool drink. The energetic could walk down and back up, but the return climb is very steep in parts. Your reward is the expansive views to Jost van Dyke, St Thomas and the small islands in the channel.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399349
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
4

Lovely

  • 4 of 5
Lovely, rustic older home with charm and beautiful views. The home, actually three separate buildings, each containing a bedroom, is said to be one of the older on the island. The restoration and furnishings are lovely and the gardens are wonderful revealing their beauty and variety as our stay progressed. If you are looking for five star accommodations this is not it but what you do have is atmospheric and charming and very relaxed. I would note that at it's previous rental rates it was a great value but with the addition of the pool, (unheated), rates have increased and it is a less compelling value.
The location is convenient for trips back to Road Town and north shore beaches although the two nearest beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are easily surpassed by several other beaches further afield including Smugglers Cove, Long Bay West End and Beef Island, Trunk and Josiahs.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We think this would have been a different experience had the sun been more cooperative, especially after all the untypical weeks of rain and cloud we experienced. Four Winds is a taste of the real Caribbean at it's most charming, not comparable to a 5 star resort.
Brewers and Cane Garden Bays are a perfect choice for guests that would rather not hike to the more secluded beaches on the island. Brewers has a quiet, calm aspect, great for snorkeling and just one beach bar for concenience but not to draw crowds. Cane Garden Bay has something for everyone: shops, restaurants and bars. It is very pretty; nice and calm for children, especially when other beaches can be rough.
Thank you for taking the time to review Four Winds. We hope your next visit is sunny.
Gail and Murray
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Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
Boulder, CO
5

Charming escape for a special trip!

  • 5 of 5
Secreted away behind fence and foliage is this colorful & charming cluster of cottages and living space. With breathtaking views, well tended garden and everything you could need to relax and chill, we were smitten. Sam and her crew took great care of the arrangements, property was very clean, well lit and well appointed. Car was a must, as was provisioning of food and drink! You are very close to beaches but not close enough to walk - OK and there is really nowhere to safely walk as the roads are barely wide enough for the cars:) Tortola remains a beautiful, peaceful and friendly respite from the crazy world of chain hotels and spring break revelers…
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ann you are very welcome back, you totally nailed why Tortola matters.Why four winds is truly a getaway and why great on island mangement is essential all the Best Murray
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Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
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+1 -413 519-1661
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Wilmington NC USA
5

Indescribably Delicious

  • 5 of 5
We've just spend an amazing 8 days at Four Winds. Walking through the gate my wife, daughter, and grand-daughters instantly fell in love. The views from the decks and oudoor terrace are spectacular and are some of the best we have ever experienced. The Cottages are all very well appointed and have that true West Indies charm. Each morning we enjoyed eating breakfast on the dinning deck and watching the sun light up Cane Garden Bay. The gardens are a hidden gem and we were all sad that during our stay the fruits were not yet ripe. The web site pictures and descriptions are spot on although the real thing is just so so much more. We all highly recommend Four Winds as "THE" place to stay on Tortola. We will be back next year.

Many thanks to Gail for convincing me to try Four Winds and to Sam for all her assistance.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
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Tortola British Virgin Islands
Amsterdam
5

Gorgeous, a straight ten!

  • 5 of 5
After traveling for almost a month in the Caribbean and staying at different private houses as well as hotels, we visited Tortola as our last destination of the trip. We have stayed at the house for two weeks and if we haven’t pre-booked all the tickets, we could have easily stayed for another week! From all the accommodations we had, this one beats them all! The house itself and the nature around it are absolutely gorgeous and the view from the terrace is stunning!! The house, the furniture and the rest, has been tastefully decorated with an eye for detail. The kitchen is fully, but really, fully equipped, there is nothing you could miss. We highly recommend barbecuing in the garden. For groceries we recommend the Right Way and for dining Brandywine.
Both owner and manager of the property were very helpful and responsive.
The photos on the web are beautiful and looking at them again I can say that they do reflect the charm and the vibe of the place!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
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+1 -413 519-1661
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Bridgehampton, NY, USA
5

Hamptons duo

  • 5 of 5
This house was a 10! Totally charming and beautiful. Pictures are completely accurate, but can't capture the amazing energy of the place. More spacious than you would think. Surprisingly well-equipped. More generously outfitted than most rental places. Plenty of dishes, cookware, utensils, glassware, etc. Clearly attracts nice guests who leave behind books, dvds, games, and the occasional bottle of wine, etc. Such a nice feeling of sharing. Really good energy and obviously lovingly built and furnished. We will be back. Guaranteed!
Also, the management team is incredibly responsive and helpful in all areas. They were first class!

Highly recommend Sailor's Rest for dinner and also, Bananakeet and The Palms. We loved Smuggler's Cove for swimming and snorkeling and Cane Garden Bay for all sorts of fun.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
beef island
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
west end
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
brewers bay cane garden bay
Car: recommended

Overlooking Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%

Notes

  • 2,500 to 4,500/wk US Dollars
  • Summer (Apr 13-Dec 13 2013), 1-2 Guests: $2,500/wk; 3-6 Guests: $3,000/wk

    Thanksgiving (Nov 23-29 2013), 1-2 Guests: $3,000/wk; 3-6 Guests: $3,500/wk

    Christmas (Dec 14 2013-Jan 3 2014), 1-2 Guests: $4,000/wk; 3-6 Guests: $4,500/wk

    Winter (Jan 4-Apr 25 2014), 1-2 Guests: $3,000/wk; 3-6 Guests: $3,500/wk



    Inquire about Honeymoon Packages and Monthly Rates;
    AX, VI, MC.
  • Dates Available: year round.
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Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm System
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , can be made into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • * King Bed: Can be divided into 2 Twin beds * Queen Bed (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cell Phone, Beach View, Ocean View, Mountain View. Catering Available.

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