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House and Cottage, Pool, Spectacular Views, Close to Beaches

Tina Richards

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Tina Richards

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015
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House and Cottage, Pool, Spectacular Views, Close to Beaches

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Tortola Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Villas, Pool, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Located on Soldier Hill above Cane Garden Bay, Makere House and Cottage enjoy breathtaking views over the beach, surrounding islands and Caribbean Sea. With gentle breezes, tropical shaded gardens and a private swimming pool, the house and cottage represent the ideal retreat for two couples, or a family with children, who want to vacation together but still have privacy and the space needed in which to relax, unwind and have fun.

The villas have been built in the ‘Caribbean Style’ with wooden decks, blue shutter windows, white walls and terracotta-tiled floors creating a clean and simple environment. Both are very spacious containing a master bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchens and covered decks. The house is on the upper arrival level at the end of a short gated drive with ample parking for two cars. The cottage, the swimming pool and sun terrace are on the lower level accessed by a short flight of lit steps through the banana trees.

The signature feature of Makere House is its 12-foot wide wrap around covered deck and stunning views along the north coast of Tortola and across the sea to the US Virgin Islands of St John and St Thomas in the distance. The centre of the house is the open kitchen and living room, connected by a breakfast bar, providing the perfect environment in which to talk and relax together. The living room has a pull out sofa bed if required. The master bedroom opens onto the deck and has a king-size bed, its own en-suite bathroom and plenty of built-in closet space.

The cottage is just as spacious. 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 is fully stocked with all modern requirements and there is a large private bathroom.

The swimming pool and sun terrace are on the same level as the cottage offering a welcome escape from the Caribbean heat and a lovely focal point for both villas. The sun terrace provides a spacious area for sunbathing, barbequing and al fresco dining around the pool.

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.

Keywords: Villa, Vacation, Swimming Pool, Private, Ocean, Tropical, Beach, Secluded, Restaurants, Sea, Snorkelling, Caribbean, Tortola

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Tina Richards (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015

About Tina Richards

We – Adam (41), Tina (42), William (11) and Alexandra (8) 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 House and Cottage and we hope you have as much fun there as we do!

Tina Richards purchased this villa in 2000

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My girlfriend and I had the perfect vacation. An absolutely beautiful view, convenient location, pool, and clean tidy accommodations were just some of the advantages. The proximity to Cane Garden beach is very nice, we often had meals and drinks at Myetts restaurant bar, situated right on the beach. Sunsets from Makere are unforgettable. We're very happy to know that both house and cottage are now available for rent, we look forward to bringing back friends and renting the whole place!
Feb 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
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House and Cottage, Pool, Spectacular Views, Close to Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Beyond our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Makere House and Cottage for 10 days. We have 2 teenagers who stayed in the cottage - so accommodations were PERFECT for all of us! The location was absolutely perfect for us. We explored the entire island of Tortola and found it fun and easy to get around. The roads are like nothing we have ever experienced - but super fun and easy by day 2! Weather was perfectly gorgeous! Went to Brewers Bay, Smugglers Cove and loved Cane Garden Bay as well. Snorkeling was amazing! Grocery shopping is near and we ate many homemade meals in the house kitchen. It was stocked with absolutely everything we could have needed. Beds were comfortable and baths were perfect. Excursions to Jost Van Dyke (our favorite) and The Baths at Virgin Gorda were fun and easy. Catching the ferry at both Roadtown and West End were less than 15 mins away. The people on Tortola and BVI in general were amazingly friendly and helpful. Met MANY people and had fun chatting with the locals no matter where we went. Had great food and drinks everywhere!!! A PERFECT vacation for our family - much needed - awesome bonding time for the 4 of us! WE WILL BE BACK FOR MORE!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are pleased the accommodation and facilities were spot on for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Tina and Adam
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Christmas week, 2014 at Makere. After many hours of internet research, we chose this Tortola home for many reasons, such as: It's central location on the island; the pool; breathtaking views and layout. The house, cottage and grounds were exactly as shown in the photos. It suited our family of 4 perfectly. Our two "young-adult" sons had the cottage to themselves, while my husband and I slept in the main house. The weather and air temperature in December was perfect; the views of Cane Garden Bay spectacular. Like other families, we rented our jeep from Jerry's Rentals, which is a fun necessity for getting around. We explored many of the island beaches, but Brewer's Bay Beach was our favorite and just a short 5 minute drive from Makere. Dinners at Myett's close by were superb for both food & ambience. When not sunbathing by the pool, we took advantage of the excellent ferry services, both from Road Town and West End, to other beautiful BVI islands like Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada! Mobbsie, the usual caretaker, was away this week, but Devon stepped in and made sure we felt at ease and at home, which we did. Oh, and having the washer/dryer onsite is a bonus. Other highlights were the pizza at Pusser's Pub in Road Town (they even have a take out window), as well as lunch at the Sugar Mill beach restaurant (allow plenty of time). Thank you Tina & Adam for opening up your wonderful island home. Now that we know how easy it is to travel there from the US, we hope to go back some day. Flying in and out of St. Thomas was a breeze. Utilizing the ferry system to/from Tortola, as well as all the other islands was a fun, easy and relaxing way to travel. It truly is Paradise!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cleveland, Ohio
5

Better than Imagined!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Makere House on our Honeymoon after an exhaustive search that included properties all around the world. The reviews are all accurate! This home made for the ideal honeymoon getaway (complete privacy, amazing views, spectacular pool, and close proximity to wonderful beaches.) Our days were spent debating whether to even leave the house. The kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy homemade meals daily. Grocery shopping is nearby and easy to find, once you get the feel for the crazy roads - if you even want to leave the amazing deck, hammock, or garden.

Don't miss the beach at Smuggler's Cove! You'll think you've made every wrong turn, but keep at it! Crystal clear water and unbelievable atmosphere. Make sure to rent a car from Jerry's! Between Jerry and Mobbsie, the property manager, getting to and from the ferry was as simple as could be. Mobbsie was wonderful and helped us whenever we needed him.

Our honeymoon was an adventure that we'll never forget and the perfect way to spend our first week as husband and wife. Don't go anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon and found it a good spot in which to unwind after what I am sure was a very busy time! We hope you will come and stay again in the future. with best wishes, Tina and Adam
5

OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Makere House and Cottage as 3 couples for 5 nights. Everything was perfect from the location, to the gorgeous view, to the super clean rooms. We couldn't have asked for more. Mobbsie, the property manager, was so gracious and helpful during our stay...he made us feel right at home and made sure we were well taken care of. Definitely rent a Jeep Wrangler from Jerry's to tour around the island...the roads are like nothing you've ever experienced for sure. We hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Montreal, Quebec , Canada
5

Amazing adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Makere house & cottage was an amazing adventure! The houses were very clean and were exactly as described. This spot in the mountain is extraordinary! It is calm, private and restful. The setup was perfect! Getting around the island was a little challenging at first but we finally found our way around. You do need a 4x4 and "Jerrys" is the place to rent it! The owner and property manager were always available to help us every step of the way. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Roswell, GA
5

Loved it...

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at Makere House & Cottage. I cannot emphasize enough how much we loved our stay here. Having stayed at three different homes on Tortola, this was my group’s favorite and we don’t believe we’ll go anywhere else. I traveled with parents, wife, and a crawling one year old. The layout of the home is a must if you’re traveling with another couple as you’re able to enjoy the common areas, but sleep and wake up in privacy. The home was also very kid friendly if that were a concern. The views, as anyone can see, are breathtaking and do not tire as the week goes on. The house was well furnished and the furnishings are more attractive than in the pictures. That hammock is the most relaxing I’ve ever laid in! The location was well situated between Road Town, the West End, and most of the north shore beaches. You will grow fond of the property manager Mobbsie, as well. He’s someone that is genuine and enjoyable to talk to and he’ll stop for some maintenance items around the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
TB Lettsome International Airport (EIS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Quito's Gazebo, Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Road Town or West End
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Myett's Bar and Grill, Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cane Garden Bay, Brewers 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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Rates & Availability

From $357 Per night

Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$536
 
 
Mid Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$419
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$357
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes An additional 7% government hospitality tax will be added on all quoted rates.
High Season is from 1st Saturday in December through to last Friday in April.
Additional $200 for the 5th and 6th adult per week (aged over 18 years)
Additional $500 for Christmas and New Year.
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Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Makere House Bathroom - toilet , shower , En-suite to the master bedroom.
    Makere Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Makere House Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Makere Cottage Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Makere House Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This double sofa bed is located in the living room.
    Makere Cottage Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Makere Cottage sofa bed is located in the living room.
    Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , These 2x single beds are moveable and positioned to suit.
  • King size beds (2), Double sofa beds (2) Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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