HOUSE AND COTTAGE, POOL, SPECTACULAR VIEWS, CLOSE TO BEACHES

Tina Richards

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

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HOUSE AND COTTAGE, POOL, SPECTACULAR VIEWS, CLOSE TO BEACHES

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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:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Tina Richards (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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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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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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5
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House and Cottage, Pool, Spectacular Views, Close to Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

fabulous cottage in idealic setting

  • 5 of 5
We recently had the pleasure of staying in Makere cottage. What a delightful spot! We were two families and the house and cottage worked perfectly for our group. The views were spectacular and everything we needed was present in the homes. The pool was lovely and a welcome place to relax after going on an outing earlier in the day. Mobbsie the caretaker was friendly and available to answer any questions. We also found corresponding with the owner easy as all emails were quickly answered.
I should mention that the kitchen in the cottage is small with a very small fridge. This was fine for us as we used the kitchen in the house for cooking and food storage. If you were wanting to store food and drinks in the fridge of the cottage it would be a bit of a challenge. That being said I would return to this spot in an instant! It was one of our families favorite holiday destinations.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback and we are pleased you had a lovely holiday. Regarding the cottage fridge freezer you are not the first to find it a little small and we will be replacing it with a much larger fridge freezer in May. We hope you return one day!
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Southampton
5

Our Restful Time in BVI

  • 5 of 5
Our stay and visit to Makere House & Cottage in BVI with our close friends was a memorable trip. The Island is peaceful and very friendly. Makere House and Cottage provided us with an ideal setting and relaxing view of the beautiful Bay from which to enjoy our 9 days there. We visited restaurants in the Bay on a few occasions and found them to be very friendly and welcoming, with excellent food and sometimes live music. Mobbsie was always available to help and it was a great help that he picked us up at the airport on our arrival. I would recommend this location and setting to anyone wanting peace and quite and a relaxing time.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Somerset, England
5

Makere House and Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a great Christmas at Makere. The villa and cottage was perfect for us. We could let my son and his fiancée have space on their own but could all get together when we wanted to. To have the 2 spaces, each self contained, was a real bonus.

We found the place to be just as we expected. The information on the web was accurate in all ways. It was clean when we arrived and cleaners arrived in the middle of our stay as well. The pool was cleaned regularly by the "man on site", who made us welcome and looked after any issues while we were there. All that we needed for our stay was there - in both houses.

The pool was great for our grandchildren - it is an ideal size for them and they seemed to be in it all they time they were there. We made friends with loads of lizards/geckos and the local kitten.

We would recommend it for any group that needs this space and has transport - a car is essential in this location. The two local beaches are Cane Garden that has lots of amenities and Brewers Bay that is our favourite beach on the island. A visit to Green VI in Cane Garden is a must.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a good holiday at Makere House & Cottage over Christmas and the New Year, and that you had the space and privacy that you were looking for. With best wishes Tina and Adam
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St. Louis, MO USA
5

Wonderful stay at Makere compound

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from our stay at Makere House and Cottage, and for us, Makere was perfect. We were two couples, and for that arrangement, I can't think of a better place. We stayed in the cottage, and our friends stayed upstairs in the House. Both were really nice, clean, well furnished, etc. My wife is a bit of a clean freak, and she even commented about how clean and tidy both residences were. The decorations are really nice, and both the house and the cottage have great views out over CGB and beyond, from both inside the house and from the fantastic outdoor spaces.

The layout of Makere House and Cottage is really perfect. the two residences are on two different levels, with the house up top, and the cottage down on the lower level. The cottage appears smaller, but the actual living spaces are not much different. One of the great things about the layout is that if we wanted privacy, we could stay down by the pool, or on the Cottage balcony, and it was like we didn't have any neighbors. When we wanted to be with our other couple, we had happy hour or lunch or dinner up at the house, and usually sat out on the fantastic porch overlooking the pool and cottage, and CGB beyond.

We loved the very close prximity to restaruants and beaches, particularly the restaurants down at CGB, and the beaches there and at Brewers, which is very close. Brewers was a lot of fun, stopping at the little beach bar, and then walking down for a "rum punch" at Gwen's just up the beach. We had quite a few rum punches with Gwen.

All in all, a wonderful trip. Tortola was great as usual, and Makere made it that much more special. We also took the ferry to Anegada for the day--been wanting to do that for many years, and it was a great day trip. Makere is definitely a "10"!
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had a good time with your friends and that you enjoyed being together but having plenty of space to be private when you wanted. We hope that you decide to return one day. with best wishes, Adam and Tina
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Map

Map

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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$536
 
 
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

Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Secure Parking
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
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:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
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