MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS IN CARIBBEAN - VILLA WITH BOAT - WALK TO BEACH, BOAT & SWIM

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS IN CARIBBEAN - VILLA WITH BOAT - WALK TO BEACH, BOAT & SWIM

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

The Villa Oasis - Great Camanoe Island, BVI

The Villa Oasis - situated only 100 feet above the water - high enough to command the 'Most beautiful view in the Caribbean,” yet close enough to stroll to the water's edge at the end of your driveway and enjoy the serene beach, private boat dock and clear, turquoise bay. All rooms have sea views. No traffic, and no need to drive to get to the water - but a 4-wheel drive Honda CRV (jeep-type) automatic comes with the house, just in case you desire it.*

Learn more about The Villa Oasis by visiting our own website (scroll down all the way to the bottom of the page. See: 'Website for THE VILLA OASIS on Great Camanoe Island,' and click on the LINK.

From your private base at The Villa Oasis, explore our surrounding seas; discover pristine beaches, intimate views and the adventure of the tropics, or just spend the afternoon in a hammock. Get reacquainted with life’s simple pleasures.

Play on soft, white sand under the shade of palm trees, collect unique sea shells, watch tropical fish from the dock as pelicans dive for their dinner, dine on the terrace with a view of seven islands, admire boats of all types sailing into the protected bay, and visit with cruising mariners from far away ports. Motorboat to small restaurants & beachfront bars – drift thru art & craft galleries - shop for tropical apparel & gifts. Join the nightlife, sing to live music played frequently at nearby Marina Cay (Pusser’s Hotel & Bar), Bellamy Cay (The Last Resort), Scrub Island (Mainsail Resort & Spa) or Trellis Bay (De Loose Mongoose). Boat across bay to The Baths at Virgin Gorda - sail, swim, snorkel, dive & fish in your front yard, or just watch it all from the comfort of your home.

An 18 foot motorboat with Bimini top, private dock space, and a private mooring ball for larger boats are all part of your luxury at The Villa Oasis.* Kite & windsurfing boards and fishing equipment are for rent at nearby Trellis Bay. Deep sea fishing expeditions, bareboat or crewed boat charters may be arranged with Villa Oasis bookings (to include discounts) or independently. Beachside bars, restaurants, gift shops and a small grocery store are a short boat-ride away.

All rooms, including bedrooms, have water views. Master bedroom has king size bed; the two other bedrooms each have queen beds. Each bedroom has its own bath & showe, air conditioning and ceiling fan, while the south-eastern exposure catches cooling trade winds that make A/C typically unnecessary. An idyllic location, only a 5 minute boat ride to the airport, yet Villa Oasis does not overlook the airport and does not face the development on Scrub Island. Accessible to everything in the BVI, but a world apart from the noise and hassle of Tortola. Upon arrival at Tortola Airport (Beef Island- EIS), there is no need for a taxi. Just walk east about 100 meters to the boat dock in front of the quaint Trellis Bay Market for your scheduled transport to The Villa Oasis.

* Please Note: Experience with and knowledge of basic, small power boat handling is absolutely required for at lest one person in each party.

Visit Our Website - We'd love for you to learn more about our beautiful vacation Villa and its tropical surrounds by visiting our web site. We have many more pictures and lots of additional information.

Great Camanoe, a relatively small, privately owned island about 2.5 miles long and a half mile to a mile wide, is one the most beautiful islands in the Virgin Islands archipelago. It has various small bays, coves and beaches, and lies just 2 miles northeast of Tortola (and the airport), the capital and largest island of the BVI. Gt Camanoe is located between the sister islands of Tortola, Beef, Little Camanoe, Scrub, Marina Cay and Virgin Gorda. It has only about 40 seasonal residences. The inhabited portion of Great Camanoe is divided into two residential communities: Privateers Bay, nestled between the beaches and hills on the less developed national park side of the island, and the more densely developed Indigo Plantation, on the western side of the island facing Tortola Airport. Both communities sit on the southern half of Camanoe Island, with the larger northern half of the island being completely undeveloped. Access to the island is by private boat only. Fast commercial ferry boats leave from Trellis Bay (Beef Is.) to Virgin Gorda. Smaller ferries from Trellis Bay to Scrub Island and Marina Cay are free.

While Great Camanoe provides romance & tranquility, the nearby environs offer a whirl of adventure, excitement and pleasure:

- Marina Cay, a flower covered island ringed by white sand beaches is just about swimming distance from The Villa Oasis. Here sits the famous Pusser's bar & restaurant, and a not-to-be missed Caribbean style lunch and dinner experience. Evening music & entertainment at the bar on the top of the island, fantastic beach for swimming & diving. The unique Pusser's Store offers tropical apparel & nautical gifts.

- Mainsail resort, spa & marina on Scrub Island is 2-3 minutes from the Villa Oasis dock. Amenities include:

• Bar & Fine Restaurant • Swimming Pool / Spa & Fitness Center

• Boat Rentals • Excursions: deep-sea fishing; snorkeling, SCUBA

• Yacht Charters • Retail Shops

- The last resort on Bellamy Cay in Trellis Bay, 3 minutes from The Villa Oasis. Memorable dinner theater & cabaret; small fun bar. What a gem!

- The loose mongose. Fun BVI beachfront bar & restaurant on shore of nearby Trellis Bay.

The british virgin islands

The British Virgin Islands, awarded by Caribbean Travel & Leisure Magazine as the 'Best of the Caribbean,' is comprised of about 60 tropical Caribbean islands. The BVI is located in the Virgin Islands archipelago, just a few miles east of the U.S. Virgin Islands and 60 miles east of Puerto Rico. Most the islands are volcanic in origin, have rugged, mountainous terrain, and afford magnificent sea views. Only about 15 are inhabited. Secluded coves and bays abound, and many islands have spectactular beaches.

Rates for Peak Season (DEC - MAY) and Economy Season (JUN -NOV) are based on total number of people, including children (except children under 2 yrs old are free). Rates shown are for up to four (4) people. For five to six people, add $400 to the weekly rate. The $1000 refundable damage deposit, due at time of booking, is separate from the total rent amount that is due 60 days before arrival.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

James McGunn

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We are an American couple from northern California and New York; and have lived in Canada, Washington DC, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, and the British Virgin Islands. Of all the places in the world, we found that The Villa Oasis on Great Camanoe Island has a near perfect balance of everything one would seek in a tropical environment: convenient to the mainland US, the US Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico, superb climate, unbeatable sailing and boating, clean air, clear water, spectacular scenery, US currency & time zone, and a safe environment.

James McGunn purchased this villa in 2005

As a consequence of moving a business from Europe to Tortola in 2005, we searched the entire BVI for the perfect island home: a private & safe location, beautiful views of the sea, walking distance to a sandy beach and privage boat dock. Moreover, we wanted a home that faced the easterly trade winds. Nothing met our criteria (many sites had great views but were located way too far from the water, others lacked easy access to a boat dock, beaches and swimming areas, or had not so pleasant orientations). Finally, we found The Villa Oasis - it exceeded our expectations and had everything we were searching for, and right at the end of its driveway. After residing here for six years, the BVI will now become our part-time residence, so we are letting out the estate for others to enjoy when we are away.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Great Bargain

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Staying here was a great way to enjoy the British Virgin Islands. We've stayed at Villas on Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda and this was by far the best bargain to experience the British Virgin Islands at your leisure.
The owner is meticulous, and everything from the boat to the car to the house is labeled and idiot proofed to make your stay stress-free.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Personal Island Oasis

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
The property is beautiful. The main living area is very comfortable and filled with most things to make your stay memorable and relaxing. The bedrooms are well decorated and very comfortable. Everything was very clean and well maintained.
The one thing that I would recommend for future renters is to arrive on a day other than Saturday. The property manager is off on Saturday so getting acquainted to the property by ourselves was a little difficult. It is very remote also so allow extra time for traveling. Island time just is not the same as on the mainland.
Snorkeling was amazing. All we had to do was go down to the private island beach to see some amazing things. The boat provided allowed us to travel all around finding other terrific snorkeling locations.
The resort across the bay had a shuttle service so we utilized that a few times for dinner without having to worry about driving the boat back ourselves in the dark.
Overall it was a terrific location that really allowed us to get away from all things.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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A very special getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Overall outstanding vacation spot. The location is perfect (if you are into tropical waters) and are not looking for resort type intertainment. The Villa is very attractive and perfect for 2 or 3 couples or a family of 6.
A special treat is the use of the 18" outboard boat for exploring various snorkeling spots or taking advantage of some of the things to do on nearby islands.
My wife and I hosted two other couples with whom we have traveled before (Mexico, Bahamas, Spain) and everyone said this was the best trip we had had.
Owner's Response: We usually restrain from commenting on reviews in deference to neutrality, but want to take this opportunity to say we appreciate the overwhelmingly favorable responses received from our guests. In the main, travelers find The Villa Oasis is unique due to its magnificent location, the views, and its access to so many things. We’re fortified by such positive reviews and will continue to work to make it a world-class vacation destination.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Awesome two month escape we will remember forever.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Our family, joined by a series of friends, stayed a the villa for a two month sabbatical last season. We had a wonderful time. Having a house and a boat (or two) is perfect for the islands, and almost impossible to find. The villa is nicely furnished and appointed. There is plenty of space for a large family with visiting guests. The property manager, Carlos, is extremely helpful and responds to calls and questions quickly and efficiently. Carlos’s wife is the housekeeper, and she manages to keep the home clean and tidy even when large groups are in the home. It is a joy to sit outside on the patio overlooking Marina Cay in the mornings and evenings. The views from the patio are unobstructed and stunning. The appliances are in good working order and the kitchen, though small by US standards, is adequate for preparing meals for large groups. The “house car” is fun to drive up and down the hill to the home and came in very handy when we had lots of gear or groceries to haul. It is in good working order. There are some wonderful hikes around Great Camano that every guest should take advantage of. Carlos was very helpful to us when we were trying to find our way around to some great views at the top of the island. From the top of the island, the views of the BVI are incredible. Marina Cay is conveniently located just minutes away from the dock, and the Pusser’s ferry will even pick you up at the dock and take you directly to dinner and back home later in the evening. For a small fee, the Pusser’s ferry will pick you up and take you to the East End or to The Last Resort, a not-to-be-missed restaurant on a small island in Trellis Bay. The Buckaroo, the boat that comes with the house, is fine for taking short day trips around Great Camano island, to The Dogs, Marina Cay, the East End of Tortola and even the Baths on a calm day. However, if you want to take trips out to other islands in the BVI, the Buckaroo is not sufficient. For trips to Norman, Cooper, the West End of Tortola, Jost van Dyke or even the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, you need a larger and faster boat than the Buckaroo. For short one or two week trips to the BVI, this should not be an issue. We were at Villa Oasis for two months and ended up renting a larger, larger boat for day trips. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Oasis and would recommend it to others as a lovely family home with magnificent views and great proximity to lots of great snorkeling and day trips.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Best Family Place in the BVI

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My wife and I stayed at The Villa Oasis twice: first in the spring of 2011 and again last fall, but this is our first review. Having lived in Asia and Latin America we’ve seen some romantic sights, but have also found that many places don’t live up to their photos. In respect to The Villa Oasis, the opposite is surely true. The setting is even more gorgeous than the photos convey. The home is a lovely Caribbean villa with truly stunning ocean views from every room. Walk down the driveway and you’re on a sandy beach at the edge of a clear, turquoise sea. Beachcombing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are all there: in front of the Villa, from the private dock, around the island, or while skippering the Villa’s boat named Buckaroo II to nearby islands – every day is a pleasant adventure. The surrounding little islands offer lots of site seeing, beach-side bars and barefoot luxury, but the best part of our stay was coming back to the Villa at day’s end and dining on the broad terrace. Seeing the sky change from blazing blue to deep cobalt, and sipping tropical drinks while watching the lights on sail boats pierce the growing dusk were our most memorable moments. For dinner or lunch, we recommend Marina Cay (the small island in the Villa’s “front yard” that’s a quick boat-ride away). Also, for lunch try Main Sail on Scrub Island (just around the corner by boat, but dinner is expensive. De Lose Mongoose on Trellis Bay is great too. And you’ll have a fabulous time at The Last Resort on Bellamy Cay in Trellis Bay (but music doesn’t start until after 9 pm). We love The Villa Oasis and plan to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Pusser's Marina Key Resort & Bar
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Pusser's Marina Key Resort & Bar
Car: not necessary

Situated on private island named Great Camanoe, the Villa Oasis is located within steps of quiet beach & private boat dock. Walk the island's safe, private roads in daylight or moonlight. Experience crystal clear water, teeming with tropical fish, secluded beaches with beautiful shells, morning rainbows, tropical flowers and magnificent star filled nights. World-class snorkeling and scubs diving within swimming distance of house. Dive facilities & lessons available on close-by Marina Cay and Scrub Island. Restaurants and beachfront bars with live music, only minutes away by small boat. Boat or walk to secluded, romantic bays & coves. Explore uninhabited islands and enjoy the varied water sports: swimming; windsurfing; sailing & boating; snorkeling & SCUBA. House comes with a 18' motor boat and car, but additional boat & car rentals and taxi cabs are available on Tortola, 5 min from Gt. Camanoe. After arriving at Tortola Airport, no need for taxi, just walk 100 yds to dock at Trellis Bay.

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Great Camanoe Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Peak Season
Dec 1 2013 - May 31 2014
$4,700
7 nights
 
 
Economy Season 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Notes Rates for Peak Season (DEC - MAY) and Economy Season (JUN -NOV) are based on total number of people, including children (except children under 2 yrs old are free). Rates shown are for up to four (4) people. For five to six people, add $400 to the weekly rate. The $1000 refundable damage deposit, due at time of booking, is separate from the total rent amount that is due 60 days before arrival.

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Amenities

Great Camanoe Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size bed in master suite. Queen size beds in bedrooms 2 and 3. One inflatable mattress (double bed size) available upon request for additional sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
Notes:
Air conditioning and ceiling fans in each of three bedrooms. Indoor laundry room with washer & dryer. Indoor laundry room with washer & dryer. Linens provided. Covered lanai parking in front of home. Private driveway & covered lanai parking in front of home. Boat is tied to community dock. Ask owners for list of chef & catering services. Front of Villa Oasis property extends down to communal property running along beachfront. Views of several non-active volcanic, mountainous islands. Cell phone provided (top up, pay as you go type plan). Can use to make calls to United States. Honda CRV (jeep type) automatic 4-wheel drive 4-door, 18ft. Center Console Boat with 115HP outboard motor, community library, boat dock & beach, beach towels provided. Guests receive ten percent (10%) discount on crewed sail boat and snorkeling excursions, Scuba diving facilities / leasons, and other water sports (ask for details).

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