Breathtaking Views, wonderful vacation villa
The views from this villa are far more spectacular than the photos can possibly show, with gorgeous sunrises and even partial views of sunsets from the hot tub, pool, and covered terrace. The house is very comfortable, casually decorated, with floor to ceiling glass doors and windows on all sides of the main living space and in two of the bedrooms, revealing dramatic views of beaches and a salt pond far below and of several small islands, Tortola and St. John (especially romantic after dark when the twinkling lights of St. John come on). The kitchen is fully equipped, with upscale new appliances, and stocked with some staples (herbs and spices, etc.). Though the house is air conditioned, we never once needed to use it, as the breezes that flow through the house kept it at a perfect temperature (second week in Feb.) Our party included 4 adults (2 couples) and two very young grandchildren (under 3 years old), and the layout of the house worked perfectly for us. (It also could accommodate three couples and a young child or two, although there are only two bathrooms.) We loved the location, the close proximity to everything (though driving on the left and on narrow steep mountain roads was an adventure, but we were fine driving a minivan!). We would recommend any of the beaches on the island, all beautiful, each a little different, some very difficult to find as there are few if any signs to some of them and they are reached by driving through private resorts. We found snorkeling was especially good at Coki, Cowpet West, and Lindquist beaches. When we didn't cook in, we found the Grille restaurant at the Mahogany Run Golf Course - just down the road a few minutes - to be excellent. If you run short of food supplies and don't want to drive 20 minutes into town, Mandahl Market, just a minute down the road near the school on the opposite side of the road from the villa (turn right out of the villa, then left after the school, and take the first sharp right up to the market) has bottled water, eggs, packaged and frozen foods, the basics. Overall, we loved this villa, felt very much at home the entire week, and would happily stay there again. The owners, as others have noted, are wonderfully helpful and responsive. The privacy, the views, having a whole house to ourselves was a wonderful alternative to a resort setting.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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