Perched on a hillside above a secluded Bay on Tortola’s North West coast and situated amongst large boulders and mature trees, is the uniquely idyllic retreat of “Kerensa” The house is built on a private 2 acre estate bordering Mount Healthy National Park. It was carefully designed to have minimal impact on the beautiful natural setting and take full advantage of the stunning panoramic views over the Islands and Bays of the North Shore. Far away from any other houses the only sounds you hear are the waves on the rocks far below....
The original house was severely damaged by category 5 hurricane Irma in September 2017 but has now been completely rebuilt to an even higher standard than before. We took the opportunity to make some major improvements and upgrades creating new spaces and featuring all new high end appliances, equipment and furnishings. The result is an aesthetic and highly individual dwelling that delightfully complements the spectacular location. The house is simple, comfortable and very well equipped with accommodation consisting of one bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen / living room together with a large covered veranda, a brick courtyard and wooden decks around an infinity edge pool and hot-tub area.
The bedroom has an elegant and very comfortable king size bed with stylish antique furniture and polished wooden floors. There is also a quiet A/C unit in the bedroom if you prefer to close the doors at night. Adjacent is a bathroom with a Turkish marble sink and a unique, private indoor/outdoor shower area. Fine quality towels and linens are provided.
The kitchen / main room is equipped with a professional Viking stove, stainless steel fridge with ice and water dispenser, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, toaster and everything else you might need. There is also new AC installed or you can simply open all the glass doors and let the breezes flow through. Outside there is a Weber gas grill and fireplace
The recently upgraded audio visual system includes high speed wifi, a Sonos sound system and touchscreen controller with Spotify account for music streaming and the smart TV has Netflix and Hulu accounts as well as several other entertainment services
One of the loveliest features of Kerensa is the beautiful infinity edge pool. A salt water chlorine generator system keeps the water crystal clear and gently sanitised without harsh chemicals. Lights in the pool can be controlled remotely and with many colour options depending on your mood. There is also very private hot tub nestled among the boulders with a view across Shark Bay. Surrounded by fairy lights strung in the trees at night, the setting is truly magical.
Close by are the world class beaches of Brewers Bay (3 minutes by car) which features an uncrowded half mile of golden sand and superb snorkeling and Cane Garden Bay (10 minutes) with its’ famous beach and plethora of lively bars and restaurants. Just along the coast to the East are two stunning, white sand and very out of the way beaches - Trunk Bay and Rogues Bay, that you can often enjoy just to yourself. Kerensa is centrally situated to explore the island. Roadtown (the capital) is 15 minutes over the hill on the South Shore.
Access from the public road is along a short unpaved track (a 4WD vehicle is advisable), once inside Kerensa' s remote-controlled electronic gate the driveway is fully paved. The parking area has been deliberately sited away from the house to preserve the natural ambience, with a series of steps (39 to be precise!) leading down to the house.
“Kerensa” is the word for love in the ancient Celtic language of Cornwall in SW England, an area featured in the writings of Thomas Hardy who surely would have appreciated this unique and romantic retreat, "Far from the madding crowd"...