|Minimum Stay||7 - 10 nights|
Location: Ballast Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean (overlooking Cane Garden Bay and Ballast Bay)
Accommodations: House – 3 Master Bedroom Suites – 3.5 baths + outdoor shower (Sleeps 6)
Nestled into the verdant hillside of Tortola’s north shore, 300 feet above the sea, VILLA ALLANO is a spacious villa that has everything you need for a perfect Caribbean vacation.
Each of the three large bedrooms has an ensuite bath with large walk-in shower and is furnished with a king-sized bed, custom closets and matching tropical hardwood furniture. Air conditioning throughout the villa ensures living and sleeping comfort year round, although the trade winds and ceiling fans keep the house comfortably cool. Beautiful artwork throughout the villa, tasteful furnishings and gracious teak outdoor furniture make this a very special place.
VILLA ALLANO is on two levels; on the second level, two master bedroom suites open to a 30 foot long covered verandah. Cushioned teak steamer lounges make this an ideal location for early morning coffee or late afternoon relaxing. But if work beckons or if you just want to write home, each of these two suites is also furnished with a desk. The villa also offers high speed wireless internet connection.
The large L-shaped first level has a fully-equipped kitchen and beautifully furnished open plan living and dining area, and also opens to a 30 foot long covered verandah, which leads to the outside dining area and pool.
On the patio by the pool are a teak table and chairs for your alfresco dining, and teak steamers and sun lounges provide plenty of space for sunning or reading. The gazebo that overlooks the pool provides another quiet lounging area. Be sure to try the outdoor shower at the side of the gazebo: private, shaded by beautiful tropical plants, it also offers views of the sea and the islands in the distance. Also opening to the outside deck and steps away from the pool is the third master bedroom suite. Every area in VILLA ALLANO opens to a panoramic view that includes Cane Garden Bay, St. Thomas, Jost Van Dyke and other islands. The sunsets are simply spectacular.
VILLA ALLANO is ideal for families or three couples. It is a three minute drive or ten minute walk down to the beach at Cane Garden Bay. The walk back up takes slightly longer, but provides good exercise and is a great excuse for a pina colada and a dip in the pool! Also within a short drive from the perfectly located VILLA ALLANO are the BVI capital of Road Town, as well as the north shore beaches at Brewer’s Bay, and Long Bay and the surfing beach and famous Bomba's Shack at Apple Bay; a short distance further is the beautiful beach at Smuggler’s Cove. VILLA ALLANO’s many amenities and comfortable living spaces make “staying in” a delightful option, but a veritable smorgasbord of restaurants and night spots are just a short drive away.
Arrangements can be made by our house manager, Cassandra, for you to be met at the airport or ferry terminal for the drive to VILLA ALLANO. Cassandra will also help you find the best places to eat, make reservations for day sails, etc. She is a wealth of information about the local culture and people, and is always just a phone call away. Rental of four-wheel drive vehicle (a real necessity on hilly Tortola) can also be arranged.
VILLA ALLANO is non-smoking; maid service is provided mid-week.
Villa Allano was built in 2006 by a set of three partners and friends from New York and California. Some of us have been coming to the British Virgin Islands since the mid 1970s and all of us have a deep love for the islands and people of the British Virgin Islands
We chose to build Villa Allano on this beautiful piece of land overlooking Ballast Bay and Cane Garden Bay because we love the people and the village of Cane Garden Bay and the lushness of Tortola's north shore. The British Virgin Islands is unparalleled in natural beauty and great marine activities and this home gives us great access to both. We designed Villa Allano to be a comfortable home away from home with plenty of outdoor space for relaxing, sunning, dining.
All of us would say that one of the most unique benefits of Villa Allano is the view, and especially the view of the sun setting over Jost Van Dyke while the lights of St. Thomas twinkle on in the distance. In fact, the view is so spectacular and the pool is so refreshing that sometimes we just spend the day up at the house. The location is pretty unique, too. We can walk down to Cane Garden Bay beach, and one of our favorite things to do is to go down for a late afternoon swim followed by rum punches at one of the beach bars. On Tuesday and Thursday nights we go listen to local singer-songwriter Quito Rymer play at his Gazebo, right on the beach and on Saturday there's a barbecue in the village and we love going down to eat great food and mingle with the locals. We are also a short car ride to Brewers Bay and Smugglers Cove, where we go for a change of pace. We can take the Road Town Ferry up to the Baths in Virgin Gorda or the West End Ferry for a day trip to Jost Van Dyke and the Soggy Dollar Bar ('Soggy Dollar' because there is no dock so sailors frequently swim into the bar and pay with their soggy dollars!). On occasion we take a day sail and snorkling trip to Norman Island on a small charter catamaran, the Kuralu. There is also a nearby spa that we call for an at-home massage by the pool. Of course a shower in the outdoor shower is pretty awesome, as is an afternoon nap in the hammock in the gazebo, or just floating in the pool at night, looking at the stars.
Just finished a great 2 week trip to Tortola in this wonderful Villa. My wife & I have been traveling to VRBO's for 12 years - a different Carribean island each year. This was a top 3 for sure. First, the communication between the owner and myself, then with Villa Manager (Cassandra) was exceptional. The little details that are helpful prior to arrival were quickly answered. The directions from West-End were perfect. There is always a adjustment driving on the "other side" along with roads I was not accustomed to - these directions were spot on. The location of the Villa is ideal. A few min drive to Cane Garden Bay -3 happy hours daily with live music, great restaurants -Tony's, Mietts, Quito's and music every night of the week. (If you can catch Quito with his full band on a Saturday it awesome ...standing room only!) West end is only 15 min drive, town is just over 20 min away. Smuggles Cove, our favorite beach was wonderful. Stop by the makeshift bar, say hello to Nigel and if Andrew is cooking the fish is it is a treat for $ 15.00. We also enjoyed the BBQ at Sillies in Carrot bay 8 min away and Thelma's near the airport.
Cassandra, the mgr is very wonderful. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the island.
The villa is outstanding. Pride of ownership is through-out. The villa was well built and in great repair. Some VRBO's we have visited the photo's were not representative of the view, condition, etc. (One Villa we stayed at in Bon Aire there was a satellite dish was in the center of the view.!!!!..) The photos of this villa accurately depict the villa. The kitchen is very well equipped. Bedrooms / bathrooms are large and comfortable. The view is wonderful - you can not see a neighbor, the pool area is very private. Villa is well designed.
Easy day trips to Jost Van Dyke and Norman Island on two different ferry's - a great time on both islands.
Congrats's to the owners for owning / running a top notch VRBO. I would highly recommend this Villa.
We had a fabulous time! There are a couple of very minor flaws which I may be the only one to notice, like an inoperative bathroom window and a few fogged thermo-panes, only one of which was annoying. It is listed as limited accessibility, but I am handicapped and found NO inconvenience. Our healthy offspring thrived on the available walks and walking access to the village and other destinations. Ten mile excursions for them were a daily occurrence and thoroughly enjoyable. We never used the air-conditioning because the ventilation is remarkable. Our children, however, found the upper floors more comfortable for sleeping with it on; they are late sleepers and the island's plethora of feral chickens woke them a bit early. We ARE returning!
What a great base to explore the beauty of BVI - access to sun, sand and surf. This excellent property has amazing views of Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van Dyke, St. Thomas, access to best beach on Tortola, private pool and well fitted living space. The outdoor eating area was well used during our visit. The three king-sized bedrooms with individual on-suite facilities met our needs very well.
We can't wait to return to Villa Allano.
What a great place! The pictures do not totally capture the beauty of the views. Villa Allano was very comfortable, well equipped, and just a couple of minutes from the great beachfront bars and restaurants of Cane Garden Bay. Smugglers Cove is not that far, and well worth the trip. We also spent some time over on Jost Van Dyke - a great island with White Bay, probably the best beach we've ever seen. There are so many things to do - one week didn't seem like enough. Villa Allano was a great home base for my wife and I, and three teenagers, and the pool and hammock set-up made it very relaxing after the days adventures of diving and snorkeling. We would recommend Villa Allano to anyone looking for a nice place to stay with a lot of adventure nearby. Thanks Cassandra for your help!
Wonderful...what else can be said. My bride and myself spent ten great nights at Villa Allano. The Villa with its spectacular view of Cane Garden Bay and Jost Van Dyke ....oh my!! The villa itself is one of the best on the island and laid out so well how anyone could not have a constant smile on their face is beyond me. A un-believable view, three large bedrooms and a pool...the landscaping only added to the island ambiance. An ideal base for a Tortola and beyond adventure. Jost Van Dyke for the white sands of the aptly named White Bay and of course the Soggy Dollar Bar,a great time. Foxy's 'in town" a must see. The Baths at Virgin Gorda with its stunning rock display, nature working it hard..Tortola with all its charm including driving on the left side of the road with those switchbacks, adventure all to itself. Nice diving with Blue Water Divers at Nanny Cay. Do as much or little as you want to do.
Smiths Ferry to/from St.Thomas
Car rental-Jerry's at West End /four wheel drive a good idea for when it's wet on the switchbacks
Blue Water Divers at Nanny's Cay
Sugar Mill Resort for a drink, cool place
Bananakeet for a sunset view and a Bananakeet
A drive up and down the "Elevator"
Stay out of Road Town on Friday's and cruise ship days
Myets for drinks and food.The cracked conch is to die for, ate it four times...
Bobby's in Cane Garden Bay for groceries, a decent selection.
Dark and Stormy in case you never had one
I could go on and on....
Also before I forget Cassandra and Kelvin are a great asset and Cassandra will check on you to make sure that everything is OK and they are good people for sure.
Great place,great time,great people....how can you go wrong....
Highly recommend this Villa
Ready to do it again
The previous reviews are accurate: the pictures simply do not do this villa justice. Not only are the views spectacular from every room, but the attention to detail is incredible. I have stayed at many villas that boast of "attention to detail" but this villa really delivers. The kitchen is well-stocked and ready for meal preparation. The spacious tiled rain showers are wonderful. So unusual to truly have three master suites. The pool setting is magnificent and comfortable lounge chairs plentiful. And the views simply cannot be described, they must be experienced. We are ready to plan our next trip now!
All the sea and land activities that the BVI has to offer are a short distance from Villa Allano. Along with your own private pool for swimming, the beautiful beach at Cane Garden Bay is nearby for your pleasure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 2 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
10 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
50% of full rental required to reserve. 50% rental balance plus $500 security/damage deposit due 45 days prior to arrival. Damage deposit of $500 returned within 14 days after departure.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.