|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
For the best of all Caribbean vacations-
On Land! By Sea! An Out Island Adventure
The Villa… Relax in the comfort of our spacious private villa in a wonderfully secluded setting with spectacular views.
The Island... discover the fun of exploring the private island of Great Camanoe in your own golf carts and discover tucked away treasures, sunset overlooks; hidden bays,etc
The Boat… enjoy the adventure of taking the helm of your own well maintained boat parked in your own slip in the protected community boat basin, set off explore other islands in the BVI. From Great Camanoe, it is a quick trip to Trellis Bay, Beef Island, Marina Cay, and Scrub Island- and you are halfway there to either Jost Van Dyke or Virgin Gorda.
The Sea Life… Great Camanoe is surrounded by some world-class reefs, wonderful coral formations, and exotically colorful reef fish in the unforgettable Caribbean blue waters - a snorkeler’s paradise- or find a special shell waiting on the solitary beaches and shores
The Villa… Wonderfully secluded Caribbean style villa is set on two + acres of privacy amidst lush tropical plantings- from exotic orchids to a mini plantation of banana, plantain, mango, papaya, etc. The open living floor plan blends the comfortably furnished living room, dining room and kitchen with the expansive, ever changing views of sunrise to sunset, and magical night skies. The verandah and patios offer spectacular views of more than a 300-degree view of sunrise and sunset and more. in addition, act as the common gathering place for end of day libations and delightful dinners. The wonderful vista of yacht watching, weather watching, or star gazing, you will be fascinated by the constantly changing panorama. The view by day is sailboats, wind surfers, yachts, square rigged sailing ships, cruise ships and planes, and in the right season-whales. You can see 35 islands including Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and St. Croix in the distance. By night, the twinkling lights of the magic islands and cruise ships passing by that seem to float in the sky.
Built in 1987 and still owned by the same family, the villa has a large living-dining room-gathering area. The completely equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator with icemaker, bar sink, island counter with stools. There are three large bedrooms (two with four-poster beds), each with private bath, its own unique view and balcony. Each bedroom has its own private bath and porch for the ultimate seclusion. Living in an open designed style Caribbean house, you realize you are in the beautiful natural climate day after day... no need or effects of air-conditioned living. The intimate pool awaits many dips a day or a refreshing swim after a day at the beach, or simply floating while enjoying a good book.
Enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi, TVs, and communications when you must
The Island... Explore the fascinating island of Great Camanoe on foot or by golf cart. The villa is located on the western end of Great Camanoe Island, overlooking Little Camanoe and the Camanoe Passage. Indigo Plantation, the westerly settlement on Great Camanoe, has 23 houses on some 200+ acres, a community tennis court and boat basin. There are no hotels, stores, or restaurants on the island. All are nearby one-half to 2 miles away by boat. The Indigo Plantation community has tastefully paved private roads for walking and beach access. There are wild goats, wild orchids, starlit nights, exotic flowers with perfume-like odors, shell covered beaches, snorkeling on fabulous coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, 700 foot hills, walking paths, magnificent views, wonderful breezes and days full of all the above or just the complete privacy of the villa. Two golf carts are included for on island use. The beach is about 1/3 mile by golf cart or on foot. A handsome recently updated community tennis court is situated beside the boat basin with a breeze and a view.
The Boat… A well-maintained 18.5-foot Scout center console boat with T-top and a new 2016 four stroke 115 HP engine provides adequate transportation to get you to nearby restaurants, gorgeous beaches, limited shops and taxis to Roadtown and the rest of Tortola or just visit and explore nearby uninhabited islands. Because this is an out island, boating skills are a must, unless your party is content to stay on Great Camanoe and rely on transportation on a fee per trip basis. For those who really want to explore more distant islands, a rental service of larger powerboats is available on Tortola.
The protected, scenic boat basin offers safe dockage for the boat and easy access to nearby island resorts of Marina Cay and Scrub Island, or Trellis Bay. and to explore nearby secluded beaches, bays and waters. Venture to other islands, reefs, bays, beaches and more in the 18 ft boat. Nearby you can reconnect with the funky or upscale for shopping, lunch, happy hour, dinner, etc at Marina Cay, Scrub Island Resort or the restaurants and bars of Trellis Bay(easy access to the airport as well).
The Sea Life… Experience world class snorkeling... Great Camanoe is surrounded by some magnificent, world-class reefs- wonderful coral formations, exotically colorful reef fish in the unforgettable Caribbean blue waters - a snorkeler’s paradise. Find that special shell waiting on the solitary beaches and shores. Whether exploring the waters snorkeling, boating, fishing, walking a beach or just watching the view, you will have unequalled memories of the nearby sea life.
It’s Easy to Get There… Fly into Beef Island, Tortola (EIS) and walk to the dock where our Manager will meet you in the boat and accompany as you cross to Great Camanoe and help to get you settled into the house. Air travel via San Juan to Tortola (Beef Island) or ferry from Saint Thomas is recommended, with arrival at the Trellis Bay dock before dark a must. .
Vacationing on a private out island, you will experience a renewal of appreciation of the beauty of a truly virgin area.
How often do you have the opportunity to on experience a private Caribbean out island in the comfort of a spacious up-to-date villa; have golf carts to explore the island and a well maintained boat to explore by sea? Whether just the two of you or a family, wonderful memories await!
Our trip to Serendipity far exceeded our expectations. The house, perched on top of a mountain with 360 degree views, has a beautiful open-air floor plan. Cool islands breezes quickly wash away our cares as we stared out over the surrounding islands or at the beautiful nighttime sky. The house is conveniently located on Great Camanoe, and situated in close proximity to many of the great British Virgin Islands with most all of them in site from the house.The house has a fabulous vibe. It seems to me that there have been many happy, wonderful memories made at Serendipity by its owners and by the lucky guests like us who have been blessed to stay there.
Travel on Great Camanoe and between Great Camanoe and the other islands was one of our biggest concerns – and I am sure yours as you read this review. Here is a quick overview: 1)Best way to get to the area is to fly into Beef Island, Tortola airport. 2)When you arrive at Beef Island Airport you can walk to the dock, Trellis Bay, from the airport. It is only about 5 minutes away and easily done if you don’t have too many bags. Trellis Bay is 2 miles from the house and an easy 10 minute ride in the boat. 3)Alvin, the homes caretaker was waiting for us in the boat at the dock to take us to the house. He was very helpful with local tidbits, acquainting us with the boat, the island and the house. 4)The house comes with two golf carts for transport from the marina to the house and back. 5)The boat, Scargo III, will be your main source of transportation – to the beaches, to see other islands, to dinner, etc. I must say, this 18 ft boat was great, stable and well maintained. 6)Meals are accessible on Scrub Island and Marina Cay are really close and accessible at night. Between the moored boats, a high-powered flashlight and cautious driving this is easily navigated. Honestly, this was our biggest concern. We did not want to eat in every night; after all it is vacation.
With the boat we were able to visit Jost Van Dyke, The Baths on Virgin Gorda, Cane Garden Bay on Tortola, and Long Bay on Tortola.
Everyone in our group agreed this trip went down as one of the best vacations ever. It was also a big hit with our 10-year old who enjoyed the boat rides and driving the golf cart to and from the house. I think staying at Serendipity affords you with the perfect mix of adventure, freedom and relaxation with a feeling that you are at home. Well, at least you can pretend its home until its time to leave.
Our family of five recently stayed in this amazing house on Great Camanoe. We've been to the BVIs many times on charter (sailboat) but this was our first time staying in a home. What a home!!!! The kitchen, living room, dining room and patio are all open to the gentle breezes and sunny skies - it's truly breathtaking. The bedrooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated; they are all charming in their own way - four poster beds, chaise lounges, a lending library... The pool is lovely and such a nice way to cool off when returning home from adventures. We loved the fact that our mode of transportation on the island was a golf cart :) The power boat allowed us to take our daughters to neighboring islands so that we could show them some of the places we've told them about over the years. This was a trip of a lifetime for our family and we thoroughly enjoyed calling Serendipity our home base for the week. The views are amazing and being at the top of Great Camanoe allowed the breezes to chase away any buggies and keep the temperature comfortable (even in July!). Many, many thanks to the owners who ensured our stay was very happy!
We spent eight days at this property - there were a couple of days when we never left the house. The views are overwhelming and the house itself is very comfortable - perfect for two couples. The boat gave us access to virtually all of the BVI as long as the seas weren't too high. The island has about no beach and only a (very nice) tennis court for recreation, but there's a nice beach (and a Pusser's restaurant) on Marina Cay five minutes away by boat.
High above but easily accessible on Great Camanoe, Serendipity Indigo has panoramic views of Virgin Gorda and sunrise to the east encompassing all the islands west to Jost Van Dyke and Guana Island at sunset. Indigo is the southwestern settlement on Great Camanoe which is approx.2 miles by boat from Beef Island and Tortola. Nearby islands Marina Cay, Scrub Island, Last Resort and Trellis Bay have restaurants, stores, etc (still very laid back) and access to Tortola, BVI.
To see the exciting views of nearby islands use Earth GPS maps website- and find the location of Serendipity-Indigo location 64°32'11'W•18°27'44 'N.
Other Activities: Star gazing; yacht watching, bird watching, great shells and beachcombing
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
2016 Season Rates Includes use of boat; 2 golf carts
Jan 4, 2016 - Apr 26, 2016 $5,500.00 for up to 4 guests $5,900.00 5-6 guests 7 nights