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Tina Richards

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches

54 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Tortola Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, Pool, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), Living Room, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Makere Cottage is nestled on Soldier Hill with gentle breezes and breathtaking views over Cane Garden Bay, surrounding islands and the Caribbean Sea. Situated at the end of a short gated drive with a private 20-foot swimming pool and large sun terrace, Makere Cottage represents the ideal retreat in which to relax and unwind.

The cottage is very spacious and ideal for a couple or family. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, AC, a day bed and plenty of closet space. The living room can be converted to a second bedroom with pull out sofa bed for a couple or two single beds for children. Both the bedroom and living room adjoin a 10-foot covered deck. The kitchen has all modern requirements and there is a large private bathroom. There is a second large overflow fridge freezer in the utility room if required along with a cooler for the beach.

The swimming pool is on the same level as the cottage offering a welcome escape from the Caribbean heat. A sun terrace providing a spacious area for both sunbathing and al fresco dining surrounds the pool. This new cottage has been built very much in the ‘Caribbean Style’ with wooden decks, blue shutter windows, white walls and terracotta-tiled floors creating a clean and simple environment.

You will need to hire a 4-wheel drive vehicle on arrival in Tortola. We can advise you on your travel arrangements, help you find the right car rental company and arrange for you to be met, either at the ferry terminal or airport, and escorted to the property. When you arrive at Makere you will be met by the property manager, who is also a neighbor, and provided with keys and a quick orientation before being left in peace to enjoy your vacation.

Makere Cottage is one of two villas on the property. If you book Makere Cottage, the upper villa will not be occupied, ensuring your complete privacy. However, if would like to vacation with friends and family and require additional accommodation then you can book both Makere Cottage and House together. For further information on booking Makere House and Cottage together please visit our separate VRBO listing 391477.

Keywords: Villa, Pool, Vacation, Rental, BVI, Tortola, Caribbean, Ocean, View, Private, Secluded, Beach, Restaurants, Sea, Snorkeling

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tina Richards (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tina Richards

We – Adam (44), Tina (45), William (14) and Alexandra (12) have recently returned to live in Hampshire, England. Adam was born on Soldier Hill in 1970 while his parents were living and working on Tortola. In 1999 he married Tina and together they decided to build a home on the same spot with the dream that family and friends could visit the island and enjoy holidays together. The result is Makere and we hope you have as much fun there as we do!

Tina Richards purchased this villa in 2009

What makes this villa unique

With its central location Makere Cottage is an ideal setting from which to explore the island. Tortola is best known for its secluded beaches with their gentle surf, golden sands and tall overhanging palm trees. The beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are both a short 5-minute drive away down opposite sides of Solider Hill. They contrast each other perfectly. Cane Garden Bay offers lively bars and restaurants whilst Brewers Bay is peaceful and quiet with superb swimming and snorkeling. If you want to visit the capital Road Town to shop or take ferries to the many other islands, it too is only a 15-minute drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tina and Adam - thank you for allowing us the privilege of staying at your cottage. We were thrilled the moment we stepped onto the property. The view is stunning and the evening breezes are lovely. Thanks again and we will be back. Ronda and Ray
Mar 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
5

Amazing mountain cottage with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were only at Makere for two nights, but we had a great time! The views from the deck simply cannot be beat, with a stunning panorama of Cane Garden Bay below. We definitely found it as an ideal place to just relax, whether sipping coffee or a cocktail on the deck or lounging by the amazing pool. With Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay a very short drive away, it made for easy trips to the beach and lunch and/or dinner. Makere is great for both couples or families, with plenty of great things onsite and nearby. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for their own little mountain retreat in fantastic location!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, great views and house had everything you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 10 wonderful days at Makere cottage. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon in Cane Garden Bay (Shans Bungalow, no longer a villa rental) and wanted to return for our 10 year anniversary. We found Makere online and thought it would be a fun place to stay with our family (boys ages 8 and 6, girl age 17 mos). The cottage was perfect, well kept and well stocked (even had a cooler for day trips to the beach) and very comfortable for our family ( the washer and dryer were a huge bonus, even the view from the clothesline was amazing!) The pool was very refreshing after a day at the beach and the boys absolutely loved it. The house grounds are well landscaped and well maintained and really added to the exotic charm of the property. The view is amazing, almost unbelievable in person. The location is great in that you are close to both Cane Garden and Brewers Bay, and a short drive down to Road Town for supplies if needed. Tina answered all of our questions prior to departure and really helped ease the anxiety that traveling with young children can bring. Mobbsie, the care taker, was very prompt and helpful in orienting us to the house and the area in general upon arrival. We rented a car from Jerry's and had a blast driving the crazy roads. We also rented some baby gear (high chair and pack-n-play) from Island Kids and had it delivered to the house prior to arrival. We could not have been happier, it was an amazing experience all around. It truly was a vacation for the record books.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are very pleased to hear that you had a great time at Makere with your family. With best wishes, Tina and Adam
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Honeymoon Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Makere Cottage for our honeymoon and found it to be the perfect place to unwind and relax. The house itself is sitting on top of a beautiful mountain overlooking Cane Garden Bay. Brewers bay is a very short drive from the house as well. So having to choose between Brewers Bay and Cane Garden Bay was the toughest choice of our days. The view is breathtaking every single time you look at it. The house was welcoming and perfect for the two of us. We were wishing we brought more people with us to enjoy the space of the property since it seems to be able to fit a large group. Mobbsie (the property manager) was so easy to work with even though we kept delaying our time of arrival. He was there when we arrived, showed us all around the property, and gave us tips on where to go. Tina (the owner of the property) was also incredibly helpful before our trip. She responded almost immediately to all my questions and was so welcoming to us. I would highly recommend this house for not only the beauty of the house and the island but the convenience as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon. We hope you can come and stay again. With best wishes for the furture, Tina & Adam
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose this little cottage for our honeymoon and we couldn't have been more pleased! It is exactly like the description and the views are remarkable. The pictures don't do justice to what you will wake up to each morning. The cottage was clean and Mobbsie greeted us and showed us up the hill to the cottage along with helpful information about the island and area. The pool was delightful and the beds were comfortable especially with the lovely breezes that come in during the night. I would love to stay here again if we make our way back down to Tortola in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review and we are pleased you had a lovely time.
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United States
5

Amazing Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Makere Cottage. Everything we needed was right at our fingertips. The views were incredible and we loved the pool. Thank you to Tina for all of your recommendations. At Tina's recommendation we used Jerry's Rentals. They were so easy to deal with! We also took a day sail with Aristocats. Another wonderful experience! I would not hesitate to recommend Makere Cottage to a friend. We hope to return someday soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are very pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at Makere Cottage. Thank you too for the feedback on Jerry's car rental and Aristocats day sails. We hope you will come and stay again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
TB Lettsome International Airport (EIS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Myetts - Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Road Town or West End
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Quitto's Gazebo - Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay
Car: necessary

With its central location the house and cottage is an ideal setting from which to explore the island. Tortola is best known for its secluded beaches with their gentle surf, golden sands and tall overhanging palm trees. The beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are both a short 5-minute drive away down opposite sides of Soldier Hill. They contrast each other perfectly. Cane Garden Bay offers lively bars and restaurants whilst Brewers Bay is peaceful and quiet with superb swimming and snorkeling. If you want to visit the capital Road Town to shop or take ferries to the many other islands, it too is only a 15-minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2017
Dec 3 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$279
$1,953
$7,812
 
 
High Season 2018
Dec 17 2017 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$279
$1,953
$7,812
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$236
$1,652
$6,608
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

High Season is from December 1st through to April 30th.
Additional $200 for the 3rd and 4th adult per week.
Additional $250 for Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Makere Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Makere Cottage Master Bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom also includes a single day bed.
    Makere Cottage Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Alternatively 2 single beds provided.
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sofa bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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