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Tina Richards

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches

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

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Overview

British Virgin Islands 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
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

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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
5

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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Vancouver, BC Canada
5

10 year wedding anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5

So sorry for the very late review of your property.

Makere Cottage was absolutely perfect for our 2 week stay with our two young children (ages 6 and 1.5). The house had plenty of space for us and the pool was fantastic to cool off in. Both Tina and Mobsy were phenomenal and very attentive to any questions or queries we had. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. My husband and I enjoyed the stunning views this home had to offer. We loved it and wish we were back right now. Thank you Tina and Mobsy!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views, comfortable villa with private pool.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our visit to Tortola and the help of owners and Mobbsie (property manager). The home has amazing views and kitchen supplies for cooking meals in to enjoy the gorgeous views. Spacious cottage with private pool on private lot. Close to Brewers Bay and Cane Garden Bay. This was our second visit to Tortola - we will be back and will stay again at Makere Cottage!! The only thing we would change is inviting another couple to rent the second villa on property so we can share our love of Makere and Tortola! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FORT COLLINS
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

I wish I was back out there right now. It was an awesome place! I would say it was everything we expected and more. Looking forward to getting back out there next year hopefully. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Breathtaking and peaceful experience

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a two-week vacation at Makere Cottage, celebrating 20 years of marriage. Wow, the entire two weeks was absolute perfection.

The majority of our time was spent being mesmerized by the breathtaking view. Every day, I was reminded of this quote (by good ol’ Anonymous): “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Amen. We basically wore out a path between the deck, the couch (with the French doors open to the view), and the pool area…celebrating life’s moments – meals, meditation, happy hour, deep conversations, and just “being”.

We loved everything about Makere – the beautiful deck, the air-conditioned bedroom, the cleanliness, the quiet and peacefulness, the proximity to Cane Garden Bay, the privacy, the stunning and majestic views, the landscaping and lush greenery and trees, the beautiful pool area, and the friendliness and hospitality of the owner and nearby property manager. We felt very loved, welcomed, and cared for and are beyond appreciative of every little detail that made up this unforgettable vacation.

I am returning to life at home with a renewed sense of peace and enlightenment and cannot wait to share it with others. If you choose to stay at Makere, know that you will be richly blessed!

Thank you, Tina & Adam. Thank you, Mobbsie. You will not be forgotten!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
 
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

British Virgin Islands 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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