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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Tina Richards
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Tina Richards

We – Adam (46), Tina (47), William (16) and Alexandra (14) 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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Amenities

Road Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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

Reviews

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Spacious Villa with Pool & Spectacular Views Close to Beaches
average rating of 4.970149 based on 70 reviews
5

Terrific Value!

  • 5 of 5

I usually over research properties before actually booking and it paid off this time. I looked at many other rentals but every time I would end up back to Makere House. The price combined with the views and location is hard to beat. The cottage is very night and private with a gated drive. I also really like that we weren't to far anything in either direction. This gave us options when it came to which ferry to take or taking a day trip on Aristocrat. You also have terrific dining options all within a short drive. We loved Bananakeet, Sugar Mill, and D Coal pot. I would also like to give a big shout out to Big Sexy rentals. I have never had a better experience with a rental in my life. We had a flat one night at Cane Garden Bay and Big Sexy came and got us and took us back to the house then came back early in the morning to bring the car back to us with the tire fixed... A few days later we were going on a day trip to Jost and left the keys at the Ferry terminal on accident and didnt realize it. When we came back we thought the car had been stolen. We called Big Sexy to break the news to him and to our delight he had the car. The ferry had called him and let him know that one of his vehicles had been left so he came and got it assuming we were leaving to go back home. Once I explained the situation he came and got us with the vehicle in less than 15 minutes and was as nice as could be about it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Makere honeymoon paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical stay at Makere cottage. Plenty of room for the two of us and a breathtaking view! The home had everything we needed in terms of cooking, etc. The pool was wonderful for cooling off after sailing and snorkeling adventures (be sure to go out on the Aristocat to the Indians- exceptional snorkeling). The AC in the bedroom kept us very comfortable for sleeping. We are already looking into a return trip next year! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Makere. Despite a few power outages (rained and stormed several times), power was usually restored in descent time frame. You can't beat the views and the pool was great for our young boys! I like the quick access to town, and two great beaches, Brewer's and Cane Garden are so close. We loved Bananakeet Resraurant and the boys enjoyed the waves on Long Beach! Ferry to The Baths on Virgin Gorda is a must do! Thanks to Mosby, Tina and family for sharing your slice of paradise with us. We wish to return in the future! Gotta start saving again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you had a lovely time!
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5

Third time at Makere!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Tortola and every time we have stayed at Makere, however this was our first time in the house with our 5 year old son. We've always stayed in the cottage but our friends took the cottage this time. So we had both properties which was awesome!

As always it was a beautiful stay and charming as the cottage! The house was clean, comfortable beds and everything we needed to cook in the house. The view is one I can never get tired of! I will note that the house does not have air conditioning but since its higher up there's a constant breeze and we even got a little cold at night after the rains stopped.

Can't wait to return to Makere!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, secluded piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Makere cottage really is all it's cracked up to be. The view... What can you say? It's more incredible than the pictures and we never got tired of soaking it in. My husband and I came to Tortola for our honeymoon and it was everything we hoped for. Breakfast on the deck overlooking Cane Garden Bay was one of my favorite things. Being able to sit in the shade and read at any time of day and enjoy the beauty was perfect for us. The cottage is also bigger in person, yet totally accurate from the pictures. Everything was wonderful and homey. The cottage met all of our needs and more. The snorkel equipment came in handy as we snorkeled several times during the trip. Brewer's Bay was our favorite Tortola beach. It was so nice and quiet. Secluded but not too far from the beaches and more. The private pool was great for days when you didn't feel like getting out. There is so much to see and do in the BVI we needed a rest occasionally! We had a fabulous experience and have already had friends say they want to come here as well. We want to come back on an anniversary. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great honeymoon and enjoyed the privacy of Makere. We hope you will come and stay again. With best wishes, Adam and Tina
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5

Wonderful vacation !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Makere Cottage! The cottage was just perfect - exactly as pictured and described on your site. Everything was neat and clean and in perfect working order. The view is spectacular and we loved being near Cane Garden and other attractions on the western end of the island.

We have been to Tortola many times as the starting place for sailing charters, but never to stay on land. This time, we stayed for a whole week, enjoying Tortola's beaches and a few visits to nearby islands. Our favorite beach was Josiah's Bay - beautiful sand and surf, surfers, and a couple of laid back beach bars. The Sugar Mill on Apple Bay is a terrific place for lunch!

Thanks, Tina, for all of your help in preparing for the trip. You answered all of our questions. Mobbsie met us at Cane Garden upon our arrival and escorted us to the cottage, explaining all of the important things we needed to know for our visit.

If we make it back to Tortola for a land vacation, we will definitely want to stay at Makere again!

Jane and John F. - May 13-20, 2017

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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