|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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
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
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.
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
My wife and I stayed at Makere Villa for 9 incredible nights. A truly secluded spot, with gorgeous views everywhere you look. Located somewhat centrally to everything we wanted to do - surf, snorkel, explore. Tina and her caretaker Mobbsiee were both very attentive and helpful. This little stretch of paradise is run like a 4* hotel but felt like our own little house! Love being there and will surely return for years if not decades to come.
Stayed here in October 2016 for my honeymoon. After coming in to the West End, the Villa was only a short drive along the beach and up the hill. The house was very clean and very comfortable. AC kept us cool at night and opening the doors during the day invited a great breeze throughout. The cottage offered a great views of Cane Garden Bay which was enjoyed every morning over coffee and peaked every night at sunset. 5-10 min Drive from Cane Garden and Brewers Bay on the other side. We stayed in and used the kitchen a few nights to make dinner. We would recommend this cottage to anyone! Tina was very responsive and accommodating. Mobbsie kept the pool clean and was super helpful offering suggestions on what to see around the island. We cant wait to come back!
Staying at The Makere House and cottage was like staying in absolute paradise. The views from the house were just breathtaking. The accommodations and the amenities were perfect. Tina was SOOO very helpful when it came to our travel plans. Mobbise the property manager was also very quick to help us with any questions we had. The house was spotless and had everything we needed for our 9 day stay. We plan on going back agin and this time bringing our family. Brewers Bay is a 5 minute drive, beautiful and no crowds. Cane Garden Bay, which is the view from the house had great restaurants, a few small markets and plenty of places to relax. Island hopping is a must, we really enjoyed White Bay on Jost Van Dyke, and the Baths and Devils Bay on Virgin Gorda. I highly recommend The Makere House and cannot wait to visit again.
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!
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.
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.
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.