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Murray Bruce

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

British Virgin Islands Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

FOUR WINDS is a beautifully renovated West Indian house comprised of three cottages, with a bedroom in each featuring two queens and one king that may divide into 2 twin beds. There are two bathrooms, a large gardened outdoor living room and dining terrace with one of the best views in the BVI. There is a new, fully equipped sky lit kitchen and bar, and a separate laundry room and studio. The pool is nestled in the terraced gardens with palms, birds of paradise, bananas, mangos, pineapples and limes. Perched in the hills between Cane Garden and Brewers Bays on Soldier Hill, gentle breezes blow over the sea foam colored rooftops of Four Winds, carried up from the bay to keep you cool. At 600 feet you are just low enough to hear the surf and the occasional hymn waft up on a Sunday morning. One can walk down to Brewers Bay for lunch and a swim, hike up into Sage Mountain to breathe in the rain forest, or take a 10-minute drive into Road Town for shopping.

Further Details: There are really good restaurants, shops, lots of water sports, surfing, sailing, tennis and many wonderful little secrets to discover.

About The Owner: Murray and Gail are artists living in New York City, where they have event, film and photo studios. Gail is a founding board member of the American Indian College Fund.

Why the Owner Chose Cane Garden Bay:

We sailed into Cane Garden Bay in 1970, and thought we had died and gone to heaven. We dropped anchor, swam ashore and were welcomed into Stanley’s, the only restaurant on the beach, it was set among the palm trees, one even had a tire swing, this gorgeous beach was deserted, and we thought we had found paradise.

30 years passed and we had the opportunity to purchase our dream house that over looks that very first landing. Stanley’s and Cane Garden Bay has grown. The bay is now one of the most fun locations on the island. Alive with pleasures, water sports, sailing, surfing and corn rolls for the kids. At night it lights up with music, dining and dancing.

We have had a great 10 years renovating the house keeping the style consistent with West Indian tradition and love of color. We wish we could be there all year round but work calls us back to the states and we love the opportunity to share FOUR WINDS with those that love romance and a taste of traditional Caribbean living.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Murray Bruce (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Murray Bruce

Murray and Gail are artists living in New York City, where they have event, film and photo studios. Gail is a founding board member of the American Indian College Fund

Murray Bruce purchased this villa in 2001

Why Murray Bruce chose British Virgin Islands

We sailed into Cane Garden Bay in 1970, and thought we had died and gone to heaven. We dropped anchor, swam ashore and were welcomed into Stanley’s, the only restaurant on the beach, it was set among the palm trees, one even had a tire swing, this gorgeous beach was deserted, and we thought we had found paradise.

30 years passed and we had the opportunity to purchase our dream house that over looks that very first landing. Stanley’s and Cane Garden Bay has grown. The bay is now one of the most fun locations on the island. Alive with pleasures, water sports, sailing, surfing and corn rolls for the kids. At night it lights up with music, dining and dancing. We have had a great 10 years renovating the house keeping the style consistent with West Indian tradition and love of color. We wish we could be there all year round but work calls us back to the states and we love the opportunity to share FOUR WINDS with those that love romance and a taste of traditional Caribbean living.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Hackensack, NJ, USA
5

In my world . . . .

  • 5 of 5

I'll start this review by quoting one of my 6 year old twin grandsons . . . "In my world, this is the best pool in the universe." It can't get much better than that. The boys each obtained certificates for completing a free style, double lap of the Four Winds Villa pool and that was just one of the many highlights and highpoints of our family stay. I have been going to Tortola since 1968 and have stayed in houses, apartments and hotels. Four Winds was the best overall experience that I have had. My family has joined me for the last thrteen years and we cook and swim and explore and thoroughly enjoy Tortola and its people. Four Winds was a perfect base, close to our favorite Cane Garden Bay and easy driving to everywhere else we roamed, from West End to East End. The cooking and dining facilities were perfect and we hope to return again. Next time, the boys can try four laps (or more).

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cannot wait to welcome you back, you love the island, and enjoy its secrets. great for the kids.
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New York City
5

Home Sweet Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Four Winds for the last 3 years in a row and have just booked it for next year, again!

This property is historical, unique and very special, but for those who want turn down service and breakfast in bed, this is not the house for you.

If you are looking for a "home" away from home, a place where the vistas of Tortola are there for your picture taking and soul. A place where the most magnificent beaches, sunsets and dining are down the mountain and across the most beautiful drives you will ever take, this is it.

You must have a car for the beaches and night life, which are awesome... but the pool, outdoor living room, dining room and magnificent gardens at Four Winds are there for you to relax and enjoy.

We have stayed in many, many houses on most every island in the Caribbean.

We now call Four Winds "home" and will look forward to coming "home" every year.

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica, CA
5

Love

  • 5 of 5

Four Winds is an absolutely amazing place. My girlfriend and I had one of the best weeks of our lives behind the gates of this tropical paradise. The gorgeous ocean view, the tranquil jungle setting, simple artisan design, the peaceful vibe, outdoor shower... Magic!

If you're looking for luxury this is not the place -- the shower pressure is barely a drip, there's no AC... Four Winds is so great, it really doesn't matter though.

Just a wonderful place and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone that loves beauty and tranquility. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northampton, MA, USA
5

HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just enjoyed a heavenly week in the Four Winds Villa. It is tastefully and comfortably decorated and furnished. There are several options for sitting/hanging out. The views are spectacular, the gardens, lush and beautiful. We have visited Cane Garden Bay several times over the years and this was, by far, the most wonderful of times, thanks to this fabulous setting and accommodation. We WILL return!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Cayman
5

A most romantic, secluded hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This house has obviously been restored with love and care. It is welcoming, airy, light and colourful.

I agree completely with the other reviewers - within hours one is at home and absorbed in the foliage, the colours and the light. I have visited several times, and always sleep deeply and well in the cool breezes which you can direct through the house using the louvres on the windows. No glazing, no aircon!

Everything you need is there, in its place: the kitchen is very well equipped, and cooking for a family is easy. You can have provisions and drink delivered, but it's not absolutely necessary, as there is a convenience shop below in Cane Garden Bay, and the large supermarket in Road Town is only 15 minutes drive.

Cane Garden is a very lively resort, with numerous bars and eating places. There is frequently live music on the beach or on boats - but this does not disturb you at Four Winds, as you are so high above it.

I should also mention the other bay below the house, Brewer's Bay, which is undeveloped and perfect for snorkeling or sunbathing away from the crowds - it also has a simple bar for when you need a cool drink. The energetic could walk down and back up, but the return climb is very steep in parts. Your reward is the expansive views to Jost van Dyke, St Thomas and the small islands in the channel.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, rustic older home with charm and beautiful views. The home, actually three separate buildings, each containing a bedroom, is said to be one of the older on the island. The restoration and furnishings are lovely and the gardens are wonderful revealing their beauty and variety as our stay progressed. If you are looking for five star accommodations this is not it but what you do have is atmospheric and charming and very relaxed. I would note that at it's previous rental rates it was a great value but with the addition of the pool, (unheated), rates have increased and it is a less compelling value.

The location is convenient for trips back to Road Town and north shore beaches although the two nearest beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are easily surpassed by several other beaches further afield including Smugglers Cove, Long Bay West End and Beef Island, Trunk and Josiahs.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We think this would have been a different experience had the sun been more cooperative, especially after all the untypical weeks of rain and cloud we experienced. Four Winds is a taste of the real Caribbean at it's most charming, not comparable to a 5 star resort. Brewers and Cane Garden Bays are a perfect choice for guests that would rather not hike to the more secluded beaches on the island. Brewers has a quiet, calm aspect, great for snorkeling and just one beach bar for concenience but not to draw crowds. Cane Garden Bay has something for everyone: shops, restaurants and bars. It is very pretty; nice and calm for children, especially when other beaches can be rough. Thank you for taking the time to review Four Winds. We hope your next visit is sunny. Gail and Murray
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
beef island
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
west end
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
brewers bay cane garden bay
Car: recommended

Overlooking Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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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
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.5%

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Dates Available: year round.

*Rates are based on 4 guests

Rates are paid directly to on island manager.

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Amenities

British Virgin Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm System
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , can be made into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • * King Bed: Can be divided into 2 Twin beds * Queen Bed (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cell Phone, Beach View, Ocean View, Mountain View. Catering Available.

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