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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Villa, 1-3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

FOUR WINDS is a beautifully renovated West Indian house comprised of three cottages; The Main house, Stone house and Lime house. Situated on Soldier Hill between two of the best beaches on Tortola, Cane Garden and Brewers Bay, FOUR WINDS provides you with the ultimate escape surrounded by lush gardens and breath taking views. The Main House, which may be rented on it’s own as a romantic getaway for two, consists of an outdoor living room, a sky lit kitchen and sitting room, bathroom, outdoor dining room and a master bedroom that opens to it’s own deck. Up some beautiful stone stairs behind the Main House are the Stone House and Lime House, both of which may be rented for your additional guests. The Stone House and Lime House share an indoor/outdoor bathroom and shower that is nestled between both cottages for easy use. The Stone House consists of a Queen size bed with an outdoor sun terrace while the Lime House consists of a King size bed that can easily be converted into two Twin Sized beds. The beautiful pool, is nestled in the terraced gardens overlooking the South Western shores of Tortola. FOUR WINDS offers both relaxation and adventure and the perfect place from which to explore the secrets of BVI.

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

Best Kept Secret: Travel on a Wednesday to Wednesday for the best airline prices and you won't lose a full week of work.

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Murray and Gail Bruce
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2017

About Murray and Gail 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 and Gail Bruce purchased this villa in 2001

Why Murray and Gail 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.


Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , can be made into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Cell Phone provided for guests. Catering/Chef Available upon request and daily housekeeping upon request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Romantic Getaway, Beautiful Pool, Breathtaking Views, Minutes to Beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

One with nature

  • 5 of 5

Four Winds is a great place to share with adult couples. It is not a pretentious villa but rather three separate comfortable cottages. Two cottages behind the main house share a bathroom and open air shower. Two geckos visited me every day while I showered and I gave them names. The views are absolutely beautiful and two wonderful beaches (cane Garden bay and Brewers Bay )are easy access but you absolutely must have a car unless you love mountain hiking . The kitchen is well stocked to produce large meals. We had a fabulous Christmas dinner for 14 when the other family members joined us from their sailboat. This is a beautiful place to relax and I would highly recommend it. We loved the sound of tree frogs every night .

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hackensack, NJ, USA

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

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.


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


  • 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 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

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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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


Rates & Availability

Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Christmas / New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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