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New,Very Private, Spectular,, Waterfront Location

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Ensuite Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Large Pool, Sea Views From Every Room

Anam Cara Villa is a unique vacation home located directly on the water in Little Bay, South Sound, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. The Villa's spectacular private waterfront location is in a BVI designated marine sanctuary and near one of the last undeveloped landscapes on Virgin Gorda. The views off the decks and balconies range from looking directly down at sea turtles, various tropical fish and the occasional mantas swimming below to stunning views out to sea with endless waves rolling up on the offshore reef. To the sides and behind you are views of the surrounding mountains and hills of Gorda Peak National Park. Your closest neighbors are the parade of marine life below, pelicans and seabirds above and cows grazing serenely on the distant hillsides.

Anam Cara Villa is comprised of just under 5,000 square feet of tropical modernism architecture spread over two buildings designed for seamless indoor outdoor living. The five bedrooms are all en-suite. The three large master bedroom suites all have king size beds and large spa bathrooms complete with both indoor and outdoor showers, double vanities and soaking bathtubs. Upstairs in the main house are two additional en-suite bedrooms with private balconies directly over the water below. The main floor features a large gourmet kitchen connected to the outdoor living area through large 8ft by 10 ft doors and a unique breakfast bar with an 8ft by 5ft serving window. The kitchen/dining area merges into the living area which has two separate seating areas and stunning sea views. The lower level hosts a media room for watching movies or just hanging out.

Outside living features 12 separate decks and balconies each with it's own unique views. The centerpiece of the outdoor living area is your own resort like horizon edge pool complete with a swim up bar and outdoor sunken kitchen with barbecue. The saltwater pool has both a waterfall and laminar flow water features with fiber optic lighting. Pool lighting colors can be changed with a wireless remote control. All of the indoor and outdoor areas are tiled with natural travertine stone. You can choose to relax on the deck letting the marine and bird life of South Sound entertain you or simply hang out by the pool.

Just a short one mile drive away is the North Sound welcome center and dock where the various free water taxis will take you to the many restaurants, resorts and yacht clubs for drinks, lunch, dinner, shopping, or entertainment. North Sound is a destination unto itself whether it is Biras Creek resort, Bitter End Yacht Club, Saba Rock Resort, Leverick Bay Resort or the new Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda clubhouse!

More Details

Owner
Marie Saluk
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

Why Marie Saluk chose British Virgin Islands

It was love at first site when we first ventured off the main road into South Sound. The drive was like nothing we had ever experienced. The road first passes along the waterfront beach with palm trees, then past a horse stable and working farm with cows grazing. At the end of the this short drive we arrived at the unspoiled Virgin Gorda we were seeking. The road opens out onto a stunning sea view facing into the gentle trade winds. We knew we had found our own Caribbean paradise, our 'Anam Cara.'

So in 2007 the adventure of building began. Our goal was to create a retreat where families and friends could gather in an unforgettable setting. A place for renewal and sharing. A place for remembering the important things in life like laughter and love. At the same time we wanted to respect and minimize the impact on this very special setting. We were the first house in the BVI to use the environmentally friendly ICF building process. We also wanted to take advantage of the natural cooling and refreshing trade winds in the architectural layout. Other 'green features' include dual grey water recycling systems for the gardens, cool roof technology and other 'green building' systems. All the rain water from the roof is captured for reuse in a large cistern. We wanted to keep the electric usage (and our bill!) low by using energy efficient water systems and lots of LED lighting. There is very little night time light pollution which makes for spectacular star gazing as well. There is no noise pollution as the only sounds are from the birds above and the sea gently rolling along the offshore coral reef.

What makes this villa unique

Anam cara is an Irish language term meaning 'soul friend.'

According to Celtic spiritual tradition, the soul shines all around the body like a luminous cloud. When you are very open, appreciative, and trusting with another person, your two souls flow together. This deeply felt bond with another person means you have found your anam cara, or 'Soul Friend.' Your anam cara always beholds your light and beauty, and accepts you for who you truly are. In Celtic spirituality, the anam cara friendship awakens the fullness and mystery of your life. You are joined in an ancient and eternal union with humanity that cuts across all barriers of time, convention, philosophy, and definition. When you are blessed with an anam cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home.

We hope that our home in Virgin Gorda will become your own 'Anam Cara'.

Amenities

Virgin Gorda Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • The villa features six bathrooms, six indoor showers, three private outdoor showers and three bathtubs which are located in the three master bedroom suites spa bathrooms. You can decide if your day calls for a quick rinse in the outdoor shower or a long air massage soak in the tub!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Pool Suite - 1 king , Overlooks the pool, ocean and mountain
    Waterfall Suite - 1 king , Views of the ocean, waterfall, and mountain.
    Ocean Suite - 1 king , Direct ocean views with large private deck
    Upper level Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , private deck overlooking the sea
    Upper level bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be coverted to a king size bed, private seaview deck
  • There are three master bedroom suites with king size beds, separate seating areas, large spa bathrooms featuring indoor and private outdoor shower areas and soaking/air massage tubs with water or mountain views. Bedrooms have their own private decks overlooking the sea. The two upper floor bedrooms each have two twin beds, private bathroom with shower and decks with spectacular water views. One of the upper floor bedrooms can be converted to a king size bed as needed. There is also a pull out couch in the living area and a pull out futon upstairs in the reading nook.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Arrival, mid week housekeeping is included and daily housekeeping is available, private chefs, massage and spa services can be arranged separately.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

New,Very Private, Spectular,, Waterfront Location
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Groton, CT
5

Stunning Views from a Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I joined 3 other couples for a wonderful getaway at Anam Cara Villa. The setting is very private, and the house has spectacular views. The bedrooms are well-appointed and each delivers privacy and outdoor space. The common rooms are spacious, and there is plenty of room to get away, both inside and outside. The pool, deck and swim-up bar are perfect to enjoy the sun and ocean breezes. The people of the island are friendly and so accommodating. Our arriving ferry was over an hour late, but the car rental folks and the housekeeping staff waited for us. The folks at Hog Heaven stayed open just for us - and we went back there later in the week for lunch, drinks and the amazing view! One could spend the entire week at Anam Cara Villa, but there is so much to do on Virgin Gorda! We visited Saba Rock, The Bitter End and enjoyed the Jumbi stilt dancers at Leverick Bay. We rented a couple of kayaks which were delivered directly to the house. We shopped at Bucks and cooked in almost every night. The kitchen is a cooks dream, and the huge windows open to the counter and stools outside, providing a very communal feel. We also chartered a boat for a day of snorkeling and had a great time! Thanks so much to Barry and Marie - your advice and pre-visit information was spot-on, and the house is even better than we expected. We would definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Christmas atAnam Cara

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Anam Cara for 11 nights over Christmas 2016. Marie was an outstanding host helping us secure a private chef, giving us ideas on boat rentals and dive shops. She was there when we reached out when the power went out on the island - there is a back-up generator so we never missed a beat. The home is stunning and perfectly suited for three couples and children or just large families. The views from the house overlooking Little Bay were mesmerizing. The kitchen was fully appointed in case you want to stay in and cook - we used the grill by the pool often along with the swim up seating and bar. The home has air conditioning in each room which we used mostly in the main part of the house and at nights in our rooms.

There would only be two things that I would say was not what we expected - not big things though. First, The bay is not easy to just walk down and swim in. After you get out 10-15 feet, it is great but you need to get over rocks so bring water shoes. Second, our group seemed to be susceptible to getting bitten on the back patio. However, no one else remarked on this in other reviews so it may have just been our timing.

The house is close to Gun Creek so we took the water taxi over to Saba Rock and Bitter end for dinners. Lunches or just to hang out.

Overall, it is a fantastic place to stay and see Virgin Gorda.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a wonderful time at Anam Cara Villa. The views are great and there is no place like it on the planet to relax and enjoy time with family and friends! Hope we see you again soon for another vacation.
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5

Complete Decompression

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 4 couples that rented this beautiful house. I can't say enough about the layout and how great it works for large groups. There are plenty of little nooks to hide and read a book in the sun or shade. The pool was a wonderful reprieve from the Caribbean sun, and all rooms in the house were wonderfully appointed. This is the kinda place to get away from it all. It is one of only two house on the entire bay, and while there is a close by grocery store and a few restaurants you'd never know unless you go looking. If you have a large family or group of couples that don't need the constant tourist trap activities and distractions you can't find a better place in the BVI.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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los angeles
5

Gorgeous Tropical Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I flew from Los Angeles to Virgin Gorda for a weeklong vacation with friends in May and had a fabulous time. The common areas of the villa are bright and spacious with stunning views of the sea. The bedrooms are all separate enough that when we wanted to relax on our own, we had plenty of privacy, which was nice. We enjoyed sampling the local cuisine at a few restaurants around the island but also made good use of the outdoor kitchen and BBQ on several occasions. The pool was the main attraction for us at the house. We spent many hours swimming and lounging outdoors as well as having a few homemade pain killers (our favorite local drink) at the swim up pool bar.

I would highly recommend Anam Cara villa for any group looking for a place to stay in the Virgin Islands that is both in a beautiful secluded setting and is equipped with all the amenities needed to feel like you're on a luxurious tropical getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Amazing Caribbean getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I had such an amazing trip to Virgin Gorda and the the villa Anam Cara was more than I imagined. Every room has an amazing view of the crystal blue sea and a very nice ensuite attached. The pool was perfect with the swim up bar which was great for socializing. Along with the multiple places to sit and relax outside or inside to take in the gorgeous weather and views! No complaints with the house at all. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Connecticut, USA
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Anam Cara Villa is a wonderfully relaxing escape! The property is very quiet and private but a short drive away from island attractions. The views are incredible and the nighttime array of stars and planets that are visible from the house is unreal. The house is spacious and very accommodating and we very much enjoyed the pool - especially with the lights and the water features on at night. I started every day with a cup of tea and a book, enjoying the cool ocean breeze from the comfy chairs on the porch off the kitchen. I stayed in the house with six other people and we all had ample space and privacy. I look forward to staying here again in the future and heartily recommend the property to a group or family looking for an exotic getaway.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We too find the starry skies stunning, some of the best stargazing we've ever seen! Thank you for the kind words about Anam Cara and we look forward to your next stay.
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Rates & Availability

Virgin Gorda Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Summer season
Apr 14 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
10 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates quoted are for 1 to 4 persons, add 15% for 5 to 8 persons and 30% for 9 to 12 persons. There is also a $500 refundable damage deposit. More details and answers to any questions upon inquiry for availability. Christmas New Years holiday 7 day minimum stay applies. Christmas Holiday rate is $2,000 per day with 7 day minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Virgin Gorda Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
leverick Bay Resort
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
North Sound Express
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hog Heaven
Nearest Beach
At the Villa!
Car: recommended

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