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Marie Saluk

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

New,Very Private, Spectular,, Waterfront Location

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

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Overview

British Virgin Islands Villa Rental Photos and Description

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!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marie Saluk (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

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'.

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

New,Very Private, Spectular,, Waterfront Location
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
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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Nantucket mass usa
5

Tallman

  • 5 of 5

I have booked this estate before and I will book it again. Unmatched in all my years of traveling. Newer home, perfect views, complete in every detail and a real value . Private ,but support is nearby if desired. Tastefully built and furnished. Safe, comfortable and truly special.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Anam Cara Villa for your Caribbean Holiday retreat! We know there are many places to go and villas to rent in the world and we are extremely happy to know your group will be returning again next year for the third time. It is a great vote of confidence. We will continue to do our very best to provide the highest quality venue where families and friends can gather to create those special memories!!
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Mt Pleasant SC
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Virgin Gorda and after this wonderful stay at Anam Cara it won't be my last. The home was incredibly comfortable and accommodating. The home is so secluded you feel like you are on your own private island. We loved the drive going back to the home with cows and goats along the route, felt like we in the English countryside. The privacy is incredible, we sat out at night under the stars listening to loud music not worrying about anybody complaining about our music. The views are spectacular from all angles and every room offers beautiful ocean vistas. We were there in January and the pool was a perfect temperature and also offers beautiful views. The house is beautifully decorated with stone everywhere. The house is large enough to allow privacy for a large group. The kitchen was completely furnished with everything you might need and we had great breakfasts and dinners on the outdoor bar and dining table. They even offer laundry service for a nominal charge which we loved. The snorkeling in front of the house is considered some of the best on the island. There is also a nearby grocery for all your needs. I am an international airline pilot and have stayed all over the world and I consider Anam Cara one of the greatest places I have stayed. I can't wait to come back and it will be very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you had a nice relaxing stay at Anam Cara villa! We look forward to your next visit and thank you for choosing us.
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Nantucket
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I recently returned from a stay at Anam Cara and the only way to describe my experience is - perfection! This is the second year I a row that I've stayed there and I can confidently say I will be booking this week to stay there again next year. I travelled there these past 2 years with 5 other long time friends for a reunion week of sorts and this property could not possibly have been better suited to meet our needs. With all of our questions answered in advance by a very helpful owner, this property is easily reached, and while removed enough to offer complete privacy, it is also close to anything to you might need or chose to do. One of my favorite parts of staying at the villa is the drive in. The last mile or so of road is dirt - hard, flat, and easily navigable. The drive takes you past an old working farm, work skiffs the locals use to harvest conch from the bay in front of the villa, tall cactus, free roaming cows and families of goats - a taste of pure Caribbean life, untouched, unhurried - the perfect entrée to a restful, peaceful stay at Anam Cara.

The setting is stunningly beautiful! EVERY window provides a unique and breathtaking view. The house is sited in such a way that the ocean views are abundant and fantastic! I would barely need to lift my head off my bedroom pillow to gaze out over the water. I found myself spending a lot of time just gazing out of the windows at the many varied views. We also took advantage of the many amenities the house offered, especially the infinity pool to escape the hot Caribbean sun, as well as the beach directly in front of the house that provided many hours of swimming and snorkeling pleasure.

The property offers many communal settings - living room, media room, numerous furnished decks, pool area, etc. - for us to gather as a group, as well as enough bedrooms for each of us to have our own private room with bathroom and deck! The kitchen is complete with every appliance/utensil you might need and we took advantage of that (and the grocery store nearby) to cook a delicious breakfast every morning as well many bountiful dinners at night.

Anam Cara offers everything and more! Complete privacy in a waterfront, natural and pristine setting as well as a villa equipped with all of the creature comforts and amenities you could ever possibly want. Again, in a word - perfection! I can hardly wait until next year...

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We strive to provide the best experience for our guests.
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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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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
 
Summer season
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
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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Amenities

British Virgin Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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