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MINIMAL DAMAGE FROM IRMA! KAYAKS! 3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH POOL ON LAMBERTS BEACH

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed/3 bath villa with pool and everything you need for the beach included!

Hurricane Irma Update - Our villa received minimal damage from Irma compared to most on the island and we plan to have all repairs completed and be fully operational by late December 2017.

Luxury, Privacy & Breathtaking Views

As seen on HGTV's House Hunters International TV show

(Season 85 Episode 11 "Part-Time in Paradise")

Located on Tortola's East End and Nestled in the Lambert Estates Hillside this 3 bedroom, 3 bath Villa offers gorgeous views of Lambert Beach, which is in walking distance below and beautiful Guana Island in the distance. A mature tropical garden gives you a sense of privacy but does not obstruct the sightline to the white sands and crystal clear waters of Lambert beach. The pool is a great amenity for a late night dip or a afternoon cool down. Multi level veranda's and outdoor patio's give several entertainment options. This house is perfectly positioned for a constant cool ocean breeze views of sunsets and moon rises. The Location is minutes away from the airport, restaurants and popular surfing beaches.

At Gryphon’s Lair overlooking Lambert Beach, you will be hypnotized by the two most soothing sounds in the tropics—the breath of the sea and the chatter of wind through palm leaves. The view from Gryphon’s Lair across the wind-patterned sea to Guana Island will leave you feeling spellbound by the sensations surrounding you. Each lapping wave and rustling breeze will send you deeper into a calm trance enhanced by the visual pleasures of pink oleander, red hibiscus, golden butterflies, periwinkle skies, white clouds, multicolored sailboats and turquoise waters.

The same sights and sounds can be experienced from different settings on the property— balconies with white railings; ceramic-tiled patios; and an open-air, covered breezeway that operates as the nucleus of the home. The breezeway, overlooking Lambert beach and Guana Island, connects the two buildings, the balconies, the outdoor cooking deck and the in ground pool. In addition, the breezeway also features a beautiful teak dining table with seating for 10. Behind the breezeway extends a large wooden deck accommodating a new outdoor shower area allowing sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea while cooling off with a tropical rain shower. There is also a new Weber grill for outdoor cooking on this deck. Don't feel like cooking? No problem, there are several great restaurants within a 5 minute drive including: Calita's Turtle Bay at Lambert Beach (beachfront dining under the palm trees), The Tamarind Club at Josiah's Beach and Brandywine, consistently rated #1 in the BVI each year.

While the home faces the sea, it is protected by the surrounding hillsides, so outdoor areas remain comfortable year-round. The ebullient flow of light and breeze through the main house originates from the exquisite, hardwood floor-to-ceiling windows and doors imported from Dominica that open to the sea-facing balcony and open breezeway. The great room includes a newly remodeled kitchen, indoor dining area and living room with a couch and chair for relaxing in front of the television—that is, if you can pull your eyes away from the mesmerizing panorama.

Off the great room, a bedroom with a brand new king size bed and the same tongue-and-groove cathedral ceilings also boasts the same view, either from the room or from the intimate adjoining balcony. Past the breezeway and up a few stairs, the balcony shares the view as well and also looks over the property’s in ground pool and deck with 4 new chaise lounge chairs.

Beyond the pool deck, a sunning platform is tucked away between mature fruit trees and the BVI’s trademark granite boulders in a private side lawn. The spacious bedrooms offer new king size beds, white cathedral ceilings, immense storage space, and white-tiled bathrooms with hand-painted cobalt blue designs. The newly painted white ceilings and soothing blue-grey walls add to an overall sense of crisp freshness that pervades the entire property.

The secluded Gryphon’s Lair sits on over a half-acre of land and is a short walk or drive above Lambert Beach Resort and has access to all the amenities of the property—including Tortola’s best and most beautiful beach, the resort’s pool, swim up pool bar (serving a great lunch), restaurant and tennis court. The airport, east side restaurants and shops, and the best surfing beach in the Caribbean are all between five and ten minutes away.

Since taking ownership of this property, we have completed many upgrades including installing new air conditioning in each bedroom, completely renovating the kitchen and installing all new appliances as well as new pots and pans, plates, glassware, utensils etc... We have also added new furniture throughout the villa as well as numerous pieces of artwork by the local artist Isabell Smith, renowned for her art work depicting local island life on Tortola.

We just recently offered this property for rent which is why there are limited reviews to date. Please take a minute to view the attached video which shows the property in greater detail.

Why Gryphon's Lair?

We give you everything you need for fun at the beach:

2 new "RTM" Ocean kayaks with paddles and life jackets

1 is a single and the other seats 2 adults and 2 children

4 new beach chairs and umbrella

Swimming noodles

Snorkeling gear

Even a surfboard!

In ground pool with 4 new chaise lounge chairs that overlook the sea

Unlimited high speed WiFi internet access

3 King size beds with 100% cotton sheets

Ceiling fans in all rooms

A/C in all bedrooms

Cell phone for local calls

Flat screen TVs in the Living room and bedroom 2 (coming soon to bedroom #1)

Stereo with Ipod / ipad / cell phone docking

Gas range, dishwasher, microwave

BBQ Grill

Outdoor shower overlooking the sea

Hair Dryer

Ironing board

Beaches: 1 minute drive (5 minute walk) to Lamberts Beach. Most locals regard this as the most beautiful beach on Tortola with its many palm trees, beautiful sand and "Baths" like boulders in the water, providing excellent snorkeling. Sea turtles nest here each year which is why the owners of Lambert Beach Resort named their restaurant "Calita Restaurant at Turtle Bay". The restaurant is on the beach and will give you fantastic views of the Caribbean sea while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. After lunch, go for a " pain killer" at the resorts swim up pool bar.

5 minute drive to Josiah"s Beach (Best beach for surfing on the island) Here you will find a younger crowd and a beach front bar and resturant serving good food, cold beer and tropical drinks

5 minute drive to the islands best kept secret, Little Bay. Here you will most likely have the beach all to yourself and you will be in awe of the beauty of the cove shaped beach with soft white sand and gin clear water

10 minute drive to Long Bay (Beautiful beach) / Trellis Bay / Beef Island and the airport

The North Shore and the more crowded beaches are a short drive away. Close enough for a day of exploring or checking out the party scene at night before returning to the peace and tranquility at your villa.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About The Owner

We came to Tortola for a vacation from the cold weather and it didn't take long to love the island. It's hard to resist, the British Virgin Islands are truly beautiful. The Villa was featured on an episode of House Hunters International in 2015. Unfortunately, we can't be here all the time, so we decided to share it with others.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2014

Why The Owner chose British Virgin Islands

We first started our search for a property on Tortola in the North Shore area but soon realized that the area surrounding Lamberts / Josiah's / and Little Bay was better suited for us. There are no crowds here. Cruise Ship guests are transported to the other side of the island. The beaches here are the best that you will find in the Caribbean. It's close enough to shopping and restaurants for convenience yet far enough away from the crowds for peace and quiet and If your like us and want check out the party beaches occasionally, the other side of the island is only a short drive.

What makes this villa unique

Beach toys! We supply you with everything you need for a good time at the beach. Kayaks, surfboard, noodles, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, snorkeling equipment and we even include a cooler and cozies to keep your brews cold at the beach! You also get all of the benefits of Lambert Beach Resort which offers all of it's amenities free of charge to guests staying at Gryphon's Lair, including the pool, swim up pool bar which serves a good lunch and their restaurant.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lettsome Airport Beef Island Tortola
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tamarind Club
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Road Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tamarind Club
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lambert Beach

Amenities

Other Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • In addition to the showers listed above, there is a new outdoor shower area allowing sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea while cooling off with a relaxing tropical rain shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , brand new beds and linens in each room. This room has A/C
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New bed / linens / flat screen TV / AC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , New bed / linens / flat screen TV / AC
  • 3 Bed Rooms with dedicated bathrooms for each and all have new King size beds and air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We supply everything you need to have fun at the beach. If you are considering another property, ask if they provide this: 6 new beach chairs, beach umbrella, cooler for cold beverages, snorkeling, gear, 2 kayaks with seating for 3 adults and 1 child (life jackets incl), beach towels, surfboard, and swimming noodles.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Wonderful and lovely just as described and couldn't have had a better time.

  • 5 of 5

A++++

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay at Gryphon's Lair

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five adults just completed a wonderful week at this beautiful villa. The location is perfect, both for views and proximity to beautiful (and mostly deserted) beaches. The villa worked well for our group, with three king bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The living space was fine for five of us, and we especially enjoyed eating all our meals outside on the patio. Guy, the owner, was very responsive to my many questions. As a bonus, the villa has a resident cat, Mr. Kat, who will stay outside if you don't want him around but is very affectionate if you like cats (as we do). We loved this place and have already reserved for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular tropical vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Gryphon's Lair for a week in February and the place is even more beautiful than the pictures show. The views are outstanding and the villa itself is clean, comfortable and just perfect in every way. Gus and Laura thought of everything, provided top quality amenities, and were always readily available to answer the few questions we had (i.e. will be able to watch the Superbowl? Yes and Go Pats! ) If you are looking for a peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable place to spend your vacation, you will not be sorry if you choose Gryphon's Lair.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us (three couples) rented the villa in January 2017. We greatly enjoyed our stay and the owner was very responsive and easy to work with. The villa was quiet, peaceful, and perfect for us! The view was amazing and we enjoyed eating meals at the big table overlooking Lambert Beach. The outdoor shower was awesome! We walked down to Lambert Beach below the villa every day. The resort down there was closed for renovations so the beach was pretty much deserted. The beach was beautiful but the surf was up due to the north swell so we did not venture into the water. Highly recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love it!!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first trip to Tortola and it was wonderful. The views from the villa were incredible and we really enjoyed Lambert Beach which is a short drive down the hill. Having beach chairs, cooler and other beach toys made the stay even more enjoyable.

We found the owner Guy wonderful to deal with and he was always very responsive to any questions we had. I would highly recommend this villa. The owners guide at the villa was very helpful for day trip recommendations and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Great Gryphon's Lair!!

  • 5 of 5

• Incredible, remarkable view, breathtaking at every turn. We have millennials whose accomplishments we were celebrating - so photos and videos were Instagrammed and Snap-chatted several times over. The response from their millennial audience was “wow” several times over.

• We would definitely recommend Gryphon’s Lair to friends and family. Do note that the drive is very steep and takes some navigation. There is definitely a learning curve on backing up the drive if you aren't used to this.

• Immaculate, private beach, quiet, uncrowded and serene. The chairs and umbrellas were delightful. Sigh.

• Spectacular water, swimmable, warm and inviting. Distant island forms and waters dotted with sail boats and yachts were a delightful vista from the beach.

• The house was spacious, very clean, charmingly decorated, well-equipped and provisioned with essentials things, like towels, cleaning products, condiments and libations. Towels were of a very nice quality. It was great to have a grill and laundry on the property as well.

• The layout and size of the property was fantastic for us. We and our adult children enjoyed privacy and yet the common areas accommodated our group when we gathered together. Having the amazing view from every room was just terrific. NO AC in one bedroom, which may be irrelevant at certain times of year. Open doors allowed breezes and the view to delight us.

• The pool and outdoor facility were so welcomed. We used it all every day, including the hammock, lounge chairs and open air pavilion, where we enjoyed a few meals.

• We enjoyed the kayaks and snorkeling in the azure waters of Lambert Beach.

• Guy and Laura's guide book was VERY helpful in all its detail, including prices of the ferries and helpful hints on what to do. We took several of their recommendations, including hiking at Sage Mountain, eating at the Sugar Mill and Bananakeet, and taking a day trip to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. All were as promised – outstanding.

• Despite the tropical climate, we found it very “bugless”. Perhaps the geckos deserve the credit.

• The appliances were new and top notch. We wanted to take the dishwasher home with us! Everything was immaculate as a result.

• Home was generously stocked with libations with the understood promise of replenishment...

• And Mr. Kat…..the house cat...became our bff. He is irresistible. If you are not a cat-lover, you may view him differently. Overall, Mr. Kat does not detract from a very fabulous place.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review Tim. We hope to have A/C installed in the 3rd bedroom within a month. And thanks for caring for Mr. Kat!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Are you ready to experience the vacation of a lifetime? Just send me an email! Include the dates you are interested in along with your mailing address and phone/cell numbers. I will reply back to you usually within an hour, with a rental agreement attached which you can sign and return with the deposit check. A deposit of half the rental fee is required to hold your reservation. The remaining rental payment plus damage deposit is due one month prior to the rental. Payments can also be made with a credit card through PayPal. Cancelations made 60 days prior to the rental date are refunded 100%. Cancelations less then 60 days are refunded 100% if the Villa is re-rented for the same time period. I will also be happy to help you with any questions you have regarding car rentals, ferry information, best places to food shop and things to see and do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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