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Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Villa 1 Minute Walk to 'Mile-Long' Beach

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Tortola Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 6 sleeps

Ewing House is on a hillside, 60 feet above sea level, bordered by the ocean on two sides and overlooks the ‘mile-long” Long Bay Beach. From all bedroom and common rooms you can see a number of other islands, the most well known being Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas while enjoying views of endless sailboats, various birds and fish in the waters below. You are a 1-3 minute walk to the water as the beach begins at the foot of our driveway- about 50 yards from our house. We are one of only a few houses on the island that are really located right on a usable beach. This is a very beautiful beach, which you may recognize as our view often appears on calendars and other publications on the Caribbean. We do feel that we have the most beautiful view on the island. Others must feel the same way as we have had one couple take the house for a month each year for 25 years and a number of other couples who have come in the area of five years or more.

Located on Tortola’s West End, Ewing House has walking access to excellent beaches for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and surfing. West End has many excellent restaurants, a number of running/walking loops along the ocean, tennis and sailing as well as scuba diving day trips leaving from nearby Soper’s Hole. Of course, one can also just read in the shade of the porch or sun bathe and watch the waves roll by. The house has 3 bedrooms, each with the same view and size. We had rented numerous houses and generally someone was disappointed when their room was smaller. Each bedroom has its own bath and dressing area. While we prefer ceiling fans and open windows, the bedrooms now also have air conditioning so you have the choice.

The house comes with daily maid service and the maid always gets great reviews. Dion Stoutt manages our house. He has been one of our neighbors and friend for many years. He is very easy to deal with and has an amazing knowledge of the island. Both he and the maid can help you with any problems or questions that you might have. There are so many things to do on the island and ferry trips to numerous other islands are possible. We always visit at least one other island every time that we are there.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Owner/Manager

We originally built the home as a family with my husband, myself, my sister and my mother. The house was managed by my mom who was a pediatrican in Ohio and although she died in 1994, the house is still sometimes referred to as Dr. Ewing's house. My husband and I live in Greenwich Connecticut and my sister lives in New Rochelle, New York. I have two children, ages 32 and 34, and my son, Chris Relyea, has helped with the rentals of the house for several years. The web site has lots of nice information on the island. My children have each come to the island since they were a few months old. They now have small children. It is a great place for children as they can play in the house during the day and as the living room is open to the sea side, you had the feeling of being at the beach without the sun. We would take them to the beach in the early morning and afternoon and then maybe have lunch in some protected restaurant in between.

Owner/Manager purchased this villa in 1973

Why Owner/Manager chose British Virgin Islands

We first visited the island as a family in 1973 and left the island 9 days later having purchased our site. The island really opened to tourists in 1966 when a small bridge was built connecting the small island called Beef Island to Tortola and an airport was built on Beef Island. We were one of the very first non-native families to build on the island and feel that we bought a particulary beautiful sight. We walk down our driveway to the beach. We are off a good paved road. This was important to us as so many homes are not on paved roads and we don't mind bouncing around sometimes, we don't want to do it constantly. Also we are in walking distance to a number of good restaurants and hotels with their amenities. As we are on a point, we have a lot of privacy.We like being just above the beach as we don't have a sand fly problem if there is one and we get more breeze.

What makes this villa unique

We do have the view that we have seen on many calendars. It was on the Costco brochure last year for cruise travel. My mother was once in the dentist chair and saw it on his calendar hanging before her.As I said ,it is a very short walk to the beach. It is easy to pop down and have a swim. We do have beach chairs if you want to stay but we frequently just go down and swim and then come up and enjoy the comforts of the open house as the walk back and forth is so easy.. We are very close to a number of good restaurants.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Villa 1 Minute Walk to 'Mile-Long' Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at the Ewing House, we find it to be one of the best spots on the island! Convenient to beaches, restaurants, and yet still secluded overlooking Long Bay. 5 of us stayed there over Christmas, and had a wonderful time. We highly recommend this house. Dion and Christine keep an eye on the house, and do a great job of keeping it neat and tidy.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A touch of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed the past two years at The Ewing House and will be returning again in 2016. This house has many wonderful things to offer. The house has so much personality and charm. It is the perfect beach house offering the best view on the entire island of Tortola, an open living room so that you always feel like you are on the ocean. You can hear the roar of the waves in every room. Every room has the spectacular view of Long Bay Beach. The Pelicans entertain you all day flying and diving down for fish and even sat and perched on the limb by the deck to rest and clean himself while I had my morning coffee. Another morning while watching a morning shower quickly pass through I looked up from reading and a beautiful double rainbow stretched from one end of the beach over the water into the ocean. One of the most majestic sights I have ever seen. The bathrooms also offer a special beach touch. The showers have screen windows with wooden slats that can be open or shut. I loved taking a shower in my screen tub watching and listening to the beautiful blue ocean. The bedrooms have air condition if you wish to use it. The kitchen is fully equipped if you wish to cook while staying there. We found everything we needed in the cabinets. They have added a mosquito net along the deck and living room. The bugs were never a big problem for us but it is a nice feature if the bugs get bad. The beach is just a quick walk down the driveway which makes the perfect place for hanging out on the beach. In the summer the snorkeling is great right down below the house. The white sand on Long Bay beach is the silkiest sand my feet have ever touched. The beach is one mile long and offers several restaurants. The Tropical Fusion restaurant has the awarding winning Chef Kenneth preparing the food and everything there is fabulous! His cheesecake is the best I have ever tasted! Long Bay Beach Resort also has a restaurant, gift shop and spa services that you can purchase. The house is located close to Soffers Hole which is the home of a lovely grocery store called Harbor Market. You can also find several cute shops there and a great breakfast restaurant and also the restaurant, Pussers, that offers a variety of different food on their menu. Soffers Hole is only a 5-8 min drive away. You are also not far from Cane Garden Bay which has many restaurants and lots of water sport toys to rent on their beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Franklin, IN
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

6 of us (3 family member couples) stayed at Ewing House last week- as we came in the door right at sunset and saw that the room was completely open to the patio balcony overlooking the ocean, we knew we had arrived at paradise. Every evening we sat together on this wide balcony sipping wine and commenting how we couldn't believe our luck in finding this place. It was everything it said it would be. I love the beach and waves. My sisters love to swim. My husband loves to snorkel. We had it all. Early in the week, the ocean was quiet and we enjoyed lots of swimming and snorkeling. Later, when the wind and waves picked up, I loved the breakers and pounding surf. I have been to Hawaii and other Virgin Islands and Mexico, and I do not believe there is a more beautiful beach anywhere! One thing I loved about the house was that our rooms were air conditioned, if we wished. The tempterature never varied all week from 70 at night to 82 during the day. I prefer to sleep cooler, so we would turn on the air, but the machine was so quiet that we could still hear the surf all night. The kitchen was adequate to our needs, and we loved charcoal grillling down on the patio. Having a washer/dryer and maid service was great. It was a little climb down the drive to the beach and back, but very doable. Food in Tortola was a bit more expensive than we had expected, so we were glad to be able to take one or two meals a day 'at home'. Some of us also took an excursion to another Island, but there is so much to see and do on Tortola, I stayed put. Mimi, the owner, is a great help and always answered our questions promptly, both before and during the trip. I give it 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach, CA
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It's all been said in the previous reviews, but the Ewing House is in an amazing location (less than 1 minute walk to beach) with simply stunning views from every room. We were worried about the heat being there in the summer, but with a gorgeous beach steps away, as well as air conditioning in all the bedrooms, it was a non issue. The property owner (Mimi -- thank you!) couldn't have been nicer and more helpful with every aspect of our family getaway, as was Christine, who gave us the local scoop besides the great housekeeping. As far as the island, it's drop dead gorgeous and a wonderful adventure, very different from our usual Hawaii vacations. The people of Tortola are extremely warm and friendly; we felt safe everywhere we went. A side trip to Virgin Gorda is highly recommended as well -- be sure to visit Spring Bay and not just the Baths, which can get very crowded (Spring Bay was practically deserted and even more beautiful). All said and done, it was a fantastic trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon by the Sea, NJ USA
5

Fun was had by all !!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome vacation at the Ewing House. The house has a great layout, was clean and well maintained with all amentities. We even had daily maid service! The owner was very helpful answering my questions from ferries to grocery stores.

It rained briefly the first morning & we awoke to a beautiful rainbow as we lifted our heads from our pillows. The Ewing House is in a superb location and the views of the beach, water, and sky, not to mention the breathtaking sunsets every night, were stunning every minute of every day.

We did not rent a car. We walked to Sebastian’s, The Bumba Shack & Apple Bay to surf. We also walked on an enchanted path (located off of Long Bay Beach) through the woods to Smugglers Cove to snorkel. Sebastian’s & Long Bay Resort both offer a convenience store & restaurants for days we wanted to stay close to home & hang on the beach, which is a quick walk down the driveway.

We took a taxi to the ferries to visit Jost Van Dyke (Soggy Dollar Bar), Virgin Gorda (The Baths), to Josiah Bay to surf & to dine at The Sugar Mill & Bananakeet, which we highly recommend. Our taxi driver Louis was always on time, informative & even made stops along the way w/o charging us extra.

I would definitely recommend the Ewing House and Tortola to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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5

10 days at Ewing House

  • 5 of 5

Four of us (two couples) rented Ewing House for 10 days in February 2013. (We occupied the upper level with two bedrooms.)

The view from the deck of this house is stunning. It is a view that is featured in many BVI tourist magazines and materials. There is the constant sound of the surf and the sight of pelicans diving for fish. Some of the pelicans roost in a tree that is just off the deck. Because the house is well above the level of Long Bay, pelicans frequently fly by at eye level, or even below eye level. The house is a destination in itself, a place to be enjoyed with a cool drink and a good book.

The two bedrooms on the upper level are ideal for two couples. Each bedroom has a private bath. (There is also a half bath just off the living area.) We were to be the first renters to try out the new air conditioning in the bedrooms. But we decided that we preferred to sleep with the sliders open (screens closed) so that we could hear the sound of the surf. Perhaps the air conditioning would be desirable in warmer months. The beds were quite comfortable and the bathrooms were more than adequate (plenty of hot water). The kitchen is small but efficient, with plenty of cooking equipment. All the basics are there, and several small stores are nearby.

It was a delight to be able to walk down the driveway to Long Bay beach. The water is warm and the sand is soft. The Long Bay Beach Resort is a short walk from the house. We had a couple of meals at the Resort’s dining area that is set on the beach. We also had excellent meals at Sebastian’s and Sugar Mill Inn – both within a mile of the house. We also had a number of meals at the house – because we wanted to be able to enjoy the view, including the sun setting over St. Thomas, as we ate.

It is a fairly short drive from the house to the outstanding small beach at Smuggler’s Cove. The road to Smuggler’s Cove is a dirt road that has a few fairly deep holes in it. We were happy to have rented an SUV with high ground clearance. We rented our car from Jerry’s Car Rental in West End. The car was in very good shape and Jerry was courteous and helpful.

One word of warning to anyone visiting BVI. Don’t take the posted ferry schedules too seriously – especially when you are leaving to catch a plane on St. Thomas. Call a day ahead to check ferry departure times from West End and Road Town. Our outcome was fine but not without some nail-biting.?

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Beef Island, Tortola
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Long Bay Hotel
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
West End
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Long Bay Hotel
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Long Bay
Car: recommended

We walk to several restaurants and quite a few more are withing 1-2 miles. Horseback riding has been available in the past but we do not know if this is still the case. The island has a botanical garden and a national park for walking on the top of one of the mountain peaks. There are a number of nearby grocery stores but a rental car or taxi is needed. There are many nearby beaches and each is unique. The house has two bedroom upstairs and another on the floor below. The downstairs bedroom has a small additional kitchen. The beds can be made up as twin beds or king sized. Beach chairs are usually available but they deteriorate quickly, can not be bought on the island so they will not seem special. We are within 10-15 minutes of ferries to other islands.

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Rates & Availability

Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
$11,400
 
 
fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,500
$12,400
 
 
winter
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
$16,400
 
 
Spring
Apr 16 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
$12,400
 
 
summer
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
$11,400
 
 
fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,500
$12,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Maid Service is included. Rates are subject to change until a deposit is received.

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Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Can be twin or King, A/C if you want it.
    Bedroom 2 - Can be twin or King- A/C if you want it
    Bedroom 3 - Can be twin or King. A/C if you want it
  • Each bedroom is the same size with the same beautiful view. We used to rent homes where there would be a master bedroom and them smaller bedrooms. This way no one is disappointed. Each bedroom has a dressing area and a bathroom. The third bedroom has a small kitchen area. With each bedroom, you have the choice of airconditioning or ceiling fans and open screened windows.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beds can be made as twin or king depending on renter preference. High quality sheets and towels. Towels changed daily and sheets approximately every other day. Crib-can be available upon request.We have a twin Aero bed also. Balcony runs the length of the house and is covered in the center but exposed on the side for sunbathing Oceanfront-The beach begins at the end of our driveway.

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