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House and Cottage, Pool, Spectacular Views, Close to Beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Villas, Pool, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located on Soldier Hill above Cane Garden Bay, Makere House and Cottage enjoy breathtaking views over the beach, surrounding islands and Caribbean Sea. With gentle breezes, tropical shaded gardens and a private swimming pool, the house and cottage represent the ideal retreat for two couples, or a family with children, who want to vacation together but still have privacy and the space needed in which to relax, unwind and have fun.

The villas have been built in the ‘Caribbean Style’ with wooden decks, blue shutter windows, white walls and terracotta-tiled floors creating a clean and simple environment. Both are very spacious containing a master bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchens and covered decks. The house is on the upper arrival level at the end of a short gated drive with ample parking for two cars. The cottage, the swimming pool and sun terrace are on the lower level accessed by a short flight of lit steps through the banana trees.

The signature feature of Makere House is its 12-foot wide wrap around covered deck and stunning views along the north coast of Tortola and across the sea to the US Virgin Islands of St John and St Thomas in the distance. The centre of the house is the open kitchen and living room, connected by a breakfast bar, providing the perfect environment in which to talk and relax together. The living room has a pull out sofa bed if required. The master bedroom opens onto the deck and has a king-size bed, its own en-suite bathroom and plenty of built-in closet space.

The cottage is just as spacious. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, day bed and plenty of closet space. The living room can be converted to a second bedroom with pull out sofa bed for a couple or two single beds for children. Both the bedroom and living room adjoin a 10-foot covered deck. The kitchen is fully stocked with all modern requirements and there is a large private bathroom.

The swimming pool and sun terrace are on the same level as the cottage offering a welcome escape from the Caribbean heat and a lovely focal point for both villas. The sun terrace provides a spacious area for sunbathing, barbequing and al fresco dining around the pool.

You will need to hire a 4-wheel drive vehicle on arrival in Tortola. We can advise you on your travel arrangements, help you find the right car rental company and arrange for you to be met, either at the ferry terminal or airport, and escorted to the property. When you arrive at Makere you will be met by the property manager, who is also a neighbor, and provided with keys and a quick orientation before being left in peace to enjoy your vacation.

Keywords: Villa, Vacation, Swimming Pool, Private, Ocean, Tropical, Beach, Secluded, Restaurants, Sea, Snorkelling, Caribbean, Tortola

More Details

Owner
Tina Richards
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Tina Richards

We – Adam (45), Tina (46), William (15) and Alexandra (13) have recently returned to live in Hampshire, England. Adam was born on Soldier Hill in 1970 while his parents were living and working on Tortola. In 1999 he married Tina and together they decided to build a home on the same spot with the dream that family and friends could visit the island and enjoy holidays together. The result is Makere House and Cottage and we hope you have as much fun there as we do!

Tina Richards purchased this villa in 2000

What makes this villa unique

With its central location the house and cottage is an ideal setting from which to explore the island. Tortola is best known for its secluded beaches with their gentle surf, golden sands and tall overhanging palm trees. The beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are both a short 5-minute drive away down opposite sides of Soldier Hill. They contrast each other perfectly. Cane Garden Bay offers lively bars and restaurants whilst Brewers Bay is peaceful and quiet with superb swimming and snorkeling. If you want to visit the capital Road Town to shop or take ferries to the many other islands, it too is only a 15-minute drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My girlfriend and I had the perfect vacation. An absolutely beautiful view, convenient location, pool, and clean tidy accommodations were just some of the advantages. The proximity to Cane Garden beach is very nice, we often had meals and drinks at Myetts restaurant bar, situated right on the beach. Sunsets from Makere are unforgettable. We're very happy to know that both house and cottage are now available for rent, we look forward to bringing back friends and renting the whole place!
Feb 2012
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Amenities

Road Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Makere House Bathroom - toilet , shower , En-suite to the master bedroom.
    Makere Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Makere House Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Makere Cottage Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Makere Cottage Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Makere Cottage sofa bed is located in the living room.
    Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , These 2x single beds are moveable and positioned to suit.
    Makere House Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Makere House sofa bed is located in the living room.
  • King size beds (2), Double sofa beds (2) Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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House and Cottage, Pool, Spectacular Views, Close to Beaches
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 47 reviews
5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded all expectations. We head south from Maine every year for 2 weeks. We stayed on Jost Van Dyke 3 years ago, St John last year and now Tortola this year. This property can't get any better. Pictures are great but nothing can do it justice besides just going there. One of the best locations on the island in my opinion. We had our family with 2 little ones and also my mother. The set up was perfect to give us all our own space. The views, fruit trees and pool just make this villa absolute heaven. We have decided that Tortola is our only destination moving forward. We are going to plan 3 weeks next year instead of 2. The owners and property manager help with absolutely anything you may need or have questions on. You will not find a better villa at an amazing price. Simply incredible

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you back. With best wishes, Adam and Tina
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5

Third time at Makere!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Tortola and every time we have stayed at Makere, however this was our first time in the house with our 5 year old son. We've always stayed in the cottage but our friends took the cottage this time. So we had both properties which was awesome! As always it was a beautiful stay and charming as the cottage! The house was clean, comfortable beds and everything we needed to cook in the house. The view is one I can never get tired of! I will note that the house does not have air conditioning but since its higher up there's a constant breeze and we even got a little cold at night after the rains stopped. Can't wait to return to Makere!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are our most frequent flyers and so pleased you were able to enjoy both the house and cottage together with your friends! Having both villas does mean that you can be together but still enjoy your privacy. We hope you will return for a fourth time next year or beyond...
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5

Brilliant Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just had a fantastic 5 days at Makere House & Cottage. Tina's house is a gem and perfectly set up for us with 2 teenage kids who took over the cottage while we slept in the main house. The views from the deck do not disappoint and many hours spent there in the early mornings waiting for the rest of the family to get out of bed. Mornings spent hanging out at the house and then afternoons exploring the island and finding the best beaches. Smugglers Cover won the vote (don't give up on the drive down if you think you've gone wrong). Josiah's Bay great for surfing lessons and boogie boarding. Car ferry from near the airport to Virgin Gorda was a great find.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are very pleased that you had such a great family holiday. We hope you will come back again. With best wishes, Adam & Tina
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5

Beautiful view, wonderful, clean cottages!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 had a lovely, relaxing two days at Makeres house and cottage. It was everything we could have hoped for!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

One of our family's favorite vacations ever was in Tortola staying at the Makere house. The magnificient views, wonderful vegetation together with the hammock on the porch made it difficult to leave the house! When we did explore we really enjoyed Cane Garden Bay and Mayettes as well as the spectacular smugglers cove.

We spent 2 afternoons at smugglers cove and enjoyed the food and rum punch at Nigel's. We took the ferry to Virgin Gorda tour the baths and enjoyed a day sail and snorkel with the aristocat. Tina and Adam were wonderful hosts eager to make sure everything was in order so that we could relax and enjoy our vacation. We hope to return to the Makere House in the near future!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views / Living quarters require updating

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in numerous villas/ houses in the Virgin Islands. We book with an emphasis on the view. This place has very nice decking with a sensational view! The hammock was wonderful.The grounds were well maintained and it's always nice to have a pool. However, the inside of the house and its furnishings were very old dirty and dingy. There were stains on the bedspread and shower floor mat, the cookware was dirty and stained and the wine glasses were dusty. Most surprising was the lack of basic amenities you would find in a $100 hotel room. There was no facial tissue, shower soap, shampoo ,conditioner or paper towels. For the amount we paid per night we expected more. We are used to owners with much more attention to detail guaranteeing their guests have everything they need. We felt the need to share this mixed review so future guests know what they are purchasing.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you were disappointed with the amenities provided. We need to be clear that we don’t provide the items you mention as our guests tend to bring their own personal toiletries and we definitely don’t want to give the impression that we are a hotel. Indeed, quite the opposite Makere House and Cottage is a simple, comfortable, private getaway where our guests are self-sufficient and left to their own devices unless they need something. At just over $100 a night at this time of year for an average occupancy of four people, we think this is good value and our guests have always affirmed this. In terms of the cleanliness, the House and Cottage are usually spotless as all our previous reviews confirm and so we were disappointed to receive your feedback and will investigate thoroughly. Finally, we struggle to understand your comments about the house and furnishings. Both cottages are very light and airy and we believe the furnishings to be of a good standard. Again, we don’t pretend to be five star but we do appreciate there is wear and tear and will certainly look closely at all the fixtures and furnishings to make sure they remain at the expected level. Thank you for your feedback and once again we are sorry that you were disappointed in certain areas. With kind regards, Adam and Tina
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
TB Lettsome International Airport (EIS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Quito's Gazebo, Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Road Town or West End
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Myett's Bar and Grill, Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay
Car: necessary

With its central location the house and cottage is an ideal setting from which to explore the island. Tortola is best known for its secluded beaches with their gentle surf, golden sands and tall overhanging palm trees. The beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are both a short 5-minute drive away down opposite sides of Soldier Hill. They contrast each other perfectly. Cane Garden Bay offers lively bars and restaurants whilst Brewers Bay is peaceful and quiet with superb swimming and snorkeling. If you want to visit the capital Road Town to shop or take ferries to the many other islands, it too is only a 15-minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Road Town Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$536
$3,752
$15,008
 
 
Mid Season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$447
$3,129
$10,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$378
$2,646
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

High Season is from 1st Saturday in December through to last Friday in April.
Additional $200 for the 5th and 6th adult per week (aged over 18 years).
Additional $500 for Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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