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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

House and Cottage, Pool, Spectacular Views, Close to Beaches
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 41 reviews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
5

Fantastic views in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful view and property this is! It has a very private and comfortable ambiance, is nicely furnished, and the large pool has a great view over Cane Garden Bay. Very highly recommended! One of the most beautiful villas, with a view, that we have ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Makere House and Tortola are paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 4 kids (13-20) spent 6 days over Christmas vacation at Makere. It was perfect for us....2separate houses (1 for the kids and one for us) a pool and stunning views! We loved having breakfast in the morning and drinks in the evening on the porch enjoying the incredible view, island sounds and the beautiful breeze. The hammock was the prized spot to hang out on on the porch. The roads are steep and windy, but Makere is well located and it's easy to get to either side of the island. The beach at Brewers Bay is just down the hill and is beautiful with great snorkeling and a beach bar for snacks/drinks. Beach chairs can be rented for $5 each. The conch and BBQ were great at Myettes in Cane Garden Bay (Makere overlooks Cane Garden Bay) and fabulous food, drinks, service and views at Bananakeet Cafe in Carrot Bay. We recommend having groceries delivered. The kitchen is well stocked and there is a grill, so you can eat many meals at home while enjoying the best view on the island. The lush landscaping around Makere is incredible. In addition to the beautiful, colorful flowers, there are palm trees, lime trees, banana trees and what looked like a mango tree. Mobbsie, the property manager, was such a great guy and very helpful. He was even our GPS one night when we took a wrong turn and couldn't find our way back to Makere! There is no GPS available on Tortola, but Mobbsie will give you great directions giving you markers to navigate around the island. Tina and Adam were also very nice and the booking process was very easy. We would highly recommend Makere House and we hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Amazaing!

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this view do not even do it justice. We had such an amazing time there. Tina made sure the whole way we were taken care of. If your renting a car I recommend Jerry's rental, they are they best! Mobbsie was wonderful, we thank you again for everything. I would recommend this place to anyone. We will be returning again for sure. The Island the locals the ocean the view I can't say enough.

Thanks again!

Cindy and Bobby Buffalo, NY USA

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned a few days ago from our trip & already want to go back! The property was magnificent. As others have stated, the pictures don't do it justice. The best part (in our opinion) were simply the views. To be in a location like that with those views was truly paradise. The house & cottage were perfect for my wife, me, & another couple. Everything was great.

Big thanks to Tina, Adam, & Mobbsie for helping make our vacation stress free & very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay with a small group. We were 3 couples, who were easily able to make the lower house a 2 bedroom and the upper house the master bedroom with main cooking and lounge location. Mobbsie, who oversees the house, was extremely helpful during our stay.

The kitchen was equipped with all basic cooking supplies such as knifes and pots and pans. Both houses have small coffee makers. There is a small grocery store close by, though the larger stores are a bit of a drive away. Make sure to buy plenty of water, as we were recommended to only drink bottled. The house water is completely fine for bushing teeth, dishes, etc. The hot water worked without issue.

The main house has a fantastic porch for lounging, outside dinners, etc. The pool was a fantastic option for the mornings, but you do not want to miss the beaches! There is a beautiful, calm beach just a few minutes away and plenty of other great beach options around the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Makere House in early January of 2016. The home, guest house, pool and property are beautiful - exceeding the expectations created by the pictures. The view itself provided a "pinch me because I must be dreaming" moment. Absolutely stunning. We were blessed with beautiful weather during the day and rains at night, which made it perfect for sleeping! The house provided very easy access via rental car to nearby beaches, restaurants and the downtown area shops. Mobbsie was a gem- so helpful and friendly. Tina was very helpful in suggesting arrival and departure options as well as where to get a rental car. Thank you for sharing your treasure with our family. We will go back again -once would not be enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$419
$2,933
$11,732
 
 
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
3 night minimum stay
$419
$2,933
$11,732
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$357
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

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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Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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

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