|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The Villa Oasis - Great Camanoe Island, BVI
The Villa Oasis - situated only 100 feet above the water - high enough to command the "Most beautiful view in the Caribbean,” yet close enough to stroll to the water's edge at the end of your driveway and enjoy the serene beach, private boat dock and clear, turquoise bay. All rooms have sea views. No traffic, and no need to drive to get to the water - but a 4-wheel drive Honda CRV (jeep-type) automatic comes with the house, just in case you desire it.*
Learn more about The Villa Oasis by visiting our own website (scroll down all the way to the bottom of the page. See: 'Website for THE VILLA OASIS on Great Camanoe Island,' and click on the LINK.
From your private base at The Villa Oasis, explore our surrounding seas; discover pristine beaches, intimate views and the adventure of the tropics, or just spend the afternoon in a hammock. Get reacquainted with life’s simple pleasures.
Play on soft, white sand under the shade of palm trees, collect unique sea shells, watch tropical fish from the dock as pelicans dive for their dinner, dine on the terrace with a view of seven islands, admire boats of all types sailing into the protected bay, and visit with cruising mariners from far away ports. Motorboat to small restaurants & beachfront bars – drift thru art & craft galleries - shop for tropical apparel & gifts. Join the nightlife, sing to live music played frequently at nearby Marina Cay (Pusser’s Hotel & Bar), Bellamy Cay (The Last Resort), Scrub Island Resort & Spa, or Trellis Bay (De Loose Mongoose). Boat across the bay to the Baths at Virgin Gorda - sail, swim, snorkel, dive & fish in your front yard, or just watch it all from the comfort of your home.
An 18 foot motorboat with Bimini top, private dock space, and a private mooring ball for larger boats are all part of your luxury at The Villa Oasis.* Kite & windsurfing boards and fishing equipment are for rent at nearby Trellis Bay. Deep sea fishing expeditions, bareboat or crewed boat charters may be arranged with Villa Oasis bookings (to include discounts) or independently. Beach-side bars, restaurants, gift shops and a small grocery store are a short boat-ride away.
All rooms, including bedrooms, have water views. Master bedroom has king size bed; the two other bedrooms each have queen beds. Each bedroom has its own bath & shower, air conditioning and ceiling fan, while the south-eastern exposure catches cooling trade winds that make A/C typically unnecessary. An idyllic location, only a 5 minute boat ride to the airport, yet The Villa Oasis does not overlook the airport and does not face the development on Scrub Island. Accessible to everything in the BVI, but a world apart from the noise and hassle of Tortola. Upon arrival at Tortola Airport (Beef Island- EIS), there is no need for a taxi. Just walk east about 100 meters to the boat dock in front of the quaint Trellis Bay Market for your scheduled transport to The Villa Oasis.
* Please Note: Experience with and knowledge of basic, small power boat handling is absolutely required of at lest one person in each party.
Great Camanoe, a relatively small, privately owned island about 2.5 miles long and a half mile to a mile wide, is widely considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Virgin Islands archipelago. It has various small bays, coves and beaches, and lies just 2 miles northeast of Tortola (and the airport), the capital and largest island of the British Virgin Islands. Great Camanoe is located between the sister islands of Tortola, Beef, Little Camanoe, Scrub Island , Marina Cay and Virgin Gorda. It has only about 40 seasonal residences. The inhabited portion of Great Camanoe is divided into two residential communities: Privateers Bay, nestled between the beaches and hills on the less developed national park side of the island, and the more densely developed Indigo Plantation, on the western side of the island facing Tortola Airport. Both communities sit on the southern half of Camanoe Island, with the larger northern half of the island being completely undeveloped. Access to the island is by private boat only. Fast commercial ferry boats leave from Trellis Bay (Beef Is.) to Virgin Gorda. Smaller ferries from Trellis Bay to Scrub Island and Marina Cay are free.
While Great Camanoe provides romance & tranquility, the nearby environs offer a whirl of adventure, excitement and pleasure:
- Marina Cay, a flower covered island ringed by white sand beaches is just about swimming distance from The Villa Oasis. Here sits the famous Pusser's bar & restaurant, and a not-to-be missed Caribbean style lunch and dinner experience. Evening music & entertainment at the bar on the top of the island, fantastic beach for swimming & diving. The unique Pusser's Store offers tropical apparel & nautical gifts.
- Mainsail resort, spa & marina on Scrub Island is 2-3 minutes from the Villa Oasis dock. Amenities include:
• Bar & Fine Restaurant • Swimming Pool / Spa & Fitness Center
• Boat Rentals • Excursions: deep-sea fishing; snorkeling, SCUBA
• Yacht Charters • Retail Shops
- The last resort on Bellamy Cay in Trellis Bay, 3 minutes from The Villa Oasis. Memorable dinner theater & cabaret; small fun bar. What a gem!
- The Lose Mongoose. Fun BVI beachfront bar & restaurant on shore of nearby Trellis Bay.
The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands, awarded by Caribbean Travel & Leisure Magazine as the 'Best of the Caribbean,' is comprised of about 60 tropical Caribbean islands. The BVI is located in the Virgin Islands archipelago, just a few miles east of the U.S. Virgin Islands and 60 miles east of Puerto Rico. Most the islands are volcanic in origin, have rugged, mountainous terrain, and afford magnificent sea views. Only about 15 are inhabited. Secluded coves and bays abound, and many islands have spectacular beaches.
Rates for Peak Season (DEC - APR) and Economy Season (MAY -NOV) are based on total number of people, including children (except children under 2 yrs old are free). Rates shown are based on two (2) people. For additional people, add $29 per night per person. The $300.00 (three hundred) refundable damage deposit, due at time of booking, is separate from the total rent amount. Rental amount is due 60 days before arrival.
We are an American couple from northern California and New York; and have lived in Canada, Washington DC, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, and the British Virgin Islands. Of all the places in the world, we found that The Villa Oasis on Great Camanoe Island has a near perfect balance of everything one would seek in a tropical environment: convenient to the mainland US, the US Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico, superb climate, unbeatable sailing and boating, clean air, clear water, spectacular scenery, US currency & time zone, and a safe environment.
James McGunn purchased this villa in 2005
As a consequence of moving a business from Europe to Tortola in 2005, we searched the entire BVI for the perfect island home: a private & safe location, beautiful views of the sea, walking distance to a sandy beach and private boat dock. Moreover, we wanted a home that faced the easterly trade winds. Nothing met our criteria (many sites had great views but were located way too far from the water, others lacked easy access to a boat dock, beaches and swimming areas, or had not so pleasant orientations). Finally, we found The Villa Oasis - it exceeded our expectations and had everything we were searching for, and right at the end of its driveway. After residing here for six years, the BVI will now become our part-time residence, so we are letting out the estate for others to enjoy when we are away.
Situated on a unique private island in the center of a sea of islands.
We couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place to stay in the tropics. The Villa Oasis is classic Caribbean: casual, unpretentious, comfortable. Large windows on opposing walls catch ocean breezes and provide stunning sea views from every room. We’ve traveled to many resort destinations and can honestly say we have never seen a more spectacular marine view, or found a more delightful place to play. Islands, beaches, boats bobbing in a bay, and living coral reefs – everything is here for those who love water sports. We walked from the Villa down to the private beach each day, and also took a few treks around the island and found differing sea views, each gorgeous in its own special way. We discovered private coves and beaches, snorkeled, took up Scuba diving again, and explored other nearby islands with the Villa’s very nice power boat. Of course, we’ll be back. We’ll definitely be back.
We had a great time at villa oasis with 6 adults. The house is well-set up for 3 couples and we found it well-stocked with linens, beach and bath towels and kitchen supplies. The boat was GREAT, it ran well and allowed us to get out and explore and we loved being close to Marina Cay. Docking in the wind was a little tricky, but if you've had boats, its no big deal. We found the car to be very helpful in lugging things up and down the hill (provisioning, beach towels, coolers etc), as it was quite steep! The views from the house are amazing and the breeze keeps the bugs down. We spent all of our time on the deck and barely used the living room, although it was nice. The only remotely critical thing we could think of was that the kitchen was on the small side for having more than a few adults in it. We rented a few kayaks and paddle boards (dropped at Trellis Bay) which worked out great for getting to Diamond Reef, Marina Cay and Scrub in smaller groups. James was a great help and worked hard to make sure we had everything we were looking for. We highly recommend Villa Oasis and hope to return.
Everything about Villa Oasis was as represented. The photos don't do justice to the view from the terrace. The villa was spotless and the boat ran perfectly. We'll be back!
The Villa Oasis was everything we wanted it to be. Well appointed amenities thru out home. The photos did the property no justice , just incredible views.... you were happy to have eyes. Constuction repairs on the dock were under way during the stay , but caused little interference to us. The Wellcraft boat had a new engine installed 24 hours before we arrived and performed flawlessly. The grounds were maintained very nicely and I cannot say enough about Carlos ( groundskeeper ) and Isola ( housekeeping ) both were awesome ambassadors of the BVI's and could not have gotten along without them. The owner , Mr. Mcgunn was proactive during our stay and was easily reachable if needed.
I would recommend this property to those seeking relaxation and to reconnect with those who mean the most to you. Virtually no outside interference . You make it what you want it to be is all. One last item , Diamond reef outside the islands doorstep will keep you busy for at least 2 days .
The Villa Oasis is amazing! Everything is well kept, clean, and in working order. The layout of the house is ideal for a large family or up to three couples. Awesome views and PERFECT location to explore the BVI's.
The owner (James) was very responsive and provided all the information we needed to enjoy the villa and the BVI's....a real pleasure to deal with.
I highly recommend this property and will surely return to stay here for my next trip to the BVI's.
This house is big and comfortable. We really enjoyed having nice furnishings a large great room with and a deck where you could watch the sun and moonrise. Stars were beautiful. A short trip in the boat to a very good restaurant and an organic grocery across the bay at the art gallery. Many great snorkeling spots very close. Excellent linens and towels. We even watched fireworks off the deck from Virgin Gorda. The owners were easy to contact and ready to answer our questions. I don't think you could find a better house to rent in the BVI. The six of us were very happy here.
The many beautiful pictures that we viewed on the Villa Oasis website could not have prepared us for the exquisite reality of this vacation home! Extremely private, this rustic villa offered it all.....magnificent views, cleanliness, modern conveniences, open, airy spaces and quiet and solitude. The 18 foot Buckaroo powerboat was easy to use and the waters surrounding the island fairly easy to maneuver. We went to Scrub Island, Marina Cay and Trellis Bay for some meals and shopping, but found that cooking in and dining on the outdoor patio overlooking the harbor was the best! Hiking around the island was challenging and beautiful, and the other island residents were friendly and helpful. The best snorkeling site turned out to be right at our doorstep. Diamond Cove is a short swim or boat ride from the island dock. The hill leading up to the house from the dock is extremely steep which we did not expect. We preferred to walk but you can use the car that comes with the house. There were a few ants here and there but plenty of traps available so it was never a nuisance. We would definately go back and have already recommended to friends and family. A little corner of paradise.
Situated on private island named Great Camanoe, the Villa Oasis is located 100 feed above the clear blue Caribbean, within steps of a quiet and private beach & boat dock. The beach sand slops gently to the sea, with calm water for safe swimming. The Villa has three air conditioned en suite bedrooms - one with king size bed and two with queen beds. Walk the island's safe and private roads in daylight or moonlight. Experience crystal clear water, teeming with tropical fish, secluded beaches with beautiful shells, morning rainbows, tropical flowers and magnificent star filled nights. World-class snorkeling and SCUBA diving within swimming distance of house. Dive facilities & lessons available on close-by Marina Cay and Scrub Island. Restaurants and beachfront bars with live music only minutes away by small boat. Boat or walk to secluded, romantic bays & coves. Explore uninhabited islands and enjoy the varied water sports: swimming; windsurfing; sailing & boating; snorkeling & SCUBA. House comes with a 18' motor boat and car, and car rentals and taxi cabs are available on Tortola, 5 min from Great Camanoe. After arriving at Tortola Airport, no need for a taxi, just walk 200 yards to dock at Trellis Bay.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
* Notes: Rates apply to parties totaling 2 guest only. For more guests (up to 6 total) add $29/person per night. Children under 2 years old are free. Maximum of 6 guests allowed.
Minimum stay: 5-7 nights (per below)
• May 1, 2016 to Nov 30, 2016 - 5 nights minimum stay
• Dec 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017 - 7 nights minimum stay
Wheel chair accessible: NO
All rental rates include your exclusive use of the Villa's 18 ft. Wellcraft center console boat with Bimini top and 115 HP outboard motor; a 4-door Honda CRV automatic; standard cleaning; free pick up from Tortola. Government tax included in rental rate.
Owner's cancellation policy: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before scheduled arrival date.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
• Property Damage Protection $99 required, covers up to $5,000 in property damage.
• Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000.
Check-in time is between 3:00 PM and sunset (unless an earlier or later check-in time is arranged with owners). Check-out time is by 11:00 AM. We recommend you attempt to arrive for pickup at the Trellis Bay dock before nightfall.
TIP: Returning guests receive a 10% discount on rental rates, so please let us know if you have previously rented The Villa Oasis so we can quote the proper rate.
The $1,000 refundable security/damage deposit that is due at time of booking is separate from the total rent amount that is due 60 days before arrival. Before paying on line through "Book It Now," travelers should communicate with property owners to verify they have necessary skills to handle a small power boat.