Road Town, Virgin Islands, British
Incredible Caribbean views, Summer Heights Villa
Perched on a hillside, 500' above the ocean, in the midst of a green oasis. Summer Heights is a friendly breezy luxury villa, situated on Tortola's south coast just a short drive from the beaches, shops and nightlife of the island. Guests, who stay at Summer Heights, describe the villa as a peaceful hideaway with amazing views that seem to go on forever – one of the best in Tortola! Overlooking the Sir Francis Drake Channel, you can see all the way from Ginger Island in the east to Coral Bay in St John in the west. On a clear day, you can even see St Croix, over 30 miles away. If you are an early riser, the sunrise is spectacular! At night, the clear, uncluttered sky offers a wonderful opportunity for stargazing.
Our beautiful Tortola vacation home is approached up a winding country road through the breezy green hills of the private residential area known as Havers Estate. On arrival, a broad staircase of Mexican coral tile leads through the double entry doors onto a sunny enclosed courtyard with an expansive deck of crushed coral and the swimming pool, lined with cobalt blue tiles.
A roofed poolside loggia provides a beautiful setting for casual dining, with the adjacent gourmet kitchen and bar immediately at hand. A curved glass brick wall separates the kitchen from the very spacious lounge. A white leather wraparound sofa allows you to sit in comfort to watch TV or play cards at the glass topped teak coffee table. Two reclining leather chairs, with footstools, are in front of the large picture window where you can sit in comfort and enjoy the ever changing sea vistas. A corner desk holds the desktop computer which has Windows 8 as well as WiFi. Long distance calls can be made by VOIP using Skype or MagicJack. New teak furniture, imported from Bali, holds a wide selection of board games, for both adults and children, as well as an expansive library of paperbacks, covering all genres.
Just along the deck from the lounge, are four similar bedroom suites. The two lower suites open onto a semi-shaded deck hung with a double hammock while the upper two suites open to private balconies. The fifth suite, the Turtle Dove Suite, is in the east wing and opens directly onto the pool deck. This room also features a sitting area and a walk-in closet. Each of the five suites has a beautiful ocean view and features an impressive teak king bed with deep comfortable mattress, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and flat screen TV / DVD combo. Above the poolside suite, and accessed by a staircase leading directly from the room, is a twin bedded loft room, ideal for children. This room shares the large bathroom with the room below.
Summer Heights is a luxury Tortola villa and a relaxed and restful haven conveniently located close to town, shops, restaurants and West End beaches. It is an easy fifteen minute drive to Road Town where you will find the main fully stocked supermarkets. The closest beach is at Long Bay, a ten minute drive west. Smuggler's Cove, which we think is Tortola's best beach, is just another few minutes further on. Nanny Cay Marina, a water sports and boating centre, is less than five minutes from Summer Heights. From here, you can rent snorkel gear, arrange SCUBA diving, rent a powerboat or many other boating activities.
There is a mandatory daily charge of US $99 for housekeeping, Meet & Greet and utilities.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3500 square feet
King, King, King, King, King, and 2x Twin
12 guests maximum
Beef Island Tortola Airport
40 minutes by car
Lush Green Islands dropping into the stunning Caribbean Ocean and Norman Island and Coral Bay.
Activities of Interest
- Scuba Diving
- Wind Surfing
- Bird Watching
- Water Skiing
Places of Interest
- Road Town
- Smuggler's Cove
- Ridge Road
- North Shore Shell Meuseum
- J. R. Oneil Botanical Gardens
- Sage Mountain
- Fort Charlotte
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- High Speed Internet
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo