- April 13th, 2016
- in Resorts and Villas
Summer Heights is nestled high into the southern slopes of Tortola. Accessed from the main south shore road, your adventure begins as you drive upwards along a winding country road through the breezy green hills of the private residential area known as Havers Estate. As the vista begins to unfold, islands come into view – Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island and more, separated by a sea of blue with sleek yachts tacking majestically up the channel. 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.
Summer Heights was designed with rentals in mind, treating each guest equally with bedrooms that have stunning views and easy access to the pool and living area. The English owners have lived and worked in the British Virgin Islands for over 30 years, so it was with insight and experience that they carefully chose to build on the island of Tortola for its shops, restaurants, ferries, airport and the ‘happening’ events.
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 cobalt blue tiled swimming pool. 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. The lounge decor is completed by beautiful solid teak furniture, imported from Bali, and artwork on the walls.
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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 open to private balconies. The fifth suite, the Turtle Dove, 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, ideal for children. This room shares the large bathroom with the room below.
Summer Heights is a luxury Tortola villa rental property and a relaxed and restful haven conveniently located 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 and 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 or rent a powerboat.
The villa is perfect for just one couple and surprisingly affordable for a group of friends or a family holiday with the children. Summer Heights offers simple luxury, packaged with the warm sun of the Caribbean.
Standby generator. Books & games. Computer with high-speed DSL + Wi-Fi & free Skype VoIP. Bar with refrigerator for drinks, cooler & beach chairs. Highchair for babies & toddlers. Double hammock, lounging chairs & love seat under a retractable sun awning. Provisioning available. Beauty treatments, massages and spa services may also be arranged. The owners live onsite and their own accommodations are tucked away on the lower eastern side of the property, completely separate from the villa’s amenities. They are always available to offer advice on where to go and what to do, respecting your wish for total privacy if you so indicate.