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Summer Heights ~ Live the Caribbean Dream!

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Last updated: 07/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Havers villa description

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. It’s just a foretaste of what Summer Heights has to offer. As you pass through the entrance doors, you will surely gasp at the panoramic views before you. They are simply breathtaking, and they are yours from sunrise to sunset for a whole week or more. 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. A genuine Caribbean holiday home managed with care and maintained with pride. 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. It’s the perfect hub from which to visit Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and other smaller islands; all are just an easy day-trip away.

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. Here, 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 relax 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. The lounge decor is completed by beautiful solid teak furniture, imported from Bali, and artwork on the walls. There is a wide selection of board games, for both adults and children, as well as an extensive library of books, 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 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.

Barry & Rosalind Rice, the owners of Summer Heights, personally built and now maintain the villa in immaculate condition. Originally from England, 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.

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.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Be aware that the swimming pool is unguarded. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed on the deck only please....moreless

              • Nude Beach
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 5: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

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              • King size beds (5) Teak king size beds with deep comfortable mattresses in each bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in loft bedroom which has a separate seating area and is linked directly to the poolside Turtle Dove Suite below. Shares bathroom with suite below. Best for children or very close friends! Baby Crib (1) One wooden full size crib (age 0 - 3 years)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) Side by side fridge/freezer with water & ice dispenser. Additional fridge in bar...moreless

              • Dining:

                A large, tile topped table, under a shaded porch, is perfect for dining. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                The good size, modern kitchen is a cook's delight!...moreless

              • Stove:

                There is Weber gas BBQ outside the kitchen ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Essential pantry items provided....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Also Espresso coffee maker...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                12...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishwasher
              • Toaster
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 12:

                Leather wrap around sofas & 2 comfortable chairs with footstools all new in 2012. Plenty of storage in teak cabinets....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Clothes dryer in the utility room, next to the kitchen. Iron & ironing board also available....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washing machine in the utility room, next to the kitchen....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking on site for up to 3 cars...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Beach towels provided...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                A/C in all 6 bedrooms...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • 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. Housekeeper who visits once a week. With advance notice, groceries and drinks can be stocked at Summer Heights for your arrival. Beauty treatments, massages and spa services may also be arranged. Accommodations:Up to 8 people in 4 king suites in the Main Villa; Up to 10 people in 5 king bedrooms including the Turtle Dove Suite. Up to 12 people 6 king bedrooms including the Turtle Dove Suite & twin bedded loft above. When your rental is less than 5 bedrooms, the Turtle Dove Suite can be included for a $490 per week supplement....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    Charged iPod dock connected into lounge & deck speakers. CD library with 100 CDs....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    40' flat screen TV with cable in lounge. Cable TV in poolside suite....moreless

                  • Television:

                    (6) Flat screen TV / DVD combo in 6 bedrooms....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Assorted board games for adults and children...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Extensive DVD library...moreless

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    1 cell phone for local calls, with credit, provided for guest use. No charge for incoming calls....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Skype & MagicJack available on the computer...moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    DSL & WiFI connections...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        10' x 20' Depth 5' - 6'. Unguarded. Children should be supervised....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        2 seating areas on deck. One chat centre under a retractable sun awning & one cocktail table and chairs overlooking the view....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        (2) Upstairs bedrooms have a private balcony, with chairs....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber gas grill....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Expansive views over the Sir Francis Drake Channel from St John to Ginger Island...moreless

                      • Water View

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Sailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hospital
                      • Kayaking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Ruins
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer/Fall
                      Apr 26 - Nov 21, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $800
                      $5,600
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,600
                      Late Fall
                      Nov 29 - Dec 12, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $800
                      $5,600
                      Christmas/New Year
                      Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $8,400
                      Winter
                      Jan 7 - Apr 10, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,000
                      $7,000
                      Summer/Fall
                      Apr 11 - Nov 20, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $800
                      $5,600
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,600
                      Late Fall
                      Nov 28 - Dec 15, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $800
                      $5,600
                      Christmas/New Year
                      Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $8,400

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      All rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom.

                      The rates quoted above are for a maximum of 12 persons using 6 bedrooms.

                      Rates for smaller groups are available on request.

                      Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

                      A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking, unless the booking is more than 6 months away. In this case, a 25% deposit will secure the rental with a further 25% due 6 months before the start of the rental.

                      The balance is due 60 days before the start of the rental.

                      Damage deposit is secured on a credit card.


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                      Location

                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Tortola (EIS)
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      West End, Tortola
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Long Bay Beach
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Mulligan's Sports Bar, Nanny Cay Marina
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Peg Legs at Nanny Cay Marina

                      Car: Necessary

                      A 4WD vehicle is recommended. All the sea and land activities that the BVI has to offer are a short distance from Summer Heights. Along with your own private pool for swimming, the beautiful beach at Long Bay is just a short distance away.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1997

                      About the owner: We always had a sense of adventure and were lured away from England in the 1970's by the sea. We sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean in our 32' sailboat. Planning to be away for just one year, we never returned! Working as crew on charter yachts introduced us to the hospitality industry. When our daughter, Susanna, was born in 1986 settling in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, with their easy access to the US was a no-brainer! In the mid 90's we decided to build our villa Summer Heights. Situated on a hillside on the southern shore of Tortola with easy access to all attractions and with awesome views it has proved extremely popular with guests who return year after year. We would love to share our little bit of paradise with you and introduce you to 'Nature's Little Secrets' - the hidden gems of the British Virgin Islands!

                      Why the Owner Chose Havers:
                      We chose to build Summer Heights on Havers because of its central location, the constant breeze and the amazing views. We haven't been disappointed - the position is everything we hoped for and more! The ambiance is one of peace and tranquility. I can think of nothing better than sitting on the deck absorbing the ever changing vistas - I hope you will too!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Summer Heights is one of the very few six bedroom vacation villas on Tortola and is priced to make it affordable for larger groups and families. The large deck area provides plenty of space to spread out and the six comfortable bedrooms ensures that everyone is treated equally.


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                      Photos

                      • Aerial view of Summer Heights

                        Aerial view of Summer Heights

                      • Entrance to Summer Heights, shows parking area & access into the loft room.

                        Entrance to Summer Heights, shows parking area & access into the loft room.

                      • The spacious kitchen is well equipped with plenty of storage

                        The spacious kitchen is well equipped with plenty of storage

                      • Lounge - comfortable leather furniture, teak cabinets, book shelves & computer.

                        Lounge - comfortable leather furniture, teak cabinets, book shelves & computer.

                      • Master poolside suite with A/C, king bed, sitting area & walk in closet.

                        Master poolside suite with A/C, king bed, sitting area & walk in closet.

                      • Twin bedded loft room with A/C. Shares bathroom with master suite below.

                        Twin bedded loft room with A/C. Shares bathroom with master suite below.

                      • Large master shower.

                        Large master shower.

                      • The two upper king suites have a balcony with chairs.

                        The two upper king suites have a balcony with chairs.

                      • The deck and pool with chat area shaded by a retractable awning.

                        The deck and pool with chat area shaded by a retractable awning.

                      • The view to Coral Bay in St John from the top balcony suites.

                        The view to Coral Bay in St John from the top balcony suites.

                      • Relaxing - the loungers on the sunny deck are great for sun worshipers.

                        Relaxing - the loungers on the sunny deck are great for sun worshipers.

                      • Sunset at Summer Heights. A perfect time for friends & family to gather together

                        Sunset at Summer Heights. A perfect time for friends & family to gather together

                      • Havers Estate with the country road to the villa. Nanny Cay Marina is close by.

                        Havers Estate with the country road to the villa. Nanny Cay Marina is close by.

                      • Summer Heights entry staircase, through double doors directly to the pool deck.

                        Summer Heights entry staircase, through double doors directly to the pool deck.

                      • The kitchen, with bar area, is a cook's delight

                        The kitchen, with bar area, is a cook's delight

                      • Comfortable reclining chairs in front of picture window & direct access to pool.

                        Comfortable reclining chairs in front of picture window & direct access to pool.

                      • Master suite opens on to the pool deck.

                        Master suite opens on to the pool deck.

                      • Master bath with his and hers vanity.

                        Master bath with his and hers vanity.

                      • One of the four similar king bedded guest suites - all with A/C & ocean views.

                        One of the four similar king bedded guest suites - all with A/C & ocean views.

                      • One of the four similar guest bathrooms.

                        One of the four similar guest bathrooms.

                      • Outside dining poolside.

                        Outside dining poolside.

                      • The pool is a very secluded and private area.

                        The pool is a very secluded and private area.

                      • Looking over the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Norman Island and Peter Island.

                        Looking over the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Norman Island and Peter Island.

                      • Summer Heights has a romantic ambiance at night.

                        Summer Heights has a romantic ambiance at night.

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $800 - $1,200 per night (USD)
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                      6 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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