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Anam Cara Villa is a unique vacation home located directly on the water in Little Bay, South Sound, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. The Villa's spectacular private waterfront location is in a BVI designated marine sanctuary and near one of the last undeveloped landscapes on Virgin Gorda. The views off the decks and balconies range from looking directly down at sea turtles, various tropical fish and the occasional mantas swimming below to stunning views out to sea with endless waves rolling up on the offshore reef. To the sides and behind you are views of the surrounding mountains and hills of Gorda Peak National Park. Your closest neighbors are the parade of marine life below, pelicans and seabirds above and cows grazing serenely on the distant hillsides.
Anam Cara Villa is comprised of just under 5,000 square feet of tropical modernism architecture spread over two buildings designed for seamless indoor outdoor living. The five bedrooms are all en-suite. The three large master bedroom suites all have king size beds and large spa bathrooms complete with both indoor and outdoor showers, double vanities and soaking bathtubs. Upstairs in the main house are two additional en-suite bedrooms with private balconies directly over the water below. The main floor features a large gourmet kitchen connected to the outdoor living area through large 8ft by 10 ft doors and a unique breakfast bar with an 8ft by 5ft serving window. The kitchen/dining area merges into the living area which has two separate seating areas and stunning sea views. The lower level hosts a media room for watching movies or just hanging out. Outside living features 12 separate decks and balconies each with it's own unique views. The centerpiece of the outdoor living area is your own resort like horizon edge pool complete with a swim up bar and outdoor sunken kitchen with barbecue. The saltwater pool has both a waterfall and laminar flow water features with fiber optic lighting. Pool lighting colors can be changed with a wireless remote control. All of the indoor and outdoor areas are tiled with natural travertine stone. You can choose to relax on the deck letting the marine and bird life of South Sound entertain you or simply hang out by the pool.
Just a short one mile drive away is the North Sound welcome center and dock where the various free water taxis will take you to the many restaurants, resorts and yacht clubs for drinks, lunch, dinner, shopping, or entertainment. North Sound is a destination unto itself whether it is Biras Creek resort, Bitter End Yacht Club, Saba Rock Resort, Leverick Bay Resort or the new Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda clubhouse!
Virgin Gorda is ideal for family vacations with the various beach and boating activities. The villa pool has a shallow area off to one side. The main pool depth ranges from 3 to 5.5 ft. The beach area below the villa is protected from the ocean waves by the surrounding coral reef. ...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
smoking allowed only on one of the 12 outdoor deck areas...moreless
Can be coverted to a king size bed, private seaview deck ...moreless
There are three master bedroom suites with king size beds, separate seating areas, large spa bathrooms featuring indoor and private outdoor shower areas and soaking/air massage tubs with water or mountain views. Bedrooms have their own private decks overlooking the sea. The two upper floor bedrooms each have two twin beds, private bathroom with shower and decks with spectacular water views. One of the upper floor bedrooms can be converted to a king size bed as needed. There is also a pull out couch in the living area and a pull out futon upstairs in the reading nook....moreless
The villa features six bathrooms, six indoor showers, three private outdoor showers and three bathtubs which are located in the three master bedroom suites spa bathrooms. You can decide if your day calls for a quick rinse in the outdoor shower or a long air massage soak in the tub! ...moreless
Arrival, mid week housekeeping is included and daily housekeeping is available, private chefs, massage and spa services can be arranged separately. ...moreless
55 inch flat panel TV with wireless sound bar located in the Media room on the lower level ...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
The Villa is located directly on the beach at Little Bay in South Sound. Excellent snorkeling and turtles, pelicans and tropical fish can be seen from the deck of the villa...moreless
The Villa offers great unobstructed views of the surrounding uninhabited mountains and hillside of Gorda National Park. The best of both worlds...the sea in front and mountain views all around.
Little Bay South Sound is protected by an offshore reef that offers both the sights and sounds of the Caribbean Sea rolling up on the reef resulting in clear, calm blue water in front of the villa. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
You can choose to eat in the indoor or outdoor dining areas with seating for 12.
The pool deck offer a separate sunken barbeque kitchen area w/ sink and fridge at the swim up pool bar. ...moreless
Seating for 12 people
Although it is rarely needed since you are facing into the onshore trade winds the villa does have seven separate air conditioning zones as needed with all compressors located outdoors ...moreless
Iron & Board
100% high thread count linens and a variety of pillows to choose from. ...moreless
Indoor and outdoor living areas with great seaviews, plenty of large windows and three 8ft high doors opening to three separate outdoor and covered deck areas. Separate Media room with large TV....moreless
100% cotton fluffy bathroom and beach towels...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
The large gourmet kitchen feature bamboo cabinets, island area with seating, stainless steel appliances, bay window area overlooking the pool and a large 8 ft breakfast bar window with outdoor seats....moreless
GE Cafe range with five burners, power boil features, convection oven...moreless
Each bedrooms have their own private balconey overlooking the sea below....moreless
Boating rentals and charters located nearby in North Sound....moreless
Deck / Patio:
4,000 sq. ft. of travertine tiled and azek decking spread between 12 separate areas offers plenty of choices to accommodate any variety wind, sun, shade and privacy needs. ...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Kayak rentals at various places on the Island...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
The flower and cactus gardens are in their first year but growing quickly!...moreless
Sunken outdoor kitchen with swim up pool bar, small fridge, bar sink and gas grill....moreless
Water Sports Gear:
Some snorkeling gear is available at the villa. Dive and snorkeling trips available nearby...moreless
Pool / Spa
Large 33,000 gallon horizon edge salt water pool with swim up bar, fiber optic waterfall and laminar flow water feature, and 2,000 sq ft tiled deck area. LED lighting with remote control color. ...moreless
Summer season Apr 19 - Dec 18, 2015 5 night min stay
Christmas Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter Jan 3 - Apr 16, 2016 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$99
Rates quoted are for 1 to 4 persons, add 15% for 5 to 8 persons and 30% for 9 to 12 persons. There is also a $500 refundable damage deposit. More details and answers to any questions upon inquiry for availability. Christmas New Years holiday 7 day minimum stay applies. Christmas Holiday rate is $2,000 per day with 7 day minimum stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Why the Owner Chose Little Bay: It was love at first site when we first ventured off the main road into South Sound. The drive was like nothing we had ever experienced. The road first passes along the waterfront beach with palm trees, then past a horse stable and working farm with cows grazing. At the end of the this short drive we arrived at the unspoiled Virgin Gorda we were seeking. The road opens out onto a stunning sea view facing into the gentle trade winds. We knew we had found our own Caribbean paradise, our 'Anam Cara.'
So in 2007 the adventure of building began. Our goal was to create a retreat where families and friends could gather in an unforgettable setting. A place for renewal and sharing. A place for remembering the important things in life like laughter and love. At the same time we wanted to respect and minimize the impact on this very special setting. We were the first house in the BVI to use the environmentally friendly ICF building process. We also wanted to take advantage of the natural cooling and refreshing trade winds in the architectural layout. Other 'green features' include dual grey water recycling systems for the gardens, cool roof technology and other 'green building' systems. All the rain water from the roof is captured for reuse in a large cistern. We wanted to keep the electric usage (and our bill!) low by using energy efficient water systems and lots of LED lighting. There is very little night time light pollution which makes for spectacular star gazing as well. There is no noise pollution as the only sounds are from the birds above and the sea gently rolling along the offshore coral reef.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Anam cara is an Irish language term meaning 'soul friend.'
According to Celtic spiritual tradition, the soul shines all around the body like a luminous cloud. When you are very open, appreciative, and trusting with another person, your two souls flow together. This deeply felt bond with another person means you have found your anam cara, or 'Soul Friend.' Your anam cara always beholds your light and beauty, and accepts you for who you truly are. In Celtic spirituality, the anam cara friendship awakens the fullness and mystery of your life. You are joined in an ancient and eternal union with humanity that cuts across all barriers of time, convention, philosophy, and definition. When you are blessed with an anam cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home.
We hope that our home in Virgin Gorda will become your own 'Anam Cara'.