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Boulder House-Private Hilltop with Incred. Views-Free Vehicle!

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Deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor and Cow Hill

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

The Valley house description

Virgin Gorda is one of nature's little secrets and the Boulder House and it's Cedar Guest House (see other listing) provide a haven for you to enjoy panoramic views in all directions. You will experience these commanding views from the three decks that surround the houses as well as from every room. Each room opens to the decks where you are immersed in lush tropical gardens and views overlooking the Caribbean Sea to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the surrounding Valley and Gorda Peak. Sailboats dot the horizon in spectacular panoramic views that will take your breath away. The decks are the perfect place to absorb one of the Caribbean's fabulous sunsets as the sun fades behind the mountains of the island-dotted Caribbean.

The house takes it's name from the large boulder around which the house is built. It features two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with a full bed and a twin bed. Inside, full-length louvered windows on all exterior walls permit you to fully enjoy the ever-present tropical breezes. Common areas are a combined living and dining area, a full bath and a fully equipped kitchen. The cedar guest house has an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms if you are traveling with a larger group. We provide gas grills for your barbecue needs. Enjoy preparing a meal at your leisure and dining on your own private deck overlooking the oceans.

We will arrange for our on-island manager to greet you at the airport or ferry dock upon your arrival. You will then be escorted to our property where you will be orientated to our villa. Six mornings a week, Shirley, our domestic assistant, will provide limited daily maid service.

The three-acre hilltop setting affords a unique measure of privacy and freedom, yet is only a few minutes from any of the island's best beaches, restaurants, and shops. The hill-top is within walking distance from Spanish Town and the Yacht Harbor however, WE OFFER FREE USE OF OUR VEHICLE which truly opens up the island for your personal enjoyment.

Virgin Gorda has a population of about 3500 and a total area of 21 square kilometers (about 7 miles). It is the second largest of the British Virgin Islands. The island is know for the beauty of its more than 15 white sand beaches - often framed by huge boulders; as well as for it's tranquil turquoise waters. Beaches are wonderfully serene and peaceful and we are happy to advise you how to access the best ones. With the exception of the famous Baths, beaches are rarely crowded. Virgin Gorda's climate is nearly perfect year round and rain is rare. Island locals are gentle and friendly people. The island's marvelous and secluded beaches are one of it's most treasured secrets. Bring your snorkel equipment and submerge yourself in the endless undersea delights that this island's oceans have to offer.

The Boulder House and our nearby Cedar House (see separate listing-VRBO#288911) are owned and operated by the Hunter family in a partnership called Hunter Homes, Ltd. The Hunter family has made Virgin Gorda a second home for more than three decades. We love to share our homes with both newcomers as well as our regular annual visitors. For this reason, we keep our rates quite modest. For this reason, and in fairness to our faithful returning guests, we cannot offer further "special deals". Our guests know we are...a special deal.

For additional information and many more photos, please visit our website link below. You may also check our website for additional openings and availability. If the Boulder House calendar looks full, please contact us anyway so we can put you on our waiting list or possibly place you in the Cedar House.

We look forward to sharing our island experience with you!

Keywords: House, Family home

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available
          • Car Included
          • Daily Maid Service

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed:

            On outside decks only....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • FREE USE OF VEHICLE, Radio, Stove, Cooking Utensils provided - everything from a salad spinner to a garlic press, Coffee maker, Blender, Bath towels, Beach towels, Folding beach chairs, Books, Limited Daily Maid Service except Sunday, Deck furniture, DSL Broadband Internet and Wireless Internet available. Some refreshments in the refrigerator upon arrival, Childcare available through Tropical Nannies...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Safe
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          2014 Summer Season
                          May 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $250 $270
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,750

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          Christmas Week
                          Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,555
                          flat fee
                          2014-15 Winter Season
                          Dec 20 - Apr 30, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $321 $350
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,250

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          2015 Summer Season
                          May 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $250 $270
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,750

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $350
                          $2,275

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 7%

                          Notes:

                          All quoted rates are for the first two guests. Additional adults are $30 per person/night. Children 3-18 are $25/night each.

                          Christmas Week rate is for the first 4 guests. Additional persons at the above rates.

                          50% required at time of booking.

                          Balance due 30 days before arrival.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/20/2014
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                          Location

                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          VIJ- Virgin Gorda, EIS, Tortola, SJU-San Juan
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          10-12 within
                          0.4 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Speedy's
                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          not on this Island
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          10-12 within
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Huh?! Water ski rental only
                          0.8 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          All south beaches (9 of them)

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Listen to Bands & Music, Sun bathing, Restaurants - Chez Bamboo/Little Dix Bay/The Mine Shaft/Bath and Turtle/The Rock Cafe & more, Library, Windsurfing on Island, Reading, Dancing under the stars to a steel band

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1970

                          About the owner: Hunter Homes Ltd. had its beginnings in 1970 before paved roads and electricity came to Virgin Gorda. Our father/grandfather, David Hunter, purchased our three-acre hilltop and began construction of the Cedar House as his dream retirement home. Construction of the Boulder House followed in 1982, and in 1992, ownership of the houses, and the rental business, passed to his four children. We, his children and grandchildren, have maintained and managed the property ever since and love sharing our second home with others. When you contact us, you are dealing with Us, the owners, not a rental corporation dealing with many properties. We will take the time to answer your questions and be sure we are meeting your vacation needs and expectations. We hope to hear from you. Steve Hunter - Manager(since 1992) and Rental Agent(since 2009)


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                          Photos

                          • Deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor and Cow Hill

                            Deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor and Cow Hill

                          • The Ford Ranger seats up to 6 with room for beach gear.

                            The Ford Ranger seats up to 6 with room for beach gear.

                          • If your group is large enough, rent both the Boulder & Cedar houses & enjoy!

                            If your group is large enough, rent both the Boulder & Cedar houses & enjoy!

                          • Northeast deck overlooking the Atlantic and Gorda Peak

                            Northeast deck overlooking the Atlantic and Gorda Peak

                          • Our Boulder House has stunning views of The Valley with exceptional privacy!

                            Our Boulder House has stunning views of The Valley with exceptional privacy!

                          • Our two Ford Ranger Pickups.  Free use of one included with your home rental.

                            Our two Ford Ranger Pickups. Free use of one included with your home rental.

                          • A comfortable laid-back vacation environment. Have friends join you.

                            A comfortable laid-back vacation environment. Have friends join you.

                          • Variety of flowering trees, bushes, cacti and boulders grace the 3 acre hilltop.

                            Variety of flowering trees, bushes, cacti and boulders grace the 3 acre hilltop.

                          • Gorda Peak, the VG airport, and Taddy Bay to the northeast.

                            Gorda Peak, the VG airport, and Taddy Bay to the northeast.

                          • West bedroom - Boulder House

                            West bedroom - Boulder House

                          • Free use of our included Ford Ranger gives you freedom and space to go anywhere.

                            Free use of our included Ford Ranger gives you freedom and space to go anywhere.

                          • Memories for a lifetime at The Baths

                            Memories for a lifetime at The Baths

                          • Our wrap-around decks make any time of day a terrific place to island-watch!

                            Our wrap-around decks make any time of day a terrific place to island-watch!

                          • The Boulder house living room has screened louvers on all sides.

                            The Boulder house living room has screened louvers on all sides.

                          • To the beach, a meal out or just sight-seeing, our truck is a fun way to go!

                            To the beach, a meal out or just sight-seeing, our truck is a fun way to go!

                          • Always a smile on your face when you leave The Mad Dog! Edith guarantees it!

                            Always a smile on your face when you leave The Mad Dog! Edith guarantees it!

                          • Every evening a different sunset. Enjoy it from our west deck.

                            Every evening a different sunset. Enjoy it from our west deck.

                          • The views change through the day, but always stunning.

                            The views change through the day, but always stunning.

                          • Queen Bedroom overlooking the gardens. Tall louvers bring the beauty indoors.

                            Queen Bedroom overlooking the gardens. Tall louvers bring the beauty indoors.

                          • Still another great sunset to complete the day!

                            Still another great sunset to complete the day!

                          • Boulder House Bathroom -All the basics!

                            Boulder House Bathroom -All the basics!

                          • Great sunsets - Front row seats each evening!

                            Great sunsets - Front row seats each evening!

                          • Our location - Hunter Homes - Cedar and Boulder Houses

                            Our location - Hunter Homes - Cedar and Boulder Houses

                          • Little Trunk Bay at sunset.

                            Little Trunk Bay at sunset.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, November 20, 2014

                          $250 - $350 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                          • Calendar last updated: 11/20/2014
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