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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Where to begin?! Our adventure began with a 45 minute ferry ride across the teal coloured waters of the Pacific. We were greeted by our gracious host, Ben, who took us to our little piece of paradise we were privileged to call home for one week. (Next time we are definitely staying longer)
The pictures you see are just but a glimpse of what Kerensa has to offer. This villa has all of the modern day conveniences you could want whilst maintaining the island charm we were looking for. The furnishings are both rustic AND comfortable. You have access to wifi, outdoor speakers, endless music selections, a big screen TV, movies (Netflix), a brand new Weber Bbq (my husband was thrilled) and telephone. The overall condition of the villa was SUPERB! Very clean and well kept. There was no shortage when it came to luxurious linens or supplies.
Ben, a 30 year resident of Tortola, was extremely helpful with the planning of our vacation. He made himself available whenever we called upon him and was eager to suggest places to visit on the island.
The panoramic views from your VERY private 'nest' are spectacular! In morning we would wake to the breathtaking views and sounds of the ocean from our four poster, very comfy bed. In the evening we would pour a glass of wine, turn on some music and watch the sun set directly in front of us!
We planned To rent a car mid week to travel the island but to tell you the truth, once we were there, we had no desire to leave!! We were able to walk down to Brewers Bay (15 min walk) which had a lovely beach but couldn't wait to get back to the villa for a swim in the infinity pool and to watch the sunset! I'm still smiling as I write this!!
Prior to our arrival I ordered all of our groceries, wine etc on line. The grocers deliver free of charge so when we arrived all we had to do was throw on our bathing suits and jump in the pool... SEAMLESS!!
My husband and I have traveled many places. This is our 5th year renting with VR.com and KERENSA is the only place we woukd return to! Thank you Ben.... We'll see you next year!!!"
Guest: LmelDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
"This is our 4th trip to Tortola, and this is by far the best place we have stayed. 3 bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom, plus a little studio apartment as a 4th bedroom plus bathroom and mini-kitchen. It has a nice swimming pool (actually pretty deep, maybe 7 feet at the deepest point?), lovely landscaping, and incredible views of all the sailboats at Soper's Hole and Frenchman's Key from the villa's perch on the mountain. Stove/oven was professional grade, and the outdoor grill was huge! The kitchen was the best-stocked with pans/plates/utinsils/small appliances of ANY VBRO house we have stayed in in the world! Bathrooms in the "west wing" have outdoor showers; lovely during the day or at night to shower under the stars! (though some animal/bird kept stealing the bar soap! Ha!) Beds were comfortable - kings were two twin beds put together, and all bedrooms had mosquito nets, air conditioners and fans. Wifi worked fine. Location was great - close to Soper's Hole and away from cruise ship traffic of Road Town, but within a half hour of many restaurants and beaches and walking distance to West End ferry terminal. Susan (owner) and Debs (manager) were really helpful before and during our stay with recommendations for restaurants, etc and were very responsive to our questions and emails. Restaurants nearby that we enjoyed were D'CoalPot (casual), Bananakeet (casual) and Sugar Mill Inn (fine dining). We enjoyed the beaches Cane Garden Bay (on a NON CRUISE SHIP DAY or around sunset!! otherwise it is miserably crowded) for SUP and relaxing (and Quito's there is also a good place to eat!), Brewer's Bay and Smuggler's Cove for snorkeling. We did a fun day sail with Kuralu which everybody else besides me enjoyed, and Captain Gary was very polite as I proceeded to retch over the side of his lovely vessel literally ALL DAY... :D We also had the MOST INCREDIBLE fresh cinnabuns from Susan's recommended baker Craig.
1. Water in the BVI tastes terrible no matter where we have stayed. :) A filtering water bottle like one by Camelback really helped the taste on this trip.
2. The driveway for this house is really steep and narrow, and for our SUV we had to back down it as there was no room to turn around. Have people stand outside and help you as you back down the first few times. :)
3. You can have Riteway, the main grocery store put provisions in the house to be there when you arrive - really helpful if you arrive at night!"
Guest: JustineDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
"We had never been to the BVI before and I have to say that Roz and Barry really took great care of us with this fabulous home. The home is sizeable and allows for extreme comfort for 12 people. The views were unbelievable and the staff was willing to help with anything. The roads in Tortola and up to the house are not for the lax driver, so you definitely need the 4 wheel drive (we used it all the time on the hills) but it sure made for some great adventures all around the island. Thanks to all at Summer Heights we recommend it highly and would love to come back soon."
Guest: LynnDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 2015
Highly recommend Moonstone Villa and the services of Villas of Tortola!
"Sam (property manager/Villas of Tortola) was extremely helpful. She responded quickly to my availability request and questions. She gave us useful suggestions and contact info for various vendors. It was a last minute trip and we were undecided on a property; Sam enticed us with a discount on the weekly rate. We gladly accepted. Unfortunately, they can’t accept credit cards but Sam reserved the villa without usual upfront payment (there was no time to mail it). We gave a check for the rent /security immediately upon arrival. All arrangements were done via email so no international calls needed. It was hassle free! We rented a SUV from Jerry’s. Jerry was waiting when we got off the ferry and took us to our rental. BTW... Tortola roads are insane. The SUV was a necessity. Sam’s assistant Kia was promptly waiting for us at Jerry’s (great personal service). We followed her to the property. She gave us a quick tour. The Penthouse is exactly as the photos/description depict. Clean, well maintained and has what you need for a comfortable stay. The vaulted ceiling is great. It really makes it feel bright, open and airy. The bed is comfortable. The view is incredible. We loved the two comfy chairs looking out to the ocean, the patio and the fact that the sliding door opens all the way up. They even have a full screen – which you don’t always find in the Caribbean. The kitchenette has all the basics and was stocked with a big jug of drinking water. We never used the TV. There is no WiFi. They did not advertise it, I wrongly assumed they would have it. Sam later explained it’s hopefully being installed in the villa soon. It was actually nice to “disconnect”. Long Bay beach is great, especially if you like to walk the beach. Forewarning, it’s a hike up the hill and then stairs to get to the unit. This may not be suitable for all. The drive up hill to the condo can be scary – but common for Tortola! We had one slight snafu. Our last night we returned late to find out the renters downstairs locked us out. (When we first arrived Kia suggested we leave the key for the shared door in a designated hiding spot. It worked all week with the other renters. When the new renters came in they must not have known it was ours and took it). Anyway, a few expensive calls later, Sam’s husband quickly responded and had someone from the Long Bay Resort let us in. Not ideal but things happen. Sam’s team responded well and she very apologetic for the mishap! Great overall experience!"
Guest: Jenette S.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 11, 2015