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Grape Tree - Lovely Vacation Cottage Just 5-Minutes Walk To The Baths!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2-Bedroom / 2-Bath Cottage Close To Shopping, Restaurants, & The Best Beaches.

Grape Tree, previously called Fat Chance Villa, is a 2-bedroom house ideally located close to the best beaches on Virgin Gorda. The house is in an exclusive residential neighborhood just a few minutes walk to The Baths and only a few minutes more to Spring Bay. At Grape Tree you are also just minutes by car from a dozen restaurants, the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor, and most of the island’s shopping.

Grape Tree is situated on a unique multi-acre property surrounded by giant boulders and tropical vegetation. The rock formations specific to this part of Virgin Gorda make this villa’s setting a truly unique Caribbean experience.

Grape Tree’s bedrooms both feature private baths with outdoor showers. To maximize the flexibility in sleeping arrangements, both bedrooms feature (2) twin-sized mattresses that can be separated or joined together to form a king-sized bed. One of the bedrooms also features a built-in bunk bed that is suitable for children up to 7 years of age. While the house typically sleeps a maximum of 4 people we do make exceptions for larger groups with young children.

Grape Tree features numerous options for enjoying the property’s outdoor spaces. Both of Grape Tree’s bedrooms have french doors that provide direct access to a sitting porch. The rear of the house has an extensive patio that has numerous seating options. The patio also has a gas bbq and a shaded dining table. Lastly, there is an elevated wooden deck located at the rear of the property. From this elevated vantage point guests have expansive views of the surrounding area.

Down the road from Grape Tree, visitors will find Mad Dog’s Beach Bar – a daytime only establishment and home to the best Pina Colada in the BVI. Just past Mad Dog’s guests have easy access to the Top Of The Baths restaurant and it’s public pool and bar.

Grape Tree has cable television, wi-fi Internet, and an ipod dock for playing music. Its reasonable rates and desirable location make Grape Tree an ideal choice for a memorable Virgin Gorda vacation.


Virgin Gorda is best known for the collection of massive granite boulders on its southern peninsula at an area called The Baths. These boulders are the result of ancient volcanic eruptions that pushed these giant boulders up to the earth’s surface. The boulders range in size from just few feet to 60 feet tall.

At The Baths, the boulders make for some incredible snorkeling and offer unlimited opportunities for fun. There are caves to swim in, arches to climb, ledges to jump off, and narrow passages to walk, wade, or swim through.

For rock climbers, the rock formations found in this area offer a Bouldering paradise. Grape Tree Villa is a few minutes walk from The Baths and the house sits amongst a giant boulder field. The property is filled with limitless climbing opportunities. Grape Tree Villa is the perfect destination for climbers looking to make the most of their time on Virgin Gorda!

* Grape Tree is managed by Villas Virgin Gorda.

** Villas Virgin Gorda has a climbing pad that we are happy to lend you.

Keywords: The Baths, Spring Bay, Bouldering

More Details

Property Manager
Christi Maddox
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017


Virgin Gorda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Gorgeous outdoor shower
    Twin - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Gorgeous outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , King bed or can be converted to 2 singles
    Twin - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds - can be converted to King
    Bunk - 1 bunk bed , Bunk room - off the twin bedroom
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is located on three acres of land and is very private. It is 1 minute walk from the Mad Dog bar (best rum punch on the island) on a quiet road and less than 5 minutes walk to the Baths. The house has several decks with sea views and is nestled among some of the huge boulders that Virgin Gorda is famous for. It is conveniently located to both Spanish Town as well as two of the islands best restaurants, the Mineshaft and the Rock.


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Grape Tree - Lovely Vacation Cottage Just 5-Minutes Walk To The Baths!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Southport, CT

A fabulous vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at Fat Chance and the accommodations could not have been better! The house is clean, open and airy. Two beautiful outdoor showers (attached to the inside bathrooms) were a unique bonus. Outdoors, there are a number of options for seating ...including a gorgeous patio overlooking the breathtaking island. The house is walking distance to the beach, The Baths and Mad Dog. The owner was incredibly helpful with sightseeing suggestions and all my questions. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT

Exceeded expectations!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently visited Grapetree with friends for a week and didn't want to leave! Virgin Gorda is an absolutely spectacular island and Grapetree is a wonderful place to stay.

Grapetree is spacious, extremely clean, stylishly decorated and cozy. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals and it was extremely helpful to have the a grocery store located only a few minutes away. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and each have their own outdoor shower. The stone showers are beautiful and were enjoyed after long days at the beach. The main living room was spacious and cozy a great place to relax and read a book. We were particularly impressed with all of the patios and decks on the property. My friends and I took advantage of the decks off the bedroom in the morning while enjoying breakfast and coffee. Then we enjoyed another one of the decks off the back of the property, that provided outstanding star gazing, while enjoying late night drinks in the evening. The outdoor patio has a grill and dining set which we also enjoyed for meals.

The temperatures were well into the 80's during our stay and Grapetree remained amazingly cool and comfortable. There are ceiling and floor fans if you need them.

The location is fabulous, close to the beach, restaurants, shops and Mad Dog pub- a great happy hour spot!

The owner is extremely helpful and easy to work with. Overall we had a wonderful time, would love to go back and stay here!!! Highly recommend... look no further for a fantastic Virgin Gorda get away!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT USA

Beautiful Home with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Grape Tree is a hidden gem. I stayed with a few friends and it was just perfect.

Beautiful and well kept grounds with plenty of different areas to enjoy the amazing VG weather including the stunning over view deck. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of space for everyone to gather.The bedrooms were a great size and the outdoor showers connected to the bathrooms were unforgettable! Mad Dog, a local outdoor bar is just steps away as well as the Baths. The beach is a lovely walk down the road, which is breathtaking. I would recommend this home to anyone traveling to VG, it was a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for 4 days and were very, very pleased. From the house, it is a short walk to the entrance to the Baths and the Mad Dog eatery. In the backyard are some wonderful boulders that are fun to climb. The various decks and patios are a delight to have dinner or late night drinks on. The kitchen had everything you need. We would have preferred air conditioning, but there were ample fans to keep you cool enough. Howard was a pleasure to work with, answering every question and meeting us at the dock and putting a few things in the fridge to start us off. The ability to go the Baths early and late, thus avoiding the boat crowd, was magical. Howard had mentioned that the 5th and 6th beds were child-sized, but our 5'4" daughter slept comfortably enough in one of them, with an inch or two to spare.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

Great Virgin Gorda Base at Great Price

  • 5 of 5

As family of 5 taking first trip to Virgin Gorda, we were looking for reasonably priced place with great location in recognition that most days would be spent out and about. Fat Chance is a short walk to "Top of the Baths", one of the best views in all of Southern Virgin Gorda. From there you walk down paths to either Devils Bay or The Baths for great snorkling. A short walk the other way is the trailhead for Spring Bay National Park a beautiful beach from which you can reach Little Trunk Bay and Trunk Bay. Those are all of the best beaches in Southern Virgin Gorda and Fat Chance is a great place to relax in the evening, grilling or enjoying the boulders and the flowers. It is only 5-7minutes to Spanish Town and the harbor, and only 30 minutes to the north side. Fat Chance is a great base camp from which to enjoy Virgin Gorda and all the BVI's have to offer, recognizing you will be out and about most days. You would need a car but that is the only limitation. Recommend it highly

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved your stay and our little house as much as we do. Thank you for leaving a review - please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you and we look forward to coming to stay again! Kind regards, The owners.
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New York, NY

Beautiful House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent several days at Fat Chance as we were on the island to attend a wedding at a nearby resort. The house was clean, spacious and very airy; although the days were hot, the house is well ventilated and always had a very nice breeze (plus every room has ceiling fans). The location is great, just a short drive from the airport and a short walk from beautiful beaches - the Baths, Devil's Bay - shopping at the Top of the Baths and bars/restaurants.

The hosts are terrific, very friendly and helpful. I would gladly recommend this property to anyone and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Virgin Gorda
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Mad Dog
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ferry Dock, Spanish Town
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little Dix Bay
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Mad Dog
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
The Baths


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

NOTE: The rates quoted are for 1 to 4 guests. If a party has young children, we will consider groups of up to 6 guests. The cost of additional guests are $50.00/person per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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