Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot Tub and Stunning Views
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Perched on a hillside above a secluded Bay on Tortola’s North West coast and situated amongst large boulders and mature trees, is the uniquely idyllic retreat of “Kerensa” The house is built on a private 2 acre estate bordering Mount Healthy National Park. It was carefully designed to have minimal impact on the beautiful natural setting and take full advantage of the stunning panoramic views over the Islands and Bays of the North Shore. Far away from any other houses, most of the time, the only sounds you hear are the waves on the rocks far below....
By combining colourful Caribbean style with quirky antiques and flea market finds from Europe the owners have created an aesthetic, highly individual dwelling that delightfully complements the spectacular location. The house is simple, comfortable and well equipped with accommodation consisting of one bedroom, a bathroom, dining area and a kitchen / living room together with a covered veranda, a brick courtyard and wooden decks around an infinity edge pool and hot-tub area.
The bedroom has an elegant and very comfortable queen size bed with stylish antique furniture and polished wooden floors.There is also a very quiet A/C unit in the bedroom if you prefer to close the doors at night. Adjacent is a bathroom with a Turkish marble sink and a unique, private indoor/outdoor shower area. Fine quality towels and linens are provided.
The kitchen / main room is equipped with a professional Viking stove, stainless steel fridge with ice and water dispenser, coffee maker, blender, toaster and everything else you might need. There is also a quiet A/C unit to cool you down or you can simply open all the glass doors and let the breezes flow through. Outside the kitchen there's a modern Weber gas grill for Barbequing
The recently upgraded audio visual system includes high speed wifi, Bose 5:1 Surround sound, outdoor speakers, Samsung Smart TV and a powerful Sony receiver capable of connecting to many devices including guests own smartphones and tablets if you have your own music. Netflix and Spotify accounts are provided for streaming movies and music along with several other entertainment options. A local phone is available for your convenience with free local and US calls.
One of the loveliest features of Kerensa is the beautiful infinity edge pool. A sophisticated salt water chlorine generator system keeps the water crystal clear and gently sanitised without harsh chemicals. Lights in the pool can be controlled remotely from the house and depending on your mood, can be set to subtle fading colours, plain white (or even flashing disco!). There is also very private hot tub nestled among the boulders with a view across Shark Bay. Surrounded by fairy lights strung in the trees at night, the setting is truly magical.
Close by are the world class beaches of Brewers Bay (3 minutes by car) which features an uncrowded half mile of golden sand and superb snorkeling and Cane Garden Bay (10 minutes) with its’ famous beach and plethora of lively bars and restaurants. Just along the coast to the East are two stunning, white sand and very out of the way beaches - Trunk Bay and Rogues Bay, that you can often have just to yourself. Kerensa is centrally situated to explore the island. Roadtown (the capital) is 15 minutes over the hill on the South Shore.
Access from the public road is along a short unpaved track (a 4WD vehicle is advisable), once inside Kerensa' s remote-controlled electronic gate the driveway is fully paved. The parking area has been deliberately sited away from the house to preserve the natural ambience, with a series of steps (39 to be precise!) leading down to the house.
“Kerensa” is the Cornish word for love and if you’re looking for a unique and romantic retreat, "far from the madding crowd", look no further....
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Member since: 2007
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Nude Beach
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 29 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 17 - Apr 14, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 7%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: Jessica is a native born Tortolan while Ben is originally from Cornwall in the UK. We live a few miles along the coast from Kerensa with our two young children. We also run The Last Resort, a well known restaurant and bar in Trellis Bay
Why the Owner Chose Tortola, British Virgin Islands:
We bought the land in 1998 because of the seclusion and the amazing views and then built the house a few years later. We originally planned to build several villas on the large plot but loved the fact that Kerensa was so private that we decided to keep it that way.
- Primary: (284) 346-0460
- Secondary: (284) 346-0870 (British Virgin Islands)
garden and pool
Kerensa at night
sunset view from the pool
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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