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For a Truly Magical Vacation, Magic Castle Villa

(31 Reviews)

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From Main house through Master Bedroom Pavilion


Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Magic Castle is a spacious, open and airy two bedroom villa perched on the side of a valley overlooking Little Bay Beach, Guana Island, and the Caribbean Sea. This red tile roofed far-eastern pagoda is like a fairy tale from another land. Magic Castle is surrounded by a 2 1/2 acre estate of tropical gardens and natural woodlands, entered by electronic gate and long shaded driveway. Fruit and vegetables grow on the property in season.

The entrance opens into the living and dining areas, with a well equipped gourmet kitchen. Doors open all around onto the garden-edged pool terrace and wide covered al fresco dining deck. Soaring vaulted ceilings throughout add to the expansive feeling. There are ceiling fans in every room.

The Master Bedroom Pavilion is separated from the rest of the villa by a sparkling 8x30 ft. SOLAR HEATED swimming pool and is wrapped by a covered deck with hammock and seating areas enjoying the magnificent panoramic view. Screen sliders on opposite sides of the room allow the balmy Caribbean breezes to pass across the pool and right over the King size bed in the middle of the large room. Adjacent is the Hot Tub, romantic under the sun or stars. All private.

A second bedroom and bath is located in the main house where either twins or a king bed can be requested. Relaxing and comfortable, this Magical setting is perfect for couples or small families. Children over 8 years old welcome.

The Little Bay Beach, just below, has been declared the best beach on Tortola by my guests. Usually deserted except for weekends. It is a few minutes walk or drive downhill. Many excellent restaurants, grocery stores, shopping and water sports activities are within 5-10 minutes drive. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Most rental cars are 4WD.

The owner/manager of Magic Castle and her elusive cat Ming and good watchdog Rocket live in an apartment below the villa behind a curtain of flowering vines. No part of the villa can be seen from there, assuring your privacy. She's there if you have questions.

Keywords: Villa, Hot Tub, Heated Pool, Spacious, Cool
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters 25, children--8 yrs....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Must be 8 years old or more due to unprotected pool and distance of children's bedroom from parents in Master BR Suite....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside and on the decks....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    There is already a dog on the grounds....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The villa is basically one level except for 6 inch curb or 4 inch drop into the showers. A special path was built from a parking area to detour the front steps. One bathroom has a doorway not passable with the normally wide wheelchair, but the Master bath is fine. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to king. A single size airbed is also available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • The Master Bath has an open view, screened shower; a bidet. There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water for rinsing off after the beach. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrella, beach bags, coolers, hammock, mini-fridge in Master Bedroom Pavilion, telescope, hair dryers, extra outdoor shower, electronic entry gate to this 2.6 acre Estate, Massage Therapist next door. No A/C, but ceiling fans in every room--very open and airy. Owner shares fruit and vegetables from garden when available....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Dozens of books, fiction, reference, cook books, travel, garden, medical....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player:


  • DVD Player:


  • Games:

    Lots of puzzles, games, and cards....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Over 100 CD's...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Satellite TV with 30+ music channels...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Overlooks Little Bay Beach, just below villa, as well as Guana Island and Caribbean Sea. The beach is a 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive downhill....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Over the hill 5 minutes to East End there are many services. Road Town with the largest grocers, shops, banks, etc., is a 15 minute drive. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of the mountains on Guana Island and across the adjacent valley....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Little Bay Beach is 10 minutes walk downhill. This beach is usually deserted, and awesome! A spectacular view of the north coast of Tortola, Guana Island and the Caribbean Sea. All sand, no rocks....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Overlooks Guana Island and a wide view of the sea to the north....moreless

  • Rural:

    Natural woodlands surround most of the house. We are considered 'in the country.'...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Long teakwood table in the Dining Rm seats 6, Half round table at center island in the kitchen seats 4 for casual munching. Outdoor table on the covered deck seats 6, plus small tables....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Free wireless throughout house....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private gas dryer, and solar/wind dryer outside, clothespins included!...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wireless throughout house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens--mattress pad, sheets, pillows, blankets, bedspread....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room, four screened double doors give view, receive breeze. Seats 5 plus additional chairs. Satellite 34 inch flat screen TV, DVD. Stereo CD, tape, AM, FM receiver....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Electronic gate entry and private drive, parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Electronic Gate entry and private drive....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Private line....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Includes bath, kitchen and beach/spa towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private machine; front loader....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free throughout house....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Neighbor Nancy is a Sushi chef! Delivers very fresh. A private chef can cook on premises....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    There is also a coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    plus 2 blenders, mixers, waffle make, manual ice cream maker, toaster, toaster oven, coffee grinder, coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extra dishes and utensils for wedding parties, or otherwise....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    With ice maker using super filtrated rain water....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large gourmet kitchen with center island and large oven, all major and many small appliances. Many condiments and spices provided. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Large electric oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, paper towels, napkins, plastic items provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large 2 vertical doors frig Has ice and water dispenser with super filter....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas cooktop with 4 burners....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Four slice adjustable, also a toaster oven....moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around wooden deck approx 2700 sq. ft., much of it covered, plus patio between pool and garden....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    with alfresco dining....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    8x30 ft. Solar Heated between the two buildings. ...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,675 $8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10%


The rates given are for 1-2 persons, except for the Holiday Season when up to 4 persons are permitted. For 3-4 persons, a $300 surcharge is added during Standard Season, $500 during Winter Season. Rates may change without notice. The minimum age for children is 8 yrs, due to the unprotected pool. I already have a dog, so pets are not accepted. Damage deposit waived if Honor System is accepted.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Terrence Lettsome Airport on Beef Island, EIS
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tamarind Club & Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Road Town for everything, also Trellis Bay & W End
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Blackburn Hwy along the S coast
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Turtles in Lambert Beach Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Little Bay just below villa

Car: Necessary

Day trips by ferry or small aircraft to adjacent islands--each one unique. A must see is the Baths on Virgin Gorda. Helicopter tours, world acclaimed Full Moon Party at Trellis Bay or Bomba Shack, Performing Arts Series at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Oct to May, sailing regattas, Emancipation Festival first Monday in August with parade, Botanic Gardens, Sage Mountain National Park, historic sites.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: For 20 years, Eva, and her now late husband Alan, owned and operated Baskin in the Sun, a scuba diving facility in the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Haiti and then Tortola. Currently, Eva is the science lab manager at the local community college HLSCC, in addition to managing Magic Castle as a rental villa. She is active in local eco and conservation groups, such as Reef Check and the Association of Reef Keepers, as well as a member of the college's Green Committee and advisor to the student Environmental Clubs. Gardening is a hobby she pursues, when there is time! Having spent many years in the tourist industry, she enjoys getting to know the many different guests she hosts, and ensuring they have the best time ever.

Why the Owner Chose Tortola, British Virgin Islands:
Little Bay is a quiet valley with a magnificent and nearly private beach. The view from the villa overlooks Guana Island and the Caribbean Sea. Magic Castle was built as our home. At first, the studio apartment below was rented, and my husband and I lived upstairs. Now, as a single, I live in the apartment, and rent the spacious home on the main level. Luckily, it has the location and design that is perfect for a vacation rental! You have complete privacy, but I am nearby if you need me.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The villa is surrounded by natural woodlands on a 2 1/2 acre gated estate. This not only ensures your privacy, but is a natural habitat for chirping birds and other harmless critters. The night sounds will lull you to sleep! There are watersports facilities, restaurants, grocery stores, and other beaches and activities within 10 mins drive. An island tour will bring you to many beaches, trails on Sage Mountain National Park, marinas with many shops, busy Road Town, and much more. Other BV Islands are accessible by ferry, including Virgin Gorda where a trip to the Baths is a must. The villa is cool, airy, and very relaxing.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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  • From Main house through Master Bedroom Pavilion

    From Main house through Master Bedroom Pavilion

  • Serenity in Little Bay

    Serenity in Little Bay

  • Romantic Hot Tub

    Romantic Hot Tub

  • Deck to Main House

    Deck to Main House

  • On a Breezy Hillside

    On a Breezy Hillside

  • Entrance by the Pond

    Entrance by the Pond

  • Eva with large papaya in the garden.

    Eva with large papaya in the garden.

  • Master Bedroom Suite looking out towards the pool and main building.

    Master Bedroom Suite looking out towards the pool and main building.

  • Fun on the hammock!

    Fun on the hammock!

  • View from Master Suite Shower

    View from Master Suite Shower

  • Carnival in August

    Carnival in August

  • The path to Eva's apartment

    The path to Eva's apartment

  • A Magical Oasis

    A Magical Oasis

  • Al fresco dining

    Al fresco dining

  • View from Master Bedroom Pavilion

    View from Master Bedroom Pavilion

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Little Bay Beach and the North Coast of Tortola

    Little Bay Beach and the North Coast of Tortola

  • Meditation Pond by the Entrance

    Meditation Pond by the Entrance

  • Living Room has doors all around--open and airy.

    Living Room has doors all around--open and airy.

  • View from Master Bedroom Suite--Guana Island and the Caribbean Sea

    View from Master Bedroom Suite--Guana Island and the Caribbean Sea

  • A Tortolan Christmas Tree

    A Tortolan Christmas Tree

  • A Sunset

    A Sunset

  • Our watchdog Rocket and her neighbor pal Stanley

    Our watchdog Rocket and her neighbor pal Stanley

  • Your hostess, Eva

    Your hostess, Eva

VRBO #187116

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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