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Villa Matija - Eco-Friendly, Luxurious Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Villa Matija is nestled comfortably into the hillside overlooking Brewers Bay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands

Allow yourself a little luxury and be eco-friendly at the same time! Villa Matija (pronounced ma-TEE-ya) sits above Brewers Bay with an outstanding view of Jost Van Dyke and several other smaller cays & islands. On a clear day you can see Puerto Rico (about 70 miles away)!

Stay at Villa Matija and enjoy the beauty and comfortable climate of the Caribbean with all the comforts of home at your fingertips. Villa Matija is very comfortable for up to four people. The house has two master suites only, one with a private deck & outdoor shower, the other with direct access to the villa's porch, deck & plunge pool. The downstairs bedroom can be set up with a king size bed or two twins. This makes Villa Matija ideal for two couples or a family of four. A modern kitchen and home theatre/living room with a 58' plasma TV and surround sound make it a great place to stay home and relax. Generous outdoor space flows effortlessly inside giving the feel of being outside while inside or the other way around if you prefer (great when there's a passing rain shower!)

Villa Matija is partially powered with solar energy using two solar hot water panels and twelve photovoltaic (PV) panels. Instead of a generator powered by fossil fuel Villa Matija has an alternative energy system that can run the house for modest amounts of time with little attention and quite some time with careful energy management. And don’t worry, our solar hot water is backed up by a traditional hot water heater that provides an abundant supply of hot water whatever time of day you need to shower. While both bedrooms have air conditioning, we encourage our guests to leave the windows open at night with the fan on and the AC off to experience the local climate. Most evenings are cool with very pleasant sleeping weather.

Brewers Bay beach, one of the most beautiful in the BVI, is just a 3 minute drive down the hill. Cane Garden Bay, another favorite BVI beach, is a short 10 minute drive. Road Town, the capital of the BVI is also a 10 minute drive away, yet when you’re at Villa Matija, you feel like you’re in another world!

Enjoy the beaches, snorkeling or just lounge at the house. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be glad you chose Villa Matija as your home when you visit the BVI.

Keywords: Vacation Villa

More Details

Jessica Cadette-Zurich
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Road Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs bedroom has King size bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Bedroom on main floor can be two twins or a king with two twins 'kissed' together
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Stereo system has an iPod dock so you can play your favorite music on the house's Bose system


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(54 traveler reviews)

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Villa Matija - Eco-Friendly, Luxurious Getaway
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews

We couldn't have asked for a better vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Villa Matija and couldn't have asked for a better vacation! Once we arrived on the ferry Tom and Jessica met us at the ferry and we followed them up to the house. They showed us around and explained everything quickly and very thoroughly. The pictures were exactly as we found the house. Everything was very clean and well cared for.

The views over Brewers Bay were stunning. It is a short drive down to the beach that was deserted most of the times we went. Nicole's beach bar was also closed every time we went. I am not sure what the hours are.

We went out to dinner every night and explored the island. We went to Pussers, D'Coal Pot, Red Hook, and Myetts. The food was very good everywhere except the Myetts. That is a place to go more for the atmosphere which is right on the beach.

There is still a fair amount of disrepair on the island since Irma last fall (not any at the villa though) Make sure to call anywhere you want to go because they may not be open and the websites do not reflect this. I would not let this stop you from vacationing here though. The island is beautiful and the people are fantastic. We wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Stunning Property with incredible Hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

Impeccable property with a stunning view and great little pool. 5 min drive from Cane Garden Bay and 10 min from Roadtown!! Will stay here again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I just returned home from 4 nights on Tortola in Jessica & Tom's house. They were easy to communicate with and quick to respond. My phone did not work while we were there so we communicated with them via email. Tom was at the ferry dock to take us to the house as soon as we arrived. I did not realize that it is extremely hilly there, the homes basically have no address and the driving is rather scary! Once you get the hang of it, it is not a big deal. We had an issue with the hot water heater as well as the rental car and both of those things were handled & fixed immediately. The element was out on the hot water heater and Tom came and fixed that the same day. On our way to the ferry dock, the service engine light came on in the car. Tom arranged for us to get another rental car and did not charge us for the day and a half we used their rental. A car is definitely needed for getting around the island and to the ferry docks to visit other islands. We took the ferry 2 days to Jost Van Dyke and took the Trellis Bay ferry to Scrub Island for the day. We also ate at Pusser's in Road Town as well as Myett's on Cane Garden Bay. We spent the golden hour on the beach there and had a wonderful time (and got some great pictures!) Tom & Jessica's hospitality was spot on and they made us feel very welcome. Everyone that we interacted with in the BVIs were extremely grateful and appreciative that visitors were returning. You cannot go wrong with this house! They have a nice tv with a DVD player as well as a sound system. They have plenty of movies to choose from but we never turned the tv on while we were there. The view, pool. outdoor shower and sleeping with all the windows open is truly something I will never forget. This house was perfect for 4 adults (2 couples) Tom, thank you so much for renting us your house for the second part of our honeymoon. We were extremely happy to come back and support the rebuilding efforts of the BVIs. This is a beautiful place and I will remember this trip for the rest of my life.

These things are only minor suggestions that I would point out:

More pillows are needed (especially for the downstairs bedroom)

Coffee filters for the coffee maker

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views - Second to none

  • 4 of 5

If you are renting a house on Tortola, this is the one to get. The views off the back deck overlooking Brewers Bay with JVD in the distance are worth it on their own.

Rent their SUV, explore the northern coastline. Driving the roads are better than any rollercoaster at any theme park.

Tom and Jessica will make sure you have all you need during your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful residence in great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Villa Matija was an authentically beautiful property. It had everything we needed for the week and offered views of Brewer's Bay and Jost Van Dyke that will literally take your breath away. Our favorite part of the day was convening on the patio for our "sunset drink," and watching the sun fall into the ocean. Much to our surprise, we loved all the wonderful noises of the trees surrounding the property. It was like being in a treehouse. I've never slept better! The privacy of this place is unparalleled. We enjoyed the collection of board games and DVDs at night after the sun went down. The things you read about Tom and Jessica are all true. They were absolute professionals from the moment we inquired about renting the property all the way to when they met us at the Ferry terminal upon arrival to Road Town and had unpacked our groceries which we had arranged to be delivered from Bobby's. All in all, it was a relaxing and wonderful honeymoon and we would highly recommend renting this property for either a family or couples getaway. Also- quick shoutout to Journeys health spa who sent 2 wonderful massage therapists to our villa one morning for massages. Additionally, we very much enjoyed our day sail with Aristocat charters which took us to Norman Island and the Indians for snorkeling. A great day trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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