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The Villa Oasis with boat & car, on Great Camanoe Island. Walk to beach & dock

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6), with exclusive use of boat and car.

The VILLA OASIS - Great Camanoe Island, British Virgin Islands. A tropical villa with 3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6) each with en suite bath (total 3.5 baths), and your exclusive use of BOAT and CAR.

The Villa Oasis - situated only 100 feet above the water - high enough to command the "Most beautiful views in the Caribbean,” yet close enough to stroll to the water's edge at the end of your driveway and enjoy the serene beach, private boat dock and clear, turquoise bay. All rooms have sea views. No traffic, and no need to drive to get to the water - but a 4-wheel drive Honda CRV (jeep-type) automatic comes with the house, just in case you desire it.*

Learn more about The Villa Oasis by visiting our own domain site: TheVillaOasis (dot) net.

From your private base at The Villa Oasis, explore our surrounding seas; discover pristine beaches, intimate views and the adventure of the tropics, or just spend the afternoon in the sun. And get reacquainted with life’s simple pleasures.

Play on soft, white sand under the shade of palm trees, collect unique sea shells, watch tropical fish from the dock as pelicans dive for their dinner, dine on the terrace with a view of seven islands, admire boats of all types sailing into the protected bay, and visit with cruising mariners from far away ports. Motorboat to small restaurants & beachfront bars – drift thru art & craft galleries - shop for tropical apparel & gifts. Join the nightlife, sing to live music played frequently at nearby Marina Cay (Pusser’s Hotel & Bar), Bellamy Cay (The Last Resort), Scrub Island Resort & Spa, or Trellis Bay (De Loose Mongoose). Boat across the bay to the Baths at Virgin Gorda - sail, swim, snorkel, dive & fish in your front yard, or just watch it all from the comfort of your own tropical villa.

An 18 foot motorboat with Bimini top, private dock space, and a private mooring ball for larger boats are all part of your luxury at The Villa Oasis.* Kite & windsurfing boards and fishing equipment are for rent at nearby Trellis Bay. Deep sea fishing expeditions, bareboat or crewed boat charters may be arranged with Villa Oasis bookings or independently. Beach-side bars, restaurants, gift shops and a small grocery store are a short boat-ride away.

All rooms, including bedrooms, have water views. Master bedroom has king size bed; the two other bedrooms each have queen beds. Each bedroom has its own bath & shower, air conditioning and ceiling fan, while the south-eastern exposure catches cooling trade winds that make A/C typically unnecessary. An idyllic location, only a 5 minute boat ride to the airport, yet The Villa Oasis does not overlook the airport and does not face the development on Scrub Island. Accessible to everything in the BVI, but a world apart from the noise and hassle of Tortola. Upon arrival at Tortola Airport (Beef Island- EIS), there is no need for a taxi. Just walk east about 100 meters to the boat dock in front of the quaint Trellis Bay Market for your scheduled transport to The Villa Oasis.

* Please Note: Experience with and knowledge of basic, small power boat handling is absolutely required of at lest one person in each party.

Great Camanoe, a relatively small, privately owned island about 2.5 miles long and a half mile to a mile wide, is widely considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Virgin Islands archipelago. It has various small bays, coves and beaches, and lies just 2 miles northeast of Tortola (and the airport), the capital and largest island of the British Virgin Islands. Great Camanoe is located between the sister islands of Tortola, Beef Island, Little Camanoe, Scrub Island , Marina Cay and Virgin Gorda. It has only about 40 seasonal residences. The inhabited portion of Great Camanoe is divided into two residential communities: Privateers Bay, nestled between the beaches and hills on the less developed national park side of the island, and the more densely developed Indigo Plantation, on the western side of the island facing Tortola Airport. Both communities sit on the southern half of Camanoe Island, with the larger northern half of the island being completely undeveloped. Access to the island is by private boat only. If you don't want to take the Villa's boat yourself to Virgin Gorda or other more distant locations, you can catch commercial ferry boats that leave daily from Trellis Bay.

While Great Camanoe provides romance & tranquility, the nearby environs offer a whirl of adventure, excitement and pleasure:

- Marina Cay, a flower covered island ringed by white sand beaches is just about swimming distance from The Villa Oasis. Here you'll find the famous Pusser's bar & restaurant, and a not-to-be missed Caribbean style lunch and dinner experience. Evening music & entertainment at the bar on the top of the island, fantastic beach for swimming & diving. And the unique Pusser's Store offers tropical apparel & nautical gifts.

- Mainsail resort, spa & marina on Scrub Island is 2-3 minutes from the Villa Oasis dock. Amenities include:

• Bar & Fine Restaurant • Swimming Pool / Spa & Fitness Center

• Boat Rentals • Excursions: deep-sea fishing; snorkeling, SCUBA

• Yacht Charters • Retail Shops

- The last resort on Bellamy Cay in Trellis Bay, 3 minutes from The Villa Oasis. Memorable dinner theater & cabaret; small fun bar. What a gem!

- The Lose Mongoose. Fun BVI beachfront bar & restaurant on shore of nearby Trellis Bay.

The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), awarded by Caribbean Travel & Leisure Magazine as the 'Best of the Caribbean,' is comprised of about 60 tropical Caribbean islands. The BVI is located in the Virgin Islands archipelago, just a few miles east of the U.S. Virgin Islands and 60 miles east of Puerto Rico. Most of the BVIs are volcanic in origin, have rugged mountainous terrain, and afford magnificent sea views. Only about 15 of these islands are inhabited. Secluded coves and bays abound, and many islands have spectacular beaches.

Rates for Peak Season (DEC - APR) and Value Season (MAY -NOV) are based on the total number of people, including children (except children under 2 yrs old are free). Rates shown are based on two (2) people. For additional people, add $29 per night per person. A $300.00 (three hundred) REFUNDABLE damage deposit, due at time of booking, is separate from the total rent amount.

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James McGunn
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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June 24, 2017

About James McGunn

We are an American couple from northern California and New York; and have lived in various countries, including Canada, Singapore, Germany, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. Of all the places in the world, we found The Villa Oasis on Great Camanoe Island has a near perfect balance of everything one would seek in a tropical environment: convenient to the mainland US, the US Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico, superb climate, unbeatable sailing and boating, clean air, clear water, spectacular scenery, US currency & time zone, and a safe environment.

James McGunn purchased this villa in 2005

Why James McGunn chose British Virgin Islands BVI

As a consequence of moving a business from Europe to Tortola in 2005, we searched the entire BVI for the perfect island home: a private & safe location, beautiful views of the sea, walking distance to a sandy beach and private boat dock. Moreover, we wanted a home that faced the easterly trade winds. Nothing met our criteria (many sites had great views but were located way too far from the water, others lacked easy access to a boat dock, beaches and swimming areas, or had not so pleasant orientations). Finally, we found The Villa Oasis - it exceeded our expectations and had everything we were searching for, and right at the end of its driveway. After residing here for six years, the BVI will now become our part-time residence, so we are letting out the estate for others to enjoy when we are away.

What makes this villa unique

Situated on a unique private island in the center of a sea of islands.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place to stay in the tropics. The Villa Oasis is classic Caribbean: casual, unpretentious, comfortable. Large windows on opposing walls catch ocean breezes and provide stunning sea views from every room. We’ve traveled to many resort destinations and can honestly say we have never seen a more spectacular marine view, or found a more delightful place to play. Islands, beaches, boats bobbing in a bay, and living coral reefs – everything is here for those who love water sports. We walked from the Villa down to the private beach each day, and also took a few treks around the island and found differing sea views, each gorgeous in its own special way. We discovered private coves and beaches, snorkeled, took up Scuba diving again, and explored other nearby islands with the Villa’s very nice power boat. Of course, we’ll be back. We’ll definitely be back.
Aug 2011
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Other Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size bed in master suite. Queen size beds in bedrooms 2 and 3.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning and ceiling fans in each of three bedrooms. Indoor laundry room with washer & dryer. Indoor laundry room with washer & dryer. Linens provided. Covered lanai parking in front of home. Private driveway & covered lanai parking in front of home. Boat is tied to community dock. Ask owners for list of chef & catering services. Front of Villa Oasis property extends down to communal property running along beachfront. Views of several non-active volcanic, mountainous islands. Cell phone provided (top up, pay as you go type plan). Can use to make calls to United States. Honda CRV (jeep type) automatic 4-wheel drive 4-door, 18ft. Center Console Boat with 115HP outboard motor, community library, boat dock & beach, beach towels provided. Guests receive ten percent (10%) discount on crewed sail boat and snorkeling excursions, Scuba diving facilities / lessons, and other water sports (ask for details).


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

The Villa Oasis with boat & car, on Great Camanoe Island. Walk to beach & dock
average rating of 4.733333 based on 46 reviews

Off the grid, relaxing getaway with breathtaking scenery

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Oasis in June 2017 with 2 adults and 3 boys aged 15, 13, 11. This is the perfect house, boat, and location for a quiet, connected family vacation. We would be up by 7 am; boating, diving, swimming and in bed by 10 pm. Kitchen is well stocked with all that is needed to cook great meals. We rented a car for 24 hours when we flew in and shopped at the main grocery store in Tortola - good steaks, frozen crab cakes - 2 good restaurants within a 5 minute boat ride. A top diving reef - Diamond Reef - right outside the dock where we saw sea turtles, 2 small sharks, a sand dollar, a barracuda, etc. Safe, pretty swimming.

Our boys took the SSi dive certification course prior to the vacation and then were certified on their dives through the Dive BVI on Scrub Island.

We loved it - well kept, clean, beautiful home - easy to work with owners - can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house setup for a family and great boat!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Villa Oasis was impeccable in every way! The setup of the house was perfect for my wife and I and our three kids. Since each bedroom has its own bathroom and the two bedrooms for the kids are separate from the Master bedroom it gave us the perfect amount of solitude from the children at night. The island is so quiet and separate from civilization that you feel like you are really away from reality during your stay. The view from the house gorgeous and entertaining as you watch all the boats come and go each day. The Buckaroo II is a perfect boat to day trip through the island and snorkel spots. Also, you have Diamond reef 100 yards from the dock! We enjoyed being close to the Scrub Island Resort, which we used a couple time during our stay, and having Pusser’s Restaurant so close for excellent dinners! We cannot say enough positive things about the house, the boat, and the owner. Everything you need is in the house and being on such a remote island was a joy!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best view ever

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Oasis is perfectly located above Marina Cay. Wake up and watch the sun rise, enjoy the breezes coming across the water. The guestrooms are comfortable and spacious, with plenty of room to move in for 10 days. The kitchen is a perfect size to cook up great meals. The living room is stocked with books, games, and the TV is great for satellite music channels. Hummingbirds, hermit crabs, and little geckos are fun to watch from the relaxing deck overlooking Marina Cay and beyond. Personal contact with the owner makes it a positive experience, knowing they care about our vacation and want everything to be perfect. Will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This property is magnificent. The views from the ample decks, gardens and outdoor space will take your breath away. What's that...? Oh, it's the Caribbean sprawl at your doorstep! Hours of conversation, reading, laughing simply drift by like the clouds you feel you're floating in.

The living area is functional, spacious, charming and nicely appointed—enough room to let you spread out but still feel cozy. The kitchen was easy to make "our own" and there was no meal we weren't able to make. Each bedroom and bathroom was equally lovely. Comfy beds. Air conditioning in the master suite. Nice showers and bathrooms. We only used the washer/dryer once, but it was nice to have.

We also met numerous new outside friends during our stay: some friendly goats, a neighborhood kitty, hermit crabs, hummingbirds and more.

The location might be the best part. Completely secluded, but accessible. Within a 5 minute boat ride to Marina Cay, Trellis Bay and Scrub Island.

This place is hard to beat, all the way around. Can we go back now?

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hannah for your lovely review of The Villa Oasis. As you pointen out, the views are breathtaking - and we wish we could take credit for that - but the beauty of this secret corner of the world has obvioudly remained unspoiled for mileneums. We wish to add a single comment on your observation that the Villa has air conditioning in the Master Bedroom. That's true, but in actuality each of the three en suite bedrooms have AC. As just one couple, of course, you may not have noticed the AC in the other bedrooms. We hope to host you again in the future.
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Seclusion with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Oasis is a perfect vacation spot that allows for as much privacy and relaxation or excursions and excitement as you like. There were 5 of us staying in the house and we met up with my niece and nephew who were staying on their sail boat. The mooring ball was not available when they arrived but the owner, James, responded immediately to my request and reimbursed us for renting a mooring at Marina Cay which worked fine. James was very helpful and responsive before, during and after our stay to address any concerns.

The home is beautiful and spacious and the views are even more incredible than the pictures show. The boat is the most important part of this rental as it is completely remote but also the best part. Keep in mind the boat is a necessity to do anything but if the winds are up you will get wet and should definitely be comfortable operating a boat and docking. We spent every day out exploring the islands and snorkeling. The Baths are a must see and we also snorkeled over the wreck of the Rhone on Salt Island.

The bedrooms are separate from the main house which allows for plenty of privacy and the trade winds kept the house cool and comfortable all day and AC was not even necessary at night. The beach and deck at the bottom of the hill are beautiful as well if you want to stay there. The hermit crabs just outside the kitchen kept us entertained each morning. Sitting on the front porch and enjoying the view was a favorite for everyone in the group. The people in the BVI's are wonderful and helpful but everything happens on Island Time so make sure you allow plenty of time for your arrival and departure. This was an incredible vacation and we hope to go back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although we typically don't add our own comments to reviews, we're always pleased when guests take the time and effort to provide information that helps future travelers decide whether The Villa Oasis will meet their vacation needs. We would like to clarify one point: As the reviewer correctly mentioned, the mooring ball (intended to be used for any additional boat that guests may have access to) had been temporarily removed for maintenance. However, ample docking space for the Villa's boat was always available at the Camanoe Dock during the time mentioned in the review.
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Great Location, Outstanding Value

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa Oasis with 2 other couples. We had an incredible time. The view from the porch is amazing. The Villa itself is superb. Beds were very comfortable. Plenty of space on porch, great room and bedrooms. Kitchen a bit small when 6 adults want to help cook but quality appliances. Gas grill was easy to use (especially to cook our 4 ft wahoo), WiFi was a bit slow but it was pretty dependable. The Buckaroo was very dependable, not very fast, but easy to use (but if your experience in a boat is on a lake it takes a bit to get used to how the consistent tropical winds affect docking). Carlos was easily available to address any need and Mr McGunn was very helpful in our preparation to go. We used Ocean Surfari to catch our 4 ft wahoo with Jason and his boat the Hitman providing superb service. We love to snorkel and found Diamond Reef to be a top notch area with lots of types of and density of coral. Many types of fish also. Lee Bay was our next favorite with the south side really fun. Monkey Point was a bit disappointing with most coral dead but some neat fish although we only caught a glimpse of a tarpon and Cam Bay was mostly dead coral with some fish and a few rays. The Baths was our longest excursion, about 5-6 miles and took a bit under an hour with the Buckaroo. They are incredible and a must do. We moored at a buoy just outside Devil's Bay and swam with snorkel gear. A little coral and fish but not too impressive as far as snorkeling. After we went to Spanish Town and stocked up our provisions right by where we tied up to the dock. We had a wonderful time and like the title of this review, the Villa Oasis is a great location and fabulous value. We look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Tortola's adjoining Beef Island (EIS) Airort
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Pusser's Marina Key Resort & Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Trellis Bay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Pusser's Marina Key Resort & Bar
Nearest Beach
170 Metres
Great Camanoe Island's Privateer's Beach
Car: not necessary

Situated on private island named Great Camanoe, the Villa Oasis is located 100 feed above the clear blue Caribbean, within steps of a quiet and private beach & boat dock. The beach sand slops gently to the sea, with calm water for safe swimming. The Villa has three air conditioned en suite bedrooms - one with king size bed and two with queen beds. Walk the island's safe and private roads in daylight or moonlight. Experience crystal clear water, teeming with tropical fish, secluded beaches with beautiful shells, morning rainbows, tropical flowers and magnificent star filled nights. World-class snorkeling and SCUBA diving within swimming distance of house. Dive facilities & lessons available on close-by Marina Cay and Scrub Island. Restaurants and beachfront bars with live music only minutes away by small boat. Boat or walk to secluded, romantic bays & coves. Explore uninhabited islands and enjoy the varied water sports: swimming; windsurfing; sailing & boating; snorkeling & SCUBA. House comes with a 18' motor boat and car, and car rentals and taxi cabs are available on Tortola, 5 min from Great Camanoe. After arriving at Tortola Airport, no need for a taxi, just walk 150 yards to dock at Trellis Bay.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Value Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Value 2018
May 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300

* Notes: Rates apply to parties totaling 2 guest only. For more guests (up to 6 total) add $29/person per night. Children under 2 years old are free. Maximum of 6 guests allowed.

Minimum stay: 5-7 nights (per below)
• May 1, 2016 to Nov 30, 2016 - 5 nights minimum stay
• Dec 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017 - 7 nights minimum stay

Internet: YES
Wheel chair accessible: NO
All rental rates include your exclusive use of the Villa's 18 ft. Wellcraft center console boat with Bimini top and 115 HP outboard motor; a 4-door Honda CRV automatic; standard cleaning; free pick up from Tortola. Government tax included in rental rate.

Owner's cancellation policy: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before scheduled arrival date.

Additional information:

Fees and Rental Conditions:
• Property Damage Protection $99 required, covers up to $5,000 in property damage.
• Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000.

Check-in time is between 3:00 PM and sunset (unless an earlier or later check-in time is arranged with owners). Check-out time is by 11:00 AM. We recommend you attempt to arrive for pickup at the Trellis Bay dock before nightfall.

TIP: Returning guests receive a 10% discount on rental rates, so please let us know if you have previously rented The Villa Oasis so we can quote the proper rate.

The $1,000 refundable security/damage deposit that is due at time of booking is separate from the total rent amount that is due 60 days before arrival. Before paying on line through "Book It Now," travelers should communicate with property owners to verify they have necessary skills to handle a small power boat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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