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Great deal on 3 bed villa in Belmont with ocean views and 4 minute walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


summer rates: $258/nt or $1800/wk 3-6 guest

winter rates: $386/nt or $2700/wk 3-6 guest ****


Shimmering Palms is really a fantastic find! It is one of 7 villas near the end of a quiet lane near the entrance to the prestigious Belmont Estate. Shimmering Palms has 3 bedrooms, all overlooking the beautiful palm grove that hugs the fabulous 1 mile Long Bay Beach, just 3 minutes walk away!

Shimmering Palms is the the 6th of 7 villas. While the villas are close to each other, they are staggered and multi-storied for privacy. The villa has a Mediterranean feel with it's open-plan, split-level living areas, painted in a fresh white with saltillo tiles and wooden floors throughout. Large original art works painted by one of the artistically-gifted owners, decorate many of the walls, lending a brightness, charm and interest that few villas can offer. Surrounded by mature gardens there is color and a tropical scent all around with jasmine, bougainvillea, frangipani, fruit trees and more. The first and second bathrooms have been recently remodeled in a clean, fresh white with colorful accent pieces, modern fixtures and all new plush towels. (Dec '12)

As you enter the villa the open-plan design offers a comfortable office area on the left and a kitchen on the right. The kitchen is equipped with a gas oven, large refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, blender, coffee-maker and more. There is also a dining table with seating for 6. A few steps lead down into the living room where the high cathedral ceilings keep the space cool. Comfortable sofas and chairs provide a relaxing spot to read, chat, play a game or watch the cable TV. Two sets of doors offer access to the wooden deck, where there is ample seating for everyone with a built-in bench, a circular table and chairs which offer some shade beneath a large umbrella, and two larger comfortable chairs with foot rests for those looking for a tan! There is also a Weber charcoal grill.

The first bedroom is accessed up a few steps from the hallway. It offers a king size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and a balcony where you can open the doors to invite in the cool breezes. There are also split-system AC units in all 3 bedrooms.

The second bedroom is located off the living room and offers a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and direct access to the deck.

The third bedroom offers the privacy and convenience of a studio with it's own screened-in porch, it is accessed by steps down the side of the villa and has it’s own small deck area with a couple of sun loungers. This bedroom has twin beds, en-suite bathroom and AC. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BEDROOM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.

The villa is equipped with wifi and there is cable TV in the living room. There is a phone for local calls and incoming overseas calls.

Shimmering Palms is ideally located on the North is a few yards from the Long Bay Beach, and a short walk or drive on (almost) flat terrain to Smugglers Cove and some of the best snorkeling on the island! There are great restaurants in nearby Carrot Bay, Cane Garden Bay, West End and Frenchman's Cay. Grocery shopping is easy at Soper's Hole (10 min drive) as is arranging scuba diving and boat trips. Maid service is once mid-week.

Living here year round, I am up to date on the best boat trips, car rentals, restaurants etc. and am happy to make recommendations or help organise anything that you might require.

*Please note that we use organic pesticides on our property*

Keywords: villa, house, beach, ocean view, Long Bay, Smugglers Cove, hiking, snorkeling, AC

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About The Owner

As managers of Shimmering Palms, we work directly for the villa owners and live on Tortola full time, just a couple of miles from Shimmering Palms in fact! We know the villas that we manage inside out; we can offer assistance with car rental, provisioning and anything else you might need; and we will be here to show you around the villa. We look forward to meeting you!.


Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Great deal on 3 bed villa in Belmont with ocean views and 4 minute walk to beach
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

GREAT spot to extended our BVI vacation.We spent a week on a boat then csme here for the second week. Everything was as advertised. The view is outstanding, quite neighborhood, easy walk to the beach. Learned our way around real quick. I would stay here again in a heart beat. Five of us total, all had our own space and we cooked alot utilizing the BBQ and kitchen. Very relaxing time here.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Augusta

Shimmering Palms

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had while visiting Tortola. We were fortunate to wake up every morning to what might be the most beautiful view on the island. Artisticat Charters helped us navigate our way to the best snorkeling we've ever experienced and although the villa is on the side of a mountain, it is only about a 10 minute walk or two min. drive to the beach.

JC met us upon our arrival and made sure we were familiar with the property, and offered names of restaurants, etc. Our favorite restaurant was Da' Coal Pot. The ribs were "amazing". The Villa was very clean and has a full kitchen minus dishwasher. The washer and dryer were a great plus but are down a flight of steps just outside the living quarters. That is also how you get to the third bedroom. Don't forget the view from the oversized deck or from the second floor balcony, at night, a thousand stars stretched across the sky, and the sunrise is breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pueblo, CO

Great house at a great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing and great time we had!!! JC was fantastic at making sure we were well taken care of at the beginning of our trip and helped point us in the right direction for our stay! Being close to west end was great because the resorts/beaches weren't overcrowded and we had plenty of room to stretch and explore! Smugglers cove was awesome but if there was one complaint it was the bugs on the beach at sunset. They come out in droves so bring plenty of bugspray!!! Nigel runs an awesome snack shack at smugglers with the best painkillers on the island! Rent a car for sure as you will want it for the convenience of going places. Cane garden bay was awesome to visit as was a little restaurant above carrot bay called Banakeet. One of the best views overlooking long bay with really fantastic food (especially for romantics needing a beautiful place to dine!). We would recommend this house to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at Shimmering Palms

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy that we rented Simmering Palms villa. We had everything that we needed for a relaxed vacation: fully equipped kitchen, conditioners in each bedroom, plenty of clean additional blankets, towels and so on, washer and dryer downstairs, plus a good internet connection. The Long beach is just a few minutes walk, and we we only people on the beach! It was out of season time, so this was exactly we expected. Personal Thank You to Sharlene for being so helpful with everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay, private, beautiful (sunset) view

  • 5 of 5

We (family of four adults) stayed at Shimmering Palms for about 1.5 weeks this summer during my vacation (I work on the island). The villa is fully equipped with everything one needs, the view is truly amazing and privacy guaranteed. Even the internet connection (and this is special in the BVI) can be considered as high speed.

The villa is situated between two of the most beautiful beaches we have (Long Bay and Smugglers Cove), so you do not necessarily need a car to enjoy the Caribbean. Nevertheless, it would be useful e.g. to buy groceries.

Sam and her team is very uncomplicated, reliable and helpful. The only disadvantages, however, may be that the villa is relatively far away from the airport and that there is no generator installed (but there are a lot of lamps and lights provided so you can enjoy the romantic atmosphere while waiting for the electricity to come back :-)). All in all, this villa is still my #1 choice if I have more than one visitor coming over.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa near Long Bay

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a lovely villa within walking distance to Long Bay and Smuggler's Cove, then Shimmering Palms is an excellent choice. The villa is situated on a gentle slope but not at the top of the hill making walking to the beach an easy option while still offering spectacular views of Jost Van Dyke and beyond! The kitchen is well equipped and even includes spices and seasonings and other essentials for cooking. The interior décor is fresh and in excellent condition. I like that there was a landline in the villa -- we used that instead of our cell phones to reserve activities in Tortola and neighboring islands. Long Bay/Belmont Estates is a very safe neighborhood. Of course the personal touch of Sam and Sharlene made all the difference!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Tortola Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
10 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $17 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund