Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Villa 1 Minute Walk to 'Mile-Long' Beach

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Our ever changing calendar view. Beach at bottom of driveway about 100 yard walk


Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Ewing House is on a hillside, 60 feet above sea level, bordered by the ocean on two sides and overlooks the ‘mile-long” Long Bay Beach. From all bedroom and common rooms you can see a number of other islands, the most well known being Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas while enjoying views of endless sailboats, various birds and fish in the waters below. You are a 1-3 minute walk to the water as the beach begins at the foot of our driveway- about 50 yards from our house. We are one of only a few houses on the island that are really located right on a usable beach. This is a very beautiful beach, which you may recognize as our view often appears on calendars and other publications on the Caribbean. We do feel that we have the most beautiful view on the island. Others must feel the same way as we have had one couple take the house for a month each year for 25 years and a number of other couples who have come in the area of five years or more.

Located on Tortola’s West End, Ewing House has walking access to excellent beaches for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and surfing. West End has many excellent restaurants, a number of running/walking loops along the ocean, tennis and sailing as well as scuba diving day trips leaving from nearby Soper’s Hole. Of course, one can also just read in the shade of the porch or sun bathe and watch the waves roll by. The house has 3 bedrooms, each with the same view and size. We had rented numerous houses and generally someone was disappointed when their room was smaller. Each bedroom has its own bath and dressing area. While we prefer ceiling fans and open windows, the bedrooms now also have air conditioning so you have the choice.

The house comes with daily maid service and the maid always gets great reviews. Dion Stoutt manages our house. He has been one of our neighbors and friend for many years. He is very easy to deal with and has an amazing knowledge of the island. Both he and the maid can help you with any problems or questions that you might have. There are so many things to do on the island and ferry trips to numerous other islands are possible. We always visit at least one other island every time that we are there.

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper


  • Children Welcome:

    Our children, now 32 and 34 have been coming since then were a few months old. The house is nice for children as the living room is open on the beach side which gives a lovely airy feeling without the sun exposure. We used to take them to the beach early and late in the day and then maybe go somewhere where it was covered for lunch....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Can be twin or King, A/C if you want it....moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    Can be twin or King- A/C if you want it...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    Can be twin or King. A/C if you want it...moreless

  • Each bedroom is the same size with the same beautiful view. We used to rent homes where there would be a master bedroom and them smaller bedrooms. This way no one is disappointed. Each bedroom has a dressing area and a bathroom. The third bedroom has a small kitchen area. With each bedroom, you have the choice of airconditioning or ceiling fans and open screened windows....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Beds can be made as twin or king depending on renter preference. High quality sheets and towels. Towels changed daily and sheets approximately every other day. Crib-can be available upon request.We have a twin Aero bed also. Balcony runs the length of the house and is covered in the center but exposed on the side for sunbathing Oceanfront-The beach begins at the end of our driveway. ...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Lots of books, puzzles, games....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Long Bay Beach begins at the foot of our driveway. ...moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    We are on a point overlooking the beach. The beach begins at the end of our driveway. ...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    The beach begins at the end of our driveway....moreless

  • Resort
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms have Air Conditioning or ceiling fans- your choice...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality sheets and towels. Towels changed daily and sheets approximately every other day....moreless

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

    Cars are parked under the house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Our two kitchens were redone a couple of years ago with new cabinets, appliances, floors, counters, fixtures etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Balcony runs the length of the house and is covered in the center but exposed on the side for sunbathing...moreless

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

    Deck off 2nd floor living room and bedrooms overlooking the ocean-partially covered. Lower level has patio- partially covered....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal...moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay

$3,000 $11,400
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay

$3,500 $12,400
Dec 16 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,300 $16,400
Apr 16 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$3,500 $12,400
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay

$3,000 $11,400
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay

$3,500 $12,400
Dec 16 - Apr 14, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,300 $16,400
Apr 15 - May 31, 2018
5 night min stay

$3,500 $12,400
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


Maid Service is included. Rates are subject to change until a deposit is received.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Beef Island, Tortola
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Long Bay Hotel
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
West End
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Long Bay Hotel
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Long Bay

Car: Recommended

We walk to several restaurants and quite a few more are withing 1-2 miles. Horseback riding has been available in the past but we do not know if this is still the case. The island has a botanical garden and a national park for walking on the top of one of the mountain peaks. There are a number of nearby grocery stores but a rental car or taxi is needed. There are many nearby beaches and each is unique. The house has two bedroom upstairs and another on the floor below. The downstairs bedroom has a small additional kitchen. The beds can be made up as twin beds or king sized. Beach chairs are usually available but they deteriorate quickly, can not be bought on the island so they will not seem special. We are within 10-15 minutes of ferries to other islands.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: We originally built the home as a family with my husband, myself, my sister and my mother. The house was managed by my mom who was a pediatrican in Ohio and although she died in 1994, the house is still sometimes referred to as Dr. Ewing's house. My husband and I live in Greenwich Connecticut and my sister lives in New Rochelle, New York. I have two children, ages 32 and 34, and my son, Chris Relyea, has helped with the rentals of the house for several years. The web site has lots of nice information on the island. My children have each come to the island since they were a few months old. They now have small children. It is a great place for children as they can play in the house during the day and as the living room is open to the sea side, you had the feeling of being at the beach without the sun. We would take them to the beach in the early morning and afternoon and then maybe have lunch in some protected restaurant in between.

Why the Owner Chose Tortola, British Virgin Islands:
We first visited the island as a family in 1973 and left the island 9 days later having purchased our site. The island really opened to tourists in 1966 when a small bridge was built connecting the small island called Beef Island to Tortola and an airport was built on Beef Island. We were one of the very first non-native families to build on the island and feel that we bought a particulary beautiful sight. We walk down our driveway to the beach. We are off a good paved road. This was important to us as so many homes are not on paved roads and we don't mind bouncing around sometimes, we don't want to do it constantly. Also we are in walking distance to a number of good restaurants and hotels with their amenities. As we are on a point, we have a lot of privacy.We like being just above the beach as we don't have a sand fly problem if there is one and we get more breeze.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We do have the view that we have seen on many calendars. It was on the Costco brochure last year for cruise travel. My mother was once in the dentist chair and saw it on his calendar hanging before her.As I said ,it is a very short walk to the beach. It is easy to pop down and have a swim. We do have beach chairs if you want to stay but we frequently just go down and swim and then come up and enjoy the comforts of the open house as the walk back and forth is so easy.. We are very close to a number of good restaurants.

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  • Our ever changing calendar view. Beach at bottom of driveway about 100 yard walk

    Our ever changing calendar view. Beach at bottom of driveway about 100 yard walk

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Balcony from bedroom

    Balcony from bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Spectacular Sunset view

    Spectacular Sunset view

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Villa 1 Minute Walk to 'Mile-Long' Beach

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