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Luxury Villa with Fantastic Views Steeped in Privacy

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Last updated: 02/24/2017

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Five Master Bedrooms All With En Suites, Private Pool And Expansive Decks.

We designed Adagio as two spacious pavilions separated by a very private sun deck and pool. The design incorporates a free flow of space for large groups as well as being able to ensure privacy for all guests.

Adagio's three-level main pavilion contains the expansive Great Room, graced by a beautiful and extremely well equipped gourmet kitchen and two dining areas, one inside and one outside under the covered deck. To the left looking toward the sea is another covered area with a wet bar with ice maker, beverage fridge and sink with a gas grill along side. The Great Room is also the gathering place for friends and family, with stylish, but comfortable, sofas and chairs. Sliding glass doors open to a wide covered veranda set for outdoor dining or family games and relaxation; this looks out to the beach below and to the 180 degree blue sea vistas.

A staircase from the Great Room curves up to an air-conditioned double-twin bed master bedroom (can be made up as a king). This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a tropical glass-block shower and its own private veranda. A second identically sized air-conditioned king bed suite with a private veranda is just off the Great Room, and below, on the lower level accessed by a walkway around the pool deck, is a very large air-conditioned double-twin bedroom, which can be made up as a king with two additional twin beds, and bath ensuite with another private veranda; all twin bed suites may also be made up as king suites with advance notice.

Across the coral stone tiled pool deck is Adagio's second air-conditioned pavilion offering the perfect set-up for families with small children - a king bedroom with ensuite with a set of connecting doors into the adjoining double-twin (or king) suite - roomy and convenient, yet also very private. This pavilion is handicap accessible; a ramp provides easy access up to the Great Room and main veranda areas.

Adagio is beautifully furnished in the Hemingway island style, bright tropical fabrics and lovely artwork, and surrounded by flowering gardens and waving palms. It's well designed to provide generous space for togetherness, and areas throughout for private time as well. Just like its musical name, Adagio provides an island 'slow tempo' in a luxurious, serene and well-equipped setting.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 7000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Principal renters must be over the age of 21 but guests of all ages are welcome....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Adagio is a kid safe environment and includes a bedroom where children, at the option of the parents, must exit through the parent's bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We ask that smoking take place outdoors...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome but the BVI does have strict rules around entry for animals - we recommend checking with customs prior to booking flights....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We have a wheelchair ramp to the great room and the two bedrooms next to the pool have easy access to the driveway. Large wheelchairs are able to enter one bedroom via sliding glass doors if they are too wide for the bedroom door....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom South 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom South 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom North 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom North 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom Lower Deck - 1: 4 twin/ single


  • All bedrooms are thermostat controlled air-conditioned master rooms with wide private balconies off each room overlooking Mahoe Bay beach. Large glass block walled outdoor showers permit guests to take in the view as they shower. Two bedrooms have king size beds and two bedrooms have two twins that can be made into king size beds and the fifth bedroom has four twin beds that can be made into one king and two twins. The bedroom on the lower deck can accommodate 4 individuals in twin beds or a couple in a king size and two individuals in a separate twin trundle bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    Powder room off great room...moreless

  • Each bathroom has a pedistal sink with toilet, ample sized cupboards to handle personal effects and access to outdoor showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Remote. Tranquil. Pristine. Beautiful. Private. Secluded. Palm Fringed. The beaches of Virgin Gorda come in all shapes and sizes, and each one is unique. They are not only beautiful, but are always uncrowded and very often completely deserted. Palm-fringed, white sandy beaches, combined with a translucent ocean that teems with marine life and coral reefs, attract boaters and landlubbers alike. Snorkel, sail, sunbathe, or shell at any one of these coves. Even avid surfers will be thrilled by the long north swells that roll lazily in during the winter months on North West shores. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A library of pool side books as well as some on nature and the history of BVI...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD (non blueray) in each bedroom except the one off the great room...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games - TV's have connections for most game sets...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Assorted music with different genres...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish receiver ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in main great room has Dish satelite service - each bedroom except one off the great room has a flat screen TV with DVD and VHS players...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some pool toys are available in the storage containers at the villa entrance...moreless

  • Video Library:

    VHS tapes - please bring your own DVD's...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Mahoe bay beach is accessible via a walkway between two houses and is less than 100 yards from the villa....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Adagio is located 100 yards from the beach and there is a walkway to the beach near the edge of the property....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Gorda mountain is behind the villa so one is surrounded by greenery....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Situated 100 yards back and up 30 feet from the beach which provides guests with a spectacular view of Mahoe Bay and several surrounding islands....moreless

  • Water View:

    All of Mahoe Bay and the islands beyond lies stretched out in front of the villa....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are two dining areas - inside and outside - most guests use the outdoor table under the lanai roof overlooking Mahoe Bay. There is An additional inside dining table which seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom is equipped with thermostat controlled air conditioning (Mr. Slim - Mitsubishi) which reduces air conditioning noise to whisper levels and maintains a constant temperature...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The maid will do limited laundry upon request...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    A walk up the hill early in the morning will get your heart rate up and give you plenty of exercise....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a garage however due to the tropical weather most guests do not use the garage but may park in the driveway...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Not needed any time of the year...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wifi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Daily change of linens by our villa maid (except Sundays and BVI Holidays)...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Part of the great room - flat screen TV, satellite reception, Stereo with I-Pod station, games, books etc....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway fits three cars ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    1-284-495-6655 with automatic call answering service...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Daily change of towels and beach towels by our villa maid (except Sundays and BVI Holidays)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The maid will do limited laundry upon request...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip filter coffee maker and and expresso maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set to rival any home setup....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built in...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A large galley kitchen with breakfast counter. Outfitted with all the modern appliances including coffee makers, kitchen and cooking utensils. There is also a bar area with a beverage fridge and ice. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee filters, seasonings...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    In addition to a regular sized refrigerator in the kitchen we have a beverage fridge with see through front and an ice maker in the bar area....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric/Induction- we have an electric generator that kicks in at the moment of a power failure - there is also a Weber propane BBQ....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slices - electric...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Each bedroom has its own covered balcony away from the main decks...moreless

  • Boat:

    Power and sail boats can be rented from several companies on Virgin Gorda and Tortola...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Massive decks for sitting, dining and sun tanning...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is available at Mahogany Run on St. Thomas which is within easy flight distance by helicopter....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented by the day or week at Leverick Bay or from Tortola and delivered to the villa...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered patio off the great room provides out door dining and terrific views...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The half acre lot includes a tropical garden with many different species of plants....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis Silver - propane...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Little Dix bay and several other vendors offer water skiing...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a resort tennis court 100 yards from the villa...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are two Dive BVI locations that have rental and for purchase scuba and snorkle gear....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Not needed as the temperature of the sea and pool tends to be warm....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is heated for the months of December - February/March. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Apr 16 - Dec 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10%


Please see for a full listing of our rates as we do have pricing for stays less than 7 nights and for less than 12 people in 5 bedrooms. We rent based on the number of bedrooms being used however even if you rent only one bedroom you have exclusive use of villa. Our terms are 50% of the cost of the period to confirm booking and 50%, 60 days prior to the start of the booking.

We rent by the bedroom (typically 2 per) in both the Low and High season - please see our website for a full list of rates for various bedroom rates or contact for additonal questions.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Virgin Gorda (VIJ)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rendevouz Bar at Yacht Harbour
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Spanish Town
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Rendezvous
80 Metres
Nearest Beach
Mahoe Bay

Car: Recommended

Cool breezes, clear deep blue skies, crystal clear waters, white sand and spectacular view of some of the other 50 Virgin Islands greet visitors as they arrive at Adagio Villa. Mahoe Bay’s most luxurious villa encompasses expansive decks, private fresh water pool, five master bedrooms all with super quiet air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms with outdoor showers, designer furnishings, an elegant decor reminiscent of the British Empire in the tropical East Indies and you. Our kitchen and outdoor bar are new as of 2015.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We're Brian and Marion MacDonald and we live in Toronto with our daughter Sarah. If you have any questions about Adagio please don't hesitate to contact us.

Why the Owner Chose Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands:
Marion and I first visited Virgin Gorda in October, 1996 as a result of a corporate get-together. On that trip we rented three villas for about 20 people and had the time of our lives. We were seasoned travelers by that time and had been to many of the islands in the Caribbean but the charm of Virgin Gorda and the beach at Mahoe told us that we had found paradise. We vowed to come back as soon as possible. Several months later, a friend of ours called to say that a lot had been released for purchase. We bought the lot virtually sight unseen and on the basis of a site map. After several years of return visits and winding our way through the building approval process, we obtained government permission to build on the lot. Needless to say we came down every few months to renew our vision in terms of the villa layout and overall design. The design process was aided by our stays at some of the other villas at Mahoe Bay. We borrowed concepts and design ideas from many of the other villas on the island and we thank those villa owners for their efforts in having gone ahead and forged the way. The result is that our villa was the last one completed within the Mahoe area and incorporates the best ideas from many of the other villas as well as our own sense of lazy island living. After several years of work with our builder on the plans for Adagio Villa in 2000 - 2001, we began construction in April, 2001. Adagio was completed in February, 2002. During Christmas 2001 and February 2002 we took delivery of several containers of furniture and appliances from Miami and Canada and set to work decorating the rooms in a style that is very much Caribbean. In March 2002 we proudly opened the villa for guests. The grounds and gardens were landscaped and planted in 2002 and 2003 and are now fully mature. We hope that you will take some time to stroll through the gardens as we've planted many native plants and other tropical species.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Our primary concerns in designing the villa were to maximize the free flow of space to accommodate larger family and group vacations; provide our guests with a very luxurious setting; ensure our guests had private areas to escape the pressures of larger groups; provide a safe environment for children of all ages; and make sure the villa was handicapped accessible as we had elderly parents at the time.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

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  • The main verandah at Adagio

    The main verandah at Adagio

  • Large bedroom sleeps 4 in twins or one king and two twins

    Large bedroom sleeps 4 in twins or one king and two twins

  • Outdoor showers in each of the bathrooms

    Outdoor showers in each of the bathrooms

  • View of the Sir Francis Drake channel

    View of the Sir Francis Drake channel

  • View of Adagio Villa from Mahoe Bay - only 100 yards

    View of Adagio Villa from Mahoe Bay - only 100 yards

  • Bedroom Number 3 with communicating door to bedroom 4 (safety for young kids)

    Bedroom Number 3 with communicating door to bedroom 4 (safety for young kids)

  • Great room - dining table number two

    Great room - dining table number two

  • Outdoor dining in the open air

    Outdoor dining in the open air

  • View from deck going to bedroom 5

    View from deck going to bedroom 5

  • The beach at Mahoe

    The beach at Mahoe

  • The pool with view

    The pool with view

VRBO #496153

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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