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Idyllic hilltop Villa~ Glorious Views, Lush Tropical Gardens, Near Best Beaches!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths Sleeps 10

Welcome to Cielo Villa! Nestled on a secluded mountaintop overlooking Cane Garden Bay, you can spend your days relaxing on a poolside chaise lounge in total privacy, soaking in the sun and the glorious views while a gentle breeze rustles the palm fronds around you. Or, if you’re in the mood for something a little more adventurous, in under 5 minutes you can be at the best beaches, shopping, and fun evening activities the BVIs have to offer!

The moment you step through Cielo’s gate, you will understand why this villa is named for the Spanish word meaning ‘Heaven’ – it is absolute paradise! Cielo is comprised of 7 open air pavilions, tiled pathways, gardens, terraces, decks and balconies, positioned around a peaceful and spacious pool patio. The entire front side of the villa offers you unadulterated ocean views, overlooking Cane Garden Bay with St. John as a backdrop. There are no photos that can do these views justice, or capture the relaxed and magical vibe you will feel when experiencing them for yourself.

Everything you do at this house is done poolside, and you can see the breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every vantage point. Stress is just about the only thing you can’t find at Cielo – the sun melts worries away during the day, and evenings are magically relaxing with the glow of the lamps and pool lights taking a backseat to the billions of visible stars against the black sky.

Cielo’s kitchen is completely open-air. The gentle breeze and views of the pool, ocean, mountains and gardens make cooking a pleasure rather than a chore. You will love the pantry, which is fully stocked with colorful and funky serving ware – and everyone at Cielo is a morning person, with 8 different ways to brew your morning coffee or tea!

Each of our 5 bedroom suites offers privacy and uniqueness. All of them have separate locking entrances (each with a different key) to ensure maximum privacy, as well as ceiling fans and A/C for your comfort. Each suite has its own private bathroom with fluffy towels, hair dryers, scented glycerin soaps and other thoughtful amenities. Every suite features its own private balcony, terrace or deck for private get away moments.

Enjoy a king suite, tucked away in the corner of the villa. French doors open to its shady balcony and hammock, with eastern views of our peaceful rainforest mountain.

Experience total privacy in a separate 2-level pavilion, consisting of a breezy sitting room above a sunny queen bedroom suite. French doors open from the bedroom to the large private deck (not visible from the rest of the house) with its hammock, sitting area, potted palms and a cut coral staircase curving up to the pool terrace. The ocean views from the hammock are unparalleled.

A second king suite is large and airy with a separate dressing area and en suite bathroom. Wide French doors open to a large shaded balcony with comfortable seating, overlooking the pool and featuring endless ocean views.

Our Cottage’s queen bedroom suite is cozy and quiet. It has a hidden terrace located at the top of curved stone stairs from the pool patio, and a secluded outdoor shower. The ocean view from the terrace is stunning, but the shower is a special feature like nothing you’ve ever seen. Surrounded by natural stone, with nothing but blue sky above you and beautiful ocean views around you, this will be a bathing experience you won’t soon forget.

A wonderful poolside suite includes lots of closet space, a dressing area and enough space to accommodate 2 twin sized beds in addition to the king if needed. French doors open poolside to a shady covered patio area with hammock.

If you want to experience the Caribbean in all of its glory, we can assist you to ensure that your vacation is perfect and unforgettable! We offer a number of services, all customized and a la carte, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted privacy or be completely pampered (or anywhere in between). You can choose to vacation in a beautiful home inexpensively by adding no/few services and spend your money on activities, or you can add services and pamper yourself poolside – whatever you choose, it will be custom tailored to your preferences and budget. It is our job to make sure your vacation is exactly how you envisioned it, and we take our job very seriously- so you can just enjoy!

Our prime location feels secluded and peaceful while being just minutes from beaches and activities, making it ideal for whatever you want to get out of your vacation – be it a tourism whirlwind of fun activities, a slower ‘local’ experience, or something in between. We offer free consults to guests if you’d like help in planning your travel, or recommendations for dining/activity destinations based on your interests.

Please visit for more information and additional photos of the place you’ll soon be calling home for a few days! Book now… Heaven is waiting.

“Our family has traveled all over the Caribbean for the past 20 years. Cielo provided far and away the best experience we’ve ever had. There was no ‘take the money and run’ feeling with this vacation— Nancy and her staff could not have been nicer— nothing was asking too much. We found the island and its people charming, and the house perfect for our needs-and with a view like that, we needed little else!”

'Our family considers our stay at Cielo Villa the best trip we have ever done!'

Sunny Regards!

Nancy Kilty

978 462 7091

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Nancy Shaw Kilty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2017

About Nancy Shaw Kilty

The first time my family and I visited Tortola, we knew it was the place we wanted to keep coming back to forever – 15 years later, it’s still our favorite vacation destination.

In addition to offering one of the best locations in Tortola at one of the most comfortable rates, I am happy to provide our guests with travel tips, complimentary provisioning services, help with car, boat and water sport rentals, and round the clock attention with anything needed!

Cielo is owned and managed by my family, and my passion for making your vacation unforgettable will be obvious in our first conversation. Once at Cielo, you will enjoy my staff's attention to detail, and our commitment to your pleasure and comfort will assure you of a carefree vacation!

Our Motto is,

"We go the Extra Mile~It is Never Crowded"

Call or text me and let's get your vacation started!


978 462 7091


Nancy Shaw Kilty purchased this villa in 2001

Why Nancy Shaw Kilty chose British Virgin Islands BVI

Tortola and the BVI's offer the perfect balance of everything you could ever want out of a vacation…

Enjoy uncrowded beaches and private spots if you’re looking to chill out and let the sun melt your troubles away, or beaches dotted with restaurants, shops, bars and people looking to have a good time if you’re feeling more social. An authentic, laid back, local experience if you want to be low-key, or a tourist experience if you feel like heading to Road Town to see the sights. A day of hiking and exploring in a secluded tropical rain forest, or a day spent doing some of the many family-friendly activities the island has to offer.

All lead back to an evening at the villa, sitting poolside in a chaise lounge with a fruity drink in your hand and a warm breeze on your skin, and zillions of stars above.

Regardless of what you want to get out of your vacation, or how often you change your mind on that point, Tortola offers everything, and Cielo is close to it all!

Cielo boasts stunning views, thoughtful amenities, unparalleled privacy, and unmatched aesthetic beauty. It is situated atop a hill on 2 acres of lush greenery, with no visible neighbors on any side, and breathtaking views of Cane Garden Bay below and St. John in the distance.

Cielo is a 5-minute drive to several beaches, including the one at Cane Garden Bay, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and live music 7 nights per week. Cane Garden Bay also has a small grocery store for those days that you choose to dine in. Road Town, with its large grocery stores and numerous shops, restaurants and activities, is less than 15 minutes away.

We are so excited and pleased to be able to offer our guests an experience they will love: the BVI's, Tortola, Cane Garden Bay, and Cielo Villa!

What makes this villa unique

Our favorite days start with coffee and quiet conversation while taking in the peacefulness of the early morning villa and the serenity of the ocean views. The joy of the chatter of family and friends as they join us is indescribable…

After breakfast, we embark on our choices of adventures for that day. There are so many pleasures to enjoy in the BVI’s...

Some days we realize that there is no real reason to even leave the villa. Privacy, sun, shade, pool, food, drinks, music, books, naps, bathrooms, breezes, and endless views are right here! Cielo means Heaven, and we often travel with friends or family members who appreciate the refuge the villa has to offer them, and skip the out and about activities in favor of true relaxation at the house.

Whatever activity we choose for our day, we absolutely revel in our afternoon showers, naps, book reading in the shady hammocks, and all the comforts of our breezy, al fresco home. These simple down times refresh us and allow us to transition with renewed energy to our evenings.

We love happy hour down on Cane Garden Bay, with its people watching and live music. It is a convivial- and often hilarious- time. Quito’s has excellent local bands that provide Reggae and other popular music for dancing on the weekends. We love that all this evening fun is so very close by!

When we are looking for quiet evenings, we indulge in a nearby romantic restaurant, or delight in Cielo’s spectacular sunsets, and relax with cocktails and dinner at the villa, and then lounge around the pool terrace till bedtime… Our available chef or spa services are beyond wonderful when enjoyed with breezes and starlight...

If we have a large group with active friends and family, inventive blender drinks, uncomplicated shared meals, and then games until bedtime have provided some of our most treasured memories.

"Such a gracious atmosphere, stunning views, and total privacy for all in the thoughtful and well-appointed design of the house… Heaven!"


Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Hibiscus - toilet , shower , Charming Dragon fruit colored tiles on vanity & open shower
    Palm - toilet , shower , Breezy bathroom steps from private deck
    Calypso - toilet , shower , Grotto like open stone shower
    Oasis - toilet , shower , Spacious master bathroom with dressing area, 2 person shower
    Cottage - toilet , outdoor shower , Romantic outdoor shower...
  • Each of Cielo's 5 bathrooms are en suite. The tiles are a mix of colorful french glazed and saltillo, and the showers open with most having windows to let in the lovely Caribbean breezes. The Cottage suite has a romantic outdoor shower with stone work, palms, and teak accents... Our fluffy white towels, colorful and fragrant glycerin soaps, large mirrors, wide windows and thoughtful amenities add to the comfort, beauty, and peacefulness of our suites.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The Cottage - 1 queen , Secluded BR cottage with outdoor shower and private terrace.
    Oasis - 1 king , Master BR/bath with shady balcony overlooking pool and view.
    Hibiscus - 1 king , Private and quiet with shady hammock balcony
    Palm - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private annex with 2 floors and private hammock deck
    Calypso - 1 king , Spacious pool side BR with lovely ocean views.
  • The 5 bedrooms suites all have ceiling fans, a/c, balconies, terraces, and decks. Plenty of reading lamps, choices of pillows, and matrresses, and en suite bathrooms with fluffy towels, hair dryers, scented glycerin soaps, and other thoughtful amenities. Our outdoor shower is a delight, and each suite offers privacy with locks and personal safes, and a beautiful and unique decor We offer 5 bedrooms (3 king, 2 queen), one fold out couch for guests 18 or younger, two movable twin beds for guests 18 or younger, and 1 crib. Children under 4 stay free in parents' room! Please inquire about larger group sleeping arrangements and rates.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Children under 3 stay free on cot or crib in parents' room! Off street parking for 2 to 6 vehicles Private pool Gated grounds Flat screen TV’s – 3 living pavilion, master, poolside DVD player Stereo hook ups for ipads, laptops, smartphones 5 disc CD player Library Games Movie library Wifi 2 island cell phones Free calls to States and Canada from house phone Ironing board and iron Beach chairs Beach coolers Beach towels and bags Pool floats and toys Highchair, crib, crib mosquito netting Cushioned teak lounge chaises -- 8 Hammocks –3 Custom stainless steel grill station Dining table for 9 High top poolside table for 6 Bar with wine chiller fridge Chef’s kitchen with: Pantry stocked with colorful fiesta ware, serving pieces, and glassware Gas cook top Electric wall oven Convection oven Stainless Fridge Dishwasher Toaster oven Electric wok Crock pot Electric griddle Toasters Blender Electric tea kettle 2 drip coffee makers Percolator French press Bean grinder Espresso machine


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Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

Cielo was simply the best. You will not believe your eyes every time you look over Cane Garden Bay. It's so serene and the sunsets are stunning too. The booking process was very easy. Nancy was always prompt and sent along a ton of useful information to help plan our trip. We rented 3 of the 5 bedrooms and that was probably the hardest part of our stay: deciding which rooms to pick! The main living space of the house is open-air. We loved being able to open all the shutters, put on music and hang out by the pool. Our stay included a midweek cleaning and that was a very nice touch. Towels and bathrooms tend to get messy pretty quickly on vacation. Cielo was a highlight of our trip to Tortola and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Haven on Tortola

  • 4 of 5

Firstly, Nancy was so easy to deal with throughout the entire booking process, and provide us with ALL the information that we could have possibly needed to enjoy our stay in the BVI. The villa looked just as it does in the pictures, and I agree with other reviewers the view is absolutely amazing! It was the perfect location, although to get almost anywhere takes only 1/2 an hour, and we enjoyed having Cane Garden Bay so close.

I have to say that Janet, the manager, is an absolute JEM! From the time we arrived, she recognized us at the airport, drove us to Cielo Villa, confirmed the rental car, and gave us some amazing suggestions for food and activities. She made sure our groceries had been delivered, introduced us to the other guest, and gave us a tour and rundown of the way the villa was setup! Since it was low season Janet was not available for our whole stay (which was totally understandable), and without a person in her stead we had few unforeseen tasks during our stay. They were small things, but not what we had wanted to do on our holiday. Also, since she was not at the villa the breakfast food that was to be provided was slightly lacking. I will say that any problems we did encounter, Nancy provided a solution or tried to fix them as soon as possible.

Secondly, Nancy did recommend the most amazing boat captain Mitch, from Ocean Dreams, to charter us to Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island (Willy T), Sandy Spit, Peter Island (caves for snokling), and the Indians. He was amazing, friendly, and very accommodating!

Lastly, if you are diving I would HIGHLY recommend We Be Divers. The dive master is incredible! So knowledgeable about the area, and an excellent guide.

Overall we were very happy with our stay, but I would recommend checking if the manager will be there if you are looking for help with anything or property maintenance. We will be back to Tortola for sure <3

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better the second time....

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our second stay at Cielo Villa and it was just as spectacular as the first! The first trip in 2011 there were 15 of us for a week. This time only 4 of us for three days post sailing charter. Cielo easily and comfortably accomodated 15 on the last trip and did not feel overwhelming with just 4 of is this time around. Cielo is exactly as advertised but the pictures, especially of the views, do not do it justice. You have to see it, hear it, smell it and feel it, to really understand it....indescribable!! Cielo is easily accessible to everything Tortola has to offer, beaches, restaurants, bars, entertainment. It's central location, high above Cane Garden Bay, make it easy to hit all the best spots on Tortola in a short drive. We spent our first day just limin' by the pool. Our guests (first timers) looked at us like we were crazy when we suggested going to the beach for the day. Their response was, "why would we want to leave here?" This was our 13th trip to the BVI and we always seem to find a new "favorite" place. This year it was Josiah's Bay with the surf up, a quick 25 minute drive from Cielo. The villa is the perfect home base but make sure you plan a long enough trip to enjoy the island(s) and Cielo. Nancy (the owner) is fantastic to work with and always quick to respond. She was even able to accomodate our request to stay 3 nights which was less than her minimum during the holiday period. Janet is a wonderful on-island host and is happy to help with anything you need! We are already counting down the days to next years BVI adventure and hoping that Cielo will again be a part of it!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Cielo Villa mid-June of this year. The house was magnificent and the staff was friendly and always available for our needs. Janet made us feel at home from the moment we got to Cielo. It was nice that the staff came in mid-week to clean; we left for a day trip and came back to a spotless house which was wonderful after a long day. My kids loved the pool and my wife and I loved the outdoor shower. The beach was just down the street so we didn’t feel we had to rush people out of the house to get a full day in the water. We can’t express our gratitude for Nancy and her attentive staff. We’ll be returning next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have found that being that close to Cane Garden Bay is great for those quick trips to the beach or to the little store there, gas station, or happy hour restaurants!
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Boston, MA

Winter break in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I went to Cielo during my winter break in early January with a group of friends and a couple of the girls’ moms. Nancy was great about getting back to us and felt like she genuinely wanted us to have the best possible time. There was plenty of space in the villa to fit us all and it was stunning. We loved to go explore the island and find all the beaches, the more remote the better. While we explored, the moms said they would stay at the house and just enjoy the quiet, the view and the pool. At night we would drive five minutes down the road to the restaurants on the beach for happy hour and stay for live music and dancing. The people were all so nice and welcoming. We all had an awesome time and are already planning our trip for when we graduate!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We understand the explore the island vs enjoy the villa choices, and feel lucky that days are long in the Caribbean and we can all do a bit of both!
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Salisbury, MA

Beautiful escape from busy life!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Cielo Villa this past May during one of the bed and breakfast weeks. Each of the suits was separated with their own bathroom making it feel private and yet I still got to meet a group of great people who were staying in the other bedrooms. The house was beautiful and spotless. I loved the view from my bedroom that overlooked the pool. I never felt guilty about just hanging around the house to relax. I would return for the house alone, but the island was also refreshingly down to earth and gorgeous. I got to escape from the rush of my busy life back in the states. I would love to get a group of girlfriends together to rent the whole house next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: People do love those weeks and we have had feedback that it feels like a tiny hotel more than sharing a home. I loved meeting you and welcome you anytime!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Beef Island
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Quitos Gazebo
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Road Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Quitos Gazebo
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay
Car: recommended

Cielo Villa has one of the very best locations and settings of any rental villa on Tortola!

The villa sits alone on a hillside with truly stunning views.

We are a 3 minute drive from Brewer's Bay beach and some of our guests like to walk that hill for morning exercise.

Cane Garden Bay is only a 5 minute drive down the hill and offers a lovely beach with quite a few charming restaurant/bars for lunches, dinners, and happy hours, as well as live music 7 nights a week.

Cane Garden Bay also has a small grocery store and small shops and outdoor local craft stalls for browsing.

Road Town, with its large grocery stores and shops, is less than a 15 minute ride, and one can drive to some of our most romantic restaurants in less time.

If one pictures the island of Tortola as a cute Gecko lizard, Cielo Villa’s location and getting around makes more sense…

The West End ferry dock is at the head of the Gecko and the airport is at the tail.

The industrial plants, apartment buildings, shopping strip malls, grocery stores, ferry docks, and marinas are located along the South side of the Gecko’s body. The capital city, Road Town, is located midway on the south side of the Gecko.

The beaches, Rain Forest, surfing locations, small restaurants, and beach bars are located on the north side of the Gecko’s body. The shoreline is sandy beach, and the views of the shoreline and our other islands stunning. Cielo is located midway on the north side of the Gecko, right above Cane Garden Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

We have reinstated our beloved Boutique Hotel Vacations of $255/night per suite/dbl occupancy. Please inquire about available dates--- first come first choice of suites! Continental Breakfast included!
Christmas $9100/week up to 10 persons/5 beds
New Years $9100/week up to 10 persons/5 beds.
Thanksgiving $6575/week up to 8 persons/ 4 bedroom suites.
Please ask about rates for larger parties of up to 14 guests
Children under 3 sleep in Parent's suite free!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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