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Private,Pool,SpectacViews1/2acre3beaches,garden,private park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,012 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4),no houses nearby,walk to 3 great beaches

Island Dream has a spectacular panoramic view from each room,4 decks, pool, on its cozy 1/2 acre among palms, tropical flowers and tropical fruit trees. A rock garden merging with native plants on a hillside surrounds one side of the pool and the other looks out to the sea as does the new partial shade deck..

Each bedroom has a private balcony and a bathroom opens on an outdoor shower within flower-covered rocks. There are no other houses on its road or behind it. The three beautiful, secluded beaches are a short walk away and have fantastic snorkeling. One beach has chairs and umbrellas; the other is pristine.

A very short walk brings you to a community center with tennis court,bocce ball court, restaurant and a large pool with poolside bar,plantation ruins for picnics and a small,lovely spa.Our guests may use all facilities at this center.

Although the kitchen is small, all our guests marvel at how well-stocked it is and easy to work in. I love to cook and leave herbs and spices for all to use. The art is high quality & tasteful.We keep many books on fish, plants, BVI history, good novels as well as a special section of Caribbean cookbooks.

3 decks attached to house, one outside in shade and new pool deck as of Feb.2017.

Always a breeze,stunning sunsets:PARADISE!

Keywords: Villa on half acre with pool.secluded. great sea views near 3 great beaches.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About The Owner

We are an active retired couple with 3 adult children, ages 36-47 . Our past careers were in clinical psychology ,accounting and theater . Rob has become a jock in his older age, entering ski race contests and playing tennis as much as possible. Mary paints at least one water color a week and walks an hour every day (sometimes with weights on her ankles!) and is writing a novel abut a pretend island near here in the 1790s. Mary volunteers in VG the 6 mos. we live here each year, teaching and being a mental health adviser. We are also avid readers and hikers. We love to visit our friends and relative and be hosts to them in either Oregon or Virgin Gorda. We are grateful for our good health , loving family and friends and the fulfilling and enjoyable life we lead.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1999

Why The Owner chose British Virgin Islands BVI

Island Dream has a spectacular panoramic view from each room on its cozy 1/2 acre among palms and tropical flowers and fruits trees, mango, banana,lime etc. A rock garden with a half hidden deck merging with native plants on a hillside surrounds one side of the pool and the other looks out to the sea.

Each bedroom has a private balcony and each bathroom opens on an outdoor shower within flower-covered rocks. No other houses on its road or very close. The three beautiful, secluded beaches are a short walk away and have fantastic snorkeling. One beach has chairs and umbrellas; the others are pristine.

A very short walk brings you to a community center with tennis court,bocce ball court, restaurant and a large pool with poolside bar,plantation ruins for picnics and a small,lovely spa.

Although the kitchen is small, all our guests marvel at how well-stocked it is and easy to work in. I love to cook and leave herbs and spices for all to use. The art is tasteful and we keep many books on fish, plants, BVI history, good novels as well as a special section of Caribbean cookbooks.We have wi-fi and a dvd library. Our wonderful managers are always available for help . Maid and pool service are frequent. We live here for 6 months a year which is one reason the house is so well stocked and in good condition.

What makes this villa unique

I think that we and our guests love the privacy, the view seen from every room, each room having big glass doors and windows facing all possible views (incl. sunsets.) People love the pool which is so near the house that it is easy to dip and swim all day. Since we live here 6 mos. A year, the house has the feel of a real home -one with good art ,taste, comforts and useful items not found in villas that are used mainly a week or so at a time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is what the guest, Matt G, who stayed July 2013 wrote on another site:The garden around the house is spectacular, with its assortment of flowers of every color, and array of tropical fruit trees. You'll observe a variety of wildlife around the house as well, with brilliantly colored birds visiting the flowers. You are on a hillside overlooking a sparsely-used park with walking trails through well-maintained gardens which slopes down to the beach on the bay. Most evenings, sailboats moor in the bay, well below you providing a striking scene. While the house is secluded, you are about a 12 minute drive from the valley area with its restaurants and stores.

The kitchen is well-equpped if you are planning to do your cooking there, but there is a variety of nice restaurants on the island if you want to let someone else cook. We visited in July and it was quite warm but were comfortable in the non-air-conditioned section of the house--the kitchen & living area. There were ceiling fans and many screened windows to keep the air moving. The two bedrooms are air-conditioned but within an hour of our arrival we discovered that the bedroom our daughter would be using was not getting cool. A call to the property manager had an electrician there in short order. Unfortunately, he told us the outside unit had failed and would need replaced. We were told a new unit would arrive on the island the next morning for installation. "Island time" left us skeptical about just how promptly it would be repaired. But the next morning, the repairmen were there with the new unit. Unfortunately, it was not compatible with the inside unit, so they had to order one of those, too. Howard, who is also one of the property managers, coordinated all of the repair work with the electrician and the property owner, who quickly and thankfully approved all expenditures to get the work done. By mid-day, the repairs were completed.

The property has several porches--one in the dining area, and one for each of the two bedrooms. There is a lighted deck just off the pool area, but lights automatically go off each evening at around 9:10. We wished they would have stayed on later. The pool is small, but it has a deep end that you can stand up in with just your head above the water (if you are tall).

The house is clean and many small touches are included, such as a cooler and chairs for the beach. There is no cable/satellite TV, but wi-fi is provided and there is a DVD player and a library of movies
Jul 2013
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Virgin Gorda Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1012 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Each bedroom has a private balcony and each bathroom opens on an outdoor shower within flower-covered rocks. Bedroom 1 has built-in desk, #2 built in bureau + both have other bureaus.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in each room, Iron, Ironing Board, Hair dryers,beach towels and beach chairs, cooler to take to beach Directions: The house is on a hill in Nail Bay close to the ocean .You will be able to hear the ocean (except in the summer when it is placid ) and reach the beach in front of you by walking in less than 3 minutes.There is only one lot between Island Dream and the beach. Our managers will escort you to the house once you arrive in VG.


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average rating of 4.866667 based on 46 reviews

Best trip ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot thank mary enough for sharing her home with my family. We had the best time ever! My girls loved the pool! What a fabulous place to visit- I hope we will one day come again!! Christi was amazing and couldn't have been more helpful!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you loved Island Dream. We do , too , and feel so appreciated when others enjoy what we do about the house – the pool, the views, the nearness to THREE beaches, the privacy, garden , how the house is furnished ,the art inside .And—aren’t we lucky to have Christy as a manager—just as you said!
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful weeks at this intimate, super easy house on our favorite island from April 7 to April 26, 2017. We are very familiar with Virgin Gorda from several previous trips and thought the location of the villa would be ideal even though we thought it might be a bit small for inviting others to join us. The size and location turned out to be perfect! We had two other adult family members join us for one week of our stay and everyone was comfortable. The elevation of the house and the lovely, maintained landscaping allow for fantastic views of the water and boat activity, as well other islands and gorgeous sunsets. Driving to either end of the island for shopping, dining and activities is easy from this central location. The Sugar Cane restaurant within walking distance is one of our favorites on the island. The beaches accessible by a short walk around a beautiful, small golf course, are always nearly deserted (except Easter Week) and the snorkeling is an easy swim from shore. The steep hills make morning walks strenuous, but provide wonderful views that keeps things interesting. The outside showers are refreshing and truly unique. This villa is well maintained and everything is in good working order. I would recommend this location to anyone who loves, a peaceful quiet vacation with magical scenery and colors that you never get tired of seeing.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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woodbury, Minnesota

A Week of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Island Dream! It was everything they said it was!!! Enjoyed the private, cute home, with the fabulous views and beautiful sunsets and bonus paths to the beaches. Had fun in the pool, with the decking around which is brand new, so was very nice! Loved the beaches, which we had all to ourselves. Though we had some issues with our flight getting there, we were happy to see Christi's smiling face greeting us when we finally arrived. Even left all the ingredients for a lovely breakfast. Anyone who chooses to stay here, won't be disappointed. Mary was wonderful to talk to and always got back to us right away with any questions we had.

The beaches were absolutely heaven! We spent the day on Long Beach, which was great, had it all to ourselves, great snorkeling, we saw so many different fish and vegetation was very special.

To summarize, it was a vacation that we will always cherish!!!

Thanks so much Mary and Rob for sharing your lovely home with us.

The Schmitz's and The Kuper's

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review! I am especially glad you like how we completely renovated the pool and pool deck. You were the first to see it besides ourselves.
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An Amazing Vacation Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The view was spectacular, the plants were amazing, and the house was so cute, functional and spotlessly clean. If you include the two bedrooms, there are four decks and a sweet little pool (with chairs and lounges) for sunbathing and ocean viewing. The beaches were spectacular and completely uncrowded - even during peak season. We were able to swim, snorkel and find treasures in the sand. We would highly recommend this to anyone. The owners obviously take much pride in their property, as evidenced by special artwork, the Heart Garden, and other artsy additions...

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you also loved Island Dream! I just wanted to clarify that our pool is small by comparisons with American ones.It is a normal size for here on VG. I cool off or swim in it often 4 times a day. A new deck will surround the pool by early spring,making it even more inviting!
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Sorry it took so long to write this review. As you know, life seems to get in the way sometimes when you get back from vacation. The funny part is, although this trip was two months ago, I can remember every single part of it. Island Dream was a big reason for that. This trip was a celebration of my wife's 40th birthday and it was the best vacation we have ever taken.

The minute we arrived via ferry to Virgin Gorda and were met at the dock by the property caretaker, Howard, we knew it was going to be a fantastic seven days. Howard led us back to the villa that was lit up in the evening darkness with the windows open and the breeze off of the sea blowing in. Howard showed us around and had even stocked the fridge with the ingredients for a fantastic meal after a long travel day.

The villa was perfect for our two couples. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you'd need to cook, grill, etc. The bedrooms were cozy and the AC in each was nice to have on those hot nights. The outdoor showers added the perfect sense of paradise. And the pool... what to say about the pool other than we used it every day. Sometimes two or three times a day. What a perfect place to relax after a day of beach hopping.

Island Dream is perfectly located in the middle of the island with easy access to Spanish Town and North Sound and everything in between. It may be a little too close to Hog Heaven, because we became regulars during our stay. Yes, they knew our names by the end of our trip. Coming from Kansas Citians who know BBQ, do not miss this place.

The trails from Island Dream down to the beach were a great hike. The views from the villa are worth every penny.

Our favorite beaches were Trunk Bay, Spring Bay, and Savannah Bay. The Baths were incredible. Our day trip to Anegada was amazing. We also spent a day on the water with Gumption and his Sea It Clear boat, getting to see sea turtles, sharks, and an up close view of Necker Island with a wave from Sir Richard Branson himself.

As I said, this was the perfect vacation and Island Dream was a big part of that. Mary was a delight to work with leading up to our trip as we changed the dates and length of our trip a few times :) I could not recommend Island Dream more. We are already planning our next trip back to Virgin Gorda and this will be where we stay.


Brandon and Julie Urban

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brandon!!! I appreciate your enthusiastic review of Island Dream. I am here right now, looking at the sea as I write. It means a lot to me when people understand why we love this house, this area, the beauty and privacy and the whole island as much as we do. Next time you come, you will see a brand new deck around the pool!
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charleston sc

Just another day in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful vacation-

I just wanted to tell you that we had an amazing vacation. Your Island Dream was perfect. The views were sublime. We drove all over and hiked a bit as well. Loved the trail down to the beaches. So much fun. I felt like a little kid again.

The kids (15 & 17 yr. olds) fave was snorkeling at the Baths. And jumping off the boulders. Yikes! The water clarity is amazing. We all loved the swimming pool and that front porch is just perfect. Enjoyed reading one of your books, "A Trip to the Beach". Guess who we saw riding bikes, in the lead of course, with a group? Sir Richard Branson himself. Glad to see he was wearing a helmet. Lol

Took a day trip to Tortola, which by the way has banned smoking (several years now?) in public places. How I wish they'd do the same here in Charleston, SC. Did some shopping there and ate at Pussers.

It was a great and relaxing vacation, despite driving on the "correct" side of the road. It was the first time ever my husband said he wanted to come back to the same place.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you also love Island Dream!!We built the house because, like you, we kept coming back to the same place . We never tire of the house, the view , the gardens and the nearness to the sea and 3 great beaches. Thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review!
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
in the Valley
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
the Valley
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mt. Trunk, Nail Bay,(equidistant),Long Beach
Car: necessary

Island Dream is at Nail Bay with three relatively unvisited gorgeous equidistant beaches (5 minute walk) with the best snorkeling in the BVI. Guests can use tennis and large pool ( as well as our own one) at Nail Bay Resort which also has garden, picnic tables among plantation ruins as well as delicious Sugar Cane restaurant and poolside bar. This area has few houses and a country feel though house is air-conditioned, has internet access, large DVD collection, lovely art, fruit & palm trees, rock garden and abundance of amenities, cooking tools and grill.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


CANCELLATION POLICY: We will make no refund unless the property can be re-booked for the same rate and time.  If we can rent the property under these conditions, we will refund 80% of the payment made.  We strongly suggest you purchase travel insurance to cover your costs in the event you must cancel.
LIABILITY: Tropical Care Services,(TCS) whose lovely and competent  owners are Irma and Howard, manage Island Dream for us. Neither they nor us assumes any liability for property loss or damages, nor liability for injury, accidents, delay, or irregularity that may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle, or the acts of any company or persons engaged in conveying passengers to or from their villa. Transportation (airlines, rental cars and taxis) are supplied by providers who operate independently of TCS. We and TCS assume no responsibility for a loss, injury, or damage to person or property because of the acts of those providers, or otherwise and renters shall indemnify and hold harmless TCS and the Dwans for any claims for personal injury or property damage arising from the vacation rental. Guests are responsible for their villa during occupancy.
SMOKING:  Smoking is not permitted inside Island Dream.
 COMPLAINTS AND MAINTENANCE: TCS will make every effort to keep Island Dream  and its inventories in good working order. In case of a maintenance problem, TCS will strive to repair the problem for you as soon as possible after being notified. However, no refund or rate adjustment will be made for unforeseen mechanical failures such as the supply of electricity, water, pool filtration systems, air conditioning, telephone, television or cable service, appliances, etc. It is the Guest's obligation to report any problems or damage IMMEDIATELY to our management. You will be charged $20.00 for each set of lost or mishandled keys.
AND FINALLY In any dispute arising (see rest in an email

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.