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3BR Oceanfront House at Quart-a-Nancy Point, Cooper Island, BVI

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA, Sleeps 6-8, Cooper Island British Virgin Islands

Enjoy our very private, three-bedroom, oceanfront vacation home at Quart-A-Nancy Point on Cooper Island in the British Virgin Islands. The house at Quart-A-Nancy Point is one of only a few private homes on Cooper Island. It was built in the 1960s and 70s as an artist’s retreat. The construction is concrete, concrete block, and native stone. Quart-A-Nancy point comfortably sleeps up to 6 adults in three bedrooms. An additional 1 or 2 Guests can potentially be accommodated on our double futon. Quart-A-Nancy Point is a smoke-free establishment.

This small piece of paradise provides island living at its best. Relax, swim and snorkel/scuba dive, read, or watch daily life at Manchioneel Bay. Our 50-foot, open-plan, living area and west-facing panoramic view showcase spectacular sunsets over the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Experience self-sufficient island living without giving up all the amenities. We produce our own 110v power on-site using solar technology and feature free wireless internet. Cook your own meals on our outdoor gas grill or in our full kitchen, or visit the Cooper Island Beach Club (CIBC) for lunch or dinner.

The ocean is just below the house - be sure to get in the water - the snorkeling near the end of the jetty and along the shore is some of the best on Cooper Island.

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Fred Kruse
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 2, 2017

About Fred Kruse

Fred & Candia Kruse, Owners of Quart-A-Nancy Point live in Frisco, Colorado, USA at an altitude of 9200ft (2800m). They have traveled to the Caribbean for over 35 years for the pleasant climate change marked by living at sea level in a tropical area.

Fred Kruse purchased this house in 2005

Why Fred Kruse chose Caribbean

After several bareboat sailing charters in the BVI, we decided that an island-based vacation home was what we really needed. We chose Quart-A-Nancy Point at Cooper Island in the British Virgin Islands because it's that 'deserted' island everyone dreams about. It's far enough away from things to feel secluded, but close enough that you can drop by the bar for a drink or dinner or go to town on Tortola if you want. We've made sure the house has all of the amenities expected so that we (you) aren't roughing it (though you could choose not to use things like wireless internet and TV if you want to truly get away).

What makes this house unique

Located at the north end of Manchioneel Bay, Quart-A-Nancy Point, Cooper Island is island living the way it used to be - simple and serene. The views from the front porch are unparalleled and will make you never want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rang in the New Year in a lovely location with spectacular views - our paradise for the week. We started out our journey with Gee and Keven (Deep Blue Charters) as our guides and Nick as our welcome crew. Everyone on the island is very friendly & the easy pace was just what we needed. The house is wonderful & if you don't mind putting in a bit of effort, your visit will be splendid. We enjoyed the morning sun on the jetty & snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming in the afternoons. The sugar birds (bananaquits) enjoyed the sugar we put in the coconut & hermit crabs devoured all our compostable scraps. The goats offered some entertainment as well, leaping among the rocks & calling to one another. Sunset on the porch was breathtaking. We will miss this place & hope to return to Cooper Island someday.
Jan 2014
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British Virgin Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hot-Cold Shower. Bath+Powder room form a Full Bath
    Master Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower w/cold water, 3/4-height privacy wall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower w/hot-cold water, 3/4-height privacy wall
  • Bathroom 1 contains a toilet and sink, combined with the 'Powder Room' which contains a tub (with hot/cold shower) and sink, this constitutes a full bath in the portion of the house containing the Master Bedroom. Bathroom 2 is in the portion of the house containing the Front and Back Bedrooms and has a toilet, sink, and an Outdoor Shower w/hot/cold water and a 3/4-height privacy wall. There is an additional outdoor shower with cold water only and a 3/4 height privacy wall on the outside of the house near the Master Bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master (Purple) Bedroom - 1 king
    Front (Yellow) Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full-Sized Futon sleeps up to 2 and can be moved outside
    Back (Green) Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be made up as a King on request
  • Master Bedroom also has a small desk/work area. Front Bedroom Futon can be moved to front porch for additional space. Front Bedroom also contains computer area hosting network connection. Back Bedroom Twin beds can be made up as a King on request.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Amenities: Private Jetty with Swim Ladder, small inflatable dinghy with outboard motor for use within Manchioneel Bay, Solar Power (12-volt DC and 110-volt AC), Cistern Water, Filtered Water, Solar Hot Water, Full Kitchen, Full-size (16-cubic feet) Refrigerator/Freezer, Four-burner Propane Stove and Oven, Charcoal and Gas Barbecue Facilities, Blender, VHF Base Station, Broadband Wireless Internet, Wired and 802.1b/g/n Wireless Internet within the House and on the Porch, Mini-Stereo w/AM-FM/AUX(MP3, Bluetooth) and outside speakers, 22' LCD/TV w/DVD, Selected Books, Board Games and Jigsaw Puzzles, a few DVD movies, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Non Smoking.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

3BR Oceanfront House at Quart-a-Nancy Point, Cooper Island, BVI
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Copper Island was wonderful: the swimming and snorkelling was great, and the hummingbird show around the porch was amazing. The house is in great shape, and the many improvements are terrific. We enjoyed the new plantings, the paved patio, and especially the new outdoor shower. The views from both outdoor showers are just stunning. We hope to repeat our visits for many years to come.

Irena & Lubosh K.

Reston, VA


  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2007
  • Stayed: Jan 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sounds like a great place...

  • 5 of 5

Sounds like a great place. Like your webcam.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 glorious days at Quart-A-Nancy Point.

What a fabulous spot. This was truly the most

relaxing vacation we have ever taken. We have

sailed to Cooper Island for the last 10 years, and

decided to rent a house this time. The best decision

ever! The views are spectacular, the hermit crabs

very entertaining, snorkeling and kayaking for

exercise, and enjoying reading on the beautiful

outdoor living room porch (love the hammock!).

Everything about this home is ideal. We'll be back.

Thank you to Fred and Candia for allowing us to

rent your paradise. Jim and Shirley

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Raleigh, NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

I could not imagine a better place for our honeymoon! The incredible views, local hospitality, the amenities, snorkeling, hermit crabs... it was perfect!

I could go on and on, but if you are reading this trying to decipher guest comments and whether this house is worthy of your vacation plans, I am writing this to tell you that it is, it really, really is. Thanks Kruse's!

-Mac and Kim

  • Submitted: May 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salem, MA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Quart-A-Nancy is Quite-A-Place!!!! The privacy and amenities provided in this lovely hillside home made for a wonderful Cooper Island vacation experience for us during our 4th visit to this unique and special island. It truly is a spectacular setting, and the owners have made some lovely renovations and upgrades to their home. We have been to many Caribbean destinations, but have to say that the view from the glorious front porch is probably the most beautiful we have ever experienced!!!! You could spend your entire vacation just sitting there savoring the sunsets and watching the sail boats and cruise ships pass by. Showering will never be the same again once you have used the fabulous new open air one! The house provides excellent grilling facilities and has a very well-equipped kitchen (I even made muffins!),as well as a generous supply of linens/towels. Having the Internet access and TV was a real plus too. As always, the warm and friendly CIBC staff was most accommodating in ensuring that we had everything we needed during our stay.

Having stayed at the CIBC during our prior visits to the island, I would have to say the only negative with staying at Quart-A-Nancy rather than in one of the efficiencies, is accessibility. If you plan to have all your meals at the house, and don't wish to sun-bathe /swim from a sandy beach, then Quart-A-Nancy is definitely the place for you. However, if you do plan to spend much time over at the CIBC, be aware that getting back and forth can be challenging. While the hillside location affords privacy and a spectacular view, it IS quite a hike up and down, and certainly not for those who are not physically fit. Don't pack just your flip-flops; bring your sneakers!!! Also, depending on wind /weather conditions, the trip back and forth via dinghy can be tricky as well, and would recommend that you not make this your first boating experience if you are not already accustomed to the sport.

Overall though, we had a wonderful stay, and thank the Kruse family for sharing their lovely home, and allowing us to experience Cooper Island from a perspective we never would have experienced otherwise. As you indicate in your description - it truly is a small piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Honey Brook, PA, USA

11/27/2006This was our se...

  • 5 of 5

11/27/2006This was our second trip in as many years to Cooper Island, BVI. Last year, my wife and I stayed at a different private home on the island. While we still had a great vacation, Quart-A-Nancy Point was a complete upgrade in all respects. The house is absolutely beautiful with fantastic views across the channel. Fred and Candia (the new owners) have obviously spent considerable love, time and money updating this vacation home and it shows inside and out. We cooked most of our meals at the house. Each day after scuba diving (Sail Caribbean is an excellent outfit) the four of us ate lunch at the Cooper Island Beach Club. The food is absolutely fantastic and reasonably priced. We also fully enjoyed taking the motorized dinghy back and forth to the beach club especially at night for dinner (or drinks), which was equally fantastic food. The dinghy was also put to daily use transporting us to the mooring balls at the far side of Manchionel Bay for really good snorkeling at Cistern Point rock. Snorkeling was surprisingly good to the North side of the private dock at the house. We had a multitude of close encounters right in Manchionel Bay with green turtles, eagle rays, stingrays, very large barracuda, octopus… Quart-A-Nancy Point provided us with the complete privacy we always look for on vacations of this type. When we weren’t in the water, most of our time was spent on the beautiful open-air porch that spans the entire length of the house. We chartered a private trip to spend the day over at Virgin Gorda. Make sure you try to plan around the cruise ship schedule. We were picked up and dropped off right at the house dock. I also highly recommend renting kayaks for your entire stay. They provide you with wonderful exploring opportunities around Cooper and give you the vehicle to discover some truly amazing “off the map” snorkeling spots around the Southern side of the island. The kayaks also allow you to access completely private desolate sandy beaches for which to pack a lunch, plenty of beers and water to spend the day wasting time, swimming and snorkeling (such as Haulovers Bay). If you are looking for the true definition of getting away and completely unwinding, Cooper Island and Quart-A-Nancy Point is the place.We’re just a few short weeks from a ski trip to Steamboat Springs, CO. Love those extremes!Chris & Jackie Brown along with Matt & Michelle Loomis.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2006
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Beef Island (Tortola) Code: 'EIS'
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cooper Island Beach Club (Acessible via dinghy),
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
From Beef Island (Trellis Bay) via Charter Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Cooper Island Beach Club (location wrong on map!)
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Acessable via dinghy
Car: not necessary

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), a part of the Leeward Island chain, are located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 1100 miles southwest of Florida, USA. While only about 8 miles east of St. Thomas and just north and west of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, they are a world apart – the BVI are typified by a quieter, more rural lifestyle. Tortola is the main island and the main city is Road Town. The airport is located on the east end of Tortola (Beef Island) and is principally served by commuter airlines from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tortola can also be reached via ferry from St Thomas, USVI. Cooper Island, a typical BVI out-island approximately 5 miles across the channel from Tortola, is an idyllic place to live or visit. It is, however, off the power grid and most necessities are self-contained and provided on-site. Cooper can only be reached by boat and there is no regularly scheduled ferry. We can help you arrange a charter to get you there at a reasonable price.


Rates & Availability

British Virgin Islands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

We prefer a 7-night minimum stay, but shorter stays will be considered on an individual basis.
Children 0 – 2 years stay free. Children ages 3 – 12 are half price with 2 paying adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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