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Surfside Gardens - Spectacular Ocean Views, Steps Away from the Surf

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Lounge about with patio doors open and views of the surrounding islands

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

This 2-bed, 2-bath villa, a secret hideaway offers a tranquil, serene vacation

Overlooking the spectacular ocean at the front of the villa and surrounded by tropical forest, the breathtaking 360 degree panorama and the lush vegetation around the property will immerse you in tropical mood. Totally obscured from the world, your privacy is ensured as you soak up the Caribbean sun and you enjoy the intimate luxuries of a villa designed to put you at peace with the world. Surfside is an indoor/outdoor type of house with the living area being upstairs to take advantage of the high ceilings, views and breezes. The doors and windows on the sea side fold back to the extent that the indoor area merges with the deep verandah. The bedroom doors also fold back on the sea side, where there is also a deep verandah, and most of our guests sleep with just the screen doors which enables them enjoy the open aspect of the house and wake up to the sounds of the ocean and birdsong.

Surfside Gardens is only a two minute walk to the Cooten Bay ruin, the pebble beach and the fabulous North Shore surf. A short surfboard paddle around the headland each side of Cooten Bay, a five minute drive or decent hike will take you to the delightful sandy beaches of Lava Flow to the West and Josiah's Bay to the East.

There are just eight owner-occupied bespoke and individually designed homes on the entire Cooten Bay hillside, each on approximately one acre of land, which guarantees a secluded secret retreat even though you are only a ten minute drive away from the capital Road Town. Surfside Gardens is the lowest property on the hill and the closest to Cooten Bay ruins and ocean.

To get the best out of your visit we strongly recommend that you hire a car, preferably a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The car hire company that we recommend will leave the car where you arrive, either at the ferry-dock or the airport and you can leave the car there when you depart, all at no extra charge. On your arrival, we will meet you at a convenient meeting point, like the supermarket and escort you to the property. Guests normally let us know in advance if there is any provisioning they will require us to provide for their first 24 hours. The following day we can swing by the villa to see that everything is OK and if there is anything we can help with. Our guests choose how much interaction they want with us during their stay and we can be at the villa in 15 minutes if needed.

For further information and photos please see our website http://www.surfsidegardensbvi.com/
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    There are a number of unguarded drops within the grounds so perhaps not totally suitable for very young children. However we do welcome all ages. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    outside and away from the house itself please....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • The master bedroom downstairs is spacious with a king size bed, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom and French doors onto a tiled balcony presenting a spectacular scene of the islands around. The second bedroom, with its own stone indoor/outdoor spa bathroom and optional queen bed or two twin beds is equally comfortable and again offers panoramic views of ocean and forest through French doors onto a tiled balcony and large picture window to one side. Both bedrooms feature ceiling fans and subtle lighting....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    double shower in lovely stone surround. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    beautiful stone soaking tub and separate double shower....moreless

  • The master bathroom contains a stone clad double shower and a window that reveals the ocean beyond, whilst allowing the morning sunlight to illuminate the room naturally. The en-suite bathroom to the second bedroom also contains a stone-clad double shower and stone bathtub, with an amazing vista of the forest beyond. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Attractions on the island include horseback riding on trails, swimming with the dolphins, ziplining, kayaking, stand-up paddle, boat hire, day sails and of course just relaxing at the beach or at the house - perhaps the most important thing to do....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a selection of cookbooks as well as fiction and non-fiction books and magazines....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    trivial pursuit, chess, scrabble, cards etc...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Plug your media device into our Bose Portable Digital SoundDock...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a TV for watching DVD's, Videos etc with HDMI cable but in keeping with the vacation promise to get away from the real world for a few days, there is no satellite or cable TV provided....moreless

  • Toys:

    set of bucket and spades for the beach...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Take in classics from our library that you have always meant to watch but never found the time....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    A wonderful casual dining area allows for eating, drinking and socializing at either the breakfast bar or the indoor/outdoor bar that lie just off the kitchen for easy service. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    tumble dryer and collapsable drying rack...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room, with plenty of comfortable seating, opens up to a large outdoor covered balcony where guests can relax enjoying the panoramic vista at any time of day or night with breathtaking views...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for several cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    ample bath and beach towells....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There is also a grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped with wine, champagne, water glasses and tumblers. Place settings for 8 people. Baking tins, pyrex ware, jugs, plastic storage containers, rolling pin etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The gourmet kitchen has ample room for preparing meals, whether you are catering for yourselves or a gathering of friends. The island can seat 5 and the indoor/outdoor bar can seat 8 (both on stools)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    under counter microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spice rack, condements, basic pantry items such as coffee, tea, sugar, vinagars, soy sauce etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge/freezer plus additional bar fridge/freezer. Ice blocks to use in cooler and 2.5 gallon drinking water container. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove with light and pot filler above....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    there are two verandas, one on the living room level, the other outside of the bedrooms....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    large gardens surround the house. It is on a 1 acre lot with empty lots all the way around it. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brick built charcoal grill - back to nature...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a sports club within 1 10 minute drive of the house that has a gym, squash and tennis courts....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April- May
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$300
$1,800 $6,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $5,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Pre Christmas
Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2017
1 night min stay
$350
$2,450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay
$600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jan to May
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
1 night min stay
$350
$2,450 $9,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Feb 2018
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
1 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Mar- May
Mar 1 - May 31, 2018
1 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$300
$1,800 $7,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Beef Island
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Josiah's Bay
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Road Town
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tamarind Club
75 Metres
Nearest Beach
Cooten Bay Beach - pebble

Car: Necessary

Three sandy beaches are within minutes from Surfside Garden. The Cooten Bay ruins are extraordinary, perched beside the Cooten Bay surf break, just a one minute walk from the villa.

The is a zipwire experience within a five minute drive and Dolphin Discovery, where you can swim with the dolphins, is about 20 minutes from the villa. Horseriding lessons or trail rides are available within a ten minute drive from the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I am a business consultant, principally serving cross border financial services clients. In 2014 my family and I took a year out to build our vacation villa at Cooten Bay in the British Virgin Islands. Outside of work, family comes first and my boys, Tom, Ben and Joe respectively work in Property, Film and Professional Squash. Heather, who I have been married to for 30 years, does charity work and helps all of our lives run smoothly. Additionally I spend time at Tortola Sports Club, where I play squash and I work on BVI Olympic Committee and Old Government House Museum matters as the Treasurer of both organisations.

Why the Owner Chose Tortola, British Virgin Islands:
The family saw the hillside where the villa is located when we first came to live in the British Virgin Islands in 1995. We decided that if development lots ever came on the market, we would build our dream villa here in Cooten Bay. That finally happened 19 years later in 2014.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Chapman family, which is Mark (husband), Heather (wife), Tom, Ben and Joe (3 sons) have been involved with the Surfside Gardens dream from inception to the day our first guests arrived in late 2014. Every facet of the villa has been hand-picked, uniquely designed or tailor-made by one of the family members, from the chimneybreast, to the chandeliers, to the indoor/outdoor stone spa bathroom, to the stone and tiled patios, to the panoramic windows, to the french doors, to the gourmet kitchen and even down to the spectacular surrounding lush vegetation and fruit trees. We collected stones, rocks and boulders from the property as we built it and fashioned them into pillars, walls, pathways, and both bathrooms are entirely constructed of stone, making for the most natural environment imaginable. For the four years preceding the build we nurtured a vast array of fruit trees, palms and shrubs, ready for the day in 2014 when we would landscape the property. We designed the villa for Caribbean living - no air conditioning, just the sea breeze and fans in every room to circulate the air - no pool, just the ocean a few meters from the front door and panoramic windows and french door to brighten and lighten the indoor features.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Lounge about with patio doors open and views of the surrounding islands

    Lounge about with patio doors open and views of the surrounding islands

  • Cocktail time on the patio, smell the ocean and hear the surf

    Cocktail time on the patio, smell the ocean and hear the surf

  • The gourmet kitchen is spacious with a wet bar and wonderfully casual dining

    The gourmet kitchen is spacious with a wet bar and wonderfully casual dining

  • Stunning lounge and kitchen, just made for extremely comfortable living

    Stunning lounge and kitchen, just made for extremely comfortable living

  • What a view from the patio outside the bedrooms - coffee or cocktails?

    What a view from the patio outside the bedrooms - coffee or cocktails?

  •  Bedroom 2 with ocean and forest panorama. Twin beds can be made up as a king.

    Bedroom 2 with ocean and forest panorama. Twin beds can be made up as a king.

  • Plenty of towels in the stonework spa bathroom

    Plenty of towels in the stonework spa bathroom

  • Grill just by the porch whilst looking out to the ocean

    Grill just by the porch whilst looking out to the ocean

  • Banana trees and tropical foliage surround the villa, there is even a treehouse!

    Banana trees and tropical foliage surround the villa, there is even a treehouse!

  • Very private location yet only a couple of miles from Road Town

    Very private location yet only a couple of miles from Road Town

  • Cooten Bay rocky beach and surf break are just a 2 minute walk from the house

    Cooten Bay rocky beach and surf break are just a 2 minute walk from the house

  • Bird's eye view - stone work paths - totally self contained and secluded

    Bird's eye view - stone work paths - totally self contained and secluded

  • Dine or relax on the patio, whilst enjoying the beautiful ocean views

    Dine or relax on the patio, whilst enjoying the beautiful ocean views

  • Beautiful panoramic vistas from from upstairs living area

    Beautiful panoramic vistas from from upstairs living area

  • Take breakfast or any meal for that matter at the indoor/outdoor bar - seats 8

    Take breakfast or any meal for that matter at the indoor/outdoor bar - seats 8

  • Breathtaking ocean views from the master bedroom

    Breathtaking ocean views from the master bedroom

  • Sumptuous master bathroom and double shower

    Sumptuous master bathroom and double shower

  • Check out the stone tub in our indoor/outdoor spa bathroom

    Check out the stone tub in our indoor/outdoor spa bathroom

  • Shower in the outdoor shower for a back to nature experience.

    Shower in the outdoor shower for a back to nature experience.

  • Nestled in the rain forest

    Nestled in the rain forest

  • Tucked into the rain forest, with the ocean right out front.

    Tucked into the rain forest, with the ocean right out front.

  • Dine or relax on either of the good sized verandas.

    Dine or relax on either of the good sized verandas.

  • Private, peaceful and quiet, surrounded by foliage, the ocean is right out front

    Private, peaceful and quiet, surrounded by foliage, the ocean is right out front

  • Spacious living - the whole place to yourselves

    Spacious living - the whole place to yourselves

VRBO #644504

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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