About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 10 nights
5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
**PLEASE NOTE VRBO DEFAULT QUOTE IS FOR 1-6 GUESTS, ADDITIONAL GUESTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
summer rates are $1143/nt or $8000/wk 7-8 guest, $1286/nt or $9000/wk 9-10 guest
winter rates are $1572/nt or $11000/wk 7-8 guest, $1715/nt or $12000/wk 9-10 guest
Thanksgiving and Christmas rates are set rates for max. 10 guests***
Truly perched atop the divide between Long Bay and the Sir Francis Drake Channel, Ridgemont House is as impressive as it is inviting. Painted in striking colours which are evocative of typical Caribbean style, the 1.8 acre compound includes five private bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, and elegant living spaces for all to share next to the infinity edge pool or on the breezy verandah. Completely private and peaceful and yet easily accessible by concrete road leading down to Long Bay just a few minutes away. Designed to be family and child-friendly, 2 of the bedrooms can be made up as king or twin beds.
The main house contains the formal vaulted living room and dining room. It features paneled ceilings with fans and six sets of 9’ high French doors that open to the terrace running along three sides of the 20’ x 30’ Great Room. The view is stunning. Here you can enjoy the game on the 60” flat screen TV or your music on the Sonos sound system. The Great Room opens into the fully equipped kitchen appointed with quartz counter tops and Viking cooking appliances.
Outside there is more than 2000 square feet of living space. Bask in the sun on the expansive deck alongside the elegant infinity edge pool (30' x 15'), or lounge in the shade of the veranda’s al fresco seating area or dining area for 10. From here you can take in the breathtaking views along the coastline and across to Jost Van Dyke and its surrounding cays. The guest bathroom, changing room and shower is just off the deck.
An air conditioned office located off the Great Room allows for a discreet conference call or a bit of work, if you must. Wireless Internet service is available throughout the villa--just bring your own laptop or portable device. An Epson printer is at your disposal in the office.
All five of the luxuriously decorated bedrooms feature high ceilings, large windows and patios or balconies that frame captivating views of the Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic, and each provides a king-size bed (alternatively up to two rooms can be converted to XL-twins), 40” flat screen television, blue tooth connected sound, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
In addition, one of the bedrooms offers all the features of a self-sufficient flat, including an eat-in kitchenette complete with stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator.
To get above it all head to the colorful gazebo high atop the ridge for a cocktail with friends, or some downtime with a quiet snooze in the hammock.
Maid service: alternate days.
The estate road that winds its way up to Ridgemont House is fully paved; a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for navigating the curves.
Technology: Internet access in all rooms, 40” flat screen TVs in each bedroom and 60’ flat screen in Great Room all with satellite service, Sonos sound system in Great Room, kitchen and veranda; blue tooth connected sound in all bedrooms.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Sam Pierce
As managers of Ridgemont, we work directly for the villa owners and live on Tortola full time, just a couple of miles from Ridgemont in fact! We know the villas that we manage inside out; we can offer assistance with car rental, provisioning and anything else you might need; and we will be here to show you around the villa. We look forward to meeting you!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Family Trip to Tortola
My wife and I have been to Tortola a number of times and this year we were fortunate to have our four grown children and their spouses join us. The Ridgemont House was perfect. I have to believe it is one of the best homes on the island if you need five bedrooms. The view from the property is fantastic. The house is very spacious with plenty of room for us all to get together for meals, etc. The Sonos sound system worked great. All the bedrooms were very nice with attached bathrooms. Each bedroom was as good as the next so all were happy.
We visited our usual favorite spots (Smugglers Cove, Long Bay Beach, and Cane Garden Bay to mention a few) we also did boat trips to Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island & Cooper Island) The weather war terrific as it usually is in the BVI. We have been to a number of different islands in the Caribbean and elsewhere but Tortola is our favorite.
The property managers, Sam and Sharlene were helpful as always and made our visit hassle free.
We will definitely return to Tortola again.
Ridgemont House was fantastic! Everything was top-notch, including the beds, furniture, towels, sheets, etc. All of the rooms are updated and modern, whereas some other houses we have rented in the past in the Caribbean have updated rooms in the main house and out-dated rooms in the guest house. Views are incredible. Pool was perfect. Location on the west end is ideal with easy access to Soper's Hole Marina where you can grab a quick ferry to Jost or elsewhere. Also closeby are various nice beaches. Ridgemont has a Sonos wireless sound system that is great to play whatever music you want to hear. Worked pretty well but you can always stream music from Youtube or another source to a portable wireless speaker if you bring one. The property managers were fantastic and very responsive to questions you have while there, such as directions, recommendations, day trips, etc. You won't be disappointed at Ridgemont.
Family celebration at Ridgemont House
Our far flung family congregated at Ridgemont House this holiday season to celebrate the 80th birthdays of grandma and grandpa. We had a wonderful time and family members of all ages (the youngest was 16) really enjoyed the gorgeous, perfectly maintained property. The grandparents got the easily accessible first floor bedroom, but all bedrooms are beautiful and private and each has its own special feature. Up on the ridge you have incredible, ever-changing views and a steady light breeze. We thought the property should be renamed "Rainbow House" as we were treated to an incredible display of double, full round rainbows every day. We hiked down to the excellent beach and back up every day, we went snorkeling and swimming in nearby Smuggler's cove. We love cooking together and had all dinners at home - no restaurant could beat the setting! The house provided an ample and beautiful backdrop for our family to hang out together and relax. The managers were very responsive and helpful, whenever we made a suggestion it was done right away.
John and Julie
This property is amazing. Once you enter the gates, you will notice the spectacular landscaping along the driveway on the way up.
There are three different living areas at Ridgemont. The main house has a study, an unbelievably spacious kitchen with top of the line appliances, a living room with plush seating with a 60 inch flat screen TV, and a covered lanai where we spent most of our time. There is a 4 bedroom double story unit, and a 1 bedroom efficiency with a complete kitchen down the steps from the pool,
The views from the house are mezmorizing. From the deck, you can see Jost and St Thomas. Once you take the 12 steps up behind the bedroom house to the gazebo, you can see both sides of the Island , and the other BVI Islands in the Sir Francis Drake channel. Being on top of the mountain, the breeze is so cool that you might not want to turn the air conditioning on.
Smugglers Cove and Long Bay beach are a must visit just at the bottom of the hill, and Sopers hole in West End/Sopers Hole is close to get your provisions and has clothes and jewelry shopping, Pusser's restaurant, and "Voyages"to book day sails. Go to the "Baths" in Virgin Gorda--you will never see anything more spectacular.
Sebastian's has great food, as well as local fare at Palm's Delight in Carrot Bay. New discovery was Scaramouche restaurant past the fuel dock at Sopers--very creative offerings with a great Chef.
We have rented from Sam and JC many times, and they have always been such great hosts. We are heading back to Ridgemont in a few months.
I have traveled throughout the Caribbean, and have lived in St Thomas, but once I took my first surf trip to Tortola in 1989, it was eye awakening to me of how relaxing the Island is and the beautiful nature and the locals.
I have hardly missed a yearly visit since 1989.
John and Julie
What an unbelievable property. Once you enter the gates, on the drive up to the house, you will notice that the landscaping is unbelievable, and you will know that you will be in for an incredible experience.
Upon entering the house, you are greeted with amenities that are top notch.
Very modern washer and dryer.
Sonos speakers throughout the house.
A quick 12 steps up behind the Main House, there is a Gazebo that will allow you to see both sides of the Island.
Just booked Ridgemont again.
We have rented with Sam and JC at the Murray House for 2 years, Gun Point for one, and Ridgemont last year, and they cannot be more accomidating and friendly.
This estate is an Aman Resort-Level Experience
I'm a 30 year resident of the BVI who has been in all the Great Houses on Tortola, and am also a resident of Denmark.
This spring, we rented this house for some old family friends, a family of seven who maintain two castles in Europe as their private residences and a major estate at the top of the Peak in Hong Kong. So, they know nice.
Frankly, they were blown away by the house design and execution as much as they were the view and grounds. The entire place is fresh, tasteful, and dramatic, and the staff and property managers are all very friendly and helpful.
There's not a person in the world I wouldn't recommend this property to as an amazing vacation setting.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
***Please note above rates are for 1-6 guests, additional guests are as follows: summer rates are $1143/nt or $8000/wk 7-8 guest, $1286/nt or $9000/wk 9-10 guest winter rates are $1572/nt or $11000/wk 7-8 guest, $1715/nt or $12000/wk 9-10 guest Christmas rates are set rates for max. 10 guests***