Nail Bay, Virgin Gorda - 3 bedroom villa
We really love this beautifully-designed villa. Boulder Crest is situated on a lush, private hillside in Nail Bay, surrounded by and completely secluded within tropical trees, palms and bright flora, and tucked into the large, dramatic boulders for which Virgin Gorda is famous. A native stone staircase winds up to Boulder Crest's air-conditioned Great Room pavilion from the ample parking area. The spacious Great Room's living area shares space with an expansive open kitchen and dining area, and comfortable rattan furnishings are well grouped for conversation and relaxation. Glass slider doors on all four sides of the Great Room pavilion showcase breathtaking panoramas of Caribbean greenery and of blue ocean beyond, and one side opens to the pool and large wraparound sun deck just outside.
On the opposite side, the kitchen area conveniently opens to the adjacent dining pavilion just outside, set for outdoor dining within a bower of lovely trees and flowers, with a handy gas grill nearby. Just beyond this covered pavilion is a staircase to the private air-conditioned master bedroom pavilion, offering a king bed with a large, smooth boulder at its head, and a large ensuite bath and beautiful stone alfresco shower under the trees. A private wraparound patio with sea views is just outside.
Boulder Crest's other two air-conditioned bedroom/bath suites are situated side by side in their own pavilion just above the pool area. The bedrooms and Great Room are all completely screened to let cooling tradewinds in. The layout of this lovely villa provides maximum privacy for everyone. The large and well-equipped Great Room is perfect for gathering for movies, cooking, or a game of cards. The spacious tiled decks and stairways, artistically sited between boulders, tropical plantings and native stonework walls, make for appreciation of the wonderful landscaping with every step. Views of the ocean below and Tortola and islets beyond are inspiring. If you're seeking peace and complete privacy in a lovely, natural setting, Boulder Crest may be exactly the what you're looking for...highly recommended.
Weekly Rates (excl. 7% tax and 12% cleaning fee): # of persons: 1-2 3-6 April 16 - December 14: $ 3,700 $ 4,400 Thanksgiving Week: $ 4,400 $ 4,400 January 5 - April 15: $ 5,040 $ 5,040 Christmas/New Year's: $ 7,300 $ 7,300
Maximum number of guests: 6
Bedrooms: 3 [2 kings + 2 twins]
Baths: 3½ [All suite's showers are alfresco, and completely private]
Pool: Approx. 10' x 20' x 5' deep
Nearest Beach: Long Bay Beach is just a short drive away
Kids welcome: Yes - over 4 years only, and with extreme caution for all children (drop-offs + no pool barriers)
Entertainment and Amenities: 4 TVs (2 TVs have satellite service, 1 in Great Room + 1 in master suite), 4 DVD players, 4 CD player/radios, portable CD player/radio, movie + music collections, books, games, A/C in all BRs + in Great Room, wine cooler, espresso machine, safe for valuables, gas grill; nylon Pack 'n' Play crib/playpen, highchair, baby gate, some children's toys + books; assorted snorkel gear, dishwasher. Boulder Crest's cell phone is provided to you on arrival, and you may purchase additional calling cards to activate + use with the phone in $20 or $50 increments. Many U.S. cell phones can now be put on "roam" in the British Virgin Islands. Please check details with your U.S. or other cellular provider before you travel to Virgin Gorda.
Maid service included: Daily (except Sundays + holidays)
Smoking: Outside only
Miscellaneous: PLEASE NOTE: A new beach house is being built below Boulder Crest as of summer, 2008, and is about half completed. Some noise from this site can be heard at Boulder Crest between 7 am and 4 pm weekdays from this site. If you would like updated information on this nearby construction, please contact us and we will find out more details for you.
Photography by Don Hebert