St. Bernard's Hill House
Belmont, Tortola - 5 bedroom villa
Surrounded within a lush oasis of Royal Palms, St. Bernard’s Hill House provides an amazing 300-degree bird’s eye view of the British (BVI) and U.S Virgin Islands. Its lofty private hill top location invites cool trade winds to sweep across the generous verandahs, celebrating pampered outdoor island living in style. This private 8-acre, full service, all inclusive unique tropical paradise is truly an island within an island.
St. Bernard’s spacious main pavilion comprises the richly decorated Great Room, a Dining Room that seats 10, a professional Kitchen, and an air-conditioned Study with TV/DVD and Office Facilities. Arched doorways open out to a wonderful deep covered veranda, which span three sides of this pavilion, overlooking the Caribbean and Atlantic’s blue majesty dotted with green islands and cay's. Various seating and alfresco dining areas are scattered around the shady terrace, ready for gatherings, cocktails or a game of chess. On the lee side is a bar and cushioned seating for watching the big flat screen TV.
The main pavilion also houses the large master king suite. This sequestered air conditioned/fully screened suite offers a carved mahogany four-poster bed, with luxurious linens and West Indian furnishings. Screened French doors lead to the veranda and a cool outdoor private terrace with comfortable chaise lounges for two. There is a spacious en suite bathroom with double vanity, big tiled shower and freestanding bathtub; a walk in closet adjoins the bathroom, with plentiful storage and luxury bath robes for your use. On the south side of the Main Pavilion is a manicured lawn with spacious terrace, overlooking the yachts below at Sopers Hole.
From the main entrance of the Main Pavilion, a walkway meanders through the lush gardens to the Oriental Cottage, tucked just far enough away from the main pavilion to provide romantic privacy. This air-conditioned cottage features a king bed with luxurious linens, a bath with large tiled shower and a separate W.C. Amenities include coffee and tea making facilities with refrigerator, a flat screen TV/DVD, and IPod Docking Station.
The spacious hardwood veranda that wraps around two sides of the cottage is furnished with comfortable loungers so you can read and relax in privacy and enjoy the spectacular views.
Both Contemporary and Caribbean Cottage are situated just adjacent to the main pavilion. These unique two bed room, two bath roomed air-conditioned properties (joined together by an interior hallway) is perfect for parents with children, or can be kept completely separate for couples.
The King suites have luxurious linens, flat screen TV/DVD players, IPod docking stations, and tea and coffee making facilities with refrigerator. Both suites have large tiled en suite baths with double vanities. Comfortably furnished verandas look out over the bustling marine activity below in Sopers Hole and out to St. John beyond.
This separate air conditioned cottage has a beautiful four poster Queen sized bed with luxurious linens, large en suite tiled bathroom with separate W.C, and a wraparound veranda overlooking expanses of ocean and green islands and cay's with views as far as St. Croix. There is a flat screen TV/DVD, IPod docking station, coffee and tea making facilities with refrigerator.
The food you can expect at St. Bernard’s Hill House will be of the highest standard. You will be delighted with delicious gourmet cuisine from every corner of the globe designed with your preferences in mind. Special diets and children are always catered for.
Sun and adventure makes for hearty appetites. So in addition to several meals there are always plentiful amounts of fresh fruit and snacks available. There will be a varied ‘House’ bar, and excellent wine pairings for each meal.
Vintage wines and champagnes can be ordered for you, and be at the Villa when you arrive. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset by the pool or on the deck overlooking the harbor, gaze at the stars and dine on delectable tropical cuisine.
If you would like to experience the Island’s Fine Dining, ask the House Managers about the critically acclaimed restaurants on Tortola.
Eclectic, pleasing décor from around the world grace this unique villa, with antique pieces, original Caribbean artwork, white gauzy curtains blowing in the breeze, all adding to its charm and natural beauty.
Maximum number of guests: 10
Bedrooms(5): 4 king beds plus 1 queen 3 of the kings in Oriental, Caribbean and Contemporary Cottage bedrooms can be changed to 2 twins - with advance notice. Bathrooms: 6½
Onsite Services: Private Chef, Daily Maid Service
Entertainment: DVD Player, Satellite/Cable TV, Books, Radio, Computer, Telescope, CD Player, Games for Kids, iPod Dock
General: Iron & Ironing Board, Wireless Internet, Gated Community, Hair Dryer, Shampoo, Toilet Paper, Air-Conditioning, Soaps, Towels, Safe, Crib, Mini Bar, Ceiling Fans
Equipment: Bicycles, Boat, Beach Chairs, Binoculars, Water Sports Gear
Outside: Gas Grill, Chairs, Patio Furniture, Outdoor Grill, Lawn / Garden, Terrace
Kitchen and Dining: Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Freezer, Cooking Utensils, Ice Maker, Dining Area, Dishes & Utensils
Miscellaneous: Square footage: 10700 sq.ft.
Children are welcomed.
Housekeeping is provided seven days per week along with turn-down service.
Personal laundry service is available at an additional cost.
The villa's manager Chris who's also the villa's boat captain lives nearby on the estate out of sight.
Same-day turnarounds are not allowed at St. Bernard's Hill House.
A 4WD vehicle is recommended.
Your rental includes daily use of the villas' powerboat BVI Beverly, a 30ft luxury RIB tender with Captain Chris.
Chef services are also included - daily continental breakfast, lovely gourmet lunch and dinner awaits you - you pay for the groceries (food and beverages).
Please contact us for further details on the chef and luxury powerboat.
Weekly Rates (excl. 7% tax and 15% staff gratuity): # of persons: 1-10 April 16 - November 25: $25,500 January 6 - April 15: $29,500 Christmas/New Year's: $36,500