Nail Bay, Virgin Gorda - 2 bedroom villa
Unique and so delightful, Sugar Mill Villa will charm couples with its whimsical coziness and surprise them with a bounty of excellent amenities, not to mention the inspiring ocean views to be seen. Built as a modern replica of a sugar mill from island plantation days long past, Sugar Mill showcases creative architecture with a contemporary twist. Constructed of stone and offering three levels, it boasts two swimming pools on two levels overlooking blue vistas of Savannah Bay, Little Dix Bay and Long Bay. The Mill's middle floor comprises Sugar Mill's Garden Suite, and above, the Rooftop Suite on the topmost floor. Each Suite has its own private pool. Both Suites are compact and charming one-bedrooms, each of which feature a pleasing floorplan, central air-conditioning, a king bed dressed in fine linens and a wonderfully-equipped gourmet kitchen with a wide array of chef's tools and cookware for those who love to cook. (With advance notice, Sugar Mill Villa can conveniently be provisioned with your list of groceries for the day you arrive, so you can start your relaxation the moment you walk in the door - please inquire).
Through curtained french doors, Garden Suite's stunning blue pool, inlaid with a leaping tile dolphin, is set in a flagstone garden terrace where sink-into cushioned chairs and chaises await, and around the outside curve of the Sugar Mill is another, larger flagstone terrace and shaded pavilion set with dining table, more cushioned armchairs and a big gas grill for outdoor island living. Up in the Rooftop Suite, through french doors, is a private slate-tiled balcony with cushioned chairs, wonderful for watching sunsets. Just outside, a stone staircase curves up to Sugar Mill Villa's topmost level, the Rooftop, where your second private pool and terrace overlooks the sea, blue skies and green islands in the distance. The Rooftop terrace offers tables, a sofa, cushioned chairs and chaise lounges, plus a second big gas grill for poolside cookouts with sea views and cool tradewinds. When switched on, a waterfall cascades from the Rooftop's pool down past round porthole windows, creating an even more exotic atmosphere at Sugar Mill. Cool slate floors add a rich look, lighting is well done inside and out, and interesting decorative items collected on Caribbean travels add a lighthearted flair to the interiors.
Sugar Mill Villa is surrounded by flowering tropical gardens set amongst boulders, and enjoys memorable ocean views. Behind the Sugar Mill for your exploration are 19th-century historic stone ruins of Nail Bay's old sugar plantation, and although secluded on a private hillside, Nail Bay's office, restaurant and bar are but a short walk away. Book very early for this one-of-a-kind villa! You may also rent Sugar Mill's Garden Suite or Rooftop Suite for just two persons (possibly sharing the mill with another couple staying in the other suite, if rented).
Weekly Rates (excl. 7% tax and 10% service charge):
# of persons: 1-4
April 16 - December 14: $ 3,800
Thanksgiving Week: $ 3,800
January 5 - April 15: $ 4,990
Christmas/New Year's: $ 5,700
Location: Nail Bay, leeward coast
Maximum number of guests: 4
Bedrooms: 2 [2 kings on two levels (1 in Garden Suite + 1 in Rooftop Suite above)]
Baths: 3½ [Garden Suite + Rooftop Suite each have a full private bath, + for Garden Suite guests ONLY, a 2nd full bath with a jacuzzi bathtub in bonus entertainment room on Sugar Mill's lower level. A powder room is in Mill, accessed from outside.]
Pool: 2 POOLS: Garden Suite's pool: 17' x 12' x 1.5'-4' deep (irregular oval shape). Rooftop Suite's pool: wedge-shaped pool, 9' x 13.5' at widest x 4' deep, with a waterfall cascading down the Sugar Mill's exterior
Nearest Beach: Walk 10 minutes to Mountain Trunk Beach, or drive a minute to the path to beach
Kids welcome: Yes - but small children must be very closely minded by adults when on or near Sugar Mill's staircases and rooftop, please! There are dangerous drop-offs.
Entertainment and Amenities: IN BOTH GARDEN SUITE + ROOFTOP SUITE : Each Suite has satellite TV with satellite radio stations, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station, central A/C throughout, Wi-Fi for your laptop, all-in-one printer, gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, hair dryer, safe for valuables. GARDEN SUITE GUESTS ONLY ALSO HAVE the exclusive use of bonus lower-level entertainment/family room, with 37-inch flat screen TV with Wii, surround-sound stereo (CD PLAYER?), DVD player, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi for your laptop, a 2nd fully-equipped gourmet kitchen + dishwasher, dining area for up to 8 persons, a 2nd full bath with a jacuzzi bathtub, + laundry. GARDEN SUITE GUESTS also have exclusive use of the garden pavilion with alfresco dining + gas grill. ROOFTOP GUESTS HAVE exclusive use of Rooftop pool + gas grill on Rooftop. Sugar Mill Villa features a unique waterfall cascading from the Rooftop pool.
Smoking: Outside only
Maid service included: daily (except Sundays and BVI holidays)
Miscellaneous: Please add a 10 per cent service charge to Sugar Mill's rental rates.
You may also rent only Sugar Mill's garden suite or only the rooftop suite for just two persons (with another couple possibly renting the other suite) - please see these links to full details and rates for both Sugar Mill's Garden Suite and Rooftop Suite:
Sugar Mill-Garden Suite
Sugar Mill-Rooftop Suite
Photography by Don Hebert