Sugar Mill - Garden Suite
Nail Bay, Virgin Gorda - 1 bedroom villa
Unique and so delightful, Sugar Mill 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 from this villa. 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 (two levels have swimming pools overlooking blue vistas of Savannah Bay, Little Dix Bay and Long Bay), Sugar Mill's middle floor comprises Sugar Mill's Garden Suite, a compact and charming one-bedroom featuring a pleasing floorplan, central air-conditioning, a king bed dressed in fine linens and a wonderfully-equipped gourmet kitchen. Through curtained french doors is the Garden Level's stunning blue pool, inlaid with a leaping tile dolphin and set in a flagstone terrace looking out to the sea, blue skies and green islands in the distance. 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.
The Garden Level is a creative space with curved walls; cool slate floors add richness, lighting is well done inside and out, and interesting decorative items collected on Caribbean travels add a lighthearted flair to the interior. Sugar Mill Garden Suite's full kitchen is a wonder with its wide array of chef's tools and cookware for those who are inclined to try their culinary skills on holiday (with advance notice, your villa can conveniently be provisioned with your list of groceries for the day you arrival, so you can start your relaxation at Sugar Mill the moment you walk in the door - please inquire). Accessed via interior stairs, Sugar Mill's lower level is all yours exclusively to enjoy when you rent Sugar Mill Garden Suite. This bonus air-conditioned entertainment/family level offers satellite TV and DVD player, a second gourmet kitchen, a beautiful dining area for up to 8 persons, a sofabed, a second full bath with a jacuzzi bathtub, and laundry facilities.
Outside, around the curve of the Sugar Mill, is a flagstone terrace in the garden with a shaded pavilion with dining table, more cushioned armchairs, and a big gas grill for outdoor island living - also exclusively yours to use as a Sugar Mill Garden Suite guest. Behind the Sugar Mill for your exploration are 19th-century historic stone ruins of Nail Bay's old sugar plantation. Although secluded on a private hillside, Nail Bay's office, restaurant and bar are but a very short walk away. Please be sure to book early for this one-of-a-kind villa! You may rent Sugar Mill's Garden Suite for two (possibily sharing the mill with another couple in the Rooftop Suite above, if rented), or you may rent the entire Sugar Mill with its two bedroom suites and its bonus lower level and garden pavilion for up to 4 persons.
Weekly Rates (excl. 7% tax and 10% service charge): # of persons: 1-2 April 16 - December 14: $ 2,290 Thanksgiving Week: $ 2,290 January 5 - April 15: $ 3,050 Christmas/New Year's: $ 3,465
Location: Nail Bay, leeward coast
Maximum number of guests: 2
Bedrooms: 1 [1 king]
Baths: 2 + a 2nd full bath with a jacuzzi bathtub in bonus entertainment room (yours exclusively when you rent the Garden Suite) on Sugar Mill's lower level]
Pool: 17' x 12' x 1.5'-4' deep, irregular oval shape
Nearest Beach: Walk 10 minutes to Mountain Trunk Beach, or drive a minute to the path to beach
Kids welcome: Yes
Entertainment and Amenities: 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, superbly-equipped gourmet kitchen, hair dryer, safe for valuables, gas grill, dishwasher. Bonus lower-level entertainment room, for Garden Suite guests' use only, has 37-inch flat screen TV with Wii, surround-sound stereo, DVD player, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi for your laptop, a large fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, dining area for up to 8 persons, a 2nd full bath with a jacuzzi bathtub, + laundry. Sugar Mill features a unique waterfall cascading from the rooftop + exclusively for Garden Suite guests only, a garden pavilion with cushioned seating, alfresco dining + gas grill.
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 rent Sugar Mill's Garden Suite for two (with another couple possibly renting the Rooftop Suite above), or you may rent the entire Sugar Mill exclusively for yourselves, with its two bedroom suites and its bonus lower level and garden pavilion, for up to 4 persons. Webpage details:
Sugar Mill-Both Suites
Sugar Mill-Rooftop Suite
Photography by Don Hebert