Sunset Watch - Upper Deck
Nail Bay, Virgin Gorda - 1 bedroom villa
Sunset Watch is perched over Nail Bay Beach with the expanse of ocean and green islands beyond. A Chinese terracotta soldier welcomes you into this charming one-bedroom villa located on the upper floor of a two-level vacation home. A large, L-shaped covered verandah is plushly furnished with a sink-into sofa and armchairs, a dining table for six, and a lazy hammock - this is the romantic spot to laze away idle hours reading, napping or watching yachts pass by day, savoring a tropical sunset, or stargazing by night.
This compact but incredibly well-equipped pied-a-tier for two offers a great deal: Sunset Watch Upper Deck has a true gourmet kitchen complete with many appliances from breadmaker to Cuisinart, wine cooler, wet bar, and a generous array of chef's gadgets and cookware, spices and cookbooks. A herb garden is located behind the house where you can harvest fresh basil and lemon grass. A kitchen island separates all this from a small living area with a sofa facing the 180-degree ocean view. Screen and glass sliders on two sides open to the covered porch outside. Adjacent is the king bedroom with a generous bath ensuite which features double sinks, a separate WC with a bidet and an exotic alfresco shower.
Should you wish to bring friends or family along, the lower level of Sunset Watch, Lower Deck (a smaller one-bedroom villa), may be rented along with Sunset Watch Upper Deck for up to four guests. Just below Sunset Watch Lower Deck's patio is the property's expansive terrace and swimming pool, which is yours alone if you rent both levels, or which will be shared with another couple who may rent Sunset Watch Lower Deck during your stay. This beautiful entertainment area is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping for perfect privacy. At the pool are four chaise lounges for sunning and an umbrella for shade; a few steps up from the flagstone pool deck is a spacious terrace with more chaise lounges overlooking the superb sea views, a shady canvas-roofed pavilion for dining on the terrace, a bar with chairs, a curve of bench seating and a second gas grill all combine to celebrate outdoor island living. But if you wish to stroll on the sands of Nail Bay Beach below, beachcomb or snorkel, a stone staircase leads down to the beach from the gardens.
Sunset Watch is a very private sanctuary, so charming with its Caribbean blue gingerbread trim and tropical flowers - you'll find it surprisingly well equipped for a comfortable villa vacation. You may rent Sunset Watch's Upper Deck for just two (possibly sharing the pool and terrace with another couple staying below in the Lower Deck level, if rented), or you may rent the entire Sunset Watch 2-bedroom villa exclusively, with its two separate bedroom levels, for up to 4 persons - see rental notes below for link to full details and rates for Sunset Watch-Both Decks (2 brs).
Weekly Rates (excl. 7% tax and 10% service charge): # of persons: 1-2 April 16 - December 14: $ 2,300 Thanksgiving Week: $ 2,300 January 5 - April 15: $ 3,050 Christmas/New Year's: $ 3,500
Location: Nail Bay, leeward coast
Maximum number of guests: 2
Bedrooms: 1 [1 king]
Baths: 1 with alfresco shower, separate WC + bidet
Pool: 12' x 21' x 1'-4' deep. Pool is shared between Sunset Watch Upper Deck and Lower Deck, if these two Deck levels are rented to separate parties
Nearest Beach: Take stairs down to Nail Bay Beach below
Kids welcome: Yes
Entertainment and Amenities: A 22-inch flat screen satellite TV (in bedroom) with music channels, DVD/VHS combination player, 5-CD player, iPod dock, radio, books, games, music collection (DVD + VHS movies are on loan at Nail Bay's office), central air-conditioning; Wi-Fi for your laptop (at pool + pool terrace), all-in-one printer/fax, answering machine, gourmet kitchen, herb garden, wine cooler, hair dryer, binoculars, safe for valuables, hammock, automatic citronella-and-water outdoor organic spritizing system to keep bugs away; 2 Weber gas grills (1 outside kitchen + 1 on the pool/terrace level), cooler for beach, dishwasher, laundry
Smoking: Outside only
Maid service included: daily (except Sundays and BVI holidays)
Miscellaneous: Please add a 10 per cent service charge to Sunset Watch's rental rates. You may rent Sunset Watch's Upper Deck for just two (possibly sharing the pool and terrace with another couple staying below in the Lower Deck level, if rented), or you may rent the entire Sunset Watch property exclusively for yourselves, with its two bedroom levels, for up to 4 persons:
Sunset Watch-Both Decks
Sunset Watch-Lower Deck
Photography by Don Hebert