Into the Mystic
Coral Bay - 1 bedroom villa
This beautifully-finished jewel box of a villa offers two charming levels overlooking yachts riding at anchor in azure Coral Bay and green British Virgin Islands beyond.
A few steps from the driveway take you right inside Into The Mystic's main level. The main level comprises a very well-equipped kitchen with handsome granite counters and sink, a powder room, a living area featuring a dining table for four and a large sink-into sofa for TV and movie watching. In an adjoining room there's a washer and dryer.
Conveniently outside the kitchen door is a covered patio with a large stainless steel gas grill. Inside the living area, two walls have glass slider doors; in front, these doors open to a spacious covered verandah which is furnished with a cushioned sofa and chaises, and a large alfresco dining table for six. This verandah looks out to a spectacular panorama of Coral Bay and beyond to Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
Just beyond the media area is another covered verandah with a hammock and the beautiful master suite, where you'll find a carved four-poster bed, TV, and a sumptuous master bath with two his-and-hers vessel sinks and a tiled shower.
Outside, down a few stairs on a middle level, is the swimming pool which looks out over that spectacular vista. The pool is set in a curved deck and bordered by chaise lounges and tropical landscaping.
More exterior stairs take you down to Into The Mystic's lower level, which is fronted by its own scenic deck furnished with chaise lounges, a table with upholstered chairs and a hot tub.
Into The Mystic, which was featured on HGTV, is completely air-conditioned throughout, and offers all the expected top amenities - and more. Its design and decor, which include original paintings by the owner, are artfully executed. This compact one-bedroom deluxe villa has it all, from St. John-style stonework to the decks, perfectly situated to catch island tradewinds and inspiring ocean views. And the road winding up to Into The Mystic's hillside location is completely paved - another plus.
You really haven't lived until you've seen the moon rising over the islands, scattering silver moonbeams across the sea. As the Van Morrison song's lyrics say, "Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic." Very highly recommended!
Weekly Rates (excl. 8% tax): # of persons: 1-2 April 13 - December 13: $ 3,100 Thanksgiving Week: $ 3,300 January 5 - April 12: $ 3,800 Christmas/New Year's: $ 4,700
Area of Island: Coral Bay
Maximum number of guests: 2
Bedrooms: 1 [1 queen four-poster bed]
Pool: 12' x 16' x 4' deep, + hot tub on lower level (both are chlorine-free)
Nearest Beach: Maho Beach (5 miles or about 7 minutes' drive away)
Kids welcome: Yes
Entertainment and Amenities: A 42-inch flat screen high-definition cable TV with DVR and premium channels, iPod dock, DVD/CD player + surround-sound in living area, and a 30-inch flat screen high-definition cable TV in master bedroom; books, games, movie + music collections; central A/C throughout; DSL + W-Fi throughout property, answering machine; gourmet kitchen + wet bar; hair dryer, binoculars, safe for valuables, KitchenAid stainless steel gas grill; assorted snorkel gear, beach chairs + coolers, dishwasher, laundry. Generator on property, which will run the water pump (so you can shower + flush toilets, watch HDTV and DVD player, and cook), + it will keep the fridge running. It will not run any A/C units).
Maid service included: No, hotel-type maid service during your stay is available at an additional charge, with your advance request
Smoking: Outside only
Square Footage: Interior: 1202 + Exterior: 2162 = TOTAL: 3364 sq. ft.
Miscellaneous: Into the Mystic's lower level is never occupied when guests are renting the villa, so you'll enjoy complete privacy on the entire property.
Photography by Don Hebert