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STYLISH, SECLUDED VILLA WITH POOL, HOT TUB AND STUNNING VIEWS

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STYLISH, SECLUDED VILLA WITH POOL, HOT TUB AND STUNNING VIEWS

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in British Virgin Islands

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Perched on a hillside above a secluded Bay on Tortola’s North West coast and situated amongst large boulders and mature trees, is the uniquely idyllic retreat of “Kerensa” This recently completed house is built on a private 2 acre estate bordering Mount Healthy National Park. It was carefully designed to have minimal impact on the beautiful natural setting and take full advantage of the stunning panoramic views over the Islands and Bays of the North Shore. Far away from other houses, the only sounds you’ll hear are the waves on the rocks below....

By combining colourful Caribbean style with quirky antiques and flea market finds from Europe the owners have created an aesthetic, highly individual dwelling that delightfully complements the spectacular location. The house is simple, comfortable and well equipped with accommodation consisting of one bedroom, a bathroom, dining area and a kitchen / living room together with a covered veranda, a brick courtyard and wooden decks around an infinity edge pool and hot-tub area

Close by are the world class beaches of Brewers Bay (3 minutes by car) which features an uncrowded half mile of golden sand and superb snorkeling and Cane Garden Bay (10 minutes) with its’ famous beach and plethora of lively bars and restaurants. Kerensa is centrally situated to explore the island. Roadtown (the capital) is 15 minutes over the hill on the South Shore. Access from the public road is along a ¼ mile unpaved track (a 4WD vehicle is advisable) and parking has been deliberately sited away from the house to preserve the natural ambience with a series of steps (39 to be precise!) leading down to the house.

“Kerensa” is the Cornish word for Love and if you’re looking for a unique and romantic retreat - far from the madding crowd - this is where you'll find it....

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
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About The Owner

Jessica is a native born Tortolan while Ben is originally from Cornwall in the UK. We live a few miles along the coast from Kerensa with our two young children. We also run The Last Resort, a well known restaurant and bar in Trellis Bay

The Owner purchased this villa in 1998

Why The Owner chose British Virgin Islands

We bought the land in 1998 because of the seclusion and the amazing views and then built the house a few years later. We originally planned to build several villas on the large plot but loved the fact that Kerensa was so private that we decided to keep it that way.

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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

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Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews
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Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p119876vb
-(284) 346-0460
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Boulder
5

There are no words...

  • 5 out of 5
I feel that the English language is failing me as I try to describe the perfection of Karensa. Me and my husband have been to many gorgeous places in this world, and this tops them all. The pictures are amazing and still don't do this place any justice. The only problem with Karensa is the depression you feel when it is time to leave. Ben was one of the most gracious, accommodating hosts we have ever had. There was even a chilled bottle of champagne in the refrigerator for us upon our arrival. Do yourself a favor...please quit looking at other places available for rent on Tortola right now and book Karensa. You won't be sorry. PS...rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The road to Karensa is not for the faint of heart, which makes it even more fun.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p119876vb
-(284) 346-0460
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
NC
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 out of 5
We chose this property because of previous reviews! We were even more impressed after we arrived! Ben was kind and had thought of everything to make our stay more comfortable! If you want a one of a kind vacation-you've found it! Thanks so much! We had the time of our lives!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p119876vb
-(284) 346-0460
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Granite City, IL
5

great honeymoon spot

  • 5 out of 5
Stayed here for 6 days of our honeymoon and enjoyed every minute. House had everything we needed and more. Loved the pool and sound system. Used the beach chairs, cooler and snorkel equipment daily. Ben the owner was fantastic and always helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p119876vb
-(284) 346-0460
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
5

Magical

  • 5 out of 5
Great location-30 minutes to either end of the island. A private, secluded paradise, heaven on earth. The owners, Ben & Jess, were very helpful and their creative talents are displayed throughout the beautiful decor and the unique layout. Well appointed, we couldn't have wanted for anything. The views from the property were awesome. First time experience with a jacuzzi up in the trees with "jack in the bean stock plants." We had a fantastic time and will definitely return. Kerensa lived up to its name and surpassed our expectations.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p119876vb
-(284) 346-0460
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Lyme Ct
5

BVI Home looking for fun, active out going couple!!

  • 5 out of 5
Great place to get away from it all . Well appointed rustic Island home with one of the best views on the island . I have been to Tortola 4 times and this site was amazing. Close to all the beaches and fun, very private yard and pool. Must have 4WD car but most of the island requires one! Ben was a great guy very helpfull !!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p119876vb
-(284) 346-0460
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA
5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed here mid February 2014 for a week. I saw this place on VRBO a couple years ago and had wanted to book it ever since. And I'm so glad we did!
Tortola has some really nice spots, and some not so great ones, but the location for this rental was perfect. So secluded and quiet, with stunning views of Jost Van Dyke and Brewers Bay.
(I had been worried it would be windy w/being up on the hillside, but we had no issues with that at all.)

Ben is a very gracious host who went out of his way to make our vacation run smoothly - a few times actually. Don't hesitate to ask him for recommendations on what to do, where to go. His suggestion for a secluded beach nearby was spot on!

The house itself is wonderful - besides the beautiful views of course, sitting beside the pool in the comfy lounge chairs w/a drink, a book, and your Ipod playlist playing over the sound system while watching the sailboats go by is my idea of a perfect day on vacation. Then the hot tub up in the trees in the evening was a great way end the day.

I would keep in mind that there are a few things that you may run into - the hot water in the shower was a little spotty at times, lighting of the grill and stovetop was a bit of a struggle, mosquitoes of course, ants and geccos here and there. But I think most of those things are common at any island home, so just be prepared for them. And remember that rum fixes everything! :)

Must do - Rent a Jeep, Trunk Bay Beach, Bananakeet sunset dinner, and soak up every other second you have at Kerensa!
Peter Island Spa was decent, a little lacking in customer service, but we found that to be the case w/most interactions we had on Tortola (of course w/the exceptions of Ben).

Overall, our vacation at Kerensa was excellent, and I HIGHLY recommend it to any couple looking for a peaceful relaxing getaway. You won't be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Beef island
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Brewers bay
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Roadtown
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cane Garden Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Brewers Bay
Car: recommended

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
mid season
1 Nov 2014 - 15 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,084
for 3 nights
From
$361
$2,531
 
 
high season
16 Dec 2014 - 15 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,284
for 3 nights
From
$428
$2,995
 
 
mid season
16 Apr 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,084
for 3 nights
From
$361
$2,531
 
 
low season
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$998
for 3 nights
From
$333
$2,327
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,084
for 3 nights
From
$361
$2,531
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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