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Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views

Ben Bamford

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

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” The 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 any other houses, most of the time, the only sounds you hear are the waves on the rocks far 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.

The bedroom has an elegant and very comfortable queen size bed with stylish antique furniture and polished wooden floors.There is also a very quiet A/C unit in the bedroom if you prefer to close the doors at night. Adjacent is a bathroom with a Turkish marble sink and a unique, private indoor/outdoor shower area. Fine quality towels and linens are provided.

The kitchen / main room is equipped with a professional Viking stove, stainless steel fridge with ice and water dispenser, coffee maker, blender, toaster and everything else you might need. There is also a quiet A/C unit to cool you down or you can simply open all the glass doors and let the breezes flow through. Outside the kitchen there's a modern Weber gas grill for Barbequing

The recently upgraded audio visual system includes high speed wifi, Bose 5:1 Surround sound, outdoor speakers, Samsung Smart TV and a powerful Sony receiver capable of connecting to many devices including guests own smartphones and tablets if you have your own music. Netflix and Spotify accounts are provided for streaming movies and music along with several other entertainment options. A local phone is available for your convenience with free local and US calls.

One of the loveliest features of Kerensa is the beautiful infinity edge pool. A sophisticated salt water chlorine generator system keeps the water crystal clear and gently sanitised without harsh chemicals. Lights in the pool can be controlled remotely from the house and depending on your mood, can be set to subtle fading colours, plain white (or even flashing disco!). There is also very private hot tub nestled among the boulders with a view across Shark Bay. Surrounded by fairy lights strung in the trees at night, the setting is truly magical.

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. Just along the coast to the East are two stunning, white sand and very out of the way beaches - Trunk Bay and Rogues Bay, that you can often have just to yourself. 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 short unpaved track (a 4WD vehicle is advisable), once inside Kerensa' s remote-controlled electronic gate the driveway is fully paved. The parking area 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", look no further....

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ben Bamford (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Ben Bamford

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

Ben Bamford purchased this villa in 1998

Why Ben Bamford 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

4.9
based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

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Stylish, Secluded Villa with Pool, Hot tub and Stunning Views
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
5

Can't stop thinking about it!!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin?! Our adventure began with a 45 minute ferry ride across the teal coloured waters of the Pacific. We were greeted by our gracious host, Ben, who took us to our little piece of paradise we were privileged to call home for one week. (Next time we are definitely staying longer)

The pictures you see are just but a glimpse of what Kerensa has to offer. This villa has all of the modern day conveniences you could want whilst maintaining the island charm we were looking for. The furnishings are both rustic AND comfortable. You have access to wifi, outdoor speakers, endless music selections, a big screen TV, movies (Netflix), a brand new Weber Bbq (my husband was thrilled) and telephone. The overall condition of the villa was SUPERB! Very clean and well kept. There was no shortage when it came to luxurious linens or supplies.

Ben, a 30 year resident of Tortola, was extremely helpful with the planning of our vacation. He made himself available whenever we called upon him and was eager to suggest places to visit on the island.

The panoramic views from your VERY private 'nest' are spectacular! In morning we would wake to the breathtaking views and sounds of the ocean from our four poster, very comfy bed. In the evening we would pour a glass of wine, turn on some music and watch the sun set directly in front of us!

We planned To rent a car mid week to travel the island but to tell you the truth, once we were there, we had no desire to leave!! We were able to walk down to Brewers Bay (15 min walk) which had a lovely beach but couldn't wait to get back to the villa for a swim in the infinity pool and to watch the sunset! I'm still smiling as I write this!!

Prior to our arrival I ordered all of our groceries, wine etc on line. The grocers deliver free of charge so when we arrived all we had to do was throw on our bathing suits and jump in the pool... SEAMLESS!!

My husband and I have traveled many places. This is our 5th year renting with VR.com and KERENSA is the only place we woukd return to! Thank you Ben.... We'll see you next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
5

There are no words...

  • 5 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: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 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: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Granite City, IL
5

great honeymoon spot

  • 5 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: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Magical

  • 5 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: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lyme Ct
5

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

  • 5 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: Mar 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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Prices & Availability

From $316 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
mid season
16 Apr 2015 - 14 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,084
for 3 nights
From
$361
$2,531
 
 
low season
15 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$947
for 3 nights
From
$316
$2,210
 
 
High season
18 Dec 2015 - 15 Apr 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,284
for 3 nights
From
$428
$2,995
 
 
Mid season
16 Apr 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,084
for 3 nights
From
$361
$2,531
 
 
low season
15 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
$947
for 3 nights
From
$316
$2,210
 
 
mid season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,084
for 3 nights
From
$361
$2,531
 
 
high season
17 Dec 2016 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,284
for 3 nights
From
$428
$2,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,084
for 3 nights
From
$361
$2,531
 

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • 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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