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Nature's Secret Oceanview Getaway For You!


Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Nature's Secret Oceanview Getaway For You!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in British Virgin Islands - Windy Hill Cottages

Open Air Island Home, 2 BDMs/2 Baths - Sleeps 2 couples or family of 5

Private island cottage home centrally located on the top of Windy Hill with 180 degree views of the Caribbean Sea and other BVI islands. Only 5 minutes from 'The Baths' & 10 minute drive to Little Dix Bay.

Your island getaway is professionally decorated 2 master suites {with A/C} and 2 baths. Well appointed Chef's kitchen. Two outdoor sitting areas with terrific Caribbean view. Covered dining seats up to 8 guests. Private pool. Washer/dryer, satellite TV & free wi-fi. Spa & Tennis only a few minutes away. Babysitting Service available.

Ideal for 2 couples or a family up to 5 people.

$2,500/week Winter Season Nov 1 - April 15th

$1,800/week April 16 - October 31

For monthly specials email/call owner.

Car available for additional fee.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joleen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2015

About Joleen

The owner is a California native that fell in love with the natural beauty of Virgin Gorda over 40 years ago. She owns several beautiful rental homes on the island.

Why Joleen chose British Virgin Islands

Colorful gingerbread home is perched on Windy Hill has stunning panoramic oceanviews and lush tropical gardens. This is open and airy home allows our guests to experience natural Caribbean living with the most modern conveniences.

What makes this house unique

This home includes a large generator that automatically starts during the island's occasional power outages. Free wifi. Maid service Monday through Friday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the windy hill house in off-season with friends of mine and it was absolutely fantastic. You feel the true island vibe and the beauty of the island. We loved seeing the yellow finches every morning coming to drink their sugar water.The home is decorated West Indies and we loved it.The kitchen is open and modern which is in the main living area. The bathrooms are all in tiled and the showers are all true walk-ins. The house has a spectacular view of Tortola, and the Sir Francis Drake channel. All of the nearby beaches are 3-5 min away, couldn't be in a better location. We cooked a lot , but if you want to go out there are great restaurants 5 mins down the road in Spanish town and up by the Coppermine. Joleen was great! She is very accommodating to all of our needs and gave us the lay of the island.

We will be back again next year. Great trip!!!!!!
Aug 2012
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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Nature's Secret Oceanview Getaway For You!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews

Escape to Windy Hill!

  • 5 of 5

Joleen's wonderful house is the perfect home base from which to explore Virgin Gorda! The location is so convenient: literally minutes to drive to the Baths, and several other beaches that are just as good and much more private, with great snorkeling (and Joleen even had plenty of snorkels for our family of 5 to use!). Joleen and her wonderful grandson have the best advice on where to go and what to see...from beaches to entertainment to dining. We just couldn't believe how convenient some of the fantastic beaches and restaurants are. We rented Joleen's car, which is much more convenient that going with an agency, and we drove all over the island. Even Leverick Bay is an easy drive, but if you don't know the island be sure to drive it during the day first...or take a taxi, which is cheap and easy. The house itself is incredibly comfortable: all the basic conveniences you need, and the market is literally a 2 minute drive or a 5 minute walk for provisions. This is true outdoor living at its finest: great views, many outdoor sitting areas (all very comfortable), and plenty of room for 5 of us to spread out.

In addition to Joleen and Kyle being such great, friendly & knowledgeable hosts, the best thing about renting from Joleen is that everyone on Virgin Gorda knows her! Our ferry from St. Thomas arrived very late, yet she had someone waiting to pick us up and it seemed that every taxi driver at the dock knew her!

Virgin Gorda is for those who desire a truly relaxing escape from it all, with some of the best scenery and snorkeling on earth. If you are the "resort set," this isn't for you...you're either looking to escape to Virgin Gorda, or you're looking for St. Thomas...opposite ends of the spectrum.

We couldn't have chosen a better spot, and we would definitely rent Nature's Secret Oceanview Getaway again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Saint Augustine, FL

I shouldn't say this....

  • 5 of 5

I shouldn't be writing this right now... Why you ask? Because I don't want the secret to get out! This house is amazing. Just perfectly set up. My husband and 2 children have visited Virgin Gorda by boat to see the baths only. So, when we had a few extra days for a new adventure, we headed over by ferry. Joleen picked us up at the ferry dock and brought us to the house. She even had a car for us to rent directly from her!

Since there is no crime on the island, you keep the house entirely open. All of the doors (except the bedrooms) are kept wide open all day and all night. There are bugs. Mosquitos. Lots of them. Wear bug spray. Just part of it. But, we were out all day long, at the beaches, exploring the island. So big deal. The bedrooms have nice cool AC units in them so sleeping is not a problem. It's perfect.

We will be back. You couldn't keep us away!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful stay and World Class Hostess!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this property from May 10 through May 17 of 2014 and we had a wonderful experience! Joleen is a world class hostess and knows everything about the island! Our vacation week was a memorable one thanks to her recommendations. We also felt in love with the house – perfectly located and beautifully decorated! This is the best experience we had with vacation rentals and we will certainly recommend her house to friends (and hopefully we will have a chance to return). Thank you Joleen!


  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Boulder, CO USA

Fantastic Villa with spectacular views and wonderful helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 8 incredible nights at this villa for our 10th anniversary. We absolutely loved the open villa concept with amazing views from multiple outdoor patio areas as well as the swimming pool. Joleen (the owner) was so friendly and had such great advice on where to go eat, snorkle, beaches, daytrips, boat trips,etc..It was so nice to talk to her each day with new ideas and she really wanted to make sure we were having a good time and enjoying our vacation in Virgin Gorda. It's very easy to drive to anyplace on the island within a half hr, but it was especially convenient to be just 5 minutes from The Baths, Devils Bay, Spring Bay, Lil Trunk and Valley Trunk beaches, 5 minutes to grocery stores, numerous restaurants, and the marina.

Fav beaches: Lil Trunk, Valley Trunk(beautiful), Spring Bay, Devils Bay. Savannah and Mahoe beaches were bigger w/ better snorkeling than those other beaches but not as scenic as the close by beaches with the amazing rocks. All the beaches except The Baths were virtually empty. The Baths is worth the visit early in morning before crowds arrive and to do the caves between it and Devils Bay. The view and rocks are just the same next door at Spring Bay and Lil Trunk beaches so no need to stay at the crowded and small Baths beach for the day when next door is empty..

Fav daytrip: We took a day boat trip with Double D (Dave) that stopped at 4 diff places to snorkle with lunch and just a great relaxing day on the water with a really cool dude Dave that has all kinds of interesting local knowledge of the area. Highly recommend trip with Dave! Also take the ferry to Anegada. Famous for it's lobster and better snorkeling with miles of empty beaches. Fun day trip! A trip to Jost Van Dyke is also fun. Drive over to Leverick Bay for lunch or a cocktail at Little Dix's Resort.

Fav restaurants: The Rock (and also Georgios Treetop restaurant at same place), Hog Heaven for lunch(Great view!). Rendezvous Bar on Sun evening with Steel Drum band that was very good. The Top of the Baths for b-fst or lunch..excellent views..Happy hour at Coco Maya on the beach watching sunset! Nice atmosphere. Better than overpiced avg dinner there.

Virgin Gorda is small, quiet, w/ beautiful empty beaches + wonderful local people. We liked it much better than St. John. A lot of that was thanks to Joleen (and her nice property). We had a special time and will definitely go back and stay at Joleens. Thanks so much!

Tom and Julie (Boulder, CO)

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Spokane WA

Beautiful Island Home - Great views

  • 5 of 5

I have spent several 2-3 week stays every August going back to 2008. Several stays included our children who love the property and other times it was just two of us. I fell in love with this house in part because of the upland ocean views and light breeze but also the elegant Caribbean atmosphere, and evening sunsets. Being away from the crowds is nice and sitting in the pool after a long beach day is amazing. The kitchen is great for anyone who likes to cook - it certainly saves money with a family of five, but we also ventured out several times a week. The host is a very knowledgeable and adventurous lady who will share off-the-beaten path places to really experience the best the island has to offer. While there are no end to dive trips (Dive BVI) and sailing adventures to be had (Bitter End) snorkeling abounds. Bring your gear with you – it is well worth sacrificing a few t-shirts to have your own equipment. Every beach around the island has a different type of snorkeling and while all the names of beaches and the different fish elude me – it is nothing but amazing. Regardless of where you are on VG I would recommend having a car handy. Driving is easy and to explore…a necessity. If you sail or want to learn to kite-board, windsurf etc you will want to be able to get to Bitter End. Leverick Bay is a fun place to hang out and the evening show and buffet is well worth the price. Lastly, at the end of busy days the experience of being in a spacious environment and being able to stretch out all over, watch TV or read is sooooo much better than being in a hotel room. I would recommend the property to anyone with a desire to experience the island at its best.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Williamsburg, VA

Wonderful Villa and People on Fabulous Island

  • 4 of 5

Recently returned from a week at this villa and had an amazing time. The home is beautiful and completely open. Although it is possible to close it, we did not find it necessary as there is almost always a breeze. (Watch out -when the breeze subsides, the mosquitos will get you! As with any other location in the islands, bring bug spray!)

The home is well appointed and beautifully decorated. The view is stunning and the pool is lovely. We enjoyed every evening grilling on the patio, enjoying the balmy breeze, while the children swam in the pool.

A few things to note about this home: First, this is a residential neighborhood so you will need to be prepared for residential annoyances such as dogs barking, sometimes to the point that it made it difficult to sleep. (The next door neighbor has 2 or 3 dogs and they were quite loud at times). Another small annoyance was the brightly lit baseball field down below the house. There was a game every evening, which was actually enjoyable to listen to, but the lights were very bright and ruined a bit of the ambiance. The owner also lives on the premises, in a house located on the other side of the pool.

All in all, these were small inconveniences to an otherwise wonderful villa for the price. Virgin Gorda is wonderful - the people, the island. We thoroughly enjoyed Michael 'Beans' music show at Leverick Bay Resort. Went for happy hour, had mahi sandwiches with a beautiful view, and enjoyed the fun "vibe" of the place. Also took the free ferry to the Bitter End and then Saba Rock - both HIGHLY recommended. Saba Rock has a great happy hour and lots of fun for the kids. Besides the obvious Baths/Spring Bay, we also enjoyed visits to Little Dix, Savannah Bay, Gorda Peak, and Mango Bay just to name a few.

The villa is a very short drive to Spring Bay/Little Trunk/Devils Bay so this makes the location great. While there was a maid who stopped in daily, another important thing to keep in mind is that the villa "is not a hotel" as the owner reminded us. Therefore, you will need to go in search of your own toilet paper, dish soap, etc. Be prepared! Prices for these items on Virgin Gorda are insanely high and sometimes a little difficult to find given the limited choices on the island. I would've gladly given up the daily maid in exchange for not having to go on a hunt for toilet paper, but again - not a big deal. Overall, this villa was good value for the money and Virgin Gorda is AMAZING.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Virgin Gorda Airport (Tortola/Beef Island close)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Coco Maya (#1 bar Virgin Gorda by Trip Advisor)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Marina and water taxis
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Giorgio's Fine Italian Cuisine
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
The Baths, Little Trunk Bay, Spring Bay
Car: recommended

*'The Baths' is a MUST-SEE for all visitors.

*SNORKLE at one of the 8 beautiful beaches within 10 minutes of home.

*HIKE Gorda Peak the highest point in Virgin Gorda.

*Pack a lunch and rent KAYAKS & explore hidden beaches of the island.

*DIVING - 2 trips daily with Dive BVI to multiple sites around BVIs. PADI Diving & Nitrox certification courses also available. New boats & excellent staff DIVE BVI.

*Visit historic Coppermine Ruins (10 min drive or great walk from home).

*Easy ferry access to other islands: DAY TRIPS to Anegada, Cooper Island, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island.

*Watersports rental available a short drive away including Sailing, Kite Surfing, paddleboards, etc.

*Numerous private and group charter boats available at Marina.

*Dive and snorkle trips to HMS Rhone.

*TENNIS courts available for $10/hr a few minutes away.


Prices & Availability

From $257 Nightly

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2014 - 15 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
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16 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 full bathrooms that connect to each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 2 twins can be connected to make a king size bed if needed
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Babysitter available for $10/hr

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