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BRAND NEW, VERY PRIVATE, SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT LOCATION

Marie Saluk

Advertiser since: 2012
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People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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BRAND NEW, VERY PRIVATE, SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT LOCATION

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in British Virgin Islands - Anam Cara Villa

5 Ensuite Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Large Pool, Sea Views From Every Room

Anam Cara Villa is a unique vacation home located directly on the water in Little Bay, South Sound, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. The Villa's spectacular private waterfront location is in a BVI designated marine sanctuary and near one of the last undeveloped landscapes on Virgin Gorda. The views off the decks and balconies range from looking directly down at sea turtles, various tropical fish and the occasional mantas swimming below to stunning views out to sea with endless waves rolling up on the offshore reef. To the sides and behind you are views of the surrounding mountains and hills of Gorda Peak National Park. Your closest neighbors are the parade of marine life below, pelicans and seabirds above and cows grazing serenely on the distant hillsides.

Anam Cara Villa is comprised of just under 5,000 square feet of tropical modernism architecture spread over two buildings designed for seamless indoor outdoor living. The five bedrooms are all en-suite. The three large master bedroom suites all have king size beds and large spa bathrooms complete with both indoor and outdoor showers, double vanities and soaking bathtubs. Upstairs in the main house are two additional en-suite bedrooms with private balconies directly over the water below. The main floor features a large gourmet kitchen connected to the outdoor living area through large 8ft by 10 ft doors and a unique breakfast bar with an 8ft by 5ft serving window. The kitchen/dining area merges into the living area which has two separate seating areas and stunning sea views. The lower level hosts a media room for watching movies or just hanging out.

Outside living features 12 separate decks and balconies each with it's own unique views. The centerpiece of the outdoor living area is your own resort like horizon edge pool complete with a swim up bar and outdoor sunken kitchen with barbecue. The saltwater pool has both a waterfall and laminar flow water features with fiber optic lighting. Pool lighting colors can be changed with a wireless remote control. All of the indoor and outdoor areas are tiled with natural travertine stone. You can choose to relax on the deck letting the marine and bird life of South Sound entertain you or simply hang out by the pool.

Just a short one mile drive away is the North Sound welcome center and dock where the various free water taxis will take you to the many restaurants, resorts and yacht clubs for drinks, lunch, dinner, shopping, or entertainment. North Sound is a destination unto itself whether it is Biras Creek resort, Bitter End Yacht Club, Saba Rock Resort, Leverick Bay Resort or the new Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda clubhouse!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marie Saluk (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Why Marie Saluk chose British Virgin Islands

It was love at first site when we first ventured off the main road into South Sound. The drive was like nothing we had ever experienced. The road first passes along the waterfront beach with palm trees, then past a horse stable and working farm with cows grazing. At the end of the this short drive we arrived at the unspoiled Virgin Gorda we were seeking. The road opens out onto a stunning sea view facing into the gentle trade winds. We knew we had found our own Caribbean paradise, our 'Anam Cara.'

So in 2007 the adventure of building began. Our goal was to create a retreat where families and friends could gather in an unforgettable setting. A place for renewal and sharing. A place for remembering the important things in life like laughter and love. At the same time we wanted to respect and minimize the impact on this very special setting. We were the first house in the BVI to use the environmentally friendly ICF building process. We also wanted to take advantage of the natural cooling and refreshing trade winds in the architectural layout. Other 'green features' include dual grey water recycling systems for the gardens, cool roof technology and other 'green building' systems. All the rain water from the roof is captured for reuse in a large cistern. We wanted to keep the electric usage (and our bill!) low by using energy efficient water systems and lots of LED lighting. There is very little night time light pollution which makes for spectacular star gazing as well. There is no noise pollution as the only sounds are from the birds above and the sea gently rolling along the offshore coral reef.

What makes this villa unique

Anam cara is an Irish language term meaning 'soul friend.'

According to Celtic spiritual tradition, the soul shines all around the body like a luminous cloud. When you are very open, appreciative, and trusting with another person, your two souls flow together. This deeply felt bond with another person means you have found your anam cara, or 'Soul Friend.' Your anam cara always beholds your light and beauty, and accepts you for who you truly are. In Celtic spirituality, the anam cara friendship awakens the fullness and mystery of your life. You are joined in an ancient and eternal union with humanity that cuts across all barriers of time, convention, philosophy, and definition. When you are blessed with an anam cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home.

We hope that our home in Virgin Gorda will become your own 'Anam Cara'.

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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
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British Virgin Islands Caribbean
5

Excellent Vacation at Anam Cara

  • 5 out of 5
The house, the view, the island....All Amazing!
We had a group of 10 staying at Anam Cara. I had never personally booked through VRBO before. The process was easy and the owner was great to work with.
We arrived after dark on Saturday night. We rented a mini safari truck from Mahogany Rentals. The owner was there waiting for us when we arrived off the ferry. He offered to take our bags for us to the house. Thank goodness he did. I don't think we would have ever found the house in the dark without him. The roads in Virgin Gorda are a little intense if you aren't used to mountain driving on the other side of the road. The road to the house is a dark dirt road with cattle sleeping all over it. It was pretty cool and an adventure for sure. We arrived at the house and the housekeeper was waiting as promised...even though we were an hour late. She gave us a tour and told us she would be back mid-week to freshen the house.
The house was gorgeous. We picked our rooms for the week and hit the pool for the evening. Every bedroom in the house had a view of the ocean.
1 major tip for any future travelers. Have food waiting for you at the house. We were not comfortable enough to leave again in the dark to search for food. We ate tortilla chips and beer for dinner. We survived. The next day we woke up and went to Bucks to get some real food. Bucks is very close by and convenient.
The beach at the house isn't a white sand swimming beach. You have to leave the house to get that. We went to Savannah Bay, the Baths, and one other beach. They were all gorgeous white sand, clear water beaches. We got to see a lot of the island going to the beaches. We went out to dinner a few nights. It was off season when we were there so many things were closed or had limited hours. We went to Coco Maya the last night. This was by far the best atmosphere and meal out. Chef Chet cooked for us once at the house. Highly recommend!!!
We went to Leverick Bay for lunch. This was pretty close to the house. We really wanted to go to Hog Heaven for lunch but they were closed. The view there is incredible.
If I did it all over again, I wouldn't change much expect 1. Have more food at the house on arrival 2. rent 2 4 door jeep wranglers. The mini safari was an adventure and got the job done...but kind of scary on the hills.
The house was perfect. We spent most of our days in the pool and most of our nights at the big tables playing games at night.
The island and house felt very safe.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p445927vb
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British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Mystic, CT, USA
5

When can we go back?

  • 5 out of 5
An unbelievable slice of heaven. Everything about the stay was better than imagined. The owners helped us learn about what to do before we had even arrived and they have such a high reputation among the locals that they all helped as well. The house is very private making it perfect for traveling with a large group of people. There are many things to do within a short walk or a quick car ride away. Sound Bay allowed members of our party to snorkel while others relaxed by the pool. Overall, the experience was perfect and the only complaint was that we couldn't stay forever!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p445927vb
-8605728850
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
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5

Anam Cara Villa is an Amazing Destination of Natural Beauty and Living Elegance

  • 5 out of 5
For those seeking a week with family or friends at a "5 Star" retreat you will have the "time of your life!" Anam Cara is surrounded by an exclusive nature preserve and underwater snorkeling sanctuary on a road less traveled yet close to the finest restaurants, sites, and destinations on Virgin Gorda. We visited with a total of nine guests each couple and one single occupying the five extraordinarily beautiful bedrooms -- each with luxury bathrooms and each with exquisite views of the tranquil Caribbean ocean. The owners provided more than gracious interest in our enjoying Anam Cara Villa, which means "Soul Friend," as voyagers discovering a rich Utopia in which they invested their vision, their love of nature, and their sense of hospitality for others to enjoy. What our group of friends discovered, together, was that the venue, the peacefulness, and the interesting things to do on the property -- swimming, snorkeling, walking, resting by the pool, relaxing on the seaside veranda, cooking/cocktails at home -- became our "destination of choice" compared to restaurants, the Baths, Bitter End, and other choices. While we enjoyed these activities Anam Cara was such a unique "sanctuary" and five start destination, we felt no need to rush off and therefore the focus of the vacation became on kindling friendships, sharing stories, celebrating the natural beauty and comparing notes on all the great things about life. Anam Cara Villa does this all by itself... it brings peacefulness and joy to its visitors in a way that we felt we enjoyed a month of vacation in just a week. We have already decided to rebook for next year and to make Anam Cara a lasting part of our vacation schedules. We have cruised on a 50-foot catamaran in the past with guests... but Anam Cara brings something cruising cannot -- the sense of peace and the opportunity to celebrate a wonderful villa and natural sanctuary. We are so grateful to the owners for sharing their dream with us. In terms of recommendations, we found that bringing your mask and snorkel and water shoes were the most important and useful items. We rented two cars and flew to Virgin Gorda from Puerto Rico. Cars were useful for various expeditions. We found groceries reasonable and with the exceptional kitchen amenities the couples shared cooking. We also contracted for additional cleaning/fresh sheets though not necessary. We wish you well and that you, too, will find the care and joy of being at Anam Cara!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p445927vb
-8605728850
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Mystic, CT
5

It Doesn't Get Better Than This!

It Doesn't Get Better Than This!
  • 5 out of 5
From its spectacular setting with panoramic ocean views and direct beach access, to the beautiful and spacious accommodations with resort-like amenities, Anam Cara has got to be the ideal place to stay when visiting Virgin Gorda with family or friends. I vacationed there with a group and we had a blast. The home with its accompanying pool house is beautifully furnished and feels more like a private estate than a rental home. Everything is brand new and no detail has been overlooked for comfort and convenience. It was tempting to stay put and enjoy the infinity pool or snorkel off the beach to the nearby reef, but we usually rallied to take advantage of all that Virgin Gorda has to offer. Although the house is privately set, everything is within easy reach by car or water shuttle. We spent one unforgettable day exploring the unique rock formations at the Baths, followed by snorkeling in the crystal clear waters surrounded by colorful fish. Another day we caught the launch over to the Bitter End to grab a bite there, then went to Saba Rock for cocktails and one of the best shows in town watching the kiteboarding and fish feeding.

I would highly recommend this property to a friend or relative. In fact, my husband and I are already fantasizing about renting Anam Cara again, and this time bringing our kids along.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p445927vb
-8605728850
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Jamestown, RI
5

A Week of Bliss

  • 5 out of 5
I had the wonderful privilege of staying at the Anam Cara Villa for a week with my husband and four other couples. There is absolutely enough room I this grand airy villa for five couples to enjoy each other's company and still find a quiet nook to read, stargaze, do photography, or take a beautiful private beach stroll. Every single accessory in the kitchen and bath/shower areas is top notch. The pool area is grand with many lovely lounges, lush tropical plantings and outstanding water views. During my life I have been fortunate to have traveled to many of the Caribbean islands as far back as 1970. Without a doubt, Virgin Gorda, is the most safe, stable, and pristinely beautiful ( with lovely, friendly locals) of all the gorgeous Caribbean islands. * Best part- The villa is situated so that you feel total privacy and seclusion and yet within a matter of 15-20 minutes are able to reach , by water taxi, world class yacht clubs and enjoy their bars, restaurants and beach amenities.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p445927vb
-8605728850
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
5

Paradise Defined!

  • 5 out of 5
Paradise Defined! Pure and simple – there is nothing better. Having visited and stayed in Virgin Gorda 3 times in the past several years, there is no question that Anam Cara captures the very best of the Island. The privacy, waterfront location, panoramic views, exquisite design features, contemporary appliances, comfortable beds and furniture put this house among the top residences on Virgin Gorda. Just around the corner is Leverick Bay and the free water taxi from Gun Creek to The Bitter End Yacht Club where you can cruise over in just a few minutes to enjoy a wonderful and very reasonably priced buffet lunch with unlimited Rum Grog!!

We shared the house with 4 other couples and had a marvelous time enjoying each other's turn cooking dinner for everyone on a designated night and the room to dine together and commiserate about the day's activities. There was ample room throughout the house to spread out yet enjoy private time and space when wanted. The individual en-suites with their own private indoor and outdoor showers provided an unforgetable regal touch and experience.

The constant trade winds directly off the water ensured cooling comfort throughout the day and night as well as preventing any flying insects from invading this slice of paradise – an added bonus of this spectacular location. The large pool with fiber-optic nighttime lighting creates a magical feel that adds an entirely different dimension to the fantastic infinity edge feature that looks out to the open ocean.

If you have never experienced any of the US or British Virgin Islands, and you are planning a first time stay, do yourself an enormous favor and reserve an extraordinarily wondrous experience at Anam Cara that will provide unforgettable lifetime memories. If you have been to Virgin Gorda and are looking for the perfect location and accommodations, particularly with an extended family or a group of friends – don't pass up the opportunity to indulge yourself at Anam Cara. The only problem – you will want to return again and again.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Virgin Gorda Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
leverick Bay Resort
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
North Sound Express
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hog Heaven
Nearest Beach
At the Villa!
Car: recommended

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer season
15 Apr 2014 - 13 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
$4,102
for 5 nights
From
$802
 
 
Winter
15 Jan 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$6,242
for 5 nights
From
$1,230
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates quoted are for 8 to 12 persons, add 15% for 5 to 8 persons and 30% for 1 to 4 persons. There is also a $500 refundable cleaning fee deposit. More details and answers to any question upon inquiry for availability. Christmas New Years holiday 10 day minimum stay applies.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • The villa features six bathrooms, six indoor showers, three private outdoor showers and three bathtubs which are located in the three master bedroom suites spa bathrooms. You can decide if your day calls for a quick rinse in the outdoor shower or a long air massage soak in the tub!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Pool Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Overlooks the pool, ocean and mountain
    Waterfall Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Views of the ocean, waterfall, and mountain.
    Ocean Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Direct ocean views with large private deck
    Upper level Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , private deck overlooking the sea
    Upper level bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Can be coverted to a king size bed, private seaview deck
  • There are three master bedroom suites with king size beds, separate seating areas, large spa bathrooms featuring indoor and private outdoor shower areas and soaking/air massage tubs with water or mountain views. Bedrooms have their own private decks overlooking the sea. The two upper floor bedrooms each have two twin beds, private bathroom with shower and decks with spectacular water views. One of the upper floor bedrooms can be converted to a king size bed as needed. There is also a pull out couch in the living area and a pull out futon upstairs in the reading nook.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Arrival, mid week housekeeping is included and daily housekeeping is available, private chefs, massage and spa services can be arranged separately.
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