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BRAND NEW, VERY PRIVATE, SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT LOCATION

Marie Saluk

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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BRAND NEW, VERY PRIVATE, SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT LOCATION

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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:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed

Marie Saluk

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks english, french
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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.

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'.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
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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: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
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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, from HomeAway
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British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Boston, MA.
5

second visit even better than the first

  • 5 out of 5
Kayak rental and ferry to Saba rock dining and Bitter end ferry forwater front dining 1 mile away. Grocery store by ferry so everything you need including good wines. Local fish and chicken on Fridays nearby. Ribs dinner at Hog Heaven at highest peak minutes away. Panoramic views at every turn. Lush gardens around house attract song birds on the wing. Snorkeling at Savannah bay 8 minutes away. Sail boat rental in town, about 15 mins away. Had so much fun I can die happy now but I won't so we can go back.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
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8605728850
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
5

An absolutely wonderful summer holiday at Anam Cara Villa

  • 5 out of 5
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful time. It was a great testament that on the last day, my group were willing to give their passports away rather than return home. To me that means everyone had a wonderful time. Everything from the flights to the ferry to dinner at the yacht club was perfectly explained by you and we took full advantage and did all of those items. Bitter End was particularly beautiful, we had dinner and we spent a day at the beach there.

We spent a day at Savannah Bay and Devils Bay. Both were wonderful, the snorkeling at Devils Bay was great, the kids loved it, I have never seen my son be so adventurous, normally he would never swim out so deep without a care in the world.

One day we were driving through Spanish Town late afternoon, and we came across the recreation ground where there were some folks playing soccer, so I got out of the car and asked if we could play and they said OFF COURSE MAN. So we all got out and played a game of soccer for over an hour with them, we were all in sandals, my kids loved it. It was the local high school team vs my band of children and adults. I really enjoy mixing with the locals rather than just seeing only the touristy sites. In Savannah Bay, we met a bunch of locals who were there on a bbq, we joined them and drank vodka and ate the lamb soup they made in a BIG pot on the beach. These are the memories all the kids will remember. Also the plane ride on Air Sunshine, that was a cosy flight hahahaha.

The kids even came up with a catchy tune for the villa and would sing it every time we drove back home.

I will try to send you a few pictures once I have them all.

Clennell and Gloria and Annie were all wonderful, the house was excellent.

Thank you so much for letting us be your guest and helping us organize the entire trip, the memories will live with us forever. 6 months later, my friends are still talking about our holiday at your amazing house and island......
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and thank you for letting us know that Anam Cara Villa fulfilled your expectations. Our goal with the location and design was to create the ideal property where families and friends could gather and create fond memories of the spectacular scenery and beautiful, friendly people of Virgin Gorda.
Marie
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Virgin Gorda Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
North Sound Express
Nearest Beach
At the Villa!
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
leverick Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hog Heaven
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
 
Summer season
15 Apr 2014 - 13 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
$4,102
for 5 nights
From
$802
 
 
Christmas
14 Dec 2014 - 14 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$15,069
for 7 nights
From
$2,140
 
 
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 1 to 4 persons, add 15% for 5 to 8 persons and add 30% for 8 to 12 persons. There is also a $500 refundable cleaning fee deposit. More details and answers to any question upon inquiry for availability.

Cancellation Policy

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

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
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 king , Overlooks the pool, ocean and mountain
    Waterfall Suite - 1 king , Views of the ocean, waterfall, and mountain.
    Ocean Suite - 1 king , Direct ocean views with large private deck
    Upper level Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , private deck overlooking the sea
    Upper level bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
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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