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BRAND NEW, VERY PRIVATE, SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT LOCATION

Marie Saluk

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English, French
People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Marie Saluk

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Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
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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
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2015

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'.

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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Brand New, Very Private, Spectacular Waterfront Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Los Angeles CA
5

Secret Sanctuary for Fun and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We flew in from Los Angeles to this hidden treasure. I've never been to the BVI before but fortunately made the right choice by staying here. It's one of the most amazing places I've ever stayed.

The private villa is located on the water on the South Sound of Virgin Gorda. The patios, bedrooms, pool, and various areas of the house have an electrifying view of the horizon and water (that's what an island vacation is all about, right?). The house has lots of style -- it blends the best of tropical themes and is well decorated. The layout was perfect for a 5 person family and another couple who joined the trip (everyone had their own quarters). It’s equipped with everything you could ever want and more. I particularly enjoyed the pool, which is oufitted with LED lights, a swim up bar, BBQ, a waterfall with a secret bench under it, and more. There's great snorkeling off the beach right in front of the property. Also great for those who like to sit back and relax. Pictures don’t do it justice!

The area itself is very safe. I highly recommend this home to any type of traveler. Be warned -- it's going to be hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jasper,Ga./Southeast,USA
5

Anam Cara Villa

  • 5 of 5

Not just a slice of heaven, the whole pie... Driving down the meandering dirt road toward Anam Cara Villa, reminded me of the Outback's semi-desert environment with grazing feral cattle dotting the landscape. The house was better than the pictures, featuring several master suites, all having private decks overlooking the ocean. The compound is very private if you forget your bathing suit or loose your bag like I did, sun bathing is not a problem.Being a certified scuba instructor, I was able to use the large pool at the house to give a few friends pool instruction. We did open water dives from the beach at Savannah Bay about ten minutes from the house. It is a great location to learn to dive. There is a large reef full of sea life about one hundred yards off the the beach.Those of us that were not diving were able to enjoy the spectacular sandy beach. We stayed all day, grilled out and watched the sunset...very cool . Although there are myriad of things to do on Virgin Gorda, as the days went by we found staying at the house, laying out reading books, snorkeling out front , and generally chilling, was all everyone wanted to do. Why leave, so we didn't.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in paradise at the perfect villa with our family of eight adults. Plenty of space and privacy for all of us which is very important. The water views

From every room are spectacular. The common spaces are nicely furnished and comfortable. The Kitchen is very well equipped for cooking at home and the outdoor grill is perfectly situated for dining outside under the stars. The swimming pool is a huge plus in addition to air conditioning in the house when needed. This is truly a lovely retreat in a private setting which we highly recommend to those of discriminating taste

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nantucket mass usa
5

American traveller

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been happier with this great place in little bay. The property is an amazing villa right on the water. The views are over the top. No one could not love this place. Every detail is perfect. The villa is equipped with everything you might need. The location is private, safe and unique. Pool amazing, decks amazing, rooms amazing I wish I could have stayed there forever. Do not pass up the opportunity to stay here. Owners seem kind, helpful and fair. This place is worth twice the price.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent Vacation at Anam Cara

  • 5 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: Oct 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mystic, CT, USA
5

When can we go back?

  • 5 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: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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Prices & Availability

From $802 Nightly

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

Special Offer: 25% off Month of March! Escape Winter Now!

Special Offer From:
Dates 28-Feb-2015 to 04-Apr-2015

Due to rescheduling March 2015 is now available! Great opportunity to get some warm sun and escape Winter. Your rate includes assistance with all your planning such as travel, car rental, provisioning, spa services, private chefs and more! Dates are first come first served and subject to availability.

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
15 Jan 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$6,242
for 5 nights
From
$1,230
 
 
Summer season
19 Apr 2015 - 12 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$4,102
for 5 nights
From
$802
 

Additional pricing information

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 30% for 9 to 12 persons. There is also a $500 refundable damage deposit. More details and answers to any questions upon inquiry for availability. Christmas New Years holiday 10 day minimum stay applies. Christmas Holiday rate is $2,000 per day with ten day minimum stay.

Cancellation Policy

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