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Villa Matija - Eco-Friendly, Luxurious Getaway

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Villa Matija is nestled comfortably into the hillside overlooking Brewers Bay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands

Allow yourself a little luxury and be eco-friendly at the same time! Villa Matija (pronounced ma-TEE-ya) sits above Brewers Bay with an outstanding view of Jost Van Dyke and several other smaller cays & islands. On a clear day you can see Puerto Rico (about 70 miles away)!

Stay at Villa Matija and enjoy the beauty and comfortable climate of the Caribbean with all the comforts of home at your fingertips. Villa Matija is very comfortable for up to four people. The house has two master suites only, one with a private deck & outdoor shower, the other with direct access to the villa's porch, deck & plunge pool. The downstairs bedroom can be set up with a king size bed or two twins. This makes Villa Matija ideal for two couples or a family of four. A modern kitchen and home theatre/living room with a 58' plasma TV and surround sound make it a great place to stay home and relax. Generous outdoor space flows effortlessly inside giving the feel of being outside while inside or the other way around if you prefer (great when there's a passing rain shower!)

Villa Matija is partially powered with solar energy using two solar hot water panels and twelve photovoltaic (PV) panels. Instead of a generator powered by fossil fuel Villa Matija has an alternative energy system that can run the house for modest amounts of time with little attention and quite some time with careful energy management. And don’t worry, our solar hot water is backed up by a traditional hot water heater that provides an abundant supply of hot water whatever time of day you need to shower. While both bedrooms have air conditioning, we encourage our guests to leave the windows open at night with the fan on and the AC off to experience the local climate. Most evenings are cool with very pleasant sleeping weather.

Brewers Bay beach, one of the most beautiful in the BVI, is just a 3 minute drive down the hill. Cane Garden Bay, another favorite BVI beach, is a short 10 minute drive. Road Town, the capital of the BVI is also a 10 minute drive away, yet when you’re at Villa Matija, you feel like you’re in another world!

Enjoy the beaches, snorkeling or just lounge at the house. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be glad you chose Villa Matija as your home when you visit the BVI.

Keywords: Vacation Villa

More Details

Owner
Jessica Cadette-Zurich
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Road Town in Tortola

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs bedroom has King size bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Bedroom on main floor can be two twins or a king with two twins 'kissed' together
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Stereo system has an iPod dock so you can play your favorite music on the house's Bose system

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned home from 4 nights on Tortola in Jessica & Tom's house. They were easy to communicate with and quick to respond. My phone did not work while we were there so we communicated with them via email. Tom was at the ferry dock to take us to the house as soon as we arrived. I did not realize that it is extremely hilly there, the homes basically have no address and the driving is rather scary! Once you get the hang of it, it is not a big deal. We had an issue with the hot water heater as well as the rental car and both of those things were handled & fixed immediately. The element was out on the hot water heater and Tom came and fixed that the same day. On our way to the ferry dock, the service engine light came on in the car. Tom arranged for us to get another rental car and did not charge us for the day and a half we used their rental. A car is definitely needed for getting around the island and to the ferry docks to visit other islands. We took the ferry 2 days to Jost Van Dyke and took the Trellis Bay ferry to Scrub Island for the day. We also ate at Pusser's in Road Town as well as Myett's on Cane Garden Bay. We spent the golden hour on the beach there and had a wonderful time (and got some great pictures!) Tom & Jessica's hospitality was spot on and they made us feel very welcome. Everyone that we interacted with in the BVIs were extremely grateful and appreciative that visitors were returning. You cannot go wrong with this house! They have a nice tv with a DVD player as well as a sound system. They have plenty of movies to choose from but we never turned the tv on while we were there. The view, pool. outdoor shower and sleeping with all the windows open is truly something I will never forget. This house was perfect for 4 adults (2 couples) Tom, thank you so much for renting us your house for the second part of our honeymoon. We were extremely happy to come back and support the rebuilding efforts of the BVIs. This is a beautiful place and I will remember this trip for the rest of my life.

These things are only minor suggestions that I would point out:

More pillows are needed (especially for the downstairs bedroom)

Coffee filters for the coffee maker

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views - Second to none

  • 4 of 5

If you are renting a house on Tortola, this is the one to get. The views off the back deck overlooking Brewers Bay with JVD in the distance are worth it on their own.

Rent their SUV, explore the northern coastline. Driving the roads are better than any rollercoaster at any theme park.

Tom and Jessica will make sure you have all you need during your stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful residence in great location.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Villa Matija was an authentically beautiful property. It had everything we needed for the week and offered views of Brewer's Bay and Jost Van Dyke that will literally take your breath away. Our favorite part of the day was convening on the patio for our "sunset drink," and watching the sun fall into the ocean. Much to our surprise, we loved all the wonderful noises of the trees surrounding the property. It was like being in a treehouse. I've never slept better! The privacy of this place is unparalleled. We enjoyed the collection of board games and DVDs at night after the sun went down. The things you read about Tom and Jessica are all true. They were absolute professionals from the moment we inquired about renting the property all the way to when they met us at the Ferry terminal upon arrival to Road Town and had unpacked our groceries which we had arranged to be delivered from Bobby's. All in all, it was a relaxing and wonderful honeymoon and we would highly recommend renting this property for either a family or couples getaway. Also- quick shoutout to Journeys health spa who sent 2 wonderful massage therapists to our villa one morning for massages. Additionally, we very much enjoyed our day sail with Aristocat charters which took us to Norman Island and the Indians for snorkeling. A great day trip!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with fabulous views. location is great with easy access to Brewer's Beach. And hosts were terrific and met us at the ferry dock. Also, renting their personal car sure made things easy!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Villa Matija in May of 2017. Jessica was wonderful to work with, and very accommodating and helpful when our flight was delayed, then subsequently canceled. She met us at the ferry and we followed her to the villa which was exceptionally helpful.

The view of Brewer's Bay is delightful to wake up to every morning, not to mention the beach itself is peaceful and the water is crystal clear!

We truly spent most of our time outside, but inside was nicely appointed, and it is nice that both bedrooms have private bathrooms, plus an additional half bath near living room. There's plenty of outdoor seating, both upstairs and down.

Driving on the island can be tricky simply due to the many mountains, but take your time and you'll be fine. Make sure to drive out to Smuggler's Cove (a bit hard to find, but worth it!) We enjoyed dinner one night at Bananakeet. It's about a 15-20 minute drive from the house - go for a sunset dinner and you will not regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£959
for 3 nights
£2,238
 
 
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 3 nights
£2,797
 
 
Holiday 2018-2019
23 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,263
for 7 nights
£3,263
 
 
Winter 2019
2 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 3 nights
£2,797
 
 
Summer 2019
16 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£983
for 3 nights
£2,294
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,169
for 3 nights
£2,728
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £376.45

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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