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Villa Matija - Eco-Friendly, Luxurious Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Jessica Cadette-Zurich
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • 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
Stereo system has an iPod dock so you can play your favorite music on the house's Bose system


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Villa Matija - Eco-Friendly, Luxurious Getaway
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

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: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million-dollar view from a beautiful home that makes a great base to explore the island

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Tom and Jessica, were WONDERFUL! We rented their second car from them and they picked us up at the airport and guided us to the Villa. It is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. The pool was a little cool in early May, but in the heat of the day it was refreshing. The internet worked great and the AC kept the bedrooms very comfortable. The Villa overlooks Brewer's Bay (about a 6-7 minute drive), and there were mornings when were the only people on the beach. The snorkeling at Brewer's on the west end is fantastic - coral, sponges, a variety of fish, rays in the sandy portions, and we didn't even get to snorkel all areas because we were too busy going to new beaches each day. It's also very easy to drop down into Road Town (about 12 minute drive) and Cane Garden Bay (also about 12 minutes) if you don't mind driving the steep and winding roads. You cannot go wrong with this house. It was a big part of what made our 30th anniversary very special. Thanks again to Tom and Jessica for their hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tom and Jessica for sharing your piece of paradise with us. It surpassed all expectations. We just returned from 5 days spent at Villa Matija and hope to return soon. We rented their car and Tom and Jessica met us at the Marina after we sailed for a week and led us to the Villa where they showed us around. Our groceries had been delivered and thoughtfully stored away for us. Roads are a bit difficult to navigate and even more treacherous to drive but we managed. Notwithstanding the car, we walked every day down to Brewers Bay for a swim and to watch the Pelicans dive. Had a great dinner at Bananakeet and Quintos and the best breakfast we've ever had at The Tamarind Club. The Villa was stocked with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We ate in about half the time and spent many hours floating in the beautiful pool enjoying the breathtaking view. Only downside was the early morning greetings of the local roosters and neighbourhood dogs but that was no fault of the Villas and added to the local charm. we couldn't be any happier!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa with Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful 6 day stay at Villa Matija. Tom and Jessica were so great to work with throughout the entire process. The villa and views are even better in person. We spent most of our days in the pool and hanging out on the deck admiring the scenery. We enjoyed cooking in the very nice kitchen, as well, and had everything we needed. There are several restaurants that are not too far away, and we would recommend renting Tom and Jessica's car to get around the very steep and twisting roads. We had a very fun dinner at Quito's in Cane Garden Bay. They have live music and a great happy hour. Also, had a fabulous dinner at Bananakeet. The beaches/waves were very rough while we were there due to a Northern swell, so we didn't get to enjoy the beaches as much as would have liked to, but Brewer's bay beach is less than a 5 minute drive down the hill from the villa. Would highly recommend staying at Villa Matija and can't wait to start planning our return trip soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and great property!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great stay! We loved the house, the view is incredible. The proximity to the beach was great- awesome snorkeling! Jessica and Tom were very helpful through the whole process, especially as our arrival was delayed by 7hrs due to weather. They accommodated our late arrival, and were helpful in coordinating with the ferry company. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the day i first inquired about the property Jessica and Tom were very good at responding right away and met us at the ferry dock and had us follow them to the home. They were a pleasure to deal with and kept us informed of what to expect. We also rented their car which was perfect for our family and actually cheaper than a "rental"! The house itself is EXACTLY as the photos show. The views are incredible and the pool was perfect for at the end of the day. We also loved the full kitchen and having groceries delivered from Rite Way was very nice as Tom and Jessica had them put away for us. The internet was strong enough for us to use our Roku stick that we brought with to stream Netflix and Amazon movies at night. Just down the hill out of the driveway is one of the most incredible beaches i have ever seen. If this house is available, get it!!!!! You wont be disappointed. On a sidenote regarding Tortola, if this is your 1st time here, everything you've read about the roads is true, it was quite an "experience" as they are very very steep and very winding, some down right scary so i preferred to NOT drive at night. After a day or 2 you get used to them a little and more comfortable but first few times was quite intimidating!! Overall, it was a great stay at Villa Matija and my wife and i and 11 and 13 year old loved it!!! The breezes are enough to keep cool at night and bugs were non existent for our stay end of November.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Tortola, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 2017-2018
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 2018-2019
23 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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