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Luxury caribbean villa on the sea in unspoilt and friendly island.

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4-bedroom sea front villa set in beautiful gardens. peace, privacy, security.

A spectacular, private setting, sweeping views and ultra-luxury accommodations all combine to make Villa Joya Carriacou one of the most unique and compelling villas in the Caribbean.

With architecture inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, this beautiful house sits on a promontory on the Atlantic side of the unspoiled and friendly island of Carriacou, an easy 20-minute plane ride from Grenada.

The incomparable villa location is framed by lush front gardens next to the sea and an entrancing view of the nearby islands of Petit Martinique and Petit St. Vincent. Relaxing by the pool and watching these islands light up as dusk falls, is one of the many visual treats of Villa Joya Carriacou.

The carefully tended lawns and gardens and a constant cooling sea breeze create a comfortable, virtually mosquito-free environment for outdoor and indoor entertaining.

Beautifully appointed, the villa has four bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, and can sleep up to 10 people. The house has recently undergone a major refurbishment, with an interior designed by a well-known London decorator. The high-ceiling living room creates an airy, spacious ambiance and sets the tone for the rest of the house. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas including by the pool, in the courtyard and adjoining the sitting room. There is a DVD library, a surround sound system and internet access throughout the house. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large oven, microwave, two refrigerators, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee maker.

Carriacou itself is one of the rare gems of the Caribbean; unspoiled, friendly, with stunning, un-crowded beaches, excellent local restaurants and lovely countryside to explore.

Villa Joya Carriacou provides the perfect setting – luxury, privacy and peace – in which to enjoy the island and simply relax in a matchless setting.

Our property manager, Alison is on hand to help you with travel arrangements, pre-arrival grocery shopping, car rentals, meet and greet. She knows the island inside out. She will also help you with any questions you may have and be on hand to help you navigate the island and arrange boat trips and restaurants. Our housekeeper, Barbara works five days a week. She will make up your rooms and launder and iron. Max is in charge of maintenance and will ensure the smooth running of the house and be on hand when there are any issues. We provide a complimentary meal and drinks for your arrival, and a continental breakfast the first morning.

Carriacou itself is is a warm and friendly island with world famous scuba diving and other water activities. It is known as the "land of the reefs", valued for its stunning diving and snorkelling in crystal clear waters.There are no cruise ships, big resorts or souvenir shops - this is the Caribbean life as it was 50 years ago, quiet, laid-back and relaxed.

The nearby Tobago Cays where you can swim with the turtles was a location for the film Pirates of the Caribbean.

Carriacou's main town, Hillsborough, is bustling, friendly and colourful. The "kayaks" , as the islanders are known, make up a small community of welcoming and hospitable people. There is no need to be security conscious here. There are many "fetes", like the Carriacou Carnival at Easter and the regatta in August. There are many cultural experiences to take in and capture-worthy celebrations, be it as a witness to a traditional wedding or boat launching event, watching the Big Drum Nation Dance or Shakespeare Mas, or taking part in All Saint Candle Lighting 'Pass Play' and Fishermen Birthday Celebrations. The kayaks have rich traditions and customs passed through generations influenced by their African and European ancestors. They are proud of their island and it shows.

Carriacou lies 47 kilometres north of Grenada, a major hub from Europe and the U.S. It is then a short 20 minute flight or a 90-minute ferry ride from Grenada.

More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Mc Cormick
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Patrick Mc Cormick

Marion Schofield and Patrick McCormick run two Villa Joyas' the first one being a luxury villa perched in the Florentine Hills, Italy. This second addition, Villa Joya, Carriacou, offers the same ingredients, modern luxury in a stunning setting. High quality interiors and fabulous outdoor spaces. We offer a highly personal concierge service.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carriacou and Petite Martinique in Grenada

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink
  • All ensuite bathrooms are beautifully appointed. Carrera marble sinks and luxury toiletries
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Private terrace
  • Luxury mattress and pillows. Fine pure cotton lawn sheets. Air conditioning and ceiling fans.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury caribbean villa on the sea in unspoilt and friendly island.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Spectacular house in a spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location if you want to check out for a week (or more). Luxury appointments in all four bedrooms, great for either a couple or up to two families. Constant breezes keep the bugs away and the perfect temp. If you want to do nothing but look at blue water and listen to the waves, this is your spot.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Villa Joya. The island of Carriacou offers a lot more than peacefulness. Being in the Grenadines, it has some of the best scuba, sailing, kite surfing conditions in the caribbean. And the island is a short boat trip away from many spectacular places to swim and enjoy, including the famous Tobago Cays where scenes from The Pirates of the Caribbean were shot. The island of Carriacou itself has beautiful beaches, a vibrant capital town and marina, cultural and food festivals, and of course, carnival, and for sporting fans, a inter-island 20/20 cricket tournament.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Villa Joya enjoying every minute of our stay.

The short flight from Grenada in a small (8 passenger) plane is an experience in itself and we were met at the tiny airport with a warm smile by the Property Manager, Alison, who was a mine of information about the island and through whom we arranged our boat trips. The Villa is in a lovely location feeling secluded and very private, with beautiful gardens and views and a constant cooling sea breeze. The huge open plan living area is designed in such a way as to feel like being outside while inside – it is stylish and luxurious (and impeccably kept by the housekeeper, Barbara) but at the same time has a very homely feel.

The island itself is a pleasure to explore, the main town charming and the people friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed shopping for locally grown fruit and veg from the street vendors with stalls dotted around town and fresh fish from the daily catch at the fish market to barbecue at the Villa.

There are idyllic, quiet beaches to visit on Carriacou itself but if you feel like venturing further the boat trips to (mostly deserted) surrounding islands are spectacular. The boat trips we took included lunch and catering for particular diets (for one of us vegan) was no problem and the meals delicious. Our eagle eyed boat Captain and guide, Mojo, had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area and marine and wildlife – there was nothing to be seen that he did not spot and point out to us! Swimming with the turtles and around the coral reef at Tobago Cays was magical and not to be missed.

We were very impressed by the lack of commercialisation and desire to preserve the beautiful natural environment – especially striking in the mangroves with their totally untouched oyster beds and which provide a natural shelter for boats during storms.

Whether you want to just relax around a pool, sipping rum punch in a lovely setting with beautiful views or go further afield and be more adventurous, this is a perfect place. We had a truly memorable holiday and the only downside was having to leave – you will want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Gem on my favourite Carribbean Island!

  • 5 of 5

I was luck enough to stay for a week in the stunningly beautiful Villa Joya recently and loved every moment of my vacation! The Villa is beautifully decorated... Clean, simple and extremely comfortable. Its open plan design and position gives great views over to Petit Martinique whilst enjoying the constant cool breeze from the ocean!

I was welcomed by Barbara, the Housekeeper who made me extremely welcome throughout my stay and kept the villa impeccably.

I cannot recommend Villa Joya more highly

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again at Villa Joya.
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Beautiful villa - spacious, stylish and secluded

  • 5 of 5

We visited as a family group of two adults, three grown up children, aged 25, 23 and 21, and my 85 year-old mother.

After landing in Grenada, we were whisked onto our small charter plane for a 20-minute flight to Carriacou. At the charming local airport we were greeted with drinks and cold towels and a spectacular drive across the island to Villa Joya. The first impression of the villa as you crest the hill at the top of the drive is breathtaking. We were shown into the spectacular high ceilinged living room and immediately knew we had made the right choice.

A constant and cooling Atlantic breeze meant we were able to sit in and outside day and night without fear of mosquitos, an absolute delight.

All the bedrooms were beautifully appointed and there is one very large bedroom with extra lounge beds that can take four adults comfortably. The other bedrooms all have spectacular ocean views and two of them have their own terrace.

The staff at the villa were attentive to our every need and warm and friendly, like all the local people that we met.

During our ten-day stay, we discovered Carriacou's beautiful (and unspoilt) beaches. Sometimes we were the only ones on the beach, and even found ourselves alone on the stunning nearby islands. The stand out trip was on an old schooner to the Tabago Cays (a location for the Pirates of the Caribbean movie) where we swam with turtles, trekked on an island populated with large iguanas and jumped from the deck into crystal clear waters. The reef snorkelling was incredible. So much to do here that we ran out of time.

Our way back through Grenada, where we stopped for lunch, felt overcrowded and touristy after the peace and simplicity of Carriacou.

All in all, a really memorable holiday - a perfect combination of adventure and just hanging out at the villa. Thinking we may buy a house here for our retirement!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Carriacou has many charms. The island welcomes tourists but manages to retain it's own personality and identity. The main town, Hillsborough is a lively place especially when the ferry arrives in from Grenada (a 90-min ride) unloading locals, tourists and cargo at the mini port. It offers a number of beachside restaurants with simple yet delicious fare as does the whole island. Beautiful and unspoilt beaches abound, "Paradise Beach" really does live up to its name, and there are many small islands to visit for swimming, lunching and overnighting on one of these island can be arranged by our property manager for the more adventurous types. For young people, there are plenty of Rum shacks, clubs, bars, live music on the beach, a cricket pitch with 20/20 tournaments, and locals who only too happy to show you around. The "Isle of Reefs" is a paradise for scuba divers, snorkellers and fishing. The island has a rich history of boatbuilding and a delightful museum in Hillsborough can inform on this and other aspects of the islands colourful past.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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