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Equinox House overlooks one of the most dramatic seascapes in the Caribbean.

Bedrooms 3
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroomed 3 bathroomed Mediterranean style villa private pool stunning views

Each building of this exquisite Mediterranean style villa, is thoughtfully nestled around the open air courtyard and swimming pool. From here the view sweeps out over nearly an acre of hibiscus, oleander and bougainvillea, which cascades on to a vast palm grove that cradles two of the most breath-taking beaches on the island, Smugglers Cove and Long bay Beach. Equinox villa has three air conditioned double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are located in the main building and the other in its own suite.

A fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining area that flows out onto the central courtyard with the swimming pool, ensuer that you embrace the outside living afforded by the caribbean weather. Next to the swimming pool is the second building The Belvedere suit, which has a bedroom with its own bathroom, wet bar and small terrace. This arrangement offers maximum comfort and privacy whether for three couples or a family.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Jon Morley I ;look after Equinox House for Obie Bailey who Is one the original pioneers of Belmont Estates. I have lived in the BVI for 32 years working in the hospitality business. If you decide to become a guest at Equinox I will be personally take very good care of you.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1960

Why The Owner chose Tortola

Here is a note from Obie as to why he built Equinox.

I went down to Tortola in the early '70s. Fell in love with Belmont area and started building houses down there in the mid '70s. The seven homes in Belmont Grove Villas are the result of this venture. After finishing this project I bought the property above the Villas an retained James O'Halloran, a highly sought after local architect, to design a Sardinia style villa with a pool. Construction was completed on the House which has over 4,000 feet of Mexican tile floors and patios in 1982. Over the years a number of famous people have stayed there.

What makes this villa unique

Perched just above the beach amid lavish hillside gardens, Equinox House overlooks one of the most dramatic seascapes in the Caribbean.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife and I stayed at Equinox House for a week last March and had a wonderful time. The property is well maintained, spacious and very private. The pool was clean and well maintained. The property location is a short drive from perhaps the most beautiful beach on Tortola and convenient to downtown shopping and entertainment. Only problem, one week was not enough to see and do everything Tortola has to offer.  Len DiFranco
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Tortola in the British Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Belvedere - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Pool Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Garden bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms are fun and quirky lovely tiles the belvedere has an outside shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Belvedere suit - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The king bed can be made into 2 singles if required.
    Pool View room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned lovely colonial style feel, terra-cotta tiles and white washed walls.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The gated house is on the side of a hill. You open the wooden gate to get through the stone wall, walk down a path with the wall of the guest house on the right side, and a garden slope on the left. As the path turns, you will go through a second gate and past the walled swimming pool deck, to the right of the main house, there opens the wonderful vista of Gun Point Hill, and in the background the Island of Jost van Dyke through the palm trees, resting on the sparkling blue Caribbean. And your soul finds peace. The main house has a very well equipped kitchen, dining room which overlooks the pool and sea, two bedrooms, and baths, and the guest house has another bedroom sitting room and wet bar. An outdoor shower is privately tucked below the pool. You can read, sunbathe, swim and eat happily as content as can be. If you get restless and chose to leave this perfect accommodation, Belmont has two beautiful beaches Long bay and Smugglers both within short walking distance of Equinox


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Equinox House overlooks one of the most dramatic seascapes in the Caribbean.
average rating of 4.75 based on 6 reviews

Great stay in the BVIs

  • 5 of 5

This is a really comfortable house ! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated Jon, the manager's attentiveness to every request. Any time we called or e-mailed with a request, he responded quickly and cheerfully. He is a most gracious host.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed in the villa for 3 nights before sailing. Jonathon was very friendly and accommodating. He set us up with reservations, brought us fins for snorkeling, and checked in on us to make sure everything was going well. The house and pool were perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

The Equinox exceeded our expectations with a beautiful view, wonderful accommodations and attentive host. We had a hard time convincing ourselves to explore the island when we could enjoy sitting sat the pool with a tropical drink in our hand and the virgin islands gracing our view. Highly recommend dropping in here for a visit - it made our trip to Tortola.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Equinox House last year & we are looking forward to a return visit .the property was fully equipped & met all our needs ,the beds were comfortable ,set in spacious air conditioned rooms with amazing views through lush tropical gardens over a turquoise sea to distant islands . We spent most of our time by the pool or took a leasurly walk down to Smuglers Cove or Long Bat Beach . There are excellent local Restraunts within a 15 min drive away . Jon our property manager could not have been more helpful in suggesting other activities available on the island

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Thomas Airport USVI
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nature Boy at Long Bay beach
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
West end, St Thomas ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St Thomas, ferry ride 15 miles
Nearest Train
No Trains
Nearest Motorway
No Motorways, thank god
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Caribbean Fusion, easy walk
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Long Bay Beach
Car: necessary

Equinox House is a 3 bedroomed Villla set in the private Belmont Estate's on the western tip of Tortola. The estate is quiet with un-made roads so no through traffic, making them perfect for walking or running, the best beaches including the classic caribbean horse shoe beach of Smugglers Cove and the surf beach of the mile long, Long bay beach. There are restaurants and bars within walking distance of Equinox, but a short drive brings you to Soapers hole, a premier anchorage in the caribbean where Super Yachts and magnificent sail boats anchor, you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous while enjoying dinner at one of the dock side dinning restaurants.

Equinox house is a great location to explore the BVI and the USVI a 45 min. ferry ride brings you into Red hook East end of St Thomas, or a 30 min. ride takes you to Jost Van Dyke and White Bay the home of the world famous "pain Killer" and the champagne pools.Other activities include hiking in the the tropical paradise of Sage mountain with hikes up into the canopy. A 5 minute drive rings you to apple bay and the world famous Bomba's Shack even if you are not here for the famous Full moon party and the mushroom punch,it is a great place to hang out and enjoy the sunset with a cocktail and good friends.


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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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