Sol y Sombra
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
FREE NIGHT IN PARADISE - Stay 7 nights, Pay for 6 promotion for new bookings at these selected villas! Rentals must occur between April 26 through December 12, 2014. Note: The following dates are excluded from the promotion: May 24 through 30, June 28 through July 4, August 30 through September 5, November 22 through 28, 2014.
Absolutely stunning! The natural beauty surrounding this first-class private beach estate will truly take your breath away - your choice of two perfect white-sand beaches are just steps away from Sol y Sombra through either of two carved Indonesian gates. Entering this enchanting villa, a coralstone staircase descends through luxuriant landscaping where the drama of this superb property unfolds: four pavilions within over an acre of fully-fenced and gated grounds embrace a sweeping coralstone terrace set with a large infinity-edge pool and are bordered by an expanse of green lawn. The spacious main pavilion offers a large Great Room with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, a shaded terrace with wet bar just outside, and is flanked by a formal dining room which seats 12 (with additional seating for 8 just outside on the covered terrace; perfect for lazy breakfasts) and a wonderful gourmet kitchen fully equipped with an icemaker, Viking gas range, wine fridge, espresso machine and all expected SubZero and Cuisinart appliances. Adjoining is the air-conditioned office, completely outfitted with a computer with DSL line and Wi-Fi, printer, fax, cable TV and a powder room. An enclosed air-conditioned gym with a smooth bamboo floor features exercise equipment and satellite TV.
Just outside and at one end of the pool is the second pavilion offering an air-conditioned king master suite with its own covered verandah, walk-in closet and a beautiful bath with an exotic alfresco shower looking out to a burst of tropical flowers. On the other end of the pool is Sol y Sombra's second pavilion, ingeniously built around huge smooth boulders for which Virgin Gorda is famous. This pavilion offers a pool-level air-conditioned bedroom/bath suite with two twin beds (can be converted to king with advanced notice) and its own verandah, and above it via a staircase curving around a mammoth boulder is the unique second air-conditioned master suite. This dramatic bedroom/bath suite opens out to a pergola'ed terrace outfitted with hammocks, a private and breathtaking vantage point offering fantastic sea views off the Baths and across Sir Francis Drake Channel to green islands and cays on the horizon. Both of these suites offer alfresco showers.
The Tennis Suite, an air-conditioned guest house, is situated behind the Great Room pavilion, just across the estate's private lighted tennis court, and boasts its own air-conditioned sitting room with two twin daybeds, cable TV and a kitchenette; an air-conditioned king bedroom and full bath adjoins. This suite is bordered by a partially-shaded verandah, and from it a circular staircase climbs to a cool rooftop aerie.
Luxurious Sol y Sombra is distinguished by sumptuous Thai teak furnishings adorned with rich fabrics, handcrafted mahogany windows and doors with brass fittings, handsome native stonework, cool gold-hued coralstone flooring (so kind to bare feet, inside and out), luxury bed linens, and a charming collection of elephants gracing garden nooks and crannies. A cook is available by request; no staff live on the estate, so your complete privacy at secluded Sol y Sombra is assured. This A-list beach property promises a holiday of a lifetime to those seeking the very best for their private Caribbean holiday...five stars, and with our own personal recommendation! All guests at Sol y Sombra receive welcome snacks on arrival, a tour of the villa and the beach - all repeat guests to Sol y Sombra are treated to a complimentary full dinner at the villa, prepared by one of Virgin Gorda's chefs, on the second evening of their stay.
2 bicycles are available for guests' use.
Natural beauty is in abundance on the third largest of the British Virgin Islands. Explore the indigenous plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders of the protected national parks. By mid-morning in Virgin Gorda, many have settled down on one of the many deserted beaches that fringe the island. The pace of life is slow on Virgin Gorda, but if you don't want to spend the day on a beach, there are plenty of other activities. You could explore The Baths- huge boulders provide a myriad of rock pools, secret beaches, and trails. Or spend the morning at a hillside restaurant cooled by gentle breezes while you watch the ferries cross the North Sound far below. Dramatic slopes plunge from Gorda Peak to the turquoise waters below.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private tennis court|
|Further details indoors|
Well equipped kitchen
Walk to beach(es)
|Further details outdoors|
Patio deck or balcony
Suitable for children
The Virgin Gorda region
Virgin Gorda entices travelers with its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts and villas. On the North Sound and accessible only by water, the exclusive Bitter End Yacht Club offers a premier resort and barefoot elegance.
For a quintessential Caribbean vacation, stroll or swim at the unspoiled beaches at: • Savannah Bay • Pond Bay • Devil's Bay • Mahoe Bay • Spring Bay
Natural Beauty: Natural beauty is in abundance on the third largest of the Virgin Islands. Discover the indigenous plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders of our protected national parks: • Gorda Peak • Devil's Bay • Spring Bay • The North Sound • Little Fort National Park nature sanctuary • The Baths, a popular attraction where huge granite boulders create mysterious grottos, saltwater pools and a connecting trail that entices visitors to swim and snorkel.
Culture & Heritage: The dramatic shape of the island Virgin Gorda reminded Christopher Columbus of a reclining woman, or “Fat Virgin.” Explore more of our rich heritage of African, Indian and Spanish history, such as: • The Spanish ruins at Little Fork National Park • The British influence in Spanish Town • The Cornish Copper Mines, where the ruins are set against the azure sea at the island's southwestern tip
This eclectic influence extends to Virgin Gorda's local cuisine, shops, arts, fashion and gifts.
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