About this listing
Amateras: A luxury 5,000 square-foot estate-villa in the British Virgin Islands. Perched on 1.5 acres and set among the spectacular boulders found only in Virgin Gorda, it offers dramatic 360-degree views of both sunrise and sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Amateras provides its guests one of the most spectacular vacation settings on the island of Virgin Gorda. With three independently appointed pavilions, Amateras’ accommodations are ideal for two families and their children, or four couples. The villa includes two two-bedroom cabanas with air-conditioning, the main house, a covered gazebo, a pool and a multitude of decks each with magnificent views.
The main house at Amateras was designed to fully capture the dramatic views in every direction and create the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. The living space encompasses a number of seating areas with French doors leading to a multitude of decks with a professional kitchen at the center. The state of the art chefs kitchen offers stunning views of the Atlantic through the living room, and of Drake’s Channel through the formal dining space and is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and a full complement of dinner and glassware. There is dining in the main house as well as on the substantial covered terrace. The main house also includes a loft with its own terrace for yet another tranquil spot for relaxing.
With advance notice, our House Manager can provision the villa for you.
Amateras offers two separate two bedroom cabanas, each with air-conditioning, a kitchenette, French doors leading to private decks and two full, separate bathrooms. One bedroom includes a king-sized bed, and the second accommodates either two twin beds or an additional king bed. Each cabana has a private entrance offering solitude from the main house, pool, and the other cabana making Amateras an ideal location for four couples or two families.
The entire property except the washer and dryer. If washing is required, please make arrangements with the house manager who will be happy to provide this for a nominal fee. We have a cleaning lady that comes mid week. Cleaning lady is included in the fee.
Interaction with Guests
I am available via email and telephone to provide assistance. I will also put you in touch with our house manager, who happens to be the head of the British Virgin Islands tourist board, as soon as you would like. she will make arrangements for car rental, house provisioning, personal chef services, and will be your point person once you are on Virgin Gorda.
We are about 5 minutes from anywhere you want to be in Virgin Gorda, yet Amateras is completely private.
As with anywhere in Virgin Gorda you will need to rent a car. We are 5 minutes from the best beaches in Virgin Gorda. Also, 5 minutes from the airport and from town.
Other Things to Note
Pricing listed is for high season and full use of both sleeping pavilions. This price includes all taxes and service charges, which total 17% in the BVI. We have different prices for use by 4 guests as well as different pricing for off season which begins end of April and goes through mid December. Please call for those prices as the listing does not allow for listing with price flexibility.
As Amateras is built in and around boulders the size of houses. We do not want guests climbing on the boulders. Falls could cause serious injury or death. We would also expect you to use water sparingly as we are on a cistern system. In addition, turning off lights and air conditioning when you are not in the house is appreciated as electric bills are 4 times what they are in the US.
We decided that we hated showing up for a villa rental and having to go out to purchase everything, including salt and pepper so we encourage guests to use whatever is in the cupboards, including herbs and spices, cooking oils, coffee etc. There should also be a basket containing unfinished sun tan lotions from previous guests. Please replace what you have used for the next guest.
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About the Host, Craig
My wife and I fell in love with Virgin Gorda when we were dating. Every year we would rent a house. One year, we saw a Lots For Sale sign...we went up and immediately fell in love with the property. It took us five years from purchase to completion of the project. It is now our family home, even though we now live in the UK. We also fell in love with Turville near London. This is a beautiful village about 45 minutes from London.....but you may as well be miles away. We go "walking" in the beautiful Hambledon Valley most weekends.....when we are not in Virgin Gorda.