SummerSalt is a lovely secluded 4 bedroom/3 bath villa at the end of a quiet private lane just above Smuggler's Cove on Tortola's breathtaking West End. The home is designed for airy, easy, and casual yet gracious living. Comprised of two separate living quarters, a main house and guest cottage, SummerSalt affords plenty of space, privacy, and flexibility. The large rooms all have terraces which give way even larger views. The main living areas include an expansive great room that flows out onto the veranda and on to the pool and gardens which are all located on the same level reducing the need to go up and down stairs throughout the day.
The villa is just a few hundred feet from, and less than a 5 minute walk to, Smuggler's Cove, which is widely considered one of the best beaches in the BVI. Additionally, SummerSalt is just a 10 minute drive to Soper’s Hole and it's marina, shops, dining, and groceries. There you can dine at Pusser's, stock up on food and drinks at the Harbour Market, or get outfitted for fishing, surfing, and more at Island Surf and Sail. Soper's Hole is also home to sailing charters like Aristocat, Kuralu, and Voyage Charters which offer day sails as well as bareboat and crewed charters. There you can also find Tortola's premier PADI scuba shop and dive tour operator Blue Water Divers. Just on the other side of the marina is the Jolly Roger restaurant and the West End ferry dock. Having the ferry so close means that you'll be getting settled in to you vacation just minutes after you arrive.
The main villa at SummerSalt has an expansive great room with dramatic vaulted ceiling and French doors opening to the covered al fresco dining porch, pool terrace and covered veranda. Step from the master bedroom, into the great room, onto the terrace, and into the pool, with no stairways to navigate between kitchen and pool. A 12-foot long custom-made mahogany bar/peninsula spans the professionally designed kitchen allowing several "chefs" to work simultaneously. The master bedroom has its own set of wide French doors opening to the veranda, a king-sized bed, and private master bath with an even more private outdoor stone shower with hidden views of Smuggler's. Downstairs in the main house are 2 additional bedrooms both of which can each be set up as either 2 twin beds or 1 king, depending on your preference.
The charming guest cottage has a its own living room, as well as it's own kitchen with custom mahogany cabinets, and a private covered dining porch. The cottage's air conditioned bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed and a private bath.
Each of SummerSalt's two villas is equipped with a TV, DVD, VCR, IPod docking/CD stereo system, hotel safe, telephone, alarm clock, and hair dryer. In addition, the main house has an Bose outdoor speaker system, combination fax/answering machine, cordless telephone and collections of DVDs, CDs, movies, and extensive set of books. as well as a house computer and high speed WiFi internet access. Every room and vantage point offers unique and breathtaking vistas of Smuggler's Cove, Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, and a handful other islands.
Maid service is included both prior to your arrival and again mid week, and there is an on-island manager is close by to lend a hand but only when you decide you'd like assistance. Food and spirits can be provisioned for your arrival (free with qualifying purchase), or a personal chef, or daily maid service can be all arranged to ease your stay.
What distinguishes SummerSalt?
It's in the details. It's things like the fruit trees that are a part of the gardens. Grown exclusively with rainwater, our guests can pick fresh organic heirloom bananas, limes, coconuts, mangoes, and even exotic soursops -- all of which are very different than those commercially available back home. It's other subtleties too, like our fair employment practices which pay our employees on salary (not just when we need them) and well above the prevailing wage. This, in turn, supports a sustainable community. In fact, every person who works with us to make SummerSalt great has each been with us for at least ten years.
SummerSalt is further set apart by it's main living area all being situated on one floor which avoids having to repeatedly trudge up and down stairs whenever you need a snack or your margarita or bushwhacker or painkiller refreshed. The villa is additionally differentiated by the gracious size of the eating areas which seat over 10 people quite comfortably. Another unique characteristic of the home is it's location. SummerSalt boasts nearly 180 degrees of unobstructed views but also has a private path that brings you to the beach in less than 5 minutes. This is a feature that is truly uncommon in that most villas in the BVI offer either one or the other, but very seldom both.
Furthermore, SummerSalt has been the choice of hundreds of guests in it's nearly 15 years of operation and many groups return year after year. The villa has become the second home for many travelers and we are truly thrilled and honored each time they return. Additionally, because we have owned the home for so long, we are able to offer some of the most competitive rates on Tortola.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$99 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||5 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$8000 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Country:||British Virgin Islands|