Tortola Vacation Rental – Summer Salt Villa
Slush and ice or lush and nice? SummerSalt is your sun drenched private paradise! Situated on a lush tropical acre at the end of a quiet estate lane with spectacular panoramic views of Smuggler’s Cove, Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, Green Cay, and the Kingkish Banks beyond. Located in Belmont Estate, a private residential estate above a palm grove and pristine Smuggler’s Cove beach on the Tortola’s northwest coast. Smuggler’s Cove, location of the film ”The Old Man and the Sea” is a palm lined swimming beach with great snorkeling. Soper’s Hole (& West End ferry dock), Long Bay Beach and Resort, Little Apple Bay and Frenchman’s Cay are about 10 minutes by car. An idyllic spot about as far from the hustle and bustle as one can get yet still close to shops and restaurants.
SummerSalt is one of a just handful of private villas located on a quiet dead end lane, more like a private drive than a road with little traffic. Except for an occasional lost visitor looking for the road to Smuggler’s, almost no one ventures down our way. Surprisingly, SummerSalt is just a couple of hundred yards above Smuggler’s Cove (5 minutes down!) but well off the beaten path and just over the hill from Soper’s Hole and West End shops, restaurants, ferry dock, and marina.
Designed for fun, easy and casual living. The living areas, including the terrace and pool, are located on the same level and furnished with your holiday comfort in mind. Included are two villas allowing flexibility for extended family gathering and/or group rentals while providing privacy for all.
The main villa has a large covered dining porch, expansive living room with a dramatic vaulted ceiling and several sets of French doors opening to the dining porch and covered verandah overlooking Smugglers’ Cove, the Jost channel, out islands, and down island views. The living room and fully equipped kitchen share a 12-foot long custom-made mahogany bar/peninsula. The professionally designed kitchen is laid out to accommodate several “chefs” working simultaneously while enjoying the party. It contains a large stove, prep sink, custom mahogany cabinets, large stainless French door style refrigerator with automatic ice maker, microwave, coffee machine, toaster oven, blender, and enough pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware to easily feed a large gathering. Don’t want to tackle dirty dishes while the party is still going strong? Just shift everything to the work pantry containing a large double sink, dishwasher, more counters, cabinets & storage.
The master bedroom, located in the main villa, has wide French doors opening to the veranda, a king-sized bed, and private master bath with an even more private outdoor stone shower with views of Smuggler’s and the channel beyond. The lower level has 2 bedrooms (king sized bed or 2 extra long twins in each) and a shared hall bath. All three main house bedrooms are air-conditioned and have custom-made mahogany wardrobe/closets and wide French doors opening to Smuggler’s Cove.
The master suite/guest house villa has it’s own cozy living room with custom mahogany cabinets and kitchen (cook top, microwave, refrigerator, sink, toaster oven, coffee machine and blender), private covered dining porch, air conditioned bedroom (queen) and private bath. And the master/suite/guest kitchen is well stocked with it’s own set of pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware for those quiet drinks and romantic meals.
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 a Bose outdoor speaker system, combination fax /answering machine, cordless telephone and collections of DVDs, CDs, movies, and extensive set of books. Every room and vantage point offers unique and breathtaking views of Smuggler’s Cove, Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, and the other islands.
If a 5 minute walk down to Smuggler’s is just too far to go then slip into SummerSalt’s cocktail/dipping pool located on the shellstone terrace between the two villas (shellstone is naturally compressed prehistoric beach imbedded with bits of shell and sea creatures). The open terrace, located just off the dining porch, has chaise lounges, chairs, gas/charcoal BBQ, outdoor shower, beautiful stone walls, coconut palms and lovely tropical landscaping. The pool has a build-in bench for access and lounging the day away. The covered dining porch is situated to catch the glorious sunset beyond Gun Point and Great Thatch Island and a large mahogany dining table, and plenty of chairs.
SummerSalt sleeps 8 comfortably in 4 large air-conditioned bedrooms and all rooms are situated to catch the soft Caribbean breezes and unforgettable views. Beautiful Mexican tile floors, casual furnishings, and ceiling fans will make your stay an easy carefree one, just the way a dream tropical vacation should be. A house computer and high speed wifi internet access is provided.
Weekly maid service (sparkling clean for your arrival & again mid week) is included and an on-island manager is close by to lend a hand but only when you decide you’d like assistance. Taxi and/or rental cars, food & liquor/wine provisions, a chef, or daily maid service can be arranged to ease your stay. Wonderful local shops, fun bars, and several great restaurants are located close by.
You have the option of renting the main house only or both villas for larger parties. Rent only the main house and your privacy is assured……we never rent the guesthouse to a separate party. Or rent both villas and share it with your friends and family. Either way, make SummerSalt your island home.
Season House Dates Max guests Min. nights Nightly Rate Weekly Rate
Fall 2011/2012 Main House 30 Apr - 16 Dec 2011
14 Apr - 14 Dec 2012
1-2 4 $371.43 $2,600
3-4 4 $428.57 $3,000
5-6 4 $485.71 $3,400
Guest House 1-2 4 $285.71 $2,000
All 1-2 4 $428.57 $3,000
3-4 4 $485.71 $3,400
5-6 4 $542.86 $3,800
7-8 4 $600.00 $4,200
Thanksgiving All 19 Nov - 26 Nov 2011
17 Nov - 23 Nov 2012
1-8 7 $600.00 $4,200
Christmas & New Year All 17 Dec - 6 Jan 2012
15 Dec - 4 Jan 2013
1-8 10 $1,185.71 $8,300
Spring 2012 Main House 7 Jan - 13 Apr 2012
1-2 7 $485.71 $3,400
3-4 7 $542.86 $3,800
5-6 7 $600.00 $4,200
All 1-2 7 $542.86 $3,800
3-4 7 $600.00 $4,200
5-6 7 $685.71 $4,800
7-8 7 $742.86 $5,200
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