#0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda

home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaBigger Splash Villa
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaGreat Room
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaBigger Splash Pool
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaDining
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaIsland view
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaMain kitchen
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaPool view
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaTerrace view
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaBedroom
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaBath
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaBedroom
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaBedroom
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaLook-out Tower
home exchange #0835: British Virgin Islands, Virgin GordaGuest Suite

    Description

    This remarkable villa has a multi-level design and is a short walk from the famous Baths and Spring Bay’s beaches in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

    You will enjoy full privacy throughout, with an airy Great Room, having balconies on three sides which can be used for relaxing or entertaining, and is adjacent to a large fully-equipped kitchen expanding to outdoor terraces.

    This extensive four bedroom villa can comfortably sleep up to ten, with each air-conditioned bedroom having its own bath (two with outdoor showers), and closet space. Two bedrooms also have separate sitting areas.

    The main level includes the Great Room with a dining area and French doors leading out to terraces and varied land and sea views outside. The main kitchen is large and bright, with a breakfast bar. A second kitchen is located in the adjacent guest cottage, where the separately accessed fourth bedroom is located.  Two bedroom/bath suites and a half-bath complete this level. The spacious master bedroom suite is accessed on the lower level, from poolside, and includes a kitchenette and outdoor shower.

    The 30 foot private pool is tucked into fabulous gardens and edged with huge granite boulders and natural stone decks. A staircase leads up to the unique lookout tower with spectacular views of the surrounding islands and the vibrant blue Caribbean Sea.

    Meet the owner of this exclusive property in this IVHE podcast.  

     

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Near The Baths, Spring Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. Virgin Gorda is less touristy than other caribbean islands, just enough restaurants and retail to allow for a comfortable, peaceful vacation, with beaches that you often have to yourself.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double, 1 x Master Suite

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double, 1 x Guest bedroom

    bedroom 3: 2 x double, 1 x Guest bedroom

    Adjacent guest suite has fourth bedroom, additional kitchen, living/dining area with futon. 4: 1 x sofa bed, 1 x Guest Suite Living Area

    The main house has three bedrooms: king, queen, two doubles. Guest suite has one bedroom: queen, and futon in the living area. Up to 8 guests in the main house; additional 1-4 in guest suite.

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: shower, toilet, Outdoor shower

    bathroom 2: shower, toilet, Outdoor shower

    bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 4: shower, toilet

    wc 5: toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 27 to 58
    Main house: 27 credits/week for two guests, additional guests 2 credits each Guest Suite: 15 credits/week for up to four additional guests. Holidays: 60 credits 16 Nov 30 Nov 60 credits 15 Dec 5 Jan
    Cleaning included no
    $400 for first week $100 for additional weeks Housekeeping comes twice per week (excluding holidays and Sundays) during your stay; final cleaning is included in this fee.

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    No wheelchair access

    Services

    Laundry facilities are not accessible to guests, reasonable arrangements are made with housekeeping for an additional fee.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Fishing (10 minutes drive)

    Scuba diving (10 minutes drive)

    Sailing (10 minutes drive)

    Snorkeling (10 minutes walk)

    Hiking / Walking (15 minutes drive)

    Boating /Sailing

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (10 minutes drive)

    Beach (5 minutes walk)

    Town (10 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    Typically guests fly into St. Thomas (STT) and take a ferry to Virgin Gorda (VIJ), but you can also fly directly there. The ferry ride is approximately one and half hours.

    You can easily rent a car on Virgin Gorda. Renting a scooter is also a fun way to explore the island. While on Virgin Gorda, you can also take ferries to nearby islands to expand your trip and discover additional activities.

    Guestbook

    We just returned from a wonderful week at the Bigger Splash Villa and highly recommend this exchange. Our correspondence with Josette was perfect, and we can unreservedly recommend her as a reliable exchange partner. 

    The villa on lovely Virgin Gorda is very spacious and our 4 children (3 of whom are teenagers) had plenty of room to spread out. The views from the top of the villa are lovely, and it was a favorite place to take our morning coffee or evening pina colada.

    The pool was pristine and refreshingly cool after a day at the beaches, with plenty of floats and pool chairs for those who wish to bask in the sun.

    The bedrooms all have a/c as does the separate cottage. The great room has a powerful ceiling fan and keeps the room cool (at least for us in February.) 

    The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware and utensils, and the gas grill on the deck made BBQ quick and easy. 

    You can walk to the Baths, and Spring Bay is a short 2 minute drive.

    TV's are available in the cottage, master bedroom and great room.

    We were pleased to see a travel scrabble board and some books. There are plenty of "What to do on BVI" pamphlets and books.

    The property manager, Debbie, was wonderful and even stopped with us on the way from the ferry so that we could get groceries for the next morning.

    We loved the breezes that were almost constant during our stay, and we couldn't be more pleased with our stay at the Bigger Splash and highly recommend it for a fabulous home exchange!

    Peggy Carr

    Peggy Doyle (17 Feb 2015)

    Beautiful private villa near The Baths with Concie...

    By The Baths in unspoiled Virgin Gorda with pristine un-crowded beaches, the spacious villa has privacy throughout, including a large pool, four bedro...

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 27 to 58 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 10
    Min stay 3 days
    experienced exchanger
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