Little Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Golden Pavilion Villa, Little Bay, Tortola, BVI Vacation Rental
Privately situated on four gated acres, this brand new 5000 square foot, Balinese-inspired villa has four bedrooms and four and a half baths in the main house and an additional Guest Cottage apartment with its own kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The property features stunning 180 degree ocean views, heated infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor gas fire pit, second floor gallery with wet bar and pool table, media room with large flat screen TV and surround sound, office with fax/pc/wireless internet, a fully equipped gym, air conditioning in all primary rooms and a private chef. Traditional Indonesian sculptures, art and furnishings fill the public spaces and the villa is decorated with a refined, distinctly British-Colonial flair.
All bedrooms are elegantly appointed with imported four poster beds, exotic fabrics and heavy black out draperies. Spa services are also available and boating and other outings can be arranged for your additional enjoyment.
Located on the east end of Tortola, Golden Pavilion Villa (GPV) is a 7 minute walk from secluded Little Bay Beach and a 15 minute drive to Road Town. Direct ocean access is available from the property for the adventuresome. The estate manager couple live in an adjacent property and will assure your privacy while providing for all of your needs.
Airport greeting, baggage transfers, rental car facilitation and escort to the estate by the house managers will ease your arrival. Just 15 minutes from the airport, a long, winding dirt road leads you to a gated and secure entry. The driveway serpentines though the extensively landscaped property, down the hillside to the arrival courtyard. Complimentary arrival drinks and snacks will be served followed by an introductory tour.
Golden Pavilion Villa is a unique property, unparalleled in Tortola. The villa presents Zen tranquility and privacy juxtaposed with modernity and meticulous details. Walking gardens, paths leading to sunken stone retreats and sitting areas nestled under mature plantings at cliff’s edge. Tropical birds ride warm breezes up the cliff to sip from the infinity pool. Turtles, rays and the occasional whale can be seen from the deck. Breathtaking views complement the highest building standards with imported granites, marbles, fittings, appliances and furnishings; Golden Pavilion comforts the eye and soothes the soul.
BEDROOMS: The villas bedroom suites are all self-contained and include private baths with dual vanities, showers, walk in closets with safes, air-conditioning and fans. All bedrooms have French doors to exterior decks with stunning Caribbean views and trade winds. The oversized master bath is equipped with a Jacuzzi tub and private outdoor shower with dual heads. Each room is playfully decorated with its own color schemes; aqua blue, coral, moss and sky. 5 bedrooms in total if you include the guest cottage.
STAFF AND SERVICES: Golden Pavilion Villa is fully equipped to accommodate anything from small family holidays, to large events including weddings or corporate functions. The estate manager couple (Kate and Tony) have resided in the BVI’s for over a decade and have a wealth of information ranging from restaurant options, sporting destinations, sightseeing possibilities, to shopping needs. Don’t worry about shopping for food; Kate and her staff will provide for all of your needs. All you have to do is choose from a wealth of culinary delights and up to three meals (continental breakfast) a day six days a week will be prepared and served according to your schedule and desires. Don’t forget the banana muffins, fish tacos or the molten chocolate cake! Other services include daily housekeeping and laundry. On site spa treatments, yoga and personal training are available upon request for an extra charge.
OUTDOOR FEATURES: The centerpiece and one of the defining features of Golden Pavilion Villa is the heated infinity pool. Majestically centered on the ocean facing deck, with views east, north and west, the 20x40’ pool will be your daily focus. Overlooking the pool and the views beyond is the 16’ carved Balinese dining table with seating for 10. Additional cocktail seating for 8 is available poolside for breakfast, afternoon tea or after dinner drinks. Additional children’s seating is available indoors. The dining deck is protected by substantial roof overhang and a roll down canvas shields the table from the occasional strong winds or inclement weather.
The entry courtyard is one of the villas unique elements. Covered with Jerusalem Gold stone and lined with imported Balinese footlights and statues, the courtyard is monitored by a hand carved, 1000lb stone Buddha who ensures perfect Karma for all that enter. The elevated entry pavilion with carved seating and comfortable cushions, is trimmed on three sides by the lily and frog pond. Gentle colored lights bathe imported statues and stone wall interiors at night. The courtyard is not just a pass through to the house, it is a destination and wonderful place to read and relax.
Landscaping at Golden Pavilion is taken as seriously as architectural and interior design. From the moment you approach the driveway’s security gate, one can sense something special resides beyond. Native ornamental plants line the road with complementary colors, sizes and textures. From ground shrubs bursting with tropical tones to towering palms of several varieties, you will appreciate the planning and meticulous care given to this facet of the estate. Walking paths through the fruit orchard invites exploration and fresh pineapple, guava, avocado, banana, lime and others trees provides your chef with many options. Additional paths and steps on the sea-facing side provide options for the meek and adventuresome. Wander just below the pool to a stone seating nook complete with table for drinks under a shady tree with massive views. To the west is an alternate route that leads directly to the ocean. A protected swimming grotto at the cliff’s bottom is available to the more daring but venture only when the north swell is dormant. Other paths to the east lead through the native brush to secret destinations with incredible views and ocean breezes. Off the property by just a few minutes by car or foot, is the stunning Little Bay Beach. Frequently empty due to the challenging road that connects it to the outside world, this beach is beyond description. Perfect white sand from end to end terminates in towering cliffs. Not a single rock, pebble, coral, seaweed or other undesirable standing in the way of your bathing pleasure.
The sand is literally perfect and you can have the highest confidence leaving your water shoes at home. Watch as gulls and pelicans bombard the waters from their cliff side perches for tropical fish. Swim to the east just beyond the point and enter a magical sea cave with crystal clear water and rocks crawling with crabs. Conditions vary from essentially flat water most of the time, to the occasional crashing waves designed for boogie and body surfing that will leave you exhausted, well salted and ready for a cool beverage.
- Best of the Best
Left on 01/02/2012 for a stay in December 2011
"We've been quite fortunate to have enjoyed some of the premier villas throughout the Caribbean in recent years and none have been more exquisite than Golden Pavilion. From the gorgeous villa, to the breathtaking views, to the incredible cooking and service of Tony and Kate, everything was simply perfect. The villa provides complete privacy, 180 degree views of utter paradise, a short walk to a secluded beach and every amenity one could ask for. There was no reason to ever leave the property...except for the private boat trip over to the Soggy Dollar and Foxy's of course!
If you are searching for a villa that will exceed your expectations in every way, head to Golden Pavilion. You will not be disappointed. "
Check in 3PM
Check out 11AM (Prompt)
Lost Keys Charged at $25 per. Key
No Illegal Substances Allowed or you may be evicted
30 – 60 days Deposit Return (As owners check for damages)
No glass or bottles anywhere near pool or hot tub
No parties without prior notice and permission
Maximum 10 adults and 4 children
Alternate configurations subject to owner approval
No children under 5 without full time nanny
$2500 security deposit
Maximum party or wedding attendance 50 guests
50% Down to Book
50% (Balance) due 60 days prior
Travelers Insurance Recommended.
Season Rates Weekly
High/Winter 2012 $20,000
January 7 - April 29
Low/Summer 2012 $14,000
April 30 - November
Thanksgiving 2012 $20,000
November 19 - 25
Low/Fall 2012 $14,000
November 26 - December 14
Christmas/New Year 2012/13 $25000
December 15/12 - January 4/13
High/Winter 2013 $20,000
January 5 - April 12
Low/Summer 2013 $14,000
April 13 - November 22
Thanksgiving 2013 $20,000
November 23 - 29
Low/Fall 2013 $14,000
November 30 - December 13
Christmas/New Year 2013/14 $25,000
December 14/13 - January 3/14)
Cottage Rental --- $1500/$2000/$2500
for summer/winter/holidays per week (not rented separately.)
Pull out Sofa/beds --- Available for $150 per person per night (for people up to 15 years)
The villa will normally be closed during the last two weeks of August and September.
4 Main Bedrooms
1 Guest Cottage
4 King Rooms
1 Queen Room
Heated Infinity Pool
Gallery Game Room
AC in all bedrooms
Walk in closets
Master Jacuzzi Tub
Master Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Hot Tub
Gas Fire Pit
360 degree views
56 inch Screen TV
Wireless Fast Internet
Ipod-ready sound systems
Air Conditioned Gym
5 Satellite TV’s
UV Water Purification
Safes in bedrooms
Estate Cook (3 Meals)