ST. BERNARD'S HILL HOUSE

Tortola, BVI
5 Bedrooms and 6.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)
5 night minimum except high season and holiday weeks (7 nights) and Christmas/New Year's (10 nights).

Hidden behind an electronic gate St. Bernard's Hill House offers serene seclusion in a very private, lush setting. Its lofty hilltop location has an amazing 300° view of the Virgin Islands and miles and miles of azure sea and sky. Cool tradewinds constantly waft through the 8 acres of tropical landscaping full of colorful bougainvillea, bird of paradise, tall palms, sea almond trees and across the generous verandas. This beautiful property consists of a lovely colonial Main House, 3 air-conditioned gingerbread-trimmed cottages and a fully-equipped gym. 

Arched doorways in the Main House open out to a wonderful deep veranda on 3 sides that overlooks the Caribbean and the Atlantic. On the south side of this house are a small manicured lawn and a unique terrace with views of yachts below in Sopers Hole. A 18’ x 25’ infinity edge pool, which is heated, and tiled sun deck overlook Tortola's Long Bay Beach, Smuggler's Cove and the salt pond where pink flamingos are occasionally spotted. Just off the deck is a shaded alcove sitting area with a mini-fridge and a bathroom with a shower.

From front entrance of the Main House, a walkway meanders through lovely gardens to the South Cottage, tucked just far enough away from the main residence. Adjacent to it is the Double Cottage. With its interior hallway, this house is perfect for parents and small children. Both emboia-wood verandas are connected at the front of Double Cottage for easy access to both suites. Next door is the charming North Cottage. All the bedrooms open to a veranda and are well situated for maximum privacy and water views. Each has wireless Internet, Apple TV systems to stream, Bose speakers for your personal music choices, Nespresso coffee machines, tea making facilities, refrigerator and L’Occitane bath and body products.

Guests are very well cared for by the house's very nice and attentive staff. Smuggler's Cove Beach is a 5-minute drive down the hill and Long Bay Beach is nearby. Marvelous from sunrise to sunset and into the balmy island night, St. Bernard’s Hill House truly celebrates indoor-outdoor island living in style.

Main House
  • Great Room with seating and a dining room seating 10 with a wine fridge and mini-fridge in the sideboard
  • Porch with various seating and al fresco dining areas, a bar and cushioned seating for watching the 42” flat-screen TV
  • Kitchen
  • Air-conditioned study with 26” satellite TV and DVD player, LG PC computer with long-distance and printer/copier/scanner
  • Powder room
  • Large and sequestered master suite with a carved mahogany four-poster king-size bed, dressing room, West Indian antique desk and screened French doors that lead to the porch with a chaise longue for two and a sea view. A hallway leads from the bedroom to its spacious bathroom with a double vanity, big tiled shower and tub. Another hall leads into the Main House.
South Cottage
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed (can be separated into twin beds with advance request), a roomy covered hardwood veranda that wraps around two sides of the cottage and bathroom en suite with a shower
Double Cottage
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite with a shower. Screened French doors open to a shaded L-shaped veranda.
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed (can be separated into twin beds with advance request), bathroom en suite with a shower and a veranda overlooking the marine activity below in Sopers Hole and St. John beyond. These two rooms are joined by an interior hallway.
North Cottage

Bedroom with a four-poster queen-size bed, bathroom en suite with a shower and a wraparound veranda with chairs and tables and a dazzling view of green islets, cays and ocean

Gym

Bose speakers, Sole TT8 treadmill, Sole E95 elliptical trainer, Bowflex weight bench and assorted weights, Apex JD-3.1 Roman chair, Weider power switch weight, dumbell set with barbells, Perfect Pushup hand grips, 2 Weider exercise balls and yoga mats

Amenities

Wireless Internet, air-conditioning, Sonos Music System, children’s air conditioned playroom with TV and games, sunbathing decks & terraces, air-conditioned gym, water sports equipment – snorkeling, paddle & boogie boards, generator

Staff

Chris, the great property manager (who is also a boat captain), maid service 7 days per week plus evening turn-down service and gardener

Services Available at an Additional Cost

Chefs to prepare three meals per day plus afternoon tea and snacks. attentive stewardesses so you can look forward to inventive table settings, fine service and delightful cocktails. Fine wines and Champagnes can be ordered and will be at the house for your arrival.

Also available: vehicle rentals, sail boat charters for day trips, fishing charters and yoga and massage services at the house.  A power boat, which Chris will captain, can be chartered by the day or week. SCUBA gear may be arranged for qualified divers and Chris can arrange for the local dive company to take guests on a SCUBA tour. 

Notes
  • Chris lives nearby but is completely out of sight. He is just a phone call away should you need him.
  • No smoking indoors, please.
  • A 15% staff tip is added to all rentals.
  • A four-wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended due to the steep paved road which can be slippery when it's raining.
  • Smuggler's Cove Beach is a quick drive down the hill (about 7 minutes).