5 VI Homes You’ll Love
- September 30th, 2014
- in PROPERTY
Our Favourite 5 VI Homes
Photography by Rainbow Visions BVI, Don Hebert , and Dougal Thornton
Did you ever see a property here in the Virgin Islands that left you dazzled?
From the features we presented through 2013 – 2014, collaborating with realtors BVI Sotheby’s International Realty, Curreri & Co Realtors, Coldwell Banker, and Smiths Gore, we came across many Virgin Islands villas that possessed unfathomable beauty.
As it can be imagined, we were delighted to review them.
Just in case you missed these brilliant spectacles, here are some of the VIPY team’s favourites.
Mango Manor Estate – Dec 13 / Jan 14
In our Dec 13/ Jan 14 double issue, we were welcomed into Mango Manor Estate, a popular villa rental with a sunset view spanning Cane Garden’s beautiful beach, sparkling turquoise waters, and stretching to Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, Green Cay, Sandy Spit and Little Jost.
The property encompasses 12,000 square feet with three stately houses located in Shannon Estate above Cane Garden Bay in Tortola, BVI.
With seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two half baths comprising these stately houses, Colonial-Caribbean styled furnishing throughout promote its grand image.
Distinctive aesthetically-pleasing exterior assets of this home are discovered in the 36-foot wide, dark marble, heated infinity pool, meticulously landscaped grounds, and surrounding tropical flora. Valued at $10,000,000, this property works as a family home or a consistent source of revenue for the owner via rental.
The Villa Estate at Casey Bay – Dec 13 / Jan 14
Virgin Gorda, BVI is the proud bearer of some of the best and most unique-looking properties ever seen and walking into The Villa Estate at Casey Bay is testament to the architectural evolution of our time.
The fortunate buyer of this $11,000,000 property gains a private world that has the strange dichotomy of feeling both grand and homely simultaneously.
With four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one partial bath, the spacious nature of the estate with its incredibly high ceilings and aquatic interior design, invokes tranquillity and relaxation.
With added luxuries like three powder rooms, a phenomenal view from the infinity edge pool, private beach, and Little Dix Resort’s amenities, the villa has an all-inclusive feel.
Steele Point Estate – Feb 14
If there was a property that represented the BVI—an icon if you will, Steele Point Estate would most certainly be that architectural feat.
Dominating Tortola’s furthest west point, the $15,000,000 home is a welcome spectacle for all sailing into Soper’s Hole Marina or West End Ferry dock – a well utilised entry point for the BVI.
The estate has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Island Life, Millionaire Magazine, Steinway & Sons, and Caribbean Travel + Life.
With five bedrooms, five and half bathrooms, the epic view from each point on the property relishes a different result and provokes a varied feeling – a grand vision of an estate with total seclusion.
Golden Pavilion – Feb 2014
Golden Pavilion excels at intricate, thoughtful, thematic design. Famous for its Balinese architectural influence, the five-bedroom hillside retreat’s most conspicuous element is its expansive terrace—an idyllic social setting—with a Jacuzzi, infinity edge pool, and great dining area.
The $7,750,000 property’s traditional Balinese statues, furnishings, artwork and details commingle with sweeping views of the sea and Guana Island to produce a fresh ambience throughout the expansive space.
Striking landscaped grounds baring witness to immaculate maintenance, grant passage to walking gardens and paths leading through sunken stone retreats and sitting areas.
This is a sanctuary for mind, soul and body.
The Estate at Spring Bay & Sunsi Beach – June 14
In our June 2014 issue, we had the grand pleasure of reviewing one of the Virgin Islands most prominent properties in all the Territory – The Estate at Spring Bay & Sunsi Beach.
This immense complex of a home is situated in St Thomas, USVI encompassing 61 acres of land with a Great House that has evolved over the span of 50 years.
Sitting on 10,231 interior square feet, 10 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 2 half baths are spread across four different residences. The eclectic nature of the property sets it apart from other homes on the market with its varied design influences.
With two sandy beaches and two moorings, it’s a dream for watersport enthusiasts and sailors.
At an asking price of $33,800,000, the fortunate owner of this property would possess a one-of-a-kind opportunity to utilise 40 acres of undeveloped land for conscientious expansion.