Heart of Gold
- November 10th, 2018
- in PROPERTY
The graceful, grandiose Golden Pavilion—presented by BVI Sotheby’s International Realty—exceeds the desires of tranquil, secluded lifestyle.
As the epitome of perceptive, thematic design, the villa creates its own atmosphere within the BVI’s Caribbean scenery.
Revered as a composed Balinese-inspired retreat situated in a private residential estate in the north of Tortola, the hillside property extends over 6,000 square feet on 4.214 acres of land.
Exhibiting an eclectic, synchronisation with Caribbean culture, Balinese inspiration, and an injection of British colonial elegance, Golden Pavilion was completed in 2007 to an impeccable specification and has enjoyed a renovation this year.
Having endured the storms of 2017—with some minor repairs required—the owner saw an opportunity to upgrade the renowned property in its entirety. The improvements encompassed a new storm-resistant roof system, and the replacement of doors, windows, and railings.
With the addition of a fresh coat of paint to the interiors and exterior, and new furnishings, appliances, electronics, and a hot tub, guests who have recently resided at the villa have commented that it appears brand new.
On admission through a traditional Balinese entrance gate design—angkul-angkul—lily ponds, statues of dancing maidens, and Buddhas welcome residents into the meditation garden, communicating charm and sophistication.
The beautifully landscaped grounds, immaculately maintained, with walking gardens and paths, leading to sunken stone retreats and sitting areas, provide direct sea access.
Comprising the interior is an extraordinary Great Room, airy library, refreshing media/family room, state-of-the-art kitchen, master bedroom suite, and three guest suites located on the ground floor, all opening onto enchanting covered verandas.
Sleeping 14 in total, the property is made up of four reception rooms, four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms with an additional one-bedroom guest-cottage with its own bathroom. The guest cottage is at a slightly higher elevation across the driveway. This is perfect for privacy, or if the villa is being used as a vacation rental, a place for managerial staff to stay.
Golden Pavilion is decorated with a refined British colonial flair where traditional Balinese elements couple elegantly with the bedrooms. Each sleeping quarter has a four-poster bed and exotic fabrics.
A second-floor gallery houses a bar, pool table, and fully equipped gym. The pool room is furnished with a nine-foot billiards table, the ability to take advantage of the 360-degree view, and all the electronic amenities necessary to fulfil indoor entertainment.
Often described as a private world where a soothing and comfortable ambience combines with the highest building standards, Golden Pavilion encompasses imported granites, marbles, fitting, appliances and furnishings.
Constituting Golden Pavilion’s foundations, interior flooring and exterior terracing come from Jerusalem Gold Limestone; exterior entry gate doors, decorative roof tiles, statuary, furniture, and artwork are from Bali; and doors, windows and kitchen cabinets are constructed from Brazilian mahogany, custom-fabricated on Tortola.
On the interior of the villa, traditional Balinese statues, furnishings, artwork, and details commingle with sweeping views of the sea and Guana Island to produce a fresh ambiance throughout the expansive space.
Outdoor amenities include a phenomenal terrace with a heated infinity-edge pool, hot tub, and outdoor fire grill. The contemporary natures of these features smoothly juxtapose with the traditional air of the villa, making for a unique, and spacious social setting.
This waterfront gem enjoys striking 180-degree panoramic views of the ocean and is a short walk from secluded Little Bay beach for further enjoyment of Golden Pavilion’s encompassing splendour. As a property that has proven itself in rental revenue through high numbers of returning guests, homeowners have the option of blissful annual residency, or the lucrative offering of making the property a vacation rental that bestows zen-like serenity.
Being so close to the sea is of great benefit for avid fishing enthusiasts or those who wish to admire the ocean from a closer perspective. Such conveniences contribute to the private universe imparted by the comfort of this spectacular property.
Being a 15-minute drive to Road Town—the central shopping hub of the BVI, and a 15-miniute drive in the other direction toward Beef Island International Airport, the geographical location confers with Golden Pavilion’s ethos of wonderful, easy-living.
Presented by BVI Sotheby’s International Realty
Photography by Don Hebert
- 2007 Year Built
- 2018 Year Renovated
- Single Family Home
- 5 Bed
- 5 Full Baths
- 1 Partial Bath
- 6,000 Sq Ft. Interior
- 21 Acres Exterior
- Heated Infinity Pool
- Master Jacuzzi Tub
- Air-Conditioned Gym
- Full security system
- Ocean Front
- $5,500,000 USD