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Sotheby’s Realtors in Luxury Property Present: Rising Sun [Photo Gallery]

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Great Camanoe, British Virgin Islands

Rising Sun

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Private communal marina for Great Camanoe residents

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Multiple verandas - epic 360 degree panoramic view

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Eco-friendly, warm interior design

Photography by Yachtshotsbvi.com   When looking for a luxurious residence in the British Virgin Islands, the most frequently requested features are seclusion, serenity and majestic views that express nature’s dramatic seascapes and the nautical activities occurring therein.

Rising Sun on Great Camanoe will brighten any new home seeker’s horizons. Presented by British Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Maritha Keil, this outer island home exceeds the aspirations of many, with its malleable identity as it is flexible to use as a large family retreat or a retired couple’s sanctuary.

A short five to ten-minute boat ride from Beef Island will bring the home owner into the secure, private marina of the cosy Great Camanoe island and the luxurious residential estate known as Indigo Plantation, the location of approximately 18 other exclusive homes.

The dock is an impressive and unique feature that places this wonderful residence above many other competing locations in the BVI; the territory’s immense yachting community and lofty label as the global capital for sailing, highlights the valuable function of this amenity.

The almost hidden inner marina is shared with the Indigo Plantation estate community, each member paying an annual fee, which provides a resident with a slip and some owners an optional garage.

Everything necessary for boat maintenance, including a waterside cistern for washing down boats, a convenient haul-out lift and yard for long-term boat storage, a communal library/meeting room and restroom are all situated nearby.


Near the marina, there is a seaside park and sandy beach with picnic tables and lounge chairs offering community areas for residents to congregate. A tennis court and overhanging branches of Loblolly trees for children to climb and entertain themselves, stand as testament to the communal atmosphere and authentic warmth of village unity found in island living.

The vast, lush green landscape surrounding the marina infuses the breezes with floral fragrances, relaxing the senses for the short journey to the property.

The island naturally harnesses the nature of its loblolly, bay, fig and cedar trees, offering tantalising and delicious aromas of jasmine, sage and thyme. With three beachfronts in total—Low Bay, Potato Bay and Well Bay—residents have the luxurious choice of where to meet for leisurely lounging, pleasant walks, snorkelling, beachcombing, swimming, night-time bonfires or evening stargazing.

The slender, tarmac roads are well-maintained with rules only allowing three-yard trucks to provide construction materials; this is intended to preserve the roads from damage caused by heavier vehicles, but is also testament to the high value of the property, because more labour and time is required increasing the cost of construction. Subsequently, the estate is well-run with homeowners proactively sustaining all elements.

Arriving at Rising Sun, a freehold property located on a prominent hilltop within the estate, the impressive garden swing immediately reveals the flexible character of the villa; a mixture of adventure and tranquillity; children energetically frolicking on them, or a happy couple engrossed in a romantic, ever-changing sunset that the BVI is consistently blessed with.

The floors are finished with natural stone, clay and wood – the architecture has an earthy and environmentally friendly sentiment. The design of the property reveals the profound contemplation invested in the construction, with reinforced poured concrete pillars and fittings.

The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a vast walk-in wardrobe. A guest bedroom with en suite bathroom completes the upper level of the property that has immediate access to the outer decks.

Satellite TV, DSL Internet connection, a pool table and a spacious open-plan living area contribute to the expanse of the upper level.

The lower level of the property includes a spacious deck with a swimming lap pool, smaller children’s pool, a well-equipped outdoor bar – for those who wish to play mixologist – and an exposed outside dining area, creating a perfect ‘island-time’ environment.

The functional design of the guest room, located below the main house and beside the pool, plus the overflow fourth bedroom or artist’s studio, grants guests their independence.

A uniquely designed private outdoor gecko shower bestows the option of bathing in the cool outdoors under the stars.

Additionally, a utility room under the main house with a fully shaded workshop, including tools and benches behind the outdoor bar with a walk-in storage area and a covered, drive-in, spacious garage, neatly complete all the essentials for outer island living.

Maximising every single sunset, sunrise or stargazing viewpoint from the property, residents have a choice between upper and lower deck balconies.

With 85% of easterly winds passing by the property, different times of the day will dictate whether residents sample a refreshing breeze on one side of the property, or lounge in the setting sun with views presiding over the uninterrupted island seascapes.

This is the epic feature of Rising Sun. It harbours the rare and grandiose boast that it is a premier site in the BVI for its 360-degree, breath-taking, panoramic views; Scrub Island, Marina Cay, the lush green of Guana Island, Virgin Gorda, Cooper Island, Peter Island, Norman Island, Trellis Bay—on the BVI’s centre of activity Tortola—and the myriad of island and cays between are all viewable. On the East side of the house, even the famous Dog Islands are visible in the distance.

The view of these luxurious islands is only surpassed by easy accessibility to their exclusive locations via boat, permitting gratification of a viewer’s curiosity.

Scrub Island hosts a multitude of activities and offers Great Camanoe residents a discount on resort spa treatments and dining. The weekly pig roast is currently a preferential community event on Scrub’s private beach at the “One Shoe Bar”.

Marina Cay also offers resident rates; another fringe benefit of association with the community on Great Camanoe. Five – ten minutes away by boat, Trellis Bay market place and all the stores ashore, as well as the many events taking place – like the famous Full Moon parties – offer additional entertainment opportunities for residents and their guests.

By the edge of the marina, positioned on the entrance wall of the park, is a memorial plaque dedicated to Joseph and Alice Waldschmitt – a couple who originally conceptualised the development of Great Camanoe – photo below:

It is evident in both the prized property Rising Sun and in the simple pleasure of living on Great Camanoe, that the founders vision was flawlessly accomplished.

Below: Photo Gallery by Yachtshotsbvi.com 

Location:Freehold Private Residence on Indigo Plantation Estates on
Great Camanoe Island with private slip in a protected Marina
Size:2.036 acres
Bed & Bath: 3 Bedroom, 4 bath with additional office/4th bedroom
Features Garage and Workshop, Barbecue deck facing sunset views,
pool, I998 Jeep Cherokee 4 wheel drive , 45,000 gallon total
cistern capacity, Dish Network HD Duel Satellite, Dynamic
6500 Diesel Generator, Communal Tennis court, Marina, Haul
Out Lift. Ramp and additional boat trailer storage areas near
the marina, with access to 3 beaches, 15 minute boat ride to
the airport.


For more info contact
Maritha Keil
T (284)494.5700
M (284)340.5555
e [email protected]

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