Makere House and Cottage is one of those rare properties that charms you completely from the moment you pull in to the driveway. The combination of the stunning view of the ocean, combined with the bright petals of the Bourgainvillea blossom and fruit trees alongside the white washed walls and blue shutters, all set the scene for a place that gives you a true sense of home, whether for a few days or a place to retire in the Caribbean breeze.
Arranged between two single level houses perched on the hillside of Soldier Hill, known locally for itís fabulous views and breathtaking sunsets, this property is full of options for a buyer as it is flexibly laid out and will appeal to a range of uses.
From the driveway you enter Makere House with itís huge wrap around covered deck. This provides a fabulous vantage point and a shady place to lounge in the tradewinds. There is an open plan kitchen with breakfast bar opening to a sitting room area a master bedroom and en suite bathroom. Beside this is a shady lawn area with stone steps leading down to the cottage.
Also accessed from the main steps from the driveway, Makere Cottage has a separate kitchen with door leading to spacious living room with doors on to a southerly facing balcony. The bedroom can also be approached from the balcony and has a separate bathroom. One of the benefits of the layout with the separate living room is that it can also double as a third bedroom with a sofa bed if you have larger groups.
The two houses are divided by a sizeable pool terrace looking out across the bay and separated by steps through the garden, making each house private from the other one, but near enough for those wanting proximity. The buildings work well for those wanting a main house and guest cottage or a place for an older child or relative to have their own space. There is scope to add to the existing properties or add another building as the lot is sizeable at 0.75 acres. For those buyers seeking a commercial angle, Makere House and Cottage are already running as a successful vacation rental and achieving in excess of most BVI rentals with an average of over 35 weeks per annum.
It is not just the charm of the houses and their shaded tropical gardens that is so appealing to the vacation rental market, but quite simply the stunning views and fabulous location. The house is in an excellent elevation, 400 metres above sea level, so as to capture the breeze and vista, but also providing an excellent position for those wanting close proximity to the best beaches on Tortola. A five minute drive will take you down the hill to the world famous Cane Garden Bay, with itís gorgeous sandy beach and range of beachside eateries and bars. Over Soldier Hill five minutes to the East will take you to another stunning beach, Brewers Bay, popular with snorkelers due to itís stunning coral reef. A fifteen minute drive over to the south side of the island takes you in to Road Town.
To arrange your viewing at Makere House and Cottage contact us now for more information and we would be happy to help.