A Private Island Oasis
Privateers Bay,Great Camanoe
The Villa Oasis, situated only 100 feet above the crystal clear ocean, high enough to command the “most beautiful views in the Caribbean,” yet close enough to stroll to the water’s edge at the end of the driveway and enjoy the serene beach, private boat dock and clear, turquoise bay. All rooms have sea views. No traffic, and no need to drive to get to the water – but a 4-wheel drive Honda CRV (jeep-type) automatic comes with the house, just in case you desire it.
The name of the Villa perfectly describes the feeling evoked upon arrival at this delightful home. Peace, serenity, privacy and simply breath taking views, all set amongst simple but elegantly landscaped tropical gardens. Imagine sitting on the generous covered veranda that runs the length of the main living area, enjoying the ethereal ocean and island views and an early evening gin and tonic or something more fruity and tropical, as the sun casts its last rays of the day over Marina Cay, Virgin Gorda and the Sir. Francis Drake Channel.
This delightful home features lots of beautiful local stonework in its construction and there is a lovely sense of scale to all of the rooms. The spacious living area is comfortably furnished kitchen is well appointed with a practical layout and there is plenty of room for dining inside and out. The home came through the 2017 Hurricanes is relatively good shape, a testament to the quality of construction, and what little damage was done has been repaired.
The three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are nestled in such a way that all guests are provided with privacy and views to die for! The southern exposure and cooling breezes mean the ceiling fans are generally sufficient but the bedrooms have Air conditioning, just in case. A shaded breezeway connects the guest suites to the main house.
And for those who are not quite ready to entirely switch off and relax and in need of a project, there is an unfinished one bedroom guest cottage perched above the main house at the rear of the Lot.
And Villa Oasis is very conveniently perched just a short walk from the Community Dock and the water’s edge.
From your private base at The Villa Oasis, explore our surrounding seas; discover pristine beaches, intimate views and the adventure of the tropics, or just spend the afternoon in the sun. And get reacquainted with life’s simple pleasures.
Play on soft, white sand under the shade of palm trees, collect unique sea shells, watch tropical fish from the dock as pelicans dive for their dinner, dine on the terrace with a view of seven islands, admire boats of all types sailing into the protected bay, and visit with cruising mariners from far away ports. Motorboat to small restaurants & beachfront bars – drift thru art & craft galleries – shop for tropical apparel & gifts. Join the nightlife, sing to live music played frequently at nearby Scrub Island Resort & Spa, Marina Cay or De Loose Mongoose, both soon to be re opened under new ownership or at the other barsa and resaturants at nearby Trellis Bay. Boat across the bay to the Baths at Virgin Gorda – sail, swim, snorkel, dive & fish in your front yard, or just watch it all from the comfort of your own tropical villa.
An 18 foot motorboat and private dock space comes with the villa and a private mooring ball for larger boats can also be made available.
An idyllic location, only a 5 minute boat ride to the airport, yet The Villa Oasis does not overlook the airport and does not face the development on Scrub Island. Accessible to everything in the BVI, but a world apart from the noise and bustle of Tortola. Upon arrival at Tortola Airport (Beef Island- EIS), there is no need for a taxi.
Great Camanoe, a relatively small, privately owned island about 2.5 miles long and a half mile to a mile wide, is widely considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Virgin Islands archipelago. It has various small bays, coves and beaches, and lies just 2 miles northeast of Tortola (and the airport), the capital and largest island of the British Virgin Islands. Great Camanoe is located between the sister islands of Tortola, Beef Island, Little Camanoe, Scrub Island , Marina Cay and Virgin Gorda. It has only about 40 seasonal residences. The inhabited portion of Great Camanoe is divided into two residential communities: Privateers Bay, nestled between the beaches and hills on the less developed national park side of the island, and the more densely developed Indigo Plantation, on the western side of the island facing Tortola Airport. Both communities sit on the southern half of Camanoe Island, with the larger northern half of the island being completely undeveloped. Access to the island is by private boat only. If you don’t want to take the Villa’s boat yourself to Virgin Gorda or other more distant locations, you can catch commercial ferry boats that leave daily from Trellis Bay.
While Great Camanoe provides romance & tranquility, the nearby environs offer a whirl of adventure, excitement and pleasure:
– Marina Cay, a flower covered island ringed by white sand beaches is just about swimming distance from The Villa Oasis. Previously a home to Pussers, Marina Cay was a not-to-be missed experience for visiting charter boats, serving Caribbean style lunch and dinner. evening music & entertainment at the bar on the top of the island, fantastic beach for swimming & diving. The island is now under new ownership and coming soon is a brand new restaurant and small private island Resort.
– Mainsail Resort, spa & marina, A Marriott Autograph property on Scrub Island is 2-3 minutes from the Villa Oasis dock. Amenities include:
• Bar & Fine Restaurant • Swimming Pool / Spa & Fitness Center
• Boat Rentals • Excursions: deep-sea fishing; snorkeling, SCUBA
• Yacht Charters • Retail Shops
– The Loose Mongoose. also now under new ownership and being rebuilt to once again become a fun BVI beachfront bar & restaurant on the shore of nearby Trellis Bay.