Wonderful Vacation Houses For Rent Around The World
4-5 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite and 2 Powder Rooms (Sleeps up to 12)
Prices start at $16,000 week
4 night minimum except Christmas/New Year's (7 nights)
West Wing (air-conditioned)
Cottage (bedroom is an additional charge)
Upper Level (reached by stairs in the Great Room)
Located on the east end of Tortola, Golden Pavilion is a very private 4-acre property situated on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic. This Balinese-inspired house not only has fantastic 180-degree views and both sublime interiors and exteriors but it comes with an excellent chef who will prepare and serve continental breakfast, lunch and dinner 6 days per week. Guests are met at the airport by Matt, the terrific and very nice Estate Manager, who will assist with baggage transfers and vehicle rental and then escort guests to the house. Once through Golden Pavilion's gated entry, a driveway winds though lush landscaping down a hillside to the arrival courtyard with its pagoda-roofed portal, lily-pond and Asian statuary. Ahead a red and gold-filigreed door opens into Golden Pavilion's sumptuous interiors. Traditional Indonesian sculptures, art and furnishings fill the public spaces and much of the décor is reminiscent of the British Colonial period. Upon arrival, guests will be served complimentary arrival drinks and snacks followed by an introductory tour. It's a wonderful way to begin one's stay in this exotic paradise. Between Golden Pavilion's overall design and the extraordinary sense of serenity, it will be hard to believe you're not on Bali.
Four bedrooms suites in the Main House are located in two wings and are separated by the Great Room. The optional fifth bedroom is in an adjacent cottage. All are beautifully appointed with imported four-poster beds that have high quality orthopedic and hypo-allergenic mattresses, exotic fabrics, heavy blackout curtains and walk-in closets. Bathrooms have dual vanities, a hair dryer, a safe and small L'Occitane toiletries.
The large Great Room has three French doors that open to a covered terrace with a huge carved dining table. A few steps down is the tiled pool deck, a heated infinity-edge pool that blends into the endless horizon of the ocean, a gas rotisserie grill, a drinks fridge, hot tub, chaises lounges, a cushioned teak seating area and a stone fire pit, which is great fun in the evening. Four exterior speakers face the dining area and pool. One of the walking paths that threads through the beautiful tropical landscaping leads to a a stone seating area under a shady tree with a table for drinks and a vast ocean view – perfect for watching sunsets! Another path down the cliff, which is only for the most adventuresome and when the north swell is dormant, leads down to a protected swimming grotto at the cliff’s bottom. A few minutes away by car or foot, is gorgeous Little Bay Beach. Frequently empty due to the challenging road that connects it to the outside world, this beach is beyond description. Perfect white sand from end to end terminates in towering cliffs. Swim to the east just beyond the point and enter a magical sea cave with crystal clear water. This unique house combines luxury, serenity, and privacy with meticulous attention to detail and every modern amenity. Unparalleled Golden Pavilion has raised the bar for Tortola rentals.
East Wing (air-conditioned)
Air-conditioning in all rooms (except the Great Room and Gallery), 5 satellite TVs (in Media and Sitting Family Rooms, Gallery, Gym, and Master Suite); 6-CD player, Wi-Fi throughout the property, Airplay so guests can play their own music, gas rotisserie grill and fire pit, security cameras and motion detector system on property, electronic entry gate, automatic generator, laundry, extensive paperback library, over a hundred DVD titles, games, UV water purification, hammocks, beach chairs, cooler, boogie boards, assorted snorkel gear, pool toys and a tropical fruit orchard. Airport greeting, baggage transfers, rental car facilitation and escort to the estate by the house manager are included as are arrival drinks and snacks followed by an introductory tour.
Little Bay Beach: about 7 minutes; 10 minute drive to Josiah’s Bay Beach for notable surfing and boogie boarding; the airport, Road Town, West End beaches, shops, restaurants (there are several really good ones), hospital/clinic: about 15 minutes and a 30 minute boat ride to Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke (both well worth the trip).
Services Available at an Additional Cost
Chef who is available by the week or meal (with advance notice), housekeeping on weekends or holidays; spa treatments, yoga and personal training at the house; boat charters for diving, snorkeling, fishing and sightseeing; party service, babysitting, personal laundry and grocery shopping. Two single rollaway beds are available per night (for children under 15 years only).
Matt, the Estate Manager. As he says," My role tends to involve a combination Manager, Concierge and Guide undertaking arrangements for all aspects of the guests stay. Whether they wish to go on day sail to Jost Van Dyke, Island hopping on a powerboat, a spa day on Peter Island, snorkeling the caves at Norman Island or scuba diving the wreck of the HMS Rhone, I will be available to assist. On certain days out I will act as guide just to make sure the guests get the best experience possible."
Maid service is daily except BVI holidays.