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St. Bernard's Hill House offers serene seclusion in a very private, lush setting hidden behind an electronic gate. This fantastic property comes with one of the estate's excellent house chefs for lunch and dinner daily. St. Bernard's Hill House's lofty hilltop location has an amazing 300° view of the Virgin Islands and miles and miles of azure sea and sky. Cool tradewinds constantly waft through the 8 acres of tropical landscaping full of colorful bougainvillea, bird of paradise, tall palms and sea almond trees and across the generous verandas. This beautiful property consists of a gracious colonial Main House and four gingerbread-trimmed cottages and all of the air-conditioned bedrooms open to a veranda and are well situated for maximum privacy and water views. Each also has a 26" flat-screen TV (master bedroom's is 42") with a DVD player, iPod dock/radio/CD player, alarm clock, hair dryer, monogrammed bathrobes, beach bags for guests' use, a mini-fridge, microwave, safe for valuables and complimentary bathroom toiletries. Arched doorways in the Main House open out to a wonderful deep veranda on three sides that overlooks the Caribbean and the Atlantic. On the south side of this house are a small manicured lawn and a unique terrace with views of yachts below in Sopers Hole. A 18’ x 25’ infinity edge pool, which is heated, and tiled sun deck overlook Tortola's Long Bay Beach, Smuggler's Cove and the salt pond where pink flamingos are occasionally spotted. Just off the deck is a shaded alcove sitting area with a mini-fridge and a bathroom with a shower.
From front entrance of the Main House, a walkway meanders through lovely gardens to the Oriental Cottage, tucked just far enough away from the main residence. Adjacent to it is the Double Cottage. With its interior hallway, this house is perfect for parents and small children. Both emboia-wood verandas are connected at the front of Double Cottage for easy access to both suites. Next door is the charming Colonial Cottage.
Guests are very well cared for by the house's gracious and attentive staff. Smuggler's Cove Beach is a 5-minute drive down the hill and Long Bay Beach is nearby. Meticulous attention to detail is paid making guests feel like they are in a 5-star hotel. St. Bernard’s Hill House is truly marvelous from sunrise to sunset and into the balmy island night with its sparkling canopy of stars overhead. This property truly celebrates pampered indoor-outdoor island living in style.
ST. BERNARD'S HILL HOUSE
5 Bedrooms and 6.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)
Prices start at $25,734 week. 5 night minimum except high season and holiday weeks (7 nights) and Christmas/New Year's (10 nights).
Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and window screens in all bedrooms, air-conditioned study with PC with copier/scanner/printer; 2 satellite TVs with DVD players; Bose Surround Sound and SONOS system for main house and veranda; books, games, movie and iPod music collections; iPod dock/alarm clock, hair dryer, a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster and dishes (except in Main House master suite), flat screen TV’s/DVD players, safes and iPod docking stations with radio/CD player in all bedrooms; binoculars and telescope; gas grill; assorted snorkel gear; pool floats; electronic gate at estate's entrance; automatic generator, washer/dryers, children's playroom, wooden baby crib and dishwasher. Airport transfers are included. The owners currently haven't a boat but will deduct an amount off the rent each week to use towards hiring one if guests so wish.
Chef for continental breakfast, 2 course lunch, afternoon tea, hors d'oeuvres and 3 course dinner daily; Chris, the property manager, boat captain and PADI divemaster; 2 stewardess for serving drinks and meals; hotel-type maid service seven days per week plus evening turn-down service and gardener
Services Available at an Additional Cost
Personal laundry, car rental and spa services at the house. Fine wines and champagnes can be ordered and will be at the house for your arrival. SCUBA gear may be arranged for qualified divers and Chris can arrange for the local dive company to take guests on an underwater SCUBA tour.
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