On the Rocks
On the Rocks
On The Rocks, a new villa just completed in summer, 2008, offers luxurious privacy as well as quick access to one of Virgin Gorda’s most beautiful white-sand beaches less than a two-minute walk away. Built under cool shade trees and nestled among giant boulders and colorful tropical flora on one and a half roomy acres, On The Rocks offers four air-conditioned bedrooms in three circular pavilions, providing maximum privacy for guests. Coralstone paves the outside patios and decks, and cool travertine tile is used for all interior flooring. Stunning design distinguishes On The Rocks. Ceilings are charmingly peaked. The main pavilion is studded with french doors framing light and wonderful views. It incorporates the living and dining areas, a stunning open-plan gourmet kitchen, and just outside, overlooking the shimmering seas of Sir Francis Drake Channel dotted with yachts to the west, a covered alfresco dining patio complete with a marble dining table for eight, a built-in grill and hammock, sited to catch cool island tradewinds. Just off the kitchen you’ll find a convenient wet bar alcove equipped with an icemaker, and beyond, an air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suite. The kitchen is beautifully done with gracefully-curved granite counters, a solid granite sink, a Wolf gas range, and is well equipped with beautiful tableware and the latest appliances, including an espresso / cappuccino maker. The main pavilion’s Rising Sun Suite boasts a four-poster bed swathed in romantic netting and french doors which open out to a private garden patio for two. Its bath offers twin sinks and a fabulous alfresco shower area just outside, paved with smooth flat stones and set within a bower of lush landscaping. Sink-into sofas, West Indies colonial-style furnishings, artful lighting and media, and original art photography by the owner complete the main pavilion. Outside the main pavilion, a coralstone terrace flows to the pool’s edge. The unique swimming pool is built around smooth boulders and boasts fiber-optic lighting and a water feature cascading from a large rock into the pool. Alongside the pool is On The Rock’s new two-suite pavilion, featuring two round identical king bedroom/bath suites on two levels connected by a curved interior staircase. Each air-conditioned suite looks out over the pool and gardens. Walk right out to the pool from Sea Breeze Suite, or enjoy the sea views from the balcony off the upstairs High Tide Suite. Both suites feature unique roofed showers with large openings which look out to the views. A stone walkway, canopied by shady trees and set with two convenient tiled footbaths to wash beach sand off, connects the main pavilion to the third pavilion, housing the Tradewinds Suite. The air-conditioned Tradewinds bedroom/bath suite is furnished with two twin beds or a king bed (your choice), and an ensuite bath with a garden shower. French doors open to a private patio, furnished with a hammock and comfortable seating for two, which overlooks the lawn and gardens of On The Rock’s acre and a half. On The Rocks is located within the exclusive enclave of Little Trunk Bay, where paved roads bisect upscale estate homes and lead right to a perfect beach; it’s conveniently located just a couple of minutes’ drive to Spanish Town and The Baths. On The Rocks is nearby Sol y Sombra; both villas can be rented together to accommodate up to 18 guests. A riot of colorful bougainvillea, orchids, tropical trees and dramatic boulders all join On The Rocks’ three pavilions into one superb property. This villa is beautifully furnished and equipped, yet casually ideal for lazy, low-idle days of sunbathing by the pool, snorkeling and floating in the gin-clear ocean off Little Trunk Bay beach, or watching the colorful swirl of sunsets over the blue ocean and stargazing by night. Four stars and very highly recommended – please book early to secure your dates at On The Rocks!
4 cable TVs (40″ flat screen in Great Room + 26″ flat-screen TVs in all suites except Rising Sun), all with DVD players), Bose speakers, 5 iPod Sound Docks, portable CD player; books, games, movie + music collections; A/C in all bedrooms; Wi-Fi for your laptop in main pavilion, printer/fax/copier/scanner, answering machine; safe for valuables, hair dryer + EO organic body care products in each bedroom suite, mini-fridge in 3 bedrooms (not in the main pavilion suite), wet bar with icemaker, Wolf commerical gas range, espresso/capucchino machine, telescope, binoculars, built-in charcoal grill, hammocks; assorted snorkel gear, beach chairs + umbrellas; automatic generator, dishwasher. Laundry service available. Arriving On the Rocks guests will receive complimentary arrival snacks and tropical fruit punch.