You'll think you're in paradise when you first see the gardens in Allamanda Estate. The tropical plants and tall palms give the grounds a park-like appearance that offers lots of nooks and crannies for meditation and quiet reading or writing. You can also idle your days away lounging around the pool or making friends with nature. If you're up for some adventure, you can find opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, or parasailing just a few miles down the road; but where ever you are, spend your evenings where you can see the sun setting over the water. That's a treat you won't want to miss.
The official residence of the Governor of the British Virgin Islands from 1998 to 2004, private Allamanda Estate is situated on a hilltop among flowering gardens within Little Mountain Estate, and offers wraparound vistas of ocean and green islets and cays.
The tiled formal entry hall takes you to the traditional drawing room, furnished with sink-into sofas and chairs, the large kitchen, the formal dining room, the air-conditioned king master bedroom with an en-suite bath, and a smaller bedroom/bath with twins (or one king, if you wish), and finally to a native stone terrace framed by wide arches and tropical foliage and overlooking Beef Island's south side and beyond-ideal for sunset cocktails and lively ping-pong competitions.
On the other side, the hallway opens to the pool and fountain on a tile terrace and is bordered with palms and island flora. On one end of the pool terrace is a shady covered veranda furnished with cushioned wicker for reading and relaxation and tables for casual dining and games.
Allamanda's guest pavilion is adjacent to the pool veranda, ensuring guests' privacy and comfort, and offers two air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suites. The hallway offers a home office desk complete with a desktop computer with internet access and fax machine.
Original artwork and potted plants enhance this villa's charm. Allamanda Estate is the grand dame of villas, offering old-world charm and quiet seclusion, but you may explore old plantation ruins nearby, or continue to Long Bay Beach below, only a few minutes' drive away. It's also an ideal location for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and family get-togethers. Special arrangements may be made in advance for these special occasions, and you may also arrange for your own private chef, nanny, massages and day-spa services.
5 cable TVs, DVD players, VCR, CD player, radios, movie + music collections, books, games, A/C in all bedroom suites; computer with DSL line, printer + copier, answering machine + fax machine. Water cooler in kitchen. Covered pool verandah offers cable TV and wet bar with mini-fridge, icemaker + gas grill. Guest pavilion has coffeemaker, microwave + mini-fridge; jacuzzi tub + bidet in master suite, hair dryers; full-size wooden baby crib or nylon Pack 'n' Play crib/playpen (with your advance notice) + highchair; automatic generator, dishwasher, laundry. Your first night's simple arrival dinner with wine + next morning's continental breakfast are included in Allamanda Estate's rental rate.
*For 9th and 10th persons using single rollaway beds, please add $75 per person, per night, and specify in advance where in the villa you would like these beds placed.
A 10-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL IS REQUIRED FOR ALLAMANDA ESTATE DURING THE XMAS/NEW YEAR'S SEASON.