Virgin Gorda, BVI villa expert

Know Before You Go...

The many nooks and crannies that crop up along the garden paths at Bellamare are ideal for reading, meditating, or sketching. In fact, artists can find all kinds of inspiration in this villa by the sea—take your sketch book and walk the short distance to the beach or work from one of the terraces that overlook the Caribbean. The pool offers some respite from the heat of the day. A quick dip in between naps on the comfortable lounge chairs will do wonders for reviving the spirit. After dinner, uncork a bottle of wine and turn up the stereo. You can watch the sun go down, and then dance the night away under the Caribbean stars.

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Short walk to the beach!

Just steps from the "beautiful sea," Bellamare is a 4,030-square-foot private villa overlooking a Caribbean bay, providing a combination of natural beauty and contemporary domestic comforts, including maid service. In addition to the wonders of the natural world, Bellamare offers a swimming pool, coral stone decking, poolside wet bar and gas grill, a covered veranda, a sun deck, landscaping, and 1,400 square feet of outdoor seating to oblige your every mood.

Inside, Bellamare distinguishes itself with details, including handmade furnishings, imported Italian and handcrafted tile, hardwood and tile flooring, and several balconies and decks.

The floor plan at Bellamare provides families who have children with sleeping arrangements that can accommodate a variety of ages and needs.

The Main House at Bellamare is a bi-level dwelling that faces the open sea. The living room is equipped with seating for reading, game playing, or just relaxing, in addition to the stereo and TV/VCR for those who crave outside stimulation. The semi-formal dining room accommodates eight-to-ten guests at a wrought-iron and wood table designed and crafted exclusively for Bellamare. The modern gourmet kitchen comes fully equipped with a dishwasher, large refrigerator, a cooking island with gas stove top, and counter space.

Upstairs, two air-conditioned bedrooms with full baths en-suite, king or twin-to-king beds, hardwood floors, and a balcony off the master bedroom offers peace and privacy at the end of the day.

The Sea Pod is a separate building joined to the Main House by a covered walkway. Inside, the building is split into two air-conditioned studio apartments, each featuring a king- or queen-size bed, full bath with al fresco glass-block shower, refrigerator/bar, telephone, internet port (additional), and a balcony with views of the bay. The Sea Pod is perfect for children, adult family members, and friends. The Sea Pod's two floors are identical with exception of the stairs on the left hand side.