Virgin Gorda, BVI villa expert

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On the Rocks Villa offers distinctive island decor with sleek modern lines. The master bedroom is positioned so that you can lie in bed and watch the sun come up in the morning. Once you're awake, you can take a quick walk to the beach and search for shells or sea glass to take home for souvenirs or stretch out on the beach to catch some early morning rays. The shoreline looks like a snapshot out of South Pacific, and could be a real inspiration for artists looking for new material to sketch. If you just want to relax, crawl into the hammock. The gentle tradewinds and afternoon shade will lull you into a restful sleep before you know it. Finish your days with music on the terrace. Open a bottle of Champagne and just relax while the sun disappears over the horizon.

Shawna , 214-350-6220 x9102

Great for 4 couples

On The Rocks Villa offers 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 tropical flora on one and one-half roomy acres.

On The Rocks Villa has four air-conditioned bedrooms in three circular pavilions, providing maximum privacy for guests. The main pavilion has French doors framing light and wonderful views. It incorporates the living and dining areas, an open-plan gourmet kitchen, and just outside, overlooking the seas of Sir Francis Drake Channel 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 ice maker, and beyond, an air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suite. The kitchen is beautifully done with granite counters, a solid granite sink, a Wolf gas range, and is well equipped with tableware and the latest appliances, including an espresso/cappuccino maker.

The main pavilion's Rising Sun Suite has a four-poster bed with romantic netting, and French doors that open out to a private garden patio for two. Its bath offers twin sinks and an alfresco shower area just outside, paved with smooth flat stones. 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 coral stone terrace flows to the pool's edge. The unique swimming pool is built around smooth boulders and offers 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 showers with large openings that 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 en-suite 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 one-half.

On the Rocks Villa is located within the exclusive enclave of Little Trunk Bay, where paved roads bisect upscale estate homes and lead right to a terrific 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.

Colorful bougainvillea, orchids, tropical trees, and boulders all join On The Rocks' three pavilions into one superb property. This villa is well-furnished and equipped, yet casually ideal for lazy, low-idle days of sunbathing by the pool, snorkeling and floating in the ocean off Little Trunk Bay beach, or watching the sunsets and stargazing by night.


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 commercial gas range, espresso/cappuccino 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.