Ridgemont is bright, open, and spacious as all get out–perfect for any group of 10. The pool is centered between the main house and guesthouse and is THE place to take in all of the sights and sounds of Long Bay. But really you’ll receive true R&R no matter where you are in this house on the hill. The villa also comes with 5 bedrooms, tons of indoor and outdoor seating areas, a wrap-around verandah, private gazebo, and even a study for work emergencies. The walk to Long Bay Beach is not a long one, but a car rental would make the trip even faster.
Come home to the regal splendor of Ridgemont, with its captivating ocean views overlooking the silky white sands and compelling surf of Long Bay on the northwestern coast of Tortola, BVI! You will be charmed by gentle island breezes, swaying palms, and cultivated gardens that embrace this island abode. This is a most comfortable accommodation for up to 10 discriminating guests with two unique pavilions that flank a tranquil pool.
Upon arrival, make your way through the welcoming Great Room in the L-shaped eastern pavilion, with French doors on three sides that let in both tropical sun and stunning sea vistas that go on for miles. The vaulted ceiling adds to the stately appeal of this divinely expansive space. There are several sections adjacent to the Great Room like a complete entertainment center with all electronics, the dining with its glass-topped table, and a well-equipped gourmet kitchen. Step out onto the wrap-around verandah where sister Virgins Jost van Dyke and Sandy Spit take center stage amongst a variety of smaller islets and cays.
Suitable for couples, extended families, and corporate retreats, Ridgemont offers up five elegantly appointed, air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite baths. Each bedroom features its own theme and color scheme–no one will be disappointed! Throughout the villa you will catch glimpses of verdant hillsides that give way to the enchanting crystalline blue ocean that is dotted with islands–an ever-changing land and sea scape that shifts with each of the day’s transitions. The ocean views from Ridgemont are incomparable and available from within the villa from all points, including each bedroom suite.
There are two bedroom suites on the upper portion the main pavilion, one a king and one with two twin beds, which may be converted to a king with advance notice. At the front of the main pavilion is a staircase, which leads to a lower level bedroom with its own full kitchen, classic 4-poster bed and a grand shower. To the rear of the pool deck is an additional full bath with shower, convenient and ideal for a post-jaunt refresher. The second, 2-story pavilion on the opposite side of the pool provides two additional bedrooms, one on each level. The upper bedroom has soaking tub. These bedrooms are perfectly situated to offer advantageous ocean views.
For those who must tend to important matters, there is a study with relaxing views all around, designed to encourage you to take care of business and return your full attention to paradise as quickly as possible! Grill and dine out of doors on the deck beneath arched porticos while recounting the day’s adventures around a table that seats up to 10. Read, nap or sip cool refreshing drinks on outdoor sofas and lounges, or escape up a set of wooden stairs to the gazebo–a delightful aerie from which to take in magnificent sunsets and the changing color palette that heralds the stars as they twinkle into existence each night.
With exterior colors that recall the gentle yellow of local blossom Ginger Thomas, the azure blue of the sky, and the greenery of the hillsides, Ridgemont is a vision from without as well as within. Thrilling memories will travel with you and call you back to this tantalizing hideaway. It is truly among Tortola’s finest properties!
Bedroom 1 - king (Marco Polo)
Bedroom 2 - king (Magellen)
Bedroom 3 - king (Balboa)
Bedroom 4 - twins/king (Da Gama)
Bedroom 5 - twins/king (Columbus)
All bedrooms are ensuite plus full bathroom to rear of deck, and all are air-conditioned
60” flat screen DirecTV in living room + 40” flat screen TVs in all bedrooms and air-conditioned study; Sonos sound system in living room; DVD player; Bluetooth-connected sound; Wi-Fi throughout the villa; printer; telephone/answering machine; Books and some games; telescope; security gates; fully-equipped kitchen with induction stove top, double oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, coffee maker, blender, toaster, kettle, and dishwasher; cooler for beach use; hair dryers, Weber gas grill; complimentary toiletries; laundry, generator in case of power outages
• Maid service provided every other day
• Ridgemont rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom
• A minimum of 5 nights is accepted year-round at Ridgemont with the exception of Thanksgiving week (7 nights) and Christmas/New Year holidays (10 nights)
Smoking Not permitted inside the villa, outside only please
Beds & Baths
5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms Marco Polo: 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV, Ensuite Bath with Shower Magellen: 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV, Ensuite Bath with Shower Balboa: 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ensuite Bath with Shower De Gama: 1 King/Twins, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV, Ensuite Bath with Shower Columbus: 1 King/Twins, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV Bathroom 5: Bath Bathroom 6: Full Bath
pool size 30' x 15' plus semi-circular seating area, 4.5' depth, Infinity edge pool
A/C in bedrooms 6 individually controlled units in all 5 bedrooms and in the office
Big Screen Television
Pool at Villa
4X4 to Villa
Great for 5 couples
Long Bay Estates, West End
Long Bay Beach is just a short 5 minute drive down the estate road.
Transfers are not included - a villa representative will greet you and lead your party to the villa and acquaint you with it. A four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for navigating the curves.
Ridgemont House, Tortola, BVI reviewVisited: May 2016
This was one of our favorite family vacations! We usually stay at a resort, but we decided to try a villa this time and stay with some family friends. All of us were a bit nervous that the house wouldn't measure up to the photos. However, we were not disappointed. The views are spectacular from every part of the house! The kitchen is large with a giant island and plenty of room for everyone to move around. All the bedrooms are similar in size and each has it's own ensuite which made it easy to divide the rooms fairly. You can't go wrong with this villa!
Shawna was great. Always quick to respond to my questions and helped us set up a chef, groceries and rental car.
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