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Virgin Gorda, BVI villa expert

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Even though there are only 2 bedrooms at Symbio, there's tons of space here, and everything is finished to the finest degree. The home features custom everything, from the full kitchen, to the very private bedrooms, to the well-equipped gym that sits beyond the private pool. There are lots of places for lounging, both inside and out, and guests will have no trouble relaxing at this Virgin Gorda getaway. There are a few beaches that are located just minutes away by car, so guests can spend the day swimming and snorkeling. Ideal for couples or families with older children, Symbio offers up the very best of this British Virgin Island.

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A pedestrian gate brings you onto Symbio's landscaped grounds and into the villa's entry foyer, which is inlaid with a polished stone compass rose. Symbio celebrates artistic design and detailed craftsmanship throughout every space of this two-bedroom, fully air-conditioned villa set on two-thirds of an acre.

On Symbio's main floor, a comfortably furnished Great Room shares space with an open-plan gourmet kitchen and dining area. In the Great Room, mobile wood panels are hung on rails so you may slide them around to cover sections of the glass slider doors to prevent glare while watching TV during the day. The backs of the sofas in this room easily rotate so you can either face the TV or enjoy the view outside without moving any furniture.

Glass sliding pocket doors open completely around the Great Room to incorporate the adjoining wraparound covered terrace, furnished with a large modular sofa and hung with draperies. More cushioned seating on the terrace overlooks the pool and gardens below, and beyond are excellent sea views. Angled concrete stairs descend from this terrace to an interim hardwood deck fitted with benches and a picnic table, and continue down to the pool, garden and gym level.

Alongside the Great Room and terrace is the full kitchen, featuring custom cabinetry, bar stools, and stainless steel appliances. At one end of the kitchen is a bar/coffee nook, and at the other end, a convenient door opens out to Symbio's fully-screened alfresco grill kitchen and wet bar.

Through an archway from the Great Room and kitchen is the dining area. This room contains a large glass dining table with seating for six. Pocket glass slider doors fronting one side of the dining room disappear into the wall, opening up the screened grill kitchen and bar just outside as a bonus space for cocktails and grilling.

Down the hallway is a powder room enhanced with a very unique door - original art sandwiched between glass and hardwood - and a chef's pantry with a large refrigerator and workspace.

Symbio's air-conditioned queen guest suite is at the far end of the corridor, a private retreat with an en suite bath, a bay window seat, a spacious desk, light-blocking window treatments which allow you to sleep as late as you wish, and glass slider doors which open to a private covered verandah hung with pull-draperies for privacy. A concrete staircase leads down from this terrace to the pool and gym level, perfect for a private midnight swim and stargazing.

The air-conditioned king master suite is also a very private space. Accessed by a staircase near the villa's entrance and completely secluded on Symbio's upper level, this suite has a covered breezeway porch (perfect for yoga and massage, or a game of cards) and adjacent, a small step-out balcony which overlooks the pool area. The master suite offers a desk, and from the king bed, an ocean view. The en suite bath features a semi-alfresco rain shower, partially enclosed by opaque glass block.

Down on Symbio's pool level are gardens and giant boulders providing privacy for sunbathing, swimming, and relaxing. Sun umbrellas and awnings are placed throughout the grounds, providing shady areas for reading and private moments. The free-form pool has a graduated walk-in entry just like a beach, is chlorine-free, and features a fountain. From the pool deck, a wooden walkway leads to the well-equipped and air-conditioned gym, which also has a shady covered patio with more cushioned seating.

Symbio Amenities:

4 satellite TVs with Dish Network (42-inch flat screen in Great Room with HDTV Sony Home Theater, 32-inch flat-screen TVs in guest suite, 36-inch flat-screen TVs in master suite, + 24-inch flat-screen TV in gym (all are equipped with DVD/CD players), satellite radio; Speaker Kraft sound system inside and outside, iPod docks in Great Room + in both bedrooms; books, games, DVD movie + CD music collections; full A/C throughout entire villa; custom gourmet kitchen with Viking gas cooktop, Viking stove with oven, Viking wine cooler, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerated drawers, Viking dishwasher, prep sink + garbage disposal. Pantry has Viking refrigerator + Viking commercial icemaker; fully-screened chef's grill kitchen (adjacent to dining room) has built-in Viking stainless steel gas grill with rotisserie + wok, a pot-filler faucet + a wet bar. Wi-Fi throughout entire villa for your laptop; 4-in-1 printer/fax/copier/scanner, answering machine; safe for valuables, sarongs for guests' use, hair dryer + complimentary Elemis toiletries in each bedroom suite. IN AIR-CONDITIONED GYM: Universal Vectra Gym, Nautilus Hip Abduction, True Treadmill, Schwinn Stationary Bike, free weights, wall-to-wall mirrors, 24-inch flat-screen satellite HDTV with DVD/CD player + mini-fridge. Hammock chair in Upper Level's covered breezeway; foam pool floats, assorted snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrellas + cooler. Tyent water purification system for drinking water; automatic generator; manual pedestrian gate at entry to property. Arriving Symbio guests will receive complimentary arrival snacks and tropical fruit punch.

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