Know Before You Go...
There are so many positive reviews about Summer Heights. Statements like, "We love gazing out at the Channel from the pool deck and our son loves seeing the sailboats passing by. And having a pool right at the property is so nice" are commonplace. You can jumpstart your day with coffee in bed while you watch the sailboats and yachts head out into open water. From the villa, you have easy access to a wide selection of restaurants, and that all time favorite, shopping, is just minutes from the villa at Nanny Cay. In the evenings, you can relax by the pool and watch the sun disappear over the horizon, then see how many constellations you can identify in the clear island skies.
An ideal spot for couples or families. Summer Heights' hillside location affords ocean views with green islands in the distance and constant, cooling trade winds.
A broad staircase of Mexican coral tile leads you to the enclosed courtyard accented with river stones. Here the blue-tiled pool overlooks sea vistas. A poolside roofed dining loggia provides the setting for casual dining and viewing sunsets with the adjacent gourmet kitchen and bar immediately at hand. Enjoy an early morning sunrise or yachts tacking up the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
A curved glass brick wall separates the kitchen from the Great Room.
Four very similar, air-conditioned king bedroom suites with baths on two levels, decorated in ocean pastels or shell pinks, are just along the deck from the Great Room. The lower suites open onto a semi-shaded deck hung with a double hammock; the upper two bedrooms open to private balconies. Each suite features a king bed, and has its own telephone, cable TV, VCR, radio, coffeemaker, and all suites have ocean views.
At the opposite end of the pool is the Turtle Dove Suite, which opens out onto the pool deck through sliding glass doors. It has a king bed, A/C, cable TV, a bath with his and her sinks, a bidet + large shower. An air-conditioned sixth bedroom with two twin beds, accessed via an interior staircase from Turtle Dove Suite below, will be available by December 2011. This children's suite will share the bath with Turtle Dove Suite.
Summer Heights is a relaxed and restful haven with many enhanced amenities such as a gourmet kitchen, a computer with high-speed DSL, and a standby generator. A friendly, breezy vacation home for couples or families, this villa is conveniently located close to town, shops, restaurants, and West End beaches.
2 cable TVs (40-inch flat-screen TV in Great Room + 22-inch TV in Turtle Dove Suite), DVD player, 100-CD changer + radio in Great Room (+ each bedroom suite has A/C, a 19-inch flat screen TV with DVD player, + radio); iPod docking station, movie + music collections, books, games, answering machine, computer with high-speed DSL + Wi-Fi, free Skype VoIP; kitchen has espresso machine, bread maker, cookbook collection, dishwasher + bar with refrigerator for drinks; full-sized wooden baby crib, small wooden folding crib + highchair; double hammock, gas grill, beach chairs + coolers, generator. Your personal laundry is done by the housekeeper.
A 4-wheel drive rental car or jeep is recommended for Summer Heights rentals. It's a steep drive to get to the villa.
Also, the owner of Summer Heights, originally from England, personally built and maintains the villa. His own accommodations are tucked away on the lower eastern side of the property, completely separate from the villa's amenities. Use him as an information resource, or let him help you arrange your day activities... or simply indicate your preferences for total privacy. And, Josie the cat may even visit you at Summer Heights from time to time.
9th and 10th persons sleep in Turtle Dove Suite, a separate air-conditioned king suite off the pool, opposite the Main Villa.