26,000 gallons cisterns (14,000+12,000)
5 KW independent Gasoline Honda generator designed to run through specific power points in the house
3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath with hot tub (
ceiling fans with constant breezes
natural stone wall terraced gardens with gravel pathways
3 person hot tub (100 degree)
surge protection for whole house
UV Filter for water
battery powered irrigation system
200 gallon gravity header tank
gardeners and handyman’s workshop
wine cellar and storage shelter
Fruit trees - mango, lime, cherry, olive, guava, bananas, genip, tamarind
electric sliding metal gate
solar water heating and instant demand heaters as backup
paved or gravel parking for 9 cars with turn around
rarely does anyone find a better positioned home, specifically designed for year round living, than this immaculate gem, which is centrally located overlooking a popular full service marina and within only a short 10-20 minutes drive to several white sandy beaches which include smugglers, long bay, apple bay, cane garden bay and brewers bay.
summer breeze villa rests on a flat knoll above pleasant valley, across from nanny cay marina on tortola which is the bvi capital island. with it’s hilltop location, offering both panoramic views and continual northeast to southwest breezes, this idyllic home proudly lives up to its name. this 3 bedroom home has been handsomely crafted by the current owners to easily pass any structural engineer’s evaluation and gets top scores by those who like to live year-round in the bvi or frequently travel while keeping a home there.
the current original home owners rented for several years before choosing this pragmatic and central location. they used the help of a well-known local caribbean architect, paul whattley who carefully created their own island paradise. a great deal of attention has been given to each and every design concept and structural feature. and because it was so well-built and continually well-maintained, that one
would never guess it’s age of 20 years.
those of us who have lived on an island for any length of time will appreciate the value of such a functional home with superior structural integrity, built to stand against wind, salt air and geological shifts.
my personal wish list for a perfect caribbean retreat would include many of the built-in features this particular home. poured solid concrete foundations with steel reinforced concrete columns tying down heavy wooden beams and rafters, pgt glass windows with either manual or electric roll-down shutters, hinged locking wooden shutters that are easily closed or opened by any single resident, neutral off-white tiled floors, numerous additional storage rooms, solar heated water, strategically placed hot tub for romantic star gazing, large covered outside entertaining patios, and lush tropical gardens with walking paths, a gated and fenced perimeter, hilltop breezes and well engineered to last for many centuries.
this three bedroom home offers two large bedrooms with 2 full baths on the main level floor and a totally independent spacious and charming one bedroom, one bathroom self sufficient apartment below. the main floor is entered using only a few steps from the large parking lot at the back and is designed to be a single level dwelling which could suit the handicapped or elderly. the lower apartment can be entered from its own parking on the south side which also uses only a few steps to enter. both independent living spaces offer a full kitchen, spacious living room, walk-through closets, large bedrooms which are designed to suit king-sized beds, and very high cathedral ceilings on the main floor above of pressure treated pine or pickled tongue in groove or concrete ceilings with a height of 10 feet below.
this retreat offers a sturdy sliding electric gate at the entrance leading to the large turnaround driveway, aromatic botanical gardens surround the property with stone lined and terraced pathways that lead to several mature fruit trees such as bananas, lime, olive, cherry and guava.
the hot tub offers a relaxing therapeutic respite and is often used on clear starlit nights and wisely placed on the leeward side of the deck. this reduces the cost of maintaining and heating a large pool and an ideal solution for any retired couple who wish to travel abroad for part of the year and a perfect solution for those who wish to quickly closeup and go without having to hire anyone to maintain such.