Treat yourselves to a castaways' vacation on a private island, far away from the hectic world and its noise and traffic, just steps from turquoise waters, coral reefs and an idyllic strand of sugar-white sand fringed with palms trees and sea grapes. This very secluded and fully-screened waterfront cottage is set behind a stone wall; a stone and shell pathway leads through an ancient wooden door brought from England and through tropical gardens to the Cottage's entry and to the covered wraparound porch decked with gingerbread trim, perched right over the shoreline. A four-person hot tub is on a secluded deck on the east side of the Cottage. The interior is comfortably furnished with cool Mexican tile floors overlaid with rugs, bamboo and rattan furniture, and a romantic four-poster king bed.
When you arrive on Tortola, you'll be promptly met and whisked to Little Thatch Island on a private launch, where your seaside cottage will be readied with a welcome basket of snacks and drinks; extra ice will be provided to you daily. Well before your arrival, your grocery, beverage and liquor orders will be taken and your provisions delivered in Seagrape Cottage's well-equipped kitchen on the day you arrive.
Included in Seagrape Cottage's rental rates is round-trip transportation to and from Soper's Hole, West End, Tortola (daytimes only) for shopping and adventures on the "mainland," and 4 evening transfers to Tortola's West End so you may visit the wide selection of West End restaurants and bars. Transfers of guests from Tortola to Little Thatch Island via the private island's boat are included in the rental rate, and can be arranged for day or nighttime arrival and departure. No rental car is needed on the island, but a car rental or a taxi and driver for touring Tortola can easily be arranged. A favorite of world-renowned celebrities and of discerning travelers, Little Thatch Island is an exclusive beach haven for the very particular traveler seeking seclusion, romance and serenity in a pristine and free-spirited tropical paradise.
* Little Thatch Island is a 54-acre, privately-owned island just southwest of West End, Tortola, edged by a world-class white sand beach set with two West Indian style cottages at one end. Plumbago Cottage, adjacent to Seagrape Cottage , is generally set up as a beach bar, and is vacant most of the year. However, from time to time the island's owners will arrive on Little Thatch for a visit. The owner's residence is up on the very high hilltop of the island, out of sight of the beach and the cottages, but the owners may use Plumbago Cottage during the day should they wish to relax at the beach.
TV, DVD + CD player, MP3 player connection for your MP3, radio, movie + music collections, books, games, phone (fax, copier and office facilities available upon request), hot tub, wet bar, hammock, safe for valuables, Viking gas grill, use of fishing + snorkel gear and badminton set. Complimentary starter food packet and open bar; dishwasher. Your laundry will be done by the island's staff. Rates include round-trip transfers to and from Tortola's West End on the island's launch during the day only, + 4 evening transfers to and from Tortola for dining on the West End. Transfers of guests from Tortola to Little Thatch Island via the private island's boat are included in the rental rate, and can be arranged for day or nighttime arrival and departure.
* Your custom order of groceries, snacks and beverages will be purchased by the Little Thatch Island staff on your behalf and placed in Seagrape Cottage just prior to your arrival on the island. You may reimburse the staff with traveler's checks or cash (or you may pay well in advance with your personal check) upon presentation of the shopping receipts. Chef service may also be arranged well in advance for an additonal charge. Staff gratuities are at your discretion.
* Jon and Katy, the resident caretakers and managers, live in a house located on the other side of Little Thatch Island, but are available should you have questions or a problem to be solved. They will provide you with experienced, discreet and professional service, and will be happy to arrange any daily activities, watersports or adventures you may desire. But your privacy and tranquility is assured. Little Thatch is truly one of the destinations of a lifetime, unique and breathtakingly beautiful -- don't miss this special opportunity to experience a memorable beach holiday on this picturesque little slice of Caribbean heaven.
Villa Name: Seagrape Cottage
Island: Little Thatch Island, British Virgin Islands
Area of Island: Southwest of Tortola's West End
Nearest Beach: Little Thatch's perfect white sand beach
Photos are representative of the property and may differ from the actual unit that is reserved.