100 Pond Bay Specs
|Villa Name||100 Pond Bay|
|Location||Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands|
|Location Region||Pond Bay|
|Bedroom Specs||A king bed in each of the 5 Pavilion Bedrooms, plus 2 twin beds in the nanny's/teenagers' suite (located below the Great Room in the Main Pavilion)|
|Bathroom Specs||All 5 of the pavilion suite baths have double vanity sinks + both a stone indoor and outdoor shower (4 with Kohler WaterTile overhead rain-shower fixtures; Master Suite has Speakman 8-jet showerheads). Nanny's room has ensuite bath. Main Pavilion/Great Ro|
|Pool Specs||3 chlorine-free pools: Master Suite Pavilion + Main Pavilion each have a triangle-shaped pool, 13' x 20' x 4' deep with in-pool lounging platform. Main Pavilion's second pool is 62' long (for laps) x 4' deep, with a waterfall cascading from adjacent pool.|
|Nearest Beach||It's just a 5-minute walk to Pond Bay Beach below, via a deeded path from the villa. You may also drive or walk down to Savanna Bay Beach, which is the next beach beyond Pond Bay Beach.|
|Children Welcome||Yes - over 5 years old only. A liability waiver is required for all children under 18 years old, please, in advance of arrival.|
|Maid Service Frequency||hotel-type maid service included Mondays through Saturdays (except on Christmas Day).|
|Smoking||Not permitted in the house. Outside only.|
|Square Footage||Interior: 6000 + Exterior: 4000 = TOTAL: 10,000 sq. ft.|
Description of 100 Pond Bay
100 Pond Bay's six stunning pavilions are linked together like a string of pearls on a bluff overlooking Pond Bay and Savanna Bay Beaches and beyond, a spectacular wide-angle panorama of blue sparkling seas punctuated by the green island of Tortola and the many islets and cays of the British Virgin Islands.
At one end of the property is the grand king Master Suite in Pavilion #1, which boasts its own private cocktail pool. Fully air-conditioned, this luxurious master suite is the largest bedroom/bath suite at 100 Pond Bay. It includes a Bose iPod dock, satellite TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi for your laptop, telescope, a safe for valuables, spacious stone indoor and outdoor showers with Speakman shower heads (the alfresco shower also has a little secret garden), a completely private covered terrace with ocean and sunset vistas, and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. This secluded romantic pavilion may be rented for just two for an enchanting and extravagant five-star lovers' getaway. Situated below the Master Suite is the air-conditioned home gym containing a treadmill, a cycle with bike computer, a universal weight machine and yoga mats.
Adjoining the Master Suite Pavilion are four equal-sized bedroom/bath pavilion suites in a row, each with air-conditioning and a fabulously comfortable king-sized bed dressed in luxury linens. Each of these four superior pavilion suites features a Bose iPod dock, MP3 player, an iPhone charger and iPod player, satellite TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, wet bar, villa bathrobes, a hair dryer, and a safe for valuables and your laptop. All five of these bedroom suites are creatively designed for complete privacy from neighboring Pavilions. Each Pavilion suite has its own private entrance and parking, a sitting area, and a private covered patio for two overlooking landscaped gardens and the grand expanse of sun-spangled views of Pond and Savanna Bays as well as the Atlantic's blue, turquoise and purple ocean laced with white surf.
At the other end of this property is the Main Pavilion which houses dining and sitting areas and the gourmet kitchen. The striking kitchen is beautifully equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Viking Range, an ice machine, and two wine fridges prestocked with a selection of excellent red and white wines. A wine price list is provided so you can decide what vintages you'll select and consume. The Main Pavilion also offers a dramatic gallery off to the side, kissed by cooling island sea breezes, for dining or lounging with a view. Two fabulous pools with infinity edges, which melt into sublime sea views, front the Main Pavilion's pool grotto. The smaller pool has a soothing waterfall feature which cascades into the larger pool.
Right below the Main Pavilion, on the lower level,is an air-conditioned sixth bedroom, the nanny's or teenagers' suite with its own bath, furnished with two twin-sized beds, a TV and an iPod dock/radio.
100 Pond Bay is an architectural dream, perfectly framing the always-spellbinding drama of light, sea and sky of the British Virgin Islands. Every one of its six pavilions looks out to stunning Caribbean Sea vistas. Interiors are a tawny palette of tans and creams enriched by custom-made andiroba wood doors and windows; furnishings are clean and uncluttered. Its straightforward design of sleek contemporary lines clad in cool quartzite stone appears fundamental, but the overall impact of 100 Pond Bay celebrates the owners' detailed vision of a spectacular modern home encompassing a serene and organic balance - its polished tropical perfection, where the interiors flow gracefully into nature's lovely tableau just beyond its doors.
Just below this imposing private home are Pond Bay and Savanna Bay Beaches, two of Virgin Gorda's most spectacular strands of silvery white sands meeting gin-clear water. Guests at 100 Pond Bay may use the deeded walking path to access Pond Bay Beach, or may simply drive down to Savanna Bay Beach in less than a minute. Guests also have the use of the villa's two ocean kayaks and two stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) with a liability waiver signed in advance of arrival. Virgin Gorda's holiday pleasures also include snorkeling, day sails, fishing, parasailing, SCUBA diving - or just relaxing and tanning with a book and cocktail poolside with family and friends.
100 Pond Bay's commanding locale, easy access to superb beaches, and the beautifully-executed custom features in this villa promise luxurious, tranquil relaxation and beauty for the discerning traveler. 100 Pond Bay is a grand oasis of The Good Life, and well deserves its five golden stars!
Satellite Dish Network (a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV in Main Pavilion with Blu-Ray DVD player, 36-inch flat-screen HDTV with Blu-Ray DVD player in Master Suite Pavilion 1, + a 19-inch flat-screen HDTV with DVD player in bedroom pavilions 2, 3, 4 + 5); Bose SoundDock Portable Music System with remote in Main Pavilion, iHome Studio Series Audio System with remote control, + 4 iHome iPod/iPhone docks with remote controls + clocks, Xbox with games, DVD movies + games. Air-conditioning throughout all five bedroom pavilions + in home gym; Wi-Fi throughout the property for your laptop. A BVI cell phone loaded with a $50 starter credit is offered for guests' convenient use. Villa manager's office below (with its own separate entrance) has a 4-in-one printer/scanner/copier/fax machine available to print boarding passes. Gourmet kitchen in Main Pavilion has Sub-Zero refrigerator, 48-inch Viking Range, Viking ice machine, dishwasher + 2 wine fridges stocked with a selection of excellent red + white wines with a price list (you pay for what you select and consume). All bedroom suite pavilions have a mini-fridge conveniently prestocked with items for purchase, coffeemaker, wet bar, bathrobes, Egyptian cotton towels and luxury linens, hair dryer, complimentary L'Occitane bathroom toiletries + a safe for valuables (large enough for laptops). The MASTER SUITE PAVILION(available for rent just for two; it is never rented separately from the main villa) has 36-inch flat-screen HDTV with Blu-Ray DVD player, an iHome iPod + iPhone dock/clock, a fully-equipped kitchen with a Sub-Zero fridge with icemaker, 6-burner gas range, microwave/convention oven, a Jura-Capresso Espresso maker, dishwasher, Sunpac 7500 telescope, its own non-chlorine cocktail pool, spacious stone indoor and outdoor showers, both with Speakman 8-jet showerheads, + a totally private covered terrace overlooking the sea. Air-conditioned HOME GYM (located below the Master Pavilion) has Livestrong LS13.0 Treadmill with input + stereo speakers, Livestrong LS9.91C Indoor Cycle with bike computer + Hoist VI Premier Home Gym Universal Weight Machine + yoga mats. 100 POND BAY ALSO HAS a gas grill; assorted snorkel gear, rolling coolers + umbrellas for the beach; nylon Pack 'n' Play portable cribs/playpens, + highchairs; automatic generator; 2 ocean kayaks and 2 SUPS (stand-up paddle boards) on Pond Bay Beach (use of which requires a signed Liability Release). Housekeeper will assist with guests' personal laundry upon request.
WAIVER FOR WATERSPORTS: Guests also have the use of the villa's two ocean kayaks and two stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) with a liability waiver signed in advance of arrival. Virgin Gorda's holiday pleasures also include snorkeling, day sails, fishing, parasailing, SCUBA diving - or just relaxing and tanning with a book and cocktail poolside with family and friends.
UNLIKE OTHER VIRGIN GORDA VILLAS, 100 POND BAY DOES NOT REQUIRE A 12% SERVICE FEE!
However, if you receive excellent service with a smile from 100 Pond Bay's staff, we recommend that you tip them accordingly. The usual tip for each housekeeper is $25 to $50 per week...and if you leave food an drink behind in the villa when you depart, they will appreciate those as well. Thank you.
For one couple, you may rent just 100 Pond Bay's romantic and private Master Suite (Pavilion 1) and home gym exclusively - the other pavilions will NOT be rented while Pavilion 1 is being rented. Pavilion 1 is the largest air-conditioned bedroom/bath suite and also offers a fully-equipped kitchen with Sub-Zero fridge, 6-burner gas range, a Jura-Capresso Espresso maker, its own non-chlorine cocktail pool, spacious stone indoor and outdoor showers, both with Speakman 8-jet shower fixtures, and a private terrace overlooking the sea - $7000 per week for two, plus the required 7 per cent BVI Hotel Tax.
View a video of 100 Pond Bay produced by Land and Sea Video (LASV)
As of winter 2012, a new home with pavilions is being built just below 100 Pond Bay. Interior finish work continues inside this home, but landscaping and pouring the driveway has yet to be done. Some construction noise may be heard up at 100 Pond Bay from time to time, especially if you are outside on the terraces (however, we did find while at this villa that the wind and the sound of the surf on Pond Bay below muffles some of the noise). Construction activity below can vary from day to day. But if you would like further details on the current status of this activity, please inquire, and we'll be happy to obtain the latest progress report for you.
100 Pond Bay's security officer will check in with guests upon their arrival, and will then be checking the property night-times, but your privacy is of course completely assured.