|Location||Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
|Location Region||Long Bay, West End|
|Bedroom Specs||1 king in master bedroom suite; 2 twins (OR a king bed, with your advance request) in pavilion below master suite; and 1 queen in pavilion below living room.|
|Bathroom Specs||Powder room in bedroom pavilion, convenient to the pool terrace, and an outdoor shower on the pool terrace.|
|Pool Specs||12' x 21' x 4-5' deep, with LED color-changing lights and a pool solar-heating system for winter rentals.|
|Nearest Beach||Long Bay Beach, a 2-minute drive down the hill; or Smugglers Cove, a 5-minute drive from Alfresco|
|Children Welcome||Yes - Over 8 years old only, please. A signed Liability Waiver is required for all children under 12 years old, please, prior to arrival.|
|Maid Service Frequency||Once per week|
|Smoking||Not permitted in the house. Outside only.|
|Square Footage||Interior: 2000 + Exterior: 2000 = 4000 total sq. ft.|
Description of Alfresco
Alfresco is situated on a private hillside above breathtaking Long Bay Beach, built as two pavilions separated by the swimming pool and sun deck. This brand new three-bedroom vacation home is a real beauty!
Entering through the welcoming portico brings you into Alfresco's mezzanine. which overlooks the villa's high-ceilinged Great Room below. The mezzanine connects to the Great Room via a graceful curving staircase and also leads into the completely-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; the kitchen looks out to the sea view. Adjacent to the kitchen is a covered pavilion with a glass-and-stone table for outside dining. From this cool, open-air pavilion, a walkway leads to a classic West Indian welcoming-arms staircase which descends between planters filled with palms, colorful bird of paradise, ixora, ginger and bougainvillea, to the tiled sun terrace and solar-heated pool.
The pool terrace, set with chaise lounges for tanning, overlooks sweeping views of the white sands of Long Bay Beach below and far beyond to Jost Van Dyke and small picturesque cays, just perfect for lazy daydreaming, sunset cocktails as you watch the sun color the sky at the end of each day, and for stargazing at night. There's also an outdoor shower on this terrace for convenient after-beach rinse-offs.
A bank of glass sliding pocket doors opens from the pool deck into Alfresco's living room, creating a generous inside-outside space for relaxing together, swimming and sunning, playing cards or games and watching TV and Blu-Ray DVD movies on Alfresco's satellite TV. More slider doors open out to a verandah fronting the ocean side of the living room so you can enjoy the lovely blue views from this vantage point as well.
On the other side of the pool terrace is Alfresco's two-bedroom pavilion. The welcoming-arms staircase curves up to the entrance of the king master bedroom, a spacious and elegant suite with air-conditioning, reclaimed teak furniture from Bali, window draperies and a bathroom with a large travertine-tiled shower. The master suite has its own ocean-facing verandah, accessed through sliding pocket doors, and a shady tiled garden terrace off to the side.
Directly below the master suite is Alfresco's second air-conditioned bedroom/bath, furnished with two teak twin beds which can be made up into a king bed with your advance request. This two-twin bedroom is situated directly on the pool terrace so you can get out of bed and slide right into the cool pool; this bedroom also features slider pocket doors which connect to an expansive patio surrounded by gardens just outside, on Alfresco’s ocean side. To the rear of this level is a powder room, very convenient to the pool area.
Alfresco's third air-conditioned bedroom/bath, situated directly below the living room in the other pavilion across the terrace, is accessed by a staircase off the pool deck. It has a queen four-poster bed, and also features slider pocket doors which open out to the garden fronting the villa. This suite is very private.
Just a short drive down the hill is Long Bay Beach Club and its bars and restaurants, and the inviting long stretch of white sand and lacy surf of Long Bay Beach. Alfresco is very well located on Tortola's popular West End with a variety of beaches and dining options to be found as you drive along the picturesque leeward coast. Bomba’s Shack, famous for its crazy full-moon parties on the beach, is just up the road from Long Bay.
Book early for Alfresco - this new and beautifully-executed villa, with lots of privacy and mesmerizing blue views of ocean and sky that you'll find very hard to forget, is sure to be a very popular choice for island sunseekers!
38-inch satellite TV with DVD player in living room, with 36 music channels, CD player in living room, 4 iPod docks (in living room + in all 3 bedrooms); books, games, movie + music collections, A/C in all bedrooms, High speed internet; use of Alfresco's BVI cell phone with voice mail (loaded with a Digicel $10 starter credit); safe for valuables; hair dryers; dishwasher; gas grill. Housekeeper will do guests' personal laundry during her weekly maid-service visit, if desired. There is ample parking for up to 3 vehicles at Alfresco.
Please note that the Long Bay Beach Club does not offer day passes to villa guests, and the hotel pool is off-limits to non-hotel guests. However, villa guests may pay $25 to use the Long Bay Beach Club tennis courts and guests are welcome to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Beach Club’s restaurant, “1748”, as well as book spa treatments at the Long Bay Beach Club Spa.CHILD RESTRICTIONS: Yes - Children over 8 years old only, please! A signed Liability Waiver is required for all children under 12 years old, please, prior to arrival. MAID SERVICE FREQUENCY: 1 midweek Maid Service visit is included in each rental of 7 nights or more.