Tortola

Canefield House, Greenbank

Villa description

Canefield House is a beautifully presented and exceptionally well-maintained three-bedroom villa on the peaceful Greenbank Estate overlooking Brewer’s Bay in north-central Tortola. Occupying its own 10-acre plot some 850 feet above sea level, it was built during the early 1990s on land formerly used for sugar-cane cultivation – and it’s from this that it derives its name. This favoured position endows the house with truly stunning sea views, and even on the hottest days it benefits from welcome cooling breezes. Large and as a result wonderfully spacious, the villa has three bedrooms, each fully air-conditioned, and between them these and the comfortable living areas can accommodate a total of eight guests in great comfort.

The house consists in essence of three separate pavilions. The main entrance – accessed from the large parking area at the upper end of the grounds, and then down a tiled staircase bordered by beautiful flowering plants – is via the upper storey of the central pavilion. This part of the villa contains both the well-equipped kitchen and a formal dining area for up to eight people, as well as a convenient powder room. Additionally on this level there is an appealing alfresco dining area under a shady pergola surrounded by mature tropical plants; this is reached via French doors from the main dining room. A gallery in the entrance hall offers an imposing view down to the Great Room, which is accessed by a flight of stairs.

The Great Room itself has a high, vaulted ceiling that gives a very welcome sense of space and light, and is surrounded by large French doors. These open to a semi-circular terrace in natural stone overlooking the attractive pool and sundeck area, and like most other parts of the property also offer superb ocean views. The Great Room has satellite TV with surround sound, a top-quality hi-fi system, plenty of books, and not least a wet bar with its own mini-fridge. It’s also very comfortably furnished, with plenty of inviting sofas and chairs, and as a result makes a pleasant and comfortable area in which to relax with family and friends, especially during the evening.

The three bedrooms are in the remaining two pavilions, one either side of the main pavilion. The spacious, vaulted-ceiling master bedroom is in the west pavilion. From this bedroom French doors open to a delightfully private terrace, bordered by vibrant purple bougainvillea. This area has both comfortable seating and a hammock. From here you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the island’s characteristic lush, green hills, and once again the ever-present ocean. There’s a convenient desk, too, for those who might need to catch up on some personal correspondence during their vacation. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower finished in a combination of tiles and natural stone, and also a walk-in closet and dressing area.

The third pavilion, east of the central building, houses two further guest bedrooms – the Blue Suite and the Green Suite – each with its own en suite bathroom facilities. The Blue Suite has a king-sized bed, but this can be converted to a twin-bed configuration if required. The Green Suite has a queen-sized bed. Both of these rooms have an additional single day bed in an adjoining alcove to accommodate two additional guests, although it should be noted that both of these are quite small, and as a result are really suitable only for children. But this arrangement is obviously ideal for those with smaller children who might want to be near their parents. Each of these two guest suites has its own private entrance and bathroom, with double vanity basins and a generous walk-in tiled shower, as well as walk-in closets and dressing areas. Both suites have French doors opening to a shared natural-stone terrace with tables and chairs. Indeed, the entire villa is both spacious enough and inherently so well designed to enable all guests to enjoy a high degree of privacy if required.

Outside, the villa benefits from mature, lovingly maintained and as a result very attractive gardens, with shady palms and mango trees, and a profusion of flowering tropical plants. On either side of the main pavilion a curved exterior staircase (one from the main entrance, and one from the outdoor dining area) leads down to the combined pool and sundeck area. The large, kidney-shaped private pool overlooking Brewer’s Bay is surrounded by a spacious deck with a shady gazebo to the side, and there are plenty of sun loungers for those who just want to sit and soak up the sunshine. The pool can be heated if required, although an additional charge will be made for this. Below the pool area is an area of well-kept green lawn planted with banana, mango and breadfruit trees, together with some very impressive palms and other tropical flora.

Trudi’s personal opinion

This really is a wonderful house! Beautifully maintained, thoughtfully equipped, and also amazingly spacious, it’s absolutely ideal for families and groups of friends, but also cleverly designed in such a way that a couple looking for privacy in a larger villa can enjoy the property, too. Canefield House is set in fabulous mature grounds in a peaceful area of lush, green hills – and the ocean views really are breathtaking. I especially liked the pool and the generous sundeck area – yet again with wonderful ocean views – and also the large bedrooms, which have a welcoming open feel to them. It’s an ideal location, too – less than 10 minutes’ drive from the beach, restaurants, bars and shops at Cane Garden Bay, and also Brewer’s Bay for its famously good snorkelling. Canefield House is a perfect retreat for all guests seeking a spacious villa within peaceful and scenic surroundings.

Reviews

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  • TN
    USA

    We had a great time in Tortola and LOVED Canefield House. First few days there we had rain so used that time to go out and about around the island seeing everything, then on Tuesday afternoon the sun started to show itself so we then spent some time at each of the beaches around the island each day as well. The week went way too fast and we were not happy to get back to the reality in New Jersey.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your assistance before and during our trip, you made everything run so well there was nothing we had to stress over, you were the best to work with and we will definitely seek you out the next time we are thinking about a trip to the BVI.

  • LF
    USA

    Canefield House was even better than the online photos and what we expected… 5 days was not enough to enjoy every nook, cranny, spots to sit, all the flora and vegetation. We did spend two full days just at the house, hanging out, exploring, reading… it was heaven! And those windows… just loved them, so ingenious in design, so many of them… every morning I just wanted to wake up and run around opening every single window. One day I was able to do that. Too bad there weren’t remote controls for them, esp. the ones with high latches… the views were just breathtaking and different from every window.

    Canefield is just a beautiful paradise and I’m so glad you recommended it to us. It is well cared for, beautiful furniture and decorations, stocked with everything imaginable and so much space. Although it was very nice to have our girls with us, we could see how much fun it would be to share Canefield with 2 other couples… you really have so much space and privacy.

    Thank you again, Trudi for all your help with our memorable vacation.

  • JP
    USA

    Canefield House was really clean, tastefully decorated and well-stocked with little everyday items you may need. The kitchenware was beautiful and all matched! I could go on and on with all the niceties there. Air-conditioning in all the bedrooms was great because the mosquitoes could be bad. I couldn’t believe it when I found out how old the house was because it is so well maintained. The landscaping at that house is incredible!!!! It exceeded our expectations. The internet pictures look good but you never know until you get there and it was breathtaking! I will give the villa 4 1/2 stars.

    Everything went smoothly and the place was incredible! Getting to those high houses is always an adventure but so worth it. It stayed nice and cool. The Villa was really great. Mosquitoes and no see ums were the worst bug issue we had. We felt like we were in paradise. Thanks, again, for all of your help.

  • AM
    USA

    Very easy to book but very difficult to choose a lot of villas offered. While we were thinking some of them sold out. However, I think we got the best one! It is really perfect villa especially for 2 or 3 couples. The master bedroom is too far from the other two for young children. We occupied Green and Blue bedrooms, both of them are beautiful and very comfortable with nice views but, of course, the master bedroom is just gorgeous!

    We were very pleased with Best of BVI. Trudi did everything very fast, we did not waste time waiting for replies. All our questions were answered in detail.

Bedrooms

Master 4-poster King image 1
Master 4-poster King
2 Twins or King + built-in day bed image 1
2 Twins or King + built-in day bed image 2
2 Twins or King + built-in day bed image 3
2 Twins or King + built-in day bed
Queen + built-in day bed image 1
Queen + built-in day bed image 2
Queen + built-in day bed

Amenities

  • Kitchen
    • Electric oven / gas hob
    • Fridge/freezer with icemaker
    • Microwave
    • Coffee maker
    • Coffee grinder
    • Kettle
    • Blender
    • Toaster
    • Food mixer
    • Dishwasher
  • Living room
    • Smart TV
    • DVD player
    • Bose sound
    • CD player
    • Radio
    • Wi-fi
    • Movie & music library
    • iPod docks
    • Telescope
    • Binoculars
  • Bedroom
    • Air conditioning
    • Smart TV
    • Hair dryers
    • Small safe in Master Bedroom
    • Crib (with advanced notice)
  • Outdoor
    • Big Green Egg BBQ
    • Beach chairs
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach towels
    • Cooler
    • Outdoor speakers
  • Other
    • Laundry for guests' use
    • Automatic generator (runs everything except A/C & pool heater)
    • UV water purification system

Rental rates

People
Beds
Daily
Weekly
2 1 $ 600 $ 4,200
4 2 $ 600 $ 4,200
6 3 $ 675 $ 4,725
2 1 $ 592 $ 4,146
4 2 $ 600 $ 4,200
6 3 $ 675 $ 4,725
2 1 $ 850 $ 5,950
4 2 $ 850 $ 5,950
6 3 $ 950 $ 6,650
2 1 $ 600 $ 4,200
4 2 $ 600 $ 4,200
6 3 $ 669 $ 4,683
2 1 $ 600 $ 4,200
4 2 $ 600 $ 4,200
6 3 $ 675 $ 4,725

Additional information

Rate details
  • Rates are plus 10% tax
  • Rates are plus 10% service charge
  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Pool can be heated at an additional $500/week
  • All rates are in USD
Rental information
  • Rates are based on 2 guests per bedroom
  • Additional 4 twin rollaway beds available
  • 7-10 guests children only between 2-12 years at additional $50/night/person
  • Maid service 2 days/week
  • Smoking not permitted, outside only

Location

Distance
  • Airport: 25 mins
  • West End ferry dock: 25 mins
  • Road Town ferry dock: 15 mins
  • Beaches: 10 mins
  • Restaurants: 10 mins
  • Grocery store: 10 mins

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