Located on a one-acre plot on the hillside above Long Bay, on the north-west coast of Tortola, Towanda is a well-presented three-bedroom private villa set in beautiful tropical gardens. Discreetly hidden behind tall wooden gates, but at the same time offering far-reaching views of both the ocean and the island’s memorable sunsets, this spacious, welcoming home offers a reassuringly private retreat for up to six guests, with plenty of room for everyone to relax, yet it is designed in such a manner that it can be enjoyed just as much by a couple alone. The property consists of essentially three pavilions. The main pavilion houses the living area, with doors opening on two sides to ocean views and cooling trade winds. Adjacent to this is a further covered outdoor living area, with comfortable armchairs and sofas, and beyond that a generously sized pool. A well-equipped kitchen with six-burner gas range is to the rear of the outdoor living area, and this too has an opening to ocean views. A covered verandah with a large wooden table and comfortable chairs is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen for alfresco dining, and this area also features a gas-fired Weber grill.
The second pavilion, at the far side of the property, offers one king bedroom on the lower level – this can be converted into two singles if required – with a queen bedroom immediately above it. Both of these bedrooms have full en suite facilities, and plenty of storage space. A third en suite queen bedroom is situated on the upper level of the third pavilion, and overlooks the pool. This bedroom also benefits from an outdoor waterfall shower set in natural stone. All bedrooms have their own private balconies, and stunning ocean views as standard. Towanda is decorated throughout with a simple but effective mix of Asian and North African styles and original artwork, and also offers all the modern communications facilities you would expect, including Wi-fi, fax and answering machine, cable TV, CD and DVD players, and a well-stocked library of music and films. There is also a safe for valuables.
Ideally located in the sought-after residential area of Belmont, and with views to Jost van Dyke, this beautiful home is within just a short drive of Smuggler’s Cove, Long Bay and Apple Bay.