Villa Ariana, Smuggler's Cove

Villa description

A beautifully appointed, 4-bedroom Tuscan-inspired property at Smuggler’s Cove. This glorious villa not only offers an infinity pool but also panoramic views of the ocean and only steps away from one of the most idyllic beach in the BVI, Smugglers Cove.

Villa Ariana offers a sophisticated private tropical escape, nestled in the lush, sun-drenched hills of Tortola’s West End. This home has been designed where friends and family can gather, relax and celebrate the good things in life. The property maximizes the Virgin Islands’ fantastic subtropical climate with high vaulted ceilings and expansive shaded outdoor areas, perfect for relaxing, socializing and alfresco dining. Villa Ariana is ideal for family vacations, groups of friends or romantic escapes! An infinity pool with stunning views of the ocean is framed by three pavilions, nicely separated for privacy: the Main House, Studio and Guest House. They each offer a choice of four spacious bedrooms.

The front entrance to this two-storey home offers two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. The bedroom on the ground floor has direct deck access, ocean views, walk-in closet, and bathroom with shower, ideal for people with limited mobility. On the second floor, there is an even larger bedroom with a private balcony, ocean views, walk-in closet, full bathroom with tub and shower and an adjoining alcove that has a crib; this bedroom has twin beds which, if required, can be made up as a king. The Studio has a bedroom with ocean views and an adjoining living room with writing desk, a powder room and a private enclosed stone, outdoor rain shower.

On the far side of the pool, the Guest House has an open-concept kitchen and cozy living space with beautiful French doors opening to glistening ocean and pool views. Relax, sip a cocktail, read a book on one of the comfortable reading chairs or curl up on the sofa while you watch TV or listen to some music.

Designed by a lady who loved to cook, both the Main House and Guest House have large, fully equipped modern, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The Main House features vaulted ceiling and an open-concept kitchen and spacious living room. When the four French doors are open, the outdoors becomes the indoors, completely exposing you to the wonderful Caribbean elements. Enjoy the expansive, covered alfresco dining area with built in BBQ, stunning pool terrace and sheltered “grotto” space located underneath the studio.

You’ll no doubt spend most of your time outside, enjoying the BVI’s glorious weather and magnificent vistas… quite simply a picture postcard of paradise.


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  • RC

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Best of BVI and especially the location of Villa Ariana to anyone interested in visiting Tortola.

  • JC

    I first came to Villa Ariana back in 2016 with eight of my elementary school girlfriends. We were all turning 50 and we had the best time ever! I always said someday I will come back and bring my family which I did and it was absolutely perfect! We had a full household of 10 from kids to grandkids to grandparents.

    Villa Ariana was the perfect setting to host us all. We enjoyed the pool and the privacy of balconies when we needed some alone time. The accommodations are top notch, and the views are the best breathtaking views I have ever seen. We had such a good time on Smugglers Cove Beach, which, as far as I’m concerned is one of the prettiest beaches I have ever been on and in walking distance, which is such a plus.

    The night Ella cooked for us will be a memory. I will take with me forever not only was the food delicious, but it was such a special family night. Thank you for all you have given us and for all the memories and keep up the good work we can’t wait to come back.

  • JK

    How did you find the booking process?
    Easy and not complicated at all.

    Were you satisfied with the response time and quality of help provided?
    Responses were quick and helpful, with up to date information. Even with the constantly changing rules and regulations for travel during COVID we got the information we needed.

    How would you rate the villa/inn?
    5 out of 5 stars.

    Did you find the villa/inn: (tick all that applies)
    Clean, Comfortable, Well equipped, Attractive

    How would you rate the facilities?
    Top notch. Everything was in good working order and very comfortable.

    Is there anything you would recommend be added or removed from the property?
    Internet service could be expanded, main house and deck areas were fine but the guest house had spotty wifi. Maybe a range extender would help?

    How would you rate the services of the owner/on-island manager?
    Katie was wonderful and very helpful. She waited for us during our delay at the customs dock, gave us a tour and answered all questions completely.

    How would you rate the services of the housekeeper/maid?
    Ella and Carol did a fabulous job, the house was immaculate and they are very nice. They also went out of their way to help with the espresso coffee maker and more coffee.

    How would you rate the services of the gardener/pool attendant?
    Carl the groundskeeper has done an excellent job with the landscaping, the flowers are beautiful and the grounds immaculate. He shared some produce with us and was so nice to identify the many unfamiliar flowers and plants.
    The pool was clean and comfortable.

    How would you rate the chef services, if applicable?
    We had a chef the first night, recommended by Katie, and she did a wonderful job.

    Did the villa/inn meet your expectations?
    Villa Ariana was everything we could have hoped for and more.

    Would you recommend the villa to others?
    Yes, absolutely. And we are planning on coming to stay again.

    We are constantly striving to improve our services so would appreciate any additional comments you wish to make. Were there any questions we could have answered before your trip? What additional information would have been helpful?
    We were very thorough with our questions and all the answers we received were helpful, there were no unpleasant surprises.

  • DB

    We are a family of 8 including two children ages 8 and 10. We spent a glorious week at Villa Ariana, introducing our children to Tortola, an island we love. The villa surpassed our expectations, providing separate living quarters and lots of family “together” space. We spent numerous hours in the pool where our grandsons actually learned to swim. The fact that the villa is in walking distance to the beach made it easy for family members to engage in pool or beach activities in small groups. A bonus was the well-equipped cabinet with snorkeling equipment for the whole family. We loved snorkeling at Smuggler’s Cove and eating hot dogs and the occasional drink at Nigel’s beach bar. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary exactly how we had planned because Trudi King took care of the details. We always love working with Trudi who makes sure our stay in the BVI is wonderful. Thanks Trudi!

  • MT

    I would like to thank you (once again!!) for all your help and advice during these past months. I would recommend you and your services unequivocally. You were so very thorough in every part of the process. From the very beginning when you asked me about my wants, needs, dates of travel and preferences. Your suggestion of Villa Ariana was “spot on” as it met all of my requirements for our family’s vacation. Once I put down the deposit, you continued giving me fantastic service and attention. Traveling as an intergenerational family of nine is not for the weak of heart. If things go wrong, it has a snowballing effect that can potentially ruin a vacation. So your services and advice helped tremendously in more ways than one and I am grateful to have found you!

    As you promised, the walk from Villa Ariana to Smuggler’s Cove was a pleasant one taking only 10-15 minutes or so (even walking hand-in-hand with a 3 year old snail). It was great to have the option of walking so that the 9 of us didn’t have to travel “en masse” which is usually a problem. And Smuggler’s Cove beach is very beautiful and not crowded.

    Villa Ariana is every bit as beautiful as the photos portray it. What the photos don’t capture is the “spirit” of the place. The owner has truly put her heart into this villa and it comes through. The detail, care and love that were infused into its design and construction were apparent to me from the moment I entered her home. It is not a “house”, it is a home.

    As I already mentioned, the house was beautiful and the furnishings, pool, grounds and overall condition of everything else beyond reproach.

  • DK

    Villa Ariana was lovely! One of the prettiest homes we have rented out of the country. It’s a high end luxury home and was presented nicely upon arrival. However, additional housekeeping services would have been nice throughout the week. Our on-island manager tended to our needs in a timely manner. The grounds were well kept and quite lovely and the infinity pool was very refreshing and equally lovely! The villa absolutely met our expectations and it would be a pleasure to recommend to others.

  • IL

    We are home now!! Happiness passes too fast! We love villa Ariana very much. We had a wonderful time there. The view is like a painting!! So beautiful!!

    The first time you go out onto the terrace and see the glorious expanse of blues and azures of the water and Jost Van Dyke rising from that sea it is beyond beauty! Your mind expands to take in something that goes beyond its ability to perceive! And it changes as the lighting changes! Each nuance of lighting produces a different emotion! Entirely new emotions are created and the deep satisfactions that go with them! Even after a rainstorm the monochromatic grays provide a perfect background for the white sails!

    Thank you so much for arranging this for us! It was not a vacation, it was a major life experience which affected our lives!


2 Twins or King + Twin & Crib (in nook) - Main House image 1
2 Twins or King + Twin & Crib (in nook) - Main House image 2
2 Twins or King + Twin & Crib (in nook) - Main House image 3
2 Twins or King + Twin & Crib (in nook) - Main House image 4
2 Twins or King + Twin & Crib (in nook) - Main House
King - Main House image 1
King - Main House
Queen + Sofa Bed - Studio image 1
Queen + Sofa Bed - Studio image 2
Queen + Sofa Bed - Studio
King + Queen in nook - Guest House image 1
King + Queen in nook - Guest House image 2
King + Queen in nook - Guest House


  • Kitchen
    • Gas stove
    • Fridge/freezer with icemaker
    • Microwave
    • Coffee maker
    • Nespresso
    • Kettle
    • Blenders
    • Toaster
    • Dishwasher
  • Living room
    • DirecTV
    • Flatscreen TVs
    • DVD players
    • CD player
    • Wi-fi
    • Movie & music library
    • Books & games
  • Bedroom
    • Air conditioning
    • iPod docks
    • Hair dryers
    • Safe for guests' valuables
    • Alarm clocks
    • Studio has outdoor shower
  • Outdoor
    • Built-in gas BBQ
    • Beach chairs
    • Beach towels
    • Hammock chairs
    • Pool floats & inflatables
    • Snorkel gear
    • Boogie boards
  • Other
    • Washer/dryer
    • Highchair

Rental rates

2 1 $ 900 $ 6,300
4 2 $ 900 $ 6,300
6 3 $ 1,000 $ 7,000
6 3 $ 1,075 $ 7,525
8 4 $ 1,175 $ 8,225
10 4 $ 1,175 $ 8,225

6 guests = $7,000 is for Main House & Studio
6 guests = $7,525 is for Main House & Guest House

2 1 $ 725 $ 5,075
4 2 $ 725 $ 5,075
6 3 $ 825 $ 5,775
6 3 $ 900 $ 6,300
8 4 $ 1,000 $ 7,000
10 4 $ 1,000 $ 7,000

6 guests = $5,775 is for Main House & Studio
6 guests = $6,300 is for Main House & Guest House

2 1 $ 725 $ 5,075
4 2 $ 725 $ 5,075
6 3 $ 825 $ 5,775
6 3 $ 900 $ 6,300
8 4 $ 1,000 $ 7,000
10 4 $ 1,000 $ 7,000

6 guests = $5,775 is for Main House & Studio
6 guests = $6,300 is for Main House & Guest House

Additional information

Rate details
  • Rates are plus 10% tax
  • Rates are plus 10% service charge
  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • All rates are in USD
  • 11-14 guests +$50/night/adult, +$35/night/child 2-12 years
Rental information
  • Rates are based on 2 guests per bedroom
  • Maid service 2 days/week
  • Smoking not permitted, outside only


  • Airport: 45 mins
  • West End ferry dock: 5 mins
  • Road Town ferry dock: 25 mins
  • Beaches: 5 mins walk
  • Restaurants: 5 mins
  • Grocery store: 10 mins

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