|Luxury Villas & Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands|
Villa Ariana - available DEC 2018
|At a glance
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.
Reviews of Villa Ariana
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.
The roads immediately around the villa are really terrible. When we drove from West End Ferry to the Villa on our first day, I was a bit stressed out. After traveling for over 10 hours, riding through potholes made me quite queasy. I never got over that feeling but accepted the fact that there was nothing to be done about it unless I stayed in the villa all week. We did go to Road Town one day and ventured out to two other locations where the roads were paved and much better.
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.
Villa Ariana was top-notch. We couldn't have imagined a nicer, more beautiful, better equipped villa. Villa Ariana met and exceeded our expectations! The configuration was perfect for our group of 7 adults and 1 child. The small room with the crib for the baby could not have been more perfect! Being within walking distance to fabulous Smuggler's Cove was a real boon enabling anyone anytime to go for a swim or watch the sun rise. Villa Ariana was definitely the most beautiful and well-appointed villa we have stayed in years of vacationing in Hawaii, St John, and Tortola.
Trudi King (Best of BVI) was extremely responsive, helpful, and thorough. Trudi's assistance and customer support was the best I have experienced in years of working with rental companies. She was terrific! I felt like we asked many, many questions all of which were thoroughly and corrected answered. Trudi, Kayleigh and Ella went the extra mile for us. No recommendations (except to rollback the increased price over the holidays so we could return!)
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.
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!
We have a little suggestion. Could you put a safety box in the villa (any room) for our passports, credit cards and cash. It would be even more perfect!! Although Chevone [manager] told us it's safe there. Also, after a torrential rain the last day there was a major leak over the entrance way, probably from the roof. Put a few gallons of water on the floor. It didn't bother us though.
Thank you so much for arranging this for us! It was not a vacation, it was a major life experience which affected our lives!
Villa Ariana was excellent - clean, well-equipped and comfortable. It's a gorgeous and amazing villa... very impressive, it exceeded our expectations, we would absolutely recommend the villa to others. It was wonderful to end our month long journey in the BVI at this villa, beautiful in every way.
We were very satisfied with Best of BVI, the booking process was easy, fast and reliable.
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