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St. Bernard's Hill - Tortola


An island within an island

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One of the premier residences in the BVI, this 8.22 acre estate commands an exceptional hilltop location. Spectacular views overlook the most dramatic peninsula on Tortola and encompass St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I. and the romantic island of Jost Van Dyke to the north. Completed to impeccable specifications, this sophisticated and elegantly furnished estate comprises a main house, and three guest cottages. The interior living space extends to over 6,000 sq ft with an additional 6,000 sq ft of covered terraces and balconies.

An exclusive retreat, the main house features Imbuia joinery and limestone floors. A spacious entrance hall leads to the living room, with extensive covered terraces on three sides showcasing stunning views over the Sir Francis Drake Channel and the Caribbean. Beyond a beautiful arched opening is the formal dining area. Its state-of-the-art kitchen adjoins a pantry and laundry room. On the north side of the building, the master suite awaits. A study and powder room completes the interior of this dwelling. Outside, the infinity-edge pool is enclosed by stone terraces and features a wet bar with an adjacent changing room

The delightful guest cottages afford comfort and privacy. The north and south cottages mirror each other, offering a kitchenette, a spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a private balcony showcasing glorious views. The spacious double cottage includes two bedrooms with ensuite baths and is fully complemented with the same amenities as the other cottages.

This five bed roomed exclusive property consists of an elegant colonial main house and four gingerbread-trimmed pavilions set within lush gardens of palms and bougainvillea. All accommodations are well situated on the estate to offer maximum privacy. St. Bernard's Hill House can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests.

Excellent walking/mountain biking trails surround the property, leading down to a true pristine Caribbean beach.

St. Bernard's spacious main pavilion comprises the richly decorated Great Room, a Dining Room that seats 10, a professional Kitchen, and an air-conditioned study with TV/DVD and office facilities. Arched doorways open out to a wonderful deep covered veranda, which span three sides of this pavilion, overlooking the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean dotted with green islands and cays. Various seating and alfresco dining areas are scattered around the shady terrace, ready for gatherings, cocktails or a game of chess.

On the lee side is a bar and cushioned seating for watching the big flat screen TV. The main pavilion also houses the large master king suite.

This private air conditioned/fully screened suite features a carved mahogany four-poster bed with luxurious linens and West Indian furnishings. Screened French doors lead to the veranda and a cool outdoor private terrace with comfortable chaise lounges for two. Spacious en suite bathroom with double vanity, big tiled shower and freestanding bathtub; a walk in closet adjoins the bathroom, with storage and luxury bath robes for the guests' use. On the south side of the Main Pavilion is a manicured lawn with spacious terrace, overlooking the yachts below at Sopers Hole.

Dark polished Imbuia wood, cushioned teak furniture and large canvas umbrella for shade, give this terrace a luxury yacht flavour. A few steps from the lawn area, descend through tropical plantings to the infinity pool and tiled sun deck. A private haven set with deep upholstered chaise lounges, an outdoor shower and chilled beverages. The superb infinity edged heated pool overlooks Tortola's Long Bay beach, Smugglers cove and the Salt Pond where pink flamingos are occasionally spotted. A shaded alcove sitting area is situated just off the deck, adjoined by a spacious Bathroom/Changing area.

From the main entrance of the Main Pavilion, a walkway meanders through the lush gardens to the Oriental Cottage, tucked just far enough away from the main pavilion to provide romantic privacy. This air-conditioned cottage features a king bed with luxurious linens, a bath with large tiled shower and a separate W.C.

Amenities include coffee and tea making facilities with refrigerator, a flat screen TV/DVD, and Ipod Docking Station.

The spacious hardwood veranda that wraps around two sides of the cottage is furnished with comfortable loungers so you can read and relax in privacy and enjoy the spectacular views.

Both Contemporary and Caribbean Cottage are situated just adjacent to the main pavilion. These unique two bed roomed, two bath roomed air-conditioned properties (joined together by an interior hallway) is perfect for parents with children, or can be kept completely separate for couples.

The King suites have luxurious linens, flat screen TV/DVD players, Ipod docking stations, and tea and coffee making facilities with refrigerator. Both suites have large tiled en suite baths with double vanities. Comfortably furnished verandas look out over the bustling marine activity below in Sopers Hole and out to St. John beyond.

This separate air conditioned cottage has a beautiful four poster Queen sized bed with luxurious linens, large en suite tiled bathroom with separate W.C, and a wrap around veranda overlooking expanses of ocean and green islands and cay's with views as far as St. Croix.

There is a flat screen TV/DVD, Ipod docking station, coffee and tea making facilities with refrigerator.

St. Bernard's Hill House is a fully staffed, all inclusive luxury residence. All meals included for your visit consisting of:

- Continental and cooked Breakfast to order
- 2 Course Lunch
- Hors D'oeuvres
- 3 Course Evening Meal
- Coffee, Tea and Liquors

A well stocked House Bar is included. Fine wines and champagnes can be ordered for you at extra cost and will be at the Villa for your arrival.

- Airport Transfers included
- Rental Car can be arranged, contact us for pricing
- Spa Services available upon request contact us for a list of services and pricing

Chris,the Estate Manager, will share his wealth of knowledge with you derived from residing in the British Virgin Islands for over a decade, to assist you with planning your perfect vacation. Sightseeing, diving, snorkeling and secluded beaches are all within your reach. Chris, along with his professional team of chefs and experienced staff, will offer a personalized service that is second to none.

The food you can expect at St. Bernard's Hill House will be of the highest standard. You will be delighted with delicious gourmet cuisine from every corner of the globe designed with your preferences in mind. Special diets and children are always catered for.

Sun and adventure makes for hearty appetites. So in addition to several meals there are always plentiful amounts of fresh fruit and snacks available. There will be a varied 'House' bar, and excellent wine pairings for each meal.

Vintage wines and champagnes can be ordered for you, and be at the Villa when you arrive. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset by the pool or on the deck overlooking the harbour, gaze at the stars and dine on delectable tropical cuisine.

This secluded, full service, all inclusive tropical paradise is truly an island within an island.

Non inclusive rates also available, please enquire.

Features & Amenities






4 king-sized beds + 1 queen (3 of the kings in Oriental, Caribbean and Contemporary Cottage bedrooms can be changed to 2 twins - please request in advance, before your arrival)

Number Sleeps



A powder room is in the Main Pavilion, plus there is a full tiled bath with shower just off the pool deck. Main Pavilion's king suite also has a bathtub and a spacious dressing room.


Heated pool with infinity edge, 18' x 25' x 4'-7" deep, with shaded alcove with seating, full bath + mini-fridge at pool area.

Nearest Beach

Smuggler's Cove, just a quick drive down the hill (about 5 minutes) or Long Bay

Children Welcome

Yes - a wooden baby crib is available, with advance notice


Hotel-type maid service seven days per week + evening turn-down service (personal laundry service is available at an additional cost).


Not permitted in the house. Outside only.

Additional Fees

15% service charge and 7% Government Accommodation Tax.

Air Conditioning

In all bedrooms and study

Damage Deposit


Property Amenities

3 satellite TVs with DVD players + 4 TVs with DVD players (a 42-inch flat-screen satellite TV in covered outdoor bar/lounge area, a 40-inch flat-screen satellite TV in Main Pavilion's king bedroom suite, a 26-inch flat-screen TV in all four Cottage bedrooms, a 32-inch flat-screen satellite TV in the study, and a 32-inch flat-screen TV in the Exercise Room), Bose Surround Sound in Main Pavilion with indoor + outdoor speakers; books, games, movie + an iPod music collection; Wi-Fi throughout the property; air-conditioning and full screening in the study + in all bedroom suites; binoculars + telescope. IN STUDY IN THE MAIN PAVILION: Air-conditioning, 32-inch flat-screen satellite TV + DVD player, an LG PC computer with Skype long-distance, + a printer/copier/scanner. DINING ROOM: wine fridge + mini-fridge in sideboard. IN EACH BEDROOM SUITE: Air-conditioning, a 26-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player, an iPod dock/radio/CD player + alarm clock, hair dryer, monogrammed bathrobes + beach bags for guests' use, a mini-fridge and microwave, a safe for valuables + complimentary bathroom toiletries. EXERCISE ROOM: Air-conditioning, a 32-inch flat-screen TV + DVD player, iPod dock; Sole TT8 Treadmill, Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer (with heart monitors), Bowflex weight bench + assorted weights, Apex JD-3.1 Roman Chair by Impex, Weider Power Switch weight + dumbbell set (2.5-12.5 lb. barbells) with barbells, Perfect Pushup hand grips + 2 Weider exercise balls, + yoga mats. POOLSIDE: mini-fridge, covered sitting area + full bath; pool floats + foam noodles. ALSO AT ST. BERNARD'S HILL HOUSE: Gas BBQ grill, assorted snorkel gear, 2 mountain bikes, wooden baby crib, electronic gate at estate's entrance, automatic generator, dishwasher. There are two small, groomed dogs at the estate, which you may have restricted to the Manager's house if you prefer. PROFESSIONAL CHEF SERVICE and THREE FULL MEALS, PLUS AFTERNOON TEA AND SNACKS, ARE INCLUDED IN ST. BERNARD'S HILL HOUSE'S ALL-INCLUSIVE RENTAL RATES, AS WELL AS DAILY USE OF THE ESTATE'S CAPTAINED 30-FOOT POWERBOAT "BVI BEVERLEY" FOR 6 to 10 GUESTS (depending on the day's destination and the seas).

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