Villa Nyumbani, a charming, traditionally furnished, two storey, three deck piece of Caribbean home. The villa provides an elegant and private retreat, sitting some 280 feet above, and with uninterrupted views over the Sir Francis Drake Channel – the main sailing thoroughfare of the British Virgin Islands.
Happy hours can be whiled away, watching the varied sailing and power craft be-sporting themselves on the ocean from the wrap around upper deck fanned by the cooling trade-winds. This home provides a private retreat where the visitor can relax on the lowest deck amongst the luxurious plantings and perfumes of a tropical garden - flowers perfume the air, particularly in the early morning and at dusk. Alternatively one can still gaze at the ocean whilst enjoying the ambience of a sunbathe or a gentle laze in the hammock by the pool on the middle level. All three levels are attached to the house (and Wi-Fi accessible) and the pleasure of a cocktail whilst watching the glorious sunset from the west facing upper deck makes a perfect end to the day.
A well laid out kitchen connected to a large family room gives opportunities to keep the conversation flowing and everyone relaxed. Yet at the same time additional space is provided to allow private quiet time. There are two tastfully furnished bedrooms each with a private bathroom on the upper level along with a third bedroom and bathroom located on the lower level. Right outside the third bedroom is a pool and deck area.
Apart from the spectacular views of the sea and numerous other islands, the gardens provide the constant interest of local birdlife (the bottle green humming birds are at their busiest in the early morning) and multi-coloured lizards amongst the plants and boulders. In the appropriate seasons, limes, bananas, mangoes, star fruit and pomegranates are available for picking fresh from the bush.
The best of Nail Bay’s three beaches is a ten minute walk down from the house – a wide stretch of sand with thatched shades and loungers and good snorkelling from both ends. The walk back up is definitely uphill and takes a little longer, but there is the Sugar Cane Bar / Restaurant with pool to break the journey.
With the rental, you have access to the following facilities of the Nail Bay Resort.
~ Sugar Cane Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
~ Beach loungers
~ Beach watersport equipment
~ Complimentary Wi-Fi at the Sugar Cane Restaurant
Note : Personal laundry service is available at a cost of $10 per load to be arranged directly with your housekeeper. Laundry facilities are not available without this prior arrangement.
The rental rates include : Welcome upon arrival and villa orientation, housekeeping service 2 days per week, pool technician weekly, gardener regularly, villa manager on call and utilities (water, electricity, BBQ gas / charcoal , WiFi internet coverage). Provisions and staff gratuities are not included.
Getting to the Villa : Getting to the Villa : A local representative will meet the guests at the airport / ferry port where their rental car will be waiting for them, and then escort them to the villa.
Bedroom 1 : Upper floor bedroom with king-size bed, (can be made up a two single beds upon request), AC, WiFi, patio and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 2 : Upper floor bedroom with king-size bed, (can be made up a two single beds upon request), AC, WiFi, patio and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 3 : Lower floor bedroom with king-size bed, AC, WiFi, TV, patio and durect access to the pool and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Interior Access Bedrooms: 2
Villa Nyumbani is currently undergoing a renovation. The property is expected to relaunch towards the end of August 2019. Further information to follow and in the meantime, use the current villa photos as a guide.
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Note: The rates above are subject to 20% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Fijian Dollars, Thai Baht, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.
The villa was comfortable and took full advantage of the gorgeous view and lovely weather. Great location - away from it all but still very convenient. The major factor in the 5 star rating was the service provided by Debbie - top notch - lovely person and knowledgeable and easy to deal with and on top of everything we could need or want. My granddaughter and I would love to redecorate and revisit the colors but not a biggie - gave us some fun chats!
Restaurant Recommend: Cocomaya is unique and a great choice after a few days. Sugar Cane was a very pleasant surprise and right next door - perfect first night choice - "Music" a problem at The Baths" so we didn't stay for lunch or come back for dinner -
Activity Recommend: The basics - The Baths - keep trying until you can get in the water; Copper mine fascinating and well signed; Bitter End - a very "on Vacation" feel.