Overview: RIDGEMONT HOUSE
Location: Long Bay, West End, Tortola
Bedrooms: 5 (3 x king, 2 x king/twins)
Maximum Guests: 10
Pool: Yes (30' x 15')
Beach: 5 min drive
Maid Service: every other day
Availability & Booking
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This property is amazing. Once you enter the gates, you will notice the spectacular landscaping along the driveway on the way up.
There are three different living areas at Ridgemont. The main house has a study, an unbelievably spacious kitchen with top of the line appliances, a living room with plush seating with a 60 inch flat screen TV, and a covered lanai where we spent most of our time. There is a 4 bedroom double story unit, and a 1 bedroom efficiency with a complete kitchen down the steps from the pool,
The views from the house are mezmorizing. From the deck, you can see Jost and St Thomas. Once you take the 12 steps up behind the bedroom house to the gazebo, you can see both sides of the Island , and the other BVI Islands in the Sir Francis Drake channel. Being on top of the mountain, the breeze is so cool that you might not want to turn the air conditioning on.
Smugglers Cove and Long Bay beach are a must visit just at the bottom of the hill, and Sopers hole in West End/Sopers Hole is close to get your provisions and has clothes and jewelry shopping, Pusser's restaurant, and "Voyages"to book day sails. Go to the "Baths" in Virgin Gorda--you will never see anything more spectacular.
Sebastian's has great food, as well as local fare at Palm's Delight in Carrot Bay. New discovery was Scaramouche restaurant past the fuel dock at Sopers--very creative offerings with a great Chef.
We have rented from Sam and JC many times, and they have always been such great hosts. We are heading back to Ridgemont in a few months.
I have traveled throughout the Caribbean, and have lived in St Thomas, but once I took my first surf trip to Tortola in 1989, it was eye awakening to me of how relaxing the Island is and the beautiful nature and the locals.
I have hardly missed a yearly visit since 1989. John & Julie (May 2015)
Ridgemont House sits high atop the divide between Long Bay and the Sir Francis Drake Channel providing expansive views of the Caribbean Sea and of the Atlantic Ocean that surround Tortola. The villa's expansive interior and outdoor living space surrounds the large, elegant infinity edge pool and offers total privacy, yet Long Bay Beach is just a short drive down the estate road. The 1.8 acre compound includes five private bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, and elegant living spaces for all to share.
Great Room and Kitchen
The main house contains the formal vaulted living room and dining room. It features paneled ceilings with fans and six sets of 9' high French doors that open to the terrace running along three sides of the 20' x 30' Great Room. The view is stunning. Here you can enjoy the game on the 60" flat screen TV or your music on the Sonos sound system. The Great Room opens into the fully equipped kitchen appointed with quartz counter tops and Viking cooking appliances.
Pool and Deck
Outside there is more than 2000 square feet of living space. Bask in the sun on the expansive deck alongside the elegant infinity edge pool, or lounge in the shade of the veranda's al fresco seating area or dining area for 10. From here you can take in the breathtaking views along the coastline and across to Jost Van Dyke and its surrounding cays. The guest bathroom, changing room and shower is just off the deck.
An air conditioned office located off the Great Room allows for a discreet conference call or a bit of work, if you must. Wireless Internet service is available throughout the villa--just bring your own laptop or portable device. An Epson printer is at your disposal in the office.
All five of the luxuriously decorated bedrooms feature high ceilings, large windows and patios or balconies that frame captivating views of the Caribbean Sea or the Atlantic, and each provides a king-size bed (alternatively up to two rooms can be converted to XL-twins), 40" flat screen television, blue tooth connected sound, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
In addition, one of the bedrooms offers all the features of a self-sufficient flat, including an eat-in kitchenette complete with stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator.
To get above it all head to the colorful gazebo high atop the ridge for a cocktail with friends, or some downtime with a quiet snooze in the hammock.
Maid service is provided every other day.
The estate road that winds its way up to Ridgemont House is fully paved; a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for navigating the curves.
Overview: Ridgemont House
Location Region: Long Bay Estates, West End, Tortola
Bedrooms: 5 (3 x king, 2 x king/twins)
Bathrooms: 6 full bathrooms
Maximum Guests: 10
Pool: Yes (30' by 15' plus semicircular seating area)
Beach: 5 min drive Long Bay
Maid Service: every 2 days
Bedroom Specs: 5 king size beds, two can be arranged as four extra large twin beds; all bedrooms have air conditioning, ceiling fan, internet access, 40" flat screen TVs, and blue tooth connected sound.
Bathroom Specs: 6 full baths; 5 ensuite in bedrooms. All are newly renovated, one with tub as well as shower. Guest bathroom is on main level with the pool, kitchen and Great Room.
Air Conditioning: 6 individually controlled units in all 5 bedrooms and in the office.
Smoking: Smoking is not permitted
Technology: Internet access in all rooms, 40" flat screen TVs in each bedroom and 60" flat screen in Great Room all with satellite service, Sonos sound system in Great Room, kitchen and veranda; blue tooth connected sound in all bedrooms.
We accept a minimum booking of 5 nights year round, 7 nights over Thanksgiving and 10 nights over Christmas and New Year.
All rates are subject to a 10% government hotel tax.
1-6 guest 7-8 guest 9-10 guest
Summer 2018 $7000 $8000 $9000
(Apr 21 - Dec 15)
Christmas 2018/19 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
(Dec 16 - Jan 4)
Winter 2019 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000
(Jan 5 - Apr 26)
Summer 2019 $7000 $8000 $9000
(Apr 27 - Dec 17)
Christmas 2019/20 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
(Dec 18 - Jan 5)