House and Cottage with Pool and Spectacular Views
House and Cottage with Pool and Spectacular Views
Nestled on Soldier Hill above Cane Garden Bay, Makere House and Cottage enjoy breathtaking views over the beach, surrounding islands and Caribbean Sea. With gentle breezes, tropical shaded gardens and a private 20-foot swimming pool, Makere House and Cottage represent the ideal retreat for two couples, or a family with older children, who want to vacation together but still have privacy and the space needed in which to relax, unwind and have fun.
The villas have been built in the â€˜Caribbean Styleâ€™ with wooden decks, blue shutter windows, white walls and terracotta-tiled floors creating a clean and simple environment. Both are very spacious containing a master bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchens and covered decks. Makere House is on the upper arrival level at the end of a short gated drive with ample parking for two cars. Makere Cottage, the swimming pool and sun terrace are on the lower level accessed by a short flight of lit steps through the banana trees.
The signature feature of Makere House is its 12-foot wide wrap around covered deck and stunning views along the north coast of Tortola and across the sea to the US Virgin Islands of St John and St Thomas in the distance. The centre of the house is the open kitchen and living room, connected by a breakfast bar, providing the perfect environment in which to talk and relax together. The living room has a pull out sofa bed if required. The master bedroom opens onto the deck and has a king-size bed, its own en-suite bathroom and plenty of built-in closet space.
Makere Cottage is just as spacious. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, day bed and plenty of closet space. The living room can be converted to a second bedroom with pull out sofa bed for a couple or two single beds for children. Both the bedroom and living room adjoin a 10-foot covered deck. The kitchen is fully stocked with all modern requirements and there is a large private bathroom.
The swimming pool and sun terrace are on the same level as the cottage offering a welcome escape from the Caribbean heat and a lovely focal point for both villas. The sun terrace provides a spacious area for both sunbathing, barbequing and al fresco dining around the pool.
You will need to hire a 4-wheel drive vehicle on arrival in Tortola. We can advise you on your travel arrangements, help you find the right car rental company and arrange for you to be met, either at the ferry terminal or airport, and escorted to the property. When you arrive at Makere you will be met by the property manager, who is also a neighbor, and provided with keys and a quick orientation before being left in peace to enjoy your vacation.
We â€“ Adam (43), Tina (44), William (13) and Alexandra (11) have recently returned to live in Hampshire, England. Adam was born on Soldier Hill in 1970 while his parents were living and working on Tortola. In 1999 he married Tina and together they decided to build a home on the same spot with the dream that family and friends could visit the island and enjoy holidays together. The result is Makere and we hope you have as much fun there as we do!TripAdvisor property ID 3682911...Read more
House and Cottage with Pool and Spectacular Views Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Additional Location Information
With its central location Makere House and Cottage is an ideal setting from which to explore the island. Tortola is best known for its secluded beaches with their gentle surf, golden sands and tall overhanging palm trees. The beaches of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay are both a short 5-minute drive away down opposite sides of Solider Hill. They contrast each other perfectly. Cane Garden Bay offers lively bars and restaurants whilst Brewers Bay is peaceful and quiet with superb swimming and snorkeling. If you want to visit the capital Road Town to shop or take ferries to the many other islands, it too is only a 15-minute drive away.
Left on 04/13/2015 for a stay in April 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 13, 2015Stayed Apr 2015
Our family stayed at Makere House and Cottage for 10 days. We have 2 teenagers who stayed in the cottage - so accommodations were PERFECT for all of us! The location was absolutely perfect for us. We explored the entire island of Tortola and found it fun and easy to get around. The roads are like nothing we have ever experienced - but super fun and easy by day 2! Weather was perfectly gorgeous! Went to Brewers Bay, Smugglers Cove and loved Cane Garden Bay as well. Snorkeling was amazing! Grocery shopping is near and we ate many homemade meals in the house kitchen. It was stocked with absolutely everything we could have needed. Beds were comfortable and baths were perfect. Excursions to Jost Van Dyke (our favorite) and The Baths at Virgin Gorda were fun and easy. Catching the ferry at both Roadtown and West End were less than 15 mins away. The people on Tortola and BVI in general were amazingly friendly and helpful. Met MANY people and had fun chatting with the locals no matter where we went. Had great food and drinks everywhere!!! A PERFECT vacation for our family - much needed - awesome bonding time for the 4 of us! WE WILL BE BACK FOR MORE!!!!!
Left on 01/11/2015 for a stay in October 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 11, 2015Stayed Oct 2014
We came to Makere House on our Honeymoon after an exhaustive search that included properties all around the world. The reviews are all accurate! This home made for the ideal honeymoon getaway (complete privacy, amazing views, spectacular pool, and close proximity to wonderful beaches.) Our days were spent debating whether to even leave the house. The kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy homemade meals daily. Grocery shopping is nearby and easy to find, once you get the feel for the crazy roads - if you even want to leave the amazing deck, hammock, or garden.
Don't miss the beach at Smuggler's Cove! You'll think you've made every wrong turn, but keep at it! Crystal clear water and unbelievable atmosphere. Make sure to rent a car from Jerry's! Between Jerry and Mobbsie, the property manager, getting to and from the ferry was as simple as could be. Mobbsie was wonderful and helped us whenever we needed him.
Our honeymoon was an adventure that we'll never forget and the perfect way to spend our first week as husband and wife. Don't go anywhere else!
We are really pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon at Makere and found it a restful place to unwind after what I am sure was a hectic few months. We hope you decide to come and stay again in the future. With best wishes, Tina and Adam
“Makere House and cottage”
Left on 01/22/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | SunseekerReviewed Jan 22, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
We had a great time at Makere. The villa and cottage was perfect for us. We could let my son and his fiancée have space on their own but could all get together when we wanted to. To have the 2 spaces, each self contained, was a real bonus.
We found the place to be just as we expected. The information on the web was accurate in all ways. It was clean when we arrived and cleaners arrived in the middle of our stay as well. The pool was cleaned regularly by the "man on site", who made us welcome and looked after any issues while we were there. All that we needed for our stay was there - in both houses.
The pool was great for our grandchildren - it is an ideal size for them and they seemed to be in it all they time they were there. We made friends with loads of lizards/geckos and the local kitten.
We would recommend it for any group that needs this space and has transport - a car is essential in this location. The two local beaches are Cane Garden that has lots of amenities and Brewers Bay that is our favourite beach on the island. A visit to Green VI in Cane Garden is a must (see https://www.facebook.com/greenvi).
Very pleased you had a lovely stay over Christmas and New Year and we hope you come and stay again soon. Adam and Tina.
“Fantastic stay at Makere on tortola”
Left on 02/22/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | TonyReviewed Feb 22, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
Just got back from our stay at Makere House and Cottage, and for us, Makere was perfect. We were two couples, and for that arrangement, I can't think of a better place. We stayed in the cottage, and our friends stayed upstairs in the House. Both were really nice, clean, well furnished, etc. My wife is a bit of a clean freak, and she even commented about how clean and tidy both residences were. The decorations are really nice, and both the house and the cottage have great views out over CGB and beyond, from both inside the house and from the fantastic outdoor spaces.
The layout of Makere House and Cottage is really perfect. the two residences are on two different levels, with the house up top, and the cottage down on the lower level. The cottage appears smaller, but the actual living spaces are not much different. One of the great things about the layout is that if we wanted privacy, we could stay down by the pool, or on the Cottage balcony, and it was like we didn't have any neighbors. When we wanted to be with our other couple, we had happy hour or lunch or dinner up at the house, and usually sat out on the fantastic porch overlooking the pool and cottage, and CGB beyond.
We loved the very close prximity to restaruants and beaches, particularly the restaurants down at CGB, and the beaches there and at Brewers, which is very close. Brewers was a lot of fun, stopping at the little beach bar, and then walking down for a "rum punch" at Gwen's just up the beach. We had quite a few rum punches with Gwen.
All in all, a wonderful trip. Tortola was great as usual, and Makere made it that much more special. We also took the ferry to anegada for the day--been wanting to do that for many years, and it was a great day trip. Makere is definitely a "10"!
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