As its name suggests, Refuge is the place to go for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ vacation. Private and peaceful, it’s ideally suited to families, couples and small groups of friends looking for a stylish retreat with direct access to a virgin beach. Just 60 feet up from the white sands and turquoise waters of Brewer’s Bay, this lovely 3-bedroom beach villa feels remote and exclusive, even though it’s within easy reach of the neighborhood shops and restaurants.
On either side of the upper-level entry foyer are two bedroom suites: a king master suite with its own kitchenette and a two-twin bed suite. A curved staircase leads to The Refuge's main level, with the kitchen, dining area and great room on one side and the second king master suite on the other. In the middle is a powder room and French doors which open out to a small deck graced by chaise lounges and the refreshing plunge pool with unobstructed views across the bay.
The high-ceilinged, comfortable Great Room rests at the heart of this contemporary villa. Cushioned sofas and chairs invite you to gather and relax, and a 42-inch flat screen cable TV, DVD player and iPod dock are cued up, ready for your entertainment. Tall French doors open out to a furnished, oceanview verandah and the pool alcove, perfect for admiring simmering sunsets. You’ll find everything you need for preparing delicious meals and snacks in the sleek modern kitchen and you can choose whether to enjoy your feast in the dining area or al fresco on the covered terrace overlooking the ocean.
All that fresh sea air is bound to make you sleepy and you can look forward to a sound night’s sleep in one of three comfortable en-suite bedrooms. Alfresco rain showers, deep tubs, flat screen TVs and access to private patios and verandahs are just some of the luxuries that will make your stay at Refuge so memorable. The two-twin suite, artfully designed in loft fashion, looks down into the Great Room, its high window perfectly framing Brewer’s Bay beyond. Doors across the loft wall can be closed for privacy.
Follow the short nature trail right down to the soft sandy beach where you can swim, stroll or go snorkeling off the nearby reef. If you’re tempted to travel further afield, it’s a short drive to local shops and restaurants and the island’s other treasures are easily discoverable by car.
Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | SusanReviewed May 4, 2013Stayed May 2013
My husband and I stayed at Refuge for a week in April/May 2013. We were specifically looking for a get-away-from-it-all vacation, and that's exactly what we found at this beautiful villa. The location is incredibly quiet and remote feeling, even though you're only a short drive away from restaurants, grocery, etc. The entire house was immaculate - I was impressed with how clean it was. The a/c throughout the house worked perfectly. The wifi Internet access also worked well the entire week. Everything we needed for preparing meals was found in the stocked kitchen. The plunge pool is perfect for cooling off and enjoying the unobstructed view of the bay. The highlight of the villa for us was the short nature trail down to the nearly-private beach. The long stretch of beach below Refuge is soft sand with plenty of shade or sun. I'd highly recommend Refuge to families, couples, small groups of friends, and anyone who is looking for a truly peaceful place to stay. - Susan M., Virginia, USA
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in May 2012 | David .Reviewed Mar 21, 2013Stayed May 2012
This is a great villa. It\'s new and we loved the modern design and the privacy of the place. Most days we had the beach completely to ourselves. The view of the daily sunset was the icing on the cake. The water is clear and with a nearby reef, great snorkeling right off the beach. our 2 year old loved it! - David B., New York, USA
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in January 2012 | Patrick .Reviewed Mar 21, 2013Stayed Jan 2012
Everything with the house was perfect other maybe that the Wifi was very erratic and really only worked in the evenings at times. The mattress in the downstairs bedroom needs to be changed . It was uncomfortable as it sagged greatly in the middle . Otherwise no complaints , had a great time , would recommend to others without a hesitation. - Patrick R., , Switzerland
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