The Boulder House provides an exceptional value and opportunity for you to enjoy a comfortable private home with spacious grounds to enjoy panoramic views in all directions. On our 3+acre private hilltop, you will experience these commanding views from the three decks that surround the house as well as from every room. Each room opens to the decks where you are immersed in lush tropical gardens and views overlooking the Caribbean Sea to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the surrounding Valley and Gorda Peak. Sailboats dot the horizon in spectacular panoramic views that will take your breath away. The decks are the perfect place to absorb one of the Caribbean's fabulous sunsets as the sun fades behind the mountains of the island-dotted Caribbean.
The house takes its name from the large boulder around which the house is built. It features two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with a full bed and a twin bed. Inside, full-length louvered windows on all exterior walls permit you to fully enjoy the ever-present tropical breezes. Common areas are a combined living and dining area, a full bath and a fully equipped kitchen. If you are traveling with a larger group see our separate listing here for the Cedar House, which has an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We provide gas grills at each house for your barbecue needs. Enjoy preparing a meal at your leisure and dining on your own private deck overlooking the oceans.
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We will arrange for our on-island manager to greet you at the airport or ferry dock upon your arrival. You will then be escorted to our property where you will be introduced to our home. Six mornings a week, Shirley will provide limited daily maid service.
While our hilltop setting affords a unique measure of privacy and freedom, our house is only a few minutes from any of the island's best beaches, restaurants, and shops. We are within walking distance of Spanish Town and the Yacht Harbor However, WE OFFER FREE USE OF OUR VEHICLE which truly opens up the island for your personal enjoyment.
Virgin Gorda has a population of about 3500 and a total area of 21 square kilometers (about 7 square miles). It is the second largest of the British Virgin Islands. The island is know for the beauty of its more than 15 white sand beaches - often framed by huge boulders; as well as for it's tranquil turquoise waters. Beaches are wonderfully serene and peaceful and we are happy to advise you how to access the best ones. With the exception of the famous Baths, beaches are rarely crowded. Virgin Gorda's climate is nearly perfect year round and rain (other than quick showers) is rare. Island locals are gentle and friendly people. The island's marvelous and secluded beaches are one of it's most treasured secrets. Bring your snorkel equipment and submerge yourself in the endless undersea delights that this island's oceans have to offer.
The Boulder House and the Cedar House are owned and operated by the Hunter family in a partnership called Hunter Homes, Ltd. The Hunter family has made Virgin Gorda our second home for more than three decades. We love to share our homes with both newcomers as well as our regular annual visitors. For this reason, we keep our rates quite modest. If you don't need the luxury of a private pool and a fancy villa, our private home might be your ticket to the perfect, affordable vacation!
If the Boulder House calendar looks full, please also check our listing for the Cedar house for additional vacant dates.
We look forward to sharing our island experience with you!
Tax rate 7% of rent tax rate Fees for additional guests may apply.
Rates listed are for the first two guests.
Youths age 3-18 yrs: $25/night
Additional Adults: $30/night
* VISA / MasterCard / Discover cards accepted.
* 7% Government Hotel Tax will be applied.
Per person rates apply to additional guests as noted above.
* Visits of less than 1 week, for the first two guests, will be @270/night(summer), and $350/night (winter). Rarely offered in winter season.
* Nights in addition to 1 week (7 nights) are prorated at 1/7th the weekly rate. Per person rates apply to additional guests as noted above.
*Christmas week rate for 1-4 people $2555, either house +$30/nt/addit. person, or $25/ ea child 3-18.
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My husband and I stayed at the Boulder House for our honeymoon and couldn't have had a more relaxing time! The house is in a perfect spot to watch the activity from atop the hill, explore using the truck that comes with the rental, and interact with the ways of the locals. We were there in September, and when they say most of the island is closed, take it seriously! We wanted to have a couple fancy nights out and a couple casual nights out, and we ended up just doing a couple casual outings for dinner because most restaurants and resorts were closed for the month, or for a couple of weeks surrounding our early September trip. That just allowed us to relax more by getting groceries and cooking for ourselves as the sun set behind Tortola. The porch that wrapped around the Boulder House was the perfect spot to watch that sun set every night! Howard and Irma weren't on the island at the same time as us, so we had Patrick, who met us at the airport, showed us to our truck, and led us to the grocery store, and then to the Boulder House. That was all the introduction we needed because everything was very straight forward. Our favorite beaches on Virgin Gorda were Spring Bay Beach and the Baths, as well as Savannah Bay Beach. Every beach we went to, we had to ourselves for at least half the time we were there. That is owed to the fact that we were there in September. That's the upside of the trip during low season. The one thing I didn't expect when booking a house in the middle of the neighborhood was the sound of dogs and roosters at night and in the early hours of the morning. Luckily we were able to fall back asleep quickly. There are also roosters all over the island, so maybe you hear them no matter where you are! All in all, we had an amazing time and would highly recommend the Boulder House to anyone that wants to have a low key vacation in paradise!
Left on 02/09/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | World Traveling Seniors
My wife & I just returned from two wonderful weeks at one of the Hunter Homes in Virgin Gorda (VG). We were in the Boulder House. We selected VG because we wanted to do lots of snorkeling.
We were not disappointed. The location of the house was great with views of the Yacht Harbor on one side and the sea on the other side of the island. The house was very roomy and had a well equipped kitchen and bath. There was lots of entertainment options including books to read/exchange, good TV, CD player, DVD player, and a very good wireless internet connection. I used the internet daily and the speed was comparable to what I have at home. The CD system was good but you need to bring your own CDs.
The price for the rental seemed high but after comparing it to the resorts we decided it was reasonable. Especially with the vehicle which saved $50-$60 a day. We had a small problem with the vehicle early in our visit but were very impressed by the speed at which the property managers arranged for a mechanic to come diagnose and fix the problem. 15 minutes after calling the managers the mechanic arrived. He diagnosed the problem and fixed it on the spot.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the excellent advice that Mr. Hunter gave us before departure and the friendly and efficient maid service supplied by Shirley. Steve's advise on which ferry company to use, bringing own snorkel equipment, etc made things go smoothly and the trip more economical. Shirley was also a friendly source of information and went about her work in a non-disruptive way.
We have a few suggestions on things to not bring and bring. Do not bring any dress cloths such as long pants, long sleeved shirts, or shoes. You just won't use them. Only bring 1 reading book as there are many for which you can exchange. Do bring the CDs and Dvds.
Well if you got to the end of this very wordy review you should take the next step and try it for your self.
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Recommended for: Friends, Tourists, Families w teenagers, Families w children, Rugged, Romantic, Singles
Sigh, I am revealing our little secret paradise
Left on 02/12/2010 for a stay in June 2009 | The Potters
We have been renting the Boulder House every year for 9 years now. I suppose that should be testament enough of how much we enjoy the place. It is very simple living in a beautiful setting. The house is comfortably appointed, nothing fancy, just homey. The views are some of the best on the island and the breeze is always blowing (something that doesn't happen at some of the beach-side houses on VG). There are some spectacular beaches on the island and, once you know where to go, you can often be the only people on them. The snorkeling is terrific. At the Boulder house you will find a binder packed with information and a visitor's journal that can give you great hints for where to go and what to do.
Having the truck to get around included is really nice as you do need transportation on the island.
Shirley has been tending to the house since we've been going there and you cannot find a more helpful, kind and caring person to make your stay pleasurable.
Dealing with the owners and property managers is always a pleasant experience. Everyone truly cares that you have a good time and welcome suggestions.
The one downside you have to accept is that the island roosters start crowing very early in the a.m. That is compensated by the fact that you can take a quiet siesta every afternoon!
So there, I've revealed our secret hide away. It is a very special place. :)
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Recommended for: Friends, Groups, Romantic, Families w children
Left on 02/08/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | frequent guest
Boulder House is a beautifully situated comfortable home on a hill in Virgin
Gorda near the main village, Spanishtown. It is convenient to shopping,
restaurants, boating activities and beaches. The beaches are the most beautiful
we have seen. The house is cheerful, clean and well furnished, Shirley, the
housekeeper is friendly, knowledgeable and works two or so hours per day
allowing guests to vacation. The vehicle makes it possible to enjoy all the VG
has to offer. We love the atmosphere on the island and the islanders too. The
Hunter family is welcoming and organizes everything well.
Left on 02/08/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
An ideal vacation home for 2-4 people, situated in an informal garden atop a hill overlooking Spanish-town harbor and Francis Drake Channel on one side and the Atlantic on the other. Great breezes. A car is included, enabling easy access to magnificent beaches. Islanders own the island and are gracious hosts. Service includes towels, clean linens, help with daily maintenance, any necessary heavy cleaning, frequent flowers, and friendly help. Music from local bars on major holiday Friday nights can be a challenge to early evening sleep.
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