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Bananaquit Gardens This is the perfect family home for settling in the BVI. With its old-world charm and practicality, this is a property that has been lived in, loved and cherished, and promises to be so for future occupants. Once you step through the stone wall entrance overlooking Hodge’s Creek a vista of breathtaking views, cooling trade winds and self-sufficient living present themselves to you. This hillside home has a warm and earthy character derived from its mixture of wood and stone. Built in 1972, this 3-bedroom/2.5-bathroom home emphasizes family living. The two-storey buildings have hacienda-style arches that extend up to the roof. All of the wooden doors are opened to the living room and the terra cotta tiling cools the area quickly. The living-room ceiling is low, unlike that of the atrium, which has a rounded stair case with an accent wall and all-wooden floors in the sleeping quarters. The master suite is separated from the other two bedrooms, which serve as children’s rooms. All areas face the sea and light streams into the property through the high overhead trees, affording shade and protection.

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Two Egrets Nestled on a hilltop overlooking Road Harbour and the Sir Francis Drake Channel is this charming private residence. The view extends from Virgin Gorda to Norman Island. This West-Indian style house faces the trade winds and is a short drive to Road Town and has easy access to several sandy beaches on the north shore. The main house is three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are four creatively positioned outside dining areas: in a gazebo; in a covered patio; under a cascading water fountain; and, at the pool-side. A one bed self-contained guest house is close by. The property is landscaped with a wide variety of flowering vines, bushes and trees, all of which require only minimal care. There is a large grassy area which could be converted to a play ground or tennis court. All doors and windows have hurricane shutters and the 12-inch reinforced concrete construction testifies it’s ability to withstand the worst storms. The kitchen has been recently renovated and there is now a generator to supply electricity in case of power failure.

US $1,650,000


The Producers Managing Editor Owen Waters :: owen@alookingglass.com

Writers David Blacklock, Owen Waters & Traci O'Dea

letter from the editor

Traci O'Dea

Editors David Blacklock, Owen Waters & Traci O'Dea

Advertising Production Colin Rathbun & Nick Cunha

Welcome to the June issue of Property Guide

Advertising Sales Owen Waters :: owen@alookingglass.com

For this issue, I went on my first BVI Property Guide photo shoot to Sage Park House. I tried my best to stay out of Yacht Shots photographer Gemma Salamun’s way as Trish Dobson from Caribbean Realty told us about the property. I fell in love with the house and wanted nothing more than to curl up in the family room with a book and a glass of wine. In fact, I did gently perch on the couch for a moment and had to resist sinking back into the cushions. I have a feeling that’s one of the hazards of working for Property Guide—falling in love with each home we feature. Or, rather, that could be an advantage. In this case, because I want to attract the perfect owner who will appreciate the house’s many dimensions that I somehow got acquainted with during the short time I spent inside its walls. The fact is, homes in the BVI tend to have an aesthetic that appeals to me overall; whether beside the surf with the sound of waves reminding me of nature’s give and take or up in the hills where the sea is muted and distant but seemingly infinite. Houses here tend to incorporate their surroundings with seamless transitions between the inside and out. Up the hill from Sage Park House, Romney Park Landing delighted me with the most vibrant purple orchid blossoms. I’m surprised I even noticed them, considering it was almost impossible to stop staring at the cerulean blue vistas that were visible from the wraparound deck. Aside from appealing flora, landscapes, seascapes and architecture, the BVI is also home to one-of-a-kind events. In this issue, Property Guide invites you to meet the stellar winemakers whose wine will be featured at the second annual Winemakers Dinners benefit—several elite, unique evenings for food and wine lovers that take place in various select locations in the BVI. Take advantage of the knowledge of these brilliant, talented individuals, and stock your wine fridge with internationally acclaimed wines. Once you’ve decided to join us in paradise, our expert contributors are happy to provide you with information on local architects, mortgage advice and interior design, as well.

Graphic Design Richard George & Nick Cunha Executive Producer Colin Rathbun, aLookingGlass Publishing colin@alookingglass.com For additional information contact Colin Rathbun at aLookingGlass or visit www.bvipg.com aLookingGlass

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Enjoy the views!

Traci O'Dea

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contents 17 2009 Winemakers Dinners

State of the Market: Residential Financing in the BVI 8 Mortgages are readily available in the BVI for both local and overseas purchasers. We compare what three major local banks are offering for residents and non-residents. BVI Style Defining the BVI style of architecture is a challenge. One architect discusses maintaining the thread of continuity while meeting each individual client’s needs.

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Living Green: Green Countertops A company in California recycles glass into countertops, offering an attractive and eco-friendly alternative to granite or other materials.

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What’s In a Design? 14 Thor Downing of RDP wants to rediscover or reinvent the vernacular style of BVI architectural design.

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2009 Winemakers Dinners 17 Winemakers from around the globe travel to the BVI to educate and delight the palates of guests lucky enough to reserve their places at the 2009 Winemakers Dinners. Proceeds from this exclusive event go to local charities.

Sage Park House

Sage Park House Sage Park House’s cool tiles and constant breezes only manage to contribute to the warmth of this hillside home.

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Romney Park Landing 25 From the wraparound porch of Romney Park, some lucky homeowner will have one of the most beautiful views PG has ever seen. A wall of oversized pocket doors brings the view indoors to the kitchen and living room. Property Listings

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Check out the latest listings from the BVI’s top real estate companies. Vacation Rentals

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Looking for somewhere to stay whilst you seek out your sensational new BVI dwelling? Our vacation rentals section offers a variety of accommodation types to suit every budget.


by Chris Smith

STATE OF THE Market Residential Financing in the BVI: Alive and Kicking The sky is probably blue, and the sun is more than likely shining. So why even bother bringing up the horrible subject of mortgages? Why spoil your day or possibly your vacation? Because here in the BVI, believe it or not, we actually have some good news on the subject. If you are considering purchasing property in the BVI, residential mortgages are readily available for both local and overseas purchasers. Hearing that from a realtor probably isn’t overly convincing so perhaps a word or two from the banks themselves might help.

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RESIDENTS

Term Available

Paul Gourieux, Country Manager, First Bank (BVI) Ltd “FirstBank has numerous choices for clients looking to purchase, build or refinance a home. As the largest financial institution in the Virgin Islands, FirstBank focuses on meeting the individual needs of borrowers. The corporation is well capitalized and looking to lend money to help our community grow. By making prudent lending decisions and staying out of the ‘sub-prime’ market, we have been able to successfully grow our portfolio and maintain a healthy forecast for the years ahead.” Joyce Murraine, Managing Director, Scotia Bank (BVI) Ltd “Scotiabank is listed in the top ten best performing banks in the world. We are eager to assist consumers in owning their own home faster. Visit us today and let us show you how quickly you can become a homeowner.” Robert Hirst, Head of Banking, VP Bank (BVI) Limited “VP Bank provides personalized service and can tailor loan solutions to meet the individual needs of clients.” So there you have it. Yes, the ‘Loan To Value’ ratios have tightened up a touch—a reflection of the global financial situation—but money is available to buy or build a home in the BVI. Foreign purchasers should note that a Non-Belongers Land Holding License is required before a BVI bank will lend money to purchase property. But you can get pre-approved for financing before entering into an Agreement for Sale and applying for your license. Drop us a line at info@ coldwellbankerbvi.com, and we would be happy to put you in touch with the right people at any of the banks. The two tables to the right summarize the rates and terms available at the time of going to press. PG

Loan to value Ratio

Interest rate

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Loan to value Ratio

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Land Purchase

Construction Loan

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1 - 10 years

12 Month Interest Only during construction / rolls to permanent financing up to 30 Years

10 - 30 years fixed

Up to 80% w/ construction loan. Up to 65% w/land acquisition only

Up to 80% of labor & material costs

Up to 80%

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6.125% - 6.750%

6.125% - 6.750%

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Construction Loan

House Purchase

Max. Amortization 15 yrs 5 year term.

Max. Amortization 30 yrs, 5 yr or 10 yr term, 9 months (construction period)

Max. Amortization 30years 5 year or 10 year term

80% LTV up to $100M 60% LTV amount > $100M

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75% LTV up to $200M: 70% LTV amount > $200M

8.5%

1.00% above prevailing Mortgage rate.

6.75% for 5 year term 7.5% for 10 year term

Land Purchase

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12 - 18 months

15 years

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VP Bank Prime Rate

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Term Available

Loan to value Ratio

Interest rate

Term Available

Loan to value Ratio

Interest rate

Land Purchase

Construction Loan

House Purchase

1 - 10 years

12 Month Interest Only during construction / rolls to permanent financing up to 30 Years

10 - 30 years fixed

Up to 80% w/ construction loan. Up to 65% w/land acquisition only

Up to 80% of labor & material costs

Up to 80%

8%

6.125% - 6.750%

6.125% - 6.750%

Land Purchase

Construction Loan

House Purchase

Max. Amortization 15 yrs 5 year term.

Max. Amortization 25 yrs, 5 yr or 10 yr term, 9 months (construction period)

Max. Amortization 25 yrs 5 yr or 10 yr term

50% LTV Maximum $750m

70% LTV USD up to $1.5m 25 yrs: 65% LTV USD $1.5 to $2.5m Max. Amortization 20 yrs

70% LTV USD up to $1.5m 25 yrs: 65% LTV USD $1.5 to $2.5m Max. Amortization 20 yrs

8.5%

1.00% above prevailing Mortgage rate.

6.75% for 5 year term 7.5% for 10 year term

Presented by Land Purchase

Construction Loan

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Term Available

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12 - 18 months

15 years

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70%

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VP Bank Prime Rate

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A combination of traditional and modern styles

BVI Style by Steve Fox, OBM International

OBMI’s original office was set up in Bermuda in the 1930s. Bermuda’s strong architectural identity is rooted in the practical responses of builders to the island’s climate and the locally available materials, which resulted in a unique and very special “Bermuda style.” This heritage demanded respect, and our founder, Wil Onions, became known for his inventive reinterpretation of the traditions of the local vernacular cottage architecture for the contemporary era. In the sixties, the practice ventured into the Caribbean region. The British Virgin Islands office was established in 1967 at a time when tourism and international business were brand new to the

Working as architects in the British Virgin Islands, we’re often asked if there is a BVI style and if OBMI has a signature style. In order to consider these questions, the history of the practice and the process of design should be considered. islands. Traditional buildings in the BVI and most other of which feature heavily in many new home projects, make up the ingredients which go together to Caribbean islands were generally made of wood and constitute local stone, but To design a truly functional and beautiful home, the architect a common the need for larger scale needs to have a deep understanding of the challenges of the site approach to building which buildings, and can be seen throughout the Caribbean islands. the increased use of concrete, led to a departure All these elements have evolved as a direct from local traditions towards new approaches to response to the environment; to quickly shed rain, building for a new era. resist hurricane force winds, utilize local materials, Despite this rapid pace of development, there provide cooling through the thermal stack effect, has been a lot of continuity between the past and provide outdoor shaded space, reduce heat gain and the present, particularly in the design of residential promote cross ventilation. buildings. Elements such as hipped roofs with metal To design a truly functional and beautiful home, sheeting, tall cathedral ceilings, deep verandahs and the architect needs to have a deep understanding decks, natural stone walls and louvered openings, all

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of the challenges of the site: its terrain, location, orientation and climate. These challenges can be transcended, and opportunities can be created, for every home design to become an individual, sitespecific building in harmony with its surroundings. The environment of the BVI presents us with a myriad of interesting factors which need to be addressed: steep slopes, remote locations, irregular topography, boulders, hurricanes, earthquakes, corrosive salt air, sudden heavy rainfall, intense sun, unfriendly insects… and it’s our design response to these factors, more than simple aesthetic considerations, which can combine to give us a BVI style. Given the fact that almost every site in the islands has a spectacular view and beautiful surroundings, most projects offer a great opportunity for architects to really enjoy what we do. In addition to these environmental issues, every client has their own specific parameters, such as the number and size of rooms and the budget available for finishes and fittings. And many owners have a particular preference for a “look” for their new home—from Japanese or Mexican to Balinese or Mediterranean, contemporary or traditional. Put all these factors into the mix, and it’s inevitable that every home we design will be unique.

So, when we’re asked the question about style, please forgive us if we don’t give you a simple response! PG

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OBMI OR TO INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT: Steve Fox, British Virgin Islands office T 284 494 2148 / F 284 494 3898 sfox@obmi.com www.obmi.com

Steve Fox is Managing Director of OBM International’s BVI office. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional and a co-founder of Green 7.25” VI.

For seven decades, OBM International has been the premier full-service design-consulting firm in Bermuda and the Caribbean. Today, with nine multinational offices, projects throughout the world and a diverse team of experts, OBM is a global leader in luxury hotel/resort design development, architecture, master/town planning and interior design, with landmark projects in the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe and the Arabian Peninsula. OBM has design offices located in Antigua, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Madrid, Miami, Muscat and Trinidad and Tobago.

The essence of architecture is the creation of timeless and beautiful places. It takes courage, passion, emotion and rational thinking to create a successful place. To do it is a privilege. It is an opportunity for greatness. And success will turn a vision into history.

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“RAKU”

Nestled within majestic boulders on Virgin Gorda’s southern shore... lies “Raku” • • • • • • • • • • • •

19 Room Custom Luxury Residence 2 Acres 240’ of Beachfront Secluded/Pristine Beach 5000 sq ft Interior Living Space 1500 sq ft Exterior Living Space 6 Bedrooms 4 1/2 Bathrooms Palm Tree Setting Professionally Landscaped Detached Caretaker or Guest House Ozonated Pool

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Custom Woodworking Throughout Andiroba Windows and Doors (Hurricane Glass) Mahogany Floors Andiroba Vaulted Ceilings Jatoba Cabinetry/Furniture Property Management Team Available Custom Imported Stonework (100 tons) Marble Counters and Floors 495’ Private Driveway Gated Entrance - Intercom Offered Brand New Visit website for more information and pictures

$11m www.raku-bvi.com Visit us at our new location at 159, Main Street, Road Town or at our Nanny Cay Marina office. www.coldwellbankerbvi.com tel. (284) 495 3000 info@coldwellbankerbvi.com


Green Living in the Virgin Islands RECYCLED COUnTERTOPS My obsession with all things home and garden keeps leading me to new and sustainable alternatives to common home items such as flooring, furniture, decorative items and more recently, countertops. Whenever you begin to talk about kitchen design or renovations, you immediately hear people talk about their intentions for granite countertops. I have to admit, granite makes a kitchen look clean and finished. Anyone would feel inspired to be the next Iron Chef in a granitecountertop kitchen. The opportunity to feel like a champion, if just in the culinary world of your family, comes at a heavy cost to the environment. The amount of energy used to transform the undressed stone makes it less desirable to some environmentally conscious homeowners. Though granite is a natural material, the processes to acquire it damages our planet. In California, Vetrazzo turns recycled glass into beautiful countertops. A glass scientist who turned his passion for the environment into a sustainable business started the company in the mid-nineties.

All the glass used in making their countertops is recycled and makes up 85% of the final material by weight.The company uses glass from community recycling programmes as well as postindustrial items from demolished buildings and even decommissioned traffic lights. Every 9’x5’ countertop reuses 1,000 bottles and 550 pounds of glass. Even more beautiful than the thought of utilising old beer and vodka bottles to make a beautiful countertop is the variety of colours that the Vetrazzo countertops come in. This gives you the added advantage of utilising colours like cool whites, deep blues and crisp greens when thinking about decorating your kitchen around the beauty of your environmentally conscious countertop. If you are in the market for a sustainable kitchen, we hope you consider the option of a more sustainable countertop—maybe at first the thought won’t inspire you to be the next Iron Chef, but sometimes the challenger wins. PG

by Sachkia Barnes

Broken glass is reused to create unique, durable countertops

Photo by Joel Puliatti, ©2008 Joel Puliatti for Vetrazzo, puliattiphoto@yahoo.com

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What’s in a Design?

by Owen Waters with Thor Downing

Established in 1969, Roger Downing & Partner Company, Limited have a full complement of “in-house” design professionals. Rather than the number of publications they have been mentioned in, they are more proud of the 30 or more year long relationships they enjoy with clients. With a plethora of skills ranging from the architect and engineer to the interior designer, RDP maintain a strong environmental conscience. As I sit with Thor Downing, we open a dialogue on the styles of the BVI, and I question him on his firm’s particular style of building.Their base philosophy stems generally from an organic approach to design, starting with a very careful treatment and respect for the site and environmental considerations. In his opinion, there are too many cases of transplanted styles, such as Asian and Mediterranean, and what is lost is the Caribbean regional identity and the chance to truly start developing a BVI style.This he sees as a challenge to all designers and clients here. The term vernacular style is defined as the ordinary or common building style of a region,

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the “grass roots” identity that stems from the culture of the area. This is an evolving, dynamic aspect of a country and speaks volumes about the story of a place and the culture. Research of ancient and historical buildings can be looked at for inspiration and ideas when developing a style or This is an evolving, dynamic aspect of movement in architecture. For example, the simplicity a country and speaks volumes about of the Arawak Huts the story of a place and the culture can tell us a great deal about that culture. The cylindrical design is a very efficient shape in regards to both structural integrity and use of materials. The traditional Caribbean design uses simple, open-plan rooms with openings on both

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RDP-designed Commerce House

sides and porch roofs for maximizing ventilation. These styles are based normally on the basic environmental issues of the particular region. Ecological design, which is a globally recognized necessity, shall also return to these ancient principles, thus the circle starts again. When asked about the design process, Thor insists that one of the most critical factors is the concept. After having listened carefully to the client’s desires and advising them, it is then essential to have all the key members’ input at this stage. The concept provides the platform for the most efficient process. RDP also believe that artisans need to play a greater role in

the design and construction process. There is a huge amount of talent being neglected on these islands, talent that can become an essential part of producing an exportable commodity and hopefully reinvent the vernacular style of the region. As to the future outlook on the property market of the BVI, RDP are always positive, even in these uncertain times. Designs shall most certainly benefit by becoming far more ecologically considerate and less demanding on the energy and resources. They are looking forward to the next 40 years of the BVI’s evolution. PG

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SHANNON HOUSE Tortola

One of the Virgin Islands’ unique houses set in a dramatic location, overlooking Jost Van Dyke and the USVI, extending to 5.25 acres. Accommodation includes great room with living and dining area, kitchen, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, media loft two tier swimming pool, wine cellar and two bedroom staff accommodation.

US$5,450,000

LITTLE DIX BAY Virgin Gorda

A rare opportunity to own a permanent home at Little Dix Bay. The Villas at Little Dix Bay, situated on the dramatic hillside above the world-renowned resort offer a magnificent setting, luxurious amenities and services and remarkable privacy to each and every owner. The master plan includes spacious three and four bedroom villas with private pools, each nestled into the lush tropical hillside.

US$3,300,000

TURPENTINE HOUSE Tortola

An intriguing blend of tropical design and European sophistication, this home boasts spectacular sea views and exhibits a super standard of finish. Reception room, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, private office loft and workshop, dining courtyard swimming pool with deck, spacious verandahs. Set in about 1.5acres.

US$3,150,000

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Winemakers Dinners Feature International Wine Superstars by Traci O'Dea

Those who have the privilege to attend the 2009 Winemakers Dinners, an event sponsored by the BVI Tourist Board and organized by the BVI Charitable Fund, will not only be treated to great food and wine, but also the company and expertise of some of the best winemakers in the world. While delighting attendees with perfectly matched food and wine, the organizers hope to promote the BVI as a premiere tourist destination that offers exclusive, one-of-akind events while also raising money for local BVI charities such as the BVI Red Cross, St Mary’s School, St George’s School and the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). Part of the exclusivity of the event is based on the winemakers who will be in attendance. At no other event in the world do these award-winning, dedicated, passionate winemakers come together for the purpose of sharing their wines with such a small group of fortunate guests.

Pio Cesare estates, family owned in Alba, Italy since 1881, is currently helmed by winemaker Pio Boffa. Under his leadership, some of the finest wines of Italy are being crafted, most notably his 2004 Barolo, which Wine Spectator awarded Number Six in its Top 100 of 2008, calling it a “big, juicy, chewy wine.” The Muga wines—riojas, rosadas, blancos and cavas—are considered among the best in Spain, a fact that is evidenced by regular accolades in every wine publication. The charming Manuel Muga, grandson of founder Isaac Muga Martinez, currently runs the vineyard with his brother Jorge. They take pride in producing both classic and contemporary wines. Former international fashion model Sandra Tavares da Silva is the winemaker for two Portuguese wineries, including Wine & Soul, which she and her husband own in Douro, Portugal—a region hailed by Food & Wine magazine as “the next must-visit wine country.” The same article called Wine & Soul’s 2005 Pintas “full of explosive wild black raspberry flavors lifted by floral aromas and supported by fine-grained, powerful tannins.” Jorge Serôdio Borges, Sandra’s husband and partner in Wine & Soul, is also the winemaker for Quinta Do Passadouro, a traditional vineyard in Douro where the grapes are still foot-trodden. Sommelier Olivier Poussier calls the Passadouro Reserva red 2003 a “fleshy, almost sap-like wine” that

“enchants the palate with its elegant, savory frame.” Borges was voted 2009 Winemaker of the Year by Essencio do Vinho. German wine patriarch Wilhelm Haag has been making Riesling since 1957 when he was twenty years old. Vineyards Fritz Haag and Schloss Lieser, both in the Mosel region. are currently run by Wilhelm’s sons Oliver and Thomas, respectively. In 2008, WeinGourmet magazine made an exception to their rule of choosing a Wine of the Year and instead selected Fritz Haag’s entire collection as Collection of the Year. In the 1990s, Bernard Kirsten took over Weingut Kirsten, also located in the Mosel region of Germany. Due to the steep hills and rocky slate soil, mechanization is impossible, so the wines are literally hand crafted. Gault Millau WeinGuide awarded the winery three grapes, among other “producers who have been making consistently high quality wines for many years.” California winemaker Jon Priest, from Etude, maintains a philosophy to produce “wine that is grown, not made.” This philosophy results in awardwinning and sought-after wines. Etude’s 2005 Deer Camp Estate Pinot Noir Carneros received a rating of 96 from Wine Enthusiast who said, “This is one for the cellar…it shows powerfully ripe blackberry, cherry, cassis and coffee flavors that have been well oaked.”

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Necker Island hosts an evening of the 2009 Winemakers Dinners

BVI Property Guide asked Ajit Mathew George, Co-Chair of the BVI Charitable Fund and Managing Director of Nail Bay Resort how he was able to assemble such an all-star assembly of winemakers. “I’m a lucky person,” Mr. George, a wine collector, replied. He elaborated that his luck stemmed from friends, connections and years of attending international wine shows. “Giorgio Paradisi [of Giorgio in Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda] is a close friend of Pio, and that’s the only reason we are getting him. Wilhelm Haag, both of his sons were here last year, Thomas and Oliver. This year the father is coming. He’s the one who introduced me to Rieslings.” Mr. George added that he met Wilhelm Haag through his friend Martin Dindoš of OHMS, one of the

they would be bringing port as well as some of their award-winning wines to this year’s event and the fact that she is “an absolutely superb female winemaker in a very male-dominated winemaking world.” “It’s really a wonderful mix of people—Old Guard, represented by Haag and Boffo, to Wine & Soul, a first generation wine.” Mr. George’s love of wine was apparent as he started to talk about the wine pairings that will take place with the meals. “Each course will be paired with one or two wines, with a minimum of six courses; each course prepared by a different chef. That’s how we’ll make this thing work to create a real culinary symphony. “ “A remarkable collection of wine and a remarkable collection of people,” he said. “This is a

“It’s really a wonderful mix of people—Old Guard, represented by Haag and Boffo, to Wine & Soul, a first generation wine.” founding sponsors of the Winemakers Dinners. “Martin represents the Mosel wines.” When on a trip to the Mosel region three years ago, Mr. George met Bernard Kirsten through Mr. Kirsten’s sister Gabi Romberg of the BVI Tourist Board’s German office. “They (Weingut Kirsten) make a remarkable sparkling wine that will be served each night, and there will be a wine that will be specially bottled just for the Winemakers Dinners with a special label. They came last year, and the specially bottled wines for 2008 Winemakers Dinners were sold out immediately.” “Jon Priest is here because of Saveur magazine. I asked them to help me get an interesting winemaker from California.” Mr. George had encountered Manuel Muga at this year’s ProWein in Dusselfof, Germany and invited him to come to Winemakers. “He just couldn’t say no.” At another wine event, he met the husband and wife team from Portugal: Sandra Tavares da Silva and Jorge Serôdio Borges. He expressed excitement that 18

unique chance to come to one event as if you’re travelling around the world.” The Winemakers Dinners take place on July 16 to 19 and December 3 to 6. The July dinners, which feature the winemakers listed above, will be held at elite locations in the BVI: Necker Island on July 16, Peter Island on July 17, Guana Island on July 18 and Mooney Bay in Virgin Gorda on July 19, with an opening VIP welcome reception on July 15 at the Sugar Mill Ruins at Nail Bay. For more information, visit www.winemakersdinners.com. PG

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Nanny Cay is Tortola’s flagship marina with berths for 180 yachts, full service boatyard, a hotel with 36 rooms, tennis court, swimming pool, restaurants, spa, shops, beach and the list is growing. Nestled in the heart of this thriving community marina will be 32 waterfront homes with docks. Finished to the highest of standards, these 2 and 3 bedroom homes are priced from $650k and are available fully furnished if required. As well as stunning views, great ocean breezes, guaranteed dock, and first class facilities, owners may take advantage of one of the BVI’s most competitive, optional rental programs. To arrange a tour of our completed homes call Chris Smith on 284 495 3000 or stop in at our Nanny Cay office.

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Complete with White Picket Fence

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Situated in the hill above Romney Park, Sage Park House manages to be both pristinely elegant and cozily informal. I can imagine savouring a five-course meal in the Federal-style dining room as easily as I can imagine playing a game of Scrabble on the floor of the sunken family room. A wooden gate and cement entranceway, dripping with bougainvillea, open to a private drive and impressive retaining wall. A white picket fence adorns both sides of the house, and the deep red roof contrasts with the azure sea. The main entrance of the house, accessible from the tiled, two-vehicle carport, opens to a majestic foyer with a cathedral ceiling. Escheresque staircases that lead either up to the bedrooms, down to the main floor or even further down to the family room, wrap around an enormous, built-in planter, full of tropical greenery. A steady but gentle indoor breeze blows fresh air in all directions. The ceramic-tiled floors and ceiling fans throughout the house keep it cool without being crisp. The staircase up leads to the bright and airy master bedroom, which feels regal in dimensions only. The king-sized, spindle-carved four-poster bed invites breakfast in bed or a lie-in. The far wall mostly consists of windows and French doors which open to a private balcony and views of the Romney Park valley, the Sir Francis Drake Channel and St John. The master suite includes a palatial bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower stall and double sinks atop matching vanities. Also in the master suite is a dressing room, fit for royalty, with walls of hanging space and storage. The second upstairs suite also boasts a walk-in closet that separates the bedroom and bathroom. The seafoam green walls contrast with the painted white wooden ceilings and the natural woods of the furniture, including another four-poster, a slightly more modest version of the master bed. The full bathroom, as white as sea-polished coral, refreshes and invigorates—a perfect place to start the day with a brisk shower or end it with a warm soak in the tub. A hallway leads back to the towering foyer and a staircase down to the main level that includes the kitchen, scullery, dining room, game room and powder room. Sturdy solid wood cupboards and acrylic countertops grace the airy kitchen, fully equipped with a dishwasher, double-door refrigerator/freezer combo and all the other necessities. Beyond the kitchen, a scullery houses a washer and dryer, and a side door opens to the vegetable garden.


The majestic tiled foyer

A cutout archway between the kitchen and dining room shows off the large, formal table and eight scroll-back chairs. The arch shape is mimicked in the glass doors of the traditional, formidable china cabinet. The dining room, with its close access to the kitchen, begs for entertaining and large family meals. After dinner, the game room, with large Olhausen slate pool table, dart board and flatscreen TV, encourages the festivities

The view and breeze beckon

The family room is the centerpiece of the house—the architecture, décor and even the descending hillside contribute to a feeling of being gently nudged into the sunken room to laze around. Once there, overstuffed couches, shelves full of books and games, a large flat-screen TV and soft area rugs increase the desire to decompress. A handsome, wooden chair rail separates the walls into soothing green on the bottom and

Unwind in the sunken family room

. . .the game room, with large Olhausen slate pool table, dart board and flat-screen TV, encourages the festivities to continue to continue. Or for a more casual cooking experience, the wooden deck off the game room, complete with large gas grill, offers the perfect locale to host a barbecue. A powder room is conveniently located between the game room and the family room.

buttery cream on the top. Everything about this room reduces stress and induces relaxation, including the view of the sea out the oversized windows and double doors. Adjacent to the family room is a wraparound balcony. The view down

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Sleep like royalty

the valley and across the Channel to St John upstages the otherwise impressive terra cotta tiles, columns, wooden ceiling and white railings reminiscent of the white picket fence in the front of the house. Slat-backed benches invite lingering as the breeze, the same breeze that cools the entire house, smells hillside sweet. Directly off the family room, the large guest bedroom with full en suite bathroom has cathedral ceilings, calming sage walls, an oversized closet with overhead cabinets and appealing dark-wood furniture. If it’s possible to break free from the pull of the family room and balcony, the multi-level grounds of Sage Park House offer lush vegetation, beautiful landscaping and a large vegetable garden. A stone staircase beside the wooden deck on the side of the house leads up to a small yard that could easily accommodate a moderate-sized swimming pool. On the other side of the house, a vegetable

garden grows up the hill and is easily accessed from the kitchen. Between the carport and side yard is a fenced, cemented area which could be used as a play area, kennel or hot-tub locale. With its optically engaging foyer, dining room equipped for entertaining, sunken

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Frenchman’s Paradise An Exquisite New Luxury Home on Frenchman’s Cay

Frenchman’s Cay is home to Soper’s Hole Marina and one of the BVI’s most exclusive and secure gated residential communities. Here can be found some of the BVI’s most luxurious homes and Frenchman’s Paradise, a fabulous, newly constructed three bedroom home with office, raises the bar. Quite simply, the breathtaking ocean, islands, marina and sunset views are unbeatable. The modern style of the home is best described as contemporary Caribbean, combining West Indian charm with modern finishes and clean lines. Features include lots of local stonework, hardwood doors, custom millwork of the highest standard, a phenomenal master suite, two spacious guest rooms with large ensuite bathrooms, a truly unique pool with the ultimate vanishing edge, a solar powered back up generator and plenty of covered deck space for enjoying the views in the shade. Coveniently located for those arriving via the USVI or for those wishing to moor their boat in the nearby marina, Frenchman’s Paradise is the ideal vacation or second home. $3m

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Surrounding views of the Channel and the USVI from the two tier decks

Romney Park Landing by Owen Waters

You would be hard pressed to pick one location as the best view on Tortola, but from the top of Romney Park, a steep and narrow road rides up to one of the most spectacular views I have ever seen on location. With a two-storey structure made of wood, concrete and steel, Romney Park Landing is a dream house secluded by foliage. Without a doubt, this is the perfect place for island living. Cathedral ceilings and low-level french windows allow for a constant airflow

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Open-plan kitchen with dining outside

Unlike many houses, the bedrooms upstairs and downstairs are secluded completely from the other rooms. The upstairs main suite comprises the bedroom and bathroom with a most inviting hot tub with a view of the rock garden outside. One gets the feeling that enjoying nature and taking time to relax are the two main concerns whether inside or out. Downstairs, bedrooms are tastefully decorated with smoke-frosted doors, built-in closets and a glorious, tiled outdoor shower. On arrival, a gravel path leads up wooden stairs to the main living area. Each sliding pocket door is oversized, and the air and breeze quickly filter through the house. The natural feel is tantalized with a large, mahogany breakfast bar in the middle of the kitchen and tall cypress tongue-and-groove ceilings. The walls are wedged from the top to the bottom where appliances are stored and give a great sense to the height and depth. Designed and built by a European contractor, this is a version of island living that would probably best function not necessarily as a family home but possibly as two separate residences. The signature of

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structural engineer Bob Wells is present in the steel beams and wraparound solid wooden decks. Surrounded by foliage and rock, palms and bougainvillea adorn the property. Below, two old, large trees provide natural shade, whereas upstairs on the balcony the best views can be seen. From here we can look up the channel, and on the day of shooting tracked the yachts on their passage by St John and Frenchmans Cay. If we had waited longer, we would have easily seen the boats dock into Sopers Hole. As we looked over at St Thomas, our broker told us that on a clear day, both St Croix and Puerto Rico could also be seen. We dared to imagine the night sky and the hours of potential stargazing as trade winds rustled the palms in the garden. Outside dining here is simply the best option and though the lines of the main living area point up to the great wooden roof, the deck is as inviting as any area to sit, relax or entertain friends. Below the property is a vast structure with its own driveway that makes up the garage or workshop. Planning permission has been

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granted to build a pool and a bigger master suite on the first (upper) level.Though not completed, it is easy to see the potential and that this property has plenty of storage while the construction is in process. The kitchens both up and down have separate laundry areas and every modern appliance. The bathrooms are tasteful with sunken sinks and extreme detail to fittings. Wooden cabinets neatly organize all utilities. A mix of wicker and wooden furniture decorates the interior living spaces and compliment each other well. In essence, this is island living, up high with cool breezes and spectacular views. Though only ten years old, it already exudes a rustic charm of another world. Thankfully, that other world is right here, and on the market! Asking price - $950,000 PG

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE VILLA IONA 4-Bed, 4 en-suite baths. Private & exclusive with 1st Class Cabinetry. Pool and Patio with wonderful view of Lambert Beach below, Atlantic Ocean. Quiet and convenient for airport. 0.965 acres. US$P.O.A. PINEAPPLE PLACE Antique furniture, objets d'art from around the world in 4-bed, 4-bath home with pool. Kitchen with granite counters, beautiful garden and wonderful view over Smuggler’s Cove. Custom made carvings, orchid arbour and gazebo. 0.879 acres. US$2,500,000 STONEY BAY POINT A rare find and a perfect piece of property for an exclusive, private and secluded home. View of Atlantic Ocean, Guana Island and Anegada. 8 (approx.) acres. US$2,400,000 PEBBLE BEACH COTTAGE 2bed, 2-bath waterfront at West End with private dock. View of Soper's Hole harbour, Frenchman's Cay and St. John. Convenient for shops, restaurants, and ferry terminal. 0.6 acres. US$1,950,000 TWO EGRETS 3-bed, 2-bath overlooking Road Harbour and Drake Channel. View extends from Virgin Gorda to Norman Island. West-Indian style house faces trade winds and is a short drive to Road Town and beaches. 0.978 acres. US$1,650,000 SUGAR CANE Open-concept living, dining, kitchen, great room. Master bed, en-suite bath, outside shower, indoor Jacuzzi. Stainless appliances in kitchen. French doors to courtyards, BBQ patio. Downstairs - 1 bed, en-suite bath; private sitting room; office; pump room. 0.88 acres. US$1,550,000

CHAMBRA HOUSE 2-storey, 3bed, 3-bath main house with den, studio, entertainment room. 2storey guesthouse. View over Brewer’s Bay, Atlantic ocean. 0.7 acres. US$1,500,000 PERGOLA GARDENS Distinctive design 1-Bed Main House, 2-Bed Guest House, 1-Bed Cottage. Gourmet kitchen, fully furnished and wonderful view and beautiful gardens with shady courtyards for outdoor living. Lap Pool and Deck. 0.814 acres. US$1,250,000 STARGAZER 3-bed, 3-bath in 4 buildings, major renovation recently, teak furniture from Bali, modern appliances. Caribbean Colonial style, stone paths, private decks from each bedroom and living space. Amazing views of the ocean and the night sky. 4.24 acres. US$1,250,000 SAGE PARK HOUSE 3-bed, 3.5bath with stunning view of Drake’s Channel and St John. All bathrooms en suite. Large dressing rooms. Games room w/pool table. Lots of storage. Formal dining room overlooking living room. Landscaped gardens. 0.77 acres. US$1,100,000 PELICAN POINT 3-bed, 3 bath + 1-bed flat, located in gated community overlooking Drake's Channel, St. John, USVI. Spacious, airy living/dining area, updated kitchen. Pool and jacuzzi. Large variety of fruit trees and other Caribbean trees and shrubs. Garage. 1.66 acres. US$995,000 MACNAMARA VILLA 4-bed, 3.5 bath house, views overlooking Road Harbor - 3-mins drive to Road Town. Landscaped with pool and sold fully furnished. 0.546 acres. US$975,000

TAMARIND Sunset views right on the beach. Apple Bay, world renowned for surfing and just a few steps from this property. 2-bed and 1-bath. Walking distance to restaurants, entertainment and 10 min drive to West End ferry. 0.07 acres. US$950,000 BANANAQUIT GARDENS 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2-storey building. Wooden and tiled floors. Stunning view over Hodge's Creek to many islands in Drake’s Channel. Covered garage. Large Lot. 0.89 acres. US$895,000 COOTEN HOUSE Almost finished, with view of Atlantic Ocean. Easy access, ample parking, leads to entrance which opens to living area and to deck. 2bed, 2-bath, large living area and kitchen. 0.94 acres. US$875,000 OCEAN VIEW 2-storeys of 3-bed and 2-bath each. Separate laundry & storage rooms. Dining room leads to covered decks, ideal for outdoor entertaining. Lots of parking, easy access. 5-mins drive to Road Town. Views of Drake’s Channel and Guana Island. 0.2962 acres. US$775,000 POOLSIDE APT. 211-213 Ocean view apartments offering the best views at Long Bay Beach Resort. Villa includes two tastefully decorated air-conditioned studio’s with kitchenettes, dining balcony, king size beds. strata 2/2 acres. US$450,000 THE PLANTATION Tortola’s North Shore, ten mins drive from airport, verdant hillsides roll down to wide, blonde sands of Little Bay. Sparsely populated by opulent few. Warm waters, sheltered by long, rocky headlands on both sides of the secluded bay. see plot plan acres. US$412,000 +++

LIME LEAF Magical Jewel Box only footsteps to Josiah's Beach. 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom exquisitely furnished house on a small, fenced lot only 1 min’s walk to the beach. 0.12 acres. US$335,500 TAMARIND BREEZE Above Tamarind Club, Josiah's Bay, duplex includes 1-bed unit and studio unit, which are rented long term. Could convert into 2-bed, 2bath villa. Use of Tamarind Club facilities including pool. 0.14 acres. US$275,000 LAMBERT CONDO Fully furnished Studio apartment in Lambert Beach Resort located close to the Pool. Enjoy the pool and amenities of Resort. Beach only a few steps away, as is the restaurant. There is also a nearby laundry. strata acres. US$260,000 CARROT BAY LAND Overlooking world class surfing beach. View of Jost Van Dyke, Green Cay, Sandy Cay and others. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, West End ferry terminal. Easy access and utilities nearby. 2 x 0.70 acres. US$150,000 SUNSET GARDENS Up the hill from Cane Garden Bay, wonderful view to the North includes Jost Van Dyke and Sandy Cay. Road development has begun. see plots for acres. US$110,000+++ COOTEN BAY ESTATE A rare find these days in Tortola - beach front land! New subdivision with seclusion, ocean view, beach. Tradewind breezes. Utilities underground. Paved roads, covenants will make a very desirable area. Easy access to Road Town and shopping. see plan for acres. US$100,000 ++

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property listings Use the map and legend to reference the properties listed below. tortola h9 Windy hill bEauty!: Lovely, well finished, recently built 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home sitting on 1.152 acres. Very private. Beautiful views of Cane Garden Bay and Jost Van Dyke. www.coldwellbankerbvi.com $850,000.00 (284) 495-3000 i10 briGht and airy 3 bEdroom family homE: Lovely bright and airy, three bedroom, two bathroom family home with studio apartment on a hill above Nanny Cay, Tortola's premier Marina. Ideally located to provide easy access to Road Town, Tortola's best beaches and for boaters all the facilities of the marina…fantastic ocean and island views. Contact chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com. US$775,000 (284)495-3000

h8 bEautifully built hill toP housE: Beautifully finished 3 bedroom home with pool sitting majestically above Cane Garden and Brewers Bay beaches. These stunning, unbeatable views are why you came to the BVI! The interiors, millwork, kitchen etc on this lovely

property are as impressive as the view. Contact chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com. US$2,300,000 (284)495-3000

K8 viEWs from norman to Jost: Gorgeous 3 bedroom hillside home with pool provides views all the way from Norman Island to Jost Van Dyke. Recently completed. Beautifully finished, furnished ad equipped. Has rental permission and is already renting well. US$1,850,000 chris@ coldwellbankerbvi.com. (284)495-3000

i10 an architEctural find: Tropical design with European sophistication and superb standard of finish all combine to create this intriguing three bedroom retreat located on 1.46 acres in a private hillside setting on Tortola’s south coast. Recently completed and immaculately maintained, this luxury residence is built as two pavilions separated by the infinity edge pool and connected by a covered loggia and enjoys some of the more spectacular

ocean views on Tortola US$3,150,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

arundEl land: On a knoll providing ease of construction and panoramic views. Lush tropical vegetation with high tree canopy. Access over private road, may become gated in the future. Building planning approval for 5-bedroom house.with pool. 3.669 acres. US$900,000 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com - 284-494-3999 h11 PElican Point, WEst End, tortola: 3 bedrooms with AC, 3 bathrooms and self contained apartment, pool, jacuzzi, this home is the epitome of Caribbean living. Only moments from the sea, it offers spectacular ocean/island views and a breezy ambience with a warm and welcoming décor. Fantastic 1.6 acre Lot. Contact chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com. US$950,000 (284)495-3000

Tortola Virgin Gorda Jost van Dyke Northern Islands Southern Islands Anegada vacation rental business. Consists of 3 x one bedroom units and 2 x two bedroom short term rental Units plus owner occupied accommodations and more on just over an acre. Potentially 12 rentable bedrooms. chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com $2,500,000.00 284 495-3000

littlE bay villas: ONLY ONE PARCEL LEFT! Peace and quiet and definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in the BVI. Secluded and exclusive, Little Bay will one day become the “Mustique” of the British Virgin Islands. On: 0.870 acres. US265,000 (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

J9 tWo bEdroom aPartmEnt in road toWn Adjacent to Village Cay with spacious living and dining areas and galley kitchen. Fully air-conditioned $525,000 Tel 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

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K8 luxury 3 bEd villa at lambErt: Spectacular three bedroom Villa

walking distance of Cane Garden Bay beach but elevated to provide fantastic ocean and island views, Agape Cottages is an investor’s dream for someone looking to walk into a thriving small

with dramatic, high vaulted ceilings, spacious walk in closets in all bedrooms, additional apartment underneath main house,lovely views and breeze, walking distance of great beach and the recently

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JOSIAH’S VILLAs: Three villas: 2-bed, 1- bath upstairs and 1-bed, 1-bath downstairs, each on approximately 0.25 acre, and one unfinished villa, all overlooking Josiah’s Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. On: 0.25 acre lots (approx) acres. US500,000 each (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

H9 1 acre Lot at Ballast Bay: Stunning Lot, hillside just off the water, spectacular views, one for your “Must View Today” list! $200,000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000

K8 VACATION RENTAL HEAVEN! Two 3 bedroom townhomes, each with pools, recently completed and beautifully finished, now available. Walk to Little Bay beach! Fanastic vacation rentals. Contact chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com. US$2,300,000 (284)495-3000

G10 Enchanting Caribbean style villa: Located on the hillside above Long Bay, this three bedroom villa in two pavilions offers a 40ft pool and patio for outdoor dining. Close to all the North Shore beaches, the home has access to and use of Long Bay Beach Resort’s amenities. $1,300,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

Villa Asolare at Mansion Hall Home: This stunning home is located around

announced five star Raffles Resort. Visit www. coldwellbankerbvi.com $2m (284)495-3000

G10 Exclusive four bedroom residence in lush West End: The wonderful ambiance of this residence comes from its first class design and breathtaking views of Jost Van Dyke. Built as two pavilions separated by a spacious swimming pool deck, the property also includes a self contained one bedroom apartment. US$3,500,000 Tel. 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

HILL TOP HOUSE: Exquisite sunset view with finest quality in finish-work. 2-bed, 2.5 bath and highest standard modern conveniences. On: 0.26 acres. US2,300,000 (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

H9 Lovely Lot at Ballast Bay: Beautiful Ballast Bay Lot now available. Glorious views of Cane Garden Bay and Jost Van Dyke. $120,000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000

H9 Incredible retreat: Incredible retreat set on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds at Shannon offering Caribbean architecture and spectacular views of Jost Van Dyke. Comprising approx. 6,000 sf of living space this property includes three bedroom suites, gourmet kitchen, living room, office, spacious verandahs, swimming pool deck and a one bedroom guest cottage. US$4,200,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

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K8 Stunning contemporary home: This newly completed four bedroom,

a point which gives panoramic views of the outer islands from Scrub Island to Norman Island. There are stone steps that lead to each of the three buildings, the two beaches and thru lush flowers, fruit trees and the historic ruins of Fort Hodge dating from the 1740’s. There is also an infinity pool with an out door kitchen, perfect for entertaining! For more details about this property please go to www.trudebvi.com or call Michelle at 284-494-2500

five bath home masterfully combines indoor and outdoor living, with spacious living and dining areas, gourmet kitchen with breakfast are, fitness, room, swimming pool terrace with bar pavilion and panoramic views of Little Bay. US$1,995,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

G10 Two Bedroom Condo – Long Bay Resort: Lovely two bedroom

G10 Long Bay Lots: Two Lots for sale

G10 Pineapple Place: Situated

above Long Bay Beach Resort. Both just under an acre and both offering spectacular views. Concrete access, road, underground utilities, full resort services available. chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com $295,000 each 284 495-3000

G11 Affording double views: To the south and the north to include the Francis Drake Channel, Soper’s Hole and Jost Van Dyke this delightful property includes a graceful main house with two bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and second level living room and terraces to take advantage of the exceptional views. One bedroom guest cottage. Swimming pool terrace and lovely tropical gardens. The property also include ruins of a military installation. $2,850,000 Tel 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

G10 Two and Three Bedroom Hillside Villa – Long Bay Resort: Cleverly designed with Villas with fantastic views, great beach and full use of all resort facilities. Lock off units designed to maximize income potential at Tortola’s leading beach resort. From $415,000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000

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condo with fantastic views. Great resort amenities. Good income producing history. Really well maintained. Best value in the BVI! $350,000.00 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000 in Belmont above Smugglers Cove. Pleasing proportions, stunning views, it has 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a guest house and swimming pool. Privacy, antique teak doors and furniture, mahogany windows, and an orchid shade house are also appreciated. www.pineappleplacebvi.com US$3,500,000

H10 Tingalayo: A stunning newly constructed property on approx 4 acres. 4 bedroom main house with 2 bedroom guest cottage. Unparalleled views of a bright blue sea dotted with islets. A choice of living, dining and entertainment areas, indoors and out. Sweeping decks with sunbeds and oversized cushions for tanning and contemplation. Two heated swimming pools and a hot tub for star-gazing. And all within a short drive of Tortola's legendary West End beaches. $4.5m chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000 G11 FRENCHMAN'S CAY: Stunning new build 3 bedroom Villa with pool with views of Soper's Hole, Little Thatch, St. Thomas, etc. Recently completed. The perfect vacation retreat in one of the BVI most exclusive Estates. Designed and built

with absolutely no expense spared. Contact chris@ coldwellbankerbvi.com $3,000,000 (284)495-3000

Q8 1 acre Lot at Belmont: Beautiful views from a lovely one acre parcel in Tortola’s favourite vacation villa estate. Glorious ocean and island views. chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com $325,000 284 495-3000 I8 Lovely Family Home with Nanny Flat, 1 acre Lot, Mount Healthy: A delightful 2 bedroom family home with office (potential 3rd bedroom) and Nanny Flat beneath with fabulous views of Brewers, Bay, Jost Van Dyke and beyond. Incredible vistas. Light and airy, designed to take full advantage of the breeze. Bathrooms and kitchen just refurbished with great taste and style. Great, quiet and very private neighbourhood, easy for town, schools, etc. $995k chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com 495-3000

I10 WATERFRONT HOMESWITH DOCKS, NANNY CAY: 2/3 bedroom waterfront townhouses with docks now available at Nanny Cay, Tortola’s premier marina. Full resort facilities and competitive rental program available to offset costs of ownership. (284)495-3000. Contact chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com. US$650,000

J8-Sea Cows Bay Land: Located near Oleander Estate in the hills above Sea Cow’s Bay, these 2 properties have spectacular views and breezes. These lots are prime for development, one lot is 0.783 of an acre and the other lot is 6.9 acres, both totaling 7.683 acres. Freehold and No Covenants. US$650,000 (284) 494-2500 www.trudebvi.com

H11 Sundown: A unique three bedroom home with pool designed for indoor/outdoor living with large open living area and terrace. Fabulous channel and sunset views. Located at the exclusive, gated Towers Estate, at just under an acre privacy guaranteed. $1.6m chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000 West End Hill: Overlooking Tortola, St. John, St. Thomas this property is ripe for development. New development, several lots already sold. There are some water front lots and all lots have a magnificent view. Starting at US$200,000/acre. www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com - 284-494-3999

J10 Two bedroom house at Slaney: Opportunity to acquire a 2 bed, 3 bath house located at Slaney Hill within short driving distance to Road Town. The property extends to 0.20 acres and also includes a two storey workshop which could be incorporated into the main house. $675,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

G10 A rare find at Belmont Estates: Newly built, contemporary home in prestigious Belmont Estates, a few minutes’ drive to Long Bay and Smuggler’s Cove beaches. Spacious master bedroom suite with two private guest rooms both with ensuite bathroom. Kitchen and living areas open onto swimming pool deck.


H9 Dramatic property at Shannon: Built amongst large boulders and

US$1,250,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

H8 1 acre Lot, Glorious Cane Garden Bay views: A rare Lot on Luck hill with fantastic views of Cane Garden Bay. Beautiful sunsets. Very buildable. One not to be missed! $250k chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com 495-3000

G10 Belmont Estates: A few lots left on a delightfully wooded estate of about 250 acres encompassing two of the finest beaches on Tortola, Long Bay Beach and Smuggler’s Cove. Some lots are located within walking distance to the beach. From $145,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

lush tropical gardens this unique residence is situated on 5.25 acres and affords the most spectacular northerly views and sunsets. Encompassing approx 5,700 sf this exceptional retreat consists of a great house with three bedroom suites, dramatic two tier swimming pool, private master bedroom cottage and two spacious Balinese guest cottages. A self-contained caretaker’s cottage is located to the rear of the property. $5,250,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

G10 Walk to Long Bay Beach, 3 bedrooms, pool: Much sort after, James Halloran designed, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Villawith pool on approx. 1 acre lot a short stroll from Long Bay Beach. Great views, mature tropcal gardens. Concrete road to property! Vacation rental history. US$2,200,000 (284)495-3000

LONGVIEW HOUSe: 3-bedroom/bath suites in 2 pavilions with 40-foot lap pool. The main pavilion houses the living area, kitchen and one double-twin bedroom/bath suite with a unique sunny garden shower. Patio for outdoor dining leads to king master bedroom suite on the second pavilion's main level. On: 0.882 acres. US1,300,000 (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

I8 Lovely Residential Lot with beach views: ¼ acre Lot with beach views

H10 Secluded home sites: Located at Sage Mountain these three lush sites extend to approx 0.300 acres each and enjoy breathtaking views of Jost Van Dyke. $120,000 (282) 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com ISLANDS VIEW: 5 Apartments, four with 2- Bedrooms, one 1-Bedroom all with private patios. Parking, wonderful view, convenient location and good rental income. On: 0.279 acres. US1,200,000 (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

and easy access to Road Town. Beautiful boulders and cooling breeze. $75,000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495-3000

H9 Investment property in Cane Garden Bay: within walking distance to the beach. The property extending to 1.04 acres houses six buildings containing 5 one-bedroom, 2 two-bedroom and 1 threebedroom unit. Beautifully landscaped grounds with a variety of fruit trees. This established business has great development potential. US$2,500,000 Tel. 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

Greenbank Lots: Exclusive location on Tortola's North shore. 3 lots available approximately 1.18 acres each. US$250,000 each www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com - 284-494-3999

Overlooking Smuggler’s Cove: Located within Belmont Estate, with stunning views of Smuggler’s Cove, this charming and imaginatively decorated three bedroom house with one bedroom guest cottage and swimming pool terrace is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. $2,500,000 Tel 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

BELMONT ESTATE: Beautiful property near two of the British Virgin Islands' best beaches: Long Bay Beach and resort and Smuggler's Cove beach. Belmont is an established residential area and a very popular vacation villa location. On: 0.7 acres. US350,000 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com (284) 494-3999

J9 2 bedroom Condo Village Cay Marina: A lovely garden condo conveniently located at Village Cay Marina. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area, approx 1250 sqft. Great rental potential. $525,000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495-3000

H11 Delightful two bedroom house with spectacular views: Elegant two bedroom two bath house with swimming pool and spectacular views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, including St. John and St. Thomas. This well designed home combines timeless Caribbean design with contemporary flair. US1,250,000 (284) 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

G10 Very close to Smuggler’s Cove: Set on 0.7 acre of gentle sloping land this charming three bedroom, three bathroom house is located within walking distance to one of Tortola’s finest beaches. Ample room for further development. $1,650,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

SUNSET BREEZES: Beautiful views from these conveniently located lots. On: approx. 0.25 acres each acres. US70,000/lot (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

L9 Exceptional waterfront estate: Set on 4.7 acres and including 600 ft of waterfront/beachfront and a private dock. Ideally located in a private residential estate with spectacular views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the residence comprises a four bedroom main house featuring three pavilions connected by covered verandahs and swimming pool terrace, two bedroom guest house, garage, workshop and tennis court. The combination of beach frontage as well as anchorage is a rarity in the BVI and the Caribbean and presents a unique opportunity to own an exquisite residence in an idyllic location to take full advantage of the island’s treasures. Price on application. (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

Haver's Hill Vista: Spectacular view from this large lot on Haver’s Hill, Tortola. Easy access on paved road. Less than 5 minutes drive to Nanny Cay - 15 mins. to Road Town and West End. 1.131 acres. US$250,000 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com - 284-494-3999

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G10 Poolside apartment: Poolside apartment with income potential al Long Bay Beach Resort including two bedroom suites and large balconies. With access to all the resort amenities. US$350,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

EQUINOX: 3-bed, 3-bath overlooks dramatic Caribbean seascape. White stucco buildings, Mediterranean-style, around open courtyard with pool. Less than 1-min drive to Long Bay Beach. The restaurants, shops & boating facilities of West End are 10 mins by car. On: 1.1 acres. US2,200,000 (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com H9 Business Opportunity: 1.04 acres of hill side land just 200 feet beyond the picturesque beaches of Cane Garden Bay. The property houses six buildings containing 5 one-bedroom, 2 two-bedroom and 1 threebedroom units. US$2,500,000 (284)495-4825

AGAPE COTTAGES: Six buildings form a small hotel over looking Cane Garden Bay and all are within easy walking distance to the beach. 3 lots available separately or all together. On: 0.362 acres. US2,500,000(284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com H10 Located in Carrot Bay: This 0.267 acre site affords lovely views of Jost Van Dyke and a quiet neighbourhood. $65,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

Poolside Apt. 215-217: Ocean view apartments offering the best views at Long Bay Beach Resort. Villa includes two tastefully decorated air-conditioned studio’s with kitchenettes, dining

balcony, king size beds. US$400,000 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com - 284-494-3999

Q8 Waterfront Land Available in Virgin Gorda: Lots now available from

H9 Private villa at Shannon:

$200,000.00. Dramatic ocean views. Very buildable. www.coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495-3000

Ideally located to benefit from higher elevation, spectacular views and year round reduced temperature. Main house with great room, master bedroom and two guest bedroom suites. A one bedroom guest cottage is located across the spacious swimming pool deck. US$2,600,000 Tel 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

VIRGIN GORDA P8 Apartments at Olde Yard Inn Village: Two, bedroom, two bathroom apartments at the new Olde Yard Condominium Village. The apartments (1,225 sf) are fully air-conditioned and enjoy ocean views through the French doors leading onto a large patio.The homeowners share a beautiful pool, garden, fitness centre laundry and restaurant. From $320,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

P9 Charming three bedroom, two bath home at Windy Hill: Set on 0.5 acres in a quiet neighbourhood the property enjoys beautiful views of Tortola and Beef Island and a lush tropical garden. $750,000

P8 A stone’s throw from Little Trunk Bay: Enchanting 5 bedroom, 5 ½ bath Caribbean Villa perched amid huge boulders above beautiful Little Trunk Bay. Nestled in approx. 1.15 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this poolside villa boasts five separate guest cottages, tennis court and fish pond. US$2,600,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

Q6 LAN Y MOR: Lan Y Mor – Welsh for “By The Sea” - a simply stunning home on a ¾ acre Lot that must be amongst the prime sites in Virgin Gorda. Absolutely incredible ocean and sunset views. Custom hardwood doors, Sub Zero appliances, slate countertop…get the idea? “WOW!” does not fully describe this property or its lush gardens! Built by a renowned Landscape Architect Contact chris@ coldwellbankerbvi.com. US$1,300,000 (284)495-3000 P9 Baldor, Spring Bay: A beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, spacious home located in Spring Bay Estate moments from Virgin Gorda’s finest white sand beach Built up high to capture views and breezes. In the main house are the master bedroom, bathroom, living and dining room and kitchen. Adjacent and connected by wooden decks, is a 2 story building with two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. $1.7m chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com 495-3000

Q8 Exceptional panoramic vistas: Encompassing many of the islands in the BVI from the Dogs and Ginger Island all the way to St. John are had from this contemporary 3 bedroom 3 ½ bathroom home with spacious swimming pool terrace located in a quiet and covenanted residential estate within a short drive to Spanish Town and beaches. The design cleverly blurs the distinction between the internal and external living areas. Exceptional standards of finish reflect a modern interpretation of Caribbean living. US3,150,000 (284) 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com

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Q6 Seas Song, 3 bedroom Villa: Seas Song sits 30’ above the Sir Francis Drake Channel on a beautiful promitory on Virgin Gorda’s North Western shoreline, Within easy walking distance of two fabulous beaches, this stunning 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bathroom home with pool is a modern interpretation of traditional Caribbean architecture. Lots of stonework, large covered terraces and landscaping by award winning Architects. $2.95m chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com 495-3000

P8 - 5 Bedroom Villa with 360 degree Views: Unique location atop Virgin Gorda's boulders. 360 degree views of the Caribbean and Atlantic. Inviting living spaces created in and amongst the boulders. Fantastic freeform pool. Tastefully landscaped to provide complete privacy. Visit www.coldwellbankerbvi.com $3.5m (284) 495-3000

P9 Raku, Crook Bay: This 6 bedroom custom home has been designed and built to a standard rarely seen in the BVI and is surely one of the finest luxury homes currently available in the Caribbean. The standard of construction, choice of materials - marble countertops, andirobi vaulted ceilings, mahogany hardwood floors, over 100 tons of imported stone, jatoba hardwood cabinetry and location - beachfront, Virgin Gorda - are all second to none. $11m chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com 495-3000 R5 HOMES AND LAND AT LITTLE DIX BAY: Rare opportunity to own a home on the dramatic hillside above the world-renowned resort. Magnificent setting, luxurious amenities and services, remarkable privacy. Price on application.


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P9 Rare large Lot now available in Virgin Gorda: Approx 1.75 acre Lot

p9 Rare Lot in Virgin Gorda: Rare, very buildable Lot on the road to the Coppermine. Just over half an acre. Lovely views. chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com $450,000 284 495-3000

now available in Virgin Gorda. Incredible 360 degree views. Truly unique. Beautiful boulders. Upscale neighbours. Off Coppermine Road. Very buildable. $1,200,000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000

T5 360 Degree Views: Spectacular 2-acre lot, commanding breathtaking Caribbean vistas, amid tranquil and unspoiled surroundings. Beach access. Oil Nut Bay Realty (284)495-6939

R6 South Sound Waterfront Homesites: Freehold 0.5 to 1 acre sites in a private secluded location with fabulous views, breezes on South Sound. Services are underground. We offer villa designs and construction. US$200,000 (203)312-0152 tpcook@videoautomation.com www.videoautomation.com/southsound.html

P8 Tropical home: Charming and eclectic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a 0.5 acre site with spectacular views of Tortola and Beef Island and the Caribbean Sea. Its lush tropical garden includes a Balinesian Rice barn. $750,000 (284)494-2446 www.smithsgore.com P8 Condos Available on Virgin Gorda: A selection of one and two bedroom condominiums available on Virgin Gorda at the Olde Yard Village from $320k. Finished and equipped to high standards, lovely facilities including large pool, gym, restaurant, tennis courts, beautiful gardens. From $320,000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com (284) 495 3000

P9 5600sqft of Meditteranean Splendor: A really spacious home with gorgeous ocean views, one Lot off the water, short walk to wonderful small secluded beach dotted with VG’s famous boulders. Lovely gardens chris@

NORTHERN ISLANDS M7 Mainsail Resort, Marina and Spa: Spectacular Lots from 1 1/2 to over 6 acres now available to build your Caribbean dream home on beautiful Scrub Island. A few Oceanfront and hillside homes with incredible views and access to alll resort facilities still available. US$2,000,000 (284) 495-3000

M7 360 degree views, 2 acres, private dock: If you want the best views in the British Virgin Islands, you need to take a look at ‘Rising Sun’ on Great Camanoee.This luxurious 4 bedroom Villa in high end residential Estate is everything a Caribbean dream home should be. Sale includes car, boat, and dock in private marina. US$2,000,000 (284)495-3000

M7 private 2+ acre lots on Exclusive Scrub Island Marina & Spa Resort Part of an upscale island resort, waterfront land is available to build your own dream home. US$1,000,000+ (284)494-2500 View at www.trudebvi.com

DIAMOND REEF ESTATE: 3-bed, 3-bath; kitchen, Great Room lead to large covered terrace of main house. Beach front, private dock. Completely refurbished and includes: 2 workshops and studio; 2 generators; bathrooms for staff; desalination plant producing 2000 gals water/day. On: 10 acres. US6,000,000 (284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

M7 LUXURY ACCOMMODATION ARRIVES IN THE BVI: Brand new Marina Suites, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath at the BVI’s premier Resort and Marina Development on

Scrub Island. Resort faclities incl. first class spa, restaurants and marina. (284)495-3000 www.coldwellbankerbvi.com $1.2m

stunning panoramic views of Tortola and St. Thomas. US$200,000 (284) 494-2500 www.trudebvi.com

M7 Charming 5 bedroom Villa on Great Camanoe: Delightful 3 bedroom

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Main House with 2 Bedroom Guest house on Great Camanoee. Lots of character. Fantastic island and ocean views, incredible panorama. Easy access to dock. Approx 2 acre Lot. US$1,200,000 (284)495-3000

M7 3 bedroom Villa, Mainsail Development: One time opportunity to purchase nearly completed 3 bedroom residence from Owner at significantly below market price. On Mainsail Luxury Resort, Spa and Marina private island. Finishes to the highest specifications. Full property management services and facilities. chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com $2,000,000 284 495-3000

R1 Two beachfront sites: Located in proximity of Loblolly High Point. Each lot extends to approximately to 0.3 acres. $175,000 494-2446 www.smithsgore.com Loblolly Bay Land: Great Investment Opportunity!!! Walking distance to the beach and Flash of Beauty Restaurant, this freehold 3.88 acres lot is ideal for any investment venture.There are road access and utility polls next to the property. US$550,000 494-2500 www.trudebvi.com

M7 DIAMOND REEF ESTATE, UNIQUE 10 ACRE PROPERTY: A fabulous property, full of character and charm. Upon this 10 acre site sits a magnificent 3 bedroom main house, built largely from local stone in 1968 by the Upjohn Pharmaceutical family. A delightful one bedroom guest house built in later years. Residents treated to glorious views yet completely private. Wonderful landscaping, beachfront, private swim dock. Absolutely one of a kind property. $6m (284) 495-3000 chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com

INDIGO PLANTATION: Two lots on Great Camanoe with sunset and sunrise views and views of the private marina and tennis court which are part of the Indigo Estate. Good roads. A small boat is essential and a slip in the marina comes with each lot. On: 2.10 + 2.10 acres. US495,000 each lot(284) 494-3999 www.caribbeanrealtybvi.com

Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke Land: There is a 1 acre lot located about a mile east from Foxy’s Restaurant. It has utility access, road access and

Vacation Villa Rentals Sebastian's on the Beach: Rooms for every budget starting with Tropical Garden rooms up to luxury junior-suites with teak whirlpool. Beachfront rooms offer "fall-out-of-bed into the water beaching" (Fodor's), a/c, ceiling fans & refrigerators in all rooms. Seaside Restaurant, continental, caribbean cuisine, fresh lobster & seafood. Commissary with Internet desk. www.sebastiansbvi.com - sebhotel@surfbvicom (284)495-4212

Surfsong Villa Resort: This secluded beachfront resort offers four extraordinary villas, each accommodating 2-5 people or groups of up to 14 guests. Each villa features individual distinctions and luxuries - delicately draped four-poster beds, spacious slate and glass baths and modern gourmet kitchens. All equipped with plush king size beds, BBQ, CD & DVD, satellite TV, A/C, room safes & dedicated phone lines. Business facilities with wireless Internet & full concierge service. Conveniently located near the airport on Beef Island's southern shore with stunning views and the rhythmic sound of the sea. www.surfsong.net (284)495-1864

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