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Perched on a hillside above a secluded Bay on Tortola’s North West coast and situated amongst large boulders and mature trees, is the uniquely idyllic retreat of “Kerensa”.
The house is built on a private 2 acre estate bordering Mount Healthy National Park. It was carefully designed to have minimal impact on the beautiful natural setting and take full advantage of the stunning panoramic views over the Islands and Bays of the North Shore. Far away from other houses, the only sounds you’ll hear are the waves on the rocks below.
By combining colourful Caribbean style with quirky antiques and flea market finds from Europe the owners have created an aesthetic, highly individual dwelling that delightfully complements the spectacular location.
The house is simple, comfortable and well equiped with accomodation consisting of one bedroom, a bathroom, dining area and a kitchen / living room together with a covered veranda, a brick courtyard and wooden decks around an infinity edge pool and hot-tub area. Close by are some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean including Brewers Bay (3 minutes by car) which features an uncrowded half mile of golden sand and superb snorkeling and Cane Garden Bay (10 minutes) with its’ famous crescent of powder white sand and plethora of lively bars and restaurants. There are also several stunning secluded beaches close by that we can also direct you to. Kerensa is centrally situated to explore the island. Roadtown (the capital) is 15 minutes over the hill on the South Shore.
Access from the public road is along a mile unpaved track (a 4WD vehicle is strongly advised) and parking has been deliberately sited away from the house to preserve the natural ambience with a series of steps (39 to be precise!) leading down to the house.
“Kerensa” is the word for Love in the ancient Celtic language of Cornwall (Ben’s birthplace!). If you’re looking for a unique and romantic retreat from the ordinary, there are few places to match the unspoiled beauty of this location.