Eustatia – Extraordinary Island Property new to Caribbean Rental Market

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For the past 10 years, this 26-acre private estate on Eustatia Island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been exclusively rented to wealthy individuals by request. Now, this spectacular, low-impact, island property situated near the North Sound of Virgin Gorda is available for rental to a broader clientele.

Eustatia Island's Beach

This island rental opportunity is truly unique. Most islands in the Caribbean operate as small resorts whereas on Eustatia you have the island almost entirely to yourself. It is one of the most beautiful and secluded islands in the Caribbean.

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For the past 10 years, this 26-acre private estate on Eustatia Island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been exclusively rented to wealthy individuals by request. Now, this spectacular, low-impact, island property situated near the North Sound of Virgin Gorda is available for rental to a broader clientele. It is one of only a few private island properties available for rent in the Caribbean, and only one of three in the BVI.

The reef-enclosed 30-acre island includes three soft white sand beaches, gardens and mountain top viewing and lounging area with awe inspiring, 360 degree vistas of pristine islands and open sea. Eustatia has one of the largest coconut palm plantations in the BVI and is a naturally preserved habitat for a wide variety of birds, flowers, cacti, and succulents. The volcanic island can be explored along the carefully planned hiking trails while a gentle walk along the beaches and shoreline routinely produces a cornucopia of seashells, conch shells, sea glass, and coral. The island shores are also home to rays, starfish, sea turtles, and a variety of reef fish. The calm waters off the beach are ideal for swimming and snorkeling expeditions over coral reefs around the island.

The rental provides exclusive use of the entire estate which encompasses all but four leased acres on the western tip of the island and is inclusive of gourmet meals and watersports equipment. The estate is designed to luxuriously accommodate up to ten guests; six in the hilltop three-bedroom Villa Far Niente with pool and hot tub, and four in the two-bedroom beachfront Casa de Playa. Villa Far Niente offers spectacular 360 degree views, sunsets and sunrises, while Casa de Playa is located right on the beach a few feet away from the shoreline. A professional and discreet hospitality staff including personal chef address any guest needs.

Uniquely, if only one villa is rented, the common area of the other villa is available for guest use and the entire estate is exclusively at the guests’ disposal. All villas are comparably equipped and come with fully stocked kitchens and bars.

The management is housed unobtrusively on the island and is available around the clock. Guests can also choose to stay in complete solitude with staff relocated off-island only minutes away across the bay. Additionally, a three-suite beach cottage for up to six additional guests, can be made available for an extra charge bringing the total number of guests capable of being accommodated on the island to sixteen.

The waters of Eustatia Sound are undoubtedly the BVI’s best watersports location as the protective reef, flat water and steady trade winds offer ideal conditions for most activities. Sea kayaks, paddleboards and Hobie Cats are available for guests to explore the neighboring protected bay, islands and beaches. Guests also have a choice of the 14-foot Caribe or staff-operated 22-foot Zodiac to enjoy water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and wake surfing. Windsurfers and kiteboarders can launch straight from the beach that typically boasts perfect cross-shore wind conditions.

Eustatia Island also has its own private fleet of luxury yachts and boats available for charter with captain and crew. Alegria, a San Juan 38, is a luxury motor cruiser ideal for comfortable motor cruising through the beautiful British Virgin Islands. For a relaxing day at sea under sail Manaaki, a Friendship 40, with its eye catching classic lines and comfortable cockpit is a sailor’s delight. Sportfishing enthusiasts will appreciate the 31-foot Pursuit 3070, Plan B, ideal for getting to the hot fishing spots on the South Drop, North Drop, or Sea Mount.

Nearby, to the south of Eustatia, lie the popular vacation destinations of Virgin Gorda’s North Sound; Prickly Pear Island, an undeveloped national park, lies to the West; Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, a Virgin Limited Edition luxury retreat, lies just to the North; and the Atlantic Ocean to the East. All are within a mile of Eustatia Island.

Sustainability is a priority for the owner and it goes beyond the careful selection of furnishings from recycled or sustainable wood species from around the world: Eustatia is 100% powered by solar energy and the water supply is collected rain water filtered and purified for use throughout the island. Water from sinks and showers is recycled to irrigate the tropical gardens and dual water flush toilets help reduce consumption. An organic, on-site sewage treatment process helps further recycle water into the landscaping.

“This island rental opportunity is truly unique,” said Edward Childs of Smiths Gore, one of the BVI’s leading real estate agents, and representatives for the island. “Most islands in the Caribbean operate as small resorts whereas on Eustatia you have the island almost entirely to yourself.

“It is one of the most beautiful and secluded islands in the Caribbean yet also one of the most affordable with introductory rates for this opening season. The exclusivity of the island is matched only by its proximity to the renowned North Sound destination on Virgin Gorda.”

Introductory rental rates for both villas (five bedrooms and ten guests) start from $52,000 per week in the Summer peaking at $87,360 per week in the Christmas/New Year period. Rates for single villas range from $25,000 (two bedroom) in the Summer to $55,216 (three bedroom) during the Christmas and New Year period.

Rates do not include 7% government taxes and 15% service charge.

For more information, stunning photos of the island, and rate details, visit: http://www.eustatiaprivateislandrental.com.

For reservations information, contact Ms Michelle Cornish, hospitality manager of Eustatia Island: mcornish(at)eustatia(dot)com, Tel: (284) 495 7608 or (284) 541 7609.

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