There's plenty to distract in the foreground too. Tropical gardens surround the property, where hummingbirds enjoy their breakfast in the flowering frangipani and blooming hibiscus.
Located in a raised position with views across the ocean to Guana Island, Trunk Nest is a plantation-style property built from tropical Almendro hardwood and local stone. The house is attractively and comfortably furnished, including pieces from Scandinavian mid-century design masters such as Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen.
The centre of day-to-day living is the Great Room, with a hardwood bar for breakfast or drinks, fully-equipped kitchen and living areas, 20ft high ceilings and double-doors opening onto fully-furnished wrap-around terraces.
Bedrooms are located on the ground and lower ground floors, come with king-size Westin Heavenly beds, Italian cotton and Belgian flax linen bedding, as well as a private balcony and ocean and garden views.
Two pathways lead through the grounds to two of the best beaches on Tortola, where white sand beaches open onto curling waves. At certain times of the year turtles lay their eggs here, ahead of a nocturnal dash a few months later to the relative safety of the warm Caribbean waters. A plunge pool, ideal for cooling off, is located several steps below the property, and furnished with sun-loungers and shady parasol.
Steps from parking area down to:
- Open plan living/kitchen dining area opening onto surrounding wrap-around balcony
- Separate Office
- Bedroom 1: master bedroom with king-size bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. AC.
Exterior steps down to:
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
- Bedroom 2: king-size bed with en suite bathroom with shower. AC. Access to exterior balcony
The gardens: The villa's exteriors feature a plunge pool and comfortable outside sitting areas, surrounded by tropical gardens, colourful flowers. Additionally, two beautiful beaches can be accessed from the gardens.
The views: The balconies and terraces of Trunk Nest offer stunning views of the crystal clear sea.
Why we like it: Trunk Nest is a unique property with its Scandinavian-inspired interiors, spacious outdoor facilities as well as fantastic views and beach access.
- Regret, no children under 12 years
- $2,000 security deposit required at this property