Our Story

We hope you experience an individual guest journey with us, & that BVI Vacation Villas will allow you to find your memorable Vacation Villa.  We want you to have a great service, a great place to stay & be able to enjoy the magical island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

Welcome to BVI Vacation Villas, I hope you enjoy your stay….. 

BVI Vacation Villas has evolved from years of travelling around the British Virgin Islands & in particular Tortola & Virgin Gorda.  The BVI, feels like HOME!

When we first visited Tortola in 1992, we thought this would be another fabulous holiday in a beach location. We instantly fell in love with this delightful picturesque island & have been visiting Tortola for about 29 years now.  Not quite retired yet, means we cannot spend our time in this wonderful location as much as we would like to.  But, we try to walk barefoot, as often as we can!

So, marketing Villas on Tortola, just came about, through meeting Friends & Villa Owners on island.  I helped a friend sell their Villa & rented it in the meantime.  This opened up the world of Renting & Marketing Villas & the pleasure of seeing other guests enjoy Tortola for the very first time. We started with just renting villas a couple of villas in Long Bay on Tortola and as we become known by guests we started renting on the rest of Tortola. We now have a number of villas on Virgin Gorda and throughout The BVI.

The BVI has a year round climate, & in fact I particularly love August through to October here.  The weather is fabulous & it’s a great getaway from the ‘fast pace’ of life! It starts with carnival in August and slowly winds down until the whole place picks up again in November Just perfect for a slow paced, relaxing time in some of the best islands in the world.

We strive to help guests tailor their trip, be it, a family trip or a party of friends enjoying time together.  We'll help you explore what you're looking for & match the best villa option to meet your needs.  We can help with Flight Routing, Car Rentals, Boat Rentals, Grocery Deliveries & trips to other in the BVI.  We really enjoy the planning stage with potential guests, so we can make sure the trip is tailored to suit your every need, make it a special one.  It might be a Big Birthday, Graduation Gift, Family Trip, Wedding Anniversary or Wedding, or a vacation with Friends. 

When we are not working, we enjoy eating out, meeting friends, helping others.  We endeavour to be spontaneous, quick thinking & positive to react to any question you might have.  Both of us love providing Exceptional Service & it's more important to us that you really enjoy your vacation to the Islands.

Happy Days, please take a look at our portfolio of Villas.  We very much look forward to helping you with you're next vacation on Tortola.  

                                                              Looking forward to talking with your soon, see you on Tortola....


Here's some comments from guests:-

Murray House - Marie McCarthy, 27 July 2023

Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed our time in Tortola and especially our stay at the Murray House! The property is well maintained with spacious bedrooms,  bathrooms and living areas.  The views were breathtaking and could be enjoyed from many areas of the property-master bedroom, living room, and the plentiful covered porches.  Neil provided excellent information prior to our trip and Jon was in constant touch throughout our week-long stay.  Jude is a delight and was very responsive to our questions/issues.  There are many elements that contribute to a positive vacation experience - we were fortunate that the Murray House and its staff hit the mark!

La Vida - Britney Karasick, 27 Jun 2023

“I couldn't imagine a lovelier home for our vacation on Virgin Gorda. Spacious, beautiful, comfortable, fabulous views, fantastic air conditioning throughout the home...everyone in our group agreed La Vida couldn't have been better! Susanna and Allison were incredibly helpful, professional and attentive. Elaine and her team did a great job with the housekeeping. If ever we encountered a small issue (ex: needed a battery for the remote control) our needs were attended to right away. It was truly one of the best vacations we have ever had! I would highly recommend this home to anyone vacationing on Virgin Gorda and we hope to return. Our boys do love snorkeling and paddle boarding on Mahoe Bay a bit better than Nail Bay, as it is less rocky, but everything else about this home and location is spectacular! Many thanks to all who helped make our trip one of our best vacations ever!!”

The View -  Estelle van Kerckhoven, 09 Jan 2023

“What a wonderful find - The View is simply gorgeous, we fell in love the moment we arrived!  A newly renovated 2 bedroom villa in Long Bay, a gem of a place. The photos don't do this beautiful property justice, the views are simply amazing, the renovation tastefully done in neutral tones with stunning furniture and everything one may need for a relaxed stay on Tortola. The attention to detail makes this Villa extra special.  Allison and Anthony were incredible from making the booking to organising transfers, stocking the fridge and arranging for a rental vehicle to be dropped off.
The location was perfect for our needs; walking distance to 2 amazing restaurants, a coffee shop and beach bar for sundowners and Smugglers Cove a short drive away for the perfect beach day.  You simply can't go wrong when staying at The View.  Thank you Allison and Anthony!”

Murray House - Susan French, 02 Nov 2022

“My husband and I got married in 2002 on Long Bay beach and stayed at Murray House. Now, 20 years later, we returned to celebrate our anniversary. It was even better than we imagined! From the first email to BVI Vacation Villas to our last taxi ride to the Beef Island airport, our “repeat” experience was top notch! The house was even more glorious than we remembered and the view was still “to die for” 🥰. Everyone we met was gracious and helpful.
Thank you Allison, Jon, Jude, Mary and Eric for all that you do, we greatly appreciated it. Our 20th at Murray House turned out to be our best anniversary yet! Looking forward to a repeat performance.
Miss you already BVIs…”

Limeberry Villa - Joan M, 25 Feb 2022

“Thanks so much, Allison for your help in booking our stay at Limeberry Villa. It is a beautiful home in a perfect location. It had everything thing we needed and more! Jude was a great help, and so friendly. We look forward to planning next years trip with you. Thank you again…”

Celestial Villa - Christie & friends 22nd December 2021 

"A fabulous vacation made easier with the help of Allison. Allison started by finding the perfect Villa for us. She listened to what our needs were and worked closely and quickly with me to find the right fit in the right price range. Celestial House was beyond expectations. Everyday waking up with the hilltop views was breathtaking. I can’t say enough about the fantastic veranda and pool, well stocked gourmet kitchen, family area and private sleeping retreats, everything is well thought out and perfectly situated. The tallest tower with sun lounger and views for miles was a favorite spot for everyone on the trip. Celestial house is simply, a stunner. Allison was a wealth of information and advised us on boat excursions, Scuba operators, and arranged car rentals.  I highly recommend Allison, I would definitely work with her again."

Alfresco Villa - Julie Christian, 14 Sep 2021

“Probably one of the most beautiful villas we have ever stayed in, privately located in the hills overlooking the beautiful ocean.  We were three couples and the accommodation worked out perfectly. All bedrooms are luxuriously appointed with amazing shower areas finished to an exceptionally high standard.  Lots of space to relax and enjoy the most stunning views of Long Bay from the pool and terrace with exquisite sunsets from the Bbq area in the evening.  Would love to return. Sam, JC and Allison were a joy from booking to accommodating us at the villa.  AlFresco is a delight, pure paradise.”

Caribbean Wind, VG - Steve & Family 6th July 2021 14 nights  

“One of the BEST vacations ever!! Home run.  Huge success.  You did SUCH a great job getting us to the right villa, right location on Mahoe Bay, and with Heather.  Nice work on your part, we are very grateful.  We all had an amazing time, truly.  Family memories are things that are beyond measure, so I hope you derive some joy from your work Allison,  thank you so much. 

In no particular order:-

Sunset from our back porch at Caribbean Wind, in Mahoe Bay

Our family from the perfectly landscaped Caribbean Wind yard

Our family on a day trip to Foxy’s on JVD with Elaine & Bradley Powerboats

My two boys, ages 13 and 10, happiness on their faces!”

Murray House 

"We thoroughly enjoyed our extended vacation at the Murray House on the West End above Long Bay! The location on Tortola can’t be beat -- a five-minute walk to Long Bay Beach, a ten-minute drive to Smuggler’s Cove Beach, short walks to the 1748 Restaurant and Beach Bar at Long Bay Beach Resort and the Tropical Fusion Restaurant; we even took a morning jog to Sebastian’s for breakfast. With a short drive over the island to the south shore, you have Soper’s Hole – with Omar’s Fusion, Omar’s Cafe, Pusser’s, various shopping, and a Riteway grocery store. A 25-minute drive to Road Town offers many opportunities for restaurants, bars, and shopping…… see more details on Murray House"

Murray House - Marjorie & Ron - February 9 through March 16, 2021

"We highly recommend and would definitely return to Murray House in the future, and Allison was an absolute pleasure to work with in planning our vacation!"

Limeberry House - Madeleine May, 17 Feb 2021

“We stayed at Limeberry House for one month in January 2021…...see more details on the Villa link! Our experience with BVI Vacation Villas was nothing but exceptional. Allison was quick and keen to find us the right property for our stay, and was very accommodating when we needed to change dates to extend our stay. On Tortola, the island manager, Jon, and his team were nothing but kind and helpful. I don't know what we would have done without them!"

“Allison, wonderful again, every detail catered to. The wonderful suggestions on activities and car rental, everything was seamless”

“Thanks again Allison for all you did to make the stay what it was. See you next year (or sooner if we become independently wealthy and I don't have to work anymore!!! Ha.)”

“Dealt with Allison regarding all of the details and was very pleased with her attention to detail and timely responses to any questions. I would not hesitate to stay again!”

“Allison was awesome”

“Our incredible BVI's vacation started with Allison. Allison was amazing to work with, providing us vacation information even before we booked a villa. She helped me find a much cheaper airfare to get to BVI, and once booked, she hooked me up with a rental car agency, sailing recommendation (we used Kuralu recommended from a friend of our and it was awesome), dive shop recommendation (Blue Water Divers-highly recommended). Before we arrived, we received a list of restaurant recommendations, and a list of stores to secure provisions, including Riteway, who delivered our pre-ordered groceries to the Villa prior to our arrival”

“Allison's recommendations were spot on. Thanks so much for everything!  So…thank you for all of your upfront advice.  We couldn’t have had a better vacation!”

“Kudos to Allison for being a gracious hostess”