Tortola Luxury Accommodation

Testimonials

Read what our past guests had to say!

2016

“An amazing home away from home! We felt welcome by everyone. The islands are magical and Summer Heights fits right in. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen was awesome – everything we needed to cook with, plenty of serving sets and great glassware. Thank you from the Heartland of the USA!”

 – The Kimmels, Deckers, Pauleys, Perkins & Gills, January 2016


2015

“Breath taking views! Words cannot express the many thanks I have for you all for our comfortable and most memorable vacation yet. From the moment we got through customs the people of the island were so friendly. Dian meet us right on time and took us immediately to a little market. We got food and headed to the villa. Dian was so helpful throughout the whole stay. She was right there with a quick response to solve any problem.

The villa: The villa is absolutely beautiful. Besides getting over the terrain of getting to the villa, I will never say we have steep hills back here at home, it is just perfect. We had a big group (13 of us) and it accommodated us perfectly. If someone wanted to get away they could because of the grand size of the villa. I stayed in the master suite in the little house by the pool. Do any of you know the brand of the mattress?! That was the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on! Likewise, the rest of the group said the same about their mattress. The views were just breath-taking!

Dian and pool guy (I forget his name) {that’s Errol!}: Thank you so much for the greeting at the dock, the pit stop at the store, and the patience with our group. You were a great help answering any question we had during the stay. Thank you for immediately solving problems while we were staying at the villa. When we got to the villa it was clean, the beds were made, and the pool was ready. Thank you again for being there during our stay.

I would recommend this property to anyone. Perfect location to all the beaches. Cannot wait to go back!”

 – Robert D., July 2015 

“We stayed there for a week in July, absolutely the best villa we have ever rented. I agree with everything Bobby said and more, one of the best holidays we’ve had. I can’t recommend this villa, staff, the island and the people enough.”

– Linda, July 25th, 2015

“Fantastic stay at Summer Heights. Listing is accurate for all information. We had 12 people in our party, and the property accommodated all our needs, it was the perfect base in Tortola. We actually only had dinner out a couple nights, as the kitchen was great and it was so enjoyable to cook in and make cocktails and be able to look out at the incredible view Summer Heights offers while the kids played in the pool. The bedrooms are spacious and great for kids and adults. Great sound system with clear instructions, and computer and WiFi. Rosalind and Barry answered all our questions prior to arriving and were a great help with island information. Dian met us at Jerry’s Car Rental and guided us to the house and gave us a great orientation. Close to Nanny Cay and Road Town, but far enough away to be totally secluded. We explored many islands in the BVIs on our vacation, and at the end of each day it was great to return to Summer Heights and relax, enjoy the view of the islands (and the stars), listen to the night sounds, and totally chill and escape the rat race. We highly recommend Summer Heights!”

 – 2015 – JK, DeKalb, GA, USA

“Summer Heights was a wonderful villa to stay in. It was extremely well equipped with loads of towels, including beach towels & many other extras. All the rooms were beautiful & the beds & pillows so comfortable. It was a joy to wake up in the morning to the amazing views. We all loved the pool & the 3 year old learnt to swim in it while we were there. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who came in twice a week & changed the towels & bedding. I would certainly come again & we were all very sad to leave.”

– Sharon O, April 2015

“Summer Heights is Fabulous!
We had never been to the BVI before and I have to say that Roz and Barry really took great care of us with this fabulous home. The home is sizeable and allows for extreme comfort for 12 people. The views were unbelievable and the staff was willing to help with anything. The roads in Tortola and up to the house are not for the lax driver, so you definitely need the 4 wheel drive (we used it all the time on the hills) but it sure made for some great adventures all around the island. Thanks to all at Summer Heights we recommend it highly and would love to come back soon.”

– Lynn B, June 13th, 2015


2014

“Summer Heights is an excellent vacation rental located in a wonderful central location on Tortola. It is all that is advertised and more. Clean, nicely maintained with wonderful amenities. Fully equipped kitchen with all you need. Nice extra touches, such as coolers for use at the beach, beach mats, along with other needs, high chairs, washer and dryer. Our small group would recommend this property to everyone. Photos do not do the home justice, it is absolutely beautiful. We will return.”

 – 2014 – Brenda B, USA

“Having traveled to Tortola for over 20 years we were excited to book our stay at Summer Heights. It is all that is advertised and more! Having plenty of bedrooms with private baths made the stay easy and comfortable. Location on Havers Hill is convenient to everything and we were able to easily go to our favorite beaches. Conveniences such as soft and hard sided coolers available for use, a fully equipped kitchen, games, music, pool and BBQ grill make this home a fantastic vacation home. Our group will return and stay at Summer Heights again and again.”

– 2014 -Lori L, USA

“Barry and Roz, we want to thank you very much for providing us with a wonderful 9 night stay at Summer Heights. This house is simply perfect! The property is beautiful, well maintained and provided every comfort we desired for our stay. Great layout, plenty of room for large group but private enough for couples. Amazing view, all the way to St Croix on a clear day. We have rented various properties on Tortola and we were all very happy to say this was by far our favorite in all of our 20 plus years of visiting Tortola. “

– 2014 – Jeff, USA

“Just a note to let you know how wonderful your Summer Heights rental made our vacation to Tortola and the BVI. The views toward Virgin Gorda and Peter Island were spectacular and the layout of your home gave our large family (12) a great place to gather around the pool yet provide privacy when we needed that also. We have been to the BVI many times and rented homes but Summer Heights gave us the greatest value for our money. We will be back soon. Thank You.”

– 2014 – Bob & JoAnn, USA


2013 and earlier

“We were fortunate to be able to bring our 3 children and their spouses to Summer Heights to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The Villa exceeded our expectations in every way. We were able to be together using the large outdoor table for as our gathering place for everything from meals to cards and games. We gathered there every morning to plan our day. Having internet access was a huge plus for our kids and the computer for our own use was also very nice. The kitchen had everything including a separate mine-fridge for drinks. We were able to make use of the coolers as we headed out every day with a picnic lunch. This was our 4th trip to Tortola–1st for the kids–and we love it. Summer Heights was the best place we have found in all of our stays!!”

– Eileen S, Minnetonka, MN

“Summer Heights was idyllic. The view is unbeatable, and the owners friendly. The kitchen is especially well equipped, and accommodated 4 gourmet cooks. The information book from the owners was well organized and maintained. The drawback is the steep driveway, which needed a better driver than I and a better 4 wheel drive vehicle than we had. Luckily, someone in our party could do it, but it needs to be considered. Restaurants: Hated Pussers at Sopers’ Hole, Loved BananaKeet, really like Jolly Roger, and loved the Roti Palace, a tiny joint in Roadtown. Enjoyed sailing and snorkeling with Patouche 2, though they were far (East End) and the boat was not so well maintained. Crew was great though. Did not like the spa service from West End so much. Prices were higher than advertised, and massage therapists were uneven. One was great, one was awful. Bobby’s in Roadtown was a much better market than Rite Way. The description was accurate, and provided all the relevant information. The Property was clean and well maintained. The Customer service was kind and outstanding. The On-premises-owners were always available, never intrusive. I would decidedly return– and recommend this property to a friend.”

– Carol B, Elkins Park, PA

“My four children ages 19 to 25 and I spent a wonderful Spring Break at Summer Heights. The home is lovely. The owners are very hospitable, and the view is out of a postcard. Barry and Roz truly treat their guests as guests. One is made to feel very at home. They provided us with a meal plan option, and we ordered six meals. Each was restaurant worthy. Barry and Roz also were great sources for places to go and things to do. The home was well maintained, and comfortable for all. I would definitely love to return and certainly recommend it.”

– Kathryn S, Midland, TX

“We have stayed at Summer Heights several times and each stay is the same, if not better! This was our first trip to the BVI with both of our young children and they LOVED the home! Plenty of shade and great times in the pool. As we like to take a couple long vacations each year, it is important to us that the internet works flawlessly to be able to continue to work from time-to-time. The shade, the internet access, the pool and the view made this our best family vacation ever. Barry & Roz are there to make sure your vacation is perfect They are there when you need them and, otherwise, you will never see them during your vacation.”

– Heather C, Steamboat Springs, CO

“We stayed at Summer Heights for a week in October. The property is well tucked away on a lush hillside seemingly far away from the cruise passengers who come in for daily visits (but only 15 minutes from Roadtown). The house is beautiful and well equipped with everything and more you will need during your stay. Although all of the rooms have air conditioning we never had to use it because there was plenty of breeze coming in from the screened windows and sliding doors. The pool was an added benefit, we loved hanging out in the pool in the mornings while planning our day and in the afternoon after long days at the beach. Bonus, you can hook up your mp3 player to their stereo that also had outdoor speakers next to the pool. The view overlooking the sea at Norman and Peter Island is absolutely breathtaking and we often just hung outside in the poolside chairs, drink in hand, taking it all in. Nanny Cay Marina and Soper’s Hole are both close and good for a little shopping and Smuggler’s Cove was only a 15 minute bumpy ride and turned out to be our favorite beach. Barry and Roz were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, knew how to get around and gave us some wonderful suggestions for local places. Thanks again for providing such a lovely oasis!!!!”

– Tania & Keith, Cortona, Italy

“What a great time we had at Summer Heights! This was our third time staying with Barry and Roz and their hospitality was wonderful! Each trip, we have brought a new person along with our family and they have each been completely “wowed” by Tortola and the views from Summer Heights. Driving up the road to the villa is crazy but after doing it numerous times we are used to the climb and our son loves the 4-wheeling adventure. We love gazing out at the Channel from the pool deck and our son loves seeing the sailboats passing by. And having a pool right at the property is so nice. Some days, we just stayed at the villa and relaxed and other days we voyaged to beaches at Smuggler’s Cove, Long Bay, and Cane Garden Bay. Another day, we took the ferry over to Jost Van Dyke and just hung out at White Bay. Using Summer Heights as our base worked great for all that. We also enjoy the close proximity to Nanny Cay for groceries, restaurants and shopping. Our family definitely recommends Summer Heights. We love it there!”

– Glenn & Cary C, Chicago, IL

“Our extended family of 10 recently returned from a family vacation at Summer Heights, and were very pleased with the accommodations. The grandchildren enjoyed the pool and the internet and the games, and the adults enjoyed the comfortable beds and the spacious and well-appointed bath rooms adjoining each room. The kitchen was well equipped with all the items necessary to prepare and serve our food. The dining table was large enough for us all to gather around, and was well protected from the rain, provided the wind was not blowing strongly.The views are magnificent, and the outdoor furniture was very comfortable. The only real surprise for someone not familiar with the terrain were the roads. But Roz will guide you up and around the 4 hairpin turns to the villa, where you will descend through a short 45-degree driveway into a courtyard where your rental car can be parked. And from then on, part of your vacation excitement will be as you traverse the “roads” up and down the Tortola hilside. Roz and Barry are excellent hosts, remaining discretely hidden in their downstairs rooms until you need them, and then they will provide assistance and information as you require it, including which taxi to call if you need one(not all of them wish to travel over that road!). Our family all agree that the accommodations were first-rate, and we certainly would entertain the possibility of staying there again, if we are able to return sometime.”

– The Tanner Family, Bowie, MD