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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

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davidfrat...
Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
“Relax, you found the best!”
Reviewed October 15, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This past August was our 3rd time to the island and On The Rocks and each time our vacation was better than the last. On the Rocks has a feel like no other place we have ever been. If you want to relax and simply sit by the pool or hike, fish, snorkel, scuba-dive, explore the caves you can do it all from On the Rocks. Great dinners in the house and fun places to eat when you want to go out. Private and at the same time family togetherness at the same house. Looking forward to the next trip back, this place is like no other.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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janeolive...
North Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“The most spectacular villa on the island!”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This place is absolutely incredible - they have everything you need with the most breathtaking views. This villa is perfection! The comfortable beds, pool, outdoor dinner table, hammock, kitchen, and most importantly the outdoor showers are just a few of my favorite things about this villa.

The housekeeper Isola kept the entire villa spotless and brought us fresh coconuts from her house every morning!

The location of this villa is just another thing that makes this place so amazing. I was just 3 minute walk to a beautiful beach - we snorkeled and hung out on the rocks everyday and only saw 1 other family (it was like our own private beach). The view of the stars at night sitting around the kitchen table was one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

On The Rocks is hands down the best villa on Virgin Gorda - I cannot wait to go back!!

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Liked best: The view from the upstairs bedroom balcony
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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lsgreenbl...
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“PEACEFUL- TRANQUILL- FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY”
Reviewed June 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2014

This was one of our best family vacations. The Villa accomodated 8 of us and we didn't feel like we were on top of each other because of the spacious floor plan and the separate living spaces to sleep.
The pool was gorgeous and the beach was down the street. It was clean and had all up to date appliances, fixtures, bathroom facilities. The open showers to the outside was one of my favorite things. Up to date in stone but open to the outdoors. Loved the kitchen and bar area. They had so many things for the beach but the pool was so nice for evening swims.
The views were spectacular!!! The villa is well maintained !

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Liked best: The views, the up to date bathrooms and kitchen and furniture.
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Erin G
1 review
“The most beautiful villa in all of the Virgin Islands!”
Reviewed June 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2015

On the Rocks Villa was by far the best villa/vacation rental I have ever stayed in. The property is just perfect. The villa is beautifully decorated and has modern appliances and features but will an island feel. You have everything you need in this villa including a gorgeous pool, beautiful views and you are just steps away from the beach. The beds are very comfortable and the bedding is very nice! One of my favorite parts of the villa is the amazing outdoor showers. All of the showers are connected to the villa but they are either completely or partially outside. They are fantastic!
The owners are the super nice and welcoming and booking with them was a breeze.
Hands down my favorite vacation spot and will be booking another trip very soon!

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Liked best: The outdoor showers
Liked least: Nothing the place is flawless
Traveling group: Large Group
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Deb P
1 review
“Spectacular Getaway”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed at On the Rocks five years ago and were anxious to return. And are we ever glad we did! It was as spectacular the second time as we experienced the first. The villa, location, luxury amenities, and attention to detail were once again ideal. And the short walk to what felt like our own private beach is an added plus. Lots of fun pictures on the beach and at The Baths.
Thank you to Bernadette for her boundless energy to ensure all arrangements were ideally made; to Chef Mimi for an exquisite meal; to Isola for housekeeping service better than any major resort; to Captain Bennu for speedy boat transportation from St. Thomas to Virgin Gorda and our return as well as for a special evening cruise to Saba Rock. And a huge thank you to Bob and Lisa for assembling such a talented, committed team to ensure that their guests have the best experience in their beautiful home.

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Management Response
May 13, 2016
HI Deb,
Thank you so much and we are so happy you had a wonderful stay at On the Rocks!
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BuckyandC...
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
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“Exceeded Expectations”
Reviewed February 18, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

To begin - Bernadette George, the property manager, was great to work with. She was very responsive to questions about the property, the island, travel and restaurants. We would rent from her anytime.

Getting there - We were four couples. Two flew from San Juan via Air Sunshine (30 minutes in an 8 passenger, twin prop plane). The other two couples flew from St. Thomas (15 minutes - the same type of plane). Keep in contact with the airline, they moved our return flight up an hour and had we not contacted them the day before, we would not have known.

Arrival - Bernadette met us at the air strip along with the car rental agent from L&S rentals. We could not be more pleased with L&S. The two SUVs we rented were new models and very clean ($60 per day each including taxes and insurance). Steering wheel was on the left although British rules of the road apply. Bernadette then escorted us to the grocery store and the villa. At the villa she provided a thorough walk-thru and a "welcome" surprise of some appetizers and fruit punch.

The villa - it is as advertised and depicted in on-line photographs. The location was very convenient to the main part of the island, the airports, The Baths, beaches and restaurants. Prior to our arrival, we drew lots for bedroom assignments. Each bedroom has its own advantages and each of the four couples enjoyed their rooms. The bedrooms include all amenities needed, hair dryer, robes, safe, TV and private outdoor shower. The main house is fully equipped in terms of TV, stereo speakers for iPod, the kitchen has everything one would want including ice maker, coffee grinder, and latte maker. Wifi is available in the main house and patio but, not the bedrooms. The indoor dining table easily accommodates 8 with the leafs folded our. The outdoor deck includes a table for 6 with umbrella and plenty of lounge and deck chairs for everyone. The outdoor furniture is light weight and easy to more around to set up conversation areas on the upper deck or around the dipping pool. There are 8 sets of snorkeling equipment, 8 beach chairs, four beach umbrellas and plenty of beach/pool towels. Isola, the housekeeper, is there Monday thru Friday from 10AM to 4PM to clean the villa. She was very helpful, quiet and unobtrusive. There are mosquitos and some guests have left their spray (as we did) so there was plenty on hand. We did not find them to be a distraction and only mention it as a heads up. During our stay, Bernadette contacted us almost daily and the owner from the US called to insure we were enjoying our stay. It should be noted that early in the stay we found a couple of items needing attention. Bernadette responded and resolved them immediately.

Meals - Groceries are available at Buck's in the yacht harbor. We purchased breakfast and life lunch items as well as hard liquor, wine and beer. The wine and liquor selections are limited and pricey, as you would expect on an island. We had arranged for a local lady to cook for us three nights of the stay. Unfortunately, she has asked that her name not be mentioned as she has a very busy schedule. The meals she prepared were very flavorful, fresh and was enough for lunch the next day. The going rate appears to be between $50 and $70 per person per meal and included purchase of the ingredients (salad, two meat/fish entrees, vegetables, rice Johnny Cakes and a dessert), the preparation and clean-up. It was more that worth it not to have to drive home in the dark on unfamiliar roads after a little wine and we could relax and enjoy the villa. We also enjoyed eating at The Mermaid (good); The Bath and Turtle Rendezvous Bar in the yacht harbor (good); the Pavilion At Little Dix Bay (very good - pricey); CocoMaya (excellent); and the Rock Cafe (very good). We have reviewed most of the restaurants separately in T/A.

Things to do - You definitely need a car to get around the island but you can navigate from one side to the other in less that 45 minutes. We enjoyed the beach at our villa and Spring Bay a short walk along the beach. The best snorkeling we found was at Spring Bay and Savannah Bay (15 minute drive and no facilities). In general, we did not find the snorkeling to be that great in terms of viewing sea life - could have been several factors accounting for that. We went to the copper mine, Leverick Bay, Hog Heaven (to windy - did not eat the reported great ribs) and The Baths. The Top of the Baths is a great place for lunch or a cold drink. Several of our group enjoyed the hike from The Baths to Devils Bay. It is not for those with a bad back or claustrophobia as there are several areas between boulders that are low and narrow. Our group seemed to mostly enjoy quietly relaxing at the villa. The lounges, hammock and dipping pool were well utilized.

In summary - we really enjoyed the island, its people (some of the friendliest on any island we have visited) and we always felt very safe. We did not have a bad meal on the island and the villa and its management were terrific - we would not hesitate to recommend a stay at OTR.

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Traveling group: Friends
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LJRK
Edina, Minnesota
1 review
“Vacation like a Rock Star!”
Reviewed January 27, 2015 for a stay in October 2014

Let me begin by saying I'm a die-hard Hawaii fan, Kauai to be precise. My friends were curious to see how On The Rocks, Virgin Gorda, would measure up to my impossible standards. Well, in four words, I was blown away. I am utterly in love with this place and all that it has to offer. I have a great deal of trouble relaxing and unwinding on vacation, but On The Rocks was the most relaxing vacation I've ever had. The house is stunning without being pretentious and there is no amenity overlooked. The bedroom suites are magical. The outdoor showers are a delight. The views are out of this world and the pool is perfect. We kayaked, swam, snorkeled, hiked, ate fabulous food, got massaged, boated to neighboring islands, and generally felt like adults at summer camp. I've been fortunate enough to visit On The Rocks twice, and I will return as often and as soon as I can!

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Liked best: The property is perfectly situated, the views are stunning and the bedroom suites make you feel like royalty.
Liked least: Leaving.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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