Best ever! Loved Louise. Keep it just the way it is!!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date of arrival Dec 7, 2019 Kathy B
Beautiful views; beautiful home! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had an excellent stay at Alfresco in Dec 2019. The views from this villa are exceptional. It is comfortably and thoughtfully appointed throughout. We enjoyed making our own meals most of the time and dining out occasionally. Smugglers Cove and Long Bay beach are the closest (and most beautiful) beaches on Tortola! You will truly enjoy your stay here. Allison (and her staff) are super quick to respond if you need anything or have any questions. Highly recommend Alfresco!!!
Date of arrival Nov 30, 2019 Denise H
Unbelievable Villa ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had another wonderful stay at Alfresco. It is such a unbelievable villa. Made it back home late last night. Thanks to everyone involved to help make this another memorable vacation. Regards, Jim
Date of arrival Sep 21, 2019
Lovely week ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Exactly as pictures show, large bedrooms with lovely bathrooms. Delightful pool. The drive up to the house is steep and curvy, but this is like most of the island roads. Close to lovely beaches and great restaurants- loved Da Coal Pot (everything so good including desserts) and Bananakeet (road is terrifying at night though).
The only con was that some window screens are not fit well, so mosquitos come in because there is no glass in the windows :(
Date of arrival July 15, 2019 Susan C
Glad we chose Alfresco ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Alfresco turned out to be great choice for us. Sometimes when you travel somewhere for the first time you look around and decide on the next trip you would make some different choices. This was not the case for us. This house was the right house in the right location. There is not better area of Tortola to be in, in my opinion. The house was awesome in every way. We had three couples and this three bedroom layout was great. The outdoor area and pool were great and the view from those areas and every bedroom and porch off of each were great. Thank you Sharlene for showing us how to get there. We will be back.
Date of arrival July 4, 2019 Griff Orange, Texas
Paradise ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The layout of this villa is so well thought out. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Date of arrival June 4, 2019 Tyra D.
Best Tropical Vacation! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Alfresco was the best tropical vacation villa we've ever experienced - with such large welcoming common areas, spacious bedrooms, and ample private space options for quiet personal time. We loved the north coast, western Tortola location - with sufficient elevation to catch the breezes and giving us a post card view of Jost Van Dyke. Sam's colleague PattyAnn was available as needed for miscellaneous questions and advice - a superb service we've never experienced with prior villa rentals. All three sets of our guests luxuriated in and were wowed by the accommodations - making it extra gratifying to be their hosts. The outdoor shower was a hit for de-salting after a day in the ocean. Your kitchen served us well by easily accommodating our needs for meal preparation. The rental SUV through Jerry's ran flawlessly - with vehicle availability at the airport expediting our arrival to the villa. For anyone desiring either bareboat or crewed powerboat rental, I can heartily recommend Island Time Powerboat Rentals at Nanny Cay - which we utilized nine times over our 22 day stay. A triple thumbs up experience. With any luck, we'll be back to book Alfresco in the not too distant future. With best wishes for you and gratitude for your delightful venue, Geof
Date of arrival March 29, 2019 Geof & Family
Home Away from Home! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our island "home away from home"! We were last there Feb. 23 - March 16, 2019. This was our fourth trip back to Alfresco, our seventh to Tortola. While there were lots of changes on the island due to Hurricane Irma, we found Al Fresco to be just as welcoming and lovely as ever! The pool, the vista over to Jost Van Dyke and the hillside down to Long Bay still takes our breath away. This is truly a perfect place to relax and decompress. "Must try" restaurants include The Bananakeet, D'Coal Pot and Quito's. Thanks to Allison, Neil, Sam, JC, Sharlene (who greeted us) and Louise (our housekeeper). They are a great team that truly enhance the island experience. Also, a car rental from Jerry's is a must to get into all the nooks and crannies of the island! Can't wait for stay #5 at Alfresco!
Date of arrival February 23, 2019 Cheryl Urban
Amazing experience with our family! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We took our two kids to Alfresco Villa for a family winter vacation. The villa is beautiful, the views are breathtaking and the owner/ property manager give great instruction and advise on anything you may need. I even asked where to get bug spray and beach toys for my 3 year old, both items showed up at our door the same day! We would denfitly stay here again. It was a real experience !!!
Date of arrival January 20, 2019 - Ray & Melanie
We were sad to leave! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you so much, we had a wonderful time! You have a great villa, I so miss those views we woke up to every morning! We were sad to leave! Merry Christmas!
Date of arrival December 1, 2018 - Ron & Debi
Fantastic View ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a great time in Alfresco beautiful villa and fantastic view. Hope to be back in the future.
Date of arrival November 16, 2018 - Sachs Family
Beautiful property ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Another visit to Alfresco, Sam was great & her staff! We love the villa, I'm only sorry I had to leave !!!
Date of arrival November 8, 2018 - Brian
Spectacular property ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Alfresco is a spectacular property. It is everything you can imagine plus more. The views are stunning, the pool fabulous and everything about the house was wonderful. The layout of the house is well thought out and is terrific for reading in a private getaway or getting the group together in the central areas of the house. The assistance and advice that Allison gave prior to our arrival was second to none and the help we received from members of the staff was extremely helpful. We are already in discussions about dates for our next stay at Alfresco Villa.—
Date of arrival September 15, 2018 Jim & Cindy
We loved Alfresco! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We loved Alfresco! It was so accommodating for what we needed. The view was phenomenal and the pool was perfect! Everyone on the island was so attentive and the management staff you have there worked well with us as we arrived later than expected due to flights being delayed. We will be staying again for sure!
Date of arrival May 31, 2018
A beautiful place to be able to call home for a week! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful stay on Tortola in Alfresco. The house is gorgeous, with outdoor spaces abounding - plenty of room to gather as a family (5, with 3 older children) and plenty of space, indoor and out, to read to find privacy to read or nap or enjoy the view. Luxuriating in the pool looking out over the ocean to Jost Van Dyke is amazing, and having everything so well laid out and appointed around you made our week a dream. The island itself is an adventure to discover. The guidebook in the house is very helpful and we found our way to many different beaches on the North Side where we snorkeled and relaxed, climbed Sage Mountain, rented a boat for the day, and enjoyed dinners out as well as in. The owners will recommend 4W drive and it is very handy to have - we had some rain showers and it makes you feel nice and secure to have 4W drive under you. Making the arrangements couldn't have been easier, and everyone involved was extremely helpful and responsive to our questions in preparation for going and while we were there. Thank you for helping us have a wonderful family vacation!
Date of arrival July 31, 2017
Views, Views, and More Views!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our family had a wonderful time at Alfresco. Allison and Sam were very helpful and they were available whenever you had a question. Thank you so much! Their efforts to make our visit seamless started before we arrived and continued until we were on the home bound ferry.
Alfresco is a very special home and we enjoyed every minute of our stay there. We found the kitchen well-appointed and we had everything we needed to cook great meals. The layout of the house allowed everyone their own space and also privacy when desired. It would have been nice to have had air conditioning in the main house though. The July temperatures made it difficult to cook until well after sundown. However, that just meant more time in the gorgeous pool and taking in the absolutely breathtaking views. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Date of arrival July 14, 2017
Hillside Perfection ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We sought out Tortola in hopes of finding some quiet, relaxing family time. The biggest part of that hope was finding the perfect place to call home for a week. Alfresco was that answer. The house was stunning, with views that caught your eye every time you turned your head. We used the well-appointed kitchen most nights, including grilling out under the stars with the sound of the ocean in the background. While we did several day trips to places like Virgin Gorda, Smuggler's Cove, and Roadtown, everybody was most content spending the days being lazy by the pool...reading, sleeping, and laughing. My family left feeling content, rested, and most importantly, reconnected.
A special Thank You to Allison and Sam for staying in contact with us, helping up organize a car rental, and detail the best ways to get to the island. Their help was immeasurable and provided some comfort for these relatively inexperienced travelers!
An absolutely amazing experience, and a most perfect home for those wanting to "get away from it all"!
Date of arrival July 1, 2017
Beautiful Rental Home ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had an amazing trip to Tortola. Alfresco is an incredible house! We travel a lot and we have rented numerous houses over the years! I can honestly say Alfresco is on the top of our list!!! It reminded me of those doll houses that folded shut and you carried around as a child. Alfresco was the doll house unfolded with the most spectacular views! We usually go, go, go on vacation. We found ourselves being much more laid back and spending much more time in our rental home!
Thank you so much for your patience and your wiliness to work with us. What a gift to spend a week in your home. Amazing!!!! We will definitely be back!
Date of arrival April 17, 2017
Absolute Great Villa!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Alfresco villa in Tortolla was absolutely beautiful!!! The view is outstanding and we enjoyed stunning sun rises and sun downs sometimes. The four of us (2 couples) all lives stressful lives and we were simply looking forward to beautiful solitude which we found in Alfresco. We stayed at the villa most of time reading in the sun, enjoying the views, napping, and being in the pool. The kitchen was perfect and we cooked in most nights and dined out several. We slept most nights in large bedrooms with the windows opened falling asleep listening to the ocean which was very peaceful. We would highly recommend this villa!!
Date of arrival February 9, 2017
Wonderful Vacation! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My family of 6 recently spent 10 days at Alfresco and it was an amazing vacation! The location on the West End is the perfect place for peace and quiet but also very close to so many beaches and restaurants. Sam and JC were a huge help as we planned days trips and other activities. They even put up a Christmas tree for our family! We highly recommend this beautiful property! It is an adventure to drive to but that added a lot of fun and laughs in our family. We will be back!
Date of arrival December 22, 2016
Return trip was just as fabulous as the first time!!!!!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our second visit to Alfresco and we loved it so much last time we brought friends this time. They had an equally fantastic impression and experience. Allison and Sam were wonderful again, every detail catered to. They were wonderful with suggestions on activities and car rentals; everything was seemless. The location is wonderful, so peaceful and quiet but close to activity and ferry's when we wanted to venture out. The men had the tough job of running down the hill and grabbing some wraps for lunch, while the ladies waited for the delivery basking in the sun at the pool. Pretty rough life, wish we could have stayed longer. Snorkeling great in Smuggler's Cove, ferry close for our day trip to JVD, day on Virgin Gorda was wonderful. Heck, writing this review is hard sitting back in Kansas City......really wish I was back on the pool deck taking in the views!!! Thanks again Allison and Sam 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.)
Date of arrival November 5, 2016
Fantastic Vacation ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We highly recommend vacationing at Villa Alfresco! We travelled as a family of five - 2 adults and 3 teenagers and found the house the perfect setup to give everyone the space that they needed. Location was great. Easy access to ferries for day trips to Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke made for truly exciting excursions. Dealt with Allison and Sharlene regarding all of the details and was very pleased with their attention to detail and timely responses to any questions. I would not hesitate to stay again!
Date of arrival August 19, 2016
Week in Paradise ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Alfresco is a fabulous villa. We stayed last week with our grown children and had an amazing week. I was first attracted to this villa because of the view which is gorgeous. After researching a little more about Tortola I decided that Alfresco would fit our needs perfectly. It is located in the West End which is convenient to Soapers Hole Marina and a 45 minute ferry ride from Charlotte -Amalie. The managers, Sam and Sharlene, made everything very seamless. Sharlene and Jerry, the rental car owner, met us and immediately we were on our way to the villa. We loved every aspect of the villa. The villa is well appointed ranging from the kitchen to the pool towels and noodles. Tortola is beautiful. We snorkeled at Smuggler's Cove and Brewer's Bay, hiked Sage Mountain, guys went fishing, and we all had a day snorkel trip with Island Surf and Sail. The restaurants were delicious...Bananakeet Cafe, Tropical Fusion, dCoal Pot, Sugar Mill, Fish and Lime Inn. Sharlene and Sam's recommendations were on target. We were very spoiled by the spectacular sunsets...not sure if we can ever find another accommodation that offers as much as Alfresco. We will be back! PS We had our little night watchman...every night outside the master a chickenhawk would roost under the eaves. It was such a treat to see him there every evening!
Date of arrival June 16, 2016
Paradise is Villa Alfresco ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My husband and I have been to Tortola a number of times and have always had a great time. Yet, this visit was perfect; we enjoyed every minute of our week at the villa. Overlooking views from every angle of the hillside villa were awesome. Sunsets were beautiful, Villa landscaping was immaculate. Very comfortable bedrooms/baths with choice of open air and/or air con. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay memorable. Thank you for sharing your dream with us.
Date of arrival May 27, 2016
Amazing time at Villa Alfresco ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Alfresco is amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. We loved our home away from home. The architecture was spectacular, the views fantastic, gardens beautiful and we just couldn't seem to get out of the infinity pool. The layout provides beautiful common areas, while the bedrooms provided privacy. It was conveniently located to fantastic beaches like Smuggler's Cove and Cane Garden Bay. We appreciated all of the assistance the owners provided in securing airfare and our rental car. We would recommend flying into St. Thomas and taking the ferry to the West End. It was a beautiful way to begin our vacation.
Crownsville, MD May 7, 2016
Alfresco- Stunning Luxury Villa With Amazing Views ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This villa has spectacular views and very comfortable accommodations. Tortola has perfect weather, beautiful beaches and lovely people. The roads and driving on the left take some getting used to. The caretakers were very nice and helpful. Allison the owner was awesome.
Date of arrival - January 2, 2016 (21 nights)
"Incredible home, fantastic views, perfect vacation!!"
Our incredible BVI's vacation at Alfresco started with the owner, Allison. Allison was amazing to work with, providing us vacation information even before we booked the home. She helped me find a much cheaper airfare to get to BVI, and once booked, she hooked me up with a rental car agency (Jerrys-highly recommended), sailing recommendation (we used Kuralu recommended from a friend of our and it was awesome)and 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 house prior to our arrival.
The home could be difficult to find on your own, so Kia, Alfresco's caretaker, had us follow her to the house. The drive can be scary the first time or two as it is quite steep and curvy, but once you get the hang of it, its a breeze.
Upon arrival at the home, we were all totally amazed. The pictures online are beautiful, but you can't create the beauty of this home and view in pictures. It is simply breathtaking the first time you stand on the pool deck and look out towards Jost Van Dyke. The first sunset there is even more incredible. The house was perfect for 6 of us, including my wife, 2 teen daughters and their 2 friends. The 3 bedrooms rooms are decorated very nicely, and the beds are super comfortable. The shower in the master is awesome! There is AC in each bedroom, but not in the other living spaces, although we did not find the need for it. There was a breeze the entire time we were there. The kitchen was very well equipped for all of our needs, with very nice appliances if you want to do your own cooking. We ate breakfast in most days, and everything worked perfectly. We decided to buy some fresh lobster one day in Nanny Cay Marina (ask for Boss-live lobster!) and grilled on the deck. The BBQ worked great. We didn't watch much tv as there was just too much to do there, but the living room is very comfortable, with Directv, a nice stereo, and tons of books to read.
The patio was our favorite part of the house. The pool is spectacular, with an "infinity" edge appearance, sitting on the edge of the mountain, overlooking Jost. It is simply awesome. We spent a whole lot of time in the pool, including late into the night, with the disco lights blasting!
I HIGHLY recommend Alfresco and we can't wait to go back!!!
Michael - 20 June 2015
Where do I begin? The description doesn't do this villa justice. It was even more amazing than described -- hard to believe but it's true. Our sons in their 20's have relocated due to their jobs but we make it a point every year to be together for a week. The laughs around the pool have created memories that will be forever imprinted in our brains. The scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, and fishing were fantastic. Allison's recommendations were spot on. Thanks so much for everything!
Mary - 14 June 2015
“Beautiful Property with Stunning Views”
“The property was perfect. It had everything that we could possibly need. It is a well thought out rental and made our stay both easy and relaxing.
The views were picture perfect. We enjoyed the ocean breeze and felt safe and secure throughout the trip.
Our location was perfect with easy access to beaches, restaurants, shops and ferries’
Favorite activity: “Our favorite activity was relaxing at the pool on the rental property.”
Erica (departure: Apr 11, 2015)
Alfresco is awesome! We have been going to the outer islands in the Bahamas for the past few years and once we arrived at Alfresco we all looked at each other and said "why have we not been coming here all along!" We had an amazing time in Tortola and at Alfresco.
This is house was just perfect for us -2 adults and 3 boys (14, 11,& 9). We all enjoyed the pool from the time we woke up to late in the evenings- the pool lights are so fun! We enjoyed exploring the island during the mornings and then venturing back home in the afternoons to relax by the pool and enjoy the sunsets and views.
My kids never wanted to leave the house! We enjoyed all the wonderful restaurants, took some great day trips, and explored the beautiful islands- we can't wait to come back! The best Family vacation we have had!
Guest visit - 20 March 2015 (8 nights)
This was our second 2 week stay at the amazing villa Alfresco. From the extraordinary views at sun up, sun down or anything in between to the exquisitely decorated bedrooms, this villa is a hidden gem. We enjoyed coffee by the pool, lunch overlooking the bay and cocktails by the pool. On some days we ventured to the close by secluded beaches or over the mountains to Cane Garden Bay. All days were paradise. Sam and JP are wonderfully helpful in all aspects as managers. They recommended new restaurants and we enjoyed their suggestions. And they are very conscientious and thoughtful in wanting us to have a superior adventure. We look forward to returning for visit number 3 in 2016
Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
“The Alfresco villa was incredible! The vacation villa was amazing. We would love to come back to the Alfresco villa next year.”
My husband, me and 2 other couples rented Alfresco for a week and it was everything the pictures and reviews said it would be! The home is beautiful with private rooms for each couple and the views are incredible! The owners and property managers were there for us to answer questions, provide recommendations on restaurants and excursions which made it very personalized for us. This was our first time visiting BVI and renting Alfresco was one of the best decisions we've made. We've traveled a great DEAL around the Caribbean and this was top notch! Highly recommend using Dolphin Water Taxi to come from St. Thomas...they made it easy and fun. We also took 2 day trips with Island Surf and Sail and had our own captain on a motor boat. This gave us a chance to really see the islands in style. This was one of the best vacations we've had and Alfresco was a wonderful place to come home to each night to relax, take in the views and enjoy! Cheers!
We came to celebrate our daughter's "Sweet 16" birthday. She wanted a family vacation with her Grandparents to remember such a significant birthday. The location of the Villa exceeded our expectations. The virtual tour does not give the views or the Villa justice. The comfort of home, the views were spectacular, the ability to eat at home and enjoy the stars and take a dip with the perfect lighting. So many beaches to travel to near and far. A definite return for our family.
I have been meaning to drop you a note to let you know what a terrific time we had at Alfresco! It was truly perfect for all of us, a wonderful way to get away with our children before they all head off on their own. Alfresco is perfectly designed for the environment and everything we needed was at our fingertips.
While we did notice changes around the island since we were last there, the feel of Tortola remains unchanged.
So…thank you for the use of your beautiful home and thank you for all of your upfront advice. We couldn’t have had a better vacation!
Just so you don't think this will be yet another review extoling the obvious virtues of this simply divine property (all of which is true!) there is so much more to enjoy when you visit this island! First and foremost, my husband and I have traveled to Tortola on many occasions in the past but they have all been on sailboats we chartered ourselves. As a result, we spent scant amounts of time in small seaside towns and didn't have the opportunity to travel inland. This time, because of the location of this simply gorgeous villa, we had need for a car. Of all the islands we have visited in our Caribbean travels (over the past 20 years) Tortola possibly has the most kind and friendly locals imaginable. (with the possible exception of Antigua and Anguilla) If you travel to this island and are fortunate enough to stay at this villa, in this location, be sure to eat at all of the nearby locally owned restaurants, you will not be disappointed! One other word of advice, do make sure, if you visit in early April, to bring insect repellant. Kudos to Allison for being a gracious hostess -- long may your Villa Alfresco flag wave! Debs
Alfresco- Spectacular view, Beautiful kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, wonderful pool, exceeded our expectations in every way!