Nanny Cay, Virgin Islands, British
Pelican House is in the quiet area of Palestina Estate, a central and convenient location on Tortola’s southern shore. A quiet hillside paved all the way with supportive neighbours. No through road and easy access to main roads at the bottom of the hill. The property enjoys an expansive view to the south and east, overlooking Nanny Cay marina, the Sir Francis Drake Channel and many islands of the BVI. The dynamic view includes kite boarding, windsurfing, and in the Spring, a grandstand view of the Spring Regatta. Nanny Cay Marina has a hotel, several shops, restaurants and a boat chandlery, for those nautically inclined. The sandy beach is a popular hangout for people to meet and share a pizza or two.
The marina is a busy place, and the swimming pool patio at Pelican House is an excellent vantage point from which to observe the goings-on, and to keep an eye on your own boat.
The property is fenced all round to keep pets safely in and has an electric entrance gate and paved driveway that has ample room for several cars. The garden is landscaped and is kept in good condition. A wide variety of fruit trees have been planted and some of the sweetest mangoes anywhere grow here. Every room has an ocean view and the house is kept cool by the ever present Tradewind breezes. Even from the driveway the property affords a commanding view and even more so from the edge of the pool. The large diesel generator provides electricity to the whole house during any power outage.
The pool terrace sits between the two wings of the house. The east wing contains the master bedroom suite. The kitchen, dining and family rooms are central, and two guest bedroom suites are in the west wing. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The exercise room is accessed via the west wing steps that lead down to the laundry room and the third guest bedroom.
The house is ideal for entertaining and eminently suitable for families with older children and visitors. Large dining parties were frequent and the villa became a favourite haunt of many. Just a few minutes drive from Road Town and 10 minutes to the West End of Tortola the central location is also only a few minutes from popular Cane Garden Bay on the North Shore.