Hilltop Heaven – Exclusive Feature Property: Celestial House

Photography by Rainbow Visions BVI

BVI Sotheby’s International Realty presents Celestial House in BVI Tortola, illustrating exquisite rarity in the Virgin Islands with its astonishing design for indoor and outdoor Caribbean living and attention to the details of functionality, comfort, security and exclusivity.

Located in the West End of the island on Long Bay’s hill top—a stunning secluded setting surrounded by an abundance of natural awe-inspiring environs—this property testifies to its name in its elevated position above one of the island’s most renowned beaches.


Pink, white, purple bougainvillea and oleander line the smoothly paved driveway as one enters the gated property’s private vicinity.

Guests are welcomed onto the expansive wrap-around veranda of the main section of the house, comprising an open-plan, extensive living room, kitchen with considerable storage space, opulently decorated dining room, and an ample pantry. The spacious living and dining area bestows a design that encourages sociability, with a calming dichotomy that evokes freedom and intimacy in stark contrast to the phenomenal grandeur of the interior design.



A heated hot tub cascading into a 60ft infinity edge pool on the wide veranda, overlooks the immensity of Long Bay beach below and costal views with near and distant islands Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit, Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost, St Thomas, the Tobagos and Anegada, standing against the breath-taking skyline.

For further appreciation of the sky, the unique observatory located above a cosy yet incredibly spacious office, awaits installation of a telescope of choice by the new owner as an exceptional treat for admiration of the magnificent stargazing opportunities afforded in the clear Caribbean skies.



Palm trees decorate the vast complex of the property with a wide variety of tropical and floral displays all year round. With the residence divided into several sectors, seclusion is granted to extended family or friends residing at the home.


The quality of this elegant property’s intricate designed fixtures and fittings, exhibiting a prevailing marine theme, contribute to the tropical ambiance that relaxes and soothes; an architectural masterpiece of functional design. A total of six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms comprise the sleeping areas of this indulgent property – all six bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, unique custom fittings, fridges, luxury coffee machines, and offer full air conditioning.


The property’s surrounding features align with its promise of easy-living; there is access to beaches Long Bay and Smugglers Cove five minutes away, granting the convenience of the many watersports available – swimming, snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing and of course a BVI preference in island-hopping; a hobby that grants diversity in travelling from island to island whether staying within the BVI waters or heading to the USVI.


There are also a number of fine dining establishments close by and for yacht owners and sailing enthusiasts, Soper’s Hole Marina is a fully comprehensive facility offering every function a sailor needs from yacht management to day sail services.


As an additional bonus to the location of Celestial House, 15 minutes away from Long Bay is the West End Ferry Dock for passage to other islands such as St Thomas and thereby the international airport, facilitating simple transition to and from this fantastic retreat.


Sotheby’s Introduces Vacation Rentals

After requests from a multitude of property owners to create a vacation management structure with the intention of generating income while not in residence, Sotheby’s contemplated the great prospects of exploring the villa rental arena. Evaluating the necessity for high-end short-term accommodation, the realtor subsequently decided to create BVI Sotheby’s International Realty Vacation Division.

Combining knowledge of BVI tourism with comprehension of the real estate market, this branch of Sotheby’s is a unique and powerful portal, offering a selection of beautiful villas, unparalleled service, and the epitome of luxury for vacation rental guests.

Developing this division with precision and strategy to ensure that their distinguished standards are sustained, they’re relishing success, evidenced by the increasing number of properties in their portfolio and the high percentage of returning guests.


Sotheby’s Presents Celestial House

– Private estate home on 3 acres
– 6 bedroom and 6 and a half bathroom
– Fully air-conditioned and fully furnished
– 2 laundries
– Satellite TV
– 60ft heated curved infinity edge pool including a heated hot tub which over flows into main pool
– Backup solar and battery power supply
– 2 offices
– Observatory above office
– Granite countertops, travertine and natural stone floors throughout, coral stone decks
– Paved access
– Vast outdoor covered living spaces
– Mature beautifully landscaped gardens
– Outdoor dining pavilion
– Outdoor barbecue