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One Particular Harbour 09/26/2007
Reviewers Rating: Excellent
I had the opportunity to stay at One Particular Harbour with my family from July 20th to 31st. Let me tell you, it was a treat. We have stayed at 5-7 homes on the island together in the past 12 years and this one was the biggest hit with all of us. The house was 100% on par with the stellar view (who wouldnít love the opportunity to wake up to the East End of St. John, Tortola and the BVIs every morning?).
Much care and thought went into the construction, layout and furnishing of the home and itís obviously been well-cared for since it was built. Iím an avid cook and couldnít have asked more of the kitchen. The living room was as comfortable as can be. We enjoyed opening the room-wide slider each morning and evening and didnít once experience a problem with mosquitoes or bugs. My family and I also loved observing Tortola and the stars by night with the telescope provided in the family roomÖan awesome touch!
The bedrooms were equally well thought out. I stayed in one of the bedrooms in the main house which was quite charming. I also thought the twin bedroom was a great idea. My friend who has a young teen has been considering traveling to STJ with another family with a daughter. The girls are getting to the age where they are not so keen on sharing a bed. I recommended OPH to them.
As for the bathrooms in the main-house bedrooms, I thought they were the same size. The only difference was that the bathroom in the twin bedroom was a unique shape. But both are the same size and equally equipped. Definitely no issue there.
Needless to say, the master bedroom was impeccably thought out. The bed was comfortable, the decorations light and airy, and the ac a treat.
Outside, my sister and I were thrilled to find a room with a brand new washer and dryer. The pool was amazing as was the landscaping. I canít even imagine how much time and effort goes into that on a weekly basisÖitís like a tropical Eden complete with plantains, palms and bougainvillea. The landscaping also contributed to the highly private feeling of the home. When Iíve stayed in some villas, Iíve felt as though I was right on top of people at the neighboring porch. Not the case hereÖ At OPH I felt like I was on my own tropical movie set! The outdoor furniture was the most comfortable I have encountered to-date. Combined with the view, breezes and landscaping, you just want to sit outside forever.
As for the road, yes, it can be a bit intimidating the first time, but after a day, itís not that bad, a piece of cake with the Jeep Liberty we rented. Itís paving most of the way up, turns to dirt and back to paving for the driveway to OPHÖ
So, Iíd definitely recommend OPH. Perfect for couples, families with older children, anyone who wants a comfortable, private luxurious Caribbean experience. A lot of thought went into this homeÖitís clear. Iím dreaming of the view right nowÖlol.

Judy A





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