Gun Point

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5 Bedrooms · 4.5 Baths · 12 Guests Max

A magnificent 5-1/2-acre peninsula is the site of this historic island property - ... more

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Gun Point Specs

Villa Name Gun Point
Region Caribbean
Location Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Location Region Gun Point, West End
Occupancy Max 12
Bedrooms 5
Bedroom Specs Main House: "Union" 1 king + "Jack" 2 twins (OR 1 king, your choice). Guest Pavilion: "Fish" 1 king, "Chips" 2 twins (OR 1 king, your choice), "Salt" double bed, + "Pepper" double bed in A/C'ed study. Double sofabed in living room.
Baths 4.5
Bathroom Specs + 1 alfresco covered shower outside, and 1 outdoor shower at pool
Pool Yes
Pool Specs 12' x 21' x 4.5' deep (a state-of-the-art low-chemical pool with infinity edge)
Nearest Beach Walk to Smugglers Cove beach along a shaded path (about 5-6 minutes' walk), or snorkel + swim right off the private dock
Children Welcome Yes
Maid Service Yes
Maid Service Frequency Five days per week (your choice of which five days)
Smoking Not permitted in the house. Outside only.
Square Footage Interiors: 3500 + Exteriors: 1500 = TOTAL 5000 sq. ft.
Damage Deposit $1,000.00

Description of Gun Point

A magnificent 5-1/2-acre peninsula is the site of this historic island property - Gun Point's exceptional location within a private estate on this promontory provides a profound sense of peace and solitude. The very top of Gun Point was long ago used as a cannon emplacement which fired out to sea at pirate ships venturing too near the coastline. Now a nature trail leads to this serene and breezy spot for cocktails at sunset, with superb sea views of passing yachts and green islets and cays. This very English estate was built in 1969 around Gun Point's original 18th-century gunpowder store; as there were no roads in those days, all building materials had to be brought in by sea to Gun Point's jetty and then trotted to the site by a donkey named Liz.

This dock nowadays is the perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming, and the estate is still in the family. The property was completely renovated a few years ago to a high standard of updated luxury, reviving the holiday magic enjoyed at Gun Point decades ago. Gun Point now offers five air-conditioned bedrooms in two pavilions, all facing out to sea and built adjacent to the new state-of-the-art low-chemical pool. The Main House comprises the living area, equipped with a high-end media system and a custom kitchen which opens out to a covered living/dining terrace with a built-in gas grill. This spacious terrace looks out to the beach at Smugglers Cove.

Gun Point's air-conditioned bedrooms are all named in a British family tradition: in the Main House, the king master bedroom/bath suite, which is built within the original gunpowder store, is "Union." This suite has its own private terrace and also accesses the main terrace. "Jack" is the other bedroom/bath suite, which also has french doors opening to the main terrace. Steps from the covered terrace lead to the infinity-edge pool and sun deck, an outdoor pool shower, and to three paths. One path leads you to your own private dock, 150 feet from the house, with steps for easy access into the ocean. The dock house stores lots of fishing and snorkeling gear for guests, and a deck on the dock house roof is perfect for lunch or sundown cocktails. The second path takes you to the top of the Point where the cannons used to be, and the third path threads through tropical landscaping to idyllic Smugglers Cove beach.

A native stone walkway connects to Gun Point's Guest Pavilion, with three more bedrooms and a study: "Fish," a king suite, and "Chips," a suite with a king or two twin beds, both have air-conditioning, ensuite baths and private terraces. And "Salt" is the double-bed bedroom which shares the bath with "Chips." On the slightly-lower level is "Pepper," offering a study with air-conditioning, a home office with laptop computer, a double bed, and a half bath with a covered alfresco shower just outside - perfect for teenagers.

This wonderful, electronically-gated family estate offers serene, secluded luxury for guests of all ages, a sense of history, and a spacious and relaxing island hideaway for groups large and small. Enjoy the Caribbean seascape in one of Tortola's most peaceful and private homes - gourmet magic in the kitchen, superb snorkeling, sun-kissed days at the beach and romantic nights of stargazing, the sound of soothing waves, and the natural beauty surrounding this very special place will enchant you.


2 satellite TVs (a 36" TV in Great Room + a 32" TV in 'Union' master suite), DVD player, Sonos surround sound + outdoor-zoned system, iPod docks with clock radios in all bedrooms, movie collection, books, games. A/C in study + in all bedrooms, DSL line with Wi-Fi throughout villa + at pool for your laptop, office with laptop computer, answering machine; wine fridge, hair dryers, safe for valuables, built-in gas grill; 2 full size wooden baby cribs, 2 highchairs + child rails for bed; hammock, fishing gear available plus a large selection of snorkel gear for guests; automatic generator, electronic entry gate, dishwasher. Gun Point's private dock is just 150 feet from the terrace for excellent snorkeling. Walk to the white sands of Smugglers Cove beach via a shaded path from Gun Point (just a 5 or 6-minute walk, approximately 600 yards away).