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 in 2005 to
a high standard of updated luxury, reviving the holiday magic
enjoyed at Gun Point decades ago. Gun Point now offers five new
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
Steps from the covered terrace lead to the infinity-edge
pool and sun deck and to an outdoor shower. Three paths then thread
through tropical landscaping - to the private dock with a boathouse
for shade and steps for easy access into the ocean, to the top
of the Point, and through the garden to the beautiful white sands
of next-door 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 computer, a double sofabed and a half bath
with a covered alfresco shower just outside - perfect for teenagers.
Gun Point also includes the culinary talents of
professional chefs, who will prepare your special welcome dinner,
and your breakfasts and lunches five days per week during your
vacation, and who are available for more fabulous dinners if you
wish to be further pampered and spoiled.
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.