- April 13th, 2016
- in Resorts and Villas
Gun Point’s private and exceptional ocean side location provides a profound sense of peace and solitude. The very top of Gun Point was long ago used as a cannon emplacement firing out to sea at pirate ships venturing too near the coastline. The original house was built in 1969 around Gun Point’s original 18th-century gunpowder store. As there were no roads back then, all building materials had to be brought in by sea to the jetty and then trotted to the site by a donkey named Liz. The estate remains in the same family and was completely renovated in 2005 to a high standard of updated luxury, reviving the holiday magic enjoyed at Gun Point decades ago.
Gun Point is a twelve-person rental villa offering serene and secluded luxury, a sense of history and a relaxing hideaway for groups large and small. Relax against the infinity edge of the pool that looks out to the ocean or get some of the best snorkeling and fishing in Tortola from the private jetty. Gun Point offers five air-conditioned bedrooms in two pavilions, each 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 media system, and a custom kitchen that opens out to a covered living and 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 Caribbean Sea. The dock house is full of amenities for fishing and snorkeling, 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 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, en-suite 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 sofa bed and a half bath with a covered alfresco shower just outside – perfect for teenagers.
– 230 degree ocean view from terrace – 4 minute walk to beach – Electric gates – High-speed wifi – BOSE indoor/outdoor sound system – Study with PC and printer – Private jetty and boathouse – Chef services available on request – Snorkel equipment – Fishing gear can be provided