Steele Point, Tortola - 5 bedroom villa
Located on prestigious Steele Point Estate's 8-acre peninsula on Tortola's West End, just-completed Blackbeard's Hideaway is flanked by its sister villas Steele Point and Gestalt. Elegant in its simplicity and spacious floorplan, this new two-bedroom, two-bath villa is adorned with local bluebit stonework and capped with terra cotta roof tiles. Handsome epi wood french doors and arched windows frame the sea views - Blackbeard's Hideaway looks out to Little Thatch Island and left to Sopers Hole and yachts at anchor on Tortola's West End. Sailboats under full sail and ferries plying their way between West End, Road Town and St. Thomas pass back and forth below this villa.
As you enter into Blackbeard's Hideaway, the high-ceiling Great Room welcomes you in and showcases the panorama of ocean and isles just outside. The Great Room encompasses the well-outfitted kitchen (graced with stainless steeel appliances, mahogany cabinetry and an artistically-tiled backsplash), the dining area and a seating area with cable TV and DVD player. Two equal-sized, air-conditioned king bedroom suites flank either side of the Great Room; each suite has its own private alfresco shower overlooking the vistas. Screened french doors open from each bedroom/bath suite out to a long covered verandah, featuring latticed sections fronting each suite; this verandah borders the entire front of Blackbeard's Hideaway, offering open-air dining and even a desk so you can email and work from your laptop while enjoying the view and cool tradewinds.
A few stairs take you from this relaxing area down to the swimming pool and sun deck. Furnishings are in elegant tropical style, featuring a pleasing meld of bamboo, rattan and exotic woods, accented by colorful cushions. Although this home is situated near by Gestalt, it's threaded by stone walkways and lushly landscaped for your complete privacy. A walking path winds down the hill from this villa to the waterfront and to a dock (shared with Gestalt's guests), where you can slide into the ocean for wonderful snorkeling on live reefs.
Beautifully executed and very well furnished with almost everything you might need on vacation, Blackbeard's Hideaway is perfect for two couples or a small family looking for the serenity of a seaside holiday. You may rent Blackbeard's Hideaway as your own private vacation villa, or combine it with either Gestalt or Steele Point, or with both sister villas, for a part of up to 22 persons.
Weekly Rates (excl. 7% tax): # of persons: 1-4 April 10 - December 17: $ 4,900 Thanksgiving Week: $ 6,000 January 9 - April 9: $ 6,000 Christmas/New Year's: $ 8,900
Area of Island: Steele Point Peninsula
Maximum number of guests: 4
Bedrooms: 2 [2 kings]
Baths: 2, both with alfresco shower
Pool: 12' x 20' x 4' deep
Nearest Beach: Smugglers Cove, Belmont (about a 5-minute drive)
Kids welcome: Yes
Entertainment and Amenities: 3 cable TVs + DVD players (42" flat-screen in Great Room + 23" flat-screen TVs in both bedrooms), TEAC stereo with CD player + iPod docking station, movie collection, books, games, A/C in both bedrooms; DSL line for your laptop, answering machine, all-in-one printer/copier/scanner (in Estate managers' office); hair dryers, binoculars, gas grill, assorted snorkel gear, automatic generator, electronic gate into Steele Point Estate, dishwasher, laundry. Blackbeard's Hideaway shares a boat dock (accessed via a pathway) below the property with Gestalt - enjoy snorkeling on a live reef right off the dock! On-site concierge service, + complimentary transfer in private van with driver from airport or ferry to Blackbeard's Hideaway on arrival (OR follow your escort in your rental vehicle to Steele Point Estate).
Square Footage: Interior: 2640 sq. ft + exterior: 1060 sq. ft. = TOTAL: 3700 sq. ft.
Maid service included: three visits per week (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays + on Thursdays OR Fridays, except holidays)
Smoking: Outside only
Miscellaneous: Justin and Natalie, Steele Point Estate's on-site managers and full-service concierges, live nearby the Estate. They are there to assist you with anything you might need, including island advice - but your privacy at Blackbeard's Hideaway is completely assured.
You may rent Blackbeard's Hideaway as your own private villa for 4 persons, or combine it with either Gestalt or Steele Point, or with both sister villas, to accommodate up to 22 persons on Steele Point Estate.
A 7-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD IS REQUIRED FOR BLACKBEARD'S HIDEAWAY ALL YEAR AROUND (EXCEPT CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S, WHEN A 14-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL IS REQUIRED).
A 4-WHEEL-DRIVE RENTAL VEHICLE IS RECOMMENDED FOR BLACKBEARD'S HIDEAWAY.
Photography by Don Hebert