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"One of the Most Astonishing Rental Homes on Earth” Says Caribbean Travel & Life

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedroom/5 1/2 bath On Ocean With Private Dock and Fantastic Snorkelling

The BVI’s “Signature Villa”. Named after the peninsula upon which this unique home is perched, 'Steele Point' is located on the very western tip of Tortola in the breathtaking British Virgin Islands, an island surrounded by the most beautiful sailing waters in the world.

Built atop a 90 foot rock headland and reaching all the way down to its own private dock, 'Steele Point' is quite simply timeless. It offers complete privacy, unobstructed views of the opalescent waters below and a dramatic 360 degree panorama of ocean, yachts and largely undeveloped islands. The structure is a dazzling triumph of structural grace and ingenuity, attributes that prompted it to be featured in many luxury magazines, including Architectural Digest. "Caribbean Travel and Life" noted that Steele Point is “…doubtless one of the most astonishing rental homes on earth”. Since then, this iconic property has benefited from a two year complete refurbishment and is in immaculate condition. One travel writer visiting Steele Point called it the "sexiest house I have ever experienced!"

The main house welcomes you with an open, airy feeling. The fully air conditioned villa features patios, courtyards, indoor and alfresco dining areas, and five air-conditioned suites, all with private full baths. The raised, open plan living, dining and kitchen area has been completely remodeled. The professional grade kitchen has been ingeniously re-fashioned and re-shaped to work wonderfully in the space. Millwork, countertops and appliances are all of the highest standard featuring Sub-zero and Viking appliances.

You can enjoy your meals at any number of locations. There are few more romantic places on the planet to share a meal than on the covered dining terrace at Steele Point! The lounge area, which like the rest of the house, is light, relaxed and comfortable, and features all modern conveniences.

Music and good TV is a very important component of any home. You will be able to enjoy a very sophisticated music system comprised of large screen 55 “ LCD/LED MONITOR with a hi-end Klipsch sound bar and a powerful wireless sub woofer, cable TV service with national US cable stations and local stations from Miami and the BVI/USVI. You will also have access to Amazon Fire TV (analogous to Apple TV) for access to Netflix and Youtube. A Blue-ray DVD player and Bluetooth pairing for iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc are all available to you.

The bedrooms are quite magical and one would be hard pressed to identify a master suite.
The Hibiscus suite is off the south deck near, but not too near, to the main living area with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, and nearby islands.

The Frangipani Suite will wow you with its 360° views of the entire peninsula. It is the highest point on the estate and a lover’s delight, set at a discreet distance from the main house with a king bed, a private bath, and outdoor shower. Look left and survey the islands of Little Thatch, Great Thatch and St. John. Look right and spot Great Tobago and Little Tobago, Jost Van Dyke, Green Cay and Sandy Spit.

On the level down from the main living area is the very secluded Gardenia Suite with a queen bed, and a private sunbathing deck with private terrace where you can relax to the sound of the soothing surf. You will feel like you are on a magnificent yacht as you can only see the sea when you enter the Gardenia Suite. Your shower, which is a lot of fun, can be indoor or outdoor depending on whether or not you open the doors to the deck.

Just under the Gardenia Suite are the Orchid and Palm Suites. Each is a king bedroom suite at sea level. Both are flanked by very private stone terraces and balconies to catch the cool sea breeze. Views can be enjoyed from the private verandas over looking spiral stairs that lead to the private dock, which can accommodate the largest of yachts, and a private cove in the Cliffside. The dock is also ideal for swimming, snorkeling and diving.

Every detail in this custom home is a masterpiece of design; a collection of fine art and original sculpture adorn this property inside and out. Enjoy waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets, and ultimate privacy at 'Steele Point'. While it has the breathtaking beauty, sumptuous luxury, and exclusive privacy of a private island, this gated peninsula is within easy driving distance of Tortola's casual gourmet restaurants and Tortola’s white sand beaches. The property is only a few minute’s drive from Tortola’s most westerly Port of Entry making customs clearance for those arriving via St. Thomas or via their own private boat really simple. A brand new helicopter pad has also just been installed. The only disturbance at Steele Point? The sounds of sails flapping in the wind as the numerous beautiful sailboats drift by.
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Speaks: english, russian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    A view of the Caribbean and an outdoor shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Fabulous ocean views ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Close to the sea with amazing views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    View of the Caribbean with spacious en suite bath ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with indoor/outdoor shower...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Fabulous views from a private outdoor shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Spacious and lovely bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    A very unique outdoor with a palm tree ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Beautiful master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Amazing en suite bath with outdoor shower 120 ft above sea...moreless

  • Each of the 5 bathrooms are unique, spacious and memorable

Other Amenities

  • * Airport or Ferry Meet & Greet * Airport or Ferry Transfer * Gated Entrance to Estate * Sunset Views * Villa Orientation * Concierge * Chef Services Available * Maid Service * Pool Service * Trash Removal * Garden Paths * Private Boat Dock & Mooring Ball * Powerboat Charter with or Without Captain Available * Daysail Available * Sunset Sail Available * Golf on Adjacent St. Thomas * Parasailing on Adjacent St. Thomas...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    docking station available for your own music...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    beach toys for chidlren...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Magnificent views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Gestalt villa is located on both the Atlantic and Caribbean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Both indoor dining and outdoor dining available...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    The entire villa is air conditioned...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    land line available for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Rosenthal China Tiffany bamboo pattern stainless...moreless

  • Dishwasher:



  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 16 - Dec 16, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

High season
Jan 3 - Apr 14, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Beef Island (EIS)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fish N'Lime
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
West End
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fish N' Lime
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Smugglers Cove

Car: Recommended

This famous ultra-deluxe estate, once featured in Architectural Digest, is situated on its own private and gated 8-acre peninsula featuring 360-degree blue ocean views, a private dock for swimming, snorkeling and boating, a cliffside pool and an attentive and discreet staff.

Glorious natural lush landscaping accented with lofty palms insures uncompromised privacy. The top garden level features patios with a grill, courtyards, the living area, indoor and alfresco dining areas, a gourmet kitchen, and an air-conditioned king bedroom adjoined by a luxurious full bath.

On the next level down is the very secluded and air-conditioned king master suite with its own private sunbathing deck. Down yet another level, just a stone's throw from the sea, are the third and fourth air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suites, each flanked by very private stone terraces and balconies to catch the cool sea breezes and the sounds of soothing surf. The fifth suite is a lovers' delight: an air-conditioned separate pavilion set at a discreet distance from the main house with a king bed and a fantastic view of the Point. Upon arrival, you and your guests may each choose any bedroom you wish.

Steele Point's expansive dock area is complete with sheltered sun decks (one a sandy, totally secluded nook for two, for nude sunbathing), and ladders for swimming and snorkeling.

Every detail in this custom home is a masterpiece of design; a collection of fine art and original sculpture adorn this property inside and out. Enjoy waterfront dining and spectacular sunsets; Steele Point offers the discriminating traveler the ultimate in luxury...five stars! (Steele Point may also be rented in conjunction with The Treehouse, Gestalt and/or Blackbeard's Hideaway, three more villas which are a part of Steele Point Estate to accommodate larger parties of up to 26 persons - please see Gestalt, the Treehouse and Blackbeard's Hideaway.

This legendary, exclusive Caribbean hideaway for royals, pop stars and the international jet set is magical year round, with lots of fun family-friendly activities, events and opportunities to create fabulous memories.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Our family bought the Steele Point Estate in 2000 when we fell in love with this incredible point on our planet. Since then our family has changed - we have blended beautifully and are now the parents of 6 children, 7 grandchildren. We are semi-retired after spending most of our lives in the exciting world of the arts and Bio-tech.

Why the Owner Chose Tortola, British Virgin Islands:
Steele Point Estate is perhaps one of the most unique, and stunningly picturesque, properties anywhere in the world. The property encompasses the entire Western Peninsula of the Island of Tortola. The estate is exclusively private, with four homes, all with magnificent views and unique tropical open architectural styles. Quite simply it was a most intriguing opportunity for the family to own not just a piece of paradise in the British Virgin Islands, but also one of the most impressive properties anywhere in the world.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The peninsula itself is one of the many headlands that make up the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Beyond the channel is picturesque St. John however, the view from Gestalt is of the 7,000+ acres of undeveloped National Park. If the aforementioned views were not enough, from Gestalt you can also see BVI National Parks, Great Thatch Island, Sandy Cay, and Sandy Spit along with eight other islands. Another unique feature of this property is living on the very peninsula where quite literally the Atlantic and Caribbean converge. Furthermore being part of the Steele Point Estate this villa is directly in the center of not just the USVI or BVI, but all the Virgin Islands. Everything wonderful that the Virgin Islands has to offer is equidistant and easily accessible. Lastly, because the peninsula is a gated estate you have the privacy of a private island, but the convenience of being on BVI's main island.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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  • Steele Point Villa situated at the tip of the Peninsula

    Steele Point Villa situated at the tip of the Peninsula

  • The Frangipani Suite- , with a private deck and views to Jost Van Dyke.

    The Frangipani Suite- , with a private deck and views to Jost Van Dyke.

  • Palm shower

    Palm shower

  • Sunsets are spectacular.

    Sunsets are spectacular.

  • View from the point,

    View from the point,

  • Steele Point Villa

    Steele Point Villa

  • Outdoor furniture by Knoll

    Outdoor furniture by Knoll

  • Bedroom with private deck and indoor/outdoor shower.

    Bedroom with private deck and indoor/outdoor shower.

  • Private dock for your boat

    Private dock for your boat

  • Helipad on the estate is available for your use.

    Helipad on the estate is available for your use.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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