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"One of the most astonishing rental homes on earth” says Caribbean Travel & Life

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Irina Wilson Gage
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Irina Wilson Gage

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.

Irina Wilson Gage purchased this villa in 2000

Why Irina Wilson Gage chose British Virgin Islands BVI

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Fabulous views from a private outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Spacious and lovely bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , A very unique outdoor with a palm tree
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Beautiful master bath
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Amazing en suite bath with outdoor shower 120 ft above sea
  • Each of the 5 bathrooms are unique, spacious and memorable
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A view of the Caribbean and an outdoor shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Fabulous ocean views
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Close to the sea with amazing views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , View of the Caribbean with spacious en suite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with indoor/outdoor shower
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* 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

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"One of the most astonishing rental homes on earth” says Caribbean Travel & Life
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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5

I'm so glad we chose Steele Point!!

  • 5 of 5

Our 1st visit to the Steele Point Estate. 5 couples for 1 week. The villa worked perfectly. Bedrooms are nearly equal, and all are very, very beautiful with incredible private outdoor showers. Pool was excellent; in the sun all day so nice and warm. Many outdoor common spaces scattered throughout allowing for gathering together or escaping to be alone. Excellent WiFi, Amazon stick, large screen TV (although we rarely watched it - the views were too good). Beautifully decorated . Dream kitchen with all high end appliances plus a gas grill. You would be hard pressed to find a more sensational location for a grill – absolutely spectacular. We went snorkeling off the dock every day – so much fun!!

The location is outstanding. Close to Smuggler’s Cove and Soper’s Hole. Found many great restaurants in this area. The views are the best we've experienced on any island – absolutely amazing. Stunning !!

Staff is warm and friendly and provides all the services and privacy one would expect.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for review. We look forward to your return.
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5

Luxurious Privacy in Paradise, with an Unequaled View!

  • 5 of 5

As someone who has traveled extensively, I can easily say that this was one of the most unique and wonderful places I have ever stayed. Steele Point is perched high above the entrance to an active sailing harbor on Tortola, with views in all directions from the main house. We felt like we were living in a five star lighthouse, watching yachts, ferries and fisherman moving about from island to island while ensconced in understated luxury. We expected James Bond any moment!

The interior of the main house, along with every private bedroom, is modern and done with impeccable taste. The kitchen is fully equipped with high end appliances and cookware, including a Wolf stove, a wine fridge and an ice machine. The property includes an infinity pool from which to watch the boat traffic, a dock to snorkel off of and a number cozy seating areas. Even in stormy weather, which we experienced for much of our stay, we were thrilled to be there.

The ferry dock is a 5 minute drive from the gated property, and a well stocked supermarket is close by. A coffee house and a few restaurants are also nearby. Sandy beaches are a short drive away.

This place is ideal for anyone seeking privacy and elegance on a low key island. The bedrooms are all on different levels in separate buildings, so one needs to travel outside the main house to get to each bedroom. The "master" bedroom is just a few steps from the living/dining/kitchen area but the farthest bedroom is 3 flights down toward the waters edge, so a bit of a climb. Each bedroom has it's own unique decor, an outstanding view of the water and is beautifully designed. If you are traveling with friends or have older children, the property allows everyone privacy.

Steele Point will remain at the top of our list for vacation spots. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great feeling knowing that you have shared something very special with people who appreciate it as much as you do. Thank you and we look forward to your return.
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The most amazing experience of my life!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to stay in the Steele Point house this Winter, and everything from start to finish was beyond words.

The house itself was extraordinary... The architecture was amazing, and the view from our bedroom was amazing. It was a short distance from both a local beach where you could rent beach equipment, enjoy lunch as well as cocktails and also a short distance from a local restaurant!

The best part about our whole trip was the everything was so convenient... The car rental and Ferry dock were less than a mile from our house, groceries could be delivered to the house for us, and the beach and local bars were only a short walking distance away.

I would recommend the Steele Point villa for anyone looking for a relaxing, and totally private vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Beef Island (EIS)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fish N'Lime
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
West End
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fish N' Lime
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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.

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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