The Tower House
- August 26th, 2017
- in PROPERTY
The secret island getaway in Tortola’s beautiful West End
A calm sail into Soper’s Hole on Tortola’s West End reveals a secret island getaway, that blends contemporary architectural style with a breezy, Caribbean charm. The Tower House is a three-level villa on Frenchman’s Cay, Tortola and is one of the most desirable properties in the British Virgin Islands. Privacy, luxury and calm Caribbean breezes await, in this nearly 6,000 square-foot paradise.
The Soper’s Hole location sets the scene for an amazing place to live in Tortola. Tower House is just minutes away from unique shops, restaurants, a thriving marina, and easy access to an international ferry and port of entry.
Completed in 2009, few homes provide the water access that Tower House offers. With more than 130 feet of private shoreline, unforgettable swimming and snorkelling are just steps from the front door.
The waterfront feature is unique and makes Tower House a boater’s dream home in the BVI. An 80-foot L-shaped private dock accommodates boats up to 100 feet in length and with drafts of up to 10 feet. Private docks and water access like this are hard to find, offering easy access to the beautiful villa and simplifying travel throughout the islands.
A second dedicated stairway allows walking to the dock directly from the driveway without having to cross through the main home.
Enter through the chic wooden doorway and a contemporary foyer welcomes you. With steel accent railings and a beautiful harbour view, anyone will feel at home at Tower House. A sunny bedroom on this private level boasts accordion glass doors, opening onto an exclusive balcony overlooking the pool deck below. A ceiling fan keeps the breeze moving and a stunning en suite bath makes this bedroom perfect for guests. With double sinks and an intricately tiled, spacious shower, every day will feel like a spa day.
A luxurious shower experience is enhanced when opening a glass door to the courtyard beyond. Don’t feel like showering indoors? The courtyard also has a private outdoor shower to relish the Caribbean sun. Blonde ash wood closets and shelves, and brushed steel accents complete the contemporary and casual feel.
Venture downstairs to the main level and the neutral, tile floors throughout the home keep things cool while creating a palette for the home’s modern accents to shine through. The vaulted stairway effortlessly displays artwork and provides easy access to the rest of the home.
A contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances make cooking family meals and entertaining a pleasure. A copper backsplash and walk-in pantry deliver modern convenience with a laid-back Caribbean feel.
Sky-high ceilings flood the comfortable living area with natural light and grant Tower House an elegant but relaxed atmosphere. The sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in when closed, and offer an expansive view of Soper’s Hole, Great Thatch Cay, Little Thatch Cay, and Great Tobago in the distance.
When open, the glass doors create an expansive living area that leads out to an infinity splash pool inviting you to enjoy the view in cool comfort.
The veranda presents plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining outdoors. The adjustable awnings afford shade when needed, and a wet bar makes cocktails and snacks a special event. Two large tables offer seating for meals and can be combined for an elegant island dinner under the covered porch.
The main level is also home to the luxurious master suite. A beautiful bedroom and personal veranda accommodates privacy with a feel that the stunning view is your own. Light ash wood closets and a comfy nook with a bench offer ample space for dressing – even if it’s just to put on a different bathing suit.
The master en suite bath is equipped with double sinks and a private water closet. The shower is a work of art with blue mosaic tile, creating a tranquil feel with the marina view. With access to an exclusive courtyard, an outdoor rainfall showerhead bestows a completely private feel.
As you step down to the third level, authentic stonework greets you and brings a natural feel to the home. Two more bedrooms reveal en suite baths, air conditioning, private Juliet balconies and their own shaded seating areas; perfect for enjoying a book or playing a game of cards with guests.
A bonus room can be turned into your private oasis, whether you envision a home gym, art studio, or meditation room. Ample storage and laundry facilities on this level make island life even easier. A 50-Kilowatt generator produces reliable power for your convenience.
A shining jewel of Tower House lives just steps from the calm water of Tortola’s shores. A short staircase provides both lower bedrooms with outdoor access to an intimate patio with chairs for sunbathing. Just a few more steps toward the water reveals a large 24-foot sun deck, complete with a huge square umbrella boasting ample shade and a cool place to relax by the sea. A barbeque grill and plush outdoor sofa allow you and your guests to emerge from the water and be ready for cocktails in minutes.
Just above Tower House is the intimate Frenchman’s Chalet, a charming three-bedroom villa that sits on adjacent property that would be ideal for a guest house or for hosting staff. Finished to a high standard and stylishly decorated, this inviting three bedroom, three and a half bath home is built on two levels with the living areas cleverly located on the upper level to take full advantage of the lovely views of Soper’s Hole, Tortola’s West End and surrounding islands. The light-filled great room with spacious living area and modern kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances is graced by high ceilings, ceramic floors and wide doors opening onto the front balcony, spanning the full width of the house. The balcony’s central area extends out to provide additional open and covered space and provides a delightful seating and al fresco dining areas.
The master bedroom suite is adjacent to the great room and has access to the main terrace. The lower level comprises two guest suites and a central living area accessing the lower terrace with plunge pool. A utility room and half bath, servicing the pool are also located on this level. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The Tower House is the private, quiet paradise that balances everything needed for an exquisite island life with simple elegance.
Presented by Smiths Gore
The Tower House
Location: Frenchman’s Cay, Tortola
Telephone: 284 494 2446
Photography by Don Hebert