Jacaranda

Jacaranda

Up there with the best ocean, island and sunset views in the BVI from this wonderful home!

Frenchmans Cay,Tortola

ID#:CS2129

$2,395,000

We are delighted to present for sale Jacaranda, a lovingly restored and vastly improved 3 bedroom family Villa with studio apartment and swimming pool, perched on the hilltop of Frenchman’s Cay at the very western end of the British Virgin Islands. Frenchman’s Cay is an island joined to Tortola by a narrow sand spit and bridge. The harbour is known as Soper’s Hole, home of one of the BVI’s most popular marinas. Walk from Jacaranada to your yacht on its dock at Soper’s Hole Marina or for coffee, cocktails or dinner at Omar’s or Pussers. Shop at the well stocked small supermarket, all just a short stroll away. Yet this home is perfectly positioned for peace, privacy and tranquility.

In the late 1700s, the infamous pirate, Blackbeard is said to have made Soper’s Hole his home for a couple of years. The area provides several excellent lookout points from which his men could spot ships laden with treasure, bound for far away lands. With more than 180 degree views from Steele Point, across Thatch Island Cut to the northeast, across to St John and the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the southwest and southeast. Like shooting fish in a barrel, Blackbeard would raise the Jolly Roger, set sail and swoop down, upon the unsuspecting ships. Once the ships were captured, he’d steal their cargo, and provided he liked the ship, he’d add it to his fleet. Today, the views are just as spectacular, the passing sailboats doubtless being involved in more leisurely and relaxing pursuits than in days gone by.

Under new ownership following Hurricane Irma, no expense has been spared in completely renovating and restoring this delightful island home. We’d like to say it is an entirely new home but, whilst the existing home was stripped back to its very bare bones and almost every brass tack, nail, pipe and wire has been replaced, the charming essence of the old home remains whilst at the same time everything has been improving and the entire house modernized. The result is exquisite. A modern, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom family home with pool and additional guest studio apartment that works equally well as a family home as a vacation villas.

The entranceway to the house leads you to the main living area with open plan kitchen – all brand new and fully equipped -, dining, comfortable living area and powder room. All light, bright and breezy with high cathedral ceilings and tall hurricane rated, solar tinted top notch sliding glass doors leading out on to the wrap around, shaded terrace – with plenty of room for al dining al fresco – and pool deck. There’s even a hot tub mounted above the pool on its own private terrace – perfect for star gazing on those rare winter’s nights when the temperature drops below 75 degrees!- along with wet bar TV / entertainment area and ample seating.

The spacious Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom is downstairs along with two guest bedrooms, also with ensuite bathrooms. All the bedrooms have beautiful ocean and island views across to St. John. Tucked below the bedroom level is a convenient and private studio apartment, ideal for a nanny, housekeeper, teenager or overflow guests.

On the practical front, there’s plenty of parking at the top of the driveway for multiple cars, large cisterns beneath the house, lots of storage, a generator, and wifi repeaters throughout the house to ensure a good signal everywhere. The property is being sold fully furnished and move in ready.

To arrange a tour contact Chris Smith, Managing Broker on +1 (284) 340 3000 or for further information email chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com.

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