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Rhumb House on Tortola comes with an asking price of $7.5 million. Courtesy: British Virgin Islands Sotheby's International Realty
Rhumb House on Tortola comes with an asking price of $7.5 million. Courtesy: British Virgin Islands Sotheby's International Realty

Pirates of the Caribbean's home from home

The Life: Rhumb House, a two-acre property with six bedrooms, is up for sale for US$7.5 million in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Endless sunshine, white beaches and pristine waters come free with this luxury property in the Caribbean.

But you will need just over US$7 million (Dh25.7m) to get the keys to Rhumb House on Tortola, the capital island of the British Virgin Islands. It has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool and koi carp ponds.

The owner of the private house has listed the two-acre property on Sotheby's International Realty and is asking for $7.5m.

Perched atop a private hill in mountainous Tortola, the house overlooks the Sir Francis Drake Channel and offers lovely views and seclusion. The channel is popular among divers because of its sea-sponges but it is also known for its underwater caves and canyons.

Rhumb House, however, is not far from the beach life that is ubiquitous among the islands. It is also just a short distance from the airport and the island's capital of Road Town.

Patios, landscaped gardens and spacious rooms offer a blend of relaxed atmosphere and natural beauty. Rhumb House positions itself as the place for a family vacation home or a romantic retreat.

The six bedrooms come with king-sized beds, including a white four-poster with white linen in a mauve room.

Tortola has its share of history as in most of the Caribbean Sea towns.

Named by the Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus, Tortola means "Land of the Turtle Dove". But the Spaniards did not settle the island first. According to local lore, they were beaten to it by pirates such as Edward Teach, an English buccaneer better known as Blackbeard, and the Scottish sailor William Kidd, known in popular culture as Captain Kidd.

Rhumb House is located close to the northern parts of the island, which has some of the best white beaches on the island.

And if one gets tired of swimming, looking at the glorious views, or simply relaxing, there are plenty of other activities to chose from such as yachting, windsurfing and fishing.


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