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You can view the entire island, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean Sea all from the massive Cap Pavilion which resembles a Caribbean plantation home. It is secluded, owning its own knoll; "majestic" is how one reader described it. It is located on Cap Estate, which has its very own 18-hole championship golf course and a racquet club where tennis and squash are available. A jeep or 4x4 vehicle will be needed to get you there, but once you're there, you won't want to leave. A 5-10 minute drive will land you at Smugglers Cove, and two sandy beaches with good snorkeling opportunities are nearby. Cap Pavilion has six bedrooms, making it ideal for at least two couples. It comes complete with a cook (Catherine) and maid service (Portia). Children are welcome.

Andrew , 214-350-6220 x9104

This beautiful villa was constructed with an open architectural style with coral stone, and comes complete with cool green shutters and detailing. It is in a secluded location, on its own knoll high in Cap Estate, where 360-degree views can be enjoyed. Cap Estate has a championship 18-hole golf course, a racquet club offering both tennis and squash, and two sandy beaches with good snorkeling.

The main house has been decorated with the use of bright tropical fabrics and antique furniture. The house is very much a part of the landscape with many open areas, which lead directly into the garden. Part of the house faces the Atlantic coast and is, therefore, always cool and breezy.

The villa consists of three wings built around a central courtyard with covered walkways and coral rendered arches connecting each area.

There are 3 double bedrooms upstairs (1 with a double bed and 2 with two single beds in each room) and a single bedroom (1 twin bed), with two bathrooms (a tub in each). There is a casual sitting/games area with Cablevision TV. There are two spacious sun decks affording great views and a wonderful place to appreciate the tropical sky at night.

Downstairs is a guest wing with a double bed and ensuite bathroom (a tub) and a private outside area, master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom (a shower with glass windows). Four of the bedrooms have ceiling fans.

The large sitting room has louvered French doors leading to the courtyard and the tropical gardens, and glazed quadruple doors opening out onto an airy covered verandah. The formal, open dining room can seat 12 people.

The full-size swimming pool is situated on a lower level and is surrounded by rocks, trees and palms, offering privacy and shade from the sun. A small gazebo is near to the pool.

The house is set amid four acres of grounds, with the area around the house fully landscaped with lawns and tropical flowers.

Villa Notes:

Resident staff quarters are located below the fully equipped kitchen. Resident couple - cook and assistant on duty 7 days a week. Additional daily maid service from 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Gardener/pool maintenance man, Tuesday to Friday.

Household pets - 2 cats

Access road is rough and rental of 4-wheel drive vehicle recommended.

Please note that housekeepers are not trained nannies and should not be expected to look after and/or babysit infants and children. If you do make babysitting arrangements with the staff, please be advised this is at your own risk.

Special rates apply during Christmas/New Years and Jazz Festival - please call and inquire.