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Frenchmans Lookout


Martha Morano
Morano Public Relations
212-860-5566, moranopr@aol.com

Smart Luxury Vacation for Family and Friends
at Frenchmans Lookout, Tortola

This is the season, (really it is always the season) to get away with family and friends. But costs seem to be an obstacle: 4 or 5 rooms at a resort with hidden extras, extras, extras. So Frenchmans Lookout Tortola offers the perfect solution. A villa with nearly a three hundred sixty degree vista of British and US Virgin Islands and the Caribbean… made for a family and friend getaway. A house offering complete privacy, five bedrooms with bath, swimming pool, game room, lots of help and available babysitters. This is an oasis of sunshine and calm with lots to do or not do for every member of the family.

Groups enjoy resort services and activities: Freshly prepared breakfast each day, a 35 foot motor yacht with professional captain for snorkeling, diving or fishing; spa treatments, from massage, yoga to manicures, given right on property by the owners of Serenity Spa, Indian trained couple, Appu Ganesan and Monali Bhatewara. There are wonderful nearby beaches like Smuggler's Cove and Cane Garden Bay, good restaurants and shopping in Road Town. And for workaholics, there is even a fully furnished office with internet access and separate gym.. But…frankly by the second or third day activity diminishes and guests opt to lie in the many hammocks hanging on the warm, breezy porches, look out at the sea and watch a parade of ships passing by.

Frenchmans Lookout, caressed by constant trade winds, sits on one of the highest points on Tortola's west end. It is a two story Carolina house with a grand wrap around porch on each floor. It was purchased in 2001 by Richard Friedman, a legendary American hotelier with aesthetic sensibilities and concern for detail. Several years of remodeling and refurbishing has turned it into an ultra-comfortable Caribbean House. Each of the five bedrooms, four upstairs and one on the ground floor, open out onto a wrap around verandah. In fact, every room on both levels opens onto the porch via double mahogany French doors, even the bathrooms. On the main floor are a comfortable living room with music and entertainment center and a newly renovated and well equipped kitchen. Across the spacious foyer is the dining room with mirrored closet doors reflecting the surrounding vibrant blue sea. Off the great room is the meticulously kept garden framing the L shaped swimming pool and barbeque gazebo high above the harbor and small village of Soper's Hole. There is also a game room for the kids off the garden.

For all this privacy, roundtrip transfers to and from airport, breakfast each morning, full staff, daily housekeeping, one full day on the 35 foot luxury yacht with captain, family and friends pay $16,500 for 7 nights for 1- 10 people or $12,500 for 1-6 people or $235 per person per day. Try finding the same price at a resort. A 4% staff gratuity, 7% government tax and gas for the boat is not included. Call for our January and low season rates.

Please checkout our new website www.frenchmanslookout.com for rates and more information or call 866-940-0020 or email

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