Guinness Heir Puts His Dominican Republic Home On the Market for $16.5 Million

Dru Montagu, an heir to the Guinness British banking fortune, and his wife, Minnie, are selling their 9,000-square-foot home in the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic for $16.5 million.

Called “Casa Palapa,” the house sits on its own 3-acre peninsula and has two private beaches. There is also a dock, paddle tennis court, organic gardens, an orchard and a heliport. There is also a three-bedroom guest cottage and separate servant's quarters.

According to Wayne Hudson, who runs a public relations firm and is helping market the home, the house was built by noted Mexican architect Marco Aldaco, who had built a home in Acapulco for Mr. Montagu's uncle Loel Guinness, who was married to style icon Gloria Guinness.

The house is located in Casa de Campo, a resort with five golf courses and one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean as well as an equestrian center, a shooting center, shops, galleries, a movie theater and more than 20 restaurants as well as a small international airport.

Mr. Montagu is sportsman and philanthropist, and has a large estate in the British countryside. Mr. Hudson says Mr. Montagu has declined to comment on why he put his Dominican Republic home on the market.

Cesar Herrera of Provaltur, a Christie's International Real Estate affiliate, has the listing.