St. Thomas Villa 10180 OCRef#: 10180 Destination: Caribbean Country/Island: St Thomas Region: Estate Harmony, Northeast Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Sleeps: 8 Week Low: $9,000 - 3 Bedrooms Week High: $17,500 - 4 Bedrooms A/C: Throughout Pool: Pool Staff: Full Staff
Privacy, peace and serenity reign at St Thomas Villa 10180, a gated and completely fenced estate, set on three beautiful acres. The Villa’s electronic gate ushers you into the cobblestone courtyard, and stairs lead up to the coral stone entrance with french doors. The large foyer, sparingly furnished with magnificent Asian antiques and West Indian pieces set off by polished mahogany floors. Just off the foyer, at the front of the Villa, is a very spacious library with a full bath; this lovely room can accommodate two twin beds, should you need a fourth bedroom suite. Tall arched windows with curtains frame the views of the sea and gardens outside. A Cybex electric exercise bike and Gravitron assisted weight pull-up machine stand ready in a corner. The bath features a graceful Asian vanity and tiled shower. On the other side of the foyer is the large living room, set with low, cushioned settees and an armoire with with a flat screen TV and DVD media system. The villa has cable TV and wireless high-speed internet. On the east side of the living room are tall, arched french doors which open to a roofed tiled terrace just outside, and on the west side, french doors lead to the sheltered alfresco garden lanai. There, antique Balinesian teak daybeds, swathed in netting, invite you to nap or read or have an apertif - the setting is divine and relaxing, with ceiling fans, romantic lighting and lovely rock gardens edging the lanai. An air-conditioned dining area for eight, enclosed by french doors, adjoins the lanai, and the grand professional chef's kitchen is just beyond. The kitchen is fantastic - high-ceilinged with glass-fronted cupboards and lined with chef-quality appliances such as a big, stainless steel commercial refrigerator/freezer, a butcher block chef's table, triple sinks, an 8-burner Vulcan professional range with double ovens and a griddle top, a KitchenAid mixer, and all chef's tools. An antique Indian handpainted kitchen table is the spot for breakfast in this airy kitchen. A bank of windows along the kitchen wall feature fantastic ocean views punctuated by Grass, Mingo and Thatch Cays, and Condo and Lovango islets, with the green islands of St. John, Tortola and Jost Van Dyke looming on the blue horizon. Three bedroom/bath suites are situated between the living room and the kitchen and dining room - a hallway from living room accesses the king and a queen suites, and the master suite. All bedroom/bath suites are fashioned in clean, sleek Indonesian style, each bed draped with white netting and made up in cotton bedding and each bed featuring all-organic mattresses. Carefully-chosen Asian antiques and pristine white walls combine to enhance the zen feel of these so-serene rooms. The queen suite has french doors which open out to the east patio, and the king suite opens to the flat expanse of green lawn outside. Several of the beds are made from the same mahogany as the polished floors and some are antique Indonesian day beds; all are positioned to provide views that reach across the sea to the horizon without lifting your head from your pillow. The king master suite offers an adjoining dressing area with closets and a large bath with an exotic bamboo-lined alfresco shower. French doors lead from the bedroom out to a tiled patio, and a staircase descends through landscaping to the picturesque pool, hot tub and surrounding sun deck. The pool deck, graced with a wind-sculptured tree, looks out over the grand panorama of islands, limitless ocean and sky. A path through the gardens leads to the Villa's meditation pavilion, a quiet and private place for personal time. This villa is another world apart, a completely private estate providing a sanctuary of serene relaxation and tranquility. The white sand of world-famous Magens Bay Beach is just two miles down the road, but you may find you would rather stay enveloped within the peaceful surround of the Villa, marveling at the views, listening to birdsong and the tradewinds whispering through the trees.
Cable TV (34-inch flat screen)
Bose Sound System
iPod stereo hookups
DVD movie collection, books
A/C in living room, dining room, kitchen + in all bedrooms
gourmet chef's kitchen with 8-burner Vulcan stove with double ovens + griddle top
wireless DSL for your laptop
electronic entry gate into property
washer + dryer (the housekeeper is available to do your personal laundry for you at an additional charge of $10 per load to wash, dry and fold. Ironing can also be done for $15 per hour with a 1-hour minimum charge).
The talents of one of our excellent local chefs are included in the villa rental rates! The professional chef will prepare fresh cuisine for you; all meals are made from scratch, and the chef will cook and serve five meals per week, included with your rental. The included meals will be 2 dinners and 3 breakfasts. Typically guests will find it convenient to start with a dinner with a buffet menu (that you specify) for the evening you arrive, a brunch the next day, and one more dinner and two more breakfasts on the schedule you choose. You pay for your groceries and beverages, and you choose which meals you'd like the chef to cook and serve (clean up after your meals is also included). Sample menus will be provided upon request. While those two dinners and three breakfasts are included in the cost of your rental, your chef can be available, with advance notice, to cook and serve more meals (up to three meals every day) - you simply need to specify what will make your stay as comfortable and as luxurious as suits you. The cost of the service of any extra meals is available on request. As a visitor to the island there is an enviable level of real luxury in being able to be catered to at meal time in your own villa.
Ricky a Labrador, lives in a kennel on the property. If you're a dog lover, he can be allowed out to play with you upon your request. He is a very sweet dog, and does not bark at all.