LUXURY BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA, DECK, SANDY BEACH - PRIVATE DECK

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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LUXURY BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA, DECK, SANDY BEACH - PRIVATE DECK

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

10% discount for bookings made before November 9, 2012, 15% discount for stays of 7nigths or +.

Villa Eau Claire is a unique property, behind a gate and fence, and sitting just over Magen Bay, with its own pocket beach, private deck with shower, and access to Magen's Bay, one of the most beautiful bodies of water anywhere. The property has two condo rentals; one a two bedroom property with one bath of 1000 sq ft and the other a two bedroom, two bath condo with about 1,400 sq ft.

This condo is the larger of the two and is the main portion of the owner's residence, with an extra bathroom and a much larger great room and kitchen, with vaulted ceilings in all rooms. The rents are slightly higher than for the other unit.

The house includes a covered deck for every bedroom, and the great room, and the views from the decks extend from Magen's Bay Beach to the South, the entire Bay and the Mountain across the Bay, down to the Atlantic Ocean to the northwest. The sunsets are wonderful, and the house faces southwest. The entire property was renovated completely, with all new kitchens and baths, and furniture, in 2008.

Magen's Bay is a very special place; the largest and most beautiful beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands, about one mile long and 10 to 20 yards wide, with great picnic area, and a small restaurant that serves among the best hamburgers and pizza on St. Thomas. Magen's Bay gets its unusual character because the prevailing easterlies blow from the beach outward, creating a tranquil body of water that covers an entirely sand bottom bay, with no rip tides or major currents.

There is large, comfortable bedroom and bath, with a king sized bed; and 2 twin bedroom with a bathroom.

The Great room includes a large sitting area, an inside dining area, a full sized kitchen with eating counter for five, and an outside eating area on the deck, served by a barbecue. The condo has a walk down of about 50 steps to a large beach deck, that walks directly into the water at the pocket beach.

Every room in the house opens directly onto a covered deck that overlooks the waters of Magen Bay, and the views are wonderful. The breezes are nearly constant, coming out from the beach, and they cool the property in the summer. Air conditioning is very seldom required, although it is available throughout the property.

One hundred yards to the left is the largest pocket beach on Magen's Bay, a 100 yard long beach that is the only place where nude or topless bathing is permitted on St. Thomas. The beach is used by only a few people at any one time, seldom more than 8 or 10, and it is considered the alternative lifestyle beach on St. Thomas. However, Eau Claire is separated from that beach by a rocky promontory, and it is perfectly comfortable for children of all ages.

Villa Eau Claire is equipped with a 27k generator with an automatic changeover switch that kicks in after 15 seconds. The island is experiencing frequent power outages and if you rental does not have a generator, you might find yourself very unhappy in your stay.

Please note: This condo can be rented in conjunction with the other condo at Eau Claire (#207564), which creates a four bedroom/three bathroom/two kitchen arrangement that will take up to eight people. The rate for renting both units for the same period is 10 percent off the combined rental for the two units separately.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Gordon Black

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Villa Eau Claire is one of three properties that Gordon and Annika Black own and rent on St. Thomas. We specialize in rehabbing the entire property, with Gordon taking responsibility for the purchase and the basic design of the rehab, and with Annika providing the furnishings and interior decoration. Annika is a European, and it shows in the taste applied to the furnishing of the property. This is the sixth property we have done together, having sold three other villas. Gordon was in his past life the founder, Chairman and CEO of Harris Interactive (HPOL). Annika is an Interior Designer. They spend about six months on St. Thomas and the rest of the time in Paris and traveling. Julia Quetel is the House Manager and John Cooper, who built the Villa, takes care of maintenance.

Gordon Black purchased this condo in 2006

Why this property? It is THE ONLY CONDO available directly on Magen Bay, with its own deck, shower, lawn chairs, and pocket beach. Villa Eau Claire is less than one half mile through the water -- a gentle sandy walk seldom above your knees -- to the main beach at Magen Bay. The views are spectacular; the sound of the waves is enticing; and the sand is wonderful. What more could anyone want? The property is gated and with good parking, and the lot is beautiful -- flowers, flowers everywhere!

The condo is directly above the beach, with about 50 steps down to the deck below, and six steps to the beach itself. Also, the laundry room is directly below the deck. Although the property is completely air-conditioned, most guests, particularly in winter, do not use the air-conditioning because they want to hear the water at night. The beach next door -- less than 100 yards away -- is the alternative lifestyle beach and the hope to nude bathing -- the only such beach on St. Thomas.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Luxury Beach Condo: 2BR/2BA, Deck, Sandy Beach - Private Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Southside St. Thomas
Jamestown, NC, USA
5

As close to paradise as you can get

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Fabolous location at one of the best waters in the world, Magen's bay. A very big advantage is that you have access to your own private beach just 50 steps down from the house. Stunning views of the bay with clear turquoise water. Enjoyed watching the super Yachts anchoring in the bay. The condo is very well maintained and equipped and Michelle that met us at the airport and took us to the house the first night was super nice and helpful. We travelled with two teenagers who really enjoyed all US VI had to offer. The Property is quite steep with many stairs that get very slippery when it rains. Easy to fall even if you are careful. We would recommend that some anti slip measure is done to prevent serious injury. We had a fantastic week and will for sure return
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Luxury Beach Condo: 2BR/2BA, Deck, Sandy Beach - Private Deck
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Southside St. Thomas
Pine Knoll Shores NC
5

Paradise Redefined

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Annika & Gordon have recreated paradise at Villa Eau Claire. A wonderful destination where we enjoyed
the beauty of Megan's Bay. There were two couples, celebrating our wife's 50th birthdays. The accommodations, the location, the quality were superb. We've been coming to St Thomas for 10 years. This was absolutely the best 8 day stay we've ever had. Julia met us at the airport, took us to Pueblo's for groceries and onto Villa Eau Claire. She checked on us during the week. The location of Villa Eaul Claire was convenient to Charlotte Amalie, Red Hook, Mahogany Run, the airport and everything else on the island. St John, Tortola, Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda, Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke are all very accessible. I would recommend the Bad Kitty 49' catamaran for a day charter. DON'T DELAY, BOOK NOW.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Southside St. Thomas
Fort Worth, Texas
5

Why do we have to go back home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I traveled with my family of 5....kids aged 9, 11, 14. We had such an incredible time in STT. The home we stayed in accommodated our family nicely. I cannot speak enough to the breath-taking view from this home. From the balcony, we enjoyed seeing sailboats, sea turtles, big fish following bait fish (who were fleeing for the lives!). Julia greeted us at the airport, escorted us to the house and even offered to take us grocery shopping on the way. She went over and above to make sure our stay was perfect! The fresh flowers were appreciated! The kitchen was well stocked. We had plenty of beach towels. The laundry facility was very nice. We felt very at home and are eager to visit again!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Beach Condo: 2BR/2BA, Deck, Sandy Beach - Private Deck
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Southside St. Thomas
Minneapolis, MN
5

We want to go back!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Villa Eau Claire was the PERFECT place for a relaxing beach vacation. The property is beautiful and well cared for and the view was AMAZING. Julia is wonderful - very helpful and accommodating. We loved the fact that we could wade through the water to get to Magens Bay Beach... but oftentimes opted to just stay put and enjoy our own little pocket beach. Why deal with the crowds when you have your own little corner of paradise?!?! We had hoped to rent a boat with a captain on our last day, but canceled due to rough open water.... it's not a bad Plan B when you have a cooler full of snacks and beverages to enjoy at Villa Eau Claire. Life was good! :) We definitely plan on going back with our friends in the future. Thanks for being such great hosts - you made for a great vacation!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Beach Condo: 2BR/2BA, Deck, Sandy Beach - Private Deck
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Southside St. Thomas
Dallas, TX
5

Pure Heaven

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
This villa is fabulous. Julia greeted and assisted us in getting car at the airport We followed her to the villa where she showed us around and answered all our questions.

This villa and the location on Magen's Bay is pure heaven. My husband and I and our two adult children (18 & 21) all felt right at home. You will want for nothing here. The art is exquisite and we especially enjoyed being greeted by the woman on the rope and the gymnast. All of the furnishings were upscale and very comfortable. The AC worked great for sleeping and was programmable and very quiet. The private beach with deck overlooking the water was a real treat. The beach is completely sand bottom and very enjoyable to swim. They provide a full size cooler, boogie boards, floating chairs and beach chairs which we all used. The kitchen is well stocked and we even had coffee in the fridge.

Our favorite thing to do everyday and night however was sitting on the deck together looking at the views and yachts. We enjoyed our coffee there and finished our evenings looking at the lights on the bay. Pure heaven. Did I mention Julia, the caretaker? She is the sweetest and takes great pride in the villa. She is available to help you at any time. She is the added treat here and you will be so glad that you got to meet her.

I hesitate to write such a raving review only because we plan to be back as often as possible. Annika was very responsive and easy to work with and they have a lovely home on St. Thomas.

Fondly,
Pamela H.
Dallas, TX
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Red Hook, Charlotte Amalie waterfront
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Megan Bay Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Magen Bay Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mahagony Run
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Eau Claire - Condo Unit II
Nearest Point of Interest
Magen Bay Main Beach -- Restaurant/Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Magen's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Mohogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Shopping Charlotte Amalie
Car: necessary

Villa Eau Claire is the first house out from the beach directly on the water on Magen Bay. The house is located on Peterborg Road, about a mile from the intersection and about a half mile walk on the sandy bottom of the Bay shore. This is the only condo on Magen Bay with its own beach. Little Magen Beach, which is right next door, is the alternative lifestyle beach on St. Thomas where nude bathing is accepted.

Golf: The Island's only 18 hole golf course, Mahogany Run, is located less than 8 minutes from the Villa. It is a short, but beautiful and challenging course, in a magnificent setting. This is where President Obama and other celebrities play when they are on Island. Some of the holes are located above the Atlantic Ocean, which has taken tens of thousands of balls over the years.

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Southside Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$475
$2,827
 
 
Middle season
May 1 2014 - Sep 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$370
$2,202
 
 
Sept/Oct
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,637
 
 
Fall season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
4 night minimum stay
$370
$2,202
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,344
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check out cleaning fee $130.00
House manager tip $50.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Extra charge for 5th person.
15% discount for bookings of minimum of 7 nights (already incl.in above weekly rate)
20% discount for bookings of minimum of 14 nights
30% discount for 30 nights stay.
25% discount for booking made within the 30 days of the arrival
5% extra if booked at least 8 months in advance (cumulative)
+10% discount for return customers (cumulative).
Discounts are not cumulative
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Amenities

Southside Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Makes into a King on request, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • theme parks
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
The condo has covered decks with magnificent water views attached to every bedroom and the great room. The condo has a beach front deck, shared with another condo, with a walkdown of five steps to a pocket, sandy beach, directly on Magen's Bay. Half mile water walk to Magen's Bay Main Beach, and 100 yards from Little Magen Beach.
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