|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Enjoy your relaxing vacation in the gated Mahogany Run community . This 3 bedroom villa provides beautiful down island views of the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola as well as the U.S. Virgins', St John. Enjoy whale watching and cruise ship watching from your covered veranda with a cool breeze and your favorite beverage.
The villa is well equipped for the gourmet cook but there are many nearby restaurants. The entrance, master bedroom, kitchen, living area and pool are on the same level as parking which is ideal for those with limited mobility (one step up from sidewalk to entrance).
Ideally situated on the north oceanside of the island with good breezes, Carefree is within short driving distance of shopping in Charlotte Amalie, Yacht Haven Grand and Havensight Malls. Magens Bay is 5 minutes away just past St Thomas Dairy's Ice Cream Stand, the 'Udder Delight'. Red Hook (catch the ferry to St. John) and the East End restaurants and shopping are 20 minutes away.
Discounts for less than 4 people in unit are available.
Discounts are also available depending upon our current bookings and the economy. Email us for the best rate. If you are on a budget for the rental fee, let us know what it is and we will do our best.
This northeast side of St Thomas has one of the most beautiful ocean views we have ever seen. It looks out at Hans Lolick island (no buildings) as well as a down island view of the British Virgins, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, and St John as well as uninhabited Cays of both the US and British Virgins. Being in a gated community, Mahogany Run with a golf course and two very good restaurants was a plus. Convenience to Magen's Bay, Red Hook Ferry and Charlotte Amalie for shopping helped too.
Our home has three major advantages over comparable luxury villas on St Thomas.
1) The villa is almost all windows with screens so the views and breezes are emphasized.
2) The entrance to the house is on the driveway level so you do not have to carry luggage and groceries up or down multiple flights of stairs as you do at most villas on the hillsides.
3) The house is kept very clean, and in good repair with dehumidifiers running when the unit is empty.
4) There are Roku 3 units on all the TV's with Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts.
5) An airport greeter who will lead you to the house and point out grocery stores and sights is included in the rental rate
This is a great place to relax, kick back and watch the cruise ships, sail boats and whales, or to take advantage of the many activities on St Thomas: Day sails, duty free shopping, great beaches (Magen's Bay), Mountain Top Views with a banana daiquiri, Aquarium, beach bars, elegant dining, snorkeling, jet skis and other water activities. Magens bay Beach is 5 minutes away and is one of the best beaches in the world for both adults and kids..
Because of our regular and new renters that have treated our house responsibly like their own home, our villa remains very economically priced compared to other villas on the island. It has many amenities and is well stocked with staples.
We have vacationed in the Virgin Islands since 1980. While all of the Virgin Islands have their strengths, we finally bought property on St Thomas because of all the activities, resources, conveniences, the view from the property we purchased in 1996 and the wonderful people we met.
Rick Jelovsek purchased this villa in 1999
This property is in the gated community of Mahogany Run on the north (Atlantic) side of the island. There are always cool breezes from the trade winds on this side of the island even in summer, allowing us to build a home with a lot of windows to open while at the same time taking in the gorgeous down island view. It is in a peaceful setting and yet still close to the great water, shopping and dining opportunities St Thomas has to offer.
The main floor entrance is on the same level as the driveway so you do not have to lug suitcases and groceries up and down one to two flights of stairs which precede the entrance of many island villas. The well-equipped kitchen allows you to have as many economical meals in the villa as you want while at the same time there are two fine restaurants in the complex. You can just 'veg out' for you vacation or have a convenient respite after spending your day out and about the island or the waters of the Caribbean.
The Carefree Villa was absolutely perfect for my BDAY getaway. It was located in a gated community in Mahogany Run. It was really clean and well-maintained. It was exactly as it is described. Definitely a perfect place to just relax with friends by the pool. It is also just about 10 minutes away from Magen's Bay - which was absolutely gorgeous! Also a great location to the Red Hook ferry to take a day trip to St. John.
Rick was definitely very helpful from the time I booked it to the time we got there. He gave us so many different suggestions on where to eat and where to go. He happened to come to the island when we were there and had a chance to talk with him. Such a nice guy -- he even accompanied us to the nearest grocery. Sherri (our airport pickup guide) was also so helpful. We had a last minute change in our flight and she really made the time to adjust to it.
I would definitely come back to Carefee and recommend it to everyone!
Rick, once again our family had an outstanding vacation in St Thomas & surrounding islands. This was our second, and hopefully not last, trip to Carefree. Thanks to familiarity and additional coaching by Rick, we were able to accomplish more in our 7 days than previous trips.
Per your advice, ordering take-out lunch from Cup & Cork daily was a great idea. It's 10 minutes away, delicious & saved time and expense of packing lunches every day.
Thirteen was a fantastic restaurant. A couple of the old Craig & sally's folks are there, it was our previous favorite; Thirteen has replaced it!
Lindquist Beach is undergoing some renovations & upgrades. I expect the next time we're there, it will be on par with Megan's? Unfortunately, the public access to Sapphire is closed, we used to really enjoy that beach.
We were lucky enough to get a "10" weather day for our trip to BVI & Jost. The snorkeling was fabulous, end everyone had a fantastic time at Norman's and Jost.
Lastly, Rick, I appreciate your attention to detail & follow-up to our questions and concerns. We tell all of our friends about Carefree--they all want to displace our kids on our next visit.
Rick, I wanted to thank you and Edythe for helping make our honeymoon stay in the St. Thomas a dream come true. The description and pictures of the place are accurate, but so much better when you arrive. The villa was very clean and the views are incredible. The privacy is exceptional too. The kitchen is fully stocked, perfect for making you own island icy fruity drinks and relaxing in the afternoon. The house is very roomy and the TV is stacked with movies and there's a bunch of really good books and games too if you're into that. Edythe picked us up at the airport when we first arrived and helped us get through the maze of people that build up after exiting the airplane. I'm telling you, this small detail saved us hours. And its those little details that will make your stay at this villa and in St. Thomas so much better. Rick and Edythe truly went above and beyond to help make our stay exceptional. Also wanted to mention that their recommendations and guide book that you will find in the villa is on point for restaurants, tours, activities and places to check out. While your there make sure you don't miss out going to St. John's on the ferry and stopping at Cinnamon Bay. Most of the tourist stop at the first couple of beaches, but Cinnamon Bay was amazing. Rent an off road vehicle too if you plan on going to St. John's that there are few off road trails that you can take. You don't need an off road vehicle on either of the islands and the roads are safe, but just a recommendation if you're the adventurous type. Driving on the island was a little challenging at first since its on the left, but so much fun at least for me once you get a hang of it...not so much for my wife! Megans Bay is a short drive from the villa and it is a breath taking site, in my opinion the best beach on St. Thomas. Banana Tree Grille, Havana Blue, FishTales in Red Hook were the best...don't forget to order the lady's a BBC drink too, very tasty. The villa is also in a very secure golf course community. All in all I highly recommend staying here for your trip to St. Thomas. Whether its with the wife and kids, a group of friends or if you're looking for the perfect romantic getaway. Take my word for it, look no further, this place is perfect!!! I look forward to going back soon and staying at your place Rick. Thank you again for helping make our honeymoon a dream come true.
Pedro & Vanessa T.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The pictures of Carefree don't come close to the beauty of the home and location; it was outstanding. Carefree was immaculate and well maintained. Almost every item you could ask for was provided.
Rick was most helpful with local advice, as was our greeter. We simply followed her to the house from the airport.
I highly recommend this property, we will be back next year.
We just returned to Minnesota from a 10-day stay at the Care Free villa in Mahogany Run and were more than satisfied with our stay. This was a family holiday get-together that brought together my wife and I, our oldest two sons, and our youngest son and his wife. We selected the "Care Free" villa after an extensive search of VRBO options in St. Thomas and final review by one of our sons who is currently living and working on St. Thomas. We will definitely come back in the future! First of all, the actual villa lived up to the beautiful pictures on the website - It is a beautiful, spacious, well-kept, and fully-supplied villa for our family of six. Eating breakfast on the deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean every morning was "other worldly" with 180 degrees of ocean and island viewing. The villa was our base everyday and we had breakfasts, some lunches, and several dinners there. Owner Rick Jelovsek was very accommodating and provided many ideas of things to do during our visit. We traveled to the beaches (mainly Cinnamon) on St. John and to the British Virgin Islands of Virgin Gorda, Tortola, and Jost Van Dyke. We dined at several St. Thomas establishments...Iggey's; Fat Turtle; Hook, Line and Sinker; and the North Side Bistro. We toasted the sunset high above Charlotte Amalie Harbor one night and had an early-morning toast at another peak overlooking Magen's Bay on the north side the next day. This vacation stay was like a dream!
Reviewed May 31, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
My husband and I and our son and daughter-in-law just spent a wonderful week at Carefree. The views are spectacular. The pictures are exactly what Carefree looks like. Rick arranged for us to be met at the airport and guided back to the house. He also sent us a lot of helpful information prior to our departure and kept in touch while we were there to be sure everything was OK. We took advantage of the grill and cooked out a couple nights. We highly recommend getting steaks at the Marina Market in Red Hook across from Fish Tails if you want to grill. Carefree is great for families and even better if there are two or three couples, as each would have a king size bed and private bath. The beds were very comfortable. Nice views from every room. The property is very clean and well maintained. The day we arrived, we ate at the Mohogany Run Golf Grill. Very good. We went to Coki Beach, Megan's Bay and Sapphire Beach. All within 20 minutes or less of Carefree. The best day to be on the beach is when there are only a few cruise ships in. None is much better. We did a day sail on High Pockets to Cinnamon Bay on St. John's island where we snorkeled with sea turtles and rays. Terrific day. We took the ferry to St. John for dinner at The Beach Bar. Had a great time! In Red Hook we ate one dinner at Fish Tails and another at Iggies at Bolongo Bay (both about a 25 minute drive). All dining experiences were positive. Even with a few sharp turns, the roads were no problem. Coming back to Carefree after our days activity was like coming home, only better. We highly recommend staying at Carefree and hope to return again. David, Karen, Tom and Pam
Located in the gated community of Mahogany Run on the Ocean on the north side of St Thomas, the villa has a spectacular down island view of the British Virgin islands of Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, as well as St John in the USVI
Golf: Mahogany Run, our on site golf course is 6,022-yard, par-70 course, designed by George and Tom Fazio. It offers 18 of the most beautiful holes in the Caribbean, culminating in the spectacular “Devil’s Triangle,” the world renowned Signature trio of the 13th, 14th and 15th holes on the Atlantic Ocean.
Golfers who play all three without a penalty stroke are awarded a special “I Survived The Devil’s Triangle” certificate from the Club’s Pro Shop.
The 327-yard 13th is a dogleg-left par-4 that slopes precipitously towards a tiny shelf-like green carved out of a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Playing the hole in regulation requires an accurate 200-yard tee shot followed by a wedge into the windswept 25-foot-wide green.
Number 14, one of the world’s most dramatic par-3s, is a 173-yard, cliff-side hole with the Atlantic Ocean in place of the fairway. The golfer often must play the ball out over the ocean, battling swirling winds to find the green. In the distance, the islands tease even the most seasoned golfers into taking their eyes off the ball. It is one of the most breathtaking views a golfer will ever witness from a tee box.
A 560-yard par-5, the 15th is the number one handicap hole on the course. Accuracy off the tee is vital. After a monster drive, long hitters often try to smash a second shot over a pond that guards the front of the hole, only to find trouble with the out-of-bounds behind the dramatically sloped green.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 18 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Discounts for less than 4 people in unit are available.
Discounts are also available depending upon bookings and the economy. Email us for the best rate. If you are on a budget for the rental fee, let us know what it is and we will do our best.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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