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Alice Kelly

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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3 bedrooms. 2 baths

Overlooking the world famous Magens Bay, and surrounded by 50 acres of unspoiled land, 'Magens Fancy' offers the ultimate in peace and tranquility in a traditional 'West Indian' inspired villa. Perched at 330 feet above sea level, the panoramic view extends from Tortola in the east around to Outer Brass in the west, and provides the opportunity to watch whales in migration, yachts sailing out at sea, and a variety of water activities on the bay. Lounge in the sun on the spacious deck, and embrace the of the kaleidoscope of colors of the pool against the turquoise waters beyond. By night, watch a perfect full moon rise, count the millions of stars sprinkled across the sky, and gaze at the twinkling lights of Peterborg reflected on the water. Gently wake each morning to the chirping green parrots and the soporific lapping of waves on the shore below. 'Magens Fancy' truly embraces the environment in its purest form!

Very Accessible Villa with no stairs!: Free Airport Pick-up and island orientation. Welcome Basket with snacks and beverages. Courtesy Kit with spices, EVOO, vinegar, etc. Amenities include 40 ' flat screen TV with expanded cable channels and DVD. Library of books, CDs and DVDs. High speed wireless Internet access. Gas BBQ grill, and indoor or outdoor dining. Fully equipped kitchen including gas stove, refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave, coffee-maker, & dishwasher. Fine linens throughout.

Attractions: Coral World, Harbor Gaming Center, Estate St. Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens, Atlantis Submarine, Paradise Point Tramway, World Famous Mountaintop, Blue Beards Castle, Tillet Gardens, and Pistarcle Theatre. A ferry trip to St. John, Water Island, Tortola or St.Croix (seasonal) is always enjoyable.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for sharing your villa with our family. Our son brought us here for our 40th anniversary and it was truly a dream vacation. It was a magical week for all of us. We thank our sons for finding the villa. We love the view and the well equipped kithen made it easy for us to have family breakfasts and dinners together. We found each beach we visited breathtaking and unique for different reasons. The driveway eas an experience itself, and we thank Tina for showing Jeff the way.
Jan 2001
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Alice Kelly

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About the owners:

I met my husband, Dave, when he was a Yacht Skipper and I was teaching ESL in the South of France. We sailed across the Atlantic 1979 and stepped out together in Antigua, BWI, just before Christmas. After traveling up and down the Windward Islands with the owners for several months, were were instructed to take the boat up to West Palm Beach for a major re-fit, then on to Charleston and Annapolis. It must have been that salty Chesapeake summer air, and lots of soft-shelled crabs, but we fell in love and married on Church Creek, Annapolis in September, 1980. We bought our own Morgan OI 33' and beat our way back the the Caribbean, and enjoyed again, the idealistic life of a cruising couple. Money was scarce, but our needs were few and we had a wonderful time for about two years, working for a while in St. Thomas, then sailing again over the wild blue yonder.

Alice Kelly purchased this villa in 2000

From the owner:

As all things must end, we ran our of money and had to work ashore like real people. We bought a condo, and a house, which were subsequently destroyed in Hurricanes Hugo and Marilyn, respectively. By now, Dave was a hotel comptroller, and I was (am) a Realtor. While working on a new development which was running into bureaucratic difficulties, we had the opportunity to buy the 'model home,' such as it was. We bought a concrete shell, without a kitchen, bathrooms, plumbing, road, overgrown by 'ketch & keep,' which survived on a pole with construction power. We spend several years getting Magens Fancy up to scratch, starting with kitchen, bathrooms, plumbing, hurricane shutters, underground utilities, paved driveway, a pool, patio/deck, apartment, landscaping and a generator. In 2008 we completed the picture with the new, incredible, infinity edge pool. Now we invite you to visit our lovely, unique location and enjoy the tranquil ambiance to be found only here, at Magens Fancy.

Magens Fancy offers complete privacy and as such, is clothes optional at the pool At the bottom of a rugged country road (0.6 miles) it is a little piece of Paradise surrounded by nature on all sides. (Centrally located' just does not say it: Hull Bay and Magens Bay Beaches are only 10 minutes away, and town, airport and major shopping areas are within a 15 or 20 minute drive , In less than half an hour, you can be in the East End or on a ferry to St. John. But with the peaceful ambiance at the villa, you may not want to leave!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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4.5
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340-998-5754 (US Virgin Islands, Caribbean)
Northside St. Thomas
Ohio
5

2ND TRIO FROM OHIO

  • 5 of 5
After 4 long mild winter months in Ohio we decided to return to your Magens Fancy! Thank you again for your generosity in opening up your villa to us! St. Thomas is starting to feel like home for us!

The view!!! What words can be written to describe this heavenly view?? The water mirrors the color of the sky.....it is impossible to sit inside in front of the tv with so much beauty to gaze upon!!!!

We enjoyed filet mignon and burgers on the grill and the fully-equipped kitchen allowed for more beach time. The swimming pool was incredible as always with the perfect temperature and gives a great light show at night!!

The evening breeze and soft sheets at night make for a beautiful night sleep!

We have stayed at three other villas on the island and Megans Fancy is by far our favorite!

Thank you again!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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340-998-5754 (US Virgin Islands, Caribbean)
Northside St. Thomas
MInneapolis, MN USA
5

TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

  • 5 of 5
I do not know where to begin, the house was more than we expected! Tina met us at the airport and waited in line for a rental car for close to 2 hours before taking us to meet our friends at a local restaurant. As we got out of town and into the hillside we knew our adventure had begun, left side driving and all. We got about 2/3 of the way up the side of the bluff before making a sharp turn into the driveway. Driveway is a stretch as it is actually about a 5 minute off road adventure. Rent a jeep, while the locals make the trek in regular cars you will not be comfortable without 4-wheel drive (Hint - Budget is the least expensive but make sure to get one of the newer models). Upon arriving to the house we were surrounded by beautiful native plants and flowers. When you come up to the house you begin by entering through a large privacy concrete fence. Once on the otherside paradise awaits you! The view over looking Megan's Bay is awe inspiring! Outside you will find a nice dining table, grill, sun chairs, a pool and a decent BBQ. They must've taken other travelers reviews to heart as the old one described in other reviews was in the driveway and a relatively new one was on the patio.

Now for the house itself - We were traveling with another couple so the master bedroom was a bit of an issue. We ended up with the master suite, so of course it was fine for us. Our friends did get the smaller room, but they also used the 3rd bedroom as a closet and the hall bathroom was thiers. The master suite was very nice with a four poster bed and bathroom. Beware (enjoy) of the "Coki" frogs as they will sing you to sleep every night. The rest of the house boasted an outdated yet functional kitchen, dining room, and living room. There was a nice new TV, but in paradise who really wants to watch the evening news. The WiFi did come in handy as I did break down and check-in with work, but only once!

We spent 5 nights at the house and then went to St. John's and stayed at the Westin for a couple nights to the tune of $1,000/nt, my wife and I were so pleased by the house that we were disappointed with the Westin. Do yourself a favor, stay at the house your entire trip and day trip it over to St. John as the Nat'l Park is a must see.

If you are traveling with kids, another couple, or are simply looking for the ultimate in privacy, this is the place for you.

One last thing - The view is truly to die for!!

Thanks for everything,

Bill and Nicole Godbe
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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340-998-5754 (US Virgin Islands, Caribbean)
Northside St. Thomas
Vergennes, Vermont
3

MAGEN'S... AVERAGE

Magen's... Average
  • 3 of 5
PROS
The property is remote and private, with beautiful views of Magen's Bay. The grounds: lorikeets and hummingbirds, palm trees, really lovely. The kitchen was fairly well equipped, beds comfortable, and the infinity pool was very pretty.

CONS
The house is somewhat run-down, with broken tiles over the water tank and cracked tiles in various places. The kitchen is kind of beat up, with rust spots on the fridge, stained counters, and stained tiles. The water system, though filtered, gives off a powerful odor of sulfur, particularly in the master bath and the kitchen, so one has to run the water for a while before use (and even then, there is an odor and flavor of sulfur). The house was not very clean, either -- dirt along baseboards and in corners, dusty fixtures, and so on.

We contacted the owners during our visit to fix an electrical problem, then contacted them again afterwards to try to suggest that the condition was really not as advertised in the hopes that they would take constructive criticism and improve the property for future tenants. We were met with defensiveness and even a hint of anger in both cases, and the interchange ended somewhat badly, which was dismaying.

We will not return, and suggest that anyone interested in renting this property be sure to understand the condition, and thus value for money.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you had such a terrible experience, but the party who arrived just 5 hours after you left thought it was amazing. We only cleaned the villa, as usual, and they definitely would not change a thing. We are pleased that they want to return to Magens Fancy next year. You recommended as a “Romantic Getaway.” That’s fantastic!
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Northside St. Thomas
Chicago, IL
5

ULTIMATE RELAXATION!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent an amazing week at Magens Fancy. This was our 5th trip to St. Thomas, but our first stay at Magens Fancy. We will definitely be returning to Magens Fancy. This was the best vacation my husband and I ever had! The villa was comfortable, extremely clean, and well-appointed. They have many more beach toys for guests than is stated on the website! The views are unsurpassed! The pool is very clean and comfortable, complete with a built-in seat to soak up the afternoon sun! The outdoor area has a variety of seating for either the sun-loving or shade-loving person, and all are comfortable. The villa is conveniently located on the island (although you definitely need an escort to find it on your first trip!). If you want peace and quiet and total relaxation, Magens Fancy is the ideal place. The hospitality of the owners, Alice and Dave, as well as our greeter, Tina, was exceptional. Everyone was very conscientious in assuring that our stay was pleasant. Everything was perfect! I would not change a thing. We will be back to Magens Fancy next year!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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340-998-5754 (US Virgin Islands, Caribbean)
Northside St. Thomas
Copenhagen, Denmark
5

ABSOLUTE RELAXATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year. The house, pool and surroundings lived up to expectations almost 100 % and there is not much to add referring to the last review. We would have liked a less "worn and torn" grill on the deck and an optimized function of the kitchen section but overall everything functioned OK to perfect ! A perfect tranquil sanctuary for families and friends and a splendid base for exploring the other USVI
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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340-998-5754 (US Virgin Islands, Caribbean)
Northside St. Thomas
Lafayette, LA, USA
5

THE PERFECT GETAWAY FOR ALL

  • 5 of 5
We have been at Magens Fancy a month and a half. We rented it for three months. Although we are not finished with our stay, I felt I wanted to go ahead and write my review. We are a young couple with a small poodle. We were greeted by the owners at the airport with open arms. . The cab to the villa with all of my luggage was $80.00 for a short distance. So, if you can help it, schedule your flight to coincide with your car rental hours Alice and Dave are very professional and lovely people. They have helped make our transition to the island very easy. You might want to consider renting a Jeep. The driveway is a off-road adventure and being able to smell the fresh salt air and feel the wind in your hair is a great sensation, or keep the top up for A/C. The beds in the villa are very comfortable and the linens of the best quality. There are no tiny towels here. The villa is very secluded. You will see no one just walking by. Fresh fruit trees are on the property for you to pick. They make great daiquiris. We haven't visited many restaurants. We prefer to cook on the grill and eat on the deck. There is no better view for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are plenty of places to shop and jewelry is very reasonable. The beaches are all beautiful and if you are an adventure seeker, there are completely private hidden beaches where it is just you and your family or spouse. Very Romantic! Pack a lunch and stay all day. We keep windows and doors open while we are home. I have been in the relaxing pool at least morning and at sunset. There is nothing like hearing the wildlife and ocean breezes. There is no need for air conditioning. There is a superb panoramic view from all over the property. You can see other islands and the waves crashing on the point. Even a rain storm is beautiful. We were here for Irene. Magens Bay is just below and a great beach for swimming and sunning. It is a calm waters cove. Coki Beach is some of the best snorkeling. It is also the home of Coral World, which is a MUST SEE. They offer turtle encounters, snuba and a variety of other beautiful animals. They provide a plethora of information about the marine life. Children and adults get a chance to touch sharks, starfish, conch, etc at no additional charge. I am a diver and the dive sights are amazing. 22 years of diving and St. Thomas is on the top of my list.There are also ferries and seaplanes to other islands. Thanks to Alice and Dave for the PERFECT stay. It couldn't have been better!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Train
1200 Miles
Miami
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Drakes Seat
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Magens & Hull Bay Beaches
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sib's Mountain Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Jet Skiis
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Northside Bistro
Car: necessary

330' feet above sea level on the Northside, 'Magens Fancy' is just a 5 minute drive to Magens Bay and Hull Bay Beach, 10 minutes from shopping in Charlotte Amalie and Tutu Park Mall, 20 minutes from the airport, and 25 minutes from the ferry dock at Red Hook.

Beautiful beaches, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, jet skis (not in Magens Bay, please,) para-sailing, golf, tennis, horse back riding,

kayaking, hiking, and duty-free shopping are all just minutes away by car. SUV

recommended.

Don't forget your passport for Tortola, British Virgin Islands!

Other Activities: duty free shopping, kayaking, boating, Water Bumper Cars

Golf: The world famous Fazio designed golf course, Mahogany Run is less that 10 minutes away, and has one of the most inspiring holes in the Caribbean, The Devil's Triangle.

Ski: Jet Skiis available for rent at several areas on the island.

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Northside Villa Rental Rates

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Summer Special
May 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$475
$3,325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Deposit $500.00
90 Days in advance. Request full details with your request for booking
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes WE NOW ACCEPT VISA & MASTERCARD! Payment may be made by USPO Money Order, certified check mailed USPS Express, UPS or FEDEX.
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Amenities

Northside Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have a delicate sewage treatment plant, not a septic tank, due to our proximity to Magens Bay, and NO foreign objects can be flushed down the toilet. Personal items, matches, toothpicks, cigarettes and large amounts of toilet paper may cause it to mal-function. Please conserve water, as we have no rivers on St. Thomas,. All water is collected on the roof and flows into the cistern. If it runs empty, we must buy water, and it may take some time. We always rent the villa with adequate water for normal use.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ocean ivew
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be 1 king
  • A large master suite has a majestic 4 poster king sized bed, walk in closet, and bathroom ensuite. The second bedroom has a Victorian queen sized bed and shares a bathroom with the third bedroom which has 2 twins (or a king.). . All rooms have ceiling fans, and the Master Bedroom has air-conditioning in the summer..
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
The interior combines beauty with function and lends itself to indoor-outdoor living. Two doors lead to the 'great room,' with its cathedral ceiling, and light, open kitchen, dining and living areas. Unlike many island homes, Magens Fancy has no stairs and a flat driveway, so it is suitable for seniors and physically challenged persons. Conveniently located in the center of the island, 'Magens Fancy' is approximately 5 minutes drive to Magens Bay and Hull Bay beaches, 10 minutes to downtown Charlotte Amalie and Tutu Shopping Center,and 20 minutes to the airport and Red Hook Ferry Dock. But, with Paradise all around you, who wants to leave home? A manager/caretaker apartment is below the villa, with a private drive, entrance, and patio. Geri is there to assist you with any special needs or requests, but will never interfere in your quality time at Magens.

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