|Minimum Stay||1 - 10 nights|
This most impressive hilltop estate offers a grand sense of scale and pure blue vistas of sky, sea and pool. An electronic gate gives privileged access to Infinity's lushly landscaped grounds; the moment you enter, you'll be enchanted with the beautifully-designed floor plan and its inviting interiors, elegant and superbly equipped but ultimately comfortable and relaxing.
The two-story main pavilion houses the living area, set with plump sofas and chairs and a Hitachi 50" Smart LED TV; Infinity's floor plan flows effortlessly into the gourmet kitchen and continues on to the villa's scenic dining area. Screened pocket doors (all equipped with electronic roll-down shutters) lead out to Infinity's deep covered and shaded verandahs which border the large pool.
Far below like a postcard lies our picturesque harbor and the red-roofed town of Charlotte Amalie. The custom-designed gourmet kitchen boasts handcrafted mahogany cabinetry and a granite island with gas cooktop; nearby is the wet bar with mini-fridge, icemaker, wine fridge, and a glassed china cabinet. Just outside the dining area is the professional stainless steel Viking gas grill.
Up a polished mahogany staircase is the spacious master suite with a separate small sitting room outfitted with a twin daybed. The air conditioned and fully-screened master bedroom offers a queen four-poster bed and a trellised balcony just outside which overlooks the pool, gazebo and harbor views; a very large his-and-hers blue and white tiled bath adjoins. Below, one of the largest pools on St. Thomas beckons - it has an infinity edge and is artistically tiled in a mosaic of many shades of blue, dotted with palms, and bordered by a hot tub on one end and a romantic gazebo on the other. Set at a right angle to the pool and sun deck are three air conditioned guest suites, beautifully situated for maximum privacy and accented by decorative pergolas and gardens. One private pavilion houses a queen four-poster bed and its own covered porch and bath. The second guest pavilion offers two air conditioned bedroom/bath suites with a connecting door. Infinity is truly in a realm of its own, beautifully designed and executed with a refined touch, and offering many delightful and luxurious details. Original Caribbean art and large sculptures from Zimbabwe provide added flourishes to the overall ambience of this superlative residence, but you'll find this architectural showplace extremely comfortable and welcoming throughout. Five stars!
Bedroom 1: Queen size four-poster bed, En-suite his-and hers bathroom, Air conditioned, Television, a trellised balcony just outside which overlooks the pool, gazebo and harbor views
Bedroom 2: Queen size four-poster bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioned, Covered porch
Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioned
Bedroom 4: Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning
50" Smart LED TV (Living room)
5-CD player with speakers set in LR ceiling
iPod docking station
Radios in each bedroom
Movie and music collections
Air conditioning in all bedrooms
DSL internet access for your laptop in all rooms
WiFi available in the Great Room, kitchen, on the poolside verandah and in the gazebo
Gourmet kitchen, boasts handcrafted mahogany cabinetry and a granite island with gas cook top
Wet bar with icemaker, mini-fridge and wine cooler
Viking gas grill,
Electronic roll-down shutters on all doorways
Baby equipment, for infants not walking yet, including wooden baby crib, PacknPlay, highchair and car seat
Gym with a 40'' LED TV and world-class Precor exercise equipment, including a Universal-Strength multi-station, recumbent bike, elliptical trainer, fitness chair, Proflex stretch trainer and free weights
The caretaker is in an apartment below Infinity with her own private entrance
Maid service one day per week
Maximum 8 guests
Children: 9 months and UNDER (not yet walking), and over 8 years old ONLY (notarized waiver required for children 8 - 12 years)
Non Smoking Villa
Pets are not allowed
A 7-night minimum rental is required for Infinity all year around
No weddings, functions, gatherings or parties are permitted at Infinity
Security deposit: $1000
Rental car recommended
20 minute drive to Cyril E King Airport
10 minute drive to Beach
15 minute drive to Golf course
5 minute drive to Shopping
I regret taking so long to review this beautiful villa, as it certainly deserves to be noticed... and for many reasons! I gathered 8 family members to stay in this lovely villa, and we all agreed it's the finest we've experienced (our 6th, on as many islands).
The villa itself is a mansion, and very secure. The pool is bigger than any I've seen, and designed flawlessly to allow one to see the whole of Charlotte Amalie while swimming... a sight, day or night. The location can't be beat - perfectly in the middle of the island, making it a 10-15 min drive to get anywhere... but that's it - not "far" from ANYthing. Amazing to see Megan's Bay from the front, and the major harbor of Charlotte Amalie from the luxuriously landscaped back patio area (which again, is HUGE!). Personally, I love lots of outdoor space, and this villa went beyond the best of my expectations in that regard.
The kitchen is huge, well stocked, and modern. The bedrooms clean, well appointed, and cozy (as well as relatively "equal" - so if sharing expense, there's no hard feelings). The caretaker was quite helpful, and always available - yet never noticed unless needed. The private drive and parking space was quite ample for our two larger vehicles. The landscaping is "above and beyond", and worth taking the time to tour. There's really only one neighbor, who's puppy has likely outgrown its barking by now... otherwise you'd never know they were even there (heavy greenery privatizes the property nicely).
I have to admit, the reason I'm writing now is because I'm trying to find another place to hold a reunion this upcoming winter on another island... and I just can't find anything to compare! Indeed, the Infinity is THE ONE that I use as a benchmark for all others to attain... in terms of luxury, location, and feeling of tropical sprawl.
This is our first venture into villa rentals. We have always vacationed at higher end resorts and enjoyed the convenience of the services provided at those resorts. We were a bit tentative that we would miss those services by renting a villa which was not attached to restaurants and other amenities. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Infinity and found the privacy to enjoy the spectacular view and beautiful home was actually the most valuable part of our vacation. We didn't miss the restaurants and room service at all. We now feel spoiled and plan to seek out villa rentals more often. However, this particular resort is hard to beat and we plan to return for more visits.
Infinity was an absolutely beautiful vacation home. They views were breath taking. The home was perfect for our family of 5 with 3 teenagers but could accomodate many more. We had a week full of activities so we felt guily not spending more time at the villa. I would go back and stay at Infinity in a heart beat.
The Villa was everything and more than what the pictures portrayed. It was nicely furnished and everything was to perfection.
Overall, the home was very nice. Caretaker was helpful and only present when needed. Arrival/departure process needs significant improvement - way too many moving parts, takes too much time, very inconvenient. By contrast, last year in St. Martin was a much better experience. Greeter picked up our party (7) at airport and drove us directly to villa. Rental car company arrived an hour later and delivered both cars to the house and picked them up upon departure. Greeter picked us up on day of departure and dropped us at airport. Last year's process was quick and very convenient. Infinity needs to upgrade bed linens and pool towels - currently both are low quality (e.g. 100% polyester pool towels).
Infinity is a beautiful property in very nice condition. It is very comfortably furnished and provides numerous locations to comfortablty gather as a group or spend time alone. It is very well equipped with high end appliances, several sets of glasses, dishes, silveware, etc. Beautiful pool with a wonderful view of Charlotte Amalie and the harbor.