EDGE OF PARADISE - WATERFRONT LIVING AT ITS FINEST ON MAGEN'S BAY

Gena McHenry

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EDGE OF PARADISE - WATERFRONT LIVING AT ITS FINEST ON MAGEN'S BAY

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Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

A unique luxury beach front Villa on the edge of paradise. Surrounded by tropical foliage, swaying palms and amazing coral reefs this is true serenity. Located on the North-side of St. Thomas, the Edge of Paradise overlooks the beautiful Magens Bay. This beach was named as one of the TOP 10 Best Beaches. Complete with approx. 300' of private beach and sweeping views of Magens Bay and Peterborg Pennisula this Villa is truly the place to stay. Enjoy looking over the balcony at the reef, the island breezes by the pool, an evening stroll on the beach or star gazing while in the hot tub. Welcome to the Edge of Paradise.

The sheltered cove of Magens Bay gives way to the phenomenal snorkeling and swimming. The house and cottage can sleep up to 10 people comfortably. It's the perfect place to spend a vacation with family and friends. The main house has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The cottage is a one bedroom one bath. The Edge of Paradise is the perfect combination of luxury living and a laid-back island pace of life. We hope you enjoy your stay and make many memories.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Gena McHenry

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Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Edge Of Paradise - Waterfront Living At Its Finest on Magen's Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Edge Of Paradise - Waterfront Living At Its Finest on Magen's Bay
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Northside St. Thomas
5

A WEEK OF THERAPY!

  • 5 of 5
Having a very busy year at our jobs, my wife and I looked forward to spending some down time with the family on St. Thomas. We had looked at a few villas but thought having the ocean close by and a pool for the kids would give us more time to relax. With my brother and Mother-in-Law joining my wife, 4 year old son, six year old daughter, and myself visiting the island, it made for a diverse group.

We wanted a zero stress vacation, and the Edge of Paradise certainly filled the need. To me, the best part of the property was the rocky shore below the house. Listening to the waves break on the rocks while watching the sunset over Magen’s Bay was absolutely therapeutic. Every night after the kids went to bed; we would mix up a cocktail and meet on the deck to relax after a ‘hard day’ on the beach or in town. Also, with the main bedrooms facing the water, listening to the surf would just lull us to sleep at night. The property is fully air conditioned, but we found the breezes at night and the windows open kept us comfortable (and better to hear the ocean!). However, because of the number of windows, I would recommend anyone that is not a morning person to bring a sleep mask.
Gena and her husband (the Property Managers) were very attentive and available, not that we needed her much because the house was so well equipped. Her occasional advice that was always helpful, with the most important advice being to get a jeep to get to the villa. Being right on the water and leaving the main road at about 500-600 feet of elevation, it made for some interesting driving to get down to the property. But this also gave an incredible amount of privacy. When you arrive and go through the gate, you have your very own secluded compound.

Having an engineering background as well as some general contracting experience (my brother has also been in the construction industry for 30 years) made us appreciate the property even more. The thought put into the design of the structure and grounds was outstanding, and workmanship was very good. We admired the stone, tile, and wood work, which had great quality without ostentation. The furniture was all very solid and functional, complementing rest of the property. The villa also has a generator which did come in handy one night when the island lost power.

In all, it was a great week.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northside St. Thomas
orchard park, NY
5

RELAXING AND BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
My stay at the Edge of Paradise was absolutely perfect. I knew ,going in, how beautiful the island of St. Thomas was but to stay in such a luxury home that was so private yet a 10 minute paddle to the most beautiful beach on earth(Megans Bay beach) was a dream! Being able to watch the kids snorkel along the reef from the front porch, while grilling the evening meal was incredible. The ability to stay there was more than convenient, it made it a vacation, with no reason to leave(except for sight seeing on the island). The home layout was perfect for us, with the pool and hot tub overlooking the breath taking water,and plenty of room for us all. I cannot describe the feeling of falling asleep to the sound of the waves and the tree frogs;then waking up to the sun, and seeing the turquoise blue water from my bed.......enough reason to book another stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for an amazing review. The Edge of Paradise is exactly that! It is an amazing Villa with Breathtaking scenery. It is great for a large family with plenty to do for everyone.
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Northside St. Thomas
Orchard Park, NY, USA
5

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND MORE

  • 5 of 5
Having never experienced anywhere like St. Thomas, I went into this vacation not knowing what to expect. I was hoping for a nice relaxing week with some great friends but I left having had a week that I will never forget.

I'm sure there are many great options for places to stay on St. Thomas but the Edge of Paradise went above and beyond in accommodating all our needs. The bedrooms were the perfect size for multiple people to stay comfortably and the kitchen had everything necessary to make dinner for a large group. I had to do some last minute things for work and the Wi-Fi was great - I could have gotten used to checking my email as I overlooked the coral reef from the porch.

The owners of the house offer snorkeling equipment and access to their kayaks, which made the vacation perfect. Being able to snorkel in the coral reef right below the home was amazing. I have kayaked in various lakes and rivers in New York, but the opportunity to kayak in Megan's Bay was one I could never pass up. The beautiful staircase led from the house right down to the beach where we launched. We used the kayaks to take ourselves around the Bay and right to the beach where we swam, laid out to get sun, and walked up the nature trail.

This location offered the perfect private getaway and went above and beyond in providing whatever we needed to enjoy everything the island had to offer. If I had the opportunity to go back to St. Thomas I would only go if this home were available.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We hope you will come back to the Edge of Paradise.
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Northside St. Thomas
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5

PRIVATE OASIS

  • 5 of 5
As stunning as the pictures of the Edge of Paradise on the website are, the reality is twenty times better! As I spent an idyllic week there, I speculated that this is how Hollywood celebrities must de-stress. If you’re looking for a real break, an opportunity to rest and reflect, then this private, secluded oasis has it all. For spectacular views, the Edge of Paradise boasts an infinity pool, a hot tub, and full length balconies overlooking picturesque Magens Bay. To immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of this lush island, walk down to the private pebble beach, marvel at the beautiful coral, snorkel among the colourful fish, and kayak the length of Magens Bay. If you’re a foodie, the modern kitchen has all the conveniences, or make use of the impressive barbeque or wood-burning pizza oven (what a treat!) to cook up a storm. Our party of four adults had a spectacular, unforgettable stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Northside St. Thomas
Buffalo, New York
5

TRULY PARADISE - AMAZING VIEWS WITH GREAT ACESS TO THE WATER

  • 5 of 5
With a breathtaking view of Magen's Bay, amazing coral reefs to explore, and a quiet atmosphere to relax and enjoy the stay, Edge of Paradise delivered on all expectations and still left me breathless.

Upon arriving and first catching a glimpse of the house, it was immediately better than I was expecting and I knew that there would only be good things to come. The whole house breathed comfort, relaxation, and the true definition of vacation. Walking outside onto any of the decks and seeing the waterfront with the reefs was always a perfect start to the morning.

With easy access to the water for kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming, this Villa was perfect for underwater excitement and adventures. The walk down to the water was very easy, especially with the very new looking deck and stairs! The coral reefs were stirring with life, from many colorful fish to lobsters, crabs, and even a sea turtle!! We took a kayak to the beach at Magen's Bay (a very easy paddle) and enjoyed a walk on the white sandy beach. One day, we were even daring enough to snorkel and swim our way down to the beach!

No matter what bedroom you were in, you didn't miss out on any amazing views of the natural surroundings or the water below. With the infinity pool looking right out over the water, it was a perfect place to relax in the middle of the hot day and still take in the sights.

The week spent here was better than I could have ever expected, and the accommodations were just as amazing. All in all, Edge of Paradise was better than described, and then some. It was a great trip and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your incredible review and we hope you will come back and make more memories at the Edge of Paradise.
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Northside St. Thomas
pittsford, ny
5

A BREATHTAKING VACATION WITH UNTOUCHED NATURE ABOUND

  • 5 of 5
We initially thought the "Edge of Paradise" was cliche but as soon as our family arrived, we realized that we were immersed in paradise. It was even more amazing than described. No matter what room you were in or where you looked, this property allowed its guests to be fully integrated with the beauty of the natural surroundings. The wall of windows created a sense that we were next to the water at all times and we had never seen such beautiful blues. The best part was the view from the patio overlooking the infinity pool. The extensive decking allowed us to enjoy the spectacular views of Magen's Bay and the surrounding shoreline.

After walking down the stairs (which looked brand new) of the property, we were able to easily access the water for snorkeling. Our daily underwater adventures were full of sea life (colorful fish, brittle stars, turtles, and even an octopus). The only drawback was that you are not allowed to bring any of these treasures home. By the end of our visit, we developed a new appreciation for these creatures and were content to leave them in the beautiful waters they call home.

We also kayaked over to Magen's Bay (it was an easy trip) and enjoyed the powder white sand.

Initially we were concerned that we might miss out on the ammenities of a resort poperty; however, our experience was to the contrary. This villa is filled with luxury, top of the line craftmanship and well appointed furnishings. The beds were heavenly.

Instead of waiting for a table at a crowded restaraunt, we prepared our meals in the deluxe kitchen and watched the sunsets. We did rent a vehicle for going into town (duty free shopping, ice cream, and fish tacos at Hull Bay).

Overall, this will be considered one of our most memorable family vacations and we highly recommend this property!!!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: necessary

Located above Magens Bay with direct access to approx. 300 feet of private beach on Lerkelund Cove just below the Villa. Beautiful reefs for amazing snorkeling.

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Northside Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
All other weeks
Jul 10 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$10,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$10,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Half of the rental is due upfront and the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Travelers can pay by cash, check, master card and Visa. If using a credit card you might have a convenience fee.
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Northside Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Half bath on main floor near living area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 of the twins could be made into a king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 is in the pool cottage.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
The gated entry and pool deck are enhanced with beautiful stone walls and spectacular landscaping. The villa is equipped with an automatic generator for those random island power outages. The main house is approx. 3000 sq ft and each level has a covered deck directly overlooking the crystal water. The charming cottage is located on the opposite side of the coral stone pool deck. The views, setting and island breezes make this villa the perfect place to relax and unwind.
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