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.
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.
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!