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Amazing! Filmed by HGTV's Caribbean Life for its views & unique luxury features

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Modern Villa, 4 Master suites + 2 Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12, pool

Truly 5 star in every respect! Poised perfectly on a bluff overlooking Magen’s Bay Beach, this incredible villa presides majestically over one of the world’s most renowned beaches below.

From your first step through the floral wrought iron gates at the entrance to Villa Panorama, you are literally surrounded by tropical flowers and panoramic views of ocean, bay and beach. The views are mesmerizing. Below the villa is a pristine nature preserve that extends without interruption down to the beach. Everything about this villa is 5-star quality.You can take a virtual tour on YouTube by searching for Villa Panorama. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImwjtW_kPQE)

The totally new kitchen with granite and onyx counters, solid cherry wood cabinets handmade in the US, and all new appliances, is breathtaking. The Great Room features a wall of glass affording sea views from every vantage point. Step out onto the largest of the many terraces and decks which grace the villa, and notice how the turquoise of the bay near the beach gradually gives way to the deep blue of the ocean beyond. Or simply take your first dip in the crystal clear oversized swimming pool (among the largest on the island). If you prefer, a few steps to a lower terrace and a full sized hot tub/spa awaits. When you return to the Great Room, you will notice that the opposite wall is glass allowing you to enjoy another outdoor terrace and garden setting of palms, Birds of Paradise and other exotica. You can enjoy this private setting, complete with a soothing garden fountain whether you chose to be indoors or out.

The world famous Megan's Beach is directly below the villa. You can hear the waves and occasionally watch weddings on the beach. Megan's Bay is also the home of more rainbows than any other bay. You will have to drive to the beach because the terrain is so forested. However, it is an easy drive of 2 left turns. The advantage is that you will drive past the St.Thomas ice cream dairy where they make incredible milkshakes with or without alcohol. It will be a must-stop.

In a bold departure from the typical Caribbean villa, this modern paradise oozes elegance in every possible way. You will find oriental carpeting in every room of this villa. If you tire of the stunning ocean vistas, take a break with one of the villas’ state of the art flat screen TVs or stereo system. The villa has an excellent DVD library for our guests. Enjoy the fully stocked wet bar. For the Internet user, high speed internet access is available.

This villa’s kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight with its size and supplies. The counters and backsplash are gorgeous granite imported from Italy. The cabinets are hand-made from Minnesota. The sideboard in the dining room is topped with yellow onyx for Spain. The vast counters allow your family or guests to nibble on appetizers or help in the preparation of meals without ever getting in each other’s way. If you prefer outdoor cooking, the new barbecue grills are an easy alternative. Your al fresco dining experience can take place pool side or garden side depending upon the mood. Of course, the villa also features a more formal dining room with crystal chandelier, mammoth baroque mirror, and Tuscan china cabinet.

The villa contains 4 spacious master suites with private bathrooms. Three of which have their own private decks for having coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening, star gazing or getting away from the crowd and gazing at the ocean. Each room is fully air conditioned, has its own TV/DVD entertainment center, and a distinctive ocean view. All bathrooms have been updated with granite, marble, or pretty tile. Glass vessel sinks and walk in showers are a feature that gets rave reviews. Each room has a luxurious oriental carpet, European linens, thick comforters, huge mirrors, ceiling fans, and large closets.

This villa is in a private, secluded, gated community close to the beach, to town for shopping and dinners, close to golf and zip-lining. Our concierge will help you with restaurant reservations, boat trips, provisions, and any thing you need to make this the most spectacular vacation of your life. We have private chefs who will come to the villa as well as yoga instructors and personal massages.

This villa features an honor bar system. We often find that guests would like a cocktail as soon as they arrive to celebrate their decision to come to our villa. They find a stocked bar with plenty of options. We just ask that each guest replace the amount they consumed prior to departing the villa.

Being on the northside of the island allows this villa to capture the trade winds and generally keeps the entire house cool with gentle breezes. On the rare occasion that is not cool enough, we are one of the few villas with a new AC unit in the Great room as well as each bedroom.

Keywords: Villa, rental villa, ensuite bedrooms, pool, four bedrooms, private location, high-end, 5-star, amazing views, granite counters, romantic setting, gate community, great villa manager, gorgeous furnishings, new kitchen, high end

More Details

Owner
Jackie
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Jackie

When my husband, David and I purchased this villa we worked with an architect and creative contractor to completely renovate it. We wanted to give the villa more of an open feel and integrate the outdoor living space with the interior living space. Every year we re-renovate another section of the villa to constantly keep it updated and gorgeous. Each of our children has a favorite bedroom in the villa, which are all large enough to have their friends enjoy some of paradise with them. Our other home is outside Philadelphia, so we find both the summer as well as the winter in St Thomas to be divine by comparison to the cold and humidity. Owning this gorgeous home that catches the Caribbean trade winds has been a gift we love to share! This is one of the few houses on the island that is completely air conditioned. When people tell you that you only need AC in the bedrooms, that was before climate change. We stay ahead of the curve. When one guest complained that he was hot, we acted and upgraded to air condition the main living space. So now, no matter what season it is, you will be as cool or as warm as you desire in the lap of luxury.

We also hire yoga instructors, hair stylists, and chefs for your vacationing pleasure. Nothing is too good for our guests.

Jackie purchased this villa in 2007

Why Jackie chose Northside

We came to St Thomas the first time as a graduation gift for our two middle children. We all fell in love with the water, temperatures, vistas, local people, and the peace we all felt. I remember my husband saying: 'I bet if we lived here we would age more slowly.' That was enough to get us to a real estate agent that day. The first house she brought us to was this one. She told us it had THE most fabulous view on the entire island. However, the house needed so much work and we were so apprehensive about undertaking such an effort so far away from home that we continued to have her show us properties for 3 more years! After looking at EVERY single piece of land and villa in the USVI, we finally agreed with her original statement. It is easier to gut the inside of a structure, add to it, improve it, and ship a container of furniture from the states than it is to recreate the spectacular views that Nature created on this spot! The end result was a fantastic villa located on the very best spot in the Caribbean (and trust me, we checked them ALL out).

What makes this villa unique

My husband has always been a sun lover with skin that tans and never burns. So people always laugh when I tell them I have to drag him kicking and screaming to the beach. Now the beach to which I am referrring is Magen's Bay (always listed on the Travel Channel as one of the top 10 beaches because of its heart shape and over a mile of pure white sand and crystal clear water with no seaweed or rocks). So what is his problem?? He would much prefer to just sit on our pool deck and stare out at the panoramic views of Magen's Bay and the British Virgin Islands. Our property goes all the way down to the water with only trees between the villa and the water. With his iPod playing smooth jazz, a glass of wine, my cooking, and these vistas he is content not to move for literally weeks on end.

Most guests don't go to his extremes, but all have said their experience at our villa was truly the best vacation of their lives. The furnishings are warm yet elegant. The open floor plan allows a large group to still enjoy the same space. The bedrooms are uniquely decorated and very private. There are enough outdoor balconies, gardens, and decks that everyone can also get away for some peace and quiet whenever desired.

This is one of the very few on the island with AC in the Great Room, not just bedrooms.

Amenities

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Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Powder room off Great room - toilet , tub , Gorgeous Kohler garden sink and toilet, interesting tile
    oversize master bedroom - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, high ceilings, new tiling
    Yellow Master suite - toilet , shower , Walk in shower, 2 glass vessel sinks, pretty marble tile
    Mater suite - toilet , shower , granite counters, make up table, walk in shower, 2 vessels
    Mini master suite - toilet , shower , Tile throughout, dlass shower doors
  • All newly renovated bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Yellow master suite - 1 queen , huge balcony w/ lounge chairs, walk in shower, flat screen
    Master suite - 1 king , Ocean view deck, 4 poster bed, step to hot tub, marble bath
    Over sized master suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , inflatable matress, TV, sitting area for 8, balcony w/ seats
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , new plush mattress queen size sleeper sofa, half bath
    Mini master suite - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, rocking chair, private bath, ocean view
  • King size beds (2), queen size beds (2), 1 baby crib, new queen size plush mattress sleeper sofas (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Very private rooms, every room more beautiful than the last. Beach chairs, beach umbrella, coolers for the beach, pool floats, Sonos, sound bar. No owners spend as much money as we do constantly upgrading the villa and its contents, gardens, painting, and cleaning. You get what you pay for here. That is why we get so many repeat guests. We can make arrangements for on site massages or yoga or private chefs. Let us pamper you.

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Absolutely the best week of my life!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends stayed at this beautiful villa. The bedrooms are situated on different floors, so everyone felt a sense of privacy. The main living area is open and perfect for everyone to hang out. The views are the best I've seen in St. Thomas. Overall, the perfect trip! We are already discussing when we can come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hosting guests for a wedding is always important to us because we know how special the reason for the whole trip is to you. Before you wrote the review, you had told us it was the best week of your life staying in our villa with your friends just relaxing. Thanks for sharing that and please do come back!
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5

Family getaway week

  • 5 of 5

Family trip was great. Terrific house with awesome view! Had couple of equipment pickups but manager was quick to respond. Pool. Kitchen, bedrooms, etc., all great. Often had foul door from septic system far below deck, but I didn't bring it to the managers attention until we were leaving.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a lovely vacation. I wish that you had called the villa manager about the septic issue earlier. As it turned out, it was not our septic system but that of our neighbor's. We had ours cleaned in early March. As soon as we found out, we were able to contact them to get their system cleaned in time for the next guests. Sorry we didn't know about it earlier. UGH
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a little tired, but we had an amazing time! It is in a great location close drive to most of the island, but still secluded. We were able to make most of our own meals and save for more fun on the island...worst thing...not enough time!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the delivery of the new furniture didn't come in time for your visit. It came the following week and creates a nice tropical feel and the new sleeper sofa is plush and super comfortable. It has a whole new look in the main rooms now and feels very up-to-date.
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The best villa we have ever stayed in, ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most amazing vacation ever at the gorgeous Villa Panorama. We had planned to go to a different beach every day. But my husband loved the fact that from the huge pool deck he could fell as though he was right next to the beach but still have access to the refrig to get a cool drink and a snack. Several days we left him right there in one of the pretty lounge chairs on the pool deck while we went to the beach. I am not sure who had the better time!

We were treated to rainbows on at least 2 days. The kids wanted to follow them to the pot of gold!

The kitchen is fantastic. More pots and pans than I have at home. The barbeque areas allowed my husband to help with the cooking. We had some groceries delivered prior to arrival and then followed our google maps to other grocery stores. The island is easy to get around using google maps. In advance of our trip, Jackie was very helpful in answering questions. She also gave us a 12 page guide to the house and the island. The villa manager was very thorough in providing a tour of the house, answered all our questions and offered to come back any time (day or night) if we had issues. Although we didn't need her to do that, it was reassuring that assistance was just a phone call away.

We have stayed in many private homes on vacations. And I have to say this one was at the top of our list. It was so clean and well maintained. The pool guy and the landscaper came during our stay and we appreciated knowing how much energy these owners put into keeping the property looking just like the photos.

We did the zip-lining which is not far from the house. What a blast! We just loved everything about the house, the location, and our vacation was fabulous. We really want to come back next year. Thank you for hosting us.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that you all tried zip-lining and am even more happy that you will be coming back. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Jackie
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5

Spectacular stay & Gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the house in August and had a fantastic trip! The house is absolutely gorgeous, with breathtaking views of Magen's Bay. Magen's Bay is definitely worth visiting, but it was equally lovely spending whole days savoring the views from the house, basking in the sun, and enjoying the island breeze from the pool deck. The house itself is spacious and beautifully furnished. It has a huge kitchen/great room, which almost feels like it's an open air area, with sliding doors on both sides and amazing views. We enjoyed cooking and lounging in the great room while taking in the views and even saw a rainbow one day. Sharon, the house manager, was incredibly helpful and friendly, before our arrival. We tried some nearby restaurants, but it was just as enjoyable staying in and cooking in the fabulous kitchen. We'll look forward to visiting the house again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a fabulous time! Thanks for booking for next year already!
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5

Stunning Property and Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I arrived in St. Thomas and before we even landed, the property manager Sharon had texted me and welcomed us to paradise. From meeting us at the car rental place to our escort to the property, it was clear that this was going to be a very special vacation.

When we arrived at the house, we were immediately struck by the attention to detail that the owners had given to make sure that the guests were not only comfortable, but pampered. The entire house was gone through by the property manager to make sure that we know how to use everything and to familiarize ourselves. The furnishings and accessories were first class. The home itself is stunning. Clean and well kept.

One of the neat things about the home is the fact that everybody who stays there must feel a kinship to the previous and future guests. If you have extra pantry items, you can leave for the next guest. There is a staple of condiments and items frequently used in the kitchen. We used some of what had been left by others, and we left some to be used by future guests.

Awe stayed for 12 days and were comfortable the entire time. While the drive to the villa appears daunting at first, Sharon assured us that we would know our way around the island quickly. She was right. We were able to navigate our way around in not time.

I would definitely recommend getting a rental car. Sharon was nice enough to lead us to a local grocery store for food and provisions.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants a great vacation with the best view on the island. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
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Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Charlotte Amalie
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Magohany Run
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mafolie, Blue Orchid
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Megan's Bay Beach
Car: recommended

All water sports are available on any of the public beaches in St. Thomas. There is also a new zipline close to our house!

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Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer '17
May 27 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$899
$6,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Aug 20 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$795
$5,175
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
$950
$6,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
 
 
winter
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 21 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,220
$8,495
 
 
Summer '18
Apr 22 2018 - Aug 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$925
$6,325
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$987
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

The rates listed are for 8 people. If there are more people staying at the villa the additional charge is $22person/night. If there are fewer people or fewer bedrooms used, there may be a reduction in price. Our preference is for a weekend check in and check out. However depending upon our calendar, we may be able to accommodate other check in and check out dates. For rentals less than 5 nights, there is an additional cleaning fee of $175.00

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  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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