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Jackie

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

5 Star luxury. Wow factor w/BEST location on island featured on upcoming HGTV!

44 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Northside Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

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 our website.

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.

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 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 grill is 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 bedrooms, including 3 master suites. Each is fully air conditioned, has its own TV/DVD entertainment center, and a distinctive ocean view. Each has a spacious bathroom with marble or tiling throughout. The three master suites all have private decks for sipping morning coffee, star gazing, or private sunning. Each room has a luxurious oriental carpet, European linens, thick comforters, huge mirrors, ceiling fans, and large closets.

Let our guides escort you from the airport to this fabulous villa in a private, secluded, gated community. 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.

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jackie (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Jackie

My husband, David and I purchased this villa in 2007 and worked with an architect and creative contractor to completely renovate it. Each of our children has a favorite bedroomroom 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 devine 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!

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

5 Star luxury. Wow factor w/BEST location on island featured on upcoming HGTV!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

WE just returned from an outstanding week at Villa Panorama. Words can't really describe accurately the view from the pool deck, the views from ALL the decks. We spent the majority of the week outside swimming in the pool overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Ocean. Sharon, the property manager, was always readily available with any questions we had and the property is very well maintained. I would highly recommend this property for anyone, couples and/or families, who want to get away from it all and relax in full blown luxury.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had such a nice time. I know how important vacations are to a group your size. Come back and see us soon! Jackie
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5

BEST VIEWS - BEST EVERYTHING HERE!

  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe the experience my wife and I just had after a week at Villa Panorama. Jackie the owner and her excellent property manager went above and beyond for this week. I surprised my wife for her birthday...and it was more than we both could have dreamed of.

The views. the pool, the jacuzzi, the furniture appointments, everything was TOP NOTCH.

We highly recommend using Freshfoodsvi.com to have a delivery to the Villa before you arrive...it is excellent quality, and competitive pricing compared to island shopping, they know the Villa location and property manager.

We also highly recommend the private Chef Romeo...who cooked my wife and I a spectacular meal during our stay...5 star chef and food!! Jackie and the property manager know how to get a hold of him, he was fantastic!

We also had a Vinyasa Yoga instructor come to the Villa twice early morning, to help us burn off some calories during our stay...she lives close to the Villa, and you can reach Chrystie at www.purebalancefitness.com - we had two one hour sessions on the pool deck, AMAZING...and a very good workout! I have learned I have no balance...or strength :-)

The house has all the amenities and MORE that you could ever need for your stay in Paradise. There is nowhere else to look if you have found this property...just BOOK IT!

I will happily provide further info to anyone with questions...we can't wait to return!

Rich and Lauren Payne

New York

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The fact that Rich booked this as a complete surprise for his wife, had me a bit nervous. Then when he texted to say his wife burst into tears when they arrived and she was taken blindfolded to the pool deck, I was totally scared. But when he said she was never so happy in her life, I was glad we hit a home run for that birthday present! Happy to have you guys back soon!
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Bloomfield Hills, MI
5

Beautifully appointed home- gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I shared this home with two other couples and were perfectly comfortable.

Each had our own suite, the kitchen was fabulous and I loved how clean the place was. They thought of everything, down to pool floats and beach chairs! We arrived with our personal belongings and that was all we needed. Kitchen was pre-stocked with basics upon our arrival. Was nice to have coffee, fruit and oj the morning after our arrival.

The property management company was very easy to work with and very helpful. Beautiful tropical breezes kept us very comfortable (in August:)!

Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the trade winds have gone back to their normal lovely state to keep everyone cool in August. It is shocking to everyone that it is so much cooler in ST Thomas than stateside in the summer! We welcome you back any time!
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5

Lovely Villa Panorama!

  • 5 of 5

We had three couples down to St. Thomas for a wedding of a longtime friend. The Villa could not have been more perfect. Best tropical breezes on the island, and we were there in peak summer. Beautiful kitchen, bedrooms, pool, hot tub, etc. The Property Manager and Cleaning Staff were both excellent! Used "freshfoodsVI.com" for initial grocery stocking, which was great. Superb View of Magen's Bay, BVI, St. John, and the wonderful sunrises. Will rent this Villa again anytime we go to St Thomas in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the villa! Come back any time.
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Clifton Heights, PA
5

Beautiful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Panorama. Amazing villa with amazing views in every room! The house is stunning. We especially loved the gourmet kitchen. Great location that is convenient to the airport, restaurants, shops and beach. No scary island roads. The villa manager was wonderful and really made our stay relaxing. Ordering supplies and groceries could not have been any easier.

I would highly recommend Villa Panorama. I am looking forward to planning next years stay at Villa Panorama!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
4

Villa Panorama is a Spectacular Home overlooking Megan’s Bay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Villa Panorama the second week of June. It was likely low season in June, due to the heat, but we had an incredible week.

The Good/Great:

The View: The view is spectacular. Many folks pay $$$ to travel from the Cruises to go to Mountain Top, or drive to Drake’s Seat for this view of Megan’s Bay. Here you have it every day, from one of several decks, the pool, or the hot tub. Incredible.

The Home: Master Bedroom well equipped, large master bath. The downstairs 2nd master has a sitting area and a sleeper sofa and is extremely large. Two more bedrooms, plenty of room. Kitchen is well outfitted if you want to cook in. Gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, etc. and full complement of pots/pans. Nice grill if you want to grill out. Very large TV and complete Satellite and DVR.

The Pool/The Hot Tub: I was told this was one of the biggest pools on the island for private homes. It is plenty big, and we used it daily. They have plenty of chairs for tanning and a poolside table, and even some pool floats. Again, AWESOME view, and plenty of space.

Activities:

Great activities to choose from several great beaches, day trip on the ferry to St. Johns (highly recommend), Fly Boarding were the items we did. Fly Boarding is a unique experience if you like adventure. We also chartered a boat for the day to tour St. Thomas, St. Johns. Highly recommend this activity. We used Sonic Charters:

Items to watch out for:

The Temperature: - We went in June, and it was high 80’s low 90s all week. The main house (kitchen/Den) is NOT air conditioned. It was not very comfortable during the day, and even many of the evenings. There were strong breezes on the pool deck and hot tub deck but unfortunately they do not go through the house as well. Plenty of fans, but you will be warm in the house if the temps are in the high 80's like they were for us. It did not stop us from fully enjoying the house, but it was not particularly comfortable, and this should not be the case with the price of this home.

Overall: 4.5 Stars!! (cannot really give it 5). Only the lack of AC in the main den/kitchen prevents this from a full five stars. We loved the home. Loved the View. Had a Fantastic Time. I would most definitely come back, but more likely when it was not so hot, unless they put AC in the main den and kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all the compliments about the house itself. That particular week in June was quite hot and did not cool off at night like it normally does. Being on the northside of the island, we have never had a complaint about the house being hot. Southside houses always get that complaint. Normally, people say they have to close the sliding doors at night because the cool breezes are so strong. We do not know of another house our size with AC in the Great room and kitchen because the cross-ventilation is so strong. A small number of condos have central AC. However, we are currently getting estimates to install AC in that area so that on the rare occasions that the trade winds die down, it can be used. The rates in summer are substantially lower because occasionally the temperatures can get into the high 80s during the day despite the fact that the average temperature during the summer is closer to 82 during the day. With the potential of global warming, we want to be prepared for an occasionally hot day or two, so we will be looking at installing AC in that area! All the bedrooms have always had AC and black out shades for sleeping pleasure. Thanks for the input, we always welcome ideas.
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Car: recommended

All water sports are available on any of the public beaches in St. Thomas

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Rates & Availability

Northside Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer '16
Apr 24 2016 - Aug 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$910
$6,199
 
 
Autumn
Aug 28 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$790
$5,300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
$950
$6,600
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,500
 
 
winter'17
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,199
$8,300
 
 
Summer'17
Apr 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$915
$6,250
 
 
Autumn '17
Aug 27 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$798
$5,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$987
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

The rates listed are for 8 people. If there are more people staying at the villa the additional charge is $15/person/night. If there are fewer people 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 $150.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northside Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , granite counters, make up table, walk in shower, 2 vessels
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower, 2 vessel sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Gorgeous Kohler garden sink and toilet
  • All newly renovated bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ocean view, private bath, huge TV, warm colors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private balcony steps to hot tub, new marble bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , huge balcony, walk in shower, flat screen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , also have inflatable matress, TV and sitting area, balcony
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • 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, iPod docking station

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