|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Enjoy your relaxing vacation in the gated Mahogany Run community. This 3 bedroom villa provides beautiful down island views of the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola as well as the U.S. Virgins', St John. Enjoy whale watching and cruise ship watching from your covered veranda with a cool breeze and your favorite beverage.
Ideally situated on the north oceanside of the island with good breezes, Carefree is within short driving distance of shopping in Charlotte Amalie (15 min), Yacht Haven Grand(20 min) and Havensight Malls (20 min). Magens Bay is 5 minutes away, just past the "don't miss" ice cream and milkshake stand, the 'Famous Delight'. Red Hook (catch the ferry to St. John) and the East End restaurants and shopping are 20 minutes away.
The villa is well equipped for the gourmet cook but there are many nearby restaurants. The entrance, master bedroom, kitchen, living area and pool are on the same level as parking which is ideal for those with limited mobility (one step up from the sidewalk to the entrance).
Our home has some advantages over comparable luxury villas on St Thomas.
1) The villa is almost all windows with screens so the views and breezes are emphasized.
2) The entrance to the house is on the driveway level so you do not have to carry luggage and groceries up or down multiple flights of stairs as you do at most villas on the hillsides.
3) The house is kept clean, and in good repair with dehumidifiers running when the unit is empty so there is no mildew build-up.
4) There are Roku 3 units on all the TV's with Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts.
5) An airport greeter who will lead you to the house and point out grocery stores and sights is included in the rental rate.
Because our regular and new renters that have treated our house responsibly like their own home, our villa remains very economically priced compared to other villas on the island. It has many amenities and is well stocked with staples.
For the adventurous, with our knowledge of the island and nearby islands, we can arrange daysails emphasizing great snorkeling stops or great island beach bars. On island adventures, such as a points of interest tour, best restaurants, historical tours, best beaches, best happy hour and sunset bar views etc., are also easy to arrange. Just let us know your preferences.
Please consider us for your vacation rental.
We have vacationed in the Virgin Islands since 1980. While all of the Virgin Islands have their strengths, we finally bought property on St Thomas because of all the activities, resources, conveniences, the view from the property we purchased in 1996 and the wonderful people we met.
Rick Jelovsek purchased this villa in 1999
This property is in the gated community of Mahogany Run on the north (Atlantic) side of the island. There are always cool breezes from the trade winds on this side of the island even in summer, allowing us to build a home with a lot of windows to open while at the same time taking in the gorgeous down island view. It is in a peaceful setting and yet still close to the great water, shopping and dining opportunities St Thomas has to offer.
The main floor entrance is on the same level as the driveway so you do not have to lug suitcases and groceries up and down one to two flights of stairs which precede the entrance of many island villas. The well-equipped kitchen allows you to have as many economical meals in the villa as you want while at the same time there are two fine restaurants in the complex. You can just 'veg out' for you vacation or have a convenient respite after spending your day out and about the island or the waters of the Caribbean.
We stayed at the carefree villa in Mahogany run June 25th-June 30th. We were there to attend my sister's wedding.
The house was amazing! The expansive decks are super functional and large enough for a dinner with friends. There was a BBQ and plenty of sitting space and a full table and chairs.
It is very hot there; each of the bedroom were air-conditioned and each had its own bathroom. There is a lovely main floor bedroom on the upper level and then 2 bedrooms downstairs as well. There is also an extra 1/2 bath on the main level by the door.
The house overall was very well done; lots of towels, extra gadgets etc. were available.
The views were spectacular and being able to relax and cook in a few nights and just watch the views was great.
Everything was as described or better. Great view, large comfortable rooms, quiet ,and a beautiful large balcony with pool. Could not have asked for anything better. Loved it.
The Carefree Villa was absolutely perfect for my BDAY getaway. It was located in a gated community in Mahogany Run. It was really clean and well-maintained. It was exactly as it is described. Definitely a perfect place to just relax with friends by the pool. It is also just about 10 minutes away from Magen's Bay - which was absolutely gorgeous! Also a great location to the Red Hook ferry to take a day trip to St. John.
Rick was definitely very helpful from the time I booked it to the time we got there. He gave us so many different suggestions on where to eat and where to go. He happened to come to the island when we were there and had a chance to talk with him. Such a nice guy -- he even accompanied us to the nearest grocery. Sherri (our airport pickup guide) was also so helpful. We had a last minute change in our flight and she really made the time to adjust to it.
I would definitely come back to Carefee and recommend it to everyone!
Rick, once again our family had an outstanding vacation in St Thomas & surrounding islands. This was our second, and hopefully not last, trip to Carefree. Thanks to familiarity and additional coaching by Rick, we were able to accomplish more in our 7 days than previous trips.
Per your advice, ordering take-out lunch from Cup & Cork daily was a great idea. It's 10 minutes away, delicious & saved time and expense of packing lunches every day.
Thirteen was a fantastic restaurant. A couple of the old Craig & sally's folks are there, it was our previous favorite; Thirteen has replaced it!
Lindquist Beach is undergoing some renovations & upgrades. I expect the next time we're there, it will be on par with Megan's? Unfortunately, the public access to Sapphire is closed, we used to really enjoy that beach.
We were lucky enough to get a "10" weather day for our trip to BVI & Jost. The snorkeling was fabulous, end everyone had a fantastic time at Norman's and Jost.
Lastly, Rick, I appreciate your attention to detail & follow-up to our questions and concerns. We tell all of our friends about Carefree--they all want to displace our kids on our next visit.
Rick, I wanted to thank you and Edythe for helping make our honeymoon stay in the St. Thomas a dream come true. The description and pictures of the place are accurate, but so much better when you arrive. The villa was very clean and the views are incredible. The privacy is exceptional too. The kitchen is fully stocked, perfect for making you own island icy fruity drinks and relaxing in the afternoon. The house is very roomy and the TV is stacked with movies and there's a bunch of really good books and games too if you're into that. Edythe picked us up at the airport when we first arrived and helped us get through the maze of people that build up after exiting the airplane. I'm telling you, this small detail saved us hours. And its those little details that will make your stay at this villa and in St. Thomas so much better. Rick and Edythe truly went above and beyond to help make our stay exceptional. Also wanted to mention that their recommendations and guide book that you will find in the villa is on point for restaurants, tours, activities and places to check out. While your there make sure you don't miss out going to St. John's on the ferry and stopping at Cinnamon Bay. Most of the tourist stop at the first couple of beaches, but Cinnamon Bay was amazing. Rent an off road vehicle too if you plan on going to St. John's that there are few off road trails that you can take. You don't need an off road vehicle on either of the islands and the roads are safe, but just a recommendation if you're the adventurous type. Driving on the island was a little challenging at first since its on the left, but so much fun at least for me once you get a hang of it...not so much for my wife! Megans Bay is a short drive from the villa and it is a breath taking site, in my opinion the best beach on St. Thomas. Banana Tree Grille, Havana Blue, FishTales in Red Hook were the best...don't forget to order the lady's a BBC drink too, very tasty. The villa is also in a very secure golf course community. All in all I highly recommend staying here for your trip to St. Thomas. Whether its with the wife and kids, a group of friends or if you're looking for the perfect romantic getaway. Take my word for it, look no further, this place is perfect!!! I look forward to going back soon and staying at your place Rick. Thank you again for helping make our honeymoon a dream come true.
Pedro & Vanessa T.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The pictures of Carefree don't come close to the beauty of the home and location; it was outstanding. Carefree was immaculate and well maintained. Almost every item you could ask for was provided.
Rick was most helpful with local advice, as was our greeter. We simply followed her to the house from the airport.
I highly recommend this property, we will be back next year.
Located in the gated community of Mahogany Run on the Ocean on the north side of St Thomas, the villa has a spectacular down island view of the British Virgin islands of Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, as well as St John in the USVI
Golf: Mahogany Run, our on site golf course is 6,022-yard, par-70 course, designed by George and Tom Fazio. It offers 18 of the most beautiful holes in the Caribbean, culminating in the spectacular “Devil’s Triangle,” the world renowned Signature trio of the 13th, 14th and 15th holes on the Atlantic Ocean.
Golfers who play all three without a penalty stroke are awarded a special “I Survived The Devil’s Triangle” certificate from the Club’s Pro Shop.
The 327-yard 13th is a dogleg-left par-4 that slopes precipitously towards a tiny shelf-like green carved out of a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Playing the hole in regulation requires an accurate 200-yard tee shot followed by a wedge into the windswept 25-foot-wide green.
Number 14, one of the world’s most dramatic par-3s, is a 173-yard, cliff-side hole with the Atlantic Ocean in place of the fairway. The golfer often must play the ball out over the ocean, battling swirling winds to find the green. In the distance, the islands tease even the most seasoned golfers into taking their eyes off the ball. It is one of the most breathtaking views a golfer will ever witness from a tee box.
A 560-yard par-5, the 15th is the number one handicap hole on the course. Accuracy off the tee is vital. After a monster drive, long hitters often try to smash a second shot over a pond that guards the front of the hole, only to find trouble with the out-of-bounds behind the dramatically sloped green.
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Discounts for less than 4 people in unit are available.
Discounts are also available depending upon bookings and the economy. Email us for the best rate. If you are on a budget for the rental fee, let us know what it is and we will do our best.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.