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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Villa Amour , Romantic, Art Lovers Paradise. Tropical Gardens, Very Private

27 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Northside Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Infinite Views from Infinity Pool. But you may never want to leave this custom built tropical home, filled with enough whimsical and exotic touches to make any stay a magical experience. Villa Amour was also designed to provide the ultimate in comfortable luxury -- from the gourmet kitchen complete with herb garden to the expansive indoor/outdoor living spaces. This home offers the supreme relaxation experience. Whether you are enjoying the views from the four 'en suite' bedrooms or lounging pool side, Villa Amour is the place to enjoy a superior Caribbean experience just 15 minutes from the airport.

The Unique Benefits of this Villa: The villa Is very private, has many one of a kind works of art and sculptures. A lot of time is spent tending to the tropical gardens as it is a labor of love. Being a retired chef, the kitchen is better equipped than most.

Why the Owner Chose Neltjeberg Bay: I didn't buy Villa amour I designed and built it . The area is pristine and unspoiled like the Island used to be.

Owner Description: I'm A 28 year resident of St . Thomas, a retired chef, I now renovate swimming pools and have a landscape company.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Rick (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Rick

I'm A 30 year resident of St . Thomas, a retired chef, I now renovate swimming pools and have a landscape company.

Rick purchased this villa in 2000

Why Rick chose Northside

I didn't buy Villa amour I designed and built it . The area is pristine and unspoiled like the Island used to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A trip to Remember!!!

Left on 10/08/2010 for a stay in June 2005



I went to St. Thomas with 3 friends and our daughters who had just graduated from High School...It was a graduation gift.

Everything about the trip was awesome. Rick was there waiting at the airport to guide us to the villa...we arrived at night and it was quite the experience getting to the villa..I began to wonder where in the world we were going as we made our way down the rough terrain of the mountain,,couldn't believe our eyes when we entered the private gate and saw the villa.

Everything about the place was breathtaking...the furnishings..the decorating...the lighting that gave it almost a magical feel.

We were so excited to get the in the beautiful pool and stayed up late just soaking it all in.

What a joy when we got up the next morning to the most spectacular view I had ever seen.

St. Thomas is a fun beautiful island and we did lots of exploring the sites...but nothing compares to the time we spent enjoying Villa amour...Our hosts were so gracious and fun...we even shared a couple of meals...And they brought us flowers!!!
May 2005
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Villa Amour , Romantic, Art Lovers Paradise. Tropical Gardens, Very Private
average rating of 4.962963 based on 41 reviews
5

We found paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We really did find paradise! My brother's family and my family rented this beautiful home, a total of 8 of us, never felt cramped. The pictures do not do it justice, it is GORGEOUS! Plenty of room for 2 families! Rick and Stephen were the BEST hosts ever. We enjoyed talking with them for recommendations for absolutely everything. Every square inch of the house has immaculate details and the views are absolutely breathtaking. The landscaping is meticulously kept and professional. The wall of glass collapses back into the wall for the most beautiful view every morning and the breezes feel amazing. We sat on the covered patio at night playing games and listening to all the sounds of the birds and frogs - so peaceful. There is a really nice and secluded private beach at the bottom and we went snorkeling with the gear at the house that they have provided for our use. The house is completely private - half the fun is getting to the house! (make sure you rent an SUV/jeep). There is a great restaurant near the house - Thirteen, great food! We went exploring everyday and asked Rick and Stephen for suggestions on where to go and they happily obliged. They even acted as concierge when we headed back to the airport - taking a few in their car so that we weren't all cramped in one car with our luggage. You won't be disappointed, it is such a relaxing and beautiful home with every attention to detail. We will be back Rick and Stephen! I can't say enough about this house, it was everything we wanted and MORE!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

You Will Not Be Disappointed!!

  • 5 of 5

From the views, to the private bay, to the foilage, to the landscaping, to the art deco, and to the gracious hosts who made our stay relaxing and welcome...I highly recommend staying at the villa. Please know it takes a 4 wheel/all wheel drive to get you there, but getting there was half the fun. Rick and Steve, the owners on arrival and friends at departure, made our stay that much more enjoyable with dinner recommendations, snorkeling tips, great conversation, and even concierge service as we needed help getting luggage to the airport. The northern location was out of the way but close to the airport, downtown, and the other bays. We loved every minute of it and will hopefully get back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place! What a view!

  • 5 of 5

If your needing a house to stay in St. Thomas this should be one the top of your list. On the north side of the island its away from it all and offers a little slice of heaven. Plenty of room for families or couples. The grounds of the property are something out of a gardening magazine....lush beautiful plant life all around....very tranquil. Of course...the view is 5 stars! Pool and hot tub offer great angles of the surrounding island(s) day or night. Local beach right down the road(rent a suv or Jeep). Rick was very helpful with restaurant recommendations (take his advice!) as well as directions around the island. Amazing place! Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

Villa amour exceeded our expectations. It is stunning and peaceful you feel like you are on your own private island. We decided to get married at the Villa and it was everything I wanted. The view is unbelievable!!. We had problems getting our luggage from Cape Air and Rick the owner volunteered to coordinate the pickup of our luggage not only once but twice. He is a great host....which brings me to my comment about Cape Air don't fly with them. I cant think of one thing negative to say about the Villa it is that great. We rented a jeep and my husband had no problem driving on the left side of the road. Up the hill and to the left from the Villa maybe 5 minutes is a great restaurant. It is open in the evenings and also you can call and order take out Pizza. Next to the restaurant is a little store called Nada very friendly. We bought food to cook for breakfast and lunch. It is small but well stocked. We liked staying on the North side of the island away from the big hotels. It took us maybe 20 minutes to drive downtown to buy all of our souvenirs for the grand kids. The beaches are stunning on the island but the Villa is the hidden treasure. It is well maintained and the kitchen has everything you need. The beds are comfortable, the house is clean and view is great. I hope we get to come back and bring the whole family... Thanks for sharing Rick

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I never thought a vacation like this would be attainable. When we were searching for a family vacation in St Thomas, we came across beautiful villas; the views were breathtaking!!! After a thorough search of the villas/homes for rent, and all the amenities offered, we kept coming back to Villa Amour- we had never rented a villa before, so I feel we lucked out. The previous reviews are what convinced us this was the best choice...Villa Amour exceeded any and all expectations. The views are spectacular!! The home opens up so that you can experience and be part of the beauty. Each of my ( 3 )adult children had their own room and bathroom. This afforded even more privacy; once you are at Villa Amour you step in your own paradise. The grounds around the home are also beautiful; the art in the home made us feel like we were in a eclectic art gallery!!! There was a large flat screen tv; but we ended up having 'game night' each evening on the lanai/patio. We enjoyed the hot tub & the pool everyday!! Another unexpected perk was the short drive/or walk down to Neltjeberg Bay/beach. We explored the ruins, and virtually had the beach to ourselves. This villa is off the beaten path.... which is a bonus. It has a fully equipped kitchen/grill; and if you don't want to cook a nice restaurant or two nearby. We visited Charlotte Amalie, did a boat excursion from the Red Hook area; and visited some popular beaches. This vacation at Villa Amour totally spoiled us. Rick was fantastic; we started communicating via email before we arrived; so when he greeted us to show us to his home, I felt like it was seeing an old friend. Both Rick and Stephen could not have been nicer or more helpful!! They were like our personal concierge!! Thank you very much to both of you for the best time we have had as a family!! Thank you to the previous guests, as it was their reviews that led us here. Rick is available if you have any questions! Most importantly - a jeep or SUV is a must!! Not just for the road in, for the island driving too!! We definitely plan on returning in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review . It was so nice to meet your family and we truly hope to have you visit with us again at your Caribbean home . Rick
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5

Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews were accurate. The villa was exactly as advertised – it was beautiful!

We had seven people in our group and found the villa to be spacious with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax. The bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were large and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed. The pool and the hot tub were wonderful. The best part was the view sitting on the patio, which was just incredibly peaceful! The house is set high on the hill and the road was bumpy so we were glad we had rented an SUV.

Rick and Steve were very nice and accommodating. We had a wonderful week at the villa and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Neltjeberg Bay, Northside, USVI - St. Thomas, Caribbean -- Live out your Caribbean fantasies in the privacy and comfort of Villa Amour on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Perched above a secluded beach on the island's north side, Villa Amour offers spectacular down island views that can be enjoyed from the house or from the freshwater pool or Jacuzzi. Hike or drive through lush vegetation to Neltjeberg Beach, one of St. Thomas' most exclusive beaches where you can explore plantation era ruins, stroll through the coconut grove, snorkel virgin reefs year round or kayak to uninhabited Inner Brass Island.

Other Activities: shopping, health/beauty spa, boating, kayaking, parasailing, mini golf, wildlife viewing

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Rates & Availability

Northside Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
 
Peak
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$507
$3,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
value season
May 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$421
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$421
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation policy :
.If your guest cancels before paying the balance, or does not pay the balance on time, you receive the booking deposit as payment, and we cancel the booking automatically.





If the guest pays the full balance on time, they can receive:

a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least four weeks before check-in.
a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least two weeks before check-in.

Check in is 4 pm
Check out is 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 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:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • * King Bed * Twin/Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Catering Available

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