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Annika Black

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Luxury Beachfront - Magen's Bay -1 Bed/1 Bath- Sleeps 2

4 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Magen's Bay view, own sandy beach, 1000 sqft, deck, 1 bed/1bath, sleep 2

Villa Eau Claire is a unique property, behind a gate and fence, and sitting just over Magen Bay, with its own pocket beach, private deck with shower, and access to Magen's Bay, one of the most beautiful bodies of water anywhere. The property has four condo rentals. This condo is 1000 sq feet of interior space and has an additional 350 sq feet of covered deck. The condo has a one bedroom, with a queen sized bed. The kitchen opens on the great room . The views from the decks extend from Magen's Bay Beach to the South, the entire Bay and the Mountain across the Bay, down to the Atlantic Ocean to the northwest. The sunsets are wonderful, and the house faces southwest. Emergency 27k generator present.The laundry room is on the ground floor. The access to its little beach is by the stairs. The apartment is all wireless.

Magen's Bay and Main Beach: Magen's Bay is a very special place; the largest and most beautiful beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands, about one mile long and 10 to 20 yards wide, with great picnic areas, and a small restaurant that serves among the best hamburgers and pizza on St. Thomas. Magen's Bay gets its unusual character because the prevailing easterlies blow from the beach outward, creating a tranquil body of water that covers an entirely sand bottom bay, with no rip tides or major currents. This is a swimmer's paradise and my wife swims a mile and a half through calm water every morning. For small children, the abundance of sand and the absence of waves is wonderful, creating a perfect experience for children.

Private Deck on Pocket Beach: It is very unusual to have direct access to a private deck and beach on any of the islands. With Eau Claire, you walk down to a large private deck, with its own shower and seating, just a few steps above a pocket sandy beach, surrounded by rocks on both sides. The water is shallow, and you can walk out about twenty yards before it gets deeper, and the bottom is soft sand and almost no rocks and no coral at all. From our property, you can easily walk the 4 miles to the main beach (on the road) or your can walk a mile or more to the north along the shore or in the water. When you want to go back to your condo, the shower is there for you to clean off before going up to your apartment. This is the aspect that makes Villa Eau Claire so special -- privacy at the ocean.

Little Magen's Beach: One hundred yards to the left is the largest pocket beach on Magen's Bay, a 100 yard long beach that is the only place where nude or topless bathing is permitted on St. Thomas. The beach is used by only a few people at any one time, seldom more than 8 or 10, and it is considered the alternative lifestyle beach on St. Thomas. However, Eau Claire is separated from that beach by a rocky promontory, and it is perfectly comfortable for children of all ages.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Annika Black (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Annika Black

We have developed and sold multiple villas on ST. Thomas. We manage four units at villa Eau Claire and we stand behind our services 100%. We are successful because we exceed our guests expectations as you can see with the reviews from our other guests. We live in this unit when we are on the island and it is in perfect condition with our own furnishings.

Annika Black purchased this villa in 2006

Why Annika Black chose Northside

There are no other condos directly on Magens Bay with a semi-private beach and private deck with shower.within a ten minute walk to the main beach at Magens Bay -- the best beach on ST.Thomas.

The water is wonderful for swimming and the walking is superb. The breezes are constant most of the year and the views are magnificent, Our house manager is Julia Quetel, and she takes wonderful care of our guests.We have a large generator which eliminates the problem of power outages and switches on automatically after 15 seconds.

What makes this villa unique

Private beach -- wonderful in water walks with sandy bottom -- constant breezes -- luxurious furnishings -- very well equipped -- very large covered deck -- great walker or jogger road. Fenced and gated -- high vaulted ceilings -- lovely kitchen. wifi and many TV channels with Dishnetwork, DVDs, magnificent views - day and night..

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Luxury Beachfront - Magen's Bay -1 Bed/1 Bath- Sleeps 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Massachusetts
5

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Undoubtedly, one of the best getaways for relaxation and enjoying the beach. The property has it's own beach and you can explore the beautiful Magen's Bay Beach by walking a couple hundred yards along the sandy shore through the water. We snorkeled with turtles, sting rays and schools of fish directly in front of the condo. We could eat out or choose to use the fully equipped kitchen along with the grill on the private deck. The weather was fabulous and air conditioning was not needed. 80's in the day and 70's at night. Perfect. If you want to relax, this is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental for small family

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay in the 1bd/1bath unit at Villa Eau Claire. Location is great; away from the hustle and bustle of town, but close enough that you can get just about anywhere on the island in 20 minutes. The small beach below the villa is perfect for swimming in the bay without the crowds at Magens Beach. The view from the balcony is great as you can watch the larger sea life swim by; tarpon, rays, turtles, and a barracuda or two, while the birds dive in the water after the small fish. The water is calm enough for small children (our 5 year-old loved it), with enough sea life to keep older kids interested (green moray, urchins, thousands of tiny fish, a handful of different reef fish hanging out in the rocks on the shore and sea grass just off shore).

The 1 bd/ 1 bath apartment is well appointed. Good for two adults in the full-size bed and a smaller child on the pull-out couch. The pull-out doesn't have enough support to comfortably hold an adult. There was a nice breeze most of the time and we didn't use the A/C. Highs in the mid-80's and lows in the low-70's. Kitchen had everything we needed, and if it's not there, just ask Julia, as there's a good chance that she can provide it very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax and enjoy the view

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place with outstanding views of Magans Bay. The unit was super clean, very well appointed and provided easy access to your own private pocket beach. Perfect size for a couple looking to get away from life and relax. Nice size deck on the unit, with no one above you. Located on the north side of the island, which is a little more quite and subdued than the east end. Recommend a jeep, the roads can be steep.

The owners were great, easy to work with and accommodating. Julia, the onsite person, was also superb and very easy to deal with. She helped us get settled and was always available for questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We love to hear from our guests. It a reward for Julia and it helps us to improve even more the stay of our guests.Our first duty and happiness is to make our guests relax and enjoying their vacation. Thank you so much. Annika & Gordon
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Los Angeles
5

Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

Magen's Bay is one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world and the amazing glowing turquoise waters serves as a huge backdrop to every room in the villa. We really loved this place. Very new and modern construction, huge porch with ample shade, smartly furnished and well equipped. The sound of the ocean constantly fills the villa and a lovely private beach is just a few steps below you. If you are feeling really adventurous a small clothing optional beach is a short wade around the rocks. We spent hours on the porch watching huge sea turtles play in the water. Even though there was not much breeze during our stay we always felt very comfortable without using the A/C. The complex is very secure and the location is far away from the noise and chaos of the city. Please stock up on supplies and settle in...your not going to want to leave the villa.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Northside Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Discounted Middle season 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$298
$1,773
 
 
Sept/Oct 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,636
 
 
Discounted Fall season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$298
$1,773
 
 
Holiday season 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$551
$3,278
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check out cleaning fee $110
House manager tip $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS:
15% discount if bookings for min 7 nights (already included in the weekly rate - except for Aug, sept oct 2015)
20% discount for 14 nights stay (except for Aug, sept oct 2015)
25% discount if booked within 30 days of arrival date (not available during Aug, sept oct 2015
+10% discount for return customers (cumulative with 1 extra discount)
+ 5% discount for booking made at least 8 months in advance (cumulative)
Discounts are not cumulative unless for specified.

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Amenities

Northside Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , outdoor on the beach
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The living area has a queen size sofabed but the apartment is suitable for parties of maximum 3 persons. Perfect for a couple with a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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