|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
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Located on a breezy knoll just a couple minutes' drive from famous Magens Bay Beach, Villa Gardenia is one of our most beautifully finished and decorated villas. Serpentine garden planters flank Villa Gardenia's entry gate. The garden courtyard, graced with a trickling fountain filled with tropical fish, a 1500-square foot covered tiled terrace and brick-lined arches framing marvelous ocean views, welcomes you into this gracious property. The shaded terrace, dotted with potted palms, is set for cool alfresco dining and offers a cushioned seating area with a bar, perfect for sundown cocktails before dinner. Through the bricked arches is a green lawn with beautiful landscaping; a grove of palm trees borders the walled garden perimeter.
Screened doors open from the terrace into Villa Gardenia's Great Room, a large, fully air-conditioned and elegant space which is divided into a sitting and conversation area with a large flat-screen TV and Blu-Ray DVD player with a Bose sound system, a formal dining area, and the spacious gourmet kitchen beyond. Entertainment options also include a Sonos music system and Amazon Echo. Along one Great Room wall are screened french doors showcasing tropical gardens just outside; these can be opened to allow cooling tradewinds within. Villa Gardenia's impressive kitchen is a gourmet's delight, and will please even the most demanding of culinary buffs - a marble counter tops three sides of the kitchen, one side of which serves as a counter with six bar stools, perfect for sipping wine in air-conditioned comfort while dinner unfolds. A large center island boasts a 5-burner gas cooktop, two ovens and a microwave, and all expected chef's tools and the finest appliances can be found here. A marble-walled powder room is conveniently located just off the kitchen, as is a small home office alcove equipped with a fax machine, laptop computer, DSL and Wi-Fi. A separate laundry room, fitted with a handy wine cooler, adjoins the kitchen. A screened door opens from the kitchen out to a private walled garden patio, furnished with a built-in bench softened by cushions, wicker seating, gas grill, and for alfresco dining, a large round table for six.
Villa Gardenia's three fully air-conditioned bedroom/bath suites are accessed from the Great Room. The master suite is beautifully done in a refined style, with a king bed, and the ensuite bath is pure luxury: marble from floor to ceiling, a raised bathtub, a large shower and an enclosed toilet area. A large cedar-lined walk-in closet is also just off the master bedroom. A set of french doors from the master suite open directly out to the covered terrace. A hallway connects the second and third bedroom suites to the covered terrace, allowing access to the master suite as well. The queen suite, which also has a comfortable sofabed, is furnished in classic French country blue, white and yellow, and the adjoining bathroom is all marble with a glass-enclosed shower. The third bedroom offers a king bed and an all-marble bath with shower.
Right outside the Great Room, a few steps lead down to the lovely solar-heated tiled pool and the hot tub deck, which overlooks the ocean and the outlying islands of Hans Lollick, Little Tobago, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola in the blue distance. Chaise lounges beckon sun worshippers, and the sun deck gives way to an expanse of green lawn. Mid-level above the sun deck is a lively blue-tiled bar with a built-in gas grill, perfect for convivial evening gatherings under the stars.
This stunning home is beautifully furnished with pleasing and comfortable pieces, carefully-chosen accessories and artful lighting, and is superbly equipped. Villa Gardenia is completely fenced and located on a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential neighborhood, just a short drive from Magens Bay. Charlotte Amalie is just over the hill, less than a 10-minute drive away - but you may prefer to stay and relax within the walled elegance of this enchanting property! Children Welcome with a notarized liability waiver for children under 12 years old.
Amenities: 5 Dish Network TVs (a 52-inch flat-screen TV with DVR + Blu-Ray DVD player in Great Room, a 32-inch flat-screen TV with a DVD player in the master bedroom + in the king bedroom, a 22-inch flat-screen TV in the blue bedroom, + a 22-inch flat-screen TV in kitchen), music + movie collections; games, game table; full A/C throughout villa; laptop computer with high-speed broadband (3 MBPS) + Wi-Fi, printer/copier/scanner, fax machine, answering machine; iHome clock radios in all 3 bedrooms; 2 safes for valuables; hair dryers; large gourmet kitchen, wine cooler, built-in gas grill + 2nd gas grill on patio off kitchen; Mosquito Magnet; beach chairs + coolers; koi fish pond with fountain; UV water purification system; automatic generator; dishwasher; laundry room with washer + dryer
Rental Notes: Villa Gardenia is 'going green!' Solar-energy panels have been installed on the property, high-efficiency LED lighting has been implemented, and the pool pump and all air-conditioning units in the villa have been upgraded, incorporating the latest energy-efficient models.
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Wow! Villa Gardenia met and far exceeded any expectation I had. We loved that the rooms were set up in such a family-friendly way and no one felt isolated from the group. The master bed was luxurious as was the master bathroom and the kitchen had everything we needed and more! Having been to many villas I can say that a comfy bed and fully-stocked kitchen can make or break a villa vacation. The hot tub was a great addition to our stay for cocktails outside in the evening and we sure missed it when we moved on to our next accommodation. I can't recommend this villa enough, perfect getaway home!