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'Shangri La' 3BR Crown Mtn Villa in the Rainforest

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Crown Mountain, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

A magical paradise awaits you at "Shangri La," a one-of-a-kind vacation rental villa on the utopian island of St. Thomas. Complete with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeping for 8, its own private soaking pool, and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, this incredible dwelling is perfect for travelers looking to thoroughly immerse themselves in the sublime natural beauty of the U.S. Virgin Islands!


This exquisite St. Thomas vacation rental home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and enough room to comfortably accommodate 8 guests. The 3 sleeping areas are split between 2 separate buildings and quite private, offering a fantastic layout for families, couples, or friends out for an unforgettable Caribbean retreat. Upon your arrival, you'll find yourself simply entranced by the property's captivating setting, nestled in the midst of exotic island foliage with breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Asian-inspired feng shui architecture and stunning decor further enhance the home's peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, complete with fruit trees and a serene pond.

All the essential conveniences you want in your ultimate home-away-from-home are here, including a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, outdoor grill, in-unit washer and dryer, and complimentary wireless internet access, so you can easily stay in touch with friends and family back home during your stay - they'll be jealous of your trip! A projector is also provided for your entertainment, so you can watch your favorite movies both indoors and outdoors. Look forward to spending leisurely afternoons lounging next to the villa's beautiful private outdoor 2-foot-deep soaking pool, where you can relish in the island's balmy climate and admire the lush tropical greenery surrounding the premises.

Unwind in the hammock on the home's spacious deck overlooking the rainforest and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Gaze at the sparkling ocean on the horizon as local hummingbirds flit by. Because the property is situated at 1,350 feet in elevation near the top of Hawk Hill, the average temperature is about 10 degrees cooler here than at sea level, thanks to the elevation combined with the surrounding lush rainforest. The tranquil vibe and calming ambiance at Shangri La is truly like no other - you'll find it impossible not to be thoroughly relaxed here!


Even though you'll feel a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life at this spectacular villa, you won't have to venture far to enjoy the myriad of exciting attractions on the vibrant island of St. Thomas! Practically anywhere on the island can be reached within a 5-25 minute drive, from glorious beaches and a pristine golf course to fascinating historical sites and world-class diving opportunities. Be sure to walk next door to visit the mesmerizing botanical gardens at "Villa Botanica," nestled on Crown Mountain within a historic 5.5-acre sugar plantation estate overlooking the picturesque harbor of Charlotte Amalie, home to sweeping 360-degree panoramic views. Villa Botanica and Shangri La actually used to be a part of the same plantation, and both now have colonial ruins scattered throughout. Whether you're traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands on a romantic getaway, family vacation, or much-needed rejuvenating retreat, 'Shangri La' will not disappoint - reserve this extraordinary St. Thomas vacation rental villa today for the tropical getaway of a lifetime!


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, private outdoor soaking pool, movie projector, in-unit washer/dryer, grill, private deck, and much more

- Incredible location on the island of St. Thomas! Nestled amidst lush tropical rainforest with gorgeous views of the ocean and mountains

- Easy access to beaches and everything else the island has to offer!

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom (Yang Room): King-sized Bed with Day Bed

- Bedroom 2 (Yin Room): King-sized Bed with Single Cot

- Bedroom 3: 2 Queen-sized Beds


- No smoking

- No pets allowed (please note that pets do live on the property, which include a small dog and some outdoor cats)

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Please note that the owner resides on the premises in a completely separate mother-in-law suite

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved Catherine, she is an awesome host, kind, smart and funny. She took really good care of us and her place is awesome. The only thing we regret that we could not stay longer. Highly recommended!!!!
Mar 2015
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Dorothea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 (Yin Room) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom 2 (Yin Room)
    Master Bedroom (Yang Room) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Bedroom (Yang Room)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Bedroom 3
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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'Shangri La' 3BR Crown Mtn Villa in the Rainforest
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 19 reviews

A great nature retreat in paradise

  • 5 of 5

I am simply amazed at how lovely our stay at Shangri La was. It surpassed all of our expectations. The pictures available online were great but I was simply blown away by how beautiful the property is in person. It is located in a wonderful lush forest full of amazing flora and fauna. If you don’t like nature this probably isn’t for you. I for one along with my guests loved it. So many beautiful plants and trees around. Along with local cats and then Lola who I was lucky to meet. I loved being on the Northside away from all of the tourist madness and being surrounded by the quiet peaceful jungle. We were also located near some great quieter beaches and some wonderful “local” hangouts. Susan did a wonderful job showing us around getting us settled in. She left the following day but was great from start to finish. Catherine was also always available by phone and messaged us the following day to make sure everything was going well. This house had everything we could have needed. Washer and dryer, beach towels, water noodles, chairs for the beach, snorkel gear, full kitchen, grill, hammock, wading pool, games to play, fans for the bedroom. I will definitely be coming back here next time I am on island. Thanks for an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a wonderful exotic time. Loved the nature and inquired a few new nature friends

  • 4 of 5

Encounted a few nature friends,tree frogs,lizards and Stuart the mouse and few water bugs but overall a beautiful setting

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Secluded on the mountain

  • 4 of 5

This place is perfect for the nature lover! Hidden on the mountain, surrounded by forest.

We had a great time, there was nothing more soothing than laying in the hammock on the porch and listening to the sounds of the forest. My only caution, if you don't get along with nature, go elsewhere. We did have a mouse in the house but he didn't cause much trouble, so we left him be. And the bugs were a bit plenty at times, but if you want to experience the forest, that comes with it. There's also lots of lizards to keep you company, but we enjoyed that. I already miss the night sounds to fall asleep to. If you like the more natural side of life, this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shangri La

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was amazing! The location is so private, the home provided everything you could possibly need, and the view was breathtaking! Catherine and Susan were so friendly and made us feel at home. We would definitely stay there again if we ever revisit St Thomas!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fit our laid back lifestyle!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Shangri La

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place with a great owner. Lots of room for a large family or a group. It is up in the hills so the temperature was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. It is a great way to get away from the craziness of St. Thomas especially when there are multiple cruise ships in. Thanks to Catherine and Susan (and Lola and Casper :-) .

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended





  • Additional fees and taxes may apply