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'Chateau Margot' Impressive 4 1/2 Acre Estate

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)


Securely snuggled into the verdant green hillside of Bordeaux Mountain, Estate Chateau Margot is situated on Bordeaux's eastern slope, approximately 1,000 feet above sea level.

Overlooking the quiet community of Coral Bay, the impressive 4 1/2 acre estate affords majestic views of St. John's East End as well as the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Norman and several smaller cays along the Sir Francis Drake Channel. This property is only 1½ miles from the turn off Centerline Road that leads straight down to the amazing Maho and Francis Beaches and only 3 miles from the center of Coral Bay. To reach the estate, travel 5 miles from downtown Cruz Bay, halfway through the Virgin Islands National Park, on cool tree-canopied Centerline Road. Only 3/10 of a mile after passing the historic Reef Bay Trail entrance, the road to the estate forks off just to the right of the famous Château Bordeaux restaurant complex. From there, a 1/2 mile paved drive curves around and down to the grand white gates of Chateau Margot.

Chateau Margot, like its nearby neighbor Château Bordeaux, shares a name with one of the world's best wines. Margot, a red claret wine of 'truly incomparable distinction and class', always 'well-balanced and unsurpassed by any other wine on earth' makes an appropriate namesake for this estate. Being distinctive and classy, Chateau Margot stands out and above most other St. John properties. This villa's classic quality and exceptional superiority are impossible to deny when noticing the warmth of carved teak and mahogany woods; the lasting beauty and strength of polished granite, coral and marble tiles; and the innovative appliances, fixtures and electronics found all throughout its structure. The artistic blending of a rich regal decor, set within coolly casual curves and angles, adapted to the middle of a secluded tropical forest, gives this estate the well-balanced 'premier grand -cru' classification that it truly deserves.

Completely renovated under the conception and direction of St. John’s talented interior designer Adette Irish, this villa showcases original art from local artists such as: Amy Tracer, Les Anderson, Elaine Estern and Janet Cook-Rutnik among others. Well known names for linens, rugs and furnishings are artfully arranged against St. John handcrafted doors, cabinetry and native stone walls.

Enter into the Great Room and let your senses be caressed by the soft breezes flowing around and down the hillsides into this magnificent airy space. Radiant tropical light glows through six sets of 8'x 8' screened sliding glass doors that wrap around three of the walls. Look out to see the glistening infinity-edged pool and lounge deck beckoning. Raise your eyes further and gaze at a most spectacular view of emerald crowned hills tumbling down to serene Coral Bay. See the translucent turquoise seas curve and tuck around the coastlines of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

The kitchen can be accessed from three different entryways: a hall from the living/dining room, a door near the grill on the pool deck and from a utility door near the parking area. A state-of-the-art Kitchen-Aid flat surface cook-top sits on a large dark-wood center island. The cooking surface is surrounded by a gold and brown granite countertop. Large storage areas are built-in below. All new Kitchen-Aid appliances, including a convection oven, microwave, dishwasher and side-by-side refrigerator are handsomely enclosed in pale creamy cabinetry. To the sea, make dining at the four-seat wicker table an exhilarating treat.

The tiled pool deck wraps around a 14 x 28 foot infinity-edged pool that has corner steps for entry. The depths of the pool go from 4 foot to 13 foot. For toddler safety, a nylon mesh barrier may be installed around the pool, by advance request. Six lounge chairs and six sitting chairs, placed around faux stone-top tables, can be arranged in many directions to capture the sun. Whip up a frosty blender drink and relax as you cook some fresh local-caught fish or other delicacies on the Weber gas barbecue grill.

Three bedrooms and two baths occupy the second story of the Great House. The Margot Master Suite is accessed two ways, by private entrance from the upper terrace garden by the koi pool, or through a door and staircase found out on the pool deck.

The garden entrance opens into the luxurious master bath. Open, airy and light, the vast size of this room is overwhelming. A 13-foot handmade granite-topped vanity, with double sinks, bronzed lighting, bronzed fixtures and a 10-foot mirror are perfectly built into a sidewall. Across, an alcove, with picture window views to the lily pond and Guest House, contains a platform Jacuzzi tub and a separate granite-topped vanity with mirror, drawers and a round padded stool. Off to the side, behind a privacy enclosure, there is a toilet and bidet. Besides both vanity's storage areas, there are beautiful built-in floor to wall cabinets, which add to the master bath's tremendous storage space.

The upper story of the Guest House, which sits beside a koi pond, is accessed from a terraced stone path leading from the main house's central entrance or from side steps near the lower Guest House bedroom. Comfortable Coral Cottage perches above both Guest and Great House. It offers an even more elevated, awe-inspiring view over Coral Bay and the down island chain. Enter the cottage and find yourself in a romantic private retreat. A bedroom/bathroom/kitchenette suite all in one, it becomes the perfect getaway.

Chateau Margot offers a quiet castle-like retreat away from the rest of the world. Being her own little universe of serenity, Margot may entice you to skip the day trip, and stay comfortably home, daydreaming in her warm embrace.

The villa accommodates a maximum of 12 adults plus 2 extra children 12 years or younger. Please call or email for extra person rates.


Keywords: Villa, Home, Estate

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy McLaughlin
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was an ideal home for our Thanksgiving multi-generation vacation. Each family had their space, but everyone enjoyed the family dining and pool areas the most. Such a wonderful stay with memories that will last a lifetime! Even grandma enjoyed the warm waters of St. John beaches.
Nov 2015
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Central Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can convert to king bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play, 1 High Chair, 2 twin air mattresses: available upon request. *The villa accommodates a maximum of 12 adults plus 2 extra children 12 years or younger. Please call for extra person rates.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Six bedrooms, Five and one half baths Two King master suites, Three queen guest suites, One twin/king guest suite Two Aero Beds, available upon request Pack and Play Crib, available upon request High Chair, available upon request Swimming Pool 28X14 - 4ft - 13ft deep Heated Swimming Pool Air Conditioned Bedrooms Safe for your valuables Linens & Bath Towels Hair Dryers in each bathroom Fully equipped kitchen Triple water filtration system Weber BBQ Grill Laundry room with Washer and 2 Dryers Iron/Ironing board Bronze Expanded Cable, Akai 37' LCD TV, Panasonic DVD/VCR Players Onkyo Receiver, Onkyo 5 disc CD player with indoor/outdoor speakers Bose SoundDock DVD, CD & Book Library Office with Computer, fax, printer/copier/machines Wireless DSL Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers and snorkeling equipment Industrial Automatic Generator Welcome snack basket upon arrival


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

'Chateau Margot' Impressive 4 1/2 Acre Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Chesterton, IN USA

Beautiful Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chateau Margot. Every room was comfortable and spacious. To use the word "spacious" to describe the Master bathroom is an understatement. The layout of the house ensures each couples' privacy. There are many "nooks" in which one can seclude themselves with a great book. The pool is of a good size, but is a bit cool. Because of the trade winds, the house always feels comfortably cool. The location is perfect. Great views and within a short drive of every beach. We would highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Day Sabrina, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed Chateau Margot and we would love to have you back soon. In reading your review we noticed you mentioned the pool was a little chilly. After we saw that we went back to check our maintenance records and found that shortly after your stay the heat pump for the pool was reported as not working and had to be repaired. We can only assume that it was probably not working during your stay as well. Next time please let us know anything that is not up to par for you so we are able to get it working correctly. We want your time on St. John with Island Getaways to be the best time possible!!! So sorry about that and look forward to hearing from you soon! Have a lovely day!!! Thanks so much, Kathy
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Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017 (1-6 Guests)*Notes
Jan 12 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 (1-6 Guests)*Notes
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%


Summer 2017
April 15 - December 15, 2017
1-4 Guests = $4,400 Great House
5-6 Guests = $4,900 Great House
7-8 Guests = $5,700 Great House & Cottage
9-10 Guests = $6,500 Great House, Cottage, Guest Suite
11-12 Guests = $7,200 All Suites

Winter 2017
January 5 - April 14, 2017
1-6 Guests, $7,300 Great House
7-8 Guests, $8,250 Great House + Cottage
9-10 Guests, $9,450 Great House, Cottage + GS
11-12 Guests, $10,300 All Suites

Owner will permit 2 additional persons if children 12 years or younger $300 Summer/wk $400 Winter/wk per person

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR HOLIDAY PRICING (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, President's Week). Thank you.


Note: 12.5% Hotel Tax is not included with the rental rate.
Note: A $500 refundable security deposit is required.
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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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