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BEACHFRONT 2 BED/1BATH CONDO - PRIVATE BEACH ON MAGEN'S BAY

Annika Black

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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BEACHFRONT 2 BED/1BATH CONDO - PRIVATE BEACH ON MAGEN'S BAY

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Northside

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

10% discount for bookings made before Nov 9 2012, 15% discount for stays of 7nigths or +.

What is the value to you of having your own private beach - complete with deck, chairs, and shower, where you can catch the sun, with or without your suit? This is it: a private sandy beach on one of the most beautiful sandy bays anywhere. It is a quiet place, a place undisturbed and surrounded on both sides by rocks, trees and flowers.

Magen's Bay, with its famous mile wide beach, is one of the treasures of the Caribbean. It is a mile wide, four mile long 'U' shaped bodies of water, stretching northwest to the Atlantic Ocean, Because of high hills on three sides, the Bay is protected and very calm, and the wind blows out the Bay, keeping the waters still and the bottom sandy.

St. Thomas is a US territory, more easily reached than any other Island in the US or British Virgin Islands. Direct flights reach the Island from every major city in the eastern half of the United States. The Beach is on the very quiet north side of the island, but the nightlife, restaurants, and shopping of the Island is just 20 minutes away by car. St. Thomas is widely regarded as having the best high end shopping of any place in the Islands.

Your 1000 sq. ft. condo unit is right above the beach, reached by a short walk down a stair war to the beach. The condo has a large living room, a good sized kitchen, and two bedrooms, one equipped with a king sized bed and the other with two twins. The unit has a 9' by 40' deck the whole length of the condo, with seating for four guests, a place to eat, barbecue, or just lounge and watch the spectacular sunsets and the lights of the houses across the Bay at night. The entire property was renovated in 2007, with new kitchens, baths, and furniture.

This condo is located as part of Villa Eau Claire, a gated private home located on Peterborg Road about a half mile from the main Beach. The owners upstairs in a one bedroom unit, but they are infrequently on Island and will provide you with privacy if they are there. The Condo has its own entrance and its own stairs down to the Beach.

The Villa is equipped with a 27K generator, providing constant power during the frequent breakdowns of power in St. Thomas. Power has been out at least several times a week for a long time and if you rental unit does not have an automatic generater, that will diminish the quality of your stay.

This condo is part of Villa Eau Claire, which has a larger and more expensive two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,400 sq ft residence that is also for rent. These two units can be rented at the same time, providing four bedroom, three bathrooms, and two kitchens. Please see listing #221807. If rented together, there is a 10 percent discount from the combined rental prices.

Keywords: Condominium, luxury, beachfront, private deck, water access, beautiful views, sand

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Annika Black (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2014

About Annika Black

Villa Eau Claire is one of three properties that Gordon and Annika Black own and rent on St. Thomas. We specialize in rehabbing the entire property, with Gordon taking responsibility for the purchase and the basic design of the rehab, and with Annika providing the furnishings and interior decoration. Annika is a European, and it shows in the taste applied to the furnishing of the property. This is the sisth property we have done together, having sold three other villas. Gordon was in his past life the founder, Chairman and CEO of Harris Interactive (HPOL). They spend about six months on St. Thomas and the rest of the time in Paris and traveling. Julia Quetel is the House Manager and John Cooper, who built the Villa, takes care of maintenance.

Annika Black purchased this condo in 2006

Why Annika Black chose Northside

Why this property? It is THE ONLY CONDO available directly on Magen Bay, with its own deck, shower, lawn chairs, and pocket beach. Villa Eau Claire is less than one half mile through the water -- a gentle sandy walk seldom above your knees -- to the main beach at Magen Bay. The views are spectacular; the sound of the waves is enticing; and the sand is wonderful. What more could anyone want? The property is gated and with good parking, and the lot is beautiful -- flowers, flowers everywhere! In addition, the villa is only five minutes away from the only 18 hole golf course on St. Thomas and very close to a couple of the best restaurants on the Island.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is directly above the beach, with about 50 steps down to the deck below, and six steps to the beach itself. Also, the laundry room is directly below the deck. Although teh property is completely air-conditioned, most guests, particularly in winter, do not use the air-conditioning because they want to hear the water at night. The beach next door -- less than 100 yards away -- is the alternative lifestyle beach and the hope to nude bathing -- the only such beach on St. Thomas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the Guest Book at the Villa:



Dear Gordon & Annika.



You have created a lovely home at one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. Thank you so much for sharing the experience. We have visited St. Thomas several times, but the setting provided by Eau Claire will certainly make the trip memorable above the others. Thanks again, God Bless.
Mar 2010
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Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p207564vb
+1 -4159997835
Northside St. Thomas
Orwigsburg, PA
5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 out of 5
By far the most amazing property that we have stayed at...The villa combined with the private beach is absolutely to die for. We went with our two small children, aged 6 and 9, who absolutely loved everything that the villa had to offer. From snorkeling to finding conch shells and sand dollars right outside of the villa's beach access, to wading down to Magen's Bay, and venturing to other small beaches. It was great for kids to see sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and so many varieties of small fish! We also took a short drive to the end of the Peterborg peninsula, where the kids were able to scale rocks, and found an amazing lagoon. You have to visit the dairy nearby for milkshakes (the alcoholic ones are good also)! We would absolutely recommend this place for families, and have to so many of our friends and family! We will definitely be coming back to Villa Eau Claire in the future! Thank you for the amazing memories!!! :)
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p207564vb
+1 -4159997835
Northside St. Thomas
Boston
5

Mageans Bay Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at this fabulous villa for 5 nights for a girl's getaway. We cannot say enough about our accommodations and the area. We rented a car, purchased food, and for the most part stayed right at "home" all week. The beach was easily accessible via staircase and we loved the fact that we had to climb those stairs in between rum punches. . . . . .We will definitely come back. . .hopefully by xmas. . . and will plan to ALWAYS stay there! We would highly recommend "the North Side Bistro" for dinner. . . truly and excellent dining experience with wonderful jazz nightly. We would also suggest Pesce and the Cellar in Red Hook for dinner as well. . .Wonderful Trip, . . . just as advertised. Julia the house assistant was very helpful as well. . . especially waiting for us as out flight was over an hour late. . . . This is a must place to stay. . ...
  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p207564vb
+1 -4159997835
Northside St. Thomas
5

Even better than expected

  • 5 out of 5
Our family just returned from a week long stay and wanted to make sure to let everyone know that this property was even nicer than we anticipated. The property felt very secure, private, clean, and had excellent private beach access. Our teenage kids really enjoyed not having to drive to the beach every day and we were able relax so much easier without the worry of where to go every day. The master bedroom, with its huge king sized bed, was very peaceful at night with the sound of the waves and had a great view of the bay from the bed during the day. There is some shade on the deck by the private beach which made it a nice spot for reading. There was a great coffee/sandwich shop near by at the Magen's bay resort and we also had a nice meal at the golf club near by. I would highly recommend this property!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p207564vb
+1 -4159997835
Northside St. Thomas
5

Better than advertised

  • 5 out of 5
This place is the best kept secret on St Thomas, has a great private beach and deck just down the steps from the unit, and as mentioned in the ad, you can walk for miles in Magen's Bay in either direction in Hip-deep or less water exploring several other small beaches along the way. Calm water with smooth transition to deep. Bring your snorkel equipment so that you can enjoy swimming with the green turtles, and enjoy the show that the gulls and pelicans give daily on diving for fish! Condo is clean, great beds, TV's.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p207564vb
+1 -4159997835
Northside St. Thomas
-
5

A Perfect Spot

  • 5 out of 5
This is a very beautiful two bedroom villa with a large living area and porch, just steps down its own stairway to a private beach. It's attached to two (I think) other villas operated by the same owners. All are very pretty, and well-kept. We had small boys, who loved the clear water and perfect sandy bottom of Magen's bay. The actual Magen's bay beach is a ten minute swim (maybe 1/4 mile), which provides great privacy. There was another couple in one of the other villas, but we hardly noticed each other, as there is plenty of space and separation. I do not believe there is any other villa in this area with such perfect private access to the water. Annika was a pleasure to deal with, and the caretaker Julia was very pleasant, and completely helpful to our entire family. This was an A-plus, 4 star experience for us.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p207564vb
+1 -4159997835
Northside St. Thomas
Quebec/Canada
5

Fabulous place!

  • 5 out of 5
This place is a piece of heaven. St-Thomas is a busy island and this beautiful villa is in on one of the quiet peninsula. It is completely surrounded by green space so perfectly secluded. It has good security which was important to us having two smaller children.
The villa is spacious and well appointed but the best part is the deck. It has the most amazing views and you feel like your right on top of the ocean when you watch the sun set. We visited both St-John and St-Thomas during our stay and we did not see any other place that was so close to the ocean and yet private.
Having a small private beach was perfect for us. We could snorkel directly off the beach and even swim with the turtles. My 8 years old could see the sea Turtle right off the deck and ask to go swim with them. There were always 2 or 3 at swimming distance and they are not scared so you could snorkel with them.
We have done a lot of travelling and stayed many times at resorts and villa resorts but this was better! Private and magical.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Main airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Megan Bay Beach
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
St. John Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Mahagony Run
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Indigo
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Megan Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Eau Claire -- Condo I
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Magen Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Mohogany Run 18 Hole Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Charlotte Amalie
Car: necessary

Beautiful walks in the water along the shore, for miles in either direction, with all sandy bottom and no coral. The villa is located directly on the favorite walker's and joggers road on St. Thomas -- leading from Magen's Bay Beach, where people park, to the end of Pecora Point, a distaince of about three miles and a half miles..

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Rates & Availability

From $304 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday condo in Northside, St. Thomas

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Fall season
1 Nov 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,646
for 4 nights
From
$374
$2,375
 
 
Holiday Season
19 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,208
for 7 nights
$4,208
 
 
High season
4 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,231
for 4 nights
From
$520
$3,246
 
 
Middle Season
1 May 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,721
for 4 nights
From
$393
$2,488
 
 
Sept/Oct
6 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,364
for 4 nights
From
$304
$1,956
 
 
Fall
1 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,721
for 4 nights
From
$393
$2,488
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,411
for 7 nights
$4,411
 

Additional information about rental rates

House manager tip $50
Check out cleaning 2014 $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Extra charge for 5th person.
15% discount for bookings of minimum of 7 nights (already incl.in above weekly rate)
20% discount for bookings of minimum of 14 nights
30% discount for 30 nights stay.
25% discount for booking made within the 30 days of the arrival
5% extra if booked at least 8 months in advance (cumulative)
+10% discount for return customers (cumulative).
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Northside in St. Thomas

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Bedroom 1: King sized., Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom 2: two twins.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Has a private beach, accessible from a private deck, with lighting and shower. The most important amenity is the 27K generator that provides power for air-conditioning, computers, hot water and everything else during the frequent power outages on the Island. The generator automatically switches on when power is interrupted.
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