|Minimum Stay||1 - 10 nights|
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, a formal dining area, and the spacious gourmet kitchen beyond.
Along one Great Room wall are screened French doors showcasing tropical gardens just outside; these can be opened to allow cooling trade winds 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 cook top, 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, high-speed broadband 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, 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 queen sleigh bed and a sitting area with a sofa bed, and the en-suite 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 door from the master suite opens 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 sofa bed, 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 two twin beds (or one king) and an all-marble bath with shower. Right outside the Great Room, a few steps lead down to the lovely tiled pool and 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!
BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, En-suite with marble from floor to ceiling, Raised bathtub, Large shower and enclosed toilet area, Air conditioning, Sitting area with sofa bed, Large cedar-lined walk-in closet just off the master bedroom, Door from the master suite opens directly out to the covered terrace, iHome clock radio
Bedroom 2: Queen bed with feather bed toppers, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Comfortable sofa bed, Furnished in classic French country blue, white and yellow, and adjoining bathroom is marble with a glass-enclosed shower, iHome clock radio
Bedroom 3: King bed (twins pushed together), En-suite with an all-marble bath with shower, Air conditioning, iHome clock radio
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Dish network TVs
VCR in blue/white bedroom
CD/tape player, movie + music collections
Laptop computer with high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi
Safe for valuables
Large gourmet kitchen
Built-in gas grill
UV water purification system
Pool - 15' x 30' x 2' - 6' deep, with new solar-heating system
Lectranator pool system
2 gas grills
STAFF & SERVICES
Maid: Mondays through Fridays, 11 am to 2 pm except holidays
Trash collection twice per week – Wednesday and Saturday
Maximum 6 guests
Notarized liability waiver required for ALL children up to 12 years old, please
Non Smoking Villa
Pets are not allowed
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
10 minute drive to Town
We really enjoyed having an entire home to ourselves. Being in a hotel room can get rather cramped. It was a luxurious villa and we felt right at home. We would have liked to know what our view was looking out into the ocean; i.e. what land masses could we see and what was the name of the bay. Overall, it was a great experience for our first villa stay. We will definitely consider this again when traveling.
Villa Gardenia is first class all the way. Easily accommodates 6 people in real luxury. Great pool and spa, patio with a fantastic view for relaxing in sofas or dining at table. Gourmet kitchen with lots of space to get together while preparing dinner or cleaning up. Master suite would please Queen Elizabeth... Villa has everything you could want, Wi-Fi, fantastic video/home theater system, excellent cell phone reception/signal.
Only negative is the location is remote and the road into the villa needs LOTS of work.
When we walked into the home it smelled very musty from being closed up all summer. We were told that we were the first people to rent the home, since the window boards were removed. The home was very clean and tidy. The escort from the airport was ok.
He did not seem to know all that much about how to operate the Jaccuzzi, lights for the pool
etc. After traveling all day we arrived at night fall, not familiar with the Island getting directions to a grocery store seemed almost impossible. A road map should be supplied even if the streets do not have signs. it seem to be kinda crazy for new comers.
The home was decorated very nicely, Kitchen was Great It had everything we needed to cook up some Good Eats. We even made homemade pizza, and cookies. Maid service was Good, and very helpful answering questions so that we were able to get around the Island. Dbl.Coffee pot tasted like the house smelled, Brewed a couple pots of hot water
there was alot of setiment in water after brewing.
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