|Minimum Stay||5 - 8 nights|
Breath taking beauty and perpetually perfect climate and renowned duty free shopping! St. Thomas has it all! The air temp changes by 6 F from the summer to winter! It never gets cold!!
CASA AZURE HAS BIG MAGIC PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BLUE THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY!! Our gorgeous DOWN ISLAND VIEWS includes over 20 islands! Check out our GoPro Drone video by logging into www.homeaway.com/219684 and clicking on the left side of the first picture. Then click on the video!
The villa is built on 2 levels and has just been completely remodeled and is fully air conditioned and screened. The living area contains a fully equipped kitchen and dining room and Great Room which is open to a spacious deck with Jacuzzi. The lower deck has sweeping ocean views and OCEAN FRONT LASER LIT MULTI COLOR POOL. The pool changes color at night when you switch on the Lasers! You can sit in your private Jacuzzi or multi color private laser lit pool and watch the mega yachts cruise by and watch the stars at night. The living area also contains a queen sofa sleeper with a comfortable pillow top, large 50 inch TV + DVD Player. Each bedroom treats you to a PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ISLANDS and has it's own en suite bathroom. There is a wireless high speed cable modem in the villa. We are ON THE WATER and just down the road from the Ritz Carlton Hotel and 3 WHITE SAND BEACHES which are public. It is a about a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the beaches at the Ritz. They have 4 restaurants. They also rent Hobie Cats, stand up paddle boards and Kayaks.
We can pre stock the villa with food and drink for an additional charge. So when you arrive you can start enjoying!
CASA AZURE is a 5 minute drive to shopping, restaurants, boat rentals and ferries to other islands in the town of Red Hook. There are a number of Casinos on St. Thomas that are nearby. You are a short walk to Blue Beard's White Sand beaches at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. All beaches are public. You are a 5 minute drive from the town of Red Hook and restaurants, stores, beach front bars and the ferries to St. John and the British Virgin Islands. There is also American Yacht Harbor at Red Hook where you can rent fishing and cruising boats. Call Mattis to rent power boats. His number is 340 775-6265.
Down town Charlotte Amalia where the cruise ships arrive and the main shopping area is 15 minutes away by car or cab.
The airport is 20 minutes away by car. When you arrive at the airport we have a escort meet you with a sign with your name on it. You will follow him in your rental car to Casa Azure.
St. John is a 20 minute ferry ride away. There are car and people ferries from St. Thomas to St. John. The ferries are a 5 minute drive from Casa Azure in Red Hook. St. John has horse back riding at Carolina Corral. Most of St. John is National Park with hiking trails and sugar mill ruins. There are a number of great restaurants on St. John.
Mahogany Run golf course on St. Thomas is 20 minutes from the villa. It is a very challenging 18 hole course. Several of the shots are over water and the jungle!
The Marlin fishing in July and August is the best in the world! if you enjoy Marlin fishing this is the place to be! Winter and summer fishing includes Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and King Fish. The scuba diving and sailing is world class. There are a number of large wrecks that are in 60 to 100 feet of water that are fun to scuba dive. Some of these wrecks are over 300 feet long! I have found many old cannons on the bottom!
St. Thomas was the shipping capital of the Caribbean for over 300 years! Sugar and Rum were the main export in the 17th and 18th century. Lots of ruins from the sugar days!
There are over 100 islands in the Virgins! The best boating in the Caribbean!
There is lots of great duty free shopping in the down town area. The shops are in old 1700's buildings that have been converted to modern shops.
Weddings: We have many guests that come to St. Thomas for weddings. Casa Azure is a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from our other villa, Sea Star at www.vrbo.com/30754 . There are 3 videos on this site. Two are from a drone with a GoPro and the other is a walk through video!
We can sleep up to 20 and we have a private beach at Sea Star for weddings! We can seat 50 people for a wedding on our private beach!
Casa Azure has a large lower pool deck which is ideal for a small wedding. We have a wedding coordinator and that has done over 300 weddings on St. Thomas.
We have had a groups of 28 people rent Casa Azure and at Sea Star for family reunions and weddings. You are a short walk to the Ritz Carlton Hotel and their beautiful White Sand Beaches! The Ritz also has four restaurants and several bars. The Ritz also has rental Hobie Cats, paddle boards and Ocean Kayaks. They also offer sailing, scuba, kite boarding and wind surfer lessons.You can rent snorkeling gear at the Ritz.
We recommend See and Ski for power boat rentals in nearby Red Hook. Call Mattis at 340 775-6265. A boat trip to the British Virgin Islands is a must! This is a bucket list experience! There are over 100 islands in the BVI! You will need a passport to go to the BVI.
If you feel like a day sail or sunset sail the Ritz has the 53 foot cat, Lady Lindsey that goes out almost every day or call Carol and Ron who own 53 foot Alaunt and does private day sails. They are 5 minutes from Casa Azure. Their number is 340 771-8044.
The landscaping at the Ritz is beautiful! We enjoy walking from Casa Azure through the Ritz and back in the morning. It takes 30-40 minutes.
We are investment managers. I am a Registered Investment Advisor. I am a graduate engineer with an MBA in finance. We manage investment assets for our clients to insure that they will be able to retire comfortably. I also offer income for life products and financial planning!
Doug Stewart & Bonita Brody Stewart purchased this villa in 2002
We always wanted a property on the water with stupendous down island views. This is it! We can count over 20 islands from our decks! You can see White Bay and the Soggy Dollar Bar at Jost Van Dyke in the BVI from our decks!
I have traveled the world and the Virgin Islands are by far the best for diving, boating, fishing and just plain fun!!! There are lots of anchorages, beautiful white sand beaches and high green mountains! You can have an island to yourself for a day! There are over 100 islands in the Virgin Islands! The water is crystal clear and always over 80 F with lots of tropical fish, whales and turtles! Columbus was right when he named the islands the Virgin Islands in 1493!!! I can work while at Casa Azure since we have VERY HIGH SPEED INTERNET!
The views are amazing! The Mega yachts pass right by the villa. You even see cruise ships going by! Our laser lit pool at night changes colors! Casa Azure is located on the most desirable part of the island! We are a 10 minute walk from the Ritz Carlton Hotel and their beautiful white sand beaches! THE BEACHES ARE PUBLIC!
We stayed at Casa Azure in August and will be back every year! We go to St. Thomas every year and this is the best 3 bedroom villa we have every stayed at! The views are STUPENDOUS! I counted 16 islands from the Great Room alone. The Mega yachts and ferries cruise by all day long! It is very quiet at night and the laser lit multi color pool is magnficent! All 3 bedrooms have down island views and are air conditioned. The carved Teak poster beds are beautiful! Can't wait to get back!!!
We had an unbelievable time.
Working with Doug and Bonnie was a breeze. They were always willing to answer any questions and we made use of the offer to have their house manager pick up groceries for us. They also had a taxi driver waiting at the airport for us, which was such a help in the craziness of the arrival. The house manager was also always accessible via phone whenever we had a question. Great hospitality! I work in the industry myself and I can tell you that they knocked it out of the park.
The house was BEYOND what we imagined, even from the pictures. It was spotless. The groceries waiting for us were a lifesaver as all we had to do was fire up the grill and relax night one.
We used the pool and hot tub every day either before or after beach trips and boat trips. Sunrises and sunsets were the stuff of postcards!
The owners were great about advice on what to do. We followed many of their recommendations. My favorite beach they suggested was Secret Harbor. I think we spend the whole day in the water!
Red Hook was great. We spent our nights out there at a few of the many restaurants and bars. We met a taxi driver our first trip to Red Hook and he became our personal driver for the week when we wanted to have a few or more drinks. Driving was a breeze to and from the house otherwise.
Two of us took a trip to town when there were cruise ships docked- it was a crowded mess! We realized how lucky we were at Casa Azure! You can see no one else your trip if you so chose or hang out in Red Hook if you feel like getting out there with others. We were truly spoiled and did not want to leave.
We cannot wait to return, hopefully staying at Casa Azure again!
We arrived on the 21st to the most spectacular view from every part of Doug & Bonnie's home. Great accommodations and everything we needed was on site. Had one issue, emailed Doug, and he called in less than five minutes. Problem was solved. Beautiful home overlooking Red Hook Harbor and less than five minute drive to Red Hook and the ferry terminals. Would definitely stay there again. Thank you so much Doug & Bonnie:)
This was our first trip to the USVI and overall we had a wonderful trip. Very glad we chose Casa Azure on the East End of the island. We traveled with two families with a total of 5 kids ages 7-12. Case Azure was very nice - we enjoyed the hot tub, pool, and spectacular views. Watching all the boat traffic from Red Hook to St John was very entertaining for kids and adults alike.
Rated a 4 star as a 5 star rating for us requires all expectations to be met/exceeded. We enjoyed the home but with younger kids we were disappointed to find that the pool level bedroom was not accessible from inside the home. So, we ended up not using that room and had all the kids sleeping in the living room. They had fun so it all worked out. While there the refrigerator stopped working one evening but the owners had it replaced by noon the next day. Anyone that's traveled to an island will understand that is an impressive feat!
We enjoyed St Thomas but be sure to check the cruise ship schedule and plan around it. Tues/Wed there were 4-5 ships in CA with over 18,000 people on board so Magens Beach and the main attractions on the island were busy. We chose those days for a St John excursion and a lessor known beach.
We had two rental cars which made exploring the island very easy. Also took the car barge to St John on two days so we were able to explore that island as well. If you like beautiful beaches you will love St Thomas and St John. Definitely make at least one trip to St John - much more laid back but the service was better than what we found on St Thomas.
Overall it was an amazing trip - we will definitely return again.
* The Casa Azure website photos actually understate the truly amazing and majestic views from every room and from all the decks. 24/7, the views are intoxicating in an almost spiritual and wonderfully relaxing way, from sunrise through sunset and moonrise. We were there at full moon, and the moonrise over St John is breathtaking!
* Cabrita Point is perhaps one of the nicest and most exclusive locations on the East end, if not on all of St. Thomas. It is extremely private and quiet, yet only 6 minutes by vehicle to Red Hook. Red Hook is chock full of great restaurants and fun bars and saloons, and has all the supplies and shops we needed. In my opinion, no need to go to Charlotte Amalie other than if you want to do some heavy duty free shopping. The Red Hook Ferries are great, and will take you to CharAm, St John and other islands. American Yacht Harbor (Red Hook) has a full fleet of boats for every kind of excursion and charter. Try the Rumbala sailboat for either a private full day snorkling/picnic cruise or the fantastic 3 hour private sunset cruise to St John.
* The house is very comfortable & fully equipped (kitchen had everything), and the pool deck and main deck (with hot tub and outdoor dining) are where we spent much of our time. All three bedrooms are essentially en-suite rooms, with king beds (upper) and a queen (lower on pool deck), with all having full baths.
* Doug & Bonnie are great, as are their local support staff. Casa Azure is superb --- we will book it again!! Jeff Killeen, Lake George NY
I cannot thank Doug & Bonnie enough for sharing this beautiful home with my family! The ocean views are absolutely spectacular, but all of the other amenities of the home made it a perfect vacation getaway. When we were at the house, we spent most of our time in the outdoor space. The upstairs deck has a dinning area, seating area, hot tub and BBQ grill & the downstairs deck has lounge chairs and the pool (the water was pretty chilly). The three bedrooms were all spacious and the beds immensely comfortable. However, the two bedrooms upstairs are connected, so to get to the master you either had to walk through the other bedroom or out onto the deck to get back into the living area. The third bedroom downstairs is nice and private, with its own separate entrance from the outside of the house. The living/dinning/kitchen area was very comfortable, enough space to hang out and watch tv or enjoy a meal while cooling off inside. Additionally, the house has everything you need for a trip down to the beach (beach towels, blankets, chairs & coolers) and is a short drive into downtown Red Hook or to the beach at the Ritz.
Curlson, our escort from the airport really helped us with the initial navigation of the island & made the transition to driving on the opposite side of the road much easier. I highly recommend renting a car and grabbing a map of the island from the rental counter, exploring the island was a great part of the trip and not too complicated once you get your bearings. However, beware the islands roads are extremely curvy & hilly! Also, take advantage of the food service before arriving at the house. It was great to show up and have some snack and drinks already on hand and being able to sit down, unwind and enjoy the views. Doug and Bonnie are great to work with and made our trip extremely enjoyable and stress free!
At Christmas the pool is pretty cold even with 85 degree weather every day so used hot the tub. The local support was outstanding even when the power on the whole island went out one night. Curlson provided transport to and from airport with variations for our three families perfectly. A rental car is really needed to get to good beaches and red hook for shopping. Moes in red hook is a little expensive but so close.
Our negatives would be that things were worn and some of the furnishings could or should be replaced.
Cabrita Point, East end of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, 5 minutes from town of Red Hook,shopping, boat rentals, fishing and the car and people ferry to St. John and other islands. You are a short walk to three beautiful White Sand beaches from Casa Azure. Enjoy the beautiful gin clear warm water. The water temp varies between 80 F and 84 F all year long! You can walk to the Ritz Carlton and enjoy their restaurants and beaches. It is a 8-10 minute walk or 2 minute drive. They rent Hobie Cats, Kayaks and Standup Paddle Boards at the Ritz. They also have the Lady Lindsey, a 53 foot Cat that takes you out on day and sunset sails. There are several beach bars at the Ritz.
Our laser lit multi color pool is very private. The next villa to the West is over 100 yards away.
We are 10 minutes from Coral World, a beautiful aquarium with lots of sharks, big fish and fun things for the kids.
When you arrive at St. Thomas International Airport you will be met by our escort and and he will escort you to Casa Azure in your rental car. If you want him to transport your group there will be an additional fee and you pay him directly. Don't forget to tip him!
We can pre stock the villa with food and drink so you can start enjoying when you arrive!
Other Activities: Casinos, kite-surfing, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, Marlin fishing, jet skiing, duty free shopping. During the summer the Blue Marlin and Yellow Fin Tuna fishing is spectacular! I hooked one last year that ripped off 1800 feet of 80 pound test before he broke off. Must have been 800 + pounds! What a ride!
Golf: Mahogany Run Golf Course is 20 minutes from our villa. It is a very challenging 18 hole course. Some shots are over the Caribbean Sea! Bring lots of balls!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£606|
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
There is an additional fee for more than 6 people. We have an escort meet you at the airport. He will escort you back to Casa Azure in your rental vehicle. If you want him to transport you there is an extra fee and you pay him directly. Don't forget to tip him! We can also pre stock Casa Azure with food and drink for an additional fee. If anyone smokes in Casa Azure you will be charged $200!