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Late Summer/Fall Special - Make Your Vacation Spectacular at Villa Joie de Vivre

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Space 4,566 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

A Stunning Ocean Front Property In The Exclusive Gated Sydney's Fancy

Built in 2014. Free Wifi thru-out villa, private pool, pool deck, grand lanai and verandas. When you arrive at Villa Joie De Vivre, you will experience a real “joy of living” that rejuvenates your senses and well-being. Drink it all in - the expansive down island views, deep blue Atlantic Ocean hues, the sound of waves washing up against our Peterborg peninsula, or breathing in the sweet, soft and virgin ocean air - you will truly feel at home. A typical morning will find you sipping coffee out on the grand lanai in shade and cool comfort with summer sun heat only a few feet away. You will smile and relax a lot as you view sensational island and ocean vistas of unique panoramic beauty. You may pleasantly observe the total absence of passing cars or traffic noise while relaxing to sounds of lazy ocean movements, fresh breezes and the brown pelicans, native parrots, morning doves, hummingbirds and other sea birds that frequently fly close by your treasured perch. Later, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and sunbathe on a lounge chair on the large pool deck. Please enjoy our video to see and feel the excitement and serenity of your next Caribbean vacation (To view video select 24th/last photo near top of listing, then click right arrow halfway up 24th photo to view 25th photo/video).

Villa Joie de Vivre is framed by the Atlantic Ocean, exquisite and lush tropical plants, tree and fauna, and ancient bolder formations that make this beautiful and serene environment a must for you to experience. If you enjoy the full array of colors and mother nature, you are in tropical heaven with native Chinese Fan palms, flamenco and tropical plants, and extensive landscaping with Coconut and Sylvestrius palm trees, hundreds of bougainvillea plants in five different colors, vibrant allamanda, plumeria, ixora flowers, and a spectacular flowering Flamboyant tree.

The villa has a total of four large, air-conditioned rooms, each with a ceiling fan. Three bedrooms have an en suite bathroom, king-size bed and ceiling fan. The fourth bedroom has a ceiling fan with two extra-long twin beds that seamlessly convert to a king. Spectacular island and ocean views abound in each room. The villa also is equipped with a big generator and automatic switchover.

The Great Room has a gorgeous down island view framed by wall-to-wall sliding/screened doors, AC and opens to a wraparound veranda, 9-foot wide above the ocean and 14-foot wide veranda above the pool, both connected to 15'x15' grand lanai. Cypress tongue-in-groove ceiling with large white wood beams frame the vaulted ceiling.

Expansive kitchen adjoins the Great Room with travertine countertops and custom built Cherry wood cabinets. Built-in appliances in kitchen are all top of the line GE products which include a wine refrigerator, double ovens and trash compactor, and a 4-burner gas stove top.

Enjoy the unique large outdoor living space of Joie De Vivre with spacious decks for dining or poolside, and verandas and a grand lanai that are shaded and afford postcard views of ocean and islands.

You are just a one-mile drive from famous Magen’s Bay, where snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing in one of the world’s most beautiful beaches are enjoyed year round. Several restaurants, Mahogany Run Golf Course or a zip line run are only five minutes by car, downtown Charlotte Amalie is a ten minute drive, and the ferry to St. John less than 20 minutes.

Master Bedroom (King – Master 16’ X 15’):

Located on the same level as the great room and main living area, the Master bedroom has a Pecan King bedroom suite with a large oriental rug, Ceiling fan with light, arched ceiling with cypress wood tongue and groove and large wood beams, in-beam lighting, two large clothing/shoe closets with mid and upper shelve storage (dimensions separate from room measure 5.5’ X 2.5’), and double glass door and windows that provide stunning down island views of Hans Lollik, Tobagos, Joste Van Dyke, Tortola, St. John and several smaller USVI and BVI cays and islands. AC Air-conditioning. Land-line telephone, internet - broadband hookup/Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations.

Bathroom (15.5’ X 7’): Adjoins Master BR, with dual vanity sinks separated by 2 feet, walls decorated with paintings and full window. Large walk-in shower with travertine tile. Large linen closet with full sets of linens, bath and beach towels.

Bedroom 2 ‘Azure’ (King 16’ X 15’):

Same level as the pool and one level below main living area. Carbon copy of Master BR with matching dresser/mirrors and nightstands/lamps. Striking down island views of Hans Lollik, Tobagos, Joste Van Dyke and Tortola through sliding doors and several full windows. Ceiling fan with light, cypress wood tongue and groove ceiling with large wood beams, in-beam lighting, two large clothing/shoe closets with mid and upper shelve storage (dimensions separate from room measure 5.5’ X 2.5’). Air-conditioning. Staircase access. Land-line telephone, internet - broadband hookup/Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations.

Bathroom (15.5’ X 7’): Adjoins ‘Azure’ BR, with dual vanity sinks separated by 2 feet, walls decorated with paintings. Large walk-in shower with travertine tile. Large linen closet with full sets of linens, bath and beach towels.

Bedroom 3 ‘Sage’ (King 4’ X 7’ entrance w/ 2 large closets; 18.5’ X 15’ main room):

Same level as the pool and one level below main living area. Large Poster Bed frame with matching dresser, nightstands & lamps. French doors and wall-to-wall windows provide magnificent down island views of Hans Lollik, Tobagos, Joste Van Dyke, Tortola, St. John and several smaller USVI and BVI cays and islands. Staircase access and AC. Beautiful paintings, wall decorations. Small mahogany Secretary desk. Ceiling fan with recessed ceiling lighting in cypress tongue and groove wood ceiling. Air-conditioning. Private balcony between Bedrooms 3 and 4, with expansive down island views and access from both rooms. Two full closets. Linens in laundry room just outside bedroom door. Land line telephone, internet - broadband hookup/Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations.

Bathroom: Large single vanity sink and walk in shower. Dimensions 9’ X 10.5’ (includes shower dimensions of 6.5’ X 4.5’). One vanity sink, walls decorated with paintings. Beautiful Walk-in Shower. Three large screened windows. Adjoining Glass/Screen Door opens to a covered patio (dimensions 9’ X 12’) with chairs and table for morning coffee and evening cocktails.

Bedroom 4 ‘Coral’ (2 Twins that convert to a King) (Dimensions 15’ X 15’):

Bamboo headboard with matching nightstand and Armoire. Same level and pool is on the other side of house wall. Access to pool and outside stairs to veranda and main level is through one door and covered patio through other door. Land-line telephone, internet - broadband hookup/Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. Small chest of drawers, corner desk and lamp. Recessed ceiling lighting in cypress tongue and groove wood ceiling. Ceiling fan and AC. Framed art and Caribbean artifacts adorn walls. Large bamboo bookcase. Large windows dominate two walls to provide magnificent down island views of the pool/deck, and numerous USVI and BVI cays and islands, including Hans Lollik, Tobagos, Joste Van Dyke, Tortola and St. John.

No bathroom. Guests would use either the "Sage" bedroom bathroom or the main level powder room.

More Details

Owner
Katherine Shegrud
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, We speak some French, German and Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Katherine Shegrud

We have always been St Thomas enthusiasts! We moved from Northern Virginia where we had lived for 15 years, and had lived in the Bay Area of California and Puerto Rico previously. We wanted a peaceful, private and ocean view setting for our villa, and Joie De Vivre is perfect for indoor and outdoor living that provides us with the exceptionally serene and exquisite ocean viewing tapestry. We completed construction and finishing of Villa Joie De Vivre in 2014, and are the original owners.

Katherine Shegrud purchased this villa in 2014

Why Katherine Shegrud chose Peterborg

You will wake in the morning and bring your coffee to our grand lanai to join the sweet air from the fresh ocean breeze, Caribbean warmth and the many types of birds flying or singing within view. The usual sounds from you and your party will be silence at the natural beauty and everchanging seascape, and laughter as you recount yesterday's events and plan to do more today.

We looked at lots all over St. Thomas and on both sides of the Peterborg peninsula, and fell in love with the ocean and down island view, fresh ocean breeze and tranquil setting of Joie De Vivre. We could not have picked a better place to live or to vacation. We also enjoy swimming, paddle boarding or just talking while using noodles in the calm, clear ocean water. Magen's Bay is just a one mile drive from our villa. The crystal clear blue water is amazing, and most times we are in the water, brown pelicans dive nearby to catch little minnows and we usually see a leatherback turtle or two swimming just 20-30 feet away.

What makes this villa unique

Every day we are home we feel caressed by the quiet and peaceful setting -- gentle waves washing up against the coastline below us, lush tropical plants and palms that provide bountiful color and sway in the breeze, and a fabulous 'one in a million' down island view -- all soothing to the soul. We rest and play here like no other place on earth. The fresh, soft air that flows to us from the ocean will help us live until we are 110, it is virgin air! We also like the feel and friendliness of a small community and Sydney's Fancy and St. Thomas are just that. We are just a few miles drive to the ferries that go to St. John, the BVIs and to Water Island, all amazing islands and great day trips. We have three great kids and three grandkids, and the trips they and their families take down here are wonderful and memory makers. They can't wait for their next trip to ' their villa' :-)

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Peterborg around the Estate Peterborg

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4566 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please no running around deck area near pool as this is a personal safety issue. Pool edging and deck is travertine tile and can be slippery when wet.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Powder Room - Toilet , Lovely Powder Room off the entry way
    Bathroom in Guest room #3 (Sage) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower, one sink vanity
    Master Bedroom Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower and 2 sink vanity
    Bathroom in Bedroom #2 (Azure) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower and 2 sink vanity
  • 3.5 bathrooms, 2 with double sink vanities and two with one sink vanities. The powder room is by the front door, just off of the great room. 3 Bathrooms have a fully tiled and decorated walk-in shower. Full set of both beach and bathroom towels for more than 8 guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bed Room (Main level) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom # 2 (Azure) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom # 3 (Sage) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom # 4 (Coral) - 2 Single Bed , 2 extra long twins that convert seamlessly to a King
  • There are 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have a king size bed and private bath. 4th bedroom has 2 extra long twins, which seamlessly convert to a King.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mid-week cleaning service available. Owners serve as the Villa Property Manager and we have our own Guest Services Manager to escort your party in your rental car from airport to villa. Our Guest Services Manager will also take you through a tour of the villa and be available 24/7 to handle questions or any issues. Concierge and other services available upon request. Owner and guest services manager will work with rental party guests to ensure any desired services can be arranged and facilitated. Villa Joie De Vivre is ideal for family vacations, families and kids are very welcome. Our villa is also ideal for couples wanting a memorable vacation and getaway, and our property is easily amenable to special services such as private chef, concierge services and dinner parties, family celebrations, wedding receptions and other private gatherings.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Beautiful villa!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was incredible and perfect for our wedding! The ocean views from every room and gentle breezes made it an incredible experience. Our guests who joined us most frequently used the word "Wow!" to describe the villa, ceremony and experience. We will most definitely be back again. Kurt & Maria

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kurt! We are so glad that you could begin your lives together at our villa. Katherine
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Fulton, MD,USA
5

Wow!!

  • 5 of 5

I was suspicious that I'd be let down by this property - it looked too good to be true. It was actually better. The house and the view are stunning!! Everything worked. The little details were all taken care of. The manager, Pamela, was always available and went out of her way to make our stay so great. Magen's Bay was so close/ beautiful!!

Let me know if you're ever selling this house!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house is spectacular, and the view unbelievably peaceful. Amazing ocean breezes.

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional comfort for our party which included my husband, myself and 6 teenagers. We cooked multiple family meals in gorgeus open floor plan living area, and had plenty of space for individuals to spread out for veranda naps, swimming, sunbathing, or workouts. Pamela, the property manager is gracious and extremely helpful. The property exceeded everyone’s expectations. I have already recommended it to a colleague. We loved waking up and returning each day to utter peace fullness and privacy after water sports each day.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this wonderful property for over a week. The views are amazing and the home is very well taken care of. The owners definitely care about their guests. Property manager Pamela was absolutely wonderful and went beyond expectations to take care of minor inconveniences during our stay. Overall, we had a wonderful time while staying here and would recommend this property to all our friends who may be staying on St. Thomas. A+

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryland, USA
5

Beautiful Villa and Stunning Views... with great customer service

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful property!!!! Our trip would not have been as special if we stayed anywhere other than "Villa Joie de Vivre".

The villa was perfect. It was definitely private, quiet, and serene. We only saw one or two neighbors driving by when traveling to or from the villa.

The villa sits mountainside/cliffside so be prepared for a drive up (it's worth it). After the first/second time you should know your way without an issue (or use GPS to get near Magen's Bay).

As soon as you turn onto the driveway you are met with stunning views of the ocean, landscaping, and the island across the way. Once you enter the home everything is in its place. The décor is appropriate for an island villa and you immediately notice the upkeep. Each room was comfortable and accommodating. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious. Everyone in our party remarked on the comfortable beds. Though each room has an air conditioner, try sleeping with the windows open to hear the waves. Each room has a gorgeous view of the ocean and opposing island. The fourth room took a little getting used to because you could hear one of the systems (maybe water heater or gas) turn on but once you're aware you don't notice as much.

The veranda allows you to enjoy the waves anytime of the day. And the pool was perfect for a quick dip and making a splash.

Though our trip started a little bumpy, Ms. Katherine was there to save the day by honoring our stay request on a short notice. She openly communicated with us before, during, and after the trip to make sure all of our needs were met. While at the villa, the guest services manager was extremely accommodating and ensured we enjoyed our stay. She briefed us on all the events taking place during our stay and encouraged us to see Saint Thomas, to get out and explore. On the way to the property she gave us a brief tour (pointing out places to eat and places to visit) and when we had any question she was there with an answer.

Needless to say, we enjoyed out time at the villa and look forward to staying here for any future Saint Thomas trips.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family with grown kids

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many villas on the island. Really loved this house!! It is high end and all bedrooms are in the main house. The balcony is awesome!!! We spent a lot of time relaxing on the balcony after beach days! There is a generator which kicks in automatically in case of a power outage which happens a lot on St Thomas. Loved hearing the waves hit the rocks below. the owner called to check in midweek which was nice. We always rent homes that are owner managed. I am sure we will rent this villa again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Cyrll E. King International (STT)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brooks Bar or Magen's Point Resort
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Red Hook (to St. John)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Old Stone Farmhouse or Magen's Point Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magen's Bay
Car: necessary

Spectacular Atlantic Ocean and down island views. You can see and hear the ocean and the waves breaking onto our property coastline just below our villa. Multiple bird viewings anytime of day - brown pelicans fly past just a few yards away, small native green/yellow parrots the same, hummingbirds visit our firecracker, hibiscus and other flowers near pool. Famous Magen's Bay Beach Park is only a one mile drive from our villa. Zip line 3 miles away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Peterborg,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Value
21 Jul 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,522
for 5 nights
From
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£4,536
for 5 nights
From
£848
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Spring 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 4 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£3,370
for 5 nights
From
£615
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Fall 2019
5 May 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,819
for 5 nights
From
£504
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£2,819
for 5 nights
From
£504
£13,819
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £376.8
Cleaning Fee £263.76 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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