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Luxury Beach Condo: 2BR/2BA, Deck, Sandy Beach - Private Deck

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Pocket Beach, with deck and shower at Eau Claire


Last updated: 08/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

15% discount for stays of 7nigths or +.

Villa Eau Claire is a unique property, behind a gate and fence, and sitting just over Magen Bay, with its own pocket beach, private deck with shower, and access to Magen's Bay, one of the most beautiful bodies of water anywhere. The property has two condo rentals; one a two bedroom property with one bath of 1000 sq ft and the other a two bedroom, two bath condo with about 1,400 sq ft.

This condo is the larger of the two and is the main portion of the owner's residence, with an extra bathroom and a much larger great room and kitchen, with vaulted ceilings in all rooms. The rents are slightly higher than for the other unit.

The house includes a covered deck for every bedroom, and the great room, and the views from the decks extend from Magen's Bay Beach to the South, the entire Bay and the Mountain across the Bay, down to the Atlantic Ocean to the northwest. The sunsets are wonderful, and the house faces southwest. The entire property was renovated completely, with all new kitchens and baths, and furniture, in 2008.

Magen's Bay is a very special place; the largest and most beautiful beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands, about one mile long and 10 to 20 yards wide, with great picnic area, and a small restaurant that serves among the best hamburgers and pizza on St. Thomas. Magen's Bay gets its unusual character because the prevailing easterlies blow from the beach outward, creating a tranquil body of water that covers an entirely sand bottom bay, with no rip tides or major currents.

There is large, comfortable bedroom and bath, with a king sized bed; and 2 twin bedroom with a bathroom.

The Great room includes a large sitting area, an inside dining area, a full sized kitchen with eating counter for five, and an outside eating area on the deck, served by a barbecue. The condo has a walk down of about 50 steps to a large beach deck, that walks directly into the water at the pocket beach.

Every room in the house opens directly onto a covered deck that overlooks the waters of Magen Bay, and the views are wonderful. The breezes are nearly constant, coming out from the beach, and they cool the property in the summer. Air conditioning is very seldom required, although it is available throughout the property.

One hundred yards to the left is the largest pocket beach on Magen's Bay, a 100 yard long beach that is the only place where nude or topless bathing is permitted on St. Thomas. The beach is used by only a few people at any one time, seldom more than 8 or 10, and it is considered the alternative lifestyle beach on St. Thomas. However, Eau Claire is separated from that beach by a rocky promontory, and it is perfectly comfortable for children of all ages.

Villa Eau Claire is equipped with a 27k generator with an automatic changeover switch that kicks in after 15 seconds. The island is experiencing frequent power outages and if you rental does not have a generator, you might find yourself very unhappy in your stay.

Please note: This condo can be rented in conjunction with the other condo at Eau Claire (#207564), which creates a four bedroom/three bathroom/two kitchen arrangement that will take up to eight people. The rate for renting both units for the same period is 10 percent off the combined rental for the two units separately.

Keywords: Condominium


Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We allow all ages, but children under 8 require a liability waiver for each child....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Magen Bay is one of the gentlest bodies of ocean water anywhere -- no waves and no currents, shallow well out from the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    On outside decks only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Makes into a King on request, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The condo has covered decks with magnificent water views attached to every bedroom and the great room. The condo has a beach front deck, shared with another condo, with a walkdown of five steps to a pocket, sandy beach, directly on Magen's Bay. Half mile water walk to Magen's Bay Main Beach, and 100 yards from Little Magen Beach....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Dishnetwook, some premium channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Two hundred plus movies...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    with own pocket little sandy beach on Magen's Bay...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Throughout the condo; but seldom necessary...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access:

    Broadband is provided by a DSL line....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in separate shared laundry room....moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking guananteed for one car....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in a separate shared laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi throughout the condo and on the decks....moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Several vendors....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete for owner....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All appliances, open American kitchen design, with eating counter for six persons....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in kitchen...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    On full sized in kitchen....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Huge deck, all covered, 9' by 30', for every bedroom, with seating, and for main living unit....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, covered deck, with eating area, sunbathing, adding more than 300 sq feet....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug/Sept/Oct 20% discounted
Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
Fall 20% discounted
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

HIgh Season 2016
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay
Middle season 2016
May 1 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
Sept/Oct 2016
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
Fal season 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2016
4 night min stay
Holiday season 2016
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • House manager tip $50
  • Check out cleaning 2014 $130
  • Tax Rate 10%


Extra charge for 5th person.

15% discount for bookings of minimum of 7 nights (already above weekly rate - but no discount during aug., sept, oct 2015)

20% discount for bookings of minimum of 14 nights (but not during aug., sept, oct 2015)

30% discount for 30 nights stay.(but not during aug., sept, oct 2015)

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 with 1 extra).

Discounts are not cumulative

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Last updated: 08/19/2015
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Magen Bay Beach
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Red Hook, Charlotte Amalie waterfront
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahagony Run
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Nearest Beach
Megan Bay Beach

Car: Necessary

Villa Eau Claire is the first house out from the beach directly on the water on Magen Bay. The house is located on Peterborg Road, about a mile from the intersection and about a half mile walk on the sandy bottom of the Bay shore. This is the only condo on Magen Bay with its own beach. Little Magen Beach, which is right next door, is the alternative lifestyle beach on St. Thomas where nude bathing is accepted.

Golf: The Island's only 18 hole golf course, Mahogany Run, is located less than 8 minutes from the Villa. It is a short, but beautiful and challenging course, in a magnificent setting. This is where President Obama and other celebrities play when they are on Island. Some of the holes are located above the Atlantic Ocean, which has taken tens of thousands of balls over the years.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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 sixth 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). Annika is an Interior Designer. 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.

Why the Owner Chose Magens Bay:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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 the 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.

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  • Pocket Beach, with deck and shower at Eau Claire

    Pocket Beach, with deck and shower at Eau Claire

  • Front Door to Condo

    Front Door to Condo

  • Deck Eating Area in front of Great Room -- View of Magen Bay Beach

    Deck Eating Area in front of Great Room -- View of Magen Bay Beach

  • The kingsize bedroom

    The kingsize bedroom

  • One of two bathrooms

    One of two bathrooms

  • Sunset at Villa Eau Claire

    Sunset at Villa Eau Claire

  • View of ships in the Bay -- from the deck

    View of ships in the Bay -- from the deck

  • Full kitchen with counter seating for five.

    Full kitchen with counter seating for five.

  • Inside formal eating area.

    Inside formal eating area.

  • The Deck in front of the bedrooms, with sitting areas and grill.

    The Deck in front of the bedrooms, with sitting areas and grill.

  • Kingsize bedroom

    Kingsize bedroom

  • The Beach at Little Magen Bay from condo deck -- Alternative Lifestyle

    The Beach at Little Magen Bay from condo deck -- Alternative Lifestyle

  • Gated Entry to Eau Claire -- with the lovely flowers.

    Gated Entry to Eau Claire -- with the lovely flowers.

  • Little Magen's Beach -- 100 yards from our deck

    Little Magen's Beach -- 100 yards from our deck

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