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Ocean View Designer Estate on Two Private Hilltop Acres, Private and Serene

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Your outdoor living room with LED TV, pool and separate kitchen

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cane Bay villa description

Larimar is a designer masterpiece nestled on two hilltop acres overlooking the blue Caribbean. You can see all the way to St. John and St. Thomas, but no one can see you in your tropical hideaway. There is a full-time caretaker in a separate apartment on-site to maintain the condition of this 4200-square-foot home, which has been featured in House Beautiful magazine. If you are looking for serenity, privacy and lush beauty, look no further. We have also just completed the installation of self-contained 3.5KW solar system with battery back-up. No loud generator or diesel fumes - come to Paradise and reduce your carbon footprint!

There are four spacious bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The Master Bedroom has a canopy King bed, entertainment center, sitting area and a lovely antique desk for that office work you just had to bring with you. (Don't worry, there's broadband WiFi throughout, so you can always get your email!) It has a magnificent view of the Caribbean through the huge picture window.

The Upstairs Master features an enormous balcony with patio table and chaises -- and a view that will take your breath away -- plus constant tropical breezes that make this room a favorite with returning guests.

The two interior bedrooms each has two twin beds (convertible to queen bed or queen + twins if desired -- sleeping layout is flexible so ask and we will try to make it happen).

In true West Indian style, the kitchen is in a separate wing from the bedrooms, across the pool area. You never live with the heat or smell of cooking. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, gas range, microwave, blender, Cuisinart, coffeemaker, and all the cooking and serving utnesils you could want. There is even picnicware to take to the beach. We provide everything you need, including a gas BBQ grill for those big lobsters you're going to catch!

The private pool sits in an open courtyard with lush landscaping and a spectacular ocean view.

This fully environmentally friendly retreat has its own cistern, solar system and battery back up. Our caretaker will help you find your way around and make you comfortable, and keep the place in ship shape. Michael is also an advanced SCUBA diver, in case you want to brush up on your skills, and a boat captain for your sailing or fishing trip. He will meet you at the airport and act as your concierge, all included in the rental amount. Michael's goal is to have the guests of Villa Larimar loving this Island as much as he does before you depart!

We provide the beach towels, beach chairs and sunscreen you'll want to take down the road to Cane Bay, one of the loveliest beaches in the Virgin Islands. A three-minute drive from Larimar, Cane Bay is a family-friendly, pet-friendly gathering spot. It boasts some excellent beachfront restaurants, a dive shop, kayak rentals, and what SCUBA divers generally recognize as the best dive wall in the Caribbean. It is also the location of the infamous bike leg of the 'The Beast,' St Croix's triathlon that serves for many as the warm up for the Iron Man.

Larimar is a short hop from Carambola, St. Croix’ top golf course, and a quick ten minutes' drive from the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport.

Guests of Larimar also are provided with passes to Carambola Renaissance Beach Resort, a five star Marriott property. These passes allow you all of the amenities that their guests receive plus a 10% discount on food and beverages, spa treatments and activities! Go for a workout or enjoy the fabulous Friday night Pirates Buffet with Mocko Jumbies (stilt spirit dancers)and Kiki's Flaming Gypsies, or just relax on their manicured beach

St. Croix is America's best kept tourist secret, a tropical adventure that US citizens can enjoy without even needing a passport. The beaches are never crowded, the old Danish towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted are a sightseer's delight. Buck Island is one of the nation's only underwater national parks, a fantastic day trip on a catamaran or antique sailing vessel.

We'd love to share it all with you.


Keywords: Villa, Scuba, Luxury, Mansion, Estate, View, Gated, Gracious, Privacy, Caribbean, USVI, St. Croix

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Staff
      • Concierge

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        Children will love the layout of this home but parents may not. Supervision is always recommended, especially with steps and a pool, however it is easy to monitor from the open design of the home. While in the open air living room, parents can see the pool, dining area and kitchen. Everything is close enough to speak out and be heard! ...moreless

      • Smoking Allowed:

        Smoking is allowed however we ask that no one smokes in any of the rooms....moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        Pets are welcome! ...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Upper Master: 1 king

        Also a Cali-king, unreal view from private balcony...moreless

      • Master 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

        Another master with flexible bedding options ...moreless

      • Grand Master Suite-owners suite: 1 king

        This room features a Cali-king, seating area, bay window...moreless

      • Twin Bedroom : 2 twin/ single, 1 queen, 1 baby crib

        Full suite withyet the smallest of the rooms, A/C...moreless

      • All of the bedrooms have A/C and full baths, the twin room shares the full bath with the common area, the 3 Masters have HD Dish network tv's, wi-fi and Cat5 connections....moreless

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

        Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

      • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

        Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

        Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

        Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

      • Outdoor rinse shower: outdoor shower

        Perfect to shower off the sand/sunscreen or to just cool off...moreless

      • All of the bathrooms have tiled showers, UV filtered water tested for drinkability monthly (recent tests pass the highest standards for drinking water, even beat out major brands such as DaSani in PPM tests)...moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        Stainless steel appliances throughout. A new, whole house water filtration system has been added including UV filtration. So, all water in the villa is drinkable and is tested monthly, even the ice!...moreless

      • Dining:

        Main dining area seats 6. There is also a 4 top that can be moved from the living area to the kitchen and we also have a folding table to serve as a buffet or additional seating. ...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        Standard drip and a Cuisenart Krupps machine available upon request...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Brand new GE Profile installed June 2014...moreless

      • Stove:

        Gas...moreless

      • Microwave
      • Dishwasher
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Ice Maker
      • Seating for 6 people

      Amenities

      • Living Room:

        The open air living room features incredible views of the Caribbean, 46 inch LED HD satellite tv, Phillips Hue lighting, ceiling fans, iPod, smart phone music system, gaming table, 3 steps from pool...moreless

      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

        Membership at Carambola Beach resort provides access to their gym and pool, hot tub and beach, just a few minutes drive away and free of charge, 10% off spa treatments and food, beverages!...moreless

      • Air Conditioning:

        All bedrooms will have new A/C installed prior to August 1, 2014...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Everything is provided for you, even the sunscreen!...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Gas dryer...moreless

      • Parking Off Street
      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Reduce your carbon footprint due to our recent solar upgrade, now providing 100% of our power! Battery back up electrical system eliminates loud diesel generator and the smell. Portable GPS navigation unit for your rental car. Live-in Caretaker to see to your needs. A million-dollar view. Original art. Pick your own mango, passionfruit, banana and grapefruit, in season....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            Large LED tvs in living room, grand Master, upper Master and Master 3...moreless

          • Games:

            Nice selection of card, board games and a brand new Corn hole game!...moreless

          • Video Library:

            A wide selection of new releases and classics...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Grand Master has a DVD- Blu Ray Player...moreless

          Communications

          • Computer Available:

            A color ink-jet printer is provided for your convenience. Located in the common area for ease of use for all! It is connected to the wireless networks. ...moreless

          • Internet:

            YES, The home has wired CAT 5 connections in the bedrooms as well as 3 wi-fi networks...moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            High speed broadband access is provided free of charge...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Three wi-fi networks cover 100% of Larimar...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Crystal clear freshwater pool overlooking the Caribbean. ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                A few Mango and avocado trees, bandannas and grapefruit as well! Avocados are not bearing fruit yet but soon come! Mangos available late June/July, Grapefruit in January and Bananas vary. ...moreless

              • Boat:

                Michael has a 26' McGregor sailboat moored in Frederiksted and would love to take you on a free sail around the west end of STX...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                We don't have a kayak but there is fabulous kayaking tours nearby including Bioluminescent night kayaking!...moreless

              • Tennis:

                We are a short drive from Carambola golf and tennis, and have privileges there. ...moreless

              • Golf:

                We are a short drive from Carambola golf and tennis, and have privileges there. ...moreless

              • Balcony:

                With a view to die for, makes you want to hang glide!...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                300 degrees of Caribbean blue lay at your feet. Look across to St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola... watch rainbows form and the lights of Charlotte Amalie twinkle on....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                To the west are Blue Mountain and the island's rainforest. The clouds gather around them, pink, orange and gold, every sunset. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Equestrian Events
              • Surf Fishing
              • Parasailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Laundromat
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Kayaking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Fitness Center
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Marina
              • Ruins
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Winery Tours
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season
              May 16 - Nov 14, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $500
              $3,000
              High Season
              Nov 15 - May 15, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $750
              $4,500
              Christmas
              Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $5,500
              flat fee
              New Year
              Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015
              8 night min stay

              $5,000
              flat fee
              Low Season
              May 16 - Nov 14, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $3,250
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              $3,750

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              We prefer 50% of rental rate to reserve the dates, the remaining balance of rental rate is due 60 days prior to arrival and please bring 2 personal or corporate checks for the Hotel Tax, made out to "VIBIR" (Virgin Island Bureau of Internal Revenue) and the Security Deposit.

              We are also available for events, perfect for weddings and receptions under 45 persons. $1500/day.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/11/2014
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              Location

              • Cane Bay

              • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

              • St. George Village Botanical Garden

                "Beautiful gardens woven into the ruins of a former Danish Sugar Estate."

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              • Cane Bay Beach

                "Great beach, dive spot, restaurants, snorkeling, all within 5 mins of Larimar"

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              • Carambola Beach Resort & Spa

                "Fabulous resort and guests of Larimar have full access to all of the guests amenities here! ..."

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              • eat@canebay

                "Fantastic Restaurant at Cane Bay Beach! Sunday brunches are not to be missed and oh my, the..."

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              • Chicken Shack

                "Best rotisserie chicken ever and local foods, no credit cards though!"

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              • Rowdy Joe's

                "great food, fun staff, only a short drive down the hill from Larimar"

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              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              STX - Henry Rohlsen International Airport
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Melvin Evans Highway 66
              2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Cane Bay Beach:world class diving, dining and sun
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Rowdy Joe's, Above the Cliff, Off the Wall, Eat
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Carambola Golf Resort and Spa
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Rowdy Joe's, Above the Cliff, Off the Wall, Eat

              Car: Recommended

              St. Croix is America's Undiscovered Tropical Paradise. Less crowded than St. Thomas, less expensive than St. John, the island offers deserted white sand beaches, an underwater national park, lobster-hunting and spear-fishing year-round, and all the color and verve of West Indian music, dance and food. You will want to take a catamaran out to pristine Buck Island, go to the restored Whim Plantation, visit St. George Botanical Garden, golf at Carambola or another famed golf course... or just veg out by the pool and enjoy the Caribbean view.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: I wish I was the owner of the fabulous property but I am proud to be the Property's Manager and onsite caretaker! After 29 years in the Hospitality Industry I moved to St. Croix a little over nine years ago. Larimar is my third vacation villa that i have managed and I'm lucky that each home was better than the previous and that I have to look no further! I have reached what I feel is the best designed Villa on the Island for those who want to experience Island life to the fullest! My goal with every guest is to show them the Island from an insiders perspective. To allow each guest of Larimar to love this tropical wonderland the way that I do before the unfortunate departure. Special places that are not on any map or in any guide book abound and I will show them as many or as few as you like. Hidden gems that include hikes, trees, tidal pools, the light house, ruins, dive bars and gourmet restaurants are all available. Being considered a local has opened many doors for me and I will share these with our guests lovingly! Concierge services and discounts on car rentals, dive packages and instructions, deep sea fishing, kayaking, and many other activities are all available to my guests, free of charge. My love of history is also yours to enjoy, I will talk for hours about the vast storage of useful and useless knowledge that I have acquired over the years spent here. I was even ask to and participated on the Park Services study to deem the entire Island of St Croix a National Heritage destination and was featured in an episode of Discover St. Croix. This is not about me but about this wonderful Island, its people and the history of both. Yours for the taking when you stay at Villa Larimar!

              Why the Owner Chose Cane Bay:
              St. Croix is a Caribbean paradise that's still America, making it both exotic and familiar. Larimar is a gem on this fabulous rock. The design was so wonderfully thought out that the Island surrounds you and is a part of every moment of your stay. The open design lets the outside in like no other home I've encountered here on St. Croix or the other Virgins as well. No matter where you are in the Villa, the Island is with you. I cannot imagine coming to Paradise and spending time inside four walls with a window or two when you can basically live in conjunction with the beauty of this Island. Whether its the amazing views or the open living area, the extra large patio around the pool, the incredible upstairs patio overlooking the world or even just the pleasantness of cooking meals in the separate kitchen that is only 5 steps from the pool and open to the outdoors, every aspect of this villa is capturing. Guests laugh at me when I say this but it is even pretty here when it rains!

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              Peace and quiet, a canopy of stars, warm ocean waves and cool island breezes.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Your outdoor living room with LED TV, pool and separate kitchen

                Your outdoor living room with LED TV, pool and separate kitchen

              • View from the kitchen as you make your morning coffee.

                View from the kitchen as you make your morning coffee.

              • Lush tropical greenery highlights the estate.

                Lush tropical greenery highlights the estate.

              • Beautiful Tropical plants greet you as you enter the Atrium...

                Beautiful Tropical plants greet you as you enter the Atrium...

              • Dining table and kitchen - extra table and chairs available for large groups

                Dining table and kitchen - extra table and chairs available for large groups

              • All bathrooms are fully equipped and feature walk-in tiled showers

                All bathrooms are fully equipped and feature walk-in tiled showers

              • Beauty that will take your breath away.

                Beauty that will take your breath away.

              • Master 3 shown here in Twin bed configuration.  It can also be set up as a Queen suite

                Master 3 shown here in Twin bed configuration. It can also be set up as a Queen suite

              • Upstairs Master with King bed and spacious balcony overlooking the ocean.

                Upstairs Master with King bed and spacious balcony overlooking the ocean.

              • Magnificent sunsets playing nightly.

                Magnificent sunsets playing nightly.

              • As sun sets, the caterer sets up for a party! Move the table and start dancing.

                As sun sets, the caterer sets up for a party! Move the table and start dancing.

              • Sitting area and dinette.

                Sitting area and dinette.

              • Enjoy paradise like never before!  Breathtaking views, serenity and privacy!

                Enjoy paradise like never before! Breathtaking views, serenity and privacy!

              • Read a book in the hammock or relax in a poolside chair or chaise.

                Read a book in the hammock or relax in a poolside chair or chaise.

              • Larimar comes alive at night!

                Larimar comes alive at night!

              • The villa has been featured in HOUSE BEAUTIFUL magazine.

                The villa has been featured in HOUSE BEAUTIFUL magazine.

              • The master suite has ocean view  LED HDTV, BluRay Player and many, many books.

                The master suite has ocean view LED HDTV, BluRay Player and many, many books.

              • View from the balcony of the upstairs Master.  If you look closely, you can see he other Virgins on the horizon. Much more dramatic in person!

                View from the balcony of the upstairs Master. If you look closely, you can see he other Virgins on the horizon. Much more dramatic in person!

              • Modern kitchen with new appliances and all necessary cookware and dishes.

                Modern kitchen with new appliances and all necessary cookware and dishes.

              • When the sun goes down, the fun continues!

                When the sun goes down, the fun continues!

              • Quite the view from upstairs master private balcony - see the other USVI and BVI

                Quite the view from upstairs master private balcony - see the other USVI and BVI

              • Through the imported French looking glass.

                Through the imported French looking glass.

              • The newest event space on St. Croix!

                The newest event space on St. Croix!

              • Put yourself in one of these chairs or chaise and relax the days away.

                Put yourself in one of these chairs or chaise and relax the days away.

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              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
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