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Bordeaux Mountain villa description
Securely snuggled into the verdant green hillside of Bordeaux Mountain, Estate Chateau Margot is situated on Bordeaux's eastern slope, approximately 1,000 feet above sea level.
Overlooking the quiet community of Coral Bay, the impressive 4 1/2 acre estate affords majestic views of St. John's East End as well as the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Norman and several smaller cays along the Sir Francis Drake Channel. This property is only 1½ miles from the turn off Centerline Road that leads straight down to the amazing Maho and Francis Beaches and only 3 miles from the center of Coral Bay. To reach the estate, travel 5 miles from downtown Cruz Bay, halfway through the Virgin Islands National Park, on cool tree-canopied Centerline Road. Only 3/10 of a mile after passing the historic Reef Bay Trail entrance, the road to the estate forks off just to the right of the famous Château Bordeaux restaurant complex. From there, a 1/2 mile paved drive curves around and down to the grand white gates of Chateau Margot.
Chateau Margot, like its nearby neighbor Château Bordeaux, shares a name with one of the world's best wines. Margot, a red claret wine of "truly incomparable distinction and class", always "well-balanced and unsurpassed by any other wine on earth" makes an appropriate namesake for this estate. Being distinctive and classy, Chateau Margot stands out and above most other St. John properties. This villa's classic quality and exceptional superiority are impossible to deny when noticing the warmth of carved teak and mahogany woods; the lasting beauty and strength of polished granite, coral and marble tiles; and the innovative appliances, fixtures and electronics found all throughout its structure. The artistic blending of a rich regal decor, set within coolly casual curves and angles, adapted to the middle of a secluded tropical forest, gives this estate the well-balanced "premier grand -cru" classification that it truly deserves.
Completely renovated under the conception and direction of St. John’s talented interior designer Adette Irish, this villa showcases original art from local artists such as: Amy Tracer, Les Anderson, Elaine Estern and Janet Cook-Rutnik among others. Well known names for linens, rugs and furnishings are artfully arranged against St. John handcrafted doors, cabinetry and native stone walls.
Enter into the Great Room and let your senses be caressed by the soft breezes flowing around and down the hillsides into this magnificent airy space. Radiant tropical light glows through six sets of 8'x 8' screened sliding glass doors that wrap around three of the walls. Look out to see the glistening infinity-edged pool and lounge deck beckoning. Raise your eyes further and gaze at a most spectacular view of emerald crowned hills tumbling down to serene Coral Bay. See the translucent turquoise seas curve and tuck around the coastlines of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
The kitchen can be accessed from three different entryways: a hall from the living/dining room, a door near the grill on the pool deck and from a utility door near the parking area. A state-of-the-art Kitchen-Aid flat surface cook-top sits on a large dark-wood center island. The cooking surface is surrounded by a gold and brown granite countertop. Large storage areas are built-in below. All new Kitchen-Aid appliances, including a convection oven, microwave, dishwasher and side-by-side refrigerator are handsomely enclosed in pale creamy cabinetry. To the sea, make dining at the four-seat wicker table an exhilarating treat.
The tiled pool deck wraps around a 14 x 28 foot infinity-edged pool that has corner steps for entry. The depths of the pool go from 4 foot to 13 foot. For toddler safety, a nylon mesh barrier may be installed around the pool, by advance request. Six lounge chairs and six sitting chairs, placed around faux stone-top tables, can be arranged in many directions to capture the sun. Whip up a frosty blender drink and relax as you cook some fresh local-caught fish or other delicacies on the Weber gas barbecue grill.
Three bedrooms and two baths occupy the second story of the Great House. The Margot Master Suite is accessed two ways, by private entrance from the upper terrace garden by the koi pool, or through a door and staircase found out on the pool deck.
The garden entrance opens into the luxurious master bath. Open, airy and light, the vast size of this room is overwhelming. A 13-foot handmade granite-topped vanity, with double sinks, bronzed lighting, bronzed fixtures and a 10-foot mirror are perfectly built into a sidewall. Across, an alcove, with picture window views to the lily pond and Guest House, contains a platform Jacuzzi tub and a separate granite-topped vanity with mirror, drawers and a round padded stool. Off to the side, behind a privacy enclosure, there is a toilet and bidet. Besides both vanity's storage areas, there are beautiful built-in floor to wall cabinets, which add to the master bath's tremendous storage space.
The upper story of the Guest House, which sits beside a koi pond, is accessed from a terraced stone path leading from the main house's central entrance or from side steps near the lower Guest House bedroom. Comfortable Coral Cottage perches above both Guest and Great House. It offers an even more elevated, awe-inspiring view over Coral Bay and the down island chain. Enter the cottage and find yourself in a romantic private retreat. A bedroom/bathroom/kitchenette suite all in one, it becomes the perfect getaway.
Chateau Margot offers a quiet castle-like retreat away from the rest of the world. Being her own little universe of serenity, Margot may entice you to skip the day trip, and stay comfortably home, daydreaming in her warm embrace.
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Keywords: Villa, Home, Estate
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street
- Six bedrooms, Five and one half baths Two King master suites, Three queen guest suites, One twin/king guest suite Two Aero Beds Pack and Play Crib Toddler Pool Safety Net Swimming Pool 28X14 - 4ft - 13ft deep New Heat Pump for Swimming Pool Airconditioned Bedrooms Safe for your valuables Linens & Bath Towels Hair Dryers in each bathroom Fully equipped kitchen Triple water filtration system Weber BBQ Grill Laundry room with Washer and 2 Dryers Iron/Ironing board Bronze Expanded Cable, Akai 37" LCD TV, Panasonic DVD/VCR Players Onkyo Receiver, Onkyo 5 disc CD player with indoor/outdoor speakers Bose SoundDock DVD, VHS, CD & Book Library Office with Computer, fax, printer/copier/machines Wireless DSL Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers and snorkeling equipment Industrial Automatic Generator Welcome snack basket upon arrival ...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Guest comment entered by manager
"Great spot for Groups" We stayed with a group of 10 adults and really enjoyed the arrangements. The master bathroom is outrageous in size and amenities. The other bedrooms in the main house share a bath, which would probably not be a problem for teens, but would not be the best arrangement if you had all 6 rooms filled with couples. The trip down to the house is a little tricky, but there are many other villas with much more treacherous drives. We have made many visits to SJ, always renting villas and this one was very well received. We enjoy the Coral Bay area over the Cruz Bay spots, but this location makes both accessible, although both are a bit of a drive. the N. Shore beaches are pretty close, especially the less populated beaches like Francis Bay. The kitchen could have used some more equipment, we were constantly running out of glasses and there was a somewhat odd assortmnent of plates, pitchers etc. The ceramic stove top looks nifty, but is not useful - very hard to get the heat right and then a mess after the smallest of spills. The views are terrific and the pool deck got a lot of use. It looks like a iPod player has been added; that was sorely missed when we stayed and the video equipment was not operational, but we really didn't need it and did not mention this until checkout (as it really wasn't a problem). The management was great, with checkin and checkout very smooth - since our group consisted of veteran SJ travellers, we really didn't need much. The wireless router is housed in a room off the main house and its reach was a bit short - you needed to be sitting inside to get internet when it would have been nice to be able to sit at the pool deck and enjoy the sun and the views while trying to stay a little connected to the mainland. All in all, a place to recommend and a management experience that is sure to please.
- Guest Tim
- Date of stay 02/09/08
- Review Submitted 04/06/10
Guest comment entered by manager
Our recent trip to St John was our third visit but our first time to stay at Chateau Margot. We found it to be a wonderdul facility, with plenty of privacy, a lot of room, well furnished and well maintained. It is high on the mountain so we had plenty of breezes and virtually no noise other than the birds. It is a big place with great amenities, loads of snorkel equipment, very nice deck, pool, grill and views. Access is a bit challenging but all driving on St John is pretty challenging. Great location for a large group with plenty of privacy for all with the separate buildings. Not far from Coral Bay which is as comfortable as it gets. Great villa in every way.
- Guest David
- Date of stay 04/25/09
- Review Submitted 04/06/10
Summer 2013 .. $4400/week (1-4 guests) .. $5000/week (5-6 guests) Summer 2013 .. $5700/week (7-8 guests) .. $6500/week (9-10 guests) Summer 2013 .. $7200/week (11-12 guests) Winter 2013... $6600/week (1-6 guests) .. $7500/week (7-8 guests) Winter 2013 .. $8600/week (9-10 guests) .. $9400/week (11-12 guests) Note: 10% Hotel Tax is not included with the rental rate Note: $500 Refundable Security Deposit is required For availability please log onto www.islandgetawaysinc.com/chateaumargot.html
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