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Deck View living area/bedroom fully equipped kitchen bathroom new deck Magens Bay summer sunset sunset from deck Summer rainbow Magen's rainbow Passion fruit out islands snorkeling Sapphire beach Green Iguana - juvenile


Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Magens Bay apartment description

A great alternative to high priced hotels and resorts, this affordable, cozy one bedroom apartment has a view of Magens Bay to die for.

Centrally located high up on the lush north side of St. Peter Mountain, the tropical breezes are refreshingly cooler here than at sea level, and you can enjoy a sundowner on your spacious deck while you wait for the moon to rise over the British Virgin Islands.

At night the musical songs of the tree frogs will complete the tropical ambiance, and in the morning the rising sun will greet yet another perfect day in paradise as you enjoy your coffee on the deck and search for Iguanas sunning themselves in the treetops below. Tropical flowers, such as Angel Trumpets, Gingers, Heliconias and Torches surround you, and bird watching here is superb, with Red Tailed hawks, Green Parrots, and Hummingbirds among others.

Of course, you are also just minutes away from world class shopping in colorful Charlotte Amalie, and at the doorstep of some of the finest beaches and snorkeling in the world. Go out exploring or just relax all day on a beach towel at Magens Bay, rated one of the top ten beaches in the world!

At the end of a long, full day of one of the best vacations you will ever have, you know that you have your own little hideaway to come home to on St. Peter Mountain, you can bathe in pure rainwater that has been heated by the sun by the new solar collector and melt into the queen-size bed. Come join us.

Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

  • 470 sq. ft.
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Not Suitable For Children
      • Nude Beach

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        brand new, granite counter topped full kitchen with solid birch cabinetry...moreless

      • Pantry Items
      • Oven
      • Toaster
      • Coffee Maker
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Microwave
      • Freezer
      • Refrigerator


      • Iron & Board
      • Hair Dryer
      • Linens Provided
      • Towels Provided

      Other Amenities

          • Toaster, Blender, Coffee Maker, No Smoking (smoking outdoors), Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Cooler, DVD's, snorkel gear, hair dryer...moreless


          • Television:

            Netflix streaming provided on ROKU box, along with Pandora internet radio and assorted other programming....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Pandora streaming CD's...moreless

          • Video Library:

            DVD library...moreless

          • Games
          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • CD Player


          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            brand new spacious wood deck...moreless

          • Wood Deck


              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Beach View


                  • Necessary


                  • Hiking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Walking
                  • Arboretum
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Forests
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Cinemas
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Synagogues
                  • Ruins
                  • Reefs
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Eco Tourism

                  Other Activities

                      • Cool mountainside St. Thomas retreat overlooking stunning Magens bay! Cozy, completely renovated and affordable 1 bedroom apartment perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all . Brand new spacious deck. Centrally located and close to all the major St. Thomas attractions like historic Charlotte Amalie with duty free shopping, and world famous Magens Bay, rated one of the top ten beaches in the world. Other Activities: bouldering, free diving, charter sailing, powerboat rentals Golf: Mahogany Run golf course


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                      • Superb Getaway - Fantastic Hosts!

                        Superb Getaway - Fantastic Hosts!

                        • Guest Florida Visitors (Orlando, Florida)
                        • Date of stay 01/01/08
                        • Review Submitted 02/01/08
                        Just returned from a wonderful visit to St Thomas. The apartment, with your own private entrance, is INCREDIBLY CLEAN and new with a spacious modern bathroom, large bedroom (with HUGE closets) and fully equipped kitchen. The owners/hosts were fantastic - very friendly and super helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone who is picky about where they stay. The view is stunningly breathtaking!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/11

                      • Perfect Honeymoon Get Away

                        Perfect Honeymoon Get Away

                        • Guest Serena H. (Minnesota)
                        • Date of stay 04/01/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/14/14
                        “The Million Dollar View” lives up to its name with the absolutely stunning scenery overlooking Magens Bay. The apartment had everything above and beyond what we needed for our stay including snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler; making it easy to travel light. The apartment is very private and VERY clean. The entire property is surrounded with beautiful plants, flowers, and trees attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. At night we were able to sleep with the soothing sounds of frogs and a cool breeze. The wonderful hosts, Bob and Diane, were so helpful with their suggestions and directions around the island. They were excellent with communication regarding payments and promptly returned our security deposit after our stay. This was our second time visiting the USVI, so the steep, curvy, narrow roads were no surprise to us; it just takes a bit of time to get used to. 4 wheel drive was an excellent choice, allowing us to explore roads/beaches most vehicles are not able to access. Thank you for everything Bob and Diane!

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                      • The perfect escape from..........

                        The perfect escape from..........

                        • Guest Mike and Karen
                        • Date of stay 02/16/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/21/14
                        After looking around, we chose St. Thomas for our first trip to the Caribbean. And for a place to stay, we chose Million Dollar View. What a fantastic choice. The pros include the amazing view (as pictured), but also an immaculate kitchen, access to beach chairs and snorkeling equipment, and friendly conversations with Bob and Diane. Our hosts had a way of being incredibly friendly while permitting us the space needed to relax and enjoy some time away from everything. They were open to giving suggestions when asked, and helped us find our way as we navigated the island for the first time. As it turns out, they are centrally located to all of the spots we liked best (Magan's Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Sapphire Beach, etc.) The one con would be the parking, which was street parking and was a bit tricky. But, we learned that in general driving in St. Thomas isn't for the faint of heart. Ultimately, the space across the street was always available. Adjustments in a new place are always necessary, and we figured out how to find our way in our rental car. On a practical level, communications regarding payments and the return of our security deposit were handled efficiently and well. If you like to cook, enjoy slow starts to the day, or look forward to evenings with a glass of wine and a would be very hard to find a nicer spot. Thank you, Bob and Diane.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • Lives up to the billing and more!

                        Lives up to the billing and more!

                        • Guest Steven M. (Higgins Lake)
                        • Date of stay 01/08/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/24/14
                        My wife and I had a wonderful week in St. Thomas staying at the "Million Dollar View". The apartment was fantastic with all of the amenities listed in the VRBO listing, the best being the deck that overlooked magnificent Magens Bay and the Atlantic. It's a great place for a nightcap after a busy day on the beach or touring the islands. The owners are very accommodating and provided useful information on attractions, places to eat, shopping, and transportation route information. You will need a car which is easy to arrange at the airport and there is a slight adjustment period learning to drive on the left and negotiating the two lane mountain roads. It took us about a day to adjust, then it was clear sailing. The island is small enough so you don't need to drive more than a half and hour to get to the furthest location. We traveled to St. John from the Red Hook ferry dock, about 20 minutes from the apartment, and spent the day on Cinnamon Beach in the national park, a must see. Water Island is worth a look, especially if you are interested in a relaxing day on the beach with few distractions. We took the beach chairs that were available to us at the apartment over to the island on the ferry. There are two beach restaurant/bars on Honeymoon Beach which is just a short walk from the ferry dock. Very good local food can be had at Brooks Bar, which is only a 10 minute ride from the apartment and close to the beautiful Magens Bay Beach. Glayds' in Charlotte Amalie's downtown shopping area is another great place for local food. When visiting the downtown area, visit the St. Thomas Historical Trust and take the historical walking tour for a good overview of the rich history of the islands and their people.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • Anniversary Getaway

                        Anniversary Getaway

                        • Guest Happy Buckeye (Cincinnati, Ohio)
                        • Date of stay 09/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                        I surprised my husband for our anniversary & they got it right when they named it "Million Dollar View". The views & colors are incredible. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and cozy. We really appreciated that they gave us snorkeling gear, beach chairs and a cooler to use for the entire week. Bob & Diane were great hosts and helped us navigate the island and gave us great suggestions on places to go. You can't go wrong with this apartment!!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Simply Delightful

                        Simply Delightful

                        • Guest Ken & Terri (North Tazewell, VA)
                        • Date of stay 01/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/04/13
                        My wife and I found the Million Dollar View to not only be an adequate place to stay, but also a real delight. It was clean, bright, tastefully appointed, and thoughtfully equipped. Everything we needed for creature comfort was there. We cooked complete meals while we stayed, and had fun doing it as all the essential gear for meal preparation was there. The view is postcard perfect, and in our opinion the northside (where the house is located) is the prettiest part of the island. Just as delightful as the apartment were the hosts. Bob and Diane made us feel welcome and at ease from the get go. They know the island, know the ways of the people there, and their recommendations on places to eat, things to do, location and directions to great beaches are spot on. Simply delightful!!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                      • Simply Delectable

                        Simply Delectable

                        • Guest Kelly K. (Charlotte, NC)
                        • Date of stay 10/04/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/13/12
                        A friend and I stayed here back in October for a "girls getaway" and couldn't have been happier with everything. Diane was a delight from the moment she met us at the top of the driveway to the time we returned our keys. She was always available to answer any questions we had, but also gave us all the privacy we needed. The apartment surpasses what you expect from the pictures. It is a charming, inviting, extremely clean, and entirely cozy little place with everything you could need during your stay. And all of this is topped off with your "million dollar view!" We cannot recommend Diane and Robert or their property highly enough. We would love to stay here any time we come back to St. Thomas.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • What a glorious location

                        What a glorious location

                        • Guest Missing it already..... (Easton, MD)
                        • Date of stay 10/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/10/12
                        I don't think you will find a more beautiful spot that Bob and Diane's Million Dollar View apartment. Not only is the view spectacular, but those breezes on the north side come right onto the deck and into the apartment....we didn't need air conditioning while there (although we did downtown and on other parts of the island). The owners couldn't have been sweeter and gave us all kinds of suggestions...where to eat, swim, snorkel....even happy hours (of which there were many). The apartment is adorable, with everything you need....we LOVED it there and won't stay anywhere else in the future (we already made reservations six months out....yeaaaah)

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Million Dollar Stay

                        Million Dollar Stay

                        • Guest Nicholas L.
                        • Date of stay 09/10/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/21/12
                        Bob and Diane were such great hosts for our honeymoon stay at Million Dollar View. They were very helpful in giving advice on where to go and what to do as well as asking if we needed anything. The room was a perfect size for us and very well kept. They are certainly not lying about the view, it was amazing and the sunsets were incredible from the deck. At first the directions may seem daunting but after the first day we were able to navigate back to the condo with no help from the GPS. The parking was a little tough to get used to as it was right on the road but we had no issues. Can't wait to come back for another stay!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Fantastic rental

                        Fantastic rental

                        • Guest Don and Rhonda (Brumley, MO )
                        • Date of stay 01/26/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/03/12
                        My husband and I just got home from a fantastic week in Bob and Diane's rental. What a great time. The apartment is clean, private, well maintained and very well equiped with everything you will need. The view is beautiful. The private deck is quiet, nothing around but birds and the view. The use of beach towels, chairs, a cooler and snorket gear is an added plus, saves having to rent these things at the beach. Close drive to beaches, shopping and restaurants. Small rental car is needed. Bob and Diane are excellent hosts, there to answer questions and give directions, recommendations, etc., but never invade your privacy.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jan 24 - May 31, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      Nov 16 - May 31, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Payments by Paypal or personal check. (time allowing) 50% deposit due, plus $200 security deposit in order to secure reservation. Deposit is 100% refundable up until 45 days prior to the reservation date (less Paypal fee, if incurred)

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                      Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                      • Nearest Airport: Cyril E. King Airport (St. Thomas) at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Ferry: Charlotte Amalie at 3 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Magens Beach/Hull Bay beach at 3 Miles

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      About the owner: Bob and Diane Iribarren have lived in St. Thomas since 1998. Before that they lived and cruised aboard their 34 ft. sail boat for ten years and sailed across the Atlantic to Europe three times. They always wanted to live in St. Thomas and are now living their dream and want to share it with others. They own a retail gift shop located on the waterfront in downtown Charlotte Amalie, 'Pirates in Paradise'.

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                      • Deck View

                        Deck View

                      • fully equipped kitchen

                        fully equipped kitchen

                      • new deck

                        new deck

                      • summer sunset

                        summer sunset

                      • Summer rainbow

                        Summer rainbow

                      • Passion fruit

                        Passion fruit

                      • snorkeling


                      • Green Iguana - juvenile

                        Green Iguana - juvenile

                      • living area/bedroom

                        living area/bedroom

                      • bathroom


                      • Magens Bay

                        Magens Bay

                      • sunset from deck

                        sunset from deck

                      • Magen's rainbow

                        Magen's rainbow

                      • out islands

                        out islands

                      • Sapphire beach

                        Sapphire beach

                      VRBO #85791

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, March 20, 2014

                      $110 - $135 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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