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Best view on the island according to HGTV Caribbean Life photographer. Amazing!

Misgen, St Thomas, USVI
  • Villa4400 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Modern Villa, 4 Master suites + sofabed, 4.5 Bath, sleeps 10, huge pool, amazing

We are back and better than ever. This is the house featured in advertisements for St Thomas and has been filmed by HGTV's Caribbean Life episodes whenever photographers what to capture the beauty of St Thomas. The views from this villa are THE best---providing a clear picture of the turquoise of Magen's Bay Beach, St John, and the British Virgin Island. Star gazing at night off our pool deck is a natural wonder commented on by every guest.

Truly 5 star in every respect! Poised perfectly on a bluff overlooking Magen’s Bay Beach, this incredible villa presides majestically over one of the world’s most renowned beaches below. Located in a private gated community close to beaches, minutes from the airport, shopping, dining in Charlotte Amalie, close to the golf course and zip-lining. Our concierge will help you with restaurant reservations, boat trips, provisions, and anything you need to make this the most spectacular vacation of your life. We can arrange a private chef who will come to the villa as well as yoga instructors and person masseuses---anything you need for a fabulous vacation.

From your first step through the floral wrought iron entrance gates, you will be surrounded by tropical flowers and panoramic views of ocean, bay and beach. The views are mesmerizing. Below the villa is a pristine nature preserve that extends down to the beach. You can take a 3-D virtual tour of the first floor at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7ZMFaaZVe7v.

The gorgeous, totally new gourmet kitchen with Italian granite and Spanish onyx counters is a chef’s delight. It features solid wood hand-crafted cabinets, new dishwasher, double refrigerator, trash compactor, in-drawer microwave, walk-in pantry. The vast counters allow your family or guests to nibble on appetizers or help in meal preparation without getting in each other’s way. The barbeque is perfect for outdoor cooking and eating al fresco. The adjacent formal dining room seats 8 and boosts a mammoth baroque mirror and Tuscan sideboard. The Great Room features a wall of glass affording sea views from every vantage point. Step out onto the largest of the many terraces and decks that grace the villa and notice how the turquoise of the bay near the beach gradually gives way to the deep blue of the ocean beyond. Take your first dip in the crystal clear over-sized swimming pool (among the largest on the island). A few steps to a lower terrace, an 8-person new hot tub/spa awaits. On opposite side of the Great room, you can enjoy another outdoor terrace with a garden setting of palms, Birds of Paradise and other exotica, complete with garden fountain. It is the perfect place for reading and watching humming birds.

The world-famous Magen's Bay Beach is directly below the villa. You can hear the waves and occasionally watch weddings on the beach. Magen's Bay is the home to the most rainbows. It is common to see 4-5 each week. You will have to drive to the beach because the terrain is so forested. However, it is an easy drive of 2 left turns. You can also make a right turn and go down to Hull Bay Beach. All beaches are public and Google maps works perfectly everywhere.

In a bold departure from the typical Caribbean villa, this modern paradise oozes elegance in every possible way. You will enjoy gorgeous new tile and carpets in every room of this villa. Every room has a Blue-ray player and a flat screen TV. The villa has an excellent DVD library for our guests or feel free to bring your own. Enjoy the fully stocked wet bar which operates on an honor system (replace what you consume with something of equal quality and amount when you leave). For the Internet user, high speed internet access is available.

The villa has 4 spacious master suites with private bathrooms. Three have private decks for morning coffee or evening cocktails, star gazing or getting away from the crowd and staring at the ocean. Each room is air conditioned, has distinctive ocean view, all new furniture and an ocean theme. All bathrooms have been updated with granite, marble, or pretty tile. Glass vessel sinks and walk in showers are features that get rave reviews. Each room has a luxurious carpet, soft cotton or bamboo sheets, comforters, huge mirrors, luggage racks, sofas or chairs, ceiling fans, and large closets.

Being on the northside of the island allows this villa to capture the trade winds and generally keeps the entire house cool with gentle breezes. On the rare occasion that is not cool enough, we are one of the few villas with a new AC unit in the Great Room as well as each bedroom. Solar panels linked to state-of-the-art Tesla Power Walls allow us to capture, retain, and use the sun’s energy. Guests love staying in a home that will be making the planet healthier every day.

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About Jackie

When my husband, David and I purchased this villa we worked with an architect and creative contractor to completely renovate it. We wanted to give the villa more of an open feel and integrate the outdoor living space with the interior living space. Every year we update another section of the villa to constantly keep it upgraded and gorgeous. Each of our children has a favorite bedroom in the villa, which are all large enough to have their friends enjoy some of paradise with them. Our other home is outside Philadelphia, so we find both the summer as well as the winter in St Thomas to be divine by comparison to the cold and humidity. Owning this gorgeous home that catches the Caribbean trade winds has been a gift we love to share! This is one of the few houses on the island that is completely air conditioned. When people tell you that you only need AC in the bedrooms, that was before climate change. We stay ahead of the curve. When one guest complained that he was hot, we acted and upgraded to air condition the main living space. So now, no matter what season it is, you will be as cool or as warm as you desire in the lap of luxury. We also hire yoga instructors, hair stylists, and chefs for your vacationing pleasure. Nothing is too good for our guests. The unusual hurricanes of 2017 were a great opportunity to do a total renovation of the house and will feature all new furniture and color scheme. You will feel as though you are at the beach in every room .

Jackie purchased this Villa in 2007

Why Jackie chose Estate Misgunst

We came to St Thomas the first time as a graduation gift for our two middle children. We all fell in love with the water, temperatures, vistas, local people, and the peace we all felt. I remember my husband saying: 'I bet if we lived here we would age more slowly.' That was enough to get us to a real estate agent that day. The first house she took us to was this one. She told us it had THE most fabulous view on the entire island. However, the house needed so much work and we were so apprehensive about undertaking such an effort so far away from home that we continued to have her show us properties for 3 more years! After looking at EVERY single piece of land and villa in the USVI, we finally agreed with her original statement. It is easier to gut the inside of a structure, add to it, improve it, and ship a container of furniture from the states than it is to recreate the spectacular views that Nature created on this spot! The end result was a fantastic villa located on the very best spot in the Caribbean (and trust me, we checked them ALL out). After hurricane Irma we upgraded to hurricane rates doors, retired all the floors and upgraded our furnishings to match the blues in the waters below the villa. This house is now better than ever!

What makes this Villa unique

My husband has always been a sun lover with skin that tans and never burns. So people always laugh when I tell them I have to drag him kicking and screaming to the beach. Now the beach to which I am referrring is Magen's Bay (always listed on the Travel Channel as one of the top 10 beaches because of its heart shape and over a mile of pure white sand and crystal clear water with no seaweed or rocks). So what is his problem?? He would much prefer to just sit on our pool deck and stare out at the panoramic views of Magen's Bay and the British Virgin Islands. Our property goes all the way down to the water with only trees between the villa and the water. With his iPod playing smooth jazz, a glass of wine, my cooking, and these vistas he is content not to move for literally weeks on end. Most guests don't go to his extremes, but all have said their experience at our villa was truly the best vacation of their lives. The furnishings are warm yet elegant. The open floor plan allows a large group to still enjoy the same space. The bedrooms are uniquely decorated and very private. There are enough outdoor balconies, gardens, and decks that everyone can also get away for some peace and quiet whenever desired. This is one of the very few on the island with AC in the Great Room, not just bedrooms.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master suite in blues
        1 king, Ocean view deck, steps to outdoor hot tub, walk-in shower
      • Mini master suite in aqua
        1 queen, Flat screen TV, 2 seating chairs, private bath, ocean view
      • master suite in cool blue and cream
        1 queen, huge balcony w/ lounge chairs, walk in shower, flat screen
      • Over sized master suite in pale yellow
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 plush queen air mattresses, sitting area for 7
      • King size beds (2), queen size beds (2), new queen size plush mattress sleeper sofa, 2 plush air mattresses, new mattresses, separate ac units, all have ocean view, new tiling, rugs, and furniture. Each gorgeous!


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Powder room off Great room in aqua
        toilet, Gorgeous modern white Art Deco and toilet
      • Oversize Master Bedroom
        toilet, shower, Pedestal sink, high ceilings, new tiling, crystal lighting
      • Mini master suite
        toilet, shower, Tile throughout, glass shower doors, crystal lighting
      • Master suite in cool blues
        toilet, shower, Walk in shower, 2 glass vessel sinks, pretty marble tile
      • Master suite in blue
        toilet, shower, granite counters, make up table, walk in shower, 2 vessels
      • All newly renovated bathrooms

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          The famous mile long Magen's Bay Beach is right below us. Every room has a view of the ocean, the British Virgin Islands, and St John
        • Downtown
          In 3 minutes you will be in a mega shopping capital where you could shop until you drop and get fabulous duty free pricing.
        • Near The Ocean
          We are super close to the ocean on 3 sides
        • Ocean View
          'Down island views'--can see British Virgin Islands, Magen's Bay, and the ocean
        • Oceanfront
          This is a knock-your-socks off view! No houses below us all the way down to the ocean. However, because there is no path through the forest, you need to drive 5 minutes to get to the beach
        • Water View
          You can see Magen's Bay Beach and the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Ocean from every room in the house
        • Waterfront
          Our property goes all the way to the water. There is nothing that can be built between us and the water. The hill slopes down to the water heavily forested with trees.


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


                • Catering available


                    • Living Room
                      Double sliding glass doors to pool and to tropical garden. Enough seats for 10. Has 80" flat screen TV, wet bar on honor system, DVD library. New European AC unit with remote control
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Quiet European units in bedrooms, operated by remote controls. Also one of the few villas on island with AC in the Great room operated by remote controls
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      free weights and weight bench
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      High end linens, extra pillows available, extra blankets, comforters on all beds
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Can accommodate 6 cars
                    • Parking Off Street
                      parking for 6 cars
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      in bathrooms as well as beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      (2) new
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High speed


                        • Kitchen
                          Gorgeous granite, two stainless refrigerators, new dishwasher, trash compactor, new professional size range and oven, 4 aqua counter stools, huge work space, walk-in pantry,
                        • Catering Available
                          Fully stocked for a chef! Can arrange a chef on site or catered meals. Separate grilling station. Granite counter with 4 stools for counter eating
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          fully stocked gourmet kitchen
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          More than enough for 18
                        • Dishwasher
                          new stainless
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          plus coffee bean grinder, and a Chemex coffee maker
                        • Microwave
                          new drawer style
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          2 Stainless and additional mini fridge at wet bar area
                        • Stove
                          Gas professional stove
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice stainless


                            • Dining
                              8 at solid wood dining table with coral chandelier, onyx sideboard, 4 at kitchen counter. Have additional outdoor dining for 5 on pool side or garden side
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Guests are welcome to read books from our library and feel free to leave books for others to enjoy.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  The 4th bedroom has a table large enough to spread out and play games
                                • Games
                                  Board games, chess set
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (5) premium package
                                • Stereo
                                  Sonos system and new sound bar
                                • Television
                                  5 flat screen TVs
                                • Toys
                                  Have pool toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      private balconies for 3 of the bedrooms
                                    • Boat
                                      our villa manager can help you rent one large enough for your group with a captain.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) seating and eating areas on pool side and garden side. Nearly as much outdoor space for lounging as indoor space. Three rooms also have private balconies for sunrise, coffee, or quiet reading.
                                    • Golf
                                      Very close to course
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentable all over the island
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Our tropical gardens feature one of the largest and rarest Blue palm trees, Bird of Paradise, and we offer a prize if you can identify every plant on the property. They attract the most gorgeous birds
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Public courts not far away.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      rentable all over the island


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Have one from 2013 and a new one will be delivered on March
                                            • Private Pool
                                              one of the largest on the island 35 x 20. Can be heated at a modest additional expense.
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Seats 6 adults

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • synagogues

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Very private rooms, every room more beautiful than the last. Beach chairs, beach umbrella, coolers for the beach, pool floats, Sonos, sound bar. No owners spend as much money as we do constantly upgrading the villa and its contents, gardens, painting, and cleaning. You get what you pay for here. That is why we get so many repeat guests. Concierge service includes babysitting, housekeeping, catering, yoga/massages and private chef. Let us pamper you.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      54 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Absolutely Beautiful!!

                                                                      Robert L.

                                                                      Everything we dreamed off and more!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      I love it when a family of brothers and wives get to share a week in paradise. So happy that each bedroom was equally lovely with a great view so that everyone felt they got the best room.

                                                                      Come back soon!


                                                                      Stunning villa

                                                                      thomas c.

                                                                      Superbly designed and furnished 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom villa perched near the top of a steep hill overlooking Magens Bay. Magnificent view of the bay and outer islands, hummingbirds flitting around the treetops and an occasional iguana nibbling on flowers, and a nice cooling breeze. Inside, the villa is well-appointed with a wet bar, large kitchen with pantry and 2 refrigerators, plenty of dishes and towels, internet access, etc. Each of the bedrooms are on different levels, ensuring privacy.

                                                                      Our group consisted of 3 couples, staying for a week in the middle of July, 2017. All of us felt that this villa was a truly magnificent place to stay and thoroughly enjoyed our time in it.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      The wild parrots and hummingbirds are so gorgeous. Glad they visited while you were on the pool deck. You were great guests and we hope you come back soon!

                                                                      Gorgeous property with breathtaking views

                                                                      Wendy N.

                                                                      If you're looking for the vacation of a lifetime, a stay in Villa Panorama can't be beat. The well appointed villa, to include gourmet kitchen and outdoor grill, spacious bedrooms, spa bathrooms, generous and comfortable living areas and spectacular pool and vast decks are just the beginning.

                                                                      Then there's the view, which is a 180 degree vista spanning from BVIs to Inner and Outer Brass overlooking beautiful Megan's Bay? There nothing that can adequately describe this absolutely breathtaking vista and nowhere on the island affords this unique view.

                                                                      This is our second visit to Villa Panorama and it won't be our last. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. Thanks to the owner and staff for a memory filled vacation of a lifetime!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      This review is especially meaningful to us because one person in the group was raised in St. Thomas and then moved away. She searched out our villa because it reminded her most of the beauty of this special island and it was so close to everything important to her for a wonderful holiday with her friends.

                                                                      We do hope you come back again next year!

                                                                      Absolutely the best week of my life!

                                                                      Lori P.

                                                                      A group of friends stayed at this beautiful villa. The bedrooms are situated on different floors, so everyone felt a sense of privacy. The main living area is open and perfect for everyone to hang out. The views are the best I've seen in St. Thomas. Overall, the perfect trip! We are already discussing when we can come back!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hosting guests for a wedding is always important to us because we know how special the reason for the whole trip is to you. Before you wrote the review, you had told us it was the best week of your life staying in our villa with your friends just relaxing. Thanks for sharing that and please do come back!

                                                                      Family getaway week

                                                                      Timothy J.

                                                                      Family trip was great. Terrific house with awesome view! Had couple of equipment pickups but manager was quick to respond. Pool. Kitchen, bedrooms, etc., all great. Often had foul door from septic system far below deck, but I didn't bring it to the managers attention until we were leaving.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are thrilled that you had a lovely vacation. I wish that you had called the villa manager about the septic issue earlier. As it turned out, it was not our septic system but that of our neighbor's. We had ours cleaned in early March. As soon as we found out, we were able to contact them to get their system cleaned in time for the next guests. Sorry we didn't know about it earlier. UGH

                                                                      The best villa we have ever stayed in, ever!

                                                                      jane j.

                                                                      My family and I had the most amazing vacation ever at the gorgeous Villa Panorama. We had planned to go to a different beach every day. But my husband loved the fact that from the huge pool deck he could fell as though he was right next to the beach but still have access to the refrig to get a cool drink and a snack. Several days we left him right there in one of the pretty lounge chairs on the pool deck while we went to the beach. I am not sure who had the better time!

                                                                      We were treated to rainbows on at least 2 days. The kids wanted to follow them to the pot of gold!

                                                                      The kitchen is fantastic. More pots and pans than I have at home. The barbeque areas allowed my husband to help with the cooking. We had some groceries delivered prior to arrival and then followed our google maps to other grocery stores. The island is easy to get around using google maps. In advance of our trip, Jackie was very helpful in answering questions. She also gave us a 12 page guide to the house and the island. The villa manager was very thorough in providing a tour of the house, answered all our questions and offered to come back any time (day or night) if we had issues. Although we didn't need her to do that, it was reassuring that assistance was just a phone call away.

                                                                      We have stayed in many private homes on vacations. And I have to say this one was at the top of our list. It was so clean and well maintained. The pool guy and the landscaper came during our stay and we appreciated knowing how much energy these owners put into keeping the property looking just like the photos.

                                                                      We did the zip-lining which is not far from the house. What a blast! We just loved everything about the house, the location, and our vacation was fabulous. We really want to come back next year. Thank you for hosting us.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      I love that you all tried zip-lining and am even more happy that you will be coming back. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.



                                                                      Misgen, St Thomas, USVI

                                                                      All water sports are available on any of the public beaches in St. Thomas. There is also a new zipline close to our house!


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                                                                      Because of the devastating affect of the hurricanes of Sept. 2017 we strongly suggest traveler's insurance which is offered for VRBO travelers by clicking here: http://www.vacationprotection.com/?aff=vpharenter&tab=Cancellation-Protection For rentals less than 5 nights, there is an additional cleaning fee of $175.00

                                                                      54 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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