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Better than EVER! Totally new furnishings, kitchen, flooring and fabulous views

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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.

From your first step through the floral wrought iron gates at the entrance to Villa Panorama, you are literally 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 without interruption down to the beach. Everything about this villa is 5-star quality.You can take a virtual tour on YouTube by searching for Villa Panorama. (

The totally new kitchen with granite and onyx counters, solid wood cabinets handmade in the US, and all new appliances, is breathtaking. 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 which 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. Or simply take your first dip in the crystal clear oversized swimming pool (among the largest on the island). If you prefer, a few steps to a lower terrace and a full sized hot tub/spa awaits. When you return to the Great Room, you will notice that the opposite wall is glass allowing you to enjoy another outdoor terrace and garden setting of palms, Birds of Paradise and other exotica. You can enjoy this private setting, complete with a soothing garden fountain whether you choose to be indoors or out.

The world famous Magen's Beach is directly below the villa. You can hear the waves and occasionally watch weddings on the beach. Magen's Bay is also the home of more rainbows than any other bay. You will have to drive to the beach because the terrain is so forested. However, it is an easy drive of 2 left turns. The advantage is that you will drive past the St.Thomas ice cream dairy where they make incredible milkshakes with or without alcohol. It will be a must-stop.

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. If you tire of the stunning ocean vistas, take a break with one of the villa's state of the art flat screen TVs or stereo system. The villa has an excellent DVD library for our guests. Enjoy the fully stocked wet bar. For the Internet user, high speed internet access is available.

This villa’s kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight with its size and supplies. The counters and backsplash are gorgeous granite imported from Italy. The cabinets are hand-made from Minnesota. The sideboard in the dining room is topped with yellow onyx from Spain. The vast counters allow your family or guests to nibble on appetizers or help in the preparation of meals without ever getting in each other’s way. If you prefer outdoor cooking, the new barbecue grills are an easy alternative. Your al fresco dining experience can take place pool side or garden side depending upon the mood. Of course, the villa also features a more formal dining room with a coral chandelier, mammoth baroque mirror, and Tuscan china cabinet.

The villa contains 4 spacious master suites with private bathrooms. Three of which have their own private decks for having coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening, star gazing or getting away from the crowd and gazing at the ocean. Each room is fully air conditioned, has its own TV/DVD entertainment center, and a distinctive ocean view. 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, European linens, thick comforters, huge mirrors, ceiling fans, and large closets.

This villa is in a private, secluded, gated community close to the beach; to town for shopping and dinners; close to golf and zip-lining. Our concierge will help you with restaurant reservations, boat trips, provisions, and any thing you need to make this the most spectacular vacation of your life. We have private chefs who will come to the villa as well as yoga instructors and personal masseuses.

This villa features an honor bar system. We often find that guests would like a cocktail as soon as they arrive to celebrate their decision to come to our villa. They find a stocked bar with plenty of options. We just ask that each guest replace the amount they consumed prior to departing the villa.

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.

Keywords: Villa, rental villa, ensuite bedrooms, pool, four bedrooms, private location, high-end, 5-star, amazing views, granite counters, romantic setting, gate community, great villa manager, gorgeous furnishings, new kitchen, concierge, beach, luxury

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

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 Misgen

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).

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.


Misgen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you have parties for guests who are not staying at the villa, you MUST obtain wedding insurance. Contact us for more information
  • Extra charges: Pool heater @ .55 cents per KWH. Trash @ $20/bag over 2 bags. Hot tub refill @ $75
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Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Powder room off Great room - toilet , tub , Gorgeous Kohler garden sink and toilet, interesting tile
    Yellow Master suite - toilet , shower , Walk in shower, 2 glass vessel sinks, pretty marble tile
    Master suite - toilet , shower , granite counters, make up table, walk in shower, 2 vessels
    Oversize Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, high ceilings, new tiling
    Mini master suite - toilet , shower , Tile throughout, glass shower doors
  • All newly renovated bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master suite - 1 king , Ocean view deck, 4 poster bed, step to hot tub, marble bath
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , new plush mattress queen size sleeper sofa, half bath
    Mini master suite - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, rocking chair, private bath, ocean view
    Yellow master suite - 1 queen , huge balcony w/ lounge chairs, walk in shower, flat screen
    Over sized master suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , inflatable mattress, TV, sitting area for 8, balcony
  • King size beds (2), queen size beds (2), 1 baby crib, new queen size plush mattress sleeper sofas (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 54 reviews

Stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Absolutely Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we dreamed off and more!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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! Jackie
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Gorgeous property with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Family getaway week

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Absolutely the best week of my life!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a little tired, but we had an amazing time! It is in a great location close drive to most of the island, but still secluded. We were able to make most of our own meals and save for more fun on the island...worst thing...not enough time!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the delivery of the new furniture didn't come in time for your visit. It came the following week and creates a nice tropical feel and the new sleeper sofa is plush and super comfortable. It has a whole new look in the main rooms now and feels very up-to-date.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Charlotte Amalie
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Charlotte Amalie
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Magohany Run
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mafolie, Blue Orchid
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magen's Bay Beach
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

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:

For rentals less than 5 nights, there is an additional cleaning fee of $175.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund