House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
- english, german, spanish
About Auguste Rimpel
I am originally from St. Thomas. I am a retired partner from one of the Big Four Accounting firms. My wife, who is originally from Germany, is a retired marketing executive. We have owned this villa for 18 years. We bought it when I had to travel frequently to the islands due to an involvement with the local university.. We rented the villa short term successfully during this period for 15 years through a local rental agency, but shifted to annual rentals when I stopped traveling frequently to the island. We recently decided to begin renting the property short term again to permit us some personal use, but this time we opted to market it ourselves through VRBO. The villa was built by a major U. S. bank for its top executive, and later bought and expanded by another major U. K. bank for the same use. It was designed and used extensively for entertaining.
Auguste Rimpel purchased this Villa in 1995
Why Auguste Rimpel chose Estate Bakkero
Our villa is located on a hill with views of downtown Charlotte Amalie, the inner and outer harbors, and the western end of the island. We were attracted to it because of the view and its location in the prestigious Bakkero neighborhood in Frenchman's Bay. The view from our balcony in the evening is simply spectacular.
What makes this Villa unique
We are located just above the Frenchman Reef Marriott Hotel, so one has easy access to their facilities. We are also a five minute drive to downtown Charlotte Amalie where most of the major duty free shops are located. Previous guests loved the convenience of the location close to town, while at the same time perched on a secluded hillside location.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Estate Bakkero holiday
Captain’s Walk is convenient to both Charlotte Amelie and Red Hook. On a hill above the harbor it has amazing views. The house is well maintained, very well equipped, and the management very responsive.
Fantastic house with an incredible view!
Jillian was amazing! The house was perfect for 7 adults. Pool was fantastic and used daily! Will definitely rent here again!!
Me and my family stayed at the Villa for a week for a wedding. We enjoyed the home very much. Jillian, the manager was wonderful... She was always quick to respond and was helpful in setting up local excursions for us. She gave great advice on how to navigate certain aspects of the island. The view cannot be beat, sunsets were amazing! There is not any A/C in the living room and kitchen, so it can get quite warm in those areas... But we were there in the summer. The A/C in the rooms works very well, so we could cool if in there or at the pool. The house was very well stocked, it even had gear for the beach.
Spacious and Relaxing
First of all, Jillian met us at the airport and showed us how to get to the Villa. She spent a lot of time touring the place and answering our questions. A delightful lady, that helped more than would be expected.
The property itself was fantastic! High up in the hills, gated and secure. With a lovely view of the water below. In fact, we enjoyed watching the cruise ships arriving each morning.
All the rooms were spacious; never felt crowded. Since each bedroom had its own bath, each couple enjoyed their privacy.
We certainly enjoyed having the pool for swimming, relaxing, and watching the local Iguanas running around. Spent much of our time on a patio (either front or back), soaking in the super weather.
In summary, we were pleased as we could be! Would certainly recommend this property. It was GREAT !!!
We stayed at Captain's Walk for 9 days & enjoyed it very much. It was a very central location for us to be able to go sightseeing, shopping & to different restaurants. The view was beautiful overlooking the bay where all the cruise ships came & went. We felt very private & secure when staying at the house. The house was perfect for our large family of 9. It accomodated us nicely. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could think of. I would highly recommend this house. If we were going back to St.Thomas, I would definitley stay there again.