Beachfront 2 Bed/1bath Condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay

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The magnificent sunsets are very real, and beautiful


Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

What is the value to you of having your own private beach - complete with deck, chairs, and shower, where you can catch the sun, with or without your suit? This is it: a private sandy beach on one of the most beautiful sandy bays anywhere. It is a quiet place, a place undisturbed and surrounded on both sides by rocks, trees and flowers.

Magen's Bay, with its famous mile wide beach, is one of the treasures of the Caribbean. It is a mile wide, four mile long 'U' shaped bodies of water, stretching northwest to the Atlantic Ocean, Because of high hills on three sides, the Bay is protected and very calm, and the wind blows out the Bay, keeping the waters still and the bottom sandy.

St. Thomas is a US territory, more easily reached than any other Island in the US or British Virgin Islands. Direct flights reach the Island from every major city in the eastern half of the United States. The Beach is on the very quiet north side of the island, but the nightlife, restaurants, and shopping of the Island is just 20 minutes away by car. St. Thomas is widely regarded as having the best high end shopping of any place in the Islands.

Your 1000 sq. ft. condo unit is right above the beach, reached by a short walk down a stair war to the beach. The condo has a large living room, a good sized kitchen, and two bedrooms, one equipped with a king sized bed and the other with two twins. The unit has a 9' by 40' deck the whole length of the condo, with seating for four guests, a place to eat, barbecue, or just lounge and watch the spectacular sunsets and the lights of the houses across the Bay at night. The entire property was renovated in 2007, with new kitchens, baths, and furniture.

This condo is located as part of Villa Eau Claire, a gated private home located on Peterborg Road about a half mile from the main Beach. The owners upstairs in a one bedroom unit, but they are infrequently on Island and will provide you with privacy if they are there. The Condo has its own entrance and its own stairs down to the Beach.

The Villa is equipped with a 27K generator, providing constant power during the frequent breakdowns of power in St. Thomas. Power has been out at least several times a week for a long time and if you rental unit does not have an automatic generater, that will diminish the quality of your stay.

This condo is part of Villa Eau Claire, which has a larger and more expensive two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,400 sq ft residence that is also for rent. These two units can be rented at the same time, providing four bedroom, three bathrooms, and two kitchens. Please see listing #221807. If rented together, there is a 10 percent discount from the combined rental prices.

Keywords: Condominium, luxury, beachfront, private deck, water access, beautiful views, sand

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No minimum age -- required liability waiver from children under eight years of age...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Has a private beach, accessible from a private deck, with lighting and shower. The most important amenity is the 27K generator that provides power for air-conditioning, computers, hot water and everything else during the frequent power outages on the Island. The generator automatically switches on when power is interrupted....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dishnetwork --- with HBO...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    36' flat screen in living room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Approximately 80 movies...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Entire unit air-conditioned....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In laundry room below condo....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Small office area in condo, with computer, wifi, and printer....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Full supply....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    For one car, with second optional....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In Laundry room below condo....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    9 by 40 foot deck, views in three directions...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept/Oct 2016
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
Fall 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2016
4 night min stay
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
High season
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Middle Season
May 1 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Check out cleaning 2016 $110
  • House manager tip $50
  • Tax Rate 10%


Extra charge for 5th person.

15% discount for bookings of minimum of 7 nights (already above weekly rate)

20% discount for bookings of minimum of 14 nights

30% discount for 30 nights stay.

25% discount for booking made within the 30 days of the arrival

5% extra if booked at least 8 months in advance (cumulative)

+10% discount for return customers (cumulative).

Discounts are not cumulative

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Main airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Megan Bay Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
St. John Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahagony Run
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Megan Bay Beach

Car: Necessary

Beautiful walks in the water along the shore, for miles in either direction, with all sandy bottom and no coral. The villa is located directly on the favorite walker's and joggers road on St. Thomas -- leading from Magen's Bay Beach, where people park, to the end of Pecora Point, a distaince of about three miles and a half miles..


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Villa Eau Claire is one of three properties that Gordon and Annika Black own and rent on St. Thomas. We specialize in rehabbing the entire property, with Gordon taking responsibility for the purchase and the basic design of the rehab, and with Annika providing the furnishings and interior decoration. Annika is a European, and it shows in the taste applied to the furnishing of the property. This is the sisth property we have done together, having sold three other villas. Gordon was in his past life the founder, Chairman and CEO of Harris Interactive (HPOL). They spend about six months on St. Thomas and the rest of the time in Paris and traveling. Julia Quetel is the House Manager and John Cooper, who built the Villa, takes care of maintenance.

Why the Owner Chose Peterborg, St Thomas, USVI:
Why this property? It is THE ONLY CONDO available directly on Magen Bay, with its own deck, shower, lawn chairs, and pocket beach. Villa Eau Claire is less than one half mile through the water -- a gentle sandy walk seldom above your knees -- to the main beach at Magen Bay. The views are spectacular; the sound of the waves is enticing; and the sand is wonderful. What more could anyone want? The property is gated and with good parking, and the lot is beautiful -- flowers, flowers everywhere! In addition, the villa is only five minutes away from the only 18 hole golf course on St. Thomas and very close to a couple of the best restaurants on the Island.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The condo is directly above the beach, with about 50 steps down to the deck below, and six steps to the beach itself. Also, the laundry room is directly below the deck. Although teh property is completely air-conditioned, most guests, particularly in winter, do not use the air-conditioning because they want to hear the water at night. The beach next door -- less than 100 yards away -- is the alternative lifestyle beach and the hope to nude bathing -- the only such beach on St. Thomas.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The magnificent sunsets are very real, and beautiful

    The magnificent sunsets are very real, and beautiful

  • Little Magen's Bay Beach -- Largest Pocket Beach on Magen's Bay

    Little Magen's Bay Beach -- Largest Pocket Beach on Magen's Bay

  • The deck really is Large and private -- the shower is visible

    The deck really is Large and private -- the shower is visible

  • There is a large great room, with plasma television screen

    There is a large great room, with plasma television screen

  • The kitchen area

    The kitchen area

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • View of the deck

    View of the deck

  • Owner of House -- Swims a mile every day from the Beach

    Owner of House -- Swims a mile every day from the Beach

  • The Gated Driveway to the Villa and Condo

    The Gated Driveway to the Villa and Condo

  • Eau Claire sandy beach

    Eau Claire sandy beach

  • The view of Magen Bay beach from the deck

    The view of Magen Bay beach from the deck

  • Other view of the living area

    Other view of the living area

  • The twin beds

    The twin beds

  • Bathroom


  • The view almost always includes moored yachts

    The view almost always includes moored yachts

  • Little Magen's Beach -- 100 yards from Deck

    Little Magen's Beach -- 100 yards from Deck

VRBO #207564

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Beachfront 2 BED/1BATH condo - Private Beach on Magen's Bay

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