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Carefree Villa - Relax with a view in sunny Caribbean breezes

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 6, entrance on parking level

Enjoy your relaxing vacation in the gated Mahogany Run community. This 3 bedroom villa provides beautiful down island views of the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola as well as the U.S. Virgins', St John. Enjoy whale watching and cruise ship watching from your covered veranda with a cool breeze and your favorite beverage.

Ideally situated on the north oceanside of the island with good breezes, Carefree is within short driving distance of shopping in Charlotte Amalie (15 min), Yacht Haven Grand(20 min) and Havensight Malls (20 min). Magens Bay is 5 minutes away, just past the "don't miss" ice cream and milkshake stand, the 'Famous Delight'. Red Hook (catch the ferry to St. John) and the East End restaurants and shopping are 20 minutes away.

The villa is well equipped for the gourmet cook but there are many nearby restaurants. The entrance, master bedroom, kitchen, living area, and pool are on the same level as parking which is ideal for those with limited mobility (one step up from the sidewalk to the entrance).

Our home has some advantages over comparable luxury villas on St Thomas.

1) The villa is almost all windows with screens so the views and breezes are emphasized.

2) The entrance to the house is on the driveway level so you do not have to carry luggage and groceries up or down multiple flights of stairs as you do at most villas on the hillsides.

3) The house is kept clean, and in good repair with dehumidifiers running when the unit is empty so there is no mildew build-up.

4) There are Roku 3 units on all the TVs with Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts.

5) An airport greeter who will lead you to the house and point out grocery stores and sights is included in the rental rate.

Because our regular and new renters that have treated our house responsibly like their own home, our villa remains very economically priced compared to other villas on the island. It has many amenities and is well stocked with staples.

For the adventurous, with our knowledge of the island and nearby islands, we can arrange day sails emphasizing great snorkeling stops or great island beach bars. On island adventures, such as points of interest tour, best restaurants, historical tours, best beaches, best happy hour and sunset bar views etc., are also easy to arrange. Just let us know your preferences.

Please consider us for your vacation rental.

More Details

Rick Jelovsek
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Rick Jelovsek

We have vacationed in the Virgin Islands since 1980. While all of the Virgin Islands have their strengths, we finally bought property on St Thomas because of all the activities, resources, conveniences, the view from the property we purchased in 1996 and the wonderful people we met.

Rick Jelovsek purchased this villa in 1999

Why Rick Jelovsek chose Northside

This property is in the gated community of Mahogany Run on the north (Atlantic) side of the island. There are always cool breezes from the trade winds on this side of the island even in summer, allowing us to build a home with a lot of windows to open while at the same time taking in the gorgeous down island view. It is in a peaceful setting and yet still close to the great water, shopping and dining opportunities St Thomas has to offer.

What makes this villa unique

The main floor entrance is on the same level as the driveway so you do not have to lug suitcases and groceries up and down one to two flights of stairs which precede the entrance of many island villas. The well-equipped kitchen allows you to have as many economical meals in the villa as you want while at the same time there are two fine restaurants in the complex. You can just 'veg out' for you vacation or have a convenient respite after spending your day out and about the island or the waters of the Caribbean.


Bolongo Bay Beach
"We like Iggies Beach Bar on Bolongo with great entertainment most nights of the week. They a..."
Coral World Ocean Park
"Fun for a half day visit. A nice collection of tropical fish in tanks as well as an under wa..."
Lindquist Beach
"For an uncrowded beach try this. Since it is a new beach, most people don't know about it. N..."
Mahogany Run Golf Course
"Challenging and beautiful golf course. The Grille Room at the Clubhouse is open to the publi..."
Duffy's Love Shack
"Great juke box music, dancing and bar in a parking lot in Red Hook. Best after 10pm when the..."
"This restaurant in Frenchtown (west side of Charlotte Amalie harbor) has very good food but ..."
St. Peter Mountain Greathouse & Botanical Gardens
"The Gardens have a good collection of the native tropical plants and birds. We like to go ea..."
Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar
"We love this modern sushi bar land restaurant located right next to the cruise ships at Have..."
Virgin Islands Ecotours
"Great kayaking among the mangrove wetlands not too far from Red Hook."
Mountain Top
"Wonderful view of the whole north side of St Thomas as well as down island view to St John a..."
Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (Red Hook)
"Ferry terminal for day trips to Cruz Bay on St John, West End on Tortola, or Foxy's/Soggy Do..."
Banana Tree Grille
"Beautiful view overlooking Charlotte Amalie Harbor and the food is also first rate. Wonderfu..."
Red Hook Dive Center
"Located behind Molly Malone's in Red Hook, the Dive Center has snorkel and diving equipment ..."
Skyride to Paradise Point
"You can drive up to Paradise Point above Havensight where the cruise ships dock or take the ..."
Havana Blue
"Wonderful setting for a romantic dinner with a Latin theme. Go before sunset so you can watc..."
Gladys's Café
"Good for lunch when shopping in town. West Indian flavors along with traditional mainland fo..."
Coki Beach
"Good for snorkeling and visit to Aquarium"
Blue Orchid
"Excellent restaurant and view"
Magens Bay Beach
"This is a mile long, smooth sand swimming pool. Go in the morning about 9 am on day when the..."
Yacht Haven Grande
"Upscale Shoppoing"
Old Stone Farmhouse
"Great Dining Experience - Expensive"
"One of our favorites"
Grill Room
"Consistently good and located on the property."
Tickles Dockside Pub
"Will often have lunch there prior to going to airport to depart"
"Our choice for lunch away from the crowds when shopping in downtown Charlotte Amalie"
Pie Whole
"Wonderful Pizza and Belgian Beer in Frenchtown area of Charlotte Amalie harbor"
Zozo's Ristorante
"Best Restaurant on St John. Reservations needed about 2 weeks prior to visit. "
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
STT-St Thomas USVI
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Grille Room at Mahogany Run Golf Clubhouse
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Red Hook to St John, Tortola BVI
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Mahogany Run - Home of the Devil's Triangle
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 42
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Mahognany Run Grille Room and Old Stone Farmhouse
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Magen's Bay Beach
Car: necessary

Located in the gated community of Mahogany Run on the Ocean on the north side of St Thomas, the villa has a spectacular down island view of the British Virgin islands of Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, as well as St John in the USVI

Golf: Mahogany Run, our on site golf course is 6,022-yard, par-70 course, designed by George and Tom Fazio. It offers 18 of the most beautiful holes in the Caribbean, culminating in the spectacular “Devil’s Triangle,” the world renowned Signature trio of the 13th, 14th and 15th holes on the Atlantic Ocean.

Golfers who play all three without a penalty stroke are awarded a special “I Survived The Devil’s Triangle” certificate from the Club’s Pro Shop.

The 327-yard 13th is a dogleg-left par-4 that slopes precipitously towards a tiny shelf-like green carved out of a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Playing the hole in regulation requires an accurate 200-yard tee shot followed by a wedge into the windswept 25-foot-wide green.

Number 14, one of the world’s most dramatic par-3s, is a 173-yard, cliff-side hole with the Atlantic Ocean in place of the fairway. The golfer often must play the ball out over the ocean, battling swirling winds to find the green. In the distance, the islands tease even the most seasoned golfers into taking their eyes off the ball. It is one of the most breathtaking views a golfer will ever witness from a tee box.

A 560-yard par-5, the 15th is the number one handicap hole on the course. Accuracy off the tee is vital. After a monster drive, long hitters often try to smash a second shot over a pond that guards the front of the hole, only to find trouble with the out-of-bounds behind the dramatically sloped green.


Mandahl Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room near entrance door - toilet
    Bedroom 3 Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bedroom 2 Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Towels, soap, toilet paper, hair dryers and hair shampoo and conditioner furnished
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , on parking level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , common balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , common balcony
  • Air conditioner units and fans in each bedroom. Each BR with patio glass doors and screens and great views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Very suitable for a person or couple with limited mobility since main bedroom, cooking and living area and pool all on parking level with only one step up to entrance from outside sidewalk. This is unusual for St Thomas villas. One stair flight down to bedrooms 2 and 3 with only one main entrance to villa makes it suitable for those with children. Unit is very clean and well maintained. Well stocked with beach towels, beach chairs, floats, spices, cooking, grilling utensils and wine refrigerator. We recommend you rent a car but we will have someone meet you at the airport and guide you to the villa.


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Carefree Villa - Relax with a view in sunny Caribbean breezes
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful view and great breeze

  • 4 of 5

Ideal view. Pool was a fantastic add on. The labels on cabinets and doors were appreciated. Only downfall would be almost daily power outages (typically an hour or less) and a treacherous driveway. We would highly recommend this rental overall.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was the 2nd time our family stayed at Carefree and we had another great time!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views from the deck and the pool was a refreshing break from the great st thomas sun!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carefree Villa in Mahogany Run

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the carefree villa in Mahogany run June 25th-June 30th. We were there to attend my sister's wedding.

The house was amazing! The expansive decks are super functional and large enough for a dinner with friends. There was a BBQ and plenty of sitting space and a full table and chairs.

It is very hot there; each of the bedroom were air-conditioned and each had its own bathroom. There is a lovely main floor bedroom on the upper level and then 2 bedrooms downstairs as well. There is also an extra 1/2 bath on the main level by the door.

The house overall was very well done; lots of towels, extra gadgets etc. were available.

The views were spectacular and being able to relax and cook in a few nights and just watch the views was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described or better. Great view, large comfortable rooms, quiet ,and a beautiful large balcony with pool. Could not have asked for anything better. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The Carefree Villa was absolutely perfect for my BDAY getaway. It was located in a gated community in Mahogany Run. It was really clean and well-maintained. It was exactly as it is described. Definitely a perfect place to just relax with friends by the pool. It is also just about 10 minutes away from Magen's Bay - which was absolutely gorgeous! Also a great location to the Red Hook ferry to take a day trip to St. John.

Rick was definitely very helpful from the time I booked it to the time we got there. He gave us so many different suggestions on where to eat and where to go. He happened to come to the island when we were there and had a chance to talk with him. Such a nice guy -- he even accompanied us to the nearest grocery. Sherri (our airport pickup guide) was also so helpful. We had a last minute change in our flight and she really made the time to adjust to it.

I would definitely come back to Carefee and recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

Can't get enough!

  • 5 of 5

Rick, once again our family had an outstanding vacation in St Thomas & surrounding islands. This was our second, and hopefully not last, trip to Carefree. Thanks to familiarity and additional coaching by Rick, we were able to accomplish more in our 7 days than previous trips.

Per your advice, ordering take-out lunch from Cup & Cork daily was a great idea. It's 10 minutes away, delicious & saved time and expense of packing lunches every day.

Thirteen was a fantastic restaurant. A couple of the old Craig & sally's folks are there, it was our previous favorite; Thirteen has replaced it!

Lindquist Beach is undergoing some renovations & upgrades. I expect the next time we're there, it will be on par with Megan's? Unfortunately, the public access to Sapphire is closed, we used to really enjoy that beach.

We were lucky enough to get a "10" weather day for our trip to BVI & Jost. The snorkeling was fabulous, end everyone had a fantastic time at Norman's and Jost.

Lastly, Rick, I appreciate your attention to detail & follow-up to our questions and concerns. We tell all of our friends about Carefree--they all want to displace our kids on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

Discounts for less than 4 people in unit are available.
Discounts are also available depending upon bookings and the economy. Email us for the best rate. If you are on a budget for the rental fee, let us know what it is and we will do our best.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.