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Ocean View Designer Estate on Two Private Hilltop Acres, Secluded and Serene

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Your outdoor living room with LED TV, pool and separate kitchen

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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About the Property

4 Bedroom/4 Bath (Sleeps 8): Private Pool, Live-In Caretaker, solar powered.

Larimar is a designer masterpiece nestled on two hilltop acres overlooking the blue Caribbean. You can see all the way to St. John and St. Thomas, but no one can see you in your tropical hideaway. There is a full-time caretaker in a separate apartment on-site to maintain the condition of this 4200-square-foot home, which has been featured in House Beautiful magazine. If you are looking for serenity, privacy and lush beauty, look no further. We have also just completed the installation of self-contained 3.5KW solar system with battery back-up. No loud generator or diesel fumes - come to Paradise and reduce your carbon footprint!

There are four spacious bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The Master Bedroom has a canopy King bed, entertainment center, sitting area and a lovely antique desk for that office work you just had to bring with you. (Don't worry, there's broadband WiFi throughout, so you can always get your email!) It has a magnificent view of the Caribbean through the huge picture window.

The Upstairs Master features an enormous balcony with patio table and chaises -- and a view that will take your breath away -- plus constant tropical breezes that make this room a favorite with returning guests.

The two interior bedrooms each has two twin beds (convertible to queen bed or queen + twins if desired -- sleeping layout is flexible so ask and we will try to make it happen).

In true West Indian style, the kitchen is in a separate wing from the bedrooms, across the pool area. You never live with the heat or smell of cooking. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, gas range, microwave, blender, Cuisinart, coffeemaker, and all the cooking and serving utnesils you could want. There is even picnicware to take to the beach. We provide everything you need, including a gas BBQ grill for those big lobsters you're going to catch!

The private pool sits in an open courtyard with lush landscaping and a spectacular ocean view.

This fully environmentally friendly retreat has its own cistern, solar system and battery back up. Our caretaker will help you find your way around and make you comfortable, and keep the place in ship shape. Mark is also an avid sailor, in case you want to brush up on your skills or go on a sailing or fishing trip. Mark's goal is to have the guests of Villa Larimar loving this Island as much as he does before you depart!

We provide the beach towels, beach chairs and sunscreen you'll want to take down the road to Cane Bay, one of the loveliest beaches in the Virgin Islands. A three-minute drive from Larimar, Cane Bay is a family-friendly, pet-friendly gathering spot. It boasts some excellent beachfront restaurants, a dive shop, kayak rentals, and what SCUBA divers generally recognize as the best dive wall in the Caribbean. It is also the location of the infamous bike leg of the 'The Beast,' St Croix's triathlon that serves for many as the warm up for the Iron Man.

Larimar is a short hop from Carambola, St. Croix’s top golf course, and a quick ten minutes' drive from the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport.

Guests of Larimar also are provided with passes to Carambola Renaissance Beach Resort, a five star Marriott property. These passes allow you all of the amenities that their guests receive plus a 10% discount on food and beverages, spa treatments and activities! Go for a workout or enjoy the fabulous Friday night Pirates Buffet with Mocko Jumbies (stilt spirit dancers) and The Flaming Gypsies fire dance troupe, or just relax on their manicured beach

St. Croix is America's best kept tourist secret, a tropical adventure that US citizens can enjoy without even needing a passport. The beaches are never crowded, the old Danish towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted are a sightseer's delight. Buck Island is one of the nation's only underwater national parks, a fantastic day trip on a catamaran or antique sailing vessel.

We'd love to share it all with you.


Keywords: Villa, Scuba, Luxury, Mansion, Estate, View, Gated, Gracious, Privacy, Caribbean, USVI, St. Croix
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed:

    Events welcome; venue fee $1500/day...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Not really suitable for ages 2-7!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome! ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upper Master: 1 king

    Also a Cali-king, unreal view from private balcony, new A/C!...moreless

  • Master 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Another master with flexible bedding options new A/C!...moreless

  • Grand Master Suite-owners suite: 1 king

    This room features a Cali-king, seating area, bay window A/C...moreless

  • Twin Bedroom : 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    The smallest bedroom, layout adaptable. New A/C!...moreless

  • All of the bedrooms have A/C and full baths, the twin room shares the full bath with the common area, the 3 Masters have HD DISH network tv's, broadband wi-fi and Cat5 connections....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled...moreless

  • Outdoor rinse shower: outdoor shower

    Perfect to shower off the sand/sunscreen or to just cool off...moreless

  • All of the bathrooms have tiled showers, UV filtered water tested for drinkability monthly (recent tests pass the highest standards for drinking water, even beat out major brands such as DaSani in PPM tests!)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Reduce your carbon footprint due to our recent solar upgrade, now providing 70% of our power! Battery back up electrical system eliminates loud diesel generator and the smell. Portable GPS navigation unit for your rental car. Live-in Caretaker to see to your needs. A million-dollar view. Original art. Pick your own mango, passionfruit, banana and grapefruit, in season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Nice selection of cards, board games and jigsaw puzzles for the rare rainy day....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH network...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large LED tv's in living room, grand Master, upper Master and Master 3...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A wide selection of new releases and classics...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    To the west are Blue Mountain and the island's rainforest. The clouds gather around them, pink, orange and gold, every sunset. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    200 degrees of Caribbean blue lay at your feet. Look across to St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola... watch rainbows form and the lights of Charlotte Amalie twinkle on....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Main dining area seats 6. There is also a 4 top that can be moved from the living area to the kitchen and we also have a folding table to serve as a buffet or additional seating. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms will have brand new A/C's, installed July 2014...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed broadband access is provided free of charge...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas dryer...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    A color ink-jet printer/scanner/copier provided for your convenience in the master bedroom. It is connected to the wireless networks. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Membership at Carambola Beach resort provides access to their gym and pool, hot tub and beach, just a few minutes drive away and free of charge, 10% off spa treatments and food, beverages!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Large storage/workshop space attached to the house. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    YES, the home has wired CAT 5 connections in the bedrooms as well as 3 high-speed wi-fi networks...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Everything is provided for you, even the sunscreen!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The open air living room features incredible views of the Caribbean, 46 inch LED HD satellite tv, Phillips Hue multicolored lighting, ceiling fans, outdoor speakers... all 3 steps from the pool....moreless

  • Parking:

    Generous parking!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    AT&T works beautifully on St. Croix, with no roaming charge for US phones. Verizon... not so much :-)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, pool and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent as well!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Three wi-fi networks cover 100% of Larimar...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Classic Mr. Coffee flat-bottom filter electric. Filters provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dinnerware and glassware provided, as well as coolers and picnic ware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances throughout. A new, whole house water filtration system has been added including UV filtration. So, all water in the villa is drinkable and is tested monthly, even the ice!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, spices, sugar, flour, oil, vinegar, coffee, tea... the basics are all ready and waiting....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new GE Profile installed June 2014...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    It makes makes you want to hang glide!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Mark's 48-foot catamaran is on its way down from the Florida Keys and will soon be available for day charters. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    With a view of the Caribbean and neighboring islands to die for. At night... the Milky Way!...moreless

  • Golf:

    We are a short drive from Carambola golf and tennis, and have privileges there. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We don't have a kayak but there is fabulous kayaking tours nearby including Bioluminescent night kayaking!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mango and avocado trees, bananas and grapefruit as well! Avocados are not bearing fruit yet but soon come. Mangos available late June/July, Grapefruit in January. Bananas vary. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yup, big ol' gas bbq. Makes a mean rack o' ribs....moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    We are a short drive from Carambola golf and tennis, and have privileges there. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkels and masks....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Crystal clear freshwater pool overlooking the Caribbean. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 47 traveler reviews
Lounging in the sun, overlooking the beatiful ocean views!!! 07/25/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:


The VRBO Bear just had an amazing first day in the beautiful U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix! The weather was perfect - in the 80’s and a summer breeze filled the air. The bear was fortunate to stay in a designer estate that sits on top of two private hilltop acres overlooking St. Croix. A great plus is that the bear could leave his passport at home and travel with just a US license!

The beautiful home provided island living to its fullest. The outdoor living area, including the kitchen, living room, dining room, and pool, all overlook the Caribbean. The bear’s favorite parts of the house included the relaxing hammock, upstairs balcony and the pool! The Larimar Estate had plenty of room for all of the bear’s items because it was 4200 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Michael, the onsite caretaker of the property provided the bear with a full list of activities for the week such as island explorations, snorkeling, and relaxing at the beach. The bear had a real surprise towards the end of his stay when Michael brought over Kiki and the Flaming Gypsies to the house to perform fire dancing!

The bear had an unforgettable experience at Villa Larimar in St. Croix. The ocean views, outdoor living space, and the onsite property manager provided us a wonderful vacation.

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Mar 16 - Nov 15, 2017
4 night min stay

$3,250
High Season
Nov 16 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay

$4,250
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,500
flat fee
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$500
$3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We prefer 50% of rental rate to reserve the dates, the remaining balance of rental rate is due 60 days prior to arrival and please bring a personal or corporate check for the Hotel Tax, made out to "VIBIR" (Virgin Island Bureau of Internal Revenue).

We are also available for events, perfect for weddings and receptions under 45 persons. $1500/day.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
STX - Henry Rohlsen International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rowdy Joe's, Above the Cliff, Off the Wall, Eat
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Carambola Golf Resort and Spa
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Melvin Evans Highway 66
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rowdy Joe's, Above the Cliff, Off the Wall, Eat
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cane Bay Beach:world class diving, dining and sun

Car: Recommended

St. Croix is America's Undiscovered Tropical Paradise. Less crowded than St. Thomas, less expensive than St. John, the island offers deserted white sand beaches, an underwater national park, lobster-hunting and spear-fishing year-round, and all the color and verve of West Indian music, dance and food. You will want to take a catamaran out to pristine Buck Island, go to the restored Whim Plantation, visit St. George Botanical Garden, golf at Carambola or another famed golf course... or just veg out by the pool and enjoy the Caribbean view.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I fell in love with St. Croix the first time I came to visit. I bought Villa Larimar the next year and have spent the past decade turning this designer property into the showplace it was meant to be. When I'm not here, you get to enjoy it (lucky!) and I have installed an old friend and avid sailor, Mark Thompson, in the caretaker's unit to make sure everything stays shipshape. If there's anyone who loves St. Croix more than I do, it's Mark. You will be in good hands :-)

Why the Owner Chose Estate Betsys Jewel, Saint Croix, USVI:
St. Croix is a Caribbean paradise that's still America, making it both exotic and familiar. Larimar is a gem on this fabulous rock. The design was so wonderfully thought out that the Island surrounds you and is a part of every moment of your stay. The open design lets the outside in like no other home I've encountered here on St. Croix or the other Virgins as well. No matter where you are in the Villa, the Island is with you. I cannot imagine coming to Paradise and spending time inside four walls with a window or two when you can basically live in conjunction with the beauty of this Island. Whether its the amazing views or the open living area, the extra large patio around the pool, the incredible upstairs patio overlooking the world or even just the pleasantness of cooking meals in the separate kitchen that is only 5 steps from the pool and open to the outdoors, every aspect of this villa is capturing. Guests laugh at me when I say this but it is even pretty here when it rains!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Peace and quiet, a canopy of stars, warm ocean waves and cool island breezes.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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Photos

  • Your outdoor living room with LED TV, pool and separate kitchen

    Your outdoor living room with LED TV, pool and separate kitchen

  • Read a book in the hammock or relax in a poolside chair or chaise.

    Read a book in the hammock or relax in a poolside chair or chaise.

  • Beautiful Tropical plants greet you as you enter the Atrium...

    Beautiful Tropical plants greet you as you enter the Atrium...

  • The master suite has ocean view  LED HDTV, BluRay Player and many, many books.

    The master suite has ocean view LED HDTV, BluRay Player and many, many books.

  • View from the balcony of the upstairs Master.  If you look closely, you can see he other Virgins on the horizon. Much more dramatic in person!

    View from the balcony of the upstairs Master. If you look closely, you can see he other Virgins on the horizon. Much more dramatic in person!

  • Modern kitchen with new appliances and all necessary cookware and dishes.

    Modern kitchen with new appliances and all necessary cookware and dishes.

  • When the sun goes down, the fun continues!

    When the sun goes down, the fun continues!

  • Quite the view from upstairs master private balcony - see the other USVI and BVI

    Quite the view from upstairs master private balcony - see the other USVI and BVI

  • Through the imported French looking glass.

    Through the imported French looking glass.

  • The newest event space on St. Croix!

    The newest event space on St. Croix!

  • Put yourself in one of these chairs or chaise and relax the days away.

    Put yourself in one of these chairs or chaise and relax the days away.

  • Come dine with us - bring your friends. There's plenty of room.

    Come dine with us - bring your friends. There's plenty of room.

  • View from the kitchen as you make your morning coffee.

    View from the kitchen as you make your morning coffee.

  • Larimar comes alive at night!

    Larimar comes alive at night!

  • Dining table and kitchen - extra table and chairs available for large groups

    Dining table and kitchen - extra table and chairs available for large groups

  • All bathrooms are fully equipped and feature walk-in tiled showers

    All bathrooms are fully equipped and feature walk-in tiled showers

  • Beauty that will take your breath away.

    Beauty that will take your breath away.

  • Master 3 shown here in Twin bed configuration.  It can also be set up as a Queen suite

    Master 3 shown here in Twin bed configuration. It can also be set up as a Queen suite

  • Upstairs Master with King bed and spacious balcony overlooking the ocean.

    Upstairs Master with King bed and spacious balcony overlooking the ocean.

  • Magnificent sunsets playing nightly.

    Magnificent sunsets playing nightly.

  • As sun sets, the caterer sets up for a party! Move the table and start dancing.

    As sun sets, the caterer sets up for a party! Move the table and start dancing.

  • Sitting area and dinette.

    Sitting area and dinette.

  • Lush tropical foliage highlights the private pool deck.

    Lush tropical foliage highlights the private pool deck.

  • Your chair awaits!

    Your chair awaits!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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