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~Paradise is Back!~ Beautiful, Serene, Secluded w/Solar Power

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Serene Private Villa with Breathtaking Caribbean View.FREE Airport Meet & Greet!

Take advantage of our Summer Sizzle deal in August! Stay 6 nights and get the 7th FREE!

(Valid June 27th, 2018 to August 31, 2018. Must check out by September 7, 2018. Not valid with any other promotion) Ask us for details…

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Villa Larimar is a private estate nestled in the cliffs overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea. 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 property caretaker and concierge on-site to maintain the condition of this 4200-square-foot home, and tend to your needs! This property has been featured in House Beautiful magazine and soon to be aired on the television series “Last “Resort” If you are looking for serenity, privacy and lush beauty, look no further.

Your journey begins stress-free as concierge Michael greets you at the airport with a friendly smile and ice cold beverages for your complimentary ride to Villa Larimar. It’s delightful to hear Michaels insightful tips and island stories. He can help you plan any adventure you desire and offers fantastic island tours at an additional fee. Guests are graciously attended to by dedicated experienced concierge and have the option to receive daily maid and turndown service, private chef service. Onsite massage and yoga are also available.

As the serene gated estate approaches, one is taken by the tropical beauty surrounding the property, It’s simply breathtaking to gaze 360 degrees and take-in the Caribbean Sea view in every direction.

THE PROPERTY

In true Cruzan style, the open-air design of the home provides its guest a feeling of freedom, it simply takes your breathe away as you become absorbed by the tranquillity of the turquoise sea. As guests settle into the four bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, one begins to experience the relaxing environment the living quarters offer.

It feels right knowing that eco-friendly luxury living at Villa Larimar strikes a perfect balance between indulgence and sustainability. No fossil fuels here. Guest live in harmony with nature powered by a new super solar system and a premium UV water filtration system.

After an adventuresome day on the island, settle into the master bedroom beneath the canopy featured king bed. Gaze toward the entertainment center, or read about the island in the sitting area. If you must, use the antique desk and area-wide WiFi to finish-up any business. Then peer out the huge picture window to take-in the Caribbean Sea view that keeps inviting your attention.

Guest choosing the upstairs master bedroom can wind-down after scuba, golf, shopping, or family day at the beach, by taking in the delightful tropical breeze out on the enormous balcony with patio and relaxing on the chaises, also a favorite spot for star gazing!

Sleeping arrangements are made simple for the group given the flexible arrangements the interior bedrooms offer. Each has two twin beds convertible to king or to queen, plus twins, which Michael has already accommodated for your group.

After an indulging dip in the private pool surrounded by its open courtyard, hunger sets in. Fear not! Michael has already purchased your grocery list ready in the kitchen which is advantageously located in a separate wing from the bedrooms. No kitchen heat or odors in the living areas. Culinary-talented guests will make good use of the kitchen’s stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, gas range, microwave, blender, Cuisinart, coffeemaker and all the cooking and serving utensils one could wish. Beach going guests can conveniently take the picnic-wear to the beach. Diving enthusiasts can use the gas BBQ grill for those big lobsters caught during the afternoon dive! If you don’t feel like cooking you can plan to have our private chef come to the house to prepare your meals or just a short 5 minuet ride to the infamous local hang out “Rowdy Joes” and several other fine island culinary restaurants to choose from.

THE LOCATION

There is no end to the outdoor adventures available within minutes of this tropical Caribbean paradise.

Beach goers can soak-up golden rays just down the road at Cane Bay - one of the loveliest beaches in the Virgin Islands. Never crowded, of course, and with beach towels, beach chairs, and sunscreen we provide for you. As you further explore Cane Bay, you’ll find beachfront restaurants, a dive shop, kayak rentals, and what SCUBA enthusiasts generally recognize as the best dive wall in the Caribbean. Wandering the area, travelers comfortably enjoy the family-friendly, pet-friendly environment.

A sightseer’s delight awaits in the old danish towns of Frederiksted (10 minute ride) where you will find another favorite public beach called Rainbow Beach and a great local tiki bar named Rhythms where you can grab a bite to eat and of course try some of the islands Cruzan rum or Captain Morgan, both distilleries are here on the Island. Rainbow beach also offers jet ski rental, snorkel or dive gear, kayaks or just hang out in the sand and listen to the live steal drums playing on stage! Christiansted (20 minute ride), offers quaint local artisan shops, restaurants, a boardwalk, and Gallows Bay, a sailor’s delight. Golfers may choose to indulge in a round at Carambola - St Croix’s top golf course, just minutes away from your villa.

More adventure awaits as your concierge Michael is available to provide guided tours beyond the wealth of intriguing activities located close by. Take an exciting day trip by catamaran or unique sailing adventure to Buck Island - one of the nation’s only underwater national parks! Michael’s goal is to have each Villa Larimar guest loving this island as much as he does before you depart!

Inquire today. We’d love to share it all with you!

Please note:

Rentals are to only one party of 2-10 people at at time. No passports needed for US Citizens.

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

More Details

Owner
Maggie & Tom
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

Why Maggie & Tom chose Estate Betsys Jewel

St. Croix is a Caribbean paradise that's still considered the good ole USA, 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. No matter where you are in the Villa, the Island is with you and you can not help but become a part of the magical serenity that absorbs you! 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 and splendor 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! Rainbows daily and star gazing nightly.

What makes this villa unique

Private, gated, Peace and quiet, a canopy of stars, warm ocean waves and cool island breezes.

On site concierge to help schedule activities, as well as FREE airport transfer ride to and from the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is amazing. Everything you could ask for a perfect holiday is there. The villa was well stocked, cleaned, and exactly as advertised. The views and outdoor living areas will not disappoint. The staff on property were awesome. Great suggestions and assistance with all our needs. The ability to utilize the beach club topped our entire trip. My kids were in the pool at 6 am every morning and capped off each day with a swim at night. Pool is awesome. The only comment that I would make is all bedrooms have exterior access w no interior access. I'm a single dad traveling with small kids and was uncomfortable with that. That's completely a personal comfort level and does not reflect at all on the quality of the villa. Our stay was simply amazing. My kids have all said they'd come back in a heartbeat. Highly recommend this villa for a great family vacation to St Croix. Owner is very responsive and timely with any inquiries. I had a couple of requests for our arrival, all were happily accommodated for us. Owner, property, staff, 5 stars all around. Thanks for an amazing stay and great family memories!!! (Reprinted verbatim from another venue)
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Estate Betsys Jewel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This is an island. Water and electricity are very dear. Please conserve!!!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Well appointed, UV filtered water for drinking, tiled
    Outdoor rinse shower - outdoor shower , Perfect to shower off the sand/sunscreen or to just cool off
  • 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!)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Grand Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Features a Cal-King bed, seating area, tv, sea views
    Family suite 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Another suite with flexible bedding options new A/C!
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , The smallest suite , layout adaptable. New A/C!
    Upper Master - 1 king , Also a Cali-king, sea for miles from private balcony
  • 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. Enjoy streaming all your music and movies!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Reduce your carbon footprint due to our recent solar upgrade, now providing 90% of our power! Battery back up electrical system eliminates diesel generator noise and smell. A live-in Property Manager will help you find everything from the kitchen lobster pot to a visiting masseuse or private chef. A million-dollar view. Original art on the walls. Pick your own mango, passionfruit, banana and grapefruit, in season.

Reviews

Lounging in the sun, overlooking the beatiful ocean views!!!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 25, 2015

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.

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.6981134 based on 56 reviews
5

The Rainbow Room !

  • 5 of 5

Every morning we had an ethereal view over tropical weather patterns on the sea. Rain squalls, fluffy clouds, bright blue sky, and vivid rainbows most simultaneously, greeted our days at this lovely mountain perch . The living areas are wonderfully open to the outside and the house has great architecture. It was clean and very comfortable for our family group of eight and we had no real problems with power with their excellent solar and a newly installed backup generator, But. by far the best part of staying at Larimar were the wonderful caretakers, Kiki and Neil who were so helpful and sweet. They met us at the airport, and went out to get us pizza that night when we were exhausted from travel. They helped us research wonderful events and activities, and were available for our many questions. They even did our laundry! It is a Big Plus to have real St Croix insiders help plan your activities. We had an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Larimar over Christmas week! Tom and I (the new owners) are currently at Larimar enjoying the same serene views this morning as you had mentioned, that view is the main reason we fell head over hills for this property, it simply draws you in and and takes your breath away! We look forward to your next visit ti Larimar, Tom and Maggie Nickerson
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5

Beautiful, amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time Kiki and Tim were the best, home was as pictured but it could use fresh paint here and there.

We enjoyed everything about St.Croix and will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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E.Stroudsburg, PA
3

Almost Paradise !!

  • 3 of 5

My seven night stay at Villa Larimar could have been better. The home is at a beautiful location, the view is amazing. The property manager Mark is a real gentleman doing the best he can, and he really tried his best to make the uncomfortable situation as comfortable as possible, going as far as covering two windows entirely with garbage bags. Which didn't help at all, between the open windows and the a/c unit itself not blowing cold enough air, just wasn't good at all. I just wish the owner had been honest about the conditions of the windows in two of the bedrooms. The second floor bedroom that has the Queen bed and two twin beds, had broken windows, when I say broken I mean missing slats. Which causes all of the cold air from the A/C to go right out the window, literally. When you're out all day in the heat, you look forward to a nice cold room to cool off. Just because you can get some island breeze coming through your windows, it shouldn't be assumed by the owner that it's enough. The first floor bedroom that has two twin beds, the window doesn't close completely, so the room was only able to get cool when the property manager Mark put something over the bedroom door slats. The stove had a gas leak, which Mark tried to fix, and said there was nothing else he could do, the gas co. would have to come and fix. The owner responded immediately when I emailed her about my issues and offered me a complimentary massage at the Country club, but all I wanted was decent air conditioning, especially for the price that I paid for the rental. I made the best of the trip, but I'm really disappointed that a home owner would rent out a home with the broken windows and not mention it at all. A renter should be completely aware of what they are getting in to. The master bedroom on the first floor and second floor had great a/c. The purpose of this review is to make future renters aware of the conditions, because had I known, I would not have rented this home. If a nice cold bedroom is not a necessity, then you'll probably love the house. I hope this review helps someone !!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you found Villa Larimar less than perfect! As you can see by all 5-star reviews we receive, that is not usually the case. We strive for vacation bliss for all our guests. The pinhole propane leak and the wonky window slat were, of course, fixed. There isn't really anything I can do about July weather in the tropics. The majority of our guests are rarely in their rooms, but rather out enjoying the beaches and sights of beautiful St. Croix. I know you can't please everyone, but we do try. I hope this response is helpful for other hosts.
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ethlie and Mark for making our 20th anniversary/vow renewal great. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place was close to perfect as you can get.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Amazing view. The groundskeeper was always helpful and was respectful. The house has everything you need as far as utensils and toiletries. I'd recommend it to anyone. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Clinton Ohio
5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful! There were three couples that stayed in the property and mark the property manager was great with any info about the property or the area that we were unsure of. Cane bay which is just down the road is one of our favorite spots on the island. Can't wait to get back and enjoy it again soon

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
STX - Henry Rohlsen International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rowdy Joe's, Above the Cliff, Off the Wall, Eat
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
There's a new Fast Ferry to St. Thomas!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Carambola
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Melvin Evans Highway 66
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rowdy Joe's, Above the Cliff, Off the Wall, Eat
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Jet ski
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
tax paid at check in $0
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $125

-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 and a 50% deposit at time of booking.
-Additional guests above 2 are $25 per person per night and up to 10 overnight guests. If there are only two guests you will still have the entire house to yourself.
-Free WIFI, pool towels, linens, condiments, beach chairs, coolers, pool toys, games, books, puzzles,
-Guided tours available for an additional fee
-on site spa treatments available for an additional fee
- On site private chef available for an additional fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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