About the property
- Villa6000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)
A unique property, Caribbean Castaway, located on the east end of St. Thomas where there is less rain, boasts a lush sprawling lawn on a large piece of property with direct water frontage. All bedrooms offer the most beautiful ocean front views on the island. All bedrooms offer en suite bathrooms, their own balcony overlooking the infinity edge pool, the professionally landscaped sweeping grounds leading to the water's edge. Swaying palms, multi-colored flowers , and the resident iguanas are a treat for all. Thatch Cay, The British Virgin Islands and St. John are all within view. A stunning stone cottage for two, recreated from the designs of the sugar mills from the past is situated just 20 feet from the water's edge. If your plans include playing on the lawn, relaxing by the pool, swimming or snorkeling in the sparkling turquoise waters directly off of our property -it is all right here in your backyard. Other properties boast about a short drive or walk to the beach. At Caribbean Castaway there is no need to drive or walk to enjoy beautiful sand and direct access into the water. You have it right on the property.
This location is perfect. If your plans include going to the beach Lindquist Beach (the new Magens Bay) offers life guard supervision, and Sapphire Beach are both a five minute walk from the house. The town of Red Hook is just a five minute drive, where you will find delightful restaurants, live entertainment, groceries, shopping, boat rentals, marinas, dive expeditions etc. There you can also catch the ferry every hour to St. John and the British Virgin Islands.
Caribbean Castaway is a six bedroom, solar powered 'green' villa on a one acre water front piece of heaven. High vaulted natural Cypress ceilings, large glass windows and doors, comfortable interior furnishings create the perfect island atmosphere. Art work by local artists Guy Harvey, Elaine Estern and Jonna White are featured throughout the villa. The Mahogany front door, hand built and carved by a local artist is one of the architectural focal points of the house . The gourmet kitchen features Bosch appliances, granite counters, two refrigerators, stand alone ice maker and is fully equipped to cook a gourmet meal for 12 or simply reheat leftovers. For your entertainment, satellite tv and a separate media room with a 55' flat screen television and surround sound, complement the main living area. High speed totally secure Wi-Fi is provided for continued access while away. Additionally, there are hard wire Lan connections in the Bedrooms and Office for even more security.
The air conditioned villa features five bedrooms, four with king size beds and one with two twins (which can be converted into king bed ) The cottage, the sixth bedroom, is equipped with air conditioning , a king size bed and a beautiful stone shower. All the bedrooms and cottage feature individual climate control, luxury linens, plush bath towels, flat screen tv's and DVR's.
In St. Thomas the outside living space is just as important as the inside. Caribbean Castaway is equipped with a large gas grille, outdoor stone pool bar, pool bathroom, expansive covered porch/terrace and a pool deck featuring crushed coral tile imported from the Dominican Republic. The infinity edge pool features a glass mural of a coral reef and turtles swimming on the bottom. A generous size soaking ledge allows you to comfortably lounge with your chair in the water. For additional enjoyment away from the house there is open space on the lawn for you and your guests
Come experience Caribbean Castaway and you'll be sure to be swept away enjoying the Caribbean winds and atmosphere of the islands
Additional pictures and information is available on our website caribbeancastaway.
Keywords: Waterfront, Private Cottage, Villa,Pool,Swimming,Snorkeling, Beach, Air conditioning , Wi Fi , Satellite, Solar Powered, Eco Friendly ,Stereo , Gourmet Kitchen ,
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- May 24, 2018
About Joanne Hux
Joanne and I have traveled around the world and have always compared St Thomas to wherever we have been. We always said St Thomas was the most beautiful place in the world and in 2006 purchased a home there. We then took four years to create this home. The quality of products and craftsmanship of the house far exceeds any on the island. The landscaping was designed to enlighten the senses thru tropical plants with colorful flowers. The atmosphere is what we would expect a house and property in the caribbean to be. We hope you share in our creation. This house is a reflection of us. So by getting to know the house you get to know us.
Joanne Hux purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Joanne Hux chose Estate Smith Bay
Sometimes in the winter you just want to get warm. Florida is very nice but can get cold. St Thomas offers a no risk warm vacation and is easily accessible from major airports. The water colors in St Thomas are like no other. In addition to this St Thomas is under the American flag. The east end of the island is a much more relaxed atmosphere than Charlotte Amalie while still offering easy access to restaurants, shopping, St John and the BVI 's via the passenger or car ferry. We are situated between Linquist Beach and Sapphire Beach, ( both just a five minute walk from the house), two of the most beautiful beaches in the world. After a two year search we found this property and fell in love. Simply because it is flat. Most properties in St Thomas are built on a cliff which limits the use of the villa to the house. We wanted a property which you can truly walk into the water from and have open space for a yard with grass. This offers our guests the ability to enjoy the plants and foliage of the islands.
What makes this Villa unique
Caribbean Castaway is one of the finest rental villas in St Thomas. It's a short walk to Sapphire Beach and Lindquist Beach. Best of all you can walk into the water straight from our property and the snorkeling is incredible! Our house has it all. A great place to just relax at the pool, swim/snorkel, soak up the sun or escape to your own balcony for some quiet R&R. All of the rooms are separate from the main house so you have the ability to escape the crowd if you like. Stone/brick/shell materials used as they were 200 years ago , the vaulted cypress ceiling, the stone shower, the kitchenette area all make the separate cottage very special. Did I mention that the cottage is 20 feet from the water's edge ??? The cottage is included in our rate for a six bedroom rental only. Cottage may be substituted as one of the bedrooms ( Five bedroom minimum) for a additional fee of $500. In the VI islands we lose electricity often. This house is equipped with a 60 KW generator which automatically starts when the electricity goes out. This should be part of your consideration when picking villas as not all rentals have this equipment. In addition all of the inside space is air conditioned. Some rentals only offer air conditioning for the bedrooms.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
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Caribbean Castaway is an amazing property. It was exactly as expected based on pictures and information and even better in person. Our large group had a great time and the layout of the house was perfect for large families that are looking for some personal space as well. The only thing damaged during Irmaria that has not yet been fixed is the front door, which from what I understand, was custom made and is in the process of being re-made. No big deal, the kitchen door was actually more convenient anyway. Dave and Dawn were easy to get ahold of when necessary and responded right away. When the owners found out we were there for our wedding, they even rescheduled lawn service for a different day so we wouldn’t be disturbed while getting ready on our wedding day and so our pre-ceremony pictures would be top-notch. Such a great place, hope to stay at Caribbean Castaway again!
Beautiful spots in St. Thomas, piece of paradadise
This is one of several times my husband and I have stayed at this beautiful home with a group of our close friends and it is truly a piece of paradise in all aspects. It just doesn't get any better then this! We were there in March, and honestly it is hard to believe that the landscape around the house is more beautiful then it was before the hurricane hit last October. We have 4 or 5 couples meet there and have fun making memories while enjoying the most beautiful spot in St. Thomas. We love the long table on the patio, sipping our drinks by your beautiful infinity pool. One of our favorite places is on the point taking in the view and enjoying the constant breeze by day & looking up at the stars by night. We enjoyed going to our favorite restaurants & hearing their stories & seeing things getting back to normal. Your photos are true to CC and all it's uniqueness and beauty it holds. We found Dawn and Dave wonderful if we had any questions, they were there in a heart beat. The owners are so gracious and answered any questions we had. Thank you for opening your home and allowing us to experience the Caribbean in such a special way! Can't wait to go back!!
The Armacost from Butler, MD
Amazing Vacation Home!
If I could, I would give this place 10 stars. Caribbean Castaway is the perfect place to stay for a large group. 11 of us spent a week there, with 6 adults and 5 kids ages 9 to 14. The house is very spacious!!! And, everything was planned to not leave anyone out regardless where you spent time on the property. As examples, there were plenty of seats for everyone around the inside table, the outside table, the pool, or the beach. Plus, there were several areas to lounge around, in both the shade and sun. We commented several times at how we were surprised that it never felt crowded at the house. All rooms faced the pool, which is where the kids spent most of there time and make it easy for the parents to keep an eye on the kids. The backyard was huge and provided a nice walk down to the cottage and beach. Going down into the water is mostly rock, so make sure to bring water shoes. But, we snorkeled at many places on both St. Thomas and St. John, and some of the best snorkeling was right off the shores of Caribbean Castaway. We had a group that loved to go-go-go, and typically only uses our house as a place to sleep. But on this trip, the group felt that there was enough to do at the house that we spent a lot of time there.
The owner and host were very helpful. They were available whenever we had questions and provided some great suggestions on things to do and see on the island. We would definitely stay there again!
Our family stayed at Caribbean Castaway for a little over a week this past July. The house is unbelievable. From the cypress ceilings in many rooms, to the furnishings we were swept away. The house accommodated all twelve of us. Each bedroom with it's own bathroom was fantastic. The covered walkways to the bedrooms were very nice when we had a brief shower. The cottage is BEAUTIFUL. It is maybe 20 feet from the water's edge. The stone work is nothing less than like a artist painting. Well worth renting.
While there are many unique things about Caribbean Castaway what sets this house ahead of any others we have rented in St Thomas is the grounds. This house has a lawn and gardens which rival in beauty to any of the major hotels on the island. You can play on the grass or sit on a sandy beach area at the waters edge !! ( Some houses only have porches since they sit on a cliff ) The direct water access and the private lagoon is unbelievable. One of our favorite spots is the point where we sat most of the mornings and sunsets. One way you sit you see St John and the other way Linquist Beach. I can't say enough about this property. It is very reasonably priced. Also, Dawn and Dave, the property managers are AWESOME. We felt they were there if we needed them. ( but we didn't ). Red Hook is just, maybe, three minutes away. One evening we were in the pool and decided on a wim to go to St John for dinner. This was maybe 20 minutes before the ferry left for St John. We all jumped out of the pool got showers got dressed and made the ferry to St John. Extremely convenient. One last thing. Joanne the property owner is fantastic to work with. Cant say enough. We will be back again and again as we have found a jewel.
Greatest Vacation Home Ever
I can't express enough how wonderful our stay was at the Caribbean Castaway. The home was everything and more from the pictures on the website. We traveled with 5 couples and the room accommodations were fabulous and the layout of the home was prefect. We so enjoyed the days that we stayed at the home and hung out in the pool and relaxed. The beachfront was great. We would go down around sunset and put on Sono's (music) and toast to other day of fun and you can actually dance on the sandy beach. The owners were great to work with as well and Dawn and Dave. Thank you again for sharing your home with us. Look forward to coming back again.....The Couples from the State of Oregon...
Caribbean castaway is breath taking!
The house was amazing. Perfect in every way. The details the owner has added to the house makes the house that much more special. I would reccomend this property to everyone!
The entire island of St Thomas is breathtaking. Caribbean Castaway offers our guests the ability to enjoy the island pleasures in the most comfortable way.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
THE PER NIGHT RATE IS BASED ON OUR 6 BEDROOM RATE. YOY CAN RENT JUST THE MAIN HOUSE WITH 5 ROOMS FOR A LOWER QUOTE. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WE EXCLUSIVELY RENT SIX ROOMS FOR SEVEN NIGHTS. WE DO THIS IN ORDER TO OFFER OUR GUESTS FLEXIBILITY PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE BASED ON YOUR NEEDS TO ELIMINATE ANY CONFUSION.