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Fabulous Panoramic View!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Belle Caribe captures the old-world charm of the Danish Caribbean in a modern villa. The stained glass sunrise over the front door welcomes you to relax and enjoy this home built to frame the view that will truly take your breath away. Perched on the hillside overlooking Pillsbury Sound with views toward St. John across to Jost Van Dyke and down through the British Virgin Islands - you’ll feel on top of the world. You won’t want to miss a single sunrise, and you’ll be on deck for every sunset!

Make yourself at home . . . From the main living area with its high open-beam ceiling, you will be drawn to the panoramic view through the triple glass door archways. Choose from three living spaces – the colorful indoor great room, the large covered furnished open living area or the long open deck.

Ease into the day . . . Sip your morning coffee or tea on the comfy sofa in the outdoor living area. If you’re not quite ready for a day of activity, relax on one of the lounge chairs outside with a book, keep an eye on the boats sailing in the bay and refresh yourself at your leisure with one of the two outdoor showers.

Eat, drink & be merry . . . Whether you’re blending an island concoction, doing the prep or just entertaining the chef you will not have to miss the view. The open gourmet kitchen is complete with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a large island/bar perfect for relaxed gathering and entertaining.

Unwind . . . Watch the sky change from dusk to dark as the boats return to dock while sipping drinks at the café table on the deck. Dine at the indoor dining table, in the outdoor living area or on deck - it’s up to you.

Your own space . . . spend restful nights in the bedrooms painted in soothing Caribbean colors, with queen-size beds, arched lattice top doorways and ceiling fans that keep the cool trade wind breezes flowing. Each bedroom has its own full bath with mosaic or painted tiles. Two of the bedrooms open onto their own porches through French doors.

Away from it all yet just stone’s throw . . . Belle Caribe is situated 320 feet above sea level with a commanding view from the Atlantic to the Caribbean, on the East End of St. Thomas, conveniently located 5 minutes from Red Hook with easy access to the St. John ferry terminal, market, shops, restaurants and nightlife, two of the prettiest beaches on the island - Secret Harbor, Sapphire and Smith Bay/Lindquist, diving, fishing, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, tennis and golf nearby.

Come see why we call it Belle Caribe!

Keywords: villa, home, house, view, water

More Details

Owner
Sue
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Sue

When I'm not traveling, I live in San Diego, CA and love cooking and playing tennis. I work as an independent contractor for a technology company that develops digital ordering systems for the restaurant industry. I have been traveling to the Caribbean since I was really young for vacations with my parents and have always loved it.

Sue purchased this villa in 2010

Why Sue chose East End

I love the Caribbean climate, laid back lifestyle, slower pace -- and rum punch ;-) The great thing about Belle Caribe is that the view is beautiful and always changing - you don't just stare out at the water - you'll see the sunrise, moon rise, rainbows, islands, boats, cloud formations - and feel the tradewind breeze.

What makes this villa unique

Super location - close to everything St. Thomas has to offer - one of the newer villa rentals on the island and very well maintained with a fully equipped kitchen. There will not be enough hours during your vacation to spend looking at this view!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We cannot express how much we enjoyed your spectacular home! You both have created an amazing experience. From the unbelievable views, to waking up to the sunrise, cooking in your fully equipped kitchen, and having breakfast overlooking the island, we don't want to leave. Belle Caribe was the perfect place to come home to after our busy days here.
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Estate Smith Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Beautiful painted tile, double sinks & double shower
    Green & White Bathroom - toilet , shower , Mosaic tile in white & green, adjoins the Yellow Bedroom
    Blue Bathroom - toilet , shower , Mosaic tile in blues, adjoins the Blue Bedroom
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , French doors onto the deck with down island view
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large room with French doors onto deck with down island view
    Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen , Bright cheery room
  • Queen size Beds (3) One queen bed in each bedroom. Each bedroom has its own adjoining bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Airport greeting by escort to show you to Belle Caribe in your rental car. Taxi service is also available but you will need a rental car while on St. Thomas. Automatic generator to provide power during outages, which are just part of 'island life.'

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Panoramic View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
5

Immaculate with breathtaking panoramic view

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with this beautiful villa and the owners. Their driver, Curlson, met us after we arrived at the airport, and led us to the villa. It is immaculate and we can't say enough about the gorgeous view and how they had absolutely everything you need for your stay. From a well stocked kitchen to sun screen and snorkel equipment, we felt right at home. Was perfect for our family!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ashburn, Virginia
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a spectacular 5 days in this St. Thomas villa! The owners were absolutely wonderful to deal with and have stocked this villa with everything you could possibly need for a stay in St. Thomas! We have rented many homes and none of them even come close to this! The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly imagine; there are coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel equipment, fishing poles, suntan lotion, bug spray, laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, and the list goes on and on! So many of these things we have had to purchase for stays at other homes! And, this doesn't even factor in the spectacular view and the super-convenient location! You are about a 3 minute drive to excellent restaurants, bars, the ferry to St. John, charter boats, dive center, beautiful beaches, groceries, etc! This house was spectacularly clean and organized! We could not have asked for a better place to stay and will definitely return! Do not hesitate to rent this villa...you will not be disappointed and all for less than the cost of staying at any of the big resorts!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Land O Lakes
5

Incredible home in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Belle Caribe exceeded our expectations in every way! As others have said, pictures really don't do it justice. The panoramic view from the lanai is just incredible. The home had so many beautiful features--custom-crafted solid wood doors and shutters, unique tile bathrooms, vaulted wood ceilings. It is clear no detail was spared during the design. The home was also very well equipped for a beach vacation. It was such a nice touch to have coolers, beach towels, toys and chairs available. The home is located in a nice area of the island close to restaurants, beaches and marinas. It's tucked away in a nice residential area, but really just minutes from most everything you'd need. Sue is such a gracious and helpful host. She communicated with us via email prior to our stay and texted us on our check-in and check-out days to make sure we had everything we needed to have a wonderful stay. Overall, a fantastic rental experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Returned home today after a 6 day stay at this home. Wow. The location of the house (Red Hook) was very convenient to restaurants, stores, beaches, and ferry - and close enough to the tourist cruise ship location (Charlotte) if you want to go shopping for jewelry. Everything you need is inside the home. We loved the open design of the home, and the views - I can't even begin to describe it. Breathtaking. Peaceful, morning sunrise, breakfast on the patio, relaxing on the patio in the evening. Each bedroom had it's own bathroom which is very convenient.. Sue was very helpful and texted to inform us when someone was expected to be on the property so we would not be alarmed (the island lost power briefly and the generator came on). I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting St. Thomas. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely STUNNING view from a hilltop villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful vacation home at the top of a hill. The view is stunning, overlooking the water and bays below. There is no photo that can do justice to the view. I tried many, many times with multiple cameras, angles, panoramas, etc. In the end, all I could do was sit on a lounge chair and enjoy the view for myself. It was so relaxing to have a cup of coffee and breakfast in the morning, or drinks at night.

The house is beautiful inside and outside. The kitchen, living areas and bedrooms are fully stocked. There is everything you need to cook, unwind and chill. When you venture out, there are beach chairs, beach towels and snorkel equipment to take with you. The outdoor living space at the back of the house is huge and spans the whole width of the house. There are chairs, lounge chairs, a sofa, and multiple dining tables so you can enjoy the view from every which way.

The location is very good. It is close to Red Hook, just 5 minutes from town and the ferry to St John. Sue was an excellent host. She is on top of communications with you and keeps you up-to-date with everything. She also has a person who meets you at the airport and escorts you back to the house. Curlson was very friendly and bringing us from the airport was very helpful.

Sue’s house is a beautiful property and she has everything set up for you. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Spectacular views and convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

Took my wife for a surprise birthday and it was a hit. Kids showed up and she was thrilled. Couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

Here are some suggestions for your stay in St. Thomas! We have a lot of fun and do a lot of relaxing. Here are some of our favorite things to do (besides having coffee out on the deck in the morning and drinks and dinner out there in the evening!).

Secret Harbor -This is a very picturesque little harbor only about 5 minutes from the house, plus there are an outdoor shower and bathrooms. You can pack a cooler with some drinks and take the beach chairs to Secret Harbor Beach Resort. All beaches on St. Thomas are public, the resorts just charge a fee if you want to use their chairs, umbrellas or sporting equipment. You can go snorkeling or rent paddle boards. There's also a beach bar and restaurant there, and sunset is beautiful there!

Sapphire Beach - at the Sapphire Beach Resort, just about 10 minutes from the house. The water is usually pretty calm here too, and it's nice for snorkeling. There is a reef toward the right and a grassy area out toward the left. It's a bit of a kick out but you'll almost always see turtles in the grassy area. Lots of fish around the reef area. We bring crackers or bread and feed the cute ducks on the beach and the fish by the shore. The resort has a special parking lot for people coming to the beach. They also have a little kiosk near the beach where you can get drinks and snacks.

Smith Bay Bay Beach/Lindquist - gorgeous water and not crowded at all, still mostly a locals' beach and just a few minutes from the house. Sometimes the water can be a little rougher here but very nice and quiet.

Magen’s Bay Beach – the most famous beach on St. Thomas, about 20 minutes from the house. When you arrive and go through the gate (there is a small fee) turn to the left and follow the road to the parking toward the other end of the beach. It is much quieter. Most people just stop and park by the gate where the facilities are so it can get a bit crowded there. The other end is much quieter, and it’s a beautiful walk down the beach if you want to rent a paddle board or go to the snack/beach bar. On the way back stop at Famous Delite/Udder Delite for some ice cream and great milkshakes.

Water Island - Actually another of the Virgin Islands. You can take a ferry from Tickles Restaurant in Crown Bay, just takes a few minutes, over to Honeymoon Beach. Very pretty beach, nice and calm and there are 2 beach restaurants. One of them has a shuttle from the ferry dock up over the hill if you don't want to walk.

Watch the cruise ships leave from the Mafolie - The Mafolie is a hotel up on a hill in Charlotte Amalie. They have a restaurant and bar with a great view for watching the cruise ships leave. It's really neat as the light fades to see them pulling out and disappearing in the horizon. We usually just have drinks there and an appetizer. Dinner has never been that great, but we haven't eaten there in awhile.

Lunch at Cuzzins' in Charlotte Amalie - Cuzzins' is on Back Street. The food is West Indian and really good. We like the conch and shrimp creole, sometimes it's not on the menu so we ask.

Charter a boat for a day - When you charter a private boat they require you take a captain, and it's best since there are reefs and the captains know the waters. You could stop at Christmas Cove and some pretty spots around St. John that you would not be able to reach otherwise by car. The boats do have canopies so there is shade.

We use See and Ski or Vilocity. Whichever you use, please let them know you are staying at Dewey & Sue's place, Belle Caribe.

See and Ski

340.775.6265

Red Hook - American Yacht Harbor - 'A' Dock

Vilocity

340.677.0739

Schnitzel House Marina

Take the car ferry and spend the day on St. John - Trunk Bay is the most famous, and beautiful with an underwater snorkel trail and facilities. Our favorite beach is Maho Bay, incredibly calm and good snorkeling to the right around the rocks. Pack up the beach chairs, cooler, lunch and snorkel gear. On the way back stop in Cruz Bay and do some shopping.

Reef Bay Hike, St. John - There is a guided tour the Park Service does a couple days a week (you need to make reservations), which is nice because the Park guide tells you about all the different plants, you see petroglyphs and nice ruins of a sugar mill. At the bottom you end up on the beach at Reef Bay and they have a boat take you back around the island so you get to see a bit of the outside of St. John from the water. You can also do this hike on your own but then you have to hike back up the trail.

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Rates & Availability

Estate Smith Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$435
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$535
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
High 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$485
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$385
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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