|Space||1,200 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This 1200 sq ft villa is centrally located on 500 acre Water Island. Built by local craftsmen over 12 years, the details, moldings, brick, arches and reclaimed hardwood floors offer an authentic blend of West Indian architecture and modern conveniences. A canopy of indigenous trees shade your private, gated entry drive. Palms and lush native landscaping bring all the senses alive with a splash of color and the scent of frangipani blooming.
An eight minute golf cart ride takes you to the beach or the passenger ferry which has prompt service daily to St Thomas. Load up your beach chairs, towels and snorkel gear and head down to pristine Honeymoon Beach for great sun, food, drinks and relaxation beneath the towering palms. Named Druif Bay on the map, the crystal clear waters are alive with fish, turtles, rays and conch. The protected swim area is over 100 yds long and is free of boats and rocks or excessive surge. Great for beginners. Experienced snorkellers can explore the rocky shoreline, rent a SUP or kayak and tour the protected coastline of Water Island.
Chateau Monroe is complete with full kitchen, breakfast bar, honor bar, sun porch, living room, full bathroom and entertainment center all on the entry level. The 50' Smart TV has built in channels and Netflix. Bring your favorite DVD's or CD's or explore our collection of over 100 entertaining selections. The upstairs king size bedroom and bath has linens, towels, WIFI, laundry and another awesome view of islands, yachts and cruise ships from it's own private covered porch. Golfcart, beach chairs, towels, toys and more are all included! Maximum of two guests, no pets, smoking outdoors only.
This is our second visit to chateau Monroe. The cleanliness and craftsmanship of the chateau is second to none. The view from the upper or lower deck is beautiful! It's amazing to watch massive cruise ships silently slide into port each day. The provided golf cart made it simple to navigate the island and tour the old world war bunkers. Some days we snorkeled around the island taking underwater pictures of turtles, sting rays, fish and more. Honeymoon beach is a short five minute drive away where we spent many hours. If you decide to visit St. Thomas it's simple to take the water ferry to the crown bay marina. This chateau thought of everything including a kayak, several flotation devices for the beach, towels and even fresh fruit and snacks waiting for us upon arrival. We enjoyed every minute of this vacation and can't wait to return for a third time!
This is my second visit to Chateau Monroe and am amazed at the landscaping and details this property continues to offer. Wow, the views and parade of yachts below continue to keep the binoculars active. The welcome fruit assortment & homemade breads were a welcome surprise. I stocked up on some breakfast treats & staples while waiting for the next ferry. Great seafood dinner & drinks at the beach bar. Another awesome sunset & the stars came ALIVE!!
Water Island is located south of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Formerly under Danish rule, driving is still on the left.
Chateau Monroe is a private residence with detached two story villa. The villa has it's own driveway and parking. The water is filtered and suitable for drinking. Complimentary bottled water (1 case) is in the refrigerator upon arrival, along with local fruits, homemade bread and snacks in a welcome basket. Use of golf cart is included. The views of the Caribbean Sea and many out islands are from 170' elevation and include unobstructed natural forest down to the bay below where yachts are moored. This is also an entry and exit channel for the largest cruise ships in the world.
For those travellers that want to snorkel or scuba, the reefs surrounding Water Island offer an abundance of coral reef and sea life. Kayaks and paddle boards can be rented at the beach. Chairs, towels, cooler, hammock,noodles and more are included with the villa. Fishing, dive, sailing or sightseeing charters are available. For the shoppers, St Thomas is world renowned for offering locally made and luxury items at duty free prices. St John is only a day trip away with beaches, excursions and National Park trails and ruins to explore.
Provisioning for your stay at Chateau Monroe is available at Gourmet Galley in the same Crown Bay Marina(on St Thomas) where the Water Island Ferry departs from. Two blocks away from the Marina is a larger grocery, a pharmacy and an abundance of other shops within walking distance. Taxi's are always standing by for longer distances.
Night life on Water Island is a chance to visit with other travellers and locals alike. Candle light dinner on the beach is offered with reservations suggested. Monday's a large canvas is stretched between two palms and a feature movie is shown. Food and popcorn and drinks are available. Wednesday is Bingo Night at the beach pavillion. Check out the bulletin board at the ferry dock for menu's, special events, current activities and excursions catering to guests on Water Island.
Full Moon at the Fort Segarra is a byo affair with simultaneous sunset and moonrise. The lights of St Thomas will rival the stars, surf crashing below and a forever view brings out the full flavor of your Caribbean visit !!
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Housekeeping fee is $175 per week or any portion.
Please remit a 50% Deposit by check to secure your dates. The 50%(balance) is due at least 30 days before arrival. Payment with Mastercard or Visa through PayPal is an option.
Consider puchasing Cancellation Insurance as your Deposit is not refundable less than 30 days before arrival. Flights can get cancelled in winter !!