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Indochine - the dream holiday destination..........

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Caribbean Breezes & Lush Gardens Soothe Your Soul.....

Romantic, serene and peaceful, with the most beautiful views on the island, Villa Indochine is a dream holiday destination. Nestled among tropical gardens on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the many islands of the BVIs, St John and Thatch Cay, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The home is beautifully decorated with antiques and original artwork, and a glamorous Far-Eastern aesthetic that gives the house its name. Centered around a large loggia and a smaller courtyard, both with their own stunning gardens, there is a large living room with six sets of French doors to let in the Caribbean breezes, three en-suite bedrooms (one with a king-sized bed, two with queen-sized beds), grand chef’s kitchen and charming dining-room, two glass-paned walls of which fold back to open it to the gardens of the loggia and courtyard. You may encounter the occasional hummingbird on its way from one to the other!

On a lower level is another en-suite bedroom with a king-sized bed, and an exercise/TV room with a convertible queen-sized sofa if needed. These rooms are decorated in the rich colors of the Caribbean, and are spacious and welcoming.

All the bedrooms have screened French doors leading to outdoor terraces, ceiling fans and ample closet space. The master bathroom has the additional attraction of an outdoor bamboo-screened shower.

Coral stone steps lead down to the pool terrace where you can sit in the shade of the magnificent old-growth turpentine tree, or lounge on the terrace between the sunlit pool and the stunning blue waters of the Caribbean. Follow the garden path up the hillside to the “meditation” pavilion for a view that will take your breath away!

Indochine is perfectly situated to enjoy the many beautiful beaches of St Thomas, or to take the ferry to St John or Tortola. St Thomas’s renowned restaurants are all in easy reach, offering everything from casual beach-side dining to an elegant gourmet experience. Charlotte Amalie is a thriving water-front town with delightful beckoning alleyways (locally know as ‘gades’) that lead to numerous art-galleries, high-end jewelry and clothing stores, bars, cafes and restaurants. The Pistarckle Theater, our local multi-plex cinema and the remarkable Reichhold concert venue offer further entertainment. But, be warned, you may find you never want to leave the comfort and romance of Indochine Villa!

Features:

All interior rooms can be selectively closed off and air-conditioned.

The hot tub (no jets) & the pool can be heated, if that is your preference. As electricity in the USVI is very expensive we regrettably have to implement a surcharge, but hopefully you will discover that they are not necessary to your comfort and enjoyment.

Provisioning and chef or baby-sitting services can also be arranged separately. As can day sails/charters or an array of water-sports at local venues.

The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, dinnerware etc and has an 8-burner, double-oven professional Vulcan stove.

There is a table-tennis table on one of the terraces, and the house is well-stocked with videos and docking stations for your iPhone or MP3 players.

You will be met at the airport by the estate manager, Chloe, who will introduce you to the villa and answer any questions that may arise during your stay. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be ready to welcome you, and it will be our pleasure to provide a continental breakfast on your first morning in paradise!

A long-term tenant lives in a discrete apartment below the house. Your paths will only cross in the driveway, if at all.

More Details

Property Manager
Chloe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Chloe

I divide my time between my homes in St Thomas, Italy and London, and now I have a grand-daughter, I'm increasingly spending time in Oregon too. I decided to place my properties in St Thomas and Italy (#669478) with VRBO as it seems wrong for them to stand empty for so much of the year. Houses need smiles, love and laughter as much as any of us. I hope you'll consider filling the house with yours for a little while.

Chloe purchased this estate in 2012

Why Chloe chose East End

The views are amazing. Really! You need to experience it for yourself. Indochine is a very special place.

What makes this estate unique

My 4 year old grand-daughter says 'I love Grandma's house because it has holes'....she means the 'holes' to the sky. As you wander around the house you go from inside to outside, from living-room to loggia, from dining-room to court-yard, and every room spills out onto a sunny (or star-lit) terrace. Living here, I sometimes forget to look up at the 'holes' as I pass through, but when I do, I always stop for a moment or two to savor the beauty of the night-sky or the glorious Caribbean day.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I spent two weeks this March at Indochine Villa and found it to be an absolute delight in every imaginable way.

The location at the gated end of a private drive high above its surroundings provided perfect privacy.

The villa's layout is unique, in that you find yourself not always sure if you’re inside or out.

There are 2 living rooms. One that can be enclosed, or fully open on opposite walls, adjacent to the second, an open roofed three walled courtyard with the fourth "wall" being the base of a lush landscaped hillside. Both of which are furnished with very different approaches to casual living.

The extensive eat-in kitchen which overlooks the pool and a roofed outdoor dining patio, is open to a second court yard beyond which is a very proper and formal dining room also open to the "living room-courtyard".

My bedroom opened to a secluded terrace and lawn, high above the bay looking toward St. John, with an expansive view I never tired of and sunrises that inspired.
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Tabor & Harmony Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , A lovely, bamboo walled outdoor shower awaits.....
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite, a/c, French doors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite, a/c, french doors, this king converts to 2 twin bed
    Bedroom 3 Master Suite - 1 queen , outdoor shower, a/c, 2 pairs of french doors, dressing area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , ensuite, tub, sitting area, 5 sets of french doors, sofabed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , King bed, en suite bath/shower, a/c, 7 pairs French doors
  • All of our bedrooms feature individual air conditioners, ceiling fans and screened french doors to enjoy the views & Caribbean breezes. We have 1 king bed that can convert to 2 twin beds. The lower area includes a bedroom, & sitting area with a queen sofa bed......
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Included in your rental is complimentary champagne along with yummy small plates on your arrival night & a continental breakfast for your first morning of your dream vacation!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Indochine - the dream holiday destination..........
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 14 reviews
Indianapolis IN
5

Family Holiday beyond compare

  • 5 of 5

11 family members arrived on the beautiful VI island over the Christmas Holiday. We are all well prepared thanks to the help of Chloe who handed the arrangements and provided great guidance with everything from car rental information to restaurants, churches for Sunday mass, Chloe was so helpful during our stay. The drive from the airport (I recommend a jeep but a car would also work) was about 45 minutes and as you try to find the street marked by four mail boxes (arrive in daylight) and you drive down the gravel lane up to the secluded gated property on the top of the island you will be amazed at every feature of this house and every view. The kitchen where we spent a lot of time as a family was completely open air with the bay of windows open the breeze was amazing. The view from the massive kitchen looked over the pool and straight down to St. John Island with seven islands acting as a ally way for all the boats and yachts passing by this vacation home atop the island. next to the kitchen was a open court yard and then the dining room. We used every inch of this villa. the walk way from the pool takes you to a meditation/party area looking straight down to St. johns. More than a few hours were spent high a perch sipping on coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. The whole house and outside area was wireless for internet if you care about such a thing. The one problem we had is we never wanted to leave the villa to explore the island! Everyone had a beautiful bedroom with a view all with their own showers and bath. We did force ourselves out to explore and if we were not cooking in this kitchen we hit some great local restaurants, just ask Chloe. We also made it to a few great beaches a full day at Magens Bay, pack a cooler with anything you might want to drink. There is also a great bar and shops at the main area. If you are up for a hike you must see Sandy Bay an amazing beach on the far west side of the island. Grad some milk shakes on the way back and back to paradise the what a villa!!!!! What a vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Time

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our recent stay at the Villa Indochine. The house itself was amazing and had wonderful views and amenities. Chloe was such a help in getting us to the house and setting us up with a car rental...all at the last minute. She also made herself available throughout the week and stayed in contact without being overbearing. The Villa is far enough away from the downtown area that it's peaceful and quiet, but close enough to get there within minutes. It was clean and extremely well maintained. The pictures do not do it justice. Even the local shop owners that were close by gave us great recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. We spent quite a bit of time at the Villa because it was so beautiful and peaceful. There were 8 of us in total and not once did we feel crowded. The kitchen was our favorite place to gather, listen to music, play games, and cook! You cannot go wrong with the Villa Indochine and the manager Chloe is the cherry on top! If you're there on a Friday night, make sure and check out Tavern on the Waterfront..amazing food and live jazz.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Indochine- the dream holiday destination.

  • 5 of 5

The house was incredible as was our stay. Chloe met us at the airport and ensured that we had a delicious meal awaiting for both dinner and breakfast. The provisioning was exactly as ordered from Fresh Foods V.I. We had two magnificent dinners provided by Ultimate Chefs a private chef service. I am still envisioning the views, days at the pool, and evenings on the terrace. I have shared pictures of the house with family and friends and would highly recommend it as a vacation experience. Thank you again, Chloe and St, Thomas.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Phenomenal Villa with Amazing Amenities and Views

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our family vacation in St Thomas staying at Villa Indochine. The Villa was unbelievable. We had eight adults and at the end of the week no one wanted to leave. We offered to stay with the wedding party that was coming in after us but sadly came to our senses and begrudgingly decided it best to leave.

While the pictures are beautiful, they cannot capture the complete joy of Villa Indochine. The Caribbean breeze flowed throughout the entire villa with the open-air portions of the house and the many doors that stayed open throughout our stay. Wherever you were, the views and scenery were spectacular. There are many areas in the gorgeous house and lush grounds to hang out and relax, one more beautiful and relaxing than the other. It is a great home to be with the other guests or to have some alone time in many of the nooks and crannies.

The fully equipped kitchen was perfect for cooking when we did not want to leave for meals. Chloe, the manager, prepared meatballs for our arrival. They were fabulous. We turned them into a meal and even had left overs for meatball sandwiches the next day. On two of the nights, we had meals catered through a wonderful recommendation from Chloe. It was a great way to be pampered and to enjoy beautiful evenings at Villa Indochine. If you have the opportunity to stay at Indochine, be sure to use ask Chloe for recommendation for any of your needs. She has extensive knowledge of the island and its amenities and has some wonderful advice to make your stay memorable.

Years ago, my mother started a tradition of taking the family on bi-annual vacations to some great warm weather locations. She would be proud to know that the tradition continues and she would absolutely approve of Villa Indochine.

Thank you Villa Indochine and Chloe for a phenomenal vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly Stunning and Fully Enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Indochine was absolutely perfect in every way - starting with Chloe's warm greeting at the airport, with apps and champagne awaiting us at the house. Indochine proved to be more than a vacation spot - it captured our hearts , leaving an indelible footprint. We loved every inch of this home and found ourselves staying in more than expected....slow mornings enjoying the gorgeous view and sunrise, leisurely dinners cooking together in the beautiful and well-appointed kitchen - and relaxing time near the pool kept us very happy. Eight of us stayed at this home and we had plenty of space to enjoy our time together - and apart, as we each found our favorite nook in the house or outdoor space to read or just take in the scenery. Chloe had provided an overview of places to go (restaurants, beaches, diving, etc) and the home was centrally located to our activities. We are so grateful for our stay at this beautiful and tranquil home, which allowed our family to come together from across the US and spend time together in such a nice way. We hope to return again sometime!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Indochine is SUCH a beautiful home, we had so much fun the week that we were there, wish we could have stayed longer! One of the best views from the island by far, absolutely perfect. The only problem that we had was directing people(taxis) on how to find Indochine, it is very hidden and private, which can also great. Hope to be back next year! Thanks Chloe! We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Grille Room at Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Magen's Bay-voted top 10 most beautiful beach
Car: recommended

Remember-our beautiful island is 13 miles long - offering you access to many breath taking beaches & views, delectable eateries, grand historic tours - guaranteeing 'something for everyone'!!!

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Rates & Availability

Tabor & Harmony Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
High Season
Nov 20 2017 - Dec 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
10 night minimum stay
$1,571
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$1,143
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is booked. Half of the total rent payment is due within 5 days of "requesting" your reservation. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to possible cancellation without notice. The balance due of rent, Government Hotel Tax (12.5%) and damage deposit ($1000) must be paid in full 45 days prior to your arrival.

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