WHITE SAND. PALM TREES. STUNNING CARIBBEAN WATERS OF SPECTACULAR SHADES OF BLUE.
WELCOME TO MARGUERITE-A-VILLA!
Renovated and tastefully decorated with tropical island furnishings, Marguerite-a-Villa is a 2-bedroom, 2 bath, beachfront, oceanfront condo with all the amenities of home – but with all the excitement of a tropical getaway!
Nestled in Cowpet West -- a gated community between the St. Thomas Yacht Club and the Ritz Carlton Resort in St. Thomas’ desirable East End -- our condo sits above the private white sand beach of Cowpet Bay amid beautifully maintained grounds, lushly landscaped with tropical flowers.
Unwind on the beach below Marguerite-a-Villa, relaxing on a chaise or in a hammock under the warm tropical sun. Or if you prefer, lounge in the cool shade under one of the gently swaying palm trees. Maybe take a swim in the crystal clear, warm ocean waters, or in the beautifully landscaped pool with its blue-stone waterfall and grotto jacuzzi. Have a bite to eat at our beach-side restaurant while enjoying the cool tropical breezes and stunning, panoramic views. Maybe rent a kayak or snorkel gear at the beach shop and explore the crystalline waters of Cowpet Bay. Then sip a late-day cocktail on our front deck, listening to the softly rolling waves below while you enjoy breathtaking views all the way to St. James Island!
Then in the evening, head into Red Hook village (5 minutes away) to have dinner, or just to walk through town and experience the eclectic vibe of the open-air bars and restaurants and boutique shops -- with so many different personalities – before heading back to your fully air-conditioned condo for a good night’s sleep before your next day’s adventure.
For a more active day, pack a cooler and spend the day beach-hopping to the different beautiful Caribbean beaches within minutes of Marguerite-a-Villa. Or maybe charter a snorkel trip or day sail and explore the waters surrounding St. Thomas and St. John. Or venture further afield to the exotic and beautiful Tortola, or Virgin Gorda, or the party center of the BVI’s, Jost VanDyke -- all within easy access of our Red Hook ferry dock, just 5 minutes away!
Another fabulous day trip is to enjoy a quick, 15 minute ferry trip across Pillsbury Sound to the laid-back but fun-filled St. John to visit one or more of the island’s many pristine, white-sand beaches. As your ferry docks in Cruz Bay, you’ll see St. John’s many vibrant and multi-colored waterfront bars, restaurants, and shopping boutiques. Enjoying Cruz Bay's waterfront happy hours and/or shopping is a relaxing and fun way to end a long day at the beach. Taking a day trip to St. John – or an evening, happy-hour, or dinner excursion trip there, is a always a memorable way to spend a day or two (and some evenings!) while visiting Marguerite-a-Villa!
Also on St. Thomas are many opportunities for snuba, kite-boarding, para-sailing, surfing, and all kinds of water-sports. In addition, St. Thomas offers many eco-tour adventures both above and below sea level; zip-lining; an ice palace, and a championship, par-70, 18-hole golf course golf course replete with cliff-side tee boxes and tropical forests and pools that overlook the Caribbean Sea!
Enjoy shopping? Spend a morning or afternoon in the expansive, outdoor Havensight Mall at the cruise ship docks. Or venture a bit further down the road to downtown Charlotte Amalie where you will find upscale shops lining the waterfront and the charming, narrow passage-ways of Charlotte Amalie. These shops offer duty-free bargains on the finest names in jewelry, watches, cameras, crystal, china, clothing, and more.
In a gated community on the sought-after East End of the island, Marguerite-a-Villa is comfortably spacious for two couples or for a family of 6.
We have two, en-suite bedrooms. The Master Bedroom – decorated in gold tones and tropical colonial wood – has a plush king-size bed and sliding glass doors to breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and Little St. James Island. Our Garden Bedroom -- decorated in soft greens and corals with white wicker -- has a queen bed and a trundle bed perfect for 2 children.
Marguerite-a-Villa’s attractive living and dining area has a wall of sliding glass doors with stunning views across the sapphire waters of Cowpet Bay. Our galley kitchen offers all the amenities of home. Should you decide you’d like a quiet evening in, there’s a charming market in Red Hook to buy your basic or gourmet food items, and we have a well-appointed kitchen for your culinary needs.
In addition to our indoor dining table that can seat six, our oceanfront lanai provides an open-air covered gallery and a bistro set for intimate, al fresco dining for two.
Other amenities: Central air-conditioning; ceiling fans; cable, high-definition TV (three flat-screen televisions: one 50’ in living room, and a 36’ in each of the 2 bedrooms); free Wifi; gas grill; washer and dryer; automatic stand-by generator; Ipod music system; beach towels. All sheets, linens, and bath towels are provided.
As our guests at Marguerite-a-Villa, you will enjoy all the membership privileges of the on-site Elysian Beach Resort: fitness center; tennis courts, swimming pool, hot tub, and a beach shop that rents kayaks, sailboards, sailboats, paddle boats and snorkeling equipment. Our property has two beachfront restaurants and a pool bar on-site that all offer spectacular views of Cowpet Bay. Sangria's Beach Cafe is casual and open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to a variety of tropical cocktails, soft drinks, beer and wine, Sangria’s offers fresh salads, wood-fired pizzas, and a tempting assortment of sandwiches, wraps, and burgers (including a garbanzo bean burger – delicious!) (happy hour 3-5). The Caribbean Fish Market is more upscale with excellent fine dining choices for all palates (happy hour 5-7). Or take a 5 minute stroll “over the hill” to the elegant Ritz for more dining choices – all with beautiful views as well. Marguerite-a-Villa has many more dining recommendations – all in our welcome book! (Due to hurricane damage, Sangria's and the fitness center remained closed until early 2019).
From our condo, you will be just minutes from beautiful beaches, duty-free shopping, multiple other islands (British Virgin Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands), and all the exciting adventures available in this tropical destination!
Come to Marguerite-a-Villa for the adventure of a lifetime!