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A Beautiful Place to Unwind, in Luxury and Seclusion

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

The Edge of Paradise is a true gem and a one of a kind tropical getaway villa. Nestled on the edge of world-renown Magen’s Bay in St. Thomas, it is a unique combination of charm, luxury and privacy. The seclusiveness and natural beauty of this property are what make it so extraordinary. The property includes approximately five-hundred feet of prime ocean frontage and its own beach, just a walk down the steps. Our villa looks over a pristine coral reef that flourishes in these crystal clear Caribbean waters, teeming with life. There are very few rental homes in all of the Virgin Islands that can compare to our property as a charming and luxurious tropical retreat, with its own secluded beach and reef. As such, it is a very special place for families to unwind and share a memorable vacation.

Our views of the stunning waters of Magen’s Bay are truly exceptional. Magen’s Bay is a treasured Virgin Island nature preserve and, as such, has no hotels nearby and very limited residential development on its shores, particularly its western shore. Magen’s Bay Beach is a magnificent natural landmark that stretches for over a mile along the south end of the bay, renown for its white sand and turquoise waters. Behind the beach stands a tropical forest, which gradually rises up a mountain, filled with lush vegetation and fascinating wildlife. This beach was recognized as one of the top ten beaches in the entire world by National Geographic.

The Edge of Paradise sits on the west side of the bay. Our villa is the most proximate residence to Magen’s Bay Beach on the western shore, just a short kayak paddle away. Yet, because a dense tropical forest and a rugged rocky shoreline span between our villa and that beach, we are exquisitely secluded. This is just one reason why we believe our location is ideal. In addition, we appreciate that the waters of the bay are calmer and more protected than any others on the Island. This tends to make the water clearer and safer for swimming and snorkeling, especially important when kids are involved. Thirdly, we cherish the beautiful coral reef that thrives along the western side of the bay. This reef is quite isolated and not readily accessible to beach tourists, and so it remains pristine. No other reef exists in the bay; the rest of the bay is predominantly sandy. It is quite uncommon to have a secluded spot where adults and kids can wade out into an ocean that has a colorful and fascinating reef right there to explore, in clear Caribbean waters that deepen very gradually .

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    liability waiver required...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Our villa is quite secluded and 'off the beaten path'. Getting there requires a drive down a curvy road with some bumps and steeper sections. We recommend a rental vehicle with FOUR WHEEL DRIVE and adequate ground clearance, because many roads are not as smooth as those to which we are accustomed in the United States. Jeeps and SUVs are the most popular rental vehicles on the Island, and we recommend them....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Duty Free Shops
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air available in villa but not in cottage. most guests prefer to take advantage of ever present tropical breezes, and enjoy the sounds of the relaxing surf through screened windows...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi is available and cellphone reception is generally very good...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    gourmet kitchen with spacious pantry, well equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    second fridge, blender...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    through-the-door ice maker and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    kitchen aid gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    the use of sea kayaks and a stand up paddleboard are available to our guests ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heating available for additional fee...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season pricing
May 1 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$8,500
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$11,000
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$12,000
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2018
7 night min stay

$11,500
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2019
7 night min stay

$12,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$9,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

3% discount for guests paying via bank to bank wiring

15% discount for guests staying 14 consecutive nights

20% discount for guests staying 21 consecutive nights

25% discount for guests staying 28 consecutive nights


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
cyril king airport in charlotte amalie st thomas
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
hull bay hideaway
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
st john ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
mahogany run
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
hull bay rd
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
northside bistro
Peterborg, St Thomas, USVI
Nearest Beach
secluded beach on property, magens bay beach 0.6 m

Car: Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: After a thorough search of properties throughout the Caribbean, we purchased this one in 2012 and introduced it into the rental market in 2013. The property was meticulously designed by a married couple to be their ultimate dream home, and the elaborate landscaping and construction work was completed over eight long years. After having refurnished the home and having made a number of modifications to make the villa an extraordinary rental property, we now share their vision and paradise with our guests, and look ahead to our retirement there.

Why Peterborg, St Thomas, USVI:
As alluded to earlier, we found the Edge of Paradise to be a true gem and a one of a kind tropical retreat. For us, it was truly 'love at first sight'. Many rental villas in the Virgin Islands offer gorgeous views, but few are on the waterfront. And most of the waterfront villas are atop steep cliffs overlooking rough waters that are not readily accessible or swimmable. We never imagined that we could find a spot that is so utterly beautiful and so secluded, yet situated on a widely renowned bay that has one of the world's top ten beaches. Even more amazing was the reality that the villa sits so close to the water level, has its own secluded beach, and has a flourishing coral reef directly in front of it. There is no place we would rather be!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
For families that want to make their vacation even more relaxing and unforgetable, we can arrange for an in-home spa day by having a masseus visit you in the villa. Similarly, we can secure the services of a personal chef to make gourmet meals, and a captain to take you on a sightseeing or fishing excursion. We can even combine the two! You should be aware that power outages do occur on St. Thomas and the other Islands, sometimes happening several times a week, for prolonged periods. Our villa is equipped with a powerful heavy duty generator, located away from the house so as not to be heard, with an automatic changeover switch that takes over after 15 seconds with no power. When you consider renting elsewhere, you must consider this. If your rental property does not have a generator, you risk the possibility of being without wifi, television, refrigeration, running water and air conditioning for periods of time, and that could be inconvenient. Sometimes we hear horror stories about renters at other villas who have their long-awaited vacation ruined by various problems. We are very confident that this will never occur at Edge of Paradise because of two reasons. First, our villa was described by our home inspector as the best built property he has seen on the Island in his six year career here. Also, our property is managed by Gena and Brian McHenry. They are the most personable, knowledgeable, and responsive people one could ever hope to meet. They live nearby.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

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Photos

  • aerial view of villa from south

    aerial view of villa from south

  • roofed deck with spectacular view of magens bay and pristine reef below

    roofed deck with spectacular view of magens bay and pristine reef below

  • secluded beach directly accessible from villa

    secluded beach directly accessible from villa

  • making special memories, on magens bay beach

    making special memories, on magens bay beach

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • second upstairs bathroom

    second upstairs bathroom

  • second upstairs bedroom

    second upstairs bedroom

  • cottage bathroom with natural stonework

    cottage bathroom with natural stonework

  • farmhouse dining table with room for 12

    farmhouse dining table with room for 12

  • outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven (wood or propane) and stainless gas grill

    outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven (wood or propane) and stainless gas grill

  • deck and stairs providing direct access to secluded beach, ocean, and coral reef

    deck and stairs providing direct access to secluded beach, ocean, and coral reef

  • aerial view of villa from north looking towards magens bay beach

    aerial view of villa from north looking towards magens bay beach

  •  Edge of Paradise Villa

    Edge of Paradise Villa

  • relaxing at the Edge of Paradise

    relaxing at the Edge of Paradise

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • downstairs bathroom

    downstairs bathroom

  • queen sleigh bed in detached cottage

    queen sleigh bed in detached cottage

  • great room with panoramic ocean view

    great room with panoramic ocean view

  • outdoor kitchen with trellised pergola

    outdoor kitchen with trellised pergola

  • bright and airy gourmet kitchen with granite countertops

    bright and airy gourmet kitchen with granite countertops

  • automated estate gate

    automated estate gate

VRBO #651146

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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