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What else can I say but fantastic. There are only positives to this setting.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

4500 square foot 3 bedroom, plus an office with WIFI, and a sitting room.

Welcome to the Christian Villa three minutes from the heart of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, an exclusive gated estate overlooking the harbor on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Traditional Virgin Islands décor that is elegant, full of history and adorned with the finest furniture available in the Caribbean

This luxurious 4500 square foot 3 bedroom, plus an office with WIFI, and a sitting room adjoining the master bedroom that can serve as an additional bedroom has a basement apartment that adds an additional 600 sq. feet right off of the pool area. The entire Villa is handicap accessible with ramps to all area inclusive of a 900 sq. ft. terrace with a view of the harbor for relaxing, sun bathing and partying. This allows all ages to enjoy this residence for there are no areas that are inaccessible from the parking spaces to the pool to the terrace.


Owner
Christian Villa
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, can obtain translator for spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Christian Villa

The Villa was restored by Dr. Christian who grew up and resided in the residence until going off to medical school and returning to St. Croix to serve the community of her father’s birthplace. Dr. Christian kept the original architecture and basalt stone (locally called “blue bitch stone”) from the actual excavation of the property. This stone is a very hard volcanic stone used by the Danes on many of the historic buildings that are still evident in the city of Charlotte Amalie, a nationally acclaimed historic city and balusters that her father and mother sat many an evening together in the early days of their 64 years of marriage as they filled the molds with concrete and applied the stonework to the structure. Throughout the residence are relics of the life of her family from her grandfather’s mahogany bed to the crystal chandelier from her mother’s bedroom that now serves as a unique and stunning planter, to the pool that has a inlaid rose at its bottom at the same location that her mother’s rose garden was and much more. It is a home that captures all of the elegance of a family that has four generations that utilized this magnificent site for parties of over 200 persons that represented all levels of Virgin Islands society. The Christian family is a family that has kept the traditions of the Virgin Islands alive while providing the comfort and accommodations of a 21st Century vacation site. All rooms have air-conditioning but also have fans that are the traditional way that most Virgin Islanders enjoy the trade wind breezes entering the home.

Christian Villa purchased this villa in 2011

Why Christian Villa chose Northside

The Villa and view are just plain stunning. From the pool and sun deck there’s a 180-degree panorama: patches of crenelated green hills floating on cobalt-blue water, where the cruise ships begin making steam as the cocktail hour gets underway. They’ll exit the harbor with the sun; long lines of twinkling lights voyaging into the dusk.

'Dr. Christian kept the name, Christian Villa but reversed the words as it was named by her father, for this was his pride and joy. You will agree once you see the property that you can as her father, Judge Christian, did enjoy sitting on the southern porch with a cup of hot tea or coffee as the cruise ships entered the port in the morning or in the evening with a cocktail of Cruzan Rum and coke, J&B on the rocks or a glass of wine as the cruise ships departed along with the sun giving you magnificent sunsets. All rooms have walls of solid concrete and open into their own bathroom. The southern and western porches have electrically operated hurricane screens/shutters that filters out 90% of the heat yet allows one to see the views of the harbor. At the touch of a button, you can filter out the sun, shade the porch or enjoy the brightness of the sun as it descends on the western and southern sides of the residence. And in the evenings, one can shutter the entire porch if one cares to as one leaves for additional security beyond the gated entrance. The pool, which overlooks the harbor is on the eastern side with its own bathroom and a refrigerator for those who want to access a cold drink or snack without having to go to the spacious kitchen that has a large French door refrigerator spacious enough to accommodate the tastes of all of the residents. The view of the harbor can be enjoyed through the glass French doors or windows from the sitting room, the dining room or the living room as well as from the various balconies or pool.

What makes this villa unique

million dollar views; fully handicap accessible

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is amazing!

We had such a wonderful visit! Can't think of three better people to be greeted by and taken care of than Judith, Ricky and Mr. Hunt. We will miss you guys! See you soon!!!
Mar 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

What else can I say but fantastic. There are only positives to this setting.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

An Authentic Island Experience!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked the Christian Villa, I knew we were in the best of hands and that this vacation would be unique and incredibly special. When we pulled into the gates, our 4 children ages 25, 22, 22, and 14, just said, "Wow!"...The views are magnificent! The property is modernized with all conveniences you could want, but retains the charm of a true island family home that has been enjoyed for generations. Dr. Christian was in communication with us regularly after we reserved the villa, and wanted to make sure all our needs were met before, during and after our stay. She had juices, wine, soda and plenty of ice stocked in the fridge upon arrival. Her friends, Judith and Ricky, met us at the airport and we followed them in our rented van to the villa. They acclimated us to the island and led us to a grocery store where we could stock up.

The beauty of this vacation vs. staying at a resort is that we had a large and beautiful home with our own pool, incredible views, and tremendous privacy. We had the local friends of Dr. Christian that we could call if needed during our stay. We explored at our own pace, ate out when we wanted to, and cooked at the villa when we wanted to. Every evening was spent on the patio enjoying the view and the breezes and just talking. No TV or computer screens (except for the kids picking the next song to play for all of us on their phones). Our kids looked forward to this time, even when we told them they could watch a movie or play a game instead. This time was priceless.

The memories that are created in a home are always the most special. The beautiful nature of the house, the spectacular views, and the friendliness of Dr. Christian's friends made this a vacation that my family will remember forever.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From the moment of the inquiry, I was hoping this family would book. I felt that they wanted a Caribbean experience that would allow the entire family to enjoy. Carol’s communications and the attention to detail was evident from the beginning. At this special time of Christmas, family is so important. We communicated about availability of grocery stores being open to whether there would be enough beach towels. With each additional communication, I knew then that she wanted each family member to have a wonderful Christmas with new experiences but have it feel like home. We are so happy that we could create an environment that would achieve that. My only regret is that I was unable to meet the family but maybe some time in the future. Thank you to Carol and her family for staying at the Villa. You are welcome any time.
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5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married at Christian Villa about 2 weeks ago and it was an absolute dream! From the moment we contacted Cora about hosting our wedding at her villa to the day we left for our honeymoon, she was just outstanding to work with- such a gracious host and willing to do absolutely anything we needed to ensure our comfort and happiness. If there was anything we needed, Cora was just a phone call away and help was sent over almost immediately. We had a group of 9 stay at the villa and everyone fell in love with the place, some are even thinking of going back again and were so sad to leave. When our wedding guests came over they were just blown away by the beauty of the villa and the views. Pictures do this place no justice- the views are simply breathtaking! Our entire wedding weekend and wedding day were more than we could have ever imagined. We had an amazing time and a wonderful wedding day. We don't even have the words to describe how perfect everything was! We can't thank Cora and her staff enough for making our dream of a beautiful destination wedding a reality at her villa! We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for our group! The number of friends working and stopping by to make sure we were taken care of was much appreciated. The shuttle to the home was above and beyond. All of Cora's correspondence prior to arrival was excellent. The home is pristine, has everything you could ever need, and more than enough group. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Villa for my sister in law's destination wedding. We had a wonderful week! The views are absolutely amazing. We had seven people staying at the Villa and we all had plenty of space and privacy, it was great to be able to cook at the Villa and not have to go out for every meal.

Cora was a wonderful host and made sure we were very comfortable during our stay. One day the stove stopped working so I called Cora and within 10 minutes the care taker had the stove working again! On our last night in at the Villa my brother in law who was staying with us at the Villa proposed to his girlfriend on the rooftop, what a picture perfect proposal!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Villa with amazing views of St. Thomas

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the Christian Vila! Cora was an absolutely wonderful host and made us feel so comfortable and welcome. She picked us up from the airport and took us grocery shopping. The views at the Vila are beautiful; the pictures do not do them justice. Our group of 7 had plenty of space and privacy. We loved that each bedroom had its own full bathroom and had a great time swimming in the private pool. I would highly recommend staying at the Christian Vila, you won’t be disappointed. The house, views, and Cora and her staff exceeded our expectations. We hope to stay again someday!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just have to add that it is the first time that the Villa has had such fortunate for a young couple to propose to each other while staying at the Villa. I understand it was not planned but everything came together. Historically, I was married at the Villa 39 years ago to my wonderful husband. Often persons think it is only the guests that have great experiences but this was a great experience for us as hosts. We meet the most incredible people that provide unexpected memories. Thank you for staying at the Villa and we look forward to seeing you again – maybe for the wedding (smile).
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Luxurious Villa with Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 stayed at Cora's villa for a long weekend in May to attend our friend's island destination wedding and had the time of our lives, many thanks to Cora's hospitality! Even though our large group arrived at the airport at different times, Cora arranged for either herself or her staff to come meet us in person and drive with us to the villa. Cora coached us on left-sided driving from the airport and then oriented us to the beautiful villa. Upon entry to the estate, it was obvious the property was impeccably maintained - the decor was lovely, and all the rooms and amenities were exactly as described. The villa is on a hill and the views of the coastline are breathtaking. The property was expansive and all 10 of us had more than enough personal space, while also enjoying the spacious shared common rooms and pool areas. Cora went the extra mile to accompany us to the local grocery store and also took us to a local restaurant!! She gave us plenty of space, though she made herself available by phone to help answer questions about the house or the island, and even allowed us to invite several other family and friends from the wedding to come for a BBQ one evening. This villa has all the amenities of a 5-star hotel but has the warmth of a home. Thank you, Cora, for an amazing vacation experience!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing group-friends since elementary school here to witness the union of two of their friends! I was a bit worried for the weather was not cooperating. In the Virgin Islands, we rarely have such heavy rain showers but it poured and poured yet at no time did any of the group show outward apprehension. And finally, at the last moment, the blue skies of paradise could be seen and the wedding, which was outdoors, happened without a hitch. And then, it rained again each day. Yet, their optimism, happiness and just being with each other was evident. It is great to host guests like these. And although one person was the head honcho, he made sure that everyone enjoyed themselves as they chose. They all enjoyed the local food. The owner and cook marveled at how at home they were. It was my pleasure to have them share my family home. I do hope they choose to visit again. And hopefully the weather will be true VI weather-sunny and breezy,
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sibily's
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
University of the Virgin Islands
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Veterans' Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.08 Miles
Mountain Top
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Magens Bay or Lindberg Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Dorothea Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 3 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$7,000
$25,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
$6,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $350
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional fees for more than 8 guests. Rates are available for events. Please inquiry.


Over 8 guests require an additional $150.00 per night per additional guest


No pets are allowed. No smoking anywhere on the premises inclusive of the terrance and pool.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dorothea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , handicap accessible
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • There are five full baths, one of which isfully handicap accessible and one half bath for visitors. Two of the full size baths are close to the pool--one in the studio apartment and a full size bath for the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , four poster mahogany west indian beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , master
    sitting room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    office - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    studio apartment - 1 queen , studio apartment by the pool has a queen size bed
  • There are four bedrooms at the Villa- two with a queen size beds; one with two queen size beds; and a master bedroom with a king size bed. In addition the office and sitting room have full size futons that open flat that can sleep additional persons. The studio apartment by the pool, has a queen size bed, a kitchenette with a four burner stove and large refrigerator, and a full bath. In addition, the pool has its own full bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owner available to answer any question related to the stay. We want you to have a most enjoyable visit- worry free. There are opportunities to have massage as well as preparation of meals by caterers. We can assist you with suggestions and contacts. There are opportunities for events. Please inquiry from the owner.

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