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Stunningly Beautiful Villa with Mesmerizing Ocean and City Harbor Views!

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Last updated: 12/30/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Private 3 Bedroom 3 Bath with Stunning Beach, City Harbor & MountainViews

A short 2+ hour non-stop flight from Miami takes you to the largest U.S. owned island in the Caribbean, St. Croix (aka Santa Cruz from Christopher Columbus days). Driving 20 minutes east from the airport through the Danish town of Christiansted, you begin to wind up the paved road to the top of Seven Hills, overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea and Christiansted Harbour, to the Villa’s glass & wrought iron gates.

This SECURE, GATED, 2 acre PRIVATE ESTATE is your home away from home, with all the amenities of Broadband WiFi; 3 Satellite DISH TVs; fully equipped kitchen, including gas stove and a stocked bar. It’s the perfect place to relax & rejuvenate! BUT, if you must work or stay in touch with the outside world, set up your laptop on the table in the open Gazebo, alongside the pool. It too has a wet bar and small fridge. The WiFi printer/copier is in the small bedroom, so you can be in touch with the outside world if you have to. (Many Hedge Funds operate out of St Croix because of its connectivity.)

The Great Chefs Villa is only 5 minutes down the hill to 4 beaches (the Buccaneer, Shoy’s, Green Turtle Cay, and Chenay Bay), an 18-hole golf course and a marina for deep sea fishing & scuba diving around the Buck Island National Park, and 10 minutes away from Seaside Food & Wine store and Gallows Bay. Over a half dozen, quality restaurants also sit within that area as well, including Cheeseburgers in Paradise.

Villa des Great Chefs is the getaway where many Great Chefs like Frank Brigtsen, Daniel Bonnot, Dick Brennan, Willy Coln, Jamie Shannon and Allen Susser, have gotten away from their hectic lifestyle to unwind. Now you can too!
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, danish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/30/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4410 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen

    Antique Dresser & Armoire, Great View...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Intimate Balcony perfect for morning coffee for 2 w/ View...moreless

  • 3rd Bedroom: 1 queen

    Separate Suite attached to main building...moreless

  • HDTVs in all but 2nd bedroom with Dish Satellite service. Fully air conditioned ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • 2nd Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 3rd Bath: toilet, shower


  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Double Vanity Sinks and Double Showers...moreless

  • Toto Toilets in all baths.


  • Television:

    3 HDTV. One in living room, other two in the other two bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Historic Christiansted harbor down below, glowing city lights. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Buck Island Reef National Monument...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful panoramic view of the rolling hills from the home built atop a mountain....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular, 180 degree view of the Caribbean from Christiansted up to Buck Island. Gorgeous sunsets....moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful panoramic views of the Caribbean from every room in the home, as well as from the pool, entire deck, and poolside gazebo....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Also there is Al Fresco Dining on Patio and in Pavillion...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C in every room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Google OnHub Wi-Fi enabled internet access. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    HDTV in living room, Two Sofas....moreless

  • Parking:

    Enough for up to 3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    CELL SERVICE ONLY - AT&T is best on island....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Intimate & private, outside master bedroom with seating for 2 and table....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Lounge Chairs, Glass Table that Seats 4, Table w/ 2 chairs under kitchen, Table w/ 3 chairs under guest suite bedroom, potted tropical plants around patio. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Glass table that seats 6, Wet-bar, Refrigerator, Ceiling fan and 2 wooden lounge chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acre lot - all garden...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    8 ft deep end 3 ft shallow end. All Tiled with Bronze Turtle Water Fountain....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 7 - Apr 16, 2017
7 night min stay

Regular pricing
Apr 17 - Nov 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Standard pricing
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


OUR PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES: Half of your rent is due within 10 days of booking to confirm your reservation. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to automatic cancellation without notice to you. The balance due of rent, Government Hotel Tax, and refundable damage deposit must be paid in full at least 45 days prior to your arrival. All cancellations and any request for changes to your reservation (such as date changes or changes in the number of persons) must be made IN WRITING, and sent to us by email or fax. If you cancel more than 45 days prior to your arrival date, 80 per cent of your total deposit (the 'deposit' is one-half the total gross rent due) will be refunded to you and 20 per cent of your total deposit will be retained by Villa des Great Chefs as full liquidated damages. If you cancel within 45 days of your arrival date, Villa des Great Chefs will retain 100 per cent of your total rent as full liquidated damages. However, if your cancelled dates are re-booked to another guest, 80 per cent of your rent will be returned to you for the nights re-booked, and 20 per cent of your total rent will be retained by Villa des Great Chefs as full liquidated damages. In some cases, you may be allowed to re-book your villa at a later date, without penalty to you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cheeseburgers in Paradise
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Buccaneer
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Galleon
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Green Turtle Cay & Chenay Bay

Car: Recommended

Located on the East End of St. Croix. Private and secluded yet just 10-12 minutes to the beaches, restaurants and bars. Just 15 minutes from town where there is shopping, dining, boardwalk, excursion boat rentals for 1/2 day or full day cruises to Buck Island for diving and snorkeling. There is an excellent grocery store just 15 minutes away, with everything you'll need for your stay, including a large selection of wines, a deli and prepared foods to go. The Galleon is an excellent restaurant nearby, and Cheeseburger's is out go-to spot for a quick beer and burger. Both are only about 5-6 minutes away!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: John Shoup was a record & television producer back in the 60's & 70's. In the early 80's, he co-founded the Great Chefs TV series for PBS and later, on the Discovery Channel for another 20 years. One day they were shooting Richard Branson's chef on Necker Island, and then chartered a seaplane to St Croix where they were scheduled to shoot 3 more chefs. Shoup had not done his research on STX, but when they arrived at the Christiansted dock, Customs would not allow them to go ashore until cleared. The GM of the Kings Alley Hotel on the Boardwalk, Andy Chapman, an old friend of Shoup's from Houston, arrived with martini's for the crew while they waited for customs to show up. He asked Chapman what country owned St Croix and when he found out the United States did, he asked him to locate a realtor. Within an hour, Jean Ferry, who at the time owned Pivar Realty, showed up & Shoup ended up renting a property above the yacht club. The next year he rented another property east of there in Grapetree, near the most eastern part of the US, but it was too dry and like a desert, so he ended up moving closer to Christiansted, up in the Seven Hills. After purchasing several acres around the property, he renamed the estate "Villa des Great Chefs", a villa that feels like a home away from home, and it is his home, as well as to many of his friends, who are international chefs & entertainers. Because of it's quiet privacy, closeness to the beaches, and restaurants in downtown Christiansted, they know they can unwind and not feel like they are in a resort where everyone wants their autograph. It is the BEST location on the island says Shoup, even after living there for eighteen years when he is not at his New Orleans home.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Green Cay, Saint Croix, USVI:
Villa des Great Chefs is located midway between downtown Christiansted and the Eastern most point of the United States, which is very dry, almost like a desert. It is situated in a spot on the island, where the rain clouds begin and then go down island to the western part of the island where it becomes a rain forest, so, from a weather standpoint, it is the best part of the island. Lush, with double rainbows and gentle breezes. It is located high atop one of the Seven Hills, and considered one of the safest parts of the island, including gated communities like Shoys @ the Bucaneer. It has it's own steel fence and automatic glass & steel driveway gates, at the end of a dead end road, that celebrities demand.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
It's a television producers home, not a rental property. Every detail is attended to, and makes its guests feel more like they are in their second home. The bar, refrigerator and pantry are all restocked regularly. Most caribbean properties only have a building and an outdoor deck with pool. Look at all the photos. But how many have a covered Gazebo, with a ceiling fan, table and chairs, refrigerator and sink with running water and a view to die for? Oh yes, don't forget about "Oscar" , the bronze turtle fountain that feeds the pool with a stream of water from 7am to 7pm.

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Speaks: english, danish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/30/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front Gate

    Front Gate

  • Cabana


  • the sun sets on the villa

    the sun sets on the villa

  • View of pool from gazebo/cabana

    View of pool from gazebo/cabana

  • Gazebo/cabana


  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Second Bath

    Second Bath

  • View from the Villa

    View from the Villa

  • Beach #2 - West End

    Beach #2 - West End

  • Moonrise over the Villa

    Moonrise over the Villa

  • Cabana Bar

    Cabana Bar

  • Patio With Ocean View

    Patio With Ocean View

  • Pool overlooking the Caribbean

    Pool overlooking the Caribbean

  • Deck with adjustable lounge chairs

    Deck with adjustable lounge chairs

  • Entry


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Third Bath

    Third Bath

  • Duggan's Reef beach - East End

    Duggan's Reef beach - East End

  • Beautiful sunset from the Villa deck

    Beautiful sunset from the Villa deck

  • Aerial View

    Aerial View

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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