The views of the harbor and Charlotte Amalie from this hillside villa are AMAZING! The property is well maintained with room to sleep 6 adults. There is a bedroom with attached bath on the main level, and the master bedroom with attached bath (two sinks) is on the upper level. The fully functioning apartment suite on the lower level has a bedroom, bath, and small kitchenette. The main kitchen is well equipped with the exception of sharp knives to use in food prep (if you plan cooking).
The villa is located close to the center of St Thomas with easy access to downtown shopping, beaches (Magens Bay is just a few miles over the hill), the airport, Red Hook, etc.. For people who are looking for a peaceful setting, this location is not the one you’re looking for. However, the beauty of the view far outweighs the din of the city noise.
Prestige Luxury Villas operates the villa, and the front office people were easy to communicate with and provided us with a variety of options (e.g., dining, beaches, taxi services) we used to make our stay enjoyable. Dorothy, the property point of contact, met us when we arrived and was extremely helpful in making sure we enjoyed our stay.
The pool was a little on the chilly side for us, but we quickly became acclimated once we were in it for a few minutes. The pool overlooks the harbor, so you can play in the pool when you're not at the beach or on the water. There are deck chairs and a couple of pool toys if you need them.
The deck has great patio furniture (couch, chairs, wood dining table to seat six), is connected to the pool area, and overlooks the harbor. The deck does get slippery when wet, so be very cautious when getting out of the pool or when it rains.
The other points of caution for this property would be the steepness of the driveway and the steps throughout the villa. I mention the steps for people who may have mobility issues. This villa, while wonderful, is not handicap friendly. The steepness of the driveway (like many of St Thomas' driveways) and the nearly 90 degree turn halfway up the driveway prevented all of the taxis from driving us to the front door. This wasn't a great inconvenience for us, but you may need to walk on a steep grade. If you plan on renting a jeep, you'll have no problem getting to the front door. Speaking of jeeps, you do need to drive on the left side of the road, so be forewarned.
This villa is great, and we would definitely recommend this villa.