By Nancy Anderson, McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas
You're the king of the hill with all of Charlotte Amalie, cruise ships, seaplanes, and St. Thomas's harbor spread at your feet from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the Great Room of this stunning villa. Originally the home of a 50's movie actress, this magnificent property high atop exclusive Flag Hill has been beautifully renovated. The kitchen is state of the art, and the expansive family room opens to a spacious stonework patio (home of the famous flag of Flag Hill) with breathtaking Caribbean views. Three private and imaginatively-decorated bedroom/bath suites are on the main level, including a king master suite with its own secluded sitting room. The main floor also contains a media room/home theater with a large-screen TV and an extensive movie collection. The media room, with its sofabed and full bath adjoining, may be used as an extra bedroom. Two additional bedroom/bath suites on L'Esperance's lower level overlook the pool area. Each bedroom enjoys direct access to an exterior deck or patio and its own bath. Although L'Esperance is ideally situated to capture refreshing tradewinds, the entire villa is air-conditioned with separately-controlled units for each room. On the pool deck you'll find not only incredible views, but also a fully-equipped and shaded pool house with refrigerator, gas grill and full bath. An extensive nature trail beckons you to explore the hundreds of diverse tropical plantings on this wonderful estate. A separate building houses your own work-out room with commercial-quality equipment. At dusk, when the sun sinks into the sea and the lights come up in Charlotte Amalie, you're in a front-row seat to enjoy the romantic vision of her twinkling lights from your dining table - it's a view you'll never forget, and which you'll never want to leave. A small cottage on the far side of the property is occupied by L'Esperance's two caretakers and their well-mannered dog, but your privacy at this electronically gated, exclusive 5-acre retreat is always assured. Five stars!
*11th + 12th persons sleep on queen sofabed in media room.
A 7-night minimum rental is required at L'Esperance all year around (except Christmas/New Year's, when a 10-night minimum rental is required).
We're sorry, but due to insurance restrictions, we do not allow weddings, parties or other group events or functions at L'Esperance at this time.
Media room with Bose home theater system/DVD player, zoned Bose stereo system; cable TV with DVD player or Playstation 2 in every bedroom, a VCR in 2 bedrooms, + cable TV in exercise building; movie + music collections, books, games, A/C in all rooms, Wi-Fi throughout the main level for your laptop, answering machine, printer/scanner/copier/fax machine; hair dryers, binoculars, telescope, 2 safes for valuables. Villa has gourmet kitchen with 2nd gas grill on adjacent deck, wet bar, mini-fridge, UV water filtration system, electronic gate at entry, automatic generator, trash collection at entry twice per week, dishwasher, 2 washers + 2 dryers. Separate exercise building with A/C, cable TV, Vectra Online 3800 equipment, a Precor 815 Upright exercise bicycle + an elliptical trainer + stairclimber. Pool House has refrigerator and gas grill, boombox stereo + pool games.