St. Thomas, USVI villa expert

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L'Esperance offers guests a lot of options. You can enjoy an early morning breakfast outside on the deck and let the sights in the harbor below provide your entertainment. With cruise ships coming and going daily you'll never tire of the beauty of their arrivals or departures. You can spend your days lazing by the pool catching up with the newest novel, or just improving your tan, or you can drive to any one of several nearby beaches to try your hand at snorkeling or to collect some native shells. Plan to end at least a few of your days on the patio, you may want to fire up the grill, or set a more formal table for a gourmet meal you've prepared, but whichever way you roll, time it so you can watch the sun slip over the edge of the horizon.

Sharon , 214-350-6220 x9105

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 villa. Originally the home of a 1950s movie actress, it is located high atop exclusive Flag Hill.

The kitchen is state-of-the-art, and the expansive family room opens to a stonework patio (home of the famous flag of Flag Hill) with Caribbean views. Three private and imaginatively decorated bedroom/bath suites are on the main level, including a master suite with its own secluded sitting room.

The main floor also contains a media room with a large-screen TV and an extensive movie collection. The media room adjoins a full bath, and with its sofa bed, 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 trade winds, the entire villa is air-conditioned with separately controlled units for each room.

On the pool deck, you'll find not only a view from a large pool, but also a fully equipped shaded pool house with refrigerator, and a full bath. 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 from time to time occupied by two tenants, but your privacy at this electronically gated, exclusive 5-acre retreat is always assured. Five stars!

Villa Notes:

Bedding arrangements consists of 3 kings (1 is a waterbed), 4 twins (OR 2 kings, your choice) plus a queen sofa bed in the media room. On the main floor, there are 3 bedrooms: 1 with 2 twins (OR 1 king, your choice), 1 with a king waterbed and the master suite with a king bed. On the lower level, there are 2 bedrooms: 1 with a king bed and the other with 2 twins (OR 1 king, your choice). 11th + 12th persons sleep on queen sofa bed in media room.

Due to insurance restrictions, weddings, parties, other group events or functions are not allowed at L'Esperance at this time.