A unique property, Caribbean Castaway, located on the east end of St. Thomas where there is less rain, boasts a lush sprawling lawn on a large piece of property with direct water frontage. All bedrooms are ocean front with direct Caribbean views, en suite bathroom and their own balcony overlooking the infinity edge pool. Swaying palms and multi-colored flowers are a treat for all, including the resident iguanas, on the professionally landscaped grounds. Thatch Cay, The British Virgin Islands and St. John are all within view. A quaint stone cottage for two, just 20 feet from the water's edge, is also available. Whether your plans include playing on the lawn, relaxing by the pool, swimming or snorkeling in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean -it is all right here in your backyard!
This location could not be any better. Lindquist Beach (the new Magen's Bay) which offers life guard supervision, is a five minute walk from the house. The town of Red Hook is just a five minute drive, where you will find many restaurants, live entertainment, groceries, shopping, boat rentals, marinas, dive expeditions etc. There you can also catch the ferry every hour to St. John and the British Virgin Islands.
Caribbean Castaway is a brand new six bedroom, fully air-conditioned, solar powered "green" villa. The house captures the vision of the perfect island home. High vaulted natural Cypress ceilings, large glass windows and doors, and comfortable interior furnishings create an island atmosphere. Art work by Guy Harvey, Elaine Estern and Jonna White are featured throughout the villa. The Mahogany custom front door was also hand carved by a local artist. The gourmet kitchen features Bosch appliances, granite counters, two refrigerators, stand alone ice maker and is fully equipped to cook a gourmet meal for 12 or simply reheat leftovers. For your entertainment, satellite TV and a separate media room with a 55" flat screen television and surround sound, complement the main living area. High speed totally secure Wi-Fi can be accessed from anywhere on the property. Additionally, there are hard wire LAN connections in the Bedrooms and Office for even more security. The main house features five bedrooms, four with king size beds and one with two twins. The cottage is equipped with a king size bed. The bedrooms and cottage all feature luxury linens, plush bath towels and flat screen TV's.
In St. Thomas the outside living space is just as important as the inside. Caribbean Castaway is equipped with a large gas grille, outdoor stone pool bar, pool bathroom, expansive covered porch/terrace and a pool deck featuring crushed coral tile imported from the Dominican Republic. The infinity edge pool features a glass mural of a coral reef and turtles swimming on the bottom. A fountain rising up from the middle of the pool lends an additional touch to alfresco dining. For additional enjoyment there is ample room for you and your guests to enjoy the open lawn.
Come experience Caribbean Castaway and you'll be sure to be swept away by the Caribbean winds and atmosphere of the islands.
Concierge service available to help you with all your vacation needs, groceries, catering, trips etc. (For more information visit our Partners page.)
Reuse of existing structure / natural materials used in construction:
Caribbean Castaway’s property is very special. The property is a level piece of land by St. Thomas standards, with 100 feet of coast line. The stone cottage, 20 feet from the water’s edge is very unique to St. Thomas. The local government no longer allows a structure so close to the water. Since this was an existing cottage, its location was grandfathered. Using the existing footprint, we demolished the old cottage and constructed a new stone cottage using the same techniques as were used on the island several hundred years ago, using brick around the corners and window openings, stone for the walls and coral for filling the smaller openings.
This was an existing two bedroom house that was completely integrated into the new structure. The old house became what are now the master bedroom and bath, kitchen, dining room, media and great room with the outdoor porches with turquoise roof.
The walls are either solid concrete or cinder block filled with concrete. There was approximately 180 tons of concrete used to build this house. It is built to withstand earthquakes. The windows are thermally insulated and built to withstand Category 5, 150 mph, hurricane force winds.
Caribbean Castaway generates 8 kilowatts of energy through its solar panels mounted on the southern exposed roof. This is enough energy to power the house during the day.
Collection of rain of water:
Water is a precious commodity on St. Thomas. Drinking water is from rain. For every inch of rain that falls, Caribbean Castaway captures 2800 gallons of water into its 70,000 gallon cisterns. Even the rain that falls on the pool deck is captured in a grey water cistern to be used for irrigation.
Reuse of water:
The villa has its own sewage treatment plant. The system treats sewage water and the water collected off the pool deck and treats it to grey water. Nothing is wasted.
Provides refuge for local wildlife:
There are over 500 plants and bushes used in the landscaping. All plants are designed to produce a burst of color throughout the entire year. Birds, butterflies and frogs all enjoy this oasis on the east end of the island.
The property is also home to several iguanas who love to sunbath on the rocks.
The best snorkeling is right out front. Healthy reef life can be viewed in the crystal waters.