Flag Hill, south side - 5 bedroom villa
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. A few steps up from the pool deck is a large hot tub overlooking the vistas. 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!
Weekly Rates (excl. 8% tax): # of persons: 1-6 7-8 9-10 11-12* April 10 - December 19: $ 7,125 $ 7,980 $ 8,840 $ 9,310 Thanksgiving Week: $ 9,310 $ 9,310 $ 9,310 $ 9,310 January 8 - April 29: $ 9,700 $10,550 $11,400 $12,070 Christmas/New Year's: $14,500 $14,500 $14,500 $14,500
Maximum number of guests: 12
Bedrooms: 5 [3 kings (1 king is a waterbed), 4 twins (OR have them made up as 2 kings, your choice), + queen sofabed* in media room]
Baths: 7 + outdoor shower at pool
Pool: Approx. 14' x 54' x 5' deep, with fountain. Pool house with refrigerator, gas grill + full bath.
Nearest Beach: Morningstar Beach + Bluebeard's (Limetree) Beach
Kids welcome: Yes, with notarized waiver for children under 6 years
Entertainment and Amenities: 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, computer with DSL line, 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, treadmill, elliptical trainer + stairclimber. Pool House has refrigerator and gas grill, boombox stereo + pool games.
Maid service included: once per week
Smoking: Outside only.
Square Footage: Interior: 6075 + Exterior: 4455 = TOTAL 10,530 sq. ft.
Miscellaneous: 4WD vehicle highly recommended (if it's raining and the road up to the villa is wet, it can be slippery and cars will need more traction)
*11th + 12th persons sleep on queen sofabed in media room.
A 7-night minimum rental is required at L'Esperance all year around (except Xmas/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.
Note that there is no hot tub at this house anymore.
Photography by Don Hebert