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Fabulous Panoramic View!

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Belle Caribe captures the old-world charm of the Danish Caribbean in a modern villa. The stained glass sunrise over the front door welcomes you to relax and enjoy this home built to frame the view that will truly take your breath away. Perched on the hillside overlooking Pillsbury Sound with views toward St. John across to Jost Van Dyke and down through the British Virgin Islands - you’ll feel on top of the world. You won’t want to miss a single sunrise, and you’ll be on deck for every sunset!

Make yourself at home . . . From the main living area with its high open-beam ceiling, you will be drawn to the panoramic view through the triple glass door archways. Choose from three living spaces – the colorful indoor great room, the large covered furnished open living area or the long open deck.

Ease into the day . . . Sip your morning coffee or tea on the comfy sofa in the outdoor living area. If you’re not quite ready for a day of activity, relax on one of the lounge chairs outside with a book, keep an eye on the boats sailing in the bay and refresh yourself at your leisure with one of the two outdoor showers.

Eat, drink & be merry . . . Whether you’re blending an island concoction, doing the prep or just entertaining the chef you will not have to miss the view. The open gourmet kitchen is complete with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a large island/bar perfect for relaxed gathering and entertaining.

Unwind . . . Watch the sky change from dusk to dark as the boats return to dock while sipping drinks at the café table on the deck. Dine at the indoor dining table, in the outdoor living area or on deck - it’s up to you.

Your own space . . . spend restful nights in the bedrooms painted in soothing Caribbean colors, with queen-size beds, arched lattice top doorways and ceiling fans that keep the cool trade wind breezes flowing. Each bedroom has its own full bath with mosaic or painted tiles. Two of the bedrooms open onto their own porches through French doors.

Away from it all yet just stone’s throw . . . Belle Caribe is situated 320 feet above sea level with a commanding view from the Atlantic to the Caribbean, on the East End of St. Thomas, conveniently located 5 minutes from Red Hook with easy access to the St. John ferry terminal, market, shops, restaurants and nightlife, two of the prettiest beaches on the island - Secret Harbor, Sapphire and Smith Bay/Lindquist, diving, fishing, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, tennis and golf nearby.

Come see why we call it Belle Caribe!

Keywords: villa, home, house, view, water

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Sue

When I'm not traveling, I live in San Diego, CA and love cooking and playing tennis. I work as an independent contractor for a technology company that develops digital ordering systems for the restaurant industry. I have been traveling to the Caribbean since I was really young for vacations with my parents and have always loved it.

Sue purchased this villa in 2010

Why Sue chose Estate Smith Bay

I love the Caribbean climate, laid back lifestyle, slower pace -- and rum punch ;-) The great thing about Belle Caribe is that the view is beautiful and always changing - you don't just stare out at the water - you'll see the sunrise, moon rise, rainbows, islands, boats, cloud formations - and feel the tradewind breeze.

What makes this villa unique

Super location - close to everything St. Thomas has to offer - one of the newer villa rentals on the island and very well maintained with a fully equipped kitchen. There will not be enough hours during your vacation to spend looking at this view!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We cannot express how much we enjoyed your spectacular home! You both have created an amazing experience. From the unbelievable views, to waking up to the sunrise, cooking in your fully equipped kitchen, and having breakfast overlooking the island, we don't want to leave. Belle Caribe was the perfect place to come home to after our busy days here.
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Estate Smith Bay, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Beautiful painted tile, double sinks & double shower
    Green & White Bathroom - toilet , shower , Mosaic tile in white & green, adjoins the Yellow Bedroom
    Blue Bathroom - toilet , shower , Mosaic tile in blues, adjoins the Blue Bedroom
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , French doors onto the deck with down island view
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large room with French doors onto deck with down island view
    Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen , Bright cheery room
  • Queen size Beds (3) One queen bed in each bedroom. Each bedroom has its own adjoining bathroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Airport greeting by escort to show you to Belle Caribe in your rental car. Taxi service is also available but you will need a rental car while on St. Thomas. Automatic generator to provide power during outages, which are just part of 'island life.'


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Fabulous Panoramic View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I really don't know where to begin... first of all, the owners of this beautiful home could not have been more accommodating to our every need. When one of the A/C units wasn't working, they bought and delivered a portable unit because the part to fix the A/C wouldn't be delivered for a few days.

The home is absolutely beautiful with truly amazing views... words just cannot describe! The bedrooms are stunning and all have their own baths. The kitchen is as well stocked as my kitchen at home! In fact the whole house had whatever you could need... beach towels and chairs, games, movies, etc. I would love to LIVE in this house... or on this back deck overlooking the Caribbean!

We had an amazing vacation with 3 couples and look forward to going back the first chance we get!! THANK YOU SUE for a fabulous trip!

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Julie & Dave. We're so glad you enjoyed the house and your trip, and thanks for sending the photos :-) We'd love to have you back anytime.
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Stamford, CT

Beautiful home and view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful home. Fantastic views of STJ and BVI. Woke up each morning to sunrise on the balcony with a cup of coffee sitting on the nice cushioned outdoor furniture. A nice breeze kept the house cool and we didn’t even need to use the A/C. House was very nicely furnished and all essentials were provided. We were able to pack so lightly since there is a washer & dryer in the house. Plenty of beach towels were there to use as well as chairs, coolers, beach toys, etc. Within a few minute drive you can get to grocery store, Secret Harbour Beach, and Red Hook. Sue was very helpful and kept in touch before arrival and throughout the trip with anything we needed.

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mechanicsville, VA

Beautiful house with the best view on the island

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were excellent and made sure we had everything we need. Checked in with us throughout the trip and were available at all times.

Most beautiful house we have ever vacationed in. Doesn't feel like a rental property as all of the furniture and amenities are very nice.

Best view on the island. We spent a whole day just sitting on the back baucony and admiring the view.

Close to red hook which has good restaurants and night life. Close to the ferry to make a trip to St. John.

Agree that you need rent a car to help explore the island. They have excellent recommendations and maps of the island for beginners once you arrive and begin to plan things out.

We will definitely be staying here every time we visit St. Thomas.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property was absolutely pristine. It was nothing less than home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful inside and out. The curb appeal was phenomenal. The inside was tastefully laid out. It provided all the amenities a person would need for ultimate relaxation. Sue thought of everything person or a family could need for a fabulous vacation. The property provided breath taking views of the ocean every morning and evening. It was situated in close proximity to beautiful beaches, restuarants and the grocery stores. The capital city of Charlotte Amalie was only about a 20 minute drive where more restaurants and shops were found; the car ferry was about 10 minutes from the villa; we used it to visit the beautiful neighboring island of St. John. We had an absolute BLAST! This will be our designated place to reside whenever we visit USVI...... A. Austin

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was such an important trip for our family as we were celebrating our daughters' graduations from college. I could not be more pleased with everything about this home, and the experience it afforded us. Belle Caribe was the perfect home for us during our stay. Sue was exceptionally easy to deal with and very responsive to our inquiries. We arrived after 9 pm but were met by our greeter exactly as planned and given a quick, but comprehensive tour of the home. We very quickly realized that Belle Caribe had everything we needed and more for our stay. The home is impeccably clean. You will feel as if you are staying in an exclusive, 5-star resort. The home is stocked with everything you will need for a tropical vacation - snorkel gear, fishing gear, coolers, beach chairs, floaties, beach towels and much, much more. The kitchen is perfectly stocked. The location is very close to grocery stores and the many activities available on the eastern end of the island. Smith Bay, Lindquist, Coki, Coral World, Redhook and Sapphire are all very close. Magen's Bay is about 20 minutes or so away. Oh, and did I mention the view!? Just WOW!!! The northern exposure provides unforgettable views of sunrise and sunset and an obstructed, 180-degree view of St John, Tortola, Jost van Dyck, Thatch Cay and so much more. I could go on and on, but suffice to say that I will plan to make Belle Caribe our home away from home when we return to St Thomas in the future. Thank you Sue and Dewey for an unforgettable experience and for allowing us to create amazing memories in your home.

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was awesome as was the view and Sue was great too answered questions promptly.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Here are some suggestions for your stay in St. Thomas! We have a lot of fun and do a lot of relaxing. Here are some of our favorite things to do (besides having coffee out on the deck in the morning and drinks and dinner out there in the evening!).

Secret Harbor -This is a very picturesque little harbor only about 5 minutes from the house, plus there are an outdoor shower and bathrooms. You can pack a cooler with some drinks and take the beach chairs to Secret Harbor Beach Resort. All beaches on St. Thomas are public, the resorts just charge a fee if you want to use their chairs, umbrellas or sporting equipment. You can go snorkeling or rent paddle boards. There's also a beach bar and restaurant there, and sunset is beautiful there!

Sapphire Beach - at the Sapphire Beach Resort, just about 10 minutes from the house. The water is usually pretty calm here too, and it's nice for snorkeling. There is a reef toward the right and a grassy area out toward the left. It's a bit of a kick out but you'll almost always see turtles in the grassy area. Lots of fish around the reef area. We bring crackers or bread and feed the cute ducks on the beach and the fish by the shore. The resort has a special parking lot for people coming to the beach. They also have a little kiosk near the beach where you can get drinks and snacks.

Smith Bay Bay Beach/Lindquist - gorgeous water and not crowded at all, still mostly a locals' beach and just a few minutes from the house. Sometimes the water can be a little rougher here but very nice and quiet.

Magen’s Bay Beach – the most famous beach on St. Thomas, about 20 minutes from the house. When you arrive and go through the gate (there is a small fee) turn to the left and follow the road to the parking toward the other end of the beach. It is much quieter. Most people just stop and park by the gate where the facilities are so it can get a bit crowded there. The other end is much quieter, and it’s a beautiful walk down the beach if you want to rent a paddle board or go to the snack/beach bar. On the way back stop at Famous Delite/Udder Delite for some ice cream and great milkshakes.

Water Island - Actually another of the Virgin Islands. You can take a ferry from Tickles Restaurant in Crown Bay, just takes a few minutes, over to Honeymoon Beach. Very pretty beach, nice and calm and there are 2 beach restaurants. One of them has a shuttle from the ferry dock up over the hill if you don't want to walk.

Watch the cruise ships leave from the Mafolie - The Mafolie is a hotel up on a hill in Charlotte Amalie. They have a restaurant and bar with a great view for watching the cruise ships leave. It's really neat as the light fades to see them pulling out and disappearing in the horizon. We usually just have drinks there and an appetizer. Dinner has never been that great, but we haven't eaten there in awhile.

Lunch at Cuzzins' in Charlotte Amalie - Cuzzins' is on Back Street. The food is West Indian and really good. We like the conch and shrimp creole, sometimes it's not on the menu so we ask.

Charter a boat for a day - When you charter a private boat they require you take a captain, and it's best since there are reefs and the captains know the waters. You could stop at Christmas Cove and some pretty spots around St. John that you would not be able to reach otherwise by car. The boats do have canopies so there is shade.

We use See and Ski or Vilocity. Whichever you use, please let them know you are staying at Dewey & Sue's place, Belle Caribe.

See and Ski


Red Hook - American Yacht Harbor - 'A' Dock



Schnitzel House Marina

Take the car ferry and spend the day on St. John - Trunk Bay is the most famous, and beautiful with an underwater snorkel trail and facilities. Our favorite beach is Maho Bay, incredibly calm and good snorkeling to the right around the rocks. Pack up the beach chairs, cooler, lunch and snorkel gear. On the way back stop in Cruz Bay and do some shopping.

Reef Bay Hike, St. John - There is a guided tour the Park Service does a couple days a week (you need to make reservations), which is nice because the Park guide tells you about all the different plants, you see petroglyphs and nice ruins of a sugar mill. At the bottom you end up on the beach at Reef Bay and they have a boat take you back around the island so you get to see a bit of the outside of St. John from the water. You can also do this hike on your own but then you have to hike back up the trail.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Estate Smith Bay, Virgin Islands

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$753.3
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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