Extraordinary Property of the Week: 1-27 Bakkeroe “Captain’s Walk” in St. Thomas

Classic Caribbean elegance awaits you in this lovely gated residence with sweeping harbour views! Fabulous sprawling pool area and multi level ocean view decks make this a perfect home for entertaining. 4 lovely guest suites offer privacy for family residence or vacation rental. Perfect location close to YHG and town, yet just minutes to Antilles School or Red Hook.

Gracious Caribbean villa features 4 wonderful bedrooms with private baths, recently remodeled kitchen with adjoining study, huge pool and deck for entertaining. Wonderful location just minutes from Antilles, YHG or Havensight. Gated entry, beautifully landscaped grounds, covered parking, retractable awnings, and generator just a few of the amenities of this lovely property. Captain’s Walk has a long history as a private home as well as years as a favorite with McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas.

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Villa Kismet feature from the JamesEdition.com December Newsletter

Sunrise and Sunset in St. John

Like all Caribbean islands, St. John attracts avid fishermen, serious snorkelers and divers, and those seeking sunshine. But St. John also winds history and unspoiled natural beauty into its coveted lifestyle. More than 60 percent of the island is dedicated to Virgin Islands National Park, a 7,000-acre span of sugar plantation ruins, protected reefs and ancient petroglyphs carved by its original residents, the Arawak Indians. It’s also home to world-famous Trunk Bay beach, offering crystal sand and an underwater nature trail.


The island’s limited accessibility adds to its quiet, relaxed lifestyle. Passenger ferries, private boats and seaplanes deliver residents and visitors to St. John from its more cosmopolitan sister St. Thomas.

One of the top luxury properties available in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the 11,860-total-square-foot Villa Kismet is perched atop a prime knoll, offering 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea, Great Cruz Bay, rolling green hillsides and sunrises and sunsets. Tilework by renowned artist Muhammed Benslimane of the Mosaic House, New York, lends a Moroccan ambience throughout the seven-bedroom villa.

“Years of consideration were given to every element of the property’s design to create one of the Caribbean’s most prized locations,” says Corby Parfitt, designated broker at USVI Sotheby’s. Villa Kismet, listed at $13.5 million, is designed around a central courtyard and pool, and offers a home theater, billiards room and eight baths. Shaded verandas interconnect the home’s three main pavilions, with two of them offering five en suite guestrooms. Gardens boast tropical flower and fruit tree, a gazebo and other sitting areas. The villa’s observation tower offers seating for 12 and nighttime views of St. Thomas’ twinkling lights. Villa Kismet was designed with the latest technology and also has a separate caretaker’s residence.

Extraordinary Property of the Week: 3A St. John in Christiansted, St. Croix

This splendid Caribbean home is full of charm and grace. Expansive & intimate with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths that surround an extraordinary & lush indoor atrium with pond. Danish brick oven and updates add unique character! Close to shopping and beaches. Enjoy the North Shore cool breezes and Buck Island view while sitting on the deck or lounging in the hot tub…this IS the consummate island home!

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Extraordinary Property of the Week: 3A1,2,3,4 3A-1-5,6 Zootenvaal in Coral Bay, St John

An elegant estate unlike anything currently available on St John – over 800 feet of water frontage on five acres including a sheltered beachfront with spectacular views into pristine waters of the VI Coral Reef Monument. Property currently features three recently updated 1 bed/1 bath cottages and a 2 bed/2 bath waterfront villa – as well as two additional unimproved parcels on which a number of other homes could be built. New parcels include gentle grade and knoll top locations with panoramic views across Hurricane Hole for two sprawling main residences well above the existing cottages and roadway.

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