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“Villa Fantasia Equals Villa "Fantastic"”
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Jost VanDyke, British Virgin Island (Home of Foxy's) in the Background
Fountains, water falls, pool and St. John Island
Beyond the pool, the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola
A view south to Greater St. James Island
The pool bar, outside dining and a view of Ritz Carlton Resort along the bay
Pool Bar with a view of Little St. James and Christmas Cove
The pool,waterfalls,fountains and up into the Great Room
Ritz Carlton Resort and Beach just down the hill
The Great Room - Spectacular 360 Degree View from the circular couch
Kitchen
Step out of the Kitchen onto the Hot Tub Deck
Diningroom
Outside dining and views of Sapphire Beach
Great Snorkeling  in the bay below that villa
Bedroom Suite #1 with king bed, full bathroom and Private Sun Deck
BedroomSuite #2 - king bed, full bathroom and Private Sun Deck
Bedroom Suite 3 - Rock Wall, king bed and Private SunDeck
Rock Shower in Suite #3
Sapphire Beach Resort - a 7 minute drive from the villa
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3,000 sq. ft. Pool Deck w/ Pool, three Water Falls and Pool Bar
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Upper level and Pool Deck
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
East End, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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swriter1
Great Falls, Virginia
1 review
“Villa Fantasia Equals Villa "Fantastic"”
Reviewed 25 August 2010 for a stay in August 2010

That's right - the name should be changed because fantastic it is! Whether lying in the pool basking in the warm tropical sun; sitting on the patio at night star gazing (we actually saw a meteor shpwer); feeding the deer that come right up to the Villa and eat out of your hand; or,standing in the living room area looking out at the 360 degree "million dollar" view of western St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, the British VI, and even St. Croix.; the Villa Fantasia was unbelievable. Combine all of this with Tom, a most accommodating owner/host; Jen, the concierge extraordinaire , who arranged for pre-stocked groceries, an island tour, an in-house chef-hosted dinner, and scuba diving;and Mike, the incomparable, fun-loving caretaker, it was an experience of a lifetime. A few hints: if auto leasing, a jeep is a must as it is a fun-filled, roller coaster ride to the summit; and bring binoculars (we wish we had). Other than that, leave all your cares at home and ENJOY!

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Delilahs
Bethesda, Maryland
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“Fantastic Fantasia”
Reviewed 18 February 2010 for a stay in January 2010

You can add our names to the list of happy vacationers who had the good fortune to stay at Fantasia. When I called Tom Spruance about the listing I was in a hurry (last minute) to book a house near the RitzCarlton where we would be attending a medical conference. He had a few days available and I never looked at the reviews, just the pretty pictures. Well, we were delighted with the breathtaking view, the unusual style of the villa (we thought a cross between a lighthouse and a castle) and the helpful caretakers. The weather was superb with sunshine and breezes. We managed to take at least 500 photos from the pool terrace. Our arrival night we had Caribbean lobster w/ seafood risotto prepared by a local West Indian chef, Lee Prager, and served on the terrace by the light of a full moon. Lee is also a chef at Latitude 18, which is not to be missed. We rented a Jeep from Dependable so the road to Fantasia was not a problem The road is a popular route for diehard runners. For the past 25 years we've stayed in villas on St. John and this year we spent a week on each Island. Fantasia is an easy ride to RedHook for restaurants ( recommend East End Cafe and The Cellar) and the ferry to St. John. We had to extend our trip due to the snowstorm that closed our airport so we booked a few more days at the RitzCarlton ( Fantasia was booked solid) While the Ritz is a great hotel, rooms, service, the overly crowded beach was such a let down after having a 3000sq.ft. pool terrace all to ourselves. Fantasia has a premier spot on Cabrita Point and we can't wait to go back! Downtown visit Frenchtown for cozy waterfront restaurants, notably Hook Line & Sinker and the more upscale Oceana.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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TomTerrif...
St. Thomas
1 review
“A once in a lifetime trip...a fantasy come true”
Reviewed 9 February 2010 for a stay in December 2009

The Villa Fantasia was a true fantasy trip - a dream come true. Susan and I recently got together as a couple and when she found out that I had never been to the Caribbean, she insisted that I go on a trip she had already planned with her two teen-aged children so we could relax and get to know each other better.

The flight was long from Portland but we arrived in good spirits and began with the adventure of driving on the left side of the road from Charlotte Amolie to Red Hook where we met Mike and he took us up to the hill to the Villa.

When we got there it was everything we had hoped for. The views were breathtaking, the house spacious and clean, the beds comfortable, the water hot and the weather – coming in December – was more than we could ask for.

The three bedroom suites were perfect – each of the kids had his/her own room and they were separate and private from Susan and me.

There was plenty to do on the island – nightlife, shopping, dining, swimming, snorkeling and just relaxing. The ferry to St. Johns was right at the bottom of the hill in Red Hook and with Duffy’s, Latitude 18 and the Caribbean Saloon in town it was perfect.

Our thanks to friendly Mike who made sure things were clean and easy but kept out of the way unless he was needed and to Tom Spruance who opened up his beautiful house to us. We can’t wait to go back!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Chrissy30...
NY
1 review
“Paradise - Best view on the island!!!”
Reviewed 9 February 2010 for a stay in December 2009

Villa Fantasia is simply put "amazing". I went with my family over the Holidays this year and it was the best thing we've done in a while. The house has 3 bedrooms each with phenominal views. The pool had a view of all surrounding islands and St John (right in front of you). Seriously, we saw the pictures and they almost dont even do this place justice. The kitchen is fully functional, HotTub and BBQ situated on the side of the house opposite the pool, connected by a wrap around deck - everywhere you go, the views are gorgeous. We had a 98% sunny week, was just gorgeous. Location of the house is on a piece of land justting out (a "point" as some would say), the house is on top of it. like on TOP, there are only a few other houses on the hjill, you're pretty secluded. But, still only a short drive away from the local bars and great restaurants. Only advice is to get a jeep type vehicle on St Thomas, its more hilly than we expected. This place is lovely, the owner is very nice as are the caretakers.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Dogogirl
Valparaiso, IN
1 review
“Wow!”
Reviewed 5 February 2010 for a stay in January 2010

What an awesome view! 360 degree view of Cabria Point looking out to St. John and the British VIs. A three bedroom home complete with full kitchen, living space, laundry, pool and hot tub, for your vacation escape. We traveled with two other couples and the cost was comparable to staying at a resort hotel except we were not bothered by other guests. We had the place to ourselves and never had to worry about when the kitchen closed. It was always open. While you need to do your own cooking and go grocery shopping, it was no problem and worked out well. The Villa is conveniently located near Red Hook with its restaurants, entertainment, shopping and ferry access. It will be a vacation to remember and repeat! Go for it!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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CaribIsla...
Miami
1 review
“Wonderful choice for our family's first trip to the Caribbean Islands, the most relaxing vacation”
Reviewed 21 November 2009 for a stay in October 2009

My husband and I usually travel to St. Thomas once a month on business but at the beginning of October we planned a week-long family vacation (with his parents and sister) and decided to stay at the Villa Fantasia. Since my husband and I are very familiar with the island we already knew that staying on the Eastend is a must - the Eastend tends to be more relaxed and not tourist-ie, you always feel like you've really "gotten away from it all" on this end of the island. It is also the best area in terms of proximity to St. Thomas's most pristine beaches and the other Caribbean islands (the ferry to St. John is just 5 minutes away).

What we weren't prepared for was the spectacular lay-out of this property! Not only is the property COMPLETELY private (it occupies the very summit of the eastern-most peninsula so there are no other properties to block your view or look down on you - my mother-in-law skinny-dipped many times without having even any of US be any the wiser!) but the upstairs common rooms and the pool all also feature full 360 degree views. The photos do not do it justice. The whole house opens up and remains breezy and sooooo relaxing even during the hottest parts of the day.

The bedrooms are all located on the ground floor and each has it's own private bathroom. Are all spacious and all feature floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views. The unique circular lay-out of the property allows you to leave your bedroom windows completely open and still be guaranteed full privacy (assuming you lay down "family rules" about not wandering around behind the bedrooms!) - the shower in our room was nothing but window!

We are all runners so another perk of this property is that you can take ocean-view jogs (starting right from your front door) all along the peninsula without having to worry about traffic. My sister-in-law snapped a photo with her phone while jogging and sent it to her co-workers: they responded with appropriate jealousy and claims that "they could handle jogging too if they had jogs with beaches on either side of them!"

The house also features a BBQ and hot tub. Nothing compares to unwinding in the hot-tub with a glass of champagne after a "hard day" at the beach! (In addition to a Food Land where you can buy staple items at the best prices on the island, the Eastend also features a wonderful wine shop right across from a specialty grocery store so you'll never be without items for the bar or grill.)

The caretakers were lovely and were on hand to greet us, familiarize us with the property, and answer a couple of questions that came up during the week.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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coronawom...
minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“BEST 25th Anniversary 2nd Honeymoon ever”
Reviewed 5 November 2009 for a stay in October 2009
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My husband and I are in our mid 40’s and after 10 yrs of eye balling this villa, we finally booked it for our 25th Anniversary. I kick myself in the butt for not doing it sooner. This was totally awesome. This was our 10th time on the Island, 3rd time for a week and 1st time staying on this part of the island. Location is out of this world. Being just the 2 of us, this was more house then we needed, but loved it. We used the middle bedroom, as we thought it had the best views from the 3 balcony windows. First night we woke to a small white tailed deer watching us sleep. After this, each morning she grazed us with her presence with our morning coffee. Unbelievable and a gorgeous animal, very calm. I agree that Mike (caretaker) was great. Mid week he came in a tidied up the place and changed the bedding. Our last night we invited down to Latitude 18 for drinks. We didn’t even know he was around all week, unless when we were leaving the place and seen him outside his place. I agree that the road leading up to the place is pot hole city, and next time without a doubt will rent a truck or jeep. Not the owners fault at all, just a bad washed out road. Dependable Car Rental is the best prices we’ve seen to rent a car. Décor of the house is decorated very nicely. For a house that is 30 yrs old, you would never never know it. Kept up extremely well!! Coffee in the mornings by the pool, morning swim and hot tub ever night – couldn’t ask for a better way to start your morning or end the night. Each night we went for a night cap in the Red Hook area, 10 minute drive down the hill, lots of bars/restaurants. Coki beach is our favorite beach with snorkeling right there. Our anniversary day was a sunset sail with Jester to St. Johns for a vow renewal on the beach, look for my review with him also. Lobster dinner at The Blue Moon, wonderful. Took the car ferry to St. Johns, Trunk is our favorite beach and stopped in at Cowpet (which is closed for 2 months). For the first time we did the BVI Breakaway tour – absolutely the best for your money. Shopping: Plaza Extra (Kmart) for groceries, best prices. Al Cohen Liquors Havensight for the best prices on Alcohol. House of Rajah for all my jewelry shopping (15 yrs. now with them). I would 100% recommend this place again to anyone, and will without a doubt stay here over and over again. We spent alot of time exploring the island and visiting different beaches we've never hit up before. First time in October and we loved that it was less crowded with people then the normal month of March we always do. Thanks Tom for having such a wonder rental place and thanks Mike for all your help and Hilary for allowing us to use your computer to print our boarding passes. We, without a doubt, loved this place and location. We felt like king and queen of the world looking down at everyone. Can’t wait to go back.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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