Securely snuggled into the verdant green hillside of Bordeaux Mountain, Estate Chateau Margot is situated on Bordeaux's eastern slope, approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. Overlooking the quiet community of Coral Bay, the impressive 4 1/2 acre estate affords majestic views of St. John's East End as well as the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Norman and several smaller cays along the Sir Francis Drake Channel. This property is only 11/2 miles from the turn off Centerline Road that leads straight down to the amazing Maho and Francis Beaches and only 3 miles from the center of Coral Bay. To reach the estate, travel 5 miles from downtown Cruz Bay, halfway through the Virgin Islands National Park, on cool tree-canopied Centerline Road. Only 3/10 of a mile after passing the historic Reef Bay Trail entrance, the road to the estate, forks off just to the right of the famous Ch?teau Bordeaux restaurant complex. From there, a 1/2 mile paved drive curves around and down to the grand white gates of Chateau Margot. Chateau Margot, like its nearby neighbor Ch?teau Bordeaux, shares a name with one of the world's best wines. Margot, a red claret wine of truly incomparable distinction and class, always well-balanced and unsurpassed by any other wine on earth makes an appropriate namesake for this estate. Being distinctive and classy, Chateau Margot stands out and above most other St. John properties. This villa's classic quality and exceptional superiority are impossible to deny when noticing the warmth of carved teak and mahogany woods; the lasting beauty and strength of polished granite, coral and marble tiles; and the innovative appliances, fixtures and electronics found all throughout its structure. The artistic blending of a rich regal decor, set within coolly casual curves and angles, adapted to the middle of a secluded tropical forest, gives this estate the well-balanced premier grand -cru classification that it truly deserves. Completely renovated under the conception and direction of St. Johns talented interior designer Adette Irish, this villa showcases original art from local artists such as: Amy Tracer, Les Anderson, Elaine Estern and Janet Cook-Rutnik among others. Well known names for linens, rugs and furnishings are artfully arranged against St. John handcrafted doors, cabinetry and native stone walls. Enter through 8 ft. high wrought-iron gates, set between a towering 20 ft. White Bird of Paradise plant and a chiseled rock mountainside, into a parking area large enough for four vehicles. Vivid orange and deep pink bougainvillea spill over a high stone wall on the left, while massive blooming cactus, agaves and Crown of Thorn plants create a natural barrier on the right. A side path leads down to terraced sets of trees. Grapefruit, orange, pomegranate, mango, avocado, papaya, banana, guava and star fruit grow on the grounds of this Shangri-la-style hideaway.
Additional Features: Cable TV, Wireless Internet Available, Video Library, Waterview, Outdoor Activities, Pool, Sundeck, TV, Non-Smoking, Ocean Front Deck, VCR, Fax, Ceiling Fan, Child Friendly, Office, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Jacuzzi Tub, Home Theater, Laundry Room, Kitchenette, Oceanfront View, Books, Deck Furniture, Tropical View