Bellagio Estate

Lower John Dunkoe, just northwest of Charlotte Amalie - 10 bedroom villa

Overlooking Charlotte Amalie and its harbor, and just a five-minute drive to town, Bellagio Estate was once the gracious home of a U.S. Ambassador in the early island days. The Upper Villa, built in 1960, has simple historic charm. Bellagio Estate now offers two separate villas plus a two-bedroom cottage, all surrounded by an expansive 1.6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, including lofty mature trees such as mango, papaya, breadfruit, bamboo, and towering palms. In the center of it all is the generous pool complete with slide, a nearby bathroom and shower, gas grill and a wet bar

A private tennis court is just down from the pool deck...exercise with a view! Bellagio's upper home, The Upper Villa, boasts a large covered outdoor living area in crisp white island decor. A powder room and a full kitchen are conveniently just off this living area. Bedroom #1, a double with its own bath, is tucked away on a small shady patio just outside the kitchen. On the other side of this patio and down a corridor are three more bedrooms (2 king bedrooms, #2 and #4, and one with 2 twins, #3) and two baths. Each bedroom is air-conditioned and all suites are tastefully decorated with faux-finish flair.

Down the stairs at the garden level, (near the pool deck), is bedroom #5, a private, air-conditioned king bedroom suite. All of Bellagio's bedroom suites have cable TVs, and some also have private sitting areas to give everyone the space and privacy they desire. Down the stairs from the Upper Villa on the pool deck below is Bellagio's lower villa - the Main House - which offers a living/dining room (and another full kitchen) from which guests can enjoy town and harbor views. A covered deck which overlooks the pool is just off this living room, perfect for catching some shade on a hot Caribbean day.

Newly resurfaced tennis court (June-2008)

Two king bedroom/bath suites (#6 and #7) are adjacent to the living area, and are fully air-conditioned and equipped with cable TV. Both suites are designed with old-world elegance and furnished in classic mahogany furniture; each bath features an antique all-marble bathroom with gold-tipped fixtures, original from when this house was built. A cool and private patio off these bedrooms provides a quiet spot to read and relax. And below, via a spiral staircase, the lower level of the Main House offers a game/media room complete with air hockey, a billiard table and all electronics, movies, books and games. This large room also doubles as an office, equipped with a DSL line for your laptop, and a fax machine/printer/copier. Adjacent to the game/media room is a full bath and an air-conditioned queen bedroom (#8) with cable TV.

Outside, it is just a few steps to the small cottage (tucked behind the Upper Villa) with its two air-conditioned bedrooms (#9 and #10, which share a bath) and its own private porch to enjoy the evening breeze. Your privacy is ensured by a gated entryway into the community.

Bellagio Estate is a stately, historic property, with lots of character and many island stories. In the old island days it was enjoyed by the Kennedys, Jimmy Carter, Harrison Ford and the Governor of the Virgin Islands, among others. Bellagio Estate is comfortable rather than luxurious. With its grand island history, its spacious grounds and lots of room for larger groups, bountiful amenities and many quaint and quiet nooks to enjoy, it is the perfect island getaway for families and groups, big or small.

   Weekly Rates (excl. 8% tax):
           # of persons:     1-6      7-8      9-10    11-12    13-16    17-20
 April 10 - December 19:   $ 4,950  $ 5,500  $ 6,500  $ 8,500  $10,950  $12,950
      Thanksgiving Week:   $12,950  $12,950  $12,950  $12,950  $12,950  $12,950
   January 8 - April 29:   $ 6,500  $ 7,550  $ 8,500  $ 9,950  $12,950  $14,950
   Christmas/New Year's:   $18,250  $18,250  $18,250  $18,250  $18,250  $18,250
  
   1-16 persons: Eight bedrooms (Main and Upper)
   17-20 persons: Eight bedrooms + Cottage
   21-22 persons: on small rollaway, add $50 per person per night.
  
Specifications:
Maximum number of guests: 22
Bedrooms: 10 [UPPER VILLA: BRs #1-double, #2-king, #3-2 twins, #4-king; + #5 (on lower level)-king. MAIN HOUSE: BRs #6-king, #7-king, #8 (on lower level, next to game/media room)-queen. COTTAGE: BR #9-2 twins + #10-queen. 2 small twin rollaway beds* also available.]
Baths: 9½ [All bedrooms have baths ensuite, EXCEPT that BRs #2 + #3 and #9 + #10 each share 1 bath between them, and BR #8 has a full bath, around the corner next to the game/media room. Full bath off pool deck + outdoor shower by pool.]
Pool: 20' x 34' (note that the slide on the pictures has been permanently removed)
Nearest Beach: Lindberg Beach + Brewer's Bay Beach
Kids welcome: Yes - with notarized liablility waiver for all children under 8 years, AND for all guests invited to weddings or functions at Bellagio Estate.
Entertainment and Amenities: Cable TV in Upper Villa + Cottage bedrooms (Bedrooms #1 through #5 and Bedrooms #8 through #10 have basic cable service), + satellite TV with HBO + Cinemax in Main Villa bedrooms #6 and #7, and in game/media room (Bedroom #6 has a 32-inch flat screen TV, Bedroom #7 has a 37-inch TV + Game/Media Room has a 42-inch flat screen TV). DVD player in game/media room, 2 iPod docks, VCRs in bedrooms #4, #8 + #9, 2 boomboxes with CD player + radio, movie + music collections, books, games, A/C in all bedrooms, DSL line for your laptop + Wi-Fi throughout the Estate, answering machine, hair dryers, 2 safes for valuables, 2 gas grills, poolside wet bar, gazebo, tennis court, tennis racquets, pool toys; billiard table, air hockey table; nylon Pack 'n' Play crib/playpen, highchair + bouncy seat for babies; beach chairs + coolers; electronic gate into neighborhood + a paved drive to each of Bellagio's houses; UV water purification system; dishwasher + microwave in both kitchens, 2 laundries
Maid service included: once per week
Smoking: Outside only.
Square Footage: Interior: 5638 sq. ft.
Miscellaneous: ALL guests at Bellagio will have the complete use of BOTH the Main House and Upper Villa (plus the Cottage, if your group totals 17 persons or more) - the two houses include two full kitchens, and lots of room for everyone's comfort and privacy.

*2 small single rollaway (portable) beds are available to Bellagio's guests with advance notice - rollaway beds are small, only suitable for children.

BELLAGIO ESTATE IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES, FUNCTIONS and GATHERINGS (absolute maximum 50 guests): ADD a $1000 surcharge to the seasonal rental rate for 19-20 persons (see Rates), High or Low season. A $3000 fully-refundable damage deposit is also required. *ALL tables, flatware, china, dishes and glassware for the wedding MUST be rented or provided by your caterer, and one person must be hired for the entire duration of the function to man the electronic gate for smooth and controlled traffic in and out of Bellagio's gated neighborhood. Safari buses or taxies must be hired to shuttle all guests from and back to another parking area, as a maximum of 10 cars only can be parked at Bellagio Estate. McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas requires that you give us, well in advance, complete details of all wedding or function plans, including all names of wedding personnel and/or catering persons who will be at Bellagio Estate for your party or wedding...this information must be provided to us as part of your rental Terms & Conditions. Guests will be held completely responsible for any damages, missing items, and will be charged if their caterer/chef does not complete a full clean-up of the villa property inside and outside, including removing all trash from the villa property. Please ask to see complete details and our agreement for these functions. All music and noise must be over by 10 pm sharp, as Bellagio Estate is located in a quiet and sedate neighborhood. A notarized liability waiver is also required to cover all guests staying at Bellagio Estate, as well as covering all guests invited to or hired by guests for any function or wedding held at Bellagio Estate.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A $100 CHARGE WILL BE LEVIED FOR ANY ELECTRONIC GATE REMOTE CONTROLS WHICH ARE LOST OR MISHANDLED BY GUESTS.
Photo credit: Don Hebert.


Photos of newly resurfaced tennis court (June-2008)

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