Le Chateau – St John Villas

Le Chateau is an elegant, three-story, two-bedroom and three-bath Mediterranean-style villa set 850 feet atop Peter Peak.It features breathtaking views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the British Virgin Islands and Cinnamon Bay.

Features and Amenities

Located in Estate Catherineburg, deep inside the National Park, this two-acre estate provides a sanctuary amid ambrosial gardens and lush subtropical forests. The stately wrought-iron gates of Le Chateau open onto an expansive half-acre lawn, complete with Christmas palms, fruit trees and a myriad of tropical blossoms. As you stroll across the grass, a brick atrium with a fountain pool, colorful flowering plants and a multitude of arches beckon you to enter the private world beyond. This is one of the most striking of Cathrineburg villas. Rare tropical hardwoods and island stonework grace the interior of this luxurious villa. The main living floor has 28-foot ceilings and large arched windows, which surround the living room, formal dining area and full kitchen.

Relaxation is an art at this finest of St. John villas. Outside, on the front balcony, you are treated to panoramic views as you lounge, dine, or relax in the hot tub. The villa’s pool lies nestled in the tropical gardens outside the veranda. Upstairs and on the level below, Le Chateau offers two very private bedroom suites, each with its own bath, sitting area and balcony. The main floor, plus the upstairs and downstairs suites and balconies, all add up to 5,600-square-feet of privacy and comfort. The ideal spot for a romantic getaway, a secluded honeymoon, or a small, intimate wedding ceremony. Weekly maid service is provided.


St. John, the smallest & most idyllic of the three United States Virgin Islands, is best known for its dozens of post card perfect white sand beaches, turquoise bays abounding in colorful corals & rainbows of tropical fish & endless vistas of green velvet hills. Only nine miles long & three miles wide, two thirds of the island is the Virgin Islands National Park, so its spectacular beaches & untouched forests will remain that way for generations to come & be accessible to all. There are tours of the National Park by Jeep or safari bus & hikes on spectacular trails led by Park Rangers who enrich the experience with talks on the island’s history & geology as well as its flora & fauna. Frequent visitors to St. John are beach lovers who aren’t content to only read about St. John in books but are always ready to go back to the beach.

While it is only twenty minutes from St. Thomas by convenient hourly ferry, St. John is the peaceful, uncommercialized paradise of island fantasies. It has no high-rise buildings, cruise ship docks or airport. Visitors can obtain discounted air fares to St. Thomas. Despite its unspoiled atmosphere, it offers every facility & amenity found at major resorts. Watersports abound!  One can charter boats from kayaks to ketches to catamarans by the day or week, with or without captain.  Day excursions for sightseeing, picnicking, snorkeling, or scuba diving are offered on every variety of sail or motor craft.  Sport fishing in our waters is an experience you’ll always remember. Activities on land include hikes you can take on your own or with a National Park guide, horseback riding, donkey trail rides, rock climbing, exploring historic ruins & more.

Getting around the island is easy. Cruz Bay, the major town where the ferry docks, is on the west end of the island facing Red Hook in St. Thomas. It is connected by well maintained paved roads (see map) to most of the bays & beaches & to Coral Bay, the picturesque yacht harbor on the east end of the island.  Several local agencies, all a short walk from the ferry dock, offer rental cars, jeeps & canopied trucks by the day or week. Colorful canopied taxis also line the dock all day & evening, offering rides to every island destination & tours.