On The Market: Entertain In Grand Style at L’Autre Monde

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The East Wing boasts its own swimming pool, above left, and private entrance.

From African slate floors to stunning native stone work, L’Autre Monde offers sophistication in paradise.

Guests will never stop visiting your Caribbean Shangri-la after they enjoy the privacy, beauty and tranquility at L’Autre Monde.

This unique, seven bedroom, seven and a half bath Great Cruz Bay custom villa is for sale for $5.25 million, explained Islandia Real Estate sales associate Lynn Giovanna.

“L’Autre Monde, Another World in French, is a unique, custom built property with quality, high-end finishes that should truly be seen to be appreciated,” said Giovanna.

Details at this one-of-a-kind home include African slate floors throughout much of the property, extensive native stonework, handmade glass sinks, custom hardwood cabinetry, indoor and outdoor audio systems, generous decks and more.

L’Autre Monde is perched on a hillside in Estate Great Cruz Bay overlooking the harbor and the sea beyond. Enjoy stunning tropical sunset views from the spacious decks while watching the lights of Cruz Bay harbor and St. Thomas twinkle to life in the distance.

The villa’s Great Cruz Bay location also affords protective covenants and restrictions as well as access to a private dinghy dock, explained Giovanna.

The area is also a hit with short term rental guests, the Islandia Real Estate sales associate added.

“This well maintained neighborhood is very popular for short term rentals,” said Giovanna. “It is a wonderful area for a morning jog or evening stroll and you are just a few minutes from town, with shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and North Shore beaches just a short drive away.”

With separate gated parking areas and entrances, guests at L’Autre Monde will never get too close for comfort.

“The property is set up so that owners and their guests can enjoy time together and also have privacy,” said Giovanna.

The villa boasts two separate wings each with its own pool; the original three bedroom, three bath, West Wing and the newer four bedroom, four and a half bath, East Wing.

The original three bedroom West Wing, built in 1989 and extensively renovated in 2004, features a classic Caribbean design with the professional-grade kitchen and spacious living area under roof, yet open-air to take full advantage of the cooling breezes and jaw-dropping views. The West Wing’s heated pool, equipped with a swim machine, is just steps from the living area.

There are two well-appointed en-suite master bedrooms on the main level. A third bedroom, with private entry, is located on the lower level on the West Wing.

The East Wing at L’Autre Monde, originally intended to be a master suite, boasts four bedrooms and four and a half baths and is completely separate from the West Wing. The East Wing has its own relaxing pool, professional kitchen, BBQ area and laundry. The master suite is located on the main level with three additional en suite bedrooms located on the lower level.

The arrangement of the living spaces at L’Autre Monde presents myriad opportunity for rentals and entertaining, Giovanna explained.

“The original structure was once a very popular short term rental property until it became the owner’s primary residence and the master suite was added,” she said. “This property again could be a great short term rental, either as a seven bedroom rental using both houses, or an owner could live on either side of the property and rent the other. The walkway between the two houses could easily be gated, ensuring privacy to both houses.”

“This is also the perfect arrangement for an owner that entertains many friends and business associates,” said Giovanna.
For more information on L’Autre Monde, call Giovanna at Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell phone at (340) 344-1825.