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A $24M Fort-Like Estate Towers Over the Caribbean in St. Thomas

Perched high over a beautiful bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands sits an ultra-luxurious four-home compound surrounded by a Bastian wall and unobstructed ocean views.

luxury waterfront estate overlooking the Caribbean in Saint Thomas

If you haven’t had a chance to book your summer vacation just yet, join us on a quick trip.

The destination is the idyllic Saint Thomas, the chief island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where a $24 million waterfront estate looms over the Caribbean with its unique fort-like structure.

Sitting on a rocky point right above a dreamy bay, the 9-acre property — known simply as the Waterfront Estate — is its own slice of paradise.

a luxury waterfront estate sitting on a rocky cliff overlooking the Caribbean in Saint Thomas
Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties

Imagined as an old Danish fort complete with a Bastian wall, terraced fountains, and water cannons, the estate includes a total of 4 homes — with the highlights being two villas and a guest house overlooking the Caribbean waters near the historic Rupert’s Cove. 

water canons facing the ocean
Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties

The unique property is anchored by the main estate and guest house that span an impressive 19,275 square feet.

Inside, 9 bedrooms, 9 full baths, and 5 half baths make the most out of the exotic location and open up to mesmerizing views of the Caribbean.

With high ceilings adorned with European molding, custom finishes, and carefully curated antique furniture, the interiors have somewhat of a palatial feel.

Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties

“When you enter the main residence of this estate the experience begins. Everything you see has been curated by an imagination that rings of legacy, luxury, gracious taste, and adventure, says Nick Van Assche, Listing Agent for Waterfront Estate.

“The architectural details offer up the grandeur of Saint Thomas against backdrops of Tuscany and Old England,” he adds in an exclusive quote for Fancy Pants Homes.

Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties

Among the property’s many merits: not one, but two infinity pools, expansive outdoor decks to soak in the unobstructed water views, an 80 feet private dock, and a striking terraced waterfall.

The waterfall steals the show with its jumping jets, eight fire braziers, 17 falls, a fog machine, more than a hundred LED Lights, and a holographic water-screen.

All of which are synchronized to music to create one of the Caribbean’s most extravagant water shows.

Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties

The estate also houses a prized collection of West Indian antique furniture that adds an extra note of old-world charm to the luxurious estate.

But fans of contemporary abodes won’t be left wanting, as there’s also a second villa on the property with a more modern flair.

Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties

Clocking in at 6,215 square feet of living space, the modern villa offers 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 1 half bath, and its own set of distinct customizations.

That includes a spiral staircase that connects the sprawling levels of the house and a dining room with a unique, rainbow-tinted rounded window that overlooks the water.

Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties
Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties
Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties
Photo credit: Don Herber courtesy of Sea Glass Properties

Currently on the market for $24,000,000, the Caribbean gem is listed with Nick VanAssche of Sea Glass Properties — a full service boutique real estate brokerage that serves St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com

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