House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
- english, german, spanish
About Auguste Rimpel
I am originally from St. Thomas. I am a retired partner from one of the Big Four Accounting firms. My wife, who is originally from Germany, is a retired marketing executive. We have owned this villa for 18 years. We bought it when I had to travel frequently to the islands due to an involvement with the local university.. We rented the villa short term successfully during this period for 15 years through a local rental agency, but shifted to annual rentals when I stopped traveling frequently to the island. We recently decided to begin renting the property short term again to permit us some personal use, but this time we opted to market it ourselves through VRBO. The villa was built by a major U. S. bank for its top executive, and later bought and expanded by another major U. K. bank for the same use. It was designed and used extensively for entertaining.
Auguste Rimpel purchased this Villa in 1995
Why Auguste Rimpel chose Estate Bakkero
Our villa is located on a hill with views of downtown Charlotte Amalie, the inner and outer harbors, and the western end of the island. We were attracted to it because of the view and its location in the prestigious Bakkero neighborhood in Frenchman's Bay. The view from our balcony in the evening is simply spectacular.
What makes this Villa unique
We are located just above the Frenchman Reef Marriott Hotel, so one has easy access to their facilities. We are also a five minute drive to downtown Charlotte Amalie where most of the major duty free shops are located. Previous guests loved the convenience of the location close to town, while at the same time perched on a secluded hillside location.
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Me and my family stayed at the Villa for a week for a wedding. We enjoyed the home very much. Jillian, the manager was wonderful... She was always quick to respond and was helpful in setting up local excursions for us. She gave great advice on how to navigate certain aspects of the island. The view cannot be beat, sunsets were amazing! There is not any A/C in the living room and kitchen, so it can get quite warm in those areas... But we were there in the summer. The A/C in the rooms works very well, so we could cool if in there or at the pool. The house was very well stocked, it even had gear for the beach.
Spacious and Relaxing
First of all, Jillian met us at the airport and showed us how to get to the Villa. She spent a lot of time touring the place and answering our questions. A delightful lady, that helped more than would be expected.
The property itself was fantastic! High up in the hills, gated and secure. With a lovely view of the water below. In fact, we enjoyed watching the cruise ships arriving each morning.
All the rooms were spacious; never felt crowded. Since each bedroom had its own bath, each couple enjoyed their privacy.
We certainly enjoyed having the pool for swimming, relaxing, and watching the local Iguanas running around. Spent much of our time on a patio (either front or back), soaking in the super weather.
In summary, we were pleased as we could be! Would certainly recommend this property. It was GREAT !!!
We stayed at Captain's Walk for 9 days & enjoyed it very much. It was a very central location for us to be able to go sightseeing, shopping & to different restaurants. The view was beautiful overlooking the bay where all the cruise ships came & went. We felt very private & secure when staying at the house. The house was perfect for our large family of 9. It accomodated us nicely. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could think of. I would highly recommend this house. If we were going back to St.Thomas, I would definitley stay there again.
Perfect island home
This home is the epitome of awesome! Great location and close to "downtown" and ideal for those quick trips to St. John via Red Hook. Very spacious home and grounds, with a large in-ground pool and tons of outdoor patio areas. If you're are looking for a secluded, yet convenient entertainment house - this is the home you need to stay at when visiting St. Thomas! The rental agent Leah was extremely helpful and knowledgable of "where the locals go" for great dining. But you won't need to go out to eat often with this home's gourmet kitchen!
Great Find in St. Thomas
We had a wonderful time at Captain's Walk! House is beautiful, totally equipped kitchen, gorgeous views. Close to everything by car. Very private and very secure. Lean and Gunner could not have been more helpful! We hope to be back someday soon....