Chateau Margot

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Kathy McLaughlin

Chateau Margot offers a 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bath Villa, and is situated on Bordeaux’s eastern slope, approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. Overlooking the quiet community of Coral Bay, the impressive 4 1/2 acre estate affords majestic views of St. John’s East End as well as the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Norman Island and several smaller cays along the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Chateau Margot

Chateau Margot is only 1½ miles from the turn off Centerline Road that leads straight down to the amazing Maho Bay and Francis Bay Beaches and is only three miles from the center of Coral Bay. To reach the estate, travel five miles from downtown Cruz Bay, halfway through the Virgin Islands National Park, on cool tree-canopied Centerline Road. Only a short drive after passing the Reef Bay Trail entrance, the road to the estate forks off just to the right of the Bordeaux complex. From there, a half a mile of paved curves around and down to the grand white gates of Chateau Margot.

Chateau Margot View

Chateau Margot shares a name with one of the world’s best wines. Margot, a red claret wine of “truly incomparable distinction and class”,  always “well-balanced and unsurpassed by any other wine on earth” makes an appropriate namesake for this estate. Being distinctive and classy, Chateau Margot stands out and above most other St. John properties. This villa’s classic quality and exceptional superiority are impossible to deny when noticing the warmth of carved teak and mahogany woods; the lasting beauty and strength of polished granite, coral and marble tiles; and the innovative appliances, fixtures and electronics found all throughout its structure. The artistic blending of a rich regal decor, set within coolly casual curves and angles, adapted to the middle of a secluded tropical forest, gives this estate the well-balanced “premier grand cru” classification that it truly deserves.

Enter Chateau Margot

Winding terraces, railed wooden decks, native stone paths, gardens and koi ponds connect Chateau Margot’s three large masonry buildings.

Completely renovated under the conception and direction of talented interior designer Adette Irish, this villa showcases original art from local artists such as: Amy Tracer, Les Anderson, Elaine Estern and Janet Cook-Rutnik among others. Well known names for linens, rugs and furnishings are artfully arranged against St. John handcrafted doors, cabinetry and native stone walls.

Indoor Dining


The interior living space is 6,165 square ft. and the exterior decking is 2,300 square ft. for a total of 8,465 square ft. of pure Caribbean paradise.  The main level of the three-story Great House holds the living, dining and kitchen areas, as well as the infinity-edged pool and sundeck.

Pool View

Pool and Outdoor Dining

Sun deck

Screened in Nook

A center planter of Philodendron Selloum separates the living room doors on the right from the individual doors for office, laundry and powder room on the left. The office has abundant built-in desk space with two chairs, a computer with wireless satellite hookup, phone, fax, copier, scanner and set of encyclopedias for those guests who just can’t leave their work behind. The laundry room contains a washer and two dryers, iron, built-in ironing board and a working table. A small powder room is located between the other two rooms for quick and convenient access from the most used living areas of the house.

Master Bedroom

The Margot Master bed/bath Suite and the Pineapple and Parrot bedrooms are on the upper level of the Great House.

Master Bathroom

Parrot Room

Situated beside the Great House, is the 2 level Guest House, containing both the Orchid and Bamboo bed/bath Suites.

Orchid Suite

Bamboo Suite


Overlooking the Great House, is the free standing Coral Cottage, a very private bedroom/bath that also has a kitchenette.

Coral Cottage

All bedrooms contain ceiling fans, and each has its own A/C. This countryside villa is ideal for one, two or three families.  The arrangement of the three upper bedrooms in the Great House is perfect for parents with younger children.


Chateau Margot Weekly Rates

Summer 2017
April 15 – December 15, 2017
1-4 Guests: $4400 Great House
5-6 Guests: $4900 Great House
7-8 Guests: $5700 Great House & Cottage
9-10 Guests: $6500 Great House, Cottage, Guest Suite
11-12 Guests: $7200 All Suites

Winter 2018
January 6 – April 13, 2018
1-6 Guests: $7300 Great House
7-8 Guests: $8250 Great House + Cottage
9-10 Guests: $9450 Great House, Cottage + Guest Suite
11-12 Guests: $10300 All Suites

Maximum occupancy 12
$300 pp/summer and $400 pp/winter

for Availability and Holiday Rates

Holidays 2017/2018
November 18 – 25, 2017
December 15, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Available Dec 19-26 or 20-27 (Christmas Week)
Available Dec 27 – Jan 3 or Dec 28 – Jan 4 (New Year’s Week)
February 17 – 24, 2018

Hotel Tax 12.5%

All rates are subject to change

Children of all ages are welcome!

Rates are based on a seven night stay, double occupancy.
Un-rented bedrooms at Chateau Margot will remain locked during your stay.

Wedding Reception or Catered Dinner Party for 13 or more guests
at Chateau Margot will pay an additional fee above the maximum house rate.

This is a non smoking villa, however smoking is permitted outside in the exterior deck areas.
Closed for the month of September, weekly rentals only.

A deposit of 50% of the total rent is required to confirm your reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. The deposit is refunded if re-rented, less 20% administrative costs. Not included in the rental rate is an 10% Virgin Islands Hotel Tax (Please note as of January 1, 2016 our hotel tax is increasing to 12.5%.) and a $500.00 refundable security deposit. Please make checks payable to Margot LLC.


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