This luxurious 7800 square foot 5 bedroom multi-level rental villa is located on a hillside plateau overlooking the historic port of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Its southern exposure is perfectly situated to capture the cool tropical breezes, Caribbean sun and breathtaking ocean views. A private, romantic retreat for a wedding or honeymoon, or the perfect family vacation home. "An elegant eyebrow on Mafolie Hill overlooking Charlotte Amalie Harbor, the Villa and view are just plain stunning. From the pool and sun deck theres a 180-degree panorama: patches of crenelated green hills floating on cobalt-blue water, where the cruise ships begin making steam as the cocktail hour gets underway. Theyll exit the harbor with the sun; long lines of twinkling lights voyaging into the dusk. "Named for the huge silk cotton (kapok) tree next to the deck, the Villa combines privacy with service. Architecturally, the Villa is exceptional. It's built of 'blue bitch', a very hard volcanic stone that was used by the Danes to create many of the islands historic buildings. The Villa is very wide but not deep from front to back. All of the living spaces open on to the pool, which overlooks the harbor. Between the rooms and the pool deck are a series of arches, the opening of which can be covered by screens or electrically operated shutters. At the touch of a button, you can shut out the world or open the whole house to that killer view. The experience of having your days ending floating at cloud level above the harbor, sipping on something cold and frosty while someone grills fish just the way you like it is way beyond relaxing. I would call it decadent, except it feels too good to be bad for you. All five bedrooms suites are beautifully appointed, air conditioned, and have been designed with private balconies overlooking the incredible ocean views. Each has a private bath and king size bed. Located above the Great Room, a stunning spiral staircase leads you to two beautifully decorated king bedroom suites featuring twin sofa beds (perfect for children). They are well separated for privacy. Just off the Great Room, in the west wing of the villa, is another intimate and romantic king bedroom suite. The secluded apartment located in the east wing of the villa is available for larger parties and features a king size bed, a pull-out queen size sofa bed, an alfresco shower, kitchen, plus its own private entrance and deck. (The apartment is available only when the full villa is rented.) The heart of Silk Cotton is its expansive Great Room, encompassing individual, well-appointed areas for conversation, formal dining, media, exercise, and a gourmet kitchen. For comfort or privacy, the Great Room can be fully screened or shuttered by an on-demand electronic push button system. It is framed by native stone archways onto the sunny 16 by 45 foot pool and its spacious tiled deck. Savor drinks each evening on your own pool terrace overlooking the ocean, or gather with friends or family around a dinner table in a home that youve made your very own for the week. After all, its said theres nothing so sweet as living the tropical life. The spacious kitchen surrounding the large service island is fully equipped with dishwasher, ice makers, food processor, etc.-everything you need to prepare that special meal. The majestic stone archways of the Great Room give way to the spacious tiled terrace surrounding the 45' X 16' pool. Over 2300 square feet of sun decks afford a stunning view of the harbor below. Just steps below the pool level out of sight of the main house is a second smaller deck for sunning with a little more privacy. Savor cocktails in the evening as you watch the cruise ships float out of the harbor toward their next port of call.