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Chris & Debbie Hardcastle

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, spanish

Beautiful 270’ Oceanfront Home w/ Pool Overlooking Panoramic Down Island View

22 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Tabor & Harmony holiday house

4 Bedrm, 2.5 Bth, Private Pool. 1.4 ac, 270 Feet of Coastline. Overlooking VIs

Just in $395...SPECIAL 2017 Summer Rates!!! All 5 Star Reviews - read what our great guests have to share about their experiences at Harmony Harbor. It is the ideal time to visit the Islands and enjoy a serene, tranquil restorative getaway. See some of our new pictures posted and a great video from the balcony as a sunrise morning storm passed by (have your volume up to hear the birds singing).

Debbie and Chris Hardcastle would like to extend a warm welcome and invite you to relax and unwind at Harmony Harbor. Harmony Harbor is a truly unique, peaceful, harmonious, and inviting haven for you to immerse yourself in, while breaking away from daily routine. A place where you can relax and enjoy family and friends and all that nature has to offer in this beautiful and private setting.

Harmony Harbor is a perfect respite. Secluded, with panoramic Caribbean and down island views, this waterfront natural paradise allows the pleasure of listening to the gentle waves break on the shoreline, from the expansive pool deck or the elevated patio balcony overlooking the lush landscape. In addition, to the expansive views, you are within a half a mile of a secluded beach at Tutu Bay, where natural treasures of shells, coral and drift wood adorn the beach.

The home and property is truly unique with its personal touches of hand-crafted beauty like the stone laid walls, stairs and arches that circle the property, to the orientation of the house to take benefit of the consistent delightful trade winds, to the expansive pool deck and balcony for witnessing both the spectacular sunrises as well as the sunsets. You can see 7 islands from these vantage points. Whales traverse the channels between them during the winter months. We recently added a nature trail of our own on the property to see the diversity of life under the canopy of the trees and the shear beauty and stimulating sounds of the ocean waves on the coastline cliffs. We love this unique property and we welcome you to enjoy the fond and lasting memories it can provide to you and your family and friends.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris & Debbie Hardcastle (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

About Chris & Debbie Hardcastle

Chris grew up in Cocoa Beach Florida living on the water, enjoying continuously all that the ocean and the Banana river, with its mangrove islands, could provide with activities including wildlife watching, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding. He moved many times throughout his career, but has always maintained his love for the water. Chris is a 2nd generation Rocket Scientist ( following in his father’s footsteps ). In the future he plans to transition into his 2nd career and spend more time on the Islands where he will strive to offer some of these water and wildlife centric activities and nature immersed experiences to the guests of Harmony Harbor.

Debbie grew up in New England, and has also resided in NY, AK, HI, Argentina and Brazil. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, but has since transitioned on to her life’s path as a Holistic Healing Practitioner and Holistic Wellness Coach. As she and Chris eventually break away from the states to spend more time on the Islands, she will be utilizing her skills to offer home cooked meals or picnic lunches as well as the opportunity to experience a Reconnective Healing session which promote balance to the body, soul, mind and emotional state. (For further information visit Debbie’s website www.balancehealevolve.com)

The couple is currently researching different non-profit organizations such as Make a Wish, and Give Kids the World among others to 'donate a week', several times throughout the year at Harmony Harbor for deserving souls to experience an exciting escape, that otherwise might not be possible. A percentage of the vacation rentals will be retained to cover the cost and/or will paid directly out of pocket by Chris and Debbie. It is our small way, and perhaps yours, of 'making memories.'

Debbie and Chris recognize that they have so many blessings in their lives, and feel the best way to express that gratitude is by giving back to others.

Chris & Debbie Hardcastle purchased this house in 2014

Why Chris & Debbie Hardcastle chose East End

Chris and Debbie have experienced much of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean and they found this acreage to be especially unique. Secluded and peaceful with expansive views and serenading shorelines.

What makes this house unique

SPECIAL Summer Rates AND we just lowered all remaining 2016 rates!!! All 5 Star Reviews - read what our great guests have to share about their experiences at Harmony Harbor. It is the ideal time to visit the Islands and enjoy a serene, tranquil restorative getaway. Very unique in all that our Harmony Harbor villa and grounds offer compared to other villas on St Thomas.

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveller reviews

Beautiful 270’ Oceanfront Home w/ Pool Overlooking Panoramic Down Island View
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

What an Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our 3 kids (7, 5, 2.5) just returned back from Harmony Harbor early in November and all I can say is WOW! If you are looking for a place in St. Thomas do not look any further! This is one of the most amazing views you will ever find!

We were there during the "rainy" season and we were a bit worried as the forecast before leaving said rain for 2 weeks straight. Well it ended up being sunny for the majority of every day and when it does rain it doesn't last long. Also, there were hardly any bugs which I was surprised about. The owners provide plenty of bug spray just in case but I never had to spray any on and never got bit. The home itself is on the northern side of the island and very convenient to everything. Plus it's away from any of the cruise ship traffic. If you like that though it's only 15 minutes away. The home is a great size. It has 4 bedrooms which was great as well as air conditioning in all the rooms and family rooms. To be honest you could get by without it, but it was nice to have. The best parts about the home were by far the view and the pool. We at lunch outside on the upper deck every day. The kids loved swimming in the pool and it was such a big pool for a vacation home. The view from the pool itself was breathtaking! I almost forgot the most important thing and that was the owners. Debbie is such a nice person and incredibly responsive. I know how difficult it is renting out properties and they couldn't be more accommodating. The property sells itself, but the owners truly seal the deal. You should feel extremely confident booking this place!

As for St. Thomas itself we had a great time. I do recommend renting a jeep. It's nice to have to drive around the island and there are some parts where it's definitely nice to have. It's hilly! The majority of the days we explored the many beaches. Magen's is very nice and I recommend driving to the overlook that looks over Magen's. Our favorite beach was Smith Beach. Very quiet, very few people, beautiful, and brand new facilities. We did take one day to take the car ferry from Red Hook (12-15 minute drive and a 20 minute ferry ride) to St. John. It was $50 to go there and back, but it was great having our jeep there. St. John's is beautiful. Trunk Bay and Hawksnest Beach were so beautiful. Think Kauai but closer!

We'd love to go back. For others considering Harmony Harbor just go ahead and book it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for us! We are thrilled you all enjoyed your stay at HH and on St. Thomas. We agree with you-- those views will take your breath away. I’m glad you took the trip over to St. John, we go on nearly every visit. At first I thought the ferry prices went up-- then I realized you were saying $50 all 5 of you round trip! We hope you made memories to last a life time and we Welcome you and your family again whenever you chose to return to the Islands. : )
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5

Unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at harmony harbor with my wife and four kids, the kids loved the pool, the views from the house are amazing, we visited many beaches, the house location is perfect for the places we wanted to visit. We also rented a Jeep from budget and took the car ferry from red hook to St Johns, another amazing place to visit. Thanks to Debbie and Chris for sharing your beautiful home with us. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our homes with families Abe, and we are thrilled that you all had wonderful experience and would love to host you and your family again in the future whenever you can break away from your busy schedule. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and our future guests. All the best! Chris & Debbie
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5

ALREADY PLANNING OUR NEXT VACATION !!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this trip was AMAZING !!! The communication with the owners was effortless .... And having a contact on island was a great comfort.

The views are spectacular ..... and to be honest we didn't want to leave the house most days.

The house has everything .... And the rooms are spread out so each can enjoy a little privacy as well.

We were able to stock up at the COST U LESS .... And it was awesome sitting out on the deck, watching the sunset and enjoying a great meal with friends and family. The girls way over-packed, most of our fancy dinner dresses never came out of the suitcase.

Recommend the ferry to St. John from Red Hook ..... a quick 15 minute ride. Took a taxi to Trunk Bay ..... Breathtaking !!

We spent the week planning our next trip back ....... Thank you Deb & Chris for allowing us to share your piece of heaven !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback Teresa! The trip to St. John is one of our favorites as well. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and we would be delighted to host you again any time you’d like to return!! ~ Chris & Debbie
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5

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and three sons, 12, 17, and 20, stayed in this home the week of July 30th, 2016. Let me preface this review by saying that we travel often as a family (usually 4-6 times annually) and either use VRBO or stay through the Hilton Grand Vacation Club, so we enjoy quality condos. It was absolutely perfect and just as described in the overview! It is located in a great neighborhood approximately twenty minutes from the STT airport. I am a runner and ran the neighborhood every morning. The hills are quite the workout, but the views are worth the effort! There was plenty of room for everyone and we even had an extra bedroom that we did not use. A few storms hit throughout the week and we enjoyed watching them roll in from the upstairs windows, while playing the board games that are kept in the home. We stocked up on groceries from the Cost You Less store that is about a five minute drive from the home. One of my family's favorite places to eat was the China King (located in Charlotte Amalie). We ate there once and ordered it for take out once so that we could eat at home and enjoy the views- no joke...they are that great! The pool is fabulous and bigger than it appears in the pictures. There are plenty of beach towels, no need to pack any! We visited Magens Bay and Sapphire Beach. They were both beautiful and great family beaches! We also took the car ferry over to St. John, where Hawksnest Beach was our favorite!!! Chris and Debbie were amazing and even texted us to make sure we had everything we needed while we were there! Dionne met us at the neighborhood entrance and was very nice and informative! Thank you so much to all three of you! I can not encourage you enough to choose this rental! I promise that you will not be disappointed!

Thank you again, Chris and Debbie!

The Turner family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim & Cody for the opportunity to host your family!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our home and the island! We would welcome a return visit anytime!!
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I plus our 4 sons rented Harmony Harbor for a week and it was fantastic! The house had spectacular views of water, islands, & gorgeous sunrises & sunsets everyday. The house was beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. We loved the decor & were all able to fit comfortably in all the bedrooms plus the living room & kitchen were so cozy & wonderful to be together as a family when we were not outside by the pool! We had a wonderful time swimming in the pool & sitting outside on the deck either downstairs or on the upper deck enjoying the beautiful scenery. We even ate dinner outside on the upper deck several times ~ wonderful! There was always a light breeze outside. The house was close to Red Hook & good restaurants nearby plus the Ferry to other islands & Charlotte Amalie for historic sites & shopping. We definitely hope to return someday to St Thomas & will not hesitate to rent Harmony Harbor again! Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your awesome home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa!! You painted the picture of what Chris and I enjoy the most while we are at the Villa--- We could spend endless hours just drinking in the views of the surrounding Islands and the beautiful water. We are just delighted that you and your husband and 4 sons had such a fun, adventurous and full vacation bonding and making lifetime memories!! We would be thrilled to host you all again whenever you are ready to return. All the best!
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5

Wonderful house with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

You can trust all the information on this home. The photos are exactly what you get. A beautiful home, very clean and up to date with everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. Dionne, the property manager in St. Thomas, does a fabulous job as well. The view is spectacular. The pool is wonderful. And by the way if the island loses power you will not has the house is equipped with a generator. If you would like to book a sailing and snorkling trip don't hesitate to use Capt Kathleen at www.sailhighpockets.com. She is fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Craig for taking the time to write a review and share your referral for future guests. We were so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay on the St. Thomas, and look forward to the opportunity to open our home to you again on future visits to the Islands. All the best!
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Map

Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Cyril E. King Aiport
Nearest Ferry
4.2 Miles
Red Hook Ferry to St. John and BVIs
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 42
Nearest Restaurant
4.2 Miles
Red Hook multiple options
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Tutu Bay and Beach
Car: recommended

Walk to quiet neighborhood beach at Tutu Bay. 10 minutes to new Red Hook Ferry to stunning St John and BVIs. Red Hook also offers restaurants, shops and charter boats of a wide variety. 15 minutes to beautiful and famous Magen's Bay beach, Top 10 beaches per Travel Magazine. 10 min to Coki Point, deemed the best snorkeling on St Thomas, feed the colorful and plentiful fish and visit the aquarium and pet the sea lions. 15 min to downtown Charlotte Amalie and the incredible variety of shops and restaurants. 20 min to the International airport. 10 min to Mahogany Run golf course. St Thomas now has new high speed Ferries that leave Redhook for multiple destinations throughout the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. St John is a favorite day trip get away of ours with 60 percent of the Island preserved as a National Park, including an underwater snorkel trail at Trunk Bay, Top 10 Beach globally per multiple travel magazines. The shopping and resturants in Cruz Bay on St John are also quaint and laid back. If you wish to personalize your time on the water or island hopping, you can rent a boat out of Redhook in order to really see all that the islands and bays have to offer in diversity and beauty. However, there is nothing like coming home to Harmony Harbor and enjoying the expansive views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and soothing sounds of the waves.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Tabor & Harmony, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$665
A$4,632
 
 
spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$571
A$3,994
 
 
Summer 2017
15 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$530
A$3,625
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$604
A$4,162
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$530
A$3,618
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$671
Cleaning Fee A$336 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Our current method of payment preference Homeaway on-line payment, or Paypal (when coordinated in advance with us), or ideally personal check or cashier’s/bank check (no fees included, will provide US mailing address). Your $500 deposit will be returned within 14 days from date of check out, once we have ascertained that no damage or mistreatment to the property or it’s contents has occurred.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tabor & Harmony, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Attached to Master with a 2nd door to hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master bedroom downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2nd bedroom downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Upstairs bedroom with Jack and Jill Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Twin Bunk beds with Jack and Jill Bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing