On The Market: Custom Villa L’Autre Monde Is Truly Another World


L’Autre Monde provides an escape to another world.

GREAT CRUZ BAY — Take one look at the expansive deck overlooking Great Cruz Bay at L’Autre Monde and it’s easy to imagine a grand party with guests mingling under the stars as the lights of St. Thomas twinkle to life in the distance.

L’Autre Monde is French for “another world” and this seven bedroom, seven and a half bathroom custom built villa is just that. The price of this exquisite Great Cruz Bay villa was recently drastically reduced and is now being offered for $4.8 million, explained Islandia Real Estate/Sea Glass Properties broker associate Lynn Giovanna.

“The villa recently saw a drastic price reduction,” said Giovanna. “L’Autre Monde is now the least expensive per square foot of the higher-end properties listed over $4 million.”

Making the villa even more enticing, the seller is also offering financing to a qualified buyer, Giovanna added.
L’Autre Monde boasts breath-taking water views and makes one feel as if they’re in their own private Caribbean haven, yet the villa’s Great Cruz Bay location is only a short drive to the shops, dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay and the white sand beaches of the V.I. National Park.

“L’Autre Monde is located in the Great Cruz Bay neighborhood with protective covenants and restrictions and private dinghy dock access,” said Giovanna. “This well maintained neighborhood is very popular for short term rentals. It is a wonderful area for a morning jog or evening stroll and you are just a few minutes from town, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and North Shore beaches.”

From the spacious deck at L’Autre Monde, soak up sunset views and unwind with guests or family members. The villa was truly built for entertaining and offers hosts and their guests plenty of space to mingle  and, when desired, to enjoy the utmost in privacy as well. Areas of the deck can connect to span the length of the entire villa, which is separated into two distinct wings.

The East Wing was originally built as a master suite addition, yet eventually turned into a four bedroom wing which was completed in 2004. This wing is completely separate and self-sufficient from the West Wing and boasts a professional-grade kitchen, as well as a spacious outdoor dining and BBQ areas.

The East Wing features four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms over two levels. A laundry room and three of the bedrooms — one of which is currently being used as a home gym and office — are found on the lower level.
L’Autre Monde’s East Wing also features a luxurious, custom-designed swimming pool with unique waterfall features as well as outdoor dining areas and plenty of deck space.

The original structure at L’Autre Monde is now the West Wing and is accessed across a covered stone walkway. The main level of the West Wing consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a luxurious open-air living space with an oversized great room and dining area.

The West Wing boasts its own professional-grade kitchen as well as its own heated pool/spa, outdoor dining area and spacious deck. An additional one bedroom and one bathroom — accessed via a private entry making it an ideal caretaker’s unit — is found on the lower level of the West Wing.

With sweeping water views, plenty of space to entertain or enjoy total privacy, L’Autre Monde is truly a one-of-a-kind property.

“L’Autre Monde is a unique, custom built property with quality, high-end finishes that should truly be seen to be appreciated,” said Giovanna. “Much attention was paid to detail with African slate floors throughout most of the property, extensive stonework, handmade glass sinks, custom cabinetry, indoor/outdoor audio system and more.”

For more information on L’Autre Monde, call Giovanna at Sea Glass Properties/Islandia Real Estate at  (340) 776-6666 or on her cell phone at (340) 344-1825.