The one of a kind Villa “Whydah” is perched on the secluded western tip of St. Thomas, in the 397-acre, Timbers Resorts managed, Preserve at Botany Bay. Whydah has been recognized as possibly the finest Caribbean residence on the market today and featured by journalists in global publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Telegrah and Business Insider. The villa itself sprawls over 19,000 square feet of designer interiors including 4,000 sq/ft of outdoor pool and entertainment areas that are highlighted by the work of world renowned designers, Clive Christian included. Whydah boasts commanding 270 degree views over the surrounding cays, two exquisite half moon bays and the meeting place of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea where sea life including turtles, rays, dolphins or whales can be spotted on a daily basis. Truly remarkable views are enjoyed from just about any location on the property and one can see as far as the Spanish Virgin Islands of Vieques and Culebra and even Puerto Rico on a clear day. Whydah also overlooks the secluded Mermaid’s Chair and Sandy Beach which is arguably the nicest beach on St. Thomas. Whydah has just about every bell and whistle you can imagine including a Crestron System that allows you to control every aspect of the home’s electronics, lighting and temperature from anywhere in the world on your mobile device. This private, top-of-the line 19,000 square foot retreat has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a 2 bed/bath caretaker cottage nicer than most homes, two guest cottages, a four car garage, custom tiled pool with underwater scenes and spa, and a large formal kitchen with cabinetry designed, by Clive Christian. All of the interior flooring is made of the finest coral stone in the world. A large gazebo with wrap around seating and the children's play area complete with fish pond and fountain will entice one to the pool deck and outdoor entertaining areas. The main structure consists of the master suite, children's room, great room, formal dining room, a large formal kitchen and several thousand sq/ft of covered outdoor entertaining area. The lower level of the main structure contains an in-law suite and back-of-the-house facilities. On the same level are the pool house, complete with a full outdoor kitchen, bar and gas grill for entertaining by day or at night under the stars. The lower levels include a large playroom with a full bath, walk-in closet and arcade/game room that could be converted into another large master suite. Under the Gazebo is a large room that would make for an excellent Artists Studio or a place to display large works of art. The two guest cottages are identical and include two queen beds, with a screened patio, full bath, wet bar and walk-in closets. Perhaps even more amazing is the "Tower". The tower is a 3 story, stone turret with an out of this world observation deck on top, a second master bedroom on the bottom and an office/study constructed of rich mahogany wood and stone tile floors design inspired by the “captain’s quarters” of a pirate ship! The setting and furnishings of the 15,000 sq/ft villa + 4,000 sq/ft outdoor living area on roughly four waterfront acres were meant to invoke the retirement home of a successful pirate that brought his treasures to the property and retired from a life on the seas, settling down with his wife and children. Authentic treasure chests, cannons, guns, etc… create what some describe to be a fairytale like hideaway. As described by the owner, “The house is really the retirement home of a pirate who in retirement surrounds himself with the bounty of his exploits with his wife at his side.” Whydah is named after the most successful pirate ship that ever sailed before sinking off Massachusetts in April of 1717. The ship was found about 20 years ago and to this day is still being explored for artifacts.