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Palm Cottage-- Email Me for Off Season Specials!! New Wifi

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The most romantic cottage on Water Island! The Cottage is located in gated Sprat Estates for the ultimate private island experience . Access to private beaches, no traffic and great views makes the Cottage a unique vacation or honeymoon location. Very quiet and tropical. New-- WIFI in the house.

The Cottage comes with golf cart transportation. 'Boat qualified' quests may rent our 19 foot Mako for use. CLICK ON OWNER WEB SITE BELOW UNDER 'LINKS' FOR MORE INFO AND PICTURES.

Water Island is a noncommercialized 500 acre island just off the coast of St thomas. It is a great place to enjoy private beaches and avoid cruise ship crowds. There are no hotels or condos. Most residents drive golf carts. A cart is provided with Palm Cottage. Palm Cottage is a short ride away from Honeymoon and Sprat Beaches. There are great views along the way.

Land at the only airport on St Thomas. (STT) Take a short taxi ride to Crown Bay Marina (7min). The Water Island ferry docks at Crown Bay Marina where there is a grocery store, internet cafe, and marina store. The ferry to Water Island is about 5 minutes. You are on the beach in no time!

Palm Cottage is a cozy romantic place for a couple. Or a great place for a family vacation. There is one large bedroom with sitting area. The TV is in the sitting area. On the large screened deck are two futon couches for sitting and that covert to double beds for children or a second couple. The screened deck surrounds the house for lots of living space and dining. The kitchen is a galley kitchen with everything you need including UV water filter and disposal. The bathroom is large with a shower, towels, hairdryer and clothes hanging space. The views of the blue Caribbean and St Thomas are spectacular from the cottages deck.

The Cottage is in the Sprat Bay private residential area (only approx 19 houses on more than 100 acres) giving our guests access to private beaches where you often find yourselves all alone. Sprat also offers tennis courts, and a covered shaded sitting area with chairs to guests. Snorkeling is good right off Sprat Beach. There are several shell hunting beaches that are short walks from the road. These beaches are rarely visited and we always find great shells on them. I will provide you with maps and information to help you explore parts of Water Island others never see.

The larger public beach is Honeymoon Beach. There is great swimming, snorkleing along with sunny and shady places to sit.

The harmless wildlife on the island is great fun to see. The red footed tortises will eat right from your hand. The pelicans dive on Honeymoon and Sprat. Hummingbirds are everywhere as there is always something blooming. Lizards are plentiful in all shapes and sizes. The iquana are a little shy but are seen dashing into the woods.

Water Island is a place where you can really get away from it all. Yet St. Thomas and its shops and restaurants are just a short ferry ride away.

My property manager will meet you at the WI ferry dock, take you to the house and be available during your stay for an questions or issues that arise.

Palm Cottage is within 100 yards of our other rental Slow Mocean. If you have a large group or two families who want to be close to each other these two houses would work very well. Go to 'My other rental properties' below or back to VRBO and click on Slow Mocean.

Click on the link below for more pictures of Palm Cottage and Water Island. Please email with any questions.




Keywords: House and golf cart

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    It is a great place for a couple or a small family....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Sleeping Porch

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) A very unique four poster queen bed is in the large bedroom/sitting area., Baby Cribs (1) Can be provided upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are 2 futons on the screened porch that convert to double beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    CD's of island and other music are available to let you pick the mood of the moment....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Iphone/Ipad docking...moreless

  • Television:

    We get five or so major US networks a cartoon channel and a handful of other channels with 'rabbit ears'. We have lots of DVD's for you to watch....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A large variety of DVD's are available for guests to watch....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Easy access to Downtown St Thomas for shopping and dining...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Incredible views both day and night. The Cottage sits high up for the best breezes and views. It is just a short fun golf cart ride to several beaches. Sprat Bay offers several private beaches where you'll often have the beach to yourself. Views along the way to the beaches are beautiful....moreless

  • Water View:

    Amazing view both day and night....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining on the covered/screen porch. Great views whilel you eat....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Pack light. You can do laundry while you are there....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WIFI connection available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    AT&T cell service works wells here. Verizon has worked recently. I suggest you check with your carrier. We use an ATT Go Phone while on island. Very inexpensive. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    We have wireless internet at the Cottage. Also, Dinghy's on Honeymoon Beach is a 'hot spot' . ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    No filters needed...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full outfitted kitchen with blender, microwave and all essentials. We have installed a UV water filter under the kitchen sink to purify the cistern water for drinking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices in the frig....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A large deck enclosed with screening allows our guests to enjoys lots of living space with amazing views and island breezes....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Sprat Bay just refinished the tennis court and it is ready for guests to play....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly

High Season
Jan 16 - May 31, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,800

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $257 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

This new "Rate Format" offerred by VRBO limits my ability to publish variable rates like I have in the past. My rates will vary some by season and number of people. Also, the VI IRS has insisted that home renters charge a 10% tax. This is paid to the VI government-not to me. Please call for exact rental quotes for your stay. Thank you.

1/2 rent payment to hold reservation. Check or Paypal. 2 weeks before arrival remaining rent, tax and deposit are due. I may adjust rent depending on how many people and the ages of children. I do not count children under 3 at all. the tax gets paid to the VI IRS. This is required. No cleaning fee. I do ask that guests keep laundry up to date and not leave a big pile of wet towels.


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Location

0.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Not Necessary

There are a variety of 'activies' on Water Island. Heidi cooks lunch on Honeymoon Beach most days. Heidi cooks a wonderful dinner some Saturday nights on Honeymoon Beach under the stars. Monday night is 'drive in' movie night on Honeymoon Beach where they show a movie on a screen tied between two palms! Just pull up in your golf cart. It is great fun. Hot dog, popcorn and drinks are available. Joe's bar, at the far end of Honeymoon makes mixed and frozen drinks during the day. Other events going on during the week will be posted on the board at the ferry dock. Activities may be limited by weather conditions and vary season to season.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My husband and I live in Asheville, North Carolina. We have 3 children. We travel to Water island several times a year.

Why the Owner Chose USVI - Water Island:
My family visited several islands over the years on vacation. We love vacationing in the clear caribbean waters. We stumbled upon Water Island thru a friend of a friend of the family. We had never heard of it. Water Island had everything we were looking for in a vacation spot and now second home location. It is small, safe, clean, and friendly. There is no traffic to fight. Golf carts are great fun! Beaches are incredible and there is much wildlife and amazing flowers and other plants. Every visit is an adventure.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Palm Cottage is within the private area of Sprat Bay. It is on an acre of land. Our guests can enjoy VERY private beaches within Sprat as well as beautiful Honeymoon Beach. We have had several honeymooning couples, sailing couples, and families with children stay at the Cottage. Everyone has loved it. The house is furnished with everything you need except food and clothing.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View from Palm Cottage porch.

    View from Palm Cottage porch.

  • Bedroom with queen bed, TV and internet.

    Bedroom with queen bed, TV and internet.

  • The Cottage is within Sprat Bay Estates for the access to very  private beaches.

    The Cottage is within Sprat Bay Estates for the access to very private beaches.

  • Seating and dining on the covered and screen porch.

    Seating and dining on the covered and screen porch.

  • Galley kitchen with microwave, toaster over, disposal and UV water filter.

    Galley kitchen with microwave, toaster over, disposal and UV water filter.

  • More seating. Same great view.

    More seating. Same great view.

  • Large bathroom with sink, shower, toilet.

    Large bathroom with sink, shower, toilet.

  • The Pavilian on very private Sprat Beach. Shade, sun and seating.

    The Pavilian on very private Sprat Beach. Shade, sun and seating.

  • We can help you arrange deep sea fishing with a wonderful captain.

    We can help you arrange deep sea fishing with a wonderful captain.

  • Private Sprat Beach for owners and guests only.

    Private Sprat Beach for owners and guests only.

  • Beautiful Sprat Beach

    Beautiful Sprat Beach

  • Dinghy's on Honeymoon Beach has great food, drinks, music and WIFI!

    Dinghy's on Honeymoon Beach has great food, drinks, music and WIFI!

  • Private drive to Palm Cottage

    Private drive to Palm Cottage

  • Another view of the bedroom.

    Another view of the bedroom.

  • Dining on the covered screened deck.  Amazing views day and night.

    Dining on the covered screened deck. Amazing views day and night.

  • Seating on the porch with convertible futon.

    Seating on the porch with convertible futon.

  • Second futon on the other end of the porch.

    Second futon on the other end of the porch.

  • Island shower.  No door, but plenty of privacy.

    Island shower. No door, but plenty of privacy.

  • View of Cottage from the water--very private. Great views and breeze!!

    View of Cottage from the water--very private. Great views and breeze!!

  • The red footed tortoises will eat from your hand!! Great harmless wildlife on WI

    The red footed tortoises will eat from your hand!! Great harmless wildlife on WI

  • 19 foot MAKO available for rent to qualified boaters.

    19 foot MAKO available for rent to qualified boaters.

  • Fun at Dinghy's Bar and grill on Honeymoon Beach!

    Fun at Dinghy's Bar and grill on Honeymoon Beach!

  • Golf carts comes with the house for use on Water Island.  Drive left!!

    Golf carts comes with the house for use on Water Island. Drive left!!

  • Beautiful Honeymoon Beach

    Beautiful Honeymoon Beach

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