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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make Your Holiday Reservations Now

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Master Bedroom-Queen bed, large sitting area, TV, CD player. Romantic privacy.

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Last updated: 06/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

USVI - Water Island cottage 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.

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

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

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          • Sleeping Porch

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          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Dining:

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

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic spices in the frig....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            No filters needed...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

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

          • Towels Provided:

            Plenty of towels...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • 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

          • Music Library:

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

          • Video Library:

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

          • Books:

            Lots of paper back books...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Iphone/Ipad docking...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            There is currently no wireless internet at the Cottage. Dinghy's on Honeymoon Beach is a 'hot spot' . There is also a computer internet location at Crown Bay where you can log on and print. ...moreless

          • Telephone:

            AT&T cell service works wells here. Verizon has worked recently. I suggest you check with your carrier....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

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

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • 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

          Activities

          • Boating
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Tennis
          • Hiking
          • Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Kayaking
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Shelling
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Swimming
          • Jet Skiing
           

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          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,800

          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.


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          Last updated: 06/17/2014
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          Location

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

          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.


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          Speaks: english

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          • Master Bedroom-Queen bed, large sitting area, TV, CD player. Romantic privacy.

            Master Bedroom-Queen bed, large sitting area, TV, CD player. Romantic privacy.

          • View from porch--blue water views during the day. Sparkling stars at night.

            View from porch--blue water views during the day. Sparkling stars at night.

          • New yellow exterior paint.  Cottage is much cuter in person.

            New yellow exterior paint. Cottage is much cuter in person.

          • Renovated kitchen UV water filter, fully furnished for cooking.

            Renovated kitchen UV water filter, fully furnished for cooking.

          • Sink and toilet in the large bathroom. Towels and hair dryer are provided.

            Sink and toilet in the large bathroom. Towels and hair dryer are provided.

          • 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

          • Spend your day on private Sprat Beach or head to Honeymoon Beach.

            Spend your day on private Sprat Beach or head to Honeymoon Beach.

          • Fun at The Beach Bar on Honeymoon Beach. Live music and great cold drinks.

            Fun at The Beach Bar on Honeymoon Beach. Live music and great cold drinks.

          • There are places to hike on the island.  Over rocky cliffs to sandy beaches.

            There are places to hike on the island. Over rocky cliffs to sandy beaches.

          • Relaxing on Honeymoon Beach!!

            Relaxing on Honeymoon Beach!!

          • Beautiful palms along Sprat Bay Beach

            Beautiful palms along Sprat Bay Beach

          • Palm Cottage from the driveway.  Very private. Tucked away in the palms.

            Palm Cottage from the driveway. Very private. Tucked away in the palms.

          • Private Sprat Beach for owners and guests only.

            Private Sprat Beach for owners and guests only.

          • Large wrap around screened porch--futon coverts to double bed. Great views.

            Large wrap around screened porch--futon coverts to double bed. Great views.

          • Side prorch looking towards the front door from inside. Futon converts to bed.

            Side prorch looking towards the front door from inside. Futon converts to bed.

          • 'Island shower'  No door-- privacy in the large bathroom.

            'Island shower' No door-- privacy in the large bathroom.

          • 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.

          • 19 foot MAKO available for rent to qualified boaters.

            19 foot MAKO available for rent to qualified boaters.

          • You can fish from shore

            You can fish from shore

          • We can help you arrange scuba diving--advanced to the very beginner.

            We can help you arrange scuba diving--advanced to the very beginner.

          • view from roadway in Sprat Bay Estates

            view from roadway in Sprat Bay Estates

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          This listing was first published here in 2007.

          Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

          $1,800 per week (USD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 5

          View calendar: Updated 06/17/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Speaks: english

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