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View from the deck of the east bedroom

View from the deck of the east bedroom The west deck of the villa, with sunset views View from dining room toward living room The east bedroom, with sunrise views over Hart Bay The west bedroom, with views to the south and west The spacious kitchen of the villa's main room View from the south deck over Hart and Devers Bays The upper bathroom and private shower The kitchen nook in the main house of the villa Lower bathroom, adjacent to bedrooms View from the bedrooms toward the main house Living room couch and chairs, with views E and S

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Last updated: 04/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hart Bay villa description

Thalassa is an intimate, rustic vacation villa on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. From its vantage point atop the lush Hawk Hill on the south shore, Thalassa offers panoramic views and a constant, refreshing Caribbean breeze even on the warmest days. The unforgettable, unobstructed vistas from every room and each of Thalassa's four decks in the villa capture the essence of vacationing in the Virgin Islands, with sunrises to the east beyond Ram Head and sunsets to the west toward the island of St. Thomas. Thalassa's comfortable simplicity, sustainable design and minimal carbon footprint includes a large main room, fully featured kitchen, two bedrooms, bathrooms and discrete outdoor showers. It accommodates up to four adults and/or children. The villa's tastefully manicured garden provides a virtual snapshot of the island's indigenous biodiversity, with perennial bougainvilleas and a host of other native plants.


Experience vacation in your own style: Located just 1.5 miles (10 minutes) from the island's main town of Cruz Bay, Thalassa offers easy access to a range of restaurants, shops and night life, and frequent ferry connections to St. Thomas and the airport. Or if you prefer peace and quiet, relax to your heart's desire in more than 7,000 acres of national park lands, numerous public beaches or Thalassa's own picturesque serenity. For more details, call or e-mail us, or visit our website.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1820 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

              • Lower Bathrooom: outdoor shower

                shower is private and secluded...moreless

              • Upper Bathroom: outdoor shower

                shower is private and secluded...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Air conditioning is available in the west bedroom. Both bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. The east bedroom typically enjoys a steady, refreshing easterly breeze from Hart Bay that tends to keep it comfortable at night even on the warmest days. The main house of the hilltop villa has screened sliding doors on 3 sides that welcome breezes from the east, south and west - its cool floor tiles and high ceiling ensure comfort in a natural, sustainable way with zero carbon footprint. There is also a grocery store a short drive away if you choose to cook. Our kitchen is fully-equipped with plenty of cooking gear, appliances, refrigerator, espresso machine, microwave and dishwasher. We also offer complementary wireless broadband Internet access and use of a printer/copier/scanner....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Stereo

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Attractions

                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Churches
                      • Forests
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Reefs
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Duty Free Shops

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating

                      local services and businesses

                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank

                      Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean
                      • Beach View
                      • Mountain View
                      • Ocean View:

                        Unit is literally on top of Hawk Hill with views from every room, deck and balcony covering approx. 280 degrees from east to south to west. Unobstructed views of sunrises and sunsets....moreless

                      • Water View

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Air Conditioning:

                                    Air conditioning is available in the west bedroom. Both bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. The east bedroom typically enjoys a steady, refreshing easterly breeze from Hart Bay that tends to keep it comfortable at night even on the warmest days. The main house of the hilltop villa has screened sliding doors on 3 sides that welcome breezes from the east, south and west - its cool floor tiles and high ceiling ensure comfort in a natural, sustainable way with zero carbon footprint....moreless

                                  • Activities Guide
                                  • Ceiling Fans
                                  • Laundry Soap
                                  • Local Activities Guide
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Parking Off Street
                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Clothes Dryer
                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Safe
                                  • Broadband Access

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Coffee Maker
                                      • Toaster
                                      • Cooking Utensils
                                      • Blender
                                      • Coffee Grinder
                                      • Pantry Items
                                      • Stove
                                      • Dishwasher
                                      • Refrigerator
                                      • Freezer
                                      • Oven
                                      • Microwave
                                      • 4 Ring Stove
                                      • Kitchen

                                      Outside

                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Balcony:

                                        (2) 1 facing east with 180-degree view of Hart Bay and sunrise. 1 facing south with 180+ degree views to east, south and west over Chocolate Hole toward St. Thomas and sunsets....moreless

                                      • Wood Deck
                                      • Deck / Patio

                                      Payment Type

                                      • Visa
                                      • Mastercard
                                      • Discover
                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      • Great Trip

                                        Great Trip

                                        • Guest Brian H.
                                        • Date of stay 03/23/14
                                        • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                                        Just as advertised. Great views. Not fancy but perfectly comfortable and adequate for our needs. Will go back again.

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                                      • Amazing Views and Privacy

                                        Amazing Views and Privacy

                                        • Guest Denise S.
                                        • Date of stay 12/26/12
                                        • Review Submitted 02/03/13
                                        Thalassa has amazing views and great privacy. Very close to Cruz Bay, so convenient to get to grocery stores and restaurants. This place is not fancy, so if you are looking for granite countertops and marble baths, this isn't the place for you. But if you want a nice quiet place to yourself, with amazing views, then you should consider it. The website represents the property well, and the on-island caretaker was great about meeting us when we arrived and took care of a minor issue we had as soon as we called. Other than when we called, he gave us our privacy. Our favorite parts: - Amazing views on all sides. Sunrise in the morning, sunset at night. Gorgeous. - Decks on three sides - Always a good deck to go to, whether you want sun, shade, breeze, no breeze, etc. - An unexpected plus - we were able to hear the waves in the bay below on the east side. Not sure if this is a time of year thing (we were there in Dec during a full moon), or if this is always, but it was a nice plus. - Privacy - Although you can see the roofs/etc of other villas below you, you are on top of the hill, so someone would have to work pretty hard to see your villa. - Clean - I was worried because no one talked about the cleanliness of the place. I can tell you that we didn't have any complaints about the cleanliness. - Convenient - Easy to get to grocery store and get around the island. - Bedrooms separate from living area - My husband really liked having the bedrooms set off from the main building. - Guidebooks in the villa - We were able to find an "off the beaten path" beach on our last day to go snorkeling that was COMPLETELY EMPTY on New Years Day!! Great end to our trip that was only possible because of the book in the villa. Things we didn't enjoy: - Outdoor showers - There are two showers - both outdoor. Unfortunately, they are both on sides that get a breeze. We shower at the end of our days when we're on vacation, and it was very difficult to have a warm shower - maybe this would be different if you shower in the peak of the day. - No outdoor grill or dining table - These weren't advertised, so it's nothing that was "wrong", but we generally like grilling when on vacation and like to eat outdoors. Would have made it much nicer if they had either. - Cookware could use an upgrade - Not a dealbreaker, but we had to be creative on a lot of our cooking. All in all - Not fancy, but clean, great views, and private.

                                        Owner response: Denise, thanks so much for your thoughtful and helpful review! We truly appreciate you taking time to share your comments and observations. We're grateful for your constructive feedback on the showers and cookware, and benefits of adding a grill and outdoor table. We are always eager to improve and hope to address these items soon. Thanks, again, very much for choosing Thalassa. We would love to have you return on your next trip to St. John!

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                                      • Thalassa is magnificent!

                                        Thalassa is magnificent!

                                        • Guest seth e.
                                        • Date of stay 05/29/11
                                        • Review Submitted 01/18/12
                                        What a majestic place! Our only regret about our stay at Thalassa is the amount of time it took us to write this review. The house sits amongst the tallest hills on the island of St. John (Hawk Hill), and from the moment we arrived we could not get enough of the views. Beautiful blue waters, island breezes and serenity at its finest. My wife and I wanted to get away and relax, and quite frankly we could not have picked a better place to go. We intend on making Thalassa a recurrent trip for us. The beaches are absolutely gorgeous, and are all just a short drive from the house. The outdoor showers are a very nice touch, you can watch the sunrise while taking a shower each and every morning. We found ourselves going to bed earler than expected each night, waking up refereshed and surrounded by paradise. Tim, the gentleman that helps with the hosue is extremely warm and helpful. He was a great tour guide and helper. We can't wait to come back to Thalassa!

                                        Owner response: Seth, thanks so much for your thoughtful and poignant review. It was a true delight having you both stay at Thalassa. We can't wait to have you return again soon!

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                                      • Our personal tree house

                                        Our personal tree house

                                        • Guest Cory (Virginia)
                                        • Date of stay 04/15/11
                                        • Review Submitted 09/24/11
                                        Our stay at Thalassa was a dream! Tim met us at the ferry terminal and quickly guided us through the rental process and then led us on the short, 5 minute drive to our personal tree house. That is what it was affectionately called by us after we explored the 360 decks and views afforded by being on top of this hill with NO obstructions. The lack of central air is quickly overshadowed by the southerly breezes that whisk off the ocean all day. It literally felt like a big luxurious tree house with amazing views that was built just for us. Normally a late sleeper, I found myself going to bed at 9 or 10pm and waking with the sun in the east bedroom. Of our 7 mornings, I only missed one sunrise (which I regret missing!). We caught at least 4 beautiful sunsets from the house as well. I'll say it again: you CANNOT beat the views from this house! We were often rushing to get back to the house to get a glimpse of the sunset because it was way better from the house than anywhere else we could think of! You'll need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get up to the house, but those are easy to obtain through the rental companies. There is a great grocery store within 2 minutes of the house that is a bit cheaper than the nicer market closer to Cruz Bay. If we go back to St. John (I'm working on my wife now!), we will DEFINITELY stay at Thalassa!

                                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                        Owner response: It was lovely having you stay at Thalassa. Thanks so much for the thoughtful and evocative review - exceptionally kind and helpful of you. We will be delighted to have you come back again soon!

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                                      • Great location

                                        Great location

                                        • Guest Susan (Nashville TN)
                                        • Date of stay 03/10/11
                                        • Review Submitted 03/15/11
                                        We vacationed at Thalassa for a long weekend and were very happy with our stay. The welcome we received from Tim was wonderful. It was a nice touch to be met at the ferry, much less be taken to our rental car agency and to the grocery store before taking us to the house. He took the time to make sure we had everything we needed and was always accessible during the duration of our visit. The house was well maintained and we greatly appreciate the little things like beach chairs, towels and the cooler. As with all the other reviews, the views from this house are amazing. The showers are outside so we found we only had a small window during the late afternoon when it wasn't too windy or chilly to shower but this is probably only an issue in the winter/spring. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice relaxing vacation. It was very close to Cruz Bay and easy to get to the beaches.

                                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                        Owner response: It was an absolute pleasure having the two of you stay at Thalassa! Thanks for your informative and thoughtful review. We would welcome the chance to have you return - anytime!

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                                      • What a great place

                                        What a great place

                                        • Guest MichaelC (Boston, MA, US)
                                        • Date of stay 12/19/10
                                        • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                                        Stayed around Christmas time, and loved the house. it is unique, with truly unrivaled views for both sunrises and sunsets. The setup is also great with bedrooms separate from the main house, and lots of covered terrace space for lazy afternoons. Outside showers are something to get used to, but in fact a fantastic idea. Nothing fancy, but everything one needs is there. Will definitely be back! One note: I would suggest that one gets a 4x4 as the last few yards on unpaved road are pretty bumpy, and the road up to the house is a pretty steep incline.

                                        Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing.

                                        Owner response: Thanks so much for your comments and for staying at Thalassa over the holidays! We're delighted that you had a nice time and enjoyed everything from the simple comforts of the villa to its panoramic views. Fair point about the bumpy street - like many roads on St. John, it certainly does have "character!" Whenever we stay at Thalassa, we've found that basic 2WD gets us up the driveway without a problem - but we can definitely understand your point that 4WD wouldn't hurt either. And since so many roads on the island are rugged, we'd recommend 4WD for everyone to make getting around as reliable as possible. Thanks, again, for choosing Thalassa. We'd love to have you stay with us on your next visit!

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                                      • Wonderful panoramic views! Well thought-out villa. Helpful manager.

                                        Wonderful panoramic views! Well thought-out villa. Helpful manager.

                                        • Guest itfred (Maryland)
                                        • Date of stay 03/30/10
                                        • Review Submitted 05/29/10
                                        We very much enjoyed our stay and even though the road was a little rough getting to the house, the panoramic view was wonderful. I found myself getting up at dawn each morning to watch the sun rise. I also really appreciated having internet access because I own an IT company and I have to keep "in touch" with servers, partners, etc. Both my wife and I very much enjoyed the way things were thought out in the house (& outside) and how extra food/water from previous guests were left behind because we've been places where you have to throw everything out or take with you. Your caretaker/manager was very helpful and a good guy. He was a welcome sight after our long trip to get to paradise. The only problem I had was that the shower on the main house never got hot. One had to be brave to take a shower in it. I did twice. Thanks again for hosting us and I hope to come back next year.

                                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                        Owner response: Thanks for your thoughtful comments! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks to your feedback about the shower, our manager has now fixed it and it gets warm more quickly. Please do let us know if you ever have an issue like that at Thalassa on future visits, and we can have him try to resolve it right away during your stay. Thanks again for choosing our villa. We would love to have you back next year!

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                                      • great location

                                        great location

                                        • Guest jory4 (annapolis)
                                        • Date of stay 03/18/10
                                        • Review Submitted 04/12/10
                                        This was a villa with a beautiful location! The views are great. Definitely need a 4 wheel drive for the driveway! But then all of St. John is pretty adventerous driving. The beach chairs and cooler came in very handy. The only drawbacks are the beds which are very hard and uncomfortable, and the bathrooms need some updating. I would come back if I knew the mattresses were replaced. It was pretty hard to sleep at night. Other than that it was a nice stay.

                                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                        Owner response: Thank you, Jory! Thanks for staying at Thalassa. We are placing this month an order for new mattresses because the comfort of our guests is very important to us. We appreciate the candid feedback and are committed to doing everything possible to make your visit at our villa as enjoyable as possible. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again in the future.

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                                        • Guest Lucy Perkins (Washington, DC)
                                        • Date of stay 04/19/09
                                        • Review Submitted 04/19/09
                                        Wow. What a view. Ocean vistas for 270 degrees from all angles around the house. And the gentle breezes from the sea keep the whole place a perfect temperature all day. So comfortable. So private. Thank you so much.

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                                        • Guest Bill Jackson (Natick, MA)
                                        • Date of stay 03/30/08
                                        • Review Submitted 03/30/08
                                        A comfortable aerie house with incredible views and Caribbean breezes. A quck ride to the nightlife and shopping of Cruz Bay and back to the seclusion and tranquility of the house.

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Off-peak
                                      Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2014
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $320
                                      $2,140

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                                      December Holidays
                                      Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      $415

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


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                                      Fees:

                                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                                      • Tax Rate 10%

                                      Notes:

                                      Online payments are required via the HomeAway/VRBO secure, online system. 2 methods are available: 1) eCheck (ACH), w/ no fees and 2) Visa, MasterCard or Discover, for an add'l fee of 2.5%.

                                      50% deposit required at booking. Remaining balance of 50% + a $200 security deposit are due 2 months before arrival.


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                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                                      Photos

                                      • View from the deck of the east bedroom

                                        View from the deck of the east bedroom

                                      • View from dining room toward living room

                                        View from dining room toward living room

                                      • The west bedroom, with views to the south and west

                                        The west bedroom, with views to the south and west

                                      • View from the south deck over Hart and Devers Bays

                                        View from the south deck over Hart and Devers Bays

                                      • The kitchen nook in the main house of the villa

                                        The kitchen nook in the main house of the villa

                                      • View from the bedrooms toward the main house

                                        View from the bedrooms toward the main house

                                      • The west deck of the villa, with sunset views

                                        The west deck of the villa, with sunset views

                                      • The east bedroom, with sunrise views over Hart Bay

                                        The east bedroom, with sunrise views over Hart Bay

                                      • The spacious kitchen of the villa's main room

                                        The spacious kitchen of the villa's main room

                                      • The upper bathroom and private shower

                                        The upper bathroom and private shower

                                      • Lower bathroom, adjacent to bedrooms

                                        Lower bathroom, adjacent to bedrooms

                                      • Living room couch and chairs, with views E and S

                                        Living room couch and chairs, with views E and S

                                      $320 - $415 per night (USD)
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                                      Sleeps 4

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