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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pineapple Village villa description

Why the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Simple...there’s a reason why it’s called “Americas’ paradise.” The U.S. Virgin Islands are American, and fall under U.S. Laws and U.S. Currency. The only difference being that they drive on the “wrong side” of the road.

Coming here is more than a vacation...it’s a lifetime memory...Water so clear and inviting, you’re compelled to get in...sand as soft and warm as cashmere on your feet...sun so warm...well, you know.

Rent a studio for only $159 a night, or the entire villa for just $475 (high season rates).

...best snorkeling on the island (8 minute walk), prettiest beach on the island (1 mile away). Or, head down to Magen's Bay (Nat Geo recognized as one of the prettiest beaches in the world, where pirates hid their ships) and bob in the water while you order a drink from one of the waterproof cocktail hostesses. The air and water temperature are truly perfect, both being in the 80’s with “gin-clear visibility.”

Come home to BBQ your dinner in the garden courtyard, or go to any of the local restaurants for good-to-superb food. Take a rum drink to the pool after dinner to cool down and discuss the days adventures. Your time here brings new meaning to the phrase...”no worries.'

If you are a coffee drinker, you can bring a thermos of coffee down to the local beach (3 minute walk to Pineapple Beach) in the morning and sit and watch the little crabs scurry in and out of their burrows, the pelicans nose dive into the water for sushi, and the fisherman leave for their daily catch. Your only worry is fighting off the urge to 'do something.'

We dropped our VRBO listing for 1 year (due to a full-time renter) and as a result, lost our previous VRBO listing feedback. Additional guest feedback can be found at this website: http://www.vrbo.com/85523/reviews

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Shame on you for still smoking! If you smoke in the unit, you will immediately forfeit your security deposit and get a scolding from my mother-in-law....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Against the Association CC&R's....moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • St. Thomas Room: 1 queen

                (Middle Room)...moreless

              • St. Croix Room: 1 king

                Bedroom at the end of the hallway....moreless

              • St. John Room: 1 king

                (Master bedroom off the living room)...moreless

              • Each bedroom sleeps two comfortably and has its own bathroom and air conditioner. The living room has a queen-size sleeper sofa and a porta-crib is available upon request....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom off the Living Room: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • St. Croix Bath (End of Hallway B/R): toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • St. John Bath (Master B/R): toilet, shower

                Screened. Shower curtain also available for privacy....moreless

              • St. Thomas (middle) Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Screened, shower curtain also available for privacy....moreless

              • You'll note in each of the pictures that the sink area is outside of the shower bathroom area, allowing 1 person to shower while you do your makeup and hair!...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Inside table seats 4 by the kitchen and tv. Outside glass-top table seats six (that one has my vote)....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you need. Pots, pans, blender, silverware, mixing/serving bowls, etc....moreless

              • Oven:

                Gas....but why would you cook indoors when the patio has a grill!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Tons of room for beer and tropical juices....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                HUGE lap pool, about an 8 minute walk from your front door. Optional motivational coach and personal trainer (man-eating shark) available by appointment for a nominal fee....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                PLEASE don't take my nice towels to the beach? Ask Veronica and she'll give you a beach towel....moreless

              • Heating:

                Good news: Largest heater in the world! Bad news: 93 million miles away. Tough to service....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Per request (Veronica), or again...there's one 93 million miles away....moreless

              • Parking:

                Directly outside of unit. Easy access when bring home groceries....moreless

              • Living Room:

                The main chill zone with big screen tv. (Go outside and play!)...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                In living room and each of the bedrooms, individually....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Per request (Veronica)...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • If you need a driver, please let me know and I will arrange for Mr. Scotland to help you (rates vary by service). Veronica is the housekeeper and is very helpful. Please call me with any questions 9:00am to 10:00pm, EASTERN STANDARD TIME. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    NICE speaker that plugs into your iPod. Great for Reggae background music....moreless

                  • Television:

                    GO OUTSIDE and PLAY!!!...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls free...use your cellphone to call home to jealous in-laws....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    It's called St. Thomas...the water is in the 80's...the air is in the 80's....moreless

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Warm...REALLY nice to cool down before the evening is over....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Garden courtyard with fountain and shade awning (see pictures)....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill....when I'm there, I cook almost EVERYTHING outside....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Mahogany Run Golf Course is about a 15 minute drive....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Oceanfront

                      Activities

                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Parasailing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Groceries
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Hiking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shelling
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Synagogues
                      • Cinemas
                      • Walking
                      • Live Theater
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.4
                      from 7 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Entire Villa
                      Mar 25 - Dec 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $475
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $475

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Checkout time is 12:00pm. Veronica is available for laundry service (wash and fold) your laundry for a modest fee.

                      $500 security deposit authorized at check in. 25% non refundable deposit due to secure reservation. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival is non refundable but we will work with you to reschedule


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                      Location

                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cyril E King Airport (STT)
                      3.1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Virgin Islands Ferry
                      0.17 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Coki Beach
                      0.08 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Pengas
                      3375 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Stowe, VT
                      0.08 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Pengss

                      Car: Recommended

                      In the Caribbean, there are only 2 speeds...slow, and stop. Relax...you're on island time!

                      This is a single-story, very private 3 B/R, 4 bath villa with a lovely garden courtyard, fountain and BBQ. If the sun gets too hot, there is a retractable awning over the outdoor dining table so that you are very comfortable. You will often see humming birds and the USVI state bird, the Yellowbreast Bananaquit, visit the courtyard. You may also get a rare visit from Winston, the lost iguana...open the gate and he'll run home to mama.

                      You are about an 8 minute stroll from Coki Beach and Coral World. To witness a tropical fish feeding frenzy, bring dog biscuits and/or frozen peas to feed the fish at Coki (best snorkeling on the island). You'll be the most popular human in the 7 seas...they'll literally follow you. Bring cash for an outstanding cocktail too! The rum drinks are as stiff as you want (in the VI's, rum is cheaper than the mixer!).

                      If you have little ones, they'll love Coral World. Or, if you're a loner and want to see a stunningly beautiful beach with very few people, head east (toward Red Hook and American Yacht Harbor) exactly 1 mile and you'll see a dirt parking lot on the left. This is Smith Bay Beach (a.k.a., Lindquist Beach). There are 'unconfirmed reports' that that's where they filmed a Corona Beer commercial. Pack a picnic lunch (no vendors) and bring a good book (You probably won't read it, but just in case.) The ranger at the gate charges $2 to park. Many say that this is the most beautiful beach on the island. About the only civilization you'll see are a few locals, an occasional wedding, and that stupid lady that grabs her baby and runs screaming when iguanas fall out of the trees (they're clumsy).

                      Yes, great coffee CAN be had on the island! Coffee snobs unite at either Picassos (across the street from the hotel entrance) or at Lattes in Paradise in Red Hook (upstairs/outside at American Yacht Harbor). My preference is to make coffee at the villa, fill a thermos, and have coffee on Pineapple Beach (100 yard walk).

                      For shopping, my wife and I will go to either Marina Market (just across from American Yacht Harbor) or to Food Center Supermarket (on the right side just beyond downtown Red Hook).

                      St. Thomas is called a 'drinking island with a sailing problem', and the 2 old fossils manning the rum table at the airport will thrust a shot of rum upon you within steps of leaving the TSA security area. Food is expensive on any island, so I generally prefer to save money and barbecue dinner in the villa's courtyard with a rum drink in hand, listening to the tree frogs and the warm breeze wafting through the palms. There's one very tall palm just outside the villa, and when the moon approaches it and hides behind the clouds, it looks like a screen saver picture. If you don't want to eat at home, (we like having lunch out) there are plenty of really good restaurants. The Old Stone Farmhouse is VERY ROMANTIC for a special occasion or date (we had an excellent dinner there for our anniversary). There's also Craig & Sally's, Virgilio's, and Tony Romano's Restaurant & Gallery. If you want something a little less formal and laid back, there's always tons of restaurants in Red Hook (an 8 minute drive east) or you can go to Pengas in Pineapple Beach (open air and on the water), about a 300 yard walk.

                      You HAVE to take a day cruise over to White Sand Beach and the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands (drinking my morning coffee out of a coffee mug from there as I write this). What would your trip be without sailing in the VI's? Ask me about diving if you're into scuba...the reefs are shallow (which gives you greater bottom time) and there are some great wrecks.

                      Coki Beach (walking distance) has a certified dive shop where you can try a scuba resort course. Or, if that spooks you, they have snuba or a 45 minute, helmet dive called 'SeaTrek' at Coral World (min. age is 8 years).

                      If you get island fever and want to explore, the St. Thomas Ferry is only an 8 minute drive (on the left, just as you enter Red Hook). Some rental car agencies will allow you to bring your car to St. John. St. John has some of the prettiest beaches in the world (Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay). Go to Starfish Market to get an outstanding bottle of wine and/or beers and snacks for the beach. This little supermarket rivals some of the ones I've frequented in Napa Valley. If you don't bring sunblock and use it frequently, your new nickname will be 'Bacon.'

                      Hmmm, what else? For you ladies that aren't divers, sailors or deep-sea fisher persons, you can go to the Ritz-Carlton and get a massage, pedicure, manicure, or just hang on the beach while being served cocktails until you need a designated driver. Just remind your driver to drive on the left, or you'll ALL be pulled over!

                      Speaking of being pulled over...Udder Delite is a must on the way to Magens Bay!

                      Have an EXCELLENT vacation!

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About: Property Managers are Lisa and Chris de Roulet. Owned by Swiss Investments, a limited liability company.

                      Why Pineapple Village:
                      Single story (no loud music, vacuums, or rhinoceros feet making noise above or below you). Very private, gated, outside garden court to enjoy the outdoors without feeling like a pigeon on a narrow perch. Feels like your own home. Within walking or short drive distance of 3 beaches. A 'coffee in the morning' beach, a snorkeling beach, and a '...you gotta be kidding me' beautiful reading/ picnicking/ gazing into your spouses/S.O.'s eyes beach. 8 minutes from Red Hook, American Yacht Harbor, grocery shopping and the St. Thomas Ferry. Veronica, our caretaker. She's a very sweet lady from Antigua...she'll take good care of you.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Whether renting a single bedroom ($199), or the whole villa ($475), this is a large home that will comfortably fit your group of as many as 8 guests, perfect for multi-generational vacationeers! We also have a portacrib available upon request.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • This is just an 8 minute walk from your door. Let's play a game, shall we?

                        This is just an 8 minute walk from your door. Let's play a game, shall we?

                      • Or better 'B?' (Waterproof cocktail waitress is optional).

                        Or better 'B?' (Waterproof cocktail waitress is optional).

                      • Morning coffee heaven.  Or, enjoy a cool cocktail with the tree frogs!

                        Morning coffee heaven. Or, enjoy a cool cocktail with the tree frogs!

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • St. John Room

                        St. John Room

                      • Master bath overlooking private courtyard and trees...like an outdoor shower.

                        Master bath overlooking private courtyard and trees...like an outdoor shower.

                      • St. Thomas Room (middle room).

                        St. Thomas Room (middle room).

                      • St. Croix Room

                        St. Croix Room

                      • Gas oven, range, microwave, coffee maker, magic blender that makes euphoria.

                        Gas oven, range, microwave, coffee maker, magic blender that makes euphoria.

                      • A very short stroll to the pool for an evening swim...

                        A very short stroll to the pool for an evening swim...

                      • Pineapple Beach (100 yard walk).  Morning coffee and pelicans diving for sushi.

                        Pineapple Beach (100 yard walk). Morning coffee and pelicans diving for sushi.

                      • 'Pinch me?'   Smith Bay Beach (1 mile close)

                        'Pinch me?' Smith Bay Beach (1 mile close)

                      • Better 'A'? 
(next picture, please)

                        Better 'A'? (next picture, please)

                      • The Garden...sounds of the fountain and warm breeze through the palms included.

                        The Garden...sounds of the fountain and warm breeze through the palms included.

                      • The retractable awning keeps you cool for an afternoon nap, or quiet reading

                        The retractable awning keeps you cool for an afternoon nap, or quiet reading

                      • Bath off main living area...

                        Bath off main living area...

                      • St. John Room

                        St. John Room

                      • Well, almost private.  No-good iguanas loiter in this tree, near the shower.

                        Well, almost private. No-good iguanas loiter in this tree, near the shower.

                      • St. Thomas Room bath.

                        St. Thomas Room bath.

                      • St. Croix Room bath.

                        St. Croix Room bath.

                      • Kitchen counter...overlooks garden courtyard.

                        Kitchen counter...overlooks garden courtyard.

                      • Pool + Rum Drink + Caribbean Moonlight = Nirvana

                        Pool + Rum Drink + Caribbean Moonlight = Nirvana

                      • Non-union St. Thomas lawn mowers!

                        Non-union St. Thomas lawn mowers!

                      • Alcoholic milkshakes...stop on the way to Magen's Bay!  These should be illegal!

                        Alcoholic milkshakes...stop on the way to Magen's Bay! These should be illegal!

                      VRBO #499110

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, August 21, 2014

                      $475 per night (USD)
                      7

                      3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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