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Eco-Cottage W/ Ocean View Terrace. Starting at $139/Night

Bedrooms 1
Space 256 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Eco Canvas Cottage with ocean view terrace, (Sleeps 4)


Virgin Islands Campground, located on the fourth U.S. Virgin Island, an idyllic little paradise called Water Island, located a short ferry ride yet a world away from bustling St. Thomas.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Caribbean from our eco-friendly treetop canva cottage, relax on beautiful Honeymoon Beach, hike or bike around the island, or take a 7-minute boat ride to St. Thomas or a day trip to St. John.

The self contained cottage includes a terrace with an ocean view, 110v power outlets, pillow top mattresses, all linens (including beach towels), cooking and eating cutlery.

Don’t feel like cooking? Grab breakfast at the ferry dock or lunch at the beach, where you’ll find the best hamburgers in the Caribbean. Honeymoon Beach, the social hub of the island, also offers all-you-can-eat pizza Fridays, Monday night 'drive in' movies on the beach, and ice cold drinks at Dinghy's Beach Bar. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the campground and Satellite TV is available in the communication room.

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Deborah

Deborah and Paul Quade, Owners and Managers of Virgin Islands Campground. The best part about the Virgin Islands Campground is our guests!

Deborah purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Deborah chose Estate Western Water Island

We designed, planned and built the faciltiy starting in 2005 and opened in 2007. We wanted to share our paradise in an affordable, comfortable way with as little impact as possible. Green is your stay with us.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace, beauty and adventure is what you find here on Water Island. Our welcoming community makes you feel unlike a tourist, but like a 'local'. All beaches in the Virgin Islands are public and there are many beaches on our island. There is also a cool World War II fort to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My fiancé and I stayed here during the first week of August. The views are amazing, and the cabins were perfect. Each night had a great breeze that kept us from getting too hot to sleep, and the humidity was nothing we aren't already used to as we are from Louisiana. We mainly used the campground for cooking breakfast, showering, and sleeping, and that was perfect for our needs! If you're a traveler that wants a lazy boy and the evening news, this isn't for you. If you want to get the most out of your vacation, this is definitely the way. We plan on returning every year and will recommend it to anyone who wants to truly unplug and enjoy their Caribbean vacation.
Aug 2017
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Estate Western Water Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 256 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • All guests must respect our property and other guests.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The cottage share a bathhouse.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed and a double futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Eco-Cottage W/ Ocean View Terrace. Starting at $139/Night
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
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Highly recommended! Thanks Sean and Deb!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a brief four nights and loved it. Relaxing, peaceful, beautiful, incredible view, nearly constant breeze, clean, comfortable beds. Rent a golf cart and roam the island! Karl was a wonderful Captain and host. Sean was terrific getting us to and from ferry dock and generally being an excellent host. We thought about St. Thomas or St. John's but with Honeymoon Beach, Heidi's, and Dinghy's...we never left the island. Already plotting a longer return visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim Thanks so much to post a review on VRBO...we don't have many there, and really appreciate you posting your review here...hope to see you in the future...remember a 10% discount to direct bookings for returning guest...thanks again Deb and Paul
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Best of the Virgin Islands

  • 5 of 5

Water Island Campground was a wonderful experience we had 9 days of paradise, staying in one of the canvas cottages (this is nothing like tent camping) loved every minute even the one night of rain that the island needed so much to sustain itself was delightful, cool night with the sound of rain and thunder and not a drop in our cottage. The Hot Tub and deck area with awesome views of the sunrise over St. Thomas.

Best plan is to bring some of your food (Even frozen meat made the trip fine in a collapsible cooler in a checked bag) pick up what you need at Pueblo's before getting on the water ferry to the Island, Yes, stop at Tickles for a drink too. We also purchased a multi trip ticket for the ferry on our first trip over and used all ten trips - going into St. Thomas for Carnival (what an experience) also used the Safari taxi to get to Red Hook for only 2.00 each, then took the Ferry to St. John's for a day/nite.

Felt like we got the whole Virgin Island Experience without the hassle of all the other tourist, not to mention cost. We loved serenity of cooking at the pavilion overlooking the Cruise ships coming into port on St. Thomas and yes there are pesky mosquitoes so pack the bug spray, but if you forget there is some for use in the bathrooms, which I must say were beyond my expectations for composting toilets and solar heated showers and very clean. Also don't bother bringing shampoo, conditioner and shower gel it is all there for you to use.

Celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary at the VI Campground was the best decision - not to mention how helpful Paul and Deborah are but you get to know the locals, we enjoyed a day sailing with Karl and Katie, the best snorkeling off Buck Island, cocktails at Joe's Beach Bar and snacks, drinks and Movies with Heidi's. Even had Pizza Friday nite on the Island.

Honeymoon beach is a wonderful beach to sit back and watch the day go by - we toured the island by foot, so be sure to bring good walking shoes , Limestone beach , the Fort and Flamingo Point this was a GREAT VACATION DON'T HESITATE BOOK NOW!!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind's so nice to hear you had a wonderful holiday.. We hope you will join us again. And don't forget, returning customers receive a 10% discount on their next stay. Sincerely, Deb and Paul
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Canfield, Ohio

This place is just Magic!

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get any better then The Virgin Islands Campground. My husband and I spent seven wonderful days there. We stayed in the apartment which was bright, sparkling clean and quite comfortable. The setting is absolutely beautiful. The view was unbelievable, I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed my morning coffee so much. We definitely recharged our batteries there. I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed and enjoyed such a perfect night's sleep. The location is fantastic...far enough away from the hustle and bustle of St. Thomas, but close enough that it's only a short ferry ride away. We had great fun exploring the island on a golf cart and loved Honeymoon Beach. Hates off to Debbie, Paul, and Allison...they were incredible hosts that provided excellent service combined with a personal touch that really makes you feel special. This place is perfect for couples of any age and families as well. CHEERS & THANK YOU for a delightfully memorable experience...We can't wait to come back again...soon!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have been to Virgin Islands Campground 7 times in the last few years. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything like it, and anything like Water Island in general. The island is a gift, and Deb and Paul share that gift with their guests by creating the unique experience of luxury camping. The screened in cabins are breezy, clean and comfortable, and the pavilion is a great place to meet other guests. I love everything about this place, and if you are looking for a vacation that truly encompasses all that relaxation has to offer, call Deb and book yourself a week at this gem of a find!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so sweet...thanks. I hope you're the next Albany resident to win the lottery!! Mitch, every time you're here our guests are blessed. Looking forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Deb and Paul
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

The VI Campground was so ...

  • 5 of 5

The VI Campground was so wonderful. After five days, my husband and I felt renewed and invigorated. It was the perfect beginning to our two week vacation in the Virgin Islands.

The campground has all the necessary amenities. For people like me who suffer from email withdrawals, they even provided a laptop and wireless access.

To top it all off, the staff at the campground made you feel like you were visiting friends. Everyone on Water Island was friendly and greeted you.

Honeymoon Beach was a nice beach without all the crowds you will encounter on the beaches in St. Thomas. Make sure to have taste Heidi's grill chicken sandwich when you are on the beach.

Overall, staying at VI Campground was like getting the best of a campground and high price resort at the same time.

Make sure to request Cottage #1. It has the best view.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2007
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Dingy's Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Water Island Ferry Dock
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Heidi's Honeymoon Grill
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Limestone Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Limestone Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Segarra
Car: not necessary

An eco-sensitive resort with a self-contained tent-cottage, Virgin Islands Camp is set on pristine 500-acre Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands. Located just outside the picturesque Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Harbor. Regular ferry service (7 min. ride) makes it convenient to shopping, dining and activities in St. Thomas. Known for its natural charm, Water Island is secluded with a unique history. The cottage boasts an ocean view, pillow top mattress, all linens (including beach towels), kitchen utensils, and 110 power. The tent-cottage has an ocean view terrace and is set amongst lush foliage offering privacy and cooled by the trade winds, and only a five-minute walk to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 18.5%

Rates are based on 1 or 2 occupants. There is a $20 per person per night charge for the 3rd or 4th occupant. There is no charge for children under the age of 3.

Cancellation policy: Deposit is 50% of the cottage or suite rental. Cancel 40 days prior to your arrival and a $100 bank service/handling fee is retained, but no other penalty is charged. The balance of your deposit is returned. Cancel within 39 days or less of your arrival and all of the deposit is retained. All guests are required to respect our guests and our property.

A 50% deposit on the cottage rental is due to hold your dates when you make your reservation. The balance 50% + all taxes and fees are due upon arrival. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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