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Just Feet from the Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our condo complex is the closest to the ocean of any property in the entire Caribbean! Less than 10 feet from the blue Caribbean Ocean, as you sit on your balcony, you may see a stingray right below you in the ocean, and you will see many iguanas in the few feet of grass separating your balcony from the ocean right below your balcony.

Located in the famous Bolongo Bay area, you have great access to the ferry to St. John and also to the shopping areas of Havensight, Yacht Haven Grande and the waterfront of Charlotte Amalie. You have the use of four swimming pools: Watergate, Regatta, SeaCliff and Bolongo, along with all tennis courts and restaurants at Bolongo Bay.

Taxis are readily available at the Bolongo entrance but you also have your own parking space in front of your condo should you choose to rent a car.

We have just recently purchased new living room and dining room furniture, new blinds on all windows, two new flat-screen TV's in the living room and master bedroom (both with cable service), TV and cable in the second bedroom, and we now have internet/, along with WiFi. The balcony has a 'pub' table and chairs along with chaise lounges. We provide beach towels and a cooler in the hall closet to help you save room packing. You will absolutely love having a washer and dryer in the condo!

Keywords: Condominium, Ocean Rental, Beach Rental, on the ocean,

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Dianne Williams
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018


Bolongo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has double sliding glass doors which open onto one end of the long balcony. The ocean is just a few feet away and the waves are wonderful to fall asleep to. Both bedrooms have their own full bathrooms. The Master Bedroom has a new, stackable washer and dryer between it and the bathroom. Second bedroom has twin beds. Sofa folds out to sleep two.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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Just Feet from the Ocean
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful as Always!

  • 5 of 5

When it comes to keeping hidden gems a secret, I don't like touting them, so I can be selfish and keep them to myself. If you know what I mean... But anyway, Dianne's place is the relaxing haven you look for when you travel. This is my second time staying in Dianne's Watergate condo and it will not be the last. The views are amazing and I sure do miss having my breakfast and coffee on the deck in the morning. The unit is well stocked with updated furniture and if you run into any issues during your stay, Dianne, will do whatever she can to make it right. Thanks again Dianne for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW. What a treat to receive your glowing review. And, you know what? You are one of my favorite renters and I am so happy you have chosen our condo and will be staying again in June 2018 for your honeymoon. Congratulations!
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So much fun!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast!!! Very nice unit!! Great location to lots of cool stuff!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO MUCH for the FIVE-STAR review. I hope you will be one of our repeat renters! Happy Labor Day Weekend, Dianne
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Great location to access everything

  • 4 of 5

Close to a couple restaurants for our longer days when we wanted to stay in, easy to get to town and visit several bays. Beach here is rockier but nice to sit in, visited some sandy ones nearby. Thanks for having a stash of beach hats!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a great "renter" and being a trooper when the island electricity went off for awhile (you didn't even mention that in your review). We would love to have you back!
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Great views and location

  • 4 of 5

Pictures are as advertised. Instructions and directions were very helpful. We loved the pool with a view of the ocean. Spent a lot of time at Iggie's too!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for responding and rating us. Don't know why we didn't get a "5" when everything you said was great; but you were a great guest a FIVE guest - and I loved communicating with you in your preparations and I hope you will stay with us again and give me a chance to pull your rating all the way to a FIVE! Dianne
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Very nice condo, and a very good location.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this condo unit recently while in USVI for a week's "working vacation". As a condo, you get two separate bedrooms, two bathrooms, washer/dryer, a small but completely workable kitchen (with all you need in it) and a nice balcony to unwind. There is no pool at this condo, but the pool at the next-door Bolongo Beach resort is available, and it's pretty nice; also there are two other nearby pools for your use, so pools shouldn't be an issue. The "beach" is nearby in front of Bolongo Beach resort, and is mostly a rocky bottom, so I wouldn't exactly say the beach here is stellar (but heck, take a short trip to Magens, St John, or any other outstanding beach in USVI), so that's not really an issue either. At Bolongo Beach is Iggies, a beach bar, beach toy rentals (paddle boards, kayaks, etc.), and all the amenities of the resort. There's also another restaraunt at Bologo, but we didn't go. Mim's Restaurant is within the condo complex, right on the water, and the food there is outstanding!

The location of this condo within the unit is very good, I think it might be one of the best. It's near the "far end" of the condo complex, so it's not so close to Iggies which might be a bit noisy on some nights. A short walk to everything, parking right out front.

The condo itself? Very good, and very serviceable. It has everything you need, and for food and drink and whatever else you can hit nearby grocery stores.

For what we were staying for, this place was excellent. For anyone looking for a good place to stay on St Thomas, while getting what a condo offers at a great price, I'd recommend this place. I wouldn't recommend these condos for anyone looking for high-end luxury, look elsewhere.

And by all means, take a trip over to St John!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That was so great of you to take the time to write such a long and thorough review. I know other people searching for a place to stay will very much appreciate it. And I, of course, appreciate that it was such a 'glowing" review. I hope you will rent from us again. My Best To You, Dianne
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Fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. It is very well appointed with anything you'd need to use in the kitchen, lots of comfortable seating inside and out, beach towels, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, etc. The property is in a great location--removed from the bustle and congestion of Charlotte Amalie but easy to access great beaches around the island. As other reviewers have noted, the beach at Bolongo Bay isn't the best, but it is never crowded, and there are four fantastic pools for guests to use. We rented a car and were happy to have it to explore other beaches. We went a few times to Magen's Bay (lovely!), Sapphire Beach, Cowpet Bay Beach, and took a ferry to Water Island for a day as well. Dianne was very easy to work with and very helpful about sharing all of the information we'd need to access the condo. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so very kind of you to take the time to write a review --- and such a nice one it was too! In this day and age, when we are all way, way too busy, it was just really, really nice of you. And, I am truly glad you enjoyed your vacation. I hope you will be able to return to St. Thomas and stay in our condo again. My Very Best To You, Dianne
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Havana Blue
"One of the nicer restaurants on St. Thomas!"
"One of the nicer restaurants on St. Thomas."
Havensight Mall
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Skyride to Paradise Point
"I recommend going up to Paradise Point but you do not have to take the Sky Ride. You can dr..."
Tickles Dockside Pub
"Tickles is where you catch a boat across to Water Island if that is on your list! It has ot..."
Banana Tree Grille
"One of my favorite places to eat!"
Food Center
"This was where I shopped for groceries when I lived on St. Thomas full time. I believe it i..."
Iggies Beach Bar & Grill
"I love Iggie's! It is about a 3-minute walk from our condo and has great food - one day a w..."
Mim's Seaside Bistro
"Oceanside dining in the building right next to ours! Downstairs in Building 15."
Gourmet Gallery Grocery store
"Great place to grab food to take to the beaches or on a day cruise."
The Lobster Grille
"One of the four restaurants within walking distance of our condo. Walk across the beach pas..."
Delly Deck
"An easy place to grab lunch downtown near Havensight."
Happy Hour Sailing Charters
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyris King International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Iggie's at Bolongo Bay
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Red Hook on East End
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mim's Fine Dining in Building 16, Watergate
Nearest Beach
Bolongo Bay-Where our condo is located
Car: recommended

Perfectly located between downtown Charlotte Amalie (duty free Havensight and Waterfront shopping) and Red Hook (ferries, restaurants, bars and shopping)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Low Season: $195 per night; High Season: $295 per night
Low Season May 1 through November 14: $195 per night
High Season: November 15 through April 30: $295 per night
Low Season: May 1 through November 15: $195 per night
High Season: November 16 through April 30: $295 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.