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EXQUISITE East End Beachfront Condo, Elysian Beach Resort

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 2-8

In this exquisitely decorated two bedroom condo, each room has a state of the art split A/C unit, ceiling fans, cable TV, IPod docking station and 3 private bathrooms, two bathrooms have walk-in-showers, each bathroom is equipped with a hair dryer.

This is one of five condos I own at the Elysian Beach Resort. See my other listings on (VRBO #181754)

(Homweaway #239506, #4608679, #4610859, #4620637). Or Google us on the web at (nancys-vacation-rentals).

Also: a big bin of water toys, sand & beach toys for the kids to enjoy. The condo contains one king, two queens, one drop-down queen Murphy bed, and a twin inflatable mattress with built in inflate/deflate pump. Central to the condo is a fully equipped renovated kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area, and living room. The condo includes three private furnished balconies with views of beach and ocean.

As a direct guest of the owner (through this website), you will be provided the best rates and a private check-in that allows you to bypass the front-desk process. All linens are provided.

On site amenities include, Tennis, Spa, and the beautiful Elysian Pool and Hot Tub. The resort is just two miles from Red Hook, the center of St. Thomas's popular east end activity and ferry transports to the other nearby islands.

The Resort: Come and enjoy the exclusive and immaculately manicured Elysian Beach Resort where the aqua blue Caribbean water of Cowpet Bay will be ever present in your views from the living room, the bedrooms, or any one of the three private balconies of this exquisite condo.

The Elysian is located just 12.5 scenic miles from the Cyril E. King airport (STT) on the east end of St. Thomas where it rises from its secluded beach to offer a most magnificent setting tucked quietly between the Ritz-Carlton and the St. Thomas Yacht Club.

From the moment you enter the resort you will begin to relax as you discover that most all of your vacation needs can be satisfied just steps from the condo door, right on the premises.

If partaking of island rum is on your agenda, visit one of the three resort bars. Make sure to ask for the ever popular 'Pain-Killer' drink invented on the island of Jost Van Dyke - a short ferry ride from Red Hook :)

The Beach and the Elysian Pool and Hot Tub: Enjoy the beautifully secluded white sand beach, where, in the shade of the palm trees, you will find complimentary use of beach furniture and a sports concession stand that offers a variety of water toys such as paddle boats, single and double kayaks, windsurfers, float-mats, and snorkeling gear.

For a change of scenery, with reading material in hand, consider spending an afternoon sitting at the Elysian freshwater swimming pool; one of the most exquisitely designed and landscaped pools on the island, complete with rock grotto waterfall and hot tub.

Relaxing on the beach: Enjoy a quiet day on the beach while watch the iguanas sunbathing.

Start your day with a fresh cup of coffee on one of the three balconies and get started on that book you've been wanting to read! If coffee and a book is not your style, consider a game of tennis on a court surrounded by palm trees.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Nancy

This Elysian Beach Resort condo on Cowpet Bay Beach is owned by two families who love St. Thomas. We hope to someday spend several months at a time on the island.

Nancy purchased this condo in 2008

Why Nancy chose East End

After visiting many islands throughout the Caribbean, we settled on buying property at the Elysian Beach Resort on Cowpet Bay Beach on St. Thomas because of the large variety of activities in the area. We choose to purchase on the East End of the island for easy access to the people/car ferry and other boating activities available in Red Hook.


Estate Nazareth Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Living Area - 1 Queen Murphy Bed. an additional air mattress is available upon request.The condo is equipped with Port-a-crib & stroller for renters use.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are two restaurants and a Pool Bar on the property. The three are part of the St. Thomas Restaurant Group (STRG) The STRG includes these restaurants: The Caribbean Fish Market, Sangria's Beachside Bistro, The Pool Bar all on Elysian property. Pesce and Melt both in Red Hook. The Sunset Grill and The Cruzan Beach Bar at Secret Harbor and Zest Coffee and Frozen Yogurt in the Ritz.


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EXQUISITE East End Beachfront Condo, Elysian Beach Resort
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 98 reviews
Maryland, US

Great condo with nice view of the ocean!

  • 4 of 5

Nancy was great to work with and the condo was perfect for us. With 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, a nice living room, a full kitchen, and 3 balconies, the space was absolutely perfect! The pool and beach at the resort were very nice and the location was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Today is our 5th day in St. Thomas and Nancy's condo; I'm actually writing this from the balcony. The condo is great - perfect location with easy beach and pool access (some steps involved but worth it for the view from the condo). The bedrooms are spacious, beds comfy, and there is plenty of room inside and on any of the three (!) balconies for our family to relax together. Washer and dryer are in the unit and detergent and dryer sheets available. Kitchen is stocked with all necessities. Towels and sheets provided in each of the three bathrooms and beds.

We've spent mornings at the beach - which has a sectioned off swimming area and plenty of lounge chairs (not sure why the condo would need extra chairs since there is plenty of them at the beach and pool). You can rent snorkeling equipment, kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boats on the beach. We picked up beach towels from the front desk and didn't have to leave a card number or make a deposit. Bring more sunscreen than you planned on! You'll need it and it's $18 per spray bottle on the beach.

The pool is just as nice, lots of room to swim (including into the grotto). Bar attached to the pool is convenient. Look for large iguanas at the pool; they won't bother you but they are fun to watch!

We've eaten at both on-site restaurants. The Fish Market has better quality/ tasting food, but less choices for our teenagers. Sangria is less fancy (bathing attire seems ok); Try the fish tacos, you won't be disappointed!

It called for rain the entire week, but we've had mostly sunny skies anyway. Yesterday we took the kids to Coral World. What a great time! Definitely recommend going; try to be there for feeding times. And I highly recommend swimming with the Sea Lions!!

Nancy has a great place and we can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5

We had two couples stay for 6 nights at the end of February. Nancy was professional, timely with responses to emails & calls, and provided great instructions & recommendations! Condo was very clean; air conditioners in each room worked well; extra supplies (laundry & dishwasher detergent,toilet paper, dish liquid, liquor) were helpful, and access to beach and restaurants was easy. It was great that the wifi worked at the beach to listen to music. Staff in the office were helpful with suggestions and changing out the beach towels each day. Beach at condo was rockier compared to the other beaches that we visited. On property, we enjoyed the Sangria restaurant for casual dining for breakfast, lunch & dinner, and the Caribbean Fish Market for listening to bands. We rented a car and traveled the very curvy roads (be careful) to Megan's Bay, Lindquist Beach, Coki Beach, and took the ferry to St John's Trunk Bay. As advised by locals, we didn't take the car on the ferry due to issues with the car ferry business. For groceries, nearby Food Mart was good, but found Moe's Fresh Market in Red Hook to have better quality. We enjoyed a great dinner at Sunset Grill within minutes of the condo. The guys went to the Ritz next to the condo and were able to rent a small sailboat. We had fun paddle boarding at Megan's Bay, and snorkeling at all the beaches. The taxi rides were not expensive. I recommend Nancy's condo for your visit to St Thomas.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the E-unit condo and could not have been more pleased. There is anything you could want or need at the condo. The cooler came in handy for our day trip to St John on the car ferry. The bucket of floats and toys were nice for our son to use on the beach in front of the condo. It felt like using a family shared place at the beach as people before us had left sun screen, aloe, bug spray, basic condiments in the fridge and adult beverages so check the condo before you go shopping. We stopped at Cost U Less on our way from the airport for supplies, but in hind sight should have just shopped in Red Hook.

The Elysian provided us clean beach towels daily, movies on the beach at night and a beach side bar with both excellent food and drinks. The beach was cleaned daily and there were plenty of chairs to relax in either sun or shade. Their pool was fun for the children with a waterfall to play under and iguanas to guard them!

Just a tip, expect to pay for parking in Red Hook and most beaches if you rent a car. Parking on both islands was limited. We missed Trunk Bay because we couldn't find a place to park even though we took the first ferry to St John that morning with Trunk Bay as our first stop. We ended up parking at Cinnamon Bay and taxing($4 person) to other beaches. Thanks to Nancy's suggestion we went to Maho to see the sea turtles. The open air taxi is easy to catch and run up and down the beaches often.

On St Thomas, Coki beach is a must for snorkeling. Bologna Bay has live music while you eat. Drive to the top of the mountain for a spectacular view. Eat at Fish Tails in Red Hook. Go deep sea fishing and bring your catch home for dinner. Nancy's condo has everything you need to cook up your fresh catch!

A perfect vacation in paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven stayed the week between Christmas and New Years. The condo was clean, spacious and all amenities to cook meals and wash clothes. It had more than enough room for all of use to sleep. Beach access was very close. On property restaurants and bars were amazing. Pool was very nice, even though the hot tub was broken. We had a blast. Beach was full, but not over-crowded. We never had a hard time getting enough beach chairs for all of us. Close to Red Hook for shopping and dining. Ferry access to St. John was close. No problems at all traveling there. All of Nancy's recommendations for boat charter and car rental were spot on. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant, but a bit lacking . . .

  • 4 of 5

Owner review: Nancy was professional and efficient to work with right from the start. She promptly responded to every one of our emails and was very patient in her dealings with us. We also appreciated her policy of charging the deposit on our cc if and only when it was necessary.

Location of unit in resort and on the island: The Elysian is located in the eastern part of St. Thomas. It is about 20-30 mins by car (depending on traffic) from the hustle and bustle of Charlotte Amelie ("downtown"). It is in the quieter part of the island and just a 5 min drive to Red Hook where the ferry to St. John is located. Red Hook does have a fair amount of dining options if you do not want to make the trek to Charlotte Amelie. We stayed in unit E which overlooks the parking lot, but does have a beautiful view of the ocean beyond. If you want to overlook the pool, then inquire about unit B or C. Unit E is located on the bottom floor of a 3 floor building which in this case means that you will walk down a flight of stairs (2nd floor is the ground floor). There is ample parking so no need to worry about hurrying back from a night out.

Unit E: This unit has a good amount of space with two bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. The living room was spacious enough for my 3 children (5, 8, and 13 years old), and the balcony off this common space was a perfect extension. There is a dining area which felt a bit tight, but we mainly used the counter space so it was not a problem for us. If you plan to stay in most meals then it might get a bit annoying. The kitchen itself is roomy enough that two adults can work comfortably in it. Pots and pans need to be updated as many of them had a great deal of wear and tear (scratches, peeling, and chipping). We also could've used a few extra mugs for our morning coffee and tea. The bathrooms have been updated and were clean and spacious. We do think that toilet paper and paper towels should be provided throughout our stay (owner provides an initial supply). The bedrooms were both spacious, and the beds were comfortable (albeit very high up, you'll see what we mean). Although we tend not to spend as much time watching TV when on vacation at a place like St. Thomas, we will say that the TV units in the bedrooms really need to be updated to flat screens.

Overall, we had a very nice experience staying at the Elysian in Nancy's condo. We would recommend it, but with reservations as we felt that it needed some updates.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cyril E. King airport (STT)
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Pool Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Virgin Island Ferry - Red Hook
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
On the beach
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Cowpet Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Nancy's vacation rentals are located within the Elysian Beach Resort on Cowpet Bay Beach on the highly desirable East End of St. Thomas, USVI near the village of Red Hook between the Ritz-Carlton and the St. Thomas Yacht Club.

I now have multiple vacation rentals at the Elysian Beach Resort on Cowpet Bay Beach, all of which have been upgraded with new kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, and air conditioning.

From Beaching, scuba diving, snorkeling, SNUBA, ecotours, sailing, yachting, powerboating, submarining, rafting, jetskiing, parasailing, kayaking, horseback riding, parasailing, duty free shopping, dining (an abundance of excellent restaurants on the island), drinking, fishing, golfing, and tennis ... to visiting Paradise Point, Coral World, the St. Thomas Skyride ... to sight seeing (guided or unguided tours) ... to getting married ... or just relaxing on the condo deck and enjoying the view of the Caribbean Sea.

There is a LOT to do on the islands. Although there are plenty of things to do right on the island of St Thomas USVI, the great thing about being on the East End of St Thomas is that you have the ability to easily get off St Thomas to explore St Johns and the British Virgin Islands! Having been to St Thomas many times, the following remain my favorite things to do. They are not to be missed!

Visit Trunk Bay Beach on St Johns to relax and/or snorkel. To get there, take the Red Hook ferry to St Johns and then grab a cab to Trunk Bay beach.

Take your rental jeep on the car barge (to the left of the ferry terminal) to explore the island of St. John's. Visit the remote beaches on the far side such as Lampshur Bay. Eat at a roadside restaurant.

Rent a powerboat w/Captain in Red Hook and head out to Jost Van Dyke. The captain will help you with the best method to clear British customs. Visit Soggy Dollar Bar and enjoy a Painkiller #5 in White Bay. While there, also visit Ivan's Stress Free Bar and play bartender. Then hop over to Great Harbor to visit world famous Foxy's for another Painkiller! If you have time, get your captain to take you to Little Harbour and enjoy a meal at Sidney's Peace and Love. Make a day of Jost Van Dyke.

Have a Banana Daiquiri at Mountain Top on St. Thomas or enjoy an Adult Flavored milkshake at Udder Delight at the St. Thomas Dairy.

Red Hook is the place to go if you are looking for an evening of fun. This is where you will find the island-style party vibe that captures the whole block. This area offers lots of variety and many options in the way of nightlife. If bar-hopping is your style, this is a stop you don’t want to miss!

Check out Duffy's Love Shack - located in Red Hook Plaza parking lot opposite the Ferry dock.

All beaches in the Virgin Islands are open to the public. Non-hotel guests can usually rent chairs and water sports equipment at beach resorts. There are a LOT of great beaches on St. Thomas.

Out of the 44 beaches on the island, I prefer the beaches that have decent snorkeling, with a bar that serves Painkillers, and iguanas sunbathing. The beach that is right in front of the vacation rental is Cowpet Bay Beach and is a favorite with frequent island travelers.

For your first vacation to the USVIs, I recommend that you limit your island hopping to St. Thomas, St. John, and Jost Van Dyke. It will be all you can do to see and enjoy these islands. After visiting the islands many times over the years, I still enjoy these islands the most.

You will need to visit Tortola to clear British customs in order to go to Jost Van Dyke. While you are in Tortola, it is worth having drinks and lunch at Pusser's Landing.

I HIGHLY recommend you book a boat through John at St Thomas Boat Rental. We, the owners, have rented with him multiple times while in St Thomas and had a fantastic time. John took eight of us wherever we wanted to go and gave us a history lesson along the way. He even picked us up right at the Elysian Beach Resort on Cowpet Bay Beach. We just packed a cooler. He provided snorkel equipment on the boat.

St. Thomas Boat Rental offers you a private boat for the day or half day. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride while St. Thomas Boat Rental’s captain handles the rest. Enjoy the beauty of the Virgin Islands at your pace, on your schedule with St. Thomas Boat Rental.

Walk across the street from the Elysian Beach Resort and set sail aboard The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas' own catamaran, the Lady Lynsey, offering day snorkel sails and sunset sails.

Or, enjoy one of the many charters available at the American Yacht Harbor in the village of Red Hook on the East End of St. Thomas, where you can discover the beauty of the Caribbean Sea as you explore white-sand beaches and snorkel through live coral reefs or 'The Caves' of Norman Island.

There are several island-hopping party destinations that are worth the trip such as any of the many bars on White Bay on Jost Van Dyke; generally rated G - Mild-to-Wild drunken behavior.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Half the rental fee is due upon the signing of the rental agreement, remainder of the rental fee will be due 60 days prior to your arrival. Reservation guaranteed upon receipt of rental agreement and fee.
Hurricane guarantee at all times.
Call for discounted rate if you only need one room.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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