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Paradise Found - Tropical Waterfront Condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Watch stingrays jump out of the water or iguanas sunning on the rocks below the private balcony spanning the water-side of the condo and accessible from the living/dining room and master bedroom. The sunrise is magnificent from the balcony and a great place for a slow and relaxing breakfast.

The swaying palm trees, the lush local flora and sail boats floating in the bay help you to take that deep breath and 'relax'. The condo is part of the Watergate Villas East condo association and the two completely separate bedroom/bath combinations is perfect for two couples or a family to share.

Bolongo Bay has a wonderful blend of tranquility and action with a relaxed ambience perfect for vacations, holidays and weddings. Three beachfront restaurants are a short walk from the condo, including the famous Iggie's. The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is just a short walk down the beach and has all the water activities and toys for rent that you could possibly want -- sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, etc.

Or just enjoy the shared pools of the three sister condo associations available to our guests--Watergate Villas' is beside the Caribbean Sea and is a short walk from the condo, Sea Cliff Villas' overlooks the Caribbean Sea to the east for a wonderful view of the sunset and the cruise ships leaving Charlotte Amalie, and Regatta Point's is at the very top of the hill for lots of sunshine and tropical views.

The condo is furnished with wicker and rattan furniture and features a fully-equipped kitchen and all the amenities you may need for your vacation. Fully air-conditioned if you wish, or feel like a true resident of the Tropics by letting the Caribbean sea breeze from the soft tradewinds blowing direct from Portugal caress you each day and lull you to sleep each night.

With the added airline costs for bags, pack less and use our in-condo washer and dryer. If you want suggestions, we have a condo guestbook providing instructions for all condo amenities as well as favorite restaurants, beaches, snorkeling, scenic, picture-perfect views of Paradise, etc.

We love our Condo and sharing it with our family and friends. We hope you enjoy our Caribbean Paradise as much as we do.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Nikki Graham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Nikki Graham

We live in South Point, OH, which is the southern-most point of Ohio on the Ohio River across from West Virginia and Kentucky. In our spare time, we have designed and built six homes. After we bought our condo, Ed served on the condo association board because we wanted the opportunity to help the association improve the property and ensure the quality of our new vacation home. The condo association property is very tropical and beautiful and the infrastructure is outstanding and well-maintained. Because we want to make sure your vacation is the best ever, we are available by e-mail or cell phone anytime to answer any question.

Nikki Graham purchased this condo in 2003

Why Nikki Graham chose Bolongo

In 1998, while on a cruise, we discovered and fell in love with snorkeling and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. The beautiful colors of the waters, the white buildings and red roofs and of course, the beautiful fish fulfilled the dream of Paradise. We enjoyed several more cruises through the years, but wanted to spend longer on the island. So in 2002, we decided to spend a week on St. Thomas. That is when we found Bolongo Bay with not only condos right on the water, but restaurants, pools and a beach within walking distance. We found our condo in Paradise in 2003 and now we can just walk down to snorkel our bay.

What makes this condo unique

From our balcony, we can watch the sunrise, weddings on the beach, sailboats, catamarans, jet skis and hobie cats plying the beautiful blue waters, cruise ships leaving at night like a small city with all the lights on, falling stars, stingrays jumping out of the water, flying fish skimming the bay, pelicans soaring past and diving into the water, hummingbirds & sugarbirds & banana quits gorging on nectar, palm trees swaying in the breeze and because of that breeze we are never bothered by insects. Bolongo Bay is situated half-way between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook so we have a multitude of choices for shopping and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just want to say how much we enjoyed your condo on St Thomas and really appreciate your allowing us to get in early on Wednesday. The unit is lovely and was very comfortable for the four of us. A nice location and a lovely view. We hope to go back in the future and we just hope your unit is available at that time. Your information package was outstanding and very helpful.
May 2016
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Bolongo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Portacrib (1), Queen-size sofa bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Floor safe, Hair dryers, Noodles, some snorkel equipment, Beach chairs, Beach towels, Beach umbrella, Beach blanket and Beach cooler


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Paradise Found - Tropical Waterfront Condo
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 78 reviews

Paradise was DEFINITELY Found!

  • 5 of 5

Nikki & Ed's Paradise Found was the perfect space to accommodate our group of 6 for a week! The location was easy to find, within a 15 minute drive of everything we wanted to do, and fantastic views from the balcony to enjoy while relaxing after days of exploring St Thomas and surrounding islands. They provided everything we could have needed for the week including a nice binder with great tips! We'll definitely be back to Nikki & Ed's Paradise Found, and hopefully in the near future! Thanks Nikki & Ed for a great week in Paradise!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So appreciate this review. It has been a tough recovery from the hurricanes and it feels nice to start being able to share our Paradise with others.
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Very Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for sharing your condo with our family! The sound of the waves at night and the view of the sunrise every morning was my favorite part of our vacation. It was such a relaxing vacation and the condo was perfect for our family. It’s conviently located close to everything.

Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything our family needed. EVERYTHING.

  • 5 of 5

Cooking utensils, a stunning view, water toys, a never-ending sea breeze, books and novels, amazing sunrise, cable TV and SO MUCH MORE.

Everything we needed, wanted and things we didn't even think about were in this adorable villa. We were able to play on the beach on a whim, put our water shoes on and traverse the rocks, walk down the beach and grab takeout from the resort or just sit on the balcony and feel the constant, literal non-stop breeze all hours of the day and night. The snorkeling equipment came in handy for our beach as well as the excursions on which we went.

Because of the super well stocked kitchen, our family was able to cook the majority of meals. A trip to the grocery store (as well as a grocery delivery) allowed all 6 of us to eat comfortably, easily, and deliciously. We were stoked to see that even items as small as a corkscrew and vegetable peeler to bigger things like a blender and pressure cooker were hiding in the kitchen cabinets. Every meal we thought about creating was easily executed. And on the nights that we didn't feel like cooking, besides the restaurants that were nearby, we also found pizza delivery. It was all so fabulous.

On top of the well-stocked home, the hosts, particularly Nikki, was an absolute delight to work with from the moment we booked our reservation to the very end when we left the island. Pleasant, funny, attentive, warm, and delightful, Nikki was the epitome of a hostess with the mostest. There were a couple of snafus, but Nikki handled them so quickly that we barely knew there were issues. On top of that, the "villa bible" had every pertinent detail that we could have possibly needed for our entire stay.

Overall, there's not a single complaint that we could apply to our trip. It was so spectacular, that rather than going somewhere new (our family prefers to never go to the same destination twice), we will likely be going back to St. Thomas for spring break... not just St. Thomas, but Nikki's place at the Watergate Villas in Bolongo Bay. <3

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate such a thorough review to inform potential guests about our Paradise Found and the way we care for our guests.
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Paradise Found is aptly named! Truly Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was a beautiful, newly remodeled end condo with soothing colors and cool modern tiled floors and a huge open walk in shower in the master bath! The constant trade winds and crashing surf was a lullaby in which we went to sleep to each night. We slept with the doors open, screen doors closed and was very comfortable. We had every modern appliance that one could think of, plus others we never used - like the Internet!!

Nikki, the owner, was wonderful about answering any questions and her welcome packet is awesome and will answer most questions anyone might have. When we go back to the islands, I will do my best to stay here again...if the unit is available! Oh, the kitchen is awesome - I did cook one meal! LOL; however, very close to awesome resturants like "Mim's" and "Iggies" which are a must go!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate such nice reviews as we and the island build back from IrMaria last September. We so love sharing our Paradise and look forward to a better island experience for all our guests.
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The place was great, very clean and perfect for a family of four.

  • 4 of 5

Place was great! Unfortunately, Bolongo Bay is still recovering from the hurricane so there really was no beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the nice review of our condo. Unfortunately, as Bolongo Bay Resort was reopening Iggies and restoring some of the sand to the beach destroyed by IrMaria (two hurricanes two weeks apart in September 2017), a severe thunderstorm hit washing a lot of the sand into the bay. The restoration of the Bolongo Bay watershed is still ongoing by the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA. In addition, our Association is attempting to restore our seawall and sandy area below our pool. St Thomians do not give up and are constantly working to improve and rebuild from the dual hurricanes.
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  • 5 of 5

The place was as described and very clean and spacious! Ed and Nikki were very accommodating. Would highly recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this guest who had booked with us prior to the Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroying our island. She decided to not cancel and give our island a chance to recover. We are so happy that we are again able to offer our Paradise Home to others. Thank you.
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Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Bolongo Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Coki Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sapphire Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Magens Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Secret Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
KMart & Plaza Extra
Car: recommended

20 Min. from Airport. Between Charlotte Amalie & Red Hook. Convenient to Coki and Sapphire Beaches.

Other Activities: Boating, kayaking, shopping, zip lining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable security/damage deposit $500

Cleaning fees are included. No change in rates for number of travelers up to six (plus one baby).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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