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Contemporary Waterfront Luxury Estate (Views,Pool,Ac,Gym,Gen)

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 16-23)

Contemporary Luxury Waterfront Estate - Villa Acquabella invites you to experience the architectural beauty and comfort of this spacious luxury vacation villa. Our Estate adorns the shore of secluded and pristine Water Island, located just minutes from beautiful St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The panoramic and beautiful views of the St Thomas harbor and mountains, and west to the small cays and the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico are astounding especially at night when the lit up mountains twinkle and glisten.

Water Island is a treasure yet to be discovered, complete with a gorgeous half-moon shaped beach and bay known as Honeymoon Beach. The property is a two minute walk to Honeymoon beach or you may ride in the golf cart provided. The beach hosts Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill is open daily serving lunch and dinner from 11 am to 8 pm; Bar is open from 10:30 until 11 pm or later. Dinghy's offers a full kitchen, ATM machine, Free WIFI, covered tiki dining, tables with umbrellas, beach chairs with umbrellas, floating bar, rum barrel tables with stools, flat screen TV's , corn hole and ladder game, and an overall new vibe. The kitchen employs a seasoned staff of chefs with many years of combined local and international experience. The menu offers beach side favorites: big burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, tacos, fried snacks, fish, BBQ, and pizza ( BBQ and Pizzas on select nights). Delicious and creative daily specials are based on product availability and freshness! The Bar has the islands best bartenders serving creative frozen drink delights, cocktails, a variety of cold beers and wines, juices, and sodas. Try a chilled bottle of crisp dry-yet-fruity rose on the beach or rent snorkel gear, kayaks and Stand up Paddle Boards. Quickly becoming the alternative to Jost Van Dyke trips, Dinghy's Beach Bar is being discovered by many VI residents who want to get away from it all without the hassles and expense of going to the BVI. No passport or fees required to come to Water Island!! Karaoke on Thursday, Full Moon Parties,Live Music on weekends, special event catering, wedding receptions, all available at Dinghy's! You may also choose to enjoy some biking and hiking to the old fort, or around the 491.5 acre (199 Hectare) island. Easily accessible via ferry service from Crown Bay Marina, or private skipper and boat available for special trips to St Thomas or other islands. Ask owner about their 40 Foot Cruisers and/or 27 Foot Whaler. World class shopping is nearby on Main Street, the Waterfront, Havensight Shops, and Yacht Haven Grande Marina.

Villa Acquabella comprises over 6000 square foot (600 square meters) of open living space with expansive outdoor patios and galleries. The designer swimming pool expands the entire waterfront posterior of the house measuring approximately 75 feet (25 meters).

To entertain you in the evenings, we have provided our guests with flat screen LCD TV’s in the great room and in the master bedroom with satellite programming as well as DVD players, and Ipod music sound system with many zoned speakers. WiFi internet is available throughout the property. The fitness/game room provides a Body Solid universal machine, dumbbells and bench, stepper, and elliptical machine; for fun and games try the billiards and darts (bring your own darts), as well as the outdoor ping-pong table and other table games.

The great room contains a large modern kitchen with all stainless GE appliances, center cooking island and hood, with five counter height stools. In this open space you will find the main dining room on one side and the comfortable living room on the other side. Al fresco cooking and dining is just outside in the covered lanai. An outdoor bar and stools, lounging sofas, and chaise lounges awaits you for outdoor entertaining.

Sleeping accommodations include a designer master bedroom and bath with study on the second level: king luxury bed, a queen size sleeper divan, desk, and amazing views. On the main level in the west wing, two guest rooms are en suite, with queen beds and great views; direct access to pool deck. Fourth bedroom is great for children with two trundle beds and bathroom adjacent.

The two bedroom guest villa and studio villa are included in the Estate rental or they can be rented separately by visiting the VRBO listings on the Water Island page.

The Villa Acquabella Estate is ideal for larger groups such as weddings, family reunions, or corporate retreats.

Keywords: Luxury Waterfront Estate

More Details

Lisa Bertrand
Member since: 2008
Speaks: french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Lisa Bertrand

Lisa and Giorgio Bertrand are business entrepreneurs with a joie de vivre! We enjoy entertaining more than dining out. We live in our villa here on Water Island when it is not rented, travel or go boating when it is rented! We have 3 grown children and one beautiful grand daughter. We hope that all of our guests feel the love we share in our home and enjoy all that the magnificent Virgin Islands has to offer. Cheers!

Lisa Bertrand purchased this villa in 2008

Why Lisa Bertrand chose Estate Western Water Island

We chose Water Island in The US Virgin Islands for its natural beauty, tranquility, and friendliness of the 100 or so residents. Also, because of the ease of travel in arriving and departing: St Thomas airport is just minutes away from the house.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy entertaining: cooking, grilling, cocktails and wine. We mostly enjoy beautiful Honeymoon Beach: snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, cycling, and exercising. We also enjoy the massive swimming pool with gorgeous views, playing horseshoes, and the billiards table


Estate Western Water Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-crib, high chair, and stroller, Sleep Sofa or Futons (6), Bunk Beds (3) Trundle beds with regular twin size mattresses
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fitness equipment, Golf car,automatic 40 KW generator


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Contemporary Waterfront Luxury Estate (Views,Pool,Ac,Gym,Gen)
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Lisa's estate is amazing and Lisa is a wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

This estate is UNBELIEVABLE! Perfectly clean, modern and minimalistic which helps you feel like you are at complete rest in such a breathtaking piece of paradise. The king-size room my husband and I shared was super cozy and comfortable, with puffy pillows and soft linens. We slept so peacefully there. There are large sliding doors to a huge veranda with amazing views of the Caribbean. The gorgeous infinity pool was the perfect place to col off and have our morning coffee while watching the cruise ships coming in to St Thomas.

The kitchen had everything we needed for the week, we were able to prepare and cook a lot of our own food. Dining on the veranda held amazing views and was the perfect place for our family to enjoy drinks and meals together. We used the infrared grill and were so glad to have access to it - the food cooked from it was so delicious!

The bathrooms in the house were spacious and modern with plenty of towels and washcloths for our showers. Soap was provided and if we needed anything, Lisa was easy to contact for anything, so accommodating and friendly; a most wonderful host!

Water Island itself is truly a gem within the Virgin Islands. It is a small community of residents, vacationers and tourists who share a beautiful, white sand beach with plenty of privacy and space to pull up your chairs and soak in the sun. Bring your floaters and snorkels (or rent them from Dinghy's) and then lounge or watch fish in the calm, cooling waters of Honeymoon Beach. Rent paddle boards, grab an island cocktail from the beach bar, order some yummy food and you have a vacation made in heaven, all within a few hundred square feet.

We love Water Island and cannot wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Beautiful Location, Views, and People

  • 5 of 5

Loved my family's stay at Lisa's house on Water Island in December. The views are phenomenal! Each story included an outdoor balcony looking out onto the water leading to St. Thomas. I loved the minimal, modern and clean look of the home. Lisa was a wonderful host and I was delighted to get to know her during our stay on Water Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't imagine anything better!

  • 5 of 5

I had such an amazing time staying at Lisa's house on vacation. I just want to emphasize that you are in such a beautiful place already, and to be able to wake up every morning and see the views every which way. It's breathtaking.

The house is also super clean. We stayed in the guest house during our time in the USVI and it was the perfect size for all of us. It's in a very nice location, close to the beach and the ferry to go over to St. Thomas.

I reccommend this place to everyone who visits the island. Also, don't forget to stop at Dinghy's for some buffalo wings and rum punch's ;)

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home for the holiday was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our 2015 Christmas in a white castle on Water Island provided plenty of “white” that we hardly missed our Minnesota snow at all—from the white towels and bedding to the white sandy beach of Honeymoon Bay! Our entire family of 16, including: young grandchildren, teen cousins, adult siblings, spouses, and grandparents enjoyed our close to 2-week stay and all of the memories made. Activities together were plenty--patio card games, pool floating, sunbathing, beach relaxing, fishing, cooking fresh caught fish, Dinghy’s events, horseshoes with the locals, karaoke, snorkeling, swimming by sea turtles, hermit crabs, TV movies, Vikings football, ferry rides, touring Water Island on golf carts and touring St. Thomas with the $1 shuttle rides. The morning view of sailboats in blue water and the evening view of white twinkling St. Thomas lights were spectacular. And the short rain showers brought double rainbows. Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas by the ferry has a really good ice cream shop, Tickles pub, souvenir shops, and groceries. (A tip to save grocery trips: We had planned some meals ahead and brought extra suitcases with items like: frozen meats, salami, cheese, trail mixes, and boxed wine.) The Gourmet grocery store by the ferry had anything else we needed. We did go through many tortilla wraps, bagels, and snack crackers. Dinners at Dinghy’s were delightful too, including the Lionfish and their French fries. Home away from home for the holiday was perfect. Thanks Lisa for offering such a great vacation palace on a fun little island!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL

This house is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for a week and I could not have asked for a better house to stay in! It is very modern and has an amazing view of St Thomas. The owner of the house, Lisa, was always available if we had any questions about the house. There is a beautiful pond in front that we loved to sit around and enjoy the sound of the fountain. We loved that the house came had a pool and came with the use of a golf cart. It made it much easier to get back an d forth from the beach and ferry dock. The owners restaurant is called Dinghys on the further side of the beach. That place is the coolest beach bar I have ever been to. I highly recommend staying at this house on water island because the location is perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great chillin with the buds!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to share my great time my buddies and I had at the villa thanks to Lisa and Giorgio for their awesome tricked out house. Felt like we were in an MTV movie! We met up with several of our old high school friends for our college grad reunion down in water island. It was a blast down at the beach drinking and eating at the beach bar L & G own. We went out sailing for a day, and boating on one of their boats, plus we paddleboarded and kayaked around honeymoon beach. I had a lot of fun and it goes down as one of those to remember. Glad they trusted a bunch of young dudes and girls with their luxury place.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Cyril E King
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dinghy's Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
Water Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dinghy's Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Acquabella Estate
Nearest Point of Interest
Crown Bay Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Shopping District
Nearest Point of Interest
Yacht Haven Grande Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Havensight Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Saguaro
Nearest Point of Interest
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Magen's Bay
Car: not necessary

Private Yacht Charter on 'Isola', a 40 ft Cruisers Yachts or 27 ft whaler; details available from owner.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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.