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The Secret. Luxury beach villa by Sapphire, Lindquist beach. FREE WIFI!

Estate Smith Bay, Saint Thomas, USVI
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

LUXURY Villa. Private Pool. Walk to Beach.. No car necessary.5 mins to town

If you are looking for a serene and romantic tropical hideaway in a luxury renovated cottage, 5 minutes to everything, this is The Secret.

This secluded Shangri La is the perfect spot for your proposal, wedding, honeymoon (or both) or your anniversary.

Once you are inside your private compound, behind your big garden gate, you are in your own private place to relax and rejuvenate.

* Beautiful Sunken glass and tile shower with great shower head

*Private bedroom with new powerful, quiet air conditioner.

Ritz Carlton king bed.

Second TV to watch movies in bed.

* Gourmet Kitchen

Glass 4 ring hob

Coffee nook.

Large stainless steel refrigerator

Central island. Honeycomb tile

* Living room.

Second, New, quiet and powerful air conditioner

New furniture. Private view of national park and ocean.

New porcelain tile floors throughout.

* New stone effect tile deck.

Lounge chairs.

Breakfast nook

New BBQ grill

Our unique Virtual Concierge Service gives you local's advice on demand so you know where to go.

Private WI FI.

We specialize in weddings, honeymoons; anniversaries.

Ask how we can help and save you money.

Stroll down to Pelican Beach and Sapphire beach in under 5 minutes. Here you will find amazing snorkeling and likely will swim with turtles.

Walk over to the Sapphire Beach Marina to discover water sports activities,; take a deep sea fishing expedition or book one of a selection of day sails and boat trips.

We are offering deep discounts you cannot get anywhere else from Christmas 2017 though 2018

Your location is behind Pelican Beach and adjacent to the National Park. Here you will find the island's most serene, quite unspoiled beach: Lindquist.

Red Hook, a couple of minutes away, has about 20 restaurants and bars. You also have the ferry terminal .which offers you hourly service to St. John and

if you are coming with family or friends or have a wedding party, we have 2 side by side cottages for your party at Privacy Beach Cottage : VRBO 885077

If we don't have your dates, give Privacy a try.

Just call us so we can help you.

In September, 2017, St. Thomas was hit by 2 Cat 5 hurricanes. The island is still under recovery. Whilst there was no specific damage to this condo,other than a cracked windown, there was some damage to the resort, which is under repair. Our power was restored, mid February. We worked to restored our pools and now our wifi is working. Two panels blew down (and have been removed) but is cosmetic only. The perminter fence for the resort, blew down and we are working to replace it, so there may be construction on site at some point. Please check. As of now, there is some loss of privacy due to the loss of the fence. However the condo is securte and private within the confines of walls. Please ask us for updates at the time of booking.

Property Manager


Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Chris

I have lived on an off the island for over 20 years. 30 years experience in hospitality selling some of the best resorts in the world I wanted to create my own guest experiences. I have worked at the Ritz Carlton; Bluebeard's Castle and Hilton Grand Vacation Club. Our emphasis is on personal service according to your preferences.

Chris purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Chris chose Estate Smith Bay

To the best of my knowledge this is the most upgraded cottage at Pavilions & Pools. It is one of only a few with a glimpse of the sea beyond the jungle from our bridge.

What makes this Cottage unique

Updated. Privacy. Perfect romantic retreat. Help with transportation.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib, Third person can sleep on the sofa
      • Cosy up with your special someone in an exquisite bedroom with pool and banana tree view. Watch a movie on your built-in screen on its granite stand. King bed. Fitted egyptian cotton sheets. Pineapple Lamps. Mahogany mirror. Beautiful original artwork. Person climate control.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Absolutely fabulous new bathroom with sunken tub, seat,glass
      • Your bathroom is a destination resort in itself. Spend time relaxing with a long warm freshwater shower with art glass tiles and original art. Relax on the seat. Glass tiles. Fluffy towels. You won't want to leave.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Sapphire Beach and Pelican Beach are 5 minute or so walk. You can also walk to Lindquist Beach in about 15 minutes and take a dollar bus back or a couple of minutes by car which is recommended.
        • Beach View
          Sea view beyond the jungle. an easy 4 minute stroll to 2 beaches and the marina to take boat trips with our special discounts.
        • Beachfront
        • Downtown
          Down town could be Red Hook which is half a mile away (5 minutes by bus or taxi) or the historic capital Charlotte Amalie which is 30 mins/6 miles. It has a =Jewlery, danish historic landmarks.
        • Mountain View
          Mountains to the back of you. The sea to the front of you. You are separated from the sea by a narrow swath of national park jungle. Walk down to the beach
        • Near The Ocean
          4 minutes stroll to Sapphire and Pelican beach without crossing a road. Pelican Beach, Famous Lindquist Beach is in the National Park next door. A 10 minute walk or a one minute drive.
        • Ocean View
          Glimpse of the ocean and the island of Tortola beyond the jungle.
        • Rural
          On the edge of a protected piece of jungle that runs into the national park jungle behind Lindquist Beach. The jungle is home to native parrots, banquets and hummingbirds
        • Water View
          Glimpse the sea between the trees of our national park.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Fitted egyptian cotton sheets.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      A great feature of The Secret is that is has not one, but 2 very efficient and quiet new air conditioners with remotes. One is in the bedroom. the other is in the living room
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      There is no fitness room at the resort. However we have made special arrangements for our guests to have free day passes to a gym at the nearby SPA where we offer a 10% DISCOUNT on couples massage.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Not necessary
                    • Internet
                      Available on a LAN at reasonable rates. Sign up for Wi Fi ($39 week)
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      At laundry.
                    • Living Room
                      Spacious living room with new furniture overlooking your tropical garden and palm tree with the ocean beyond.
                    • Parking
                      Open parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of Big fluffy ones. Also you get quality beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry just down the path You can leave your washing and retire to your compound. Please remember to bring rolls of quarters because we don't have a change machine.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          if you want coffee
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Nice ones. We hope nothing has been forgotten :)
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless steel dishwasher.
                        • Kitchen
                          Completely remodeled gourmet kitchen. A lovely bar. Useful kitchen items included. A view of a palm tree and bougainvillea. A view of your pool.
                        • Microwave
                          Versatile microwave.
                        • Oven
                          No oven but a new flat glass 4 right burner electric stove top.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Little things we think you might need
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel.large refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric 4 ring glass top. No stove. Outdoor BBQ grill.
                        • Toaster
                          if you want toast


                            • Dining
                              You can eat inside or out. You can also walk down our tropical pathway to the best new restaurant on the island. Everybody is talking about Vicar's Bar & Grill
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A few.....
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable. Movie channels. CNN. ESPN
                                • Stereo
                                  Smooth Dolby Sound
                                • Television
                                  2 TV's. High definition Toshiba. One in living room and an extra small one in your bedroom


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Enjoy a drink poolside or breakfast
                                    • Golf
                                      At Mahogany Run
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      We have arranged a discount for guests on kayaking ecotours. Please ask for details
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      A little shade when you put your feel up and relax
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Tropical plants and flowers
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Enjoy a BBQ on the gas grill


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              YOUR VERY OWN... VERY PRIVATE POOL Romantic and pretty to look at at night.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage


                                                    • forests
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • We can arrange for cheapest car rental on island (subject to availability). FREE day pass to nearby SPA featuring gym and 10% DISCOUNT on couples massage. 20% OFF KAYAKING ECO TOURS (your choice). This condo is not part of the 'hotel' run by a third party vendor. Therefore the complimentary Danish pastry breakfast is not included nor 'hotel desk' amenities. However we do not charge a resort fee. No refunds within the 3 months prior to your reservation unless condo can be re rented. Your refund will be less 15% to cover costs. Travel insurance is recommended.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      11 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Amazing stay!

                                                                      Michael S.Columbus, OH

                                                                      Great stay and wonderful time. Clean, spqcious, and a truly relaxing experience. Chris provided tons of information on things to do and getting around. She even got us a great discount on an all day BVI boat excursion. cant wait to come back in the future. We previously booked with another owner that cancelled a week before our trip. We found this unit and Chris when scrambling at the last minute Chris went out of her way to accomodate us on short notice to make our stay exceptional. The difference in service was night &day between Chris and the other owner. In the future, I will only book with her because she cares about her customers.

                                                                      Beautiful & Private Yet Convenient

                                                                      Lisa B.

                                                                      Loved our stay at this lovely private villa! It is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. We enjoyed the pool and the privacy the cottage offers. The cottage is well maintained, clean and nicely furnished. The grill is a big plus and we enjoyed our quiet meals on the patio by the pool. The location is convenient to Red Hook and within walking distance to two of the best beaches on St Thomas. Chris is a jewel! So helpful. She is a wonderful source of information about the island and things to do and see. We will be back!

                                                                      Perfect - beautiful and peaceful!

                                                                      Velma W.

                                                                      This was a beautiful and spacious villa. Very clean and nicely stocked, even a new gallon jug of water in the refrigerator. Chris was wonderful and we spoke many times prior to my arrival. This unit has two ACs which makes sleeping very comfortable! I will be back!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Velma,

                                                                      I am glad that you liked The Secret. We try to supply a few basic things because if our guests arrive late, as you did, they will not have had time to grocery shop and may appreciate finding something in their refrigerator.

                                                                      The dinner cooked for you by your private chef sounds like a wonderful Idea. I will follow up with her to see if she can be a private chef for our future guests, should they desire.

                                                                      Many couples come here to spend their anniversary.

                                                                      A great get away.

                                                                      Having lived in St. Thomas, I had a good idea of where I wanted to stay in order to avoid the hustle and bustle of the "cruise ship crowd", and this was exactly what I was hoping for. Quiet and private, it was like having our own little cottage in paradise. We were so happy to meet Chris and feel like we have made a new friend for life. If you want to stay in a high rise with a thousand tourists, this is not the place to stay. But if you want privacy, relaxation, and a lovely atmosphere, this is the place. The unit is has been tastefully renovated, and has the best shower on the island. The kitchen is lovely, with full size appliances, and we even cooked out on the grill 3 of our 7 nights. Can't wait until next year to return and am going to reserve our week now before there is nothing available. Great job Chris, can't wait to see you again!!

                                                                      A great place for our 25th anniversary!

                                                                      Joe B.

                                                                      We had such a great time on St Thomas staying in this lovely little place. It is an easy place to find, with plenty of good parking and a well lit walk to your very private personal retreat. The villa is updated and has all of the things you need to enjoy staying several days (we stayed for an entire week). During the day you can lay out by your totally private pool, and then take a dip in the cool water when you get too hot. There are great restaurants and a grocery store very close to your location. We also took the recommendation that Chris gave us and booked a day sail with Yacht Nightwind… wow! It was the highlight of our trip. We snorkeled with sea turtles and eagle rays. It was really and awesome day.

                                                                      I was also very pleased with Chris and her level of detail and attention. She helped us know about what to do and not to do on the island, and even suggested where we might rent a car, or get a great meal. She was easy to work with, and made sure there were "no surprises". It was just as she had promised!

                                                                      We would highly recommend you consider staying here, and we will look forward to staying again as soon as we can.

                                                                      Joe and Latina

                                                                      Can't wait to go back!

                                                                      Ann C.

                                                                      Celebrating our 25th anniversary couldn't have been any better! We loved the cottage and Chris and Andy were terrific! We were sad we didn't get to meet them in person...but the advice and suggestions they gave were excellent. Definitely going back! The cottage was just right, clean and well maintained.


                                                                      Estate Smith Bay, Saint Thomas, USVI

                                                                      This is a great location for a two center eco and ocean vacation: St Thomas AND St John. The location of the cottage is close to the tip of St. Thomas where it almost touches St. John. You can take the 'people ferry' over to Cruz Bay for dinner or to listen to music or, if you have a car , take it across Pillsbury Sound on the 'barge' to explore the National Park for the day. You can walk across to the Sapphire Beach Marina to take the most amazing power boat trip around the BVI and see the famous rock formations at Virgin Gorda' or to take a snorkeling day sail to the St John National Park or a sunset sail around the beaches and islands. Your view is towards Pelican Beach and Pelican Point across a swathe of protected eastern caribbean jungle that is rich in flora and fauna, with the islands of Tortola and St. John beyond. Although hidden away and surrounded by nature you are only 5 minutes from Red Hook, the centre of dining and night life on the island. Hidden away, no one will know you are there but if you want to go out at night you are close to everything and can have a lot of fun. You are also next door to part of the Saint Thomas National Park. Lindquist Beach (Smith beach) is perhaps the prettiest, most unspoiled beach on the island. You can relax on your beach chair in the shade of a sea grape tree, sipping your drink and put your toes in the clear water. Ah...paradise.

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                                                                      This is a very special place. Cosy and romantic as can be. We recommend The Secret for reflections, inspiration, ambience and romance. The perfect honeymoon hideaway. You will never want to leave and if necessary we can supply the food and champagne in. Provisioning by request. Wi fi is available at nominal rates. $200 security/key deposit. WE ACTUALLY TAKE PAYMENT PLANS WITH DEPOSITS AS LOW AS $500. WE ARE SUPER FLEXIBLE SO TELL US WHAT WOULD WORK BEST FOR YOU.

                                                                      11 Reviews
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