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Exquisite, Luxury, Private Pool, walk -to -beach Cottage. Total renovation

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

LUXURY Villa. Private Pool. Between best 2 Beaches on island. No car needed.

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

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

* Sunken shower with seat.

* Bedroom with new powerful, quiet air conditioner.

Ritz Carlton king bed.

Second TV to watch movies in bed.

* Gourmet Kitchen

Glass 4 ring hob

Large stainless steel refrigerator

Central island. Honeycomb tile

* Living room.

New, quiet and powerful air conditioner

New furniture. View of national park.

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 do more of what you want.

Private WI FI address.

The Secret is the perfect place for romance.

We specialize in weddings, honeymoons; anniversaries. Ask how we can help.

It is just a stroll down to Pelican Beach and Sapphire beach in under 5 minutes. Here you will find amazing snorkeling and likely will see and be able to swim with turtles.

You can also also 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 offer at a discount.

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

We also have a restaurant on the premises if you don't feel like cooking.

You are only 5 minutes from Red Hook which has about 20 restaurants and bars. You also have the ferry terminal which offers and hourly ferry service to and from St. John where you will want to visit to explore some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Cruz Bay also offers a wide variety of food, bars and shopping.

The Secret is a private, unique, luxury destination.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

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 East End

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic getaway!



Love it!
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Estate Smith Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Always be careful to keep the key in the lock box. If you lose them you agree to pay $200 because the resort makes us change both locks.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Beautiful & Private Yet Convenient

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect - beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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5

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great get away.

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place for our 25th anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Honeymoon Location

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property with quick access to everywhere! Chris is an absolute gift to the islands with her knowledge and suggestions, everything was spot on. The space is super private, clean, and luxuriously decorated from the amazing shower right down to the linens. If you are looking for a secluded romantic getaway with access to everything this is your property. We will stay here again !!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Cyril E. King International Airport
Nearest Barpub
THE LIME on our own property
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Motorway
38 This Is RIGHT ON DOLLAR BUS ROUTE,
Nearest Restaurant
The Lime On site
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sapphire, Pelican and Lindquist
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $150

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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