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Virgin Island Panorama / Summer special for 5+ nights from June 1 /

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 BR / 1 BA Condominium

We have just returned from St. Thomas to personally inspect our property and are ready to be your vacation home! A fresh coat of paint and new blackout curtains are the icing on the cake. Talk directly with the Owner for personal attention and service. Located at the hilltop of Point Pleasant, we are ideally situated at the East End of St Thomas out of downtown and cruise ship traffic, yet easily accessible to restaurants and shopping or a day at the beach. This upper unit offers a private balcony to enjoy morning coffee, lounge during the day, or star gaze at night with no unit above to block the view.

Drop your bags and enjoy complimentary arrival rum and coke while you slow down and get settled. Continue through the split-level layout to the living room area to experience one of the most amazing views on the island. Open the expansive sliding doors under 20-foot vaulted ceiling, smell the fresh air, and enjoy tropical breezes. Your island holiday has begun!

The unit has a remodeled bathroom, and kitchen appliances have been updated to include a 4 burner cooktop stove and traditional oven. Other kitchen extras include a variety of spices, food processor, countertop griddle, and coffee grinder (bring your favorite beans!).

Beach towels and snorkel equipment are provided free of charge, and a variety of water sports and excursions is close by. Taxis and shuttles are available, but your hosts recommend renting a car during your stay so you can come and go at your own pace without having to make a call or spend precious vacation time waiting for a ride.

After a day of shopping in town or relaxing on the beach, put your feet up and watch your favorite DVD. The entertainment center includes a flat screen HDTV with BluRay player and stereo with an iPod dock, and there is also a 36-inch flat screen television in the bedroom. WiFi is also included in your rental. Stay connected and get top quality broadcast entertainment! You might even send a picture or two of your amazing island getaway to friends and family back home.

Choose between 3 pools at the resort or visit one of St Thomas’ world class beaches. From your balcony, you can see Lindquist Beach to the east...the Owner's personal choice. Pack the cooler provided in the entry closet; make sandwiches, grab some chips or fruit, and enjoy a beach picnic. For more beach amenities, travel 15 minutes to Magens Bay. There you can enjoy chair rentals, shower facilities, snack bar and gift shop, not to mention bar service at the water's edge. End your day with a $6 ferry ride to St John and look back to see an inspiring sunset over St Thomas.

More Details

Owner
Marc
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Marc

Having been on several cruises and island vacations, we came to St Thomas looking for a new experience in 2003 and fell in love with the views and the island from that very first trip. It didn't take long to start thinking long-term and that we could maybe have our own little piece of paradise. A short three months later, we were back again to finalize the purchase of our villa. We love our island home and look forward to sharing it with you.

Marc purchased this condo in 2003

Why Marc chose Smith Bay

Location within a Location within a Location... a special hilltop unit with 180+ degree island views at Point Pleasant Resort on beautiful St Thomas. Out of the rush of downtown yet still easily accessible to everything you need for a perfect Caribbean getaway. Restaurants, shopping, beaches, and inter-island ferry are all nearby.

What makes this condo unique

It is all about the view, privacy and serenity you will enjoy in this upper unit at the top of the hill. Expansive vistas of 9 beautiful islands with no balcony above you to block the sky view, a PANORAMA in every sense of the word.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Friends,



…for that is how we feel. This is our third year sharing your beautiful home. When we enter at the beginning of our stay, we suddenly shed our worries, anxieties and troubles. Your home is haven for us. The view from your balcony is breathtaking. We can see many islands in the distance. We have coffee in the morning sitting on the balcony and watch the coming and goings of the charters, ferries and leisure sports (e.g. kite sailing). The intensity of the turquoise blue water excites our attention and promises a beautiful day at the beach. At night the lights from St. John Island enhance our stay as we melt away the journey of that day. The sky of stars overhead provides a venue to dream and relax. Trade winds are abundant and naturally cool your home. We feel as if this is a surreal experience.



Your home is well organized, comfortable and inviting. We like to cook meals so that we can relax. You have provided abundant tools that make this easy. Your furniture is comfortable (wonderful new living room set!). If we need to be out of the sun, we have the opportunity to be cozy.



You provide the opportunity to reach you with situations in which we need assistance or questions we have. There is a sense of security that we are not alone and expected to “work through” difficulties.



Since Red Hook and other resorts are close, this allows us to visit when we want live entertainment. A stay at your home also is part of the Point Pleasant experience in which 3 pools and the Spa and workout center can be accessed if wanted.



At the end of our stay we feel sad to be leaving, but take heart in the knowledge that we will be back again to share this experience. Our stay this year was 23 days (our longest). We look forward to this again (and perhaps longer!).



Thank you again and again. We remember this time with fondness during the rest of the year.



Dave and Joan
Feb 2016
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Amenities

Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed and Queen size sleeper sofa. Inflatable mattress and infant pac-n-play available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Grocery stores nearby to stock the kitchen, and on-site restaurant serves lunch and dinner 7 days/week and Sunday brunch.

Reviews

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Virgin Island Panorama / Summer special for 5+ nights from June 1 /
average rating of 4.94 based on 53 reviews
5

Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo near Red Hook and beautiful beaches

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay! The views can't be beat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the Virgin Island Panorama. As you can see from the pictures, the views are absolutely spectacular. The unit is clean, and the furnishings are very comfortable. My older daughter said that the sofa sleeper was one of the best she's ever used, and my younger daughter loved the air mattress.

There are so many little touches in the unit that make it really special. Having beach towels, chairs, snorkel gear, and a cooler was great for beach day picnics. We also loved that there was a stool in the bathroom so that my daughter could reach the counter. The kitchen had everything we needed for breakfast and snacks in the unit.

Marc was such a responsive host. He provided lots of information and suggestions and was available at all hours if we had a question or a concern.

Now I'll just take a moment to talk about the state of the island in general. When we originally booked this, my husband was a bit apprehensive about going to St Thomas because of hurricanes last year. I felt confident that there would be enough to do, even if it wasn't exactly like it was in the past.

We are extremely glad that we took the leap and decided to go. Although there is still hurricane damage in some places, things are in much better shape than I imagined. The beaches are as beautiful as ever, and most of them have at least some facilities open, even if they aren't at 100%. At Coki Beach, we got personal service with people setting up our umbrella and bringing us food and drink to the beach.

The locals are so friendly and welcoming, and they appreciate all the tourists more than ever. Several people that I talked to specifically asked me to spread the word that they are open for business and need us to come to their wonderful islands. Tourism is down more than 60% from pre-hurricane levels, and there were several times where we were the only ones in a restaurant. People want and need to get back to work, but they need visitors, either by land or by cruise ship.

In our seven days, we went to six beaches, kayaked, hiked, went horseback riding, visited the aquarium, toured a botanical garden, shopped in downtown Charlotte Amalie, ate so much delicious food, saw a humpback whale in the bay just in front of the unit. If you are considering visiting, just do it. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. I am glad my island home could be part of your family holiday. I hope future guests will read your comments and decide to visit America’s Caribbean for the same type of wonderful experience you had. Come back any time.
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5

Amazing Views and Beautiful Breezes!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Marc for having me at your place! The views were amazing! Having beach towels and chairs for our stay was a nice touch. The place was spotless and had everything needed to cook. We couldn't have asked for a better place to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking views, charming home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Immediately relaxed and excited upon walking through the door! The view is exceptional, the rooms impeccable, the furnishings inviting and every amenity you could imagine and then some. My husband, two daughters and I were visiting for the first time for my oldest daughter's wedding and we all are excited to return. We stayed from January 31st to February 6 and it was definitely one of the best weeks ever. Marc is great to talk to and answers questions immediately and thoroughly. Very friendly and personable. I would recommend this property to everyone I know with no hesitation! Fantastic in every way.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, Shannon. I am glad to have hosted you as part in a great family event. I look forward to having you back again. Future guests should know the island is coming back strong after the 2017 storms. We have Dish network, internet, and all utilities in our unit, and our restaurant and pools are all ready to enjoy.
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4

Great location, view, and well stocked condo.

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Marc for your excellent level of service.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Guests during the winter months should plan to bring a light jacket or sweater. The “Christmas winds” can be a little cool at night. I look forward to hosting you again.
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4

Great place, great view and nice location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved it..but you must rent a car to stay here..unless you're a mountain climber...good location.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Anthony. I understand from your separate message that you had some difficulty with the A/V system and finding some things that may have kept you from giving a 5-star rating. Future guests should know I always provide my phone number and am available by phone or text during your stay. I also have local resources available to assist with any issues that may come up.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cyril E King Airport (STT)
Nearest Barpub
Mirador, onsite
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Red Hook passenger/car ferry
Nearest Restaurant
Mirador, onsite
Nearest Beach
Private Sugar Beach on property and Coki Beach
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Nightly rates do not include 12.5% VI hotel tax. Additional housekeeping service available at Guest expense.

Click the 'Send email' link to connect with the property owner for last minute special offers and discounts for extended stays! Travel industry professionals welcome. Former airline employee here who understands how the non-rev system works.

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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