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Come Stay in Paradise! Enjoy the Beach,Ocean & Pool just steps from the Condo!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Top Floor 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 4-6 Sleeps Condo Right Above The Pool

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Two bedroom, two bath condo at Watergate Villas East is has been on the short term rental market for a year now. We recently had as returning guests the first family that stated in our unit last year and we look forward to seeing them again.

The view is breathtaking and we are located directly on the beach. Enjoy year round fun in the sun or just relax and get away from it all at our oceanfront condo. Tropical breezes gently blow the palms at our condos on the beach. One of the things that everyone who has stayed in our condos raves about is the view from the deck. The magnificent sunrises and sunsets are the same for both units but with this two bedroom unit you have a full 30 foot of deck to enjoy it on. There are sliding glass and screen doors in the living area as well as the master bedroom to give you access to the deck. The deck is a natural extension of your living space; enjoy breakfast and your morning paper, lunch, a happy hour cocktail, dinner or a nightcap on the deck. We enjoy all these options and hope you will too.

We are located on the south shore of St. Thomas approximately 20 minutes from the airport. Parking is readily available at the building. Our 2 bedroom is the top corner unit in bldg. 16 overlooking the Watergate pool. We are located next door to Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. There are three restaurants; Mim's Seaside Bistro, Iggie's Beach Bar and Lobster Grille within easy walking distance. You also have access to the pools and tennis court at our neighboring complexes, Sea Cliff and Regatta Point. Last summer the decking here at the Watergate pool was resurfaced and looks amazing. There also was the addition of a sea wall back filled with nice white sand. Security cameras monitor the property for your safety and security. Other association upgrades will be happening soon.

Our unit is fully furnished with everything you will need to start enjoying the tropical breezes and the turquoise water. There is AC in the unit with the availability to adjust living areas and the bedrooms separately. Though the breeze is so nice, you will probably just want to enjoy having the doors open with the ceiling fans on. We live on site except when we are visiting are grandchildren and quite honestly we never turn our AC on, we enjoy the breeze and letting the sound of the waves lull us to sleep each night.

Our units are fully equipped for you to come and enjoy the island. We try to look at what we would like and outfit our units accordingly. The master bedroom in our 2 bedroom has a king size bed, dresser, closet with adjoining bath with a tub/shower combination. The second bedroom has twin beds that can be used as twins or joined to form a king. There is a washer/dryer located next to the vanity located outside the second bath. The kitchen has a side by side refrigerator/freezer and full stove with oven. The open living room arrangement has a sofa-bed, loveseat and chairs as well as dining room table with seating for six. The condo is stocked with an ample supply of linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils ,items for the pool and beach as well as other extras. The deck has a table and chairs for outdoor dining as well as some taller chairs for sitting and studying the sunrise or just watching the hummingbirds and banana quits (sugar birds).

We are a United States territory so you do not need your passport to travel to our island but you might want to bring it along so that you can visit our island neighbors in the British Virgin Islands. With your passport you can take a ferry to Tortola, Virgin Gorda (The Baths) or Jost Van Dyke (Soggy Dollar, Foxy's). If not you can take a car or passenger ferry to St. John without your passport and visit one of the other U.S. Virgin Islands. There are lots of beautiful beaches to visit, water sports to explore, historical sites to see, shopping to do ( we are a duty free port) or you might prefer just relaxing and soaking up the sun and breezes, just Limmin' island style.

Rental Information: minimum age for primary renter is 25, we are a non-smoking unit (allowable on deck), and pets are not allowed. We have a five night minimum stay but may be available to accommodate a shorter stay with an additional cleaning fee. We live on site so we are available for any maintenance issues, help with directions or just general suggestions for places to eat or relax. Rates are based on occupancy of four with beds. Occupancy of up to six with sofa-bed or aero-bed may incur additional charges.

Five night minimum stay at these rates, with a lesser stay a cleaning charge will be added to the fee. Refundable security deposit at time of booking plus half the rental fee and signed contract to confirm a reservation. Balance due three weeks before reservation dates. Credit card payments additional 3 % credit card processing.

Any questions or concerns, or looking for something less or more, please contact us. Check out our studio on vrbo #247730. As on site owners, we would be happy to work with you on your travel plans. We can't wait to start sharing our island home with you.

Contact owner at the listed numbers or through email.

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Owner
Rick Lawrence
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Rick Lawrence

We live on island, on site full time. We go back to the states to take care of some on-going issues and to visit our grandchildren. We are both retired officially now but working still. With rental units there is always something to do. My husband was a landlord back in the states for over 30 years so he is well versed in maintenance issues. I am a retired teacher and find myself volunteering or doing some contract work with projects on island. I also manage the listings and work with our potential and current tenets.

Rick Lawrence purchased this condo in 2004

Why Rick Lawrence chose USVI/St. Thomas

When we started looking for a retirement home, we knew we wanted to be on the water preferably sand and surf and in a warm year round climate. Continuing to be part of the United States postal system and a U.S. citizen sealed the deal. We came to St. Thomas and found all that. When we found Watergate Villas East , we found the perfect spot for us. It was as close as you can get to the water in a condo setting on island, it had Bolongo Bay Beach Resort next door with amenities , Mim's on site. So if we wanted, we could just walk to dinner or to get a drink without any fuss or hassle. There is an almost constant breeze so we could keep doors open and enjoy the sights, the sounds and the smells of living on the sea. On the south side of the island, we have the Caribbean Sea bringing a constant array of gentle waves. In fact, as I sit at my computer now, I can glance up and see the sea through my door and hear the waves. We love watching the hummingbirds, the banana quits (locally known as sugar birds or yellow breasts) and other birds and wildlife mostly iguanas, lizards, skinks and sea creatures. My husband is PADI certified and I love snorkeling. St. Thomas Dive shop is at the resort next door and I have the bay to snorkel in with sightings of rays and sea turtles as well as colorful local fish. It is home.

What makes this condo unique

I hate being redundant but probably as far as I am concerned and what I have heard from guests our most unique benefit would be our location. We are right on the water, south side, warmer Caribbean versus north, colder Atlantic. Our buildings 16 and 17 are very convenient to the pool, sand and water, as well as Mim's on one side and Iggie's on the other.

I wake up every morning with the sky colors announcing the approach of dawn. (I have an extensive collection of sunrise, sunsets photos, my husband and children tease me about the volume of photos but every day is different and gorgeous.) I walk every morning in the sand with the waves by my side , the breeze blowing my hair and the sun on my shoulders to the Bolongo resort office to pick up my morning paper. I come home and have my coffee and paper on the deck right above the pool with the palms and Caribbean just feet from that. Life is good.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Come Stay in Paradise! Enjoy the Beach,Ocean & Pool just steps from the Condo!
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Owners are on site for any issues or help with directions. Would do it again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location and easy access to main roads of the island

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Watergate Villas East. The information that Rick sent was extremely helpful on the directions to get to the condo in addition to restaurant and shopping reviews. Condo was clean and cozy. Loved having washed and dryer. View from porch was amazing. Pool was nice to use although Bolongo beach was just a walk away. Mims was so cool to eat at and the view was amazing. Iggy's was also a fun and cool restaurant. Would definitely stay again. Rick was so nice and always available to answer questions. Thank you for my first wonderful experience. Look forward for more trips to St. Thomas and staying at Watergate Villas.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice location, amenities, space, pool and view. Older place that is not remodeled.

  • 3 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this vacation condo. The positives are it has quite a bit of space (2br 2ba, large deck) for the price and even has a washer and dryer in the unit. The beds and pillows were comfortable though the sofa bed was older and not comfortable. It is on the 3rd floor right outside the pool so great location within the complex and nice view from the deck. Our kids loved the remodeled pool. It comes with lots of stuff...beach towles, coolers, chairs, boogie boards and noodles for the beach etc. It's an easy drive to everywhere and there is a fun beach bar/restaurant a short walk down the beach.

The negatives are the place is older and not remodeled. It looks used but functional. The vertical blinds and not in good shape so hard to block out light in the morning (they won't twist fully shut and one kept falling off). The bathrooms and kitchen are functional but older and not updated. The tile floor is white tile and has areas that are scratched up. The adjacent beach is pretty but is not as nice as other beaches on the island...we knew this when we booked and planned to go to other beaches anyway (sapphire, coki, st. John, etc.). We liked Iggy's next door which has decent beach bar food and live music most nights.

Overall we enjoyed staying here. It was not as nice looking inside as other places we have stayed but for the price I could see coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tenet's son used sofa sleeper in the living room and was not happy because he wanted total darkness. Windows use blinds so this was not possible. blinds are used due to salt / moisture problems with cloth drapes. We are located directly on the ocean. Unit has wicker furniture throughout vs. more contemporary style furniture.
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Grand Lake, CO
4

Good value in a good location!

  • 4 of 5

This condo was just what we were looking for, and the listing and description was accurate. We just didn't want a high-priced resort... we wanted a condo with a full kitchen because it's hard feeding two teenagers. This was a perfect home base for our family. We were gone all day, every day and spent most every evening in the pool relaxing. We had the place to ourselves almost every day. This condo is older, and it's starting to show its age. But it's clean, well-kept and everything works. And you can't beat the price! (I looked everywhere, too). The owners provided beach toys, beach towels, and a cooler which was much appreciated. The local information that they emailed to us was priceless because we rented a car and were able to find our way around the island, find the grocery store, etc. The beach in front of Bolongo Bay is about a 100 yard walk and nice, and not crowded. We were snorkeling on Thursday when there were a few sea turtles visiting! We got to swim with the turtles right there in the bay... definitely a highlight of our week! There are other, nicer beaches and we visited a few of them. (The best beaches are on the north side of the island) Our favorite was Coki Beach, not crowded, really good snorkeling. All the beach chairs are rented, so just pick one of the people that approach you, pay their price, and they'll roll out the red carpet for you. It's worth it.

Location of the condo is good... kind of half way between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook. We could get anywhere pretty quickly, once we got comfortable with driving on the left! Three restaurants close by: Iggies is the local hangout, beach bar with good burgers. Reasonably priced. Mim's had outstanding seafood, but the highest prices of anywhere we ate all week. Lobster Grill had outstanding seafood, great service. Also high priced.

It was a great week for us. We barely put a dent in all the things there are to do, so we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Very Clean, Quiet, Comfortable and Affordable

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as described. It was very clean and ready for us upon arrival. The condo was supplied with everything you would need for the beach; beach towels, chairs, noodles, body boards, even a cooler. The bathrooms were supplied with shampoo and bath soaps and plenty of bath towels. The condo has a washer and dryer, which is an awesome convenience. The kitchen does not have a dishwasher, but we managed just fine. The balcony has plenty of space and the views are amazing.

The condo complex itself is well maintained. The pool area looks newly renovated, and it is beautiful. The complex is very quiet, and even though we were right above the pool, we never had a problem with noise.

We loved being right next to the restaurant Iggy's. Each evening we enjoyed drinks and music on the beach. We never tried Mim's, which is on the condo property.

I remember some reviews expressed exasperation over the Iguana's and that was a concern, but we never even saw one on the property.

Great Place!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. we have never had an issue with Iguanas in our units. The comment must be associated with other rental units on the hill (Building 14) which is located at the far end of the complex and has rocks instead of beach in front of it. Please visit again
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5

Paradise is all yours here!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here left us with nothing more to want from a beach vacation! You have a very clean and comfortable two bedroom two bath condo, a very large patio with all kinds of chairs and two tables, the pool is directly below, beautiful palm trees right outside, a beautiful sea to look out to, a restaurant to your right, a restaurant and the best beach bar on the island to your left, a resort with yet another restaurant to go to, a dive shop in the resort where you can book excursions, and you get TONS of privacy! Oh, did I mention the stackable washer and dryer in the unit? This came in so handy for me since the week directly following our stay, I had to work in Charlotte Amalie so I was able to do a little laundry before going back to work. Watergate is a little off the beaten path, which was fine with me!!, and the on-site security was an added bonus to the property. Rick and his wife were very accommodating and they will send you maps and information/tips about the island - where to shop, where to go, etc...GREAT STUFF! So many wonderful memories were made on this trip and it was all possible because of the location and because the Lawrence's shared their property with us! Is it the Ritz? No, but it is "ALL YOURS" for the time you are lucky enough to stay here - no housekeeping waking you up, no noises from anyone next to, below or above (condo is on the highest floor), no loud parties from a room across the hall, and so on.....Very highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We lok forward to having you back again
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.1 Miles
Cyril King Airport
Nearest Barpub
Iggie's Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
6.9 Miles
Red Hook Car and passenger ferry
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Rt 30
Nearest Restaurant
Mim's Seaside Bistro
Nearest Beach
Bolongo Bay
Car: recommended

You are only about fifteen minutes from the Red Hook car and passenger ferry terminal, there are some wonderful sugar mill and plantation ruins to explore on St. John. Don't miss Skinny Legs or Woody's while you are there.

Back on St. Thomas, Coral World on Coki beach is an aquatic center with lots of opportunities to learn more about our local sea life. Feed the fish on Coki beach with dog biscuits and have them eat right out of your hands. Mountain Top has in the last few years reopened in a larger venue having any souvenir item you might want plus still serving their famous Banana Daiquiri. Newer adventures include a zip-line, water-propelled jet pack, stand-up paddle-boarding, and ice carvings at Magic Ice.

There are numerous opportunities to go sailing, power boating, exploring other cultures through music, art, dance and food. There area art galleries, fine dining, shopping, souvenir and serious. Some of the best bargains in electronics, watches and fine jewelry are available in our duty free shops. Liquor prices are lower than you will find them stateside or in Canada. So much to see and do and so little time. One of the most often heard comments from tenets who are leaving, 'I'm not ready to go home.' You are always welcome to come back as many times as you want. We love sharing our island and getting to know our visitors and make new friends.

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Rates & Availability

Bolongo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
$1,800
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$205
$1,400
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$205
$1,400
 
 
Value
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 
 
Fall
Nov 21 2017 - Dec 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$230
$1,600
 

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Refundable damage deposit $200

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Amenities

Bolongo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second or hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to 2nd bdrm off hall leading to bedrooms
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full vanity and mirror in bath, to the side of master bdrm
  • Master bath with door is to the side of the master bedroom within the bedroom's door. Full vanity with mirror in bath. Second bath is off hall across from second bedroom and adjacent to vanity and washer/dryer unit in the hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be configured into a king
  • Master bedroom is on water side, with a sliding glass door that opens onto the 30 foot deck. Has a bath with tub/shower combination. Second bedroom is on parking lot side has vanity outside room and is adjacent to bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs, cooler and bag are available in the condo. Portacrib and inflatable twin(2) or queen mattress available. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort offers tours, sailing trips, and other adventures.

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