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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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


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.

More Details

Rick Lawrence
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Bolongo

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.


Bolongo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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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Come Stay in Paradise! Enjoy the Beach,Ocean & Pool just steps from the Condo!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Paradise is an understatement!

  • 5 of 5

We've traveled to St. Thomas on numerous occasions and always end up at Bolongo Bay. The location is perfect where you're close enough to town, Red Hook, or the beaches without feeling too far out of the way. One of the benefits of being so close to the hotel is that you have the best of both worlds - beachfront property - check; pool - check - restaurants - check! The actual condo is nicely decorated with beach decor and contains all the basic amenities required to make your trip a pleasant one. The owner provides pool toys, surf boards (huge hit with our daughter), beach towels, lawn chairs, cooler. These items definitely come in handy when beach hopping. Depending on the size of the family - a car may be necessary. (We were a family of three so it pretty much evened out with taxi vs. car rental - which would have been headache trying to find parking in some spots.) For larger families it may be more economical to rent a car. But hey - you're on vacation! Let someone else drive for a change! :)

I highly recommend this place and will be planning on staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your encouraging review Please come visit again.
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  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Watergate Villas East was very relaxing. Perfect weather. Great view of pool and ocean from our balcony. Condo and grounds clean. Very nice to have one restaurant on the property and another one a short walk down the beach. Mr and Mrs Lawrence very accomodating and helpful. Mr Lawrence did let us know that TV, internet and condo phone still out of service from the hurricanes. He offered to let us change our reservation date or a refund on our trip. We kept our original dates and enjoyed every day. A great place to spend a vacation. Lane and Anita Norris

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: St Thomas was hit twice by hurricanes last fall. Our condo did not suffer any damage but the island did. Power was just restored to our complex just a few weeks ago. Internet, cable TV, and phone service has not been restored. Cell phones do work for calls and limited internet usage. The Norris's were a great couple who chose to visit anyway. They indicated a desire to return. I hope they do.
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Great condo right on the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo. Beach was too rocky to swim, but the waves and ocean breeze made it great to sleep. Never had to use the AC. I really appreciated the full size bars of soap, enough towels and large bottles of shampoo, not the mini size that never last more then 2 days. Kitchen had enough pans to cook a good meal. Iggys restaurant was delicious and you can walk in case you have too many yummy rum drinks. We would stay here again if we visit St.Thomas again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. While the beach directly in front of the condo is rocky due to a reef structure there is a swimming beach 1/2 block down the bay in front of the dive shop and Bolongo resort restaurant (all beaches are public and you are free to use it). the island also offers world class beaches such as Megan's (one of the top ten Caribbean beaches) just a few miles away. Please come visit again
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Vacation made easy and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This home is just as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures. Best thing about the home is the owners. Rick and Linda are so great. They live close by so if you have a question or need anything they are very accessible.

I loved my meals sitting on the porch listening and watching the waves come through. The home is fully furnished and has anything u may need plus more. Things u weren't even thinking u needed.

The one thing I may suggest to anyone coming to the island period is if u need to use data on your phone make sure u buy an AT&T sim card kit. It's what works the best on the island. As far as for in the home there is WiFi but it's not directly in the home so it runs a little slow. You won't be able to get much done using it, but hey that's the point right you're suppose to be out enjoying the island not in the home on your devices.

All in all if you're coming to the island... STAY HERE!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.