check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Amazing Caribbean Getaway W/ Spectacular Views Sleeps 10+

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

A 5 bedrms, 6 bathrms, spacious home with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea

… an invitation to come watch ships go-by, coconuts dance in the sea breeze, listen to the waves of the sea & share in the tranquility of paradise found

DESCRIPTION

• 7,000+ Sq.Ft, 5 air-conditioned bedrooms, 6 bathrooms; private escape

• Perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea

• Commanding endless panoramic views of blue water & islands

• Living room with 3 sitting areas and a cathedral open rafter ceiling

• Spacious dining areas, plus a well-appointed island kitchen

• Dishwasher, refrigerator, micro-wave, coffee maker, juice-mixer

• Laundry room with washer and drier

• Master bedroom with king size bed; three guest rooms with queen size beds and each with a private bathroom; a fifth bedroom with twin beds that readily turn into one king size bed, with a private bathroom.

• Open space bathroom suite with Jacuzzi bath-tub & rainbow shower

• Incredible expansive wrap-around covered and open-sky decks

• Cable television

• Complimentary Wifi

• beaches within walking distance and several within a few minutes drive…swim, snorkel, play in the sand

• Short distance to world famous Megan's Bay & Trunk Bay (St John) beaches

More Details

Owner
Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Elementary Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka

Philanthropist, focusing on empowering the most needy around the world particularly in Haiti, India and Uganda (President and Founder of SKGlobal Empowering Network)

Retired Professor of International Business and Management. Global interests and world traveler, been to about 100 countries (in Europe, Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East, and North America).

Past President of St Thomas Rotary Club. Current member of the Rotary Club of Weston, Florida

Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka purchased this house in 1989

Why Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka chose South Side

Provides tranquility and joyful experience

What makes this house unique

Boundless panoramic views of the blue sea and colorful sky; the soothing delight of watching the endless delights of this massive God's creation, including the little white waves created by the coral reefs below the property; and the endless beautiful portrait of water as it changes its shades of blue and green punctuated by the sea traffic of cruise ships, ferry boats, and sail boats as they pass-by to and from the harbor of Charlotte Amalie,

The building architecture is another source of delight; it embodies a Caribbean flavor of open rafter ceilings, Spanish balusters that sound the house, some Roman architecture, decks and more deck space to enjoy as one explores the leisurely thoughts of the mind.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Amazing Caribbean Getaway W/ Spectacular Views Sleeps 10+
average rating of 4.483871 based on 31 reviews
4

Very Good

  • 4 of 5

The views were awesome! The only problem was that the pool was not kept clean. It had begun to turn green. Over all , we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad this party,like my other guests, had a very good experience at my property. As for the reported cloudiness (dirt) in the pool water, we were able to determine that this was caused by guests going into the pool after "loading up" on the suntan lotion. Since then, we have been advising our guests not to "load up" on the suntan lotion before going into the swimming pool. Hence, we have not had any other reported case of cloudy or dirt pool water. My property maintanance manager religiously monitors the condition of the pool water and the overall cleanliness of the pool. We want our guests to enjoy the pool experience, and they do. Solomon Owner, Little Taj by-the-Sea
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

My perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this villa for my birthday for a 2 part trip with my friends first 3 nights and then my fiancé' 2 nights. I have to say I was really nervous about booking a home online but credit this service and the owner Dr. Kabuka for making that process very comfortable and reassuring. The property was everything the description says and more, the pictures on the website really do not do it proper justice! The accommodations were spot on for my group and there was not a care in the world as far as our comfort level. The kitchen had all the comforts of home and we even left behind some spices for future house mates:) It really felt like I was waking up at home daily. Abi beach was a great treat, we enjoyed the short hike down the hill (4 mins) and back up to the house (6 mins). The bar, food and rentals at Abi beach were perfect for the days we did not feel like moving too far away from the property and still wanted to enjoy the beauty of the St. Thomas Beaches (the girls and I had a full on photoshoot LOL). The best part of our stay by far was the property manager Marcus Duncan. From the moment Marcus met us at the airport we were greeted with the kindness and warmth of a family member. Whether it was showing my friends and I around the city to taking us to the grocery store, Marcus was there to meet to our every need. Acting as a local tour guide once my fiancé arrived, Marcus made him feel very welcome to the island.... I would have to say he had an immediate friend in him! We have never thought of a destination wedding but our visit and stay at Little Taj by the Sea has given us something to ponder over for sure! We will definitely return and recommend this home to our friends and family!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly endeavor to do our best to provide a delightful vacation experience that will keep our guests wanting to return to my home and to St Thomas. We are honored by their positive feedback like this. I am looking forward to their return. ...hopefully their wedding and honeymoon! Solomon Owner, Little Taj by-the-Sea
Did you find this review helpful?
2 1
5

Amazing Views and Great Service!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this villa at the very last minute for a photo shoot. The owner Solomon contacted me immediately and was nothing but accommodating even though he had other guests leaving and arriving on the same days as us. The villa was clean and he also followed up to ensure that we had everything we needed and were happy. He also sent someone to pick us up from the airport and get situated at the villa upon arrival. The AC in the rooms worked impeccably and we had nice ocean breezes for the main areas--the terrace is has amazing views and the pool area is perfect for lounging. Everyone I was with enjoyed the property and did not have any complaints. I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is gratifying to satisfy the desires and needs of our guests. Solomon Owner, Little Taj by-the- Sea
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
5

ideal vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Little Taj by the Sea! The property is well maintained and more beautiful than the pictures on the website. The house was clean, the kitchen was well stocked. Marcus was absolutely delightful & tended to our every need. Also enjoyed Abi Beach very much. It's a short walk or drive down the hill and it is a well kept secret. I've been coming to St Thomas for many years and this is the first time I've heard of Abi Beach. There is a nice tiki bar there where they have a brunch on Sunday as well as a live band. There are plenty of beach chairs as well as rentable pedal boats and other assorted floatables. Possibly the best thing about our stay at Little Taj by the Sea was the handicapped accessibility as I am temporarily handicapped. Can't say enough good things about our stay here. Will definitely be returning ASAP & would definitely recommend this property for a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a unique and delightful group to host. Two instructive observations in their review deserve more attention. My home's accessibility to people with special needs. Given the mountainous nature of the island, I endeavored to design my home to accommodate people with special needs. This ensures that every guest gets to enjoy the experience of the spectacular views offered by my place. Second, the Abi beach experience, just below my property. My guests who have ventured to this beach came away with great amazement as to why not so many people know about it. Well, we want to keep our nature secret as long as possible! It is a delightful experience for those who incorporate it in their stay at Little Taj by-the-Sea. I am looking forward to hosting this party again. Solomon Owner, Little Taj by-the-Sea
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

*Extraordinary*

  • 5 of 5

This can be the only one word that describes our recent stay at Little Taj. From the moment we met Marcus to the minute we left, my husband and I had one of the most beautiful and enjoyable getaways we’ve ever had.

The estate of Little Taj is both a refuge and a luxury. We had complete privacy, which we really desired; while St. Thomas is well-populated, the location and positioning of Little Taj provided our own personal harbor from the rest of the world. Yet if you want to be active, a path right outside your door leads to a lively beach, including water sport options, and Charlotte Amalie is just a few-minutes drive away.

The home is beautifully maintained; inside, the common areas are gorgeous including a living area with marble flooring and perhaps the most comfortable seating we’ve ever experienced. The kitchen provides all necessary amenities, which made cooking easy and completely fun. And the master bedroom was heavenly – we both were amazed at how well we slept every evening. Remarkably, Little Taj accommodates a couple like ourselves as well as a large group – next time, we will be inviting our family/friends to join us!

Outside, the terrace hosts the perfect pool for refreshment & relaxation. Even more, each point of the terrace looks out onto the water with 180-degree views, letting you watch the sun both rise and set while enjoying the boating activities throughout the day and the stars at night. With the views and island flora surrounding you, Little Taj is a paradise.

We also want to personally recognize the owner, Dr. Kabuka, for his seemingly endless generosity and hospitality. His warmth was felt in every communication and resonates throughout his home. We can’t thank him enough for truly, an extraordinary experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being in the hospitality business, it is heart-warming to get these kind of guests and their kind of feedback. This couple was far and above average vacationers. They enjoyed every moment of their vacation and we enjoyed providing them the best hospitality possible. Their feedback about the Abi beach below my home is quite useful to future vacationers. This is a sandy beach that is almost hidden away from the rest of the island. Unlike other beaches on St Thomas, few people know about it; and those who do, they get unforgettable experience especially early in the morning or late at sunset. I can't wait to host again this couple and their relatives and friends. Solomon Owner, Little Taj by-the Sea
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Spring Break Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This property has amazing views of Frenchman's Bay with lots of outdoor living space including a small swimming pool, ocean front veranda, and 180 degree views of beautiful Frenchman's Bay.

The house is clean and the bedrooms are roomy and nicely furnished. The house is a typical island house that has been remodeled, with added rooms and space. As with most island homes, the water pressure is not very good so don't expect a steaming hot shower. I recommend the owner invest in kitchen items like can opener, wine opener, and nicer appliances like newer coffee maker, etc. The dishwasher was broken during our stay, but fortunately we had a small group so I was able to work around washing dishes. The house is very inviting with nice touches like beach towels and sunscreen available to guest. I feel house is priced right for the amenities offered, and the owner manages the size of the house available to renters, by locking bedrooms that are not being used based on the number of people in each party. If you are looking for luxury, expect to pay more. But if you would like to rent a nice home that's a value for your family, this house is a greart option.

The property manager, Marcus, was very nice and was always available for questions and assistance in anyway. I would recommend this house if you want to rent a house in St. Thomas, "local style". The house is also greatly located to shopping and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do welcome and appreciate feedback from our guests like these, which can be used to improve the vacation experience of future guests. Incidentally, some of the items this group found missing have been replaced and others will be provided in due course. For instance, since I could not get repair service for the dishwasher on the island, I bought a new one in Florida and it will soon replace the old one. Solomon Owner, Little Taj by-the-Sea The new dishwasher did arrive on the island and replaced the old one. Since the, guests have used it with great satisfaction. BTW, person who submitted the review I m responding to identified as "Property Manager Located close to Property" (mine). This is incorrect. My guests were from the U.S mainland, not St Thomas. I am sorry I did not notice this mistake when I first read the review. Solomon, Owner Little Taj by-the Sea
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bluebeards Beach Club and Abbi Beach
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Water Front St Thomas Seaport
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Magens Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Bolongo Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bluebeards Beac Club and Abbi Beach
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Limetree and Abbi Beaches
Car: necessary

Secluded sparsely occupied neighborhood providing a tranquil environment. Warm/temperate weather all year round.

A walk down to any of the three beaches, topped off with a dive in the warm Caribbean water sets the pace for the day or a fitting closing to a day full of shopping at Heaven Site Dock Mall, or the tourists' shopping Mecca downtown Charlotte Amalie, or Tutu Mall the local residents' favorite shopping; or could be the end of a day touring of St Thomas' unending scenic delights of hills and mountain views, the local vendors bazaar, water sports, enjoying the local cooking and select restaurants or whatever your fancy.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Bellevue House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $69 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Services $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Contact owner for special consideration for stay that is less than 5 nights; also for payments in 3 installments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Bellevue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , tub with jacuzzi
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , It is between the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms & living rm
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Space for additional baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling skylight ofers great views of the sky/stars
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can readily convert into king size bed
  • Bedrooms have split units air condition and ceiling fans. Each bedroom has a closet and a private bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Cleaning, cooking, baby-sitting services are can be found for hire. Property owner will assist guests in finding these service providers.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties