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Amazing Caribbean Getaway W/ Spectacular Views Sleeps 10+

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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 few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 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 Bellevue

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.

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.

Amenities

Bellevue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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Amazing Caribbean Getaway W/ Spectacular Views Sleeps 10+
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5

The Taj is just an absolutely beautiful place to stay. It is a wonderful getaway spot by the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Hear waves lap as you sleep. Walk down a path outside your doorstep to a sandy beach and watch ocean hermit crabs walk by. Watch cruise ships pass as you dine on pick-up saltfish and avocado. For lunch get some mangos fresh off the tree. Then have a poolside dinner with a swim. My experience at the Little Taj by the sea was this phenomenal! I loved the ammenities in the home, including air conditioning and balcony views. It was also very affordable compared to other villas in the area. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful. It also sits five minutes away from town and great shopping. You should definately stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a delight to host guests like this party. Besides sun, breeze, sand and sea, they took advantage of our paronamic ocean views for their wedding activities. We are blessed to be part of their lasting memories through the endless photos they took. We look forward to their return. Solomon Owner, Little Taj by-the-Sea
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Stunning views of the ocean. And, interesting house design.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Loved sitting on the covered porch and watching all the boat and seaplane traffic.

Hiked the trail to Abi Beach which has all the needed amenities.

The house is nicely appointed. It is well supplied. I enjoyed the fact that I did not have to wash the utensils and glasses before using them.

The linens are of good quality. We thoroughly enjoyed all the outdoor space. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful picturesque view, excellent proximity to shopping but also tucked away

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure from the beginning of our experience with the owner to the end of our vacation. Both owner and support staff made sure we had what we needed and treated us like close friends instead of renters. The house is perfect for a large group with it's 5 bedrooms; all with their own bathrooms. We all made treasured memories there this past week and are very thankful for it.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight hosting this family and we are anxiously looking forward to similar opportunities in the future. Solomon Owner Little Taj by-the-sea
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5

Amazing views, Spacious home, Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

First I can not say enough about the kindness of the owner, Dr. Soloman Kabuka. He was incredibly friendly and welcomed us as if we had known him forever. He gave us a tour of his beautiful home and was so kind to walk with us down the pathway to the nearest beach. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed lounging by the private pool and having dinner on the amazing patio. The view is breathtaking, the home is incredibly spacious, and it's in a great location. We look forward to visiting with Dr. Kabuka and this spectacular home again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The popularity of the beach below the villa seems to glow by each guest we host. They find the nature walk through shrubs a memorable experience; so does the beach experience. Beach dining, sports and swimming have become highlights for most of our guests vacation experience. As hosts it delights us to make a contribution to our guests' happiness. We look forward to hosting this family again. Solomon Owner Little Taj by-the-sea
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5

Spectacular Must Stay Caribbean Enclave!

  • 5 of 5

This upscale retreat is your home away from home that will take your breath away! We were captivated by its beauty from the time of our arrival to departure. We can truly attest to the many positive comments made by other guest. Rarely have we ever met a more hospitable and charming person as its owner, Dr. Kabuka, who was onsite during our stay in June. We were initially met by property manager Mr. Neville Williams, a longtime resident of the island who was most knowledgeable and highly resourceful. Any concerns that we had were all cleared by these two fine gentlemen and its easy to see why some past guest find their warmth and friendship contagious. Nevertheless, whether it is privacy, quiet, intimacy, sightseeing, entertainment, adventure and more, all can be found at or near Little Taj-by-the- Sea. We only suggest that you plan in advance to ensure you make the most of your vacation--therefore asking all of the important & right questions will help you to achieve a more enjoyable stay. This property is as clean as the refreshing air from the breathtaking sea below and a must return to location! NOTE: A photographer's paradise and an opportunity to capture more of the many authentic photos already displayed on this website!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests make great hosts! Our mission is to enhance our guests' vocation experience. Solomon Owner Little Taj by-the-sea
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5

Wonderful Girlfriend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is excellent for spreading out and/or entertaining. Upon entrance to the great room we were met with 30’ ceilings, gleaming high end marble floors and a grand staircase leading up to the kitchen and bedrooms. The home is tastefully furnished and keeps with the Caribbean influence. Open the doors and let the natural breezes flood the home with fresh air, it cools off nicely without need for added air conditioning. The bedrooms were all clean and spacious with fresh and stylish linens. Each bedroom had an efficient AC unit in them and we only needed a little at night for comfort. The pool was immaculate and a welcome cool down after a day in the hot sun. Pool towels were provided. As lovely as the home is, the big covered porch that opens up to the ocean view was the crown jewel, in our opinion. We came to St Thomas to be outside and the outdoor experience at this property exceeded our expectations. Watch for the small colorful parrots that live in the area, we saw them flying in the mornings! The photos of the home are accurate to what you will actually see inside however all levels of the residence are not part of this rental. The owner occupies the lower floors. There is a little walking trail accessed from the driveway down to Abi Beach below. The trail is easy to see in the daylight, not at night. There is also access to that beach by car on a separate dirt road which is recommended after dark. It’s a fun and close place to go, not crowded. There is plenty of shade and beach chairs available.

The owner, Solomon, was very attentive from the first inquiry I made about the rental. He connected me with Marcus who met us at the airport, took us to the rental car and then brought us to the house and showed us around. Marcus also led us to a grocery store nearby. It was more reasonably priced but it was also a “big box” type store. If your stay is shorter and you only want small amounts, ask him to take you to a smaller grocery store. Prices are higher but easier to get a little jar of mustard! We really liked this outstanding property, and the warm welcome we had from Solomon and Marcus made the stay wonderful. If you have a large group, this is a highly enjoyable option in St Thomas.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight hosting these four guests. One of them was particularly notable for her endless phototaking. It started at dawn capturing the rising sun in the east, and the arriving cruise ships to the south. By sunset, she could still be calmly preoccupied on the deck snapping away at the colorful sunset to the west, and the glittering cruise ships leaving the island. Solomon Owner Little Taj by-the-sea
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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