About the property
- House7000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 nights
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
• 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
Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Elementary Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 Estate Frenchman Bay
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
GREAT VILLA on St Thomas
We had a group of 11 stay this month (6 adults, 5 kids from age 8-16). Plenty of room and the covered deck was awesome.
Would definitely recommend a rental car which is convenient enough to get around. 5 min to town, 20 min to Red hook. Great location !
Short walk to ABI Beach which we had to ourselves most days. Chad and Anna there are great. Went diving with Aquamarine and they too were great.
Spent a day in BVI as well with Lion in Da’Sun charters and as always our best day down there.
Fished with captain Alvin charters basically righ in front of the villa. Caught plenty for dinner.
The location made all of these possible with a short drive.
While the storms have caused me and gone, the people and the beach s are still there and they need the tourists. Go, stay at little Taj and you won’t be disappointed.
Solomon and Markus did everything possible to make us feel welcomed and comfortable.
Really great house, really great views, really close to a lot of activities.
Dr. Kabuka goes out of his way to welcome you to his beautiful home that is perched on the cliffs of Bellevue, St. Thomas, with panoramic views. While some hurricane damage was incurred, the main living area, swimming pool and surrounding decks are what makes Little Taj By-the-Sea a great place for relaxing, enjoying the sun, family/friends meals together, and much more. Dr. Kabuka, his caretaker Marcus and construction crews are busy with repairs to apartment rental parts on the property. We rented our van from Avis (Airport) and had no problems driving around the island. Grocery stores are close by for stocking up on your favorite foods/drinks to enjoy. Also, many restaurants have reopened and offer great Caribbean fare. A local place to hike to from the property is Abi's Beach Bar. Great drinks, live music and an all day buffet for $16 on Thursday and Saturday is a bargain and you will get to meet locals and other travelers. This location is also about 15 minutes from Red Hook where you can either take the passenger or car ferry over to St. John for the day.
Stunning views of the ocean. And, interesting house design.
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.
The Taj is just an absolutely beautiful place to stay. It is a wonderful getaway spot by the ocean.
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!
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.
Owner, Little Taj by-the-Sea
Beautiful picturesque view, excellent proximity to shopping but also tucked away
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.
It was a delight hosting this family and we are anxiously looking forward to similar opportunities in the future.
Owner Little Taj by-the-sea
Amazing views, Spacious home, Excellent location
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.
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.
Owner Little Taj by-the-sea
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Contact owner for special consideration for stay that is less than 5 nights; also for payments in 3 installments.