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Amazing Caribbean Getaway W/ Spectacular Views Sleeps 10+

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
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


• 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

Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Elementary Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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 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.


Bellevue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
Cleaning, cooking, baby-sitting services are can be found for hire. Property owner will assist guests in finding these service providers.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Caribbean Getaway W/ Spectacular Views Sleeps 10+
average rating of 4.5581393 based on 43 reviews
San Diego

Amazing place-amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

My siblings, nieces, nephew, and my family stayed at Little Taj July 3-10...all 18 of us! And it was fantastic. The name suits the villa well. We were all impressed by the villa, it’s panaramic views of the ocean, the layout, and it’s amenities. It feels very grand. My family and I had stayed at Little Taj in 2014 and really enjoyed it then, so we were very impressed by the upgrades. There’s AC in all the bedrooms, all the supplies (pots, pans, dishes, utensils) we needed to cook our meals at home and we even used the grill outside to grill some Korean BBQ and steak. The villa was roomy enough for all of us and we never felt crowded or cramped. I would catch my siblings sitting outside early in the morning sipping coffee and watching the scenery and listening to the ocean. Each family within my siblings had their own bedrooms. My brother even used the nice baby crib at the villa for his 1 yr old son. With 11 kids in our party, we spent, literally every day at a new beach and it was fantastic! The beaches are of course beautiful and picture perfect. An extra bonus is that there is also a nice, secluded, beach that is just a 5 minute walk from the villa. We also took a ferry to St John to go to Trunk Bay. Wake up relaxed, go to the beach all day, go home, eat dinner, rinse, and repeat...every day...what a wonderful life. My older nephew and a few of the other kids used the pool at Little Taj almost every day. It was a good size and depth for the kiddies. It was an ideal vacation. Dr. Kabuka has been like family to us since our very first stay and he’s helped make my family’s vacation a wonderful one. I can’t thank him enough for his kindness and generosity. It was affordable, fun, relaxing, and beautiful. Marcus, his property manager is very nice, helpful and patient. He met my family at the airport to help us find our way to Little Taj. Unfortunately we were all stuck at the airport dealing with car rental delays for 2 hrs and Marcus was as patient as ever waiting for us by the airport the whole time!

The only issue we had was that most of us were being bitten by insects (sand flies? Mosquitos?) but we’re not sure which ones. Bringing deet spray/big repellants, especially to the beaches and when we were outside, were very helpful.

We will certainly return for more family vacations at Little Taj.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Contributing to happy family vacation experiences like those of this group makes hosting a blessing for us. We look forward to hosting them again for the third time. Solomon Owner, Little Taj by the Sea
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a blessing to host guests like this group which enjoyed practically just about every joyful experience my property and the island have to offer. We look forward to having them back when the island is fully recovered. Solomon
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Punta Gorda Fl

Wonderful View!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at "Taj by the Sea". Spent 2 weeks there with friends and family. We were pleasantly surprised and the condition of the island and home in light of the ravages from the hurricanes last September. Lots of recovery work going on, but many restaurants, shops and facilities were open.

Accommodations were ideal for our group. Five bedrooms with five and half bathrooms! The fifth bedroom has two sets of bunk beds-not 2 twins and the bathroom in the hall. The rest of the bathrooms are ensuite. Also-beautiful large dining table in the kitchen area-can easily seat 10-12 people. Plenty of space and privacy for all. Plenty of towels, sheets, dishes, glasses,etc. Some minor problems, but Solomon and /or Marcus were readily available to help us out. The property is under some construction and rehab, but it did not inconvenience us in any way.

We spent many wonderful afternoons and evenings enjoying the breathtaking views from the lanai which spanned the entire unit. The part of the property we stayed in is well suited for larger groups. We had 6 of us for 6 days and 10 for the remaining time.

We also enjoyed going down to the beach at Abi's Beach Bar-a short walk down a nature trail from the property...also can be reached by car. Also rented a catamaran recommended by Solomon-great service and food.

We did go into Charlotte Amalie-many shops and restaurants are open. However, on the days when there were no cruise ships lots of places were closed. Things may be different as more of the hotels open up.

All in all-a wonderful relaxing trip! Thank you Dr. Kabuka for sharing your lovely property with us!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to host this multi-generation group for two weeks. They were so relaxed and deeply into enjoying their vacation that it was easy to think that they had lived on the property for years! Much of the post-hurricanes' damage they observed both on the island and the property has been repaired or in advanced stages of completion. We are looking forward to their return. Solomon
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GREAT VILLA on St Thomas

  • 5 of 5

Great Villa!

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Services $100 + Tax

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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