About the property
- Villa1730 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Rockworks is a spacious two bedroom home located on the quite north side of St. Thomas with the second bedroom across the sunny deck for maximum privacy. The main pavilion consists of the the newly renovated kitchen, dining areas and King Master suite. The house is perfect for two couples or a small family and is all on one level with only one step up into the houses and has convenient parking for two vehicles. This estate features terraces with palms of all types along with fruit trees and bright tropical flowers. Rockworks was designed for air flow which allows guests to enjoy the tropical breezes, though the house is fully air-conditioned. We are 1/3 of a mile above Dorothea Bay.
Rockworks is situated on the same estate as Stone Cottage, but privacy is complete. You could book both villas for up to seven people.
* Caretaker lives below and on lower level of Rockworks (underneath 2nd pavilion) with own driveway and entrance. Privacy is assured and complete.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Sherri Merritt
I am the fiance' and manager of Rockworks owner, Jeff, and have been managing the villas since 1999. Rockworks started short term renting in 1997 and was finished building in 1996. I love what I do and have enjoyed our guests on many levels. We are blessed.
Why Sherri Merritt chose Estate Dorothea
We are off the beaten path, west of Magen's Bay. We are close to one of the most secluded beaches that you may either use 4wd to get to or hike to via the rocky Dorothea beach below. This beach has no amenities so be sure to take water and snacks with you! It is one of our favorite spots and so peaceful. Few people even know about it!
What makes this Villa unique
Our terraced yard offers mangoes, bananas, plantain, coconut trees, lemon and lime trees, passion fruit, and even avocodo, but remember these things are seasonal and not always available. We always share what we have on hand! We also are blessed with 4 excellent restaurants close by. Thirteen, North Side Bistro, Blue Orchid and casual Hull Bay Hideaway!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderfull views. Private location
We had a great stay at Rockworks. The views of the ocean were unbeatable. The outdoor patio was a great place to relax. The pool was cute and perfect for cooling off. Leaving all the windows open and letting the breeze blow through the villa was perfect for sleeping. Can't wait to plan the next trip.
Yet another 5-star review!
My sister, my two college-age daughters and I just spent a blissful Christmas week at Rockworks. Everything you read in the other reviews is absolutely true! Sherri is thoughtful and gracious; the house is lovely and well-kept; the grounds are beautifully landscaped and should be the subject of a House & Garden photo spread. The incredible view of Dorothea Bay greets you every morning and the Coqui frogs sing you to sleep every night. We used the villa as a base for exploring St Thomas--it's convenient to both Hull Bay (the surfers' beach) and Magen's Bay (gorgeous!). The property is also quite close to the popular restaurant, Thirteen, and not too far from the restaurant with the best view of Charlotte Amalie, Mafolie. (We recommend both highly.) We also took day trips to St. John and BVI, and snorkeled in both places. We made two half-day excursions to Water Island to visit Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grille, with its floating bar, complimentary lounge chairs, and live music on weekends. After a week of sun, sea, good food and many, many Painkillers, we were totally relaxed, and very sad to leave. I hope we can return soon.
My family (grandparents, parents, and two little ones) enjoyed an incredibly relaxing vacation at Rockworks in March 2016. From the moment we booked, Sherri was a fantastic host. She went out of her way to help us when we encountered a car rental issue that had nothing to do with the villa - she did it purely out of kindness. We never had to contact her during our stay as everything was perfect. The villa has everything you may need and is immaculately clean. I couldn't believe the guest journal in the villa dated back so many years as everything still looks new. We slept with the sliding doors open at night, enjoying the sound of the ocean, and made several meals in the well-equipped kitchen. The private garden is so peaceful and offers unbelievable views. My only regret is not staying longer! I couldn't recommend this property and host more highly. It sets the gold standard for vacation experiences. We are already planning our next trip!
2nd time as good as the first!
This trip was exactly what we needed for the New Year. So relaxing and it really gave us an opportunity to recharge and get some much needed sun. We fear that if we keep ranting and raving about this property that it'll be too busy for us to book again in the future, but we have to give credit where credit is due. Rockworks is all of that and then some and it holds a very special place in our hearts. Thank you Sherri and Mr Behind the Scenes Jeff!
Jeff and I both laughed, lol! Maybe you'll meet him next time since Rockworks has become your home away from home. Heck, I might have to do some shopping with the company you work for and have you hand deliver! ;) I've enjoyed you both. Thanks for the review!
Birthday in Paradise
For years I had been wanting to spend my birthday somewhere warm (January is cold dark and dreary here in Oregon!). This was the year & I am so glad I found Rockworks Villa! Sherri & Jeff have developed a wonderful property and the home was comfortable, well maintained, and stocked with all of the amenities. You truly only need to bring your suitcase as they have thought of everything. I loved waking up every morning to that awesome view of Dorothea Bay -- even better than the photos! Sherri was an excellent host, sharing many tips on where to go, where to eat, and how to navigate the roads -- driving on the left was challenging, but with Sherri's maps and directions we were just fine. I definitely recommend renting a Jeep and taking the Barge over to St. John Island. And don't forget to eat at Thirteen (which is very near the Villa) -- it was one of our favorites.
Rockworks Villa was the perfect place for me & my husband, who slept in the main house and our son, daughter-in-law and 8 year-old grandson, who slept in the pavilion. The open floor plan and large outdoor patio (with pool) was so comfortable for lounging around, reading, and playing games around the large table. There are three TV's but not one was turned on even once during our 8-day stay -- there were too many other things to do.
Do I want to come back? Yes!!!! It is quite a trip to get here from the west coast, but well worth it to experience these beautiful islands. This was one of my best birthdays ever, Sherri I hope we will see you again soon!
Ellen, you were all a joy to have! I am so glad that this was your best birthday ever, you even wrote that in our guest book. :) You have a lovely family and I am happy that you were able to spend your special day with them. We enjoyed running into them a couple of times when we were out for our walks. You have memories that you can cherish forever! We look forward to meeting you again someday! Thanks for your wonderful review. We are blessed.
Babymoon in Paradise
Your hunt for your relaxing Caribbean destination are over! Book Rockworks - this place has it all! Ever been deceived by online photos? I figured that might be the case with Rockworks, as the photos posted seem too good to be true, but we took a chance after reading all the wonderful reviews. Guess what?! The pictures don't do this place justice! Rockworks is relaxing and private - an absolute paradise. Host extraordinaire Sherri was more than gracious and informative. She picked us up from the airport so we could follow her to the villa in our rental jeep (we definitely recommend the 4-wheel drive for island driving!). Sherri cleverly brought along walkie-talkies, pointing out landmarks and points of interest, which was very helpful. At the villa, she provided a quick and thorough island-living 101, with lots of information about places to visit, dining, tips, and villa basics, too. She included a custom map, too (take a picture of it on your phone so you won't forget it when you're out exploring). During our stay, she was always available via text/phone with any questions we had (only had to take her up on that once when the gate to the property got stuck open - which was taken care of immediately!). The villa feels like home - comfortable and very well equipped. We travel light, which is great for avoiding checked bags, but it also means we tend to forget a few essentials, but Rockworks had everything we needed from toilet paper to beach toys, from cookware to basic toiletries. The kitchen is especially fabulous, with anything you need to cook or grill out (which we loved doing just as much as venturing out on the town!). Lots of beautiful sights to see on St. Thomas, lots of fun to be had, but we found that our favorite place to be was at Rockworks, lounging poolside and taking in the magnificent views. At 32 weeks pregnant, this was just my speed. Thank you Jeff and Sherri for making our "last hurrah" before baby a real "HURRAH!"
We have many top notch restaurants! Hiking, walking, easy trip to St. John, and much more. If you bring passports, then it is easy to book day trips over to the British Virgin Islands as well!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
FOR 2 PEOPLE - 1 BEDROOM - MAIN PAVILION ONLY: LOW season 4/16 thru 11/18(1-2 guests) $343.00 a night/$2,401.00 weekly/ 5 night min Thanksgiving 11/19/15 to 11/26/15 (1-4 guests) $414.00 a night/$2,898.00 7 night min HIGH season 1/6 thru 4/15 (2 guests) $400.00 a night/ $2,800.00 7 night min HOLIDAYS (1-4) 12/17/15 to 1/6/16 $654.00 7 night min + couch (5) add $50 per person Child Waiver required under 18