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Rockworks Villa- off the beaten path for peace and tranquility

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,730 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Sherri Merritt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Northside

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!


Dorothea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1730 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Master Suite is in Main house with full A/C
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom is separate of main house with sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
When you arrive, you will have a goodie basket with coffee, popcorn, crackers, cookies and chips. The basket may vary depending on what we have on hand! Waterfalls at the pool. Beach chairs and coolers. Feel free to inquire!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Rockworks Villa- off the beaten path for peace and tranquility
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Arlington Heights

Wonderfull views. Private location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Yet another 5-star review!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with another couple at Rockworks. It was one of the best vacations we've ever taken. Sherri was great the whole time. From picking us up from the airport, to our guided tour over the mountain, to getting us settled at the house with our welcome basket, Sherri was top notch the whole time. The property was gorgeous with the views of Dorothea Bay below and all the surrounding landscaping and natural setting. The layout of Rockworks is perfect for two couple with everyone having their own personal areas. The dipping pool was great during the late afternoon getting back in from the day. The pool house has beach chairs, coolers and toys to go along on those day trips. The house was well appointed with all the amenities we needed. We never used the TV but we did turn on the A/C (whole house) at night. We ended up going to Thirteen (just up the hill) for pizza multiple times. It was fantastic. The house had everything we wanted and made for a great time with friends. We look forward to getting back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kris, for your review. You must have been looking back to a year ago and wishing you were here, lol! We are so glad that you all enjoyed your visit and hope that we get to see you again. :)
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Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

2nd time as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Birthday in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hull Bay Hideaway
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Restaurant Thirteen
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hull Bay
Car: necessary

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

Dorothea Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 4 people
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 4 people
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 4-5 people
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
10 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

LOW season 4/16 thru 11/18(1-2 guests) $393.00 a night/$2,751.00 weekly/ 5 night min
Thanksgiving 11/19/15 to 11/26/15 (1-4 guests) $454.00 a night/$3,178.00 7 night min
HIGH season 1/6 thru 4/15 (2 guests) $464.29 a night/ $3,250.00 7 night min
HOLIDAYS (1-4) 12/17/15 to 1/6/16 $678.28 7 night min
+ couch (5) $718.00
Child Waiver required under 18

Check preferred. PayPal accepted with added 3% fee that they charge us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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