About the property
- Villa2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 10 nights
5 STARS Experience the Views, Zen Comfort, Amenities, Unique Layout and Location
OCEAN KALEIDOSCOPE VILLA is ready to welcome you back or for the first time, since our region was affected by the 2017 hurricane season. The house stood strong, the amenities are refreshed, and we now have a NEW whole house standby generator! READY AND WAITING TO ACCEPT YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR!!
OCEAN KALEIDOSCOPE VILLA offers accommodation excellence for vacationing families & friends, honeymooners, or business travelers, desiring a PRISTINE, COMFORTABLE, MODEST, AND BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN RETREAT for relaxation, play or work!
With it's UNIQUE LAYOUT, this property consists of 2 stand alone units, each with 1 bedroom/1 bath, that are INCLUDED in every reservation. The spacious Ocean Retreat unit is defined by a king bed and queen sofa pullout, full bath, full kitchen and living area, large covered patio, covered lounge, and pool/spa deck. While a few feel away, but within the perimeter of the fenced grounds, is the delightful Serenity Cottage, complete with queen bed, full bath, kitchenette and private covered deck. OCEAN KALEIDOSCOPE VILLA is the PERFECT accommodation for large or small groups planning family vacations, buddy trips, or work junkets. Guests will appreciate the space, privacy, and convenience of this property’s sleeping and living arrangements!
Nestled in St. Thomas' eastern tip, cradled among gently sloping hillsides, this tropical oasis tantalizes the senses with a breathtaking 180-degree view of Pillsbury Sound! So close you can almost touch them, the outlying emerald green uninhabited cays of the US Virgin Islands (Lovango, Mingo, Grass, Thatch) and eco-friendly St. John Island, as well as islands of the BVI (Tortola, Jost Van Dyke), rise majestically out of an inviting sapphire blue Caribbean Sea.
Enjoy gentle tropical breezes, whispering surf, and the melody of native birds while you read or enjoy your morning coffee. Bask in the crystal waters of a sun drenched pool, surrounded by a tropical landscape, and then relax in the soothing spa under a star-filled night sky. Or dine outside while admiring the shimmering glow of the sun or full moon on the undulating ocean waves below. The dense natural foliage and a carefully planned property layout offers personal and discreet solitude. Enjoy tasteful rattan furnishings, colorful caribbean styles and artwork, and quality amenities that enhance the character of an island home. OCEAN KALEIDOSCOPE VILLA embraces you in the feeling of seclusion, while only being 5-15 minutes away from pristine beaches (the nearest within 1/4 mile and 3 minutes driving), savory island cuisine, exhilarating marine adventure, challenging golf links, shopping bonanzas, water sports, and island hopping.
OCEAN KALEIDOSCOPE VILLA is ‘Your Vacation Home in the Caribbean’! From arrival to departure the OCEAN KALEIDOSCOPE VILLA experience is customized to your standards of vacation excellence and enjoyment. Your 24/7 on-site concierge hosts, island residents and ambassadors with customer service and hospitality practice for 40+ years combined, are available to you at your discretion for any questions or requests.
OCEAN KALEIDOSCOPE VILLA is best suited to mature, considerate, happy global travelers, who appreciate a budget friendly, zen, roomy, well appointed and harmonious vacation home, which welcomes all individuals, families, lifestyles, and affiliations equally and respectfully.
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- within a few hours
- English, French Creole, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
BEST VIEW OF ANY VILLA THAT WE HAVE RENTED
My husband and I have stayed on many islands in the Caribbean and there is always something special about every one of them. However, this villa has some outstanding features. The pictures really don't do justice to the outstanding views.........the covered deck is incredible, during beautiful weather but also to watch the weather go through. In the past we have always had to use the air conditioning in previous villas and during the six weeks (yes six weeks) that we stayed at Ocean Kaleidoscope we never used the air conditioner because of the great breezes that flow through the villa. Gail and Curlson are the best home owners that we have ever dealt with.........they are involved when you need them, and very attentive to your needs. If they are not needed you don't even know they are there. Their recommendations for restaurants, places of interest, beaches, etc., were all excellent. You could not do better than renting at this villa. Even though you see damage due to the two hurricanes there is plenty to do, excellent grocery stores and restaurants, and the beaches are fabulous. Thank you for a great time!
We had an amazing stay for our wedding and first leg of our honeymoon. Gail and Curlson were great hosts and we even had dinner with them one night and got to share our fresh fish catch from our deep sea fishing trip with Ocean Safari. The hairdressers had plenty of room to work to do our hair before the wedding. We had three grown children with us and plenty of room. We utilized the pool, hot tub and all functioned well. The bedding was comfortable and air and appliances worked well. The only complaint was the driveway is a little steep, but that is St. Thomas and they all are that way!! :) The weather was great and the greenery is coming back quickly. The saddest part was to learn that out of almost three hundred weddings one vendor had scheduled for 2018, all but 23 cancelled due to the customers did not think the island would be ready. Yes, there was still some debris and some areas are still closed and without electricity, but there are restaurants, there are groceries, and there is plenty to do. We went lobstering, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and swimming. The island needs tourism dollars to recover and it is still beautiful. The sun still shines, the air is warm, the beach is beautiful, and the sky and water are blue. I encourage people to not stay away. Ocean Kaleidoscope was a great place to stay and we plan to stay there again when we return.
Hi Carol! Again congratulations on your wedding... I hope your island hopping honeymoon was as wonderful as you wanted it to be. THANK YOU for support, not only of our property and the US Virgin Islands, but also for ALL of our Caribbean neighbors! The US Virgin Islands and the Caribbean are indeed #stillnice!! Our best to you and the family and we hope to see you again in future travels!
Wonderful island, wonderful property, wonderful people
Imagine the change from snow and -10 C to a warm beautiful place where you can relax, sleep well, go to the beach, go for a fishing trip. All you need in minutes from where you stay.
As the hurricanes came and destroyed parts of this island and this property it's a miracle how Gale and Curlson managed to set it all back in topshape and made it possible for us to make our trip. I can still feel the varm breeze sitting outside in the shadow overlooking the most stunning view you can imagine. This is why we vikings still are travelling around the world. Don't hesitate to go here, the house, Gale and Curslon will not make you regret your choise. Thanks and see you in the future. Klas Persson - Sweden
Klas and Family... Words are inadequate to express how grateful and thankful Curlson and I are for your support of OK Villa and the economy of the US Virgin Islands!
You were like a life ring in the aftermath of the devastating uncertainty left behind after both Category 5 hurricanes. Knowing that we had your commitment to make your reservation a reality, DESPITE discouragement from your own country officials... was the catalyst that motivated us to make repairs and improvements over a 3 month period, despite all the existing challenges of a destroyed infrastructure, spotty communication, inadequate business services, and limited supplies.
Your arrival date was our sole focus, and with each communication you provided the HOPE we needed that life for these small island communities could indeed return to NORMAL!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Thank you for sharing your family time, the chats about food and culture, supporting the charter fishing industry, and your warm invitations to continue our camaraderie and shared appreciation for hospitality!
The property has beautiful views and is in a quiet and safe location. It is comfortable, beautifully decorated and outfitted with modern bathrooms and kitchen. It is conveniently located only a 5 min drive to the ferry docks and Red Hook. Gail and Curlson are excellent hosts, quickly responsive when you need them yet completely respective of your privacy. This HomeAway is deserving of its unanimous 5-Star reviews.
Such a pleasure meeting you and having you as our guests! We are honored to have helped make your vacation experience so pleasurable. We look forward to your repeat visit to our island home! Warm regards to all... Gail & Curlson (and the furries)
Perfect Holiday Vacation
Ocean Kaleidoscope Villa is perfectly located on the island of St. Thomas just north of Red Hook on an accessible road overlooking the exquisite view you see in the picture. We arrived at night unable to see the view in the nighttime darkness, and were dazzled by its beauty when we awoke the following morning. As a matter of fact, we spent a great deal of our time on the very large extended porch outside enjoying conversation with one another and the lovely view. You won't find better hosts then Gail and Curlson, who welcomed us so warmly and provided for every need that we left feeling more like cherished friends than clients. The house is immaculately clean--a top priority for me--and the layout and amenities are exactly as described. I would happily recommend this property to a friend or relative, and expect to return myself with my adult daughter (who wasn't able to travel this time). We didn't use the small pool, but that's only because we preferred the beach. Smith beach, formerly Lindquist, is within walking (and very easy driving) distance--approximately 400 yards once you've made your way down the hill to Route 38. Although we also visited Magen's Bay, the "neighborhood" beach at Smith/Lindquist was absolutely perfect for our needs: clean, fine-grain sand, gorgeous waters, uncrowded but very friendly. (I wish I were writing this review from my beach chair there! ) I definitely recommend the large spa (hot tub) right on the premises after returning from the beach. It's roomy, warm, and helps soothe tired backs from zip lining, hiking, etc. I confess that I ventured into Charlotte Amalie to enjoy one day of shopping, which was fantastic. And my adult (23, and 29) sons enjoyed more than one evening out on the town (especially Duffy's Love Shack). But the real beauty of St. Thomas is in the gorgeous natural beauty of the island, especially those turquoise waters, and the human kindness of people like Curlson and Gail ready to share their home with guests from around the world. You'll love it here!
Louise, Matt, and Sean Carroll Keeley from Worcester, MA.
A Kaleidoscope of Memories!
The excited gasps started from the minute Curlson opened that big wooden door, leading to the most breathtaking views on St. Thomas! The pictures can't convey the feeling you get when you are on the lanai, looking at the aqua water and several islands on the horizon. Just beautiful. The whole guest floor is fantastic and we used it all...BBQ, pool, hot tub, outdoor shower and covered lanai/eat-in area. Our two boys, 20 and 17, had their own little house with a bedroom and bathroom as well, although they were up at our house most of the time. :) This was our treat for the Christmas holiday and it was the perfect fit for the four of us. Everyone had their own space and the accommodations that Gail and Curlson provide are not only complete but exemplary! From the honor bar waiting to quench your thirst and start your vaca, to the most comfortable bed welcoming you at the end of the night, these owners have thought of it all. Curlson gave us great tips on where to go on the island - and we followed every one! We ate real island quisine at De Coal Pot and had Christmas "black cake and guavaberry liqueur," an island tradition from a most wonderful Auntie down the street. We found Secret Harbor beach, another of his suggestions, and were so happy we didn't miss out on that....it's gorgeous. The villa comes with plenty of beach towels and chairs, as well as a cooler (and deli stop suggestions from Curlson as well!!) so you can relax, drink a beer (no open container laws here!) and enjoy your picnic while others on the beach are spending big bucks on a gross hot dog. Side note: You MUST get a Painkiller from the bar if you go to Magen's Bay. WOW! Yummo, Strongo. Snorkel there too, to the right side where all of the birds are diving for fish. Take a ferry to Trunk Bay (underwater snorkel trail) and Honeymoon beach on St. John. Try underwater scooters/snorkeling tours with BOSS (I saw a shark!). Visit Blackbeards Castle and walk the 99 Steps for a fun photo. Buy some souvenirs from the Vendors in Charlotte Amalie. Have lunch at Oceana in Frenchtown right on the bay. Get a World Famous Banana Daquiri at Mtn Top ( hard to find). Sit in Drake's Seat at a great photo overlook. Kayak through the mangroves. And enjoy a fishbowl of blue booze at Duffy's. I could go on and on with the many activities and sites these islands have to offer, then come home to your own cliffside villa! Our family made many memories here, with Gail and Curlson being the perfect hosts!
East End, Overlooking 5 minutes drive from the enclave of Red Hook. Island Hopping by Ferry to Nearby Islands, Duty Free Shopping, Great Restaurants and Bars, Marine Park, Sea Trekking, Snuba, Movie Theatre, Wave Runners, Kite Surfing, Horseback Riding, and lots more.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
BOOK DIRECTLY WITH VILLA - No Service Fees. - $300 damage deposit waived in lieu of valid credit card presented at check in. - Add 5% for Direct or PayPal credit card payments. Accept personal checks, bank cheques, money orders and cash payments. - $200 service fee for reservations of less than the minimum stay requirement. - Additional fees may apply for Pet Stay. $50 Non-refundable pet sanitation cleaning fee/pet. NIGHTLY RATES: All published base rates for 1- 2 person occupancy. Add $35 per additional guests. Children 4 years or younger stay free, limit 2 per reservation. All published rates reserve access to BOTH UNITS, the Ocean Retreat + Serenity Cottage. All rates and availability subject to change without notice or publication. MONTHLY RATES: Rate is inclusive of all utility costs (water + electricity up to 600 KWH/mnth) + satellite and internet services + 2 mandatory full housekeeping services per month + pool/spa/deck maintenance and cleaning + 24/7 on-site management. Security deposit $1,000. Maximum guests (4). SPECIAL OFFERS/PROMOTIONS: Discounts not to be used in combination with other discounts, offers, promotions, or monthly booking rates. Applied to base rates ONLY, not inclusive of fees (additional guest, service, or pets). Reservations must satisfy minimum stay requirements to qualify. REPEAT GUESTS receive special member discounts on reservation satisfying minimum stay requirements. RESERVATIONS: All quotes are non-binding prior to the execution of a signed or accepted contract. Reservations confirmed with full payment. Advance copy of the current and complete rental terms, cancellation policies and all other rental details available online or by request. PROPERTY USAGE: Due to liability, cost, and additional wear and tear, occupancy and use of all amenities is restricted exclusively to registered and paying guests only. Please see the "Restrictions on Occupancy", "Restrictions on Property Use", and "Liability" sections of the contract