3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, comfortably sleeps 8
About Nadine Matthew
We lived in St. Thomas for 20+ years, part of it on sail boats as charter captains. Marc sailed to St.Thomas from his native Rhode Island, while Marianne, coming from Austria found the islands looking for sailing paradise. Marc founded Blazing Photos, and at one point had 4 One Hour Photo Labs on St. Thomas while also being an active photographer. After moving to Florida we concentrated on our corporate clients and have traveled the world doing photography.
Nadine Matthew purchased this Villa in 1989
Why Nadine Matthew chose Estate Frydendal
We first bought in Pineapple Village in 1989. Our children grew up here and enjoyed life in one of the only properties on St. Thomas that is flat, by the ocean, gated, and a community where we actually could walk trick or treating.... After we moved to Florida we kept the property to enjoy the tranquility and laid back atmosphere of Pineapple Village. We travel the world with our clients doing photography and whenever we need rest, serenity, a nice breeze and Caribbean way of life we enjoy our vacation home. We renovated our villa to make it a wonderful, cozy experience, while we also equipped it with everything our modern life requires.
What makes this Villa unique
Automatic Switch Generator, great furnishings, cable TV in all rooms, friendly and meticulous housekeeping services.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Property was mostly to description however updates to the listing were not made over the last year. There was roof work going on and because of this the kitchen window flashing was damaged causing gallons of water to leak in every afternoon storm. Upon check in there was water all over the counter and floor, however we were told by housekeeping that the owners were aware and it was getting fixed... And we were left to clean it up ourselves. It has obviously been leaking for quite a while and the owner had not been informed until my message to them. The living room couch is listed on VRBO as a queen pull out couch, however we were not informed that our 7th guest would not be able to use it as it's been broken since March 2019. We moved the bedroom futon out there ourselves. The shade awnings are also no longer attached since the hurricane, which is completely understandable, but these updates should be made to the listing description. The starters on all 4 burners are also not functioning correctly, but this was easily fixed by using a lighter.
AC works great, no beach items at all on the property so bring your own or plan to rent, plenty of fridge space but the wine cooler was not plugged in. Good location and the security from being on Margaritaville grounds is a nice feature. The resort closes up around 10pm though so be aware of that. Cable was nice to have as it was bowl game season. Management/housekeeping was easy to reach. Overall we would rent again as it's inexpensive for a large group but if we were traveling with a smaller group, would definitely use another property.
Easy rental process
Tamika at check-in was amazing. Helped us understand everything for our first time on the island.
This was probably one of the nicest places we have used. Everything was so nice and clean Tamika was an AMAZING person, so glad to have had the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home Great location to everything we wanted to do. and very quiet to relax!
Spring break 2019
Our family of four recently had the pleasure of enjoying the villa from March 31st through April 7th. The property is beautiful, accomodating and offers some privacy as well. I recommend renting a jeep for the week to explore both St. Thomas and St. John at your leisure. The villa has great access to Coki beach, Smith Bay and the Red Hook area where you can catch the barge or ferry to St John. We highly recommend Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay in St. John especially if you enjoy snorkeling. The villa is essentially an extension of Margaritaville where you will find good drinks, good food and lively pool access. If you prefer a more laid back atmosphere, there is also a pool at the back of Blazing Villas which was virtually our own private pool due to the limited activity. Tamika ensures your stay is stress free by providing turn down service and tidying up behind you. We really enjoyed our week and look forward to another visit.
Must love Jimmy Buffett
The villa was great. Very spacious and clean and Veronica, the housekeeper, was great. OTOH, my 3-yr-old granddaughter, who discovered that she is not a Jimmy Buffett fan, could not sleep due to the blaring music from the neighboring Margaritaville Resort at all hours, including until 3AM one weekday night. Also, due to fresh water constraints, guests are not allowed to use the washer & dryer (which was a problem late one evening when my granddaugher got sick (probably from the Margaretaville Resort restaurant's dreadful food); instead, Veronica has to do it for you. A minor complaint: very stingy with consumables--there was an empty soap dispenser in one bathroom and no soap at all in the other bathrooms; there was a salt shaker in the kitchen but it, too, was empty, etc.
Dear Dan and Family,
My apologies for not having had the soaps in the bathrooms, that was an oversight by Veronica because there is plenty on hand.
We strive to provide as much as possible, and I will tell our new housekeeper to make sure to replenish these amenities.
Your adorable grand daughter needs to cozy up to Jimmy Buffet! Maybe when she is a bit older? It's great happy music but I will attempt to talk to the resort about the late night hours. However, having said that, our doors and windows are Hurricane Proof glass, and unless windows are open, I cannot hear a thing (I am staying at the villa right now) and Jimmy is going at it right now......
I hope you all in all enjoyed your stay and we want to thank you for choosing our villa!
We are within walking distance to Coral World, a fabulous Marine Park. Watch the live reef in the underwater tower or swim with Sea Lions.