Private, secluded, quiet and just wow. The photos on the site DO NOT do this place justice. The view is spectacular and the privacy is over the top. There's nobody around that is enjoying the view like this rental unit does. Just 20-30 feet below your deck the waves are crashing against the rocks (like, straight down). You can't imagine how secluded this place is until you get there. The space in the unit is fairly decent, but I advise you open the curtains to get the full effect and to feel a bit more spacious. The kitchen is well equipped and you can save a lot of money by cooking for yourselves.
Thoughts as we settled in further:
Wow, this is really private. Again, looking around at night or in the middle of the day - there is nobody to see. If you enjoy quiet time, this is the place for you. Read a book while hearing the surf, go snorkling without being disturbed... sunbath, take a mid-day nap... whatever! Oh, and the private beach? Yeah, it's a community style beach but nobody uses it! It's effectively a private beach just for you! Granted, it's not as "beach" feeling as Lindquist (our favorite) or Magens, but you don't have to drive to it and there's free parking.
Okay, so there were a few things that we found odd, but it has nothing to do with the house so we're not going to let it change our 5 star rating. First, the walk down to the beach isn't for the easily deterred. Once you get to the bottom of the steps, you've got to follow the bungee cords to stay on path. It's a bit rustic, but you'll get there. Second, the craftmanship on the island (building maintenance and repairs) is lacking, as is evident everywhere you go where you see oddly handled repairs. Not sure if it's a budget thing, or if the locals just don't have the talent to do it properly. Thirdly, watch your belongings when touring the island. Take only what you need with you and keep an eye out.
Driving - Driving in Saint Thomas is trippy - but you get used to it. So many people said we needed a 4WD vehicle, but we went budget with a Nissan Versa and it was absolutely fine. We didn't feel limited at all. Granted, we didn't have much rain while we were there (and the road to the unit is dirt) so YMMV.
Dining - Buy food and cook yourselves. We spent only $200 in food for a week and cooked all our meals (except the one time we went out and spent $95 for dinner and no dessert). Eat like royalty for cheap... Plaza Extra!"
Guest: Fan of York
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: November 29, 2016