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Recent Magens Bay reviews

  • Fabulous hideway with spectacular views

    "We, husband and 2 young adult children, spent New Year's eve week in this lovely cottage on the hillside overlooking picturesque Magen's Bay. Ken and Joanne were wonderful hosts. They responded promptly when we inquired about renting and during the week when we had questions. Ken met us at the airport and escorted us to the home. The location was perfect for us. And what a treat to have coffee on the deck overlooking the bay. We had a rental car and were able to get to most places on the island within 10-15 minutes. The home was well-stocked with the basics and beach towels."
    Guest: Mary Pat C. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: February 10, 2017
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  • VI Character

    "Water Island Villas Review My husband and I stayed at the beginning of January 2017. I had read a few on line reviews of Water Island in general where this property was mentioned. I chose it blindly, hoping for the best, and can report that we were 100% satisfied! Jane contacted us in advance to make arrangements to meet us at the Water Island Ferry dock. Note to self (and other overpackers): You need very little for a vacation on Water Island! The tiny island is super-casual, and has very limited services/restaurants. Flip flops, bathing suits and cover-ups are the all you need in your carry on. However, the island has no grocery store, so you should also get some staples before you leave St. Thomas. After we met Jane, she drove us in a golf cart up the hill to the property. We were assigned to the “WOW Villa,” i.e. Casablance. I’ve stayed at many vacation rentals. I choose them over hotels for several reasons: price, location, extra space, kitchen facilities. An added bonus in some cases is that rental units sometimes have charming details and express the unique character of the location. Casablanca was the perfect example of this. Most spectacularly, the unit features a sweeping view of Crown Bay through a wall of windows, across a screened porch and vast patio. We sat on the patio daily for coffee and cocktails. The ceilings are vaulted with effective ceiling fans throughout. We never turned on the a/c. The doorways are all arched with brick detailing, and several walls are exposed natural rock, including the shower! As it turned out, my husband came down with a pretty rotten cold right after we arrived. He spent an entire day sleeping on the porch couch while I read on the patio with the hummingbirds. Being sick at home in Michigan in January would have been nothing short of horrible. As it was, he was able to breathe in the warm breezes and get some rest, and I was able to thoroughly enjoy my surroundings while he had some down time. What a beautiful place to convalesce! It was a small project to ferry over to the mainland for cold meds, but St. Thomas had everything we needed and more just steps from the Water Island ferry dock. Dave was in oj and tissues in no time! The property has a coffee maker and every basic kitchen tool needed. Full size fridge and stove. It provided beach towels and board games. This unit had one bedroom, but was giant and roomy. There was large walk in closet (no hangers) with a chan"
    Guest: Teressa A. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 16, 2017
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  • Beautiful Treetop Cottage!

    "My boyfriend and I loved the treetop cottage! It was our first time in St. John and we had a great time. I would highly recommend this cottage for a peaceful, relaxing getaway. The views from the cottage are amazing and it was the perfect amount of space for two people. We loved sitting out on the deck and enjoyed using the grill for a few meals. The cottage is well stocked with beach essentials such as chairs, towels, and an umbrella, and the best beaches are only a short drive away. We had a compact car and did not have any issues driving on the island. We were also able to walk to the grocery store and to Aqua Bistro - both a short (but steep) walk from the cottage. I would note that the water at the cottage is collected from the rain so it is recommended that you bring your own drinking water. This was not a big deal to us, but good to know for planning purposes. Overall - it was a wonderful trip and that's largely due to our great stay at the Treetop Cottage!"
    Guest: Kristina S. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 30, 2017
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  • Beautiful views, relaxing atmosphere...

    "The house was as advertised--very spacious, plenty of room for us to all be there (group of 6) and yet not feel like we were crowding each other. The caretaker met us at the airport and led us back to the house. I was really glad he did, as my Verizon phone would not work on the island (AT&T and T-Mobile seem to work though). The roads take some getting used to--left side driving on winding, narrow mountain roads. The driveway to the house involves a very sharp turn, but can be managed with care (we had a mini-van and did it, but a jeep would be better). Of note: the kitchen is a separate building from the bedroom/livingroom house. The bathrooms are all attached to the bedrooms as well. The sun deck was really cool, but there were about 70+ steep rocky stairs to get down to it. The water was pretty rough too--if you want to get in, you have to navigate the surf and the rocks. I highly recommend planning to visit one or more of St. Thomas's peaceful beaches; the waves are gentle to non-existent, and the beaches are super clean and provide bathrooms. You do have to pay to get in--per person, and also for parking. We visited the Magen's Bay beach, but there are many others that are beautiful as well. Overall, great trip. BRING BUG SPRAY."
    Guest: Erin S. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 22, 2016
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