Marcia & Joe, Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. The house was gorgeous, views were spectacular, islands were beautiful, but the company was the best part of our vacation.
The three of us (Myself, wife Linda and 7-year-old daughter Victoria) flew in from Tampa, FL through Puerto Rico and then a short jump to St. Thomas on Friday April 3 for a week long Spring Break vacation. Joe was nice enough to meet us at the airport and after picking up our rental Jeep (highly recommend, a lot of fun), he guided us to a quick stop at the grocery store and then on to their home on the quiet North side of the island. Upon pulling up in the driveway, we were greeted by Lucy, Joe and Marcia's adopted island dog, who my daughter Victoria immediately fell in love with. We rented the 1-bedroom, 2 full bath with living room and kitchenette and it was beautiful and immaculate, with sweeping views of Hull bay and Magens bay over the hills in the distance. Joe and Marcia have outfitted the place with everything you need to feel right at home, including beach chairs and cooler which we used frequently. We love to cook and were able to with all the kitchen ware, induction cooktop, and microwave. The place has all the privacy you need but the best part for us was the personal touch from Joe and Marcia who are gracious enough to give you any advice on some of the best things to do and places to go. They have been living on the island for 13 years and give swimming, snorkeling, and diving lessons to island locals. Knowing our plans to do some snorkeling on Saturday (our 2nd day), they invited our daughter Victoria to join their weekly lesson. So on Saturday, we followed them to Secret Harbor, a beach on the East end ( Red Hook area) where they give lessons to group of local youngsters. Now it didn't take my wife and I long to figure out that Joe and Marcia are two of the sweetest big-hearted people we've met. They are great with kids and had our daughters attention and enjoying their company and the kids in the group for the whole day, we could not pry her away! She was having so much fun, especially with Tia, one of their former students, and now a helper, who helps out with the lessons (Hi Tia, Victoria says Hi, if you ever wanted to visit St. Pete, FL, please contact us). Would love to share the rest of the story, but they limit the review length, BOTTOM LINE - Wonderful place!, Wonderful Host ! Would highly recommend staying here, we will be back !