My son and I stayed at this unit from 12/18 to 26. As all travelers do, we did our homework on ST Thomas on weather, places to go or things to do, etc. But you never know the exact nature of the place you are going to stay or what kind of owner you have to deal with. More often than not, your good mood of vacation will vanish if you encounter a shabby place , or worse, a creepy owner.
We were so lucky this time to have rented Mr. George Johansen's condo. First, George is a very reasonable and detail-oriented person from the moment we initiated the rental to the point I got my deposit back. The entire process was straightforward, smooth and friendly. Before I contacted George, I talked to a few other rental owners in that area, from the first call you could tell some owners were playing silly games in this digital era. But George earned my trust from the first call I made to him. Second, owner George is very considerate. Before I left VA home, I received keys, maps and a long letter on directions (even hand-marked maps on how to get there), points of interests on the island and almost every aspect a traveler would like to know. Thank you George for that detailed info letter! George also sent me a cushioned envelope with return address and stamps ready for me to mail back the keys when I return. Small convenience to guests but showed what kind of owner he is. George was patient and responsive to every inquiry I made.
Now the unit itself. I read other's reviews before I decided to call the owner. I fully agree to other comments on how well the unit was up-kept. It is indeed well stocked and very nicely decorated, which gives you a home-returning feel--not a feel that you are travelling to a strange place. Great job, George! Also thank you for the cool drinks prepared for travelers! Enough kitchen, bath and beach towels. everything works in the unit. AC motor was broken and George sent folks to repair it without me needing to make an issue of it at all. A very neat place to stay.
The near-by beach itself is not the best among the ones on the island. Since all the wonderful beaches are open to visitors by law, you can visit any other- we visited 5 of them. The lighted tennis courts right down the window made my trip a little "luxury". Great all-round experience--this unit is highly recommended!