My new wife and I wanted to be married on the sand on a beach with beautiful clear water. We looked at hundreds of options, locations and scenarios. We concluded St. Thomas would work best for us because we were going to have many friends and family join us. St. Thomas had a major airport and minimal requirements for entry and exit. The island is small enough that everyone could get around very easily. We looked at many options such as public beaches all the way up the Ritz Carlton Resort. Ultimately we found Sand Dollar Estate while looking at rental houses. This is the ultimate wedding venue. We shared the cost of the house with 16 of our wonderful friends. Even after all of the traditional wedding expenses we were able to have the wedding of the century (according to our guests) for much less hassle and expense than ALL other alternatives.
The house is well maintained, clean and very well equipped. Bob and Monica are very gracious hosts and ambassadors to the island. If you simply follow one rule on all of these islands you will receive warm and gracious treatment. Say good morning, good afternoon and good evening to everyone before you say anything else. Otherwise they will consider YOU rude. We bonded with Bob and Monica and shared heartfelt hugs upon our departure. There is not one thing that this staff would not do to make our week perfect. They have done enough weddings at this house to be very well versed in what is needed to coordinate with wedding planners, caterers, bands and the like. We would not have changed one single thing about our experience. We would also like to mention that all of our dealings prior to arrival with the home owners was fantastic. They are wonderful people with impeccable taste and the home and our experience was truly a reflection of their behind the scene efforts. We will rent this house again with our friends in the future. Normally we would say one stop in a place like this is enough so we can explore other homes or places. The location, home, staff and owners make this a repeat visit destination for us.