PALM 'HONEYMOON' COTTAGE- MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATIONS NOW

Beth

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PALM 'HONEYMOON' COTTAGE- MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATIONS NOW

Water Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

The most romantic cottage on Water Island! The Cottage is located in gated Sprat Estates for the ultimate private island experience . Access to private beaches, no traffic and great views makes the Cottage a unique vacation or honeymoon location. Very quiet and tropical.

The Cottage comes with golf cart transportation. 'Boat qualified' quests may rent our 19 foot Mako for use. CLICK ON OWNER WEB SITE BELOW UNDER 'LINKS' FOR MORE INFO AND PICTURES.

Water Island is a noncommercialized 500 acre island just off the coast of St thomas. It is a great place to enjoy private beaches and avoid cruise ship crowds. There are no hotels or condos. Most residents drive golf carts. A cart is provided with Palm Cottage. Palm Cottage is a short ride away from Honeymoon and Sprat Beaches. There are great views along the way.

Land at the only airport on St Thomas. (STT) Take a short taxi ride to Crown Bay Marina (7min). The Water Island ferry docks at Crown Bay Marina where there is a grocery store, internet cafe, and marina store. The ferry to Water Island is about 5 minutes. You are on the beach in no time!

Palm Cottage is a cozy romantic place for a couple. Or a great place for a family vacation. There is one large bedroom with sitting area. The TV is in the sitting area. On the large screened deck are two futon couches for sitting and that covert to double beds for children or a second couple. The screened deck surrounds the house for lots of living space and dining. The kitchen is a galley kitchen with everything you need including UV water filter and disposal. The bathroom is large with a shower, towels, hairdryer and clothes hanging space. The views of the blue Caribbean and St Thomas are spectacular from the cottages deck.

The Cottage is in the Sprat Bay private residential area (only approx 19 houses on more than 100 acres) giving our guests access to private beaches where you often find yourselves all alone. Sprat also offers tennis courts, and a covered shaded sitting area with chairs to guests. Snorkeling is good right off Sprat Beach. There are several shell hunting beaches that are short walks from the road. These beaches are rarely visited and we always find great shells on them. I will provide you with maps and information to help you explore parts of Water Island others never see.

The larger public beach is Honeymoon Beach. There is great swimming, snorkleing along with sunny and shady places to sit.

The harmless wildlife on the island is great fun to see. The red footed tortises will eat right from your hand. The pelicans dive on Honeymoon and Sprat. Hummingbirds are everywhere as there is always something blooming. Lizards are plentiful in all shapes and sizes. The iquana are a little shy but are seen dashing into the woods.

Water Island is a place where you can really get away from it all. Yet St. Thomas and its shops and restaurants are just a short ferry ride away.

My property manager will meet you at the WI ferry dock, take you to the house and be available during your stay for an questions or issues that arise.

Palm Cottage is within 100 yards of our other rental Slow Mocean. If you have a large group or two families who want to be close to each other these two houses would work very well. Go to 'My other rental properties' below or back to VRBO and click on Slow Mocean.

Click on the link below for more pictures of Palm Cottage and Water Island. Please email with any questions.

Keywords: House and golf cart

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great time in Palm Cottage. It was great fun watching the cruise ships from the deck. We also saw huge tortises in the yard and lots of exotic birds. We went to Sprat Beach on Wednesday. We spent most of our time on Honeymoon Beach. It only rained one day. Palm Cottage is very well done--very cute. Thanks!!
Sep 2009
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Beth

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My husband and I live in Asheville, North Carolina. We have 3 children. We travel to Water island several times a year.

Beth purchased this cottage in 2007

My family visited several islands over the years on vacation. We love vacationing in the clear caribbean waters. We stumbled upon Water Island thru a friend of a friend of the family. We had never heard of it. Water Island had everything we were looking for in a vacation spot and now second home location. It is small, safe, clean, and friendly. There is no traffic to fight. Golf carts are great fun! Beaches are incredible and there is much wildlife and amazing flowers and other plants. Every visit is an adventure.

Palm Cottage is within the private area of Sprat Bay. It is on an acre of land. Our guests can enjoy VERY private beaches within Sprat as well as beautiful Honeymoon Beach. We have had several honeymooning couples, sailing couples, and families with children stay at the Cottage. Everyone has loved it. The house is furnished with everything you need except food and clothing.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make your Holiday Reservations Now
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make your Holiday Reservations Now
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130377vb
Water Island US Virgin Islands
Boston, MA
5

VERY SPECIAL ISLAND GETAWAY--HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • 5 of 5
Not only is Water Island beautiful and quiet in and of itself, Palm Cottage is tucked away for the most romantic and private vacation location we have experienced. The cottage is easy golf cart driving distance (or you can walk it) to Sprat Beach and Honeymoon Beach. We visited both beaches every day during our stay. We loved exploring the island on a golf cart. No traffic, no stress, no cab fare! The cottage was comfortable and was clean and well furnished. The sheets appeared new. It had everything we needed. The property manager was nice and answered all of our questions about the island and gave us a tour. We saw sea turtles while snorkling at Sprat! We saw the land turtles all over the place in the afternoons. June was a little warm during the later afternoon. We just took a late afternoon swim. At night the breezes were cool. It was very pleasant. We took a day trip to St Thomas. It was easy. We hope to be able to return to Palm Cottage and would recommend this property to friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am glad you guys enjoyed Palm Cottage. We never get tired of the wildlife or the beautiful beaches of Water Island. We keep the Cottage updated with new linens. Thanks for noticing. Please visit again!
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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make your Holiday Reservations Now
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
5

PERFECT SPOT FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just spent a week at Palm Cottage-first time on Water Island. The cottage was everything we hoped for - incredible view and total privacy in an airy, well-equipped home. The wide, screened-in veranda which surrounds two sides of the cottage enables one to take full advantage of the warm breezes and views. We ate all of our meals sitting on the veranda watching the sun set. Having access to tranquil, beautiful Spray Bay Beach was an added bonus when Honeymoon Beach became crowded. The golf cart that comes with cottage rental makes getting around the island fun and relaxing. The cottage was well-equipped with towels, dishes, cooking utensils, etc. Very friendly people on the island everywhere we went. Owner is very responsive to any questions and comments. We hated to leave, but will be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make your Holiday Reservations Now
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Near Philadelphia
5

GREAT ROMANTIC GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just returned from a 16 day diving vacation in the USVI. Palm Cottage is a nearly perfect getaway for a romantic couple. For less than a standard room at a fancy resort, you get a secluded, spacious, comfortable, well equipped cottage with a good view of the Crown Bay harbor and the sunset.

Full kitchen with everything you’ll need and a propane BBQ if you want to cook; two decent beach bars down on Honeymoon Beach if you don’t. The full laundry is really handy—bring as few outfits as you can and wash them—save luggage weight and costs. Ensures the provided beach towels are always dry!

The cottage includes a golf cart to get around the small island. Just over 10 minutes by cart to Phillips Landing where approx. once an hour you catch the ferry to Crown Bay Marina to buy supplies or get a taxi for touring. About 5 minutes to the private beach down at Sprat Bay (nice snorkeling, very quiet sheltered spot). The veranda makes the cottage very airy and has two queen sized futon couches for additional guests.

The owners (Beth and Ike) happened to be staying up the hill at their other property (Slowmocean) and went out of their way to invite us to xmas and new year’s parties with the locals. Very nice!

Why “nearly perfect?” Crown Bay is the working port and can be a bit noisy when the container ships are docked or if there’s a big harbor-front party. Flight departures also noisy, but aren’t that often. The cottage has limited visual and no audio privacy, so those futon couches are best for small children, or very tolerant friends. There are mosquitos, and despite the well screened veranda and windows, you do need to use nets at night (so bring some if you plan to use the futons—only the queen sized bed in the main bed room has a net). Notwithstanding all that, we loved our time there and definitely recommend it to other couples, especially anyone looking to be independent and secluded while still in easy reach of services.

We arranged to have Blue Island Diving pick us up at Phillips Landing in the mornings and drop us post dive. Back to Palm Cottage for showers, lunch (unless we went to Honeymoon Beach) and relaxation. It took us several days to realize there was no real need to go over to St. Thomas other than to re-supply the fridge—all the beaches are similar and the food and drink at Heidi’s and Dinghy’s on Honeymoon beach were just as good as anywhere else and cheaper than most. The sightseeing around the USVI/BVI isn’t much different so
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you had a great vacation in Palm Cottage. It was nice to meet you guys! I would comment that while Crown Bay's "working port" and the airlines do create some noise, it is noise that the whole island shares--not just the Cottage. Fortunately, it does not affect the solitude and peacefulness of Water Island or the Cottage in any huge way. Blue Island Divers is wonderful for dive trips. They go out of their way for Water Island guests. An unusually wet December did give rise to a few extra mosquitoes. They are usually not even around Dec-May. Ah-the tropics. Not a bad trade for the sub zero temperatures we avoided back home! Thanks for the positive review.
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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make your Holiday Reservations Now
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Philthadelphia
5

THE PICTURES JUST DONT DUE IT JUSTICE

  • 5 of 5
We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival! The house has a great flow to it. Perfect fit for our family of 3. Super private almost jungle setting overlooking the bustling harbor of Charlotte Amalie- a very unique contrast. Something that must be seen in person.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, the cottage is very private and quiet. Yet, it is very convient to town for shopping and dining. I am glad you had a good time. Please come back!
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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make your Holiday Reservations Now
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Hendersonville
5

THE VACATION OF A LIFETIME!

  • 5 of 5
This house could not have been more perfect. The view from the screened in porch was breath taking. The house is very open. We were able to watch the cruises come in while laying in bed. The house is both appropriate for honeymooners to a small family. On the covered porch, there are two futons in which take in the nice breeze at night. This house allows access to a private beach. This beach was absolutely beautiful.
The house comes with a golf cart. This makes the trip much more convenient to travel to the beaches.
The house was very spacious for its size. The bathroom was quite large and the porched made the house feel much larger. The house was nicely furnished. The bed was extremely comfortable. A hotel could not compare to this house!
The island had breath taking beaches and clear ocean water. The bar and grille was a great place to grab a bite to eat. Monday's are a great day to make your way to the beach because they have a movie on the beach.
The island was the exact vacation I dreamed of. I plan to vacation here every year.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Palm 'Honeymoon' Cottage- Make your Holiday Reservations Now
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
New York
5

WONDERFUL ISLAND COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely amazing place to get away for a long weekend or longer. There are beautiful beaches all over the island to spend your days in the sun. Water island is also extremely close to St. Thomas if you want to go shopping or scuba diving etc. and also close enough to St. John if you want to go exploring. With this being said there is much to do on the island and everyone you meet is very friendly and helpful.

The cottage has an amazing view of the blue water surrounding the island and is open for you to enjoy the fresh air in the morning and evening alike.

I would recommend this place to couples looking to get away from the everyday grind.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

There are a variety of 'activies' on Water Island. Heidi cooks lunch on Honeymoon Beach most days. Heidi cooks a wonderful dinner some Saturday nights on Honeymoon Beach under the stars. Monday night is 'drive in' movie night on Honeymoon Beach where they show a movie on a screen tied between two palms! Just pull up in your golf cart. It is great fun. Hot dog, popcorn and drinks are available. Joe's bar, at the far end of Honeymoon makes mixed and frozen drinks during the day. Other events going on during the week will be posted on the board at the ferry dock. Activities may be limited by weather conditions and vary season to season.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes This new "Rate Format" offerred by VRBO limits my ability to publish variable rates like I have in the past. My rates will vary some by season and number of people. Also, the VI IRS has insisted that home renters charge a 10% tax. This is paid to the VI government-not to me. Please call for exact rental quotes for your stay. Thank you.
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Amenities

Water Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One large bathroom with wonderful island shower, towels and hairdryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) A very unique four poster queen bed is in the large bedroom/sitting area., Baby Cribs (1) Can be provided upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are 2 futons on the screened porch that convert to double beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
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