Private residence located in gated Sprat Estates. Very Private, 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.
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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.
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.
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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