WINDSWEPT 2: OCEANFRONT, SPECTACULAR VIEWS, POOL, NEARBY BEACH

Charles & Karen Dumond

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WINDSWEPT 2: OCEANFRONT, SPECTACULAR VIEWS, POOL, NEARBY BEACH

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

If we do not have the availability you need, please inquire about VRBO # 331951.

Water Island was described as 'A Homeland Treasure' in the front page, feature article of the Boston Globe travel section (December 6, 2009).

Windswept 2 is a newly constructed (2009) two bedroom, two bathroom oceanfront, semi-attached condominium perched on a cliffside. It is one of five condominiums located on this 1.3 acre property with breathtaking views from every window. At night enjoy the sparkling lights of St. Thomas across the bay. Listen to the waves crashing against the rocks, the trade winds blowing and taste the salt from the ocean on your lips.

Enjoy your morning coffee on either the front or back lanai watching the cruise ships arrive in St. Thomas Harbor. In the evening, enjoy cocktails at the swim up bar, in the 12X30 shared pool, overlooking Flamingo Bay. If you tire of lounging around the pool, the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean can be enjoyed at Honeymoon Beach, which is a short five minute ride in the four person golf cart available during your stay. You will find Heidi's Honeymoon Grill on the beach offering lunch most days of the week. New for the 2013-2014 season is Dinghy's on the beach which offers lunch, dinner and drinks seven days a week. On Saturday evenings, you can enjoy the true island experience of an excellent gourmet dinner, served by Heidi, on the beach (In season). Relax with the sound of the water lapping at the shore and the sun setting over the ocean.

For a change of pace, St. Thomas is ten minutes away by public ferry offering shopping and world class restaurants. If golf is your passion, the beautiful golf course, Mahogany Run is located on St. Thomas. After enjoying the city amenities, return to quiet, laid back Water Island where golf carts out number vehicles.

Inquire if additional space needed. This villa can be rented with VRBO #331951.

Keywords: Tropical paradise, high end, surrounded by mesmerizing views, turquoise water, gorgeous nearby beach

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Charles & Karen Dumond

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My wife and I live in Falmouth, Maine. I am a retired Portland firefighter and my wife is a retired nurse. We love to travel, meet new people and see amazing places. We love living on the rugged coast of Maine most of the time. Our winters can be long and we always look forward to escaping to the warm tropics.

Charles & Karen Dumond purchased this condo in 2009

A few years ago, friends told us about a piece of oceanfront property in the Caribbean that housed an old five-unit military barrack. Our friends were looking for four other couples to build a total of five units on the site. While my wife and I never considered the possibility of owning oceanfront property in the Caribbean, this seemed like a great opportunity. Without even discussing it, my wife and I looked at each other and said 'yes'.

In 2006, we put a down payment on the property, before even seeing it. We had never heard of Water Island! If our adult children did something like this, we would call them irresponsible!

Stepping on the property for the first time was unbelievable. How could we not have known about Water Island? The pictures we had seen just didn't come close to the amazing views all around. Maybe we weren't so crazy after all! This was definitely one of those 'Once in a lifetime opportunities!' We knew immediately that owning a vacation home on this spot was going to be very special. We could not believe that we had been lucky enough to fall into this and kept waiting for everything to fall apart!

For the next three years, we planned and worked towards completing this villa from our home in Maine. No easy feat, and lots of 'oh by the ways!' Building on an island is difficult enough, doing it from a distance, adds to the fun!!!

In the Fall of 2009, our vacation villa was completed adjacent to the villa of our good friends. We started sharing it with family and close friends. Their first reactions on seeing Water Island and Windswept were: 'Unbelievable, gorgeous, breathtaking!'

In 2010, we had our first rental guests. We consider ourselves fortunate to have wonderful guests who enjoy Windswept and Water Island as much as we do. We love to hear that we have helped them have a relaxing vacation and truly get away from it all. We get a lot of satisfaction from helping people create lasting memories and hope you are our next guest!

Coffee in the morning on the front patio while watching the sun come up over the tip of St. Thomas as the cruise ships enter St. Thomas Harbor. Dinner time drinks at the swim up bar as the sun sets in the west. Riding around the island in the golf cart and stopping for lunch at the beach. Saturday night dinner on Honeymoon Beach as the sun sets and the Monday night movies at the beach. Quiet evenings with the only sound being the waves crashing against the rocks below and the trade winds blowing.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Windswept 2: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Windswept 2: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Cape Porpoise, Maine
5

THE PERFECT SPOT ON WATER ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
Everything you could want or need is provided, the water views are equally captivating from the back or the front of the condo, and the breezes are delightful. Upon arrival, the cleanliness was immediately apparent and the entire property was meticulously maintained.
There is nothing you need to do, but relax and enjoy your stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
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Windswept 2: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Biddeford, Maine. USA
4

SELF, WIFE AND COUSINS

  • 4 of 5
We found that the Villa was exactly as described when we decided to rent it. The views were spectacular. Everything we needed for the week was there. Very clean. Honeymoon Beach was really nice and quiet even when people from the cruise ships were there. Katie was very helpful when we needed her and made us feel at home right from the time we arrived on Water Island. The only thing we had difficulty adjusting to was the high winds and the time of the last ferry in the evening. Couldn't have asked for better weather as was full sun and mid to high 80's for the entire duration of our stay. Had a very good time.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Windswept 2: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Connecticut USA
5

WINDSWEPT II CHRISTMAS

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful property in a beautiful location. Views from every window, and the breeze is amazing. The condo was spotless and appointed beautifully. There is nothing to want for, other than to spend more time there ! The pictures do not do it justice. It is perfect. The property managers Katie and Warren are gems and respond to your every need promptly and are just wonderful folks. Highly Recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We feel fortunate to have such great on island property managers for Windswept as Katie and Warren. They take great care of our guests and the property.
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Windswept 2: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Bowling Green, Ky.
5

SMITH'S FROM KY

Smith's from KY
  • 5 of 5
What a GREAT place to vacation. Everything was perfect. The views are awesome , 2 completely different views & all you have to do is turn around. Katie & Warren , the property managers, were very helpful & answered any questions we had. We loved driving around in the golf cart & checking out the scenery. We would highly recommend this rental. We hope to make it back again. The beach never had more than a handful of people on it even when the cruise ships were in.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Windswept 2: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
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(207) 838-6521
Water Island US Virgin Islands
Boston, MA
5

TOP NOTCH FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Windswept 2 was a perfect spot for our recent family vacation with our 2.5 year old son and 10 week old daughter. The condo is beautiful, clean, and offers more 'extras' than we have ever seen in our many home rental experiences (for example, batteries, beach coolers, flashlights, ziplock bags, tupperware, snorkel gear, baby bathtub, stair gate for children, duct tape, spices, and I could go on and on). The extras are super helpful because there are no restaurants, grocery or other stores on island (though they are easily accessible via the 12 minute ferry over to St. Thomas).

We loved the pool, which is treated with salt and is very gentle on the skin, and used the excellent BBQ almost every night. The steady breeze kept us comfortable day and night. We literally watched the sun rise over the water each morning from our bedroom, then on the other side of the condo while sitting at the outdoor dining table we watched the sun set over the water each evening (AMAZING!). The owners, Karen and Chuck, were very helpful and gracious (we received a beautiful thank you card from them when we opened our mail on our return home!), and the property managers on island are top notch. We look forward to returning in the future.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Windswept 2: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
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Water Island US Virgin Islands
Keller, TX
5

A WEEK IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to stay on Water Island. We actually spent our first night in St. Thomas in the Presidential Suite at the Marriott and all agreed we preferred Windswept. The couple that manages the property for the owners was fantastic to deal with, met us at the ferry dock on time, helped us with our luggage and anything we needed during the week. The owners of the condo were incredible to deal with right from the first contact to the handwritten thank you note we had waiting for us when we arrived back home.

It was my wife and I and our 8 and 10 year old daughters on this trip and the condo was perfectly appointed for us. The beds are comfortable. The house has A/C only in the bedrooms but even in the middle of Summer you didn't need it elsewhere in the house. The breezes are magnificent and keep you cool and keep the bugs away. The pool was great and the kids spent most of the time we were at the condo in it. The condo has wonderful sweeping views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean from each side and St. Thomas in the background. There is not an amazing view from any angle. The house is appointed with great furnishings and actually had spices and some cooking staples, which was really nice as there are no restaurants not the island. We got all of our food from the small store at the Crown Bay Marina. It was half as fresh and 3 times as expensive as normal but you can't beat the convenience.

We took the golf cart down to Honeymoon beach most days by late morning and usually stayed until Sunset. All of our new friends at Heidi's set us up with an account for the week so that we didn't even need to remember to bring money to the beach with us and we ate their great food and tasty drinks all week while the kids played in the sand and swam in the warm and very calm water of Honeymoon beach. Other than the times the tour groups were docked at the beach, there were often only a handful of other people there. Sunsets were amazing.

We also took the owners recommendation to have Captain Joe take us out on his boat for a half day of snorkeling at Buck's island. He picked us up right at the Ferry dock on Water island. This was a great alternative to the crowded party boats that you have to go to St. Thomas for. Captain Joe was filled with great info and gave us a great tour which allowed us to see a shipwreck, tons of sea turtles and other great wildlife.

We won't hesitate to come back to Water Island and Windswept.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cyril King (STT)
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Water Island to St. Thomas
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Honeymoon
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dinghy's at Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mahogany Run on St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tickles at Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas
Car: not necessary

Owner is happy to assist with activity information on request.

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Availability & Rates

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Water Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 5 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Fall
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit of 50% due at time of booking to confirm reservation. The remaining 50% is due thirty days prior to arrival date.

Check in time is 4PM on day of arrival. Check out time is 10AM on day of departure.
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Cancellation policy: Deposit will be returned, minus $75.00 administrative fee, if cancellation is made more than sixty days prior to arrival date. If cancellation is within sixty days of arrival date, the deposit will not be returned but can be used towards a future booking.
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Amenities

Water Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom one has open shower with glass block wall and river rock floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Extra long twin beds can be converted to king bed. Inquire about availability of attached unit, VRBO #331951 for additional capacity.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Cart
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Ipod Docking System, Four person golf cart, Property Manager on island, Whole house UV water filtration system
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