MERMAID / GROTTO SUITES (AC, COURTYARDS, POOL, GAZEBO)

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Mark W Pippen

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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MERMAID / GROTTO SUITES (AC, COURTYARDS, POOL, GAZEBO)

Water Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Overlooking Honeymoon Beach

MERMAID SUITE.

For those of you who cultivate a certain look. Who view decorating as a way of life. Who pray at the altar of modern design. Mermaid Lagoon has been designed to appeal to the inner you and pamper the outer body. You are transported to a tropical lagoon where relaxing bathing, swimming and dining is an experience. Exotic landscaping, captivating architecture and flowing water features awaken your senses to a unique Caribbean lifestyle. That world has a theme and Mermaid Suite brings you inside.

So live the Caribbean lifestyle and give yourself something few will experience.

The newly constructed Mermaid / Grotto Villa is separated into 2 bedrooms divided into 2 private suites, each with a private tropical courtyard.

The bedrooms are similar with a king bed and entertainment center / bar counter. Bathroom and vanity adjacent to the main room.

The focal point of this suite is the exterior private courtyard. Open to the sky you are surrounded by an 8 foot privacy fence.

Exterior cooking areas feature a gas grille.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Mark W Pippen

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Mark W Pippen currently manages Pirate's Ridge Courtyard Bar and Restaurant. If you have been to Water Island, in the last 12 years, then you know of his infamous Friday Nite Pizza and Salad Bar.

He has traveled the world. Born in Japan, his parents were in the military. This led to an early life of traveling and being exposed to many of the fabrics of life's journeys and atmospheres. He graduated from the University Of Texas at Arlington in Architectural Design. Mark owned several business before coming to the Islands 24 years ago. His last children, two sons, now attend college in California. These young men were born here in St Thomas and raised on Water Island. Our guests will get to experience what few will ever experience. Join us on a small Island, in the blue Caribbean!

Mark W Pippen purchased this villa in 1996

This property has been described, by locals, 'as offering the most beautiful view of Honeymoon Beach.' On this spot, Mark built the picturesque Gazebo.

Pirate's Ridge and Mermaid Lagoon are located 60 yards away and above Honeymoon Beach. Looking down the beach, from the west end to the east end, the gently curving white sandy beach is washed by the blue Caribbean. The property is located on a ridge that affords three sides of ocean view. A short ferry ride to St Thomas lands anyone into small city life. The international airport is a short 2 miles away.

Water Island has about 120, one acre, properties. To buy one, you must first buy a current owner out. This means Island life will evolve, but very slowly.

Architectural Designer Mark Pippen has designed each suite with captivating private courtyards. Just swing open the custom bi fold glass doors and exotic plants flow into your private suite. A award winning designer, Mark Pippen, sculpted the waterfall pool with natural rock work and tropical plants. The gazebo is becoming the photographers favorite point to shoot Honeymoon Beach, directly below. A custom designed fire pit awaits your party. The swaying palms, wet bar and exotic flora let you feel the Caribbean. A dry bar allows you to visit with those in the pool. Three exterior grilling areas allow you to live outside Caribbean style. Ready for the beach, just walk or take the golf cart to the white sandy Honeymoon Beach. A golf cart is provided for your transportation on the Island.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
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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Reviews

Property Reviews

Mermaid / Grotto Suites (AC, Courtyards, Pool, Gazebo)
average rating of 1.0 based on 3 reviews
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Mermaid / Grotto Suites (AC, Courtyards, Pool, Gazebo)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p507872vb
3404736722
Water Island US Virgin Islands
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Not ready for occupancy when we arrived

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Our reservations were for February 1 - 15, 2014. We arrived to find it uninhabitable. No running water or functioning appliances. Incomplete swimming pool with no water. Construction equipment in various locations in the yard. No functioning hot tub or "cascading" shower. The ONLY furniture in the place was two double beds and two twin sized beds, and one small night stand. No couches, chairs, etc. The stairway to the top floor was unsafe. The deck railing on the upstairs deck was very loose and unsafe. We were unable to spend even one night in this place. If you have reservations it would be a good idea to have a back-up plan in case it is still in this condition. Water Island is an amazing and wonderful place, and we fell in love with the people of the island. Don't let this one property stop you from enjoying the magic of Water Island!
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Mermaid / Grotto Suites (AC, Courtyards, Pool, Gazebo)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p507872vb
3404736722
Water Island US Virgin Islands
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1

Still under construction

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I'll begin at the end….eventually the owner (Mark) did the right thing and paid for us to stay in a different villa. This was after a great deal of stress and anger. Two weeks prior to our visit we read the bad review. We spoke with Mark almost daily via phone, text or email. We gave him every opportunity to refund our money so we could make different arrangements, but he promised us that this group of "luxury" villas would be complete, ready for us, and magnificent in every way. We arrived to find concrete floors, no working faucets or toilets, a stairway that was more like a ladder, and very dangerous railing on the upstairs deck. When Mark turned on the water supply there was an explosion in the wall and in a few moments the floor was flooded. The "hot tub" is a tub sitting atop a mound of dirt with no way to access it, and with wiring and plumbing exposed unsafely. The "cascading shower" is a water hose. I'm not kidding! My friend opened an inside door and it fell completely off the frame (no hinges). Prior to arrival, the owner said our group of 8 would have "pure luxury" because there is plenty of room for 16 people. There were 2 full beds and 2 twin beds. We are great friends but that would be a little too close for comfort! There were zero couches, chairs or tables in the three villas. The swimming pool is not finished and there was no water in it. It is possible that this property could be nice someday, but now (February 2014) it is not ready for guests at the most basic level. Luxury? Not even close! I don't know how he made the website look so good but it is very deceiving.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Mermaid / Grotto Suites (AC, Courtyards, Pool, Gazebo)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p507872vb
3404736722
Water Island US Virgin Islands
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DO NO FALL VICTIM TO THIS HORRENDOUS VILLA

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We spoke to the owner, advised him that we couldn’t stay and Mark (the owner) verbally promised to refund us. We have not yet received the refund.
This villa was completely under construction, no installed toilets, no running water, no showers, construction hazards everywhere (nails, knives, loose boards etc.), overgrown weeds, pool under construction with no water, unfinished floors, only 2 unfinished bedrooms instead of 3/4, rusty fridge, unclean cutlery, knives at children's level, unhygienic conditions.
Helpful votes: 18/18
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
St Thomas Airport, King Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.04 Miles
Phillips Landing
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Pirate's Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tickle's St Thomas
Car: not necessary

Wedding Gazebo

Pavilion Dining

Waterfall Lagoon Pool

Courtyard Bar and Grille

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Availability & Rates

Water Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
2014 Season
Jan 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$3,300
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 100% due at booking - I require my guest to make one payment.
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Amenities

Water Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Each suite has a custom designed restroom with a toilet and vanity. Each suite features an Architecturally designed Exotic shower courtyard. Custom glass doors allow guests to open 8 feet of glass wall into each courtyard. Transforming each suite into a unique Caribbean experience. Shower behind a Waterfall under the stars of the Caribbean. The Mermaid Suite courtyard has an etched glass waterfall that doubles as your shower curtain. Shower in a Waterfall under the stars of the Caribbean. The Grotto Suite courtyard has natural rock waterfall that doubles as your shower. Exotic palms and fauna accent the property.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Dolphin Suite has two bedrooms. Each suite has its own entertainment center Flat Screen HDTV and WiFi. An Island bar in each suite is a piece of art. This space can be for dining, computing, entertaining and more. Each suite has its own architecturally designed vanity and restroom. Exotic palms and fauna accent the private courtyard shower for each unit.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • fishing
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