New 2 BR, 2 BA villa with large pool, a 3 minute walk from Honeymoon Beach, 30 seconds by vehicle! Grand exterior gallery offers spectacular vistas of turquoise waters and breathtaking sunsets. On three-quarters of an acre, the villa offers quiet privacy with views of cruise ships and the lights of St. Thomas sparkling at night. Harvest your own papayas in season!
Arches frame your panoramic view. MBR, lanai and gallery open onto the infinity-edge pool (with its lap lane, frolic area and pina colada bench). Caribbean architectural elements throughout: mahogany cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms, Spanish cedar window frames, cypress ceilings, and coral stone floors.
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Air conditioning, Internet access and satellite television. Over 100 titles in videocassette collection and TVs in both bedrooms and living room.
Villa Papaya is conveniently located, a 5-minute drive from St. Thomas airport, 7-minute ferry ride from Crown Bay.
Keywords: villa, waterview, pool, air conditioning
Gwendolyn and I are retired academics, now dividing our time between three residences and traveling the world as time permits. Our four year old Yorkshire Terrier accompanies us almost everywhere.
On retiring, we decided we wanted to enjoy the warmth and sunshine, warm water and warm people of the Virgin Islands. It is a little more complicated than that, but look for the details in Gwendolyn's upcoming Virgin Islands counterpart to A Year in Provence!
We enjoy the peace and quiet, the lovely beach, the private pool, the breathtaking sight of the world's largest cruise ships slipping by at dinner time on the gallery. We will take a drive up to Fort Segarra for moonlit romance on the cliff overlooking the southern side of Water Island. But most of all we enjoy our friends and neighbors and the easy-going ambience of life on Water Island. The Monday Night Movie on the Beach, Heidi's gourmet dinners on the beach on Saturday nights, midnight dips in our private, lighted pool, and morning showers in the two-person show stalls with a view of turquoise waters. Once or twice a week we will take in a restaurant, regatta, or West Indian celebration for a little spice in our lives.