Wonderful stay on Cowpet Bay! We want to move here...
Submitted: June 12, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
Bob was a wonderful host - very personable & attentive, gracious, had lots of suggestions for us. The unit's view of the beach was perfect, & the location was ideal: right next to the pool & the pool bar. The inside of the unit was roomy, very clean & comfortable. The only issues we had were with the wireless internet (the wired internet worked fine), the range hood (which Bob took care of immediately), & the phone in the unit. As we did not have cell service, we were truly "unplugged" for the majority of our stay...not necessarily a bad thing! The beds are VERY comfortable, & the bathrooms & floors have been recently redone. We cooked quite a bit in the unit, & there were some staples already there for our use. The community is gated, which is great - it keeps out the cruise passengers! There was never more than a few other people in the pool (which was lovely, & visited daily by many iguanas!) or on the beach. It truly felt like our own personal paradise.
We dove with the crew at Aqua Action, just a five-minute drive to the next cove, at Secret Harbour. Everyone there was great, visibility was 60' or better, water was 82 degrees (no wetsuits), & we loved the Ledges of Little St. James and Buck Island Reef. We walked to the end of the parking lot, down steps to the St. Thomas Yacht Club to fish with Chris - caught three, two were large king mackerels (good eating!). We took a car barge over to St. John's one day - snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay/Leincester Bay was FABULOUS. The snorkeling at Cowpet Bay (day & night) was not bad - lots of fish, even a stingray - but the trek over to snorkel at Leincester was definitely worth it. Went to Magens Bay beach one day - a very pretty beach, few people there (go on a non-cruise day); quite relaxing. Lovely sail from the Ritz (5-minute walk) to St. John; open bar to & fro, awesome dinner at Zozo's.
We ate at the Old Stone Farmhouse near Magens; WONDERFUL dinner! Also liked the food at Sangria's beach bar onsite at Cowpet Bay, Jen's downtown, and Hook Line & Sinker in Frenchtown (although service there is a bit slow). My new favorite drink: Painkillers!
The flowers, views, & weather were perfect, and even though the roads are very narrow & hilly (and driving on the left a bit unnerving), we were very glad to have rented a car. Hopefully the owners will choose to take credit cards in the future; ATM withdrawals on the island are max $500 per day (so plan accordingly). We will be back!!
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Good Morning Trisha;
Didn't know I should or could submit a response untill recently. Sorry for the phone and internet problem,they've been corrected. As far as the exhaust fan goes, that's long gone. We have completely renovated the condo, new bathroom vanities, all new kitchen, all new appliances, all new furniture, Granite conter tops ( center Island is 14 ft 6 inches long). From the moment you open the front door you can see the beach. Take a look at new new pictures on our site, you will not reconize it.
We also should have a 2nd Condo shortly that is completly redone, also on the Beach two doors aways.
Thank you very much for staying with us, Hope to see you again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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