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Suzanne

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, chinese

up to 15% off - Sand Dollar - 2 private beaches - Rent Directly from Owner

76 Reviews
Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Northside Estate Rental Photos and Description

9 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 3 half baths, sleep 24 people

Sand Dollar is set above its own private white sand beaches on the shores of beautiful Magens Bay. Fully air-conditioned with contemporary island decor, Sand Dollar Estate has always delighted its guests, from celebrities to U.S. Presidents. The upper entry level opens to 2 spacious king bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, and an alcove with sofa bed perfect for small children. A few steps below is the main level with a large open well equipped kitchen, formal dining room, sumptuous living room and third king bedroom with private bath. The main level opens to a short flight of stairs down to the pool level with three air-conditioned bedroom suites, one with queen size bed and two with king size bed. Each pool side bedroom has a separate bathroom and sitting area with sofa bed. They are connected by a large game room pool table,

cable TV and mini bar, overlooking the pool. Right off the pool deck is a separate recreation building with professional gym, spa massage room and rooftop sun deck.

The pool area features a 5,000 sq ft sun deck, tiled pool, gazebo, and an alfresco dining area with professional gas grill and sink. Off the pool area are stairs down to the magnificent, private white sand beach, the crown jewel of Sand Dollar. Swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and relax in privacy and solitude. Guaranteed to be the nicest beach you have ever set foot on!

Just next door is Little Sand Dollar, a 2300 square feet stone cottage, three bedroom suites (each with king size bed and full bath), stairway down to its own private beach, fully air-conditioned with a well-equipped kitchen, jacuzzi, a covered porch, and an open deck overlooking Magens Bay, it is perfect for newlyweds, teenagers or a small family. Very secluded and luxurious, Sand Dollar Estate is the luxury vacation of lifetime!

Jetski/watertoys can be delivered to private beach at extra cost.

Our fully equipped, newly completed gym features a full complement of Precor professional equipment including:

- Precord treadmill with heart rate monitor

- Precord recumbent bicycle with heart rate monitor

- Precor elliptical trainer

- Precor weight trainer

There is also a Bose audio/video system with cable TV and a Sony 32' LCD TV and iPOD dock. High Speed WIFI throughout the property. This fully air conditioned state of the art facility offers incredible down island views, as well as magnificent views of Magens Bay and our private beaches below. Enjoy the lovely deck outside before, during, or after your work out. Trainers are available with advance notice.

Our fully conditioned, Spa massage room features hydrotherapy tub, rain shower, make up station, massage table, manisure/pedicure area, cable TV and a Sony 32' LCD TV and iPOD dock. Ideal for Lady Spa Day or couple massage. Exclusively for our guest.

Right above this brand new pavillion, is our rooftop sundeck. Furnishs with oversized costumed settee and day bed, perfect for stars gazing at night or sunbathing during the day.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Suzanne (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, chinese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you again for a much needed and welcome retreat into your beautiful home in this wonderful place ********Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton - Washington DC.



It was great, and needed. Thanks! ******* President Bill Clinton - Washington DC.



Thank you so much for a great Thanksgiving vacation! Your house is beautiful ******* Tipper Gore, Washington DC



This is a spectacular place. Thanks for your hospitality and for a great four days ******** Al Gore - Washington DC



This is a heavenly place to relax and enjoy. We loved it! **** The Lubsen family - Center Valley, PA



Loved gathering Sand Dollars on the beach. We'll be back! ****** The Dusses - Ypsilanti,MI



Had a great time with our baby! He loved the pool and bay. We'll be back again maybe with another little one ***** The Govans - St Peterburg, FL



What a wonderful 50th birthday present this was. As before everything was great. We'll be back for sure ******* The Rimmer family - Ft Worth, TX



It doesn't get much better. Thanks so much. We and Children had a great time ******* The Rose family - Manilus, NY



Back again & enjoyed it just as much as last time ***** The Liems - Hampstead, MD



We don't want to leave!! Sand Dollar beach THE most beautiful on the island! We'll be back with our whole town of friends ****** The Spenglers - Orefield, PA
Feb 2005
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up to 15% off - Sand Dollar - 2 private beaches - Rent Directly from Owner
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews
5

Amazing Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely phenomenal. We were there in May. Had our welcome dinner and brunch at the Sand Dollar Estate. Our guests could not stop talking about the beauty of the property. Bob, the house manager is amazing. Incredibly laid back and happy to always lend a hand. Every time we had a question he was always there to answer. Suzanne and Steve (the owners) just seem like incredible people. Extremely friendly and helpful. We are so blown away by the hospitality and the beauty of our stay at the Sand Dollar Estate. We look forward to hopefully planning another trip there soon!!! Our week is a memory our guests will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Best House/Location for Vacation and Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I cannot imagine a better place to get married. We had 22 people stay at the house. We stayed at both the Sand Dollar Estate and Little Sand Dollar. There were 20 adults and 2 children.

My now husband and I stayed at Little Sand Dollar. Not only do you get privacy from the "main group", you have your own little oasis. All of the bedrooms were truly perfect. They all have their own bathroom which is perfect for large groups, and no one ever felt on top of one another.

A few things that I learnt from other reviews as well as emailing with Suzanne, she is the best resource. As an owner, I don't know that you can get a better person. She was attentive and when I was having a few minor breakouts she calmed me down and reiterated that everything will be fine and work out and it did.

I would definitely hire Monica for the week to cook. She is very good. Dinner is usually always served over warmers which makes it easier for you to choose what time to eat. All the food was amazing.

I strongly recommend hiring Edmund. Edmund drives a 14 passengers van. It is cheaper to hire him than to pay for taxi's or getting a car.

Bob is really there for anything you need during the week. He ran errands and was so prompt and made everything perfect. He also always has a smile on his face that is contagious.

All in all my wedding was beautiful. Sand Dollar makes it that much better. All of my vendors knew exactly where the house was located and knew things about the house that were still new to myself and our guests. It is very hard to plan a wedding from Minnesota but every single thing exceeded my expectations. It is honestly hard to plan for 14 months and still have your expectations exceeded. While, many other locations can provide certain aspects, Sand Dollar is where it all comes together.

We will definitely be back for anniversaries and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Holiday of a life time & an unbelievable wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week at Sand Dollar with close family and friends before getting married at the end of the week on the private beach at the estate and having our reception on the two huge decks of the house. It was by far the best times of our lives and we will remember the holiday and wedding forever! The setting was absolutely perfect and we would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to have a destination wedding.

The staff at the estate, Bob, Monica and Andrine were all amazing. Monica and Andrine prepared two meals a day for us which were a huge hit with everyone. Bob was there to help out with any of our needs during the week and was a complete rock star and always smiling.

There were 19 of us in total staying at the estate and every single guest has said how it was the most amazing holiday. The beach is the most beautiful beach ever and was perfect for relaxing with friends and family during the week and then accommodating 50 guests for the wedding.

The owner Suzanne was very prompt in responding to any questions we had before our stay there and was a pleasure to work with.

Only draw back... 1 week is not long enough to enjoy the whole estate!!!! My mission in life is now to make it back to Sand Dollar at least once more.

Thank you Bob, Monica, Andrine and Suzanne for helping to make this a vacation and wedding of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my father in laws 70th birthday at the Sand Dollar. There was 18 of us including 9 children under the age of 10. Sand Dollar was everything we wanted it to be. The home was a perfect layout for our 4 families and enjoyed every minute. There is absolutely no reason to ever leave the home unless it is for an alcoholic milkshake just down the road. Ha! The beach is beyond incredible and we could have spent every minute of every day down there enjoying the water, kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding. We cannot say enough wonderful things about the owner and the staff. The owner was incredibly attentive and helpful in preparing us for our stay. Bob the property manager and Monica the cook helped to make our stay even more fantastic and relaxing. Sand Dollar is a must for large groups or families looking for an once in a lifetime Caribbean vacation!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Best Trip Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Sand Dollar Estate is a beautiful estate on the most beautiful beach in the world. The pictures do not do it justice. Before we even arrived we were contacted by the staff to arrange our stay including any special needs or provisions.

We were met at the airport by Bobby the manager who got us out of the airport and to the villa quickly. (There were 18 of us and a lot of luggage, diving equipment, etc.) The first sight of the sea from the pool deck was breathtaking. It is situated high enough to have a view of the entire Magens Bay yet still has one of the only private beaches on the bay! (Those 75 steps to the beach were good exercise). The beach itself is crystal clear and sand bottom, no weeds, or debris in the way. We spent most of our day utilizing the kayaks, standup paddle boards provided. We had our own snorkeling equipment and made good use of it. We discovered that you can walk in the water along the shoreline to the public beach at Magens Bay which we did every day for a tropical drink at the Tikki Hut! Every morning we watched the sea turtles play in the water as we drank our coffee on the deck.

The house itself is beautiful with great amenities. Having an ice machine and a strong drink blender was a great bonus and made for many frosty drinks! There are many comfortable seating areas especially on the decks and a spotlight towards the beach so we could watch the sea life at night.

We had a masseuse come in one day that was arranged by Bobby so we were able to utilize the on site spa. The gym is also top notch. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Best Week Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented out Sand Dollar Estate for our wedding week. For starters, as soon as you walk in, it is breathtaking. The photos don't even do it justice. Suzanne, the owner, was very quick to respond and a pleasure to work with.

Very well maintained property and insane views along with very private beach. Each room is very beautiful. I personally loved the outside showers in the upstairs 2 bedrooms. Little Sand Dollar was amazing as well. The shower alone you could have a party in its, so big! Again another private beach and beautiful deck. Each bedroom in both houses have their own private bathroom.

The SERVICE was impeccable. It couldn't have been better. We had Monica make our food all week and each night we though it couldn't get better and it did. Waking up to already made amazing breakfast you couldn't beat it. Bob, the property manager, was very attentive and checking it everyday to make sure all our needs were met.

For any bride to be or anyone who is looking for a 5 star vacation, this is it. I am very picky and it felt like a dream. I highly recommend this to Anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Sand Dollar is situated right on the shores of Magens Bay, one of the ten best beaches in the world, according to National Geographic and the Travel Channel. Sand Dollar provides four 1-person kayaks, 2 paddle boards, beach lounge chairs and inflatable water toys. Activities such as private boat charter to nearby islands for fishing, snorkeling, island hoping or diving, can be arranged with advance notice. Call or email for fees and availability. Also inquire about massage, private yoga or pilates sessions inside the villa or right on the beach. Mahogany Run, the only Golf course in St Thomas is only 5 minutes away. 15 minutes to downtown Charlotte Amalie. Abundant duty-free shopping. Bob, your full-time manager, is available to assist you at anytime.

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Rates & Availability

Northside Estate Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$13,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

SPECIAL RATE: September 17 to 30, 2016
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1-18 people ...main house & cottage....$13,000

JANUARY 2, 2016 TO APRIL 15, 2016
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1-12 people… main house…$18,750
1-18 people… main house & cottage …. $24,000

APRIL 16, 2016 TO DECEMBER 16, 2016
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1-12 people… main house….$16,750
1-18 people… main house & cottage - $21,500

* 19 to 24 person - add $700 per person for a week year round

Thanksgiving: November 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
1-24 people - main house & cottage ….. $24,000.00

X'mas / New Year: December 17, 2016 to December 31, 2016
1-24 people - main house & cottage - $27,000

50% - 7 days from invoice date
50% and $1,000 refundable damage deposit - 60 days from arrival day
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Amenities

Northside Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 9950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 7 (cottage) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , hair dryer
    Bathroom 8 (cottage) - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
    Bathroom 11 - toilet
    Bathroom 12 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 8 (cottage) - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 (cottage) - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 (cottage) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
8 kings, 1 queens, 1 twin, 7 sleep sofas. 3 Whirlpool tub; 1 desk top computer, 1 printer/scanner/copier, WIFI, 1 answering machines, cordless telephones, 2 cribs, 2 playpens, 2 highchairs; 4 kayak, 2 paddle boards; 2 generators; daily housekeeping service except Sunday, 1 full time manager, cook or chef service and activities available at additional cost.

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