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St. Thomas - Waterfront Condo-Bolongo Bay

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Bolongo Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6

This updated condo has luxurious bedding, tasteful decor, and comfortable deck furniture so that you can luxuriate in the tropical breeze that flows through the unit and enjoy the breathtaking views from the balcony. At the request of my guests I have added a grill on the balcony. Bolongo Bay is on the south side of ST. Thomas. It is about 20 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from Havensight (cruise ship doc) and 10 minutes from Red Hook where you catch the ferry to the BVI and ST. John. No need to ever leave Bolongo Bay. 3 excellent restaurants. Iggies's bar and grill for late night entertainment. Bolongo Bay resort for beach chairs, fine dining and water toys to rent. Day and sunset sails available aboard Heavenly Days. A dive shop and our own beautiful pool. Anything else you might want or need?

Oh I forgot, pet iguanas to watch off the balcony for those of us that miss our pets on vacation.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Smith
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Karen Smith

Recently retired after 25 years in Real Estate in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born and raised in upstate New York. Moved to Atlanta in 1977 to get warm. Not warm enough and oh, no ocean. I now reside half in Atlanta and half in St Thomas. Friends and family keep me in Atlanta but my heart takes me to Bolongo Bay.

Karen Smith purchased this condo in 2006

Why Karen Smith chose Southside

I bought this property the minute I walked on the balcony. My dream has always been to lie in bed and hear the waves. I found it. Morning sunrise, coffee on the balcony, morning swim in the pool, snorkeling in Bolongo Bay. Dinner on the beach. No more needed. This is the life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 3:34 PM

Subject: Great Time!

Hi Karen,

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much we enjoyed our Thanksgiving vacation in your condo, there in beautiful St. Thomas! Being able to not only see, but also to hear the ocean tide was so relaxing and incredibly beautiful. We actually met some people from Chicago at Iggie's while there. I spoke to them today and we are looking at perhaps trying to do it again next Thanksgiving and meet up with them there! They wanted me to ask you if you knew any of the other condo owners there at Watergate that they could call directly to check out availability and pricing for their family? We would of course want to stay at your place again, if it is available. Thanks in advance for any info that you can offer, and thanks again for working with us on the late check out time...greatly appreciated!!

Judy Rountree

"Live what's in your soul, and dance your friggin heart out!"
Dec 2006
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St. Thomas - Waterfront Condo-Bolongo Bay
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Dear Karen,

I am SO glad we were finally able to get to St Thomas for a week instead of a few hours. It is a beautiful place, and even driving on the "wrong side" was fun. The eight of us want to let the world know that Bolongo Bay and your condo (and Andrew's) are the perfect places to explore the islands, play on the beaches, and relax all your cares away. (We spent loads of time in both of the units!) You have decorated a lovely island retreat and it made our stay even more wonderful.

We're all back home, but dreaming of sunrises over the water and dinners in the soft breezes at Bolongo Bay. 'Til next time.... our heartfelt thanks! Jerry, Mary Jane, Lamar, Cheryl, Leonard, Vicki, Alan, and Melonye

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
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  • 5 of 5

If this tells you anything. My family and I just got back from Karen's place, and I have stayed there every August for the past 10 years. The condo is clean, and when I say clean I mean clean, linens, towels, bathroom, Kitchen, 'and rooms. Now let's talk about the view, the view is to die for trust me all you will want to do is sit in the terrace all day and all night. You must check it out for yourself. the pictures are nothing compared to being there and looking out to that Cove. I don't know if it's just me but this condo makes you feel like it's your island home.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Spot for a Caribbean Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a great spot for a vacation on St. Thomas. The condo is well-equipped with everything you will need for your stay. It is walking distance to a couple great bar/restaurant options and has access to waterfront fun. The view from the condo balcony captures the essence of the Caribbean. Not a bad taxi ride from the airport and Red Hook (where there is lots of nightlife, entertainment, and the ferry to St. John); we got the telephone number of a cab driver on our first day and used him for all of our trips--it made it very easy and efficient. We inherited beverages from the previous guests and returned the favor by leaving the fridge stocked with enough libations to welcome the next fortunate vacationers--keep the tradition going. There are three different window units, so the condo is very comfortable air-wise. There is lots of seating space, both inside and outside. The grill is a great touch that allows you to spend a night in if you would like. We got to see lots of wildlife from the balcony. Many thanks for a great trip; can't wait for next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

Proximity to bar, restaurant and other island destinations made this location perfect. I can still hear the ocean roar!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Well located and quiet

  • 4 of 5

This was our first experience abroad, but we have rented other vacation properties. We don't spend much time awake in the rental. The cooking facilities were satisfactory. The beds were comfortable. We did not realize that water is limited in St. Thomas, but we did not find any constraint on our water usage. The scenery was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is ideal for long stays in Saint Thomas. It has everything you need, blender, grill, towels and plenty of space! The patio is huge and expands through two rooms. I would definitely stay here again!

The area is super cool with a great bar less than two minutes of walking and you can visit the resort attached to the bay. They have a great breakfast buffet and swim up bar! But Bolongo Bay isn't ideal if you're wanting to snorkel and swim in the water. There are a lot of rocks and sea urchin warnings.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E. King
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Red Hook Ferry to St. John & BVI
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Bolongo Bay
Car: not necessary

Watergate Villas East are located on the south side of St. Thomas on Bolongo Bay.


Rates & Availability

Bolongo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bolongo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed in living room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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