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Waterfront. Walk to beach and restaurants.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Karen Smith
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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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Bolongo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Waterfront. Walk to beach and restaurants.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 23 reviews

A very comfortable, well-stocked place with perfect location and privacy

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for escaping the cruse ship crowds and walking to Iggy's, which we throughly enjoyed. Pool was wonderful on the couple of days the beaches were crowed. Sitting out on the patio every morning and evening was perfect since it would catch a slight breeze and the views were great. Condo was clean and stocked with everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable. Thank you so much! We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Can't wait for your return.
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Great trip again!!

  • 5 of 5

We love this condo on beautiful Bolongo Bay. We have been coming for many years and it is always a wonderful trip. The owner has added a new tile floor in front of the balcony doors and it has added such a fun touch with the colorful tiles. The new mattress is a real plus. The condo is always really clean and well equipped. The view is spectacular and we spend many mornings just sitting on the balcony. There are 3 restaurants within walking distance. We look forward to coming back again next year.

Donna and John

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Looking forward to next year. You make sharing my home a pleasure.
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Dirty kitchen and out dated.

  • 2 of 5

We arrived in anticipation of a great week on St Thomas but spent the first hour and a half cleaning the kitchen. There was red sauce all over the sink and the stove top had old grease and other food on it that was gross. The refrigerator was almost as bad with spilled and dried food. The shower curtain had mold on it so we changed it out after texting Karen Smith, the owner. She said the maid told her she cleaned. Right. We're not that picky but the kitchen cupboard knobs were even dirty with food. We left the place in a LOT better shape then we found it. Hope she appreciates the time we spent cleaning on our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I still do not know what happened. I called my housekeeper immediately and she assured me that everything was thoroughly cleaned the day before their arrival. As you can see on previous reviews cleanliness is an often featured compliment. I offered to have it recleaned and don't know what else I could do. I sincerely hope that the rest of their vacation was enjoyable.
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Great view from deck

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable, good places to eat. Bolongo Bay needs a marked swim area. Wish there was a food store close by and places to walk.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely condo with beautiful view of Bolongo Bay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the New Year holiday and had a wonderful, relaxing vacation on the third floor condo unit adjacent to the Bolongo Bay resort. The condo is very clean and has lots of room to spread out, but the best feature is the large balcony with views from the kitchen, living area and bedroom. With the sliding glass doors open and the gentle Christmas trade winds and sound of the waves soothing us, there were mornings we found it hard to pull ourselves away and head to the beach! We enjoyed perhaps the most amazing sunrises we have ever seen right on that balcony. It's about a five minute walk to Bolongo Bay beach, and we had no problem finding a soft, sandy spot that had a little shade. There are only a few permanent tiki umbrellas on the beach, and no umbrellas available for rental due to the winds, but even though we never got to the beach until after lunch, we had no trouble setting up under a palm tree or a tiki for a few hours of kicking back in the sand. We rented lounge chairs from Bolongo Bay for $5. There were also regular beach chairs available in the condo. The food at Iggie's beach bar and the (slightly) more upscale Lobster Grille was excellent. There was not a single meal we weren't satisfied with. We also dined one night at Mim's seaside Bistro, which is in the middle of the Watergate property. It's a beautiful location with an elevated view of the Bay. Don't go to Mim's right at dusk unless you have LOTS of bug spray - we made that mistake and had an experience with no see'ums. I think some of the other restaurants may use fogger, because that was the only night we had an issue. In St. Thomas, it's always best to avoid the sand at dawn and dusk, and to apply bug spray at night if you are by the water. We also had dinner one night at Secret Harbor (a few miles away and a calmer beach for snorkeling and swimming) where we got to enjoy a beautiful sunset, and another night after a snorkel sail, we got pizza from Island Time, which is a really fun harborside pub in Red Hook. Getting back to the condo, it's a wonderful place to stay - well equipped with everything you could possibly need (coffee pot, utensils, coolers, beach toys, books, free wifi, etc.) - and we hope we are fortunate enough to get back for another tropical holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to share my place with guests who love the same things I do.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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