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Relax in Paradise

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

East End Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Located in the beautiful Virgin Islands, on the East End of St. Thomas, the Cowpet Bay Garden Room is a lovely alternative to an impersonal hotel room. Comfortable and affordable, the Garden Room is nestled just a short walk away from five tropical beaches, and the many restaurants and facilities associated with both the Ritz-Carlton and Elysian hotels.

This locally owned and meticulous studio apartment is available to anyone interested in a relaxed, 'no worries' approach to a paradise vacation.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Sophia McKenzie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Relax in Paradise
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Chicago, Illinois
5

Suite on the beach, Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Full disclosure, I've been friends with Sophia for 15 years but I think that makes me extra-qualified to speak to what a great host she is!

Recently, rented her room for a stay in St. Thomas. The photos don't do it justice! The unit is right on the beach, just a short walk through the condo gardens and down some steps and you have a drink in your hand and sand in between your toes!

The beds is really comfortable and the King can be split into two singles which worked well for my Mom and I during our visit. There is AC but we really didn't need it, the unit stays cool. Sophia provided plenty of towels for both the bathroom and the beach.

The beach had several restaurants and a bar as well as chairs and a shower station to rinse off. We had a great time and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this property (May 2015). We met Sophia when we checked in, she was very nice and accommodating about giving us the key. The room was clean and had everything you could need (shampoo, towels, air conditioning). We had not planned on spending much time in the room and we didn't- a few hours each night to sleep. There's so much to see on the island and with the beach a few hundred yards away there's really no reason to be in the in the room. The beach was really close, right down the walkway and around the front of the building. Plenty of chairs and a small bar/restaurant. Parking at the condo wasn't an issue, there are several guest spots or you can park in the assigned spot for the room.

The only downside I will point out is that the walls are very thin so you can hear the noise from next door. I wouldn't let this deter you. For the price, cleanliness and location it really is a good deal. Happy travels!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place, lovely host!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little studio on the ground level of a condo complex that is right on the beach. It shares a beach with The Elysian, so you have access to all of those amenities, such as restaurants, beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, and other rentals. It's also a 3 minute walk to the Ritz Carlton, which has some great dining and drinks (I recommend the ginger martini!), as well as a taxi stand that we used. It's a 5 minute drive from Red Hook, where there are lots of dining options and the ferry to St. John. Everything was clean and to our liking. Sophia was also an awesome and very accommodating host. If you don't need a place where you plan on spending much time inside, you can't beat this for the hospitality and the price!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sophia is a very nice host. She met us on the arrival day and showed the room we were renting. The room was very clean and had all the basic things you would need for your stay (paper towels, shampoo and conditioner, soap, clean towels, some plates and utensils, etc.). The location is very nice too, you have Ritz Carlton in 5 min walk with several classy restaurants and a beech bar. Rentals. like kayaks and snorkeling equipment, are available too. Then there is also an Elysian Resort beech in 3 min walk, where you may see the carnival show every Tuesday night. The beech is public and has several bars and restaurants, all in 2 mins walk from each other, so its very convenient. I would stay there again and recommend it to everybody who goes to St. Thomas!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Oksana! I am glad you and your friend had a great time. You are welcome to stay at the Garden Room anytime.
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Washington, DC
5

Great place and friendly owners!

  • 5 of 5

As another reviewer stated, my wife and I also looked at other places, some within Cowpet Bay and some further out. We made our decision to rent this property and it was a great decision. Not even a 5 minute walk down to the beach! Free chairs and umbrellas at the beach are a definite plus and since beaches are public, there's no issue with adjacent resorts. The restaurants next door at the Elysian were great and staffed with super friendly people. Considering we planned on spending little time in the room and most of our time at the beach, the room was perfect for us. It has everything you need: an incredibly comfortable king size bed, roomy bathroom, microwave, coffee maker and toaster oven. Sophia and John, the owners, are super nice and helpful. We would highly recommend this room during your St. Thomas visit. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful and safe place, this is it!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

our vacation

  • 5 of 5

everything was so nice. Whatever we needed was there. It was so clean and neat, and that was a very comfortable bed. We will try to come back again and tell everyone about it. thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Steps away from The Ritz Carlton and Elysian Resorts providing a choice of five different restaurants and four beaches. Cowpet Bay East is also five minute drive from Red Hook that has great shopping and an abundance of restaurants and bars.

Other Activities: we offer kite boarding, wind surfing and sailing lessons

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Rates & Availability

East End Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-Season
May 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$105
 
 
In-Season
Dec 15 2016 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$105
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

A 50% deposit upon booking via mailed check or Paypal is required to complete the reservation. The remainder is due in cash upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

East End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One King size bed or Two Twins.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Power outages are very frequent in the islands, sometimes several times a week and lasting hours. We have an emergency generator, with an automatic changeover switch, that provides complete power during outages.

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