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Lisa Morgan

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Gorgeous Villa in the Round - Panoramic Views - Simply Awesome!

15 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Southside Villa Rental Photos and Description

The Villa is a spacious 1400 sq. ft. w/ 2 Bdrms, 2 Baths, & a large living area.

Bay Breeze Villa is an Awesome Villa in the Round for 2- 4 Guests (6 with use of the extremely comfortable air bed).

Overlooking beautiful Bolongo Bay, Bay Breeze offers incredible views, cool breezes, upscale accommodations, and proximity to all St Thomas has to offer.

Whether it's SCUBA, shopping, dining, relaxing in the sun or any of the other multitude of activities available on St Thomas, we will help you find it, book it and enjoy it.

The location of Bay Breeze Villa is optimal for getting around the island. Only a 10 minute drive to downtown Charlotte Amalie for world renowned shopping, spectacular sightseeing & wonderful restaurants. A 10 minute drive in the opposite direction takes you to Red Hook where American Yacht Harbor boasts world class deep sea fishing. Red Hook also offers numerous restaurants and the ferry terminal to St. John and the BVI is located there. St Thomas is for everyone, with something to do for all ages and interests. Boating, snorkel, scuba, parasail, sunset cruises & more.

We provide you with beach chairs, ice chests, snorkeling gear, beach towels and just about all that you need for your beach days. The pool is for your exclusive use while you are staying at the Villa. There are lounge chairs and tables for your beverages, etc…

Both bedrooms are large and airy, the 'master' has an en suite restroom and the 'guest room' is right next to the second bath room. Towels, soap and shampoo are provided so that you can pack lighter if you wish.

On your 'almost' wrap around deck there is a table and chairs and a grill so that you can cook and enjoy the sunset at the same time.

The kitchen is fully stocked with many convenient appliances, e.g. a George Foreman Grill, food processor and very importantly for your cocktails, a blender to namer a few.

Bay Breeze Villa Amenities: For your comfort Bay Breeze Villa offers the following amenities:

Fully Air Conditioned, Ceiling Fans Throughout, Swimming Pool, Full Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Wireless Internet, DVD Player, CD Player, 31'Color Television, Deck with 3 French Doors, BBQ, Lending Library for Books, Cd's, DVD's, All Cooking & Dining, Utensils, Towels & Linens Provided (including Beachtowels)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Morgan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Lisa Morgan

Hurray!! We won 'Best Villa Event Rental 2013' in our local newspaper! Didn't even know we were in the running!

We moved here December 1st, 2006 and absolutely love it. We love to Paddle Board and 'Ride Out' with the St Thomas VW club (we currently have the only VW Thing on St Thomas :) Days off are almost always spent at the beach with friends then hitting a Happy Hour somewhere for a snack. We are avid animal lovers and spend non beach days at our local Humane Society doing volunteer work of some sort. Around the yard you may spot a rescued tortoise on it's way to eat in our feeding area. We also have a feeding station for bananaquits, the state bird of the Virgin Islands.

We are originally from Southern California and it wasn't easy to talk Richard into the move, but now he couldn't be happier. Be careful you, too, may decide to stay!!

Lisa Morgan purchased this villa in 2006

Why Lisa Morgan chose Southside

We bought this land just after 9/11 with the intention of retiring here, then several years later decided not to wait until retirement. So....we sold everything in Southern California---our home and our business and here we are!! Well, after a lot of work and insanity to get this place built! We love the Island Life and at this point can't imagine ever leaving.

What makes this villa unique

Because this house is round there is just something so peaceful about it. We're in a great neighborhood and I truly sleep well at night knowing I get to wake up to my amazing view in the morning.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Richard & Lisa ( Bones and Farley Too)

Thank you for all of your hospitality and great suggestions while we were here! You certainly made us feel like we were part of the family! We hope to be able to come back and visit in the Future.
Apr 2014
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4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Villa in the Round - Panoramic Views - Simply Awesome!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 58 reviews
5

Bay Breeze

  • 5 of 5

The name is legit, high up a hill, pleasant breezes keep the warm tropical air from overwhelming you. There is a/c but never turned it on in a week. The views are amazing, both from the villa and the pool, which is down two flights of stairs. The owners were pleasant and attentive, but not overbearing. About equidistant between two supermarkets, Pueblo and Food Center....went to Pueblo first before later discovering Food Center was nicer and has better selection. Centrally located between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook where you catch ferries to St. john or BVI. Grill makes for easy self-catering, or there are a number of places to eat that are good and not too long of a drive. To get the great views, you do need to drive up a good sized hill....probably need a designated driver,would not attempt it after a few strong rum punches. highly reccommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We completely enjoyed having you here. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we really appreciate it! If you ever come back to St Thomas, even if you don't stay here, give us a call and we'll buy you a drink! Thanks again, Lisa and Richard
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Rockwall, Texas
5

Absolutely Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the island for our daughter's wedding and chose to stay at Bay Breeze Villa. The view from the balcony is stunning, you can see St. Johns to the left and the bay at Iggie's just below. This was my place for morning coffee and peace. The accommodations where very nice, clean and comfortable. Lisa and Richard made us feel right at home and went above and beyond in all cases.

We had the wedding rehearsal dinner at Iggie's, which was outstanding, and we ate at Fish Tails in Red Hook which was even better. Most of our time was spent at the resort preparing for the wedding and being with family that had traveled in.

I can't say enough about how nice Richard and Lisa were to us and how much we were welcomed. We wished that we had been able to stay longer and not have the stress of the wedding pulling at us (not a bad thing).

We will come back and will diffidently stay at Bay Breeze Villa again. Thank you Lisa and Richard for a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, terrible owners

  • 1 of 5

Beautiful property with amazing views, however that is where the good things end.

We arrived late at night exhausted, and received a brief for approximately 30 mins on everything from the rules to how to use the remote control. The next morning we were intercepted by Richard and not very politely told to close all the windows if using the AC in any room (there are 3 separate AC units and we forgot). We closed the windows and turned off the ACs when we left the next day and Lisa yelled over the balcony at us when we arrived that we forgot to turn off all the fans. Little did we know that Richard had then disabled the AC until the next morning when he came up and knocked on the door again to lecture us about his power bill.

We came out for a nice quiet vacation, and in return we got owners that wanted to bother us every time we walked up to our room. We left early because we were tired of the confrontations about their power bill as a paying customer. We attempted to appease the owners by turning things off and being quiet, but it was ridiculously hot with no AC, and we were not able to relax with Richard and Lisa constantly supervising our every move.

Their office is located inside the room you will be renting, so be advised that privacy will not happen.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Not really sure how to respond to this! These guests booked for 2 adults and showed up unannounced with a Toddler, we didn't utter a word or attempt to charge more. Also, they were arriving late and were afraid they would be unable to rent a car so I bought them 2 slices of pizza and 2 bottles of water so that they would have something to eat (they never offered to reimburse although that had been mentioned in a previous email). In fact I (Lisa) only spoke with them once after their arrival and that was to offer McKay's wife clothing to wear because their luggage had been lost and she was wearing very warm looking clothes. When they got back with their luggage Richard even carried a bag up the stairs for them.The "greeting" that is common for most Villas could have been significantly shorter, however the couple had lots of questions that we were more than happy to answer. With the confirmation we send along terms and conditions. Everything on that list is there because of past experience. It clearly states "Please be responsible with energy. Our rates are over 4 times that of the states. There will be a charge for excess energy use (e.g. using the A/C or ceiling fans while you are out, or A/C with the windows open). This happened everyday that they were here. We don't expect ALL the windows to be closed, just the ones in the room where the A/C is running and we would never ask that. When Richard went up in the morning to "lecture about the power bill"it was because most of the windows were open and 2 of the 3 A/C's were on yet again. We have never had to interact with anyone like this… most people have some respect and get it. There is a small storage room attached to the Villa on the same floor. It stores linens, cleaning supplies, etc… for the Villa. We have absolutely no reason to go to the third floor, where the Villa is when there are guests in the Villa. This also serves as an exit if there is a hurricane and we have to shutter the Villa. It's a matter of safety. We have never, ever asked the Villa guests to be quiet, and this was no exception. I have absolutely no idea where that came from. Please look at our other reviews, I truly think that something else was going on here (luggage lost, late arrival, possibility of no rental car…) We have many, many repeat guests and have actually become great friends with some people that have stayed here. Again, I truly do not get this.
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5

Relaxing Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travel to the Caribbean every year for a week and have been using VRBO for several years. At each location, we play a game between us of, if we owned the property, what would we have done differently/improved. Amazingly enough, this villa was just about perfect and it made our "game" somewhat short (so we turned our attention to drinking more piña coladas instead ;) ). Richard and Lisa are great hosts and are very considerate of privacy as well as being helpful when needed (dinner recommendations, grocery store locations, etc.). There are many reviews about their dogs (which are both angels!), but don't worry if you're not a dog person as they are very respectful to keep them put away as needed. As we left, my husband said, "I would definitely come back here again," which he has never said before! All in all, the villa is amazing and the views are incredible!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greater Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Area
5

Exceeds all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

An incredible mountain top view! Wonderful hosts! Super place to relax. The words "Bay Breeze" couldn't be more descriptive. There are beautiful birds, wonderful vegetation and "Bones," an adorable four-legged greeter. We highly recommend this property and hope to return. The owners were available for recommendations. We took a car barge to St. John for one day. We loved driving and exploring both St. Thomas and St. John. Everything we wanted to see and do was within a short driving distance. We were able to have a balance of home cooked meals and restaurant outings.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Forestdale, Massachusetts
5

Great place and great people

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place. Richard and Lisa are wonderful people and we had a great time staying at their villa. They had some really good recommendations on local places and they gave us a great military rate. The snorkel trip that Richard brought us on was the highlight of our trip. That is with the exception of hanging out by the pool with Bones the dog. The villa has gorgeous views and the property is landscaped beautifully. The wrap around balcony was a great place to grill and see the island from. My group is definitely planning on staying at Bay Breeze again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hurray, We (and Bones) loved you, too!!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E King Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Iggie's Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Red Hook Ferry to St John
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Iggie's / Lobster Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bolongo Bay
Car: necessary

There are so many things to do during your stay at Bay Breeze Villa that you'll probably want to come back and visit us again! I have listed several various activities below, although you're sure to discover more. We will also have pamphlets, magazines, etc . . . available for you. With your stateside nationwide calling plan you have access to all of our local listings so you can do all of your planning from the comfort of your Villa!

BEACHES-- We are moments away from beautiful Bolongo Bay and Lime Tree Beach. There are about 40 beaches on St Thomas and by Caribbean law all beaches are open to everyone, so when you want to hit the beach, whenever, wherever, it will be NO problem! Look into Sapphire Beach, Lindquist Beach, Coki Beach, Emerald Beach, Magen's Bay, Brewers Bay and Secret Harbor to name just a few...

SCUBA DIVING-- We have numerous dive sites to choose from and almost as many dive operators to suit your needs. Learn to dive while you're hear or for more experienced divers there are shipwrecks, reef dives, walls. . . Truly something for everyone. St Thomas Dive Club is located less than 3 minutes down the road and have a fabulous reputation. We can recommend many others, as well.

EXCURSIONS-- Go Snorkeling at Turtle Cove and/or Christmas Cove, sail to the baths in the BVI, enjoy Parasailing above our crytal blue waters, take a Sunset Cruise, do a Daysail around the island, experience Coral World Sea Park and hand feed stingrays and sea turtles, Rent a paddle board and truly enjoy a meditative aquatic experience in one of our very flat bays, we also have very experienced sports fishing or deep sea fishing charters so you can o out and catch your own dinner and bring it back to grill at the Villa or we can refer you to a restaurant that will cook your fish for you with their sides….yummy!

For the Foodies: We have many absolutely delicious fine dining establishments… Old Stone Farmhouse, Thirteen, The Grill at Mahogany Run, Oceana to name a very few. We also have some amazing casual dining, in fact you could eat do a chicken wing tour of this island and eat very well! On the casual side we have Shipwreck Tavern, Iggies Beach Bar, Betsy's Bar and many more. We are happy to recommend whatever your palate is seeking at that time.

Golf: Mahogany Run Golf Course is located on the North Side of the Island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and feature's the famous Devil's Triangle. Relax afterward at the Grill at Mahogany Run a very well loved restaurant.

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Rates & Availability

Southside Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2016-17
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Payments made upon arrival must be cash or certified funds.Cancellation within 45 days of arrival will result in a 2 nt cancellation fee. Cancellation within 21 days will result in the loss of entire deposit. If there is a natural disaster or a problem with the airline we will try to reschedule your stay at a future date (if that date is in a higher rate period there may be an additional charge)

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Amenities

Southside Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En Suite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Next to spare room in the Great Room
  • Both of the bathrooms are very spacious with ENORMOUS showers. All towels are included (even beach towels), as well as shower gel and shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master w/ French Door to Deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private on other end of Great Room
  • The Master and Guest Room are both very roomy and private. Master bedroom has en suite bath and French Doors to the Deck. Both have individual air conditioning and ceiling fans. The spare room is on the other end of the great room and located right next to the second bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool and beach towels are provided as well as beach chairs, coolers and snorkeling gear. All you need for a fabulous day at the beach. We will be happy to go over your map with you and give you an insider's view to how to get around and where to go based on your preferences.

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