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Paul Strong

Member since: 2008
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Caribbean Condo - a Perfect Escape!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

East End Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy the view of Cowpet Bay in the Caribbean from the living room, the bedrooms, or any of the three private balconies of our condominium unit at Wyndham’s Elysian Resort. There you can relax, unwind, take in the extraordinary, soothing beauty and consider the opportunities before you. We are in a prime location, between the Ritz-Carlton and the St. Thomas Yacht Club ten miles from the airport on the east end of the island.

Do you need extreme relaxation? You don’t have to leave the Elysian – everything you need is right on site! Here you’re not a prisoner of the resort, but you may simply choose to spend most of your vacation on premises!

It’s an easy walk from our unit to our beautiful, fully outfitted palm treed white sand beach for swimming, resting, sunbathing, and snorkeling (we can make snorkeling equipment available for you!). You’ll also find right next to the beach a beautiful landscaped pool with hot tub, two fabulous beachside restaurants and bars (with nightly entertainment), fitness room, spa, water sport rental shack, tennis court, volleyball court and sundries store.

Do you want to explore some of the most beautiful sights in the world, partake in virtually any water/boating activity, lounge at several of the world’s most beautiful beaches, enjoy extraordinary restaurants, take day trips to St. John or the British Virgin Islands, shop in world renowned & duty-free Charlotte Amalie, Golf in a Caribbean paradise …. ? The list goes on and on!! It’s all here for you. U.S. Territory & no passport required (unless you venture to the BVI)!

We are two miles from Red Hook, the center of east end activity on St. Thomas. You get the regional ferries in Red Hook, shop at boutiques and for groceries, have a full Marina available, and enjoy the many restaurants and bars in the town. Emergency medical services are right there in Red Hook.

All linens are provided and the kitchen is fully outfitted. Each room has a private balcony, A/C, a ceiling fan, cable TV and telephones. One bedroom has two queen beds. The other bedroom has a King bed for two. The center room has a full kitchen, dining area, and living room with a queen size Murphy bed that sleeps two comfortably. Each of the three rooms has a private bathroom. Washer/Dryer is in the unit, making it easy for you to pack light, bringing only your tropical wear!

Since you rent directly from us, the owner's, we have an expedited arrival process with no involvement with the front desk. You will arrive at our unit, and go directly to vacation mode! We are available to consult and advise you on every aspect of your vacation, and have supporting resources on island to handle any special requests or situations. We will make sure you’ll want to return often to our getaway!

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Strong (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)
Caribbean Condo - a Perfect Escape!
average rating of 4.8289475 based on 76 reviews
5

Tropical home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with my daughter and 3 grandkids. The villa was comfortable and perfect: 3 FULL bathrooms, full kitchen, 3 TV's, and murphy bed, not to mention a balcony overlooking the bay in each room! We followed Paul's advice - and definitely recommend renting a car. We drove the entire island both in Saint Thomas and Saint John. Beaches were all amazing! Our favorites were Megan's Bay, Lindquist, Trunk Bay, Honeymoon Beach and Cinnamon Bay. Activity Hut staff couldn't have been more helpful. The kids tried paddle boarding and we scheduled a New Horizons day trip which was fabulous. We shopped at Moe's and the Food Center for breakfast items and snacks, and enjoyed double burgers and smoothies on property @ Sangria's. The pool and hot tub were a welcome way to unwind after a full day of driving and beaching (pool bar a hit!) Best pizza EVER at ITP, Duffy's had a great happy hour and Sunset Grille @ Secret Harbour Resort was lovely. The kids wanted to go to Margaritaville, sister property to Elysian so we did fit that in. We had great weather too - in spite of the forecast saying we would have rain every day. It rained at night, and a couple of times for about five minutes. I love that it is part of the US and we will return! Thanks Paul for sharing your villa with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what it looks like

  • 1 of 5

This was our first trip to St. Thomas and although we loved the island, this property was a huge disappointment. The condo needs a lot of work as we had several issues with the property. The bathrooms are disgusting and need a complete overhaul. Windows don't open, dirty & nasty grout and the showers don't drain. By the time you are halfway through your shower you're standing in 2 inches of water. All the appliances are old and have issues. The phone did not work. The hot water heater in the master bathroom broke and although the owner had it repaired in a couple of days it was just another issue with the property. There isn't much of a beach at this location which was a disappointment for our kids. The condo is on the first floor and you hear everything going on above you. Unfortunately, the folks in the condo above us were early risers so during our week vacation we were awakened at about 5:30 each morning to the noisy opening and closing of sliding glass doors above us. We had the opportunity to see a similar size condo right next to our condo and it was night and day.

Overall a major disappointment as everything in our condo was old and dated as it didn't seem there has been much of an investment in the property. We were so unhappy with the property that we ended up leaving a day early and staying in a hotel for our last night.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Word-for-word here is the unsolicited e-mail sent to me Aug 4 from our Guest who arrived Aug 3: "Subject:: Condo is perfection We are here and everything is fabulous! This place is gorgeous!" We did no fixes/changes from when the Guest who wrote this horrible Review left, less than a month prior. I am genuinely saddened that the Guest appears to have had a bad time, but I'm puzzled and discouraged that the Guest did not get in touch at any point during or after his stay, other than to report the HW problem, which was fixed the same day. When something is not right we emphasize to get in touch with us immediately and we do EVERYTHING we can to fix, including to secure alternate lodging if necessary. We make this clear in what we send, and it jumps out at you when you read other Reviews. We have numerous repeat Guests. I am not allowed the space here to respond to all the Guests points which are largely, I am sorry to say, VERY not true. I will cover what I can.. I am obsessive to NOT oversell, I UNDERSELL. My Video presented twice to inquirers ( in the listing and in materials I send) and pictures shows the Unit and Resort in detail and full accuracy EXCEPT, many improvements have been made in my unit and the Resort since these pictures were take. Both are actually much nicer than shown. It is NICER than "(Not) what it looks like" in the Video/picture We are OBSESSIVE about cleanliness. Housekeepers will return ANYTIME a problem arises Everything is not brand new, but much of the condo (kitchen, bathroom alcoves, artwork, ACs, etc.) are recent purchases/remodling. The couches (clear in the Video) some call dated, most call very comfortable if not tropical. I am continually investing in making my Condo nicer, and it was very nice to begin with. I hate to have to say that the bathroom comments are absolutely inaccurate, an affront to our wonderful housekeepers who are obsessive about cleanliness. No appliance has an issue that this Guest or any other has told us about, and Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer are excellent quality, replaced in last 5 years. If we had been told about slow water draining we would have had a plumber there immediately. The Beach comments are icing on the cake. 99% love our beach, chairs provided, close-by pool, adjacent restaurants, activity shed. But not up to this Guest's standards, The Beach was Video'd and described in detail before the Guest agreed to rent. Agreed it is not as nice as the next door Ritz-Carlton.
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Good times

  • 4 of 5

Paul was great to work with. He gave impeccable instructions. The unit was just as he described. Nice getaway for our first trip. There were 6 of us and the condo was PERFECT.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Vacation fun!

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation! The condo was clean and spacious and had all the amenities we needed. The view from the balcony is incredible! We loved everything...the beach, location, restaurants on property. Not to mention that St. Thomas is an incredibly beautiful island. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location in Cowpet Bay

  • 3 of 5

My husband , myself and 3 friends stayed at Paul's condo at the Eliysan last week for 7 nights. The condo was perfect for 5 people with the 2 huge bedrooms and private baths. What made this condo even better was our one single friend who used the Murphy bed but who had her own private bath and shower as there are 3 full bathrooms. The trek to the beach is up 3 flights of stairs and then Down a couple flights but we only spent one day on this beach so it didn't really matter. Just bring everything you need in one trip. The pool and jucuzzi were always packed with small children even though the sign clearly states " No children under 18 allowed in jacuzzi". The parents clearly were no where to be found so it was a bit crowded with kids but we dealt with it. The best thing is the location to Red Hook ferry and dining about 5 minutes, away and also 5 minutes to Sapphire Beach where we had the best snorkeling., and very close to Coki beach. There was a Moes grocery in Red Hook and a larger grocery 10 minutes in the other direction that we used several times. There were a few minor problems we encountered but Paul acted quickly when we notified him. My only criticism of the unit would be that it could use a little updating and the tile floors need to be thouroughly cleaned. The grout is almost black in the bathrooms and a great cleaning would make the condo look amazing. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need to prepare a meal if you choose to purchase some groceries and he has gadgets galore. I would recommend this to anyone who isn't a fanatic about clean tile and doesn't mind some stairs. We had a wonderful week and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Overdue Honeymoon and Anniversary combo

  • 5 of 5

The best vacation that my husband and I have ever taken together. Comfortable, relaxing with a beautiful view and the perfect summer weather-every day. Feeling lucky to have had this wonderful 'get away.' All amenities were especially helpful (kitchen, washer, dryer, pool, snorkeling gear). We are looking forward to another trip to this Villa.

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril King Airport
Nearest Barpub
90 Metres
Sangria
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogony Run
Nearest Restaurant
90 Metres
Caribbean Seafood Market
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Cowpet Bay
Car: not necessary

We are two miles from Red Hook, the center of east end activity on St. Thomas. You get the regional ferries in Red Hook, shop at boutiques and for groceries, have a full Marina available, and enjoy the many restaurants and bars in the town. Emergency medical services are right there in Red Hook. From here it is easy to explore some of the most beautiful sights in the world, partake in virtually any water/boating activity, lounge at several of the world’s most beautiful beaches, enjoy extraordinary restaurants, take day trips to St. John or the British Virgin Islands, shop in world renowned & duty-free Charlotte Amalie, Golf in a Caribbean paradise ….

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Rates & Availability

East End Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 21 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
 
 
Standard
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$370
$2,200
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$535
$3,200
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$460
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$370
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

A 2-room option (1 bedroom with 2 Queen beds) that sleeps up to 6 comfortably is available for 25% less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Murphy Bed - Queen size (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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